Friday, March 13, 2009

Fire stations get seismic reinforcements | | Statesman Journal

Fire stations get seismic reinforcements | | Statesman Journal: "Salem Fire Department is reinforcing its six older fire stations to better withstand an earthquake.

Work is under way on Station 4 at 200 Alice St. SE and Station 2 at 875 Madison NE. Work next will begin on Station 6 at 2740 25th SE.

These projects will be completed by October. The contractor is 2G Construction of Eugene.

Bidding will follow for work on other stations, said Deputy Fire Chief Joe Parrott."

Newport News-Times: SeaPort Airlines to begin flights

Newport News-Times: SeaPort Airlines to begin flights: "There will be two roundtrip flights daily between the two cities, with the first flight departing Newport at 4:45 a.m., to connect with the morning bank of flights out of PDX. The second flight from Newport departs at 12:05 p.m. Arrivals from PDX are scheduled at 11:50 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. SeaPort also flies into Seattle, Astoria, and Pendleton through PDX.

For a limited time, SeaPort is offering introductory fares as low as $49 each way to and from PDX. Flights can be booked now at, or by telephone at 1-888-573-2767."

New Contributor! Bobby Dean

Bob Dean has signed on to the website as a contributor. You see the names of the folks that put stuff on the website on the right near the top..

Bobby has a mean camera and we expect to see lots of pictures as we move forward... and Bobby has excellent computer skills as well as being park popcorn guru and Social Club Treasurer. I think you will enjoy the extra dimension he brings to the website.

Welcome Bobby.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Newport to turn into an interactive crime scene | | Statesman Journal

Newport to turn into an interactive crime scene | | Statesman Journal: "Put on your Sherlock Holmes hat, grab your pipe or do whatever you do when it's time to solve mysteries because one is here to be solved.

By 'here,' we mean Newport, specifically the Nye Beach neighborhood, which will host its annual Nye Beach Murder Mystery Weekend.

The event, which is expected to draw hundreds, will start at 11 a.m. Saturday, when you get your case. Murder, pirates and the 1960s are involved."

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

BBC NEWS | Science & Environment | Battery that 'charges in seconds'

BBC NEWS | Science & Environment | Battery that 'charges in seconds': "A new manufacturing method for lithium-ion batteries could lead to smaller, lighter batteries that can be charged in just seconds.

Batteries that discharge just as quickly would be useful for electric and hybrid cars, where a quick jolt of charge is needed for acceleration."


an email from john spangler

(8 to Noon on 21 March 2009 at the Yaquina Bay Yacht Club)

>>>>> If things are a “Little Slow” around your Tee Pee >>Consider<<>

*** Our Good Friend Chief McAdams is one of the Honorary Fleet Commanders & don’t forget to Bring your Camera !!!

Give it a thought >>??<<>

Not a collection site

An email from Larry Henson.. Park Manager to the LVH Community

Good Morning Ron,
Could you please help get the word out to residents concerning - Bringing stuff to the Community Center to give away.
I appreciate the good hearted nature of residents wanting to help others by giving them an opportunity to get something for free.
However, LVH Management cannot allow residents to bring items from their homes to the Community Center for the purpose of potentially giving the item away to someone who might need it.
To start such a practice could cause the Community Center to become overcrowded with all manner of items.
Residents having items they no longer have a use for may want to take these items to either the Goodwill donation center at the former Big Guys Diner on hwy 101 across from Barbara's Blossom Shop, the Salvation Army Donation Center in the Newport City Center, the Thrift Store in Nye Beach, Centro De Aiyuda or other place.
If they so choose, residents may also place flyers listing items they have to give away on the bulletin board within the community center.
Many thanks to Longview Hills Residents for being so big hearted, your generosity is inspiring.
Larry Henson, CM/LA-LVHMHC

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Yesterday 30 of our folks heard from Kay Wyatt, a local geophysicist /electrical engineer, about the facts surrounding tsunami's and earthquakes in

Oregon ... in particular, Newport. Our hope is that those 30 will be a catalyst that raises our awareness within our community.

You missed a good one if you were not there. Kay is a hands on person that used audience participation and simple analogies to explain very complex science. There was not a person present that did not walk away with greatly enhanced knowledge.

To those of you who did attend... mention Kay to your teacher friends and relatives... She loves to show children what she presented to us.

The child in me ate 3 oreo cookies... You would have to have been there to appreciate what that means.
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Hot air linked to headaches, but how? -

Hot air linked to headaches, but how? - "Headaches, big and small, are among the most common health complaints. Almost 90 percent of women and about 70 percent of men get tension headaches, the Mayo Clinic says. Yet doctors still don't know much about what causes them.
About 18 percent of women and 6 percent of men in the United States report having migraines.

About 18 percent of women and 6 percent of men in the United States report having migraines.

In a new large-scale study published in the journal Neurology this week, researchers found that higher temperatures and, to a lesser extent, low air pressure, influence severe headaches.

But researchers aren't sure how temperature influences headaches, and others say that a slew of other factors could be involved in the connection.

'I think it's more complicated than that,' said Dr. Joel Saper, director of the Michigan Head Pain and Neurological Institute in Ann Arbor, Michigan, who was not involved in the study. Temperature and pressure may be indirect evidence of other causal factors."

Want to play poker?


If you were among those that would like a good game of poker at the clubhouse... Reserve the card room with Larry Henson , put up a poster and see how it goes.

Good Luck!

Monday, March 09, 2009

NewsGator Online

"The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously."

Dead Whale Shuts Down Central Oregon Coast Beach

Dead Whale Shuts Down Central Oregon Coast Beach: "The saga began on Friday as a whale was spotted moving awkwardly in the waters near Heceta Head State Scenic Viewpoint and its famed lighthouse. U.S. Coast Guard authorities and marine biologists kept an eye on it all weekend, as it seemed stranded in the breakers at various times."

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Oregon Shakes

Monday March 9th, 10:00 AM @ the Club house!!!