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Mar 30,2007
As 250 members of the Oregon National Guard are on alert they may be deployed to Iraq this summer, U.S. Senator Gordon H. Smith (R-OR) is proposing new tax credits to bolster small businesses and their employees who are called to military service. “One in three reservists and guardsmen take a pay cut to serve on the battlefield. These men and women leave their homes, their families and well-paying jobs to serve our country,” Smith ... [full story]
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Mar 30,2007
"John" began thinking something was wrong when he glanced down at his desk clock one dreary November afternoon. He had started his Saturday off from work like any other weekend, by hunkering down in front of his computer screen and losing himself in a world of fantasy computer games. John (not his real name) would play online video games allowing him to assume the identity of a fictional character, creating a new and different persona ... [full story]
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Mar 30,2007
Q: For years I have loved bamboo but thought I could never grow it where I live in northern Illinois. However, a friend tells me I am wrong. He says several species of bamboo grow quite well this far north. I have never seen bamboo growing here. I would love to grow a species that is 10 feet or taller. I have an acre I could put it on. Can you tell me the names ... [full story]
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Mar 30,2007
If you've ever experienced a cold, clingy shower curtain putting a damper on your daily routine, take note. You get in the shower and the curtain blowing in on you is not only a nuisance, it's just plain irritating. Well that's where Patrick Raymond, a former advertising executive, and his ShowerBow come in. Raymond was standing in the shower one day with the curtain creeping in on him and began thinking of a way to ... [full story]
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Mar 30,2007
Legislation means lower risk of damaged homes and lost lives; Bill now moves to Governor’s desk The Oregon Senate today passed House Bill 2163, legislation requiring the sale of firesafe cigarettes in Oregon. The cigarettes have proven to be safer for consumers because of their ability to self-extinguish, greatly reducing the chance of fire. Use of the fire-safe cigarettes in other states has shown their effectiveness in reducing fires and preventing deaths.   Fire-safe cigarettes work ... [full story]
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Mar 30,2007
MEDTRONICA The Never-Ending Squirrel Tale www.squirreltales.com For parents of children with cancer, life can sometimes seem lonely and despairing. This site offers solace and practical advice, lighthearted and inspiring stories and tips from other parents in the same situation. CUT ONCE, THINK TWICE As if men needed more reasons to balk, a Northwestern University study suggests vasectomies may be linked with an increased risk of contracting a rare form of dementia. Primary Progressive Aplasia, or ... [full story]
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Mar 30,2007
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Association of Counties’ (NACo) this week applauded the 75 U.S. Senators for voting Wednesday to extend the Secure Rural Schools and Communities Self Determination Act.  Additionally, this vote would reauthorize this Act and fully fund the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program for five years.    The Senate voted 75-22 for the bipartisan amendment that devotes $2.8 billion over five years (2007-2011) for payments to counties and states affected by ... [full story]
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Mar 30,2007
An average homeowner should be able to repair or replace a kitchen sprayer in a few hours using common household tools. First check for problems like a cracked or kinked hose, leaks, clogged aerator valve problem. Sometimes replacing the entire sprayer may be the easiest way to solve sprayer problems. [full story]
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Mar 30,2007
The title alone - "WACK!: Art and the Feminist Revolution" - tells you the epic-scale exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles is something of an assault on the senses. How could it not be with 450 works by 119 artists from 21 countries that fill 22,500 square feet of exhibition space? The cover of the exhibition catalog has already caused something of a stir, with its collage by Martha Rosler, "Body ... [full story]
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Mar 30,2007
Entrees Made Easy, a national meal assembly franchise, announces its Charity Grand Opening Event at its new location in Bend, Oregon.  NeighborImpact will receive 50% from the grand opening day proceeds to be held Saturday, March 31, 2007.  The Bend franchise is located at 3188 N. Highway 97, Suite 105 in Bend, Oregon.  Store hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.NeighborImpact is dedicated to empowering individuals and families to succeed and become engaged citizens in the ... [full story]
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