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Nov 17,2006
Three local restaurants will pay fines totaling $6,435 or have their liquor licenses suspended for violations to the state liquor laws, said the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC). The Shanghai Garden Restaurant & Lounge located at 1955 NE Division in Bend agreed to pay a $2,970 civil penalty by November 24, or must serve an 18-day suspension starting November 28.  On July 8, an employee who was checking identification drank alcohol on duty, and two ... [full story]
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Nov 17,2006
More work is needed, but Oregon improves from worst in nation to ranking 17th in having the highest percentage of hungry residents The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a new report this week showing the number of U.S. households experiencing food insecurity.  Eighty-nine percent (89%) of American households were food secure throughout the entire year in 2005, meaning that they had access, at all times, to enough food for an active, healthy life. The remaining households (11%) ... [full story]
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Nov 17,2006
A community effort between the media, a private citizen, the Humane Society of Central Oregon and the Bend Police helped recover the Old English Sheepdog that was stolen about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 8.  “Kaz” was returned to the shelter by Bend Police Wednesday afternoon.   Bend Police Officers Crea Lancaster and Jason Gault return "Kaz" to Central Oregon Humane Society's animal welfare director Troy Kerstetter.  Photo submitted by HSCO. The Humane Society of Central Oregon received a tip from an anonymous caller ... [full story]
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Nov 17,2006
Event to be held Saturday, Nov. 18; Appointments still available Don’t miss the opportunity for your four-legged friend to meet Santa Paws and have the moment captured in a photograph.  This is the purr-fect opportunity to capture the holiday spirit for greeting cards or a treasured gift.  All proceeds from the 14th annual Santa Paws will benefit the Humane Society of Central Oregon and the animals in their care.   The whole family is welcome to pose ... [full story]
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Nov 17,2006
A $20,000 grant from the National Education Association is helping the Oregon Education Association revise state education policies and create initiatives to close student achievement gaps. The grant will help OEA identify professional development needs and support lobbying efforts to increase funding for programs to address those needs. National studies have revealed a disturbing achievement gap between children based on their race and economic status. This trend extends to disadvantaged and minority children in Oregon ... [full story]
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Nov 17,2006
The Bend-La Pine School District is looking for interested volunteers to fill two openings on the District Budget Committee.  The three-year terms would expire on June 30, 2009.  The Budget Committee works with the School Board to review and approve the budget for each school year.  Budget Committee members are asked to attend five to six evening meetings, mostly in the spring, to review the proposed budget. To apply for the volunteer positions, send a ... [full story]
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Nov 17,2006
For many anglers and boat owners, the onset of winter means an end to the boating season. As temperatures continue to drop around the country, it is now time to start thinking about the final preparations that will guarantee your next season starts off on the right track. The time and energy that you spend now protecting your boat will not only enhance your boat's performance, but it will save you both time and money ... [full story]
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Nov 17,2006
Oregon's effort to protect communities from a radiation incident is featured in a new national report as an example of how states are using federal preparedness dollars to strengthen their defenses against public health threats. The report describes an Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) project that is distributing radiation monitoring equipment throughout the state, said Terry Lindsey, radiation protection manager in the DHS Public Health Division. "Rural areas will be better protected and better ... [full story]
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Nov 17,2006
Full-time liaison credited for identifying and providing services to area students in need More homeless students have been identified in the Bend-La Pine Schools (BLS) this year than ever before. To date, more than 280 BLS students are identified as homeless. On the same date in 2005, 180 students were identified as being homeless. The additional 100 students represent a 64% increase in homeless students this year over last year. This number is expected to ... [full story]
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Nov 16,2006
Due to the high demand for tickets, Fulbright Specialist and Moroccan professor Dr. Jamal Koubali will offer a second community presentation of “Is Cross-Cultural Understanding Possible?” at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 17, in Hitchcock Auditorium on the Central Oregon Community College (COCC) campus. Admission is $3; tickets will be available only at the door.    “I would like to explore with community members how mass media, especially newspapers, impact and form beliefs and opinions about ... [full story]
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