Just call him the Dumpster dunker
It's not like it's the first time it's ever happened so when a dozen or so plastic bags full of someone else's garbage turned up in the Dumpster at Tualatin High School over the weekend, the academic types knew just what to do É A careful review of the contents revealed a number of bills addressed to the same person Ruben Patterson. Now there's a familiar name. É Someone called the Blazers, who said they'd be happy to pick up the $60 tab. Who knows, maybe they'll even get Mr. Patterson, who makes $6 million a year, to chip in.
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New, highly unofficial name for the urban renewal district on Southwest Macadam: Tramtown. As in 'tram it down their throats,' perhaps? É Nah, the City Council wouldn't do that to us, would they? É That cute little tyke with a lisp ('You'll love our prithe') on those Vancouver Mazda-Dodge ads turns out to be none other than Jake Gianola, the 5-year-old son of KOIN (6) anchorman Jeff. É Give him a couple more years, and no one's job will be safe in the local TV mill. É One more way to get in trouble at Powell's City of Books: Send out a one-sentence e-mail, as employee Jason Chan did, alerting the rest of the staff to an upcoming literary event: 'June 16 is the date that James Joyce places Leopold Bloom in Dublin during his aimless wandering in avoidance of his preternaturally horny wife.' É Guess you can't say 'preternaturally' around there anymore.
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Debbie Autzen, wife of beleaguered car mogul Scott Thomason, has been charged in Washington County with 'tampering with drug records' to obtain narcotics prescriptions from pharmacies. And that, boys and girls, is a felony. É Naturally, no comment from either Autzen or celebrity lawyer Stephen Houze, who also got hubby Scott off after last October's driving mishap with a guilty plea for leaving the scene of an accident and an agreement to enter an alcohol treatment program. Court-watchers noted that Scott was unable to join his wife for last week's arraignment.
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It's far more than a play to director Greg Tamblyn and his actress-wife, Adair Chappell, who actually sold their home to help finance their production of 'Peter Pan,' now showing at the performing arts center. Despite enthusiastic reviews, however, ticket sales have been, well, slow. É So on Saturday, figuring he'd paper the house, Tamblyn gave cast members 200 or so comp tickets to give away to friends and relatives. É Several hours later, back they came pirates, lost boys and Indians and presented him with $980 in cash. They'd been out peddling the tickets on the sidewalks. É 'It's probably illegal,' Tamblyn says. 'But I don't think they can arrest me because I didn't tell anyone to do it.' É Tamblyn's latest offer: two-for-one tickets. Call 503-546-0552.
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At Southwest 49th and Scholls Ferry Road, where Tickled Pink used to be, the owner left behind a reader board: 'Thank You Love Fran.' É A couple of weeks ago, reports faithful reader Mark Lawrence, someone rearranged the letters to read: 'Vote For Luna Hanky.' É The latest message: 'Honk For Aunty Vale.' I think we've got something going here.