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Apr 04,2008
SCAPPOOSE, Ore. -- An elderly driver received minor injuries Thursday afternoon when she was unable to avoid a collision with a loaded logging truck and one of the logs crashed through her car’s windshield, police reported.   The 82-year old driver of this car escaped with only minor injuries when a log crashed through the vehicle's windshield - OSP photo  Evelyn Sanders, 82, of Scappoose, was following the truck northbound on Highway 30 near Bennett Road when ... [full story]
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Apr 04,2008
BEND, Ore. – Excellent detective work and the cooperation of several businesses and concerned citizens led to the arrest of three people in connection with a rash of criminal mischief late last month described as one of the largest vandalism sprees in Bend’s history. Nearly 75 victims’ homes, businesses or vehicles were damaged by ball-bearings shot from a sling-shot.   Isaiah C. Harris (left), and  Christopher D. Hartzell (right) - DCJ photos. Not pictured is 17-year-old suspect ... [full story]
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Apr 04,2008
LA PINE, Ore. -- Deputies have released few details in connection with a shooting in La Pine, Oregon, Thursday night that left one person dead and two injured. Deschutes County Sheriff’s deputies responded to 16054 Burgess Road in La Pine shortly after 9 p.m., April 3, to a report of gunshots, Captain Marc Mills said in a news release. While on their way, another 911 call was received from a victim who ran to a neighbor’s ... [full story]
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Apr 04,2008
Q: My husband and I just had twins, and the house that we purchased two years ago is way too small now. We tried selling it privately but with the market today, the offers that we received were very low, about $35,000 less than what is owed on our current mortgage. I know that walking away from our current home would be irresponsible on our part, but we are not able to sell for what ... [full story]
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Apr 04,2008
Q: We just sold my wife’s deceased mother’s house and we got a 1099-S form that says gross proceeds were $525,000. What amount do we pay taxes on? The money went directly into my wife’s living trust. We got a check from the closing in the amount of $434,000. A: I’m sorry for your loss. If you sold the house within a year of your wife’s mother’s death, it’s possible that you will owe no ... [full story]
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Apr 04,2008
Certain events imprint the mind with images time cannot erase. People of one generation recall where they were when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. People of another remember where they were when John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Then there was the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 40 years ago, April 4. I was a young man having dinner with an old man at an upscale private club in Atlanta. When the news came in, ... [full story]
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Apr 04,2008
Pope Benedict XVI last week baptized a man into the Catholic Church. The man, Magdi Allam, had converted from another faith. There is nothing unusual about that. People convert from non-faith to faith, or from one religion to another, or within faiths to different denominations all the time. However, this conversion was different. Mr. Allam, who has taken a new name, Magdi Cristiano Allam, was a Muslim, and not just your average, everyday Muslim. Mr. ... [full story]
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Apr 04,2008
"Let me reintroduce myself: I am David A. Paterson and I am the Governor of the State of New York." With those words, on March 17, Lt. Gov. David Paterson became New York's 55th governor, the state's first legally blind chief executive and the nation's fourth black governor. Paterson joins Reconstruction-era Gov. P.B.S. Pinchback from my home state of Louisiana, current Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and former Virginia Gov. L. Douglas Wilder. Born in Brooklyn, ... [full story]
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Apr 04,2008
Extremely violent video games have become the dangerous obsession of a significant portion of our youth, and several towns and states have passed ordinances intended to prevent minors from buying or viewing them. But judicial supremacists are striking down these laws by claiming this extremely graphic violence deserves the same First Amendment protection as Shakespeare. In March, a three-judge panel for the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal unanimously held that violent video games are ... [full story]
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Apr 04,2008
The Olympic Games, we should be pleased to realize, take place no more often than every four years. Too frequently, they are hosted by nations we might otherwise shun for some real or perceived threat to humankind. Five months from now, the cream of world athletes will be gathering in Beijing for the 26th Olympics since resumption of the modern Games in 1896. And once again many are questioning the propriety of recent conduct by ... [full story]
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