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Bidding ends tonight The Bulletin’s online auction event • MORE THAN 180 Portland’s $ brewpubs TRAVEL, C1 IN COUPONS INSIDE WEATHER TODAY SUNDAY • November 14, 2010 $1.50 Mostly cloudy, chance of showers High 57, Low 36 Page B8 Serving Central Oregon since 1903 Developers balk at plan to adjust city’s fees COWGIRLS TAKE VOLLEYBALL TITLE Crook County volleyball won its fifth straight state title — but its first in Class 4A — on Saturday night in Eugene. The Cowgirls defeated Banks in four games. For full coverage, see Sports, Page D1. Photo by Matthew Aimonetti / For The Bulletin As Obama courts Asia’s democracies, China waits Missing Bend woman: Who was Woody Blaylock? McClatchy-Tribune News Service Correction A reference to the Mountain View football game that appeared Saturday, Nov. 13, at the top of Page A1 contained incorrect information. Mountain View advanced to the state quarterfinals. The Bulletin regrets the error. INDEX Abby C2 Movies C3 Business G1-6 Obituaries B6 Classified E1-8 Oregon B3 Community C1-8 Perspective F1-6 Crossword C7, E2 Sports D1-8 Editorial F2-3 Stocks G4-5 Local B1-8 TV listings C2 Weather B8 Milestones C6 We use recycled newsprint The Bulletin An Independent Newspaper SUNDAY Vol. 107, No. 318, 52 pages, 7 sections U|xaIICGHy02330rzu The Bulletin Bend officials want to reduce the fee reimbursements certain developers receive after building public infrastructure that suits both a developer’s venture and the surrounding community. If approved, this change would likely result in less money for the developers that take on those projects and more money for long-range improvements to the city’s water, sewer and road systems. While city officials say they’re proposing this change to bring Bend in line with other jurisdictions in the state, some in the development community are asking why they would want to ruin what they perceive as a good thing. “We’re not arguing to try to better ourselves,” said Kirk Schueler, president of Brooks Resources, one of the oldest land development firms in Bend. “For us, it’s just an issue of equity.” Schueler has been working closely with the city to update how it handles system development charges, the fees builders pay for new construction. These fees, known as SDCs, are intended to help offset the impact to the city’s water, sewer and road systems and help pay for future infrastructure needs. See SDCs / A6 By Margaret Talev, Tom Lasseter and Kevin G. Hall WASHINGTON — As President Barack Obama wrapped up his tour of Asian democracies this weekend, the region’s big non-democracy, Inside • On foreign China, has been an omnipresent policy, how factor in his atthe parties tempt to strengthmight meet en U.S. ties with halfway, India, Indonesia, Page A3 South Korea and Japan. There’s no question that the entire region has unique appeal for the U.S. as it tries to position itself for resumed economic growth. “This is the fastest-growing part of the world,” Obama said at the meeting of leading economic powers in Seoul, South Korea. “And we’ve got to be here, and we’ve got to work.” And each of the four countries has its own foreign policy significance — Indonesia for U.S.-Muslim relations and terrorism, and India for the war in Afghanistan, nuclear security, counter-terrorism and climate change, to name just two. Yet China’s rising economic and military clout, and the stagnant U.S. economy, inevitably asserted themselves at each stop — in Obama’s speeches, in foreign leaders’ remarks and in questions from the public and the press. See China / A4 By Nick Grube Submitted photo Friends say Lori “Woody” Blaylock, 48, loved skiing, camping, water sports and paragliding, among other activities. ‘The minute you met her, you knew her’ Colleagues remember a dependable friend and a dedicated employee By Erin Golden • The Bulletin W hen Woody Blaylock’s friends at work realized no one had talked to her in a few days, it didn’t take long before they started to worry. Though her truck was still parked in the driveway and she hadn’t said anything about getting away, they wanted to assume the best: that she’d decided to take an impromptu vacation or set off on an outdoor adventure. Maybe, they thought, she was camping out somewhere under the night sky. She loved to search for constellations. Deep down, they knew better. Though she was a bit of a free spirit — a woman who wasn’t afraid to be silly, take risks or spend time on her own — Blaylock was a dependable friend and a dedicated employee who cared too much about other people to take off without explanation. When police announced Blaylock’s disappearance had gone from a missing person case to a homicide investigation, friends knew that their worst fears had been confirmed. Days later, with the 48-year-old Bend woman’s husband in jail and her body still missing, the people who knew her best are still finding the news hard to believe. “Woody was the type of person where the minute you met her, you knew her,” said Dana Buckendahl, Blaylock’s co-worker of 17 years. “She was very open and warm and just very inviting. Everybody loved her. She just was an amazing human being, an amazing strong woman.” ‘Woody’ Blaylock, born Lori Wright, grew up in Eugene, where she graduated from high school and later worked for a home care company. In 1990, she enrolled in a respiratory therapy program at Lane Community College. Deidre Moore, a classmate in the program who would later become Blaylock’s co-worker at St. Charles Bend, said the woman known as Woody distinguished herself early on. “She was totally like the smartest kid in class,” Moore said. “She always wanted to know how (everything) worked. The rest of us kind of got through it, we understood it. But she wanted to know from the get-go: ‘How does this work from the guts out?’” It’s not clear exactly when Blaylock picked up her nickname, but another St. Charles co-worker and close friend, Richelle Hartman, said it had something do with a pair of coveralls Blaylock liked to wear when she did chores around the house back in Eugene. The pants, which were the type that a service station employee might were, had a name tag that read “Woody.” See Blaylock / A6 Flowers line the steps at the Blaylock home in northeast Bend on Friday. Lori Blaylock was reported missing Nov. 2 by her co-workers. Police searched the home on Nov. 9, and Steven Blaylock was arrested the following day. Andy Tullis / The Bulletin Secret documents detail a ‘safe haven’ in U.S. for ex-Nazis By Eric Lichtblau New York Times News Service WASHINGTON — A secret history of the U.S. government’s Nazi-hunting operation concludes that American intelligence officials created a “safe haven” in the United States for Nazis and their collaborators after World War II, and it details decades of clashes, often hidden, with other nations over war criminals here and abroad. The 600-page report, which the Justice Department has tried to keep secret for four years, provides new evidence about more than two dozen of the most notorious Nazi cases of the past three decades. It catalogs both the successes and failures of the band of lawyers, historians and investigators at the department’s Office of Special Investigations, which was created in 1979 to deport Nazis. See Nazis / A8 As glaciers melt, scientists seek new data on rising seas By Justin Gillis New York Times News Service Inside TASIILAQ, Greenland — With a tense pilot gripping the stick, the • Rising 3 feet by 2100? Map helicopter hovered above the water, a red speck of machinery lost of the areas in a wilderness of rock and ice. To most in peril, the right, a great fjord stretched Page A5 toward the sea, choked with icebergs. To the left loomed one of the immense glaciers that brings ice from the top of the Greenland ice sheet and dumps it into the ocean. Hanging out the sides of the craft, two scientists sent a measuring device plunging into the water, between ice floes. Near the bottom, it reported a temperature of 40 degrees. It was the latest in a string of troubling measurements showing that the water was warm enough to melt glaciers rapidly from below. “That’s the highest we’ve seen this far up the fjord,” said one of the scientists, Fiammetta Straneo. The temperature reading was a new scrap of information in the effort to answer one of the most urgent — and most widely debated — questions facing humanity: How fast is the world’s ice going to melt? See Glaciers / A5

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