News for Tuesday, January 21, 2014

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Huskies bolster record with a win

Sherman gets 12 from Harrison in 44-30 triumph

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Dufur boys roll past Central

The Dufur Rangers put some pressure on South Wasco County and Sherman with a dominant road win Saturday at home against last-place Central Christian.

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Tribe swimmers taking next step

Athletes gain ground, but coach hopes best is yet to come in final stretches

For the Record from Jan. 21

Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014.

Indiana casino taxes falling faster than anticipated

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s casino tax revenues have fallen faster than expected over the past six months, plunging nearly 15 percent amid more out-of-state competition and lagging admissions as consumers try to shake off the aftereffects of the recession.

Letter to the Editor: Merkley meeting

To the editor: Word has come that U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley will be at a Town Hall meeting in The Dalles on Thursday morning, Jan. 23.

Letter to the Editor: Feed the good

To the editor: A Native American father taught his children about life with this legend: “A terrific fight is going on inside me between two wolves.

Letter to the Editor: Jarvin a "rare heart"

To the editor: The streets will be a bit empty with the passing of a much beloved member of our community. Jarvin Whitesell, 47, died Thursday, January 16, of natural causes. His cheerful, positive presence will be sorely missed. We have known Jarvin since 1981 when he came to us as a foster child at the age of 15. Jarvin’s ageless and indomitable spirit found joy in life, in many friendships, in silliness, and in the support of his community. He was a vital part of a network of smaller communities in The Dalles including Special Olympics swim team and The Dalles Senior Center where he tended the garden.

Letter to the Editor: Eagles a simple solution

There has been a lot of time wasted on anew name and mascot for the high school.

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Editorial cartoons from Jan. 21

Editorial cartoons from Jan. 21, 2014.

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Editorial:  A marker in a rigged game

The familiar adage, “The rich get richer and the poor get poorer” has taken on greater concern in the wake of the Great Recession.

What's Happening from Jan 21

Nonprofit events, from Jan. 21, 2014.

Foundation seeks philanthropy nominees

The Mid-Columbia Health Foundation is seeking nominations for the 2014 Tradition of Compassion Philanthropy Awards. Award recipients will be selected in four categories: Outstanding Volunteer, Outstanding Community Service Organization, Outstanding Philanthropist and Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation.

Kaseberg featured on OPB

Sherman County artist Cameron Kaseberg, now living in Redmond, will be featured Jan. 30 on Oregon Art Beat on Oregon Public Broadcasting.

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Fire severly damages home on Chenowith Road

Firefighters extinguished a fire in the back of a house at 4509 Chenowith Road Tuesday morning.

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Oregon man excels in antiquarian books field

MCMINNVILLE (AP) — Phillip J. Pirages sells books from his home office off a country road beyond McMinnville. It’s not a high-traffic location, but then again you’re unlikely to be his customer unless you have several thousand dollars — maybe tens of thousands of dollars — to spend.

Mushrooms used to clean up urban streams

CORVALLIS (AP) — An environmental group is attempting to clean the waters in Corvallis’ Sequoia Creek — and potentially the Willamette River beyond it — using an unusual tool: mushrooms.

Huffman gears up for session

Legislature will consider large funding requests, privacy issues

Transit center coming soon

Commission approves permit for new building

Senior News: Socializing can help make physical activity more fun

We have all learned that physical activity is important.. But we have also learned - if it is all work and no play, it is no fun and we probably won’t continue for very long.

Comet-chasing probe signals Earth

BERLIN (AP) — Waking up after almost three years of hibernation, a comet-chasing spacecraft sent its first signal back to Earth on Monday, prompting cheers from scientists who hope to use it to land the first space lander onto a comet.

Disenrollment leaves Natives ‘culturally homeless’

PORTLAND— Mia Prickett’s ancestor was a leader of the Cascade Indians along the Columbia River and was one of the chiefs who signed an 1855 treaty that helped establish the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde in Oregon.

Ask Dr. K: Exercise is the best feel-good step you can take

DEAR DOCTOR K: When I’m tired, the last thing I want to do is exercise. But my wife says that exercising will actually boost my energy. Is she right?

Everday Cheapskate: When you need a burst of steam and a cup o’ joe

When it comes to making coffee and pressing clothes, you know already that there are two appliances that get a daily workout at my house — the coffeemaker and steam iron. Over the years, I’ve tested many brands, models and options. My conclusion is that, for these two items, price does not always indicate a superior product. I prefer what I call the best inexpensives.