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Oct 27,2006
Deschutes County Clerk Nancy Blankenship announced Thursday that the State of Oregon has implemented requirements of the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) to make voting in the November 7 election easier for people who have had challenges in the past. Persons with disabilities and who are currently serving in the military are being assisted with new voting technologies and outreach tools. “I’m thrilled that we’ve been able to harness new technologies to help people vote ... [full story]
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Oct 27,2006
The Mt. Bachelor Ski for Schools event to benefit the Education Foundations for Bend-La Pine and Redmond School Districts has been tentatively set for November 17.  Mt. Bachelor has teamed up with the Education Foundations for the Bend-La Pine and Redmond School Districts to get skiers on the slopes the day prior to opening day and raise funds for area schools. Ski for Schools tickets are $15 each and ALL ticket proceeds will benefit the ... [full story]
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Oct 27,2006
Movie Review of "CATCH A FIRE" Iraq, 2006? Or South Africa, 1980? The aptly-named "Catch a Fire" depicts the inflammatory reaction to a tyrannizing body that takes ownership of a foreign country, forcing its citizens into poverty, exile, prison or death. Since the invader doesn't belong, ignorant of the native people's religion and culture, this film gives us yet another history lesson of how the oppressor is ultimately overthrown by otherwise peaceful citizens who find ... [full story]
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Oct 26,2006
Do you ever wonder how photographers capture such priceless moments? It’s not as hard as you may think, especially in today’s world of digital photography. According to Jay Forman, a professional photographer and author of “Capture Your Kids In Pictures,” taking great family photos doesn’t require expensive gear or technical prowess, just the application of simple principles and some common sense. Once you’ve mastered the basics, you’ll find yourself eager to display every photo, because ... [full story]
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Oct 27,2006
It’s hard to believe that a few retiring professors could have much of an impact on our lives. But a shortage of veterinary pathology professors may soon have a lasting impact on global health. “Within the next five to eight years, every senior veterinary pathologist faculty member at Ohio State University will retire,” said Paul Stromberg, president, American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) and professor in the Department of Veterinary Biosciences at Ohio State. “It’s ... [full story]
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Oct 27,2006
Maneuvering through the self-checkout lane at an Albertsons grocery market, Richard Krugen doesn't notice the Hershey chocolate bars and prepackaged salad displays. "I'm too busy pressing this button and that button, weighing vegetables and putting my credit card in the slot," said the officer of an El Cajon, Calif., landscaping company. Do-it-yourself registers are increasingly popular with shoppers, but customer surveys and anecdotal evidence show that the concentration they require is crimping sales of last-second grabs like ... [full story]
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Oct 27,2006
What's the best thing we can do to give our wardrobes a shot of style, even as we get older and older? Think about the A word, says Christine Schwab, fashion expert and author of the new "Grown-up Girl's Guide To Style" (October 2006, Harper Collins, $34.95). "As we pare down our clothing trends," says Schwab, a regular contributor to "Live with Regis and Kelly," "accessories take over as our single most important fashion element. ... [full story]
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Oct 27,2006
We're all doing more with less, and so is Ford's 2007 Sport Trac, built from a stretched Explorer SUV. This downsized but upscale "pickup" is a practical choice for users who haul or tow the weekend toys, but also need a carlike driver for work and the school car pool.   2007 FORD SPORT TRAC - The new Sport Trac is a practical choice for users who tow the weekend toys, but also need a car ... [full story]
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Oct 26,2006
Beginning next month, cystic fibrosis will be added to the panel of diseases that every Oregon baby is tested for under the state's newborn screening program. "Until now, 80 to 85 percent of children with cystic fibrosis have gone undiagnosed for months or years in Oregon," said Michael Skeels, Ph.D., director of the State Public Health Laboratory in the Oregon Department of Human Services. "Starting next month, that's changing -- and it offers a brighter ... [full story]
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Oct 26,2006
For the fifth year in a row, the Deschutes County Fair Rodeo has been awarded "Rodeo of the Year" by the Northwest Professional Rodeo Association (NPRA).  All NPRA rodeos in Oregon, Washington, California and Idaho were considered for the award.At the recent NPRA Finals held in Klamath Falls, Randy Amis, who co-directs the Deschutes County Fair Rodeo with Mike Tapfer, was named "NPRA Rodeo Director of the Year." Amis will serve for his second year ... [full story]
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