Friday, October 08, 2010

Coyotes in Newport

sent in by Marlene Crites

In a telephone conversation this morning Marlene wanted to tell everyone that she heard that coyotes are running in packs with several sightings on Agate Beach and along Hwy 101. Marlene is an animal advocate and wants to warn our community to keep close tabs on our pets lest they become coyote lunch.

Sent in by Lori Thomas

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Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

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Google Reader (83): "Photo via the Telegraph Whether or not the anti-science crowd wants to believe it or not, global warming is happening. This year is shaping up to be the hottest in the global temperature record, and weather events in line with scientists' climate models have wracked the globe. And, yes, sea levels are rising. And when you can actually mark sea level...Read the full story on TreeHugger"

Coos Bay man has close encounter with great white shark |

Coos Bay man has close encounter with great white shark | "The instant David Lowden felt the object slam against his surfboard, he knew exactly what it was: Shark.

'I've felt it before, and there's no question,' said Lowden, 29, of Coos Bay. 'It feels like a big rock coming up under you. Almost like all the water dropped out of the ocean and you hit the bottom.'"

Monday, October 04, 2010

CORVALLIS, Ore. - One minute, it was just another Friday afternoon with students milling around the Memorial Union Quad on the Oregon State University campus.
Then, Neha Neelwarne started dancing.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger in July 2003Image via Wikipedia
If you get caught with up to an ounce of marijuana, you'll be in big trouble. In fact, you can get fined as much as $100. No kidding!
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill into law on Friday that reduces possession of that amount of weed from a misdemeanor to an infraction. So if you've got enough on you to make three or four joints, then you're going to get into as much trouble as you would if the California Highway Patrol gave you a speeding ticket.

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works as smooth as it looks in this preview video, Google TV could provide the kind of seamless web-on-TV experience many have been looking for. Dedicated apps, a Chrome browser, easy picture and music viewing, and more are shown off.
Google TV was announced in May, but the only evidence of how it could work was provided in a simple stage demonstration, and a cartoon-styled video. It seemed like a really web-savvy DVR, perhaps, or maybe a set-top box that had a little more Google juice.

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Sunday, October 03, 2010

Los Angeles thermometer back up and recording temperatures after meltdown -

Los Angeles thermometer back up and recording temperatures after meltdown - "It was so hot Monday in downtown Los Angeles that the thermometer broke -- literally.

But don't worry, the official National Weather Service thermometer was back up and running as of 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, said weather service meterologist Ryan Kittell.

The thermometer is part of a weather station in a grassy shaded area of the USC campus, and it is designed to work even during blackouts using battery backups. Monday's record 113-degree heat, however, caused an electrical component to fail and cut off the station's power supply, Kittell said."