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BALLOONS OVER BEND MORE THAN Finally afloat! Fun has just begun B1 • 150 $ IN COUPONS INSIDE JULY 22, 2012 SUNDAY $1.50 Serving Central Oregon since 1903 OSU-CASCADES Bend PD lands nosy expert By Lily Raff McCaulou The Bulletin The newest member of the Bend Police Department is a missing persons specialist who was laid off by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office last month due to budget cuts. Bend officials had been looking for a way to afford his exceptional expertise but figured it was too expensive to train someone from scratch. “It’s very unfortunate for Polk County,” Bend Sgt. Nick Parker said, “but very fortunate for us.” Bend’s new asset — Polk County’s loss — is Ranger, a 2-year-old bloodhound. When the job of his handler, Deputy Patrick McConnell, was cut to trim the budget, Ranger was let go by default. Ranger had been the only bloodhound working in law enforcement in Oregon. Bend officers say the large blackand-tan canine will help locate runaways, missing children, Alzheimer’s patients who wander off, and fugitives on the lam. He could also help find missing evidence of crimes. See Dog / A4 Joe Kline / The Bulletin Ranger is the only bloodhound on patrol in Oregon, and he’s just been hired by the Bend Police Department. He spent Saturday afternoon resting at Drake Park, but he may need to report to work sometime soon. CCC: THROUGH THE HEART OF BEND, TO THE FINAL STAGE A diverse campus is coming • On the road to 4-year status, the branch is set for big change, in student body and recruiting By Lauren Dake The Bulletin SALEM — The Oregon State UniversityCascades student population is in many ways a reflection of Bend’s population. More than 80 percent of the students are from the area. On average, the students are white and older than traditional college students, and many attend school while working and raising families. That’s likely to change. In three years, with the proposed offering of lower-division courses, the student population is expected to grow by 1,000 students. By 2025, enrollment is expected to be closer to 5,000, and the branch campus will be a full-fledged fouryear university. And with that will come a shift in student demographics. The new students likely will be younger. And they will be more diverse, both geographically and ethnically. Recruiters are shifting their strategies and shaping the narrative to entice more out-of-state students. See Students / A4 Inside • Ethnicity, gender, age: Then and now, A4 ics OSU-Cascades demograph Gend Ethnicity 1 201 2007 cycling action right into downtown Bend. The start/finish line was on Wall Street; the pro women, pictured, raced Before and after massacre, puzzles line suspect’s path for 50 minutes, followed by the men, who raced for 75 minutes. The final stage — the Awbrey Butte Circuit Race By Jack Healy and Serge F. Kovaleski — starts this afternoon. For full coverage, including details on today’s race, see Sports, Page D1. AURORA, Colo. — Killing a dozen people and wounding more than 50 others was apparently not enough for James Eagan Holmes, according to the police. Inside his otherwise ordinary apartment lay an intricate series of explosive booby traps, seemingly designed to kill anyone who entered while pursuing his trail. Holmes, 24, who the police say Holmes brought terror to a midnight movie screening in this Colorado community, also left behind a litany of questions, many of them focused on how and why a once-promising student could now stand accused of being the lone gunman behind the deadliest mass shooting in Colorado since the 1999 Columbine High School attacks. See Suspect / A3 Joe Kline / The Bulletin The Cascade Cycling Classic entered Stage 4 on Saturday night — the Downtown Twilight Criterium brought the TOP NEWS GENE THERAPY: Novel treatment nears regulatory approval in Europe, A2 DRUG WAR: U.S. expands fight into Africa, a newer hub for cartels, A7 TODAY’S WEATHER Mostly sunny High 79, Low 47 Page B6 INDEX Business Books Classified Community G1-6 F4-6 E1-8 C1-8 Crosswords C7, E2 Dear Abby C3 Horoscope C3 Local News B1-6 Milestones C6 Obituaries B4-5 Opinion F1-3 Oregon News B3 Sports D1-6 Stocks G4-5 Sudoku C7 TV & Movies C2 The Bulletin An Independent Newspaper Vol. 109, No. 204, 48 pages, 7 sections SUNDAY We use recycled newsprint U|xaIICGHy02330rzu In farm bill, benefits for tree farmers land in environmentally friendly ways. WASHINGTON — Despite bil“There are definitely cuts to lions of dollars in cuts to the ver- (conservation) programs,” said sions of the farm bill pendChristine Cadigan, pubing in the Senate and House lic affairs manager for the of Representatives, tree American Forest Foundafarmers in Central Oregon tion. “But the cuts are reacould benefit from added sonable. Although disapflexibility to conservation pointing, they are not as bad IN D.C. as they could be.” programs. In both versions, conThe current farm bill, servation efforts are cut by which passed in 2008, is $6 billion, or roughly 10 percent, set to expire later this year. This from previous levels. But with summer, lawmakers in Washingthe reductions, the proposed bills ton have been working to enact also make tree farmers eligible for a replacement to the law, which voluntary programs that provide sets American agricultural polifinancial incentives for managing cy and funding levels for the next By Andrew Clevenger The Bulletin five years. Given the cost-cutting mindset in an increasingly deficit-conscious Congress, both versions of the new farm bill contain significant cuts. The Senate version, which passed last month, trims $24 billion, while the House version, which was approved by the House Agriculture Committee last month, cuts $35 billion. Both versions similarly reduce the number of conservation programs and funding by consolidating them into a few, bigger programs to make them more streamlined and efficient, Cadigan said. See Farm bill / A6 The changing story of AIDS By David Brown The Washington Post WASHINGTON — AIDS has killed 35 million people. It’s caused physical pain and mental anguish for many who live with it. It’s created a generation of African orphans. It’s drained untold trillions of dollars from national economies and people’s pockets. There’s also another way to describe the AIDS saga. It’s a success story. As the International AIDS Conference returns to the United States after 22 years, the saga of a disease that has killed 35 million people captures the turn of the millennium as a time of optimism as well as crisis. “We are entering a new era — an era of burden-sharing but also an era of ownership,” says UNAIDS head Michel Sidibe. See AIDS / A7 New York Times News Service “What we are seeing here is evidence of some calculation and deliberation.” — Aurora Police Chief Daniel Oates, about the suspected gunman A woman receives care at Joseph’s House, an AIDS and cancer hospice in Washington, in 2009. The district is hosting America’s first world AIDS conference in a generation. The Washington Post file photo

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