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Jul 13,2006
The airlines warned us in May that travel this summer would be more crowded, more expensive and more hostile. They were right about the expensive part. A flight I often take not only went up nearly 50 percent in price, they cut out the bag of four miniature pretzels as well. No doubt the next step will be to eliminate the drinks. The stewardess will come on the intercom and tell those who are thirsty ... [full story]
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Jul 11,2006
Free summer series to be held at Meadows Golf Course Sunriver Resort, a Destination Hotels & Resorts property, will be bringing guests and community members together with “Summer Concerts on the Green.”  The free, family-friendly concerts will take place from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. on five consecutive Wednesday nights, July 12 to August 9 at the Meadows Golf Course Driving Range. Curves Ahead (formerly The David Finch Trio with Susan Benson), a jazz/sophisticated groove band, ... [full story]
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Jul 13,2006
Dear Jim: I am thinking of building one of those concrete/foam block houses for efficiency, security and strength. Since concrete feels so cold, it is really energy efficient and will I be limited on house styling? - Scott W. Dear Scott: You mentioned "concrete/foam block" houses, but that is just one subset of a construction method called stay-in-place-forms. Another term for this construction method is insulated concrete forms. This type of construction produces one of the ... [full story]
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Jul 13,2006
Faced with an empty house that's now on the market, Colleen McLinden brought in furniture to help make the sale. As the Peoria, Ill., area's first accredited stager, McLinden is practicing the art of staging houses for sale in central Illinois. In the case of the Edelstein, Ill., house, a five-bedroom structure on 6 1/2 acres with a price tag of $350,000, the place "needed something," said Realtor David Castle of Kallister Realty in Peoria. "It ... [full story]
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Jul 13,2006
Dear Ann,Can I call you Annie? I'd like to think we could be friends, or at least colleagues. Sure, you're a big time author with several books, and I'm just a weekly humor columnist, but we're siblings in the written word.As your friend, I think you need an intervention. You seem so angry all the time. But I know what's really going on. Your attention-seeking behaviors -- saying the September 11th widows enjoyed their husbands' ... [full story]
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Jul 06,2006
Cascade Bancorp was ranked #16 in the annual Seattle Times Northwest 100 ranking. Cascade Bancorp is the highest ranking bank in the Top 100. The annual ranking of successful companies by The Seattle Times newspaper includes all publicly held companies of Washington, Oregon and Idaho.The Seattle Times NW 100 is designed to measure performance over a two- year period. The proprietary ranking system considers Return on Equity, Sales per Employee, Stock Price Appreciation and Operating Income over ... [full story]
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Jul 13,2006
A 19-year-old Bend man has received a life sentence for killing his adoptive father, according to the Deschutes County District Attorneys Office. Hawkin Groenendaal cried during his sentencing hearing on July 5 and apologized to his family for the murder of William Groenendaal, 58, at his Awbrey Butte home in January 2005. “I screwed up,” he said.  "I've made a lot of bad decisions in my life, but this tops them all," Groenendaal said.    Hawkin ... [full story]
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Jul 07,2006
The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office has asked the public’s assistance to locate a convicted sex offender who absconded from Deschutes County Parole & Probation supervision on July 4th. David K. Hunter is considered to be very dangerous and residents are urged to call 911 if they see this predatory male, especially in the near vicinity of any male or female minors age 1 – 17. Hunter is on post-prison supervision until 5/22/2004 for Sexual Abuse ... [full story]
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Jul 07,2006
On Monday, July 3rd, the city of Bend Oregon began accepting debit and credit cards as payment for City building and planning fees.  The City will accept MasterCard and Visa credit cards, as well as debit cards bearing the MasterCard or Visa logo. Credit card payments for building and planning fees can be made at City Hall (710 NW Wall Street) at the ground level Permits Customer Service Center. All payments are accepted from 7:30 am ... [full story]
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Jul 07,2006
The City of Bend is Recognized for Innovative Publications, Partnerships and Programs by Two Oregon State Agencies and National Trade Association The Oregon Department of Water Resources, the Oregon Department of Energy and the American Water Works Association recently named the City of Bend as recipient of annual conservation and communication awards. “These awards acknowledge the continued commitment and stewardship of the citizens of Bend and City staff in conserving our energy and water in ... [full story]
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