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Apr 04,2008
Although I didn't get as much driving in as was planned, I had an hour behind the wheel on dry pavement, then plenty of snow driving. The car kept me safe, but it also might be too safe and free of emotion.   ACURA - The spirit of the $30,000 2009 Acura TSX speaks through the six-speed manual. The gearbox is so slick that it seems meant for speed shifts. CNS Photo courtesy of Acura.  SPECS 2009 ... [full story]
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Apr 04,2008
Joseph Beuys, one of the most influential German artists to emerge after World War II, declared "Art that cannot shape society and therefore also cannot penetrate the heart ... is no art."   SOCIAL ENGINEERING - The face on the screen poses as a guide to the bookless library of the future, in a multimedia installation by Adrienne Jenik, 'SPECLIC: Welcum 2 the Infosphere' on display in San Diego. CNS Photo by Nelvin C. Cepeda.  But as ... [full story]
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Apr 04,2008
The risk to children who see "Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!" is not that they won't enjoy the new film. It's that the book, a classic first published in 1954, may never again be quite as entertaining.   HORTON HEARS IT - Does the magic of the master of kids' books lose anything when the creations leave the printed page? CNS Photo courtesy of Blue Sky Studios.   That possibility is what fuels often-heated debates over whether ... [full story]
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Apr 04,2008
Q: I purchased this covered dish thinking it was made by Fenton Glass Co. It is decorated with birds and roses in relief, measures 7 inches in diameter, and is in mint condition. I wrote to Fenton inquiring about its history only to learn it was not made by them. They told me it is a hummingbird puff box and it was made by Phoenix and Consolidated Art Glass.   PUFF PIECE - The Consolidated Lamp ... [full story]
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Apr 01,2008
Long the sovereign domain of arctic explorers and hardcore adventure trekkers, Greenland abounds with the cracking sounds of calving glaciers, treks beside behemoth ice flows and visits to Inuit villages. Experiencegreenland.com recently launched an interactive educational Web site featuring two new travel packages that meld arctic authenticity with convenience and capitalize on Air Greenland's five-hour connection from Baltimore to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, that started last year. This summer Air Greenland will operate flights every Thursday from ... [full story]
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Apr 04,2008
Q: I like to eat products made with honey. I have heard there are health benefits, yet I have also noticed that the bee colonies are disappearing from an unknown cause.   I was wondering if any items in the honey are harmful to my health. A: You are right that eating honey provides several health benefits. It has been found that people have improved exercise performance when they first consume honey. Honey contains antioxidants and ... [full story]
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Apr 01,2008
Grant applications are now being accepted for a program aimed at preserving Oregon's forest future by acquiring threatened forestland and assisting conservation of forests. The Forest Legacy Program, administered by the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF), is a cooperative program of the U.S. Forest Service that seeks to conserve private forestlands that may be lost to non-forest uses, preserve forest resources, and enhance community forest conservation partnerships. "We're focusing our efforts on areas that face ... [full story]
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Apr 04,2008
The results are in from the second meet of 2008 for the Central District of the Oregon High School Equestrian Teams (OHSET) held March 28-30 in the Hooker Creek ArenA at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center in Redmond, Oregon.   Chrystal Bates, La Pine, placed 2nd in In Hand Trail - photo by Kathy Russell    Courtney George, Mountain View placed 3rd in Showmanship and 6th in Stockseat equitation - photo by Kathy Russell   Alena Hoyer, Bend, rushing for the ... [full story]
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Apr 04,2008
BEND, Ore.  -- The Second Sunday reading event, hosted by Bend Public Library, will feature two of the winners of the 2007 Rising Star Creative Writing Competition sponsored by The Nature of Words. One of the featured writers will be Theresa Peoples, who won both the poetry and the literary nonfiction in the 15-18 year-old category in 2007. She currently attends the International School of the Cascades in Redmond, Ore. Also reading will be Michele ... [full story]
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Apr 04,2008
Outstanding High School Senior Recognized A Central Oregon high school senior has been recognized by The Center Foundation as a “High Desert Hero”.  Trevor Schongalla was named the April High Desert Hero by the Board of Directors.  Trevor is involved in school sports, maintains a high GPA at Madras High School, takes AP classes,   Trevor Schongalla - "High Desert Hero" and outstanding high school senior - submitted photo works, volunteers with youth, and takes on leadership ... [full story]
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