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February 2007

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Feb 28,2007
COLUMBUS, Ohio - During the campaign for Ohio governor, Democrat Ted Strickland didn't say a lot about regulatory reform, but his opponent Republican J. Kenneth Blackwell did. At a debate in Cincinnati, Blackwell said he would "clean up the regulatory environment that's going crazy and provide regulatory predictability." It was a promise Blackwell repeated throughout his unsuccessful campaign. On Tuesday, Gov. Strickland established Advantage Ohio, a regulatory reform initiative. "We must make sure that business ... [full story]
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Feb 27,2007
Deputies responded to two reported cougar sightings Tuesday morning in Bend, in areas about three miles apart in the northeast part of the city. The first report was received about 9 a.m. from a citizen who said he saw a bobcat or cougar in the area adjacent to Buckingham Elementary School and the east fire station off Hamby Road, said Sgt. Dan Swearingen with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office.   Anyone who sees a cougar in ... [full story]
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Feb 28,2007
Facing fierce lobbying efforts and multi-million dollar misinformation campaigns by the telecom industry, national local government associations today launched a new website to present the "real truth" on the potential effects of telecommunications reform on communities and consumers. The new site, http://www.thetruthontelecomreform.org/, provides factual information to lawmakers, policymakers, and the public about legislative and regulatory efforts affecting local taxing authority, cable franchising, public safety communications, and other issues. The site includes fact sheets, information on ... [full story]
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Feb 27,2007
Who Leveraged their $1.7 Million Investment Into Brand Building Gold? The 79th Academy Awards have been handed out to the winners, the best and worst dressed have been anointed, and an analysis of Oscar advertisers and marketers exposes which select advertisers turned 30 seconds of TV time, their websites, strategic search engine marketing as well as red carpet product placement opportunities into big wins. SendTec, a progressive full service direct marketing agency, encourages marketers to ... [full story]
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Feb 27,2007
All House Republicans vote against saving for Oregon’s future, Democrats vow to press ahead on ballot measure referral SALEM—House Republicans failed today to commit to a real and sustainable Oregon Rainy Day Fund championed by House Democrats and supported by all of the state’s major business associations.  House Bill 2707 would have established the state’s first Rainy Day Fund and directed the 2007-2009 Corporate Kicker and one percent of the state's general fund balance into ... [full story]
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Feb 27,2007
Choose your Own Adventure, Wizard of Oz, Grease, & Ducktails and Bobbysocks Hundreds of local thespians, singers and dancers, behind the scenes musicians, technicians, and prop-designers are gearing up for an outstanding high school spring theater season. Crews are busy making over high school auditoriums that will bring audiences back in time to the rock ‘n roll 50’s, Kansas and the Emerald Forest, and a land of pirates and dragons where the audience is the ... [full story]
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Feb 23,2007
Feb. 16 Reports: Luke E. Bell, 20, was cited for being a minor in possession of alcohol or tobacco. (1300 NW 13th St.) Tasha James reported someone broke the window on her vehicle. (3188 N. Hwy. 97) Jami Arlene Hewitt, 30, was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of intoxicants. (19717 Mt. Bachelor Dr.) Elizabeth Mary Allee, 19, was arrested on an unspecified outstanding warrant. (1000 NE Third St.) John Duncan reported his home was burglarized. (Parrell ... [full story]
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Feb 27,2007
Perverse Incentives to Over-Fish Are Creating Undersea Wasteland, Notes NCPA Scholar American and world fisheries have entered a period of rapid and unprecedented decline, according to a brief analysis released today by the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA). To halt the slide, government should treat fish the same way it treats livestock -- as private property, says H. Sterling Burnett, senior fellow with the NCPA. Read the brief analysis here: http://www.ncpa.org/pub/ba/ba581/  "The privatization of ... [full story]
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Feb 23,2007
I have spit, yes spit, on my forehead, and would you know why? My wife Yahaira lost a game of gin rummy.  It’s hard to blame her. She has a congenital illness. I found out during “board game night” at her uncle’s house, when all the tenderhearted people I used to know balkanized into Pictionary factions. Relatives drew like their lives depended on it, the others squawking at every erasure. An argument erupted over what constitutes gesturing. If ... [full story]
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Feb 28,2007
High blood glucose levels -- even before they reach the level needed for a diagnosis of diabetes -- may signal an increased risk for cancer in women, according to a new study being published in the March issue of Diabetes Care. The March journal also includes a study that found a link between high levels of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in a person's bloodstream and insulin resistance, a precursor for type 2 diabetes. And a ... [full story]
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