The Source Weekly - Bend, Oregon | Issue Archives | Sep 30, 2010
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  • Sep 30 - Oct 6, 2010
  • Vol. 14, No. 39



  • Letters to the Editor
  • Pledge, DISCLOSE and Assassinate!

    The author is reporting from a city infested by mutant monsters. Not another lame zombie or vampire flick, but New York City under siege by bedbugs. Remember 1994? A half-million slaughtered in Rwanda, Nancy Kerrigan's knee clubbed to help Tonya Harding, O.J. "maybe" killing his wife and lover, Richard Nixon mercifully dying, and a guy who left his wife on her deathbed for a better offer named Newt Gingrich announcing something called "Contract With America." That contract had eight key policy points, and helped Republicans win the midterm elections.
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  • Letters to the Editor
  • L-A-P Welcomes the DMV

    I read articles all month about the location for the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and angry citizens who are fighting to keep it out of their neighborhood.
  • Letters to the Editor
  • OLCC Still Doesn't Get It

    The Jason Evers story was interesting, and with all the side drama about identity theft, etc., the spotlight was on Jason and less so on OLCC (Oregon Liquor Control Commission).


  • Book Talk
  • Write: not fiction

    (This column is for some of Bend's medical practitioners - and for any of you who have experienced insulting behavior as a patient. If you recognize yourself in this story, be you patient, client, nurse, physician's assistant or doctor, consider the implications - and the Hippocratic Oath.)

Food & Drink

  • Chow
  • NW Urban Grill Closes

    NW Urban Grill closes in the Old Mill District in Bend, Oregon. The upscale casual restaurant closed after just five months of service.
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  • Film
  • The Shallow End: A talented cast slums through You Again

    This is one of those movies where you find yourself smiling and even laughing out loud a few times while it's running, but then it ends and you feel a little violated. It made me wonder if director Andy Fickman had actually ever met a real live woman before, or if he'd only read about them in Misogynist Weekly. Every woman in this movie is vindictive, petty, cruel and duplicitous. Every man in the film is simpleminded yet benevolent. And every audience member is punished during the seemingly endless 105-minute running time, except for the shrieking pack of high-school girls in the back of the theater. They loved every single word of You Again, causing me to fear for the future of this country. Again.
  • Film Events
  • The Land of Spotted Dick

    Here’s what we know so far about England: (1) It’s also called “Britain.” (2) It’s about the size of Kansas—and for some reason, we still give a crap about what they have to say.
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  • Sound Stories & Interviews
  • Blonde Redhead: Penny Sparkle

    It's hard to be critical of Blonde Redhead. The longtime New York trio always has gorgeous vocals, unique instrumentation and an otherworldly sound. Even at their weakest, this is a band that never lacks taste.


  • Natural World
  • Backyard Scorpions: We've got some of the stingers in these parts, but don't worry

    This may be the year of the scorpion. They seem to be popping up everywhere around Central Oregon - bedrooms, kitchens, garages, backyards, woodpiles and gardens. The concerned mother who found one in her children's bedroom and brought it to me to identify is typical of how most people react when they encounter scorpions and spiders: innate fear that it will harm them or their family.

Special Issues & Guides

  • Extras
  • Thirsty

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  • Off Piste
  • Ride On: Out of our way, we're important

    What with this past Saturday being what looked like the last sunny day for some period of time, a friend and I took a mountain bike ride. A ride up a trail that gets a lot of downhill traffic from riders who have been dropped off in the high-country.
  • The Wandering Eye
  • Surprise! "Video Activist" Is a Tea Partier

    The “video activist” who got into a fracas with John Kitzhaber supporters at a Portland Urban League event last week has been identified, and – brace yourself for a shock! – he’s linked with the Tea Party movement. Oregonian political reporter Jeff Mapes writes that police are looking into a complaint by Daniel Sandini, 48, of Southwest Portland that he was assaulted while attempting to film the Democratic governor candidate’s speech.
  • The Wandering Eye
  • Bend Is Great for Business? Really?

    Bend has made another of those “Top 10” lists, but this time it isn’t about skiing or mountain biking. Forbes magazine has proclaimed it one of “America’s Best Small Cities for Business and Careers.

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