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July 28, 2006

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Jul 28,2006
West Coast Collegiate Baseball League Bend Elks at Bellingham Bells - Play-by-Play Jul 28, 2006 at Bellingham, WA (Joe Martin Field) Score by Innings R H E ----------------------------------------------- Bend Elks........... 000 000 100 001 - 2 7 2 Bellingham Bells.... 000 000 100 000 - 1 7 2 ----------------------------------------------- Bend Elks starters: ... [full story]
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Jul 28,2006
Oregon nanotechnology efforts receive Appropriations Committee funding approval   U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Gordon Smith have announced that the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee has approved millions of dollars in funding for defense-related projects in Oregon, including significant funding for a number of Oregon nanotechnology projects through the Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute (ONAMI).  Three Central Oregon businesses are slated to receive a total of $9 million if the FY2007 Defense spending bill is approved by the ... [full story]
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Jul 28,2006
Some blame it on El Nino, others on La Nina.  No matter what the cause, the majority of the states in our Union are likely to experience the driest summer on record. The National Weather Service is predicting record high temperatures and drought conditions will prevail across parts of the Midwest, the Southwest, the Mid-Atlantic and the South. With conditions so dry, it's important for everyone to practice good water management practices.  Among the things ... [full story]
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Jul 28,2006
As the United States' population grows and ages, nursing homes and assisted living facilities will become a reality for many.  And, with the baby-boomer generation - one of the largest segments of our population - next in line to receive senior citizenship, the healthcare industry must prepare to provide medical and nursing assistance in the face of a major obstacle: a shortage of well-trained practical nurses.  "Practical Nurses are important individuals in our country's healthcare ... [full story]
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Jul 28,2006
The price of computers has fallen to the point where it's possible to get a respectable Windows PC for around $500. But the cost of aftercare keeps going up. Norton Internet Security Suite will cost you $69 per year to keep your virus and spyware defenses current. If you keep your computer four years, that adds up to $276. Maybe you want a second line of defense against spyware, so you add Spyware Doctor at ... [full story]
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Jul 28,2006
Thirty-seven billion dollars is a nearly unfathomable amount of money. If you counted each dollar bill of that fortune, it would cripple your wrist and consume years of your life. As most of you know, that's the stunning sum that Warren Buffett recently announced he would be donating to mankind. The money will primarily flow into the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which is hellbent on eradicating diseases from Third World countries. Much of the ... [full story]
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Jul 28,2006
Don't let the heat and humidity dampen your summer wardrobe. Just add a warm splash of red to freshen up this season's wardrobe and you'll be ahead of this fall's fashion scene that touts red as one of its hottest colors, too. Here are a few ways to wear red now and into fall: GO FOR ACCENTS: Got a black or white dress that you're wearing now, but doesn't quite have that punch you need? ... [full story]
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Jul 28,2006
FEMA authorizes funds, Fire declared conflagrationThe U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) last night authorized the use of federal funds to help Oregon fight the Black Crater Fire, burning in the Deschutes National Forest near Sisters, Oregon. Federal Emergency Management Agency Director R. David Paulison said the state’s request for federal fire management assistance was approved after it was confirmed that the fire was threatening more than 204 homes, and from ... [full story]
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Jul 28,2006
Wal-Mart has been denied, again.  A city hearing officer’s decision to turn down the retail giant’s application was upheld on July 19 by the Oregon’s Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA).   The world’s largest retailer had proposed a 200,000-square-foot Wal-Mart Supercenter for the north side of Bend. In the original ruling, the city hearing’s officer said that traffic issues raised by opponents had not been fully addressed.  According to LUBA’s 26-page opinion, an initial ... [full story]
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Jul 28,2006
The City of Bend has revealed a preliminary agreement on a proposed deal to develop Juniper Ridge, a 1,500 acre; mixed-use site located near US 97 and US 20.  As the city approaches the major milestone in the development for the north end of the city, councilors agreed on July 19 to release the 13-page draft Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Juniper Ridge Partners LLC.  In addition, the City Council decided to present the agreement ... [full story]
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