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April 24, 2007

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Apr 24,2007
--“It doesn't matter what your politics are. Taxpayers should be outraged," said Wyden-- WASHINGTON, D.C. – As evidence of serious alleged ethics and possibly legal violations at the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) continue to mount, U.S. Senators Byron Dorgan (D-ND) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) on Monday called for the resignation or firing of GSA Administrator Lurita Doan.  Doan has held the top GSA job since May 31, 2006, and has come under fire from bipartisan ... [full story]
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Apr 24,2007
Plan Assures 24/7 Trooper Coverage on Oregon’s State Highways SALEM, Ore. — The House of Representatives yesterday approved a Floor vote on HB 3535, the Republican plan to provide dedicated funding to the Oregon State Police. The bill, with 51 bipartisan House and Senate co-sponsors, assures round-the-clock State Trooper coverage on Oregon’s highways without a tax increase. A vote to enact HB 3535 is expected Wednesday. “It’s about time that we did right by this organization, and ... [full story]
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Apr 24,2007
A 55-year old Prineville man is in custody following raids at three separate Prineville-area locations Monday, accused of over a half-dozen charges including drug and weapons offenses, theft, menacing and assault, police reported.   Alan Lane Nevel - CCJ photo Shortly after 4 p.m. April 23, Crook County Sheriff’s deputies and Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers responded to space # 7 of the Lakeshore RV Park at 12333 N.E. Ochoco Highway in Prineville to a report of menacing.  ... [full story]
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Apr 24,2007
Two Redmond teens were arrested Monday night during a routine traffic stop when Ecstasy and marijuana were found in the vehicle, Oregon State Police (OSP) reported.   Parmalee Dawn Lauch  (above), drug paraphernalia, marijuana, Ecstasy tablets seized (below) - OSP photos   Trooper Rich Brannin stopped a 1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo driven by 19-year-old Parmalee Dawn Lauch on Highway 97 at NW Cedar Avenue in Redmond about 8:45 p.m. April 23.  According to a news release, during the ... [full story]
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Apr 24,2007
BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakota state legislators in Bismarck have voted to ban most abortions if the courts find the legislation constitutional. Under the bill approved Monday, the only abortions allowed in North Dakota would be those to protect the life of the mother or in cases of rape or incest, the Bismarck (N.D.) Tribune reported Tuesday. North Dakota was the second state, behind Mississippi, to pass such a bill, the newspaper said. The bill ... [full story]
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Apr 24,2007
Legislation will mean recycling of millions of plastic water bottles previously thrown away SALEM, Ore. - The Oregon Senate yesterday passed Senate Bill 707, legislation that expands the type of containers that can be recycled under the Oregon Bottle Bill to include plastic water containers. The expansion will mean recycling of millions of water bottles at the 5-cent deposit rate that previously would have been thrown away, resulting in a cleaner environment for Oregon.  “I ... [full story]
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Apr 24,2007
SISTERS, Ore. —Deschutes National Forest fuel specialists, in cooperation with the Oregon Department of Forestry, are planning a 37-acre controlled burn near Sisters today. The burn will be located approximately six miles northwest of Sisters near the junction of Highway 20 and Indian Ford Road. This project is adjacent to the 100-acre underburn that occurred last week. Flaggers and a pilot car will be in place in case smoke should impact Highway 20 at any ... [full story]
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Apr 24,2007
The Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division is asking for the public's help in locating the person or persons responsible for the unlawful take and waste of turkeys near Baker City. A reward is offered for information related to this case.   Two hens and one tom turkey with only breast meat removed were found dumped in garbage bags off Grey Eagle Mine Road near Baker City. A $400 reward is offered - OSP ... [full story]
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Apr 24,2007
SAN DIEGO - ResMed said Monday that it is recalling 300,000 air generators that people use to treat sleep apnea because there is a "remote potential for a short circuit in the power supply connector." Although the problem has been reported in only seven of the company's S8 flow generators, chief executive Peter Farrell said Poway-based ResMed decided to voluntarily recall all the devices manufactured between July 2004 and May 15, 2006, and replace them ... [full story]
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Apr 24,2007
ADDIA ABABA, Ethiopia - Gunmen attacked a Chinese oil company site in Ethiopia Tuesday, killing at least nine Chinese and 65 Ethiopian workers, Xinhua news agency reported. The killings were reported at the China Petroleum & Chemical Corp.'s Zhongyuan Petroleum Exploration complex in Abole, about 75 miles from Jijiga, the capital of Somali state, near the Somali border. Oil company acting manager Xu Shuang told Xinhua that 200 gunmen attacked the site early Tuesday. He ... [full story]
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