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Jul 28,2006
In an attempt to generate faster swing speed and more distance, many players’ initial move to start their downswing is over the top.  The only result this achieves is a misguided shot.  Try the following drill to train your body to feel the correct move from the top:   Photos by Paul Nasri At address put a head cover between your wrists/forearms.  Take your backswing and as you initiate your downswing, make sure you keep that head ... [full story]
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Jul 28,2006
FEMA Offers Warning to Area Residents Over one-hundred firefighters battled upwards of 50 blazes across central Oregon that erupted after thunderstorms rolled through area Sunday, July 23rd.        More than a thousand acres burned over the past week.  The Black Crater and Maxwell fires spread in portions of on the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests.  In addition, the Geneva-III fire burned on Crooked River National Grasslands and private land. Incident command teams began directing suppression efforts Wednesday ... [full story]
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Jul 28,2006
The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is monitoring a spate of wildfires across the Pacific Northwest and encouraging residents in potentially impacted areas to stay informed on local conditions.“We’ve had several weeks of unseasonably hot and dry weather throughout the region.  Fires can start and spread quickly,” said FEMA Acting Regional Director Dennis Hunsinger. “It’s important that at-risk residents take action now to protect their families and plan for possible evacuation. ... [full story]
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Jul 28,2006
Company’s funding of a $124,000 Supplemental Environmental Project reduces penalty for violations of hazardous waste and dry cleaning regulations      Reflections Enterprises, LLC of Bend, doing business as Al Phillips’ Mirror Pond Cleaners (Mirror Pond), has paid a $1,147 Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) penalty for violations of hazardous waste and dry cleaning regulations at its cleaning facility located at 615 N. Franklin Ave., Bend. Under the terms of a Mutual Agreement and Order, the company ... [full story]
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Jul 28,2006
At the wild animal park•a real one, not the high school•our tour guide whispered for dramatic effect: “As you can see, everything is in its natural state, completely unaffected by society…” At which point his cell phone went off. Beethoven’s “Für Elise” in C-minor. We all groaned, and the guide turned redder than a baboon’s … tongue. The whole world is beeping and buzzing and ringing. Everywhere we turn is a talking phone-head. That must ... [full story]
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Jul 28,2006
I want to be a man of letters.Being a man of letters is a distinction of prestige and learning. It conveys the image of the book-filled study, picture of one's self with historic and notable figures, and one's own letterhead.To be a man of letters, one must have achieved a certain level of fame and notoriety with the written word. Plus, one must refer to himself in the third person.I figure that with my very ... [full story]
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Jul 28,2006
Dion Agee, 38, has worked in retail for a dozen years.  However, if anyone had told him he would own a fashion-forward shoe store when he first moved to Bend nearly two years ago, he wouldn’t have believed you.   Dion Agee in his store, King of Sole Agee moved to Bend from Mammoth Lakes, California in November 2005 in search of his dream home.  “I bought a home first and then couldn’t find a job.” He ... [full story]
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Jul 28,2006
Walking down the long grocery store aisles many may not stop to think where the produce they are buying is grown, where their honey is harvested or from what town their tea originates. That may be changing if Wild Oats gets their way.  They are pushing for their local shoppers to support local product providers, thus enriching their own communities through an awareness campaign called “Choose Local”.  “Wild Oats launched its shop local program to ... [full story]
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Jul 28,2006
Local artisans will donate their time and vie for gold all in the name of charity at the 3rd Annual Pottery Olympics. The event, hosted by COCAAN (Central Oregon Community Action Agency Network), is a crucial pre-fundraising event to produce the bulk of 1,000 bowls for COCAAN’s Empty Bowls charity.        The Pottery Olympics will be held in conjunction with Art Walk on August 4, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Old Mill Quarter on ... [full story]
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Jul 28,2006
Qualifying for the World Series of Poker (WSOP) is a dream for every poker player.  In fact it is considered to be the ultimate achievement in any player’s career and it is something one man in Bend has achieved, not once, but twice.   Matt Vogel qualified for the World Series of PokerMatt Vogel, 40, is a mortgage loan officer and father of three little girls; four, six and three months.  In the little spare time that ... [full story]
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