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Dec 05,2006
A truck transporting large load of bees overturned Sunday afternoon at the junction of Highways 97 and 197, spilling the load onto the road and closing down all lanes of traffic on highway 197. While there were no reports of bee stings, a passenger was sent to the hospital with minor injuries sustained in the accident, said authorities.   A truck transporting a large load of bees overturned at the junction of Highways 97 and 197, spilling ... [full story]
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Dec 07,2006
MNI Report: Oregon Industrial Employment up 1.3% in ‘06; Plants up 3.5% Oregon saw a 1.3% gain in manufacturing employment and a 3.5% increase in manufacturers, according to the 2007 Oregon Manufacturers Directory, an industry guide published annually by Manufacturers’ News, Inc. (MNI) of Evanston, Illinois. MNI reports Oregon gained 2,884 manufacturing jobs and 211 plants since November 2005. “Oregon added more than 20,000 manufacturing jobs over the past few years, making it one of ... [full story]
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Dec 08,2006
Out of 11,227 national government websites, Deschutes County’s website at www.deschutes.org ranks as one of the Best Government Sites according to Computerworld Magazine in their November 27th issue. The City of Beaverton was also recognized in the national study.   Deschutes.org was ranked as one of the "Best Government Sites" by Computerworld Magazine. Trained reviewers from the National Policy Research Council (NPRC) in collaboration with Computerworld Magazine, visited 11,227 official state and local government Web sites. The sites were ... [full story]
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Dec 08,2006
A study has led re­search­ers to spec­u­late that career suc­cess may be part­ly ge­ne­tic.The sup­po­si­tion rests in part­i­cu­lar on two new find­ings, the in­ves­ti­ga­tors said: that will­ing­ness both to take risks and to trust fel­low hu­mans seem in­her­it­ed. Since as­tute judg­ment in both are­nas are cru­cial to suc­cess in busi­ness and a range of oth­er fields, that it­self might be he­red­i­tary, they rea­soned. The re­search­ers ad­mit­ted that cir­cum­stances al­so give rich kids a leg up, but ... [full story]
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Dec 01,2006
Research suggests eating spicy foods can increase metabolism and may actually help you eat less. A Canadian study this year showed that men, who had hot sauce with an appetizer, ate on average 200 fewer calories than men who did not.Foods that give your metabolism an extra boost – including chili peppers -- are called thermogenic foods. Thermogenic foods help you burn fat better and give you more energy, so anybody can shed those extra ... [full story]
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Dec 15,2006
Bend-La Pine Schools athletic teams had stellar showings this fall with twelve teams making it to state quarterfinals or better. The Bend High School girl’s soccer team was crowned state champion after an exciting overtime shoot-out in the state championship game against Crescent Valley.Mountain View High School volleyball and Bend High boys’ soccer ended thrilling seasons with second place finishes in state competition. “These student-athletes are both leaders on the field and in the classroom,” ... [full story]
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Dec 07,2006
The October 2005 eruption of Sierra Negra volcano in the Galapagos Islands was preceded by an extraordinary 5-meter uplift of the caldera floor in just a dozen years – the largest inflation scientists have recorded prior to the eruption of a basaltic volcano. The uplift was caused by magma accumulating beneath the volcano prior to the eruption, researchers say, and these kinds of measurable precursors can be used to forecast eruptions. This was the first time ... [full story]
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Dec 08,2006
Sunriver Resort has been selected by the United States Golf Association as the site of the 2007 USGA Senior Women's Amateur. The dates of the championship are scheduled for September 1-6.The Meadows Course at Sunriver Resort was opened in 1969 and was revised in 1999 by John Fought, an Oregonian who won the 1977 U.S. Amateur. Seven holes of the course border the Sun River. The design pays tribute to American courses of the 1920s ... [full story]
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Dec 07,2006
Two volunteer members are needed for the Governor’s Advisory Committee on Motorcycle Safety, which advises the Governor and the Oregon Department of Transportation’s Safety Division on motorcycle safety issues. The committee focuses on rider education, prevention of drinking and riding, road hazards unique to motorcycles, motorist awareness of motorcycles, sharing the road and other safety issues.  The committee represents the voice of Oregon motorcyclists on safety-related issues. Committee members are appointed by the Governor and serve ... [full story]
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Dec 07,2006
Severe winter weather can make driving a challenge for even the most experienced drivers. Extreme cold temperatures make vehicles more likely to breakdown if proper maintenance has not been performed, and heavy snow falls and icy road conditions can cause vehicles to slide off the road and become stuck in the snow. This winter, AAA expects more than 100,000 stranded motorists to call for roadside assistance for vehicle extrication services. "Performing proper vehicle maintenance and good trip ... [full story]
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