Friday, April 24, 2009

WHO calls emergency meeting on swine flu | Reuters

WHO calls emergency meeting on swine flu | Reuters: "A deadly strain of swine flu never seen before has broken out in Mexico, killing as many as 60 people and raising fears of a possible spread across North America.

'WHO will convene, sometime in the very near future, an emergency committee under the International Health Regulations, which will consider whether or not this event constitutes a public health event of international concern,' WHO spokesman Gregory Hartl told Reuters in Geneva.

Hartl also said that 12 of 18 samples taken from victims in Mexico showed the virus had a genetic structure identical to that of a swine flu virus found in California."

Mary Spangler warns of mold in Pancake mixes click here

Sent in by Kathy Furgason

sent in by Kathy Furgason

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Q&A: Jean-Michael Cousteau on Killer Whales - TIME

Q&A: Jean-Michael Cousteau on Killer Whales - TIME: "Son of the legendary Jacques Cousteau, oceanographer Jean-Michel has followed in his father's footsteps. Call of the Killer Whale, the latest entry in his environmental series Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures airs Earth Day, April 22, on PBS. Cousteau spoke to TIME about orcas, building cities underwater and dealing with his very famous last name. (Read 'Will Killing Whales Save the World's Fisheries?.')"

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"Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn't have to do it himself."

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"Progress isn't made by early risers. It's made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something."

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"It was on my fifth birthday that Papa put his hand on my shoulder and said, 'Remember, my son, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm.'"

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Kentucky seniors warned about stimulus scams | McClatchy

Kentucky seniors warned about stimulus scams | McClatchy: "State officials are warning senior citizens and those who collect government pensions to be wary of phone calls asking for personal information in order to get one-time stimulus money.

Under the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, those who collect Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, Veterans Affairs and Railroad Retirement Board will receive a one-time payment of $250 added to their retirement checks."

Commentary: High-speed rail is on horizon | McClatchy

Commentary: High-speed rail is on horizon | McClatchy: "True high-speed rail is still far down the track, but President Barack Obama's blueprint for investing billions in rail has one big thing going for it: The Pacific Northwest is on it.

Obama's plan – which directs the spending of $8 billion in federal stimulus money and pledges to request another $1 billion annually for the next five years – represents the biggest federal commitment for passenger rail in decades."

Dean Martin shows

In a letter from Larry Henson... ( Larry told me that these folks bought the whole series and intend to share with the whole community on Tuesday nights)

Pat/Mitze McCoy are planning on showing the Dean Martin Variety Hour TV Show on Tuesday nights starting May 26 at the LVH CC at 7PM.
They have reserved the CC for that night and tentatively have scheduled for showing on June 9th - 16 - 23 - 30 also they are unable to show the series on tuesday June 2nd.

Lima Beans & Ham Dinner

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Monday, April 20, 2009

Oregon Coast Notes: Openings, Park Closures, and a Famous Bomber

Oregon Coast Notes: Openings, Park Closures, and a Famous Bomber: "In Tillamook, the Tillamook Air Museum will be hosting the Liberty Foundation's historic Boeing B-17G bomber (aptly named Liberty Belle) on its stopover into the Pacific Northwest, starting this week.

Visitors to the museum will have a rare opportunity to both tour the foundation's B-17, and in addition, flights to the public will be offered.

Liberty Belle will set do"

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Help us find the most interesting stories

This website is for the folks of LVH and those from afar that have an interest in what is happening in this part of the world.

Finding stuff that is interesting for everyone falls to just a couple of us... Barb Dudley and myself. Putting stuff in everyday is a pretty tough goal I have set myself. To do this I read many news sources in an effort to put something in. Most of what goes here is what I find interesting. But I would much rather put in things that interest you.

Quite awhile ago we installed a rating system below each article and below that a commenting area. It would help a lot if when we review the posts if there was a boxed checked or a comment left.... Then we would get a picture of what you want to see and hear about and could change the type of stories we put in for a better community interest fit.

To date, the most checked has been 3 in one box... Statistically not worth paying attention to. Most of the time there is none with an occasional one. Now if there were say 20 votes on an article... That would be an indicator that more or less of the stories would be appreciated or dumped based on which way the vote went. Commenting would help even more with specific criticism.

If you would care to check the box below an article with your opinion ... even if you decide it's not worth reading... Then that feedback will be used to make this Blog more interesting.

Life On Oregon Coast Lighthouse was 'Terrible'

Life On Oregon Coast Lighthouse was 'Terrible'

For generations, the Tillamook Rock Lighthouse has captured the imaginations of visitors to Seaside and Cannon Beach, sitting a distant one-mile away and remaining a mystery because it's the only Oregon lighthouse not accessible by walking up to it. It often disappears into the mists of the Pacific, given the right weather conditions, swallowed up by fog. Then it reappears, adding to the legends and mysteries already surrounding it, as new and old visitors conjure new tales to explain this mystifying presence just offshore."