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Mar 29,2007
One person was injured, a garage door was blown off its track, and two vehicles were damaged when attempts to light a camp stove inside a garage caused an explosion in a northwest Bend home Thursday morning, fire officials said. Emergency dispatch received a 911 call shortly after 10:30 a.m. from a person who reported hearing a loud explosion near NW Milwaukee Avenue and NW Union Street in Bend, and that a garage door had been ... [full story]
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Mar 30,2007
Democrats wasted no time after their takeover of Congress in November in declaring a new era of responsible government. Party leaders said earmarks and massive, blithe pork-barrel spending would be a thing of the past. "We promise the most honest, most open, most ethical Congress in history," declared House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Initially, Democrats seemed to live up to their grand talk. To the amazement of many, incoming Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Robert Byrd - the ... [full story]
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Mar 30,2007
Former Vice President Al Gore is dressed as a Boy Scout. He enters the door to a darkened room where a man labeled 'polluters' is dressed as a dominatrix rides a fat, middle-aged man labeled 'Congress.' Gore says: 'Observe, America, as i perform another good deed by undo that improperly tied knot.' Congress says: 'Think that Boy Scout could manage to get lost?' Editorial cartoon by Mike Thompson. [full story]
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Mar 30,2007
What do the NFL, the band Coldplay and the humanities college at the University of Utah have in common? They've all pledged to become carbon "neutral," a blissful state of being in which the amount of greenhouse gases one emits is supposedly offset. It's the environmental equivalent of Weight Watchers. People figure out their carbon "footprint" - how many emissions they release at home, at work and through travel - and try to atone for ... [full story]
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Mar 30,2007
Uncle Sam is inside looking out of a jetliner with its wings and engines falling off. It is labeled 'subprime loan mess.' A shark has jumped out of the jetliner. It wears a business suit, has a brief case labeled 'predadory lenders' and wears a parachute. Caption says: 'Why do you think it's called a bailout?' Subprime loans, defaults, mortgage lenders, Editorial cartoon by Mike Thompson. [full story]
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Mar 30,2007
Amid the gusher of ethanol news since President Bush called for an aggressive boost in production, one fact has become as clear as a gallon of grain alcohol. Ethanol is only a part of the solution. Other steps will be needed to wean Americans from the pernicious effects of foreign oil and reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. In his State of the Union address in January, Bush called for production of ethanol and other ... [full story]
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Mar 30,2007
An investigator with with a 'medical report' in his hand and Mickey Mouse ears on his head is inside Anna Nicole Smith's Hard Rock Hotel room. There are syringes, pills, pill bottles, cases of slim fast, tamiflu, and antidepressants, and spilled alcohol bottles all over the room. The invetigator says: 'Nothing unusual here. Just a simple case of drug overdose.' Editorial cartoon by Chris Britt. [full story]
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Mar 30,2007
McGraw-Hill Construction releases first research of green homeowners at the National Association of Home Builders' Green Building Conference McGraw-Hill Construction, part of The McGraw-Hill Companies, recently presented the findings of its latest market research investigating "green" homes, focusing on homeowners and home buyers. The survey, co-sponsored by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), finds that homeowners are happier with their new green homes than with their previous homes, and that they are eager to ... [full story]
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Mar 29,2007
In a news conference held Tuesday afternoon, the City of Redmond announced they have selected Ron Roberts of Eugene as the city’s new Police Chief. Since September of 2006 when Chief Lane Roberts (no relation) announced his resignation to lead Deschutes County 911 operations, the city has undergone an extensive search to find a new police chief. Roberts currently commands the Special Investigations section of the Eugene Police Department. In this capacity he oversees the ... [full story]
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Mar 30,2007
Bask in the heat of the Caribbean this summer. The Wyndham Sugar Bay Resort and Spa is offering a red-hot savings package for families to experience the ultimate summer escape to paradise. Parents can take their children under the age of 12 and not pay a penny extra. Through December 2007, kids under 12 stay, eat and play for free. If families book reservations before March 31, they can receive 25 percent off room rates, ... [full story]
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