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Can anyone really explain the Goonies phenomenon?

CANNON  BEACH – Even the “richest man in Astoria” doesn’t really know what all the fuss is about.

“It’s kind of a phenomenon,” said Curt Hanson, who played Mr. Perkins in the 1985 film “The Goonies.” His character was a wealthy man who wanted to foreclose on the Goonies’ neighborhood and turn the area into a golf course.

It’s the kids themselves, Hanson concluded. “Otherwise, I don’t really get it either,” he said.



Rogue Valley hosts Chinese

Southern Oregon is all excited about a visit from two Chinese delegations who will be visiting local business and tourism locations. Unfortunately, no part of the visit involved educating the local reporters about Chinese history.

The weekend visit fulfills a long-standing goal for Rep. Dennis Richardson, R-Central Point, who joins Rep. Peter Buckley, D-Ashland, and Rep. Sal Esquivel, R-Medford, on the steering committee.


The great leap forward in Chinese tourism came in December 2007 when the U.S. Travel Association was able to sign a memo of understanding, allowing it to market the country as a leisure travel destination.

From the Southern Oregon Mail Tribune.