09 19 2014
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OMSI Opens Renovated Theater

The new Empirical Theater is open at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. The theater, whose name means knowledge through scientific observation, has been renovated to include live satellite feeds, blu-ray technology and a state-of-the-art Dolby surround sound system.

Extra legroom, a table for food and drinks, will add comfort to the giant-screen experience, says Russ Repp, OMSI's associate vice president of marketing, retail and sales.

“In keeping with our mission of making science exciting and relevant, The Empirical provides audiences the opportunity to experience firsthand some of the most recent developments in cinema technology,” Repp says.

This month The Empirical's screenings include Man of Steel, Polar Express, Elf and A Christmas Story. And the theater is also showing 50-minute daytime documentaries, which include:

Great White Shark
Unraveling the mystery of a creature that haunts our imaginations, Great White Shark explores this iconic predator's much maligned reputation as it takes viewers around the world to tell the true story of the great white's threatened role atop the oceanic food chain.

Jerusalem
Jerusalem is a thrilling immersive experience about one of the world's most beloved cities. Discover why this tiny piece of land is sacred to billions of people and how archaeology is revolutionizing our understanding of Jerusalem's past.

Mysteries of the Unseen World
In the National Geographic tradition of powerful natural-history imagery and storytelling, Mysteries of the Unseen World reveals once-invisible dimensions of nature that are filled with beauty and wonder--and hold secrets crucial to our survival.

In January, The Empirical will launch Reel Science, a monthly program that which combines the fun of movie night with OMSI Science Pub's reputation for expert speakers.

Perfect for science and film lovers alike, the first event will be January 15 when Laika studios will take the audience inside the magic--and science--of  the popular children’s film Coraline.

For more information, visit omsi.edu/empirical-theater.

Jefferson-Roosevelt Wrestling Dec. 18

A wrestling competition that pits Jefferson High School against Roosevelt High School will support families in need this holiday season. Two cans of food wins you entry to the youth wrestling event at Jefferson High School, 5:30 pm Dec. 18. The event is organized by the Police Sunshine Division.  

Leadership Forum Meets Dec. 11

Please join PAALF for the next intergenerational forum in our quarterly series.

Topic: Bringing together generations to explore community strength and resiliency within the cycle of displacement and gentrification

Date: Wednesday, December 11 
Time: 6:00-9:00 PM
Location: Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs (OAME)
                4134 N. Vancouver Avenue, Portland, OR 97217
                (Parking available. Bus and Bike friendly)

TO RSVP, please click here.

Questions? Please contact Rachel Gilmer at Rachel@aalfnw.org or ph. 503.249.1721 Ext. 230.

Detectives Seek Witnesses to Durieul Harris Shooting

Durieul HarrisPortland Police Bureau have released two surveillance camera images of possible witnesses to the shooting of Durieul Harris. Harris, pictured left) was shot in the early hours of Nov. 9,  outside the Fontaine Bleau Nightclub, at 237 Northeast Broadway in Portland.
Police say they found a crowd of 75-100 people fighting as Harris, 30, lay bleeding from multiple gunshot wounds. Harris died at the scene.  Two other people suffered non-life-threatening gunshot wounds during the disturbance.
Homicide detectives have conducted several interviews, but say many people fled the scene without talking to police.  They are asking those people to come forward, saying they may have critical information.
The surveillance images, released show a man that possibly witnessed the shooting. Detectives are asking for the public's help in identifying this possible witness.

You can give information anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers. Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony.

Unidentified witnessLeave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information. Unidentified witness from surveillance footage

 

 

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