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Apr 03,2007
ISLAMABAD - An assembly of Pashtun tribal elders in Pakistan's semi-autonomous Waziristan reportedly has declared war against foreign militants linked to al-Qaida.The Pakistan Times reported that at the Jirga of Ahmedzai Wazir tribesmen, local religious scholars issued a decree saying execution of foreign militants and their supporters would be lawful acts. Some of the foreign militants, mostly Uzbeks, are believed to be linked to the al-Qaida.The Jirga also decided to launch a major offensive against ... [full story]
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Apr 02,2007
One of the four suspected arson cases in Bend during the last nine days was solved when a juvenile was cited by Bend Police for reckless burning in connection with a brush fire in a vacant lot in northeast Bend on March 26, officials reported. According to Fire Inspector Larry Medina with Bend Fire & Rescue, an unnamed juvenile is responsible for the fire near 62425 Eagle Road, a vacant lot owned by Eastmont Church.  ... [full story]
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Apr 02,2007
The Bend City Council announced today the unanimous appointment of Peter Gramlich to fill the vacancy left by John Hummel, who resigned last month Thirteen interested parties applied for the vacant position by the set deadline of March 21, and council members on Tuesday of last week narrowed the list to six candidates. Those six were interviewed prior to the council’s vote today. Gramlich will serve until December 31, 2008, and will be sworn into ... [full story]
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Apr 02,2007
Is your dog the best-behaved and well-mannered dog in Central Oregon?  Is he or she a dead ringer for Toto from The Wizard of Oz? Do your friends always say your dog should be in the movies, in commercials, or on stage? Well, here’s your chance. Redmond High School (RHS) will be presenting the musical version of The Wizard of Oz May 17th to May 20th and they are looking for that one special “Toto” to ... [full story]
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Apr 06,2007
The fallout from the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on climate change could be significant. It hits the domestic auto industry particularly hard. A majority of the justices reached beyond their expertise to parrot environmental activists' claims that climate change is forcing massive damage to the Earth. But neither the court nor the rest of the government should target any one industry when the causes are so broad. Of course, keeping environmental alarmists at bay will be ... [full story]
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Apr 02,2007
Salem—Democrats in the Oregon House of Representatives celebrated their accomplishments of the first half of the 2007 Legislative Session at a press conference Monday morning, saying the session had been more efficient and effective than previous sessions. “We began this session by getting back to the basics of governing and restoring credibility and accountability to the Legislature,” said Speaker of the House Jeff Merkley (D-Portland). “That new tone and approach has reduced the bitter partisanship ... [full story]
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Apr 06,2007
As many have noted distressingly, the '08 presidential race already has begun. Of the many consequences, count this one as among the most serious: the need to enact immigration reform now. The majority of Americans recognize the need for broad - and fair - immigration reform. Standing in the way is the shortened attention span such important issues get once presidential campaigning begins in earnest. Suddenly, what was important gets placed on the back burner. ... [full story]
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Apr 06,2007
Have you tried helping your children with their homework lately? It’s amazing how much information they’re able to absorb. But some would say we’re doing our kids a disservice by not emphasizing more strongly a critical part of growing up - personal financial management skills. Four out of five high school seniors have never taken a personal financial management class, yet they’ll soon be asked to balance a checkbook, file taxes and manage credit cards ... [full story]
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Apr 06,2007
Sea lions that gather near the mouth of the Rogue River will soon find that their lounging areas have been blocked off the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW) announced Monday. Approximately 350 feet of barrier will be put up on local mooring docks to discourage sea lions from frequenting the boat basin and Rogue River estuary. Curry Sportfishing Association, the primary sponsor of the project, will build the barrier.  Last year, Curry Sportfishing ... [full story]
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Apr 02,2007
Two Prineville teenagers were taken into custody Saturday following an investigation of criminal mischief near Wildcat Campground in the Ochoco National Forest, accused of shooting a number of signs and causing $800 in damage, Crook County Sheriff’s deputies reported. A traffic warning sign was placed on the road near the campground Saturday, March 31, where County search and rescue personnel had assembled for a training exercise, Detective Sgt. Travis Jurgens said.  Hours later, a vehicle ... [full story]
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