News for Tuesday, July 16, 2013

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Editorial cartoons for July 16

Editorial cartoons for July 16, 2013.

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Overcoming obstacles

TD grad Christopher Alfson leans on family support to get through tough times At one point, Christopher had his weight balloon to nearly 250 pounds, his waistline bulged to a size 38 pant and he dealt with anxiety issues.

Editorial: Put your cowboy boots on

If you have noticed The Dalles seems to contain a few more cowboys than usual, you’re right. Fort Dalles Days are upon us once again.

What's happening from July 16

New Entries LIBRARY FUN: Dragon Theater Puppets will present I Dig Dinosaurs with puppet host Shawnry Connery teaching children fun facts about dinosaurs, Tuesday, July 23, at 11 a.m. The program is open to all ages.

Gorge Technology to host robotics training

The Gorge Technology Alliance (GTA) is hosting two more robotics trainings this summer: July 20 at Columbia Gorge Community College in The Dalles and July 27 at Bambinos in Hood River.

Bridge: Analyze the opening lead

Mark Twain said, “A person who won’t read has no advantage over one who can’t read.” That can also apply to bridge. The player who does not pay any attention to the opening lead has no advantage over the player who sees it but fails to work out what information it imparts.

Spread of DNA databases sparks concern

LONDON — You can ditch your computer and leave your cellphone at home, but you can’t escape your DNA. It belongs uniquely to you — and, increasingly, to the authorities.

Food makers work to make it look natural

NEW YORK — Here’s the latest goal for food makers: Perfect the art of imperfection.

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Gorton searching for the road to stardom

Local student attends L.A. showcase

Exchange hosts wanted for AFS

AFS Intercultural Programs is looking for host families for high school exchange students coming from more than 90 countries in August and September.

Gorge author releases book

Joe O’Neill and Black Ship Publishing of Hood River announced the second book in the “Red Hand Adventures” series, titled “Wrath of the Caid.”

For the Record, July 16

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from July 16, 2013.

BPA has new leadership

PORTLAND, (AP) — The Energy Department has named a new acting administrator for the Bonneville Power Administration.

Hotdog bits used in rescue

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — An animal control officer equipped with hotdog bits managed to rescue a 15-pound dog that somehow found itself stuck on the roof of a Vancouver, Wash., area house.

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A look back at 2013 session

Huffman sponsored four bills that have become law Rep. John Huffman, R-The Dalles, was successful in getting the four bills he sponsored through the 2013 session and extra money for education, economic development and veteran care in Wasco County.

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Wanted: A dog-friendly home

Home at Last has taken in 24 Shih Tzus A group of Shar Pei dogs rescued last month are starting to find homes, but a second rescue has brought a new batch of dogs for Home at Last Humane Society to contend with.

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Six injured in 197 crash

Victims were on their way to jobs in orchards Six people were transported to Mid-Columbia Medical Center following a three-car crash that blocked Highway 197 at milepost 2 Tuesday morning for a little more than an hour.

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Astro-Graph for July 16, 2013

Success in a variety of important areas is indicated for you in the year ahead. Of course, much will depend upon the methods you use. Never give less than your best.

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Everyday Cheapskate: Great ideas to help you beat the high cost of beef

Just as summer grilling moves into high gear, herecomes news that the cost of supermarket beef has hit an all-time high — up at least 5 percent so far this year, and still rising.

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Ask Dr. K: Promising discoveries could lead to new treatment

DEAR DOCTOR K: I have diabetes. I read that scientists had made a major discovery about how people with diabetes could naturally make more insulin. How excited should I be about this?

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Three-car crash blocks 197

Six taken to hospital

A three-car, six-injury accident blocked Highway 197 early this morning.