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Serving Central Oregon since1903 75 $ TUESDAY November6,2012 H Ll OF 88ll LI8 0 VISI ~ r. 8 l l Ru nning 75 a COMMUNITY LIFE• B1 SPORTS• D1 I en vo erssee en o re uess ormone Where Bend'sproperty tax dollar goes Bend taxpayers already pay for many government services, but lately governments have been asking for more. The city of Bend is already doing street work with money from a $30 million bond measure voters approved in May 2011. Today, the Bend Park 8 Recreation District is asking voters to approve a $29 million bond measure.Meanwhile, Bend-La Pine Schoolsplans to ask voters to approve a $98 million bond in May 2013. jail County fairgrounds 8, 4H 9.4% Bend City of Bend parks 20.1% 9.6% Schools 46.4% T IIK IJNITKIl S 'ATKS OF Urban ren ewal 0.8% M K ,IC A Greg Cross/The Bulletin Source: Deschutes County Assessor'sO ff ice By Hillary Borrud approved a $30 million bond to pay for street improvements. The city has increased w ater rates for severalyearsto pay for a planned $68 million water project, and officials are consideringwhether to spend as much as $170 million on sewer work. The Bend Park & Recreation District is asking voters today to approve a $29 million bond; in May, Bend-La Pine Schools will ask voters The Bulletin The economic recovery has been slow in Bend. Partially completed subdivisions languish. The Deschutes County unemployment rate in September was 11.1 percent. And yet, there is no shortage of funding requests to taxpayers from the city, park district and schools. In May 2011, Bend voters Volunteers Nltt= ELECTION: CLOSE TO HOME make final push on final day V Frien y riva ry int e ront yar s *, 1v L By Dylan j. Darling The Bulletin The day before Election Day, Democratic and Republican campaign volunteers were on the phone or on their feet — making calls and canvassing neighborhoods around Bend. "Now is not the time to be tired," said Mark Moseley, chairman of the Deschutes County Republican Party. "Now is the time to run through the finish line." Laurie Gould, chair of the DeschutesDemocrats had the same spunk. "There are still people out there that are possible supporters," she said. Politics aside, volunteers from both parties said they wanted to get people out to vote today if they hadn't already. At the Deschutes County Republican Party headquarters on Northeast Third Street, Char Weichman, 67, of Bend, spent Monday afternoon calling voters who hadn't returned their ballot yet. "Right now we are just saying, 'Please vote,' " she said. She called more than 100 voters Monday. At Deschutes Democrats on Northwest Bond Street, Joanne Turner, 64, of Bend, dropped off a list Monday of homes she visited Sunday. If people don't want to talk about specific candidates or races, she said, she keeps her message succinct. to approve a $98 million bond for school improvements and construction Lately, City Manager Eric King has been wondering how much more financially strapped taxpayers can handle. King has been talking with other local government officials about the need for more coordination of funding requests. See Money/A6 b er .'~ By Hillary Borrud 'I , The Bulletin lil ' This fall, something new sprouted on the well-kept lawn in front of Rod Kohler's home on Northwest Broadway in Bend. Kohler, 75, had been a Republican for years but never felt strongly enough about an election to put up political signs. Meanwhile, his neighbor Ken Cooper, 82, put out Inside 1 campaign signs for Democratic candidates in one election after another. "Ken has always RYAN • L r C l Rob Kerr/The Bulletin Ken Cooper, left, and Rod Kohler proudly displaytheir opposing political yard signs. The two longtime Bend neighbors are cordial despite their different political views. SeeCampaign/A6 to watching election coverage,A2 had signs up," I c • A viewer's guide Kohler said. "This is the first time I've felt as strong about it." Although Cooper had signs in the past, he echoed Kohler's sentiment that this presidential election is especially important. "I really felt this time, it's a critical campaign," Cooper said, as he stood in front of his house on Monday morning. Kohler and Cooper said their different political views have not prevented them from being good friends.Neither man was eager to draw attention to his political views. Cooper said their conversations sometimes touch on politics, but mostly they discuss common interests, such as where they went on vacation and their participation in the neighborhood association. SeeSigns /A5 Sandyleavesboardwalks in splinters In Egypt, women finally get some respeet By WendyRudermau aud Kate Zeruike New York Times News Service BELMAR, N.J. — Of course the boardwalk had changed over the past 100 years: Carousels switched to electric from gas power, sunblock replaced baby oil, stuffed animals supplanted cigarettes as prizes at the booths where the barkers found new ways to wrangle dollar bills from the tourists who flocked to the Jersey Shore. But mostly, it played the role of a constant, linking a century of summers. Just the word "boardwalk" evoked timeless images of warm breezes,dates walking arm-in-arm, the sticky sweet of Italian Ice — "our carnival life forever" as the state bard, Bruce Springsteen, sings in a song, "Sandy," that local radio stations have turned into the anthem of the Fourth of July. And in a stroke, it became a symbol of Hurricane Sandy's destruction. SeeBoardwalk/A5 u P We use recycled newsprint AnIndependent By Kareem Fahim New York Times News Service CAIRO — The young activists lingered on the streets around Tahrir Square, scrutinizing the crowds of holiday revelers. Suddenly, they charged, pushing people aside and chasing down a young man. As the captive thrashed to get away, the activists pounded his shoulders, flipped him around and spray-painted a message on his back: "I'm a harasser." Egypt's streets have long been a INDEX perilous place for women, who are frequentlyheckled, grabbed, threatened and violated while the police look the other way. Now, during the country's tumultuous transition from authoritarian rule, more and more groups are emerging to make protecting women — and shaming the do-nothing police — a cause. "They're now doing the undoable?" a police officer joked as he watched the vigilantes chase the young man. The officer quickly TODAY'S WEATHER Sunny 0 88267 02329 1 y sect ions C alendar B3 CommunityB1-6 LocalNews C1-4 Sudoku B 5 Classified G1-4 Crosswords B5, G2 Sports 01 - 6 T V&Movies B2 High 68, Low 43 Page G6 went back to sipping his tea. The attacks on women, a problem Egypt has long wrestled with, did not subside after the uprising. If anything, they became more visible as even the military was implicated in the assaults, stripping female protesters, threatening others with violence and subjecting activists to virginity tests. During holidays, when Cairenes take to the streets to stroll and socialize, the attacks multiply. SeeEgypt/A5 TOP NEWS ZOO:Fatal exhibit thought safe,A3 SYRIA:Violence erupts anew,A3

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