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Jun 06,2006
Oh, you’re going to love this. Its the latest tripe being ground out of the ever busy Bush Administration sausage factory of spin. Now that the evidence about global warming is pretty much nailed down, meaning every scientist on the face of the planet agrees that not only are we neck deep in the middle of it, the bottom of our earlobes are starting to tickle; turns out, no worries. Its really good for us. ... [full story]
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Jun 06,2006
Law Enforcement Torch Run Relay Raises Funds and Awareness for Special Olympics Oregon Oregon law enforcement officers and Special Olympics Oregon athletes strapped on their running shoes and teamed up to launch the Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg, a cross-state relay raising awareness and funds for Special Olympics Oregon on a rainy June 2nd morning. The Bend, Redmond, and Prineville Police Departments and Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office will carry the Special Olympics Oregon Flame of ... [full story]
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Jun 07,2006
The Deschutes County Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) has selected the 2006  “Big Chainring” Award recipients. Since 1996, the Big Chainring Awards have been awarded annually to honor individuals, businesses and public agencies that have made significant contributions in the support of better bicycling in Central Oregon. The awards were presented by BPAC Chair Bill Hilton June 4th, 2006 at 1:30pm during the Commute Options Fair at the Les Schwab Amphitheater. New this year ... [full story]
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Jun 04,2006
Theresa Maureen Jones of Redmond, age 48, was arrested and jailed in the Deschutes County Jail on charges of Assault #1 on June 3rd.  Officers from the Bend City Police Department were dispatched to a location near Denny's Restaurant at 805 NE 3rd Street where they found Thomas Dean Ricketts, a 53 year old Bend resident on the sidewalk with a stab wound to his head. Paramedics from the Bend Fire Deparment dressed the severely bleeding wound and ... [full story]
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Jun 08,2006
Dear Jim: I like the idea of generating my own electricity with solar cells. I will save on electric bills and have electricity when the utility's power goes off. Are solar cells systems available for home use? - Ron H. Dear Ron: The proper term for solar cell systems which produce electricity is PV (photovoltaics). PV systems are available for providing electricity for homes and some homes use it exclusively. The silicon-based solar cells directly ... [full story]
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Jun 08,2006
Beware the sun! It started out as a tiny bump on her forehead. Maybe a pimple, she thought, although at 65, she was a tad old for it. But the bump stayed and stayed and stayed. And it changed in shape over time, becoming asymmetrical. Finally, about a year later, our friend figured she should go to her dermatologist, Dr. Richard Castiello, to have it checked out. When the doctor's nurse took her into the exam room, ... [full story]
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Jun 08,2006
Eight months ago, Heather Thelen's idea of a heavy workout was lifting 320 pounds - every ounce of it her own - onto an elliptical trainer. Thirty seconds later, breathless and exhausted, she could barely remain upright. Nothing, though, could be as draining as falling off one structured diet program after another, from Jenny Craig to Optifast. "I would lose, then hit a plateau, get discouraged, quit and gain everything back and more," she said. Thelen, 33, was ... [full story]
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Jun 15,2006
To the outside world, it's a spring morning just like any other. Garbage trucks clang down sleepy streets. Commuters battle rush hour traffic. And lines of coffee fanatics wait to get their morning fix at their favorite coffee houses.But at Little Lamb Day Care, a storm is brewing that threatens to end its long and illustrious history.Recently, the school was rocked by a controversy that has shaken the very foundations of early childhood education. Not ... [full story]
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Jun 15,2006
You can hardly drive a mile of interstate or thoroughfare without seeing a portable DVD player dangling from the ceiling of a mini-van or strapped to the back of a passenger seat, little round faces basking in the flickering blue glow. They didn’t have portable DVD players when our children were young. I am loath to admit this, but when our children traveled in the car they actually had to, um, well, uh, well, they ... [full story]
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Jun 08,2006
Read Amy Tykeson’s bio and it is easy to see why CableWORLD once named her one of the 50 most influential women in cable.  Labeled a true "cable gal," Tykeson is the chairman and CEO of Bend Broadband.  She was part of the industry long before she was hired by HBO in 1980, where she moved through the ranks and ultimately served as VP of Area Marketing in New York. Her father, Donald Tykeson, helped ... [full story]
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