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  • Jul 15-21, 2010
  • Vol. 14, No. 28

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Opinion

  • Editorial
  • Put a Cap on It: BP's heroic efforts, Steinbrenner vs. Martin, the Barefoot Bandit and more!

    The author is investigating nearly 30 percent unemployment among American students (3xs the national unemployment rate yet hardly half of Bend's) by sitting along Drake Park and donning mirrored sunglasses, not perving on the bikini-clad floaters mind you, but investigating. Ponder This At The Pump "I couldn't be prouder of the team that put on the sealing cap. That really went extremely well," lauded BP Senior Vice President Kent Wells upon attaching a cap that "could seal" the leaking well that has spewed over 4,000,000 barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico since BP's Deepwater Horizon platform exploded on April 20th. Tar-balls are now being found in the fragile Lake Pontchartrain ecosystem yet no one from BP has been arrested. Congrats! Even better news: BP predicts (if the well is capped, which we've heard before) that up to 3.36 million barrels could be collected over the next three weeks. Huh? Wait! Wasn't that well spewing "only 20,000" barrels a day (versus the original ruse of "only 5,000" - - which scientists now estimate at really 35,000-60,000 per day)? For the sake of humanity, the environment and the huge legal battle to come, get your numbers straight.
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  • Editorial
  • Hassling Oregon's Home Brewers

    This probably is a historic first: This week's edition of THE BOOT was inspired by a bit of imbecility involving Oregon's liquor laws, but we're not giving it to the Oregon Liquor Control Commission.
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  • Letters to the Editor
  • LandWatch Has Our Backs

    This week's letter comes from Hillary Garrett who piggybacks on last week's feature story and points out some of the additional accomplishments that Central Oregon LandWatch has wracked up over the years. Thanks for the letter, Hillary. As this week's winner you're entitled to a bag of gourmet coffee courtesy of Strictly Organic roasters. Stop by our office, 704 NW Georgia, to collect your grounds. Thank you for featuring last week's piece, "The Green Machine," and for bringing attention to the tremendous work of Central Oregon LandWatch. Having been around for a long time, 1000 Friends of Oregon has achieved numerous accomplishments and has strong name recognition around the state. But in Central Oregon LandWatch, the region has something unique: a locally bred, rural-based, land-use advocacy group that has proven successful at both the state and local levels.
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Geese Are a Gateway Cause

    War in Iraq. Massive oil spill. Record high foreclosures and rampant homelessness. Who cares? Probably the same people who care about needlessly slaughtering the geese.
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Geese Piece Was Callous

    The Source apparently feels that Bend residents are unjustified in voicing their opinions and feelings concerning the 109 Drake Park geese that were rounded up and killed courtesy of the Bend Metro Park and Recreation District.

Culture

  • Picks
  • Our Picks for 7/14 - 7/22: Steve Miller Band, Tour Des Chutes, Halestorm and more!

    The Poison Control Center thursday 15 There's a hell of a lot going on Thursday night (White Buffalo at the Silver Moon and The Aggrolites at the Domino Room, just to name a few), but there's another show worth checking out down on the south end of town and it involves Poison Control Center, an Iowa-based power-pop act. They're instantly quirky with great Built to Spill-like hooks and a crazy live show. 8pm. Mountain's Edge Bar, 61131 S. Hwy 97.

Food & Drink

  • Chow
  • Sweet Success: Staying in a State of Yo on Newport

    If Newport Avenue is feeling a little more congested, you can blame the yogurt, or more accurately the yogurt lovers who've been flocking to Cuppa Yo, a new self-serve frozen yogurt shop across the street from Sunnyside Sports, since early June.

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Blogs

  • Off Piste
  • Phil: a true legend turns 69

        Quietly and without any fanfare or elbowing others for the spotlight, Phil Meglasson has done more over the past thirty years for local mountain biking than any single person. He’s been a subtle force whose work has benefited the lives of all mountain bike riders from beginners to seasoned pros.
  • Off Piste
  • Le Tour: going short and loving it

    Every July since 2005, I've had the pleasure of riding with the kids, families and those who just want an easy ride at the annual Tour de Chutes. As a group we ride only seven miles and in that seven I'm reminded of what makes Bend still a great place to live.
  • The Blender
  • Check Out the New Bend Roots Location Tonight and See Mosley Wotta, Too

    You may or may not know that the Bend Roots Revival, the late-September local music extravaganza, is moving for this September's festival. The super popular event quickly outgrew its previous location between Parrilla Grill and the Victorian Cafe and is now setting up shop in the Century Center, which includes the West Bend Tennis Center (1355 SW Commerce St.
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  • The Wandering Eye
  • Dudley Ditches Debate

    Ever since 1986, the July candidates’ debate sponsored by the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association has marked the traditional start of the state’s gubernatorial campaigns. But not this year: Republican Chris Dudley has opted out.

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