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Jan 19,2007
Internet Service with No Fees, No Contracts and No Strings MetroFi, a leading provider of free municipal wireless (Wi-Fi) Internet service, today announced the next phase of its free wireless coverage plan for the city of Portland. The second phase will be completed over the next four months, and will include the districts of Pearl, Old Town, Portland State University's surrounding areas, Hosford-Abernethy, Richmond and Sunnyside, respectively. The Portland network already covers the districts ... [full story]
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Jan 23,2007
Good news, another $200,000 Powerball Match 5 ticket was sold in Oregon over the weekend.  Even better news is that whoever bought that ticket, which was sold in Bend, also added the Power Play multiplier option that made their prize worth $1 million! The Power Play multiplier option gives players a chance to multiply any cash prize, other than the jackpot, two to five times by adding an extra $1 per set of numbers played. ... [full story]
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Jan 12,2007
In the world of Internet advertising, the number of "click-throughs" is all that matters. But in an industry that changes at warp speed, the way companies place ads and track results is changing, too. And "click-in" advertising could be coming soon to a computer monitor near you. According to the Eyetrack 111 study by the Poynter Institute, the Estlow Center for Journalism and New Media and Eyetools, Inc., banner ads at the top of Web ... [full story]
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Jan 26,2007
To complement the opening of action thriller "Smokin' Aces" on January 26, 2007, Universal Pictures created "Smokin' Aces: Second Life Assassin," which has now become one of the largest in-world events in Second Life history. The online phenomenon Second Life (www.secondlife.com) is a 3D world with "residents" from 100 countries around the globe. "This game is a solid way for fans to become a part of the action of 'Smokin' Aces,'" said Doug Neil, senior ... [full story]
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Jan 12,2007
Al­bert Ein­stein the­o­rized long ago that mov­ing things would warp the fab­ric of space and time, which ac­cord­ing to his find­ings are unit­ed as a four-di­men­sional space-time. As the ob­jects trav­eled, they would al­so em­a­nate rip­ples of grav­i­ty called grav­i­ta­tion­al waves. No one has de­tected that yet, but some re­search­ers be­lieve they could find such waves com­ing from strange, wispy cos­mic struc­tures called su­per­strings. Cos­mic su­per­strings are the­o­rized to wig­gle and os­cil­late, pro­duc­ing grav­i­ta­tion­al waves, and ... [full story]
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Jan 05,2007
The High Desert Men’s Summit 2007 coming to the Deschutes County Expo Center March 16-17, announces contemporary Christian rock band Third Day will headline the HDMS evening concert (open to the entire family) on Saturday night, March 17, in the Hooker Creek Arena. The program also features Todd Agnew and regional band Calling Simon. Tickets are available online at www.hdmsummit.org. Concert prices (including ticketing fee) are $31 for “artists circle” seating and $23 general admission. Atlanta-based ... [full story]
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Jan 05,2007
LOS ANGELES - For an institution with some 30,000 photographs, the J. Paul Getty Museum has never devoted a corresponding amount of wall space to the medium. There has been a mere 1,700 square feet for photography since its grand-scale Brentwood complex opened in 1997. Michael Brand, who became director last year, was intent on altering this scenario. And he has.   BERMAN COLLECTION - The big hair grabs the eye first in William Eggleston's 'Memphis' ... [full story]
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Jan 26,2007
A 41-year old Washington County, Oregon woman was arrested Thursday morning for suspected animal abuse and assaulting an officer when authorities seized 15 animals from a semi-truck trailer where the suspect was living -- including one dog whose muzzle she had tied shut, sheriff’s deputies reported.   Echo Chamberlin, WCJ Photo Animal Control officers and sheriff’s deputies from Washington County served an administrative search warrant at 20480 NW Pottery Lane in an unincorporated area of the county ... [full story]
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Jan 05,2007
The 6th annual Shop with a Cop program, sponsored by the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, was bigger and better than ever. This year, 110 children -- from kindergarten through 12th grade -- went shopping, purchasing gifts for 518 family members. Including the students getting something for themselves, 628 people had a little brighter Christmas this year. This was an increase from 2005, when 94 students went shopping and 576 family members were positively impacted. The ... [full story]
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Jan 12,2007
Oregon public health officials investigated a record 119 norovirus outbreaks in 2006, and already this year 13 potential new outbreaks have been reported to the Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) Public Health Division. Investigations into 87 of the outbreaks have been completed; they occurred in 18 counties and affected more than 3,000 people, according to Mel Kohn, M.D., state epidemiologist in ODHS. The previous year, ODHS investigated 58 norovirus outbreaks in 22 counties that ... [full story]
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