Saturday, January 16, 2010

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News: Local | "Wolf sightings on rise in Cascades" | The Register-Guard | Eugene, Oregon

News: Local | "Wolf sightings on rise in Cascades" | The Register-Guard | Eugene, Oregon: "U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist John Stephenson said the reports of sightings and tracks have been growing since last January, when a photo was taken of an animal that looked like a wolf along U.S. Highway 20 east of Sisters.

In December, tracks were spotted in the southern Ochoco Mountains and near Wickiup Reservoir in the Cascades, Stephenson said."

Friday, January 15, 2010

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

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"How much wood can a beaver chomp? Alert travelers along U.S. Highway 20 from Toledo to Newport are getting a good idea. This line of trees along the north side of the highway next to King Salvage Co. about three miles east of Newport continues to fall, showing the telltale marks of industrious beaver logging."

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

How the Israelis do airport security - CNN.com

How the Israelis do airport security - CNN.com: "Isaac Yeffet, the former head of security for El Al and now an aviation security consultant in New York, said El Al has prevented terrorism in the air by making sure every passenger is interviewed by a well-trained agent before check-in.

'Stop relying only on technology,' Yeffet told CNN. 'Technology can help the qualified, well-trained human being but cannot replace him.'"

Monday, January 11, 2010

An earth-sheltered house takes shape on a coastal hillside | Homes & Gardens - OregonLive.com


An earth-sheltered house takes shape on a coastal hillside | Homes & Gardens - OregonLive.com: "Jeff Ingram and Steve Travis had long shared a dream of living on land overlooking the Yaquina River, a 50-mile serpentine ribbon of blue that empties into the Pacific Ocean at Newport. Low on cash but rich in skills and experience, the couple saw their opportunity the day the For Sale sign went up on a piece of hilltop property with soaring views of the river. They were the first to visit -- and promptly bought -- the 18-acre parcel."

Sunday, January 10, 2010

News: Local | "Veterans’ clinic will be worth millions" | The Register-Guard | Eugene, Oregon

News: Local | "Veterans’ clinic will be worth millions" | The Register-Guard | Eugene, Oregon: "Landowners in Eugene and Springfield are vying to provide the site of a major new regional Veterans Affairs medical clinic — worth as much as $40 million — for the Eugene-Springfield area."