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Feb 02,2007
WHAT IS IT? ANSWER This is one of the first images of the sun's surface caught by NASA's STEREO (Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatories) telescopes. The images were taken Dec. 4, 2006. VERBATIM - 'It is a bit like if your kidneys fail and you go on dialysis. Who would refuse dialysis if death is the alternative?' -- James Lovelock, father of the Gaia hypothesis, on efforts to halt global warming. CNS Photo. WHAT IS IT? - ... [full story]
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Feb 02,2007
A team of researchers, led by Oregon State University anthropologist Deanna Kingston, has discovered a prehistoric village on a tiny island in the Bering Sea. The archaeological site, shown by carbon dating to be 800 to 900 years old, indicates that King Island, Alaska, was inhabited by a band of Inupiat walrus hunters for at least a millennium, said Kingston. The archaeological investigation is part of a four-year study of the plants, birds, place names, ... [full story]
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Feb 02,2007
(Salem, Oregon) – Oregon State Representative Donna Nelson (R-McMinnville) proposes bold changes to the way Oregon’s disabled veterans receive health care. “We are now working with the Oregon War Veterans Association to draft a bill that would allow all disabled veterans access to the Oregon Health Plan (OHP),” Representative Nelson stated. “Many of our disabled veterans live in rural communities far removed from regional Veterans Administration (VA) medical centers. But because these brave men and women ... [full story]
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Feb 02,2007
(Salem, Oregon) The Oregon Department of Education today released a process and timeline for recruitment of the director of the Oregon School for the Deaf. The goal is to have a new OSD Director in place for the 2007-08 school year.  Step #1. Identify a Steering Committee – to be complete by February 7, 2007      A. Form a Steering Committee of 14 representative stakeholders.  The Committee would be charged with assisting the department in ... [full story]
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Feb 02,2007
A 20-year survey of conservation science shows a disturbing disconnect between the world’s most pressing ecological issues and what researchers are actually studying, with some less serious problems getting the most attention while more critical concerns get largely ignored. The study, conducted by scientists from Oregon State University and 10 other universities or agencies, was recently published in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, a professional journal. It showed that conservation biologists tend to study ... [full story]
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Feb 02,2007
(Salem, Oregon) – State Schools Superintendent Susan Castillo this week named the Oregon public schools that have made significant progress in closing the achievement gap. Each school named for the award has demonstrated progress in student achievement in math and reading and showed improvement in student achievement for minority and/or low income students. The schools will be recognized at a banquet on May 11th.  This is the third year that Castillo has recognized schools for ... [full story]
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Feb 02,2007
Program will collect used eyeglasses, hearing aids, and cell phones for the needy during the month of February(Portland, Oregon) – Umpqua Bank's Club Carefree 50 is teaming up with Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation's month-long "Have a Heart" campaign. Working with Lions Clubs across Oregon, Washington and California, Umpqua Bank will collect used eyeglasses, hearing aids and cell phones in an effort to address the number of unfulfilled requests for vision services and hearing ... [full story]
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Feb 02,2007
Gerber Legendary Blades donates to “Catch-a-Dream” at Portland’s annual Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor (SHOT) Show  (Portland, Oregon) - The annual Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show, commonly known as the SHOT Show, draws thousands each day to see the latest and greatest in outdoor market products.  Gerber Legendary Blades not only experiences a packed floor, but for the third consecutive year Pete Gerber, whose father Joseph founded the company in 1939, was on hand to ... [full story]
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Feb 02,2007
Starting Feb. 1, Columbia River anglers will be able to fish for white sturgeon four days per week – including Sundays – between the Wauna power lines near Cathlamet and Bonneville Dam. The decision to add Sundays to the fishing schedule for that stretch of the river was made by fishery managers from Washington and Oregon during a meeting of the bi-state Columbia River Compact here Jan. 25. Since the recreational fishery opened Jan. 1, ... [full story]
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Feb 02,2007
Oregon parents with children in need of medical services or equipment not fully covered by health insurance can apply for a grant up to $5,000 from UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation. The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is now offering support to meet the needs of children nationwide with assistance grants for medical services not fully covered by health insurance.  Parents and caretakers across the country will be eligible to apply for grants of up to $5,000 for health ... [full story]
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