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October 21, 2006

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Oct 21,2006
Correctional Deputies thwarted an attempted suicide by an inmate at the Deschutes County Adult Jail Friday morning, when during a routine security check they found a man had tied twisted sheets around his neck and bed bunk.  The incident occurred shortly before 11 a.m. October 20. Deputies immediately intervened by removing the sheet and providing medical attention, said Sergeant Darren Squier. Emergency medical technicians later responded and determined the inmate needed no further medical treatment. ... [full story]
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Oct 21,2006
A 12-year-old bike-rider was struck by a car driven by a teenage girl in the parking lot of the High Desert Middle School in southeast Bend early Friday morning.  The boy was riding his bike through a school crossing in the school parking lot at 61111 Southeast 27th Street about 7:30 a.m. October 20 when he was struck by a 2002 Ford Explorer driven by a 17-year old female Bend resident, said authorities. According to ... [full story]
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Oct 21,2006
Deschutes National Forest visitors might be affected by road closures Monday and Tuesday when contractors replace two culverts where the Black Crater Fire burned 9,400 acres west of Sisters in July. Forest Service engineers will close Forest Road 1024 and access to the Millican Crater Trailhead on Monday and reopen it on Tuesday.  No detour is available for this closure. On Tuesday, the engineers will close Forest Road 1018 about 3.6 miles south of where it leaves ... [full story]
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Oct 21,2006
Thousands of high school juniors and seniors and their parents will converge on the Deschutes County Fairgrounds on Monday, October 30th for the 5th Annual Central Oregon College Fair. The free event is open to the public and takes place in the Expo Center from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm. “This event provides a wonderful opportunity for students and their families to explore the world of educational opportunities available to them after graduation,” says Carolyn ... [full story]
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Oct 21,2006
Alcohol appears to be the factor in the death of a 43-year old La Pine man involved in a single-vehicle crash on 6th Street near Pengra Road in La Pine on Friday evening, authorities said. According to a news release issued by the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to the accident scene on 6th Street about 100 yards east of Pengra Road about 5 p.m. October 13. Initial investigation determined that the GMC pickup ... [full story]
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Oct 21,2006
Gift brings foundation closer to earning $600,000 Kresge Community Challenge grantThe St. Charles Foundation announced Friday that U.S. Bank, through the U.S. Bancorp Foundation, recently pledged $20,000 to the St. Charles Foundation's Expanding the Vision capital campaign, bringing the total raised to date to $8.8 million."People live and work in Central Oregon because of its natural scenic beauty but also because of its quality of life,” said Ryan Killgore, U.S. Bank Region President, Central and ... [full story]
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Oct 21,2006
Movie Review of "THE PRESTIGE" In an early scene in "The Prestige," a performing magician impresses his audience by making a bird disappear. It is later revealed that instead of skillfully creating an illusion, he had smashed the bird to death, replacing it with another. Since his audience is thrilled by the magic trick, his sacrifice of an innocent creature at the altar of his own ego doesn't seem that much of a price to ... [full story]
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Oct 21,2006
Bend High School’s Robert Tadjiki is among a handful of teachers nationwide to be named to USA TODAY’s All-USA Teacher Team today. The 2006 All-USA Teacher Team includes 19 individuals and a team of two (21 teachers in total) in grades K-12.   Robert Tadjiki “We’re pleased to honor these remarkable teachers who enhance education with initiative, enthusiasm and insight. They make a real difference for their students, schools and communities,” said USA TODAY Editor Ken Paulson.Tadjiki ... [full story]
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Oct 21,2006
A bird found in the Bend area has tested positive for West Nile virus, public health officials in Deschutes County and Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) reported Friday, October 20."The bird is the first sign of West Nile virus (WNv) in Deschutes County this year," said Emilio DeBess, D.V.M., DHS public health veterinarian."This is the first indication that West Nile is present in the Bend area," said Muriel DeLaVergne-Brown, Deschutes County Program Manager, "Oregonians ... [full story]
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Oct 21,2006
Forty-five weed prevention signs reminding citizens to "Control Noxious Weeds, It's Your Responsibility," have been posted across Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson Counties.The roadside signs, produced through grants from the US Forest Service, were developed to continue to bring awareness of the noxious weed problem in the County to citizens. What is a noxious weed? It is a non-native, aggressive plant brought from outside the United States. These weeds are primarily from Europe and Asia and ... [full story]
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