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Mar 26,2009
The Feature Film, 'Let's Do It,' Inspired by Original Student Movie Made 80 Years Ago EUGENE, Ore. -- Student films seem to be as old as the movies. Well, not quite. There was, in fact, the first full-length student movie, filmed on the University of Oregon campus 80 years ago. The behind-the-scenes antics of that movie, "Ed's Co-Ed," were entertaining enough to inspire its own movie.   The University of Oregon has reached an agreement with ... [full story]
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Mar 26,2009
ALOHA, Ore. – A 10-year-old boy was attacked Wednesday and bitten several times on both of his legs by a pit bull that has a documented history of other attacks, deputies reported. According to Washington County Sheriff’s deputies, the child was riding a two-wheeled “razor” on the sidewalk in front of the Beaverton International School and the dog, whose owner lives across the street, ran at him and attacked. The boy reportedly kicked at the ... [full story]
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Mar 26,2009
Obama Administration Announces Additional $33,501,500 for Local Energy Efficiency Improvements in Oregon --- Block Grants to Support Jobs, Cut Energy Bills, and Increase Energy Independence   Bend will receive $745,500 and Deschutes County $325,700  Vice President Joe Biden and Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced plans to invest $3.2 billion in energy efficiency and conservation projects in U.S. cities, counties, states, territories, and Native American tribes.  This includes $33,501,500 for state, county and city efforts in Oregon.  ... [full story]
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Mar 26,2009
NAIROBI, Kenya -- A hospital in Kenya reports U.S. President Obama's stepbrother may have cholera. Doctors at a hospital in Nyanza Province were awaiting test results Thursday on Malik Abong'o Obama, who was among the Kenyan contingent at Obama's inauguration in January. The (Nairobi) Daily Nation reported the patient was brought in after becoming symptomatic this week; however, a staff physician who asked to remain anonymous told the newspaper tests could show he is suffering from any ... [full story]
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Mar 26,2009
TORONTO -- Toronto police say a woman who walked into the side of a truck and was then run over was likely distracted by talking on her cell phone. The unidentified 28-year-old woman died Wednesday night on busy Front Street outside the Rogers Center stadium, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported. Police Sgt. Steve Burrows said the woman walked into the side of a turning delivery truck. She fell and was run over by the truck's rear wheels ... [full story]
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Mar 26,2009
LONDON -- The British government says it plans to open an inquiry into the Iraq war when British troops leave that country in July. Confirmation in Parliament for the probable July 31 inquiry date touched off warnings to British Prime Minister Gordon Brown not to use the timing of the announcement for personal political advantage, The Times of London reported. British Foreign Secretary David Miliband told Parliament that the inquiry would be set up "as soon as ... [full story]
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Mar 26,2009
WASHINGTON -- Liberal advocacy groups are airing ads urging moderate Democratic lawmakers to get firmly behind U.S. President Barack Obama's budget priorities. The commercials, by non-profit MoveOn.org and Americans United for Change, drew immediate counterattacks by moderate Democrats in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate who accused the advocacy groups of myopia. "The liberal groups need to understand that we are not elected to represent the president," Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., told Thursday's edition ... [full story]
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Mar 26,2009
NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar -- A senior U.S. diplomat met with Myanmar officials in the Asian country as the Obama administration continued its review of U.S. policy for the country. The U.S. State Department issued a statement late Wednesday that the visit by Stephen Blake, the department's chief for mainland Southeast Asia, "does not reflect a change in policy or approach to Burma (as Myanmar was formerly known)," The Washington Post reported Thursday. The government's official newspaper hailed the ... [full story]
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Mar 26,2009
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Mint says it is accepting orders for its 2009 Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar, the Mint's first coin with readable Braille. The Mint said in a release it is accepting orders for the new coin, which was created to honor the 200th birthday of Louis Braille, who created the tactile writing system readable by the blind, CNN said. Sales of the coin will result in surcharges for the National Federation of the Blind ... [full story]
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Mar 26,2009
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- A man walked into a Jandola, Pakistan, restaurant and set off an explosive device Thursday, killing 11 people, police said. Seven other people were wounded in the explosion, which officials said targeted members of the pro-government Turkistan tribe at the restaurant, CNN reported. Police said the attack was likely a part of a continuing fight between militants loyal to Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud and members of the Turkistan tribe. Meanwhile, a suspected U.S. missile strike ... [full story]
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