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Positive attitude during treatment? Maybe not Shooting for the younger crowd ‘Deshoots’ seeks to get kids interested in sporting clays • SPORTS, D1 HEALTH, F1 WEATHER TODAY THURSDAY Mostly cloudy High 51, Low 29 Page C6 • April 14, 2011 50¢ Serving Central Oregon since 1903 OBAMA’S DEFICIT PLAN Transcript of remarks at Trillions off debt, tempered with taxing the rich COCC approves 8.5% tuition hike Third straight increase in as many years By Sheila G. Miller The Bulletin The Central Oregon Community College board of directors on Wednesday voted unanimously to implement an 8.5 percent tuition hike for the 2011-12 school year to deal with a continued state funding decrease. Tuition will increase by $6, to $76 per credit for in-district students. Outof-district and border-state students will see a $5 per-credit increase, to $101 per credit. Out-of-state students will face a $9 per-credit increase to $204 per credit. It’s the third tuition increase in the past three school years. Between 2006 and 2009, the college did not raise tuition. In fall 2009, tuition rose $3 per credit for in-district students and in Prominent Sunriver man slain in Calif. Promoting parkway safety By Mark Landler and Michael D. Shear New York Times News Service WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama made the case Wednesday for slowing the rapid growth of the national debt while retaining core Democratic values, proposing a mix of long-term spending cuts, tax increases and changes to social welfare programs as his opening position in a partisan budget battle over the nation’s fiscal challenges. After spending months on the sidelines as Republicans laid out their plans, Obama jumped in to present an alternative and a philosophical rebuttal to the conservative approach that will reach the “If we truly House floor Friday. Republican believe in a leaders were working Wednesday progressive to round up votes for that measure vision of our and one to finance the governsociety, we ment for the rest of the fiscal year. have the Obama said his proposal would obligation to cut federal budget deficits by a cuprove that we mulative $4 trillion over 12 years, can afford our compared with a deficit reduction commitments.” of $4.4 trillion over 10 years in the — President Republican plan. But the president Barack Obama said he would use starkly different means, rejecting the fundamental changes to Medicare and Medicaid proposed by Republicans and relying in part on tax increases on affluent Americans. The president framed his proposal as a balanced alternative to the Republican plan, setting the stage for a debate that will consume Washington in coming weeks, as the administration faces off with Congress over raising the national debt ceiling, and into next year, as the president runs for re-election. See Deficit / A5 By Scott Hammers The Bulletin A prominent Sunriver resident was stabbed to death at his second home in Borrego Springs, Calif., Wednesday morning, launching a six-hour search for his assailant that ended with police shooting and killing the suspect. Paramedics and deputies from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to the home of George George Men- Mendenhall denhall, 72, at around 7 a.m. First responders performed first aid, but Mendenhall died shortly after their arrival. George Mendenhall and his wife, Kate, have had a home in Sunriver for about 30 years, are longtime sponsors of the Sunriver Music Festival, and helped form the now-defunct Sunriver Preparatory School in the early 1980s. See Stabbing / A5 More on the budget fight • Graphic: Comparing competing plans, Page A2 • Details emerge on last week’s budget deal: Cuts are spread across all agencies, Page A2 • How might Republicans vote on the deal today? Outcome may preview the fight ahead, Page A5 By Stephen Ohlemacher The Associated Press For all the complaining this time of year, most Americans actually think the taxes they pay are fair. Not that they’re cheering. Fewer people expect refunds this year than in previous years, a new survey indicates. But as Monday’s filing deadline approaches, the poll shows that 54 percent believe their tax bills are either somewhat fair or very fair, compared with 46 percent who say they are unfair. Should taxes be raised to eat into huge federal deficits? Among the public, 62 percent say they favor cutting government services to sop up the red ink. Just 29 percent say raise taxes. Jim Martel is not one of those people. The Weymouth, Mass., electrician said his tax bill is already unfair, but he would be willing to pay more if he thought the money would be spent wisely; he’s not optimistic. “That’s what bothers me,” he said. See Taxes / A4 O on Wednesday to show motorists where to stop for the crosswalk at Badger Road, and work with contractors from Tomco Electric Inc., below, to install a signpost designed to alert drivers to the upcoming crosswalk. sign — Bulletin staff report vd. Reed M woo d Bl 97 The Washington Post Reed Ln. Reed L n. Push buttons on both sides and at median Stop activate here flashing sign beacons Ladder-style crosswalk Bike-pedestrian crossing sign d. BUS 97 Bend Parkway Powers Rd. Stop here sign Bike-pedestrian signs with rapid flashing beacons Source: Oregon Department of Transportation CIA losing intel war to private sector By Julie Tate arket R Reed Ln. Bro oks Lights on the signpost will flash rapidly when activated by a pedestrian at the crosswalk. ODOT is putting the same system in at Reed Lane, where a bicyclist was killed when a driver hit Bikepedestrian him and his daughter signs with at the crosswalk in rapid October. The agency flashing beacons also is painting more visible, ladder-style Stop crosswalks. here way Are taxes fair? These answers may surprise regon Department of Transportation employees paint a bar on the Bend Parkway Bend P ark SNAPSHOT OF TAXPAYERS fall 2010 it rose again, from $66 per credit to $70 per credit. “When the budget discussion started, our legislators were sort of saying, ‘You should think about a 10 percent tuition increase because you’re not going to get it from us,’” COCC President Jim Middleton said. See COCC / A4 Photos by Dean Guernsey / The Bulletin Map by Andy Zeigert / The Bulletin In the decade since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, private intelligence firms and security consultants have peeled away veterans from the top reaches of the CIA, hiring scores of longtime officers in large part to gain access to the burgeoning world of intelligence contracting. More than 90 of the agency’s upper-level managers have left for the private sector in the past 10 years, according to data compiled by The Washington Post. In addition to three directors, the CIA has lost four of its deputy directors for operations, three directors of its counterterrorism center and all five of the division chiefs who were in place the day of the Sept. 11 attacks and responsible for monitoring terrorism and instability across the world. See CIA / A5 97 MON-SAT We use recycled newsprint U|xaIICGHy02329lz[ An Independent Newspaper Vol. 108, No. 104, 42 pages, 7 sections TOP NEWS INSIDE INDEX The Bulletin Abby E2 Business B1-6 Calendar E3 Classified G1-6 Editorial Comics E4-5 Health Local Crossword E5, G2 C4 Movies E3 Outing E1-6 Sudoku E5 F1-6 Obituaries C5 Sports D1-6 TV listings E2 C1-6 Oregon C3 Stocks B4-5 Weather C6 EGYPT: Protesters realize a victory as Hosni Mubarak is detained, Page A3

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