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....

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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