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  • Aug 5-11, 2010
  • Vol. 14, No. 31

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  • Take the Wheel, Kid

    Do you remember when your mom, dad or grandpa put you on his or her lap and let you, just a child, steer the car down some vacant rural road? Yeah, a lot of us have that memory and for the most part, it was probably hardly dangerous.
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  • Bigger Is So Much Better

    Remember when about the only people who owned crew cab pickup trucks were railroad and oil field crews? If someone offered to give you one of those it would have been a really bad investment.
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Brothels Was A Bust

    The brothel (Bend's Brothels, 7-21) article last week was extremely poorly written. It was painful to read - my high school newspaper had much better articles.

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  • Off Piste
  • McKenzie: A good ride spoiled?

    Back when mountain bikes came without suspension, an annual fall group ride down the McKenzie River Trail was a big deal for the three dozen or so fat tire riders who lived in Central Oregon. The trail was one of the few long ones open to riding.
  • Off Piste
  • Lunker Quest: Gorgeous waters yield few fish

    In his self-published book The Meanderings of A Fisherman, the late financier Dean Witter mused how one very popular Oregon stream looked like a flyfisher's paradise when, in fact, it was quite the opposite. Now I know the "looks good but isn't" Witter spoke of, as this past Sunday's flyfishing expedition turned out to be one of beautiful but unproductive waters.
  • The Wandering Eye
  • The Perils of "Uniqueness"

    “Unique” is the most overworked word in the advertising copywriter’s lexicon. Aside from that, I guess there isn’t anything wrong with telling the world that your area is “unique” – unless you start believing it yourself.
  • The Wandering Eye
  • Tea Partier Warns Against Commie Bike Conspiracy

    File this one under “How Wacky Can Those Tea Partiers Get?”: Dan Maes, the Tea Party candidate for governor of Colorado, says that a Denver program to encourage people to ride bikes is part of a United Nations / one-worlder / socialist / communist conspiracy. It seems that back in 1992, Denver became part of the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives, an organization that promotes sustainable development and transportation alternatives.
  • The Wandering Eye
  • Running for Governor the Hard Way

    Whatever you might think of Richard Esterman’s politics, you have to admire his persistence. Esterman, a Sisters resident and professional photographer, has been struggling to get on the ballot as a candidate for governor.

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