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  • Sep 9-15, 2010
  • Vol. 14, No. 36

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Opinion

  • "Our President the Dog"
  • Letters to the Editor
  • "Our President the Dog"

    The author is reporting for Roanoke Island, N.C., pondering love, liberty and labor at "The Lost Colony." Hermann gets french fries and gravy on his dinner; Greta gets put on the back porch during prepping to prevent her from mounting a chair and rolling around kitchen, crazy yellow eyes scanning the counter as her gray snout slobbers. Stu is rather bemused by his Weimaraner cousins, content with a bowl of kibble and dose of Regain for his arthritis, floppy ears firm as Hermann whines for a walk and Greta yawns in confusion. Dogs are treated like Saudi royalty (men at least) at my cousins' home in Virginia, yet the same can't be said for minorities like our President.
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  • Letters to the Editor
  • Wine Tastings Piece Was A Little Empty

    I enjoyed the article in the September 2nd issue of the Source concerning wine tastings in Central Oregon and would have enjoyed it more had it included the wine tastings done by The Good Drop Wine Shoppe and the Wine Shop on Minnesota Avenue in downtown Bend, at Newport Avenue Market and Whole Foods and, especially, the FREE wine tasting at Bend Wine Cellar at Newport Avenue and College Way every Saturday from 2 to 5pm.
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Check Your Facts

    Hey, John Sabo (Mailbox, 9/2 "Missed Boots): Maybe you need to try getting news from somewhere other than Faux Newds. The White House issued a press release that Michelle paid for the trip herself not the taxpayers. The Obamas can afford it. As for Imam Rauf, he was sent to Bahrain for the same reason Bush sent him numerous times years ago: he's a moderate who has been working to improve the U.S.
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Who's Less American?

    I've recently been told that I'm less of an American than you. This confused me a little at first, but after giving it some hard-working, American thought, I'm inclined to agree with you. I'm un-American because... I put honey in my coffee instead of sugar, I wear a moonstone around my neck instead of a cross, I read the news instead of watch it My physical geographical location on a map happens to be on the left, My dog doesn't always come when I call him, and I haven't bled for my country.

Culture

Food & Drink

  • Chow
  • Marz On The Move?

    Bend's restaurant scene, particularly downtown, has seen more than it's fair share of turnover in the past few years. Thankfully where restaurants have disappeared others have been quick to take their places - at least in most instances.
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Screen

Music

Outside

  • A Must-Ride  Ride for the  Fall Season
  • Outside Features
  • A Must-Ride Ride for the Fall Season

    The Central Oregon Trail Alliance (COTA) has been at the forefront of developing and maintaining one of the great assets of outdoor recreation around here - the single-track mountain biking trails. There are so many different routes and loops to ride that it boggles the mind, and that is one reason I have yet to write about a certain "must ride" trail or loop - until now. (Another reason is I'm trying to remain true to COTA's mission, which focuses on trail maintenance and stewardship as well as access and education, but does not mention "promoting" the sport of mountain biking. It's a slippery slope - let me assure you.)
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Blogs

  • Folk Fest 2010: back in the groove in Sisters
  • Off Piste
  • Folk Fest 2010: back in the groove in Sisters

    A year ago the annual Sisters Folk Festival (SFF) appeared to veer off mission in its pursuit of a younger audience (the current audience average age has to be in the late fifties) booking indie music bands and one group that sounded like they'd be more at home playing a frat party at OSU than at a folk festival. Of course, there were some great folk singing staples mixed in and plenty of not overly amped music, but the trend to new music grated and didn't bode well for the venerable festival.
  • The Beacon
  • Marz On The Move?

    Bend's restaurant scene, particularly downtown, has seen more than its fair share of turnover in the past few years. Thankfully where restaurants have disappeared others have been quick to take their places - at least in most instances.
  • The Wandering Eye
  • Dudley Ducks Labor Day Debate

    It’s an American tradition for political candidates to show up at Labor Day picnics, and John Kitzhaber and Chris Dudley both upheld the tradition – but in different cities. Republican Dudley put in an appearance at a picnic in Bend sponsored by the Central Oregon Labor Council.
  • The Wandering Eye
  • A Troubling Rise in Oregon Suicides

    Oregon is ahead of the nation in at least one category, but it isn’t anything to rejoice over: The state’s suicide rate is more than one-third higher than the national rate, according to a report released yesterday by Oregon Public Health. The report, titled ”Suicides in Oregon: Trends and Risk Factors,” found that in the period from 2000 to 2006 the suicide rate in Oregon was 15.

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