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Sep 08,2006
It started with a sound like distant thunder, but the skies were clear. Suddenly the ground shook for miles around. A volcanic vent opened on the inside of the caldera’s rim and began sputtering lava and pumice, eventually giving way to the main lava flow. The lava slowly poured downhill igniting then burying every tree in its path. The only people around to witness this fiery spectacle were Native Americans, as it occurred 1,300 years ... [full story]
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Sep 21,2006
During the week, there were six reports of vehicle break-ins, with an estimated value of stolen items at $9,071.  Of the six reports, three vehicles were unlocked.  DUII arrests totaled eight, and there were five warrant arrests made. There were three reports of paintball damage to vehicles or residences. §         9/12. A Bend man reported that while his unlocked vehicle was parked in front of his home, someone stole his passport, $1200 cash, and 12 bottles ... [full story]
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Sep 21,2006
Government Accounting Office affirms critics' doubts about the so-called centerpiece of Team Bush's domestic policy "I am confident that the faith community is achieving unbelievable successes in -- throughout our country." -- President George W. Bush, second White House National Conference on Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, March 2006 "... while more elaborate scientific studies are underway, the White House has relied on largely anecdotal evidence to support the view that faith-based approaches produce better long-term results." ... [full story]
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Sep 21,2006
Only 17 percent of all jobs in Oregon pay a wage that allows a family of three to pay for basics like health care, child care, food and housing, according to the annual report 2006 Northwest Job Gap Study: Living Wages in the Current Economy issued by the Northwest Federation of Community Organizations (NWFCO). Only 19 percent of Oregon jobs provide a living wage for a family of four, with two working adults. Only 31 percent ... [full story]
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Sep 21,2006
Phyllis Rich pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit securities fraud and to filing a false tax return Phyllis Marks Rich, former Chief Operating Officer of Pac Equities, Inc., pleaded guilty Tuesday before US District Judge Michael Hogan to conspiracy to commit securities fraud and to filing a false tax return. Rich is scheduled for sentencing December 5.  Conspiracy to commit securities fraud carries a maximum five year term of imprisonment, a $250,000.00 fine, and a three ... [full story]
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Sep 22,2006
A small appliance malfunction near a food preparation table caused $20,000 in damage to a local restaurant Thursday, authorities said. The manager of McGrath’s Fish House called the fire department about 8 a.m. September 21 when he noticed a strong odor of smoke.  One engine company with six firefighters responded to 3118 North Highway 97 and searched the area for fire and fire extension, but none was found. According to Fire Inspector T.J. Johannsen, what she ... [full story]
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Sep 22,2006
A Bend woman who had not cleared her windshield from overnight frost and dew struck a pedestrian walking on the edge of Groff Road Wednesday morning, deputies said. The driver, Christine M. Kellison, 36 of Bend, was cited for obstructed vision and failure to drive on the right after she drifted to the far side of the Groff Road between Ward and Rickard Roads and hit one of two women walking on the side of ... [full story]
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Sep 21,2006
Police attempted to stop a Bend motorcyclist for allegedly driving recklessly in south Bend Monday evening, leading to a short chase at speeds not exceeding 60 m.p.h., and ending with the man's arrest for traffic and drug charges, authorities said.   Billy Delmont Maxwell, DCJ Photo According to Sgt. Tom Pine with Bend Police, at 7:52 p.m. on September 18 officers observed Billy Delmont Maxwell, a 37-year old Bend resident, operating his motorcycle recklessly on China Hat ... [full story]
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Sep 21,2006
A Canby, Oregon resident driving through Sisters claims the gas pedal on his pickup stuck Sunday afternoon, causing him to lose control and crash into an oncoming pickup – the first of four other vehicles ultimately involved in a five-auto accident.  No injuries were reported. According to Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies, Bruce Broetje, 76, was northbound on South Oak Street and turning left onto Cascade Avenue shortly before 3:30 p.m. September 17 when he said ... [full story]
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Sep 22,2006
Winning Over Anger and Violence has elected Darius Whitten to be Director of Public Relations/Promotions. He is creative director and president of Whitten Design, a branding, advertising and marketing communications company in Bend, Oregon.   Darius Whitten Mr. Whitten has more than 27 years of advertising experience in marketing, creative services and project management. He has owned a graphic design studio in Portland and served 10 years as senior art director for a major Bend advertising agency. He ... [full story]
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