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       THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2009 • AN EDITION OF TIMES NEWSPAPERS • VOLUME 53, NO. 46 • 75 CENTS




‘Get me out of here as fast as you can!’
Gladstone man kills estranged wife in Tualatin lab shooting
By ED JOHNSON
Of The Times

    TUALATIN — Tuesday morn-
ing’s shootings that killed two people
and wounded two others at a Tualatin
drug-test lab has shaken this other-
                                                                                                                                                                                                 AFTER-
wise quiet town.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 MATH —
    They were Tualatin’s first mur-
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Tualatin
ders in eight years. The city of
                                                                                                                                                                                                 police , along
25,000 has only had five murders in
                                                                                                                                                                                                 with person-
                     the past decade.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 nel from over
                         “Our hearts
                                                                                                                                                                                                 a dozen other
                     go out to all of
                                                                                                                                                                                                 agencies in
                     the family mem-
                                                                                                                                                                                                 the area,
                     bers associated
                                                                                                                                                                                                 begin to
                     with           this
                                                                                                                                                                                                 piece togeth-
                     tragedy,”     said
                                                                                                                                                                                                 er the events
                     Tualatin Mayor
                                                                                                                                                                                                 of a shooting
                     Lou Ogden. “It’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                 at Legacy
                     very, very sad
                                                                                                                                                                                                 MetroLab in
                     and disturbing.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Tualatin on
                     These are things
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Tuesday
                     that we all read
 “Our hearts         about in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                 morning.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 The shooting
                     papers and feel
   go out to         sympathy for,
                                                                                                                                                                                                 incident left
                                                                                                                                                                                                 two people
                     but we never
   all of the        think it can hap-
                                                                                                                                                                                                 dead and two
                                                                                                                                                                                                 injured.
    family           pen here, where
                     we live.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                 JAIME VALDEZ/
  members                Ogden said
                     that in the after-
                                                                                                                                                                                                 The Times

 associated          math of the
                     shooting, he was          Police reported that, shortly        and Science University Hospital,                                lab’s glass entry-   daughter.
   with this         impressed and         before noon, a 39-year-old               where he had surgery for multiple                               way. Workers in          Tualatin Police Chief Kent Barker
                     proud of the way      Gladstone man walked into the            gunshot wounds. A 20-year-old                                   businesses sev-      told reporters that investigators were
 tragedy. It’s       the city’s police     Legacy MetroLab with a rifle and         woman was injured by flying glass                               eral     hundred     still trying to piece together details
                     and other emer-
  very, very         gency respon-
                                           opened fire.
                                               Robert James Beiser shot and
                                                                                    and was treated at Legacy Emanuel
                                                                                    Hospital and Medical Center for her
                                                                                                                                                    yards away from
                                                                                                                                                    the lab said they
                                                                                                                                                                         of the attack and did not have a
                                                                                                                                                                         motive for the shooting. Jennifer
   sad and           ders      handled
                     Tuesday’s chaot-
                                           killed his estranged wife, 36-year-old
                                           Teresa Marie Beiser, before turning
                                                                                    non-life-threatening injuries.                                  heard the rifle
                                                                                                                                                    shots.
                                                                                                                                                                         Massey, the police department’s pub-
                                                                                                                                                                         lic information officer, confirmed
 disturbing.”        ic events.
                         Tualatin City
                                           his weapon on himself. Robert Beiser        Shocked and devastated                                          P o l i c e       that the couple was in the process of
                                           died from a self-inflicted gunshot                                                                       responded to the     separating.
                     C o u n c i l         wound. Police are calling the shooting       Witnesses said that at about 11:45                          building within          Legacy MetroLab provides drug
   Tualatin Mayor    President Chris       an act of domestic violence.             a.m., Robert Beiser, armed with a              BARKER           two      minutes.    and alcohol testing for Portland-area
     Lou Ogden       Barhyte had a             Two other employees of               rifle, walked up to the lab, which is                           Inside       they    employers. The Tualatin lab is one of
                     similar reaction.     MetroLab, 7587 S.W. Mohawk St.,          inside a business park, and began          found Teresa Beiser dead from a           five MetroLab locations in the
                     “It’s an unbeliev-    also were wounded in the attack. A       firing on people in the building.          gunshot wound. Robert Beiser also         region.
able tragedy,” Barhyte said. “It’s hard    63-year-old man was taken by Life            Beiser shot at the office before he    died in the building. The Beisers had
to believe that it happened here.”         Flight helicopter to Oregon Health       entered the building, shattering the       an 11-year-old son and 14-year-old          See SHOOTING, A7




Tigard church feeds city’s hungry Tualatin veteran to
Tigard Covenant Church’s
food pantry is a big success,
                                                                                                                                            be honored by Wu
feeding the area’s hungry with                                                                                                              By ED JOHNSON
donations from local grocers                                                                                                                Of The Times
By GEOFF PURSINGER
                                                                                                                                                World War II veteran
Of The Times
                                                                                                                                            Robert Derbyshire will have
    For Barb Woolverton, feeding the                                                                                                        his day in the spotlight
hungry wasn’t an option, but a decree                                                                                                       Saturday.
from God.                                                                                                                                       The 85-year-old Tualatin
    “We had been approached by the                                                                                                          man is one of about 50 veter-
Oregon Food Bank about opening up a                                                                                                         ans who will be honored dur-
food pantry in our church, but we had                                                                                                       ing a Veterans Congressional
said no,” she said. “Then, I ended up in                                                                                                    Recognition Ceremony at the
the hospital and then I heard a voice say                                                                                                   U.S. Navy Station Swan
‘you will do this’ and I knew that it was                                                                                                   Island in Portland.
God’s will.”                                                                                                                                    U.S. Rep. David Wu, a
    It was then that Woolverton, an asso-                                                                                                   Hillsdale Democrat, will pres-
ciate pastor at Tigard Covenant Church                                                                                                      ent the group of distinguished
near Beef Bend Road in Tigard, cleaned                                                                                                      World War II and Vietnam
out a closet, stocked it with food, and                                                                       JAIME VALDEZ/The Times
                                                                                                                                            War veterans with certificates
became an official agent of the Oregon        FILLING A NEED — Black Long (from left), Larilee Flett and Jodi                               of Special Congressional
                                                                                                                                            Recognition.                               DERBYSHIRE
Food Bank, handing out food to anyone         Duty fill a box with food at the Tigard Covenant Church. The church
in the Tigard-Tualatin area who needs it.                                                                                                       Derbyshire has lived in         Armed Guard Service aboard
                                              recently opened a food pantry in the church, feeding the area’s hun-
    “These people come in so humbled,”                                                                                                      Tualatin with his wife Ora          merchant ships from 1943 to
                                              gry with enough food for three meals a day for an entire week.
she said, surveying a line of about four                                                                                                    since 1979.                         1946. “But I think it’s a nice
families, waiting for their weekly allot-     of volunteers have been feeding the hun-        The food comes from a variety of                  “I don’t think that we were     gesture on the part of our
ment of groceries. “But when they leave       gry since April, giving every family who     places, including Grocery Outlet, Safeway,       recognized as much as we            elected leaders.”
they are just so relieved, it’s such a        walks through their doors enough food        Haggen Food & Pharmacy, and Fred                 should have been,” said                The ceremony has been
weight off of them.”                          to provide three square meals a day, for     Meyer, as well as the Oregon Food Bank.          Derbyshire who served as            months in the making.
    Woolverton and the rest of her crew       an entire week.                                 See PANTRY A3
                                                                                                        ,                                   Navy gunner in the Naval               See VETERAN, A2




District says school absences back to normal levels
By GEOFF PURSINGER                         trictwide absences ranging from 7 to     school’s swine flu policy, which was       and be ready to come back to school.      School, Nov. 4.
Of The Times                               10 percent in October, much higher       adopted       from     the     Oregon         Stark Haydon said that the grow-          The clinic only had enough vac-
                                           than the normal absence level of 4       Department of Health and Human             ing availability of the H1N1 vaccine      cine for 700 people, but that didn’t
   The absence rates at Tigard-            percent.                                 Services: if a student is sick with flu-   may have also played a factor in the      stop an estimated 2,000 people from
Tualatin schools are back to normal,           “Some schools (in the district)      like symptoms? Stay home.                  drop in absences.                           See ABSENCES, A6
after an increase during the past few      had higher and some had lower,” she         And with school closed during              Washington County health offi-
weeks that was attributed to the           said. “But we are back down to nor-      parent-teacher conferences Oct. 22,        cials have been scheduling vaccine                              ,
                                                                                                                                                                              FOR HOME DELIVERY CALL 503-620-9797
H1N1 swine flu virus.                      mal levels, now.”                        and Oct. 23, students stopped the          clinics at Portland-area schools
   According to Susan Stark                    The reason for the rise and fall     spread of the disease to other stu-        throughout October and November
Haydon, spokeswoman for the                are perfectly explainable, Stark         dents and were able to get the rest        as the vaccine became available,
school district, TTSD saw dis-             Haydon said. The rise was due to the     they needed to fight the symptoms          including a clinic at Tigard High
  TT The Times                                                                                                   www.tigardtimes.com                                                            November 12, 2009              A7


Son of Holocaust survivor Shooting:‘It’s obviously a scary situation’
to talk at Tigard Library                                                                           Continued from A1
                                                                                                     Brian Terrett, director of
                                                                                                  public relations for Legacy
One family’s ordeal at                      Jewish prisoners subject to
                                            experimentation by Josef                              Health Systems, declined to
Auschwitz leads their                       Mengele, a Nazi doctor known                          discuss details of the lab or
                                                                                                  its employees. He said
descendant to talk about                    for his frequent use of inmates
                                                                                                  Legacy planned to provide
                                            for human experimentation.
experiences at the                              “I have high hopes for this                       counselors for employees
                                                                                                  starting Tuesday night.
notorious death camp                        talk,” Carter said. “It’s certainly
                                                                                                     “We are shocked and dev-
                                            going to be shocking.”
By GEOFF PURSINGER                                                                                astated by this,” Terrett said.
                                                Wigmore’s mother was sent
Of The Times                                                                                      “We don’t expect this type of
                                            to the gas chambers on three
                                            separate occurrences, Wigmore                         thing to happen at our work-
    A local family is speaking                                                                    places.”
out about events that happened              said, but was pulled from the
more than 60 years ago.                     line each time by workers at the
                                            camp.                                                       Heard loud pops
    Peter       Wigmore,            of
Gladstone, will be speaking at                  She and her elder sister were
                                            the only two people from her                             Dave Merriman, who was
                        the Tigard                                                                driving near the building at
                        L i b r a r y,      family to survive.
                                                The effects of her time at                                             the time
                        Nov. 17                                                                                        of     the
                        describing          Auschwitz left Wigmore’s
                                            mother with chronic health                                                 shooting,
                        his fami-                                                                                      said that
                        ly’s ordeal         problems — which Wigmore                                                                                                                                        JAIME VALDEZ/The Times
                                            attributes to Mengele’s experi-                                            at around
                        at        the                                                                                                 EARLY QUESTIONS — Tualatin Police Chief Kent Barker, above, talked with
                                            mentation.                                                                 1 1 : 4 8
                        hands of                                                                                                      reportersTuesday afternoon about the shooting at Legacy MetroLab earlier in the day.
                                                Now, at the age of 86,                                                 a.m. he
                        N a z i s                                                                                                     FitnessTogether owner Josh Dery, below, said that he heard gunshots from inside his
                                            Wigmore’s mother lives in the                                              saw       a
                        w h i l e                                                                                                     business at Martinazzi Square, down the street from Legacy MetroLab.
                                            Portland area. Other Holocaust                                             woman in
                        interred at                                                                                    a white                                                                       right here,” he said from the
   WIGMORE              Auschwitz           survivors have spoken at vari-                                                                                                                           front door of his business. “I
                                            ous events throughout the years,                                           lab coat
                        —         the                                                                                  c ove r e d                                                                   looked outside and saw sirens
infamous Nazi concentration                 but — Wigmore said — the                                MERRIMAN                                                                                         everywhere.”
                                            experience was so horrible that                                            in blood
camp where more than 1 mil-                                                                                            sprinting                                                                         Dery said he locked up his
lion people lost their lives dur-           his mother cannot bear to speak                                                                                                                          business after seeing the
                                            to people about them, so                              down Southwest Martinazzi
ing World War II.                                                                                 Avenue from the Tualatin                                                                           stream of police and emer-
    “It’s so difficult to focus on          Wigmore does it for her.                                                                                                                                 gency responders come into
                                                “She’s aware that I do these                      Business Park just west of
the horrors that happened there                                                                   Interstate 5. She was trying to                                                                    the area.
without focusing on a specific              talks,” he said. “But she can’t                                                                                                                              Officers and paramedics
                                            bring herself to do them                              get the attention of a driver.
person,” said Wigmore, 59, a                                                                         “She lunged in front of the                                                                     from the Washington County
retired teacher from the Lake               because it’s just too emotional                                                                                                                          Sheriff ’s Office, Tigard
                                            for her.”                                             truck and screamed, ‘Get me
Oswego School District. “So I                                                                     out of here as fast you can!’ ”                                                                    Police Department, Hillsboro
will focus on my mother and her                 While the events of six                                                                                                                              Police Department, Lake
                                            decades ago may be written in                         Merriman said.
family and what happened to                                                                          Merriman and the truck’s                                                                        Oswego Police Department,
them while they were at                     history books, Wigmore                                                                                                                                   Beaverton               Police
                                            believes that the events are still                    driver, Joe Warren, helped the
Auschwitz.”                                                                                       woman get to a nearby               area in their patrol cars.     the building after a police Department,            Clackamas
    This is the third year that the         relevant today,
                                                “The Holocaust happened                           Subway restaurant, where she                                       officer walked over and told County Sheriff ’s Office,
Tigard Library has hosted                                                                         was treated by paramedics.          Businesses in lockdown them what had happened.                 King City Police Department,
events around the Holocaust.                because of extreme racism and
                                            prejudice and outright bigotry,”                         “She told me that he came                                          “It’s obviously a scary sit- Oregon State Police, FBI,
    “My personal philosophy on                                                                    right into the office with two         Many nearby businesses uation,” said Kindercare ATF, Tualatin Valley Fire &
this is that there are some things          he said. “It happened because
                                            no one took a stand to say no,                        guns and just opened fire,”         and schools went into lock- spokesperson                Beth Rescue, Lake Oswego Fire
that deserve to be remembered,                                                                    Merriman said.                      down after police informed Woodward. “But everybody Department, and Metro West
such as (Neil Armstrong land-               this is not going to happen.”                                                                                                                            Ambulance all responded to
                                                More than 11 million people                          He said that he heard loud       them of the shooting.          remained safe.”
ing on the moon) and some                                                                         pops fired from an area near           At the Kindercare day          Josh Dery, the owner of the scene.
things that need to be remem-               were killed during the
                                            Holocaust, 6 million of which                         the intersection just before        care center, less than a block Fitness Together, located sev-
bered, such as the murder of 6                                                                    noon. He called emergency           away from the crime scene, eral hundred yards away, said           Also contributing to this
million people,” said Erik                  were Jews.
                                                “It’s a horrible history of the                   dispatchers, but the line was       employees were just getting that just before noon he heard news story were KPAM 860
Carter, a Tigard Library refer-                                                                   busy. A few minutes after he        ready for the children’s nap three loud gunshots, then and reporters Nick Peterson
ence librarian who heads the                human race,” he said. “It’s a dif-                                                                                                                       and Kevin L. Harden.
                                            ficult subject to talk about, but                     heard the shots, several            time when the shooting took many more muffled shots.
annual talks.                                                                                     police officers zoomed to the       place. Employees locked up        “It sounded like it was
    This year’s talk is in obser-           I’m convinced that if we don’t
vance of the 71st anniversary of            talk about it, don’t learn these
Kristallnacht, or the Night of              lessons, we’re dooming our-
Broken Glass, a coordinated                 selves to it happening again.
attack by the German govern-
ment which ended in the deaths
                                            Germany was defeated, but not
                                            Nazism. Bigotry and racism
                                            still exist even in our backyards
                                                                                                     Caregivers!                                                              Need a
of 99 Jews, and the arrest and
subsequent placement of 25,000              so we need to be vigilant and the
to 30,000 in concentration
camps.
    Wigmore’s mother, Rosa,
                                            way to be vigilant is to under-
                                            stand why it happened to make
                                            sure it doesn’t happen again.”
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