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March 25, 2009

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Mar 25,2009
HILLSBORO, Ore. -- Hillsboro Police Detectives are looking for Juanita Rosales-Garcia, a 40-year old female missing from Hillsboro. She is not believed to be endangered, but did leave her residence abruptly and has not been heard from since.   Juanita Rosales-Garcia  Rosales-Garcia left her home on March 9, 2009 at 7:40 p.m. driving a red 1995 Chevrolet Blazer with an Oregon License plate XFL132. She is described as an Hispanic female, 5'5", 150 lbs, with black hair ... [full story]
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Mar 25,2009
New results from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory have made a major advance in explaining how a special class of black holes may shut off the high-speed jets they produce. These results suggest that these black holes have a mechanism for regulating the rate at which they grow. Black holes come in many sizes: the supermassive ones, including those in quasars, which weigh in at millions to billions of times the mass of the Sun, and ... [full story]
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Mar 25,2009
New Calibration Expands Hubble's Capability A scientist at Rochester Institute of Technology has expanded the Hubble Space Telescope's capability without the need for new instruments or billions of dollars. Dan Batcheldor and his team improved the calibration of Hubble's Near-Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer to enable high-precision polarimetry. Scientists like Batcheldor use this observational technique to read scattered light when investigating active galactic nuclei and for identifying proto-planets around very young stars. The findings of ... [full story]
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Mar 25,2009
SALEM, Ore. – Today Governor Ted Kulongoski signed Executive Order 09-07, creating the Oregon Commission on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The commission is charged with creating greater coordination and planning to better engage and provide services for individuals experiencing ASD and their families. “Oregon, like other states, has seen a dramatic increase in the number of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder,” Governor Kulongoski said. “This commission is an important first step in ensuring that individuals ... [full story]
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Mar 25,2009
BEND, Ore. -- The United Way of Deschutes County is seeking volunteer teams from area businesses as well as individuals to lend a hand during the 13th annual Days of Caring to be held May 29 & 30.  Days of Caring, the signature event of the United Way of Deschutes County, is a county-wide effort matching local businesses and individuals with non-profit agencies for a day of community service.  Projects are scheduled during three different ... [full story]
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Mar 25,2009
NEW YORK -- A teenager reportedly confessed Wednesday to stabbing New York City newsman George Weber to death in what was described as a sexual encounter gone bad. The New York Post said a 16-year-old boy from Queens was apprehended in Middletown, N.Y., and allegedly confessed to the slaying of George Weber, a 47-year-old radio reporter for ABC News. The Post said last week's encounter at Weber's Brooklyn apartment began as a sexual rendezvous in which cocaine ... [full story]
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Mar 25,2009
SEBASTIAN, Fla. -- A Florida woman told police she kept her mother's mummified remains in a bedroom for six years because she didn't have the money to bury her. Officers found the body of Timmie Jordan on a bed after Penelope Sharon Jordan, 61, allowed them to enter her home in Sebastian, Fla., the Web site TCPalm.com reported Wednesday. The 61-year-old day-care teacher told police her mother, who was born in 1913, died of old age in ... [full story]
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Mar 25,2009
DHAKA, Bangladesh -- Bangladeshi authorities say an orphanage run by a British charity was being used as a training camp and arms factory for Islamic militants. Authorities arrested a teacher and three other people at the Green Crescent madrassa and orphanage on the island of Bhola in southern Bangladesh after finding arms and explosives, The Times of London reported Wednesday. Officials are reportedly searching for a British citizen known only as Faisal who is the head ... [full story]
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Mar 25,2009
SEVASTAPOL, Ukraine -- Sevastapol city officials say about 500 people turned out to protest the port call by a U.S. Navy warship in the Ukrainian city. The frigate USS Klakring has been in the Black Sea since last week and will remain in Sevastapol until the weekend when it sails for the Georgian port of Batumi. The Klakring's presence irked some residents of the city, which is host to a major Russian naval base, even though Ukraine ... [full story]
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Mar 25,2009
CAPE MAY, N.J. -- The U.S. Coast Guard said its boats and aircraft were still searching Wednesday for possible survivors from a fishing boat that sank off New Jersey. Four members of the scallop boat's crew of seven remained unaccounted for in the cold waters southeast of Cape May. The Philadelphia Enquirer said the fishermen were wearing survival suits, but the gear will not ward off the cold indefinitely. The 71-foot Lady Mary foundered in rough seas early ... [full story]
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