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Adriana Sklenarikova (a.k.a. Adriana Karembeu) (born 17 September 1971, Brezno, Slovakia (at that time Czechoslovakia)) is a model.
Having originally studyied medicine in Prague, she gave up her studies to become a model. In December, 1998, she married French football player Christian Karembeu and took his name.
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In December, 1998, she married French football player Christian Karembeu and took his name. Portland is under consideration to be the home of a major league baseball team. Having originally studyied medicine in Prague, she gave up her studies to become a model. It was also the end of the Oregon Trail and the site of the first public library established west of the Rocky Mountains, stocked with only 300 volumes. Adriana Karembeu) (born 17 September 1971, Brezno, Slovakia (at that time Czechoslovakia)) is a model. Oregon City was the first incorporated city west of the Rockies and later, the first capital of the Oregon Territory, from 1848 to 1852, when the territory capital was moved to Salem, Oregon. Adriana Sklenarikova (a.k.a. Salem is the second largest city, followed closely by Eugene to the south.
The capital is Salem and the largest city is Portland. See: List of Oregon cities. About 60% of the 138,197 new residents come from ethnic and racial minorities. Asian growth is located mostly in the metropolitan areas of Portland, Salem, and Eugene; Hispanic population growth is across the state. Estimates released September 2004 show double-digit growth in Latino and Asian American populations since the 2000 Census.
While some parts of the USA have church membership rates as high as 80 %, it runs only about 12 % in Oregon. Although most people from Oregon still identify themselves (at least nominally) as Christians, Oregon has the lowest church membership of all 50 states. The three largest Protestant denominations in Oregon are: Baptist (9% of the total state population), Lutheran (7%), Methodist (5%). The religious affiliations of the citizens of Oregon are:.
A list of Oregon locations by per capita income is also available. Females made up approximately 50.4% of the population. 6.5% of Oregon's population were reported as under 5, 24.7% under 18, and 12.8% were 65 or older. The 4 largest ancestry groups in Oregon are German (20.5%), English (13.2%), Irish (11.9%), Mexican (6.3%).
The racial makeup of the state is:. Census Bureau, as of 2003, Oregon's population was estimated at 3,559,596 people. According to the U.S. See also the list of people from Oregon and the list of Portlanders.
Oregon is home to a number of smaller breweries. The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, held in Ashland, is a tourist draw near its Californian border which complements the area's scenic beauty and opportunity for outdoor activities. Tourism is also strong in the state; Oregon's evergreen mountain forests, waterfalls, pristine lakes (including Crater Lake National Park), and scenic beaches draw visitors year round. Oregon had one of the largest salmon-fishing industries in the world, although ocean fisheries have reduced the river fisheries in recent years.
OSDL made news in 2004 when they hired Linus Torvalds, developer of the Linux kernel. The recession and dot-com bust of 2001 in the Silicon Valley has led to similar results in the Silicon Forest; many high technology employers have either reduced the number of their employees or gone out of business. The spinoffs and startups that were produced by these two companies led to the establishment of the Portland metropolitan area as the Silicon Forest. Intel's creation and expansion of several plants in eastern Washington County continued the growth that Tektronix had started.
High technology industries and services have been a major employer since the 1970s. Tektronix was the largest private employer in Oregon until the late 1980s. in Washington, 2,731 in California, 2,413 in Georgia and 2,327 in Mississippi. Despite these changes, Oregon still leads the United States in softwood lumber production: in 2001, according to the Oregon Forest Resources Institute, 6,056 million board feet (14,000,000 m│) was produced in Oregon, against 4,5257 mbf. Examples include the Weyerhaeuser's acquisition of Willamette Industries in January, 2002, the announcement by Louisiana Pacific in September, 2003 that they will relocate their corporate headquarters from Portland to Nashville, and the experiences of small lumber towns like Gilchrist.
Even the shift in recent years towards finished goods such as paper and building materials have not slowed the decline of the timber industry. According to the Oregon Forest Resources Institute, timber harvested from federal lands dropped some 96% from 1989 from 4,333 million to 173 million board feet (10,000,000 to 408,000 m│) in 2001. While the 1980s saw an unsustainable amount of timber harvested, the drop in timber harvested is still significant, as the total amount of timber harvested in 2001 is less than half of that in the late 1970s. Her forests have historically made Oregon one of the nation's major timber production or logging states, but forest fires (such as the Tillamook Burn), over-harvesting, and law suits over the proper management of the extensive federal forest holdings have reduced the amount of timber produced. While the history of the wine production in Oregon can be traced to before Prohibition, it became a significant industry beginning in the 1970s, and Oregon is home to at least four wine appellations.
Oregon is also one of four major world hazelnut growing regions, and produces most of the domestic hazelnuts in the United States. Apples and other fruits, cattle, dairy products, potatoes, and peppermint are all valuable products. The Willamette Valley is very fertile, and coupled with Oregon's famous rains, gives the state a wealth of agricultural products. Oregon is represented at the federal level by two senators and five representatives, which translates into seven electoral votes.
This ban was not officially lifted until 1925; in 2002, additional racist language was struck from the
Oregon Constitution by the voters in Oregon.
Of the measures placed on the ballot since 1902, the people have passed 99 of the 288 initiatives and 25 of the 61 referenda on the ballot, though not all of them survived challenges in courts (see Pierce v. Society of Sisters, for example). In following years, the primary election to select party candidates was adopted in 1904, and in 1908 the Oregon Constitution was amended to include recall of public officials. Under his leadership, the state overwhelmingly approved a ballot measure in 1902 that created the initiative and referendum processes for citizens to directly introduce or approve proposed laws or amendments to the state constitution. U'Ren and his Direct Legislation League.
Oregon adopted many electorial reforms proposed during the Progressive Era, due to the efforts of William S. They choose one of their own to serve a six-year term as Chief Justice. The only court that may reverse or modify a decision of the Oregon Supreme Court is the United States Supreme Court. The court has seven elected justices. The Oregon Supreme Court (http://www.ojd.state.or.us/courts/supreme/index.htm) is the highest court in the Oregon judicial branch.
Senators serve four-year terms, and Representatives two. Governors in Oregon serve four-year terms.
The Oregon Legislature
consists of a thirty-member Senate and sixty-member House.
Its mean elevation is 1 km (3,300 ft). As a West Coast state, its lowest point is sea level. Its highest point is the summit of Mount Hood, at 3,428 m (11,239 ft). In terms of land and water area, Oregon is the ninth largest state, covering 254,819 km▓ (98,386 square miles).
The state is about 580 km (360 miles) long and 420 km (261 miles) wide. The state varies from rain forest in the Columbia Gorge to barren desert in the southeast, which still meets the technical definition of a frontier. Oregon's geography may be split roughly into six areas:. See also: List of Oregon counties, Oregon Geographic Names, List of Oregon rivers, List of Oregon mountain ranges, List of Oregon state parks.
The poet William Cullen Bryant took the name from Carver's book and used it in his poem "Thanatopsis" to refer to the recent discoveries of the Lewis and Clark Expedition; this use helped establish it in modern use. In 1778, Jonathan Carver used Oregon to label the Great River of the West in his book Travels Through the Interior Parts of North America. More than this, it is completely disproved by all that is known of the name." Others have speculated that the name is related to the kingdom of Aragon. He wrote that it was "a mere conjecture absolutely without support.
Scott, an early editor of Oregonian. The theory that it comes from oregano, was dismissed years ago by Henry W. Less supported theories are based on it having a Spanish etymology. Why Rogers used the name has led to many theories, which include:.
The petition referred to Ouragon and asked for money to finance an expedition in search of the Northwest Passage. The earliest known use of this proper noun was in a 1765 petition by Major Robert Rogers to the Kingdom of Great Britain. The origin of the state's name is something of a mystery. State ballots frequently illustrate the extremes of the political spectrum - anti-gay, pro-religious measures on the same ballot as liberal drug decriminalization measures.
Californians (or outsiders in general). anti-tax activists, and native Oregonians vs. anti-racists, supporters of social spending vs. environmentalists, white supremacists vs.
farmers, wealthy growing cities vs. established but poor rural areas, loggers vs. settlers from the U.S., ranchers vs. British fur trappers, British vs. The state has a long history of polarizing conflicts: Native Americans vs.
The power, food, and lumber provided by Oregon have helped fuel the development of the west, and the periodic fluctuations in the nation's building industry has severely impacted the state's economy on multiple occasions. Industrial expansion began in earnest following the construction of the Bonneville Dam in 1943 on the Columbia River. In the 1880s, railroads enabled marketing of the state's lumber and wheat, as well as the more rapid growth of its cities. The state was admitted to the Union on February 14, 1859.
Settlement increased due to the Donation Land Claim Act of 1850, in conjunction with the forced relocation of the native population to Indian Reservations in Oregon. The Oregon Territory was officially organized in 1848. Cooler heads prevailed, and the boundary between the United States and British North America was set at the 49th parallel. In 1844, the Democrat James Polk ran for President on the slogan "Fifty-Four Forty or Fight," referring to the northern border of the Oregon Country at latitude 54░40′.
The border was resolved in 1846 by the Oregon Treaty after a period where it seemed that the United States and the United Kingdom would go to war for a third time in 75 years. agreed to jointly settle the Oregon Country with the United Kingdom. The Oregon Trail infused the region with new settlers, starting in 1842-43, after the U.S. John McLoughlin, who was appointed the Company's Chief Factor of the Columbia District, built Fort Vancouver in 1825.
By the 1820s and 1830s, the British Hudson's Bay Company dominated the Pacific Northwest. In the War of 1812, the British gained control of all of the Pacific Fur Company posts. In 1811, New York financier John Jacob Astor established Fort Astoria at the mouth of the Columbia River with the intention of starting a chain of Pacific Fur Company trading posts along the river. Fort Astoria was the first permanent white settlement in Oregon. Exploration by Lewis and Clark (1805-1806) and Britain's David Thompson (1811) publicized the abundance of fur in the area.
They built their winter fort at Fort Clatsop, near the mouth of the Columbia River. The Lewis and Clark Expedition travelled through the region during their expedition to explore the Louisiana Purchase. James Cook explored the coast in 1778 in search of the Northwest Passage. Oregon's earliest residents were several Native American tribes, including the Bannock, Chinook, Klamath, and Nez Perce.
Its population in 2000 was 3,421,399, a 20.4% increase over 1990; as of July 2004, the population had grown to an estimated 3,594,586. The state has pioneered some innovative solutions to the nation's environmental problems, such as the Oregon Bottle Bill, but has also suffered from the rapid pace of logging in its forests. They struggle to balance this with the desire to support the development needed to support its increasing population without losing what attracts people to Oregon in the first place. Oregonians are proud of their state's beautiful forests and streams, and place great importance on proper use of their natural resources.
That description still applies over a quarter-century later. News and World Report described Oregon as a. A 1977 article in U.S. The pronunciation [ˈɔɹ.ə.ˌgɑn] is also common, but considered incorrect by locals.
The state's name is properly pronounced [ˈɔɹ.ə.gən]. In fact, on average Oregon is as dry as Texas, but few people live in Eastern Oregon. Oregon is known for its abundant rainfall, but only the western 2/5 of the state is notably rainy; east of the Cascades the climate is much more arid. Two north-south mountain ranges - the Coastal Range and the Cascade Mountain Range - form the two boundaries of the Willamette Valley, one of the most fertile and agriculturally productive regions in the world.
Oregon is a state located on the United States' northwest, and bordering the Pacific Ocean, California, Washington, Idaho, and Nevada. Its northern border lies along the Columbia River and the east along the Snake River. The results were not as expected and KATU Channel 2 news reporter Paul Linnman captured the results on film of the exploding whale. In 1970 the Oregon Highway Division (now Oregon Department of Transportation) exploded a dead beached whale on a beach just outside Lane County. There was an unsuccessful effort to make Louie Louie Oregon's official state song. (http://www.louielouie.net/05-louie-faq.htm).
The Kingsmen, who made the song Louie Louie famous, are from Portland. Oregon claims the D River is the shortest river in the world, while the American state of Montana makes the same claim of the Roe River. The other is New Jersey. Oregon is one of two states that prohibit drivers from pumping their own gasoline.
Abbreviations for the state include OR (postal), Ore., and Oreg. Oregon has no sales tax. Oregon has the smallest park in the world: Mill Ends Park in Portland, Oregon. The "front" of the flag shows the state seal, while the "back" features a small beaver, in honor of the official state animal.
It is one of the few official flags in the world that do so. Oregon is the only state in the United States with a flag that features a different obverse and reverse. Jefferson Public Radio. Oregon Public Broadcasting.
List of radio stations in Oregon. List of television stations in Oregon. Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, a single-A club in the Northwest League. Portland Beavers, a triple-A club in the Pacific Coast League.
Eugene Emeralds, a single-A club in the Northwest League. Farm clubs of Major League Baseball
Portland Trail Blazers of the NBA. Umpqua Community College. Rogue Community College. Portland Community College.
Mount Hood Community College. Linn-Benton Community College. Lane Community College. Klamath Community College*.
Chemeketa Community College. Clackamas Community College. Blue Mountain Community College. Willamette University.
Western States Chiropractic College. Western Oregon University. Western Baptist College. Warner Pacific College.
University of Portland. University of Oregon. Southern Oregon University. Reed College.
Portland State University. Pacific University. Pacific Northwest College of Art. Oregon State University.
Oregon Institute of Technology. Oregon Health and Science University. Northwest Christian College. National College of Naturopathic Medicine.
Multnomah Bible College and Seminary. Mount Angel Seminary. Marylhurst University. Linfield College.
Lewis & Clark College. Gutenberg College. George Fox University. Eugene Bible College.
Eastern Oregon University. Concordia University, Portland. Non-Religious – 18%. Other Religions – 1%.
Other Christian – 4%. Roman Catholic – 15%. Protestant – 57%. 3.1% mixed race.
1.3% American Indian. 3.0% Asian. 1.6% Black. 8.0% Hispanic.
83.5% White. 2000 Oregon becomes the first state in the nation to conduct a presidential election entirely by mail. About 80% of registered voters participated. 1998 Through a voter initiative, Oregonians confirm their overwhelming support for vote-by-mail. 1996 Ron Wyden, Bob Packwood's replacement, is elected by mail with a 66% turnout.
1995 Oregon becomes the first state to conduct a federal primary election totally by mail. 1987 Vote-by-mail becomes permanent, with the majority of Oregon's counties making use of it. 1981 The Oregon Legislature approves experimentation with vote-by-mail for local elections. the Basin and Range Region.
the Columbia Plateau, and. the Klamath Mountains,. the Cascade Mountains. the Willamette Valley,.
the Coast Range,. Rogers is likely to have heard the terms because of his frequent encounters with Mohegans in the late 1750s. Olighin was one of the early names for the Ohio River, shown on a 1680s map of the explorations of RenÚ Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle. In a 2004 article for the Oregon Historical Quarterly, professor Thomas Love and Smithsonian linguist Ives Goddard argue that Rogers chose the word based on exposure to either of the Algonquian words wauregan and olighin, both meaning "good and beautiful".
 (http://www.registerguard.com/news/2004/06/06/f1.ed.col.byram.0606.html). Lewis published an article in the Oregon Historical Quarterly argued that the name Oregon came from the word oolighan, referring to grease made from fish, which the Native Americans of the region traded in. Those trade routes brought the term eastward. In 2001, Scott Byram, (currently the archaeologist for the Coquille Indian Tribe), and David G. This theory was endorsed in Oregon Geographic Names as "the most plausible explanation.".
Stewart argued in a 1944 article in American Speech that the name came from an engraver's error in a French map published in the early 1700s, naming the Ouisiconsink (Wisconsin River). George R.