A paper detailing the use of radio waves to kill germs in the human body was presented during the annual convention of the American College of Physicians.

Dr. C.F. Tenney of New York presented the paper.

“More than 1,000 treatments have been given with this latest adjunct to therapeutics at the Fifth Avenue hospital in New York,” Tenney said. “On the basis of results obtained in these treatments it is concluded that the short wave method of creating high fevers in the human body is far superior to any method yet found, and it produces better results.”


A citizen complained to the City Council that people were frequently “answering Mother Nature's call” and relieving themselves behind a Laundromat on Wade Street. The council concluded there wasn't much they could do about the situation.


Estacada citizens had voted in September 1993 to amend the city charter to prohibit civil-rights protections based on sexual orientation.

The American Civil Liberties Union sued the city of Estacada alleging that the anti-gay Measure 3-1 was illegal on 11 counts.

One of those counts alleged that the initiative violated a state law that banned cities from enforcing laws that single people out based on their sexual orientation.

That law was also being challenged in court.

Following the ACLU lawsuit against Estacada, City Attorney Tom Rastetter urged the city to sign a stipulated order agreeing to never enforce the anti-gay measure. Rastetter said a court battle could cost tens of thousands of dollars and the plaintiff most likely would win.

However, members of the City Council argued that they'd like an injunction against the measure to last only so long as the state law remained in effect.

“If HB 3500 is to be turned over, I would be one of the first ones to want to come back and enact what the people of Estacada voted for,” said Councilor Jim Pierce.

In other news, officials from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office announced a new policy: Crimes involving minimal loss with no leads or suspects would not be pursued.

At the time, the Sheriff's Office was the main provider of law enforcement coverage in Estacada.


Crews set to work upgrading the Estacada School District's central office and adding parking. School Board Chairman David Bugni said the work was intended to replace the trailer that had long acted as supplemental office space and storage.

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