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Mar 01,2007
Minnie Burton was a sensation at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair: the top shooter for a girl's basketball team from an Indian School in Fort Shaw, Montana. Beating all other high school girls and boys teams, they rounded up legions of adoring fans across the nation as they won the first world championship title for basketball. Shoot Minnie Shoot, a novel by Happy Jack Feder, has been optioned and is in development for feature ... [full story]
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Mar 01,2007
Publication Gives D-Link Draft 802.11n Gigabit Router Highest 5-Star Rating D-Link, the end-to-end networking solutions provider for consumer and business, announced Wednesday its newest wireless home networking router, the Xtreme N Gigabit Router (DIR-655), has been awarded the prestigious "Editors' Choice" award in the latest issue of the popular computer publication, Laptop Magazine. In rating today's routers, the March issue product review states that D-Link's latest router "just keeps upping the 802.11n ante" and that ... [full story]
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Mar 01,2007
Reports of laboratory-confirmed flu cases in Oregon are nearing a peak for the current flu season, and public health officials in the Oregon Department of Human Services want people to know there is still time to get a flu vaccination. The number of lab-confirmed cases rose from 58 two weeks ago to 84 last week.  "Flu season is definitely in full swing, with cases spread across Oregon," said Susan Allan, M.D., J.D., M.P.H., DHS Public ... [full story]
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Mar 01,2007
Federal officials unsealed charges relating to firearms trafficking today against 19 defendants in Mississippi and Chicago, Illinois. 18 defendants were arrested by federal, state, and local agents this morning in Chicago and Northern Mississippi, and one is in custody on an unrelated charge.  Fourteen of the defendants were charged in a federal complaint unsealed today in the Northern District of Illinois. The complaint alleges that the defendants conspired to illegally purchase firearms in pawn shops ... [full story]
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Feb 28,2007
In a surprising announcement today, John Hummel resigned his position as Bend City Councilor, effective March 1.  In a letter addressed to Mayor Bruce Abernethy, Hummel said he planned to go back to school so he could better accomplish his desire to help create economic stability and prosperity in the Third World in an effort to work toward world peace.   Bend City Councilor John Hummel announced his resignation today – Photo provided by City of Bend “Sometimes, ... [full story]
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Feb 28,2007
More than 400 arrested in 'Operation Imperial Emperor', an investigation targeting a Mexico-based Drug Trafficking Organizaion responsible for supplying multi-ton quantities of cocaine, meth, and marijuana monthly to distribution cells throughout the U.S. A long-term investigation into a Mexican drug trafficking organization and its U.S.-based distribution cells has resulted in the arrest of more than 400 individuals nationwide, including the arrest of more than 66 individuals this morning in California, Arizona, New York and Illinois, ... [full story]
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Mar 01,2007
SAN DIEGO - An administrative law judge has ordered a stay in Qualcomm's patent-infringement case against cell phone maker Nokia at the U.S. International Trade Commission. Robert Barton Jr. did not explain in his order issued Monday why he was postponing the case, which was scheduled to go to trial next week. His order puts the case on hold "until further notice" at the ITC in Washington, D.C. Last year, San Diego-based Qualcomm asked the ... [full story]
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Mar 01,2007
Record Lending Doubles Number of Loans Since 2003 WASHINGTON - The U.S. Small Business Administration made a record number of export loans in FY 2006 and surpassed the $1 billion mark for the first time in the history of the program. The SBA Office of International Trade reported 3,302 loans for $1.03 billion to small business exporters in FY 2006, doubling the number of export loans made in FY 2003. The dramatic increase in export ... [full story]
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Feb 28,2007
A Bend man was arrested Tuesday afternoon after allegedly threatening the life of a Deschutes County Sheriff’s deputy who had earlier issued him a traffic citation, authorities reported.   Ian Douglas McVey – DCJ photo Ian Douglas McVey, 25, was taken into custody without incident about 3 p.m. February 27, Lt. Myrna Homan said.  When he was apprehended, he had a loaded firearm concealed under the seat of his vehicle. McVey allegedly made threats against the lives ... [full story]
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Feb 28,2007
Governor Sends Legislature Site Evaluation Recommendations for Replacement of Oregon State Hospital;  Proposes 620-bed facility in Salem, 360-bed facility in Junction City SALEM, Ore. – Today Governor Ted Kulongoski delivered to the Oregon Legislature recommendations for the location of two new state mental health facilities – a 620-bed hospital on the existing site in Salem and a 360-bed hospital in Junction City – to replace the outdated Oregon State Hospital and improve the lives of ... [full story]
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