Portland News for April 23rd 2013

Portland shelter eases overcrowding
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Officials have alleviated crowding problems at Portland's Oxford Street homeless shelter by tightening the rules that previously allowed people to stay indefinitely. Director Josh O'Brien says residents can no longer stay

Portland Thorns supporters celebrate inaugural home match (photo
1 of 19 Link to this photo | Comments about this photo essay Rose City Riveters, the Portland Thorns FC supporters group, proudly display the tifo prior to the inaugural home match t Jeld-Wen Field in Portland, Oregon, April 21, 2013.
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Portland Thorns defeat Seattle 2-1 in home opener
Enlarge Randy L. Rasmussen, The Oregonian PORTLAND, OREGON-4/21/13–The Portland Thorns Danielle Foxhoven (9) blows kisses to the crowd after fans gave the whole team roses and banners after the Thorns beat the Seattle Reign, 2-1, in the

NW Portland Greenbrier to lay off 200; Old Town spot Hamburger Mary's closes
Greenbrier to lay off 200 workers at Gunderson plant in Northwest Portland: The Greenbrier Cos. said Friday that it plans to lay off one-fourth of the workforce at its Gunderson plant in Northwest Portland as it ramps down production of intermodal

Lackey, Portland shut down B-Mets
Portland, ME (WBNG Binghamton) The Binghamton Mets committed five errors and dropped the series-opener to the Portland Sea Dogs, 8-2, Monday night at Hadlock Field. Binghamton's five misplays matched a season-high and led to seven unearned runs.

News: Chrissy Amphlett, Portland, Brendon Ayanbadejo, Vacuum
Paraguay elects anti-gay president. New Zealand marriage equality bill given royal assent. Divinyls singer Chrissy Amphlett dies at 53 after battle with breast cancer. Video: Cat just can't quit vacuum. Study: Marriage equality would give
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Portland judge turns down Mohamed Mohamud's bid for acquittal or new trial
Mohamed Mohamud found guilty of Pioneer Courthouse Square bombing attempt View full sizeA federal jury in Portland handed up its verdict on Jan. 31 after less than seven hours of deliberations in a trial that began Jan. 10 in a downtown federal

Portland Timbers Man of the Match: The Brick Wall
One week after the Portland Timbers 1-0 home win over the San Jose Earthquakes the two teams faced off again in a 1-1 draw at Buck Shaw Stadium. Who, though, was the Timbers' Man of the Match? ? Share on Facebook ? ? Tweet post ? 38 Comments

Portland 1, San Jose 1: Earthquakes rattle Timbers at end
Following a very physical 1-0 win over the Earthquakes in Portland last weekend — after which San Jose forward Alan Gordon was issued a three-game suspension for uttering an anti-gay slur at Portland's Will Johnson — the Timbers were ready for

Portland Thorns supporters celebrate inaugural home match (photo essay)
2 of 19 Link to this photo | Comments about this photo essay “Rosie the Riveter” leads the Portland Thorns supporters group as the Thorns set to play the match at Jeld-Wen Field in Portland, Oregon, April 21, 2013. Nick Hernandez/OregonLive.com …

Lackey to pitch for Portland on Monday – Boston Red Sox Blog
BOSTON — John Farrell is looking ahead to the conundrum, potentially, of making some hard decisions later this week. The Red Sox manager offered up.

FAA furloughs kick in, some flight delays appear
PORTLAND ??? One day after automatic federal budget cuts hit the Federal Aviation Administration, travelers have been delayed as long as two hours at major airports and are likely to see more delays trickling down to smaller airports like the Portland …

Portland Police Arrest Suspect After Motel Stand-Off On Powell Boulevard
Members of the Portland Police Bureau’s Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) took 57-year-old Terry Glenn Mortensen into custody this morning after a stand-off that lasted several hours. Mortensen was arrested for outstanding parole warrants for a …

Portland Man Sentenced for $350K Mortgage Fraud Scheme Involving “Straw
(Source: FBI) – PORTLAND, OR–On Wednesday, April 17, 2012, Oregon District Judge Michael W. Mosman sentenced Tu Ngoc Tran, 38, of Portland, Oregon, to 63 months in prison following his conviction in a jury trial on drug and wire fraud charges on

Sound Tigers top Portland, 4-1, in season finale
The Bridgeport Sound Tigers wrapped up the 2012-13 season with a resounding 4-1 victory over the Portland Pirates before an announced crowd of 5,129 on Fan Appreciation Day at The Webster Bank Arena on Sunday afternoon. And if you believe there …

The Importance of the 2013 Off-Season to the Portland Trail Blazers
A birds-eye view of all the things at stake for the Trail Blazers during the next few tension-packed months.
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Alex Morgan, Portland a hit in home debut
Alex Morgan’s goal in the 52nd minute held up as the game-winner as the Portland Thorns topped the Seattle Reign 2-1 in front of 16,479 fans Sunday at Jeld-Wen Field in Portland, Ore. It was the Thorns’ inaugural home game with the National Women’s …

Portland Thorns coach looks to continue winning ways
Portland Thorns First Practice Portland head coach Cindy Parlow Cone (center) and the Thorns hope to post their first win of the regular season when they host Seattle in their home opener April 21 at Jeld-Wen Field. Brent Wojahn/The Oregonian

Portland Thorns call fan support "amazing"
Portland Thorns against the Seattle Reign in Portland Fans gave the players for the Portland Thorns roses and banners after the Thorns beat the Seattle Reign, 2-1, in the Thorns' home opener in women's soccer April 21 at Jeld-Wen Field. Photo by Randy L.

FAA furloughs kick in, some flight delays appear
PORTLAND ??? Employee furloughs forced by automatic federal spending cuts have begun this week at Portland International Jetport. click image to enlarge. An air traffic controller works in a terminal radar approach control room at the Atlanta in …