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December 01, 2006

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Dec 01,2006
Five-year-old Steven Olson of Minnesota was playing on the swings when he noted a remarkable thing. If he yanked on the chains just right, he could make the swing go side to side instead of back and forth. It is a technique well-known to kids on playgrounds, but Steven's dad was a patent lawyer. Hence the U.S. Office issued Patent No. 6,368,227, "Method of Swinging on a Swing," in 2002. Although the application seemed tongue-in-cheek ... [full story]
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Dec 01,2006
The words "grandfather clock" probably bring to mind a heavy piece of furniture housing complicated gear work, an ornate face done in Roman numerals and a loud gong that wakes the neighborhood. While that archetype has its place, many of the newer floor clocks from industry leader Howard Miller are fashioned with simplicity in mind to better blend with popular Zen-inspired styles or European themes. Chimes can be turned off during nighttime hours, if desired. ... [full story]
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Dec 01,2006
Walking into DivX's San Diego headquarters, it's hard to miss a deja vu vibe from the Internet bubble of 1999. There's the casual attire - employees walking around in T-shirts and baggy jeans, shorts and flip-flops. There's the Space Age furnishings and game tables, relics of the defunct Internet music company MP3.com, which used to occupy the building.   SHRINKING EXPANSION - Employees who worked on launching DivX's Stage 6 display a surfboard they received as ... [full story]
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Dec 01,2006
Tyler Florence is a far more complex young man than you see on his Food Network shows like "Food 911" and "Tyler's Ultimate." The 34-year-old, baby-face hunk is adored by a vast audience of female foodies, and is a popular pitchman for pots and pans and Applebee's restaurants. Florence speaks his mind in interviews with both praise and scorn for certain chefs, but mostly to tout the virtues of healthy, home-cooked food.   TYLER FLORENCE - ... [full story]
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Dec 01,2006
Research suggests eating spicy foods can increase metabolism and may actually help you eat less. A Canadian study this year showed that men, who had hot sauce with an appetizer, ate on average 200 fewer calories than men who did not.Foods that give your metabolism an extra boost – including chili peppers -- are called thermogenic foods. Thermogenic foods help you burn fat better and give you more energy, so anybody can shed those extra ... [full story]
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Dec 01,2006
A recent study found that many Americans are in danger when it comes to taking prescription medicine because they cannot comprehend how much and how often the medication should be taken. Misunderstanding was particularly high among those with an eighth-grade literacy level or below and those who took many prescription drugs. The study, "To Err is Truly Human: Literacy and Misunderstanding of Prescription Drug Labels," was released Nov. 29 at www.annals.org and will be printed ... [full story]
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Dec 01,2006
In 2005, Deschutes Brewery officially launched its Reserve Series with Mirror Mirror, a delicious oak-aged barley wine loosely based on a double batch of Mirror Pond Pale Ale. This year our brewers decided to experiment with an Imperial Stout, appropriately named The Abyss after its dark, deep and mysterious flavor experience. The Abyss has immeasurable depth inviting you to explore and discover its rich, complex profile. Hints of molasses, licorice and other alluring flavors draw ... [full story]
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Dec 01,2006
Bellatazza, a popular, award-winning coffee shop began brewing coffee in Sunriver last week.  Bellatazza Caffe, a traditional café specializing in espresso preparation and coffee roasting, is currently located in downtown Bend and has struck a licensing agreement with Sunriver Resort.  Located in Sunriver Realty’s new distinctive building on Beaver Drive at the gateway to Sunriver’s commercial shopping village, Bellatazza opened to huge Thanksgiving vacation crowds. “Sunriver Resort is delighted to offer a great new service ... [full story]
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Dec 01,2006
Enroll in Six Part Series and Find Your Own Voice – No Experience Necessary Ellen Waterston, award-winning author and poet and founder of the Writing Ranch and The Nature of Words, will conduct a six-part series of workshops on writing creative nonfiction and memoir starting January 9, 2007. Titled “Getting Out of Your Own Way,” the workshops will be held at the Broken Top Clubhouse Board Room, Bend, Oregon from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. each ... [full story]
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Dec 01,2006
Winning Over Anger and Violence has elected Alicia Mehlis, to the Board of Directors. She has been a teacher and principal in Southern California schools. She has served as a fundraiser and committee member for many community and professional organizations. As a member-at-large, Ms. Mehlis will help with promotions and fundraising.WINNING Over Anger and Violence has provided counseling services for 19 years in Central Oregon. It is currently seeking community members to help with fundraising, ... [full story]
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