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Ben Jacklet
Wednesday, October 07, 2009

When I interviewed Sam Adams back in 2005, it was like an aerobic workout. He was midway through a campaign stunt to work at 100 businesses in 100 days, and ideas and energy were spilling out of him.

This summer, interviewing the mayor was an entirely different experience. The ideas were still there but the energy was not. Transcribing the tape later, I wondered if my recorder was running low on batteries, he was speaking so slowly and with so little inflection and passion. He sounded like a burnt-out bureaucrat.

This is not surprising. We all know about the sordid sex scandal that surfaced at the worst possible moment, just as Adams was taking office and the economy was crashing. That mess nearly cost him his job, and it hasn’t done the city any good either.

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Clinic plans delay PGE deal
High Five
Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Ideas to build a clinic at PGE Park may have caused the renovation deal to miss its deadline.

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Laika's director splits
High Five
Wednesday, October 07, 2009

"Coraline" director Henry Selick suddenly splits from the Portland studio.

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Project on track to ease traffic
High Five
Wednesday, October 07, 2009

A new rail project at the Port of Vancouver will help relieve the delays from long trains.

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Runway ready for Fashion Week
High Five
Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Local designers will share their creations when Portland Fashion Week kicks off tomorrow.

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