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Apr 25,2007
WASHINGTON - The Pentagon and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs have been ordered by U.S. President George Bush to coordinate treatment of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. A White House statement Tuesday night said Bush ordered Veterans Affairs Secretary Jim Nicholson to streamline the care and benefits veterans receive and report back within 45 days on progress, The Washington Post reported. Nicholson was the chairman of a presidential task force established March 6 that included officials ... [full story]
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Apr 25,2007
PORTLAND, Ore. - The FBI wants to know who sent dozens of threatening letters about TV coverage of collegiate cheerleaders from Portland, Ore., and elsewhere. Some of the letters contained an insecticide, KGW-TV reported. FBI spokeswoman Beth Anne Steele released excerpts of some letters, which have been sent since 2004. "We are fed up with networks exploiting women in sports coverage. ABC/ESPN exploits collegiate and professional cheer squads in their coverage of football and basketball ... [full story]
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Apr 25,2007
MOSCOW - Throngs packed a Moscow cathedral Wednesday for the funeral of Boris Yeltsin, Russia's first democratically elected president. The 76-year-old died Monday of heart failure and his memorial service was at the Russian Orthodox Christ the Savior Cathedral, where his body laid in state since Tuesday, the Novosti news agency reported. Among the foreign dignitaries attending the service were former U.S. presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton, along with German President Horst Koehler, ... [full story]
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Apr 24,2007
--“It doesn't matter what your politics are. Taxpayers should be outraged," said Wyden-- WASHINGTON, D.C. – As evidence of serious alleged ethics and possibly legal violations at the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) continue to mount, U.S. Senators Byron Dorgan (D-ND) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) on Monday called for the resignation or firing of GSA Administrator Lurita Doan.  Doan has held the top GSA job since May 31, 2006, and has come under fire from bipartisan ... [full story]
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Apr 27,2007
Oregon is the 3rd Largest Cyberstate by Semiconductor Manufacturing Employment AeA, the nation's largest technology trade association with 2,500 member companies representing all segments of the high-tech industry, this week released its 10th anniversary Cyberstates report detailing national and state trends in high-tech employment, wages, and other key economic factors. The report, Cyberstates 2007: A Complete State-by-State Overview of the High-Technology Industry, covers all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Oregon's high-tech industry ... [full story]
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Apr 25,2007
BROOKINGS, Ore. - An Oregon mother who said her daughter was threatened in a sketch posted on another student's MySpace.com page has decided to keep her child out of school. Jen Carson said that her daughter does not want to return to Azalea Middle School, even though police, the FBI and school authorities have reviewed the sketch. "She's scared," Carson told the Curry (County, Ore.) Pilot. The drawing showed a stick figure shooting cheerleaders shouting, ... [full story]
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Apr 24,2007
Plan Assures 24/7 Trooper Coverage on Oregon’s State Highways SALEM, Ore. — The House of Representatives yesterday approved a Floor vote on HB 3535, the Republican plan to provide dedicated funding to the Oregon State Police. The bill, with 51 bipartisan House and Senate co-sponsors, assures round-the-clock State Trooper coverage on Oregon’s highways without a tax increase. A vote to enact HB 3535 is expected Wednesday. “It’s about time that we did right by this organization, and ... [full story]
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Apr 24,2007
A 55-year old Prineville man is in custody following raids at three separate Prineville-area locations Monday, accused of over a half-dozen charges including drug and weapons offenses, theft, menacing and assault, police reported.   Alan Lane Nevel - CCJ photo Shortly after 4 p.m. April 23, Crook County Sheriff’s deputies and Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers responded to space # 7 of the Lakeshore RV Park at 12333 N.E. Ochoco Highway in Prineville to a report of menacing.  ... [full story]
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Apr 24,2007
Two Redmond teens were arrested Monday night during a routine traffic stop when Ecstasy and marijuana were found in the vehicle, Oregon State Police (OSP) reported.   Parmalee Dawn Lauch  (above), drug paraphernalia, marijuana, Ecstasy tablets seized (below) - OSP photos   Trooper Rich Brannin stopped a 1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo driven by 19-year-old Parmalee Dawn Lauch on Highway 97 at NW Cedar Avenue in Redmond about 8:45 p.m. April 23.  According to a news release, during the ... [full story]
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Apr 24,2007
BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakota state legislators in Bismarck have voted to ban most abortions if the courts find the legislation constitutional. Under the bill approved Monday, the only abortions allowed in North Dakota would be those to protect the life of the mother or in cases of rape or incest, the Bismarck (N.D.) Tribune reported Tuesday. North Dakota was the second state, behind Mississippi, to pass such a bill, the newspaper said. The bill ... [full story]
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