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Aug 30,2007
Central Oregon Unions Celebrate Third Annual Labor Day Picnic at Noon on Monday, September 3, in Pioneer Park, Bend Union members, their families, and all friends of working people and organized labor are invited to the third annual all-union Labor Day Picnic from Noon to 4 p.m., Monday, September 3, in Pioneer Park, on the banks of the Deschutes River just north of downtown Bend. The picnic is free. Pioneer Park is at the corner of ... [full story]
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Aug 31,2007
LOS ANGELES - The pingpong plot may be screwy, but the bitty ball-slamming had to look legit. So the "Balls of Fury" actors, including star Dan Fogler and scene-stealer Christopher Walken - were trained by a U.S. table tennis Olympian who also coached Tom Hanks in "Forrest Gump." "I must've whacked over 100,000 balls," says Fogler, who plays a tubby disgraced pingpong phenom in the comedy opening on Wednesday. Fogler prepped for the part by ... [full story]
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Aug 31,2007
LOS ANGELES - Since winning "America's Next Top Model," fresh-faced, blond, 22-year-old CariDee English has been thrust into the glossy high-fashion world of catwalks, couture and - yes, Miss Tyra - Armani-clad sleazeballs hoping to rub up against the glamorous game. "I still meet people who say, 'Oh, I'd love to work with you.' You can tell they're creeps," shudders English, a North Dakota-bred former nanny whose TV prize last December included a modeling contract ... [full story]
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Aug 31,2007
SAN DIEGO - Wonder (Bread) no more. The iconic brand that helped define the eating habits of the baby-boom generation will no longer be available on shelves in Southern California. Interstate Bakeries Corp., the maker of Wonder Bread and other baked goods, said Tuesday it will close g its bakeries in San Diego, Pomona, Glendale and Los Angeles. Other brands that will disappear in the region include Home Pride Bread, Baker's Inn and Roman Meal. ... [full story]
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Aug 31,2007
SAN DIEGO - Prosecutors said Monday they will proceed with a retrial of three of the four defendants from the first Peregrine Systems financial fraud trial, which ended in a mistrial after jurors deadlocked in favor of acquittal. U.S. District Court Judge Thomas J. Whelan set Jan. 8 as a tentative date for the retrial of Gary L. Lenz, Peregrine's former chief operating officer; Patrick Towle, the former accounting manager; and Daniel F. Stulac, the ... [full story]
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Aug 31,2007
You're not going to believe this, but there are people who actually look forward to the day when they won't have to go to work. That's right. Instead of cracking at the wake of dawn; brushing your teeth and flossing the dog; popping down a Pop-Tart and starting the agonizing commute to the workplace for a day of tedium and torture, these whackos actually imagine themselves spending Monday through Friday riding racing bikes, carving duck ... [full story]
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Aug 31,2007
As if pregnancy wasn't anxiety-inducing enough, a new English study suggests that anxious or depressed mothers-to-be are more likely to have children with sleep problems in their first years of life.   BEST MEDICINE - What do you say to others when the passenger in your car is a skeleton? CNS Photo.    NO LULLABY - A new English study suggests that anxious or depressed mothers-to-be are more likely to have children with sleep problems in their first ... [full story]
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Aug 31,2007
"Wikipedia is the best thing ever. Anyone in the world can write anything they want about any subject, so you know you're getting the best possible information." So proclaimed Michael Scott, the hopelessly clueless boss played by Steve Carrell, in an episode of "The Office." As it happened, on Aug. 19, the New York Times revealed some of the problems that have occurred with Wikipedia when anybody in the world can write anything he wants ... [full story]
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Aug 30,2007
WASHINGTON - Congressional Democrats, back from a quick trip to Iraq, said U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus assured them the White House wouldn't write his upcoming report.Petraeus, the overall military commander in Iraq, and U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker are scheduled next month to give Congress a definitive report on progress in the war.A number of news reports cited sources who said the report would actually be written by the Bush administration. A CNN ... [full story]
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Aug 31,2007
From her yearlong sanctuary in a Chicago church, Elvira Arellano, deported Aug. 19, was said to have put one face on the need for immigration reform. On Aug. 20, a more poignant face for the need was shedding tears, hiding behind the woman who will now be caring for him after his mother's enforced departure. Eight-year-old Saul Arellano, a U.S. citizen born here, will now live with the family of the refuge church's pastor. His ... [full story]
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