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Feb 23,2007
Ever wonder what you'll be doing at 65? If your boss has anything to say about it, you may not be watching the waves of wheelchairs roll by at Casa Siesta. According to the experts, the latest trend in retirement is to "just say no."   Bob Goldman has been an advertising executive at a Fortune 500 company in the San Francisco Bay area.  It's true! As the first baby boomers hit retirement age, a strange new phenomenon ... [full story]
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Feb 27,2007
After a serious car crash when your survival depends on urgent helicopter transport to a specialized trauma center -- will you receive it? Most likely not, according to the findings of a first-in-the-nation study by Health and Safety Research, Inc., a Massachusetts non-profit. As a result, your chance of survival can be reduced by 2-to-10 times. The findings are striking because for the study year, Massachusetts had the lowest crash death rate in the U.S., ... [full story]
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Feb 27,2007
At least nine people were killed and 21 injured in a suicide bomb attack today a distance away from the United States military base in Bagram, Afghanistan where Vice President Dick Cheney was staying.   His overnight stay at the base was unplanned, but made necessary by inclement weather on his way to meet with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Kabul. A Taliban spokesman reportedly claimed responsibility for the attack.  "We wanted to target … Cheney," ... [full story]
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Feb 27,2007
Program to Include Staff Position at JIEDDO's Joint Center of Excellence at Fort Irwin and Extensive Explosives Training WASHINGTON - The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) announced today that it has expanded its program to help the U.S. military combat the use of improvised explosives devices (IEDs) by terrorists in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere. The expanded program, under a Department of Justice initiative, includes detailing an ATF special agent certified explosives specialist ... [full story]
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Feb 27,2007
The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a $3.3 million grant to the Denver-based National Business Information Clearinghouse (NBIC) to assist minority entrepreneurs in overcoming barriers to starting and maintaining a small business. "This $3.3 million grant will help foster the development of minority entrepreneurs," said Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao. Through this grant, NBIC will support the startup and growth of small businesses in regions across the country, including those participating in the ... [full story]
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Feb 27,2007
The 4-H program and Mid-Oregon Credit Union invite the public to attend the 6th annual 4-H Gala Home Economics and Expressive Arts Showcase fundraiser dinner on Saturday, March 10. Held at the Bend Senior Center at 1600 SE Reed Market Road, the event will showcase 4-H members from the Home Economics/Expressive Arts programs.   4-H demonstrations will be available for viewing at 6 p.m., followed by a scrumptious dinner – graciously catered by Incredible Edibles and served ... [full story]
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Feb 27,2007
A La Pine man is in jail today following his drunken drive to – and into -- his former girlfriend’s home early this morning, authorites reported.  Deschutes County Sheriff’s deputies said James Kevin Menning, 41, drove to the home of Donda Lee Thompson at 15669 Bluebird Lane in La Pine shortly after 1 a.m. February 27 for a visit.   James Kevin Menning – DCJ photo But Menning, allegedly intoxicated, didn’t stop in the driveway.  He drove ... [full story]
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Feb 27,2007
Mona Lisa of Baseball Trading Cards Now Owned by Private California Sports Collector MISSION VIEJO, Ca. -  A private California sports collector has paid a record-shattering $2.35 million for the legendary T206 Honus Wagner baseball card, long recognized by collectors and industry experts as the most famous and valuable baseball card in existence, it was announced at a Dodger Stadium news conference. The card is now owned by the private California sports collector and renowned ... [full story]
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Feb 27,2007
ROME, Ga. - Mohamed Shorbagi, 42, of the Rome, Georgia, area was sentenced today to serve seven years and eight months in federal prison, by U.S. District Judge Harold L. Murphy, on a charge of providing material support to Hamas, a foreign terrorist organization, U.S. Attorney David E. Nahmias of the Northern District of Georgia announced today. Shorbagi's sentence was reduced from 15 years in prison because of the substantial cooperation he has provided in ... [full story]
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Feb 27,2007
By unanimous vote with almost no discussion, the Deschutes Board of County Commissioners yesterday appointed Undersheriff Larry Blanton to serve the remainder of retiring Sheriff Les Stiles’ term, which runs through December 31, 2008. The only remaining obstacle to the appointment is a technicality that requires Blanton first be certified by Deschutes County Clerk Nancy Blankenship.   Larry Blanton, appointed by unanimous vote, will serve the remainder of retiring Sheriff Les Stiles’ term through the end ... [full story]
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