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Jan 26,2007
Ruling is a Major Victory for Sound Science and Salmon Recovery Representatives of a broad-based coalition of fishing businesses, conservation groups and Indian tribes applauded a U.S. federal appeals court decision Wednesday to order Bonneville Power Association to continue funding the Fish Passage Center, an agency that collects and provides unbiased scientific information about endangered salmon and other fish in the Columbia River Basin. Scientists of the Fish Passage Center:Front row, l to r: Margaret Filardo, ... [full story]
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Jan 26,2007
NEW RELEASES SMOKIN' ACES -- "Smokin' Aces" excavates a hole, then eats dirt. It has the brash, eager rottenness of a cynical movie for cynical people. The intended audience must be the fan club for "Scarface" (Al Pacino's), anyone who has made a superficial pass at Quentin Tarantino's work, and anyone who felt challenged by "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas." This could be "Fear and Loathing and Nausea and Nonsense in Reno," where Buddy ... [full story]
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Jan 26,2007
  Senator Smith wants to make permanent a tax benefit for teachers to deduct classroom expenses. U.S. Senator Gordon H. Smith (R-Oregon) ran into a roadblock Thursday on his way to making permanent a critical education tax provision utilized by 65,000 Oregonians in 2004.   “We need to make it easier for parents to send their kids to college,” Smith said.  “Educating our citizens is critical if we want to remain competitive in the global economy.  Rising tuition ... [full story]
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Jan 26,2007
GOP Committee members question proposal’s scope, sustainability SALEM, OREGON – Republican members of the House Health Care Committee raised questions today regarding the scope and fiscal sustainability of the Governor’s children’s health care and tobacco tax proposal. Reps. Scott Bruun (R-West Linn), Linda Flores (R-Clackamas), Ron Maurer (Rgrants Pass) and Dennis Richardson (R-Central Point) addressed their concerns during a joint House-Senate committee meeting with the Governor’s health policy advisors. They made the following observations after ... [full story]
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Jan 26,2007
(Salem, Oregon)  Governor Ted Kulongoski Thursday announced the appointment of Acting Superintendent Tim McLain to the position of Superintendent of the Oregon State Police, pending State Senate confirmation. "Deputy Superintendent McLain answered the call in December to serve as Acting Superintendent, and he has carried out that duty with integrity, honor and dedication to the safety of our communities," said Governor Kulongoski. "His knowledge of our state and his nearly 28 years serving Oregonians as ... [full story]
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Jan 26,2007
Like everyone else even remotely involved with stock car racing, I have a personal story about Benny Parsons. Eight years ago, I collaborated with a friend on a book about the drivers NASCAR had picked to be the 50 greatest at the golden anniversary of the sport. Benny Parsons, who scored 21 wins and captured the 1973 Winston Cup title during his career, was justifiably one of the 50. But he accepted the honor with ... [full story]
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Jan 26,2007
Over the past 20 years education funding in America has increased by almost 80 percent so that today school systems spend an average of more than $9,000 per student. Despite this record of growth, student achievement has remained stagnant. However, pockets of success do exist and can help guide policy makers and educators in the right direction towards better schools.  In 2005 Oregon expended less per pupil than the national average but managed to keep ... [full story]
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Jan 26,2007
Spring may be months away, but steelhead angling throughout western Oregon should be heating up. State fisheries officials today released the 2007 Winter Steelhead Report, an overview of the state's stocking and fishery management work for steelhead. The report is compiled annually by district fisheries biologists, and is popular among steelhead anglers looking for winter and spring fishing opportunities. The report is available on the ODFW Web site, http://www.dfw.state.or.us/resources/fishing/. "The annual winter steelhead report includes ... [full story]
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Jan 26,2007
Winners of the sixth annual ”Movies for Grownups®Awards” announced; Kathy Bates and Martin Sheen to host Feb. 6th awards gala in Los Angeles AARP The Magazine, the world's largest circulation magazine, today announced the winners of its sixth annual Movies for Grown-ups Awards. From Best Movie to Breakaway Accomplishment to Best Actor and Actress, AARP The Magazine's Movies for Grown-ups Awards honors a range of cinematic accomplishments in 13 categories, all of which are featured ... [full story]
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Jan 26,2007
Sunriver Resort, one of "America's Top 100 Golf Communities" (Travel & Leisure Golf, 2007), is offering a variety of attractive spring and summer golf packages aimed at virtually every audience. Beginning in April when the 2007 golf season debuts, guests at the award-winning Central Oregon-based resort will enjoy golf at the Crosswater and Meadows courses, wind down in the Sage Springs Club & Spa and eventually retreat to their luxurious guestroom.Sunriver Resort, a Destination Hotels ... [full story]
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