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Mar 23,2007
RE: Incentives, please (3/23/2007)You are correct that incentives are needed to reduce the shortage of transplantable organs.  Relying on altruism has left us with a shortage that kills thousands of people every year and gets larger every day. One incentive is already in place.  You can increase your chances of getting a transplant if you ever need one by agreeing to donate your organs after you die.  This incentive is offered by LifeSharers, a national ... [full story]
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Mar 23,2007
The Expedition 14 crew continued work this week on scientific experiments and increased the bandwidth on the International Space Station's computer network. Commander Michael Lopez-Alegria and Flight Engineer Suni Williams spent time working with experiments that may hold the key to several aspects of long-duration space flight as NASA looks forward to missions back to the moon and on to Mars or other destinations. Each served as test subject and operator for the Anomalous Long ... [full story]
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Mar 23,2007
Country Insurance & Financial Services Agent Andy Meeuwsen of La Pine recently was named a 2007 Master Agent for the organization. Meeuwsen is among 72 agents selected to receive the honor.  Country has more than 2,000 agents in 14 states.  This is the first time Meeuwsen has been named a Master Agent.   Andy Meeuwsen The Master Agent is awarded by Country to agents for their commitment and dedication to filling the insurance products and services and ... [full story]
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Mar 23,2007
Creates First Integrated Platform That Enables Extreme Transaction Processing REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. - Oracle today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Tangosol Inc, a leading provider of reliable in-memory data grid software. Data grid software increases application performance by providing fast, distributed access to frequently used data. Tangosol's product, Coherence Data Grid, is a fundamental enabler for the rapidly growing space of extreme transaction processing (XTP), typical in, among others, ... [full story]
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Mar 23,2007
WASHINGTON - Two wireless service providers testifying before the U.S. International Trade Commission Thursday complained they are caught in the crossfire of a figurative global "nuclear war" raging between San Diego wireless giant Qualcomm and rival chipmaker Broadcom. But both firms weighed in on Qualcomm's side. Mark C. Hansen, an attorney for Verizon Wireless, charged that Verizon is trapped between two litigious rivals who are using patent law to "club" each other. "They're in a ... [full story]
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Mar 23,2007
Newport Avenue Bridge becomes “Veterans Memorial Bridge”; adjacent walkway named "Randy Newman Walkway" after Lance Cpl. Randy Newman In Wednesday’s meeting of the Bend City Council, members agreed to rename Newport Avenue Bridge “Veterans Memorial Bridge”, and to pay special tribute to a local Marine killed in Iraq by naming an adjacent walkway “Randy Newman Walkway”.  Lance Cpl. Newman, a Bend native, lost his life on August 20 of last year.   Lance Cpl. Randy L. ... [full story]
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Mar 23,2007
SAN DIEGO - An agency's squabble with the Navy over military exercises off San Diego County has mushroomed into a broader battle to preserve the special powers of coastal states. The California Coastal Commission filed suit Thursday to contest the Navy's assertion that the agency has no say over training maneuvers beyond the state's waters, which extend three miles from shore. On the surface, the case involves the Navy's refusing the commission's request to increase ... [full story]
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Mar 23,2007
WASHINGTON - James Steven Griles, the former deputy secretary of the Department of the Interior (DOI), has pleaded guilty to obstructing the U.S. Senate's investigation into the corruption allegations surrounding former Washington lobbyist Jack A. Abramoff, Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher of the Criminal Division announced today. Griles admitted that he knowingly and willfully lied and concealed material information about the relationship that he had with Abramoff.   Former Washington lobbyist Jack A. Abramoff Griles, 59, ... [full story]
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Mar 23,2007
WASHINGTON - A federal grand jury in Jackson, Miss., returned a five-count criminal superseding indictment against four former deputies with the Harrison County Sheriff's Department for conspiring to violate the civil rights of inmates at the Harrison County Adult Detention Center, Wan J. Kim, Assistant Attorney General for the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division, and Dunn Lampton, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi, announced today. The Department alleges that the four former ... [full story]
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Mar 23,2007
Thirteen candidates have filed applications to fill the Bend City Council vacancy left by John Hummel who resigned earlier this month.  The deadline was 5 p.m. Wednesday.  During the last council meeting held March 7, council members agreed to an appointment process. A special meeting will be held at 4 p.m. March 28 to narrow the list of potential candidates to be interviewed.  Interviews are set tentatively for March 30 at 2 p.m.  Both meetings ... [full story]
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