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A Fighting Ace

‘Courage, split-second thinking’ are among attributes of fighting aces like Ruddell

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Annihilation session continues

The Dalles 15U Babe Ruth Stars throttle both SRV squads on way to No. 1 seed

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Sheriff: 300 homes burned in Washington wildfire

TWISP, Wash. (AP) — About 300 homes — twice as many as previously estimated — have burned in the largest recorded wildfire in Washington state history, a county sheriff said Friday.

Governor issues oil train review

PORTLAND (AP) — Gov. John Kitzhaber has released a state review of oil train safety that calls for an increase in state rail inspectors, more funding for training, and improved reporting and transparency.

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US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

WASHINGTON — The United States shuttered its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort as fighting intensified between rival militias. Secretary of State John Kerry said “free-wheeling militia violence” prompted the move.

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Editorial cartoons from July 26

Editorial cartoons from July 26, 2014

Letter to editor: Mothball Wicks?

To the editor: This is an open letter to our mayor and city council. I would like to see a feasibility study on the cost-benefit of mothballing Wicks Reservoir water treatment plant. I think the savings would be substantial. At present, our town isn’t using more than 6.5 million gallons per day, even during our driest, hottest days. That is why revenue projections aren’t being met, thus the yearly increases in our water rates.

Letter to the Editor: Sign solution

To the editor: I wrote this a year ago and it’s time to print it. The Dalles is the only town I have ever heard of that doesn’t want to allow yard sale signs. I think their rules are too anal. Some have said people who don’t pick up their signs after their sale should be fined. Why do we pay city employees to pick up signs during people’s sales, when they could pick them up afterward and issue a citation? That would generate money for the city.

Letter to Editor: Excellent care

To the editor: I have lived in the Columbia River Gorgeous for almost five decades now. From the beginning I have been impressed with the quality of the medical personnel here. God has truly blessed this community with people who have an excellent vision of what needs to be done for our citizens to provide the best health care possible. With very few exceptions I have found these people to be professional, knowledgeable and compassionate.

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    Today in History, July 27

    The Associated Press Today is Sunday, July 27, the 208th day of 2014. There are 157 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 27, 1974, the House Judiciary Committee voted 27-11 to adopt the first of three articles of impeachment against President Richard Nixon, charging he had personally engaged in a course of conduct designed to obstruct justice in the Watergate case. (In the days that followed, the Committee also adopted articles accusing Nixon of abuse of power and contempt of Congress.)

    Looking back on July 27

    Looking back on July 27 in Wasco County, from the archives of The Dalles Chronicle.

    Extension cord: Read to stop the summer slide

    Beware of the Summer Slide! Once upon a time, in the scorching days of July and August, kids would have to pour water on the scorching hot playground slide to avoid burns. Luckily, kids today have colorful, cooler, plastic slides, but kids today need to be wary of a different kind of “summer slide.”

    OSU food preservation hotline open until Oct. 17

    CORVALLIS. – As widespread interest in preserving local produce continues, the Oregon State University Extension Service will once again offer its summer food preservation and safety hotline for queries on proper canning techniques, safe recipes to follow and where to get pressure canner gauges tested in your area.

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    Eye on the storm

    On bikes, boys and cameras

    My first camera was a simple, manual camera with a normal view, 55mm lens. It was cheap. I used it to photograph anything and everything. For a time I stuck with black and white film, and felt myself an artist. This bicycle is a good example of my work from ...

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    Corporate Ladders

    By the time I finished playing with this photograph, it bore such little resemblance to reality I decided to name it "Corporate Ladders" after that mythical instrument by which one is said to, by virtue of great effort and talent, improve one's career. Photo copyright Mark B. Gibson

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    On cows, boys and cameras

    I've been working recently on "A Rancher's Life," an ongoing series in the Chronicle, and as I listened to the bellowing cattle at a Maupin area ranch I was reminded of the very first roll of film I ever shot and developed. It was eighth grade, I was taking an ...

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    Gone mobile...

    I remember a newspaper cartoon I saw years ago, showing a "war correspondent" type photojournalist, rough and careworn, wearing a photo vest and holding out a tiny, goofy-looking cell phone. It was funny, the idea that someone with a cell phone could capture hard breaking news. I had it on ...

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    Happy hungry holidays!

    It's late November, and as food banks struggle to fill the gap created by a $5 billion monthly reduction in food stamps across the nation, the financial sector continues to swell and pulse under the stimulating hand of an $85 billion monthly handout, with stock markets reaching record highs and ...

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    Fall colors

    Leaves of a big leaf maple are brilliantly yellow along Mill Creek Road south of The Dalles, pictured here against the trunk of a ponderosa pine. Copyright Mark B. Gibson Big leaf maples are one of my favorite trees, with their, huge swooping buds in early spring, leafy umbrellas in ...