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  • Vol. 15, No. 30

Opinion

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  • Certified Fresh Straight Poop: It's Good For You

    Monday, July 18Stranger and stranger: John Hoare, former reporter who first blew the whistle on phone-hacking by Rupert Murdoch's News of the World, found dead in his apartment ... John Yates, assistant commissioner of Scotland Yard, quits, following lead of top cop Sir Paul Stephenson ... Pranksters hack website of Murdoch's The Sun tabloid, post story saying Murdoch found dead ... Directors of News Corp. wondering if it's time for Murdoch to go ... That explains a lot: Former neo-Nazi pre-teen pop singers Lynx and Lamb Gaede, now 19, say they now embrace diversity. "My sister and I were home-schooled," explains Lynx ... Nothing can explain this: Lionsgate producing new sitcom called "Anger Management" starring Charlie Sheen as a psychotherapist. The irony is almost painful.
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  • Deschutes County Shoots the Messenger

    In ancient times, the legends say, potentates used to execute messengers who dared to bring them bad news. The custom of literally killing the messenger appears to have died out, but they're still metaphorically killing messengers in Deschutes County. The Deschutes Economic Alliance is a group that's trying to find some way for Deschutes County to claw its way out of the abyss it fell into when the real estate bubble its economy was floating on popped. To aid in that task it's hired some consultants, one of them being Southern California-based Bill Watkins.
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  • Letters to the Editor
  • Wasca-We Wabbits

    Hooray for Jim Anderson for the great article on our jackrabbits. I hope it is read by millions and that every hunter in Central Oregon lays off killing them.
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Cutting Kermit and His Friends

    If you wanted to reduce the federal debt, would your top priorities be eliminating public television, pollution controls, and head-start programs? These are strange times in all capitols, but perhaps the strangest in Washington is the disconnect between the stated objective - restoring fiscal balance - and the means the House of Representatives has chosen, which have so little to do with fiscal matters at all. Instead, we have a war on one party's favorite boogeymen. Off with their heads!
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Some Drivers Are Bikers, Too

    <!-- @font-face { font-family: "Verdana"; }@font-face { font-family: "Cambria"; }@font-face { font-family: "MercuryTextG3-Bold"; }@font-face { font-family: "MercuryTextG3-Roman"; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; }p.NDDate, li.NDDate, div.NDDate { margin: 10pt 0in; font-size: 11pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; color: gray; text-transform: uppercase; font-weight: bold; }p.LettersHead, li.LettersHead, div.LettersHead { margin: 4.5pt 0in 0.0001pt; line-height: 12pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: MercuryTextG3-Bold; color: black; text-transform: uppercase; font-weight: bold; }p.SourceBODY, li.SourceBODY, div.SourceBODY { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; text-indent: 9pt; line-height: 12pt; font-size: 9pt; font-family: MercuryTextG3-Roman; color: black; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; } --> With the onslaught of bikers visiting Bend to compete, I'm reminded of an experience I had a few years ago. Creeping through town lined with parked cars, my son and I were in a Miata with the top down. BOOM! Suddenly there was a biker spread across our windshield. He was on his way to the race; we were on our way home. As he writhed in pain onlookers quickly acted and called an ambulance. My son and I were extremely distraught, had minor injuries and were completely ignored. We overheard comments, "driving too fast," "why don't people look." When the police came they attended to the biker and then came to us, asked us what happened and if we were OK. Honestly, I had no idea what happened and what I possibly could have done to create such a trauma. After the police did their investigative work, they came to our home that evening and explained to us that the biker had blazed through a stop sign and ran into our car. While the unprotected biker in pain seemed to be the victim, it turned out that we, the car driver and passenger, were the victims. As I drove my son to his mountain biking class this morning, passing the practicing racers on the road, I contemplated my dual lifestyle. Both a driver and supporter of bikers I'd like to remind us all to be careful and respectful of each other. - anonymous
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  • Shout Out to Juniper

    <!-- @font-face { font-family: "Verdana"; }@font-face { font-family: "Cambria"; }@font-face { font-family: "MercuryTextG3-Bold"; }@font-face { font-family: "MercuryTextG3-Roman"; }@font-face { font-family: "MercuryTextG3-Italic"; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; }p.NDGeneralListings, li.NDGeneralListings, div.NDGeneralListings { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt 0.1in; font-size: 10pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; color: rgb(153, 153, 153); }p.LettersHead, li.LettersHead, div.LettersHead { margin: 4.5pt 0in 0.0001pt; line-height: 12pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: MercuryTextG3-Bold; color: black; text-transform: uppercase; font-weight: bold; }p.SourceBODY, li.SourceBODY, div.SourceBODY { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; text-indent: 9pt; line-height: 12pt; font-size: 9pt; font-family: MercuryTextG3-Roman; color: black; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; } --> I've lived in Bend for over 20 years, but it wasn't until eight months ago that I found out how amazing Juniper Swim and Fitness Center is. Juniper is a public facility with very affordable rates that is clean, family friendly and run by people who care about what they do. Juniper feels like a community space for exercise and good energy.

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  • Our Picks for 7/27-8/4: Volcanic Funk Fest, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Attorny General John Kroger and more.

    Cherry Poppin Daddies thursday 28 There was a time, back in the mythical 1990s, when Cherry Poppin' Daddies had one of the hottest singles in all the land. Fueled by America's sudden interest in swing music and the dancing that often accompanies the style, "Zoot Suit Riot" became a massive hit and made the Eugene-based band one of the most-heard acts on radio. After a few years off, the Daddies returned to the stage and even appeared at an installment of the Bend Summer Festival a few years back. Now, they're returning to get the eclectic Munch and Music crowd up and swinging. 6pm. Drake Park. Free.

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