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8 The Sun, Wednesday, May 2, 2007 a Eryn Byers grins as she makes an origami hat at the Sheridan Japanese School's annual spring festival Saturday. Hundreds of guests visited the school for the festival, taking part in traditional Japanese games, enjoying exotic food and listening to Taiko drummers. Photo by Shelley Harman An "Avenue of Flags" is being ber of the city planning commis- hang the flags from the light poles planned on West Main Street in sion, are sponsoring the project, and a dinner for the flag sponsors. Sheridan. %Ve are inviting people to pur- "Each person will own his own U.S, Flags will be flown from chase a flag. They can be a memo- flag. Stuck Electric has volunteered 14 light poles along the sidewalk rial to their parents or anyone," to put them up on the poles for spe- that was installed last year by the Breed said. cial occasions like Memorial Day Oregon Department of Transporta- The flags cost $100 and can be this month," Breed said. tion on the north side of the Yam- purchased by calling Breed at 503- Sea Reach Ltd. of Sheridan hill River. 843-3003 or via email at made the flag poles at cost and Sheridan City Councilor Val Oregonianrep@yahoo.com Capitol Flag of Salem sold the flags Adamson and Mike Breed, a mem- The cost includes the pole to at wholesale price, Adamson said. At the movies i By lan Black 20 to 30 minutes at most takes place Special to The Sun in a courtroom, so it's hard to call Webster's dictionary lists the it a courtroom drama. There's no word "fracture" as "the act or pro- mystery, as you already know who cess of breaking or the state of be- the murderer is. It isn't as engag- ing broken." In that case, you can ing as "CSI" or even the nauseat- ironically state that the movie I saw ingly sanctimonious "Law and Or- this weekend. "Fracture," was der." indeed well fractured. I honestly have no idea what this It was a boring, unappealing, movie is trying to be, apart from pointless excuse for a courtroom boring. I guess we'll call it "quirky drama -- or something like a court- old killer with bad Irish accent who room drama anyway. I suppose that annoys young prosecutor with le- describes it best, although it hardly gO!echnic.al!t!%where,~in tl3e, end, fits tile genre, nothing ~t all happens." At the beginning of the film, we Does that sound good to every- see Anthony Hopkins (looking one? older and more bored than ever) Everything about "Fracture" is shoot his unfaithful wife. We know totally tmappealing. The visuals are he does it. There is no mystery, drab. Los Angeles looks cold, more Enter Ryan Gosling, a hotshot fake than normal, and completely county prosecutor who is about to devoid of real life. There are no stop helping the state and the com- likeable characters at all and even mon man and go to a fancy law firm the bad guys demand we shrug off to do corporate law cases, their evilnegs with total mnbiva- Gosling's final case for the lence. county turns out to be the one I guess Gosling is supposed to against Hopkins, who is strangely be the hero, but he's a lousy one. depicted as an eccentric aircraft The movie wants to force us into crash investigator, which has abso- believing that he is noble and car- lutely no bearing on the story at all.ing for the common man. Alas, it It looks like an open and shut fails. deal: there's a gun, a confession, The movie has long stretches of and everything in the bag, which nothingness woven together only as anyproceduraldramajunkieimme- a facade for the underwhelming diately knows will be meaningless revelation of exactly how Hopkins within seconds, gets away with murder. One supposes that Hopkins got By the time this review comes" a 10t of crime experience from his out you'll only be two days away Hannibal Lecter days and he man- from "Spider Man 3," which you ages to get all that evidence thrown will definitely want to see. With the out and make the pompous pros- summer blockbuster season now ecutor look like a moron along the here, "Fracture" should be the last way. So, Gosling gets all obsessed loser I review for a while, So cheer with taking creepy Sir Anthony up, folks and get your "Spidey- down, and it just gets more boring, senses" fine-tuned for a treat next a tedious from there, week. First off, I don't know what Grade: C- you'd call this movie, l'd say about' Entertainment Value: 4 ~ mm g B UBI BII Blllm BB nm B BB BBUll BII B lIB BR BB ~ i B--~ I Rent 2, Get 1 nHOLIYWEX30 Moviesonly Exp. 06/05/07 II ;VID " Games: P,2 / x-BOX, Game Cube | $3 for 5 days ,503-472-0553 1045 N Hwy. 99W McMInnvllle | L Sun. - Thurs. 9:30 am - 10 Fri.' & Sat. 9:30 - | pm am pm mm m m mm m--m mm---- m m m mmmmm m--m, () Hw.t. 18 & Norton Lane ,kSPIDER-MAN 3 - PG-13 SHOWING ON TWO SCREENS (11:50), 3:00, 6:10, 9:20 (1:30), 4:45, 8:00 -LUCKY YOU - PG-13 (12:30), 3:15, 6:00, 8:45 ~NEXT - PG43 (12:00), (2:15).4:30, 6:45, 9:05 -k-INVISIBLE - PG-13 (1:40), 4:00, 6:30, 8:50 DISNEY'S MEET THE ROBINSONS - G (12:45), 3:10, 5:25 VACANCY- R 7:40, 9:40 BLADES OF GLORY - PG-13 (12:40), (2:50), 4:59, 7:15, 9:35 WILD HOGS- PG-13 (1:00), 8:20 KICKIN' ITOLD SKOOL - PG-13 3:20, 5:50 FRACTURE - R (12:55), 3:30, 6:20, 9:00 DISTURBIA - PG-13 (1:50), 4:20, 6:50, 9:25 Starts 5/11 (lentative): "DELTA FARCE', "28 WEEKS LATER'; "GEORGIA RULE" ~/25: "PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD'S END" '" FOX 166 SE Mill DALLAS- 623-9346 STARTS FRI. 5/04/2007 Dolby/DTS Digital Sound STURBIA Unfield stages "Merry Widow' "The Merry Widow," an oper- etta. will be presented by the Linfield College Opera Theater and Gallery Theater. Six shows will be presented at the Gallery Theater in Mc- Minnville. Pertbrmances are May 3-5 mad 10-12 at 8 p.m. The operetta is the culmination of the Linfield Opera Theater, a one-credit course each spring Tickets are $15 fbr general ad- mission and $13 for students and seniors. Family and group rates are available. Tickets may be purchased at the Gallery Theater box office or re- By William McCall Associated Press Writer An alleged conspiracy to smuggle drugs and tobacco into a medium-security federal prison in Sheridan resulted in the release of indictments against 13 people on April 25 before a judge granted an unusual request to reseal one of the three indictments. An indictment charging a cor- rections officer and two other men with smuggling heroin and mari- juana was ordered resealed by U.S. Magistrate Judge Dennis Hubel in a rare oral order from the bench after a defense attorney argued the timing of the release could be un- constitutional and pose a security risk. When told by The Associated Press that the indictment had al- ready been made public, Hubel said the information it contained was available. "To the extent that the media has got it, they've got it," Hubel said. But his Order prevented U.S. Attorney Karin Immergut and the FBI special agent in charge for Or- egon, Bob Jordan, from discussing it at a news conference following an arraignment hearing. Immergut and Jordan did, how- Linfield College theatre students will explore the timeless quest for beauty and its cost during the pro- duction of"The Waiting Room," a dark comedy by Lisa Loomer. Performances will be held May 3-5 and 10-12 at 8 p.m. and Sun- day, May 6, at 2 p.m. in the Marshall Theatre in Ford Hall at Linfield. A portion of the box of- rice proceeds from opening night will benefit Henderson House. This play is for mature audi- ences and includes strong language. Under the direction of Janet Gupton, associate professor of the- atre arts, the award-winning play portrays three women from differ- ent centuries who meet in a present day doctor's waiting room. .Forgiveness From Heaven is an 18th century Chinese woman whose bound feet are causing her to lose her toes. Victoria is a 19th century tightly corseted English woman suffering from what is com- monly known as "hysteria." Wanda, a modem girl from New served by phone at 503-472-2227. Jersey, is having problems with her ever, discuss two companion indict- ments charging 10 people with a scheme to smuggle tobacco into the prison -- including two prison em- ployees. Immergut noted that tobacco was declared contraband and banned in federal prisons in April 2006, partly for health and security reasons. The indictment that was re- sealed charged James Stephen Rolen, Alfredo Carranza Jr. and Eliverio Martinez-Franco with con- spiracy to distribute heroin and marijuana to inmates at the Federal Correctional Institution in Sheridan which holds about 1.900 inmates and has about 350 employees. Rolen and Carranza also face bribery charges. Rolen was identified as a cor- rections officer by prison officials, who could not give any other de- mils. The indictment covered events in February and said Rolen entered the prison on Feb. 25 with heroin and marijuana, a digital scale, bal- loons and other drug-packaging paraphernalia. The other two indictments charged 10 people -- including two women -- on various counts involv- silicone breasts and battling breast cancer. Husbands, doctors, Freud, the di'ug industry and the FDA all come under exanlination. The play rakes a look at the aes- thetics of beauty and the price women are prepared to pay as they manipulate their bodies to please the culture. It also explores the roles women play, Gupton said. For ex- ample, Victoria yearns/br knowl- edge but during the Victorian era, women were not encouraged to be educated. Post-show panel discussions ing tobacco smuggling. Timothy Gilmartin of Amity, a former education specialist at the prison, was charged with con- spiracy to provide contraband -- to- bacco -- along with seven others. Brian Williams, a maintenance foreman at the prison, was charged in the second indictment with pro- viding tobacco to an inmate, Steven Reynolds, who was charged with possession. Jordan said the FBI began its investigation in the summer of 2006 based on a tip to the Yamhill County sheriff's office. He said the smuggling scheme was like the plot "of a Hollywood movie," including a "dead drop" to exchange money at the Sheridan library using a book titled "The Billion|are." In a talk before the Sheridan Rotary Club a few weeks ago Bob Scyoc, an assistant warden, was asked how drugs can be smuggled into the prison. In response, he said corrections officers watch closely when fam- ily members visit inmates. He said some visitors have tried to pass drugs to inmates during a kiss -- after stuffing the drugs in their mouths while using the bathroom. will be held following both Thurs- day performances, May 3 and 10. The discussions will center on the tie between poor body image and abusive relationships, and concepts of beauty. Tickets are $9 for adults and $7 for students and seniors with a $2 discount on opening night. Tickets are now available on the web at www.linfield.edu Tickets may also be pu~rchased at the Marshall Theatre box office or ordered over the phone. 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