News for Tuesday, February 5, 2013

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Baseball and softball upmpires needed

UMPIRES NEEDED: The Mid-Columbia Umpire Association (MCUA) is looking for a few good men and women to umpire baseball & softball games in the upcoming 2013 High School Season. The MCUA covers games for local high schools in the Mid-Columbia Area.

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Medical, fire and police reports from Feb. 5 Chronicle

Re-evaluate Urban Renewal, sewer rates

To the editor: I would like to express my disagreement with the council’s passage of the sewer increase, but I do applaud two council members (Tim McGlothlin and Linda Miller) who were not in favor of the increase. If memory serves me, I believe we had a water and sewer increase not too long ago. I, like Mr. Nelson, agree this new increase would definitely place an extra cost burden on our low-income and fixed-income citizens. I also agree the statistics from the engineering firm based out of Portland were way out of line in their projected figures. I have lived in The Dalles for 35 years and the population only creased by 3,000.

Glad for Goodwill

To the editor: I think it’s going to be nice having the Goodwill come to The Dalles. They also do a lot for people who really need help. We have a lot of folks who need a helping hand once in a while, but more that seem to need it all the time. Hopefully, in a few months, the farmers will be needing help.

Keep dancing

To all of the area dancers that have attended Neva and Bill Reid’s Social Dance/Social Ballroom classes over the last seven years, we would like to say “thank you” for joining us. We have had a wonderful time sharing many dance rhythms with you and hope you have learned a little something along with having a good time. Unfortunately, it has become time for us to hang up our social dance shoes.

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World news in Brief, Jan. 5

Arrival of the Modern Mind A sculpture of an adult female bison worked from a large piece of mammoth tusk dates at least 21,000 years old, discovered at Zaraysk, Osetr Valley, Russia, is seen on display in an exhibition ‘Ice Age Art : arrival of the modern mind’ at the British Museum in London, Feb. 5. The exhibition present masterpieces create from the last Ice Age. AP Photo/Sang Tan

Government sues Standard & Poor’s

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government accused Standard & Poor’s of inflating ratings on mortgage investments to boost its bottom line, taking aim at a key player in the run-up to the financial crisis.

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US milatarizing its drug war in Latin America

The crew members aboard the USS Underwood could see through their night goggles what was happening on the fleeing go-fast boat: Someone was dumping bales. When the Navy guided-missile frigate later dropped anchor in Panamanian waters on that sunny August morning, Ensign Clarissa Carpio, a 23-year-old from San Francisco, climbed into the inflatable dinghy with four unarmed sailors and two Coast Guard officers like herself, carrying light submachine guns. It was her first deployment, but Carpio was ready for combat. Fighting drug traffickers was precisely what she’d trained for.

OSP lists freeway driver safety tips

Oregon State Police Trooper Michael Holloran said Monday’s wrong-way accident involving three vehicles on Interstate 84 east of The Dalles is an example of why motorists need to be watching ahead while traveling.

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Oregon Lawmakers kick off 2013 session

SALEM — The Oregon Legislature kicked off its five-month session Monday, beginning work on a new two-year budget and dozens of other initiatives.

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Kaseberg enters "The Zone" to lead Sherman win

Only a select few know what it is like to be in the zone. Sherman sophomore Austin Kaseberg can add his name to that esteemed mix.

DUII definition expansion beyond alcohol proposed

SALEM (AP) — Oregon lawmakers are considering a bill that would expand the definition of drunken driving to include prescription drugs and synthetic substances that mimic drugs.

The Dalles man struck while crossing freeway

Oregon State Police troopers are continuing the investigation into a Friday evening crash on Interstate 84 that resulted in the injury of a pedestrian.

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Wrong-way driver crashes on I-84

Oregon State police say an 88-year-old wrong-way driver was responsible for a multiple vehicle crash Monday morning that closed the eastbound lanes of Interstate 84 for about 90 minutes.