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March 07, 2008

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Mar 07,2008
ARIES (March 21 - April 19): Be honest and admit that you are not perfect or above making mistakes. Acknowledge a fault or shortcoming and start working toward improvement. TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): Watching people in action is a favorite pastime. Choose a high-traffic area and use your observations to learn acceptance and appreciation of the varieties in life. GEMINI (May 21 - June 21): This is a great time to push forward ... [full story]
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Mar 07,2008
Scientists aboard the NOAA research vessel Oscar Dyson in the North Pacific have sighted a creature of great rarity and even myth: a white whale.   White killer whale - NOAA photo  The white killer whale was spotted with its pod about two miles off Kanaga Volcano, part of Alaska’s Aleutian Islands, on February 23. At the time, Kodiak-based Oscar Dyson was on a research expedition for NOAA’s Alaska Fisheries Science Center, assessing pollock fish stocks near Steller ... [full story]
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Mar 07,2008
Saturday, March 8, Drawing Worth An Estimated $200 Million While there was no winning grand prize Powerball ticket on Saturday night’s draw, there was a $600,000 Power Play winner from Idaho, and eleven $200,000 winners – including a ticket purchased in Prineville, Oregon. According to Powerball's local media representative, Chuck Bauman, until the lucky Prineville winner has his ticket validated, policy dictates that the specific retail location where the ticket was purchased can not be released. The ... [full story]
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Mar 07,2008
PRINEVILLE, Ore. – A 15-year-old Prineville boy was arrested Thursday night outside the public library when he allegedly sold an ounce of cocaine to undercover detectives posing as drug users, authorities reported. According to Oregon State Police (OSP) Sgt. Mitchell Meyer, working in consort with the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement (CODE) team, detectives developed information earlier in the day from a separate drug investigation that led them to believe a drug deal was scheduled in ... [full story]
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Mar 07,2008
Single Family Home Price Declines Pervasive in Q4 2007 -- Prices Drop for Second Straight Quarter -- Overvalued Markets Hit Hardest Bend, Oregon tops the list of most overvalued housing in the nation, according to a new report released by Global Insight, an economic and financial analysis and forecasting company.   Report: Bend, Oregon was ranked #1 in the nation for overvalued single-family-homes for 4th quarter 2007.  Global released the fourth quarter 2007 update of House Prices in ... [full story]
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Mar 07,2008
21 Firearms Stolen from Springfield Residence in 2006 EUGENE, Ore. – Martin Elery Beal, 38, of Springfield, Oregon, was sentenced this week by United States District Court Judge Michael R. Hogan to serve 15 years and eight months in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm under the Armed Career Criminal Act. Beal was also ordered to serve a supervised release term of five years. Because Beal’s criminal history included at ... [full story]
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Mar 07,2008
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In an effort to bring attention to the issue of senior hunger in America, Senator Gordon H. Smith (R-OR), held a hearing in the Senate Special Committee on Aging this week titled, “Seniors Going Hungry in America: A Call to Action and Warning for the Future.”  The hearing examined the current and future trends related to senior hunger in the United States.  Senator Smith serves as the committee’s Ranking Member and as ... [full story]
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Mar 07,2008
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Researchers at Oregon State University are working to find an efficient method of processing bio-diesel fuel and ethanol from one of the world’s most plentiful organisms – algae – which could lead to breakthroughs in reducing the world's dependency on petroleum.   Ganti Murthy and photobioreactor - OSU photo  Applying the findings to mass-produce algae and extract its oils could be five to 10 years in the future, but the advantages are worth the ... [full story]
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Mar 07,2008
TRUCKEE, Calif. – A rare wolverine has been documented in the Tahoe National Forest by a researcher from Oregon State University working with colleagues at the U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Southwest Research Station – the first confirmed sighting of the animal in nearly three-quarters of a century.   Katie Moriarty, an OSU graduate student, documented this rare wolverine found in California  Katie Moriarty, a graduate student in OSU’s Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, has been conducting research ... [full story]
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Mar 07,2008
SALEM, Ore. -- With the election results from March 4 showing that the Democratic nomination for president is still up in the air, Oregon is poised to become an important state for both candidates. Secretary of State Bill Bradbury today invited Senators Clinton and Obama to spend as much time in Oregon as possible. "Sure, our primary is still two and a half months away, but since our ballots are mailed out in early May, ... [full story]
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