News for Tuesday, January 21, 2014





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.

January 21, 2014 4:42 p.m. read more..

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.

January 21, 2014 4:32 p.m. read more..

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.

January 21, 2014 4:27 p.m. read more..

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.

January 21, 2014 4:16 p.m. read more..

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.

January 21, 2014 4:15 p.m. read more..

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.

January 21, 2014 2:54 p.m. read more..

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.

January 21, 2014 2:46 p.m. read more..

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.

January 21, 2014 2:39 p.m. read more..

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.

January 21, 2014 11:43 a.m. read more..

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