Tag Archives: Willamette Week

The Cocky World of Sophia June

When she was a little girl, her daddy probably called her “princess.” Or at least he treated her like one. She went off to her first day of kindergarten in clean clothes and a smile of anticipation, captured in a photo by a mother who loved her very much. Her father ran a construction company […]

Cylvia Gets Her Wings Clipped

A young Jackie Kennedy, shortly before moving into the White House, said she did not want to be called First Lady. “It sounds like a saddle horse,” she said. By now, Oregon’s First Lady Cylvia Hayes must feel like she’s been rode hard and put up wet. She brought it on herself, but she had […]

Ballad of the Green Pear

Too bad Johnny Cash never got to meet Daniel R. Luke. The Man in Black could have taught Danny boy the meaning of hard time. On Dec. 5, 2010, Luke broke into his ex-wife’s Northeast Portland home and tried to strangle her while his two young sons were there. The police arrived and arrested him. […]

AG’s Race Goes Up in Smoke

If politics makes for strange bedfellows, Ellen Rosenblum’s husband might be wondering who she’s curling up with, now that she’s running for Oregon Attorney General. Or perhaps Richard Meeker doesn’t care. As publisher of Willamette Week newspaper he’ll gladly take money from advertisers selling the hottest girls (“Give in to your wildest fantasies!”) or pushing […]