News for Saturday, July 6, 2013



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Editorial cartoons for July 7

Editorial cartoons for July 7, 2013.

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Editorial:A neighborly compromise

A sign in The Chronicle’s lunch room (and very likely many more) says “Your mother doesn’t work here,” a gentle reminder that those who make a mess should clean up after themselves.

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15U Stars one step closer to No. 1 seed

Babe Ruth squad scores 20 runs in dominant victory With his lineup further solidified with the inclusion of Dawson Reynier, The Dalles 15U Babe Ruth All Star coach Matt McCall sees his group coming together well as the state playoffs approach.

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High drama for 11U Stars

The Dalles Little League team upends Bend South 4-2 to earn a title game berth In an emotional battle Friday between The Dalles and Bend South, there were four game stoppages, including a 23-minute delay in the top of the sixth inning.

Man guilty over threats

EUGENE (AP) — An Oregon man who sent threatening messages to college professors has pleaded guilty to a federal charge. The Register-Guard newspaper reports 29-year-old Zachary Moitoza entered the plea this week and will be sentenced in October.

Montana coal mine deal beset by financing problems

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — More signs of problems have emerged with an Australian company’s bid to take over a Montana coal mine, as court documents reveal Ambre Energy has been unable to come up with more than $70 million in cash to close on the deal.

Small Washington liquor stores get state aid

OLYMPIA, Wash. — State lawmakers extended a lifeline to small liquor stores who had struggled under the new privatization rules, but that change has also opened the door for large retailers to ask for the same break next year. In one of the final votes taken by the Legislature before adjournment last month, lawmakers agreed to limit the fees paid by the smaller stores that used to handle liquor sales when the state controlled the market. Those outlets will no longer have to pay a 17 percent fee for sales to bars and restaurants.

An end in sight for 2013 Oregon legislative session

SALEM — After a day off to celebrate America’s birthday, Oregon lawmakers returned to Salem on Friday for what they hope marks the beginning of the end of the 2013 Legislative session.

Village Idiot:One man’s trash is another man’s garbage

Have you ever thrown something out, like a Rembrandt etching or an old Tiffany lamp, only to find out later that it was worth tens of thousands of dollars? Neither have I. Yet every time I watch “Antiques Roadshow” or “Pawn Stars,” I hear that someone found this Stradivarius violin in the trash, or that a neighbor had given them George Washington’s sword.

Ask Dr. K: Strength training is important part of overall fitness

DEAR DOCTOR K: I exercise regularly, running or playing tennis several times a week. I’d like to add strength training to my routine. Anything I should know before I start? DEAR READER: Strength training should be part of everyone’s exercise routine. I ignored it for years and just did aerobic exercise. Despite substantial aerobic exercise every day, and my resulting cardiovascular fitness, I noticed my muscle bulk slowly shrinking.

Astro-Graph for July 8

A number of interesting developments might be in store for you in the year ahead, but none of them are apt to pertain to your work or career. That area of your life will be relatively stable, with few surprises.

Which suit should south attack first?

In today’s deal, though, South’s problem is which suit to dig at first.

US economy adds 195,000 new jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers are sending a message of confidence in the economy — hiring more workers, raising pay and making the job market appear strong enough for the Federal Reserve to slow its bond purchases as early as September.

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Mom, child held in Brazil over custody

BOSTON — Police in Brazil have seized passports belonging to a woman and her 6-year-old daughter, stranding them in South America for about a month amid an international custody dispute with the child’s father.

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Pasture management can be key to success

The biggest burden on any livestock producer is keeping their animals fed. A well-managed pasture makes a difference for forage quality and quantity. It can also have a big impact on the farmer’s bottom line by not having to provide supplemental feed. Knowing how much pasture forage an animal needs and the amount of available forage is a big part of a successful grazing program.

Public meetings from July 7

Dufur Wednesday – Dufur Recreation District Board Meeting, 7 p.m., Dufur City Hall. Agenda: elect board chairman, swear in new board member. Mosier Thursday – Mosier Fire District, 7 p.m., Mosier Fire Hall. Agenda: year-end financials, update on district accreditation process, chief’s summary.

Today in History, July 7

Today is Sunday, July 7, the 188th day of 2013. There are 177 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History:

Looking back, July 8

80 Years Ago-1933 New city and county officials are to be inducted into office August 30 to guide the destinies of Fort Dalles during the four-day reign of the Frolics, annual American Legion production.

What's happening from July 7

New Entries KIWANIS MEETING: The Dalles Kiwanis Club program for: July 11 is Jacquie Hashizume, Reiki master, on stress relief. July 18 is Samantha B. White, the success story of an outstanding young lady graduate of California summer youth program.

Roosevelt Park limited for pow-wow

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will temporarily prohibit public camping and alcohol use at Roosevelt Park between July 17 and 21 during the Roosevelt Pow-Wow. Day-use areas will be congested during the annual Native American event.

Trout Lake art festival has new location July 13-14

Trout Lake Festival of the Arts will show off a new location July 13 and 14 at Farmgate Organics, 149 Little Mountain Road. Arts Council President Laurie Sherburne says she is excited about the new home.

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Shaniko events bring ghost town to life

SHANIKO — The vast plains above Madras will become a seam of activity as the community of Shaniko hosts events that make the historical landmark come alive this summer and fall.

Judge affirms signature fine

PORTLAND (AP) — An administrative law judge has affirmed a $65,000 penalty against Robert Wolfe, the chief petitioner of a ballot measure who was accused of breaking Oregon law by paying signature gatherers based on the number of names they collected.

Longtime veterans advocate Al Morrison dies

Wasco County flew flags at half-mast this past week for Allan “Al” Morrison, 64, a longtime veterans advocate and baseball coach, who died Tuesday, July 2, at his home in The Dalles, Ore.

Fluoridation, streets face city

Public hearing set on road tax alternatives A public hearing on how to fund street maintenance and a discussion on fluoride top The Dalles City Council’s agenda at their Monday, July 8, meeting, starting at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall.

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Eight years in the AIR

Erik Carlson found challenges and fun in years with jetBlue A broken biscotti was making the passenger unhappy, but flight attendant Erik Carlson knew just what to do. Virtually all the biscotti on any given flight were broken, so when the businessman next to that passenger also asked for biscotti, it was basically a fluke that the individually wrapped, long, thin cookie Carlson handed him was intact.


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