Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Today's weather readings

Here are the readings for the last 24 hours ending at 7 am Dec.31, 2008:

Temperature: Precipitation:
Max: 46 Low: 38 Rain: 0.33"

Temperature at 7am today is 46 degrees.

"A lie told often enough becomes the truth."

Standby Me! Around the world

Thursday... Wind!!


Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Today's weather readings

Here are the readings for the last 24 hours ending Dec. 30, 2008 at 7am:

Temperature: Precipitation:
Max: 47 Low: 40 Rain: 0.08"

Temperature at 7 am is 38 degrees.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Frank Mazzeo

Frank passed away Friday. We will all miss him. Think good thoughts for Gloria... in this time of passing.

Today's weather readings

Here are the readings for the last 24 hours ending at 7 am Dec. 29, 2008:

Temperature: Precipitation:
Max: 50 Low: 43 Rain: 0.57"

The temperature at 7 am is 44 degrees.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Today's weather readings

Here are the readings for the last 24 hours ending Dec. 28, 2008 at 7 am.

Temperature: Precipitation:
Max: 48 Low: 43 Rain: 1.20"

Temperature at 7 am is 48 degrees.

Op-Ed Columnist - Win, Win, Win, Win, Win ... -

Op-Ed Columnist - Win, Win, Win, Win, Win ... - "The two most important rules about energy innovation are: 1) Price matters — when prices go up people change their habits. 2) You need a systemic approach. It makes no sense for Congress to pump $13.4 billion into bailing out Detroit — and demand that the auto companies use this cash to make more fuel-efficient cars — and then do nothing to shape consumer behavior with a gas tax so more Americans will want to buy those cars. As long as gas is cheap, people will go out and buy used S.U.V.’s and Hummers."

Op-Ed Contributor - A Deadly Wave, a Lucky Star -

Op-Ed Contributor - A Deadly Wave, a Lucky Star - "ONE hundred years ago this morning, the life of my grandfather Lorenzo took a tragic and extraordinary turn.
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Raymond Verdaguer

Dec. 28 marks the Feast of the Slaughter of the Innocents on the Catholic calendar. Once the final day of the Christmas season, it instead signaled, by 1908, a return to normal life, as children were headed back to school and parents to work for the first time in weeks."

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Information Statement

Information Statement: M 4.6 030 W TALKEETNA, AK. 0713Z DEC 28: Tsunami NOT expected

Law to spark recycling of electronics | | Statesman Journal

Law to spark recycling of electronics | | Statesman Journal: "With the launch of free, convenient electronics recycling for all Oregonians on Jan. 1, the state estimates that more than 12 million pounds of computers and TVs will be recycled in 2009.
Change Your Life -- Get your High School Diploma
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It's the first time the state is requiring manufacturers to recycle computers, monitors and TVs in an environmentally responsible way.

'The law is a paradigm shift,' said Kathy Kiwala, head of the state program, called Oregon E-Cycles. 'When we declare it as a recyclable, typically it is the responsibility of local government and the hauler. This law says the manufacturer of products has responsibility for those products throughout the whole process.'"

Editorial - The Gas Tax -

Editorial - The Gas Tax - "President-elect Barack Obama and the Democrats in Congress seem to have a clear vision of the auto industry they think the country needs. It must be financially self-sufficient. It also must be capable of producing highly fuel-efficient, next-generation vehicles that can help the nation cope with climate change and finite supplies of oil.
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Times Topics: Oil and Gasoline

Yet for all the conditions attached to it, the multibillion-dollar aid package for Detroit’s carmakers approved by the White House (with Mr. Obama’s support) fails to address one crucial question: Who will buy all the fuel-efficient cars that Detroit carmakers are supposed to make?"

Little Blue Pills Among the Ways CIA Wins Friends in Afghanistan -

Little Blue Pills Among the Ways CIA Wins Friends in Afghanistan - "The Afghan chieftain looked older than his 60-odd years, and his bearded face bore the creases of a man burdened with duties as tribal patriarch and husband to four younger women. His visitor, a CIA officer, saw an opportunity, and reached into his bag for a small gift.

Four blue pills. Viagra."

read on....

Today's weather readings

Here are the readings for the last 24 hours ending at 7 am Dec.27, 2008

Temperature: Precipitation:
Max: 43 Low: 33 Rain: 1.30"

Temperature at 7 am: 46 degrees

Friday, December 26, 2008

Today's weather readings

Here are the readings for the last 24 hours ending at 7 am Dec. 26, 2008:

Temperature: Precipitation:
Max: 42 Low: 35 Rain: 0.37"

Temperature at 7 am 34 degrees.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

TOP TEN SPACE PHOTOS: Most Viewed of 2008

TOP TEN SPACE PHOTOS: Most Viewed of 2008: "Like a ribbon trailing from a parade float, a streamer of hydrogen gas seems to waft across the stars in an image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.

Released in July, this festive shot of a supernova remnant was National Geographic News's tenth most viewed space photo of 2008.

Bright stripes within the ribbon—which is actually the shock wave from the stellar explosion—appear where the wave is moving edge-on to Hubble's line of sight."

ABC News: Is Sleeping Good for the Heart?

ABC News: Is Sleeping Good for the Heart?: "Ah, the holidays.
Time to enjoy decorations and presents.
IMAGE: Sleep Loss
Just one extra hour of sleep a day appears to lower the risk of developing calcium deposits in the arteries, a precursor to heart disease.
(ABC News Photo Illustration)

Time to relax around the Christmas dinner table with family and friends.

Time to catch up on sleep?

For those who are always looking for an excuse to sleep in, or sleep more, your search is not in vain: According to new research, hours spent sleeping protects against calcium deposits in the coronary arteries -- the deposits responsible for heart attacks."

Today's weather readings

Here are the readings for the last 24 hours ending at 7am Dec. 25, 2008:

Temperature: Precipitation:
Max: 45 Low: 36 Rain: 0.44"

Temperature at 7 am is 37 degrees.

Information Statement

Information Statement: M 5.8 095 SW PORT ALICE, VANCOUVER IS. 0812Z DEC 25: Tsunami NOT expected

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Today's weather readings

Here are today's weather readings for the last 24 hours ending Dec. 24, 2008 at 7 am:

Temperature: Precipitation:
Max: 40 Low: 33 Rain: 0.05"

Temperature reading at 7 am is 40 degrees

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Today's weather readings

Here are the readings for the last 24 hours ending Dec.23,2008 at 7 am:

Temperature: Precipitation:
Max: 46 Low: 32 Rain: 0.10"

Monday, December 22, 2008

Today's weather readings

Here are the readings for the last 24 hours end at 7 am Dec.22, 2008:

Temperature: Precipitation:
Max: 46 Low: 38 Rain: 1.20"

Temperature at 7 am: 33 degrees

Sunday, December 21, 2008

LinCom in Lincoln City and Depoe Bay

An email from John Spangler this morning....

Hi Ron >><<>><< There is some kind of Phone Service Interrupt in Lincoln City & Depoe Bay …….. ( At this time, there is no good estimate on when it will be back in service. )

911 Emergency Callers are recommended to use this CELL NUMBER >>> (541) 265-4231

Today's weather readings From Ed Simon

These are the readings for the last 24 hours ending Dec. 21, 2008 at 7am.

Temperature Precipitation
Max: 45 Low: 33 Rain: 1.28"

The temperature at 7 am Dec. 21, 2008 is 43 degrees

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Where? Did the email list form go?

The email form for you to fill out and get on the park email list is now a link on the right under other park websites... Get on the list today... This will be a handy way for local clubs to advertise their events.... Eventually, even the Social Clubs may email the list as a reminder for up coming events. The list is for park residents and past residents... Maybe in the future it may be open to immediate relatives. Coming soon a special link on the website that will only allow registered users to access the list directly.

Nursing Homes: 10 Best States for Overall Staffing - US News and World Report

Nursing Homes: 10 Best States for Overall Staffing - US News and World Report: "Rank State Total, all nursing homes 5 stars
1 Alaska 12 91.7 percent
2 Hawaii 42 35.7 percent
3 Wyoming 39 33.3 percent
4 Montana 84 29.8 percent
5 Delaware 40 27.5 percent
6 New Hampshire 75 25.3 percent
7 Washington, D.C. 18 22.2 percent
8 Maine 109 22.0 percent
9 Oregon 138 17.4 percent
10 North Dakota 81 16.1 percent"

Oregon ocean conditions best for fish in 50 years - Oregon Environmental News & Articles –

Oregon ocean conditions best for fish in 50 years - Oregon Environmental News & Articles – "Surveys along the coast from Newport north to LaPush, Wash., found more juvenile chinook salmon than they've seen in the 11 years the surveys have been done, researchers said.

That suggests that the Northwest could see a salmon boom once those fish mature and migrate back to their home rivers in the next few years.

That would represent a welcome contrast to the last few years."

President-Elect Obama's Weekly Address

Today's Report by Ed Simon

Here are the weather readings for the pass 24 hours ending at 7 am Dec. 20, 2008:
    Temperature:                                                  Precipitation:
Max: 43    Low: 33                                               Rain: 0.28

Information Statement

Information Statement: M 6.5 OFF EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN 1029Z DEC 20: Tsunami NOT expected along US west coast,BC,and AK

Friday, December 19, 2008

There is Another Way!

Well, it is painfully evident for some of you, that traveling up or down Windmill dr. when there is ice is just something you are going to do. Some of you have been stuck there and had to be towed out.. Some had to wait for ice to melt... and then could leave.

I want to make sure everyone knows there is a better alternative. If you decide that you absolutely must leave the park with ice all over.... The back gate to the park is open... The road is a gentle slope and is graveled for good traction.

To get there take the road just north of the clubhouse... The one off of Deer Lane that goes down by the lower storage area. It is the one by David Guiher's home.

Just in case you get stuck somewhere.. blankets and sleeping bags are good to carry all winter. Don't forget to carry snacks, water and maybe even your FRS Radio... Recently, I found a plastic whistle can be a real asset.

Since we have bus service now you can leave the traveling to the experts... They chain up when it is bad and go in and out of the park with ease.

The MOM Song

Today's Weather Readings

Here are the last 24 hour's readings ending at 7 am today Dec. 19, 2008
    Temperature:                        Precipitation:
Max: 41    Low: 32                Rain: 0.17"     Snow: Trace                       

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Today's Report

Todays reads for the last 24 hours ending at 7am Dec.18, 2008:
        Temperature:                                Precipitation:
     Max: 45    Low: 26                           Rain: 0.62"

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

OPEC poised for output cut of 2 million barrels a day - MarketWatch

editor: this is how the gas price will be moved up... This certainly makes you wonder, as an American, if electric cars aren't a good way to keep from being manipulated by the Middle East..

OPEC poised for output cut of 2 million barrels a day - MarketWatch: "With crude prices hovering near $44 a barrel and OPEC attempting to boost oil prices, the group is widely expected to attempt its largest-ever reduction in output. Speculation of a production cut has been building in the market in recent days."

today's readings

Weathers readings as of the last 24 hours at 7 am:
Temperature Reading:                       Precipitation:
Max: 38        Low: 19                         Rain: 0.00"

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

LVH Weather Report

Ed Simon is working as a volunteer weather observer for NOAA and has their latest and greatest weather gadgets at his home.

How low did it go last night?

Ed says:
Here are my readings as of 7 am for the last 24 hour period:
High: 31 Low: 20 Precipitation: 0

Now at 7:50 am it's 21 degrees.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Request from Chief Miranda

They are calling for volunteers to man a warming room at the Fairgrounds in Newport. They want CERT or Police volunteers only. This notice is only to find out if you are available not to ask you to come yet. Also, if your vehicle does not have traction devices they do not want you to come.
You should call Ed Simon if you are able to meet the safety caveats and want to help:
ph 265-9124

Shift will be 4 hours or less depending on who is available.

Ron's Downfall

Saturday, I was at the Newport Main Fire Station... It was raining outside and after a training session for New CERT members was done. I gathered up my equipment and made for the back door where I had parked my vehicle.

It was very dark outside and as I stepped from the sidewalk to the parking lot pavement ... I didn't see the 2" drop from sidewalk to pavement. In slow motion I began a fall to the pavement. My equipment bag flew from my hands as I braced for the collision between me and the pavement. I was in between my van and a truck which I managed to miss... My left knee hit first I think and then my left elbow and forearm scrapped pavement and as gravity took it's final shot at me my head klonked the pavement.

It was dark and nobody was around... I yelled for help and although I could see people moving around in the building no one could hear me.....

Years ago our CERT team decided to wear whistles around our necks while we were on team business... There it was and after 4 years I needed it. I blew three short blast (the international distress signal).. and kept it up... People inside heard the shrill whistle and came out looking for the source.... I was saved!

When you are alone on a walk about in the park... Take your FRS radio and put that cheap plastic whistle around your neck... Someday, it may come in handy!


The stalled car at the main gate managed to get away around 11:45am.

Windmill ICE

Stay off of Windmill... It is loaded with black ice. People are getting stuck at the gate. Tow trucks are not able to come up or down....

The Bus is chained up and is getting in and out of the park. That is an alternative... But the best choice is to stay home and warm... Prepare for a power loss... Gather blankets, flashlights, etc. Keep your radio on CH6.16 Your neighbors are only a call away.

Your mail will be there tomorrow ..let it be.

ICE !!!!!!!! sTAY hOME....tUNE YOUR RADIO TO ch6.16


We have at least two reports of neighbors almost falling. Stay inside... Do not become part of the problem. If you need help get on the FRS Radio and tell us... We will figure something out.

We are monitoring Police, Fire and PUD radio and will have the latest info... Just ask on CH 6.16...

Friday, December 12, 2008


"The man who says he is willing to meet you halfway is usually a poor judge of distance.
- Laurence J. Peter"

Christmas Lights

The Linn's on Deer the north end of the park have their lights synchronized to Christmas Music that is broadcast over your FM radio....

After dark and before 10:00pm drive over to their home and tune your FM car radio to 98.3... The lights dance to the music! Kewell...

The music is on a loop of about 7 songs and then it repeats.. Stay for the whole show.

Thursday, December 11, 2008


iGoogle: "Electricity is actually made up of extremely tiny particles called electrons, that you cannot see with the naked eye unless you have been drinking.
- Dave Barry"

Odd Winter Weather Coming to Oregon Coast, Mountains and Portland

Odd Winter Weather Coming to Oregon Coast, Mountains and Portland: "Seaside may look like this over the weekend."

December 3, 2008--"Time traveling" astronomers have decoded echoes from a centuries-old supernova, allowing them to see light from the event as it appeared when the distant star first exploded.

In 1572 Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe mistook the supernova for a new star, and he studied it extensively until it disappeared from view. Modern telescopes allow us to see the remnant of the blast, which appears like a colorful piece of cosmic algae in the above composite image.

The new study, in last week's issue of the journal Nature, is the first confirmation that Brahe witnessed what's known as a normal Type Ia supernova—when a white dwarf star in a binary system gathers so much matter from its partner that it compresses until it explodes.

The Spell of the Yukon: Information from

The Spell of the Yukon: Information from "The Spell of the Yukon

I wanted the gold, and I sought it,
I scrabbled and mucked like a slave.
Was it famine or scurvy — I fought it;
I hurled my youth into a grave.
I wanted the gold, and I got it —
Came out with a fortune last fall, —
Yet somehow life's not what I thought it,
And somehow the gold isn't all.

No! There's the land. (Have you seen it?)
It's the cussedest land that I know,
From the big, dizzy mountains that screen it
To the deep, deathlike valleys below.
Some say God was tired when He made it;
Some say it's a fine land to shun;
Maybe; but there's some as would trade it
For no land on earth — and I'm one."

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


iGoogle: "I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
- Pablo Picasso"

Can't see the cell tower for the tree | | Statesman Journal

Can't see the cell tower for the tree | | Statesman Journal: "Crews installed a cell phone tower disguised as a tree on Liberty Road S in Salem on Tuesday"

BBC NEWS | Science & Environment | Black hole confirmed in Milky Way

BBC NEWS | Science & Environment | Black hole confirmed in Milky Way: "According to Dr Robert Massey, of the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS), the results suggest that galaxies form around giant black holes in the way that a pearl forms around grit."

Tuesday, December 09, 2008


iGoogle: "Do not do unto others as you would that they should do unto you. Their tastes may not be the same.
- George Bernard Shaw"

BBC NEWS | Middle East | Lebanese finds 'heaviest' potato

BBC NEWS | Middle East | Lebanese finds 'heaviest' potato: "'This giant weighs 11.3 kilos (24.9 pounds),' Khalil Semhat told the AFP news agency at his farm near Tyre, 85 kilometres (50 miles) south of Beirut."

Economy | The Obama-Biden Transition Team

Economy | The Obama-Biden Transition Team: "n addition, because lower-income seniors may have no choice but to take withdrawals this year and in 2008, Obama and Biden will exempt any withdrawals made up to the required minimum amount from taxation. This will give seniors the flexibility they deserve -- to forgo withdrawals if they choose or to take those withdrawals tax free if they need those resources to pay their bills."

Monday, December 08, 2008

Information Statement

Information Statement: M 6.8 KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION 0624Z DEC 9: Tsunami NOT expected along US west coast,BC,and AK


Statement as of 1:05 PM PST on December 08, 2008

... Turning extremely cold with very low snow levels this weekend
over southwest Washington and northwest Oregon...

The coldest air of the winter season will be settling in over
southwest Washington and northwest Oregon this weekend... bringing
very cold temperatures to the region and snow levels possibly near
the valley floor.

The initial surge of cold air will spread into southwest
Washington and northwest Oregon Friday night as a strong cold
front moves through. While air ahead of this front will be
relatively mild... very cold air behind this front has the
potential to drop snow levels quite low... not unlike a snow event
that occurred in mid November of 2003 which dropped several inches
of snow in the Portland Metro area. While this kind of detail is
not certain at this point... the snow level at the back edge of the
cold front Friday night could turn out to be quite low.

The cold air will continue to stream onshore during the day
Saturday and any showers will likely drop snow to the 500 or 1000
feet elevations. The onshore flow will likely limit the
possibility of the snow reaching the valley floor due to a
significant over water trajectory of the air... as the water
temperatures off the coast remain in the lower 50s.

It appears a reinforcing shot of Arctic air will then spread
through The Gorge and down through western Washington into
northwest Oregon Saturday night and Sunday... and bring the coldest
air to the region in quite some time. At that point... minimum
temperatures could fall into the teens with daytime temperatures
struggling to reach freezing. The possibility of any significant
snow once the main shot of Arctic reaches our area is uncertain at
this time as it is dependent on whether any organized systems will
spread over the area... but the possibility does exist.

Be sure to take precautions this week in advance of the arrival of
the very cold air... such as wrapping pipes... covering foundation
vents... draining outdoor water pipes... and protecting vulnerable
outdoor plants.

The News Letter, from Ron's soap box

Hello folks,

Let's talk about our monthly newsletter. The newsletter has run into some trouble that we feel you should know about.

Mr. Forsloff, a long time resident, has generously published the newsletter for the cost of ink and paper for a number of years. Sadly, that arrangement is coming to an end as he is retiring. We have been looking for other ways of keeping the newsletter alive and well.

Currently, we may be able to have a friend of Jim Rose's publish it for us. But, He lives in Portland. So that poses a logistics problem as you can see. Other options include having it printed locally. These options all will cost money which will be deducted from a rapidly depleting Social Club treasury.

We do have the ability to publish the entire newsletter on line for free. But that means people would have to view it on the computer.... Some folks don't have a computer. On the other hand we do have a computer lab at the clubhouse with high speed Internet for free.

This last newsletter will be the last until we have a solution to the problem...

To the, "Why don't you...... folks".... Hey, we need ideas but we need people and $$ willing to put forth a little effort. So, if the judgement of the community is to do nothing then it seems to me that the demise of the Newsletter is imminent.

Gotta idea? Leave a comment or call Charolette Paulson (Social Club President)

[BBC] Mountain top blasted off for coal

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Saturday, December 06, 2008

Two Headed 4 paw Monster

NewsGator Online

"Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning."

Central Oregon Coast Bay Lights Up This Weekend

Central Oregon Coast Bay Lights Up This Weekend: "On December 6, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., local lighted boats make a large loop around the bay, from the Coast Guard Station to the Embarcadero Resort and back, showing off a variety of colorful designs."


We are experimenting with a new rating system at the bottom of each post... check a box to let us know what you think of postings.

We can change and add rating words or make a 1-3 rating system.. If you would like to make a suggestion just put a comment at the bottom of any article... RT

President Elect's Weekly Address

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Do You Know You're Having A Stroke?

Do You Know You're Having A Stroke?: "Stroke symptoms include:

* Sudden numbness, weakness, or paralysis of your face, arm or leg -- usually on one side of the body
* Sudden difficulty speaking or understanding speech (aphasia)
* Sudden blurred, double or decreased vision
* Sudden dizziness, loss of balance or loss of coordination
* A sudden, severe 'bolt out of the blue' headache or an unusual headache, which may be accompanied by a stiff neck, facial pain, pain between your eyes, vomiting or altered consciousness
* Confusion or problems with memory, spatial orientation or perception"

Coal Mining Debris Rule Is Approved -

Coal Mining Debris Rule Is Approved - "The Environmental Protection Agency is trying to finish work on a rule that would make it easier for utilities to put coal-fired generating stations near national parks. It is working on another rule that would allow utility companies to modify coal-fired power plants and increase their emissions without installing new pollution-control equipment."

Coal Mining Debris Rule Is Approved -

Coal Mining Debris Rule Is Approved - "Edward C. Hopkins, a policy analyst at the Sierra Club, said: “The E.P.A.’s own scientists have concluded that dumping mining waste into streams devastates downstream water quality. By signing off on this rule, the agency has abdicated its responsibility.”"

DailyTech - Hawaii Endorses Plan for Electric Cars

DailyTech - Hawaii Endorses Plan for Electric Cars: "Consumers who purchase or lease electric cars will be able to visit Better Place supply recharging service locations to switch out their lithium ion car battery for a full-charged new one. Better Place will then recharge the new battery during off-peak electricity hours."

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Brains More Distracted, Not Slower with Age: Scientific American

Brains More Distracted, Not Slower with Age: Scientific American: "Adam Gazzaley of the University of California, San Francisco, and his colleagues asked two groups—one made up of 19- to 33-year-olds and the other of 60- to 72-year-olds—to perform a memory task. The researchers used electroencephalography to record electrical signals from the participants’ brains in milliseconds during the task. In contrast to the younger adults, the older group could not suppress distracting stimuli during the first 200 milliseconds after exposure. “At later time points, the ability to ignore does show up,” Gazzaley says. “It’s not abolished, just delayed.” By then, however, the irrelevant information had interfered with the memory task, making the older group less accurate overall than the younger group."

President Elect Obama's Transparentcy Web site

Want to know what the agenda for our government is? Want to see feedback and how it's going?

Friday, November 28, 2008

Information Statement

Information Statement: M 6.2 135 SW EUREKA, CA. 1343Z NOV 28: Tsunami NOT expected

Thursday, November 27, 2008

George Bernard Shaw

"Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no better than we deserve."

National Geographic News has sent you this story from National Geographic
News. We hope you enjoy it

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


The phone rings and the lady of the house answers, 'Hello.'

'Mrs. Sanders, please.'


'Mrs. Sanders, this is Doctor Jones at Saint Agnes Laboratory.

When your husband's doctor sent his biopsy to the lab last week, a
biopsy from another Mr. Sanders arrived as well.

We are now uncertain which one belongs to your husband. Frankly,
either way the results are not too good.'

'What do you mean?' Mrs. Sanders asks nervously.

'Well, one of the specimens tested positive for Alzheimer's and the
other one tested positive for HIV. We can't tell which is which.'

'That's dreadful! Can you do the test again?' questioned Mrs.

'Normally we can, but Medicare will only pay for these expensive
tests one time.'

'Well, what am I supposed to do now?'

'The folks at Medicare recommend that you drop your husband off
somewhere in the middle of town. If he finds his way home, don't sleep with him.'

Monday, November 24, 2008

Dear Sirs,

A letter to my bank:
In view of what seems to be happening internationally with banks at
the moment, I was wondering if you could advise me.
If one of my checks is returned marked
"Insufficient Funds," how do I know whether that refers to me or to you?
Please advise,

Information Statement

Information Statement: M 7.0 190 NW PETROPAVLOVSK, KAMCHATKA. 0903Z NOV 24: Tsunami NOT expected along US west coast,BC,and AK

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Information Statement

Information Statement: M 6.5 SOUTHERN SUMATERA, INDONESIA 1612Z NOV 22: Tsunami NOT expected along US west coast,BC,and AK

Friday, November 21, 2008

Poetry review: “Fire to Fire” by Mark Doty |

Poetry review: “Fire to Fire” by Mark Doty | "Striking imagery and a powerful imagination are two of his best tools, as evident in his earliest poems. When Doty writes about an Easter contest in “Ararat,” for example (from “Turtle, Swan,” 1987), he doesn’t recall an egg, but an oval full of glorious possibilities.

What might have coiled inside it?

Crocuses tight on their clock-springs,
a bird who’d sing himself into an angel
in the highest reaches of the garden,
the morning’s flaming arrow?

Any small thing can save you.
The descriptions are surprising yet spot-on, and the precise imagery provides the perfect balance for plainer, more conversational phrasing."

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Information Statement

Information Statement: M 4.2 040 E ILIAMNA, AK. 0604Z NOV 21: Tsunami NOT expected


I do not know with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.

NewsGator Online

"Anybody can win unless there happens to be a second entry."

Op-Ed Contributor - What’s the Point of Daylight Time? -

Op-Ed Contributor - What’s the Point of Daylight Time? - "What explains this unexpected result? While daylight time reduces demand for household lighting, it increases demand for heating in the early spring and late fall (in the mornings) and, even more important, for cooling on summer evenings. Benjamin Franklin was right about candles, in other words, but he did not consider air-conditioners."

Architecture: A City That's Built at the Bottom of a Lake

Architecture: A City That's Built at the Bottom of a Lake: "something you don't see every day: a town built in the middle of a lake. Not on an island, but actually below water level. It's the ancient city of Seuthopolis, in Bulgaria, which was discovered in 1948."

Wednesday, November 19, 2008



I was approached by a member of Longview Hills requesting information on donating to the "Shop With a Cop" program. For those of you who are not familiar with this project, the Oregon State Police, Newport Police Department and Lincoln County Sheriff participate in a program where they take underprivileged children Christmas shopping. Each child is given a gift card and goes "shopping" with the officer. According to the officers we spoke with, it is very heart warming as very seldom will these children spend anything on themselves. They want to make sure there is something for Christmas for the moms, dads, sisters and brothers. This year December 6th is the shopping day.

Anything, of course, is appreciated whether it is $5 or $100 (or anything in between). Below is the e-mail I received from Carla Urbigkeit of the Oregon State Police:

Thank you for contacting me about Shop With A Cop!! It is SO hard to raise money when everyone is so strapped!!

I have asked people who want to donate to make the check payable to 'OSP Volunteers' and they can mail the check either to our OSP office here in Newport (PO Box 947) or the OSP Volunteer address (PO Box 974) both in Newport OR 97365. I know, the two PO Boxes are very similar in number!!

I sure appreciate your help! If you have any questions you can certainly call me at 270-4817.

Thanks again!

I know things are really tight this year and we only ask you to donate if you can afford it. We do, however, want to thank anyone in advance who is able to contribute. Merry Christmas!
Sir Barnett Cocks

"A committee is a cul-de-sac down which ideas are lured and then quietly strangled."

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Pyramid Building

Soon (Nov 23rd, National Geo TV special)

Monday, November 17, 2008

Information Statement

Information Statement: M 5.0 ARCTIC OCEAN 0453Z NOV 18: Tsunami NOT expected

Information Statement

Information Statement: M 5.1 ARCTIC OCEAN 0411Z NOV 18: Tsunami NOT expected

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Information Statement: M 5.3 ARCTIC OCEAN 0400Z NOV 18: Tsunami NOT expected

Information Statement

Information Statement: M 5.6 QUEEN ELIZABETH ISLANDS, CANADA 1256Z NOV 17: Tsunami NOT expected

Sunday, November 16, 2008

California wildfire chases 30,000 from homes - Salt Lake Tribune

California wildfire chases 30,000 from homes - Salt Lake Tribune: "LOS ANGELES - Santa Ana winds blowing at times at hurricane strength fanned two more monstrous wildfires on Saturday, destroying hundreds of homes and putting ten of thousands of people under a mandatory evacuation order.
The Los Angeles Times reported more than 30,000 were ordered to leave their homes."

Information Statement

Information Statement: M 7.6 MINAHASSA PENINSULA, SULAWESI 1703Z NOV 16: Tsunami NOT expected along US west coast,BC,and AK

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Information Statement

Information Statement: M 4.6 040 SW EUREKA, CA. 0543Z NOV 16: Tsunami NOT expected

Friday, November 14, 2008

Information Statement

Information Statement: M 5.3 065 SW ATKA VILLAGE, AK. 0403Z NOV 15: Tsunami NOT expected

The Longview Hills Fishing Club helps Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife service salmon fish traps on a few streams in the area. We are working on a project to put a rail on a walking bridge at the Schooner Creek Trap (east of Lincoln City) and we had scheduled a work day on Friday, November 14th. Wayde needed a measurement from the bridge and wanted to check Schooner Creek due to the amount of rain we have had this past week, so he and I drove up there yesterday (Thursday).

What a surprise we had when we got there! The normally calm, blue, serene Schooner Creek was a brown, fast moving river. Naturally, we postponed the bridge work scheduled for Friday until, hopefully next week but I thought many of you would enjoy seeing Mother Nature's handiwork.
In case you have not had the chance to meet Michele Longo Eder or to read her book, Salt In Our Blood: The Memoir of a Fisherman's Wife, you are missing a rare treat. This local author has written her memoir which is insightful, interesting, and heart wrenching. Everyone I have spoken with who have read this book say they can't put it down. If you want a chance to meet Michele, she will be at the Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center in Newport, this coming Sunday, Nov. 16th, and at the Driftwood Public Library in Lincoln City, next Tuesday evening, Nov. 18th.

Newport, OR
Sunday, Nov. 16th
1:00 - 4:00 PM
Lincoln County Historic Society
Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center
333 SE Bay Blvd., Newport (541) 265-7509

Lincoln City, OR
Tuesday, Nov. 18th
6:30 PM
Driftwood Public Library
801 SW Hwy 101 #201, Lincoln City (541) 996-2277

Learn more about Michele and her book at:


sent in by Blaine Kalar





6 Deck Canasta Wednesdays @ 1pm

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Information Statement

Information Statement: M 5.2 OFF COAST OF OREGON 0149Z NOV 14: Tsunami NOT expected

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

What They Miss About the Oregon Coast

What They Miss About the Oregon Coast: "It was the coast the way it once was. And there are plenty of folks who remember chunks of living history about the region, and its more rugged, even ruddy appearance and vibes before the last ten years' of growth spurts took hold and changed the landscape and feel."


"I write down everything I want to remember. That way, instead of spending a lot of time trying to remember what it is I wrote down, I spend the time looking for the paper I wrote it down on.
- Beryl Pfizer"

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

NewsGator Online

"As I was walking up the stair / I met a man who wasn't there. / He wasn't there again today. / I wish, I wish he'd stay away."

Information Statement

Information Statement: M 4.0 060 NW HOMER, AK. 2201Z NOV 11: Tsunami NOT expected

CERT/US Coast Guard Drill

To prepare for the Central Coast Drill on November 8th, a pre-drill meeting was held at the regular Monday CERT meeting at LVH on November 3rd. Mike Mulligan came to outline the entire project, especially as it pertained to the areas at the Agate Beach Golf Course and Longview Hills.

The drill was coastal wide, from Yachats to North Lincoln City. LVH CERT, however, only participated in the drill at the Agate Beach Golf Course (Code Name: Hotel) and Longview Hills (Code Name: India). Luckily, Nicole Mangum was able to clear the area of the pesky goat who had wondered in the landing zone so all was ready for the drill. There was some doubt if the drill was going to come off due to inclement weather and concern about two ships in trouble out to sea. The helicopter wasn't able to hover but did make the necessary fly over. The above photos are from the Agate Beach Golf Course.

The group at Longview Hills cordoned off the parking lot and marked it so the helicopter would be able to spot it. Everyone was prepared, thanks to Ron Thomas' planning. We even had radio trouble and were able to overcome that problem. Although the drill didn't go as originally planned, it left little doubt that the CERT team is prepared for an emergency. We learn a great deal each time we have one of these drills. Our only hope now is that we will never have to put it to the real test.

Newport Welcomes New K-9 Patrol Officer

Here is Newport Police Department's newest officer. Check out the website for more info about Eyan.


"Look for the ridiculous in everything and you will find it.
- Jules Renard"


Einstein said....

Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it.

First Voyage

First Voyage: "Bob: I am certain that she didn't know then, and I believe that she doesn't know even now, how extraordinary those three days in November 1996 were. We had purchased Chiron, a 47-foot cutter rigged sailboat, the month before and had planned to leave it in Seattle until more favorable weather in the spring. But the long-range forecasts were for a very hard winter and the immediate predictions were for a brief weather window in the first week of November."

Monday, November 10, 2008

LVH CERT Team trains with Coast Guard

Cabelas Catalog Radio Sale


Folks, tomorrow marks the first big storm of the season. You really should consider owning an FRS radio and tuning it to our community emergency channel CH6. 16.

You can keep up on what's happening in our community... Have CERT team members on call in case you need help in a power outage

Loss of phone and cell phone ???? We have our very own Lincoln County Emergency Services HAM Radio operators.. Other team members make reports on what the Police and Fire Departments are doing. Our electricians listen and interpret what the PUD is doing and all this is relayed to you in our community.

Join the emergency net today. Buy your radio ... If you need help any CERT team member can help you... Just ask or email

Canadian artist finds poetry on the battlefront

Canadian artist finds poetry on the battlefront: "August Widow
from across the road, with church and soldiers in their scope,
story is veins and arteries, soft tissue to these black coats
this murder of shiny microphones, video cams
they beak, they claw, they pick at mourner carrion;
gray day, gray day, a brother buried half a world away
from bullet and pomegranate, on this his prairie
where wild flax blues and blooms,
and yellow canola swathed,"

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Information Statement

Information Statement: M 4.3 065 NE ILIAMNA, AK. 2337Z NOV 9: Tsunami NOT expected

A road trip down Oregon's coast reveals small towns and undeveloped beauty [] -

A road trip down Oregon's coast reveals small towns and undeveloped beauty [] - "Oregon's coast is still wild enough to be a windy wonder, tame enough for the squeamish, surprisingly affordable and uncrowded -- yet diverse enough to please at least someone in the car most of the time.

All beaches are public, and access is guaranteed by law."

NewsGator Online

Wernher von Braun

"I have learned to use the word 'impossible' with the greatest caution."

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Ambrose Bierce
"To be positive: To be mistaken at the top of one's voice."

NewsGator Online

Rodney Dangerfield

"When I was a kid my parents moved a lot, but I always found them."

Editorial - The Rural Life - Still Life -

Editorial - The Rural Life - Still Life - "Every now and then I feel as though I’ve woken up in a Rembrandt etching — a tangled thicket of pen-strokes from which a landscape emerges. It’s not just that the sky has taken on the tint of 17th-century drawing paper or that the world has lost color. It has more to do with the balance of time. Nature seems to have paused. There is a numb overcast overhead, with little drift to it. Wood smoke slides down the roof and onto the road. The wild apples are waiting to fall."

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Friday, November 07, 2008

VOA News - Honda Unveils New Robot Walker

VOA News - Honda Unveils New Robot Walker: "The Honda Motor Company has displayed for the first time a new computerized walker machine, designed to help factory workers and the elderly."

Sent in by Barb Dudley

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Information Statement

Information Statement: M 6.5 VANUATU ISLANDS 0720Z NOV 7: Tsunami NOT expected along US west coast,BC,and AK

NewsGator Online

"Grown-ups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them."
"I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world, because they'd never expect it."

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Skeleton Of 12,000 Year Old Shaman Discovered Buried With Leopard, 50 Tortoises And Human Foot

Skeleton Of 12,000 Year Old Shaman Discovered Buried With Leopard, 50 Tortoises And Human Foot: "The skeleton of a 12,000 year-old Natufian Shaman has been discovered in northern Israel by archaeologists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The burial is described as being accompanied by 'exceptional' grave offerings - including 50 complete tortoise shells, the pelvis of a leopard and a human foot. The shaman burial is thought to be one of the earliest known from the archaeological record and the only shaman grave in the whole region."

San Francisco Journal - At Specialty Garage, Making Hybrids Even Greener -

San Francisco Journal - At Specialty Garage, Making Hybrids Even Greener - "The only hybrid specialty garage run by a woman has opened in the Bay Area, which has more Priuses — 70,000 as of 2006 — than most states. And while its owner, Carolyn Coquillette, has a preoccupation with cleanliness that may not be unique in a mechanic’s shop, her ubiquitous recycling containers (for paper, plastic, rubber, metal and oil) and the solar panels on her roof set Luscious apart. So does its specialty: giving hybrid owners the option of going fully electric."

San Francisco Journal - At Specialty Garage, Making Hybrids Even Greener -

San Francisco Journal - At Specialty Garage, Making Hybrids Even Greener - "The only hybrid specialty garage run by a woman has opened in the Bay Area, which has more Priuses — 70,000 as of 2006 — than most states. And while its owner, Carolyn Coquillette, has a preoccupation with cleanliness that may not be unique in a mechanic’s shop, her ubiquitous recycling containers (for paper, plastic, rubber, metal and oil) and the solar panels on her roof set Luscious apart. So does its specialty: giving hybrid owners the option of going fully electric."

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Information Statement

Information Statement: M 5.0 065 SE AMUKTA PASS, AK. 0505Z NOV 5: Tsunami NOT expected

The Great Fear of the Unknown -

The Great Fear of the Unknown - "There is something in the human psyche that makes us view some innovations or research with great suspicion, fearing that careless scientists will blow us all to kingdom come, says sociologist Robert Bartholomew, author of the 2001 book Little Green Men, Meowing Nuns and Head-Hunting Panics: A Study of Mass Psychogenic Illness and Social Delusion. 'People see what they expect to see in a search for certainty, especially during times of crisis, as they attempt to confirm their worst fears and greatest hopes.'

Lack of understanding, 'combined with anxiety, has been responsible for scares of all sorts over the centuries,' he notes, ranging from witchcraft trials to UFO sightings. Scares often arise from such anxieties as war jitters, including the phantom zeppelin sightings that convulsed Great Britain before World War I."
"Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them."

Pizza in Nehalem

Many of the regular pizza ingredients are irregular in the first place: not even in the Portland area will you find many pizzerias with toppings like meatballs, herbed lamb, chorizo, pastrami, carrots, cashews and other nuts, celery, smoked salmon, zucchini, mandarins or cheeses like smoked provolone, gorgonzola, ricotta feta, marscapone or montrachet.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Free Stuff!!

We have a Sharp UX-305 fax/copier/printer for anyone that would like it. It's Free! And it works!
Dan & Sue

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Information Statement

Information Statement: M 6.1 050 S ATKA VILLAGE, AK. 1349Z NOV 2: Tsunami NOT expected

Saturday, November 01, 2008

"In democracy it's your vote that counts; In feudalism it's your count that votes."

Charlene Shimek

During the night Charlene Shimek passed away at Samaritan Hospital in Corvalis. Our deepest sympathy and best thoughts to husband Dee and their relatives.

Dear Lincoln County Friends and Merchants,

It is my privilege to thank you once again for another successful year of the annual SHOP WITH A COP program.

Each Holiday Season, this program establishes a positive rapport with less fortunate children of the Lincoln County community and the Law Enforcement Officers from the Oregon State Police, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Newport Police Department, Lincoln City Police Department, Toledo Police Department and the United States Coast Guard.

Employees from the Department of Human Services, the District Attorney’s Office, OSP and even Santa, volunteer their time to participate and assist with making this event the success it has become. The participating officers also look forward to interacting with the children in a happy and friendly setting.

Each year we seek monetary donations from the community. This program is completely funded by 100 % of YOUR donations, and each dollar is tax deductible! The more money we collect, the more children can participate in this worthwhile and fun event.

Thank you for your continued support and consideration for our local Shop With A Cop program. If you have any questions, please call me at (541)270-4817 or e-mail


Carla Urbigkeit, Senior Trooper

Oregon State Police – Newport Patrol Office

Donations can be mailed to:

OSP Volunteers

PO Box 974

Newport, OR 97365

Friday, October 31, 2008

Information Statement

Information Statement: M 5.0 045 SW ATKA VILLAGE, AK. 2327Z OCT 31: Tsunami NOT expected

On October 30th Don Mann, General Manager of the Port of Newport, spoke to the Longview Hills Fishing Club about the construction of the International Dock currently underway. He presented a slide show explaining the construction currently underway and the importance of having the dock as it would bring jobs, income from the distant fishing fleet as well as possible tourism dollars from cruise ships. Of special importance to us all, especially members of Central Coast CERT and Longview Hills CERT, is that the construction will be such that in the event of a tsunami or earthquake, the dock will be built to stay in place and could possibly be "Ground Zero" and the point where goods and services would originate from. Mr. Mann invited anyone interested in this project or who had questions to feel free to visit him at his Port Office.

bobby dean's pix revisited

Using the free download Picasa these pictures were enhanced... EZ to use.. its free they might even give free food to you if you download it....

Posted by Picasa

Free Epson Photo Printer

And free food to go with it (1 p-nut butter & jelly sandwich)

I have heard Seniors like two words... Free and Food... So Jim Rose is trying to give away this perfectly good printer and I thought his chances would be better if he gave some food with it too.

Find him in the local phone directory and give him a call.

Night Landfall

Night Landfall: "It was in 1996, on our first passage with Chiron from Seattle to her homeport in Newport, Oregon. Due to engine problems, we were several hours late getting to the waypoint outside of Yaquina Bay and we were faced with a night approach. Standing off until morning was not a reasonable choice since the weather was deteriorating and the engine was still uncertain."

Thursday, October 30, 2008

BBC NEWS | Science & Environment | Snow leopard wins top photo prize

BBC NEWS | Science & Environment | Snow leopard wins top photo prize: "A picture of an elusive snow leopard on a night-time prowl has won the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2008 award."

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

New Bio Lab on a Texas Island Worries Environmentalists and Locals -

New Bio Lab on a Texas Island Worries Environmentalists and Locals - "How a laboratory where scientists plan to study viruses like Ebola and Marburg ended up on a barrier island where hurricanes regularly wreak havoc puzzles some environmentalists and community leaders."

History News Network

and the Canadians wish their system was like ours ????RT This is too funny.
History News Network: "Here’s a fantasy for Americans exhausted by this endless presidential campaign. Imagine a campaign limited to six weeks. Imagine a campaign that cannot bombard voters with advertisements, because each television station makes available 390 minutes for political commercials which a broadcasting authority allots based on the various parties’ relative strengths. Imagine a campaign with restrictions on fundraising and campaign spending – that candidates actually follow."

PC World - Christian Science Monitor Goes Online-Only

PC World - Christian Science Monitor Goes Online-Only: "In the first of what could be a series of print newspaper closings, the Christian Science Monitor has announced the end of its daily print format and its switch to a Web-based publication. Starting April 2009, the 100-year-old news organization will no longer publish daily physical newspapers and will focus its content on the Internet. It will, however, publish a weekly print magazine."

Monday, October 27, 2008

Come Along as Bobby and Carmen Dean Explore Fall Folage along Rt 18

Nearly Half Of US States Fail On Emergency Plan Communication, New Study Shows

Nearly Half Of US States Fail On Emergency Plan Communication, New Study Shows: "Seven years after Sept. 11, and in the wake of many major natural disasters such as forest fires, hurricanes and flooding, nearly half of U.S. states either have no state-level emergency plan or do not provide it readily to the public, reveals a new study by George Mason University Communication Professor Carl Botan."
"It is well to remember that the entire universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others."
This link will take you to a show that speaks to the issue of pollution in England and what they are doig about it.

BBC NEWS | Programmes | Politics Show | Cars - an electric future..?: "The BBC's Politics Show has learned that, this week, the government will announce plans to buy a number of electric cars and vans for a new pilot scheme. Its aim is to see how these vehicles fair on Britain's roads."
Hello to All of You.

The LVH FISHING CLUB would like to invite You All to attend our Meeting in the Club House, at 9 AM on Thursday, the 30th of October 2008.

We have arranged to have Mr. Don Mann, the General Manager for the Port of Newport, to be our Special Guest Speaker. Don has agreed to provide us with a Power Point Presentation regarding what is currently happening with the New International Terminal Project for our Port of Newport.

Don is a superb speaker & the information he will provide, we believe, has great interest & relevance to all of us Newport Residents.

PLEASE FEEL WELCOME to join with us in welcoming Mr. Mann to Longview Hills & learning about this New & Exciting Port Project. Complimentary Coffee will be provided by the Fishing Club.

John Spangler

Club President

Sunday, October 26, 2008

"The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found."

Grandparents Alert!

Information Statement

Information Statement: M 4.6 045 SW EUREKA, CA. 0927Z OCT 26: Tsunami NOT expected

Friday, October 24, 2008

Coast Guard/LVH CERT Team

The Coast Guard Helicopter will be evaluating the LVH Clubhouse Parking Lot as a drop/pickup zone on Nov 8th. They will be working over marine radio with the CERT team on the ground in the evaluation process.

Our CERT team will also have elements stationed at the Golf Course where the helicopter may make a landing on the driving range in a simulation of an injury pick up. Coordination for this part of the event still is not solid so we are working on it.

We are a part of an exercise taking place up and down the coast in preparation for a major disaster...

Last week the entire Central Coast CERT team underwent training at the Coast Guard Air Facility at Newport Airport. Teams learned helicopter proceedures including lifting to the helicopter injured dummies by means of the on board hoist and Stokes litter.

This new exercise will help us set up for the disaster we hope never to see...

You folks in the park are welcome to attend our meetings on Mondays at 10 am in the clubhouse. We are woefully understaffed for a disaster to the point that it is pretty scary to think less than 10 older folks are going to be able to care for 265 older residents. There will be no firemen, police, or first aid folks after a major disaster they will be strained past the breaking limits... It could be many days before help arrives... The CERT team is trained to fill the breach as best it can.

Think about those numbers 10 CERT's to serve 265... This really makes me glum... When are the 10 to sleep? To eat? Will they catch a break? Or just run until they drop?

We meet for an hour or so a week on Tuesdays, 10am, at the clubhouse to train. Can you spare an hour? If you are a young one so much the better. We lost 2 team members this year... one because of health and another passed away.


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Information Statement

Information Statement: M 4.0 055 S HOMER, AK. 0046Z OCT 23: Tsunami NOT expected

What is she lookin at?

Look into Kitty's eyes.. what is the reflection you see?

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

History of North Oregon Coast Dunes Reads Like An Alien Movie

History of North Oregon Coast Dunes Reads Like An Alien Movie: "Horning said old photos of Gearhart show the beach right below the houses along the west side of town. All of the dune, nearly 2000 ft of it, has developed since about 1900."

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Information Statement

Information Statement: M 7.0 TONGA ISLANDS 0511Z OCT 19: Tsunami NOT expected along US west coast,BC,and AK

Observatory - Worm Grunting - A Mystery Solved -

Observatory - Worm Grunting - A Mystery Solved - "Worm grunting, also known as worm fiddling or charming, involves driving a wooden stake into the ground and rubbing the top of it with a leaf spring or other flat piece of steel to make a grunting or snoring noise. Done in the right place under the right conditions, the result will be hundreds earthworms appearing on the surface of the ground."

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Information Statement

Information Statement: M 6.7 NEAR COAST OF CHIAPAS, MEXICO 1942Z OCT 16: Tsunami NOT expected along US west coast,BC,and AK


iGoogle: "Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for - in order to get to the job you need to pay for the clothes and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in it.
- Ellen Goodman"

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Local News: Coming Soon To A Rear-View Mirror Near You | recruits, training, troopers :

Local News: Coming Soon To A Rear-View Mirror Near You | recruits, training, troopers :: "Nineteen recruit troopers will be assigned to the Patrol Services Division (PSD) and two others will be assigned to the Fish & Wildlife Division (FWD). After successfully completing their training they will report to Albany, Coos Bay (1 trooper on patrol), Florence, Klamath Falls (2 troopers on patrol), Newport, Ontario, Pendleton, Salem, Springfield, The Dalles, Tillamook and Tualatin."

Tuesday, October 14, 2008



Great news - Hooray - Starting October 14, 2008 Longview Hills will have bus service. The buss will be stopping at the Longview Hills Community Center 5 times daily seven days a week.
Times are:
8:51 AM
10:44 AM
12:18 PM
3:02 PM
4:55 PM
details displayed at the community center

Wave Energy Generator Deployment

Wave Energy Generator Deployment: "Wave Energy Generator Deployment

Footage of the deployment of a Wave Energy Generator off the coast of Oregon
Other Versions"

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Do you?

Miss reading the news in a News Paper?

Well your computer can be customized to retrieve articles that only interest you within minutes of their being published from any newspaper anywhere. You can choose from any news source anywhere about any subject(s) you like. It can be told to bring the news to you from all, or "most read" articles. It can bring the funnies that are just your favorites.

Do you wear glasses because the print is too small on your screen? Toss them aside. You can set the print size on a website once and from then on ... every time you visit that site the print will be just the size you set.

If you are computer challenged I can visit you and set up these features on your computer... I charge $0.00 ... Many ask why? I don't care to say :) If you would like help let me know....

If you are not computer challenged... I will print a how to article here on the website.... That takes a bit of time so I am going to put a poll on the right... If you want me to write a lengthy lesson plan on "how to", or if you just want the steps.... Check the box of your choice... Thanx, RT

Saturday, October 11, 2008


Video Demonstration: How to Tie a Bowline Knot

NewsGator Online

"Time is that quality of nature which keeps events from happening all at once. Lately it doesn't seem to be working."

NewsGator Online

"We need a president who's fluent in at least one language."

NewsGator Online

"We are alone, absolutely alone on this chance planet: and, amid all the forms of life that surround us, not one, excepting the dog, has made an alliance with us."

Retirement plan

Advice to take to heart, or at least somewhere down there.
Retirement Plan---

If you had purchased $1000.00 of Nortel stock one year ago, it would now
be worth $49.00.

With Enron, you would have $16.50 left of the original $1000.

With WorldCom, you would have less than $5.00 left.

If you had purchased $1000.00 of Delta Air Lines stock you would have
$49.00 left.

If you had purchased United Airlines, you would ha ve nothing left.

But, if you had purchased $1000.00 worth of beer one year ago, drank all
the beer, then turned in the cans for recycling, you would have $214.00.

Based on the above, the best current investment advice is to drink heavily
and recycle.

This is called the…

"401-Keg Plan".

Friday, October 10, 2008

Got Address on yer post light? Read on...

California Democrat: "The lack of house or business numbers are a problem for any kind of emergency response, whether fire or medical. According to Smith, a good visible house number is not only helpful, it is vital for a quick response.

He said just about the worst moment for emergency responders is driving an ambulance or other emergency response vehicle slowly along a residential street on a dark night looking for non-existent or hard to see house numbers after a call."

Frost Warning!


An Email from Larry Henson

This is to let you know that Frank Landry was laid off this morning as the Longview Hills Maintenance person.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

In an email from Charlene Shimek...

Do you know anyone who could use a nice HP printer (Deskjet 5850) in good working order??

The Shimek's are on the community phone list.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008


A soapbox editorial by (guess who?) ron thomas

For 10 years Jacky and I have watched the coming and going of volunteers in our Longview Hills Community. This community is well known here as well as throughout Newport for its generosity and support of a variety of charities, clubs and organizations. Folks here have a most valuable commodity to bring to the table.... time. Time to do many of the things that we would have liked to do during our working life when we had to sell our time to an employer to raise a family and put bread on the table.

Of course not everyone is interested in sharing their time and they choose to hoard their time and energy to devote to whatever it is they choose to pursue. Can’t fault that idea as each person now gets to choose and that is probably the best part of retirement.

Now there is this thing about our time that you know about but may not have considered, kind of put it on the backburner to think about at another time. Time for all of us living beings takes a toll on health. That is simple enough.. I don’t think there will be much argument on that. At this end of life.. “The Retirement Years”, health declines more rapidly than in the rest our lives. As you graduate to another year of life you may feel the loss of a physical ability and though modern science tries to slow and stave off this process it is inevitable.

Still, in this community, folks that volunteer feel called to extend their volunteer activities beyond the point of where common sense dictates they should. So, I put it to you that if we are to continue with Social Club activities, Fishing Clubs, CERT teams, Potlucks... Games, Community events and the like... Those things that give our community such charm and purpose.... We need to all step back here and take a look at this situation....

Say that you are a young person (under 65) new to retirement. It’s wonderful beyond your wildest expectations... there are so many things to do... you’re having a ball... Volunteering? “Uh, yeah just as soon as I......(fill in the blank)” . You must know, if you stop a second and consider, that most of our volunteers are older (actually, they are you in 5 to 10 years). Look at the bulk of them entering their 65th -75th birthdays.. Do they move those chairs and tables around in the clubhouse? When they serve you a breakfast what do they do afterwards? (I personally am pooped for 3 to 4 days) But you who don’t volunteer are out there having fun right after breakfast. I have heard it said that the same folks in the Fishing Club that do all the volunteer cleanup and fish trap activities wonder why the rest of the club doesn’t show for those chores but enjoy all benefits of membership. Have you heard the people at the Old Geezers complain about the activities or the state of the clubhouse or how the depleting Social Club treasury should be used for this or that? Our CERT team is aging and in some cases passing away or moving on... When the crisis comes and it will... who will be trained to look after our welfare? Maybe you younger folks feel that you can take care of yourselves... (Guess what?... You will soon be older. And I mean soon.)

If our park has 265 folks why can you only count on 10 or so to do the bulk of the work? Maybe 20 or so to help some of the time and certainly no more than 30 to 40 to participate in an activity? Whatever the reasons here is a truth .. count on it, “As our people get older they are capable of less volunteering”. They may want to volunteer and help but they are less and less able to do more and more. Young man or Young woman... step up to the plate... Time for you to learn the ropes and volunteer. Now you may think that this is a bunch of hooey but I will now illustrate for you just how incredibly self centered our folks are.... Ready?

I can absolutely guarantee the residents of this park that I can pack the clubhouse for a specific kind of activity. All I have to do is say, “Free food and someone will prepare and cleanup after you... Just come and enjoy yourself.” I am betting 60 to 90 people will be there... guaranteed. Also, I know the same 10 people will be there serving and cleaning up after them. Don’t believe it... The Annual Fall (free) Dinner is coming up... As you look around the room and are counting don’t forget to count yourself.