The Source Weekly - Bend, Oregon | Issue Archives | Jul 1, 2010
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  • Jul 1-7, 2010
  • Vol. 14, No. 26


  • Commentary
  • The More Things Change: Twenty years after Valdez we've learned little

    When the Exxon Valdez oil tanker struck an Alaskan reef in 1989, leaking 11 million gallons of crude into a marine ecosystem, Greenpeace ran ads showing the ship's captain, Joseph Hazelwood, with the message: "It wasn't his driving that caused the Alaskan oil spill. It was yours." The ads scolded: "The spill was caused by a nation drunk on oil. And a government asleep at the wheel." All the publicity about that disaster pressured Congress and President George H.W. Bush to pass a 1990 law establishing "the first coordinated, national system for responding to oil spills and compensating their victims," according to the Anchorage Daily News. That law and follow-up regulations raised the limits on oil-company liability and spurred a shift to double hulls and other oil-tanker safety measures.


  • Editorial
  • The Room Tax Chiselers

    We've seen businesses perform some amazing acrobatic feats with numbers, but the cast of Cirque du Soleil couldn't top the stunt that Wayne Purcell, Brett Evert and some other Bend hotel owners are trying to pull off.
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  • Letters to the Editor
  • Kill Them!

    Kill them! Yes, kill them! Surely that is the answer (isn't it always?) these procreating, defecating, yin-yang residents of our clipped, fertilized, poisonous and gorgeous green grass in Drake Park. I mean, my God, they're not even American!


Food & Drink

  • Chow
  • Rolling Riverside

    Changes are also afoot at Riverside Market, which got a pair of new owners in the form of Jon and Melanie Gaino. The husband and wife team have already made some cosmetic changes and other tweaks to the popular neighborhood gathering space, which was filled with soccer fans on a recent weekday to watch a world cup quarterfinal game.
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  • Chow
  • Smoked and Grilled Satisfy your summer BBQ cravings

    Baldy's Barbeque $$ 235 SW Century Dr. 541-385-7427. Who knew some of the best barbecue to be had was in Central Oregon? Baldy's unpretentious, powerfully flavorful, award-winning approach to down-home dining is pretty much unparalleled in these parts. Whether it's hickory-smoked beef brisket, chicken, pulled pork or baby back ribs that tickle your fancy, you're bound to be satisfied. Fiscally minded diners know to check out great weekly specials. The Dish: Patio seating. Lunch and dinner daily. Bottoms Up $ 57100 Beaver Dr. Bldg. #4. 541-593-3133. When it seems the dining options in Sunriver are dwindling, Bottoms Up debuts its new menu, which has a variety of affordable options. The space, which formerly housed the Aloha Café, offers indoor and outdoor seating and nothing on the menu is more than $8.50. From typical pub grub like burgers and appetizers like nachos and hot wings, to salads, tacos, and BBQ, Bottoms Up has a little something for everyone. Try their pulled pork, Cajun pulled chicken or beef brisket with two sides or in a sandwich with chips. The Dish: Outdoor dining, lunch and dinner daily. Country Catering $$ 900 SE Wilson Ave. 541-383-5014. This eastside catering business opens its deli door to patrons for daily lunch specials and early dinners best enjoyed on CC's patio on a warm summer afternoon. Drop in for lunch to sample Country Catering's generously portioned sandwiches, including the original tri-tip sandwich and the corned beef reuben. This summer Country Catering offers up all you can eat BBQ for $9.95 during their Party on the Patio every Friday night through July. In addition to tasty BBQ, the Party of the Patio features live music. See our online calendar for the full schedule. The Dish: Patio seating; breakfast, lunch and dinner, closed Sun.
  • Chow
  • Breaking Bread News: Come on Bend, let's get baked

    While Bend is famous for its vast numbers of coffee roasters and coffee shops, dunk-worthy pastries are often harder to find. But when found, that perfectly moist muffin, that flaky-buttery croissant, or that corn-crusted caraway rye loaf tastes as if it must have been sent from above.


  • Film
  • The Cruise Identity: Knight and Day is celluloid proof that movie stars suck

    An endlessly cute, incoherent and ridiculous espionage action-comedy, Knight and Day stars Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz as Roy Miller and June Havens, a pair of cartoony humans hopping from plane crash to car chase to helicopter to train to motorcycle chase to bull stampede. Cruise plays a secret agent with whom Diaz becomes entangled because, well... actually it doesn't really matter why anyone does anything in this film. Cruise doesn't pack houses like he used to and Diaz won't get recognition until she wiggles her ass in the next Charlie's Angels movie. Both stars have become "themselves" so much so that they're all we see, not the characters they portray. The combo of beauty and pearly whites wears thin. Cruise has lost the talent of yesteryear when he worked alongside Newman, Hoffman and Nicholson. After producing gazillion-dollar action flicks, ranting Scientology and couch dancing on Oprah his credibility has taken a nosedive. Diaz had moments of real talent, but then fell into idiotic ditzy giggly roles. We get what's left of their shtick in this tedious piece of fluff that is neither amusing nor entertaining.


  • Sound Stories & Interviews
  • The Autonomics Shed "Youth" Label With Solid EP

    Before his shift as a cashier at Fred Meyer begins on a Friday morning, Dan Pantenburg takes some time to chat about his main love, his band, The Autonomics, one of Bend's most promising rock acts and one that's found a bar following despite the fact that none of its members are of legal drinking age. This week band is releasing an EP entitled Good Luck and Medicine, an impressive five-track rock assault that was produced by Empty Space Orchestra's Shane Thomas, and are celebrating the debut with a string of three shows on three consecutive nights.
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  • Sound Stories & Interviews
  • Mike Patton - Mondo Cane

    It was 1990. I was 9 and on the TV I watched as Mike Patton, the lead singer in Faith No More, was flopping on the stage like a fish as his band finished playing "Epic" behind him.


  • Outside Features
  • ODFW Fishing Report for the Week of July 1

    BIG LAVA LAKE: rainbow trout Anglers are having excellent success with rainbow trout. The fish are in great condition ranging in size from 11 - 16 inches. CRANE PRAIRIE RESERVOIR: rainbow trout, brook trout, kokanee, largemouth bass. Fishing at Crane Prairie continues to be a Central Oregon high point this season. Anglers are having very good success catching larger fish up to 5 and 6 pounds with a good number of smaller fish also showing up in the creel. CROOKED RIVER BELOW BOWMAN DAM: redband trout and mountain whitefish Biologists completed the annual population survey on the Crooked River Between June 14, and June 17; larger redband were seen this year than were seen in recent years. Although fishing was temporarily affected, anglers reported good fishing to creel surveyors on Monday, June 21. Flows are currently hovering around 250 cfs and should remain steady with dry weather.


  • Off Piste
  • Fossilized: back for more bluegrass

    What a difference a year makes. Last year temperatures hovered around 100 during the day and were in the 80s at night during the Wheeler County Bluegrass Festival in Fossil.
  • The Wandering Eye
  • Bend's Geese Waddle That Last Mile

    Get ready for a major outbreak of wailing and hand-wringing from animal lovers: The Bend Metro Park and Recreation District sent geese to the gas chamber this week. On Tuesday, Park & Rec rounded up more than 100 of the Canada geese that infest Drake Park, put them one at a time into what The Bulletin’s account described as “a trash-can-sized enclosure filled with carbon dioxide,” and terminated them with extreme prejudice.
  • The Wandering Eye
  • Real Estate: Nothing to Wave the Flag About

    You know the real estate news must be grim if even The Bulletin can't find a way to put a positive spin on it. Bend's daily newspaper reported this morning that a record number of notices of default were filed in Deschutes County in the first six months of 2010.

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