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  • Mar 13-19, 2008
  • Vol. 12, No. 11

News

  • Local News
  • City Beat: Candidates, Jobs, and Flags

    Return of Eckman Kathie Eckman, the longtime Bend city councilor and former mayor announced late last week that she will be coming out of retirement from city politics and again seek a spot on the city council. Eckman, who served on the council in spurts from 1980 until 2000, including a stint as mayor from 1991-92, is seeking position three, which is currently held by Councilor Linda Johnson. After retiring from the Bend-La Pine School District's human resources department in 2001, Eckman spent some time working for Sen. Ron Wyden.

Opinion

  • Letters to the Editor
  • WHY WE PROTEST

    This week's letter of the week goes to Phillip Randall. Thanks for the hyperbole-free letter, Phil. You can pick up your $25 gift certificate to
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Politics of Paranoia

    Desperate to catch Barack Obama, Hillary let a nasty secret escape: Her affinity for power exceeds her fidelity to the public interest. This became clear in a recent campaign commercial tailored to the politics of paranoia. The gist of the commercial was that she was better suited than Obama to "answer the phone" when the ominous call (exact context unspecified) arrives at 3 am in the White House and "your children are asleep in bed." The ad implied that she, not Obama, is the one who can safeguard your spawn from the overseas evils that daily threaten our excellent (not to mention skillfully governed) domestic existence. It is pathetic to watch the Hill-Billy campaign play the Republican bogeyman card: Elect me, or your kiddies will be killed!

Culture

Food & Drink

  • Dinner Club Rules!
  • Chow
  • Dinner Club Rules!

    As of late, Bend is becoming known as a food destination. It wasn't always that way. When I first moved here in 1996, eating out was a rare event. I was working for peanuts, just like everyone else I knew. And there were only a few good places to go. Deschutes Brewery and Bend Brewing Company were always a good bet, and my husband liked Dude's Night at McKenzie's, where he could grab a cheap burger and beers with the guys, or indulge in Bend's only salad bar. Ethnic food was even more challenging. We could get decent Thai at Toomie's, or basic Italian at Giuseppe's. But even good Mexican food was hard to come by in those days - never mind Indian, Spanish or Ethiopian. So potluck dinner parties became the default dining option among our 20-something crowd. Nary a week went by that we didn't bring "something to grill and something to share" to one friend or another's Westside hovel.
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  • Dinner Club Rules!
  • Chow
  • Dinner Club Rules!

    As of late, Bend is becoming known as a food destination. It wasn't always that way. When I first moved here in 1996, eating out was a rare event. I was working for peanuts, just like everyone else I knew. And there were only a few good places to go. Deschutes Brewery and Bend Brewing Company were always a good bet, and my husband liked Dude's Night at McKenzie's, where he could grab a cheap burger and beers with the guys, or indulge in Bend's only salad bar. Ethnic food was even more challenging. We could get decent Thai at Toomie's, or basic Italian at Giuseppe's. But even good Mexican food was hard to come by in those days - never mind Indian, Spanish or Ethiopian. So potluck dinner parties became the default dining option among our 20-something crowd. Nary a week went by that we didn't bring "something to grill and something to share" to one friend or another's Westside hovel.
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Screen

  • Pre-Historically Crappy
  • Film
  • Pre-Historically Crappy

    Where is siegfried when you need him. From the director responsible for Independence Day and The Day After Tomorrow comes a movie without "day" in
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Music

Outside

Blogs

  • The Blender
  • The Joke is on Us

    Rumors have been swirling that the closure of Jokers Bar and Grill (the downtown nightclub/disaster in the former Elks building on Greenwood) is imminent.

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