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Jun 01,2007
Many historians consider the Seven Years' War the first truly global conflict, and when it ended in 1763 representatives of the world's most powerful nations gathered in Paris to carve up the planet. France essentially gave most of modern-day Canada to the British in exchange for control of Guadeloupe, a group of five tiny islands and a 4,800-foot volcano on the eastern edge of the Caribbean. Nearly 2 1/2 centuries later, it makes perfect sense. ... [full story]
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Jun 01,2007
BEND, Ore. –-  Mt. Bachelor ‘s consistent snowfall allowed for another long snow season for skiers and riders.  From the season opening on Friday, November 17 with the second annual Ski for Schools event, through the season’s end on Sunday, May 20; Mt. Bachelor saw an above average 397 inches of snow. The 10-year average is 370 inches. While many resorts across the country struggled to stay open, Mt. Bachelor snow levels allowed the resort ... [full story]
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May 31,2007
CENTRAL OREGON-As the weather begins its drying trend into the summer season, the grasses along the river corridors quickly dry out, particularly in the high desert locations. This creates an increased threat for wild land fires to occur. An annual closure order of public lands along these river recreation corridors is necessary for the protection of natural resources and the health and safety of the public. Closure orders go into effect at 12:01 a.m. on ... [full story]
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May 31,2007
SAN FRANCISCO - A pair of humpback whales who ended up 90 miles off course in San Francisco may have slipped out under the Golden Gate Bridge without anyone seeing. Scientists and rescue team members say the mother whale and her calf -- nicknamed Delta and Dawn -- may have exited the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta under the cover of night, avoiding the rescuers who spent two weeks trying to coax the giant mammals out ... [full story]
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May 31,2007
ATLANTA - The man with a dangerous form of drug-resistant tuberculosis has been identified as a 31-year-old personal injury lawyer in Atlanta. Andrew Speaker is now in Colorado for treatment. He set off a two-continent search for people who had been in contact with him when he flew to Europe earlier this month for his wedding, returning via Canada. Speaker's father-in-law, Robert Cooksey, works for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, CNN ... [full story]
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May 31,2007
A woman suspected of shooting her ex-boyfriend in southeast Portland Wednesday morning died today at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend from injuries she sustained when she shot herself in the head after a police car chase throughout Central Oregon.   Jacqueline Fielder, suspected of murdering her ex-boyfriend, died today in a Bend hospital from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head - PPB photo 30-year old Jacqueline Kay Fielder is suspected of shooting to death 36-year old ... [full story]
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Jun 01,2007
Bend-La Pine Schools to serve more than 31,000 meals this summer The Bend-La Pine Schools Summer Lunch Program will kick off June 18 at ten locations throughout Bend and La Pine. The program, which is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture, expects to serve more than 31,000 nutritious meals to children during summer vacation. “School lunches are the main source of nutrition for many students,” said Terry Cashman, director of Nutrition Services for ... [full story]
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May 31,2007
NEW YORK - Educators across the United States are calling for standardized testing when it comes to the Bush administration's "No Child Left Behind" law. CBS News Correspondent Kelly Wallace said that most states are using different tests and standards to gauge their progress under the law. The main issue is that some states are allegedly accusing others of lowering the difficulty of their state tests to make it look like they have made more ... [full story]
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May 31,2007
DES MOINES, Iowa - Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney said his party must propose a solution to provide health insurance for U.S. residents who don't have it. Romney said the 45 million people in the country without health insurance are sure to become a major issue of the 2008 presidential campaign, the Des Moines (Iowa) Register reported Thursday. "I know the Democrats are talking about that," the former Massachusetts governor said Wednesday in Des Moines. ... [full story]
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Jun 01,2007
A1 to Aa3 upgrade for Bend-La Pine Schools attributed to sound fiscal planning and strategic long range planning A Wall Street credit rating agency, Moody’s Investors Service, raised its rating for the Bend-La Pine Schools (BLS) general obligation bonds to Aa3 today. BLS joins an elite few Oregon schools with a rating of this caliber. Moody’s cited the area’s strong economy, high real market value per capita, the Schools strengthening financial position and continuing growth, as ... [full story]
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