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In plea deal, texting driver admits guilt in crash that killed teen Erik Mackenzie Conn, 29, will be sentenced Wednesday. On Thursday, his attorney, Jacques DeKalb, said the state had agreed to a deal under which he will serve 28 months in prison. Conn was driving a Dodge pickup west on Southeast Reed Market Road around 6:55 p.m. on July 25

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The La Pine man who fatally struck a 16-year-old bicyclist in July pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide and reckless endangerment Thursday, just a week before his trial was set to start.

when he veered off the road, hitting Forrest Cepeda, a Marshall High student who was riding with a friend to pick up things for a sleep-over. Cepeda died at the scene. Conn originally was charged with second-degree manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide,

reckless driving and reckless endangerment. He’s been in Deschutes County jail since Sept. 12. Search warrants revealed Conn sent two text messages at 6:53 p.m. to two women, one of whom was sitting next to him in the truck. The crash was reported at 6:55 p.m. See Conn / A5



A new lease for old Cessna site? • Aircraft maker Triton America is hoping to start up production in the Bend airport building By Nick Grube The Bulletin

A Washington-based airplane manufacturer is considering opening up operations at the Cessna Aircraft Co. building located at the Bend Municipal Airport, but has yet to reach a deal. Last month, Triton America offered to lease the land the building sits on from the city for $4.2 million over 40 years, and has indicated it would employ up to 65 people designing, making and selling aerospace products. Triton America has also entered into negotiations with Cessna to purchase its nowvacant building at the airport, though those discussions seem to have slowed. Brian Fratzke, of Fratzke Commercial Real Estate in Bend, is the broker for Triton America. On Thursday, he said Triton America “killed” its offer to Cessna, but still appears to be interested in the property. “What I’m hoping is the deal is not dead, but that’s completely up to my client,” Fratzke said. See Planes / A4

New year, new image: Redmond is upgrading its social media The Bulletin

using the town crier.” The city will send out Facebook status updates and tweets. In the past few months, the city has secured accounts on both social media platforms and has been sending out short updates on what it’s up to. Richards said the sites are new and followers should expect them to become more active in the next months. By the end of January, the city plans

to request proposals from designers who can revamp the website to integrate the social media platforms. Officials hope for a launch this summer. “When the new site is out it should respond to the way people need to access information,” Richards said. “My goal is to improve the conduit to the community and do it in the best way that works for them.” See Redmond / A4

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REDMOND — When Redmond officials browse the city’s website, they don’t like what they see. “The website is set up now in a way that works with how we do business,” said Heather Richards, the city’s community development director, “but not in a way that our customers can best access information. We want to flip

that on its head.” So this year, the city will redesign its website, increase its use of social media and push to improve interactions with the community on a digital front. “We need to look at how we can best reach the public and make sure we constantly improve,” said City Manager David Brandt. “If we were still doing things like we did when we incorporated, then we would still be

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During a snowshoe trek at Mount Bachelor on Thursday, Wanderlust Tours guide Jeff Gartzke, left, points out stars to Sara Rabinowitz, center, and Justin Morehouse. Stargazers, beware: The moon will be full Monday night, and though its brighter light will be good for nighttime skiing and snowshoeing, it will make the stars more difficult to see. For information on snowshoe tours, call Wanderlust at 800-962-2862 or visit

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NASA space artifacts Teachers resist shift toward computers command top dollar IDAHO

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WASHINGTON — More than 40 years ago, it was priceless. The 70-page checklist — hastily updated after an in-space explosion — enabled the three astronauts aboard Apollo 13 to turn their lunar module into a lifeboat and survive what was nearly a deadly disaster. So when officials at Heritage Auctions obtained the three-ring binder from the


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personal collection of Apollo 13 commander Jim Lovell, they expected it to fetch top dollar — but still were stunned by the final bid of nearly $390,000. “That was an amazing price,” said Michael Riley, senior historian at the Dallas-based dealer. And he said the sale, to an anonymous bidder, is emblematic of why space collectibles continue to do well even in tough economic times. See NASA / A5

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Ann Rosenbaum, a teacher at Post Falls High School in Post Falls, Idaho, and many of her peers are fighting the state on how computers should be used in classrooms.

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POST FALLS, Idaho — Ann Rosenbaum, a former military police officer in the Marines, does not shrink from a fight, having even survived a close encounter with a car bomb in Iraq. Her latest conflict is quite different: She is now a high school teacher, and she and many of her peers in Idaho are resisting a statewide plan that dictates how computers should be used in classrooms. Last year, the state legislature overwhelmingly passed


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a law that requires all high school students to take some online classes to graduate, and that the students and their teachers be given laptops or tablets. The idea was to establish Idaho’s schools as a hightech vanguard. To help pay for these programs, the state may have to shift tens of millions of dollars away from salaries for teachers and administrators. And the plan envisions a fundamental change in the role of teachers. See Teachers / A4

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Snow geese are thriving, but it may be too much of a good thing •Preservation efforts have paid off, but now the birds are so numerous that they’re a threat to other species — and themselves

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HAPPENINGS • A new report from a wolf management review panel is being presented to the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission; it states that national wildlife scientists have reached “difficult to understand” conclusions on cattle deaths that would financially benefit cattlemen and could harm wolves. C3 • Germany’s junior governing partner, the Free Democratic Party, holds its traditional new year rally amid dismal poll ratings and pressure on its leader, Vice Chancellor Philipp Roesler.

By Felicity Barringer New York Times News Service

WILLOWS, Calif. — These are good days to be a snow goose on the Pacific flyway. The water in the rice fields is at an ideal depth for snacking on marsh plants. A bit of grain is left over from the harvest around the Northern California city of Chico, which is gearing up for its annual Snow Goose Festival. Just past sunset, thousands of the geese rise as one from the marshes here, a primal force riding a soft thunder of black-tipped wings. There is just one problem with this picture, which results from nearly a century of efforts to sustain the birds along their migratory paths. From the Arctic tundra to the marshes of Chesapeake Bay, snow geese have become far too much of a good thing over the past two decades, crowding out smaller species and destroying their own summer nesting grounds with their nibbling.

Population boom In places where the birds sojourn in the winter, Missouri and Mississippi River farmers consider them pests that not only eat grains but also peck and claw at plant roots, leaving fields pockmarked. In Chincoteague Bay in Maryland, they have denuded marshes with their overeating. Whether the cause of this population explosion is a warming trend in Northern breeding grounds, an increase in the food supply in their winter homes or a combination of the two, few would dispute that there are too many birds in all five groups of snow geese that migrate along North America’s flyways. “Nationally, snow geese numbers are increasing exponentially,” said Dan Frisk, the manager of the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge here. “They are de-


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Thousands of snow geese take flight from a flooded rice field near Chico, Calif., on Dec. 16. In some parts of the country, the birds are so abundant that farmers consider them pests.

Bend’s goose problem The city of Bend has had its share of headaches caused by an overabundance of geese — though in this case Canada geese, not snow geese, have been the problem. The Bend Park & Recreation District began a goose harassment plan in January 2010, citing the mess created by the birds’ droppings and the cost of cleaning up after them. Hazing tactics included chasing the geese with dogs and in boats, and oiling eggs to prevent them from hatching.

stroying their own habitat.” Snow geese breed in the Arctic and sub-Arctic regions of Canada, Alaska and Russia and fly south or southeast in the winter. Each group has its own fixed route, from the shores of Hudson Bay to states along the Mississippi, from Canadian islands near Greenland to mid-Atlantic marshes, or from Wrangel Island in the East Siberian Sea to this area of Northern California. The population that uses the Atlantic flyway to reach East Coast marshes rose from 50,000 around 1960 to nearly 1 million in 2000 and seems to have stabilized at that level,

In June 2010, when the local goose population hit an estimated high of 400 birds, parks officials decided the harassment campaign was not enough, and rounded up 109 geese and euthanized them. The remaining goose population — estimated at about 130 birds in late September — got a reprieve this past summer, when the park district decided the ongoing hazing program was working and that killing more geese was unnecessary. — Bulletin staff reports

according to estimates from the federal Fish and Wildlife Service. Those that spend the winter in the Rocky Mountain states numbered fewer than 800,000 in 1978 but reached 3.1 million only a decade later; the population has continued to grow since then.

Overprotected? Calls for protecting migratory birds began more than a century ago, when a movement sprang up to discourage women from wearing feathered hats, the chief cause of the decimation of water bird populations. In 1918, an accord was brokered to protect birds that

could have been hunted out of existence in the U.S. and Canada, and it was later broadened to include Japan, Mexico and the Soviet Union. Federal and state officials established geese sanctuaries, began preserving and re-creating wetlands, and imposed strict limits on hunting seasons. The birds bounced back. Even the group from Wrangel Island, which was once on the Soviet Union’s “red list” of declining species, has doubled in size in the past 20 years. Wildlife agencies around the country have experimented with a variety of control measures, chief among them liberalizing kill limits during goose hunting season. Ducks Unlimited, a wetlands conservation group, circulates recipes like snow goose bourguignon, and the Arctic Goose Joint Venture, a group of American and Canadian wildlife managers and scientists, has published an entire snow goose cookbook. But reducing the snow goose population would require a vast expansion of hunting, perhaps kills organized just to thin the flocks. That is a more aggressive approach than most wildlife managers are ready to undertake, partly because of likely collateral damage to other birds.

Highlights: On Jan. 6, 1912, New Mexico became the 47th state. In 1412, tradition holds, Joan of Arc was born in Domremy. In 1540, England’s King Henry VIII married his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves (the marriage lasted about six months). Ten years ago: Argentina announced the devaluation of its peso, ending a decadelong policy pegging the currency one-to-one with the U.S. dollar. (In the year that followed, the peso lost 70 percent of its value against the dollar.) Five years ago: At a Baptist church in Fort Worth, Texas, the Denver Broncos filed past the open casket of Darrent Williams, the promising cornerback who had been gunned down in a drive-by shooting on New Year’s Day. One year ago: U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced he would cut $78 billion from the Defense Department budget over the next five years, an effort to trim fat in light of the nation’s ballooning deficit.

BIRTHDAYS Bluegrass performer Earl Scruggs is 88. Author E.L. Doctorow is 81. Former FBI director Louis Freeh is 62. Rock musician Malcolm Young (AC/DC) is 59. Actor-comedian Rowan Atkinson is 57. World Golf Hall of Famer Nancy Lopez is 55. TV chef Nigella Lawson is 52. Movie director John Singleton is 44. NBA player Gilbert Arenas is 30. Rock singer Alex Turner (Arctic Monkeys) is 26. — From wire reports

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How many Americans Q: serving in government, military and private subcontractor roles will remain in Iraq now that the war is over? — Rob Caldwell, Lilburn, Ga. The U.S. State Department will employ 15,000 people, who will be protected by 5,000 security contractors in Iraq, Bloomberg News reported. It is the largest U.S. diplomatic operation, NPR reported, and the U.S. embassy in Baghdad is the largest U.S. embassy in the world. The embassy also will support a guard detachment of U.S. Marines. With General Motors buying back some Chevy Volts from purchasers, what is the status of the government rebates the buyers got? — Ronald Wimer, Loganville, Ga. Any Volt buyer who claimed a $7,500 federal tax credit for purchasing an electric car and then sold it back to General Motors should consult a tax adviser about how to handle it, GM spokesman Greg Martin said. GM has offered to buy back Volts due to safety concerns. The cars have been found to catch fire after test crashes. See story on B1.




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T S School cuts Obama takes lead in outlining or taxes? Californians a leaner U.S. defense strategy may have to choose By Anthony York and Nicholas Riccardi Los Angeles Times

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2012 budget calls for $4.8 billion in cuts to public schools if voters reject the tax increases he is trying to place on the November ballot. The budget, which says the state faces a $9.2-billion deficit, was erroneously released online Thursday, several days before the governor was due to roll it out. His office was scrambling to arrange a news con ference to discuss it. The Los Angeles Times obtained a copy of the Brown document. It paints a better fiscal picture than just a year ago, when the state faced a $26-billion deficit. Brown’s budget anticipates closing the current gap through a combination of spending cuts and the tax increases, which would kick in at year’s end, providing $4.4 billion in revenue. Even if those tax increases pass, the governor proposes slashing welfare by nearly $1 billion and MediCal by $842 million, as well as making other reductions in education. Should the tax initiative be rejected, the additional education cuts would kick in. Those reductions are the equivalent of three weeks of the school year, the document says. Brown’s budget proposal also would cut state government by a few thousand jobs and consolidate nearly 50 state organizations — and avoid furloughs. A majority of the Legislature needs to approve the budget before it becomes a reality. Democrats who control the Capitol say they don’t want to make additional cuts until they get new revenue estimates in May, in case the economy continues to improve and erases more of the deficit. — This story includes reports from McClatchy-Tribune News Service.

Drivers admit to dangerous behavior By Ashley Halsey III The Washington Post

WASHINGTON — American drivers once again have identified their enemy as themselves. When quizzed in an annual survey, they have admitted that they often are guilty of the very same behaviors they view as a menace on the road. Almost everyone said that drunken driving was unacceptable, and threequarters described drunk drivers as a serious threat. Yet 14 percent of them said that within the year, they had driven with an alcohol level probably near or above the legal limit, AAA’s Foundation for Traffic Safety reported. Cellphone use and sending text messages were dangerous, 94 percent said, but more than a third of them said they had read texts or e-mails while driving. A quarter of them also said they had sent messages. Two-thirds said they had talked on their cellphones, and a third said they do so regularly.

• The goal is a smaller, more agile force free of ‘Cold War-era systems’ By Elisabeth Bumiller and Thom Shanker New York Times News Service

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has for the first time put his own stamp on an all-encompassing U.S. military policy by turning from the grinding ground wars that he inherited from the Bush administration and refocusing on what he described as a smaller, more agile force across Asia, the Pacific and the Middle East. In an unusual appearance at the Pentagon briefing room on Thursday, Obama outlined a new national defense strategy driven by three realities: the winding down of a

decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, a fiscal crisis demanding hundreds of billions of dollars in Pentagon budget cuts and a rising threat from China and Iran. A fourth reality, not mentioned in the briefing room, was Obama’s re-election campaign and the chorus of Republican presidential candidates who have sought to portray him as decimating the Pentagon budget and being weak in his response to Iran. Obama, who spoke surrounded by a tableau of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in dress uniforms and with chests full of medals, underscored the

national security successes of his administration — the ending of the Iraq War, the killing of Osama bin Laden and the ouster of Moammar Gadhafi of Libya — before declaring that the United States would downsize to a smaller ground force, get rid of “outdated Cold War-era systems” and step up investments in intelligence-gathering and cyberwarfare. He also said, in what seemed to be aimed at the Republicans as well as Defense officials in the room, that “our military will be leaner, but the world must know the United States is going to maintain our military superiority.”

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Defense Secretary Leon Panetta listens as President Barack Obama speaks about the new national defense startegy on Thursday.

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In New Hampshire, independents have a chance to show their clout New York Times News Service

MANCHESTER, N.H. — For Emily Renfer, a 21-year-old college student from Nashua, voting is like a triple bank shot. “I think Mitt Romney will win, but I can stomach Jon Huntsman because he is moderate and liberal-ish, so if he can get a little boost in New Hampshire, he can become a larger player, and then you wouldn’t have Newt as second to Mitt,” she said. “Which is what I don’t want.” Renfer is registered as undeclared — that is, not a member of either party, just like 41 percent of New Hampshire voters. They make up the largest voting bloc in the state, compared with 30 percent who are registered Republicans and 29 percent who are registered Democrats. Undeclared voters can vote in the primaries for either party, and between 35-40 percent of them are expected to turn out for the New Hampshire

Obama goes on the offensive The Obama campaign this week unleashed a carefully scripted and deliberately aggressive strategy that showed a White House in combative re-election mode. Obama inserted himself into the media blitz of what was supposed to be an allRepublican show, the Iowa caucuses, when his campaign took out a huge advertisement that occupied the homepage of the Des Moines Register on caucus day and he spoke by

primary on Tuesday, according to separate analyses by Andy Smith at the University of New Hampshire and David Paleologos at Suffolk University in Boston, both of them longtime students of New Hampshire voting patterns. For that reason alone, independents often get a lot of

video conference to Democrats gathered in the state. On Wednesday, Obama delivered another jab, announcing four recess appointments, including Richard Cordray as head of a new consumer protection agency, despite Republican opposition. And on Thursday, the president went to the Pentagon and outlined a new military strategy that embraces hundreds of billions of dollars in cuts to what is a Republican sacred cow. — New York TImes News Service

attention. In the Republican primary in 2000, they flocked to Sen. John McCain, who beat George W. Bush, the establishment candidate, by 18 percentage points. But even then, McCain’s strength came from registered Republicans. He could have won without the undeclared

Romney sets his sights on Obama By Susan Saulny and Jeff Zeleny New York Times News Service

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Enjoying a strong lead in New Hampshire polls, Mitt Romney flew here Thursday to get a jump-start with voters in the first Southern primary and begin what might be his biggest challenge yet: convincing Republicans in this socially conservative state that he is the candidate who best represents their values. Fresh from a victory lap through New Hampshire after

narrowly winning the Iowa caucuses Tuesday, Romney spoke at a rally with Gov. Nikki Haley, who was elected with the help of the tea party movement, and Sen. John McCain, who won this state in 2008. Romney did not once mention his main rival now for the nomination, Rick Santorum, who finished a close second in Iowa. Instead, he went straight for President Barack Obama, calling him a “job killer” who is “over his head” and accusing him of “crony capitalism” for

making three appointments to the National Labor Relations Board without congressional approval, suggesting the move was a reward to organized labor for its support. South Carolina is a critical piece in the strategy of the Romney campaign and perhaps its toughest challenge yet in an unpredictable nominating contest. The outcome of the primary could play a crucial role in determining how long the Republican contest remains a competitive fight.

Karzai demands control of U.S. prison near Bagram By Kevin Sieff

Pat McGiffin, center, listens as John Hopwood, right, talks politics at a campaign event for Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich at St. Anselm College in Manchester, N.H., on Wednesday. Independents, who can vote for either party in the primaries, are getting a lot of attention as 35-40 percent of them are expected to turn out for the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday.

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voters, but he could not have won without the Republican base. This year, between 60-65 percent of registered Republicans are expected to turn out, giving them even more weight in the primary, according to Smith and Paleologos. And that is the trick again this year for Republican presidential candidates: Any appeal that does not go to the base could be the kiss of death. Even in New Hampshire, where the party is more moderate than Republicans nationally, candidates are trying to walk this fine line, appealing to independents without alienating the base. “You can’t come to New Hampshire and say, ‘I’m the independent,’” said Steve Duprey, a former state party chairman who backed McCain and now, as a Republican National Committeeman, must stay neutral. “You need to have your base within the party and then attract independents, not the other way around.”

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KABUL, Afghanistan — President Hamid Karzai on Thursday called for the United States to hand over its biggest military prison in Afghanistan within one month, despite repeated warnings that Afghan institutions are woefully unprepared to detain or try suspected terrorists. Karzai claimed that Afghan government investigators found violations of the Afghan constitution and international human rights Karzai conventions at the prison, which houses about 2,600 inmates near Bagram Airfield. He did not provide details about the alleged violations, but said in a statement that they constituted a “breach of Afghan sovereignty.” The transfer of the prison, called the Parwan detention center, and its burgeoning population of detainees is regarded by both Afghans and Americans as a critical marker of the war’s endgame, a sign that Afghan officials are ready to inherit institutions essential to the nation’s future. U.S. officials said in a public memorandum two years ago that they expected the prison to be transferred in early 2012. Karzai interpreted that timeline as being firm, but U.S. officials point to a caveat in the document: that it was subject to “demonstrated capacity.”

Gunmen ambushed and killed a prominent tribal elder in Afghanistan’s Helmand province Wednesday as he was on his way to evening prayers, officials said. The slain elder, Haji Fazel Mohammad, was a member of the local council in Sangin district, which in recent years was the scene of successive offensives by British troops and then U.S. Marines. — Los Angeles Times

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Planes Continued from A1 “They’re an extremely large company and they are the decision maker. ... I’m doing everything I can to keep the momentum going.” The Cessna building, which includes both manufacturing and hanger space, is on the market for nearly $6 million. It was previously listed at $7 million. Fratzke said one of the complicating factors in negotiations is that Cessna owns the building, while the city owns the land. This means that anyone purchasing the Cessna building will also have to separately negotiate a lease agreement with the city. Today Cessna still pays a monthly fee to the city even though it no longer occupies the building. “All the financial didn’t pencil for Triton’s needs,” Fratzke said. “They’re still trying to knock on it, and I think there are other people knocking on the Cessna building.” As part of Triton America’s Dec. 14 offer to the city, the company would pay an escalating monthly rent over 40 years that would equal $4.2 million. The lease would also include three 20-year options for renewal. Bend Business Advocate Jon Skidmore said the city has responded to Triton America’s offer, but said he didn’t want to divulge too much information due to the sensitivity of the negotiations. “We’re still speaking,” Skidmore said. “I think they’re beyond the kicking-the-tire stage.” Cessna employed more than 400 employees in Bend before shuttering the doors to its 200,000-square-foot facility in 2009. The Wichita, Kan.-based company acquired the building after buying Columbia Aircraft Corp. out of bankruptcy court. Triton America is owned by aerospace engineer Thomas Hsueh, who was unavailable for comment Thursday. One of his companies, Triton Aerospace, in Burlington, Wash., develops and manufactures composite aircraft. According to April 2011 report from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, Hsueh intends to manufacture the Adam A500, a small passenger plane that ceased production when the company that originally made it went into bankruptcy. He is also known to have looked at opening a manufacturing facility in Bend before. In a 2009 Aviation International News report, Hsueh said he was looking at the Cessna building as a possible aircraft production site. — Reporter: 541-633-2160,

Flu virus puts pork industry on high alert By Stephanie Armour Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON — A new flu virus thought to have originated in pigs has agricultural producers on alert two years after a swine flu pandemic caused sales to drop and disrupted U.S. pork exports. Twelve people in five states have been infected, with three hospitalized, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. At least six reported no recent exposure to pigs, suggesting “limited human-to-human transmission,” according to the report. Eleven of those stricken were children. The virus may not become as prevalent as the 2009 variant, known as H1N1, which led to as many as 89 million cases and 18,300 deaths in the United States in the first flu pandemic in more than 40 years, according to the CDC. Still, livestock producers are concerned that consumers may fear they can get a potentially lethal disease from eating pork. Flu is transmitted through droplets of infected body fluids when people cough, sneeze or talk. “It’s always something that we need to keep an eye on, that it doesn’t get more severe or spread more quickly,” Liz Wagstrom, chief veterinarian with the National Pork Producers Council. “It’s very important the public understand you can’t get flu from eating pork.” Federal agencies are not referring to the new strain as swine flu, mindful of the popular description of H1N1 that upset markets and producers.

Utah mourns veteran police officer killed in drug raid By Michael Muskal Los Angeles Times

LOS ANGELES — What police officials said began as a routine antidrug raid against a suspect with a relatively minor criminal record ended in gunfire that killed one officer and wounded five others in Ogden, Utah. State and national flags were lowered Thursday to honor the dead and wounded officers as top officials from a regional narcotics task force continued their investigation into the Wednesday night raid that took the

life of Ogden Officer Jared Francom, a seven-year veteran who is survived by his wife and two children. Four officers were hospitalized in serious to critical condition and a fifth was treated and released, police said. The suspect, Matthew David Stewart, 37, had “a limited criminal history” believed to include mostly misdemeanors, Ogden Police Chief Wayne Tarwater said. Stewart was injured and remains hospitalized under guard. His injuries are not con-

sidered life-threatening, but Tarwater did not say whether he was shot. “It’s a very, very sad day for Ogden,” Tarwater said. “The law enforcement community is mourning.” In thanking outside police departments for their support, he said at one point Wednesday night, there were “40 officers from probably seven different agencies” at the hospital after the raid. An internal investigation by police as well as prosecutors in Weber County is under way.

Officials said task force officers, including local and county police and federal agents, were serving what law enforcement calls a “knock and announce” search warrant at a house in Ogden, about 40 miles north of Salt Lake City. (With such a warrant, police knock on the door and announce their intentions. If no one answers, police can enter the building if they believe there is probable cause of drug activity.) When officers entered the house, they came under fire, police said.


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Students in a technology class use a computer-aided design program on desktop computers at Post Falls High School in Post Falls, Idaho, on Oct. 18, 2011. Teachers in Idaho and elsewhere have been in revolt over policymakers thrusting technology into classrooms and shifting money to unproven teaching methods.

Teachers Continued from A1 It would make them less a lecturer at the front of the room and more of a guide helping students through lessons delivered on computers. This change is part of a broader shift that is creating tension — a tension that is especially visible in Idaho but is playing out across the country. Some teachers, even though they may embrace classroom technology, feel policymakers are thrusting computers into classrooms without their input or proper training. And some say they are opposed to shifting money to online classes and other teaching methods whose benefits remain unproven. “Teachers don’t object to the use of technology,” said Sabrina Laine, vice president of the American Institutes for Research, which has studied the views of the nation’s teachers using grants from organizations like the Gates and Ford foundations. “They object to being given a resource with strings attached and without the needed support to use it effectively to improve student learning.”

Open revolt In Idaho, teachers have been in open revolt. They marched on the capital last spring, when the legislation was under consideration. They complain that lawmakers listened less to them than to heavy lobbying by technology companies, including Intel and Apple. Teacher and parent groups gathered 75,000 verified signatures, more than was needed, to put a referendum on the ballot next November that could overturn the law. “This technology is being thrown on us. It’s being thrown on parents and thrown on kids,” said Rosenbaum, 32, who has written letters to the governor and schools superintendent. In her letters she tells them she is a Republican and a Marine, because, she says, it has become fashionable around the country to dismiss complaining teachers as unionhappy liberals. “I fought for my country,” she said. “Now I’m fighting for my kids.” Gov. C.L. Otter, known as Butch, and Tom Luna, the schools superintendent, who have championed the plan, said teachers had been misled by their union into believing the changes were a step toward replacing them with computers. Luna said the teachers’ anger was intensi-

“Teachers don’t object to the use of technology. They object to being given a resource with strings attached and without the needed support to use it effectively to improve student learning.” — Sabrina Laine, vice president of the American Institutes for Research

fied by other legislation, also passed last spring, that eliminated protections for teachers with seniority and replaced them with a pay-for-performance system. Some teachers have also expressed concern that teaching positions could be eliminated and their raises reduced to help offset the cost of the technology. Luna acknowledged that many teachers in the state were conservative Republicans like him — making Idaho’s politics less black-andwhite than in states like Wisconsin and New Jersey, where union-backed teachers have been at odds with politicians. Luna said he understood that technological change could be scary, particularly because teachers would need to adapt to new ways of working. “The role of the teacher definitely does change in the 21st century. There’s no doubt,” Luna said. “The teacher does become the guide and the coach and the educator in the room helping students to move at their own pace.”

Idaho’s plan Many details about how students would use their laptop or tablet are still being debated. But under the state’s plan, that teacher will not always be in the room. The plan requires high school students to take online courses for two of their 47 graduation credits. Luna said this would allow students to take subjects that were not otherwise available at their schools and familiarize them with learning online, something he said was increasingly common in college. The computer, he added, “becomes the textbook for every class, the research device, the advanced math calculator, the word processor and the portal to a world of information.” Idaho is going beyond what other states have done in decreeing what hardware students and teachers should use and how they should use it. But such requirements are increasingly common at the district level, where most decisions about buying technology for schools are made.

Teachers are resisting, saying that they prefer to employ technology as it suits their own teaching methods and styles. Some feel they are judged on how much they make use of technology, regardless of whether it improves learning. Some teachers in the Los Angeles public schools, for example, complain that the form that supervisors use to evaluate teachers has a check box on whether they use technology, suggesting that they must use it for its own sake.

One teacher’s fight That is a concern shared by Rosenbaum, who teaches at Post Falls High School in this town in northern Idaho, near Coeur d’Alene. Rather than relying on technology, she seeks to engage students with questions — the Socratic method — as she did recently as she was taking her sophomore English class through “The Book Thief,” a novel about a family in Germany that hides a Jewish girl during World War II. Rosenbaum, tall with an easy smile but also a commanding presence, stood in the center of the room with rows of desks on each side, pacing, peppering the students with questions and using each answer to prompt the next. What is an example of foreshadowing in this chapter? Why did the character say that? How would you feel in that situation? Her room mostly lacks high-tech amenities. Homework assignments are handwritten on whiteboards. Students write journal entries in spiral notebooks. On the walls are two American flags and posters paying tribute to the Marines, and on the ceiling a panel painted by a student thanks Rosenbaum for her service. Rosenbaum did use a computer and projector to show a YouTube video of the devastation caused by bombing in World War II. She said that while technology had a role to play, her method of teaching was timeless. “I’m teaching them to think deeply, to think. A computer can’t do that.” She said she was mystified by the requirement that

students take online courses. She is taking some classes online as she works toward her master’s degree and said they left her uninspired and less informed than in-person classes. Rosenbaum said she could not fathom how students would have the discipline to sit in front of their computers and follow along when she had to work each minute to keep them engaged in person.

Other perspectives Some of her views are echoed by other teachers, like Doug StanWiens, 44, a popular teacher of advanced history and economics at Boise High School. He is a heavy technology user, relying on an interactive whiteboard and working with his students to build a website that documents local architecture, a project he says will create a resource for the community. “I firmly believe that technology is a tool for teachers to use,” he said. “It’s time for teachers to get moving on it.” But he also spoke last year on the capital steps in opposition to the state’s program, which he said he saw as a poorly thought-out, one-sizefits-all approach. Half of teachers, he suspects, will not use the new computers. And the online learning requirement seems to him to be a step toward cutting back on in-person teaching and, perhaps eventually, not having students congregate in schools at all. “We can just get rid of sports and band and just give everyone a laptop and call it good,” he said. Stefani Cook, who teaches accounting and business at Rigby High School in southeast Idaho and was the state’s 2011 Teacher of the Year, also teaches a modernized typing course to 32 online students after-hours. A contractor for the state pays her to teach the course and also to help other teachers shape and present their online lessons. Cook is a believer in classroom technology and generally supports the state’s plan. She is on a 38-person task force that is working out the logistics of deploying computers to teachers next fall and, eventually, to 80,000 high schoolers. The group will also organize training for teachers. Cook said she did worry about how teachers would be trained when some already work long hours and take second jobs to make ends meet. “I’m excited about it,” she said. But some teachers, she said, “think it’s just another thing that they’ve got to do.”

Continued from A1 Richards said that connection is critical as the city prepares for a year of job growth initiatives and economic development projects. Also, she said, there is a fear that a younger generation who accesses media through new technologies is being left out. Recent census results found that roughly 20 percent of Redmond’s population is between 20 and 34, meaning most of them fall into the tech-savvy generation between Gen X and the youth currently attending high school. So while newspaper notices, radio spots and a mayoral message included in the utility bill will still occur, Richards believes its just as important to send out information through the new media. “We need to focus on reaching out to everyone,” Richards said. The discussion on the new projects started almost one year ago. At that time, the website was much the same as it is today, but it was clear the city wasn’t moving forward with an online presence. For example, if you searched for “City of Redmond, Oregon” through Google around this time last year, you would have found entries referencing online pharmacies and Viagra from India. It’s a problem that has since been fixed, and while city officials haven’t said that was the main drive for changing direction, it appears it likely was a part of the eventual discussion. Richards laughed when asked if the timing of the two events was serendipitous, saying, “I think (the discussion) started around this time last year for a variety of reasons.” A plan is being developed to determine who will be responsible for updating the multiple platforms. Brandt said a long-term plan includes offering video recordings of all City Council and commission meetings online. Funding for the new initiatives has yet to be discussed. Social media platforms are relatively cheap on the upkeep but do require some staff time. Any price tag on the new website will need to be discussed at a council level through the proposal process. Still, it appears clear where the city is heading. “We’re evolving,” Richards said. “It’s a very rapidly evolving technological world and we want to keep up.” — Reporter: 541-410-9080,

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Continued from A1 “It wasn’t just a space item. It was a human interest story,” Riley said. Insiders estimate space collectibles — the real NASA stuff, not lightsabers from that universe far, far away — account for as much as $10 million in sales annually. That’s expected to grow as artifacts from the space shuttle program — which ended last summer — hit the market. “They say you don’t know what you have until it’s gone,” said Robert Pearlman, founder of the industry website collectSPACE and widely considered a guru on space memorabilia. “And with the end of the shuttle program, people are starting to recognize the (collectible value) of the shuttle program, and it’s reminding them of the early programs, like Apollo. We’re seeing increased interest across the board,” he said. Among the newer trends: trying to collect an item from each of the 133 successful shuttle missions, such as one of the thousands of miniature American flags, coins and other trinkets carried on every launch. “It would be very hard, if not impossible,” said Riley, who estimated just one flag would cost $100, with the price increasing to $500 or more for noteworthy missions such as the first one. It’s just one example of the wide range of space artifacts on sale that include everything from patches and flight suits to pens and engine parts. Adding to their value — and the cachet — is the hazy legality of selling NASA artifacts. Just a few months before the Apollo 13 checklist went to auction, NASA pressed the Justice Department to sue former Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell for trying to sell a 16 mm camera he took to the moon. Mitchell ultimately gave up but told The Palm Beach Post he did so only because fighting the government was too time-consuming and expensive. “Frankly, none of us former Apollo astronauts understand it at all,” Mitchell said. Investigators at NASA’s Of-

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A crowd gathers to watch space shuttle Atlantis make its final flight at the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Fla., on July 8. The space collectibles market is worth an estimated $10 million in annual sales — and that’s expected to grow as artifacts from the space shuttle program start hitting the market.

fice of Inspector General, who monitor illicit sales of NASA goods, noted in a report that the camera was worth $60,000 to $80,000. But agents there declined interview requests to explain the difference between that sale and the sale of the checklist. It wasn’t the first time NASA has pursued legal action against those trying to sell agency artifacts. Earlier this year, NASA helped Florida authorities arrest a former contractor accused of stealing shuttle tiles and selling them on eBay. It also stopped the sale of employee badges issued to the three Apollo 1 astronauts who died in a launchpad fire in 1967. A former Kennedy Space Center security official had hidden them for 44 years. “An auction house valued the set of badges at $20,000 to $30,000,” noted one NASA report. In all, NASA’s inspector general has investigated 127 cases of property theft, resulting in 36 convictions. The recent retirement of the space shuttle could mean more of these cases. One government report es-

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NASA is challenging the auction of this Apollo 13 checklist, contending that it should be in a museum rather than sold to private collectors.

timated that NASA had about 1.2 million items of shuttle property worth more than $12 billion. But it’s up to the agency to decide what it wants to sell. NASA regulations on the sale of artifacts are much stricter than in the agency’s early years. During the initial Apollo missions, astronauts were given broad leeway to keep

souvenirs from their missions, which led to Lovell’s taking the checklist and Mitchell the camera. Nowadays, astronauts are allowed to keep only the clothes they wore, their personal-hygiene kits and any food they didn’t eat, Pearlman said. Items such as the miniature American flags or commemorative coins that flew aboard the missions were given out as gifts or awards, and many have found their way into the market. But Pearlman said that “NASA has held tight rein on shuttle artifacts.” Still, some NASA items are for sale by the government. NASA turns over aging or obsolete equipment it doesn’t want to the General Services Administration, a federal agency that runs an online auction. This month the GSA was selling communications equipment from Goddard Space Flight Center for $35, although a description did not indicate whether the gear flew in space. Another avenue is eBay. Among the top items: a titanium fuel tank from one of the canceled Apollo missions. The asking price: at least $104,000.

LOS ANGELES — Some might call it a case of swift Oklahoma justice for at least one of two intruders — both reportedly high on prescription drugs — who tried to break into a young widow’s home on New Year’s Eve. Sarah McKinley, 18, calmly used a shotgun to shoot and kill one of the men when he forced his way through the front door of her mobile home and past a sofa she had used to barricade it. Now, the second man is facing first-degree murder charges, and McKinley is being hailed as a hero for doing what she believed she had to do to protect herself and her 3-monthold son, Justin. The two men were reportedly looking for drugs — most likely painkillers — that they believed might have been left behind by McKinley’s husband, who died of lung cancer on Christmas Day. McKinley will not face charges in connection with the case, which is garnering headlines around the world, because there appears to be little confusion about the facts of the case. Much of her ordeal was captured in

Conn Continued from A1 The most serious of the original charges, seconddegree manslaughter, is a Measure 11 crime that carries a mandatory minimum sentence of six years, three months in prison. Criminally negligent homicide carries a maximum of 10 years in pris-

a recording of the 911 call in which she asked for help — and also asked for permission to shoot if necessary. “There’s a guy at my door and I’m here by myself with my infant baby. Can I please get a dispatcher out here immediately?” McKinley asks in a voice that is both steady, but tinged with emotion. Grady County dispatcher Diane Graham asks McKinley whether her doors are locked. Her steely answer: “Yes. I’ve got two guns in my hand. Is it OK to shoot him if he comes in my door?” “I can’t tell you that you can do that,” Graham answers, “but you do what you have to do to protect your baby.” Justin Shane Martin, 24, of Blanchard, died clutching a knife in his gloved left hand, according to court records filed in Grady County district court. His alleged accomplice, Dustin Louis Stewart, 29, also of Blanchard later turned himself in to police. Stewart later confessed to police that he and Martin “devised a plan to burglarize the residence” because Martin knew that “a resident of the home had recently died of cancer” and he “suspected narcotics may be located inside the residence,” according to an affidavit.

on and a $250,000 fine. In June, a Marion County 19-year-old pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide in the hit-and-run death of a Salem man. He told authorities he’d been texting while driving. He received 60 months in prison. — Reporter: 541-617-7831,

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Al-Maliki raises sectarian tension by condoning Shiite militia in Iraq By Jack Healy and Michael S. Schmidt New York Times News Service

BAGHDAD — It was one of the deadliest insurgent groups in Iraq in recent years, an Iranian-backed militia that bombed U.S. military convoys and bases, assassinated dozens of Iraqi officials and tried to kidnap Americans even as the last soldiers withdrew. But now the Shiite-led government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is welcoming the militant group into Iraq’s political system, a move that could tilt the nation’s center of gravity closer to Iran. The government’s support for the

militia, which only just swore off violence, has opened new sectarian fault lines in Iraq’s political crisis while potentially empowering Iran at a moment of rising military and economic tensions between Tehran and Washington. The militant group, Asaib Ahl al-Haq, broke away from the fierce Shiite militia commanded by the anti-U.S. cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, who has strong ties to Tehran. The U.S. military has long maintained that the group, led by a former spokesman for al-Sadr, Qais al-Khazali, was trained and financed by Iran’s elite Quds Force — which Iran denies.

Since the U.S. military withdrawal last month, Iraq has been convulsed with waves of attacks that have raised concerns about its political stability. With that backdrop of violence, the Iraqi government can plausibly claim that its overtures to the group are an earnest attempt to make peace with a powerful armed foe while nudging the country closer to a much-needed national reconciliation. Yet, critics worry that al-Maliki, facing new challenges to his leadership from Sunnis and his fellow Shiites, may be making a cynical and shortsighted play for Asaib’s support.

Dozens killed in bombings An apparently coordinated wave of bombings targeting Shiite Muslims killed at least 78 people in Iraq on Thursday, the second large-scale assault by militants since U.S. forces pulled out last month. The bombings in Baghdad and outside the southern city of Nasiriyah appeared to be the deadliest in Iraq in more than a year. — The Associated Press

W  B Taliban executes 15 Pakistani troops ISLAMABAD — Taliban insurgents executed 15 security soldiers who had been recently kidnapped and dumped their bodies on a hilltop in northwestern Pakistan on Thursday, in retaliation for the killing of a militant commander by government forces, government and military officials said. The soldiers were kidnapped Dec. 23 after dozens of Taliban insurgents overran a fort in one of the restive tribal regions straddling the border with Afghanistan. Officials said they had tried but failed to secure the captives’ release. The executions followed the death of a high-ranking Taliban commander Sunday and came just days after local media reported that several factions of the Taliban had vowed not to attack the Pakistani military. The bullet-ridden bodies of the soldiers, members of the Frontier Constabulary, were spotted by local tribesmen Thursday morning after they were dumped in Mir Ali, a subdistrict in the North Waziristan tribal region.

Syria accused in detainees’ deaths BEIRUT, Lebanon — The Syrian government said Thursday that it released more than 500 prisoners who were not involved in “terrorist” acts. But a human rights group, Avaaz, said its researchers had gathered the names of at least 617 people who died under torture in government installations since the beginning of the uprising against Syrian President Bashar Assad. The group’s estimate of the number of detainees — 37,000 — was more than double that provided by the Local Coordination Committees, another activist group, which said Thursday that it had documented the cases of more than 16,000 detainees. The numbers could not be independently verified.

S. Sudan feud said to claim 3,000 lives NAIROBI, Kenya — More than 3,000 villagers were massacred in the recent burst of communal violence in South Sudan, local officials said Thursday, with the fledging South Sudanese government seemingly unable to control the violence. The death toll has yet to be confirmed. In the past two weeks, United Nations aircraft tracked 6,000 to 8,000 armed fighters from the Lou Nuer ethnic group as it advanced toward the town of Pibor, home of Lou Nuer’s traditional rival, the Murle. The groups have been locked for generations in a cattle-rustling feud. Years ago, the warriors clashed with spears. Nowadays, they use AK-47s. — From wire reports

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Protesters demonstrate outside a courtroom in Cairo on Thursday, calling for the death of ousted Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak. Prosecutors have demanded the death penalty for Mubarak on charges of complicity in the killing of protesters during last year’s uprising against his rule.

Death penalty sought for Egypt’s Mubarak By Amro Hassan and Jeffrey Fleishman Los Angeles Times

CAIRO — Prosecutors demanded Thursday that deposed President Hosni Mubarak be sentenced to death by hanging for the violent crackdown nearly one year ago that left more than 800 protesters dead during the stunning popular revolt that inspired rebellions across the region. “The law calls for the death penalty for premeditated murder,” Mustafa Khater, one of a five-member prosecution team, told the federal court during closing arguments in Mubarak’s ongoing trial. “We feel the spirits of the martyrs flying over this hall of sacred justice.” The legal team linked Mubarak to the deaths through a chain of command. Khater said that orders from police officials resulted in the slaying of protesters between Jan. 25 and Feb. 11, the day Mubarak was forced from power. Khater also asked that former Interior Minister Habib el-Adly, who is

being tried with Mubarak, receive the death penalty. No police officer can make a decision “without getting back to their superiors,” Mustafa Suleiman, the chief prosecutor, told Judge Ahmed Refaat in a courtoom at the Police Academy on the outskirts of Cairo. “El-Adley could not have given the order to fire on demonstrators without being instructed to do so by Mubarak.” Mubarak, el-Adly and six Interior Ministry aides face murder related charges. Mubarak’s sons Alaa and Gamal, once his father’s apparent heir, are charged with corruption and abuse of power. The defendants’ closing arguments will be heard when court resumes Jan. 9. Despite the prosecutors’ rousing rhetoric, many Egyptians believe the toppled 83year-old president will escape the death penalty. Scenes of Mubarak, his sons and el-Adly entering court in training suits and sunglasses, and the defendants’ apparent confidence at trial, suggested to many that Mubarak is receiving special

treatment from a police state he controlled for nearly 30 years. The euphoria of Mubarak’s first court appearance in August has given way to cynicism. Hundreds of families of those killed during the revolution have expressed exasperation by long trial delays and embarrassing moments for the prosecution when several key witnesses recanted earlier statements and testified that they knew of no orders from Mubarak for police to shoot protesters. Witnesses came from the top echelons of the Mubarak government, including Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, a Mubarak confidant who now heads the ruling Supreme Council of Armed Forces; former intelligence chief and Vice President Omar Suleiman; and ex-Interior Ministers Mahmoud Wagdi and Mansour Essawi. Prosecutors argued Thursday that testimony by Suleiman and Wagdi proved that Mubarak gave el-Adly the order to use excessive force.


Olmert indicted on bribery charge Holyland, an enormous hulk of a residential complex in southJERUSALEM — Ehud Ol- western Jerusalem. mert, who resigned as prime When the case was made minister of Israel in 2008 amid public nearly two years ago, the corruption charges, was presiding judge called indicted Thursday for it “one of the worst corallegedly taking bribes ruption affairs in Israeli in the construction of a history.” huge residential comThe Holyland is built plex while he was mayon a ridge with interOlmert or of Jerusalem. locking apartment Olmert, who is on buildings and one outtrial for three unrelated sized tower that domicounts of fraud and breach of nates the landscape for miles trust from before his tenure and is widely considered an as prime minister, has denied eyesore. Millions of dollars are all wrongdoing. In the newest said to have changed hands to indictment, he is accused of ac- allow the project to go up in a cepting hundreds of thousands hurry and to grow to more than of dollars in bribes to smooth 12 times the height granted by the way for construction of the the original permits. By Ethan Bronner

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New rules would block lopsided prisoner deals Israel, which recently traded 1,027 Palestinian prisoners for one soldier held by Hamas, is planning on establishing rules that would bar it from making such a lopsided exchange in the future, Defense Minister Ehud Barak said Thursday. The exchange was made for the freedom of Gilad Schalit, an Israeli sergeant who was held for more than five years. — New York Times News Service



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Default notices declined in 2011 Barnes By Tim Doran The Bulletin


In 2011, for the first time in four years, Deschutes County saw a decline in the total number of initial foreclosure notices filed. From January through December, the Clerk’s Office recorded 2,364 default notices, the legal document that initiates foreclosure proceedings. That’s 37 percent fewer than in 2010, when the county recorded the highest number since at least 2005, according to a tally by The Bulletin. Other Oregon counties also reported declines, at least through November, according to Gorilla Capital, a Eugene company that buys homes sold in foreclosure and tracks

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3,762 the market. In 15 counties outside the Portland market where it operates, Gorilla recorded a 29 percent drop in default notice filings for the first 11 months of 2011 over 2010, according to a Dec. 21 news release. “When all of them are consistently (going down), you say, ‘This is a real trend,’ ” Gorilla Capital CEO John Helmick said Thursday. “I expect it to go down at least the same throughout this year.” See Housing / B5




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Bill Croll, senior designer modeler, works on a sterling spoon prototype at Oneida Ltd. in Oneida, N.Y. In November, Monomoy Capital Partners, a private equity firm, decided Oneida had long-term potential and bought it from a group of hedge funds. Heather Ainsworth New York Times News Service



• Wall Street private equity firm buys Oneida, enacts plans to boost the profits of the struggling 132-year-old company By Kevin Roose New York Times News Service

ONEIDA, N.Y. — Some local residents, when eating out, instinctively turn their utensils upside-down to look for a telltale sign: the word “Oneida,” stamped into the back of the handle. The “Oneida flip,” as it’s called, is a ritual carried over from an era when Oneida Ltd., the company headquartered here, dominated the global market in flatware, setting tables all over the world

with its stainless steel forks, spoons and knives. Now, the ritual is a painful reminder of the company’s troubles. Once an economic engine of upstate New York and one of the region’s largest employers, Oneida no longer makes flatware in the area. Like so many industrial players across the country, the company has struggled to compete with a flood of low-cost foreign manufacturers. As sales evaporated, factories were shut down. Retail stores were closed. And jobs were

By Julie Bosman and Michael J. de la Merced New York Times News Service

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Oregon Subways offer gluten-free After successful tests during the summer of gluten-free products at Subway restaurants in Bend and Portland, the sandwich maker launched gluten-free food options throughout the state Sunday. About 16 million Americans have a sensitivity to gluten, found in traditional grains such as wheat, oats and rye, according to a news release from the Subway regional office in Portland, and the market for gluten-free products is growing. Oregon will be the only state to offer the products at Subways throughout the state. “We go through gluten-free bread a lot,” said Noe Salgado, an employee at the south Bend Subway, “probably 30 rolls a day.”

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Barnes & Noble, the nation’s largest book chain, said Thursday that it was considering spinning off its Nook e-reader division in an effort to help the nascent — and expensive — digital business grow. Separating the unit could potentially bring new investors into the Nook business to help shoulder its costs but would also raise questions about Barnes & Noble’s ultimate ability to compete for readers. While the company has made quick work of capturing almost 30 percent of the e-book market in two years, the rise of digital reading has increased the pressure on Barnes & Noble to devise a winning long-term strategy against Amazon, which still dominates in e-book sales. See Nook / B5

GM to fix Volt battery vulnerability By Tom Krisher and Dee-Ann Durbin The Associated Press

shipped overseas. But a funny thing happened on the way to Oneida’s demise. Wall Street — an industry that has been accused of destroying jobs and stripping businesses for parts — decided the company had long-term potential. In November, Monomoy Capital Partners, a private equity firm, bought Oneida from a group of hedge funds. The new owner wants to expand, rather than decimate, its operations. It is a simple but lofty goal for a company that has been slowly recovering since its bankruptcy in 2006. See Oneida / B2

DETROIT — General Motors is advising Volt owners to return their electric cars to dealers for repairs that will lower the risk of battery fires. The company hopes that the repairs, which will add steel to the plates protecting the batteries, will ease worries about the car’s safety. Three Volt batteries caught fire after government crash tests last year, prompting a federal investigation and sending GM engineers scrambling to find a fix. The free repairs, announced Thursday, will fix 8,000 Volts on U.S. roads and another 4,400 still for sale. See Volt / B5


Top 1 percent of mobile users use half of world’s bandwidth By Kevin J. O’Brien

Subway riders on the Q train in New York use their smartphones.

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The world’s congested mobile airwaves are being divided in a lopsided manner, with 1 percent of consumers generating half of all traffic, according to a British study. The top 10 percent of users, meanwhile, are consuming 90 percent of wireless bandwidth. Arieso, a company in England that advises mobile operators in Europe, the United States and Africa, documented the statistical gap when it tracked 1.1 million customers of a European mobile operator during a 24-hour period in November. The gap between extreme users and the rest of the population is widening, ac-

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cording to Arieso. In 2009, the top 3 percent of heavy users generated 40 percent of network traffic. Now, Arieso said, these users pump out 70 percent of the traffic. Michael Flanagan, the chief technology officer at Arieso, said the study did not produce a more precise profile of extreme users.

But the group, he said, was probably diverse, with a mix of business users gaining access to the Internet over a 3G network while traveling, and individuals with generous or unlimited mobile data packages watching videos, the main cause of the excess traffic. See Bandwidth / B5




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MF Global inquiry turns to its primary regulator By Ben Protess and Azam Ahmed New York Times News Service

Federal authorities investigating the collapse of MF Global have expanded their inquiry to include the actions of the CME Group, the operator of the main exchange where the commodities brokerage firm conducted business, according to people briefed on the matter. CME, which also served as MF Global’s primary regulator, has come under heavy criticism after $1.2 billion in customer money disappeared from MF Global. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the government agency leading the case, is now scrutinizing CME’s conduct in the days before MF Global filed for bankruptcy Oct. 31. In particular, the commission is reviewing whether CME’s efforts to verify the safety of customer funds were sufficient, the people said. CME, for its part, has said


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Continued from B1 “This is a meaningful investment for us,� said Daniel Collin, the Monomoy partner who led the deal to acquire Oneida. “After years of being undercapitalized, Oneida finally has a partner willing to invest in its future.� How a 132-year-old flatware company ended up in the hands of a Manhattan private equity firm illustrates the woes of U.S. manufacturing — and possibly, a way to improve its fortunes. Last year, buyout shops bought 361 industrial companies, with many deals under $150 million, like the Oneida deal, according to Preqin, a research firm. Monomoy, which has just 20 employees and manages a relatively small $700 million in assets, has specialized in acquiring small- to medium-size businesses that might seem antiquated to other buyout firms. Among the companies in its portfolio are Steel Parts Manufacturing, which produces clutch plates used in automatic transmission cars, and Awrey Bakeries, a 102-year-old company that makes frozen brownies, cakes and other desserts. “A lot of times, these boring, stodgy businesses can generate consistent cash flow, and that’s important to a private equity buyer,� said Eric Hollowaty, an equity research analyst with Stephens Inc. “I don’t think many private equity firms are going to be motivated by saving an age-old brand if they don’t think they can make a handsome return.�

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Starting in the 1990s, the company began to feel the heat of foreign competitors, which could produce utensils for a fraction of the price of U.S. manufacturers. The attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, further hurt business, after the metal forks and knives Oneida supplied to airlines were banned on flights. As its sales fell, Oneida hemorrhaged money — more than $157 million between January 2003 and October 2005 — and was forced to stop making flatware and close several facilities in Oneida and the surrounding cities, where the company had employed about 2,500 people at its peak. By 2006, the situation at the company, which in better times had been well-off enough to sponsor Little League teams, the golf course and other local activities, had become so dire that filing for Chapter 11

that MF Global may have intentionally produced inaccurate documents related to customer accounts. As the owner of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, the Chicago Board of Trade and the New York Mercantile Exchange, the CME Group is a major force in commodities and futures. It is the dominant U.S. exchange operator for billions of dollars in trades, affecting food prices and Wall Street profits. A censure of any kind would be a powerful, if merely symbolic, critique of the behemoth. If the CFTC finds that CME did not meet the standards of so-called self-regulatory organizations, it could fine or sanction the exchange. The commission could also revoke CME’s status as a self-regulator, although that is unlikely. Experts say it is rare for the government to hand down any manner of sanction against a self-regulatory body. CME has not been accused of any wrongdoing, and the

was the only option. “Oneida tried to hang on to its manufacturing facilities as long as it could,� said James Joseph, Oneida’s outgoing chief executive, who is stepping down this year as part of the Monomoy transition. “From a pure business standpoint, you could argue we hung on too long.� A few months later, Oneida exited from bankruptcy, under the control of a group of hedge funds. Led by Monarch Alternative Capital, the firms moved swiftly — if painfully — to make the company profitable. They moved a distribution center to Savannah, Ga., to save on freight costs, closed stores and struck an agreement that allowed Robinson Home Products to distribute flatware and dinnerware under Oneida’s name. The hedge funds even debated moving Oneida’s headquarters closer to New York City to give it a better shot at attracting top talent, but eventually decided against it, according to several people involved in the discussions. Those decisions stabilized Oneida. In five years, the firms reduced the company’s debt load from approximately $150 million, to around $60 million. The company now turns a small annual profit of around $15 million before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, according to several people with knowledge of the company’s finances who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the numbers are private. Its North American flatware business gained 3 percentage points of market share last year, according to Joseph, and still has a valuable brand name.

New ownership With the finances on the upswing, Monomoy saw an opportunity in Oneida. The private equity firm owns Anchor Hocking, a glassware maker, and Monomoy figured it could use its foothold in the food service industry to bolster Oneida’s sales to restaurants and hotels. In November,

review of its actions may not produce any findings. “Given the issues involved, we welcome and expect the CFTC’s investigation as a natural part of this process,� a spokeswoman for the CME Group said in a statement. “We are confident the CFTC’s review will determine we did everything right within our regulatory power. The system did not fail; the firm broke the law by misusing customer funds.� Regulators, chastened that the debacle occurred on their watch, are searching for the money while also trying to prevent the next MF Global from happening. As part of that effort, the CFTC is close to finishing “limited reviews� of customer accounts at the 14 largest futures brokers. The results of these cursory reviews, which include divisions at Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase, are expected to be released in the next few weeks, according to one of the people briefed on the matter.

Monomoy paid around $100 million for Oneida, according to several people with knowledge of the deal terms, which were not disclosed. Several weeks after the deal with Monomoy was announced, Joseph took to the auditorium stage in Oneida’s headquarters to reassure his employees that they were in good hands. Flanked by Collin and his Monomoy team, Joseph announced that he was stepping down and taking a job at nearby Le Moyne College, although he would keep a seat on the company’s board and remain involved in certain company projects. According to Joseph, Monomoy is not a “strip and flip� firm that will shrink Oneida down to its smallest possible size for a quick, profitable sale. “They’re not Gordon Gekko,� he said of the firm. “It’s almost like they got together and said, ‘There’s a different way to do this.’ � Monomoy has already started its efforts to boost Oneida’s bottom line. It recently sent two Oneida executives to its management boot camp, a weeklong intensive course that was inspired by Toyota’s “lean manufacturing� approach. It plans to name a new chief executive shortly, and has plans to campaign for business in South Korea and Brazil. Collin, a fast-talking Wall Street deal-maker who uses “leverage� as a verb, is both optimistic and reasonable about Oneida’s expectations. While reopening the local plant in Sherrill is a long shot, he hopes to strengthen Oneida so that it can be sold or taken public again within five years. “Are they going to be creating 5,000 manufacturing jobs in the U.S.? Probably not,� he said. “But can they grow and generate profits? Sure.�

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An electric Mitsubishi i-MiEV sits amid rubble in tsunami-ravaged Japan. Despite derailments caused by natural disasters, most automakers ended 2011 unscathed, if not stronger than before. Sales in the United States grew 10 percent compared with 2010.

2011’s solid gains expected to carry on in years ahead By Lawrence Ulrich New York Times News Service

Derailed by a crushing earthquake and tsunami in March, Japanese carmakers will no doubt be glad to put 2011 behind them. Yet most other auto companies managed to shrug off the year’s economic aftershocks, though the effects of supplier outages and the summer’s floods in Thailand were felt worldwide. Still, with about 12.8 million vehicles sold, U.S. automakers had their best year since 2008 — although still well short of the 16 million annual sales level enjoyed before the recession. Sales rose 8.7 percent in December, and increased 10 percent for all of 2011 compared with the previous year. As a market recovery takes hold, the industry should be feeling like a million for years to come: LMC, which acquired the auto forecasting division of J.D. Power & Associates in November, estimates a steady rise to 13.8 million sales in 2012, 15.4 million in 2013 and 16.2 million in 2014. That would finally restore U.S. sales to prerecession normalcy, if not to the 17.4 million peak of 2000. Significantly, the Detroit automakers — leaner and less reliant on boom-or-bust truck sales — are now reaping healthy profits, even with the industry’s volume roughly 4 million cars lower than it was in more prosperous times. Automakers finished 2011 on the upswing, with strong December sales in the United States. For Chrysler, December was the best month in nearly three years, as passenger-car deliveries more than doubled and total sales rose 37 percent. Chrysler’s sales for all of 2011 were up 26 percent. General Motors reported a 5 percent increase in December and a 13 percent gain for the year. At the Ford Motor Co., sales were up 10 percent in December and 11 percent for the year. Sales by Ford’s namesake brand totaled 2.06 million, the most by any automotive brand since 2007.

GM’s revival At its riverfront headquarters in Detroit, General Motors may be measuring itself for the heavyweight belt. With an estimated 8.4 million in global vehicle sales, including its Chinese partner, SAIC-GM-Wuling, the company is poised to retake the title of world’s largest-volume automaker from Toyota. That battered Japanese company, LMC Automotive projects, may slip as low as fourth place, behind Volkswagen and Renault-Nissan. Despite GM’s billions in

Booming sales for ultraluxury models If you want to stir things up at an Occupy Wall Street encampment, mention that Bentleys and Rolls-Royces are selling like truffle-infused hotcakes. But executives at those storied British brands say their success is not just a 1 percent solution; brisk sales of ultraluxury models, you see, bode well for the masses that drive Chevys. The recession may have sidelined some buyers in the fundmanager class, but Bentley’s sales around the world zoomed roughly 30 percent in 2011. And over at Rolls-Royce, the new Ghost — a mere $250,000, but hardly downscale — paced the brand to a global sales record, said David Archibald, president of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars North America. That total, some 3,500 cars, follows a record 2,711 sales in 2010. The first decade of the millennium brought roughly a tenfold explosion in popularity for Bentley and Rolls, which shared the British luxury throne before being conquered, separated and modernized by German automakers. It may have been a blow to national pride, but Bentley and Rolls, backed by the deep pockets of Volkswagen and BMW respectively, at last had the resources to develop new models that reached showrooms as the sales drought abated. Christophe Georges, Bentley’s North American president, said that rising luxury-car sales showed that consumers were regaining faith in the economy. That connection is stronger for cars than for other luxury goods because they are such visible symbols of wealth, he said. “If you collect art, no one sees it outside your home,” Georges said. “But when people are losing jobs, you don’t want to show off a new Bentley. So when luxury cars move up, it’s a real expression of confidence.” — New York Times News Service

profits and a 14 percent sales jump in the U.S., there were sore spots. With about 7,000 sales in its inaugural year, the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid fell short of GM’s confident projection of 10,000. Though the Volt represents the tiniest green drop of GM’s global sales — about one of every 1,200 cars — the press doggedly pursued a clumsy, all-or-nothing linkage, casting the innovative hybrid as a referendum on GM’s revival. It didn’t help that in June a Volt caught fire in Wisconsin, weeks after undergoing federal crash tests. GM moved quickly to limit the fallout, offering to buy back Volts from customers concerned about the safety of its lithium-ion battery pack. Because lithiumion chemistry pulses through all modern plug-in hybrids and electric cars, automakers will be carefully monitoring the federal investigation of the Volt’s travails. On that electric frontier, private companies, in partnership with automakers and public agencies, began a historic effort to build a national network of EV charging stations. The program, supported by more than $130 million in federal stimulus money and Energy Department grants, provides free home chargers for thousands of EV buyers, along with public and workplace charging sites.

Ford and Chrysler Among the big boys, Ford, after basking in bailout-free glory in 2010, trailed the reconstituted GM and Chrys-

ler. Ford’s MyTouch, a glitchprone, hard-to-decipher infotainment system, earned scorn from buyers and Consumer Reports. Customers also gave low marks to Ford’s obtrusive automated transmission, which marred a solid redesign of the Focus compact. Chrysler’s honeymoon with its new owner, Fiat, included a 26 percent sales jump from the gutter levels of 2010. And the company’s defiantly proDetroit, Eminem-scored Super Bowl commercial put a lump in the throat of anyone with a connection to Eight Mile Road, the defining boundary between the tough city and the softer suburbs. Fiat’s celebrity commercials fared less well. To promote its newly immigrated 500 minicar, the Italian brand hired Jennifer Lopez, who set off a minor controversy when it turned out her sentimental Bronx “homecoming” had placed a J. Lo body double behind the 500’s wheel. Tepid sales of the car also played a role in the removal of Laura Soave from her position as head of the brand in North America.

German brands Volkswagen offered its own coming-to-America tale, opening a $1 billion plant in Tennessee with the help of $570 million in tax breaks, which easily beat out competing come-ons from Alabama and Michigan. The Passat plant helped VW to post a 27 percent sales gain. While the VW Group aims for an ambitious 1 million combined sales for VW and Audi by 2018, more than double

current levels, a pair of relative upstarts is already there. Hyundai and its sister company, Kia, smashed the million mark for the first time, on pace for about 1.2 million combined sales. John Krafcik, Hyundai’s American chief, again wrote his name atop a historically short list: the executive who could do no wrong. German luxury brands continued their inexorable rise, with Mercedes-Benz likely to edge BMW for the luxury sales crown at roughly 254,000 units. Lexus decisively lost its luxury title, tumbling to barely 190,000 sales. A further clue that the wellto-do were spending in 2011 came in August, when a record price for a car sold at auction was set: $16.4 million for a 1957 Ferrari Testa Rossa prototype.

Failures and surprises As in 2010, when a sour economy culled GM’s Pontiac and Ford’s Mercury from the herd, weak brands foundered. Just before Christmas, Saab filed for liquidation, eliminating more than 3,000 jobs in Sweden and ending a quixotic rescue attempt by Victor Muller. As the leader and designer of Spyker, the tiny Dutch sports-car maker that swallowed Saab whole, Muller’s refreshing spirit had even cynical industry watchers rooting for a comeback. But it was not to be. Saab could no longer compete in a global industry that requires massive scale. Brand loyalists will miss its signature style and oddities like an ignition switch placed between the seats. On the technical front, downsized, fuel-sipping engines, often with a helpful boost from turbochargers or superchargers, continued to sweep the world. BMW and Mercedes began to offer their first 4-cylinder engines here in several years. Even Ford seemed surprised by buyer enthusiasm for its F-150 pickup equipped with a mere 6-cylinder. Yet in an apparent contradiction, the horsepower wars continued to rage. No sooner had Chevrolet rolled out its 580-horsepower 2012 Camaro ZL1 than Ford promised a 650-horsepower, 200-mph slap with the 2013 Shelby GT500 Mustang. Nissan suffered a black eye on the design front. Sure, the company’s plants avoided the worst of the tsunami’s wrath and its sales rose 13 percent, but it was bashed for its Murano CrossCabriolet. This eyegouging hodgepodge of crossover and convertible drew a critical pummeling unknown since Pontiac released the Aztek. Salivating auto critics enjoyed an early holiday feast.

DALLAS — For some reason, gear ratios don’t interest most women. But as women continue to reshape the male-dominated auto industry, they do want to know about the space in a car’s interior, its exterior styling and its fuel economy and safety ratings, Tara Weingarten says. “Where men see eye candy in a hot car, women wonder, ‘How will my life be different if I choose that car?’ ” said Weingarten, 49, a founder of, one of the newest of a small but expanding number of automobile websites aimed at women. “I want to leave out the jargon and humanize cars,” said Weingarten, a native Californian and longtime enthusiast who was Newsweek’s auto reviewer for 15 years. “I want it to be Motor Trend edited by Martha Stewart.” Her weeks-old site joins on the Web, a Dallas-based site aimed at women that has been up for “six or seven years,” said publisher Madelyn Miller. Miller, 64, figures that about a dozen women-oriented car sites compete for readers in the U.S., compared with thousands of mainstream and enthusiast auto websites. “Men don’t even think about some of the things that matter to women — like trunk space and interior layout and space for your purse,” said Miller, whose site offers vehicle reviews and features.

Big market potential While few, these specialized car sites can pack some real punch. Women influence nearly 70 percent of new-car purchase decisions and make about 40 percent of the purchases, industry officials say. And automakers and autorelated companies scour the Web for new women-oriented sites, seeking effective alternative ways to advertise their products. “Potentially, a new site like (Vroomgirls) has 100 percent of the attention of the visitors she gets — as opposed to maybe 1 percent of the visitors to some general site,” said Scott Monty, head of social media at Ford Motor Co. “Consumers want to know about what matters to them, and they want to know it now.” Ford devotes about a quar-

ter of its marketing budget to digital and social media, Monty said. Although he declined to say how much the total budget typically is, some outside Ford estimate that it could be more than $1 billion a year. Neville Manohar, head of digital marketing at Chrysler Group LLC, said he was already aware of Vroomgirls. “It’s a dynamic environment that is growing and changing,” Manohar said of the Web in general. “One study found that consumers used 18 different sources of information before making a car purchase, which is more than most do with heart surgery.”

Quality and style Web neophyte Weingarten and her business partner, Marjory Hawkins of Austin, hope to draw a sizable share of those clicks with quality and style. In its first five weeks, the site attracted 35,000 page views, which Weingarten considers “pretty good.” She was recently on NBC’s “Today” show to discuss Vroomgirls, as well as shows in Phoenix, Dallas, Houston and Miami. Recent content included an essay by actress Jamie Lee Curtis on her love of driving in her native Los Angeles; reviews of the Audi A6, Ford Explorer and Hyundai Sonata turbo; and road stories on Texas’ historic dance halls and driving Route 66. “I’m not a girly-girl — I’m a journalist,” said Weingarten, who was also a news reporter at Time and worked at the Dallas Times Herald in the 1980s, where she met her husband. “But I recognize what women like, and I want to give them a product with honest information delivered in an entertaining, stylish way.” Weingarten, who dipped deeply into savings to initially fund Vroomgirls, said neither she nor Hawkins plans to take a salary from the business for the next year. That will allow them to pay their small staff and about a dozen freelancers who regularly contribute to the site. In addition, the site has secured as sponsors Toyota, Ferrari and Lamborghini, among others, and has a relationship with, which drives its retail auto component for readers interested in a new vehicle.

Tata hopes to rid Nano of its stigma By Siddharth Philip and David Merritt Bloomberg News

Ratan Tata, the chairman of Tata Motors who conceived the Nano as the world’s cheapest car, said Thursday that the automaker is working on the vehicle’s upgrades to undo the “stigma” attached to the hatchback that pushed down sales. “We will see a resurrection of this product as we move forward,” Tata told journalists in New Delhi Thursday. “We will resolve the problems. The vehicle will be more robust.” Tata said the company wasn’t “adequately ready” with advertising campaigns and a dealer network when it started sales of the car in 2009. The Nano, developed as an upgrade option for millions of Indian motorcycle owners, has lagged behind pricier rivals because of safety concerns caused by some cars catching fire and as rising interest rates damped overall auto demand.

A challenge to Tata’s title LOS ANGELES — In the race to make the world’s cheapest car, the Indian company Tata Motors might soon lose its No. 1 status — from a manufacturer in its own country. Motorbike manufacturer Bajaj Auto Ltd. is coming out with a compact vehicle, the RE60 hatchback. Although the company didn’t specify a price when it unveiled the vehicle Tuesday, chances are that it’ll be cheap. Commercial production could start in the next few months, Bajaj said. The vehicle was dreamed up by the manufacturer in conjunction with Renault and Nissan Motor Co. as a potential competitor to Tata’s Nano, which often costs less than $3,000 in India. — Los Angeles Times



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Continued from B1 Banks have been clearing out bad mortgage loans, he said. As an example of what remains, Gorilla picked up a 720-square-foot cabin on 40 acres southeast of Chiloquin on Thursday for $26,800, Helmick said. The loan on the foreclosed property: $165,948. This was “clearly not a person’s main residence,” he said. Nationwide, foreclosure proceedings dropped about 3 percent in November, the latest figures available, according to RealtyTrac, the real estate website. The company tracks scheduled auctions and bank repossessions, along with default notice filings, according to the site. Arizona, California and Massachusetts, however, recorded increases in November, according to the company’s Dec. 14 market report, and foreclosure auctions nationwide reached a nine-month high in November. Lenders generally file a notice of default after a borrower is 90 days late on his or her mortgage. Not all notices of default end up in foreclosure. In 2006, Deschutes County recorded a total of 221 default notices. But as the mortgage and real estate markets imploded, filings began to soar, more than doubling in 2007 over the previous year and increasing more than threefold in 2008 over 2007. Last year, default notice filings dropped in 11 out of 12 months, compared with 2010. The exception came in April, when 581 notices were filed, a nearly 83 percent increase over April 2010 and the single highest monthly total since at least January 2005, according to The Bulletin’s tally. Recontrust Co., a subsidiary of Bank of America, filed more than 80 percent of the April notices. A month earlier, however, filings of rescissions of notices of default increased 218 percent over the number filed in March 2010. A rescission, generally, withdraws the default notice and reinstates the obligations that existed before it was issued, according to some of the documents filed. Rescissions also contain language stating that the conditions that led to the default remain and the rescission does not take away the right to sell the property. Last year, Deschutes County recorded 1,790 rescissions, a 32 percent increase over the number filed in 2010.

Continued from B1 The Nook has been a crucial component of that strategy. And while it has sold well and drawn critical praise, Barnes & Noble has acknowledged that the Nook has not been profitable, leaving investors anxious about the future costs tied to it, with the need to develop new software and hardware and to advertise the products. By one analyst’s estimate, Barnes & Noble spends $200 million to $250 million annually on its Nook business. “The Nook business has been a growth business for Barnes & Noble,” said Sarah Rotman Epps, a senior analyst with Forrester Research. “But there’s no doubt that continued growth and international expansion will take sustained investment that Barnes & Noble shareholders will not have the patience for.” Investors were unnerved Thursday when Barnes & Noble revised its earnings forecast downward for 2012, saying it expected losses of $1.10 to $1.40 a share. The company’s shares tumbled 17 percent in trading, closing

Bandwidth Continued from B1 “Some people may draw the parallel to Occupy Wall Street, and I’ve already heard comments about ‘Occupy the Downlink,’ ” Flanagan said. “But the situations are very different, and the mobile situation doesn’t break down along socioeconomic lines.” The Arieso survey found that 64 percent of extreme users were using a laptop, a third were using a smartphone and 3 percent had an iPad. The imbalance in mobile phone consumption is another example of a relatively small group of individuals dominating the consumption of a particular resource. The United States, with less than 5 percent of the world’s population, consumes about 23 percent of the world’s daily oil production, according to U.S. government figures. Japan, Germany and Italy, whose populations together make up less than 4 percent of the world’s total, accounted for 31 percent of global natural gas imports in 2010, according to the International Energy Agency.

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at $11.24. Barnes & Noble’s stock has fallen 30 percent in the past 12 months. The company attributed the revision primarily to lower-than-expected sales of its black-andwhite Nook devices, acknowledging that it had ordered too many of them. Still, the company forecasts a bright future for the Nook, and it has absorbed many quarterly losses while investing heavily in the Nook. Barnes & Noble said it was considering reporting Nookrelated sales as a separate business segment and added that it was in talks with potential partners to expand the Nook’s presence overseas, a vastly untapped opportunity for book publishers and retailers. “We see substantial value in what we’ve built with our Nook business in only two years, and we believe it’s the right time to investigate our options to unlock that value,” William Lynch Jr., Barnes & Noble’s chief executive, said in a statement. Sales of Nook devices for the nine-week holiday period ending Dec. 31 were up 70 percent over the same period a year earlier, Barnes & Noble

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Smartphone adoption The more powerful phones are rapidly replacing the simpler, less voracious devices in many countries, raising traffic levels and pressure on operators to keep pace. In countries like Sweden and Finland, smartphones now account for more than half of all mobile phones, Zarandy said. About 35 percent of Finns also use mobile laptop modems and dongles, or modems in a USB stick; one operator, Elisa, offers unlimited data plans for as little as 5 euros, or $6.40, a month.

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Volt Continued from B1 The cars are covered by a “customer service campaign” run by GM, which is similar to a safety recall but allows the carmaker to avoid the bad publicity and federal monitoring that come with a recall. GM and federal safety officials believe last year’s fires were caused by coolant leaking from damaged plastic casing around the batteries after side-impact collisions. That coolant caused an electrical short, which sparked battery fires seven days to three weeks after the crashes. GM has a huge incentive to fix the problem and protect the Volt’s image. Although the car isn’t a big seller — it’s fallen short of sales goals — it burnishes GM’s image as a greener, more innovative carmaker. The safety stumble could make it even harder for the Chevrolet Volt to compete with rival electric cars such as the Nissan Leaf. To contain the bad publicity after the fires, GM last year offered to buy back Volts from

work, imposing volume limits on customers or installing miniature base stations at congestion points. Ericsson expects the volume of global mobile data to rise tenfold by 2011 to 2016. The rate is likely to accelerate as more consumers integrate the mobile Web into their daily lives. Last year, for example, 40 percent of smartphone owners in an Ericsson survey used their devices to gain access to mobile broadband connections even before getting out of bed. The heaviest users of mobile data, according to Ericsson, watched videos 40 percent of the time, surfed the Web an additional 20 percent, and used up the rest of their online time in emails, social networking, file sharing and software downloads.

Technological advances Advances in smartphones and applications technology are also driving up use. Arieso researchers, in their latest survey, found that users of Apple’s iPhone 4S downloaded 276 percent more data from an operator’s network than did people with the Ap-

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As a result, Finns consume on average 1 gigabyte of wireless data a month over an operator’s network, almost 10 times the European average. As more consumers buy smartphones, the level of mobile data consumption and congestion will rise in other countries. “This of course is bad news for operators because it means that more traffic is coming and they need to invest to stay ahead of the curve,” Zarandy said. Flanagan at Arieso said one European operator, which he declined to identify, last year installed 250 miniature base stations, called microcells, to handle the traffic of extreme users. The operator, he said, did not wish to publicize the work because it did not want to draw attention to the strains that its network was experiencing. Patrik Cerwall, the head of strategic marketing and intelligence at Ericsson, which is based in Stockholm, said most operators were beginning to look for ways to make their networks more efficient, whether by dumping data quickly into a fixed-line net-

Pal Zarandy, an analyst at Rewheel, a research firm in Helsinki that advises operators on data packages and pricing strategies, said the disparity in bandwidth use was not surprising because most mobile phone users globally used a 2G telephone for calls and texts only. Just 13.2 percent of the world’s 6.1 billion cellphones are smartphones, according to Ericsson, the leading maker of mobile network equipment, but the rate exceeds 30 percent in larger markets like the U.S., Germany and Britain.

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said Thursday, while all Nookrelated sales, including devices, accessories and digital content, were up 43 percent. Brick-and-mortar sales rose just 2.5 percent. In an interview Thursday, Lynch said he believed that the Nook business was undervalued by the current investor base. “Increasingly there’s been a drumbeat from investors in the market to look at options relating to it,” Lynch said, adding that there was also “increased appetite” from the company’s board to explore ways to increase the Nook unit’s value. There is no timeline for the move, and Lynch said he did not want to speculate on its outcome. Barnes & Noble has chipped away at Amazon’s market share for e-books in the past two years at a pace that has surprised publishers, who have been pleased by the entry of another major player in the e-book market. Barnes & Noble introduced its first Nook, a simple blackand-white e-reader priced at $259, in October 2009. In November, the company announced its latest color device, the Nook Tablet, for $249.

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+1.9 +1.8 -.5 +5.5 +7.7 +4.7 +2.3 +2.5 +1.1 +5.7 +3.8 +3.5 +.8 +1.6 +2.5 +3.4 +2.3 +5.3 +2.1 +.6

Prime rate

Pvs Day

Time period


$1612.00 $1611.90 $29.063

Last Previous day A week ago

3.25 3.25 3.25




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SiriusXM Microsoft MicronT Oracle Dndreon

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worried owners. Still, no owners have reported fires after crashes. Starting in February, dealers will add steel to a plate that protects the Volt battery, spreading the force of a crash over a larger area, says Mary Barra, GM’s product development chief. Tests by the GM and the government have shown that the repairs prevent battery damage and coolant leaks. “We have made the Volt even safer,” says Mark Reuss, GM’s North American president. GM has done crash tests on four reinforced Volts and found that the fix worked. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration — the federal safety agency — has also crashed a Volt with the added steel. “The preliminary results of the crash test indicate the remedy proposed by General Motors today should address the issue,” the agency says. It will monitor the crashed car for another week as it continues its investigation. News of the fix helped GM stock. Shares rose $1.02, or nearly 5 percent, to close at $22.17.

ple 3G, which has been on the market since June 2008. Part of the reason for the increase in download volumes may be Apple’s Siri voice feature on the iPhone 4S, Flanagan said. Siri allows consumers to dictate to the phone and enter more text and data into the network in an easier way. The growth of cloud computing-based applications like iTunes and other cloud services, which use the mobile network to connect consumers with remote computers, may also be a factor, he said. In uploaded data volumes and the total number of calls to the network, two Google Android handsets made by HTC, the Taiwanese manufacturer, topped the list. People using the HTC Desire S uploaded 323 percent more data than those with the iPhone 3G, and those with an HTC Google Nexus One phone made 221 percent more calls to the network. Calls to the network include the voice and data calls initiated by the user, as well as the automatic communication between the device and the network to update its applications or transmit its location.


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52-Week High Low


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World markets


Here is how key international stock markets performed Thursday. Market Close % Change

Key currency exchange rates Thursday compared with late Wednesday in New York. Dollar vs: Exchange Rate Pvs Day

Amsterdam Brussels Paris London Frankfurt Hong Kong Mexico Milan New Zealand Tokyo Seoul Singapore Sydney Zurich

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311.92 2,096.90 3,144.91 5,624.26 6,095.99 18,813.41 37,019.32 14,767.22 3,284.12 8,488.71 1,863.74 2,713.02 4,196.60 5,422.20

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+1.2 +1.5 +2.2

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+0.61 +0.03 +0.60 +0.01

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+1.6 -0.3

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U.S. housing market expected to improve only slightly in 2012 By Kathleen Lynn The Record (Hackensack N.J.)

HACKENSACK, N.J. — The housing market — staggering under a slow economy and still paying for the excesses of the boom years — may start to stir to life in 2012. But experts warn that a real rebound is still several years away. “Our outlook is that things (in 2012) will be a little bit better than 2011,” said Patrick Newport, an economist with IHS Global Insight. “But that’s not saying much.” Blame the economy, with unemployment topping 8 percent. If economic and job growth pick up in 2012, housing is likely to get a boost. But that’s a big “if.” IHS expects the U.S. economy to grow at an anemic 1.6 percent — or possibly even tip into recession as a result of Europe’s debt problems. “Our view is that the economy isn’t going to grow fast enough to bring down the unemployment rate,” said Newport. “That’s one of the reasons that it will take the housing market another 1½ to two years to get back on track and start growing again.” “People are not going to come out and make the most expensive purchase of their lives if there’s any uncertainty about their jobs,” said Robert Denk, an economist with the National Association of Home Builders, who predicts that home construction won’t return to normal levels until 2015. And the housing market is still suffering a hangover from the wild times of 2004 and 2005, when questionable mortgage practices inflated prices to unsustainable levels, and allowed unqualified buyers to get into homes they couldn’t afford. Here’s a closer look at what to expect in 2012:

Prices Newport expects prices nationwide to slide another 5

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Apartments are under construction in Wood-Ridge, N.J., in November. The multifamily market is the only area where construction has started to pick up.

or 10 percent in 2012, as the foreclosure pipeline gets moving again, dumping distressed properties on the market. Foreclosed properties tend to sell at a discount of 20 to 30 percent, according to several studies. Lower prices have left many homeowners (especially those who paid high prices at the market peak) owing more on their homes than the properties are worth. Of course, the lower prices have also made it easier for buyers to afford homes. And once the foreclosure bottleneck is cleared, many lowpriced properties will come onto the market, said Patrick O’Keefe, an economist with J.H. Cohn in Roseland, N.J. “There will be a lot of opportunities for purchasers to get steeply discounted properties,” he said. He predicted prices will stabilize by the end of 2012. Many buyers have held back because they think home prices will keep dropping. “Most people don’t want to

buy in a market where prices are falling, because you lose your equity right off the bat,” Newport said.

Interest rates Mortgage rates, which have been near record lows for several years, will remain below 5 percent, according to most forecasts. Along with lower home prices, the rock-bottom rates have made buying a home much more affordable. But many potential buyers find they can’t qualify for the lowest rates unless their credit is flawless.

Construction The multifamily market — especially for rentals — is the only area where construction has started to pick up again. AvalonBay Communities Inc., a northern Virginia-based rental company, is building new apartments in three New Jersey locations. “People are renting for a variety of reasons, including insecurity about their jobs,” said

Ron Ladell, a vice president with AvalonBay. As the homeownership rate has dropped from a record 69.2 percent in 2004 to 66.3 percent in the third quarter of 2011, millions of people have turned to renting, he pointed out. For the most part, new home construction has been bumping along at the lowest levels since World War II. “We’re expecting some recovery in 2012, and a little more momentum in 2013,” Denk said. Even so, in 2012, builders are expected to construct only about 40 percent of what’s needed just to keep up with population growth. David Stiff, an economist with Fiserv, said builders are reluctant to move forward with new projects because they would have to compete with low-priced foreclosures. And banks will remain reluctant to lend to builders “until they’re sure the housing market has started to stabilize,” he said.

Fed report offers housing insights WASHINGTON — A report from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke calls the weakness in the housing market a “significant barrier” to U.S. economic health and said Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac might have to bear greater losses to stoke a broader recovery. The study, delivered Thursday to leaders of the Senate Banking and House Financial Services committees, noted “tension” between aiding the economy and minimizing losses of the failed governmentsponsored enterprises, which depend on taxpayer aid for survival. “Some actions that cause greater losses to be sustained by the GSEs in the near term might be in the interest of taxpayers to pursue if those actions result in a quicker and more vigorous economic recovery,” according to the study. That tension is a theme throughout the 26-page report. The study examined ways to clear the glut of foreclosed properties, protect homeowners from default, and help more borrowers take advantage of record-low mortgage rates. Doing nothing would chill an already-tepid expansion, according to the report. A policy of no action will lengthen the housing slump, generate higher costs to the economy, push home prices lower and prolong “downward pressure on the wealth of current homeowners and the resultant drag on the economy at large,” the paper found. The study was meant to provide a framework for “thinking about certain issues and trade-offs,” Bernanke said in a letter accompanying the report. “Restoring the health of the housing market is a necessary part of a broader strategy for economic recovery.” — Bloomberg News

PM urges Greeks to accept salary cuts McClatchy-Tribune News Service ATHENS, Greece — Prime Minister Lucas Papademos on Thursday urged Greeks to accept more salary cuts as the only way to secure international financing and avoid bankruptcy and a possible exit from the eurozone. “We have to accept a short-term reduction in our income. It is essential for our competitiveness,” Papademos told labor union and business leaders, according to a statement by his office. “You need to accept limited sacrifices to avert a catastrophic outcome. To give up a little in order not to lose a lot.” Greece will later this month discuss a “credible economic plan” for the next three years with the European Union, International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank, known as the troika. “Without the agreement with the troika and the consequent funding, Greece in March faces an immediate danger of disorderly default,” Papademos said. Papademos, who took office in November, faces the challenge of implementing tough austerity measures and economic reforms demanded by the troika in exchange for bailout funds. He met with his government on Thursday to discuss new austerity measures and plans to fight tax evasion. Bend Redmond 541.388.2333 541.548.9159


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LOCAL BRIEFING 3 arrested in drug investigation Three people contacted Thursday in the course of an ongoing methamphetamine investigation were arrested, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office said. Thursday’s actions began with a traffic stop at the Izzy’s Restaurant in Redmond. Police contacted Adam Davenport, 29, and Christina Gerow, 27, both of Bend, and found them in possession of 23 grams of methamphetamine. Both were arrested on charges of possession, manufacture and delivery of controlled substances. Detectives obtained a warrant to search Davenport and Gerow’s home in Tumalo, where they located digital scales, packaging materials and glass pipes with suspected methamphetamine residue. Also located at the home was John McGolrick, 31, of Bend, who was arrested and jailed for a probation violation.

Bend employee sought OK for junket • Summary of inquiry says no evidence of favoritism was uncovered By Nick Grube The Bulletin

A city of Bend public works employee who was disciplined last summer for going on an all-expense-paid hunting trip in 2006 sat on panels that reviewed bids for municipal contracts at that time. He also asked his supervisor for permission to go on the hunting trip, which was

paid for by private companies, but never received a response from his boss telling him he shouldn’t. The city revealed these details in a three-page report it released Thursday that summarizes the findings of a $14,000 investigation into allegations surrounding Chris Brelje, a utilities construction supervisor. The report was

released in response to public records requests made by The Bulletin. Bend City Manager Eric King did not return a call seeking comment about the report. Brelje was implicated in an anonymous complaint sent to Bend city councilors last year. That complaint alleged Brelje went on a hunting trip paid for by a local parts supplier, Con-

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solidated Supply Co. It also alleged, among other things, that Brelje funneled work to his friend Rob Jackson, who was a salesman for Consolidated Supply Co. in 2006. Jackson is

now the co-owner of Creative Utility Solutions LLC. The city hired a law firm, Harrang Long Rudnick Gary PC, to investigate these claims, which came in an email from someone using the pseudonym Tom Jefferson. After the investigation, city officials were tight-lipped about what was found, confirming only that Brelje had gone on the hunting trip and that he had been disciplined. See Junkets / C2

Deschutes says its budget problems will persist By Hillary Borrud The Bulletin

Housing program opens Monday

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UPCOMING • Sen. Chris Telfer (RBend) will discuss two bills she will introduce in February’s legislative session and allow residents to weigh in from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Bend Parks and Recreation Riverbend Community Center, 799 SW Columbia Street. 541678-3370.

Bend looking for relief in Bridge Creek water plan By Nick Grube The Bulletin

Bend City councilors are hoping the state takes pity on them and gives them the chance to save local ratepayers money by knocking $29 million off a $68.2 million project. On Wednesday, the council approved sending a letter to the Oregon Health Authority to ask for a delay in building a new treatment plant as part of the city’s reconstruction of its Bridge Creek water system. That project has been heavily criticized for its costs as well as its potential environmental implications. But city officials have continued to forge ahead because it includes replacing two aging pipelines they say are in danger of collapse and a building

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a treatment plant to meet federal clean water mandates. In particular, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants cities to treat their drinking water for the potentially deadly microorganism cryptosporidium, a parasite that killed more than 100 people in Milwaukee in 1993. See Water / C2

“The City still proposes difficult increases to build reserves over the course of an agreed upon number of years as part of its compliance schedule. The hope is by spreading them out, the impact will be less devastating to the ratepayers and citizens of Bend.” — Bend’s letter to the Oregon Health Authority

Permit would allow for incidental killing of birds By Dylan J. Darling The Bulletin

A proposed Central Oregon wind project is the first in the country to be considered for a permit allowing for the incidental killing of birds. To make up for golden eagles killed by the turbines or power lines of the planned West Butte wind project, the company behind it would retrofit old power poles that pose an electrocution

risk to the birds. West Butte Power LLC would retrofit 11 power poles a year or more depending how many eagles are killed, said Michael Green, acting chief of the division of migratory birds and habitat programs for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Portland. “It essentially offsets any mortality that could occur at the site,” Green said. See Wind / C2



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Bridge Creek runs through an old growth forest west of Bend in this 2009 photo. The city of Bend has asked the Oregon Health Authority for an extension in building a new treatment plant as part of the $68.2 Bridge Creek water system upgrade.

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Families in Central Oregon will be able to apply for the Housing Choice Voucher wait list starting Monday. The program allows low-income families to lease rental housing by paying rent in relation to their gross income. The program is open to qualified residents in Deschutes, Jefferson and Crook counties, and the wait list is organized through a computerized lottery. Applicants can apply for the wait list online at www.waitlistcheck. com/OR034. The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 13. Housing Works will offer technical assistance for the application at several locations throughout the week. On Monday, assistance will be offered at the La Pine Library from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. On Tuesday, assistance will be available at the Crook County Library in Prineville from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Families can also get help at the Jefferson County Library in Madras and at the downtown Bend Library from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday. Families may also request paper applications if they are unable to complete the online application. For more information, visit www.housing-works .org.

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Deschutes County officials expect they will have to ride out at least two more years of slack tax revenues and state budget cuts. The Deschutes County budget committee met to discuss the upcoming budget Thursday. County staffers are just beginning to assemble budgets for the fiscal year that will begin in July. They gave a brief overview of economic expectations to the budget committee, which is composed of the three county commissioners and three citizen members. The committee will make final decisions on the budget in May. The county’s current budget is $267 million. “We’re approaching it with the starting point that it’s going to be another difficult year,” Interim County Administrator Erik Kropp told the committee on Thursday. Sheriff Larry Blanton also attended the meeting, and said he expects the second half of 2013 and 2014 to be even more challenging. “I don’t think it’s going to be this year when we have to worry,” Blanton said. “I think it’s going to be budget year 2014.” Kropp said he did not think the county would have to reduce services to balance its budget. It’s too early for the county to predict how difficult the next budget year will be. One factor the county will be watching is possible state budget cuts during the legislative session that begins in February. More cuts could reduce money for the county to monitor parolees and provide services to children and families, Kropp said. Another factor is property values because much of the county’s general fund comes from property taxes. County Assessor Scot Langton expects property values will continue to “bounce along the bottom” during the next year, Kropp said. The county is also about to begin negotiations to renew contracts with three employee unions, so labor costs could fluctuate. The unions represent employees at the Sheriff’s Office, the Adult Parole & Probation Department and the Department of Solid Waste and the Road Department. — Reporter: 541-617-7829,



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Criminal mischief — Damage to a vehicle was reported at 2:10 a.m. Jan. 3, in the 300 block of Southwest Garfield Avenue. Criminal mischief — An act of criminal mischief was reported at 10:17 a.m. Jan. 3, in the 600 block of Northwest 12th Street. Burglary — A burglary was reported at 11:25 a.m. Jan. 3, in the 1600 block of Northwest Portland Avenue. Theft — A bicycle was reported stolen at 4:35 p.m. Jan. 3, in the 61300 block of Blakely Road. Theft — A trailer was reported stolen at 11:28 a.m. Jan. 3, in the 61400 block of Blakely Road. Criminal mischief — Graffiti was reported at 8:38 a.m. Jan. 4, in the 100 block of Northwest Oregon Avenue. Unlawful entry — A vehicle was reported entered and items stolen at 10:29 a.m. Jan. 4, in the 61300 block of Keelally Court. Criminal mischief — Damage to a vehicle was reported at 5:25 p.m. Jan. 4, in the 2600 block of Northeast Twin Knolls Drive. Criminal mischief — Damage to a vehicle was reported at 10:57 p.m. Jan. 4, in the 1500 block of Northwest Newport Avenue. Redmond Police Department

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Continued from C1 But after Jackson told The Bulletin that junkets were commonplace while he worked at Consolidated Supply, Mayor Jeff Eager called for an additional investigation. Eager also wanted documents produced by the original investigation made public. The report the city released Thursday is a condensation of the facts found in the investigation into the claims against Brelje. It states that the investigators interviewed 34 city employees, but were unable to persuade Tom Jefferson to reveal his identity or come forward with more information.

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Continued from C1 Already approved by Crook and Deschutes counties, the 104-megawatt project would consist of about 50 wind turbines about 30 miles east of Bend. Pieces of the wind project would sit on land in both counties and provide enough power for about 50,000 homes, said John Stahl, managing partner of West Butte Power, which is based in Southern California. The Fish and Wildlife Service is taking comments on the proposed permit until early next month. If the agency approves the permit and Congress extends green power tax credits this year, Stahl said the turbines could be built in 2013. “This will be the last major permit,” he said. It would be a landmark permit for the Fish and Wildlife Service, the first issued for “take,” or the incidental killing or harming, of birds un-

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According to the city report, Brelje was asked to go on a hunting trip to Ruggs Ranch in Heppner by a salesman at Consolidated Supply — someone other than Jackson. The cost of the trip was estimated to be around $600. It was paid for by Consolidated Supply and other vendors that the city did not name in its report. Brelje asked his boss if he could go on the trip, and although his supervisor didn’t say no, the investigative reports didn’t state whether he “was aware that the trip would be paid for by a supplier.” Even though Brelje and Jackson “have a close personal friendship,” the city’s report clearly states that Brelje never received kickbacks from

Jackson or his companies. The report also states that “there was no evidence of favoritism or improper contracting methods” when Brelje was on city contract review committees judging bids from the private sector. According to the city, that’s true of a recent contract Jackson’s company, Creative Utility Solutions, was awarded to replace meter radio transponders. While Brelje sat on the panel that reviewed proposals from companies, “he did not hire Mr. Jackson, Mr. Jackson’s company or any other contractor for the City on this project.” In addition to the report summarizing the investigators’ findings, the city

released a memo from its purchasing manager, Gwen Chapman. In that memo, Chapman reviewed all the contracts and transactions the city had with Consolidated Supply and Creative Utility Solutions from July 1, 2009, to June 30, 2011. During that time the city spent $2.9 million with Consolidated Supply, and more than $700,000 with Creative Utility Solutions. Much of that money came from federal stimulus funds. After her review, Chapman wrote that she didn’t find anything that would indicate the city’s purchasing guidelines weren’t followed.

der a regulation it adopted in 2009. The rules allow for the incidental killing of birds by a wind project if its owners take measures to make up for it. The Fish and Wildlife Ser-

vice is considering a permit allowing for the West Butte wind project to incidentally kill up to three golden eagles over five years, Green said. Golden eagles patrol high country like West Butte, which has an average altitude of 5,000 feet, although surveys of the site indicated low numbers of eagles. While bald eagles nest about 10 miles from the proposed wind project site, Green said the birds typically focus on land near lakes or rivers. “So we don’t really expect bald eagles to be using that site,” he said. “There is nothing up there for them.” In planning for the project, West Butte Wind Power did have to account for another bird — the sage grouse. The project involves building an access road and power line across 41⁄2 miles of land overseen by the Bureau of Land Management. The BLM approved the road and power line last July with the condition that the

company pays for restoration and enhancement of 9,000 acres of sage grouse habitat elsewhere. Stahl said the sage grouse habitat work will cost $1.4 million. Retrofitting the old power poles will cost from $3,000 to $5,000 each, Stahl said. At 11 poles a year, that’s about $33,000 to $55,000 annually. Old power poles pose a threat to golden eagles because they hold power lines closer together than newer power poles. If birds perch on the pole and spread their wings they may touch two lines and be electrocuted. This is a particular danger for the golden eagle, which has a wingspan of about seven feet. The retrofit involves spreading the wires out on individual poles. Stahl said the plan is to retrofit poles within 10 miles of West Butte. “There are plenty of poles in the area to do that,” he said.

benefit of city ratepayers who are seeing their monthly water bills rise by as much as 40 percent over the next several years. The council’s letter highlights Bend explosive growth over the past two decades, as well as its deep dependence on real estate and tourism that was exploited during the recession, giving the area one of the highest unemployment rates in the state. Because Bend’s recovery likely will be slow, the letter states: “Substantial water rate increases during this period of slow economic recovery and high unemployment is

detrimental to Bend’s struggling families.” The city also states in the letter that because of the age of the pipes that currently send water from Bridge Creek to Bend — one built in the 1920s and one in the 1950s — delayed replacement is not an option. Replacing these pipes will cost $30 million, and compounds the burden on the local ratepayers. In exchange for a delay, the city promises in its letter that it will continue to design its water project for a treatment plant. It will also work on additional measures to protect the

Bridge Creek watershed. This could includes closing off certain areas, placing additional warning signs and putting up educational kiosks at the nearby Tumalo Falls parking area. “The City still proposes difficult (rate) increases to build reserves over the course of an agreed upon number of years as part of its compliance schedule,” the letter states. “The hope is by spreading them out, the impact will be less devastating to the ratepayers and citizens of Bend.”

Public comments The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is taking public comments on a permit that would allow for the incidental killing of three golden eagles every five years at the proposed West Butte wind project 30 miles east of Bend. Comments should be sent by email to pacific_birds@, by mail to Michael Green, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Pacific Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 911 N.E. 11th Ave., Portland, OR 97232 or by fax to 503-231-2019. Comments are due by Feb. 2.

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Water Continued from C1 Bend must treat its water by 2014 to comply with the cryptosporidium mandate, known as the Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule, or LT2. City councilors, however, think they have a chance of proving to the state — which enforces LT2 — that there are extenuating circumstances that might allow them a delay in compliance with the rule. If successful, it could mean building a $39 million project right away, and adding a treatment plant later, all to the

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Theft — A theft was reported at 4:49 p.m. Jan. 4, in the 3000 block of Southwest Lave Avenue. Vehicle crash — An accident was reported at 4:07 p.m. Jan. 4, in the 1500 block of South U.S. Highway 97. Theft — A theft was reported at 1:53 p.m. Jan. 4, in the 200 block of Southeast Railroad Boulevard. Theft — A theft was reported at 10:40 a.m. Jan. 4, in the 300 block of Northwest Seventh Street. Prineville Police Department

Unauthorized use — A vehicle was reported stolen at 1:44 p.m. Jan. 4, in the area of Southeast Fifth Street. Criminal mischief — An act of criminal mischief was reported at 4:48 p.m. Jan. 4, in the area of Northeast Third Street. Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office

Theft — A theft was reported at 8:06 p.m. Jan. 4, in the 600 block of North Arrowleaf Trail in Sisters. Theft — A theft was reported at 4:35 p.m. Jan. 4, in the 52500 block of U.S. Highway 97 in La Pine. Theft — A theft was reported at 2:44 p.m. Jan. 4, in the 3200 block of Northwest Povey Avenue in Terrebonne. Theft — A theft was reported at 10:48 a.m. Jan. 4, in the 16800 block of Cagle Road in La Pine.

BEND FIRE RUNS Tuesday 13 — Medical aid calls.

LOC AL BRIEFING Continued from C1

1 hurt in La Pine garage fire One person suffered minor injuries in a garage fire Thursday afternoon in the La Pine area. Fire crews responded at around 3 p.m. on reports of a garage and a person on fire at 16790 Pine Place. Crews arrived to find a 900-square-foot pole barn style garage in flames and a person with superficial burns to the arms and neck, fire officials said. The structure fire was extinguished, and the burn victim received medical treatment at the scene. An investigation determined the burn victim started the fire by attempting to light a wood stove using wood, paper and gasoline. — Bulletin staff report

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City builds fence for councilor heckled by protesters The Associated Press EUGENE — The city is building a fence at the home of a City Council member who opposed the Occupy Eugene encampment after demonstrators on his lawn, including some topless women, unnerved a family with two young children who were out viewing Christmas lights. The nighttime demonstrations in front of George Poling’s home also appalled Poling neighbors, the Eugene Register-Guard newspaper reported. Poling was one of three council members who consistently voted against allowing the Occupy protesters to camp in city parks, but some participants singled him out for opposing fires at the camp. On Christmas night, a group of 15 to 20 people erected tents on Poling’s lawn. Four were arrested on trespassing charges. Four nights later, five masked women stood on the sidewalk in front of his house with a gong and had letters written on their chests spelling out the word “truth.” No arrests were made. Police are keeping a watch on Poling’s house, and both Poling and the city have paid for unspecified security measures. Last week, a 6-foot-tall chain link fence was placed in front of Poling’s home at city expense, and on Wednesday, workers began replacing the fence with a permanent wrought iron fence. “It’s not just about me,” Poling said. “It’s about my wife who has had to put up with this. It’s about this family whose children were traumatized by what they saw.” The council disbanded the Occupy camp after a fight broke out there, leading to the death of one man. That led to the protests outside Poling’s house, though they were not endorsed by Occupy leaders.

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Connie Nicholson, a pilot with SeaPort Airlines, inspects an airplane in Portland after arriving from Astoria in March 2009. The decision by Seaport to stop service to several Northwest towns after receiving economic incentives has left some community leaders unhappy.

Regional airline’s exit irks Northwest towns The Associated Press NEWPORT — The decision by a Portland-based regional airline to stop service to several Northwest towns after receiving economic incentives has left some community leaders unhappy. But SeaPort Airlines says it can’t fly if it can’t make a profit, and it’s changing its business strategy. In the past year, SeaPort has added and abandoned service in five different places, The Oregonian newspaper reported. Last week it said it would drop its Portland-to-Seattle flights and cease operations at Seattle’s Boeing Field. SeaPort started service between Portland and Seattle in 2008. The following spring, subsidized by $4.5 million in state and federal grants, it began service to Newport and Astoria on the Oregon Coast. It left Astoria about the same time the subsidies ran out, in March. It left Newport in July. It added a stop in Salem in late April and left after three months, giving less than a week’s notice to the Oregon capital city, which spent $10,000 marketing the service. SeaPort began flying Idaho Falls to Boise in July and gave notice it was leaving less than six months later. “Their track record is not very good at this point,” said Newport Mayor Mark McConnell. “If I was a city of people trying to make a decision to help them out, absolutely I’d be leery about giving them a

“If I was a city of people trying to make a decision to help them out, absolutely I’d be leery about giving them a whole lot of money upfront.” — Mark McConnell, Newport mayor

whole lot of money upfront.” Tim Sieber, a SeaPort vice president, said there were not enough passengers in the coastal towns and Salem. “We tried to use more economical planes to lower costs,” he said. “We stayed in Newport after the subsidy, and tried the stop in Salem. That didn’t even pay to cover the cost of wear and tear on the brakes, to be quite blunt about it.” In Idaho Falls, airport aviation director Len Nelson said business was good and getting better. “We were just starting to fill the airplanes up,” he said. “Out of nine seats, we were filling it a lot of times, and averaging five-six passengers a flight.” Sieber said the distance of the 200-mile Idaho flight and the airline’s plan to switch to more economical but slower aircraft were factors, and the airline learned lessons. “There is a direct highway link,” he said. “Traffic-wise it was good, but there was a tipping point where people were

willing to fly in an airplane and then as you edge up the fare, people say, ‘No, I’m going to drive.’ ” The airline now wants to develop routes in rural towns not linked to bigger cities by interstate highways, Sieber said, with routes of less than 200 miles. The company plans new service in North Bend, Yakima and Wenatchee in central Washington and Jackson and Nashville in Tennessee, reflecting a dual focus on the Northwest and the mid-South. The company also flies in Alaska, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Texas. Rural routes give SeaPort a chance to expand without heavy competition, Sieber said. The federal government subsidizes many of SeaPort’s rural routes through its Essential Air Service program. Sieber said the payments, with $9.8 million expected this year, cover 20 percent to 60 percent of operating costs. In North Bend, the airport is waiving landing and counter space fees for the first six months, providing personnel on the tarmac and at the customer service counter for the first four months, and also marketing the airline. “We did the math,” executive director Therese Cook said. “Basically, the revenue exceeds the waivers. No matter the history of SeaPort, I have to look at a whole new scenario. I honestly believe SeaPort is going to be a really good fit.”

PORTLAND — A new report from a wolf management review panel says state and federal biologists are unreasonably far apart in determining the cause of cattle deaths, stating that national scientists have reached “difficult to understand” conclusions that would financially benefit cattlemen and could harm wolves. The report scheduled to be presented today to the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission states that some findings reached by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services appeared “to be inconsistent with evidence presented and in a number of instances appeared to be the result of misidentification of evidence.” At stake are set-aside state funds that would reimburse cattlemen if the state determines wolves were behind a livestock kill. Also, ranchers with such claims could be allowed to take potentially lethal deterrent measures. State wildlife biologists have been far more cautious in their assessments of canine guilt than their federal counterparts. Furthermore, the report notes confusion about how state and federal agencies reached different conclusions based on the same data, calling into question federal determinations. “The panel found it difficult to understand how (Wildlife Services) investigators reached their conclusions from their written reports,” according to the report. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife identified 33 livestock kill investigations, 10 of which were confirmed wolf kills. But in at least three instances where state biologists said the source of a livestock death couldn’t be determined, federal biologists said they found conclusive evidence of wolf culpability. “There’s several instanc-

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es and cases where you have differences of professional opinion,” Wildlife Services state director Dave Williams said Thursday. “We have a long history of working together on all types of wildlife management plans.” The $100,000 compensation fund, established by the Legislature in 2011, is controlled by the Oregon Department of Agriculture but will be administered on the local level by county committees. Ranchers who have lost livestock or who plan to install deterrents such as special fencing must file claims with county committees, which in turn must apply for money on Feb. 15 each year. Also, 33 ranchers have obtained state permits that would let them kill wolves seen biting or killing livestock, but ranchers have to visually witness the attack. Wolves typically hunt at night. Sean Stevens, spokesman for conservation group Oregon Wild, said the report calls the Wildlife Services investigations’ credibility into question. “What this panel report shows is Wildlife Services isn’t following evidence in reaching their conclusions,” Stevens said. The panel, assembled by ODFW, consisted of four ODFW employees, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services field supervisor, a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife biologist, and Carter Niemeyer, a retired federal wildlife agent. The report comes days after Oregon’s most famous wolf, called OR-7, crossed into California. OR-7 left the Imnaha pack in northeastern Oregon last September, shortly before the state put a death warrant on his father — the pack’s alpha male — and a sibling for killing cattle.

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Rescuers lift car off pinned cyclist PORTLAND — A crew of firefighters, short on time with a man pinned under a car, lifted the vehicle off the bicyclist by hand just before rush hour Thursday morning. The rescue, which took about two minutes, came after witnesses called 911 to report the pinned cyclist in east Portland. The man, Samuel Guthrie, 30, was struck by a car and then rolled over by another car, which pinned him facedown in a busy intersection, the Oregonian reported. Firefighters would usually use jacks or airbags to lift the vehicle, but Portland Fire and Rescue Lt. Damon Simmons said they didn’t have time to set up equipment.

Former state worker sentenced for theft PORTLAND — A former case manager for the Oregon Department of Human Services was sentenced Wednesday in Portland to 15 months in prison for embezzling $62,000 from the state. Diana Baxter was fired after it was discovered she was pocketing benefits under false names. The 43-year-old

pleaded guilty in September to 20 counts of theft and other crimes. DHS spokesman Gene Evans told The Oregonian newspaper the agency now requires two sets of eyes to approve each new application for benefits.

New civics toolkit given to students SALEM — Secretary of State Kate Brown visited four Salem-Keizer high schools Wednesday to promote a new state civics toolkit. Brown told an American government class at McNary High School that 60 percent of Oregonians can’t name the three branches of government. The students proved they were smarter than most Oregonians by responding with “executive, legislative and judicial.” The Statesman Journal newspaper reported the 10-lesson toolkit was developed by educators and election experts. Lessons include information

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PORTLAND — Mattress World owner Sherri Hiner says her business collapsed under the weight of a slow economy and a $2 million tax bill from the state of Washington. The 15-year-old Portland company is closing seven stores. Two others are independently operated. Hiner told The Oregonian newspaper she wasn’t aware she had to collect sales taxes on mattresses delivered to Washington residents if she didn’t have a store in that state. Washington tax officials conducted an audit of her records back to 2003 and demanded the $2 million.





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“We have a significant trend of not being disciplined about these things over the long term,� Michael Jordan, director of the state Department of Administrative Services, told the Statesman Journal in Salem. A new draft state report says legislators should not be going into the February legislative session looking to add bond projects paid for by the general fund or lottery proceeds. Revenues are down. Lottery proceeds are down. The report does say that projects, such as highway construction, that have their own dedicated sources of funding might be OK. The state’s Debt Policy Advisory Commission will make an official recommendation to the Legislature this week. Whether the Legislature follows the recommendation is another matter. For those of you keeping score, Oregon’s general fund debt was close to $3 billion as of last year. Lottery bond debt was about $1.2 billion. Oregon’s targeted roof for

debt service payments for the general fund, for instance, is 5 percent of the income from the general fund. Oregon is now slightly above that target. Already, the Statesman Journal reports, there are rumblings from legislators for new bond projects, including a home for veterans in Lebanon. State Rep. Phil Barnhart, D-Eugene, who is a member of the debt policy commission, said lawmakers should be free to consider worthy jobcreating projects, even if they involve debt. State Treasurer Ted Wheeler and Jordan, the head of DAS, said what the state really needs is not to look at individual bond projects but to create something it does not have: a plan for state bond projects over the next 10 years. We hope that with revenues being what they are, state government will put more emphasis on creating an environment for private businesses to thrive rather than adding debt.

Malheur plan will help avoid lawsuits T he Malheur Wildlife Refuge, south of Burns, is arguably one of Eastern Oregon’s gems. More than 320 species of birds and another 58 of mammals spend all or part of the year on the refuge, and the spring bird migration is worth the trip for even the most casual wildlife watcher. Management planning for the nearly 200,000 acres within the refuge could become one of those endlessly contentious processes that seem to surround any government land-use planning. With everyone from merchants in Burns to cattlemen with grazing leases to the Oregon Natural Desert Association interested in the area, the chance for real battles is great. Yet to date, the creation of a new 15year plan to guide refuge management has avoided those fights. That is because the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, which oversees the refuge, decided to take a new approach to creating the plan. It did not just draw up goals, then bring interested parties in to shape them. From the beginning of the process, the agency engaged the High Desert Partnership, which aims to protect both the people and the natural resources of the region and other stakeholders. They were assisted by Oregon Consensus, a Portland State University program which, according to its website, “provides a variety of services to help people collaborate on solu-

tions to public issues.� So far, the process has gone well. Everyone from the folks at ONDA to nearby landowners and refuge managers have agreed on what should get priority — getting a handle on a burgeoning and destructive carp population — and that management should change as information about the refuge and the natural resources there changes. The next step will be telling, however, and how it plays out surely will help decide if the refuge’s planning effort should be repeated elsewhere. That’s because the next step will be release of a written plan later this month or early in February that will actually guide management over the next 15 years. If they reflect what those who took part in the creation of the plan believe they agreed to, the usual lawsuits and threats of lawsuits may be avoided, or at least greatly reduced. And if that happens, the collaborative process or some version of it no doubt could be used by other government agencies faced with difficult decisions to make. No planning approach will make everyone happy, of course, but working toward consensus, as this group has done, surely could reduce the number of folks so upset they head straight for the lawyer’s office.

Support not linked to HDR By Mark Capell uring the Dec. 21 City Council meeting, Eileen Woodward spoke against the city’s Surface Water Project. Rather than state her reasons against the project, she chose to attack me regarding my involvement in the project with the City Council. I approached Eileen regarding the water project, hoping we could meet to discuss our different opinions, but she has thus far refused. In a letter to the editor in The Bulletin on Dec. 30, she reiterated her comments about me. Part of being on the City Council is taking some abuse from unhappy citizens. Eileen has chosen, rather than arguing the pros and cons of the water project, to question my ethics in two public forums. Therefore, I feel that it is necessary to defend myself. Quite some time after the City Council voted to move forward on the water project and after HDR was selected as the engineering firm, my brother Paul told me that he was considering a job with HDR. Paul is an electrical engineer. He spent almost 30 years with Pacific Power. HDR is a very large, international engineering firm. Paul is Western Regional VP of Energy. Paul has never been involved with the Bend water project. When he was hired by HDR, he signed a legal document with his employer that he will have no involvement with any project involving the city of Bend. As soon as Paul told me that he was considering this job, I called


IN MY VIEW My support for this project has nothing to do with the contractual arrangement between the city and HDR. Mary Winters, the city attorney, to find out what I needed to do, recognizing that there was a potential conflict. Mary spent considerable time consulting with the office of the Oregon Ethics Commission. She advised me that when the council is discussing the water project, I should declare a “potential conflict� but that I can still participate in discussions and vote on the issue. When the council is discussing the HDR contract, I should declare an “actual conflict� and not participate in the discussion or the vote. I have carried out that advice exactly. Why I support the water project: 1. The pipe is old and failing. Parts of the inside of the pipe are showing up in the holding tanks. It needs to be replaced soon. 2. Timing the pipe replacement with the rebuilding of Skyliner Road by the county and the federal government will save us somewhere between $3 million and $6 million. 3. Having two water sources, ground and surface, is smart longterm planning. If something happens to one of the sources, we have

a backup. 4. Water rights attorneys have told the council that it is risky to move our surface water rights to ground water. In the future, we will need to gain additional rights, so to put these rights at risk does not make sense. 5. Opponents to the project say that wells would be less expensive. They are right in the short term. However, in the long term, we will spend more to pump well water while the surface water project will generate revenue through hydroelectric power. 6. Another reason opponents oppose the project is that they want more water left in the creek. I agree with that goal. We take a small portion of the water compared to Tumalo Irrigation District. We can have a much bigger impact on returning water to the creek by working with the irrigation district. That’s why I am working on the Deschutes Water Alliance Board. The most difficult decision to make on council is when we raise a rate. No one on council likes to do that. We understand that rates are a big concern to the community and we are requesting an alternative compliance schedule with the state to defer approximately half of the project costs. My support for this project has nothing to do with the contractual arrangement between the city and HDR. This project is about making good infrastructure investments for the long-term vitality of Bend. — Mark Capell is a Bend city councilor.

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Economic struggles nothing new in Central Oregon A n acquaintance stopped me the other day to talk about Bend and business. A relative newcomer to the area, the woman wanted to know if the current downturn is typical. After doing some checking, and with the caveat that I’m no expert on this sort of thing, I’d have to say, yes, sort of. Bend’s always has been a boomor-bust economy to one degree or another, and that’s true today. And, while the reasons for it have changed, housing demand continues to have a huge influence on just what side of that cycle we sit. When we were a mill town, even weather could cause temporary upset. Too hot and dry, and logging crews faced restrictions in the woods. Too cold and windy, and power outages resulted. Nor were the problems onetime events. Papers in The Bulletin’s archives from the 1940s talk about the

Just as the good times cannot last forever — though in 2005 and 2006 you might have had trouble persuading folks that is true — neither can the bad.

region’s power shortages “returning� on the heels of exceptionally cold weather. Those problems extended beyond the mills into neighborhoods around the city as the power company struggled to keep electricity flowing. In fact, through much of my childhood, Bend could be downright bleak in the dead of winter, at least from an economic point of view. Little or no logging went on in the winter, making life for the families of loggers


difficult. And their pain spread beyond their own homes to the grocery stores, clothing stores and others whose customers cut back to make ends meet. Recession is nothing new to Oregon, according to the state Employment Department, which published a paper on the subject a couple of years ago. During the 1960s and though most of the ’70s, downturns tended to be short “shock� recessions that were marked by a rapid drop in the employment rate and an equally rapid rise back out of the slump. (And remember, during that period, even in good times the state’s unemployment rate tended to be higher than the national average, with the rate in Central Oregon higher still.)

That changed with a bang in the recession of 1979-83, which has been described as the worst in 70 years. Kicked off by fuel shortages, it lasted and lasted and lasted. It wasn’t until 1986 that recovery was complete. About a third of the state’s woodproducts jobs were lost during the period, and the wood products industry provided about 40 percent of all jobs in Oregon. Construction jobs dropped by half, and the state’s unemployment rate stayed in double digits for two full years. It may be small comfort, but as high as the area’s unemployment rate has been in recent years, it’s far from a record. One thing that makes the state’s recessions more painful is this, the state says: While people leave some states when times get tough, that hasn’t been true in Oregon. People continue to move in, though in lower numbers. I know that was true in the early 1980s, and figures from local school

districts seem to indicate it’s true today. Newcomers make the competition for fewer jobs even tougher. But just as Oregon’s and Central Oregon’s recessions have been worse in some respects than those in the nation as a whole, this is also true. Each one has ended. It may have taken time, years even in some cases, but none has lasted forever. I suspect that for many of us, that light at the end of a bleak economic tunnel can be hard to see some days, but surely it is there. Just as the good times cannot last forever — though in 2005 and 2006 you might have had trouble persuading folks that is true — neither can the bad. Like the weather, apparently, the economy seeks neutrality, matching boom to recession again and again. And like the weather, it may achieve neutrality for a time, but it never lasts. — Janet Stevens is deputy editor of The Bulletin.



O D N  Donald (Don) Murray Blanford, of Vancouver, WA Sept. 11, 1975 - Dec. 19, 2011 Services: Informal Celebration of life Jan. 7, 2012, Tiffany Center, 1410 SW Morrison, 2nd Floor East Cascade Room, 2:00 to 4:00pm, Portland, Oregon.

Hazel LaVelle Mahlman, of Bend Sept. 26, 1929 - Dec. 30, 2011 Arrangements: Autumn Funerals, Bend 541-318-0842 Services: At her request no Services will be held.

Ivon Adelia (Cole) Williamson, of Prineville April 19, 1918 - Jan. 3, 2012 Arrangements: Prineville Funeral Home, 541-447-6459 Services: A visitation has been arranged for Friday January 6, 2012 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Prineville Funeral Home located at 199 NE 10th St. A service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, January 7, 2012, at the Prineville Missionary Baptist Church 1870 N. Riverland Loop, Prineville. Interment will follow at Juniper Haven Cemetery in Prineville and at conclusion there will be a social gathering with food at Missionary Baptist Church. Contributions may be made to:

Missionary Baptist Church at 1870 N. Riverland Loop, Prineville, OR 97754 or the Prineville Memorial Home Health and Hospice, 1201 NE Elm St., Prineville, OR 97754.

Jerry A. Korn, of La Pine Feb. 12, 1954 - Dec. 29, 2011 Arrangements: Niswonger-Reynolds Funeral Home, 541-382-2471,

Services: A celebration of his life will be held Tues., Jan. 10, 2012 at 10:00 AM at Marshall High School 1291 NE 5th St., Bend, OR. Contributions may be made to:

The Jerry Krohn memorial fund c/o US Bank.

Joan L. Smith, of La Pine Mar. 31, 1932 - Dec. 31, 2011 Arrangements: Baird Memorial Chapel, La Pine, OR 541-536-5104 Services: A memorial service will take place at Faith Lutheran Church in La Pine at a later date. Contributions may be made to:

Newberry Hospice, P.O. Box 1888, La Pine, OR 97739. (541) 536-7399 in Joan’s memory.

Kevin Jay Gilbert, of Oregon City, OR June 5, 1956 - Dec. 27, 2011 Arrangements: Holman, Hankins, Boker & Waud, Inc., 503-656-2661 Services: Memorial Service: Saturday, January 21, 2012, 2:00 p.m., at Newberg Friends Church, 307 College Street, PO Box 487, Newberg, OR 97132, Phone: 503-538-8381 Contributions may be made to:

Samaritan's Purse; Twin Rocks Friends Camp (camp scholarships), PO Box 6, 18705 Highway 101 N., Rockaway Beach, OR 97136 or Clackamas Park Friends Church (special project), PO Box 1843, Clackamas, OR 97015-1843.

Linda Catherine Newman, of Bend Jan. 28, 1950 - Jan. 4, 2012 Arrangements: Niswonger-Reynolds Funeral Home 541-382-2471

Services: Graveside Service: 1:00 PM on Saturday, January 7, 2012, Pilot Butte Cemetery. Reception to follow at VFW Hall, 1503 NE 4th St., Bend, OR.

Rebecca Sue Harding, of Bend April 29, 1955 - Jan. 2, 2012 Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home of Bend, (541) 382-0903 Services: A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2011, at 11:00 AM at The Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints, located at 2555 NW Shevlin Park Road in Bend, Oregon.

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Jennifer Lynette De Santis

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Dec. 8, 1986 - Jan. 1, 2012

Jan. 28, 1950 - Jan. 4, 2012

Jennifer Lynette De Santis of Bend, Oregon, passed away on January 1, 2012. She was 25. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, January 8, 2012, at 2:00 p.m., with a reception to immediately follow at New Hope Jennifer Church, De Santis 20080 Pinebrook Blvd., Bend, OR. Jennifer was born December 8, 1986, in Bend, OR, the daughter of Pierre and Laureen (Char) De Santis. Jennifer graduated from Bend High School in 2005. Jennifer was involved with the youth ministry and enjoyed Christian music and loved animals. She also enjoyed attending doll making and doll clothing shows with her mother and Bend Elks baseball games with her father. Jennifer is survived by her father, Pierre De Santis of Bend, and her sister, Amy De Santis of Seattle, WA. Other survivors include her grandparents, Lloyd and Aileen Char of Honolulu, HI, and George and Adeana Marling of Bend. She also leaves behind many aunts and uncles. She was preceded in death by her mother, Laureen De Santis. Contributions in Jennifer’s memory may be made to the Humane Society of Central Oregon, 61170 SE 27th St., Bend, OR 97701. Baird Funeral Home of Bend is in charge of the arrangements, 541-382-0903.

Linda passed away peacefully at the Hospice House in Bend, on January 4, after her battle with cancer. Linda Catherine Newman (LeBlanc) was born on January 28, 1950, in Bend, to Robert and Hazel LeBlanc. Linda was a native of Bend and graduated from Bend Senior High School. She had three children, Cammie, Regan and Cody. Linda was an extremely caring and loving person. She was a wonderful grandmother, seeing her grandchildren always brightened her day, as well as theirs. She had a love for beautiful flowers and anything pink. She will be terribly missed by all who loved and knew her, especially her grandchildren. Linda is survived by her daughters, Cammie Wilson and Regan Hensley of Bend, her son, Cody Newman of Bend, a grandson and two granddaughters, her sister, Gloria Brice of Vancouver, two brothers, Larry LeBlanc of Corvallis, and Greg LeBlanc of The Dalles, and her father, Robert LeBlanc of Bend. She was preceded in death by her mother, Hazel LeBlanc. A small graveside service will be held at the Pilot Butte Cemetery, Saturday, January 7, at 1:00 p.m. A reception will follow at 2:00 p.m. at the VFW Hall in Bend. Arrangements are under care of NiswongerReynolds Funeral Home. Please sign our guest book at

Ted Foley Nov. 20, 1939 - Jan. 3, 2012 Ted (Edward F.) Foley was born in Seekonk, Massachusetts, on November 20, 1939, and moved to California in December of 1960. Ted leaves behind the significant love in his life, Brie W. Chapman, beloved Ted Foley wife of 43 years, dear friend and mother of his four children; Christina Foley, his son, Gregory Foley and wife, Nihal along with their two children, Billur and Donovan in San Clemente, California; his son, Kevin Foley and wife, Christa along with their 2 children, Taylor and Kylie in Agoura Hills, California; his daughter, Valerie Esquer and husband, Perry and their son, Drake in Carlsbad, California and his daughter, Christy Foley in San Francisco, California. Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2012, at 11:30 a.m., at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Palm Desert, California, with a reception immediately following at the Salta Pastoral Center on church property. FitzHenry-Wiefels Palm Desert is in charge of arrangements.

D E 

 Deaths of note from around the world: Charles W. Bailey II, 82: Journalist who co-wrote with Fletcher Knebel gripping books of military history and political intrigue such as the Cold War potboiler “Seven Days in May,� about a right-wing general scheming to oust the president. Died Jan. 3 at a nursing home in Englewood, N.J. He had complications from Parkinson’s disease. Gordon Hirabayashi, 93: Was convicted for defying the evacuation and internment of Japanese Americans on the West Coast during World War II. Four decades later he not only cleared his name but helped prove that the government had falsified the reasons for the mass incarceration. Died Jan. 2 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He had Alzheimer’s disease. Fred Milano, 72: One of the original members of Dion and the Belmonts, who wove his backup tenor tones into the musically seamless harmonies of 1950s and ’60s hits like “A Teenager in Love� and “Where or When.� Died from complications of lung cancer Sunday at a hospital on Long Island.

Biologist accused of illegal activity with killer whales By Howard Mintz San Jose Mercury News

SAN JOSE, Calif. — A prominent Monterey, Calif., marine biologist who specializes in the study of whales is the target of a federal grand jury indictment accusing her of violating various marine mammal protection laws, including two alleged instances in which she fed a killer whale in Monterey Bay’s waters. Nancy Black, whose expertise on killer whales and other species has been featured everywhere from National Geographic to Animal Planet, was charged in San Jose federal court Wednesday with committing the violations in 2004 and 2005 while operating her whale-watching business in Monterey Bay. The four-page indictment alleges that Black twice violated provisions of federal laws barring a host of activities involving protected marine mammals in national marine sanctuaries such as Monterey Bay. Among other things, the indictment alleges that Black violated provisions that bar the feeding, or attempted feeding, of whales, a rare prosecution under the Marine Mammal Protection Act.

Scientist rebuts charges Black’s lawyers strongly defended her conduct, saying she has taken the position since confronted by the government in 2006 “that she broke no laws.� San Francisco attorney Lawrence Biegel said at the time Black is accused of illegally feeding whales, she had


Mike Colalillo, who was awarded the Medal of Honor for an extraordinary machine gun assault on German soldiers toward the end of World War II that inflicted 25 enemy casualties, died Dec. 30 at a nursing facility in Duluth, Minn. He was 86. He had congestive heart failure, said his son, Al Colalillo. On April 7, 1945, Colalillo was a 19-year-old Army private first class on a patrol outside Untergriesheim, Germany, when his unit came under a barrage of enemy fire. Pinned down by German machine guns and artillery, Colalillo turned to his fellow soldiers and told them to follow his lead. Inspired by his confidence, the soldiers “advanced

in the face of savage enemy fire,� according to his citation for the Medal of Honor, the military’s highest award for valor. Colalillo surged toward the Germans,firinghissubmachine gun until it was knocked from his hands by shrapnel. He then ran toward an American tank to take control of a machine gun mounted above its cannon turret. Bullets clanged off the tank’s armor and zipped by his body as Colalillo delivered his own withering response to the German onslaught. “It was a rough time, and I was scared,� Colalillo told the St. Paul Pioneer Press in 2004, “but I had to do what I had to do.� Colalillo blasted at one en-

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emy position “with such devastating accuracy,� the Medal of Honor citation read, that he killed or wounded at least 10 German soldiers and silenced a machine gun nest. He continued his counterattack, directing his fire toward other German positions, kill-

Accused of lying Scott Kathey, federal regulatory coordinator for the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, said the charges are the result of an ongoing investigation by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Justice Department. He referred questions to the Justice Department, which declined to comment on the indictment. Black is also charged with lying to investigators about altering an October 2005 video of a whale-watching expedition involving possible illegal contact with a humpback whale in the bay. Monterey Bay was designated one of 13 federal marine sanctuaries in 1992.

By Matt Weiser McClatchy-Tribune News Service

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A group of Sacramentoarea property owners and land managers on Wednesday threatened to sue the federal government if it does not proceed with removing a native beetle from the endangered species list. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service initially proposed removing the valley elderberry longhorn beetle from the endangered species list in 2006. But the process has dragged along and the beetle remains protected. On Wednesday, the Pacific Legal Foundation, a Sacramento-based nonprofit law firm, said the delay may have cost its clients millions of dollars over the past five years. Those clients include landowners, levee maintenance districts and farming organizations that have been required to protect beetle habitat. Though there is evidence the beetle’s population has

improved, its habitat has always been relatively abundant. The valley elderberry bush, the beetle’s specific host plant, is hardy and commonplace. But because the beetle remains protected, construction projects are often required to relocate or replant the bushes at great expense. The legal foundation on Wednesday delivered a 60day notice of intent to sue the Fish and Wildlife Service, a prerequisite under the Endangered Species Act. “We didn’t want to have to file this,� said Brandon Middleton, an attorney for the legal group. “This first step in potential litigation really is, unfortunately, the only way to force the agency’s hand.� Fish and Wildlife spokesman Robert Moler said his agency has had inadequate resources to complete the beetle’s delisting review in a timely fashion. “The review continues to be a high priority for us,� Moler said.

— From wire reports

President Harry Truman presents the Medal of Honor to Mike Colalillo at a White House ceremony in 1945.

The Washington Post

a research permit from the government and was within the law in her research work. Rather than feed whales, Black was using an underwater camera to film the eating habits of killer whales who were feeding off floating pieces of blubber from a dead gray whale, according to her account. Black, her lawyers maintain, used that work for a scientific conference in Norway, and conducted the research with the knowledge of other scientists, including some working for the government. She plans to use her case to show her whale research was about science, not a crime. “We view this indictment as an opportunity for Ms. Black to explain her techniques and methods to a fairminded jury of her peers,� Biegel said.

Sacramento group plans suit over protected beetle

Mike Colalillo was WWII private awarded the Medal of Honor By T. Rees Shapiro


ing another three Germans and destroying another machine gun position. After his gun jammed, Colalillo dismounted from the tank and grabbed a submachine gun to continue his assault on foot. According to the Medal of Honor citation, he killed or

wounded 25 enemy soldiers. When ordered to withdraw, Colalillo stayed behind to carry a wounded soldier over his shoulder through open terrain while artillery and mortar rounds pulverized the ground around him. A few weeks later, he was approached by two military police officers who escorted him to a nearby headquarters. He recalled later that he thought he was under arrest. He was informed that the tank’s commander had nominated him for the Medal of Honor, which he received in December 1945 at a White House ceremony. Colalillo said his boyhood friends in Minnesota were surprised by the award and told him, “How could a little twerp like you get the Medal of Honor?�

David P. Marquess September 16, 1957 to December 25, 2011

Celebration of Life Saturday, January 7 11:00 a.m.

Old Stone Church 157 NW Franklin Ave, Bend

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W E AT H ER FOR EC A ST Maps and national forecast provided by Weather Central LP ©2012.

TODAY, JANUARY 6 Today: Mostly sunny start, mostly cloudy finish, chance of evening showers.

HIGH Ben Burkel


Bob Shaw

SATURDAY Tonight: Decreasing cloudiness overnight, slight chance of evening mixed showers.



FORECAST: STATE Astoria 43/38



Cannon Beach 45/41

Hillsboro Portland 44/37 42/34

Tillamook 48/34







40s 41/34




Coos Bay













Juntura 39/22



Jordan Valley 37/23

Frenchglen Rome

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Yesterday’s state extremes Joseph


Klamath Falls 44/21



EAST Expect sunny to Ontario partly sunny skies.








CENTRAL Partly to mostly cloudy with seasonable conditions.

Baker City John Day







Grants Pass

Gold Beach


WEST Chance of light rain showers late; otherwise, mostly cloudy.




Silver Lake


Port Orford



Christmas Valley




Brothers 40/16

Fort Rock 41/18





La Pine 39/16

Crescent Lake



Spray 44/21




Cottage Grove



Mitchell 42/22

Prineville 40/21 Sisters Redmond Paulina 36/17 41/19 43/20 Sunriver Bend



La Grande Granite






Camp Sherman




Warm Springs

Corvallis Yachats
















Hermiston 40/26




Government Camp 29/9



The Biggs Dalles 41/31



Lincoln City


Hood River


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• 88° El Cajon, Calif.

• -4° Fraser, Colo.

• 0.61” Forks, Wash.

Honolulu 80/64


Vancouver 43/34

Yesterday’s extremes (in the 48 contiguous states):


10s Calgary 34/16



Saskatoon 34/14

Seattle 44/38

40s Winnipeg 34/12



Thunder Bay 37/21




100s 110s

Quebec 16/15

Halifax 25/21 Portland Portland To ronto 35/28 44/37 St. Paul Green Bay 43/34 Boston 40/26 42/26 43/36 Buffalo Rapid City Boise Detroit 44/36 New York 41/22 40/25 45/32 50/37 Des Moines Philadelphia Columbus 50/29 Chicago 51/37 Cheyenne 51/37 47/31 San Francisco 40/18 Omaha Salt Lake Washington, D. C. 52/26 58/46 City 55/40 Las Denver Louisville 44/30 Kansas City Vegas 45/22 56/43 53/30 St. Louis 69/44 Charlotte 62/38 61/38 Albuquerque Los Angeles Oklahoma City Nashville Little Rock 50/30 69/47 60/32 63/49 64/45 Phoenix Atlanta 73/46 62/46 Birmingham Dallas Tijuana 65/52 72/47 68/49 New Orleans 72/55 Orlando Houston 73/49 Chihuahua 74/57 67/33 Miami 72/59 Monterrey La Paz 73/48 80/55 Mazatlan 74/48 Billings 43/25

Anchorage 9/-6

Juneau 32/31



Partly cloudy.


Mostly sunny.




42 21

50 23

52 25

Partly to mostly cloudy, slight chance of evening showers.

Mostly sunny.


46 18





Tomorrow Rise Set Mercury . . . .6:30 a.m. . . . . . 3:20 p.m. Venus . . . . . .9:39 a.m. . . . . . 7:39 p.m. Mars. . . . . .10:03 p.m. . . . . 11:00 a.m. Jupiter. . . . .12:09 p.m. . . . . . 1:40 a.m. Saturn. . . . . .1:21 a.m. . . . . 12:17 p.m. Uranus . . . .11:01 a.m. . . . . 11:03 p.m.

Yesterday’s weather through 4 p.m. in Bend 24 hours ending 4 p.m.. . . 0.00” High/Low . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45/36 Month to date . . . . . . . . . . 0.00” Record high . . . . . . . . 60 in 1984 Average month to date. . . 0.28” Record low. . . . . . . . -10 in 1974 Year to date . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.00” Average high . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Average year to date. . . . . 0.28” Average low. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Barometric pressure at 4 p.m.30.29 Record 24 hours . . .0.42 in 1935 *Melted liquid equivalent

Sunrise today . . . . . . 7:40 a.m. Sunset today . . . . . . 4:42 p.m. Sunrise tomorrow . . 7:40 a.m. Sunset tomorrow. . . 4:43 p.m. Moonrise today . . . . 2:37 p.m. Moonset today . . . . 5:25 a.m.

Moon phases Full

Jan. 8



Jan. 16 Jan. 22 Jan. 30



Yesterday Friday Saturday City Hi/Lo/Pcp Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Precipitation values are 24-hour totals through 4 p.m. Astoria . . . . . . . .50/44/0.09 Baker City . . . . . .44/29/0.00 Brookings . . . . . .53/41/0.51 Burns. . . . . . . . . .48/21/0.00 Eugene . . . . . . . .52/34/0.09 Klamath Falls . . .48/29/0.00 Lakeview. . . . . . .48/32/0.00 La Pine . . . . . . . .44/34/0.00 Medford . . . . . . 54/44/trace Newport . . . . . . .50/45/0.07 North Bend . . . . .52/43/0.14 Ontario . . . . . . . .44/23/0.00 Pendleton . . . . . 51/41/trace Portland . . . . . . .53/44/0.15 Prineville . . . . . . .49/33/0.00 Redmond. . . . . . .49/34/0.00 Roseburg. . . . . . .52/41/0.02 Salem . . . . . . . . .53/44/0.36 Sisters . . . . . . . . .45/34/0.00 The Dalles . . . . . .54/44/0.04


. . . .43/38/sh . . . . . .46/38/c . . . .36/24/pc . . . . .37/22/pc . . . . .54/41/c . . . . .58/42/pc . . . .36/19/pc . . . . .38/15/pc . . . .41/34/sh . . . . .44/34/pc . . . .44/21/pc . . . . .42/19/pc . . . .45/20/pc . . . . .43/17/pc . . . .39/16/pc . . . . .41/15/pc . . . . .48/26/c . . . . .47/26/pc . . . .48/39/sh . . . . .50/40/pc . . . .48/36/sh . . . . .51/35/pc . . . .38/27/pc . . . . .40/23/pc . . . .41/26/pc . . . . .42/27/pc . . . .44/37/sh . . . . .45/36/pc . . . .40/21/pc . . . . .44/22/pc . . . .44/22/pc . . . . .43/23/pc . . . . .45/33/c . . . . .47/33/pc . . . .43/36/sh . . . . .44/33/pc . . . .41/19/pc . . . . .40/24/pc . . . . .44/29/c . . . . .43/28/pc


The higher the UV Index number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection. Index is for solar at noon.









ROAD CONDITIONS Snow level and road conditions representing conditions at 5 p.m. yesterday. Key: T.T. = Traction Tires.

Ski report from around the state, representing conditions at 5 p.m. yesterday: Snow accumulation in inches Ski area Last 24 hours Base Depth Anthony Lakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.0 . . . . . .30-32 Hoodoo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.0 . . . no report Mt. Ashland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.0 . . . . . .21-32 Mt. Bachelor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . 32 Mt. Hood Meadows . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . . . . . . . 41 Mt. Hood Ski Bowl . . . . . . . . . . .0-0 . . . . . .21-30 Timberline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . 61 Warner Canyon . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0 . . . no report Willamette Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.0 . . . no report

Pass Conditions I-5 at Siskiyou Summit . . . . . . . . Carry chains or T. Tires I-84 at Cabbage Hill . . . . . . . . . . Carry chains or T. Tires Aspen, Colorado . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.0 . . . . . .16-20 Hwy. 20 at Santiam Pass . . . . . . Carry chains or T. Tires Mammoth Mtn., California . . . . . 0.0 . . . . . .18-24 Hwy. 26 at Government Camp. . Carry chains or T. Tires Park City, Utah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.0 . . . . . . . . 18 Hwy. 26 at Ochoco Divide . . . . . Carry chains or T. Tires Squaw Valley, California . . . . . . . 0.0 . . . . . . . . 12 Hwy. 58 at Willamette Pass . . . . Carry chains or T. Tires Sun Valley, Idaho. . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.0 . . . . . . . . 20 Hwy. 138 at Diamond Lake . . . . Carry chains or T. Tires Taos, New Mexico. . . . . . . . . . . . 0.0 . . . . . .45-53 Hwy. 242 at McKenzie Pass . . . . . . . . Closed for season Vail, Colorado . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.0 . . . . . . . . 18 For links to the latest ski conditions visit: For up-to-minute conditions turn to: or call 511 Legend:W-weather, Pcp-precipitation, s-sun, pc-partial clouds, c-clouds, h-haze, sh-showers, r-rain, t-thunderstorms, sf-snow flurries, sn-snow, i-ice, rs-rain-snow mix, w-wind, f-fog, dr-drizzle, tr-trace




Bismarck 40/22

Yesterday Friday Saturday City Hi/Lo/Pcp Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Abilene, TX . . . . . .68/28/0.00 . . . 71/32/s . . 58/33/s Akron . . . . . . . . . .39/27/0.00 . .44/32/pc . . 42/31/c Albany. . . . . . . . . .35/22/0.00 . . .44/32/c . 45/31/pc Albuquerque. . . . .53/25/0.00 . . . 50/30/s . 49/30/pc Anchorage . . . . . . . 9/-6/0.06 . . . . 9/-6/c . . 14/9/sn Atlanta . . . . . . . . .62/36/0.00 . . . 62/46/s . 63/45/sh Atlantic City . . . . .41/25/0.01 . . . 53/38/s . 56/42/pc Austin . . . . . . . . . .71/38/0.00 . . . 74/48/s . . 67/37/s Baltimore . . . . . . .46/26/0.00 . . . 52/40/s . 55/39/pc Billings . . . . . . . . .64/46/0.00 . .43/25/pc . 38/24/pc Birmingham . . . . .61/31/0.00 . .65/52/pc . 65/52/sh Bismarck. . . . . . . .59/27/0.00 . .40/22/pc . 36/20/pc Boise . . . . . . . . . . .46/30/0.00 . .40/25/pc . 39/23/pc Boston. . . . . . . . . .39/25/0.00 . . .43/36/c . 51/33/pc Bridgeport, CT. . . .42/26/0.00 . .47/32/pc . 50/33/pc Buffalo . . . . . . . . .36/30/0.00 . .44/36/pc . . 41/32/c Burlington, VT. . . .27/19/0.05 . .32/29/sn . 39/29/sn Caribou, ME . . . . .25/12/0.00 . .13/11/sn . 32/10/sn Charleston, SC . . .62/38/0.00 . . . 66/45/s . 69/51/pc Charlotte. . . . . . . .61/28/0.00 . . . 61/38/s . 63/43/pc Chattanooga. . . . .58/28/0.01 . . . 62/44/s . 62/44/sh Cheyenne . . . . . . .62/43/0.00 . .40/18/pc . . 38/20/c Chicago. . . . . . . . .49/23/0.00 . .47/31/pc . 42/29/pc Cincinnati . . . . . . .52/25/0.00 . . . 54/38/s . . 46/30/s Cleveland . . . . . . .41/30/0.00 . .43/35/pc . 41/32/pc Colorado Springs .64/32/0.00 . .47/19/pc . 41/22/pc Columbia, MO . . .63/32/0.05 . . . 56/34/s . . 49/27/s Columbia, SC . . . .62/30/0.00 . . . 63/39/s . 67/48/pc Columbus, GA. . . .65/33/0.00 . . . 62/45/s . 69/49/sh Columbus, OH. . . .45/27/0.00 . .51/37/pc . . 44/30/c Concord, NH. . . . .36/19/0.00 . . .34/25/c . 44/25/pc Corpus Christi. . . .77/55/0.00 . .79/56/pc . . 75/56/s Dallas Ft Worth. . .67/33/0.00 . . . 72/47/s . . 61/42/s Dayton . . . . . . . . .45/22/0.00 . . . 51/36/s . . 44/30/c Denver. . . . . . . . . .65/42/0.00 . .45/22/pc . 43/21/pc Des Moines. . . . . .65/32/0.00 . .50/29/pc . 42/24/pc Detroit. . . . . . . . . .42/24/0.00 . .45/32/pc . 39/30/pc Duluth. . . . . . . . . .48/21/0.00 . . .38/25/c . 32/18/pc El Paso. . . . . . . . . .62/28/0.00 . . . 64/42/s . . 63/39/s Fairbanks. . . . . . -17/-33/0.01 -17/-40/sn -27/-33/pc Fargo. . . . . . . . . . .55/24/0.00 . .37/19/pc . 29/18/pc Flagstaff . . . . . . . .56/15/0.00 . . . 53/16/s . 48/21/pc

Yesterday Friday Saturday City Hi/Lo/Pcp Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Grand Rapids . . . .43/27/0.00 . .46/32/pc . 38/28/pc Green Bay. . . . . . .38/21/0.00 . .42/26/pc . 35/22/pc Greensboro. . . . . .55/26/0.00 . . . 62/36/s . 64/43/pc Harrisburg. . . . . . .42/24/0.00 . .47/33/pc . 49/35/pc Hartford, CT . . . . .40/25/0.00 . .46/33/pc . 50/30/pc Helena. . . . . . . . . .53/31/0.00 . .36/22/pc . 33/22/pc Honolulu. . . . . . . .83/72/0.00 . . . 80/64/s . . 80/67/s Houston . . . . . . . .75/52/0.00 . .74/57/sh . . 75/54/s Huntsville . . . . . . .57/28/0.00 . . . 62/47/s . 62/38/sh Indianapolis . . . . .51/25/0.00 . . . 52/35/s . . 46/28/s Jackson, MS . . . . .66/33/0.00 . .68/52/pc . 66/48/sh Jacksonville. . . . . .67/31/0.00 . . . 67/48/s . 70/53/pc Juneau. . . . . . . . . .37/32/0.11 . .32/31/sn . . .38/34/r Kansas City. . . . . .65/30/0.00 . .53/30/pc . . 48/28/s Lansing . . . . . . . . .42/23/0.00 . .46/30/pc . 38/27/pc Las Vegas . . . . . . .65/43/0.00 . . . 69/44/s . 64/39/pc Lexington . . . . . . .50/26/0.00 . . . 52/41/s . 48/30/pc Lincoln. . . . . . . . . .68/25/0.00 . .52/24/pc . 45/28/pc Little Rock. . . . . . .67/31/0.00 . .64/45/pc . 58/38/pc Los Angeles. . . . . .83/60/0.00 . . . 69/47/s . . 65/48/s Louisville. . . . . . . .56/30/0.00 . . . 56/43/s . . 50/30/s Madison, WI . . . . .51/21/0.00 . .45/26/pc . 37/22/pc Memphis. . . . . . . .63/32/0.00 . .66/50/pc . 61/40/pc Miami . . . . . . . . . .69/52/0.00 . . . 72/59/s . 75/63/pc Milwaukee . . . . . .45/26/0.00 . .45/29/pc . 39/27/pc Minneapolis . . . . .45/24/0.00 . .40/26/pc . 35/21/pc Nashville. . . . . . . .57/28/0.00 . . . 63/49/s . 57/37/pc New Orleans. . . . .74/50/0.00 . .72/55/sh . 73/57/pc New York . . . . . . .40/27/0.00 . .50/37/pc . 51/33/pc Newark, NJ . . . . . .41/26/0.00 . .50/35/pc . 49/31/pc Norfolk, VA . . . . . .53/33/0.00 . . . 61/40/s . 61/42/pc Oklahoma City . . .67/29/0.00 . . . 60/32/s . . 54/31/s Omaha . . . . . . . . .66/27/0.00 . .52/26/pc . 45/27/pc Orlando. . . . . . . . .69/31/0.00 . . . 73/49/s . 74/55/pc Palm Springs. . . . .80/50/0.00 . . . 75/46/s . . 71/45/s Peoria . . . . . . . . . .55/26/0.00 . . . 53/32/s . . 45/26/s Philadelphia . . . . .40/28/0.00 . . . 51/37/s . 53/37/pc Phoenix. . . . . . . . .77/50/0.00 . . . 73/46/s . 72/46/pc Pittsburgh . . . . . . .39/28/0.00 . .47/34/pc . 43/28/pc Portland, ME. . . . .36/22/0.00 . . 35/28/sf . 43/32/pc Providence . . . . . .38/22/0.00 . . .47/34/c . 51/31/pc Raleigh . . . . . . . . .55/30/0.00 . . . 63/36/s . 64/44/pc

Yesterday Friday Saturday City Hi/Lo/Pcp Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Rapid City . . . . . . .73/29/0.00 . .41/22/pc . . 40/26/c Reno . . . . . . . . . . .68/28/0.00 . . . 54/27/s . . 51/23/s Richmond . . . . . . .53/33/0.00 . . . 60/38/s . 61/39/pc Rochester, NY . . . .34/29/0.00 . . .45/34/c . .42/29/sf Sacramento. . . . . .66/33/0.00 . .59/36/pc . . 61/33/s St. Louis. . . . . . . . .66/36/0.00 . . . 62/38/s . . 50/28/s Salt Lake City . . . .50/22/0.00 . .44/30/pc . 42/26/sn San Antonio . . . . .68/50/0.00 . . . 75/49/s . . 71/43/s San Diego . . . . . . .83/53/0.00 . . . 69/48/s . . 67/47/s San Francisco . . . .61/43/0.00 . . . 59/43/s . . 58/44/s San Jose . . . . . . . .66/40/0.00 . .62/41/pc . . 63/41/s Santa Fe . . . . . . . 48/25/trace . . . 47/24/s . 42/21/pc

Yesterday Friday Saturday City Hi/Lo/Pcp Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Savannah . . . . . . .64/36/0.00 . . . 65/47/s . 70/51/pc Seattle. . . . . . . . . .47/42/0.15 . .44/38/sh . . 46/43/c Sioux Falls. . . . . . .62/27/0.00 . .46/21/pc . 40/19/pc Spokane . . . . . . . 44/36/trace . . .35/26/c . 34/24/pc Springfield, MO . .62/26/0.00 . . . 59/34/s . 50/28/pc Tampa. . . . . . . . . .70/38/0.00 . .72/53/pc . 74/55/pc Tucson. . . . . . . . . .75/40/0.00 . . . 72/44/s . 70/43/pc Tulsa . . . . . . . . . . .68/31/0.00 . . . 65/33/s . 54/32/pc Washington, DC . .50/30/0.00 . . . 55/40/s . 56/41/pc Wichita . . . . . . . . .61/28/0.00 . .55/32/pc . . 50/28/s Yakima . . . . . . . . .55/32/0.00 . . .37/24/c . 37/23/pc Yuma. . . . . . . . . . .79/53/0.00 . . . 76/47/s . 72/49/pc

INTERNATIONAL Amsterdam. . . . . .50/39/0.00 . .45/39/pc . 46/41/sh Athens. . . . . . . . . 59/33/trace . . . 54/45/r . 45/37/sh Auckland. . . . . . . .73/63/0.00 . .70/59/sh . 68/61/sh Baghdad . . . . . . . .63/46/0.00 . .63/39/pc . . 66/41/s Bangkok . . . . . . not available . .90/74/pc . 91/74/pc Beijing. . . . . . . . . . .37/7/0.00 . .32/15/pc . 34/18/pc Beirut . . . . . . . . . .64/54/0.00 . .61/53/sh . 64/53/pc Berlin. . . . . . . . . . .43/37/0.00 . . . 40/33/s . 42/38/sh Bogota . . . . . . . . .66/52/0.00 . .65/52/sh . 65/51/sh Budapest. . . . . . . .43/32/0.00 . .39/28/pc . . 36/26/s Buenos Aires. . . . .95/64/0.00 . . . 92/67/s . 89/65/pc Cabo San Lucas . .84/64/0.00 . . . 77/59/s . . 78/59/s Cairo . . . . . . . . . . .63/48/0.00 . . . 62/48/s . . 62/47/s Calgary . . . . . . . . 45/NA/0.00 . . . 34/16/s . . 34/28/s Cancun . . . . . . . . .73/61/0.00 . .75/65/pc . 80/65/pc Dublin . . . . . . . . . .50/39/0.00 . . .52/41/c . . 51/39/s Edinburgh. . . . . . .45/36/0.00 . . .49/40/c . 44/39/pc Geneva . . . . . . . . .52/36/0.00 . . 40/30/rs . 41/31/pc Harare. . . . . . . . . .84/63/0.00 . . . 82/62/t . 82/60/pc Hong Kong . . . . . .52/48/0.00 . .68/61/pc . 71/61/pc Istanbul. . . . . . . . .50/39/0.00 . . . 44/35/r . 41/33/sh Jerusalem . . . . . . .59/42/0.00 . .54/42/sh . . 57/43/s Johannesburg. . . .84/59/0.00 . . . 83/63/t . . .80/62/t Lima . . . . . . . . . . .86/72/0.00 . .77/66/pc . . 76/66/c Lisbon . . . . . . . . . .61/50/0.00 . . . 65/45/s . 62/45/pc London . . . . . . . . .54/45/0.00 . .50/41/pc . 51/42/sh Madrid . . . . . . . . .57/28/0.00 . . . 58/33/s . 56/32/pc Manila. . . . . . . . . .88/75/0.00 . . . 86/74/t . . .84/74/t

Mecca . . . . . . . . . .86/68/0.00 . .85/65/pc . 87/68/pc Mexico City. . . . . .68/45/0.00 . .70/40/pc . 72/43/pc Montreal. . . . . . . .25/16/0.00 . .28/27/sn . . 37/14/c Moscow . . . . . . . .36/34/0.00 . . 36/34/rs . 34/28/sn Nairobi . . . . . . . . .82/57/0.00 . .82/60/pc . 81/58/pc Nassau . . . . . . . . .73/64/0.00 . . . 74/65/s . 75/66/pc New Delhi. . . . . . .66/52/0.00 . . . 67/43/s . 65/43/pc Osaka . . . . . . . . . .45/32/0.00 . .46/35/pc . 45/33/pc Oslo. . . . . . . . . . . .25/18/0.00 . .27/19/pc . . 32/24/c Ottawa . . . . . . . . .23/12/0.00 . . 36/34/rs . . 37/10/c Paris. . . . . . . . . . . .54/45/0.00 . .48/41/pc . 51/42/sh Rio de Janeiro. . . .86/70/0.00 . . . 84/72/t . . .81/72/t Rome. . . . . . . . . . .57/43/0.00 . . . 57/38/s . . 54/37/s Santiago . . . . . . . .84/57/0.00 . . . 84/58/t . . 84/56/s Sao Paulo . . . . . . .82/63/0.00 . . . 83/65/t . . .83/67/t Sapporo . . . . . . . .36/27/0.00 . .31/25/sn . .28/20/sf Seoul. . . . . . . . . . .30/10/0.00 . . . 33/19/s . . 33/18/s Shanghai. . . . . . . .43/30/0.00 . .44/35/pc . 48/40/pc Singapore . . . . . . .86/77/0.00 . . . 86/74/t . . .85/74/t Stockholm. . . . . . .36/28/0.00 . .29/25/pc . .34/28/rs Sydney. . . . . . . . . .77/70/0.00 . .70/64/sh . 76/64/pc Taipei. . . . . . . . . . .59/50/0.00 . .69/62/sh . 65/60/sh Tel Aviv . . . . . . . . .66/45/0.00 . .60/49/sh . . 64/51/s Tokyo. . . . . . . . . . .48/32/0.00 . .48/35/pc . 46/34/pc Toronto . . . . . . . . .36/30/0.00 . .43/34/sh . 37/21/pc Vancouver. . . . . . .46/43/0.00 . .43/34/sh . 42/38/sh Vienna. . . . . . . . . .45/37/0.00 . . 38/32/rs . 40/34/pc Warsaw. . . . . . . . .41/34/0.00 . .35/28/sn . .37/32/rs

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Sacramento Kings fired coach Paul Westphal on Thursday, cutting ties after twoplus seasons amid a slow start and an escalating dispute with young center DeMarcus Cousins. Kings president of basketball operations Geoff Petrie made the announcement ahead of the team’s home game against Milwaukee on Thursday night. Assistant coach Keith Smart, let go by the Golden State Warriors this summer after one season, served as head coach versus the Bucks in a 103-100 win. Looking to build momentum for a new arena project, Sacramento stumbled at the start again this year. A talented and athletic — albeit raw — roster is 3-5 after Thursday’s win. “I want to thank Paul for all of his effort on behalf of the Kings,” Petrie said. “Unfortunately, the overall performance level of the team has not approached what we felt was reasonable to expect. I wish him the best in his future endeavors.” In two-plus seasons leading the Kings, Westphal finished with a 51-120 record. The 61-year-old Westphal also previously coached the Phoenix Suns and Seattle SuperSonics.



Central Oregon squads are gearing up for heart of season

Bend tops La Pine in dual meet, 54-18

NBA Sacramento fires coach

Bulletin staff report LA PINE — By the end of Bend High’s 54-18 dual meet wresting victory over host La Pine, the Lava Bears had thoroughly impressed their coach, Luke Larwin. “It’s a great day for Bend wrestling,” Larwin said. “The kids wrestled aggressively. Some of the young guys really stepped up.” In all, the Lava Bears notched 11 wins, seven of which came by pin, in defeating the Hawks. Some of the biggest matches in the meet, however, went to decision. Gavin Gerdes of Bend and Garrett Searcy of La Pine faced off at 182 pounds in a match between two wrestlers highly regarded in Class 5A and Class 4A, respectively. Gerdes took a 9-8 decision over Searcy in the eighth match of the night. “Gavin wrestled really well against (Searcy),” Larwin said. “It was a controlled match. It was good to see Gavin do the little things to win.” Larwin said he was particularly impressed with his heavyweight wrestler David O’Conner. See Wrestling / D4

By Robert Husseman The Bulletin

Having won five consecutive high school state nordic skiing titles, the Summit boys see no reason to let up this winter. Senior Ryan St. Clair, the Oregon High School Nordic overall runner-up last February, returns for the Storm this season, as does junior Max Millslagle, who finished fifth at state. Nick St. Clair, Skyler Kenna and Niko Giannioses are all expected to help Summit compete for another OHSNO state championship this year. See Nordic / D4

Ryan Brennecke / The Bulletin file

The Summit boys nordic team celebrates its fifth consecutive state championship after the season-ending meet in February. The Storm are the favorites for this year’s OHSNO title.



In modern day, SEC rules college landscape By Paul Newberry The Associated Press

— The Associated Press

SOCCER MLS will have longest season NEW YORK — Major League Soccer will have its longest season this year, with the final played Dec. 1. The league announced in November that its 17th season will start March 10, five days earlier than in 2011. Last year’s final was Nov. 20. The Portland Timbers open their season Monday, March 12, when they host the Philadelphia Union. With the expansion Montreal Impact giving the league 19 teams, MLS is switching to an unbalanced schedule while keeping the regular season at 34 games per team. Just seven games conflict with FIFA fixture dates, when many star players are away with national teams. About 83 percent of games are on weekends and holidays, and all 323 games will be televised live. A record nine games are scheduled for April 28. — The Associated Press

Sara Gettys / Yakima Herald-Republic

Jeff Nelson started running and biking in 1980. More than 30 years later, he has logged 100,000 miles.

Hitting 100K • A Washington man has logged 100,000 miles by foot and bike Inside

By Scott Sandsberry The Yakima (Wash.) Herald-Republic

When Jeff Nelson took up running more than three decades ago, he started small. He went a block. Since then, he’s gone long: 100,000 miles worth. Not all of it was running. About the time he’d run nearly the equivalent of a trip around the world, his knees basically called it quits on him, so he switched to a bicycle and kept right on going. One hundred thousand miles. That’s nearly nine miles for every day since that day in December 1980 when a few buddies at the YMCA in Wenatchee, Wash., asked him to join them on their regular jogs through town. “I thought, ‘Gosh, I’m not in good enough shape to do this,’ ” recalls Nelson. Nelson wasn’t some out-of-shape slob. Not


• Adventure Sports calendar, D6

even close. He weighed 225 pounds, but it was spread out over his imposing 6-foot-4inch frame, and he’d been active for most of his life. But he wasn’t sure how he’d take to running, so he started conservatively. One block. Then two. Then he got serious about goal-setting. On Jan. 1, 1981, he made an entry in his calendar on the distance he ran that day with a group of friends in what they called “the Hangover Run,” ostensibly to atone for the previous evening’s New Year’s Eve parties. Since then, Nelson has counted every mile he has run, biked, hiked or cross-country skied. See 100K / D6

Jeff Nelson has bicycled over nearly every Washington mountain pass reachable by road. He’s ridden the Oregon and Northern California coastlines, and biked across British Columbia. He had pedaled parks and roadways throughout Utah, Arizona and Idaho.

By Howard Fendrich The Associated Press

Beavs, Ducks win in Pac-12 play Oregon State beats Cal, Oregon tops Stanford, D4

NEW ORLEANS — A few months ago, when there were rumblings that Virginia Tech might be jumping to the Southeastern Conference, Eddie Whitley and his teammates got excited. “Everyone was like, ‘Man, I would love to play there!’” the Hokies senior safety said, his eyes lighting up. “I was like, ‘Man, I wish I was a freshman now!’” The switch never happened. Virginia Tech stayed put, at least for the time being, in the Atlantic Coast Conference. But Whitley’s account sums up what just about everyone else in the nation has been forced to concede: Love it or hate, no one plays college football like the SEC. Look no further than Monday night’s BCS title game between No. 1 LSU and No. 2 Alabama. For the first time under this format, two teams from the same league — heck, the same division — are facing off in a no-lose situation for the SEC. Before one strand of confetti falls to Superdome floor, the conference is assured of its sixth straight national title. No other conference has won more than three in a row. “You’ve got the best athletes in the nation going to one conference,” Whitley marveled. “Alabama’s got linebackers that are 260, 270 (pounds). Our defensive TACKLES are 270.” The SEC’s dominance has been decades in the making. Many point to the SEC’s revolutionary decision in the early 1990s to expand from 10 to 12 teams. See SEC / D6


Will playoffs be filled with yards, points?

California’s Allen Crabbe, right, looks to pass against Oregon State’s Eric Moreland.


Scoreboard, D2 Prep sports, D4 NBA, D3 NFL, D5 NHL, D3 Adventure Sports, D6 College basketball, D4

From opening night until New Year’s Day, Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees and Tom Brady dared defenses to stop them. Nobody could. Yards and points were accumulated at record rates in the NFL this season, and because those three star quarterbacks — along with other slingers such as Eli Manning and Ben Roethlisberger — are still chasing a championship as the playoffs begin this

weekend, the question becomes: Will the postseason be as passheavy and filled with points as the regular season was? “It’s kind of the way it was this year, all year, and it’s really the way teams are built — to throw the football,” said quarterback Matt Ryan, whose Atlanta Falcons play at Manning’s New York Giants on Sunday. “I guess I can see that moving forward.” See Playoffs / D5

The New Orleans Saints and quarterback Drew Brees, right, are one of several prolific offenses that are in the NFL playoffs, which start this weekend. Charlie Neibergall / The Associated Press

Wild-card playoffs A glance at this weekend’s NFL playoff games: Saturday’s Games • Cincinnati at Houston, 1:30 p.m., NBC • Detroit at New Orleans, 5 p.m., NBC Sunday’s Games Atlanta at New York Giants, 10 a.m., Fox Pittsburgh at Denver, 1:30 p.m., CBS

Inside • Capsules on the four games





Today BASKETBALL Midnight: Men’s college, Pepperdine at Gonzaga (same-day tape), Root Sports. 5 p.m.: NBA, Chicago Bulls at Orlando Magic, ESPN. 7:30 p.m.: NBA, Portland Trail Blazers at Phoenix Suns, ESPN. GOLF 6 a.m.: European Tour/Sunshine Tour, Africa Open, second round, Golf Channel. 2:30 p.m.: PGA Tour, Tournament of Champions, first round, Golf Channel. HOCKEY 4:30 p.m.: College, Dartmouth at RPL, NBC Sports Network (Versus). 7 p.m.: WHL, Seattle Thunderbirds at Tri-City Americans, Root Sports. FOOTBALL 5 p.m.: College, Cotton Bowl, Arkansas vs. Kansas State, Fox. BOXING 6 p.m.: Dyah Davis vs. Alfonso Lopez, ESPN2.

Saturday GOLF 6 a.m.: European Tour/Sunshine Tour, Africa Open, third round, Golf Channel. 10 a.m.: PGA Tour, Tournament of Champions, second round, Golf Channel. 2:30 p.m.: PGA Tour, Tournament of Champions, second round, Golf Channel. BASKETBALL 8 a.m.: Men’s college, Florida at Tennessee, ESPN2. 11 a.m.: Women’s college, Michigan State at Penn State, CBS. 11 a.m.: Men’s college, Washington at Utah, Root Sports. 1 p.m.: Women’s college, Connecticut at Notre Dame, CBS. 1 p.m.: Men’s college, Florida State at Clemson, ESPN2. 1 p.m.: Men’s college, Washington State at Colorado, Root Sports. 3 p.m.: Women’s college, UCLA at Arizona State, Root Sports. 5 p.m.: High school, Miller Grove (Ga.) vs. Simeon (Ill.), ESPN2. 5 p.m.: Men’s college, Santa Clara at Gonzaga, Root Sports. 7 p.m.: Men’s college, Stanford at Oregon State, Root Sports. FOOTBALL 10 a.m.: High school, All-American Bowl, NBC. 10 a.m.: College, BBVA Compass Bowl, Pittsburgh vs. Southern Methodist, ESPN. 10 a.m.: College, NCAA Football Championship Subdivision final, North Dakota State vs. Sam Houston State, ESPN2. 1:30 p.m.: NFL Playoffs, AFC Wild Card, Cincinnati Bengals at Houston Texans, NBC. 5 p.m.: NFL Playoffs, NFC Wild Card, Detroit Lions at New Orleans Saints, NBC.

Sunday GOLF 6 a.m.: European Tour/Sunshine Tour, Africa Open, final round, Golf Channel. 2:30 p.m.: PGA Tour, Tournament of Champions, third round, Golf Channel. BOWLING 10 a.m.: PBA Tour, World Championship, Aulby Division (taped), ESPN. FOOTBALL 10 a.m.: NFL Playoffs, NFC Wild Card, Atlanta Falcons at New York Giants, Fox. 1:30 p.m.: NFL Playoffs, AFC Wild Card, Pittsburgh Steelers at Denver Broncos, CBS. 6 p.m.: College, Bowl, Arkansas State vs. Northern Illinois, ESPN. BASKETBALL 10 a.m.: Women’s college, Memphis at Texas-El Paso, Root Sports. 10:30 a.m.: Men’s college, Wisconsin at Michigan, CBS. Noon: Women’s college, Oklahoma at Texas A&M, Root Sports. 2:30 p.m.: Men’s college, Arizona at USC, Root Sports. 4:30 p.m.: Men’s college, California at Oregon, Root Sports. 6 p.m.: NBA, Cleveland Cavaliers at Portland Trail Blazers, Comcast SportsNet Northwest. RODEO 11:30 a.m.: Bull riding, PBR Tour (same-day tape), NBC. MISCELLANEOUS 1 p.m.: Skating and Gymnastics Spectacular, NBC. HOCKEY 4:30 p.m.: NHL, Detroit Red Wings at Chicago Blackhawks, NBC Sports Network (Versus).

RADIO Today BASKETBALL 7:30 p.m.: NBA, Portland Trail Blazers at Phoenix Suns, KBND-AM 1110, KRCO-AM 690.

ON DECK Today Boys basketball: Summit at Bend, 7 p.m.; Crook County at La Pine, 7 p.m.; Molalla at Sisters, 7 p.m.; Culver at Central Linn in Halsey, 6:30 p.m.; Butte Falls at Gilchrist, 7 p.m. Girls basketball: Culver at Central Linn in Halsey, 5 p.m.; Molalla at Sisters, 5:30 p.m.; Bend at Summit, 7 p.m.; La Pine at Crook County, 7 p.m.; Butte Falls at Gilchrist, 5:30 p.m. Wrestling: Culver at Jo-Hi Tournament in Joseph, 11 a.m.

BASKETBALL 7 p.m.: Men’s college, Stanford at Oregon State, KICE-AM 940, KRCO-AM 690.

Sunday BASKETBALL 4:30 p.m.: Men’s college, California at Oregon, KBND-AM 1110. 6 p.m.: NBA, Cleveland Cavaliers at Portland Trail Blazers, KRCO-AM 690. Listings are the most accurate available. The Bulletin is not responsible for late changes made by TV or radio stations.\

Oregon 78, Stanford 67 STANFORD (12-3) Owens 8-13 3-5 19, Zimmermann 0-0 0-0 0, Bright 5-12 1-2 14, Ant. Brown 2-4 0-0 5, Randle 3-14 0-0 7, Nastic 0-0 0-0 0, Mann 2-4 1-2 5, Huestis 2-6 0-0 4, Powell 0-1 0-0 0, Gage 5-10 0-0 13. Totals 27-64 5-9 67. OREGON (11-4) Jacob 2-5 0-0 4, Singler 4-9 4-5 13, Woods 3-7 2-4 8, Sim 3-6 1-2 9, Joseph 9-15 7-8 30, Ashaolu 2-3 3-3 7, Loyd 0-1 2-2 2, Nared 2-5 1-2 5, Emory 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 25-52 20-26 78. Halftime—Oregon 34-32. 3-Point Goals—Stanford 8-25 (Bright 3-6, Gage 3-8, Ant. Brown 1-2, Randle 16, Powell 0-1, Huestis 0-2), Oregon 8-17 (Joseph 5-7, Sim 2-3, Singler 1-3, Emory 0-1, Ashaolu 0-1, Nared 0-2). Fouled Out—Mann. Rebounds—Stanford 33 (Huestis 6), Oregon 33 (Joseph 7). Assists—Stanford 12 (Bright 5), Oregon 13 (Sim 4). Total Fouls—Stanford 22, Oregon 12. A—6,199.

Saturday Boys basketball: Sheldon at Redmond, 6 p.m.; Sisters at Mountain View, 7 p.m.; Gilchrist at Triad, TBA Girls basketball: Sheldon at Redmond, 4:30 p.m.; Gilchrist at Triad, TBA Wrestling: Mountain View, Madras, La Pine, Gilchrist at Bend Invitational, 9 a.m.; Summit at Invitational, TBA; Sisters at TBA; Culver at Jo-Hi Tournament in Joseph, 11 a.m. Swimming: Redmond, Madras, Bend at Jay Rowan Invitational in Redmond, 11 a.m. Nordic skiing: OISRA Diamond Lake Jamboree, noon Alpine skiing: OSSA on Cliffhanger at Mt. Bachelor, TBA

Women’s college

FOOTBALL NFL NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE All Times PST ——— Wild-card Playoffs Saturday’s Games Cincinnati at Houston, 1:30 p.m. Detroit at New Orleans, 5 p.m. Sunday’s Games Atlanta at New York Giants, 10 a.m. Pittsburgh at Denver, 1:30 p.m. Divisional Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 14 Atlanta, N.Y. Giants or New Orleans at San Francisco, 1:30 p.m. Cincinnati, Pittsburgh or Denver at New England, 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15 Pittsburgh, Denver or Houston at Baltimore, 10 a.m. Detroit, Atlanta or N.Y. Giants at Green Bay, 1:30 p.m. Conference Championships Sunday, Jan. 22 TBD Pro Bowl Sunday, Jan. 29 At Honolulu NFC vs. AFC Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 5 At Indianapolis AFC Champion vs. NFC Champion NFL Injury Report NEW YORK — The National Football League injury report, as provided by the league (OUT - Definitely will not play; DNP - Did not practice; LIMITED - Limited participation in practice; FULL - Full participation in practice): DETROIT LIONS at NEW ORLEANS SAINTS — LIONS: DNP: WR Calvin Johnson (Achilles). LIMITED: CB Aaron Berry (shoulder), S Louis Delmas (knee), DT Nick Fairley (foot), S Chris Harris (back), CB Chris Houston (hand, knee), CB Alphonso Smith (foot), RB Kevin Smith (ankle, knee). FULL: DE Cliff Avril (back), DT Corey Williams (hip), DE Willie Young (ankle). SAINTS: DNP: LB Jonathan Casillas (knee), TE John Gilmore (toe), WR Lance Moore (hamstring). LIMITED: LB Jonathan Vilma (knee). FULL: S Jonathon Amaya (shoulder), S Malcolm Jenkins (neck), WR Robert Meachem (knee). CINCINNATI BENGALS at HOUSTON TEXANS — BENGALS: DNP: T Anthony Collins (not injury related), QB Andy Dalton (illness), S Taylor Mays (hamstring), LB Dontay Moch (illness), DE Frostee Rucker (shoulder). LIMITED: RB Cedric Benson (foot), C Kyle Cook (foot), S Chris Crocker (knee). TEXANS: DNP: LB Bryan Braman (neck). LIMITED: CB Jason Allen (back), G Mike Brisiel (ankle), TE Owen Daniels (knee), CB Johnathan Joseph (Achilles), T Derek Newton (hip), S Troy Nolan (ankle). FULL: G Antoine Caldwell (ankle), RB James Casey (knee), NT Shaun Cody (knee), TE Joel Dreessen (knee), RB Arian Foster (knee), WR Andre Johnson (hamstring), WR Bryant Johnson (thigh), CB Sherrick McManis (ankle), C Chris Myers (knee), S Glover Quin (ankle, elbow), T Eric Winston (calf), QB T.J. Yates (left shoulder).

College Bowl Glance Subject to Change All Times PST ——— Today, Jan. 6 Cotton Bowl At Arlington, Texas Kansas State (10-2) vs. Arkansas (10-2), 5 p.m. (Fox) ——— Saturday, Jan. 7 BBVA Compass Bowl At Birmingham, Ala. Pittsburgh (6-6) vs. SMU (7-5), 10 a.m. (ESPN) ——— Sunday, Jan. 8 Bowl At Mobile, Ala. Arkansas State (10-2) vs. Northern Illinois (10-3), 6 p.m. (ESPN) ——— Monday, Jan. 9 BCS National Championship At New Orleans LSU (13-0) vs. Alabama (11-1), 5:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Betting Line

GIANTS Steelers

NFL Playoffs Home team in Caps Open Current Saturday’s Games 3 3.5 10 10.5 Sunday’s Games 3.5 3 7.5 8


College Today, Jan. 6 Cotton Bowl 7 8


Saturday, Jan. 7 Compass Bowl 5.5 3.5

Arkansas St

Sunday, Jan. 8 Go Bowl 1 1.5


Underdog Bengals Lions Falcons BRONCOS

Kansas St


N. Illinois

Monday, Jan. 9 BCS Championship Game Alabama 1.5 (L) 1 V-Virginia Tech opened as the favorite L-LSU opened as the favorite




5), Oregon St. 19 (Burton, Cunningham 5). Total Fouls—California 19, Oregon St. 18. A—5,162.


NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE All Times PST ——— EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts N.Y. Rangers 38 25 9 4 54 Philadelphia 38 23 11 4 50 Pittsburgh 38 21 13 4 46 New Jersey 39 21 16 2 44 N.Y. Islanders 37 14 17 6 34 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts Boston 37 26 10 1 53 Ottawa 41 21 15 5 47 Toronto 40 20 15 5 45 Buffalo 39 18 17 4 40 Montreal 40 15 18 7 37 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts Florida 40 20 12 8 48 Washington 38 21 15 2 44 Winnipeg 40 19 16 5 43 Tampa Bay 39 17 19 3 37 Carolina 41 13 21 7 33 WESTERN CONFERENCE

GF 113 130 121 106 88

GA 81 113 100 114 116

GF 138 127 129 104 106

GA 69 136 128 115 113

GF 105 114 107 108 106

GA 110 110 118 133 139

Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Chicago 40 24 12 4 52 132 116 Detroit 39 25 13 1 51 128 88 St. Louis 40 23 12 5 51 103 89 Nashville 40 21 15 4 46 106 112 Columbus 39 10 24 5 25 94 130 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Vancouver 41 25 13 3 53 134 99 Minnesota 41 21 14 6 48 95 98 Colorado 41 22 18 1 45 110 116 Calgary 42 18 19 5 41 100 123 Edmonton 40 16 21 3 35 110 115 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA San Jose 37 22 11 4 48 107 87 Los Angeles 41 20 14 7 47 88 92 Dallas 39 22 16 1 45 108 113 Phoenix 41 19 17 5 43 103 108 Anaheim 38 10 22 6 26 88 127 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Thursday’s Games Boston 9, Calgary 0 Toronto 4, Winnipeg 0 N.Y. Rangers 3, Florida 2, OT Philadelphia 5, Chicago 4 Ottawa 4, Tampa Bay 1 St. Louis 4, Edmonton 3 Dallas 4, Nashville 1 Los Angeles 1, Phoenix 0, OT San Jose 2, Columbus 1 Today’s Games Florida at New Jersey, 4 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Pittsburgh, 4 p.m. Buffalo at Carolina, 4 p.m. Colorado at Chicago, 5:30 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Anaheim, 7 p.m.

TENNIS Professional Brisbane International Today At Queensland Tennis Centre Brisbane, Australia Purse: Men, $486,000 (WT250); Women, $655,000 (Premier) Surface: Hard-Outdoor Singles Men Quarterfinals Andy Murray (1), Britain, def. Marcos Baghdatis, Cyprus, 6-2, 6-2. Bernard Tomic (8), Australia, def. Dennis Istomin, Uzbekistan, 6-3, 7-6 (4). Thursday Men Quarterfinals Gilles Simon (2), France, def. Santiago Giraldo, Colombia, 7-6 (2), 6-4. Alexandr Dolgopolov (3), Ukraine, def. Radek Stepanek (6), Czech Republic, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3. Women Quarterfinals Francesca Schiavone (3), Italy, def. Jelena Jankovic (6), Serbia, 5-7, 7-6 (2), 6-3. Kaia Kanepi, Estonia, def. Andrea Petkovic (2), Germany, 6-1, 7-6 (7). Kim Clijsters (5), Belgium, def. Iveta Benesova, Czech Republic, 6-3, 6-2. 5 Daniela Hantuchova, Slovakia, def. Serena Williams (4), United States, walkover. ITF Hopman Cup Thursday At Burswood Dome Perth, Australia Purse: $1 million (ITF) Surface: Hard-Indoor Round Robin Group B Australia 2, China 1 Li Na, China, def. Jarmila Gajdisova, Australia, 63, 6-2. Lleyton Hewitt, Australia, def. Wu Di, China, 6-4, 7-5. Jarmila Gajdisova and Lleyton Hewitt, Australia, def. Li Na and Wu Di, China, 8-5 (pro set). France 2, Spain 0 Richard Gasquet, France, def. Fernando Verdasco, Spain, 6-2, 6-4. Marion Bartoli, France, def. Anabel Medina Garrigues, Spain, 6-2, 6-4. (Doubles not contested) Qatar ExxonMobil Open Thursday At The Khalifa International Tennis & Squash Complex Doha, Qatar Purse: $1.11 million (WT250) Surface: Hard-Outdoor Singles Quarterfinals Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (3), France, def. Albert Ramos, Spain, 6-2, 6-1. Roger Federer (2), Switzerland, def. Andreas Seppi (8), Italy, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4. Rafael Nadal (1), Spain, def. Mikhail Youzhny (7), Russia, 6-4, 6-4. Gael Monfils (4), France, def. Viktor Troicki (5), Serbia, 6-2, 6-3. Chennai Open Thursday At SDAT Tennis Stadium Chennai, India Purse: $450,000 (WT250) Surface: Hard-Outdoor Singles Second Round David Goffin, Belgium, def. Andreas Beck, Germany, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2. Nicolas Almagro (2), Spain, def. Steve Darcis, Germany, walkover. Yuichi Sugita, Japan, def. Yen-Hsun Lu, Taiwan, 7-6 (5), 6-4. Janko Tipsarevic (1), Serbia, def. Yuki Bhambri, India, 6-1, 6-3. ASB Classic Today At ASB Bank Tennis Centre Auckland, New Zealand Purse: $220,000 (Intl.) Surface: Hard-Outdoor Singles Semifinals Flavia Pennetta (4), Italy, def. Angelique Kerber, Germany, 6-1, 6-2. Zheng Jie, China, def. Svetlana Kuznetsova (3), Russia, 2-6, 6-3, 6-3.

Thursday Quarterfinals Flavia Pennetta (4), Italy, def. Elena Vesnina, Russia, 6-2, 6-1. Angelique Kerber, Germany, def. Sabine Lasicki (1), Germany, 6-4, 4-3, ret. Zheng Jie, China, def. Lucie Hradecka, Czech Republic, 6-2, 6-3. Svetlana Kuznetsova (3), Russia, def. Sara Errani, Italy, 6-4, 6-3.

BASKETBALL Men’s college Thursday’s Games ——— EAST Albany (NY) 89, UMBC 72 CCSU 69, St. Francis (Pa.) 58 Hartford 56, New Hampshire 49 LIU 87, Sacred Heart 81 Loyola (Md.) 61, Manhattan 60 Monmouth (NJ) 73, Mount St. Mary’s 59 Penn St. 65, Purdue 45 Robert Morris 84, Bryant 53 South Florida 74, Villanova 57 St. Francis (NY) 73, Quinnipiac 72 St. Peter’s 65, Canisius 61 Stony Brook 60, Binghamton 54 UMass 80, Fordham 76 Vermont 83, Boston U. 69 Wagner 88, Fairleigh Dickinson 64 SOUTH Alabama St. 81, Jackson St. 78, 3OT Appalachian St. 68, Samford 63 Charleston Southern 91, Campbell 73 Chattanooga 78, W. Carolina 62 Davidson 92, UNC Greensboro 63 FAU 58, Louisiana-Monroe 30 Furman 77, The Citadel 45 Georgia Southern 69, Elon 63 Grambling St. 60, Alabama A&M 55 High Point 63, Presbyterian 57 Louisiana-Lafayette 72, W. Kentucky 70, OT Middle Tennessee 63, Troy 53 Morehead St. 63, Jacksonville St. 55 North Texas 78, South Alabama 73, OT SE Missouri 73, UT-Martin 71 Tennessee Tech 92, Tennessee St. 86 UNC Asheville 94, VMI 85 Winthrop 70, Radford 54 Wofford 75, Coll. of Charleston 58 MIDWEST Cleveland St. 73, Ill.-Chicago 56 DePaul 84, Pittsburgh 81 IPFW 72, IUPUI 67 Indiana 73, Michigan 71 W. Illinois 71, Oakland 61 Youngstown St. 68, Loyola of Chicago 64, OT SOUTHWEST Denver 53, Arkansas St. 50 Oral Roberts 89, N. Dakota St. 80 Prairie View 55, Alcorn St. 47 Texas Southern 73, Southern U. 39 FAR WEST Arizona St. 62, Southern Cal 53 BYU 73, Loyola Marymount 65 Colorado 87, Washington 69 Gonzaga 73, Pepperdine 45 Long Beach St. 55, Cal Poly 50 Montana St. 73, Idaho St. 69 Nevada 73, Idaho 55 Oregon 78, Stanford 67 Oregon St. 92, California 85 Portland 84, Santa Clara 74 Portland St. 82, N. Arizona 62 S. Dakota St. 75, S. Utah 68 Saint Mary’s (Cal) 78, San Diego 72 San Diego St. 83, San Diego Christian 52 UC Irvine 73, Pacific 69 UC Riverside 60, UC Davis 58 UC Santa Barbara 77, Cal St.-Fullerton 64 UCLA 65, Arizona 58 UNLV 89, CS Bakersfield 57 Utah 62, Washington St. 60, OT Utah St. 72, Fresno St. 53 Weber St. 76, E. Washington 69 Pacific-12 Conference All Times PST ——— Conference W L Colorado 2 0 Stanford 2 1 Oregon 2 1 Washington 2 1 California 2 1 Arizona 1 1 Arizona St. 1 1 Utah 1 1 Oregon St. 1 2 Washington St. 1 2 UCLA 1 2 Southern Cal 0 3 ——— Thursday’s Games Colorado 87, Washington 69 Utah 62, Washington St. 60, OT Oregon 78, Stanford 67 Oregon St. 92, California 85 UCLA 65, Arizona 58 Arizona St. 62, Southern Cal 53 Saturday’s Games Washington at Utah, 11 a.m. Washington State at Colorado, 1 p.m. Stanford at Oregon State, 7 p.m. Arizona State at UCLA, 7:30 p.m. Sunday’s Games Arizona at USC, 2:30 p.m. California at Oregon, 4:30 p.m

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Thursday’s summaries

Oregon State 92, California 85 CALIFORNIA (12-4) Kamp 2-4 3-4 7, Kravish 4-6 2-2 10, Cobbs 8-12 2-4 18, Gutierrez 10-19 3-3 26, Crabbe 5-11 3-4 16, Solomon 1-1 3-4 5, Smith 0-0 1-2 1, Murray 0-0 0-0 0, Thurman 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 31-54 17-23 85. OREGON ST. (11-4) Burton 5-7 3-3 13, Moreland 3-5 1-2 7, Brandt 5-8 1-2 14, Cunningham 6-8 10-12 24, Starks 8-14 3-4 24, McShane 0-0 0-0 0, Barton 0-0 0-0 0, Mitchell 00 0-0 0, Collier 2-3 0-0 4, Nelson 2-4 1-2 6. Totals 31-49 19-25 92. Halftime—Tied 38-38. 3-Point Goals—California 6-14 (Crabbe 3-6, Gutierrez 3-7, Cobbs 0-1), Oregon St. 11-18 (Starks 5-8, Brandt 3-3, Cunningham 2-3, Nelson 1-3, Moreland 0-1). Fouled Out—Kamp. Rebounds—California 24 (Crabbe 6), Oregon St. 23 (Burton, Moreland 4). Assists—California 17 (Cobbs

Thursday’s Games ——— EAST Binghamton 44, Stony Brook 32 Delaware 74, Towson 51 Hofstra 76, Drexel 65 New Hampshire 64, Hartford 45 Virginia Tech 38, Boston College 35 SOUTH Alabama A&M 76, Grambling St. 64 Alabama St. 52, Jackson St. 49 Auburn 65, Alabama 55 Florida 59, Mississippi 55 Florida St. 59, Clemson 47 Howard 58, NJIT 31 James Madison 64, VCU 43 Kentucky 84, Arkansas 72 LSU 53, Mississippi St. 48 MVSU 79, Rust 44 Memphis 61, Tulane 59 Miami 78, NC State 68 Middle Tennessee 72, Troy 66, OT North Carolina 78, Virginia 73, 2OT South Carolina 65, Vanderbilt 55 Tennessee 80, Georgia 51 UAB 60, Rice 45 UCF 59, East Carolina 53 UNC Wilmington 60, Northeastern 53 William & Mary 76, George Mason 66 MIDWEST Ball St. 54, E. Michigan 51 Bradley 72, S. Illinois 59 Butler 73, Youngstown St. 64 Cent. Michigan 86, N. Illinois 67 Chicago St. 85, Trinity (Ill.) 54 Cleveland St. 49, Valparaiso 45 Ill.-Chicago 66, Detroit 59 Iowa 69, Illinois 62, OT Minnesota 68, Northwestern 60 Missouri St. 70, Creighton 60 N. Iowa 61, Evansville 51 Purdue 63, Wisconsin 52 W. Michigan 70, Toledo 67 Wichita St. 63, Drake 41 Wright St. 64, Loyola of Chicago 62 SOUTHWEST Alcorn St. 59, Prairie View 54 Marshall 65, Houston 41 Southern U. 49, Texas Southern 39 Texas-Pan American 56, TCU 54 Tulsa 68, Southern Miss. 57 UTEP 64, SMU 53 FAR WEST Air Force 65, North Dakota 54 Arizona 74, UCLA 66 BYU 80, Loyola Marymount 47 Cal Poly 76, Cal St.-Fullerton 69 California 73, Oregon St. 56 E. Washington 72, Weber St. 60 Gonzaga 79, Pepperdine 50 Idaho St. 59, Montana St. 58 Portland St. 84, N. Arizona 74 Saint Mary’s (Cal) 64, San Francisco 42 San Jose St. 57, Utah Valley 45 Santa Clara 78, Portland 63 Seattle 80, Idaho 72 Southern Cal 60, Arizona St. 48 Stanford 93, Oregon 70 UC Davis 70, UC Riverside 53 UC Irvine 77, Pacific 75, OT Washington 75, Colorado 67 Washington St. 60, Utah 43

DEALS Transactions BASEBALL Major League Baseball MLB—Suspended Washington (Syracuse-IL) RHP Zechry Zinicola 50 games after a second violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. American League LOS ANGELES ANGELS—Named Mike LaCassa manager of minor league operations. NEW YORK YANKEES—Named Justin Pope manager and Carlos Chantres piching coach for Staten Island (NYP). OAKLAND ATHLETICS—Agreed to terms with OF Coco Crisp on a two-year contract. SEATTLE MARINERS—Named Mark Lummus national cross checker and Jeremy Booth midwest supervisor. Signed RHP Hisashi Iwakuma to a one-year contract. TAMPA BAY RAYS—Named Paul Hoover manager for Rays (GCL) and Kyle Snyder pitching coach for the Hudson Valley Renegades (NYP). TEXAS RANGERS—Named Michael Dean Chadwick special assistant. National League CHICAGO CUBS—Acquired RHP Chris Volstad from Miami for RHP Carlos Zambrano and cash considerations. COLORADO ROCKIES—Acquired INF Chad Tracy from the Texas Rangers for RHP Greg Reynolds. Agreed to terms with INF Casey Blake on a one-year contract. LOS ANGELES DODGERS—Agreed to terms with RHP Mike MacDougal on a one-year contract. MIAMI MARLINS—Designated RHP Elih Villanueva for assignment. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS—Announced pitching coach Dave Duncan will take a leave of absence. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association CHICAGO BULLS—Named Susan Goodenow vice president, branding and communications. Promoted John Viola to vice president, corporate sales. SACRAMENTO KINGS—Fired coach Paul Westphal. Named Keith Smart coach. Women’s National Basketball Association LOS ANGELES SPARKS—Named Carol Ross coach. FOOTBALL National Football League ARIZONA CARDINALS—Re-signed C Ryan Bartholomew, CB Korey Lindsey, DT Ricky Lumpkin, RB William Powell, TE Steve Skelton and LB Quan Sturdivant from the practice squad. Signed LB Antonio Coleman, G Chris Stewart and TE Martell Webb. NEW YORK JETS—Fined LB Bart Scott $10,000 for an obscene gesture he made toward a photographer in the team’s locker room on Jan. 2. SAN DIEGO CHARGERS—Fired defensive coordinator Greg Manusky. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS—Signed WR Charly Martin and DTe Adrian Taylor. HOCKEY National Hockey League NHL—Suspended Florida F Krystofer Barch one game for an inappropriate comment directed at P.K. Subban of the Montreal Canadiens at the end of the first period in a game on Dec. 31. CAROLINA HURRICANES—Recalled F Brett Sutter from Charlotte (AHL). SAN JOSE SHARKS—Recalled F Tommy Wingels from Worcester (AHL). WINNIPEG JETS—Recalled F Patrice Cormier from St. John (AHL). SOCCER Major League Soccer COLORADO RAPIDS—Named Oscar Pareja coach. FC DALLAS—Named Marco Ferruzzi coach. LA GALAXY—Loaned D Omar Gonzalez to FC Nuremberg (Bundesliga). NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION—Named Jay Miller assistant coach, Nick Downing strength and conditioning coach, and Scott Emmens equipment manager. NEW YORK RED BULLS—Signed D Jonathan Borrajo. COLLEGE MISSISSIPPI—Dismissed G Dundrecous Nelson and G Jamal Jones from the basketball team for violating team rules. SOUTH CAROLINA—Announced WR Alshon Jeffery and CB Stephon Gilmore are entering the NFL draft.


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• Wisconsin RB Ball will stay for senior year: Wisconsin running back Montee Ball is coming back for his senior season. Ball told reporters that NFL evaluators informed him he would likely be a third-round draft pick and he thinks he can improve his stock. He scored 39 touchdowns this season, tying Barry Sanders’ NCAA record. He finished the year with 1,923 yards rushing and 2,229 all-purpose yards, second in Wisconsin history only to Ron Dayne’s 2,242 yards in 1996. He rushed for 164 yards and a touchdown in the Badgers’ 45-38 loss to Oregon in the Rose Bowl. • Oklahoma QB to return: Quarterback Landry Jones has decided to come back for his senior year at Oklahoma, saying “there is still a lot more to do.” Jones said Thursday that it would be a great honor to play in the NFL, but with most of the offensive line, several receivers and defensive players returning, the team hopes to get another shot at a national championship. Jones is the Sooners’ all-time leading passer with 12,389 yards. • BCS to consider plus-1?: Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive says he expects “meaningful discussions about possible changes to the BCS” in the coming months, including about making it a four-team playoff. Slive said Thursday he would “reserve judgment” about the nature of the change. The commissioner pushed for the so-called “plus-one model” in 2008, but there was not enough support for it among the other conference commissioners. He says this time around he’s interested to hear his colleagues’ ideas. • Report says Pats’ O’Brien to be named Penn State coach: Forty-six years after it hired Joe Paterno as its head football coach, Penn State reportedly has replaced the tarnished legend with another middleaged Brown graduate. According to an ESPN report late Thursday night, New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien has agreed to succeed Paterno, who was dismissed in November after a child sex-abuse scandal rocked the Nittany Lions’ program he had built into a national symbol. Quoting unnamed sources, the network’s Chris Mortensen said the move would be made official Saturday.

Motor sports • Holowczyc wins stage at Dakar Rally: Krzysztof Holowczyc of Poland won the fifth stage of the Dakar Rally in Fiambala, Argentina, on Thursday, taking second place in the overall standings in the car category behind Stephane Peterhansel of France. In motorcycling, Cyril Despres of France won the stage and maintained his overall lead ahead of defending champion Marc Coma of Spain.The fifth stage marked the last full day in Argentina. The race moves to Chile and then the finish in Lima, Peru, on Jan. 15.

Tennis • France into Hopman Cup final: France qualified for the Hopman Cup final when Richard Gasquet finished off a 6-2, 6-4 win over Fernando Verdasco on his fifth match point Thursday in Perth, Australia, to secure a 2-0 victory over Spain. Marion Bartoli gave the French a 1-0 advantage in the best-of-three match when she beat Anabel Medina Garrigues 6-2, 6-4 in the women’s singles. Gasquet then ensured France would finish atop Group B when he fended off Verdasco in 78 minutes. The Group A finalist will be determined today, with the top-seeded Czech Republic taking on Denmark. • Federer, Tsonga into semis: Defending champion Roger Federer was tested for the first time Thursday at the Qatar Open before defeating Andreas Seppi of Italy 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 to reach the semifinals. The third-ranked Federer set up a rematch of last year’s semifinal against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, after the Frenchman cruised past unseeded Albert Ramos of Spain 62, 6-1. Rafael Nadal also reached the semifinals, playing some of his best tennis this week in dispatching of Mikhail Youzhny 6-4, 6-4. He will face Gael Monfils, who won the last four games in each set to beat Viktor Troicki of Serbia 6-2, 6-3 and ensure that the top four seeds reached the semifinals for the second straight year.

Skiing • Austrian wins World Cup night slalom: Austria’s Marcel Hirscher overcame a rapidly deteriorating course in warm weather to win a World Cup night slalom Thursday in Zagreb, Croatia, and take first place in the overall standings. Hirscher led after the first run and finished in a combined time of 1 minute, 51.84 seconds, beating Felix Neureuther of Germany by 0.29 seconds. Defending overall champion Ivica Kostelic of Croatia was third, 0.48 behind. American Ted Ligety finished 14th.

Baseball • Pujols deal completed: Albert Pujols officially joined the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday when Major League Baseball and the players’ association confirmed the terms of the first baseman’s 10-year contract and agreed its guaranteed value is $240 million. The deal was reached four weeks earlier on the final day of the winter meetings and took nearly a month to complete. His 2012 salary will be $12 million, down from the $16 million he made last year in the option year of his contract with the St. Louis Cardinals. Pujols salary increases to $16 million in 2013 and $23 million in 2014, then rises $1 million annually until he makes $30 million in 2021, when he will be 41. • Cubs trade Zambrano to Marlins: The Miami Marlins are counting on excitable Ozzie Guillen to have a calming influence on quarrelsome Carlos Zambrano. The plan may sound crazy, but say this for the Marlins: They’ve become harder to ignore. Their latest offseason move was approved Thursday, when they acquired Zambrano from the Chicago Cubs for underachieving right-hander Chris Volstad. The Marlins believe Zambrano’s career can be resuscitated by pairing him with fellow Venezuelan and good friend Guillen, the team’s new manager. In Chicago, Zambrano was a three-time All-Star, but he also feuded with teammates, management and umpires.

Hockey • Host Senators have four elected All-Stars: The Ottawa Senators are assured of having at least four familiar faces on the ice when they host the NHL AllStar game this month. Defenseman Erik Karlsson led all vote-getters in fan balloting, and captain Daniel Alfredsson and fellow forwards Milan Michalek and Jason Spezza also were elected for the game on Jan. 29. The NHL said Thursday they will be joined by Toronto defenseman Dion Phaneuf and Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas in this year’s game. —From wire reports

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Western Conference

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Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge, left, backs in on Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol during the first half in Portland Thursday.

Blazers stay atop West with win over Lakers

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• Gerald Wallace scores 31 points to lead Portland The Associated Press PORTLAND — Gerald Wallace had 31 points and sparked a key third-quarter run to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a fast-paced 107-96 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night. LaMarcus Aldridge added 28 points and 10 rebounds for Portland, which led by as many as 14 points. The Blazers had just four turnovers despite pushing the tempo for the entire game. The Blazers sit atop the Western Conference at 5-1 — their lone loss coming on New Year’s Day at the Clippers. Kobe Bryant scored 30 points despite a torn ligament in his right wrist, and Andrew Bynum had 21 points and 12 rebounds for the Lakers, who have had trouble at the Rose Garden, with losses in 11 of their past 13 games in Portland. Los Angeles went zero for 11 from three-point range. The Lakers, who fell to 4-4, were coming off a 108-99 home victory over Houston on Tuesday. Bynum, who was suspended for the first four games of the season, had 21 points and 22 rebounds against the Rockets — the first 20-20 game of his career. The Blazers were coming off a 103-93 win at Oklahoma City. The Lakers were without Josh McRoberts, who sat out a second straight game with a strained big toe on his left foot. Blazers coach Nate McMillan promised that Portland would run against the Lakers, and the result was a frenetic pace from the start. Paul Gasol’s tip-in gave Los Angeles its biggest lead of the first half at 28-21. The Blazers closed the gap, and Jamal Crawford’s jumper and free throw put them up 36-35 with just over eight minutes to go in the half. The lead was short-lived, but Portland stayed close. Los Angeles shot 61 percent from the field, but led just 56-52 at the half. Portland shot 43 percent. Both teams were even at 46 percent in the end. The Blazers trailed 60-59 early in the third quarter, but Wallace made a layup and a free throw early to

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——— All Times PST Thursday’s Games Miami 116, Atlanta 109,3OT San Antonio 93, Dallas 71 Sacramento 103, Milwaukee 100 Portland 107, L.A. Lakers 96

Today’s Games Atlanta at Charlotte, 4 p.m. New Jersey at Toronto, 4 p.m. New York at Washington, 4 p.m. Detroit at Philadelphia, 4 p.m. Indiana at Boston, 4:30 p.m. Houston at Oklahoma City, 5 p.m. Denver at New Orleans, 5 p.m. Cleveland at Minnesota, 5 p.m. Chicago at Orlando, 5 p.m. Memphis at Utah, 6 p.m. Golden State at L.A. Lakers, 7:30 p.m. Portland at Phoenix, 7:30 p.m.

Summaries spark a 17-6 run capped by Wesley Matthews’ three-pointer that made it 76-66. Crawford made a 27-foot threepointer as time ran out in the third to put Portland up 84-74. Wallace appeared to seal it with a fast-break layup past falling Lakers guard Steve Blake that made it 96-83 with 6:39 left. Notes: The Lakers have won seven of the past eight meetings with the Blazers at Staples Center. ... Blazers G Wesley Matthews’ dad Wes played for the Lakers from 1986-88 during his nine-year NBA career. ... Oregon Ducks running back Kenjon Barner had a courtside seat. ... A fan in the crowd had a sign reading “Tonight I’m against World Peace” — a jab at the former Ron Artest. Also on Thursday: Heat. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 Hawks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 ATLANTA — Chris Bosh scored 33 points and the Miami Heat, playing without injured stars LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, beat the Atlanta Hawks in triple-overtime. Mario Chalmers had 22 of his 29 points after the third quarter for the Heat, including five in the third overtime. Wade missed his second straight game with a sore left foot and James was held out after he turned his left ankle late in the third quarter of Wednesday night’s 11883 win over Indiana. Neither star was in uniform. Bosh hit a last-second, tying three-pointer at the end of regulation to force the first overtime. Joe Johnson had 20 points for the Hawks. Kings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Bucks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Tyreke Evans made four free throws in the final minute to finish with 26 points, and Sacramento overcame a 21-point halftime deficit to stun Milwaukee hours after the Kings fired coach Paul Westphal. Spurs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Mavericks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 SAN ANTONIO — Matt Bonner scored 17 points and San Antonio limited Dirk Nowitzki to just six in a win over Dallas. Richard Jefferson scored 16 points and Gary Neal added 12 for the Spurs, who held Nowitzki to his lowest scoring output since he had five points in a Dec. 18, 2009, game that he left early because of injury.

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Thursday’s Games

Blazers 107, Lakers 96 L.A. LAKERS (96) Barnes 1-3 4-4 6, Gasol 7-10 5-5 19, Bynum 9-16 3-6 21, Fisher 2-2 2-2 6, Bryant 13-24 4-5 30, Blake 2-9 0-0 4, World Peace 0-5 0-0 0, Murphy 0-1 0-0 0, Kapono 2-4 1-1 5, Ebanks 1-5 3-4 5. Totals 37-79 22-27 96. PORTLAND (107) Wallace 13-19 4-7 31, Aldridge 11-20 6-7 28, Camby 0-2 0-0 0, Felton 3-14 2-2 8, Matthews 611 1-1 16, Batum 0-5 2-2 2, Crawford 6-15 4-5 17, Thomas 1-1 1-2 3, C.Smith 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 41-89 20-26 107. L.A. Lakers 31 25 18 22 — 96 Portland 27 25 32 23 — 107 3-Point Goals—L.A. Lakers 0-11 (World Peace 0-1, Kapono 0-1, Bryant 0-4, Blake 0-5), Portland 512 (Matthews 3-4, Crawford 1-2, Wallace 1-2, Batum 0-1, Felton 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—L.A. Lakers 56 (Bynum 12), Portland 45 (Aldridge 10). Assists—L.A. Lakers 15 (Fisher 6), Portland 20 (Felton 10). Total Fouls—L.A. Lakers 20, Portland 20. Technicals—L.A. Lakers defensive three second 2, Portland defensive three second. A—20,444 (19,980).

Kings 103, Bucks 100 MILWAUKEE (100) Jackson 4-10 3-3 13, Ilyasova 2-3 0-0 4, Gooden 6-13 6-10 18, Jennings 12-23 1-4 31, Delfino 1-2 2-2 5, Livingston 3-5 0-0 6, Sanders 4-7 0-0 8, Udrih 4-8 0-0 8, Leuer 3-5 1-2 7. Totals 39-76 13-21 100. SACRAMENTO (103) Salmons 5-13 3-4 13, Hayes 0-2 2-2 2, Cousins 8-18 3-6 19, Evans 8-18 9-9 26, Thornton 10-23 5-5 27, Hickson 2-5 3-4 7, Thompson 1-1 0-0 2, Fredette 3-8 0-0 7, Garcia 0-2 0-0 0, Outlaw 0-1 0-0 0, Thomas 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 37-91 25-30 103. Milwaukee 30 28 24 18 — 100 Sacramento 25 12 31 35 — 103 3-Point Goals—Milwaukee 9-19 (Jennings 6-10, Jackson 2-5, Delfino 1-2, Udrih 0-2), Sacramento 4-21 (Thornton 2-6, Fredette 1-4, Evans 1-5, Garcia 0-1, Salmons 0-5). Fouled Out—Cousins. Rebounds—Milwaukee 44 (Gooden 9), Sacramento 60 (Cousins 15). Assists—Milwaukee 26 (Jennings 7), Sacramento 16 (Evans 5). Total Fouls—Milwaukee 27, Sacramento 18. A—11,813 (17,317).

Heat 116, Hawks 109 MIAMI (116) Battier 3-10 1-2 9, Bosh 14-27 4-4 33, Anthony 1-1 1-1 3, Chalmers 10-21 6-6 29, Jones 2-7 0-1 5, Harris 3-9 2-4 9, Cole 4-8 1-1 9, Haslem 6-16 2-2 14, Pittman 2-3 1-2 5, Howard 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 45-102 18-23 116. ATLANTA (109) Williams 2-10 2-2 7, Smith 6-17 5-9 17, Horford 5-7 0-0 10, Teague 1-12 4-8 6, J.Johnson 7-20 5-6 20, Pargo 1-1 0-0 3, McGrady 4-8 5-8 14, Pachulia 0-2 0-0 0, Radmanovic 0-4 5-6 5, Green 5-6 2-2 14, Collins 0-0 0-0 0, I.Johnson 5-7 3-5 13. Totals 3694 31-46 109. Miami 22 32 14 25 6 10 7 — 116 Atlanta 19 30 21 23 6 10 0 — 109 3-Point Goals—Miami 8-28 (Chalmers 3-11, Battier 2-5, Bosh 1-3, Jones 1-4, Harris 1-5), Atlanta 6-22 (Green 2-2, Pargo 1-1, McGrady 1-1, Williams 1-2, J.Johnson 1-7, Smith 0-1, Radmanovic 0-4, Teague 04). Fouled Out—I.Johnson, Horford. Rebounds—Miami 65 (Harris, Bosh 14), Atlanta 70 (Smith 13). Assists—Miami 25 (Chalmers 8), Atlanta 22 (Teague 7). Total Fouls—Miami 35, Atlanta 24. Technicals—Miami defensive three second 2, Atlanta defensive three second. A—18,371 (18,729).

Spurs 93, Mavericks 71 DALLAS (71) Marion 1-6 0-0 2, Nowitzki 3-11 0-1 6, Haywood 2-4 2-4 6, Kidd 0-2 0-0 0, West 4-6 2-2 10, Odom 3-10 0-0 6, Terry 4-14 3-4 12, Mahinmi 2-3 3-4 7, Carter 2-5 2-2 6, Beaubois 1-8 2-2 4, Jones 2-4 2-2 6, Cardinal 0-1 0-0 0, Wright 3-3 0-0 6. Totals 27-77 16-21 71. SAN ANTONIO (93)

Saturday’s Games Chicago at Atlanta, 4 p.m. Charlotte at Indiana, 4 p.m. Miami at New Jersey, 4:30 p.m. New York at Detroit, 4:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at Houston, 5 p.m. Toronto at Philadelphia, 5 p.m. Denver at San Antonio, 5:30 p.m. New Orleans at Dallas, 6 p.m. Utah at Golden State, 7:30 p.m. Milwaukee at L.A. Clippers, 7:30 p.m.

Jefferson 5-12 3-3 16, Duncan 4-13 2-6 10, Blair 0-3 0-0 0, Parker 5-12 1-3 11, Neal 4-10 0-0 12, Green 3-10 0-0 8, Bonner 6-10 0-0 17, Leonard 2-4 0-0 4, Ford 3-7 0-0 7, Splitter 0-2 3-4 3, Anderson 2-2 0-0 5, Diogu 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 34-86 9-16 93. Dallas 17 12 13 29 — 71 San Antonio 31 24 11 27 — 93 3-Point Goals—Dallas 1-19 (Terry 1-5, Carter 0-1, Cardinal 0-1, Kidd 0-2, Nowitzki 0-3, Beaubois 0-3, Odom 0-4), San Antonio 16-33 (Bonner 5-9, Neal 47, Jefferson 3-7, Green 2-5, Anderson 1-1, Ford 1-2, Leonard 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Dallas 59 (Mahinmi 9), San Antonio 55 (Jefferson 7). Assists—Dallas 11 (Kidd, West 3), San Antonio 22 (Parker 8). Total Fouls—Dallas 13, San Antonio 17. Technicals—Mahinmi, San Antonio defensive three second. A—18,581 (18,797).

Leaders Through Thursday’s games ——— SCORING G FG FT PTS AVG James, MIA 7 78 53 209 29.9 Anthony, NYK 6 52 51 167 27.8 Bryant, LAL 8 78 48 211 26.4 Durant, OKC 7 65 38 183 26.1 Love, MIN 6 50 41 154 25.7 Griffin, LAC 5 50 26 126 25.2 Bargnani, TOR 6 53 30 144 24.0 Ellis, GOL 5 45 21 119 23.8 Aldridge, POR 6 57 25 139 23.2 Rose, CHI 7 47 41 146 20.9 Bosh, MIA 8 65 33 165 20.6 Nowitzki, DAL 8 58 41 161 20.1 Allen, BOS 6 39 20 120 20.0 Jennings, MIL 6 44 20 119 19.8 Anderson, ORL 7 48 17 138 19.7 Thornton, SAC 8 56 27 155 19.4 Howard, ORL 7 53 28 134 19.1 DeRozan, TOR 6 40 21 111 18.5 Williams, PHL 5 28 26 91 18.2 D. Williams, NJN 6 34 27 104 17.3 FG PERCENTAGE FG FGA PCT Hawes, PHL 31 46 .674 White, CHA 30 49 .612 Bynum, LAL 37 61 .607 James, MIA 78 131 .595 Ginobili, SAN 29 49 .592 Howard, ORL 53 90 .589 Gasol, LAL 55 95 .579 Hibbert, IND 34 59 .576 Monroe, DET 38 66 .576 Griffin, LAC 50 88 .568 REBOUNDS G OFF DEF TOT AVG Howard, ORL 7 30 82 112 16.0 Love, MIN 6 36 54 90 15.0 Hawes, PHL 5 11 46 57 11.4 Gasol, MEM 6 13 48 61 10.2 Cousins, SAC 7 37 34 71 10.1 Haslem, MIA 8 23 58 81 10.1 Hibbert, IND 6 18 42 60 10.0 Varejao, CLE 6 24 35 59 9.8 McGee, WAS 6 18 41 59 9.8 Griffin, LAC 5 16 32 48 9.6 ASSISTS G AST AVG Rondo, BOS 7 75 10.7 Lowry, HOU 6 60 10.0 Calderon, TOR 6 60 10.0 Paul, LAC 5 49 9.8 Nash, PHX 6 52 8.7 Jack, NOR 5 43 8.6 Rose, CHI 7 60 8.6 Ellis, GOL 5 41 8.2 Felton, POR 6 45 7.5 James, MIA 7 52 7.4 Team Offense G Pts Avg Miami 8 874 109.3 Denver 7 723 103.3 Portland 6 617 102.8 Philadelphia 5 513 102.6 L.A. Clippers 5 506 101.2 Oklahoma City 7 690 98.6 San Antonio 7 689 98.4 Minnesota 6 587 97.8 Chicago 7 680 97.1 Cleveland 6 582 97.0 Atlanta 7 679 97.0

Late power-play goal lifts Flyers past Blackhawks The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — James van Riemsdyk’s second goal on the power play with 32.8 seconds remaining lifted the Philadelphia Flyers to a 5-4 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night. Brent Seabrook and Patrick Kane scored 25 seconds apart late in the third period to tie it, but van Riemsdyk made sure the Flyers shook off the disappointment from their Winter Classic loss. Scott Hartnell, Harry Zolnierczyk and van Riemsdyk scored goals in a span of 4:20 in the second period, and Jakub Voracek also scored for the Flyers against Ray Emery in his first game back in Philadelphia. Ilya Bryzgalov made 30 saves to earn his first win since Dec. 13.

NHL ROUNDUP Jimmy Hayes and Andrew Shaw also scored for Chicago. It was the Blackhawks’ first game in Philadelphia since skating off the ice with the Stanley Cup after their overtime victory in Game 6 of the finals on June 9, 2010. Also on Thursday: Bruins. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Flames . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 BOSTON — Nathan Horton and Patrice Bergeron each had two goals and an assist, Tuukka Rask earned his third shutout in four starts and the rampaging Boston Bruins cruised to a blowout of road-weary Calgary. Rangers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Panthers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 NEW YORK — Marian Gabor-

ik scored 3:29 into overtime for New York, which outlasted Florida and moved to the top of the NHL standings with its eighth win in nine games. Maple Leafs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Jets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 TORONTO — Jonas Gustavsson stopped 24 shots for his second career shutout to lead Toronto past Winnipeg. Senators. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Lightning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 OTTAWA — Daniel Alfredsson had a goal and two assists, Craig Anderson made 35 saves and Ottawa beat Tampa Bay to extend its winning streak to four games. Blues. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Oilers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 ST. LOUIS — Matt D’Agostini capped a three-goal surge early in the third period and Carlo Colaia-

covo had three assists, rallying St. Louis past Edmonton. Stars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Predators. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Mike Ribeiro scored two goals in the first period and Dallas beat Nashville, ruining the return of Predators captain Shea Weber from a concussion. Sharks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Blue Jackets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 SAN JOSE, Calif. — Joe Thornton scored the tiebreaking goal in the second period of his 500th game to lift San Jose. Kings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Coyotes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 LOS ANGELES — Jonathan Quick tied a career best with his NHL-leading sixth shutout and defenseman Drew Doughty scored as Los Angeles won.



Nordic Continued from D1 The Summit girls, who placed fourth at state in 2011, also look to be strong, especially in light of reigning champion Redmond’s losses to graduation. Storm skiers Emily Hyde and Olivia Moehl expect to pace Summit this season. Redmond had a 2011 OHSNO state championship meet to remember, as the Panthers girls took the team title and the boys finished as runners-up. “That was pretty much a stellar year for us,” Redmond coach Ken Roadman says. “We worked pretty hard. This was one that was building for a few years.” Roadman is optimistic about his team’s prospects in 2012, but attrition hit the Panthers harder than most. Just 11 skiers will take to the trails for the Redmond boys and girls this season. “We lost about two-thirds of our team to graduation, or they were exchange students,” Roadman says. Juniors Sierra Foster and Sam Scholz and senior Elissa Brouillard will expect to lead the Redmond girls this year. Back for the boys is junior Joseph Donohue and senior Nick Evans, but Roadman is intrigued at the potential of seniors Philip Aulie and Luke Maxwell. Aulie swam for the Panthers and had an older sister go through the Redmond nordic program. Maxwell has an alpine skiing background. “They’re both showing great promise,” Roadman says. Bend expects to field a nordic racing team of 44 boys and girls after fielding a seven-member team five years ago. Coach Gene Fitzsimmons attributes the surge in popularity to “kids (talking) about it with their friends, and getting them to join.” Fitzsimmons says that approximately half of his team members are inexperienced in competitive settings, but he returns a solid base of leadership for this season. Juniors Peter Schwarz and Jack Widmer are expected to be top performers for the Lava Bears boys, and juniors Melissa Hubler (11th place at the OHSNO state championships last season) and Kira Smiley are expected to pace the girls. Among the newcomers, Fitzsimmons awarded praise to juniors Steven Dougherty, Jaired Rodmaker and Luna Fagan and senior Rita Deems. “(Steven and Jared) both picked up (nordic) really quickly,” Fitzsimmons says. “Luna and Rita are both skiing really well. I have high hopes for those girls.” Bend finished third in both the boys and girls races at the OHSNO championship meet last season. Fitzsimmons is confident in his teams’ ability to compete on the biggest stages. “It’s up for grabs to see who gets on the podium,” Fitzsimmons says about the 2012 nordic season. “No one is a lock.” Sisters has put together a six-person nordic squad this year, and while coach Tom Blust lauds his “good core” of returners, senior Amity Calvin, the Outlaws’ top returning female, suffered a knee injury during soccer season and continues to recover. Sisters’ top returning boy is senior Mason Calmettes, who finished 16th at the 2011 state meet. “I’m hoping he gets into the top 10 this (season),” Tom Blust says. Mountain View continued its dominance of the Oregon Interscholastic Ski Racing Association, taking home its fifth consecutive boys team title and third girls team title in four years. The Cougars are expected to contend for OISRA state titles again this season. Senior Hayati Wolfenden, who finished second in the OISRA’s overall standings last year, is expected to lead the Mountain View girls. — Reporter:

Nordic schedules The Oregon High School Nordic 201112 schedule: Dec. 12: Mt. Bachelor; classic race Jan. 14: Hoodoo, 11 a.m.; skate and relay races Jan. 28: Skadi Cup at Teacup Snopark, 11 a.m.; classic and relay races Feb. 11: Meissner Pursuit, 11 a.m.; pursuit races Feb. 16: Hoodoo Night Race, 11 a.m.; skate and relay races Feb. 24-25: OHSNO state championships at Mt. Hood Meadows, TBA; skate, classic and relay races Website: The Oregon Interscholastic Ski Racing Association 2011-12 schedule: Jan. 7: Diamond Lake Jamboree, noon; classic, skate and pursuit races Jan. 14: Diamond Lake, 11:30 a.m.; 5K skate race Jan. 21: Hoodoo, 11:30 a.m.; 5K classic race Jan. 28: Willamette Pass, 11:30 a.m.; 5K skate race Feb. 4: Mt. Bachelor, 11:30 a.m.; 5K skate Feb. 11: Walt Haring Sno-park, 11:30 a.m.; Southern division league finals and biathlon demo Feb. 24: OISRA state meet at Hoodoo, 1 p.m.; 5K skate race Feb. 25: OISRA state meet at Hoodoo, 10 a.m.; 5K classic race and relay races Website:

Ducks get 30 from Joseph, top Stanford


OSU beats Cal for first Pac-12 win The Associated Press CORVALLIS — Oregon State let a big lead slip away but found enough in the closing minutes to get an important win. Jared Cunningham and Ahmad Starks had 24 points apiece Thursday as the Beavers held off a late California run for a 92-85 win. Oregon State (11-4, 1-2 Pac-12), which also got 14 points from Angus Brandt and 13 from Joe Burton, led by as many as 16 in the second half only to see Cal (12-4, 2-1) close within four points with five minutes left. “We didn’t get rattled, and that’s big because you stay under control and you just keep making good plays, smart decisions,” said Starks, who had five threepointers, including one that put the Beavers back ahead 10 with 1:49 left. Both teams shot well from the floor in the second half — Oregon State was 16 of 21, while Cal was 18 of 29. The Beavers finished 31 of 49 (63 percent), while the Golden Bears were 31 of 54 (57 percent). Cal’s Jorge Gutierrez had 17 of his game-high 26 points in the second half. Justin Cobbs added 18 points and five assists for the Golden Bears. “There’s a lot of things you can look at, but the fact is they played extremely well,” Cal coach Mike Montgomery said of the Beavers. Oregon State took the lead for good, 40-38, on Cunningham’s two free throws 11 seconds after halftime. A Starks three-pointer later put the Beavers ahead seven, and Oregon State got the lead to 10 for the first time, 60-50, on two more Cunningham foul shots with 12:23 remaining. Cal got as close as eight, but Oregon State answered with six straight points to go back ahead 68-54 with 9:56 left. The Beavers went ahead by 16 before Cal scored 12 straight, including two three-pointers by Allen Crabbe and a four-point play by Gutierrez, to close within 77-73 with five minutes left. But the Beavers scored the next four and the Golden Bears got no closer than six the rest of the way. “They know how to come from behind,” Oregon State coach Craig Robinson said of the Golden Bears. “It was nice to see them really take a run at us and for us to hold onto our guts and give them a run right back and widen it back out. It’s a great learning experience and a great accomplishment because they’re young guys and they haven’t been in a position like this before.” Oregon State was 11 of 18 on three-pointers, including Starks’ five, three by Brandt and two by Cunningham. Also on Thursday:

The Associated Press EUGENE — Oregon’s Devoe Joseph followed his worst game of the season with the best game of his career. Joseph tortured Stanford with three-pointers and clutch free throws en route to 30 points in a 78-67 victory in the Ducks’ Pac-12 home opener. It was quite a turnaround for Joseph, the top scorer for Oregon (11-4, 2-1). He was coming off a four-point, onefor-13 shooting performance Saturday against Washington. But against the Cardinal (12-3, 2-1), Joseph made nine of 15 from the floor, including five of nine from three-point range. “My teammates trusted me,” said Joseph, a senior guard whose previous best was 23 points in 2009 when he was a freshman at Minnesota. His previous best as a Duck was 19. E.J. Singler scored 13 points for the Ducks, who went 10 for 12 from the free throw line in the final three minutes. Oregon is off to its best start since opening 12-4 in 2006-07 and is 9-0 this season when scoring at least 70. “There was a little electricity tonight in the ballgame,” Oregon coach Dana Altman said. “We’ve been kind of lacking that at home. We haven’t given them much to cheer about, but we haven’t been energized at home.” Josh Owens led the Cardinal (12-3, 2-1) with 19 points. Aaron Bright also scored 14 points for the Cardinal, and John Gage added 13. Oregon led 34-32 at halftime and fell behind only once in the second half, following a three-pointer by Gage that made it 50-49 with 10:50 to play. But Joseph followed with a quick 3pointer in transition and then another on Oregon’s next possession from the corner to make it 55-50. “I just got a lot of good looks tonight,” said Joseph, who scored 18 points in the second half. “We were going fast, and I got them in mixed up situations and I just got open.” Forward Tyrone Nared, who missed six games with a small tear in his left MCL, returned to the lineup and had five points and five rebounds in 23 minutes. “We don’t have a lot of rah-rah guys that get us going in the locker room, so when Ty came back he brought energy off the bench,” Oregon center Tony Woods said. The Ducks’ 78 points were the most scored against Stanford all season and marked only the third time a team had gotten at least 70. Oregon also shot 48 percent from the floor against a defense that had been holding opponents to an average of 39.5 percent. Altman said Joseph was the one who sparked Oregon’s offense. “Devoe had a big ballgame that kind of saved us,” Altman said. “I’m really happy for Devoe. He felt really bad after that Washington game.”

Greg Wahl-Stephens / The Associated Press

California’s Harper Kamp, right, loses the ball against Oregon State’s Ahmad Starks in the first half of Thursday night’s game in Corvallis.

No. 12 Indiana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 No. 16 Michigan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Christian Watford scored 25 points, and Verdell Jones broke a late tie with four straight points to help Indiana (14-1 2-1 Big Ten) stay perfect at Assembly Hall and beat a third ranked team this season. No. 17 UNLV. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Cal St. Bakersfield . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Mike Moser and Justin Hawkins both scored 17 points and UNLV (16-2) won its seventh straight game. NO. 24 SDSU. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 San Diego Christian . . . . . . . . . . 52 SAN DIEGO — Junior guard DeShawn Stephens scored a career-high 18 points for San Diego State (13-2). No. 25 Gonzaga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Pepperdine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 SPOKANE, Wash. — Freshman Gary Bell Jr. scored 15 points and Gonzaga (12-2, 2-0 West Coast Conference) beat Pepperdine for the 21st consecutive time. Arizona State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 USC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 LOS ANGELES — Carrick

Felix scored a career-high 22 points, Trent Lockett had 19 points and nine rebounds and undermanned Arizona State (5-9, 1-1 Pac-12) beat Southern California. UCLA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 Arizona . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 ANAHEIM, Calif. — Travis Wear scored a career-high 20 points, his twin brother David Wear added 14 points and UCLA (8-7, 1-2 Pac-12) held on. Colorado . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87 Washington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69 BOULDER, Colo. — Carlon Brown scored 18 points and Colorado used balanced scoring to defeat Washington. Spencer Dinwiddie and Austin Dufault had 13 points each Colorado (10-4, 2-0 Pac-12), which had five players in double figures. Utah. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 Washington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60 SALT LAKE CITY — Josh Watkins scored 20 points and made the winning jumper in overtime as Utah (4-10, 1-1) got its first Pac-12 conference win by beating Washington State. Brock Motum had 27 points for the Cougars (9-6, 1-2).


Crook County defeats Madras in boys basketball Bulletin staff report MADRAS — Crook County snapped a three-game losing streak as the Cowboys upset Madras 70-62 in overtime in nonconference boys basketball action Thursday night. Peyton Seaquist scored a game-high 21 points and Dillon Dees added 14 as Crook County improved to 3-8 with the road victory over the White Buffaloes. The Cowboys outscored Madras 11-3 in the extra period to earn their first win in four games. Jhaylen Yeahquo recorded a teamhigh 14 points for Madras, which dropped to 8-4 overall. Edward Zacarias contributed 12 points and Bobby Ahern added 11. The White Buffaloes shot just 28 percent from the field, making only 22 of 78 shots attempts. “Give Crook County all the credit,” said Madras coach Allen Hair. “They just outplayed us.” The Cowboys, who are at La Pine tonight, hit 23 of 32 free-throw attempts Thursday night. The Buffs, who host La Pine on Tuesday, were just 16 of 29 from the foul line. In other prep events Thursday: GIRLS BASKETBALL Madras . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Crook County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 PRINEVILLE — Abby Scott scored 16 of her game-high 27 points in the third quarter as the White Buffaloes held off the Cowgirls in Class 4A nonconference play. Madras led 18-14 at half. Crook County never got closer than four points after the break, in large part because of Scott’s third-quarter scoring burst. Mariah Stacona chipped in 15 points for the White Buffaloes. Brooke Buswell led

the Cowgirls with 15 points, and Makayla Lindburg blocked four shots and grabbed eight rebounds. Madras (11-2 overall) plays at Gladstone on Jan. 17 in its Tri-Valley Conference opener. Crook County (6-5 overall) hosts La Pine today in another nonconference contest. WRESTLING Redmond. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Mountain View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 REDMOND — The Panthers won the Intermountain Hybrid dual meet over the Cougars with five pins. In the 182pound weight class, Gunnar Sigado of Redmond pinned Austin Beebe in 53 seconds. Boomer Fleming, also of Redmond, pinned Mountain View’s Andrew Bright in 1:32 in the 160-pound weight class. Wyatt Slaght of Mountain View highlighted the Cougars’ effort with a win by fall over Redmond’s Corbin Carpenter in 1:46 in the 106-pound weight class. Mountain View is at the Bend High Invitational on Saturday while Redmond is off until the Oregon Wrestling Classic on Jan. 13 and 14. Crook County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Summit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 The Cowboys were too much for the host Storm in an Intermountain Hybrid dual. Crook County, which led 15-0 after five matches, recorded three pins against Summit and was aided by three forfeit victories. Joaquin Reyes posted the most competitive match of the night for the Storm, falling 6-5 to the Cowboys’ Dean Smith in the 170-pound match. Summit is at the Bend High Invitational this weekend, while Crook County hosts Ontario and Crater on Thursday in a tuneup before the Oregon Wrestling Classic next weekend.

PREP SCOREBOARD Boys basketball


Thursday’s result ——— Class 4A Nonconference ——— CROOK COUNTY (70) — Peyton Seaquist 21, Dees 14, T. Cooper 9, Washachek 8, Mahurin 8, A.J. Cooper 4, Buss 3, Benton 3, Brewer. Totals 22 23-32 70. MADRAS (62) — Jhaylen Yeahquo 14, Zacarias 12, Ahern 11, Palmer 9, McConnell 8, Mitchell 4, Haugen 4, Quintana, Smith. Totals 22 16-29 62. Crook County 15 14 13 17 11 — 70 Madras 13 15 18 13 3 — 62 Three-point goals — Crook County: Seaquist, Mahurin, Benton; Madras: Zacarias, Mitchell.

Thursday’s results ——— Nonconference ——— Bend 54, La Pine 18 at La Pine ——— 106 — Powell, B, pins Capelli, LP, :58. 113 — La Pine wins by forfeit. 120 — Beuschlein, B, pins Nazario, LP, 4:43. 126 — Spring, B, pins Knabe, LP, 4:45. 132 — Ornelas, B, pins Ward, LP, 1:20. 138 — Oatman, LP, pins Rincon, B, 3:23. 145 — Mock, LP, pins Prescott, B, 2:26. 152 — Vinton, B, pins Allen, LP, :30. 160 — Abt, B, def. Penter, LP, 11-5. 170 — Crawford, B, def. Carriker, LP, 4-0. 182 — Gerdes, B, def. Searcy, LP, 9-8. 195 — Golden, B, pins Contreras, LP, 2:57. 220 — Dailey, B, pins Van Cleave, LP, 4:45. 285 — O’Conner, B, def. Harrison, LP, 4-2. ——— Intermountain Hybrid ——— Redmond 48, Mountain View 26 at Redmond ——— 106 — Slaght, MV, pins Carpenter, R, 1:46. 113 — Short, MV, def. Ayers, R, 5-4. 120— Pitcher, MV, pins Rystedt, R, 3:36. 126 — George, R, def. McDonald, MV, 7-0. 132 — Haney, R, pins Oliver, MV, 5:10. 138 — Redmond wins by forfeit. 145 — Samples, MV, pins Newman, R, 5:30. 152 — Amodeo, MV, def. Shields, R, 1-4. 160 — Fleming, R, pins Bright, MV, 1:32. 170 — Barichio, R, pins Miller, MV, 2:35. 182 — Sigado, R, pins Beebe, MV, :53. 195 — Gates, R, def. Roberts, MV, 1-0. 220 — Redmond wins by forfeit. 285 — Breitling, R, pins Chapman, MV, 3:54.

Girls basketball Thursday’s result ——— Class 4A Nonconference ——— MADRAS (49) — Abby Scott 27, M. Stacona 15, Frank 3, Suppah 2, Kaltsukis 1, K. Stacona 1, Simmons, R. Jones, I. Jones, Adams. Totals 15 16-30 49 CROOK COUNTY (42) — Brooke Buswell 15, Morgan 8, Lindburg 6, Ovens 6, Loper 3, McKenzie 1, Johnston 1, Solomon 2, Martin, Apperson, Walker, Saenz. Totals 15 6-11 42 Madras 11 7 18 13 — 49 Crook County 8 6 17 11 — 42 Three-point goals — Madras: not available; Crook County: Morgan 2, Ovens 2, Loper 1, Buswell 1.

Wrestling Continued from D1 The freshman was outweighed by 80 pounds against La Pine senior Travis Harrison but more than held his own in a 4-2 victory over his La Pine counterpart. “David was extremely impressive,” Larwin said. “He’s a tough kid with a great future in the sport.” Hawks coach Gary Slater saw plenty of positives with his squad, notably in the performances of Deion Mock (145 pounds) and Cody Oatman (138 pounds). Mock pinned Greg Prescott of Bend in 2 minutes, 26 seconds, and Oatman won by fall over Diego Rincon of Bend in 3:23. “There were several close matches,” Slater said. “We’ve got to get back in the groove (off of winter break).” Bend and La Pine will both compete in the Bend High Invitational on Saturday.


Breaking down the wild-card round A look at this weekend’s wild-card playoff games in the NFL, which take place Saturday and Sunday:

Cincinnati Bengals (9-7) at Houston Texans (10-6)

Atlanta Falcons (10-6) at New York Giants (9-7)

When: Saturday, 1:30 p.m. TV: NBC Last meeting: Texans beat Bengals 20-19, Dec. 11 The skinny: This is the first time since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970 that a playoff game will feature two rookie starting quarterbacks. The Bengals did not beat a playoff team all season (0-7 overall), but they are a good road cover team (5-1-2) against the spread (ATS). The Texans, formed in 2002, are making their first trip to the postseason. Houston was fifth-best in the NFL with a 9-5-2 mark ATS. I’ve liked Cincy QB Andy Dalton all year, but I think the Texans’ T.J. Yates has better accessories than Dalton in this rookie matchup. Stats and notes: Houston has won past three over Cincinnati. Texans clinched first AFC South title and The Associated Press file playoff spot in franchise history Houston Texans quarterback T.J. Yates by beating Bengals 20-19 at Paul Brown Stadium on Dec. 11. ... Bengals haven’t won playoff game since the end of 1990 season, when they beat Houston Oilers 41-14. ... Bengals QB Andy Dalton started all 16 games. Texans QB T.J. Yates got in for last five after Matt Schaub and Matt Leinart got hurt. ... Dalton missed practice Wednesday because of bad case of flu, but returned a day later. ... Over last six games, Dalton threw five touchdowns and only one interception in 184 attempts. ... During loss to Houston last month, Dalton and Bengals offense had miserable second half, blowing 6-3 lead. They managed 81 yards in second half, including only 9 yards on 14 rushes. ... Houston RBs Arian Foster (1,224) and Ben Tate (942) were only teammates in NFL to run for at least 900 yards apiece this season. ... Bengals had season-high five sacks in last game against Houston. ... Houston WR Andre Johnson has 19 catches for 278 yards in past two games against Bengals. He sat out win in Cincinnati with pulled hamstring. ... Cincinnati receiver A.J. Green’s 1,057 yards receiving are most by rookie in franchise history. The pick: Texans, 23-17

When: Sunday, 10 a.m. TV: Fox Last meeting: Giants beat Falcons 34-31 OT, Nov. 22, 2009 The skinny: Some of the chatter this week has been about how the 2011 Giants are similar to the Giants’ 2008 Super Bowl team. Can we slow down a minute here? After a 6-2 start this season, the G-Men lost four straight, and the usual second-half “Coughlin Collapse” talk cropped up. To their credit, the Giants won three of their last four, including last week vs. Dallas for the NFC East. Big Blue is 5-1 ATS in their past six playoff games. That said, I’m just not sold on the Giants this season. If the Falcons’ “Dirt Bag” offensive line can control the Giants’ improved pass rush, I think Atlanta has too many weapons for the Giants’ shaky secondary. Also, Atlanta is 22-4 when RB Michael The Associated Press file Turner runs for 100 or more yards. New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning The Falcons and QB Matt Ryan (0-2 in 2 career playoff games) learned a lot after losing last season as the NFC’s No. 1 seed to eventual Super Bowl champ Green Bay. Stats and notes: First playoff game between the teams. ... Giants have won past three games, but Falcons have won five of past six in New Jersey. ... First time Atlanta qualifies for playoffs in consecutive seasons. ... Falcons QB Matt Ryan had team-record 4,177 yards passing. ... RB Michael Turner rushed for 1,340 yards and 11 touchdowns. He has run for 50 TDs since 2008, second most in league. ... WR Roddy White led NFC with 100 catches, his second consecutive 100-catch season. ... Giants QB Eli Manning had franchise-record 4,933 yards passing and eight 300-yard games. ... Giants running game is last in league. ... WR Victor Cruz had team-record 1,536 yards receiving and nine touchdowns. ... WR Hakeem Nicks ranks second with 76 catches for 1,192 yards and seven touchdowns. ... DE Jason Pierre-Paul’s 16½ sacks were fourth in league. The pick: Falcons, 27-24

Detroit Lions (10-6) at New Orleans Saints (13-3)

Pittsburgh Steelers (12-4) at Denver Broncos (8-8)

When: Saturday, 5 p.m. TV: NBC Last meeting: Saints beat Lions 31-17, Dec. 4 The skinny: I still cannot believe the Lions couldn’t beat what amounted to the Packers’ JV squad last week! (Packers QB Matt Flynn: 480 yards, 6 TDs vs. Lions, who knew he had it in him?) If Detroit would have won, they would be coming to MetLife Stadium (and I believe they would have won vs. G-Men). Instead, the Lions have the unenviable task of facing the buzzsaw known as the Saints, who are 8-0 ATS at home this season. Hard to pick against Drew Brees and that juggernaut offense at home. Stats and notes: Detroit making first playoff appearance since 1999. ... Lions set NFL single-season mark by coming back to win three games after trailing by 17 or more The Associated Press file points. ... Lions QB Matthew StafDetroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford ford set team passing records with 5,038 yards and 41 TDs, becoming fourth NFL QB with 5,000 yards passing in season, joining Hall of Famer Dan Marino, Saints’ Drew Brees and New England’s Tom Brady. ... Lions WR Calvin Johnson led NFL with 1,681 yards receiving and led NFC with 16 TDs receiving. ... DE Cliff Avril led Lions with 11 sacks and led NFC with six forced fumbles. ... Lions’ Ndamukong Suh has 14 sacks over two seasons, second most by DT in NFL during that span. ... New Orleans has won eight in row and tied club record with 13 wins, equaling win total set by 2009 Super Bowl champion squad. ... New Orleans had 8-0 home record for first time in club’s 45-year history. ... New Orleans set NFL record with 7,474 offensive yards and 5,347 yards passing. ... Brees set single-season records for completions (468) and completion percentage (71.2). ... Brees completed 26 of 36 passes (72.2 percent) for 342 yards, three TDs in last meeting. The pick: Saints, 41-28

When: Sunday, 1:30 p.m. TV: CBS Last meeting: Steelers beat Broncos 28-10, Nov. 9, 2009 The skinny: I know the Steelers are without RB Rashard Mendenhall (knee) and DB Ryan Clark (blood disorder). And, yes, Big Ben is still limping around Pittsburgh’s practice facility after what he termed a “little setback” last week vs. the Browns. But the Black & Gold is 9-2 ATS in their past 11 playoff games. Plus, Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger is 10-3 in the playoffs overall, and has never lost a road playoff game (3-0). I believe the Tim Tebow experiment is over. Stats and notes: Teams split six playoff games, last one coming in AFC championship Jan. 22, 2006, when Steelers prevailed 34-17. ... QB Ben Roethlisberger 10-3 lifetime in playoffs. In only playoff The Associated Press file appearance against Broncos, he Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow completed 21 of 29 passes for 275 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions for a 124.9 passer rating. ... Steelers without top tailback Rashard Mendenhall but backup Isaac Redman had career-best 92 yards last week against Browns. ... WR Mike Wallace (1,193) topped 1,000 yards receiving for second straight season, and WR Hines Ward became eighth NFL player to catch 1,000 passes. He also has 88 catches in playoffs for 1,181 yards and 10 TDs. ... Steelers defense allowed NFL lows in points per game (14.2), yards per game (271.8) and yards passing per game (171.9). ... LB Von Miller leads Broncos with 11½ sacks but has just one in past month while playing with cumbersome cast on right hand. ... QB Tim Tebow is 7-4 as starter but has lost three straight after six-game winning streak that included four straight fourth-quarter comebacks. The pick: Steelers, 26-10


and the general trend over the years of rules changes favoring players on offense. Hall of Fame defensive back Ronnie Lott raised another factor: increased emphasis on finding top players for the offense. “Take a look at (New England’s Rob) Gronkowski. You go, ‘Wow!’ All of a sudden, pretty much every team has an athlete like that at the tight end position. At fullback, too. And everybody has not one, but two or more good receivers. Look at Green Bay, and all the people that touch the ball for them,” said Lott, who played in the 1980s and 1990s. “When I came into the league, there was one team like that: the San Diego Chargers. They had Kellen Winslow, John Jefferson, Charlie Joiner, Chuck Muncie, with Dan Fouts at the helm. Now you look at teams like Detroit (and say), ‘That guy is great. That guy is great. That guy is productive. Look at what that guy has done.’ Now it’s all about the piling up of weapons that each team has, and the unique characteristics that each team brings.” Still, Lott wasn’t so sure there will be what he called “epic scoring” in these playoffs, figuring the defenses will find a way to catch up. As for the primacy of offense over defense, it’s worth noting where this season’s two No. 1-seeded teams ranked in yards allowed: The NFC’s Packers (15-1) were 32nd among the league’s 32 teams; the AFC’s Patriots (13-3) were 31st. “Personally, I think that we’re going to step up. Obviously, there’s going to be a lot of high-powered offenses in these playoffs,” Green Bay cornerback Tramon Williams said. “We know we haven’t played to our expectations, but we still have that belief that we can.” There are, of course, playoff teams

Continued from D1 It all began in Game 1, when Rodgers and Brees combined for 731 yards and six touchdowns through the air, helping the past two Super Bowl champions, the Green Bay Packers and New Orleans Saints, put up 76 points. A few days later, Brady threw for 517 yards for the New England Patriots. On and on it went, all the way through Week 17, when even the resting Rodgers’ backup, Matt Flynn, got in on the act, breaking franchise marks by passing for 480 yards and six TDs in a 45-41 victory over the Detroit Lions, whose own quarterback, Matthew Stafford, also produced “Did I read that right?” numbers: 520 yards, five touchdowns. Add it up, and NFL teams gained more yards combined per game than ever (693.7, 21.7 higher than the old mark). They also scored more points combined per game (44.4) than any time since 1965, a season before the first Super Bowl. The entire history of the league had produced two 5,000yard passing seasons; there were three in 2011 (by Brady, Brees and Stafford). For the first time, three teams scored more than 500 points in the same season (Packers, Saints, Patriots). Quarterbacks threw for 300 or more yards in a game 121 times, 17 more than in any prior season. “I don’t necessarily expect things to change much in the playoffs. We’re definitely trending toward higher numbers,” said Joe Theismann, who quarterbacked the Washington Redskins to the 1983 NFL title. His team’s success was predicated in part on the running of John Riggins behind an offensive line known as the Hogs, but that old formula of relying on the ground game for success in

January might be exactly that: an old formula. “The way we’ve thought about traditional and conventional football in the past has changed, and it has changed significantly,” Theismann said. “Basically, now you run just to slow down the pass rush a little bit or you run to set up your play-action passing game for big plays.” Conventional wisdom used to dictate that it’s important to be able to run the ball in cold, blustery playoff weather. But Theismann and Rodgers both pointed to last weekend’s 86-point, passing free-for-all at Lambeau Field, where Flynn and Stafford ignored the 20 mph wind, freezing temperature and snow flurries. The teams that boast nine of the NFL’s 10 highest-rated passers this season made the playoffs (although No. 6, Houston’s Matt Schaub, is injured). And of the teams with the 13 lowest-rated quarterbacks, only one is still around: Denver, with Tim Tebow, which hosts Pittsburgh on Sunday. Similarly, seven of the league’s nine leaders in yards receiving made the playoffs. Anyone not convinced that running games aren’t central to a team’s success should consider this: Only six of the league’s top 18 rushers made it to the postseason. And in last year’s Super Bowl, for example, the Packers ran the ball 13 times and threw it 39. Among the reasons cited for all of the big plays this season: During the lockout, which cut down on formal offseason work, it was easier for players on offense than those on defense to get together for informal sessions; the new collective bargaining agreement reduced contact in practice, leading to poorer tackling; emphasis on enforcing rules against illegal hits made some defensive players more tentative;

— John Boell, Newsday; The Associated Press

that know they can play good defense. The Steelers (12-4), for example, gave up the fewest yards and points in the NFL. The San Francisco 49ers (13-3) were fourth in yards allowed, second in points allowed, and didn’t allow a TD rushing until their 15th game. The Baltimore Ravens (12-4), Houston Texans (10-6), Cincinnati Bengals (106) and Denver Broncos (8-8) also rely on their ability to stop teams. That’s part of why the wild-card opener between the Bengals and Texans on Saturday isn’t expected to follow the tons-of-yards-and-points trend. Another key factor: It’s the first playoff game in NFL history pitting two starting rookie QBs (Cincinnati’s Andy Dalton and Houston’s T.J. Yates). Things are expected to get particularly wild Saturday night, though. The over-under line for combined points in the Lions-Saints NFC game in the controlled climate of New Orleans’ dome is 59, the highest for a postseason matchup. “I know how explosive Detroit is offensively. I also know that I think we feel like we’re playing (good) football as a team and as an offense. But you know, it seems like, typically, when you get weeks like this where everybody’s hyping up one side of the ball or the other and, you know, kind of predicting it to be a shootout or whatever, the defenses are off kind of quietly in the corner, making sure they come out with their best performance and they take that as motivation,” said Brees, whose set of records this season includes yards passing (5,476), completions (468), completion percentage (71.2) and 300-yard games (13). “It could be a back-and-forth shootout,” Brees summed up. “It could also be a defensive struggle.” Sure it could, Drew.





SEC Continued from D1 That allowed it to become the first conference to split into divisions and set up its own championship game. Other factors, everything from an exclusive national television deal with CBS to top coaches such as LSU’s Les Miles and Alabama’s Nick Saban to the abundance of high school talent in the Deep South, help keep the SEC on top year after year. But the real roots of the SEC’s breakaway can be traced to the turbulent ’60s, when the region was ripped apart by the struggle for civil rights and its universities were still clinging to the notion of only letting whites through the schoolhouse door. In 1966, Alabama posted a perfect 11-0 record with an all-white team but still finished third in The Associated Press poll behind Notre Dame and Michigan State, which had played to a 10-10 tie. The feeling at the time, and one that is even more apparent with the hindsight of history, was that both the Fighting Irish and the Spartans were superior programs because they had African-Americans players and faced teams that allowed them on the field, too. “There were athletes who were qualified and capable and had the ability to play in the SEC, but they were not recruited because they were black,” said Wilbur Hackett, a longtime conference referee who, in the late ’60s, became the first African-American captain when he played at Kentucky, persevering through intense racial prejudice. When it became clear that integration was inevitable, the SEC finally tapped into a whole new pool of talent, gaining the inside track to huge numbers of immensely qualified locals who had always been forced to sign with historically black schools or venture far from home, to the Big Ten or the Pacific Coast, if they wanted to play at the highest level. Today, every SEC roster is filled with black players. Their influence on the game is undeniable. “The league was strong, but it could have been stronger if they had integrated sooner,” Hackett said. “Look at the Tennessee States and the Jackson States and the Gramblings, all the players from those schools that went on to play in the NFL. Now, those schools don’t put players in the NFL because all those players are in the SEC.” Over the past 10 years, a staggering 72 players from SEC schools have been first-round draft picks. The Big 12 is next on the list, far behind at 51. With Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton leading the way, the SEC had five of the top six picks in 2011. The odd man out was Von Miller from Texas A&M — which is joining the league next fall. “There’s a lot of talent down there and they do a good job of coaching a lot of talent,” said Al Borges, the offensive coordinator at Michigan who formerly coached at Auburn. “That’s all there is to it.” Digging a little deeper, the emphasis on defense in the SEC has largely fueled its rise to power (34 of those 72 first-round picks came from the less-heralded side of the line). Not surprisingly, Alabama and LSU are the nation’s two best defensive teams, filled with impact players such as Crimson Tide linebacker Dont’a Hightower and Tigers cornerback Tyrann “Honey Badger” Mathieu. From the perspective of ESPN analyst Todd Blackledge, it all starts up front. “I really don’t think they have more speed at those skill positions on offense than the Big 12 or the Pac-12 or anyone else,” he said. “But those defensive linemen in the SEC, that’s where the difference is.” Blackledge points to last year’s BCS title game, when Auburn stifled high-powered Oregon 22-19 to claim the SEC’s fifth straight championship. Offense may excite the fans, but teams such as West Virginia (a 70-33 winner over Clemson in the Orange Bowl) and Oklahoma State (which beat Stanford 41-38 in the Fiesta Bowl) didn’t qualify for the biggest game of all. Rest assured, defense still wins championships. “Auburn was, at best, a middle-of-the-pack defense in the SEC — and Oregon could not block their front,” Blackledge said. “Until teams in other conferences make inroads on defense, it’s just going to be hard to catch the SEC.” Blackledge also believes that SEC schools are more willing to bring in junior college signees, especially on the defensive side, players who are often challenged academically and shunned by schools that don’t think they can keep up in the classroom. This, of course, fits in with another popularly held image of the SEC as nothing more

100K Continued from D1 Most of the first 24,000 miles or so — nearly the equivalent of a trip around the world — he did on foot, right up until his knees began to give him trouble. Since then most of the miles have come while riding a bicycle, always logged on those calendar pages. They’ve come in and around Wenatchee, then in St. Paul, Minn., where he lived while his wife, Carol, studied in seminary school to become a pastor, and, since 2004, in and around Yakima. He has bicycled over nearly every Washington mountain pass reachable by road. He’s ridden the Oregon and Northern California coastlines, and biked across British Columbia. He had pedaled parks and roadways throughout Utah, Arizona and Idaho. And he kept writing all that mileage down. “I just wanted a record of how many miles I moved my body,” he says. “I value regular physical activity, and I feel really good when I’m doing this. I’m 70 years old, and I can do things a 50-year-old does.” Last month, he mentioned to the friend he was riding with that he’d be reaching the 100,000-mile landmark on that day’s ride. His buddy, J.D. Sundseth, was flabbergasted.

Arkansas vs. K-State in BCS-worthy Cotton Bowl ARLINGTON, Texas — For coach Bill Snyder’s second Wildcat turnaround and 11th-ranked Kansas State’s surprising season, the Cotton Bowl is an appropriate ending. When the Wildcats first played in the Cotton Bowl 15 years ago, that New Year’s Day game was a watershed moment for a program that had evolved from consecutive winless seasons just before Snyder arrived. They went again at the end of the 2000 season, during a stretch of six 11-win seasons in seven years before the coach’s brief retirement. Seventh-ranked Arkansas, meanwhile, gets another game at Cowboys Stadium, where a stunning second-half comeback against Texas A&M three months ago was a catalyst in a season where the Razorbacks’ only losses are to No. 1 LSU and No. 2 Alabama, the two teams playing in the BCS national championship game next week. “I thought the game we played here this year really helped us throughout our season. We came into halftime and we were down 18 points, but our team rallied together. Our leadership really showed up,” Razorbacks coach Bobby Petrino said. “To be able to really bring out the competitive spirit that our team showed from that point on, I think carried us throughout the season.” The Cotton Bowl matchup of 10-2 teams tonight is the only postseason game featuring the Big 12 vs. the SEC, which expands next season with the addition of outgoing Big 12 members Texas A&M and Missouri. No other non-BCS bowl had both teams ranked even in the top 15 of the Bowl Championship Series standings, much less the top eight. —The Associated Press

than a dozen football factories (well, 11, leaving out Vanderbilt). The largest building on most campuses is a palace such as Alabama’s Bryant-Denny Stadium (capacity: 101,821), a convenient symbol of college athletics gone wild. When Texas A&M joins, the conference will have eight of the 20 biggest stadiums in college football, all with seating for at least 80,000. Of course, the SEC can quickly counter that it’s hardly the only conference to place a huge emphasis on football. Three of the four largest stadiums — at Michigan, Penn State and Ohio State — are in the Big Ten. And while plenty of SEC programs have run afoul of NCAA rules, perhaps the worst scandal in college football history erupted beyond its borders: the childsex abuse accusations against former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky that led to the firing of coach Joe Paterno. But there’s little doubt the SEC is boosted by an accident of geography, too. Five of the nine states in the league’s current makeup have no major-league franchises of any type to steal away attention from the gridiron. “Maybe it’s the culture of the South,” said Michigan lineman David Molk, whose team was in New Orleans for the Sugar Bowl. “They’re much more focused on football. The North has a lot of other things to do. ... Down here, it’s football. That’s it. It’s football from birth.” Of course, there are those who have grown weary of all the SEC hype, who see it as a league that is reluctant to travel too far from home, yet still receives preferential treatment in the rankings and a little too much praise from the media. Georgia, for instance, went 42 seasons without playing a regular-season game outside the confines of the old Confederacy (if Kentucky is included) before traveling to Oklahoma State in 2008. This season, Alabama lost to LSU at home, 9-6 in overtime, but still wound up No. 2 in the BCS rankings over other oneloss teams such as Oklahoma State. “I do feel like they get first dibs on everything,” said quarterback Tajh Boyd of ACC champion Clemson. Certainly, the folks at Big 12 champion Oklahoma State felt they deserved a chance to play for the title rather than having to watch an SEC rematch on TV. “People see the SEC different than they do any other conference,” Cowboys coach Mike Gundy said. “It’s deservingly so, because they have won in the big game. But, in my opinion, from top to bottom the Big 12 was the strongest league in the country this year.” Gundy, it seems, is in the minority. “You could say we’re getting tired of hearing about the SEC, but we all know it’s the best,” Molk said. “They have all the talent. They should win it every year.”

“I couldn’t believe it. A hundred thousand miles? That’s a lot of cycling,” says Sundseth, who credits Nelson for having been “kind of my mentor” in introducing him to bicycling. “He kind of showed me the ropes,” Sundseth says. Nelson doesn’t ride his bicycle every day; he says he rides probably five days a week, typically averaging more than 20 miles a ride. His annual mileage goal is 5,200 miles — 100 miles a week. He has bicycled as much as 110 miles in a day, hiked as far as 30 miles and has run three marathons (with a best of three hours and 22 minutes, a 7:42-per-mile pace). He has dayhiked through the Enchantments, going in over Aasgard Pass and coming out by way of the Snow Lakes trail. Sometimes Carol is riding alongside him, and sometimes she’s what Nelson calls “my support crew.” But whoever is riding alongside him enjoys it, because, as Sundseth says, Nelson isn’t a hard-core rider focused only on his mileage. He’s telling stories, cracking jokes and enjoying the views. “He’s an easy friend to be with,” Sundseth says. “He’s kind of like a comfortable old shoe. He doesn’t wear out.” Evidently not.

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This guide, compiled by Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel film critic Roger Moore, should be used along with the Motion Picture Association of America rating system for selecting movies suitable for children. Films rated G, PG or PG-13 are included in this weekly listing, along with occasional R-rated films that may have entertainment or educational value for older children with parental guidance.


By Chuck Bamey Contra Costa Times

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — Olivia Stein, a 17-year-old student at California School for the Deaf in Fremont, Calif., can probably count on one hand how many times she has seen someone like herself beaming from a TV screen. It’s no wonder, then, that she has become hooked on “Switched at Birth,� a feelgood family drama pegged, in part, to multiple deaf characters who have brought some prime-time exposure to an underrepresented segment of society. “It allows us to be more involved. We can relate. We’re finally seeing people like us,� she said through a sign-language interpreter. “And it’s showing the world that deaf people are cool. We rock.� “Switched at Birth� debuted on ABC Family last summer with a sensationalistic premise: A couple of teen girls — one of whom is deaf — discover that, due to a hospital error, they wound up with the wrong parents. Now their families, from two different worlds, are struggling to get to know each other. The show, which resumed its first season Tuesday, became an instant ratings hit for ABC Family. Moreover, it sparked wide interest among the deaf community for its frank and respectful depiction of people with hearing loss. The teen girl who is deaf, Daphne Vasquez, is played by Katie Leclerc, who in real life has Meniere’s disease, a disorder of the inner ear that can affect hearing and balance. Also among the cast are deaf actors Sean Berdy and Marlee Matlin. The series was created by Lizzy Weiss, who took

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Austin Butler, left, and Katie Leclerc star in “Switched at Birth� on ABC Family, which sheds light on the deaf community.

courses in American Sign Language while attending Duke University. “Switched at Birth� doesn’t focus solely on deafness — the soapy twists and turns cover a wide terrain. But it does explore several pertinent deaf issues, including communication and societal barriers, speech therapy and the debate over cochlear implants. It also makes extensive use of sign language, subtitles and something very rare in this era of pop-cultural clatter: Moments of utter silence. Anna Schumacher, a Berkeley, Calif., native who served as an on-set interpreter for “Switched at Birth,� calls the show an important step forward because it doesn’t isolate its deaf characters “into a novelty category� or portray them as disabled. “While Daphne’s life is by no means easy, because of many variables, she is seen as just as bright, capable, insightful and full as any teenager,� she said. “Yet she experiences the world in a different way and has a wonderful language at her fingertips.� Leclerc, 25, says that the show is dispersing an impor-

tant message. “People tend to be afraid of what they’re unfamiliar with, so communicating (with the deaf) can be somewhat intimidating,� she said. “If we can come into people’s homes and show that it’s not that hard — and that we all have similar struggles — it’s a good thing.� The actress, who is enjoying her first breakout role in a 10-year career, says that the feedback she has received from viewers is especially gratifying. “I’ve heard from people who tell me they now have a better understanding of a deaf relative,� she said. “Others have said they’re changing their college major to sign language because they want to be an interpreter. That’s pretty cool.�

Rating: PG-13 for sci-fi action violence and some language What it’s about: Young American travelers are in a country where they don’t speak the language — Russia — when the aliens invade. The kid attractor factor: Aliens, special effects, and Olivia Thirlby, Rachael Taylor, Emile Hirsch and Max Minghella. Good lessons/bad lessons: “Teamwork makes the dream work.� And never go out in shoes you can’t run for your life in. Violence: Abstract sci-fi disintegrations. Language: Pretty clean, considering the cast and the situation. Sex: Provocative attire is as far as it goes. Drugs: Bar hopping entails a bit of drinking. Parents’ advisory: Pretty mild stuff for this genre, OK for 9 and older.

‘YOUNG ADULT’ Rating: R for language and some sexual content. What it’s about: A former prom queen and high school beauty goes home, years later, to take a second shot at her high school beau. The kid attractor factor: Charlize Theron; seeing alleged adults act as if they’re still in high school. Good lessons/bad lessons: “Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,� and once a mean girl, always a mean girl.

Violence: Discussed. Language: The main reason for the R-rating. Sex: Nothing that graphic; partial nudity. Drugs: Lots and lots of alcohol is consumed, comically, at first. Parents’ advisory: Adult in theme, this is still closer to a PG13 and has teachable moments for any would-be Kardashian-vapid, pretty mean girl in your household — OK for 14 and older.

‘WAR HORSE’ Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of war violence. What it’s about: A young thoroughbred and the teenage boy who loves him must prove themselves on the farm and then on the battlefields of World War I. The kid attractor factor: A boy and his horse, maybe the prettiest horse ever to grace the screen. Good lessons/bad lessons: In life, “There are big days, and there are small days.� You get to decide what kind of day to make it. Violence: Quite a bit of combat, some of it reasonably graphic. Language: Disney clean. Sex: None. Drugs: Alcohol is consumed and abused. Parents’ advisory: A violent

history lesson about “The Great War� seen through the eyes of a horse, this is too intense for the very young — suitable for 12 and older.

‘WE BOUGHT A ZOO’ Rating: PG for language and some thematic elements What it’s about: An adventureprone widower uproots the kids when they buy and take over a small rural zoo. The kid attractor factor: Cute kids, cuter critters, children living in and trying to save the family zoo. Good lessons/bad lessons: “Bad things happen, you just keep going.� “You do something for the right reasons, nothing can stop you.� Violence: A couple of off-camera deaths. Language: A scattering of profanity, with some of it coming from the kids. Sex: A little young teen romance, a little adult flirtation. Drugs: Alcohol is consumed, sometimes in excess. Parents’ advisory: Despite the presence of cute kids and critters, this is too slow and adult in theme for younger children. OK for 10 and older.

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Girl who thinks she’s abused gets scolded by fellow teens Dear Readers: Yesterday I printed letters from adults in response to a letter from “Emotionally Abused in California� (Nov. 2), the 15-year-old who felt her mother was treating her unfairly. Today we’ll hear from teenage readers: Dear Abby: I’m a 14-yearold girl. My mom showed me the letter from “Emotionally Abused� and I almost died! Her mom sounds just like mine. I am not allowed to wear clothing that shows too much skin or get into a car with a teenage boy. I don’t have cable TV. I have to do my own laundry, clean my room, cook dinner and hem my own jeans. Every night our entire family sits down for dinner. My parents always know my plans when I’m out with my friends, and I go to church every Sunday — with the occasional groan. I’m not the perfect daughter, but I’m glad I’m being raised with integrity, responsibility and a whole lot of chores. — Cooperating Teen in New Jersey Dear Abby: From one teen to another: I have heard your same story from friends a thousand times. You’re not being treated like a criminal. Your mom is doing you a huge favor. She’s preparing you for the real world by making you pay for your own things. She’s got high expectations if she thinks you can get through college. And about your friends, she just wants to know who they are. She’s not telling you no, right? She’s a single mom, and she’s trying to protect you. You need to be easier on her and try to see things through her eyes. Not everything she does is an attack on you — in fact, it’s the opposite. — Fellow California Teen Dear Abby: I’m an 18-yearold girl and I have never been in trouble. I attend a private school where modesty is the dress code policy. To pay for tuition to this school, I work every afternoon during the school year and full-time dur-

DEAR ABBY ing the summer. I’m expected to pay for my own clothes, cellphone bill and haircuts out of my allowance. If I can’t afford something, I don’t buy it. As long as I live with my parents, I will abide by their rules. “Emotionally Abused� should have respect for her mother and be thankful for the many things she has. — Montana Teen Dear Abby: I’m also a 15-yearold Catholic girl. “Emotionally Abused� should be grateful she can attend church because it means we have religious freedom in our country. She is going to private school, which means her mother loves her enough to put her daughter’s needs ahead of her own. She needs to rethink who is being unreasonable. — Teen in Florida Dear Abby: After we read the letter from “Emotionally Abused,� my brother and I were laughing to the point of tears! I would like to say the following to her: Our mom makes my brother (who’s also 15) and me go to church every Sunday AND Wednesday. Mom home-schools us, thus making her teacher, principal and mother all in one. I’ll be 17 soon and I still can’t date. Mom checks my computer regularly, and I’m not allowed to go to chat rooms. My brother and I have to set the table and eat with her every night. As for visiting Dad, I wish we could see ours every week. Unfortunately, he’s deployed overseas. In conclusion: DEAL WITH IT! Your mom isn’t being unreasonable; she’s looking out for you. Mothers like yours are few and far between. What hurts you, hurts her. If she didn’t love you, she wouldn’t act the way she does. — Laughing Sibs in North Carolina — Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Horoscope: Happy Birthday for Friday, Jan. 6, 2012 By Jacqueline Bigar This year you grow and evolve in new ways. Others clearly are drawn to you. Open up to new possibilities. Be willing to change your life. You enjoy living much more when you renew various areas of your life. If you are single, you could be very attracted to someone, and he or she to you. On the same plane, there could be a lot of fighting. If you are attached, the two of you will tend to risk more but in different areas of your life. Respect your differences. CANCER can be challenging. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHHH You have the possibility of a new beginning. Be willing to express your vulnerability. Make a point of getting together with more open people. The smart and self-disciplined Ram will cut his or her defensiveness, which could manifest itself as aggression. Tonight: Hang out. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHH Note how much you need to do to make a difference with a key person. Avoid competition, like keeping up with the Joneses. Think carefully about what is happening and why you might be triggering. Tonight: Treat yourself well. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHH Open up to new possibilities. You see what many people cannot. Be affectionate with a friend or loved one. Open up to a family member or roommate. You know what works for you. Investigate a new opportunity without feeling insecure. Tonight: Use care with a volatile friend. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHH Feeling a little out of sorts isn’t that surprising. Instead of taking care of your immediate universe, try taking care of yourself. Remember, if you aren’t OK, neither is anyone else. Be secure and listen to what is being shared. Tonight: Take a deep breath. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHHH Conversation is important, as is authenticity. Bring those skills into a meeting. Someone might be a little too direct in the way he or she tells you he or she is not interested in your ideas. At least you know where this person stands. Tonight: Enjoy the evening with friends. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HH You might want to attempt to deal

with a situation but could come off as hostile and difficult. Step back rather than step in. Explore other ways to handle what you deem to be difficult. Try to walk in another’s shoes. Tonight: Don’t push. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHH Rather than be driven by your emotions, consciously make an effort to detach. Use your mind as well. Pretend you are the other person. You might want to gain a fuller perspective. Only then can you act. Listen to feedback carefully. Tonight: Opt for a different activity for a Friday night. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHH Dealing with quirky people easily could become a specialty, if it isn’t already! You have humor and the ability to get past a problem. Emphasize in your mind how you might be different from the many people you know. Your reactions probably surprise them, too! Tonight: Be with a favorite person. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHH Others come toward you. You are generally the one who is energized. How nice to see everyone else taking the first step. You might be touched by a friend’s or loved one’s effort to connect. Avoid a tension-laden situation. Tonight: Though you might not make the suggestions, you do get to choose! CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHHH Follow through on what you feel is important to handle. You could feel out of sync when dealing with others. Right now your mind resides on a more intellectual, imaginative plain. Tonight: Clear your desk, and return a last-minute call before going out. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHHH Your playfulness still dominates your actions. A partner or associate isn’t too pleased with his or her perspective of your mischievousness. You might be having a ball right now, but there is a tomorrow. Be smart today, and handle this situation now before trouble hits. Tonight: Be sensitive to a close friend or loved one. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHH Tension builds internally, but a lot of it comes from your idea of what you should do. Instead, drop some of your judgments, and tension will drop to a lower key. Often it is the stories that we tell ourselves that cause a problem. Tonight: Some time at home. Š 2011 by King Features Syndicate

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TUESDAY MATSIKO WORLD ORPHANS’ CHOIR: The choir of orphaned children from Peru and Liberia performs; free; 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.; St. Charles Bend, 2500 N.E. Neff Road;

FRIDAY MATSIKO WORLD ORPHANS’ CHOIR: The choir of orphaned children from Peru and Liberia performs; free; 9:30 a.m.; Sage Elementary School, 2790 S.W. Wickiup Ave., Redmond; 541-316-2830 or MATSIKO WORLD ORPHANS’ CHOIR: The choir of orphaned children from Peru and Liberia performs; free; 2 p.m.; St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church & School, 2450 N.E. 27th St., Bend; 541-382-4701 or “SECONDHAND LIONS�: A screening of the PG-rated 2003 film; free; 7:30 p.m.; Jefferson County Library, Rodriguez Annex, 134 S.E. E St., Madras; 541-475-3351 or

SATURDAY VFW BREAKFAST: Community breakfast with pancakes, sausage, ham, eggs, coffee and

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Families have many opportunities to catch a performance by the Matsiko World Orphans’ Choir this week and next. more; $7, $6 seniors and children; 8:30-11 a.m.; VFW Hall, 1503 N.E. Fourth St., Bend; 541-389-0775. POLAR BEAR WALK/RUN: 5K and 10K races; proceeds benefit St. Thomas Academy; $15 in advance, $25 day of race; 10 a.m.; Sam Johnson Park, Southwest 15th Street, Redmond; 541-548-3785 or MATSIKO WORLD ORPHANS’ CHOIR: The choir of orphaned children from Peru and Liberia performs; included in the price of admission; $10 adults, $9 ages 65 and older, $6 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and younger; 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-

4754 or

SUNDAY MATSIKO WORLD ORPHANS’ CHOIR: The choir of orphaned children from Peru and Liberia performs; free; 10:15 a.m.; First Baptist Church, 60 N.W. Oregon Ave., Bend; 541-382-3862 or FIDDLERS JAM: Listen or dance at the Oregon Old Time Fiddlers Jam; donations accepted; 1-3:30 p.m.; VFW Hall, 1836 S.W. Veterans Way, Redmond; 541-447-7395. LET’S TALK ABOUT IT KICKOFF: Begin the reading and discussion series “Let’s Talk About It — Making Sense of the Civil War� with music,

MATSIKO WORLD ORPHANS’ CHOIR: The choir of orphaned children from Peru and Liberia performs; free; 10 a.m.; Trinity Lutheran Church & School, 2550 N.E. Butler Market Road, Bend; 541-382-1832 or MATSIKO WORLD ORPHANS’ CHOIR: The choir of orphaned children from Peru and Liberia performs; free; 2 p.m.; Sisters Middle School, 15200 McKenzie Highway; 541-549-2099 or

THURSDAY MATSIKO WORLD ORPHANS’ CHOIR: The choir of orphaned children from Peru and Liberia performs; free; 2:30 p.m.; Terrebonne Community School, 1199 B Ave.; 541-923-4856 or

S  T  L   Y E  For the week of Jan. 6-12 Story times are free unless otherwise noted. Barnes & Noble Booksellers 2690 N.E. U.S. Highway 20, Bend; 541-318-7242

ONCE UPON A STORY TIME: All ages; 11 a.m. Friday. Between the Covers 645 N.W. Delaware Ave., Bend; 541-385-4766

STORY TIME: 2 p.m. Thursday. C.E. Lovejoy’s Brookswood Market 19530 Amber Meadow Drive, Bend; 541-388-1188

STORY TIME: All ages; 11 a.m. Thursday. Crook County Public Library 175 S.W. Meadow Lakes Drive, Prineville; 541-447-7978

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME: Ages 3 and older; 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 11 a.m. Thursday. WEE READ: Ages 0-3; 10 a.m.

Monday and Wednesday. Downtown Bend Public Library 601 N.W. Wall St.; 541-617-7097

BABY STEPS: Ages 0-18 months; 11 a.m. Monday and 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. TODDLIN’ TALES: Ages 18-36 months; 10:15 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and 11 a.m. Tuesday. PRESCHOOL PARADE: Ages 3-5; 10:30 a.m. Friday, 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. SATURDAY STORIES: Ages 3-5; 12:15 p.m. Saturday.

admission ($10 adults, $9 ages 65 and older and ages 5-12, free ages 4 and younger)

WILD WEDNESDAYS: Ages 7-12; treasure hunt; 12:30 p.m. to close Wednesday. BACKPACK EXPLORERS: Ages 3-4; explore museum’s animal habitat, share stories and songs; 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday; $15 per child nonmembers, $10 per child members. TOTALLY TOUCHABLE TALES: Ages 2-5; storytelling about animals and people of the High Desert; 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Jefferson County Public Library

4:30 p.m. Monday. FEAR FACTOR FOOD: Grade 6-12; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. Redmond Public Library 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1054

BABY STEPS: Ages 0-18 months; 11 a.m. Thursday. PRESCHOOL PARADE STORY TIME: Ages 3-5; 10:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. TODDLIN’ TALES: Ages 18 to 36 months; 10:15 a.m. Thursday. LAPTOP LAB: Ages 12-17; 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

East Bend Public Library

241 S.W. Seventh St., Madras; 541-475-3351

LIBRARY TEEN COUNCIL MEETING: Ages 12-17; 3 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

62080 Dean Swift Road; 541-330-3760

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME: Ages 3-5; 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. SPANISH STORY TIME: All ages; 1 p.m. Wednesday. TODDLERS STORY TIME: Ages 0-2; 10:10 a.m. Tuesday.

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FAMILY FUN: Ages 0-5; 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. SATURDAY STORIES: Ages 0-5; 10 a.m. Saturday. SPANISH STORIES AND SONGS: Ages 0-5; Stories and songs in Spanish; 11 a.m. Saturday. High Desert Museum 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; www.; 541-382-4754; unless noted, events included with

La Pine Public Library 16425 First St.; 541-312-1090

FAMILY STORY TIME: All ages; 10:30 a.m. Thursday. LAPTOP LAB: Grades 6-12; 3 to

110 N. Cedar St.; 541-312-1070

FAMILY FUN STORY TIME: Ages 0-5; 10:30 a.m. Thursday. Sunriver Area Public Library 56855 Venture Lane; 541-312-1080

FAMILY FUN STORY TIME: Ages 0-5; 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. MIDDLE GROUND: Ages 8-11; game day; 1:30 to 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Kids can make New Year’s resolutions, too By Irene Maher St. Petersburg Times

TAMPA — You don’t have to be an adult to make New Year’s resolutions. Children can get a lot out of the annual ritual, too — with a little guidance. In fact, the new year provides a good opportunity for kids to take a personal assessment — how things are going for them at home, at school, with their friends, their physical fitness — and see if they’d like to make improvements. “I’m all for it,� said Dr. Rahul Mehra, a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist who is chief medical officer for Tampa’s Mental Health Care Inc. But Mehra quickly adds that the younger the child, the more adult involvement is needed. “It’s key. The parent must have buy-in, must take 100 percent ownership of the plan, or the child won’t be successful,� Mehra said. Here’s more from our recent conversation about helping school-aged children make New Year’s resolutions.

Question Continued from E1 “If you don’t brush their teeth and give up on it, kids can see that and realize they can get away with not taking

Tips on keeping resolutions Angela Ardolino, editor of Tampa Bay Parenting magazine, says parents and children can make New Year’s resolutions into a bonding experience. Here are a few of her tips: • Make a vision board: Help your help children figure out how to child collect words and images of achieve their goals, perhaps by dividing big dreams into more things they want or wish for. Glue manageable segments. the items on a board, using lots of color and creativity. Hang the • Celebrate and reflect: When board in the child’s bedroom so a child reaches a goal, mark they can reflect on it and talk to the occasion and talk about you about it. how they achieved it. The following January, the family • Write down your goals: This can reflect back on the year’s one is for the entire family. goals, especially if children Each family member can read their list aloud, and parents can keep a diary or blog.

tary school-aged child wants to read two books a month, set a day and time to discuss the books together. Sit down, make eye contact, no texting, no TV, no distractions or interruptions. The key is to spend time together and have a meaningful discussion. You will have to read the book, too. It’s easy to forget about Q: resolutions by February. How do you avoid that? Make sure it’s an attainA: able goal that fits within your means financially, your schedule and lifestyle. Follow through with your part in the activity and re-evaluate goals that seem too difficult. Also make your own resolutions and keep them. If they see you sticking to resolutions, they will be more likely to stick to their own.

Q: What Where should you start? we’re really talkA: ing about is setting goals — identifying things for the

this year? Make sure it’s something that will improve their physical or emotional well-being or their self-esteem.

child to accomplish during the coming year. It must be something the child can achieve. Then you, the adult, must be willing to commit to helping the child reach their goal.

Q: Once Your advice for success? What’s the benefit of you identify the Q: making resolutions for A: areas the child wants to children? improve, work together on a It builds self-confidence, plan to reach the goals. Break A: self-esteem. It gives them it down into simple, attain- a sense of accomplishment. In

How do you initiate the Q: Ask conversation? What A: wouldtheyou dochild:differently

able steps. Then figure out what you (the adult) can do to help the child reach each goal and follow up. If an elemen-

care of their teeth.� Generally, dentists recommend taking children in for their first checkup around 1 year of age. This is more of an educational visit, Christensen said, teaching both parents

and children the best ways to prevent cavities. At around third grade, children start developing better motor skills, and can be trusted to brush their own teeth without supervision.

the end, it helps make them thoughtful, productive citizens. That means it helps keep them out of trouble later in life.

“I tell people that the best way to tell if a child is ready to brush alone is if you’d trust them to brush your own teeth,� Christensen said. — Reporter: 541-383-0354,



























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Prenatal classes update grandparents on blankies, binkies By Monica Hesse The Washington Post

WASHINGTON — What to Expect When You’re Expecting Your Children to Expect. On a rainy weekday afternoon, a dozen students settle around a horseshoe-shaped configuration of tables in a classroom at Inova Alexandria Hospital near Washington. They then discuss the impending joy-bundles that have caused them to enroll in the seminar. “Now, the babies are supposed to sleep on their backs,” says one student, who looks to be in her 60s. “No!” “And if their heads start to flatten, they have a special device.” “No!” “Yes! They do!” “My daughter isn’t even using a crib,” another student said. “No!” “She read it in a book. A Montessori book.” This is a prenatal class. For grandparents. The prospective grandparents in this class have enrolled in order to freshen up their child-rearing skills and to become helpful, productive members of the baby industrial complex. It is also a parenting class, focusing on the delicate matter of how to nurture one’s adult progeny at a momentous

Anger Continued from E1 Bellamy explains that when a child is being yelled at, this engages their brains’ limbic system, which controls fear, rage and primitive emotion. When this is engaged, you “don’t have access to higher-thinking functions.” Bellamy says the brain is “literally inhibited from thinking clearly.” The child’s brain has no chance to regulate emotions. Also, when parents have an angry response to a child’s behavior, the child will end up focusing on the anger, rather than on what got them in trouble. Pickhardt says people pass on how they handle anger and it’s learned primarily by examples from parents. He has encountered parents who get angry all the time and yet tell their children they cannot get angry back. Or parents who explode and dismiss it as “That’s just how I am.” These parents can seriously damage their relationships with their kids, according to Pickhardt.

Root of anger Pickhardt says anger is important. The emotion is a way of getting our own attention, of letting us know we have experienced a violation of some sort, according to Pickhardt. If a child hits you, lies to you, swears or breaks a promise, anger will help identify those violations, says Pickhardt. But, “you don’t want to think with your feelings.” He says the developmental stages of early childhood and early adolescence are times of high parental anger. When you get angry, it can be helpful to think about what happened. “You will not get angry at something that does not matter,” said Pickhardt. If a child spilled milk and you get angry — try to think about why you are angry. What has happened that is important to you? Bellamy has a thought about what drives parents’ anger that might take some people aback: “We’ve been falsely conditioned to believe we are responsible for our children’s behaviors,” he said. While parents are responsible for doing everything they can to teach kids appropriate behavior, Bellamy said “you do not ultimately have control.” But when a toddler throws a piece of cake or pushes another child down, a parent may feel embarrassed, shamed and “like a bad parent,” said Bellamy. Why? Because parents see kids’ behavior as a reflection on themselves, she said. This can lead to anger because parents are too “emotionally fused with their children.” She also thinks parents have the wrong expectations when it comes to kids’ behavior. “It’s a child. And children are childish and do childish things,” Bellamy said.

Expectant grandparents learn that the rules of infant care have changed since their parental days. The best advice, participants agreed, was to “butt out” and let their children take the lead.

Nurse Linda Paroskie teaches expectant grandparents how to swaddle a child during a grandparenting class at Inova Alexandria Hospital.

time in their lives. Babies today work remarkably similarly to how babies worked 100 years ago (10 fingers, 10 toes, two eyeballs). The baby industry, however, is becoming ever more enlightened. Blankies, binkies, babas, Snuglis, Huggies, sleep sacks, activity mats, BabyLegs, goo-goo ga-ga cootchiecoo. An expectant mother is well armed with books and blog markers and prenatal preparations. Here, the grandparents will learn advanced crib purchasing, including the evils of the

drop-side crib and about remedial bathing — how the latest literature suggests saving the hair for last, to prevent chills. “I have a question about swaddlers,” asks one grandpato-be, who is attending the class along with his wife and their co-grandparenting in-laws. “We have read that babies under 7 months could work their arms out of a swaddler.” “And prams — “asks someone who is stopped by instructor Linda Paroskie’s use of the term, which clearly does not equate “pram” with “baby car-

riage.” “Are you saying that a pram is not a transportation device?” No, Paroskie says, in this new baby world “a pram is what they are calling this sleeping sack.” Paroskie, 61, is a cheerful button of a woman, a registered nurse and educator, who last year was asked to add a grandparenting class to her curriculum. She rotates among three hospitals, one class a month, often enrolled to maximum capacity. Similar classes have emerged around the country in recent years, as

grandparents want to be more hands-on, and as parents want those hands to be trained. “The young people of today can be challenging,” Paroskie said, pointing out that grandparenting classes can be excellent for dissolving friction. “They’re all very educated, and they’ve read it all online. The best way to be a good grandparent is to be supportive of your children’s decisions as parents.” What, she asks her apt pupils, is the most important rule of negotiating this transition into grandparenthood? A voice near the back: “Butt out!” Correct! “My first thought was, I raised kids and did a pretty good job,” said Peter Chapin,

“It’s a child. And children are childish and do childish things.”

Bellamy suggests parents adopt this technique: Empathize, don’t oppose. If a child says he or she doesn’t want to go to bed, Dad can say he understands he or she doesn’t want to go to sleep but has to go anyway. Parents have to keep in mind they don’t have control over what the child thinks or feels. When parents try to calm their children, they should try to empathize. That way “you’re not telling them they are wrong,” Bellamy said. When a toddler hits, Pickhardt recommends parents grasp his or her hands, look the child in the face and say, “I love you. You can’t do that. That’s a no. I don’t do that to you, you don’t do that to me.” He also suggests giving them instructions: Next time you feel that way, if you are so angry, do this — and give an alternative action or teach them to say “I’m angry.”

When a child does something that causes a parent to feel frustrated or angry, Bellamy suggests parents ask themselves to step back and consider: What are you telling yourself about the child’s behavior? Are you thinking they are being deliberate or disrespectful or that the behavior will lead to juvenile delinquency? How is the parent interpreting the meaning? “Anger is a response not so much to what they did, but to what I think it to mean,” said Bellamy. • Time out. If parents are feeling upset, they should walk away. During this time, Bellamy suggests parents

breathe slowly and ask themselves some basic questions, like, “What is my name?” and “Where am I?” These questions can help ground parents and calm them down. This will help prevent parenting from an emotional place of frustration and anger. • Self-care. When parents get tired or are feeling stretched, they are more likely to feel frustrated and angry. Because of this, Bellamy says, “It’s your responsibility to do whatever you can to keep your bucket full.” This means making sure parents feel rested and healthy. • Talk about it. If you do overreact, Pickhardt says par-

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— Beth Bellamy, Bend counselor and parenting specialist

What is too angry? How does a parent know whether he or she has a problem with anger? Bellamy says it is a question of too long, too intense and too frequent. Parents should think about how long they stay angry. It should not be a matter of days or weeks. They can also consider how often they are getting angry and, on a scale of 1-10, how angry they get. There is no exact point that differentiates acceptable from problem. This range is a tool to help parents evaluate their behavior. Pickhardt says there are safe ways as well as scary ways for parents to express anger. Parents need to learn to express anger calmly and then afterwards explain that their anger has passed. Pickhardt says parents may have a problem with anger if, after an interaction, they have regret about how they acted. Or if someone tells them they have issues or some damage was done.

Local take Bend mom Kathleen Phillips attended Bellamy’s class on anger this past fall. She found it helpful in dealing with some of the struggles she encountered with her two daughters, Ivy, 6, and Ruby, 3. Mostly the girls are great, but Phillips says she can get frustrated when they don’t listen and start to pick on each other. “I didn’t seem to be effective at stepping in,” said Phillips. The class taught her to watch her own reaction to her girls. Rather than expecting to control their behavior, she now tries to think about her own reaction. “There’s no reason to amp up everything,” Phillips said. She takes a second for herself and tries to decide calmly what to do, rather than yelling “Go to your room!” Phillips says she would recommend the classes to anyone and plans to take another one along with her husband later this year.

Toddler issues Between the ages of 18 months and 3 years, Bellamy says, children are learning “individuation,” which means they are gaining a sense of themselves as a separate person. Part of this means learning to say “no” and running away from their parents. “Most parents take it very personally,” said Bellamy. If a child says “no,” parents feel the child is not respecting them. It can set the parents up for a power struggle. “A 2-year-old has to say ‘no,’ a 2-year-old has to oppose,” said Bellamy.

Teen issues Just like with toddlers, many of the reasons parents become angry with teenagers are based on typical developmental stages. “Teenagers lie to their parents some of the time — all of them do,” said Bellamy. Yet when parents learn their teen has lied to them, they immediately think, “Something’s wrong!” Pickhardt says when parents become too angry, teenagers are able to brush off what they did wrong. When asked, “Why are you being punished?” teens will respond, “Because my parent is mad at me.” This is why Pickhardt makes the point of telling parents: “When you get angry, you do not have to respond right away.” Parents can also become angry when conflict arises with teens. “Parents are a major source of frustration to adolescent life,” said Pickhardt. That’s because teens want freedom and parents set restrictions and boundaries. Rather than escalate, he suggests parents honor teens’ feelings and say things like: It must be really frustrating to have someone you love get in the way of what you really want.

when asked how he felt when he first learned about the course. But Chapin and his wife wanted to be as supportive as possible once their grandchildren — twins! — arrive. “If the daughter-in-law says the baby sleeps upside down on his head, then the baby sleeps upside down on his head,” Jenny Squire said. Rule of thumb: “With weddings and with grandchildren, you wear beige and you keep your mouth shut.” Completing this class earns grandparents a brownie point. It is a preemptive salve for the tension that can arise between a new parent and her parents. Set a good example, Paroskie encourages. Be the bigger person. Do not be the irritating mee-maw.

ents should go back and talk about what happened and how it could have been handled differently. • Use a formula to express it. When angry consider following this basic script, according to Pickhardt: Identify what happened. Then express what you felt, what you thought and what you need. — Reporter: 541-617-7860,

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Maltese 2 yr. old male & 2 month old female. Moving so can’t keep. Neither have been fixed & are current on shots. $300 ea or both for $500. 541-420-0947 or 541-610-2286.


Found Mtn Bike, 12/30, near corner of NE Tucson/NE Conners Ave. 541-598-5111

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Items for Free Hide-A-Bed, fair condition, FREE, call 541-771-3888. Laying Hens, Rhode Island Reds, FREE, 541-388-8198. 208

Pets & Supplies The Bulletin recommends extra caution when purchasing products or services from out of the area. Sending cash, checks, or credit information may be subjected to fraud. For more information about an advertiser, you may call the Oregon State Attorney General’s Office Consumer Protection hotline at 1-877-877-9392.

Call Classifieds at 541-385-5809 English Bulldog puppy, AKC, 7 wks, $1500. 541-306-0372

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Second Hand & Rebuilt Mattresses Missing Cat : Fixed, Male, Spotted Tabby. $50 reward. Lost in DRW. 541-788-4755

Poodle pups, toy, for SALE. Also Rescued Poodle Adults for adoption, to loving homes. 541-475-3889

Rescue group still has a few small kittens, & lots of nice 'teen' kittens & cats to adopt. 65480 78th St., Bend, open 1-5 Sat. Jan. 1 by appt. only. Altered, shots, ID chip, carrier. 541-389-8420. Map, info, photos of many Adorable fluffy, fuzzy at and loving Chi-Pom puppies 6 weeks old. Rodents? FREE barn/ $175 females, $150 shop cats, we deliver! males. 541-480-2824 Altered, shots. Some friendly, some not so Beagle, 4 yr neut male, much, but will provide wonderful inside famexpert rodent control ily dog. Must have in exchange for safe room to roam! Free to shelter, food & water. good home. Prairie 389-8420, leave msg. City, 541-820-4236 Boston Terrier AKC Scottish Terrier AKC puppies ready now, pups $1000 ready Males, $300; females, 01/27. (541)385-3863 $400. 541-317-5624 CANARIES, Stafford & Gloster, 9 Males & 3 Scottish Terrier female puppy, ready Jan 19, Females, lots of col$400. 541-517-5324 ors. Hatched this year $45. ea. Terrebonne, Yorkie Pups (2), docked, 541-420-2149 1st shots, ready now, $650, 541-536-3108 Cavalier King Charles puppy, adorable male, 210 weaned and almost housebroke, $300, no Furniture & Appliances papers, 541-280-5077 Dachshund girl mini pup !Appliances A-1 Quality& Honesty! AKC $425. 541-508-4558 A-1 Washers & Dryers $125 each. Full Warranty. Free DO YOU HAVE Del. Also W/D’s SOMETHING TO wanted dead or SELL alive. 541-280-7355. FOR $500 OR LESS? Non-commercial advertisers may place an ad with our "QUICK CASH SPECIAL" 1 week 3 lines, $12 or 2 weeks, $18! Ad must include price of single item of $500 or less, or multiple items whose total does not exceed $500.

Lingerie Chest, 6 drawer, $95; 541-420-2220

Eden Pure Heaters available at $397

Near Costco in the Forum Center

2660 NE Hwy. 20 Free Barn Cats, under 1 541-330-0420 yr. spayed & neutered, looking for mouser jobs, 541-548-5516. Entertainment Center, open glass,32”Lx16” Jack Russel Terrier W, 40” H, $30. Pups, champ blood 541-647-2685 lines, raised in our home w/young chilFreezer, clean, good dren & pets, 2 males cond., $95 $350, Call or text 541-420-2220 541-390-7885. Lab Pups AKC, black GENERATE SOME excitement in your & yellow, titled parneighborhood! Plan a ents, performance garage sale and don't pedigree, OFA cert forget to advertise in hips & elbows, $500. classified! Call 541-771-2330 541-385-5809.

Sets & singles, most sizes, sanitized & hygienitized.

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Antiques & Collectibles Stove/Oven, 1960’s, Frigidaire Custom Imperial Flair. 2nd owner.Double oven, rotissarie. $450 obo. 541-504-1700 The Bulletin reserves the right to publish all ads from The Bulletin newspaper onto The Bulletin Internet website.


Coins & Stamps Private collector buying postage stamp albums & collections, world-wide and U.S. 573-286-4343 (local, cell #)

DO YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO SELL FOR $500 OR LESS? Non-commercial advertisers may place an ad with our "QUICK CASH SPECIAL" 1 week 3 lines $12 or 2 weeks $18! Ad must include price of single item of $500 or less, or multiple items whose total does not exceed $500. Call Classifieds at 541-385-5809

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Misc. Items

Buying Diamonds /Gold for Cash Saxon’s Fine Jewelers 541-389-6655 BUYING Lionel/American Flyer trains, accessories. 541-408-2191.

BUYING & SELLING All gold jewelry, silver and gold coins, bars, Fly tying outfit, walnut rounds, wedding sets, case, new, nice gift, class rings, sterling sil$80. 541-350-4656 ver, coin collect, vintage watches, dental GIANT Gun & gold. Bill Fleming, Knife Show 541-382-9419. Portland Expo Center

Jan. 7 & 8th Sat., 9-6, Sun. 9-4 Admission $9 503-363-9564

Just bought a new boat? Sell your old one in the classiieds! Ask about our Super Seller rates! 541-385-5809

Dry Juniper Firewood $190 per cord, split. MADRAS Habitat 1/2 cords available. RESTORE Immediate delivery! Building Supply Resale 541-408-6193 Quality at LOW PRICES Green Juniper rnds $135 84 SW K St. /cord. Dry Juniper: split 541-475-9722 $185/cord; rnds $165/ Open to the public. cord. 541-550-6710 or 269

Juniper Rim Game Preserve, Bros., OR Come hunt Chukars your dogs or ours would be excited to find them! Don, 541-419-3923 Linda, 541-419-8963

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GENERATE SOME EXCITEMENT IN YOUR NEIGBORHOOD. Plan a garage sale and Remington 22LR pump don't forget to adverrifle 572 Fieldmaster, tise in classified! $200. 541-647-8931 541-385-5809. Ruger 30 ranch rifle 7.62 x39. Stainless steel/ composite. As New unfired, heavy barrel model. $750 OBO. Trade?? 541-480-8264 Ruger LCP .380 selfdefense pistol. Exc. cond. w/ case, orig. box, extra mag, ammo box, and 300+ rounds ammo (incl. hard-tofind JHP). $280 obo 541-322-6861

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Gardening Supplies & Equipment

Over 40 Years Experience in Carpet Upholstery & Rug Cleaning Call Now! 541-382-9498 CCB #72129

Exercise Equipment

Most jobs completed in 5 days or less. Best Pricing in the Industry.



Lapidary Equipment in exc. cond., 1 Diamond Pacific “Genie”, $800, 1 Barranca 6” Diamond gem maker w/ extras, $600, 541-633-7025.

Cabinet Refacing & Refinishing. Save Thousands!

To avoid fraud, The Bulletin recommends payment for Firewood only upon delivery and inspection. • A cord is 128 cu. ft. 4’ x 4’ x 8’ • Receipts should include name, phone, price and kind of wood purchased. • Firewood ads MUST include species and cost per cord to better serve our customers.

Wanted: Collector seeks high quality fishing items. Call 541-678-5753, or 503-351-2746 253

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TV, Stereo & Video Bowflex & Health Rider, $300 for both, Nintendo Gamecube, Wanted diabetic test strips 541-504-4224. - will pay up to $25/box. like new, $50. Sharon, 503-679-3605. 246 541-350-4656 Guns, Hunting Portable DVD players, 2 Wanted- paying cash & Fishing for Hi-fi audio & stu@ $40 each. dio equip. McIntosh, 541-350-4656 10/22 Ruger auto rifle, JBL, Marantz, Dysyn stock, 3 mags, Speakers (2), Rockford naco, Heathkit, San$200. 541-647-8931 Fosgate, 8”, $100. sui, Carver, NAD, etc. 541-350-4656 Call 541-261-1808 12 Ga. Remington Model 870, like new, BEND’S HOMELESS NEED OUR HELP $265, 541-593-2308 The cold weather is upon us and sadly there 12g Remington 870mag are still over 2,000 folks in our community pump shotgun 28” bbl, without permanent shelter, living in cars, $200. 541-647-8931 makeshift camps, getting by as best they can. The following items are badly needed to 30/30 Marlin lever rifle help them get through the winter: w/scope, $375. Ruger 22mag SS revolver, d CAMPING GEAR of any sort: d $500. 541-647-8931 Used tents, sleeping bags, tarps, blankets. d WARM CLOTHING: Rain Gear, Boots d Bend Local Pays Cash For Guns, Knives & Please drop off your tax-deductible donations Ammo. 541-526-0617 at the BEND COMMUNITY CENTER 1036 NE 5th St., Bend, CASH!! Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (541-312-2069). For Guns, Ammo & Please help -You can make a difference! Reloading Supplies. 541-408-6900.

Lost 24’ alum. extension ladder and 20’ alum. plank, 12/29, Kioti 30HP Diesel Tractor 2000, 195 hrs, exc. between Redmond cond, comes w/ loader, HS and Hwy 20 E, blade, mower & auger, Bend. 541-389-1363. stored undercover, Reward Offered. $10,500, 541-419-1078 Lost Diamond Ring, 12/23, N. Albertsons or Cash & Carry, Grandma’s Wedding ring, $100 Reward, 541-480-1013. REMEMBER: If you have lost an animal, don't forget to check The Humane Society in Bend 541-382-3537 Redmond, 541-923-0882 Prineville, 541-447-7178; OR Craft Cats, 541-389-8420.

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Farm Equipment & Machinery

Prineville Habitat ReStore Building Supply Resale 1992 Case 580K 4WD, 1427 NW Murphy Ct. 5500 hrs, cab heat, SUPER TOP SOIL 541-447-6934 extend-a-hoe, 2nd Open to the public. Screened, soil & comowner, clean & tight, post mixed, no tires 60% tread. 266 rocks/clods. High hu$24,900 or best offer. Heating & Stoves mus level, exc. for Call 541-419-2713 flower beds, lawns, NOTICE TO gardens, straight ADVERTISER screened top soil. Since September 29, Bark. Clean fill. De1991, advertising for liver/you haul. used woodstoves has 541-548-3949. been limited to models which have been 270 certified by the OrLost & Found egon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the fed- Found Cat, Allstate office in Redmond, NW eral Environmental 6th & Birch, early Protection Agency Dec., female tortoise (EPA) as having met shell, 541-548-1416 smoke emission standards. A certified woodstove may be Found iPod: Corner of 2nd/Birch, Redmond. identified by its certifiJan. 2, call to ID, becation label, which is ween 4-8 pm, permanently attached 541-480-3897 to the stove. The Bulletin will not knowingly accept advertis- Found men’s wedding band at Summit High ing for the sale of School. Call to idenuncertified tify, 541-410-9076 woodstoves.


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Price reduced to $3200 for quick sale! Call Martha Tiller at 541-633-2193 or 541-408-2913

Twinstar 2027 Hay Rake, electric controls, $13,500. 30’ folding roller harrow, double row of S-tines, heavy duty, $15,500. 541-419-2713 People Look for Information About Products and Services Every Day through

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Hay, Grain & Feed Orchard Grass Hay last year’s - $185 ton Small bales. 541-548-4313 Wheat Straw: Certified & Bedding Straw & Garden Straw;Compost.546-6171






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541-382-3402 LOCAL MONEY:We buy secured trust deeds & note,some hard money loans. Call Pat Kelley 541-382-3099 ext.13. Need someone to help me with refinancing my farm of 22 years. Judy, 541-388-2706 573

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Horses & Equipment WANTED: Horse or utility trailers for consignment or purchase. KMR Trailer Sales, 541-389-7857 345

Livestock & Equipment Black Angus Cross Heifer Caves (3), ~600 lbs. ea., 541-410-3425 Black Angus Cross Heifer Caves (3), ~600 lbs. ea., 541-410-3425 358

Farmers Column 10X20 STORAGE BUILDINGS for protecting hay, firewood, livestock etc. $1496 Installed. 541-617-1133. CCB #173684. 375

Meat & Animal Processing ANGUS BEEF Quarter, Half or Whole. Grain-fed, no hormones $3/pound hanging weight, cut & wrapped incl. Bend, 541-383-2523.


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Schools & Training

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Dental Assistant Must be X-Ray certified, Tues. - Thurs. to start. Drop off resume at 2078 NE Professional Ct., Bend. 541-382-2281. Jack Miller, DMD Branden Ferguson, DDS

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Houses for Rent NE Bend


Rooms for Rent $475+ $150 deposit, utilities paid. Sunny upstairs room in SE Bend (Foxborough). Share bathroom, female pref’d Paula, 541-317-0792

Furnished room, TV, micro, frig, w/d. $425 mo. Refs. 541-389-9268 Studios & Kitchenettes Furnished room, TV w/ cable, micro & fridge. Utils & linens. New owners.$145-$165/wk 541-382-1885 631

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3 bdrm, 2 bath, fenced yard, attached dbl garage w/ opener, $925 + sec. dep. Available l 1/20/12. 541-549-1671

Duplex, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 1300 sqft, w/d hookups dishwasher, fridge, garage, w/ opener,fenced, large deck, very private/clean, $710 +dep, w/s/g pd. 541-604-0338




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Snowmobile communicator set, $60. An Office with bath, 541-350-4656 various sizes and locations from $200 per 860 month, including utili- Motorcycles & Accessories ties. 541-317-8717

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Homes for Sale BANK OWNED HOMES! FREE List w/Pics! bend and beyond real estate 20967 yeoman, bend or


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Electric scooter/moped w/charger & tool kit, like new, $300. 541-350-4656

HARLEY CUSTOM 2007 Dyna Super Glide FXDI loaded, all options, bags, exhaust, wheels, 2 helmets, low mi., beautiful, Must sell, $9995. 541-408-7908

Harley Davidson Ultra Classic 2008 Too many upgrades to list, immaculate cond., clean, 15K miles. $14,900 541-693-3975

Price Reduced - 2010 Custom Harley DNA Pro-street swing arm frame, Ultima 107, Ultima 6-spd over $23,000 in parts alone; 100s of man hours into custom fabrication. Priced for quick sale, now, $15,000 OBO 541-408-3317


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Northeast Bend Homes Move-in Ready! 4 Bedroom, 2 bath, double car garage, fenced yard, quiet neighborhood, $159,900. Owner may carry. Call 541-880-4224.


Your new home for 2012! Quick closing possible. Tri-level, 1680 sq ft, 3 bdrm, 2 full baths, living rm w/bay window, large deck off separate family rm, upper deck off dining, newer maple kitchen cabinets, all appls, carpet, hardwood, slate & tile floors. New roof, dbl garage, fenced back w/storage bldg. Convenient to hospital, Mtn View HS. FSBO $151.900. 541-639-8411 or 406-381-7892 aft 10am

Houses for Rent NW Bend

Redmond Homes

Cozy studio house, has kitchen & bath, front yard; water & sewer paid, $450/mo + utils & dep. 541-324-6856 Like New, 4 bdrm, 2 bath, fenced yard, dbl. car garage, $1100/mo + dep., no pets, call 541-281-9891. 654

Houses for Rent SE Bend Brand New 1760 sq.ft., 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath, office, fenced yard, gas fireplace, huge master bdrm & closet, 20277 SE Knightsbridge Pl, $1195. 541-350-2206 RENT OWN, $845/mo, 3 bdrm, 2 bath fresh paint, new carpet, nice, easy qualify, $39,900, $2000 down, 10.99% rate, 240 mo. 541-548-5511 656

Houses for Rent SW Bend 3 Bdrm, 2 bath, 1300 sq. ft, all new carpet/paint. .92 acre lot, dbl. garage w/opener, $995, 480-3393, 610-7803

An Older 2 bdrm, 2 bath, mfd, 938 sq.ft., woodstove, quiet .5 Deluxe 2 Bdrm 1½ Bath acre lot in DRW, on Townhouse, W/D canal. $795. hkup, fenced yd. NO 541-480-3393 or PETS. Great location! 541-610-7803. Starting at $565. 179 SW Hayes (past 659 Mike’s Fence Ctr) Houses for Rent 541-382-0162 or Sunriver 420-0133 642

Office/Warehouse located in SE Bend. Up to 30,000 sq.ft., competitive rate, 541-382-3678.

A Nice 3 bdrm, 1.75 bath, Northwest Bend Homes 1428 sq.ft.,wood stove, fenced yard, RV park- A West Side “FIXER UPPER” super locaing, 2.5 acres, $995, tion, 796 sq.ft., single 541-480-3393, 610-7803. garage, $149,900, When buying a home, Randy Schoning, Prin83% of Central cipal Broker, John L. Oregonians turn to Scott. 541-480-3393

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454 Condo/Townhomes Looking for Employment Hotel/Motel-Front Desk for Rent full-time position Apply in person at Sugarloaf I provide in-home care1653 NE Lotus #2 giving. Experienced; Mountain Motel, 62980 2 bdrm, 2½ bath 1057 Sunriver/Bend/Tumalo N Hwy 97, Bend. sq.ft., fully appl. Redmond, Terrebonne, kitchen, W/D, patio, MEDICAL - Looking for CRR. 541-508-6403 Remember.... garage with opener a positive, experiAdd your web adSenior care in YOUR $675 mo. + $675 dep. enced Surgical Asdress to your ad and home. Housekeeping, incl. w/s/yard care. sistant to add to our readers on The errands, cooking. Also Call 541-480-4824. team. Must be x-ray very exp’d in small pet Bulletin' s web site certified and have & horse care. will be able to click general anesthesia View Unit at The Judy, 541-388-2706. through automatically knowledge. Please Plaza! (Old Mill to your site. fax cover letter & re476 District) Move in this sume to: SEAMSTRESS: Manumonth and receive 1 Employment 541-617-0030 facturing co. seeks month free. Opportunities person interested in $1725/mo. Shari OFFICE MANAGER: Finance quality work in reAbell 541-743-1890. DMK Golf Design, Inc. Caregiver laxed setting. Exp. in & Business (www.dmkgolfdesign. Prineville Senior care production sewing & com) is an Interna634 home looking for Care industrial machines tionally Renowned Manager for day Apt./Multiplex NE Bend preferred.If interested, Golf Course Design shift/part-time. Pass come to 537 SE Firm working across criminal background !! NO APP FEE !! Glenwood Dr in Bend the Globe. We are check. 541-447-5773. 2 bdrm, 1 bath for application. seeking a Part-Time $530 & 540 Office Manager to unW/D hook-ups & Heat Chiropractic Tech 528 dertake Book-KeepPump. Carports & Pet $12-15hr. Full-time ing, Payroll, AP/AR, Loans & Mortgages Friendly Chiropractic Tech Travel Management, Fox Hollow Apts. Are you determined PA to Principal and WARNING (541) 383-3152 & decisive? Are you general office duties. The Bulletin recomCascade Rental Mgmt. Co. inspired to help othGeneral hours M-F mends you use cauers? Do you enjoy 10am-3pm. Please tion when you prosolving problems Alpine Meadows supply resume and vide personal that deal with Townhomes covering letter to; information to compapeople? Skills req'd: 1, 2 & 3 bdrm apts. nies offering loans or Excel, Email, 10 key, Starting at $625. The Bulletin m. Interviews for credit, especially Spelling, Math (no 541-330-0719 qualified applicants Recommends extra those asking for adcalculator), & No Professionally caution when purwill be scheduled vance loan fees or Chiropractic exp. managed by chasing products or asap. Hourly paid, companies from out of req’d. Applicants will Norris & Stevens, Inc. services from out of rate DOE, inc benstate. If you have be tested on their the area. Sending efits. concerns or questechnical skills. cash, checks, or Call for Specials! tions, we suggest you Email cover letter & credit information consult your attorney Limited numbers avail. resume (doc or pdf may be subjected to 1, 2 and 3 bdrms. or call CONSUMER only) to chirotechFRAUD. W/D hookups, patios or HOTLINE, For more informadecks, 1-877-877-9392. You will receive info tion about an adverMOUNTAIN GLEN automatically. tiser, you may call BANK TURNED YOU 541-383-9313 the Oregon State Professionally DOWN? Private party managed by Attorney General’s will loan on real esNorris & Stevens, Inc. Office Consumer tate equity. Credit, no Protection hotline at problem, good equity 636 1-877-877-9392. is all you need. Call now. Oregon Land Apt./Multiplex NW Bend Mortgage 388-4200. A Cozy 1 Bdrm Condo, 754 sq.ft., wood stove, W/S/G pd, utility hook Independent Contractor ups, front deck, $595 282 541-480-3393, 610-7803 Sales Northwest Bend 640

Estate Auction Sale: Big Indoor Garage Sale! New white frig, lots of Sat. Jan. 14th, 11:00 good stuff! 9-2 Fri-Sat a.m., Kane Residence, 63553 Gold Spur Way 56951 Ivy Rd., (in Saddleback) Christmas Valley, 97641, farm equipment, 286 fertilizer/spreader - fits on tractor, ripper, steel Sales Northeast Bend stock rack - fits full size pickup, 7600 Ford HH FREE HH Tractor, Leon Front Loader, John Deere Garage Sale Kit brush beater, hand Place an ad in The tools, power tools, elec. Bulletin for your gadrill, grinder, knife rage sale and remaking supplies, plus ceive a Garage Sale multiple misc. items. Kit FREE!

PUBLISHER'S NOTICE All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, marital status or national origin, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination." Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women, and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-877-0246. The toll free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275.

Boats & RV’s

In River Meadows a 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath, 1376 sq. ft., woodstove, brand new carpet/oak floors, W/S pd, $795. 541-480-3393 or 541-610-7803


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Honda VT700 Shadow 1984, 23K, many new parts, battery charger, good condition, $3000 OBO. 541-382-1891 KAWASAKI 750 2005 like new, 2400 miles, stored 5 years. New battery, sports shield, shaft drive, $3400 firm. 541-447-6552. 865


Polaris 330 Trail Bosses (2), used very little, like new, $1800 ea. OBO, 541-420-1598

Polaris Phoenix, 2005, 2+4 200cc, like new, low hours, runs great, $1600 or best offer. Call 541-388-3833

Yamaha Grizzly Sportsman Special 2000, 600cc 4-stroke, push button 4x4 Ultramatic, 945 mi, $3850. 541-279-5303 870

Boats & Accessories 17’ Seaswirl tri-hull, walk-thru w/bow rail, good shape, EZ load trailer, new carpet, new seats w/storage, motor for parts only, $1500 obo, or trade for 25-35 electric start short-shaft motor. 541-312-3085

Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur in your ad. If this happens to your ad, please contact us the first day your ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. 19-ft Mastercraft Deadlines are: WeekPro-Star 190 inboard, days 11:00 noon for 1987, 290hp, V8, 822 next day, Sat. 11:00 hrs, great cond, lots of a.m. for Sunday and extras, $10,000 obo. Monday. 541-231-8709 541-385-5809 Thank you! The Bulletin Classified *** 20.5’ 2004 Bayliner 205 Run About, 220 HP, V8, open bow, exc. cond., very fast w/very low hours, lots of extras incl. tower, Bimini & custom trailer, $19,500. 541-389-1413


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Like New Duplex. Nice Redmond area, 2/2, 775 garage, fenced, central 2 bdrm 1½ bath, gas appls & frplc,Crescent Manufactured/ heat/AC. landscaped, Creek subdivision w/ $700, 541-545-1825 Mobile Homes fitness center. No smkg; pets nego. Winter Specials New & Used: Private $675 mo + $775 dep. 1 & 2 Bdrms Avail. Owned, Bank owned, 541-815-5494 • Lots of amenities. homes start at $9999, • Pet friendly We can finance, deliver & 687 • W/S/G paid set up. Call J & M Commercial for THE BLUFFS APTS. Homes, 541-548-5511 Rent/Lease 340 Rimrock Way, Redmond Close to Office/commercial, large We buy, sell & finance schools, shopping, manufactured homes! roll-up door, bath, and parks! Call 541-548-5511 or great location 1225 sq 541-548-8735 visit: ft, $600/ mo, 1st/last. Managed by GSL Properties 541-480-7546; 480-7541

20.5’ Seaswirl Spyder 1989 H.O. 302, 285 hrs., exc. cond., stored indoors for life $11,900 OBO. 541-379-3530 Ads published in the "Boats" classification include: Speed, fishing, drift, canoe, house and sail boats. For all other types of watercraft, please see Class 875. 541-385-5809












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GENERATE SOME ex- Gulfstream Scenic citement in your neigCruiser 36 ft. 1999, borhood. Plan a gaCummins 330 hp. dierage sale and don't sel, 42K, 1 owner, 13 forget to advertise in in. kitchen slide out, classified! 385-5809. new tires,under cover, hwy. miles only,4 door Winnebago Sightseer Fleetwood Wilderness 2008 30B Class A, 36’ 2005 4 slides, rear fridge/freezer iceTop-of-the-line RV lobdrm, fireplace, AC, maker, W/D combo, cated at our home in W/D hkup beautiful Interbath tub & southeast Bend. unit! $30,500. shower, 50 amp. proUsed out-drive $79,500 OBO. Cell # 541-815-2380 pane gen & more! parts - Mercury 805-368-1575. $55,000. OMC rebuilt ma541-948-2310 rine motors: 151 881

$1595; 3.0 $1895; 4.3 (1993), $1995. 541-389-0435 875

Watercraft Ads published in "Watercraft" include: Kayaks, rafts and motorized personal watercrafts. For "boats" please see Class 870. 541-385-5809

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Travel Trailers Hunter’s Delight! PackKomfort 24’ 1999, 6’ age deal! 1988 Winslide, fully loaded,never nebago Super Chief, used since buying, 38K miles, great $9700, 541-923-0854. shape; 1988 Bronco II 4x4 to tow, 130K Kit Sportsman 26ft. Call The Bulletin At mostly towed miles, 1997, solar panel, 541-385-5809. nice rig! $15,000 both. catalytic heater, furPlace Your Ad Or E-Mail 541-382-3964, leave nace, sleeps 6-7, twin At: msg. beds. Exc. cond. $4500. 541-388-6846. Itasca Spirit Class C 2007, 20K mi., front Komfort 27’ 2006, Like new,used 4x,fiberglass, Montana 34’ 2003, 2 entertainment center, 14’ slide-out,2 TV’s,CD/ slides, exc. cond. all bells & whistles, DVD surround sound. throughout, arctic extremely good 21” awning, couch w/ winter pkg., new cond., 2 slides, 2 queen hideabed, AC, 10-ply tires, W/D HDTV’s, $52,000 heavy duty hitch, night/ ready, $25,000, OBO, 541-447-5484 daylight shades, pwr 541-948-5793 front jack, & more! $19,000 541-382-6731


Motorhomes A-Class Hurricane by Four Winds 32’, 2007, 12K mi, cherry wood, leather,queen, sleeps 6, 2 slides, 2 TVs, 2 roof airs, jacks, camera, new cond., non-smoker, new lower price, $54,900 OBO. 541-548-5216.

Jayco Greyhawk 2004, 31’ Class C, 6800 mi., hyd. jacks, new tires, slide out, exc. cond, $54,000, 541-480-8648

SPRINGDALE 2005 27’, has eating area slide, A/C and heat, new tires, all contents included, bedding towels, cooking and eating utensils. Great for vacation, fishing, hunting or living! $15,500 541-408-3811

MONTANA 3585 2008, exc. cond., 3 slides, king bed, lrg LR, Arctic insulation, all options $37,500. 541-420-3250

MUST SELL GMC 6000 dump truck 1990. 7 yard bed, low mi., good condition, new tires! ONLY $3500 OBO. 541-593-3072

GMC Ventura 3500 1986, refrigerated, w/6’x6’x12’ box, has 2 sets tires w/rims., 1250 lb. lift gate, new engine, $4,500, 541-389-6588, ask for Bob.

Truck with Snow Plow!

Chevy Bonanza 1978, runs good. $5900 OBO. Call 541-390-1466.

Dodge pickup D100 classic, nal 318 wide push button straight, runs $1250 firm. 831-295-4903

1962 origiblock, trans, good, Bend,

FIAT 1800 1978 5-spd, door panels w/flowers & hummingbirds, white soft top & hard top, Reduced! $5,500, 541-317-9319 or 541-647-8483 Ford Mustang Coupe 1966, original owner, V8, automatic, great shape, $9000 OBO. 530-515-8199


Utility Trailers

12 ft. Hydraulic dump trailer w/extra sides, dual axle, steel ramps, spare tire, tarp, excellent condition. $6500 firm. 541-419-6552

Mercury Monterrey 1965, Exc. All original, 4-dr. sedan, in storage last 15 yrs., 390 High Compression engine, new tires & license, reduced to $2850, 541-410-3425.

*** CHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs GMC ½-ton Pickup, to make sure it is cor1972, LWB, 350hi rect. Sometimes inmotor, mechanically Dodge 3500 2007 Quad structions over the A-1, interior great; Cab SLT 4x4 SRW, phone are misbody needs some 6.7L Cummins 6-spd understood and an error TLC. $4000 OBO. AT, too much to list, can occur in your ad. Call 541-382-9441 great for towing, If this happens to your $32,000. 541-385-5682 ad, please contact us the first day your ad appears and we will What are you be happy to fix it looking for? You’ll International Flat as soon as we can. Bed Pickup 1963, 1 find it in The Deadlines are: Weekton dually, 4 spd. days 12:00 noon for Bulletin Classifieds trans., great MPG, next day, Sat. 11:00 could be exc. wood a.m. for Sunday; Sat. hauler, runs great, 12:00 for Monday. If new brakes, $1950. we can assist you, 541-419-5480. please call us: 541-385-5809 The Bulletin Classified Toyota 4x4 1989, 5spd, *** 4-cyl, X-cab w/ bench seat, 68K miles on engine, new util box & Ford F150 XLT 4x4, 2000 bedliner, 4 extra tires nice truck, ext cab w/rims, Kenwood CD, w/canopy, loaded, 5.4L, AudioBahn speakers, AT, 200K mainly hwy miles, tow pkg, $6750. new paint, exc. cond. 541-815-9939 in & out, must see, Chevy 1988, 3/4-Ton $5700. 541-385-4790 4X4, X-Cab, longbed, extra tires/rims, $3200, 541-389-8315. Ford F-250 1986, Lariat, x-cab, 2WD, auto, gas or proLook at: pane, 20K orig. mi., for Complete Listings of new tires, $5000, ToyotaTundra 2000 SR5 Area Real Estate for Sale 541-480-8009. 4x4 perfect cond., all scheduled maint. completed, looks new in & out. $10,000 541-420-2715



Big Tex Landscaping/ ATV Trailer, dual axle flatbed, 7’x16’, 7000 lb. GVW, all steel, $1400. 541-382-4115, or 541-280-7024.

Chevy 4x4 1970, short wide box, canopy, 30K mi on premium 350 motor; RV cam, electronic ignition, tow pkg, new paint/detailing inside & out, 1 owner since 1987. $4500. 541-923-5911

Ford F250 SuperDuty Crew Cab 2008, diesel, low mi., Almost every option, heated power seats, sun roof, Leer topper, etc. $37,499 OBO. Call 541-306-7835.

Sport Utility Vehicles 4-WHEELER’S OR HUNTER’S SPECIAL! Jeep 4-dr wagon, 1987 4x4, silver, nice wheels, 183K, lots of miles left yet! Off-road or on. Under $1000. Call 541-318-9999 or 541-815-3639. Free trip to D.C. for WWII Vets!

ADVENTURER Class Pilgrim 27’, 2007 5th “C” 24’ 2006, 450 wheel, 1 slide, AC, Ford chassis, awning, TV,full awning, excelSpringdale 29’ 2007, rear camera, Honda lent shape, $23,900. slide,Bunkhouse style, 2000 external gen, Plymouth Barracuda 931 541-350-8629 queen corner bed, lrg sleeps 7-8, excellent 1966, original car! 300 Have an item to bath, full refrig, sepacondition, $16,900, hp, 360 V8, centerAutomotive Parts, rate freezer, micro541-390-2504 lines, (Original 273 sell quick? If it’s Service & Accessories wave, 3 burner w/ eng & wheels incl.) GMC Sierra 3500 exunder $500 you oven, excellent cond,, Phoenix Cruiser 2001, 541-593-2597 tended cab dually 66K miles, $35,000. 23 ft. V10, 51K. Large Mud/Snow Tires & can place it in 2004. Converted to a CHEVY 541-923-5874 bath, bed & kitchen. Wheels for Porsche VW BAJA BUG flatbed, it has only 31k SUBURBAN LT The Bulletin Cayenne 2010, PorSeats 6-8. Awning. miles. Pristine condiRoad Ranger 1985, 1974 1776cc en2005, low miles., sche logo, picture $30,950. tion inside/out. Duracatalytic & A/C, Fully gine. New: shocks, Classiieds for good tires, new avail,18"/255/55 good 541-923-4211 max 6600 V8 w/Alliself contained, $3400, tires, disc brakes, Sprinter 272RLS, 2009 $ brakes, moonroof cond. $600, leave 10 - 3 lines, 7 days son trans. Loaded 541-389-8315 interior paint, flat 29’, weatherized, like msg. 541-389-1186 Reduced to options. New $ black. $4900 OBO; new, furnished & 16 - 3 lines, 14 days with $15,750 cost, $48,000. Selling 885 over $7000 invested. ready to go, incl Wine(Private Party ads only) 541-389-5016. for only $24,000. TURN THE PAGE Beaver Patriot 2000, 541-322-9529. gard Satellite dish, Canopies & Campers 541-388-7944 (Bend). Walnut cabinets, so$28,800. 541-420-9964 For More Ads lar, Bose, Corian, tile, Lance-Legend 990 4 door fridge., 1 slide, Winnebago Access 31J The Bulletin 11’3" 1998, w/ext-cab, 2008, Class C, Near W/D. $85,000 exc. cond., generator, Tires, (2) 225/60/15, Low Retail Price! One 541-215-5355 solar-cell, large refrig, studded tires, 95%, owner, non- smoker, AC, micro., magic fan, $40 ea, 541-410-3425 garaged, 7,400 miles, bathroom shower, auto leveling jacks, (2) Viking Legend 2465ST removable carpet, We Buy Scrap! Auto & slides, upgraded custom windows, out- Truck Batteries, up to 2007 SUBARU Model 540 2002, exc. queen bed,bunk beds, door shower/awning cond., slide dining, toi$10. Buying junk cars LEGACY 2.5 SPEC. B microwave, 3-burner set-up for winterizing, VIN:204177 let, shower, gen. incl., & trucks, up to $500, range/oven, (3) TVs, elec. jacks, CD/ste$5500. 541-548-0137 & scrap metal! Beaver Santiam 2002, Hard to and sleeps 10! Lots of reo/4’ stinger. $9500. Call 541-408-1090 40’, 2 slides, 48K, Find! storage, maintained, Bend, 541.279.0458 immaculate, 330 and very clean! Only 932 Cummins diesel, $76,995! Extended Manual, Leather, Moonroof, Premium Wheels, Antique & $63,500 OBO, must warranty available! Rear Spoiler, Upgraded Sound System, Lots sell.541-504-0874 Classic Autos Call (541) 388-7179. of upgrades - must see! Weekend Warrior Toy $ Hauler 28’ 2007,Gen, fuel station, exc cond. sleeps 8, black/gray 2003 VW PASSAT 2011 HYUNDAI 2011 SUBARU interior, used 3X, SONATA WAGON 4 MOTION IMPREZA 2.5i SEDAN $27,500. VIN:176991 VIN:517665 VIN: 049623 541-389-9188 Automatic, Certifi ed New Body Style, Chevrolet Corvette Pre-Owned Nice Car, Call 541-385-5809 1967 Convertible Low Miles! Looking for your to promote your service with removable hard $ next employee? 18,999 Auto, Premium, Low Miles, Moonroof, top. #'s matching, 4 Place a Bulletin help speed, 327-350 hp, Leather, Moonroof, Auto, Very Nice Car! Alloy Wheels. 6 Yr/100k Warranty per $ 09 Building/Contracting Handyman wanted ad today and black leather interior. month reach over 60,000 $ $ $58,500 72 months at 3.49% A.P.R., $0 Down, ERIC REEVE NOTICE: Oregon state readers each week. 541-306-6290 Title, Doc not included. On Approved Credit. HANDY SERVICES law requires anyYour classified ad Home & Commercial one who contracts will also appear on 2007 VW 2008 PONTIAC 1999 VOLVO XC-70 Repairs, for construction work MUST SELL RABBIT 2D TORRENT WAGON AWD Carpentry-Painting, to be licensed with the which currently reFor Memorial VIN:304437 VIN:243170 VIN: 548062 When ONLY the BEST Pressure-washing, Construction Conceives over 1.5 mil70 Monte Carlo Honey Do's. Small or will do! Low Miles, tractors Board (CCB). lion page views evAll original, beautiful, large jobs. On-time Very Clean 2003 Lance 1030 DeAn active license ery month at no car, completely new promise. luxe Model Camper, $ means the contractor extra cost. Bulletin suspension and brake 16,488 Senior Discount. loaded, phenomenal is bonded and inClassifieds Get Resystem, plus extras. All work guaranteed. condition. $17,500. Alloy Wheels, Very Nice Leather, Moonroof, Auto sured. Verify the sults! Call 385-5809 $ 75 per $4000 OBO. 541-389-3361 or month 2007 Dodge 6.7 contractor’s CCB lior place your ad 541-593-3072 541-771-4463 Bonded $ $ Cummins Diesel 3500 cense through the on-line at 72 months at 3.49% A.P.R., $0 Down, & Insured CCB#181595 4x4 long bed, 58K mi, Title, Doc not included. On Approved Credit. CCB Consumer $34,900. Or buy as Margo Construction Website 2008 CHRYSLER 2005 JEEP GRAND 2005 JEEP unit, $48,500. www.hirealicensedcontractor. LLC Since 1992 882 TOWN & COUNTRY CHEROKEE LIMITED WRANGLER 4X4 com 541-331-1160 • Pavers • Carpentry VIN:343320 VIN:614762 VIN: 711690 or call 503-378-4621. • Remodeling • Decks • Fifth Wheels 4x4, Laredo, The Bulletin recomWindow/Door Leather, Chevy Chevelle 1967, mends checking with Replacement • Int/Ext Moonroof, Auto Autos & 283 & Powerglide, very the CCB prior to conPaint CCB 176121 • $ clean, quality updates, 14,588 tracting with anyone. Transportation 541-480-3179 Auto, Leather, Nav., DVD, Heated Seats, Premium $21,000, 541-420-1600 Some other trades Auto, Hardtop Wheels, Stow and Go, Low Miles, Very Nice! per $ 98 also require addiI DO THAT! month tional licenses and Home/Rental repairs $ $ 72 months at 3.49% A.P.R., $0 Down, Alpha “See Ya” 30’ certifications. Small jobs to remodels Title, Doc not included. On Approved Credit. 1996, 2 slides, A/C, Fall jobs before Winter heat pump, exc. cond. Computer/Cabling Install 2008 DODGE GRAND 2011 SUBARU 2009 NISSAN CB#151573 for Snowbirds, solid CARAVAN SE IMPREZA 2.5 SEDAN VERSA Dennis 541-317-9768 908 oak cabs day & night QB Digital Living VIN:447183 VIN:619972 VIN:517447 1950 CHEVY CLUB shades, Corian, tile, 4 Door Sedan, Aircraft, Parts •Computer Networking COUPE, Cobalt Blue, Certifi ed I4, Auto, Low hardwood. $12,750. •Phone/Data/TV Jacks Landscaping/Yard Care & Service Great condition, runs Pre-Owned Miles, Gas 541-923-3417. •Whole House Audio Saver well, lots of spare NOTICE: OREGON •Flat Screen TV & In$ parts. $9995. Call 11,488 Landscape ContracAuto, Premium, Low Miles, Alloy Wheels, FWD, Very Nice, Alloy Wheels, stallation 541-419-7828 tors Law (ORS 671) Moonroof, 6 Yr/100k Warranty Privacy Glass $ 41 per 541-280-6771 requires all busimonth $ $ nesses that advertise 72 months at 3.49% A.P.R., $0 Down, CCB#127370 Elect Title, Doc not included. On Approved Credit. to perform LandLic#9-206C scape Construction 1/3 interest in ColumCarri-Lite Luxury 2009 2003 TOYOTA 2007 JEEP LIBERTY 2007 TOYOTA which includes: Debris Removal bia 400, located at by Carriage, 4 slideRAV4 4WD LIMITED 4X4 3.7L TACOMA 4X4 planting, decks, Sunriver. $138,500. Chevy Corvette Coupe VIN:256343 outs, inverter, satelVIN: 328233 VIN: 646827 fences, arbors, 2006, 8,471 orig JUNK BE GONE Call 541-647-3718 lite sys, frplc, 2 flat Automatic, water-features, and miles, 1 owner, alLeather, HAPPY scrn TVs. $60,000. installation, repair of 1/3 interest in wellLoaded ways garaged, red, 2 541-480-3923 NEW YEAR!!! irrigation systems to equipped IFR Beech tops, auto/paddle $ Mel, 541-389-8107 be licensed with the 13,988 Bonanza A36, loshift, LS-2, Corsa exManual, Moonroof, Alloy Wheels, Double Cab, Auto, SR5, Running COACHMAN 1997 Landscape ContracBoards, Hard Tonneau Cover, 1 Owner cated KBDN. $55,000. haust, too many opRear Spoiler Domestic Services $ 14 per Catalina 5th wheel tors Board. This 541-419-9510 tions to list, pristine month $ $ 23’, slide, new tires, 4-digit number is to be car, $37,500. Serious 72 months at 3.49% A.P.R., $0 Down, I Do Housecleaning: 25 extra clean, below included in all adverExecutive Hangar Title, Doc not included. On Approved Credit. only, call yrs. exp, exc refs, Senior book. $6,500. tisements which indiat Bend Airport 541-504-9945 discounts! 541-420-0366 2008 SCION XD 2010 SUBARU LEGACY 2009 SUBARU LEGACY 541-548-1422. cate the business has (KBDN) 4 DR 2.5i LIMITED GT 2.5i LIMITED a bond, insurance and 60’ wide x 50’ deep, Electrical Services VIN:005827 VIN: 245726 VIN: 214418 Certifi ed workers compensaw/55’ wide x 17’ high Leather, Auto, Automatic, Pre-Owned tion for their employMoonroof, bi-fold door. Natural Leather, Heated Quality Builders Electric Heated Seats, ees. For your protecSeats gas heat, office, bathLow Miles, CVT • Remodels Transmission tion call 503-378-5909 room. Parking for 6 $ • Home Improvement $ 24,988 or use our website: cars. Adjacent to 24,999 • Lighting Upgrades Chevy Wagon 1957, to Frontage Rd; great • Hot Tub Hook-ups Manual, Low Miles, Very Nice! $ 01 per 4-dr. , complete, $ 16 per check license status month visibility for aviation month 541-389-0621 $15,000 OBO, trades, before contracting $ bus. 84 months at 3.99% A.P.R., $0 Down, 84 months at 3.99% A.P.R., $0 Down, please call with the business. 541-948-2126 Title, Doc not included. On Approved Credit. Title, Doc not included. On Approved Credit. CCB#127370 Elect 541-420-5453. Persons doing landLic#9-206C 2011 SUBARU 2011 SUBARU 2011 SUBARU Telecommunicators, scape maintenance Chrysler 300 Coupe pilot/co-pilot, 2 boxes, do not require a LCB LEGACY 2.5 SEDAN OUTBACK 2.5i WAGON LEGACY 2.5i SEDAN 1967, 440 engine, Excavating VIN:211403 VIN:330390 VIN:211860 $100. 541-350-4656 license. auto. trans, ps, air, Certifi ed Certifi ed Certifi ed frame on rebuild, reLevi’s Dirt Works: 916 Pre-Owned Pre-Owned Pre-Owned painted original blue, Tile/Ceramic Residential/Commercial original blue interior, Trucks & 6 Yr/100k General Contractor: Warranty original hub caps, exc. Steve Lahey Construction Companion 26’ 1992, For all your dirt & Heavy Equipment Premium, CVT Trans, All Weather Package, Premium, CVT Trans, Heated & Power Premium, Heated Seats, CVT Trans, All chrome, asking $9000 Tile Installation Done RV’ing, nonexcavation needs. Weather Package, Alloy Wheels, Low Miles Alloy Wheels, Low Miles. 6 Yr/100k Warranty or make offer. Seats, Alloy Wheels, 6 Yr/100k Warranty Over 20 Yrs. Exp. smoker, exc. cond, • Snow Removal 541-385-9350. Call For Free Estimate some extras incl., • Subcontracting $ $ $ 541-977-4826 $4500, 503-951-0447, • Public Works • Concrete CCB#166678 Redmond • Small & large jobs for contractors/home owners by job or hour. Chrysler SD 4-Door 1982 INT. Dump with • Driveway grading (low 1930, CDS Royal Arborhood, 6k on recost-get rid of pot holes Standard, 8-cylinder, built 392, truck refur&smooth out your drive) body is good, needs bished, has 330 gal. • Custom pads large/small some restoration, water tank with pump • Operated rentals & au2010 Cougar 276RLS, lrg runs, taking bids, and hose. Everything 541-383-3888, gering • Wet/dry utils. slide, loaded with Thank you for reading. All photos are for illustration purposes – not actual vehicles. All prices do not include dealer installed options, documentation, registration or title. works, $8,500 OBO. CCB#194077 amenities, like new, 541-815-3318 All vehicles subject to prior sale. All lease payments based on 10,000 miles/year. Prices good through January 9, 2012. 541-977-8988 541-639-5282 $24,995. 541-593-6303

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Chevy Gladiator 1993, great shape, great mileage, full pwr., all leather, auto, 4 captains chairs, fold down bed, fully loaded, $3950 OBO, call 541-536-6223.

Audi S4 2005, 4.2 Avant Quattro, tiptronic, premium & winter wheels & tires, Bilstein shocks, coil over springs, HD anti sway, APR exhaust, K40 radar, dolphin gray, ext. warranty, 56K, garaged, $30,000. 541-593-2227

Chevy Tahoe 2003 pwr. drs, windows, driver's seat; CD; tow pkg; upgraded wheels; 3rd row seats; cloth; 1 owner;166K;exc.cond, $9900. 360-701-9462 Chevy Tahoe LT 2001, Taupe, very clean, 102K miles, 1 owner, garaged, maint. records provided, new brakes, new battery, extra tires incl., lots of extras, $9500, 541-504-4224 Explorer 1998, V-8, 150k $3,800 or make offer. 541-549-1544

Ford Excursion 2005, 4WD, diesel, exc. cond., $24,000, call 541-923-0231. Need help ixing stuff around the house? Call A Service Professional and ind the help you need.

Jeep Grand Cherokee 1994, 4WD, black w/ grey leather, loaded, auto, 5.3L, 65% tread on tires w/2 extras, great cond., 153K+ mi., $3000, 541-550-7328.

Nissan Xterra S - 4x4 2006, AT, 76K, good all-weather tires, $13,500 obo. 858-345-0084

Chrysler Town & Country LX 2003 mini van, 152,000 miles; Nissan Quest GXE 1996, 150,000 miles. Your Choice $4900! Call Bob at Porsche Cayenne 2004, 541-318-9999, or 86k, immac.,loaded, Sam at 541-815-3639. dealer maint, $19,500. Free trip to DC for 503-459-1580. WWII vets.

Toyota FJ-40 Landcruiser

1966, 350 Chev, Downey conversion, 4-spd, 4” lift, 33’s, three tops! $6500 OBO. 541-388-2875. 940

Vans CHEVY ASTRO EXT 1993 AWD mini van, 3 seats, rear barn doors, white, good tires/wheels. Pretty interior, clean, no rips or tears. Drives exc! $2950. Free trip to D.C. for WWII Vets! (541) 318-9999 or (541) 815-3639

Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 2005: StoNGo, 141k miles, power doors/trunk $7850. Call 541-639-9960 Just bought a new boat? Sell your old one in the classiieds! Ask about our Super Seller rates! 541-385-5809


Automobiles AUDI QUATTRO CABRIOLET 2004, extra nice, low mileage, heated seats, new Michelins, all wheel drive, $12,995 503-635-9494.

BMW 525i 2004 New body style, Steptronic auto., cold-weather package, premium package, heated seats, extra nice. $14,995. 503-635-9494.


1995 LeSabre Limited, almost perfect, $2900. 1999 Regal GS, 3.8 Litre V-6, supercharged, $2900; Lucerne CX, 2006, stunning black, $7900. Call Bob, 541-318-9999 or Sam, 541-815-3639.

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Cadillac DeVille Sedan 1993, leather interior, all pwr., 4 new tires w/chrome rims, dark green, CD/radio, under 100K mi., runs exc. $2500 OBO, 541-805-1342

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LEGAL NOTICE TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE Loan No: xxxxxx5024 T.S. No.: 1344637-09. Reference is made to that certain deed made by David L Noah and Rose M Noah Husband And Wife, as Grantor to First American, as Trustee, in favor of National City Mortgage A Division of National City Bank, as Beneficiary, dated December 12, 2008, recorded December 24, 2008, in official records of Deschutes, Oregon in book/reel/volume No. xx at page No. xx, fee/file/Instrument/microfilm/reception No. 2008-49955 covering the following described real property situated in said County and State, to-wit: Lots 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20 in block 55, Hillman, Deschutes County, Oregon. Commonly known as: 8120 NW 6th St. Terrebonne OR 97760. Both the beneficiary and the trustee have elected to sell the said real property to satisfy the obligations secured by said trust deed and notice has been recorded pursuant to Section 86.735(3) of Oregon Revised Statutes: the default for which the foreclosure is made is the grantor's: Failure to pay the monthly payment due April 1, 2010 of principal and interest and subsequent installments due thereafter; plus late charges; together with all subsequent sums advanced by beneficiary pursuant to the terms and conditions of said deed of trust. Monthly payment $2,051.54 Monthly Late Charge $82.06. By this reason of said default the beneficiary has declared all obligations secured by said Deed of Trust immediately due and payable, said sums being the following, to-wit; The sum of $294,006.14 together with interest thereon at 5.500% per annum from March 01, 2010 until paid; plus all accrued late charges thereon; and all trustee's fees, foreclosure costs and any sums advance by the beneficiary pursuant to the terms and conditions of the said deed of trust. Whereof, notice hereby is given that, Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation the undersigned trustee will on March 23, 2012 at the hour of 1:00pm, Standard of Time, as established by Section 187.110, Oregon Revised Statutes, At the Bond Street entrance to Deschutes County Courthouse 1164 NW Bond, City of Bend, County of Deschutes, State of Oregon, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash the interest in the said described real property which the grantor had or had power to convey at the time of the execution by him of the said trust deed, together with any interest which the grantor or his successors in interest acquired after the execution of said trust deed, to satisfy the foregoing obligations thereby secured and the costs and expense of sale, including a reasonable charge by the trustee. Notice is further given that any person named in Section 86.753 of Oregon Revised Statutes has the right to have the foreclosure proceeding dismissed and the trust deed reinstated by payment to the beneficiary of the entire amount then due (other than such portion of said principal as would not then be due had no default occurred), together with the costs, trustee's and attorney's fees and curing any other default complained of in the Notice of Default by tendering the performance required under the obligation or trust deed, at any time prior to five days before the date last set for sale. In construing this notice, the masculine gender includes the feminine and the neuter, the singular includes plural, the word "grantor" includes any successor in interest to the grantor as well as any other persons owing an obligation, the performance of which is secured by said trust deed, the words "trustee" and "beneficiary" includes their respective successors in interest, if any. Dated: November 16, 2011. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation 525 East Main Street P.O. Box 22004 El Cajon CA 92022-9004 Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation Signature/By: Tammy Laird

Reference is made to that certain Deed of Trust dated as of March 2, 2007 made by, DANNETTE WEEKS, as the original grantor, to DESCHUTES COUNTY TITLE, as the original trustee, in favor of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR AMERICAN HOME MORTGAGE ACCEPTANCE, INC., as the original beneficiary, recorded on March 13, 2007, as Instrument No. 2007-14983 of Official Records in the Office of the Recorder of Deschutes County, Oregon (the "Deed of Trust"). The current beneficiary is: Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for American Home Mortgage Assets Trust 2007-5, Mortgage-Backed Pass-Through Certificates Series 2007-5, (the "Beneficiary"). APN: 109927 LOT NINE IN BLOCK ONE, DOBBIN ACRES, DESCHUTES COUNTY, OREGON. Commonly known as: 61900 DOBBIN RD, BEND, OR Both the Beneficiary and the Trustee have elected to sell the said real property to satisfy the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust and notice has been recorded pursuant to Section 86.735(3) of Oregon Revised Statutes: the default(s) for which the foreclosure is made is that the grantor(s): failed to pay payments which became due; together with late charges due; together with other fees and expenses incurred by the Beneficiary; and which defaulted amounts total: $58,407.43 as of December 8, 2011. By this reason of said default the Beneficiary has declared all obligations secured by said deed of trust immediately due and payable, said sums being the following, to wit: The sum of $414,176.57 together with interest thereon at the rate of 4.50000% per annum from November 1, 2009 until paid; plus all accrued late charges thereon; and all Trustee's fees, foreclosure costs and any sums advanced by the Beneficiary pursuant to the terms of said deed of trust Whereof, notice hereby is given that FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY, as the duly apR-398540 12/16, 12/23, 12/30, 01/06 pointed Trustee under the Deed of Trust will on April 24, 2012 at the hour of 11:00 AM, Standard of Time, as established by section 187.110, OrLEGAL NOTICE egon Revised Statues, at the front entrance of the Courthouse, 1164 N.W. TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE Bond Street, Bend, County of Deschutes, State of Oregon, sell at public Loan No: 0173106048 T.S. No.: 11-02115-6 auction to the highest bidder for cash the interest in the said described real property which the grantor had or had power to convey at the time of Reference is made to that certain Deed of Trust dated as of October 18, the execution of the Deed of Trust, together with any interest which the 2007 made by, RICK JACOBSEN AND KIMBERLY JACOBSEN, AS grantor or his successor(s) in interest acquired after the execution of the TENANTS BY THE ENTIRETY, as the original grantor, to FIDELITY NADeed of Trust, to satisfy the foregoing obligations thereby secured and the TIONAL TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY, as the original trustee, in favor costs and expenses of sale, including a reasonable charge by the Trustee. of Wells Fargo Bank, NA., as the original beneficiary, recorded on OctoNotice is further given that any person named in Section 86.753 of Orber 30, 2007, as Instrument No. 2007-57479 of Official Records in the Ofegon Revised Statutes has the right to have the foreclosure proceeding fice of the Recorder of Deschutes County, Oregon {the "Deed of Trust"). dismissed and the trust deed reinstated by payment to the Beneficiary of The current beneficiary is: Wells Fargo Bank, NA., (the "Beneficiary"). the entire amount then due {other than such portion of said principal as APN: 192873 would not then be due had no default occurred), together with the costs, LOT THIRTY-THREE, RED HAWK UNIT FIVE, Trustee's or attorney's fees and curing any other default complained of in DESCHUTES COUNTY, OREGON the Notice of Default by tendering the performance required under the obCommonly known as: ligation or Deed of Trust, at any time prior to five days before the date last 1947 NW JACKPINE PLACE, REDMOND, OR set for sale. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT FIBoth the Beneficiary and the Trustee have elected to sell the said real DELITY NATIONAL TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY, 1920 Main Street, property to satisfy the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust and notice Suite 1120, Irvine, CA 92614 949-252-4900 FOR SALE INFORMATION has been recorded pursuant to Section 86-735(3) of Oregon Revised CALL: 714.730.2727 Website for Trustee's Sale Information: www.lpStatutes: the default(s) for which the foreclosure is made is that the TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF SALE In construing this notice, the grantor(s): failed to pay payments which became due; together with late masculine gender includes the feminine and the neuter, the singular incharges due; together with other fees and expenses incurred by the Bencludes plural, the word "grantor" includes any successor in interest to the eficiary; and which defaulted amounts total; $24,408.98 as of December 8, grantor as well as any other persons owing an obligation, the perfor2011. By this reason of said default the Beneficiary has declared all oblimance of which is secured by said Deed of Trust, the words "Trustee" and gations secured by said deed of trust immediately due and payable, said 'Beneficiary" include their respective successors in interest, if any. Dated: sums being the following, to wit: The sum of $259,207.25 together with December 21, 2011 FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE INSURANCE COMinterest thereon at the rate of 6.00000% per annum from December 1, PANY, Trustee Michael Busby, Authorized Signature 2010 until paid; plus all accrued late charges thereon; and all Trustee's fees, foreclosure costs and any sums advanced by the Beneficiary pursuASAP# 4163028 12/30/2011, 01/06/2012, 01/13/2012, 01/20/2012 ant to the terms of said deed of trust. Whereof, notice hereby is given that FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY, as the duly appointed Trustee under the Deed of Trust will on April 24, 2012 at the hour of 11:00 AM, Standard of Time, as established by section 187.110, Oregon Revised Statues, at the front entrance of the Courthouse, 1164 N.W. Bond Street, Bend, County of Deschutes, State of Oregon, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash the interest in the said described real property which the grantor had or had power to convey at the time of the execution of the Deed of Trust, together with any interest which the grantor or his successor(s) in interest acquired after the execution of the Deed of Trust, to satisfy the foregoing obligations thereby secured and the costs and expenses of sale, including a reasonable charge by the Trustee. Notice is further given that any person named in Section 86.753 of Oregon Revised Statutes has the right to have the foreclosure proceeding dismissed and the trust deed reinstated by payment to the Beneficiary of the entire amount then due (other than such portion of said principal as would not then be due had no default occurred), together with the costs, Trustee's or attorney's fees and curing any other default complained of in the Notice of Default by tendering the performance required under the obligation or Deed of Trust, at any time prior to five days before the date last set for sale. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY, 1920 Main Street, Suite 1120, Irvine, CA 92614 949-252-4900 FOR SALE INFORMATION CALL: 714.730.2727 Website for Trustee's Sale Information: In construing this notice, the masculine gender includes the feminine and the neuter, the singular includes plural, the word "grantor" includes any successor in interest to the grantor as well as any other persons owing an obligation, the performance of which is secured by said Deed of Trust, the words "Trustee" and "Beneficiary" include their respective successors in interest, if any. Dated: December 21, 2011 FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY, Trustee Michael Busby, Authorized Signature ASAP# 4163054 12/30/2011, 01/06/2012, 01/13/2012, 01/20/2012

LEGAL NOTICE OREGON TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE T.S. No: F532646 OR Unit Code: F Loan No: 0999763071/LEIGH Investor No: 173243441 AP #1: 124813 AP #2: 164820 Title #: 110505167 Reference is made to that certain Trust Deed made by R. HUNTER LEIGH as Grantor, to WELLS FARGO FINANCIAL NATIONAL BANK as Trustee, in favor of WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. as Beneficiary. Dated February 10, 2006, Recorded March 6, 2006 as Instr. No. 2006-15101 in Book --- Page --of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of DESCHUTES County; OREGON covering the following described real property situated in said county and state, to wit: THE SOUTH HALF OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER. Exhibit "A" The South half of the Northwest quarter of the Northeast quarter (S1/2 NW1/4 NE1/4) of Section 27, Township 14 South, Range 11 East of the Willamette Meridian, Deschutes County, Oregon. EXCEPTING THEREFROM that portion lying within the right-of-way of McKenzie Canyon Road. TOGETHER WITH a parcel of land situated in the Northwest quarter of the Northeast quarter (NW1/4 NE1/4) of Section 27, Township 14 South, Range 11 East of the Willamette Meridian, Deschutes County, Oregon, being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a 5/8 inch iron rod at the Southwest corner of the North half of the Northwest quarter of the Northeast quarter (N 1/2 NW1/4 NE1/4) of said Section 27; thence North 00° 04' 36" East, on the West line of said North half (N1/2) 71.14 feet to a 5/8 inch iron rod; thence North 88° 25' 00" East, leaving said West line, 105.54 feet to a point on the centerline of an irrigation mainline; thence on said centerline North 88° 25' 00" East 97.48 feet; thence North 88° 02' 00" East, 148.00 feet; thence North 89° 00' 00" East, 50.00 feet; thence North 89° 45' 00" East, 70.00 feet; thence South 89° 30' 00" East, 50.00 feet; thence North 89° 40' 00" East 45.00 feet (erroneously described as 54.00 feet); thence North 88° 35' 00" East, 31.00 feet; thence North 87° 22' 00" East, 56.80 feet; thence North 87° 22' 00" East, leaving said mainline, 657.05 feet to a 5/8 inch iron rod on the East line of said North half (N1/2); thence South 00° 05' 06" East, on said line, 115.6 feet to a 5/8 inch iron rod at the Southeast corner thereof; thence continuing South 00° 05' 06" East on the East line of the South half (S1/2) of said Northwest quarter of the Northeast quarter (NW1/4 NE1/4), 666.99 feet to a 5/8 inch iron rod at the Southeast corner thereof; thence North 89° 58' 29" West on the South line of said South half (S1/2), 1187.08 feet to a 5/8 inch rod; thence North 39° 45' 00" West, 195.17 feet to a 5/8 inch iron rod on the West line of said South half (S1/2); thence North 00° 04' 36" East on said West line, 516.28 feet to the point of beginning. EXCEPTING THEREFROM, a parcel of land situated in the Northwest quarter of the Northeast quarter (NW1/4 NE1/4) of Section 27, Township 14 South, Range 11 East of the Willamette Meridian, Deschutes County, Oregon, being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a 5/8 inch iron rod at the Southwest corner of the Northwest quarter of the Northeast quarter (NW1/4 NE1/4) of said Section 27; thence North 00° 04' 36" East, on the North-South centerline of said Section 27, 150.00 feet to a 5/8 inch iron rod; thence South 39° 45' 00" East, 195.17 feet to a 5/8 inch on the South line of the Northwest quarter of the Northeast quarter (NW1/4 NE1/4) of said Section 27; thence North 89° 29' West, on said South line, 125.00 feet to the point of beginning. Both the beneficiary and the trustee have elected to sell the said real property to satisfy the obligations secured by said Trust Deed and a Notice of Default has been recorded pursuant to Oregon Revised Statutes 86.735(3); the default for which the foreclosure is made is Grantor's failure to pay when due, the following sums: 7 PYMTS FROM 03/15/11 TO 09/15/11 @ 806.67 $5,646.69 Sub-Total of Amounts in Arrears:$5,646.69 Together with any default in the payment of recurring obligations as they become due. ALSO, if you have failed to pay taxes on the property, provide insurance on the property or pay other senior liens or encumbrances as required in the note and Trust Deed, the beneficiary may insist that you do so in order to reinstate your account in good standing. The beneficiary may require as a condition to reinstatement that you provide reliable written evidence that you have paid all senior liens or encumbrances, property taxes, and hazard insurance premiums. These requirements for reinstatement should be confirmed by contacting the undersigned Trustee. The street or other common designation if any, of the real property described above is purported to be : 18623 MCSWAIN DR, SISTERS, OR 97759 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the above street or other common designation. By reason of said default, the beneficiary has declared all sums owing on the obligation secured by said Trust Deed immediately due and payable, said sums being the following, to wit: Principal $224,005.66, together with interest as provided in the note or other instrument secured from 02/15/11, and such other costs and fees are due under the note or other instrument secured, and as are provided by statute. WHEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the undersigned trustee will, on February 21, 2012, at the hour of 10:00 A.M. in accord with the Standard Time, as established by ORS 187.110, INSIDE THE MAIN LOBBY OF THE DESCHUTES COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1164 NW BOND, BEND , County of DESCHUTES, State of OREGON, (which is the new date, time and place set for said sale) sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash the interest in the said described real property which the Grantor had or had power to convey at the time of execution by him of the said Trust Deed, together with any interest which the Grantor or his successors in interest acquired after the execution of said Trust Deed, to satisfy the foregoing obligations thereby secured and the costs and expenses of sale, including a reasonable charge by the trustee. Notice is further given that any person named in O.R.S.86.753 has the right, at any time prior to five days before the date last set for the sale, to have this foreclosure proceeding dismissed and the Trust Deed reinstated by payment to the beneficiary of the entire amount then due (other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred) and by curing any other default complained herein that is capable of being cured by tendering the performance required under the obligation of the Trust Deed, and in addition to paying said sums or tendering the performance necessary to cure the default, by paying all costs and expenses actually incurred in enforcing the obligation and Trust Deed, together with trustee's and attorney's fees not exceeding the amounts provided by said ORS 86.753. It will be necessary for you to contact the undersigned prior to the time you tender reinstatement or payoff so that you may be advised of the exact amount, including trustee's costs and fees, that you will be required to pay. Payment must be in the full amount in the form of cashier's or certified check. The effect of the sale will be to deprive you and all those who hold by, through and under you of all interest in the property described above. In construing this notice, the masculine gender includes the feminine and the neuter, the singular includes the plural, the word "grantor" includes any successor in interest to the grantor as well as any other person owing an obligation, the performance of which is secured by said Trust Deed, and the words "trustee" and "beneficiary" include their respective successors in interest, if any. The Beneficiary may be attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained may be used for that purpose. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If available, the expected opening bid and/or postponement information may be obtained by calling the following telephone number(s) on the day before the sale: (714) 480-5690 or you may access sales information at DATED: 10/14/11 CHRISTOPHER C. DORR, OSBA # 992526 By CHRISTOPHER C. DORR, ATTORNEY AT LAW DIRECT INQUIRIES TO: T.D. SERVICE COMPANY FORECLOSURE DEPARTMENT 1820 E. FIRST ST., SUITE 210 P.O. BOX 11988 SANTA ANA, CA 92711-1988 (800) 843-0260 TAC# 952222 PUB: 01/06/12, 01/13/12, 01/20/12, 01/27/12



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• A review of “SSX” • What’s hot on the gaming scene

• A review of Red Rooster Restaurant and Omelet House in Redmond



• Pickwick performs at McMenamins • Matt Hopper returns to Bend • Funk series kicks off with Polyrythmics • The Horned Hand hosts Feeding Frenzy • Comma show Thursday • The Selfless Riot releases CD

• One-man play focuses on Lincoln • Gallery Walk returns • Prineville Follies auditions slated • Bella Acappella plans open house • Art Exhibits lists current exhibits

• “MythBusters” perform in Portland • A guide to out of town events


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t need hardly be said, but a lot of bands have launched from Seattle — or tried to. Some flame out, others sputter before their engines really begin to fire. In the case of Pickwick, the latter applies. Guitarist Michael Parker said that, in the beginning, “We didn’t really know what we were doing, and that’s kind of part

of our story, I guess.” Their story began in 2008, after lead singer Galen Disston moved from Los Angeles to Seattle, where he met and began playing with drummer Matt Emmett, from Colorado. They enlisted keyboardist Cassady Lilstrom, whom Emmett had known in Colorado. They in turn met Seattle natives Michael Parker (guitar) and his brother,

Garrett Parker (bass). Vibraphone player Kory Kruckenberg joined later to round out the group, which will play a free show next week in Bend (see “If you go”). From the start, Pickwick sounded fairly derivative of Wilco. “We all loved ‘Yankee Hotel Foxtrot,’” Michael Parker said, referring to Wilco’s acclaimed 2002 album. Taking a cue from Wilco, Pickwick infused their sound with

elements of country and psychedelia, with a touch of “some electronic stuff,” said Parker. They would stick to their sonic guns for two years before facing facts. Namely, that they were stuck in the middle of the alt-country pack. The Wilco influence “didn’t really work for us. We have some friends who do music like that and are amazing at it, but for us, it just wasn’t really a good fit,” said Parker. Co n tinued Page 5

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Volcanic Funk series, Slipmat Science crew turn up the heat as winter sets in By Ben Salmon • The Bulletin

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Funk show series kicks off with Seattle’s Polyrhythmics T B end’s foremost funk fiend, Gabe Johnson, already dropped a ton of funk last summer with his first Volcanic Funk Festival, and now he’s carrying the funky good times through our chilliest months. (Yes! New record for use of the word “funk” in once sentence!) Over the next month, Johnson has booked four shows he’s calling Volcanic Funk Parties, featuring four bands that should keep a couple of local venues nice and sweaty even as the temperature plummets outside. Assuming, that is, the temperature eventually decides to plummet. First up Thursday, Seattle octet Polyrhythmics will fill Silver

Moon Brewing & Taproom with its ultra-modern mix of funk and global sounds. The band is a rocksolid groove factory, churning out thick chunks of Afrobeat-meetsLatin funk with a rich, vibrant horn section. Polyrhythmics’ Facebook cites influences like James Brown, Fela Kuti, The Budos Band and Talking Heads, and that all makes sense. For you local dance-floor hounds that recently watched Orgone tear it up inside The Annex in Bend, you should already have a pretty good idea of what Polyrhythmics is all about. The two are kind of kindred spirits. Polyrhythmics is touring behind its first full-length album, “Labrador,” a terrific listen that

you can hear in full at The funk doesn’t stop Thursday, however. The other three upcoming Volcanic Funk Parties include New York City funkateers The Pimps of Joytime on Jan. 19 at Players Bar & Grill, Portland jazz/funk explorers Pocket on Jan. 26 at Silver Moon and Colorado worldbeat septet Euforquestra on Feb. 3 at Silver Moon. You can find much more info on the series at Polyrhythmics; 9 p.m. Thursday; $7 plus fees in advance at, $10 at the door; Silver Moon Brewing & Taproom, 24 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; www

iësto. Skrillex. Pretty Lights. Deadmau5. Rusko. If you don’t pay attention to what’s hot in the big, wide music world beyond Central Oregon, the above probably sounds like a roster of hardcore gamers’ handles or a new line of products at Ikea or something. In fact, it’s a list of the current biggest names in electronic music, a quintet of mega-DJs who are leading an explosion in popularity of house, trance, dubstep, and other danceable combos of bass and beats. In September, SPIN Magazine put Skrillex on its cover under the headline “The New Rave Generation.” That effect of that explosion is being felt right now in Central Oregon. Over the past few months, the local Slipmat Science crew — longtime organizers of regular all-night dance

parties — has been increasing the frequency of its offerings. And as the new year begins, Slipmat has its busiest stretch in recent memory on the books, with a party called Flavor Full (headliner: JPOD the Beat Chef) on Jan. 27, Beats Antique in town for a show on Feb. 4, the To The Moon party on March 2 and a 10-year anniversary event planned for April. First, though, comes Comma, a member of San Francisco’s Frite Nite collective who specializes in bass music plus hip-hop, New Wave, futuristic pop and plenty of melody. Find him at and keep up with Slipmat’s plans at Comma, with Weird Science, Cymatics, Encounter and more; 8 p.m. Thursday; $5; Domino Room, 51 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend;





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YOU MAY BE EXPERIENCING A POST-HOLIDAY LETDOWN, BUT THE LOCAL MUSIC SCENE ISN’T. There’s lots going on out there. Visit The Bulletin’s music blog, Frequency, to hear and see new stuff from Laurel Brauns, Mosley Wotta, All You All and more, and to find out about new concerts across the region. While you’re there, check out the most-viewed blog posts at Frequency in 2011. Turns out folks really dig the Sasquatch Festival, baby talk from Slug of Atmosphere, and the NBA Finals! CONNECT:


From Page 3 In 2010, he and Disston met and discussed breaking up the band, “just because the stuff we were doing, we weren’t very proud of,” Parker said. “One of the things we do well as a group is we’re just brutally honest. That’s part of our relationship that had already been established by that point. We can talk to each other about things that might be a little uncomfortable, but we’re still friends at the end of the day.” Instead of disbanding, they scrapped the alt-country songs and started over. “We threw it all away. We went from having close to 20 songs to having nothing,” Parker said. Inspired by Sam Cooke’s croon, Pickwick moved to Motown, so to speak, creating a soulful sound that showcased Disston’s singing ability. The first new song they wrote based on this approach was “Hacienda Motel,” which has received consistent airplay on influential Seattle station KEXP, and gets an equally favorable reaction from audiences at live shows, Parker said. But Parker is quick to note that Pickwick is not just Mayer Hawthorne in six-piece form. Since discovering their affinity for the Motown and Staxx records of the 1960s, they’ve dug deeper into old vinyl bins, and are becoming more and more interested in soul’s antecedents, rare gospel and blues groups dating as far back as the 1920s and ’30s. Parker said they also find inspiration in some contemporary influences such as Spoon, The Walkmen

“Music really is supposed to be something that brings people together regardless of age or race or economic status.” — Michael Parker of Pickwick

and Fleet Foxes. And don’t forget the energy of New York punk circa the ’70s. “A couple of songs in particular I would say are a combination of underground gospel from the ’40s and ’50s with punk, in some ways. It’s pretty energetic. By the end of the show, we’re all pretty dehydrated,” he said. Even with all these influences named, the labels neatly affixed, all of this is still just naming basic ingredients for Pickwick’s sound. Even for those in the band, “It’s been really hard for us to define what our music is,” Parker said. “In all honesty, it’s the sound of the six of us in a room playing what comes naturally.” All the band members love combing through crates of old vinyl, and that in turn led Pickwick to make what turned out to be another smart move: Instead of issuing one longplaying CD, they began releasing their songs piecemeal, as vinyl 45s and digital downloads. Over the course of the last year, they released one single every three months, enabling them to have multiple record-release shows, instead of a one-shot CD release gig, the way the rest of the pack usually does it.

“Every time we would play, we would also be releasing new material too,” Parker said. Pickwick did three 45s of original material, followed by a fourth in which they and another band covered each other’s songs. Then, in October, they packaged all those individual singles as one EP on CD, titled “Myths.” “For some weird reason, they just started selling,” Parker said. Out three scant months, it sold so well in Seattle that it came in at No. 10 on the Sonic Boom record store’s yearend sales chart. And among releases by Seattle bands go, the EP came in third, behind Fleet Foxes and The Head and the Heart. In December, National Public Radio named Pickwick among “5 Artists You Should Know in 2011” as part of a review of the year in music. One thing Parker has noticed as a result of all this newfound attention is the age diversity of Pickwick’s audiences. “It was a little weird to see people the same age as my mom and dad,” said Parker, who’s in his 20s. “But at the same time, it’s an honor … if they can connect with what we’re doing, I’m all about it. I think it’s great. “Music really is supposed to be something that brings people together regardless of age or race or economic status. It should be something that unites people. For me, it’s really exciting to see something like age not be a factor in who appreciates our music.” — Reporter: 541-383-0349,

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Matt Hopper returns to Bend



n the “Press” section of Matt Hopper’s website, there’s a quote from a music writer who calls the Alaska/Idaho-based singer-songwriter “one of the Northwest’s best-kept secrets.” OK, OK … it’s me. I said that. And I stand by it fully. The first time I saw Hopper at Silver Moon Brewing & Taproom in April 2009, I felt he had the goods to break out beyond the regional touring circuit he’d been traveling for years. His songs are muscular slabs of hooky soul-pop and earthy folkrock, and live, his swagger and charisma is like a tractor beam. Even in a small club, Hopper looks like a rock star.

There are signs Hopper’s perseverance is paying off; he spent much of November on his first tour of Europe, and his most recent album, “Jersey Fingers,” drew some rave reviews. On Saturday, he’ll return to Silver Moon in Bend, where local crooner Eric Tollefson — who is looking at a spring release of his own excellent new album — will open the show. M a tt Hopper & The Roman Candles, with Eric Tollefson; 9 p.m. Saturday; $7 plus fees in advance at www, $10 at the door; Silver Moon Brewing & Taproom, 24 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; www — Ben Salmon

Upcoming Concerts Jan. 13 — The Special Consensus (bluegrass), The Sound Garden, Bend, www. Jan. 13-14 — Mel Brown’s B-3 Organ Group (jazz), The Oxford Hotel, Bend, www. Jan. 14 — LJ Booth and Chris Kokesh (folk), HarmonyHouse, Sisters, 541-549-2209. Jan. 17 — Dick Dale Band (guitar hero), Domino Room, Bend, www.randompresents. com. Jan. 19 — Anthony B (reggae), Domino Room, Bend, www.randompresents. com. Jan. 19 — Archeology (indie rock), McMenamins Old St. Francis School, Bend, www. Jan. 19 — The Pimps of Joytime (funk), Players Bar & Grill, Bend, Jan. 21 — Johnny A. (blues), The Sound Garden, Bend, www.thesoundgardenstudio. com. Jan. 21 — Sassparilla Jug Band (blues), Silver Moon Brewing & Taproom, Bend, www.silvermoonbrewing. com. Jan. 21 — Peter Yarrow (folk), Tower Theatre, Bend, Jan. 23 — Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys (Zydeco), Sisters High School, Jan. 25 — Danny Barnes (banjotronics), McMenamins Old St. Francis School, Bend, Jan. 26 — Pocket (funk), Silver Moon Brewing & Taproom, Bend, www. Jan. 27 — Animal Eyes (global pop), Silver Moon Brewing & Taproom, Bend, www.silvermoonbrewing. com. Jan. 28 — McDougall (blues), Silver Moon Brewing & Taproom, Bend, www. Feb. 4 — Izzy Cox (voodoobilly), Silver Moon Brewing & Taproom, Bend, Feb. 4 — Beats Antique (electro-global gumbo), Domino Room, Bend, www.


Feeding Frenzy hits The Horned Hand The Horned Hand is becoming quite the hotspot for leftof-center folk and Americana music, isn’t it? For the past month or so, off-kilter acoustic-ish bands have been stopping in a few times a week, it seems. Tonight, the band is Feeding Frenzy, a folk group from way up north in Fairbanks, Alaska. They formed in early 2010 and by last spring, were already making a splash at the giant and influential SXSW music festival in Austin, Texas, thanks to their woozy string-band jams and cozy harmonies. Feeding Frenzy’s primary sound is a swaying, mellow mix of ramshackle American folk, swooping orchestral pop and Eastern European sounds that’s quite easy on the ears. Check ’em out at www.feeding Feeding Frenzy, with Blackflowers Blacksun; 8 tonight; $5; The Horned Hand, 507 N.W. Colorado Ave., Bend; www.reverbnation .com/venue/thehornedhand.

A new album from The Selfless Riot We’re not even a week into the new year, and already local bands are dropping new recordings left and right. On Jan. 1, Bend-based dance-rock trio All You All released its “Fluorescence” EP online, and it’s a solid listen. Find it at allyouall.bandcamp .com. And tonight, local alt-acoustic trio The Selfless Riot will celebrate its new eight-song album, “These Times Of Our Lives,” with a free show at Green Plow Coffee Roasters in

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Redmond. The band’s lineup includes Jordan Meeks (vocals/guitar), Trevor Blake (keys/vocals), and Sawyer Lowe (guitar/mandolin). Together since July, the guys make lush acoustic pop music that kind of sounds like The Beatles, Jars of Clay and REO Speedwagon gently jamming in the corner of a cozy coffeehouse. Hear a couple of their tunes at www.facebook .com/theselflessriot. The Selfless Riot CD release; 7 tonight; free; Green Plow Coffee Roasters, 436 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-516-1128. — Ben Salmon

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TODAY ARRIDIUM: Rock; 5 p.m.; Taylor’s Sausage Deli & Pub, 913 N.E. 3rd St., Bend; 541-383-1694. BELLAVIA: Jazz and blues; 6 p.m.; 750 Wine Bar & Bistro, 427 S.W. Eighth St., Redmond; 541-504-7111. NIGHT UNDER THE COVERS: Locals cover the Laurel Canyon sound; 6 p.m.; Tart Bistro, 920 N.W. Bond St., Suite 105, Bend; 541-385-0828. BOBBY LINDSTROM: Rock and blues; 6:30 p.m.; Cross Creek Cafe, 507 SW 8th St., Redmond; 541-548-2883. TANO JAUREGUI: Acoustic alternative; 6:30 p.m.; River Rim Coffeehouse, 9570 Amber Meadow Dr. Suite 190 , Bend; 541-728-0095. JEFF LESLIE AND JIM ROY: Blues; 6:30 p.m.; Crave, 614 N.W. Cedar Ave. Redmond; 541-504-6006. GYPSY FIRE BELLYDANCE: Two family friendly shows; 7 p.m.; Taj Palace, 917 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-330-0774. HILST & COFFEY: Chamber-folk; 7 p.m.; Jackson’s Corner, 845 N.W. Delaware Ave., Bend; 541-647-2198. PAT THOMAS: Country; 7 p.m.; Tumalo Feed Co., 64619 U.S. Highway 20, Bend; 541-382-2202. THE SELFLESS RIOT: CD release; acoustic pop; 7 p.m.; Green Plow Coffee Roasters, 436 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-516-1128. (Page 7) DJ CHRIS: Live DJ; 8 p.m.; Checkers Pub, 329 S.W. 6th St., Redmond; 541-548-3731. FEEDING FRENZY: Folk-rock, with Blackflowers Blacksun; $5; 8 p.m.; The Horned Hand, 507 N.W. Colorado Ave., Bend; 541-728-0879

or thehornedhand. (Page 7) ILLEGITIMATE SONS OF TED NUGENT: Rock; 8 p.m.; Grover’s Pub & Pizza Co., 939 S.E. Second St., Bend; 541-382-5119. KARAOKE: 8 p.m.; Rivals Sports Bar, Grill & Poker, 2650 N.E. Division St., Bend; 541-550-7771. BLACKSMITH AFTER DARK: Live DJ; 9 p.m.; The Blacksmith Restaurant, 211 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; 541-318-0588. DJ STEELE: Live DJ; 9 p.m.; The Summit Saloon & Stage, 125 N.W. Oregon Ave., Bend; 541-749-2440. LEFT COAST COUNTRY: Newgrass; $7; 9 p.m.; Silver Moon Brewing & Taproom, 24 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; www. THE STUNT POETS: Eclectic rock; 9 p.m.; $5; Players Bar and Grill, 25 S.W. Century Drive, Bend; 541-389-2558.

SATURDAY ACOUSTIC CAFE WITH JOSH CRUSON: 6 p.m.; River Rim Coffeehouse, 9570 Amber Meadow Dr. Suite 190 , Bend; 541-728-0095. ARRIDIUM: Rock; 6 p.m.; Rivals Sports Bar, Grill & Poker, 2650 N.E. Division St., Bend; 541-550-7771. BOBBY LINDSTROM: Rock and blues; 6:30 p.m.; Crave Eclectic Fine Dining, 614 N.W. Cedar Ave., Redmond; 541-504-6006. LIVE WIRE: Classic rock; 7 p.m.; Old Mill Brew Werks, 384 S.W. Upper Terrace Drive, Bend; 541-633-7670. MATT LAUZIERE: Progressive rock; 7 p.m.; Parrilla Grill, 635 N.W. 14th St., Bend; 541-617-9600.

Two of Bend’s best up-and-coming roots-rock acts join forces at M&J Tavern tonight. Boxcar Stringband is a three-man powerhouse of howlin’ blues and shufflin’ rockabilly, electrified and dipped in a vat of electrified grit. Harley Bourbon has been a constant presence on local stages over the past year or so, lighting up crowds with their raspy, rugged, Lucero-like alt-country. Both know how to keep things perfectly raggedy. Details below.

CLAIR CLARKE: 7 p.m.; Portello Winecafe, 2754 N.W. Crossing Drive, Bend; 541-385-1777.

COVERING THE LAUREL CANYON SOUND Tonight’s installment of the Night Under the Covers series at Tart Bistro takes on an interesting theme: the Laurel Canyon sound, i.e. the sweet, sunbaked and slightly twangy brand of ’70s California country-rock: Buffalo Springfield, The Byrds, Linda Ronstadt, The Eagles, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Jackson Browne and more. A long lineup of local musicians have signed up to pay tribute to that scene, so go check ’em out.

PAT THOMAS: Country; 7 p.m.; Tumalo Feed Co., 64619 U.S. Highway 20, Bend; 541-382-2202.

HOLD’EM TOURNEY: 4:30 p.m.; Rivals Sports Bar, Grill & Poker, 2650 N.E. Division St., Bend; 541-550-7771. CHRIS BELAND: Americana and rock; 6 p.m.; 5 Fusion & Sushi Bar, 821 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-323-2328.

GBOTS AND THE JOURNEYMAN: Jams; 8 p.m.; Velvet, 805 N.W. Wall St., Bend.


KARAOKE W/ ROCKIN’ ROBIN: 8 p.m.; Kelly D’s, 1012 S.E. Cleveland Ave., Bend; 541-389-5625.

TEXAS HOLD’EM OR OMAHA: 4 p.m.; Rivals Sports Bar, Grill & Poker, 2650 N.E. Division St., Bend; 541-550-7771.

THE RIVER PIGS: Classic rock; 8 p.m.; Checkers Pub, 329 S.W. 6th St., Redmond; 541-548-3731. BLACKSMITH AFTER DARK: Live DJ; 9 p.m.; The Blacksmith Restaurant, 211 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; 541-318-0588. DJ STEELE: Live DJ; 9 p.m.; The Summit Saloon & Stage, 125 N.W. Oregon Ave., Bend; 541-749-2440. HARLEY BOURBON AND BOXCAR STRINGBAND: Roots-rock; 9 p.m.; M&J Tavern, 102 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend. MATT HOPPER & THE ROMAN CANDLES: Pop-rock, with Eric Tollefson; $7-$10; 9 p.m.; Silver Moon Brewing & Taproom, 24 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; (Page 6) QUASI HORSE: Neil Young covers; 9 p.m.; $5; Players Bar and Grill, 25 S.W. Century Drive, Bend; 541-389-2558. SUBLIMINAL: Sublime tribute; 10 p.m.; The Astro Lounge, 939 N.W. Bond St., Bend;

SUNDAY LIVE TEXAS HOLD’EM OR OMAHA: noon; Millennium Cafe, 445 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-350-0441.

TUESDAY HOLD’EM BOUNTY TOURNEY: 6 p.m.; Rivals Sports Bar, Grill & Poker, 2650 N.E. Division St., Bend; 541-550-7771. THE GALT LINE: Americana; $2$5; 8 p.m.; The Horned Hand, 507 N.W. Colorado Ave., Bend; 541728-0879 or www.reverbnation. com/venue/thehornedhand.

WEDNESDAY LIVE TEXAS HOLD’EM OR OMAHA: 3 p.m.; Millennium Cafe, 445 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-350-0441. TEXAS HOLD’EM OR OMAHA: 6 p.m.; Rivals Sports Bar, Grill & Poker, 2650 N.E. Division St., Bend; 541-550-7771. OPEN MIC/ACOUSTIC JAM: 6:30-9 p.m.; Taylor’s Sausage Deli & Pub, 913 N.E. 3rd St., Bend; 541-383-1694. CAS HALEY: Pop and reggae; free; 7 p.m.; McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 N.W. Bond St., Bend; www. KARAOKE W/ ROCKIN’ ROBIN: 7 p.m.; Kelly D’s, 1012 S.E. Cleveland Ave., Bend; 541-389-5625. KARAOKE: 8 p.m.; Sidelines Sports

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Bar, 1020 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-385-8898. REGGAE NIGHT W/ MC MYSTIC: Music; 9 p.m.; Astro Lounge, 939 N.W. Bond St., Bend; 541-388-0116.

THURSDAY LIVE TEXAS HOLD’EM OR OMAHA: 3 p.m.; Millennium Cafe, 445 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-350-0441. OPEN MIC: 6-8 p.m.; Strictly Organic Coffee Co., 6 S.W. Bond St., Bend; 541-330-6061. TEXAS HOLD’EM OR OMAHA: 6 p.m.; Rivals Sports Bar, Grill & Poker, 2650 N.E. Division St., Bend; 541-550-7771. OPEN MIC: 6:30 p.m.; River Rim Coffeehouse, 9570 Amber Meadow Dr. Suite 190 , Bend; 541-728-0095. PICKWICK: Indie-soul; free; 7 p.m.; McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 N.W. Bond St., Bend; www. (Page 3) COMMA: Electronic, with Weird Science, Cymatics, Encounter and more; $5; 8 p.m.; Domino Room, 51 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; www. (Page 4) OPEN MIC: 8:30 p.m.; Northside Bar & Grill, 62860 Boyd Acres Road, Bend; 541-383-0889. DJ STEELE: Live DJ; 9 p.m.; The Summit Saloon & Stage, 125 N.W. Oregon Ave., Bend; 541-749-2440. POLYRHYTHMICS: Afro-funk; $7 plus fees in advance, $10 at the door; 9 p.m.; Silver Moon Brewing & Taproom, 24 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; www. (Page 4) n TO SUBMIT: Email Deadline is 10 days before publication. Please include date, venue, time and cost.






music releases

Anthony Hamilton “BACK TO LOVE” RCA Records Anthony Hamilton has a voice equally fit for soothing or supplication, and he finds time for both on his steadily engaging, rarely surprising new album, “Back to Love,” which is just what you want from him and just what he wants to give you. As an R&B singer upholding a distinctly grown-up masculine ideal — chivalry and constancy, strength and humility — he’s in the business of meeting expectations. So you’ll find him

singing here in an imploringly mellow style, his tone conveying the deep-amber viscosity of something you’d pour over your pancakes. He sounds marvelous. And it would be disingenuous to ignore the role that stability, in both the musical and personal sense, plays in his work. Hamilton is 40, married with a family; he’s also unfettered by any track record of lecherous club hits. “Back to Love” might seem to suggest a prodigal’s return to form, but it really refers to its title track, in which Hamilton, working an earthy falsetto, lays out a rich premise from the start: “Here we are, in the storm of our lives/ Both posing as strangers who never fell in love.” Behind the album’s thematic consistency is a sort of stealth eclecticism. Its 12 tracks, all partly written by Hamilton, range in tone and texture from earthy Southern soul to lissome 1990sstyle R&B, with beats that nod toward hip-hop. — Nate Chinen, The New York Times

Jonsi “WE BOUGHT A ZOO” SOUNDTRACK Columbia Records Iceland’s Sigur Ros has been obsessed with swirling atmospheric noises for almost 17 years, peaking with 1999’s soothing 10-minute falsetto-fest “Svefn-G-Englar.” Led by front man Jonsi, who started putting out his own albums last year, the band didn’t make songs so much as create soundtrack music for spacey films that had yet to exist. Filmmaker Cameron Crowe picked up on this quality a decade ago, using three Sigur Ros songs in the background of his 2001 film “Vanilla Sky.” For Crowe’s upcoming flick, “We Bought a Zoo,” the “Almost Famous” and “Singles” director expands Jonsi’s presence, employing Sigur Ros’ strong “Hoppipolla,” four retreads from the singer’s not-bad 2010 album “Go,” two new tracks and a bunch of new-agey background music for the score. We haven’t seen the film, so we’ll give mood-shifting instru-

Young Jeezy “THUG MOTIVATION 103: HUSTLERZ AMBITION” Def Jam Recordings Hopelessly out of step with woozy swag rap and Auto-Tune, the usually monotonous and overpraised Jeezy sounds surprisingly sturdy on his fourth album. “Thug Motivation 103” delivers the reliable bawdiness and mildly exciting beats of a good, boilerplate rap album. But

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Charlotte Gainsbourg “STAGE WHISPER” Elektra Records Charlotte Gainsbourg has wielded two double-edged swords throughout her musical career. The first is her success as a film actress, which stretches back to her childhood and more recently involves professional antagonist Lars von Trier. The second is her birthright as the daughter of Serge Gainsbourg, the shrewdly mischievous French musical polymath, and Jane Birkin, the smoldering British actress and singer. As a result of these legacies, Gainsbourg has enjoyed unfair advantages and elicited unfair judgment, which complicates


mentals a pass, despite their Enya-like tendencies — sometimes, that sort of thing works really well on-screen. One of Jonsi’s new songs, “Aevin Endar,” is a vocal-and-piano throwaway, not much use for home listening. But the most successful marriage of Sigur Ros’ melodramatic tendencies with natural movie-style drama is the other new track, “Gathering Stories,” co-written by Crowe and Jonsi (who rarely collaborates). It has an endearing “woo-woo” chorus, and builds from muted hymns to timpani trills and symphonic climaxes.

Jeezy is nowhere near arresting enough as a rapper to justify the 80-minute running time. Don’t need most of the second half (what’s Jill Scott doing here?) or the disappointing singles (why did Plies get on a better beat than Jay-Z, Andre 3000 or T.I.?). Freddie Gibbs and Lil Wayne almost save this hustler’s overambition, but what he really needs is an editor.

“WELCOME REALITY” Interscope Records The British DJ-producers who concocted dubstep over the past decade have watched from afar as America suddenly discovered what irregular jolts of deep, wobbly bass can do to a dance floor. American dubstep, which trades the ominous hollows and slithering undercurrents of the British version for a kind of exuberant rope-a-dope assault, is having its bandwagon moment here; Skrillex, its most visible figure, was just nominated for a Grammy award as best new artist. In the meantime, Britons are already talking about post-dubstep. For Nero — the London production duo Dan Stephens and Joe Ray, regularly joined by singer Alana Watson — that means

perceptions of her work. “Stage Whisper” isn’t likely to fix any of that. But it’s a checkmark in the right column, strengthening her foothold and identity as an artist. A little more than half the album consists of material recorded during a 2010

transplanting dubstep from club set to album sequence and from the onetime thrills of the dance floor to the melodies and repeatability of pop. “Welcome Reality” does exactly that without losing dubstep’s implacable core. At least most of the time. “Welcome Reality” is nearly as nostalgic as it is futuristic. The music flaunts vintage synthesizers and echoes of dancemusic past: the raw swoops of early-1990s rave, the arpeggios of synth-pop, the string-section jabs of disco, even some 1980s rock-anthem guitar. Late in the album “Reaching Out” suddenly features a familiar voice: none other than Daryl Hall. But the old sounds are no refuge from dubstep, with its sudden switches into a viscous half-speed and its falling-through-a-trapdoor bass lines.

European tour, with songs drawn from Gainsbourg’s recent albums “IRM” and “5:55.” Then there are eight new tracks, mostly an overspill from the “IRM” sessions, which were produced by Beck. Beck’s fingerprints are all over the first four studio tracks on “Stage Whisper,” as they were throughout “IRM.” A couple of those songs, “Paradisco” and “All the Rain,” feel like reheated leftovers; the others work marvelously. “White Telephone” suggests a chamber-pop gloss on existentialism, while “Terrible Angels” has Gainsbourg singing imperturbably over distorted electronics. Either song would be a good next step. — Nate Chinen, The New York Times

Even the album’s tackiest track — “Crush on You,” emulating the staccato synthesizers and chirpy vocals of early Madonna — has to contend with a proudly intrusive distorted bass line. “Welcome Reality” pulls dubstep toward the arena-pop spotlight without leaving its shadows behind. — Jon Pareles, The New York Times



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A year ago, when Bend’s Tower Theatre screened the 1998 cult classic film “The Big Lebowski,” it was a “huge hit,” according to Tower Theatre Foundation Executive Director Ray Solley. The screening was a sort of celluloid mecca for local disciples of The Dude. It was also part of a growing number of “event films” to show at the Tower, including singalongs to “The Wizard of Oz” and “The Sound of Music,” and annual Halloween showings of “Rocky Horror Picture Show” that

Which movie was ranked No. 1 on a list of 1 . the top 50 cult films of all time by “Entertainment Weekly”? Which film’s lead actor would go on to be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for his humanitarian work?


A stage adaptation of one of these movies is coming to Portland’s Rose Garden in May. Which one is it?


Which film featured this quote: “Well, I’m sure I’d feel much worse if I weren’t under such heavy sedation”?


Two of the three movies grossed more than 5. $17 million in theaters, while one grossed less than $5 million. Name the latter. A fictional band in this film is based largely 6. on the seminal German electronic band Kraftwerk. director of this movie also directed “An7. The gela’s Ashes” and “Evita.” The main character in this film wears a shirt 8. that bears the name “Art,” though that is not his name.

date back to 2008. “The refurbished 1940 movie theater is a great place to see memorable movies in informal elegance,” Solley said. “Like a really big living room with a huge screen, good beer and great sound.” Also: Other, like-minded people. After all, watching a favorite movie is fun, but watching a favorite movie with a few hundred other people who love it too, who get dressed up like the characters, who’ve memorized every line … well, that’s a celebration of art and how it brings us together.

The Tower has three such cinematic celebrations planned over the next four Saturdays, beginning with “Pink Floyd: The Wall” this weekend, and followed by “This Is Spinal Tap” on Jan. 14 and “The Big Lebowski” on Jan. 28. To prep you for what we’re calling Cult Classic Movie Month, we’ve put together a little quiz about the three flicks to make sure you can keep ’em straight. What’s that? You say you don’t need no education? Well that’s just, like, your opinion, man! Insert corny “goes to 11” joke here. And … scene!

In his original review of this film, Roger Eb9. ert wrote: “(This movie) is a genial, shambling comedy about a human train wreck, and should come with a warning like the one Mark Twain attached to ‘Huckleberry Finn’: ‘Persons attempting to find a plot in it will be shot.’” Which movie has the best score at 10., with 95 percent of critics offering positive reviews?


film features scenes shot at Olympic 11.Which Stadium in Quebec City, Canada? Which movie featured the tagline “Does 12. for rock and roll what ‘The Sound of Music’ did for hills”? movie features a character with the 13.Which first name Bunny? This movie was reportedly called “the 14. most expensive student film ever made” by its director.



Which film has inspired festivals in 18 cit15. ies across the United States, beginning in Louisville, Ky., in 2003?



A N S W E R S: 1. B; 2. A. Bob Geldof was nominated for his founding role in the Live Aid benefit concerts; 3. A. Roger Waters will bring his “The Wall Live” tour to Portland on May 22; 4. B; 5. B. “Spinal Tap” grossed $4.5 million; 6. C. The fictional band is called “Autobahn”; 7. A. Alan Parker directed all three; 8. C; 9. C; 10. B. “Lebowski” is 80 percent positive, “The Wall” 65 percent; 11. A; 12. B; 13. C. Tara Reid plays Bunny Lebowski, Jeffery Lebowski’s (not “The Dude’s”) wife, and is the subject of a kidnapping plot in which she loses a toe; 14. A; 15. C.

If you go What: “Pink Floyd: The Wall” When: 8 p.m. Saturday Cost: $10, all ages

What: “This Is Spinal Tap” When: 8 p.m. Jan. 14 Cost: $10, all ages

What: “The Big Lebowski” When: 7 and 10 p.m. Jan. 28 Cost: $12, 21+ (both screenings)

Where: Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend Contact: or 541-317-0700





Major tweaks to ‘SSX’ • Extreme sports classic gets a worthy reboot with better physics, online gaming

TOP 10 SPORTS GAMES OF 2011 The editors of Game Informer Magazine rank the top 10 sports games of 2011: 1. “FIFA 12” (PS3, X360, PC) 2. “NBA 2K12” (PS3, X360) 3. “Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12” (PS3, X360, Wii) 4. “NCAA Football 12” (PS3, X360) 5. “Pro Evolution Soccer 12” (PS3, X360)

By Phil Kollar Game Informer Magazine


y love of the “SSX” series extends back to the original entry. I had no interest in snowboarding, but as the first person in my group of friends to own a PlayStation 2, I picked up “SSX.” I didn’t realize this innocent purchase would lead to a yearslong habit of spending a healthy amount of time with my friends playing the most recent “SSX” iteration almost every weekend for the next four years. The journey of falling in love McClatchy-Tribune News Service with “SSX” wasn’t much different EA reinvigorates “SSX” with some online additions. The game is due out in February. for Todd Batty, the creative director in charge of the long-needed series revival. “I remember going ing up with new ways to create big ried about making things realistic, ‘SSX’ to parties, and ‘SSX’ and ‘Tony games at more affordable prices” it’s bumped up the RPG-lite asRelease date: Feb. 14 Hawk’ were the two games people — as something that will be a nepects thanks to a simple leveling would be playing,” Batty said. “I cessity of making games in the up system and thousands of pieces would watch them playing and future, and “SSX” is his proof of of gear. Characters level up indiPlayStation 3, Xbox 360 say, ‘They’re great! I need to be concept. vidually, but rather than having EA Sports, EA Canada able to do that!’ There haven’t Once EA Canada began pulltheir own stats that improve, levels been many games like that in this ing in the NASA data, it created allow access to new tiers of gear generation of consoles.” a physics system similar to prethat have stats attached to them. As Batty sees it, the dawn of on- vious “SSX” games. Early tests won’t be bringing to the tradition- Characters have a level cap of 10 at line gaming on consoles changed revealed a problem, though. “In ally over-the-top series is realism, launch, but EA Canada may boost everything, and that’s the reason our game, we don’t have fences despite the gritty announcement the cap via DLC or patches later. the “SSX” series has been that prevent you from rid- trailer from late 2010. Batty knows Speaking of online, even when dormant for so long. “It PREVIEW ing up side walls, and we that some fans watched that trailer players are away from their concertainly hasn’t been for don’t have rocks or trees and expected the new game to be soles they can still stay abreast lack of wanting to bring it that prevent you from ex- more in the style of EA’s “Skate” of community happenings. “We back,” he said. EA needed to fig- ploring parts of the core geometry series, but he doesn’t believe that’s are planning to build an iPhone ure out how to make this series of mountains,” Batty said. “There the right direction: “I think ‘Skate’ app that communicates directly relevant in a digital age where were missing things in the origi- is a fantastic game, and they did with the game,” he said, hesitatgamers are more concerned about nal physics system, and we real- great things, but for myself, play- ing briefly to caution that the app social networking than crowd- ized we could let players do some ing ‘Skate’ — I’ve never been a isn’t officially up and running yet. ing around a TV in a friend’s really cool stuff if we just let them skateboarder. I don’t know who When it is, though, this add-on basement. ride up walls.” the famous skateboarders are. I will provide constant access to inEA Canada knew it needed to To allow for these changes, don’t actually know the names game information, such as your bring some massive changes to EA tweaked the “SSX” physics of all the real life tricks, so I don’t records on each of the game’s 150make “SSX” a hit again. The re- in a way that Batty said is “hard know what makes one of them plus drop points, whether or not boot began with Mountain Man, to quantify or explain until you cooler than another one.” friends have beaten you recently, a proprietary program that helps get your hands on a controller.” The “SSX” team isn’t interested and whether you’ve made any quickly build level layouts based Basically, the new system allows in tackling these problems, and money from friends’ attempts to on NASA data of real mountain players to easily ride up and trick Batty believes that fans would be beat you while offline. ranges around the world. “We off of any piece of debris or bump disappointed if they tried. “’SSX’ Everything that I’ve seen, heard came up with a way where we in the terrain. You’ll no longer be has never been that way in any about, and played of “SSX” so far could build a really big game on stuck saving up your tricks for the way, shape, or form in the past,” makes me think this is the revival a relatively limited budget,” Batty big air provided by ramps alone. he said. I’ve been wanting for years. Batty said. He sees this process — “comOne change that EA Canada Since the developer isn’t wor- and team believe so as well.

6. “Fight Night Champion” (PS3, X360) 7. “MLB 11: The Show” (PS3) 8. “NHL 12” (PS3, X360) 9. “NBA Jam: On Fire Edition” (PS3, X360) 10. “Madden NFL 12” (PS3, X360) McClatchy-Tribune News Service

Gaming news STREAMING MOVIES, TV ON GAME SYSTEMS RISING Streaming video on game consoles is up over last year, according to the latest data from Nielsen, which found in a fall survey that streaming and video-on-demand make up a larger weekly share of activity on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii. Streaming now represents 14 percent of Xbox 360 time, 15 percent of PS3 time and 33 percent of time spent on the Wii, according to an October survey. The growth is due to the availability of services like Netflix, Hulu, MLB Network and ESPN3, Nielsen said, also noting that the total time spent using game consoles in general is up 7 percent compared with last year. Nielsen also found that although all three game systems are seeing more streaming, each enjoys a unique niche majorities, with the Xbox 360 most notable for online gaming (34 percent of use), the PlayStation 3 most notable for DVD and Blu-Ray viewing (22 percent) and the Wii king of offline gaming at 55 percent of use. Still, the growing impact and future potential of streaming online video can’t be underestimated. More than 200 billion online videos were watched worldwide in October, according to comScore. — Stanley A. Miller II, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel



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being A ct o r Steve Holgate portrays the 16th president in his one-man show “A. Lincoln,” in performance this weekend at Greenwood Playhouse. Submitted photo


• One-man show at Greenwood Playhouse takes a look at life of Abraham Lincoln By David Jasper The Bulletin


welve years ago, Steve Holgate was doing diplomatic work with the U.S. Department of State. He was looking for something meaningful to do in retirement. “Frankly, I was homesick for Oregon,” Holgate, originally from Tigard, said by phone last week from his home in Beaverton. “They let us retire at 50 with 20 years in, and it’s about as late as you want to start your life over again and have any hopes of doing something (new).” Several signs pointed toward writing and acting in a one-man show about the life of our 16th president. “I thought, ‘I used to enjoy theater, but it’s sometimes hard to break in with a local company.’ Well, if I wrote my own one-man play, they couldn’t very well tell me I couldn’t do it. And so I thought, ‘Well, who would I do it on?’ and a lot of people told me, for better or worse, that I looked like Abraham Lincoln.” Continued next p ag e

If you go What: “A. Lincoln” When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday Where: Greenwood Playhouse, 148 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend Cost: $15, $10 for students Contact: or 541-389-0803

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That Gallery Walk time of month Let there be no doubt: There is a First Friday Gallery Walk in January. Even though the Bend Gallery Association holds the event 12 months a year, there appears to be some confusion among the public as to whether or not the event is held in January. “The only time we didn’t have First Friday in January was when it fell on New Year’s Day,” Susan Higdon of Tumalo Art Co. told GO! Magazine in a recent email. “January can be a bit slower but is still a great time to see art at all the Bend galleries.” So tonight from 5 to 9 p.m., gallery visitors can take in art, wine and finger foods at galleries around Bend, including Tumalo Art Co., 450 S.W. Powerhouse Drive, No. 407, which is holding the “Tiny Treasure” show, featuring small works by more than 20 artists. Red Chair Gallery, 103 Oregon Ave., will open the show “Cool Art,” featuring Blue Spruce Pottery’s Patrick and Melissa Woodman, fiber arts by Denise Mahoney, and acrylics from Dee McBrienLee’s “Americana” series. Contact: www.bendgalleries .com.

Bella Acappella Harmony Chorus will hold an open

Prineville Follies auditions this week The Prineville Music and Theater Boosters will hold auditions for the Prineville Follies from 5-9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at Crook County High School, 1100 S.E. Lynn Blvd., Prineville. The theme for the Feb. 1011 community show is “Make a Sweet Sound.” It will feature theater, music, dancing and other entertainment, and performers in all those areas are invited to audition. To schedule an audition time, contact 541-420-2049. —David Jasper

coln looked pretty bad the last year or so. I don’t look that old yet; I color my hair, though.” That striving for a realistic touch isn’t limited to his look. “He’s so important to us that I can’t play it false. I’ve gotta find the truth here,” Holgate said. “It sounds trite, but it’s a real honor, it’s a real responsibility to play Lincoln.” Holgate believes there’s a hunger for Lincoln in the U.S., a particularly strong one in trying times. “He is perhaps the greatest of all Americans. Even if in your judgment he isn’t quite there, he’s among the greatest. And he speaks to us about who we are in difficult times — at least who we are at our best. And so when we are in challenging times, such as this, Lincoln becomes kind of more important to us.” — Reporter: 541-383-0349,

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house from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday for women of all ages who love to sing, likening the event to “‘Glee’ for grownups.” Bella Acappella is a fourpart a cappella harmony auditioned ensemble for women of all vocal ranges and ages and a prospective chapter of Sweet Adelines International, an organization of nearly 25,000 women worldwide who sing four-part a capella harmony. According to the press release for the event, any woman with average singing ability will find a part that fits her voice range with the help of trained musical leaders. The open house will be held at Whispering Winds, 2920 N.E. Conners Ave., Bend. Contact: danagarrett or 503-539-8997.

tion about it, but these were overwhelming times.” The running time of the play is about an hour and a half, not counting intermission, with the first act taking up the first hour, and the second act clocking in at 30 minutes. After Holgate’s successful performance of the play at the Coast Theatre in Cannon Beach last spring, he returned for a second engagement in October. But Holgate admits he comes up a bit short in his re-creation of Lincoln. “I’m just a touch shorter.” Lincoln stood almost 6-foot-4, whereas Holgate’s a hair under 6-foot-3. “Just like him, I’m kind of skinny as a rail, and not over-handsome,” he said with a laugh. “Nobody’s ever accused me of that.” At 59, he’s outlived Lincoln. “Luckily for me, with the strains of office, Lin-

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From previous page Though self-described as “a huge Civil War buff,” Holgate said he didn’t know a great deal about the life of Lincoln, at least not then. He began researching Lincoln’s life and gained a far better understanding “of the context in which he was president. You really have to remember that there was a civil war going on,” he said. “Tremendous, tremendous burdens on him. He put it himself very really well: ‘I have not controlled events. I confess to you freely, events have controlled me.’” Holgate found himself so engrossed by the stuff of Lincoln’s life that the research went quickly. He completed his one-man play “A. Lincoln” a full three years before retirement, and Holgate was able to hone and refine his portrayal, performing it during postings in Mexico, Sri Lanka and Bahrain. “Lincoln, I discovered, is really a universal character. People overseas know who Abraham Lincoln is. They may be a little short on details, but they really know who he is,” the 59-year-old said. “It’s heartwarming.” Local audiences will get the opportunity to become better acquainted with Lincoln beginning Saturday, when Holgate brings “A. Lincoln” to the Greenwood Playhouse in Bend for two performances (see “If you go”). “There are two themes to the play, as I see it, and one is Lincoln’s evolution as a leader and on questions of race,” Holgate said. People often expect perfection from Lincoln, but “he (said) some things about race that we’re not very comfortable with.” As time went on, “he evolved, too, and his understanding was greater.” The other theme is Lincoln’s “redemption through suffering,” Holgate said. “He suffered terribly during the war,” he said. “I have to bring some of that out. I use some of his jokes and there are some light moments, but these were not easy times.” “We see him as a great leader, which he was. We see a man of great heart and great intellect. (But) he also was simply one who had to cope with things as he found them. And did that better than those around him. He helped shape those events, no ques-


Annie Ferder’s watercolor “Tulips in a Cup” shows as part of Tumalo Art. Co.’s “Tiny Treasure” exhibit. First Friday Gallery Walk returns to downtown Bend tonight.



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ART EXHIBITS AMBIANCE ART CO-OP: Featuring gallery artists; 435 S.W. Evergreen Ave., Redmond; 541-548-8115. ARBOR MORTGAGE GROUP: Featuring photographs by Tom Rice; through today; 210 N.W. Irving Ave., Suite 101, Bend; 541-323-0422. ART BY KNIGHT: Featuring oil paintings by Laurel Knight and bronze sculpture by Steven L. Knight; 236 N.W. Newport Ave., Bend; 541-633-7488 or www. ARTISTS’ GALLERY SUNRIVER: Featuring woodwork, metal art, watercolor and more; through January; 57100 Beaver Drive, Building 19; 541-593-4382. ATELIER 6000: Featuring “On and Off the Wall,” works showcasing imagination; through Jan. 27; 389 S.W. Scalehouse Court, Suite 120, Bend; 541-330-8759 or www. BEND CITY HALL: Featuring “BONDING::WALLS,” works exploring Bend’s downtown and community; through March 29; 710 N.W. Wall St.; 541-388-5505. BEND MOUNTAIN COFFEE: Featuring works by Shelli Walters; through January; 180 N.W. Oregon Ave.; 541-317-4881. CAFE SINTRA: Featuring “3 Points of View,” a continually changing exhibit of photographs by Diane Reed, Ric Ergenbright, and John Vito; 1024 N.W. Bond St., Bend; 541-382-8004. CANYON CREEK POTTERY: Featuring pottery by Kenneth Merrill; 310 N. Cedar St., Sisters; 541-549-0366 or www. DON TERRA ARTWORKS: Featuring more than 200 artists; 222 W. Hood Ave., Sisters; 541549-1299 or DOWNTOWN BEND PUBLIC LIBRARY: Featuring “Art of Photography”; through Feb. 6; 601 N.W. Wall St.; 541-312-1037.


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“White Home in Sunlight,” by Rick Graham, will be on display through January at Mockingbird Gallery. FRANKLIN CROSSING: Featuring “Art in the Atrium,” works by Snake River Correctional Institution inmates; proceeds benefit Otino Waa Children’s Village orphans; also featuring paintings by gallery artists; through Jan. 29, reception from 5-8 tonight; 550 N.W. Franklin Ave., Bend; 541-382-9398. FURNISH.: Featuring works by Marjorie Wood Hamlin; 761 N.W. Arizona Ave., Bend; 541-617-8911. GHIGLIERI GALLERY: Featuring original Western-themed and African-inspired paintings and sculptures by Lorenzo Ghiglieri; 200 W. Cascade Ave., Sisters; 541-549-8683 or com. THE GOLDSMITH: Featuring pastel art by Nancy Bushaw; 1016 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-647-2676. HIGH DESERT GALLERY: Featuring “Balance,” works by Holly and Randal Smithey; through Feb. 15; 10 N.W. Minnesota Ave., Bend; 541-388-8964.

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HIGH DESERT MUSEUM: Featuring “The Owl and the Woodpecker,” images by Paul Bannick; through Sunday; 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754. JENNIFER LAKE GALLERY: Featuring paintings by Jennifer Lake; 220 W. Cascade Ave., Sisters; 541-549-7200 or www. JILL’S WILD (TASTEFUL) WOMEN WAREHOUSE: Featuring works by Jill Haney-Neal; 20512 Nels Anderson Place, Building 3, Bend; 541-617-6078 or www. JUDI’S ART GALLERY: Featuring works by Judi Meusborn Williamson; 336 N.E. Hemlock St., Suite 13, Redmond; 360-325-6230. KAREN BANDY DESIGN JEWELER: Featuring “Blue Note”; through January; 25 N.W. Minnesota Ave., Suite 5, Bend; 541-388-0155. LAHAINA GALLERIES: Featuring paintings and sculptures by Frederick Hart, Robert Bissell, Alexi Butirskiy, Aldo Luongo, Dario Campanile, Hisashi Otsuka, David Lee, Mollie Jurgenson, Katherine Taylor, Donna Young and more; 425 S.W. Powerhouse Drive, Suite 307, Old Mill District, Bend; 541-

388-4404 or www.lahainagalleries. com. LA PINE PUBLIC LIBRARY: Featuring works by Toni Lynde and Blanch M. Vila; through Thursday; 16425 First St.; 541-312-1090. LONE PINE COFFE ROASTERS: Featuring “Fables of What Happened Next,” collages by Kaycee Anseth; through January; 845 Tin Pan Alley, Bend; 541-306-1010. LUBBESMEYER FIBER STUDIO: Featuring fiber art by Lori and Lisa Lubbesmeyer; 450 S.W. Powerhouse Drive, Suite 423, Old Mill District, Bend; 541-330-0840 or MARCELLO’S ITALIAN CUISINE AND PIZZERIA: Featuring several local artists; 4 Ponderosa Road, Sunriver; 541-593-8300. MOCKINGBIRD GALLERY: Featuring “Fresh Perspectives,” works by Richard Boyer and Rick Graham; through January, reception from 5-9 tonight; 869 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-388-2107 or MOSAIC MEDICAL: Featuring mixed-media collage paintings by Rosalyn Kliot; 910 S. U.S. Highway 97, Suite 101, Madras;

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541-475-7800. MUSEUM AT WARM SPRINGS: Featuring the Tribal Member Art Show; through Sunday; 2189 U.S. Highway 26, Warm Springs; 541-553-3331. PATAGONIA @ BEND: Featuring photography by Mike Putnam; 920 N.W. Bond St.; 541-382-6694. QUILTWORKS: Featuring quilts by Sandy Feigner, and a group show of quilts based on “The Elegance of the Hedgehog”; through Feb. 2; 926 N.E. Greenwood Ave., Suite B, Bend; 541-728-0527. RED CHAIR GALLERY: Featuring “Cool Art”; through January, reception from 5-9 tonight; 103 N.W. Oregon Ave., Bend; 541-306-3176. SAGE CUSTOM FRAMING AND GALLERY: Featuring pastels by Laura Jo Sherman; through Jan. 28; 834 N.W. Brooks St., Bend; 541-382-5884. SISTERS AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Featuring fiber art by Rosalyn Kliot; 291 E. Main Ave.; 541-549-0251. SISTERS ART WORKS: Featuring “The Affair of the Necklace,” works by Journeys Art Quilters; through Feb. 28, reception from 4-6 tonight; 204 W. Adams St.; 541-420-9695. SISTERS GALLERY & FRAME SHOP: Featuring landscape photography by Gary Albertson; 252 W. Hood Ave.; 541-549-9552 or SODA CREEK GALLERY: Featuring originals and prints of Western, wildlife and landscape paintings; 183 E. Hood Ave., Sisters; 541-549-0600. ST. CHARLES BEND: Featuring works by the High Desert Art League; through Jan. 13; 2500 N.E. Neff Road, Bend; 541-382-4321. SUNRIVER AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY: Featuring “Gems of Nature”; through Jan. 27; 56855 Venture Lane; 541-312-1080. SUNRIVER LODGE BETTY GRAY GALLERY: Featuring a holiday fine art exhibition, works by Joanne Donaca, Vicki Shuck and Barbara Slater; through January; 17600 Center Drive; 541-382-9398. THUMP COFFEE: Featuring “Vision of Peace,” the River Song Montessori School Student Art Show; also featuring “The Missing Peace” tonight; through January; 25 N.W. Minnesota Ave., Bend; 541-388-0226. TUMALO ART CO.: Featuring “Tiny Treasures,” small artwork by gallery artists; through January, reception from 5-9 tonight; 450 S.W. Powerhouse Drive, Suite 407, Bend; 541-385-9144 or www.




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Middle Mountain and Windy Point

Skijoring at Wanoga Sno-park



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all worth it to see the amazing geology on display.

groomed trails or just

— Bulletin staff

let your dog run offleash alongside you.

If you go

Skijoring is when you’re

Getting there: From Prineville, drive east on U.S. Highway 26 past Mitchell. Turn left on state Highway 19 and drive about four miles. Park in a pullout on the right just before a bridge crossing the

on cross-country skis and rigged to your dog with harnesses and a towline.

John Day River. Difficulty: Strenuous Cost: Free Contact: John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, 541-9872333

John Day Fossil Beds National Monument — Bulletin staff

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Getting there: Drive west on Century Drive toward Mt. Bachelor. Past milepost 14 and Virginia Meissner Sno-park. Wanoga Sno-park is on the left. The dog-friendly ski trail is in the sno-play area, to the left. The trailhead is on the opposite side of the parking lot from the sledding hill. Difficulty: Terrain is easy. Skijoring can seem complicated at first, depending on experience. Cost: Sno-park pass required at trailhead; $3 per day, $7 for a three-day pass or $20 for the season. Passes are available from Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles and local sporting goods stores. More info: ODOT/DMV/vehicle/sno_park_ permits.shtml Contact: Bend Fort Rock Ranger District, 541-383-4000




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Kenai, a 10-year-old Lab-shepherd mutt, skijors at Wanoga Sno-park recently.


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event calendar j TODAY MATSIKO WORLD ORPHANS’ CHOIR: The choir of orphaned children from Peru and Liberia performs; free; 9:30 a.m.; Sage Elementary School, 2790 S.W. Wickiup Ave., Redmond; 541-316-2830 or MATSIKO WORLD ORPHANS’ CHOIR: The choir of orphaned children from Peru and Liberia performs; free; 2 p.m.; St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church & School, 2450 N.E. 27th St., Bend; 541-382-4701 or FIRST FRIDAY GALLERY WALK: Event includes art exhibit openings, artist talks, live music, wine and food in downtown Bend and the Old Mill District; free; 5-9 p.m.; throughout Bend. (Story, Page 13) “SECONDHAND LIONS”: A screening of the PG-rated 2003 film; free; 7:30 p.m.; Jefferson County Library, Rodriguez Annex, 134 S.E. E St., Madras; 541-475-3351 or FEEDING FRENZY: The Fairbanks, Alaska-based folk rock band performs, with Blackflowers Blacksun; $5; 8 p.m.; The Horned Hand, 507 N.W. Colorado Ave., Bend; 541-728-0879 or (Story, Page 7) LEFT COAST COUNTRY: The Portlandbased string band performs; $7; 9 p.m.; Silver Moon Brewing & Taproom, 24 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; 541-388-8331 or www.

MATT HOPPER & THE ROMAN CANDLES: The Boise, Idaho-based psychedelic rocker performs, with Eric Tollefson; $7 plus fees in advance, $10 at the door; 9 p.m.; Silver Moon Brewing & Taproom, 24 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; 541-388-8331 or www. (Story, Page 6)

SUNDAY Jan. 8 MATSIKO WORLD ORPHANS’ CHOIR: The choir of orphaned children from Peru and Liberia performs; free; 10:15 a.m.; First Baptist Church, 60 N.W. Oregon Ave., Bend; 541-382-3862 or FIDDLERS JAM: Listen or dance at the Oregon Old Time Fiddlers Jam; donations accepted; 13:30 p.m.; VFW Hall, 1836 S.W. Veterans Way, Redmond; 541-447-7395. “A. LINCOLN”: Steve Holgate presents a oneman show about Abraham Lincoln’s life; $15, $10 students; 2 p.m.; Greenwood Playhouse, 148 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; 541-389-0803 or LET’S TALK ABOUT IT KICKOFF: Begin the reading and discussion series “Let’s Talk About It — Making Sense of the Civil War” with music, previews and presentations; free; 2 p.m.; Downtown Bend Public Library, 601 N.W. Wall St.; 541-312-1032 or www.deschuteslibrary. org/calendar.



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VFW BREAKFAST: Community breakfast with pancakes, sausage, ham, eggs, coffee and more; $7, $6 seniors and children; 8:30-11 a.m.; VFW Hall, 1503 N.E. Fourth St., Bend; 541-389-0775. POLAR BEAR WALK/RUN: 5K and 10K races; proceeds benefit St. Thomas Academy; $15 in advance, $25 day of race; 10 a.m.; Sam Johnson Park, Southwest 15th Street, Redmond; 541-548-3785 or www. MATSIKO WORLD ORPHANS’ CHOIR: The choir of orphaned children from Peru and Liberia performs; included in the price of admission; $10 adults, $9 ages 65 and older, $6 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and younger; 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754 or www. “A. LINCOLN”: Steve Holgate presents a oneman show about Abraham Lincoln’s life; $15, $10 students; 7:30 p.m.; Greenwood Playhouse, 148 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; 541-389-0803 or (Story, Page 12) “PINK FLOYD: THE WALL”: A screening of the film based on the 1979 album; $10; 8 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or (Story, Page 10)


TUESDAY Jan. 10 MATSIKO WORLD ORPHANS’ CHOIR: The choir of orphaned children from Peru and Liberia performs; free; 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.; St. Charles Bend, 2500 N.E. Neff Road; www. PUB QUIZ: Answer trivia on topics from pop culture to politics; ages 21 and older; proceeds benefit the Kurera Foundation; $40 per team; 6:30-9 p.m.; The Summit Saloon & Stage, 125 N.W. Oregon Ave., Bend; 541-306-0864, or WILLIAM STAFFORD — A CELEBRATION: A reading and open mic celebrating the life and work of poet William Stafford; free; 7 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Robert L. Barber Library, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-350-9411. THE GALT LINE: The Poolesville, Md.-based Americana band performs; $2-$5; 8 p.m.; The Horned Hand, 507 N.W. Colorado Ave., Bend; 541-728-0879 or www.reverbnation. com/venue/thehornedhand.

WEDNESDAY Jan. 11 MATSIKO WORLD ORPHANS’ CHOIR: The choir of orphaned children from Peru and Liberia performs; free; 10 a.m.; Trinity Lutheran Church & School, 2550 N.E. Butler Market Road, Bend; 541-382-1832 or MATSIKO WORLD ORPHANS’ CHOIR: The choir of orphaned children from Peru and Liberia performs; free; 2 p.m.; Sisters Middle School, 15200 McKenzie Highway; 541-549-2099 or “THE METROPOLITAN OPERA: FAUST”: Starring Marina Poplavskaya, Michele Losier, Jonas Kaufmann, Russell Braun and Rene Pape in an encore presentation of Gounod’s masterpiece; opera performance transmitted in high definition; $18; 6:30 p.m.; Regal Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX, 680 S.W. Powerhouse Drive, Bend; 541-382-6347. CAS HALEY: The Austin, Texas-based singersongwriter performs; free; 7 p.m.; McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 N.W. Bond St., Bend; 541-382-5174 or

THURSDAY Jan. 12 GOOD CHAIR, GREAT BOOKS: Read and discuss “Slaughterhouse-Five” by Kurt Vonnegut; free; noon; Downtown Bend Public Library, Brooks Room, 601 N.W. Wall St.; 541-617-7089 or GOOD CHAIR, GREAT BOOKS: Read and discuss “The Sun Also Rises” by Ernest Hemingway; bring a lunch; free; noon; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1055 or MATSIKO WORLD ORPHANS’ CHOIR: The choir of orphaned children from Peru and Liberia performs; free; 2:30 p.m.; Terrebonne Community School, 1199 B Ave.; 541-923-4856 or PICKWICK: The Seattle-based indie-soul band performs; free; 7 p.m.; McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 N.W. Bond St., Bend; 541382-5174 or (Story, Page 3) COMMA: The San Francisco-based hip-hop artist performs, with Weird Science, Cymatics, Encounter and more; $5; 8 p.m.; Domino Room, 51 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; 541-788-2989 or (Story, Page 4) POLYRHYTHMICS: The Seattle-based Afrofunk band performs; $7 plus fees in advance, $10 at the door; 9 p.m.; Silver Moon Brewing & Taproom, 24 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; 541388-8331 or (Story, Page 4) n SUBMIT AN EVENT at or email Deadline is 10 days before publication. Questions? Contact 541-383-0351.



jan. 6-12


LIVE MUSIC & MORE See Going Out on Page 8 for what’s happening at local night spots.

D ON’T MISS ... THROUGH THE WEEK Matsiko World Orphans’ Choir: Wherever you go, there they are.

FIRST FRIDAY GALLERY WALK TODAY Go now — this won’t happen again until February! The Rock Hounds perform at First Friday last year. The Bulletin file photo

SATURDAY Polar Bear Walk/Run: A polar bear?! Definitely run.

LET’S TALK ABOUT IT KICKOFF SUNDAY War! Find out what it’s good for. The camp of the 31st Pennsylvania Infantry in 1862. Courtesy Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Civil War Photographs, LC-USZC4-7983; a sepia tone was added to this photo

SATURDAY & SUNDAY “A. Lincoln”: One guy. One president. No lie.

‘THE METROPOLITAN OPERA: FAUST’ WEDNESDAY Devilishly good. Jonas Kaufmann stars as Faust and Marina Poplavskaya stars as Marguerite. Courtesy Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera

CAS HALEY WEDNESDAY He was on “America’s Got Talent” but didn’t want to sell out to a label. Now you can see him for free! Good call! Submitted photo



planning ahead JAN. 13-19 JAN. 13-15, 18-19 — “THE WHO’S TOMMY”: 2nd Street Theater presents the rock opera about a catatonic boy who becomes a pinball superstar; $20 via website, $22 at the door; 7:30 p.m. Jan. 13-14 and Jan. 18-19, 3 p.m. Jan. 15; 2nd Street Theater, 220 N.E. Lafayette Ave., Bend; 541-312-9626, or JAN. 13-14 — JAZZ AT THE OXFORD: Featuring a performance by drummer Mel Brown and his band; $30 plus fees in advance; 8 p.m. both days and 5 p.m. Jan. 14; The Oxford Hotel, 10 N.W. Minnesota Ave., Bend; 541-382-8436 or JAN. 13 — MATSIKO WORLD ORPHANS’ CHOIR: The choir of orphaned children from Peru and Liberia performs; free; 6 p.m.; First Baptist Church, 60 N.W. Oregon Ave., Bend; 541-382-3862 or JAN. 13 — THE SPECIAL CONSENSUS: The Chicago-based acoustic bluegrass band performs; proceeds benefit the High & Dry Bluegrass Festival; $15; 7 p.m.; The Sound Garden, 1279 N.E. Second St., Bend; 541-633-6804 or JAN. 13 — “THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY”: A screening of the unrated film about the Irish rebellion in 1920; free; 7:30 p.m.; Jefferson County Library, Rodriguez Annex, 134 S.E. E St., Madras; 541-475-3351 or JAN. 13 — WINTER WILDLANDS ALLIANCE BACKCOUNTRY FILM FESTIVAL: A screening of short films about backcountry experiences; proceeds benefit Bend Backcountry Alliance; $10; 9 p.m., doors open 8:30 p.m.; McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 N.W. Bond St., Bend; 541382-5174 or JAN. 14-15 — NIGHT SKY VIEWING: View the night sky; with a slide presentation; $6, $4 ages 2-12, free nature center members; 8-10 p.m.; Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory, 57245 River Road; 541-593-4394. JAN. 14 — “PERVASIVE INVASIVES” EXHIBIT OPENS: Explore plants, animals and insects brought to the High Desert and how they affect the environment; exhibit runs through June 30; included in the price of admission; $10 adults, $9 ages 65 and older, $6 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and younger; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541382-4754 or www.highdesertmuseum. org. JAN. 14 — SENSATIONAL SATURDAY: Learn about quirky artifacts from the museum’s vaults; included in the price of admission; $10 adults, $9 ages 65 and older, $6 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and

younger; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754 or www. JAN. 14 — MATSIKO WORLD ORPHANS’ CHOIR: The choir of orphaned children from Peru and Liberia performs; free; 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.; Wal-Mart Supercenter, 300 N.W. Oaktree Lane, Redmond; 541-9235972 or JAN. 14 — MINING DAY: Experience the life of a placer miner and pan for gold; $2 panning fee, plus museum admission; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754 or www. JAN. 14 — VFW DINNER: A dinner of roast beef; $7; 5 p.m.; VFW Hall, 1503 N.E. Fourth St., Bend; 541-389-0775. JAN. 14 — “THIS IS SPINAL TAP”: A screening of the hard rock mockumentary; $10; 8 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541317-0700 or JAN. 14 — LJ BOOTH AND CHRIS KOKESH: The folk musicians perform; $15 suggested donation; 8 p.m., doors open 7 p.m.; HarmonyHouse, 17505 Kent Road, Sisters; 541-548-2209. JAN. 15 — 800 MILE MONDAY: The bluegrass band performs; $10; 8 p.m.; The Sound Garden, 1279 N.E. Second St., Bend; 541-633-6804 or www. JAN. 16 — SPONTANEOUS HAPPINESS: Featuring presentations by Andrew Weil, Jim Lussier and David Leung; $59 or $79; 5 p.m.; Bend High School, 230 N.E. Sixth St.; 541-977-8733. JAN. 16 — GALA AT THE RIVERHOUSE: Featuring a meal, silent auction and a presentation by Olympic gold medalist Rulon Gardner; proceeds benefit Grandma’s House; $125; 5:30 p.m.; The Riverhouse Hotel & Convention Center, 3075 N. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541383-3515 or JAN. 17 — “SISTERS AND CAMP POLK HISTORY — A DESCENDANT’S VIEW”: Bend Genealogical Society presents a program by Jan Hodgers; free; 10 a.m.; Rock Arbor Villa, Williamson Hall, 2200 N.E. U.S. Highway 20, Bend; 541-317-9553 or www.orgenweb. org/deschutes/bend-gs. JAN. 17 — GOOD CHAIR, GREAT BOOKS: Read and discuss “The Picture of Dorian Gray” by Oscar Wilde; free; 10 a.m.; East Bend Public Library, 62080 Dean Swift Road; 541-330-3764 or JAN. 17 — VFW DINNER: A dinner of chicken a la king; $5; 5 p.m.; VFW Hall, 1503 N.E. Fourth St., Bend; 541-389-0775. JAN. 17 — “FREEDOM RIDERS”: A

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The Matsiko World Orphans’ Choir performs in December. The choir has multiple upcoming local concerts. screening of the documentary about the civil rights activists; free; 6 p.m.; Becky Johnson Center, 412 S.W. Eighth St., Redmond; 541-383-7257. JAN. 17 — HIGH DESERT CHAMBER MUSIC — HIGHLAND QUARTET: String musicians play selections of chamber music; $35, $10 children and students; 7:30 p.m.; The Oxford Hotel, 10 N.W. Minnesota Ave., Bend; 541-306-3988, or JAN. 17 — DICK DALE BAND: The surf guitarist performs, with Shade 13; ages 21 and older; $20 plus fees in advance, $25 at the door; 8 p.m., doors open 7 p.m.; Domino Room, 51 N.W. Greenwood Ave., www. JAN. 19 — GOOD CHAIR, GREAT BOOKS: Read and discuss “A Passage to India” by E.M. Forster; free; noon; La Pine Public Library, 16425 First St.; 541-312-1092 or www. JAN. 19 — “FREEDOM RIDERS”: A screening of the documentary about the civil rights activists; free; 5 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Hitchcock Auditorium, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-383-7257. JAN. 19 — ANTHONY B: The reggae act performs, with Zamunda and Delly Ranx; $20 plus fees in advance, $25 at the door; 9 p.m., doors open 8 p.m.; Domino Room, 51 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend;

JAN. 20-26 JAN. 20-22, 25-26 — “THE WHO’S TOMMY”: 2nd Street Theater presents the rock opera about a catatonic boy who becomes a pinball superstar; $20 via website, $22 at the door; 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20-21 and Jan. 25-26, 3 p.m. Jan. 22; 2nd Street Theater, 220 N.E. Lafayette Ave., Bend; 541-312-9626, 2ndstreettheater@ or www.2ndstreettheater. com. JAN. 21 — FREE FAMILY SATURDAY: The museum offers complimentary admission for the whole family; free; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754. JAN. 21 — MAKING SENSE OF THE CIVIL WAR — IMAGINING WAR: Annemarie Hamlin leads a discussion of “March” by Geraldine Brooks; free; 3 p.m.; Downtown Bend Public Library, Brooks Room, 601 N.W. Wall St.; 541-312-1032 or www. JAN. 21 — JOHNNY A.: The Bostonbased rock guitarist performs, with True Blue; $20-$25 in advance, $25 at the door; 6 p.m.; The Sound Garden, 1279 N.E. Second St., Bend; 541-633-6804. JAN. 21 — PETER YARROW: The Peter, Paul and Mary folk singer performs; $40 or $45; 7:30 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or JAN. 22 — LEAPERS & CREEPERS: See more than 20 species of frogs and

reptiles and learn about their natural history and conservation; included in the price of admission; $10 adults, $9 ages 65 and older, $6 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and younger; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754 or www. JAN. 23 — LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION: Celebrate the Lunar New Year with activities, refreshments and a Chinese-themed lunch; free; noon1 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Campus Center, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-383-7412. JAN. 23 — SISTERS FOLK FESTIVAL WINTER CONCERT SERIES: Featuring a performance by Jeffery Broussard and the Creole Cowboys; $15, $10 students; 7 p.m., doors open 6:30 p.m.; Sisters High School, 1700 W. McKinney Butte Road; 541-549-4979 or www. JAN. 24 — A CONVERSATION WITH 1961 FREEDOM RIDERS: Carol Ruth Silver and Claude Albert Liggins talk about their experience as freedom riders protesting Jim Crow laws; donations accepted; 6 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Wille Hall, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-383-7257. JAN. 25 — DANNY BARNES: The experimental banjoist performs; free; 7 p.m.; McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 N.W. Bond St., Bend; 541382-5174 or




talks, classes, museums & libraries EDUCATION

ACTIVITIES AND RECREATION: www. or 541-549-2091.

DESIGN AND REMODEL SEMINARS: Presentations on kitchen and bath design and remodeling and home energy solutions; free; sessions begin at 9 a.m. Saturday; Neil Kelly, 190 N.E. Irving Ave., Bend; or 541-382-7580. THE STORY YOU CAME TO TELL: Ellen Waterston leads a seven-session workshop on poetry, fiction and nonfiction; $289; 4-6 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 17-Feb. 21; The Nature of Words, 224 N.W. Oregon Ave., Bend; http:// to register. PRESERVE@HOME: Online food preservation class teaches you how to safely produce high-quality preserved food; registration required by Jan. 13; $50 plus materials; classes begin Jan. 19; http://extension.oregonstate. edu/deschutes/food-preservation or 541-548-6088. AARP DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAM: Through senior centers; Bend, 541-3881133; Redmond, 541-548-6325. CENTRAL OREGON COMMUNITY COLLEGE: or 541-383-7270. COMPASSIONATE COMMUNICATION: or 541-633-5704. KINDERMUSIK: www.developmusic. com or 541-389-6690. LATINO COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION: 541-382-4366 or MOTORCYCLE SAFETY: http:// NEIL KELLY CO. REMODELING SEMINARS: 541-382-7580. PARTNERS IN CARE PRESENTATIONS: or 541-382-5882. SPIRITUAL AWARENESS COMMUNITY OF THE CASCADES: www. or 541-388-3179. THE STOREFRONT PROJECT: 541-3304381 or WOMEN’S RESOURCE CENTER CLASSES: or 541-385-0750.




ARTS & CRAFTS INTERMEDIATE DRAWING CLASS: Learn perspective and drawing techniques for more accurate drawings; $70 plus materials fee; 1-4 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 9-30; SageBrushers Gallery, 117 S.W. Roosevelt Ave., Bend; 541-383-2069 to register. BOOKWORKS OPEN STUDIO: Bring supplies and join a collaborative bookmaking experience; $15, free for studio members; 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesday; Atelier 6000, 389 S.W. Scalehouse Court, Suite 120, Bend; 541-330-8759. THE HISTORY OF PRINTMAKING: Explore both Japanese and Victorian traditions; $10, $6 students; 7 p.m. Tuesday; PoetHouse Art, 55 N.W. Minnesota Ave., Bend; www. DRAWING ESSENTIALS: Learn about tools, shading, drawing methods and more; registration required by today; $15 per class; 1:50-4 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 11-May; 9000 N.W. Lower Bridge Way, Terrebonne; 541-504-8482. ART IN THE MOUNTAINS: www. or 541-923-2648. ART STATION: www.artscentraloregon. org or 541-617-1317. ATELIER 6000: or 541-330-8759. CINDY BRIGGS WATERCOLORS: www. or 541-420-9463.

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Ellen Waterston, background, will lead a seven-session writing workshop. See the Education section for more details. CREATIVITY RESOURCE FOUNDATION: 541-549-2091. DON TERRA ARTWORKS: 541-549-1299 or JENNIFER LAKE GALLERY ART ACADEMY: 541-549-7200. KEN ROTH STUDIO: www.kenrothstudio. com or 541-317-1727. KINKER ART STUDIO: 541-306-6341. SAGEBRUSHERS ART SOCIETY: or 541-617-0900.

PERFORMING ARTS YOUNG ARTISTS THEATER WORKSHOP: Ages 15-21 receive theatrical training; free; 10 a.m.-noon Jan. 14; Innovation Theatre Works, 1155 S.W. Division St., Bend; brad@ or 541-977-5677 to register. ACADEMIE DE BALLET CLASSIQUE: 541-382-4055. ACTOR’S REALM: 541-410-7894 or AN DAIRE ACADEMY OF IRISH DANCE: BEND EXPERIMENTAL ART THEATRE: or 541-419-5558. CASCADE SCHOOL OF MUSIC: www. or 541-382-6866. CENTRAL OREGON SCHOOL OF BALLET: or 541-389-9306. CHILDREN’S MUSIC THEATRE GROUP: or 541-385-6718. DANCE CENTRAL: danceforhealth. or 541-639-6068. GOTTA DANCE STUDIO: 541-322-0807. GYPSY FIRE BELLYDANCE: 541-420-5416. JAZZ DANCE COLLECTIVE: or 541-408-7522. REDMOND SCHOOL OF DANCE: or 541-548-6957. SCENE STUDY WORKSHOP: 541-9775677 or TERPSICHOREAN DANCE STUDIO: 541-389-5351.

MUSEUMS A.R. BOWMAN MEMORIAL MUSEUM: Exhibits about Crook County, the City

of Prineville Railroad and the local timber industry; 246 N. Main St., Prineville; or 541-447-3715. DES CHUTES HISTORICAL MUSEUM: Explores the history, culture and heritage of Deschutes County; 129 N.W. Idaho Ave., Bend; or 541-389-1813. HIGH DESERT MUSEUM: Featuring exhibits, wildlife and art of the High Desert, plus “Stuff! Quirky Curiosities and Fascinating Finds” through Jan. 29; 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; or 541-382-4754. THE MUSEUM AT WARM SPRINGS: Cultural, traditional and artistic heritage of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs; 2189 U.S. Highway 26, Warm Springs; www. or 541-553-3331. REDMOND MUSEUM: Featuring exhibits on early lumbering in Redmond; 529 S.W. Seventh St.; 541-316-1777. SUNRIVER NATURE CENTER & OBSERVATORY: Featuring live birds of prey, hands-on exhibits, nature trail, telescopes, night sky viewing and more; 57245 River Road, Sunriver; or 541-593-4394.

LIBRARIES BEND GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY LIBRARY: Williamson Hall at Rock Arbor Villa, 2200 N.E. U.S. Highway 20, Bend; 541-317-9553 or www. DOWNTOWN BEND PUBLIC LIBRARY: 601 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-617-7040. CROOK COUNTY LIBRARY: 175 N.W. Meadow Lakes Drive, Prineville; 541-447-7978. EAST BEND PUBLIC LIBRARY: 62080 Dean Swift Road; 541-330-3760. FAMILY HISTORY LIBRARY: 1260 N.E. Thompson Drive, Bend; 541-382-9947. LA PINE PUBLIC LIBRARY: 1642 51st St., La Pine; 541-312-1091. JEFFERSON COUNTY LIBRARY: 241 S.E. 7th St., Madras; 541-475-3351. REDMOND PUBLIC LIBRARY: 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1050. ROBERT L. BARBER LIBRARY: 2600 N.W. College Way (COCC), Bend; 541-383-7560. SISTERS PUBLIC LIBRARY: 110 N. Cedar St., Sisters; 541-312-1070. SUNRIVER AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY: 56855 Venture Lane, Sunriver; 541-312-1080.




Something to crow about

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T h e R e d R ooster Restaurant and Omelet H ouse offers spacious dining on Redmond’s north end.

• Redmond’s Red Rooster Restaurant serves 38 kinds of omelets By John Gottberg Anderson For The Bulletin


edmond’s new Red Rooster Restaurant and Omelet House advertises itself as the “best value in Central Oregon.” I’m not going to declare that to be true or false. But in three recent visits to this family-style restaurant, there’s no doubt I got plenty of food for prices I considered more than fair. Now, the food wasn’t always great. In fact, I’d rate the quality of cuisine about 50-50; although half the time it was pretty darn

good, the other half was far from palatable. I even sent a dinner entree back because it was so badly overcooked. Still, the ambience is pleasant and the service I’ve received has been consistently excellent. For a three-meals-a-day motel restaurant — it sits next to the Sleep Inn, across Sixth Street from Walmart at the north end of Redmond — the Red Rooster is better than most of its ilk, despite its shortcomings. The Red Rooster opened in August, replacing Chloe at North Redmond Station, a casual finedining establishment that never

really hit its stride as it moved between three Central Oregon locations, beginning in 2007. Brad Johnson is the owner of the Red Rooster restaurant group that, so far, is a group of one. (Restaurants of the same name in La Pine and Klamath Falls are unrelated.) According to general manager Jim Kuava, a second Red Rooster is planned in Bend for the early spring, with expectations that others will follow. “We’re looking at two or three locations,” Kuava said. Continued next p age

Red Rooster Restaurant and Omelet House Location: 1857 N.W. Sixth St., Redmond Hours: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day. (Summer hours will be 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.) Price range: Breakfast $3.99 to $13.99, lunch $4.99 to $8.49, dinner appetizers $4.99 to $6.99, entrees $6.99 to $16.99 Credit cards: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa Kids’ menu: Yes Vegetarian menu: Omelets, salads, garden burger and veggie lasagna Alcoholic beverages: No

Outdoor seating: No Reservations: Large groups only Contact: 541-526-7209

Scorecard OVERALL: B Food: C+. Breakfast is better than lunch and dinner, some of which may seriously disappoint. Service: A. Friendly, cheerful and efficient; servers go the extra mile for patrons. Atmosphere: B. Dining room is handsome but understated, with murals and red-rooster motif. Value: A. Portions are generous, prices extremely reasonable.

Cock-a-doodle-doo Certainly, the red rooster is prominent inside and out at the Redmond store. Most prominent is the one that stands above an indoor rock fountain, beside a colorful farm-scape pastel mural that also depicts the cock-a-doodling barnyard fowl. Other sculpted chickens sit atop a dividing wall that splits the spacious dining room in two. The main room, handsome if understated, seats about 120 guests at 15 booths and 10 tables beneath hanging lamps. There are more seats in a rear coffee bar (no alcohol is served). Large windows look out at the motel and highway. Easy-listening music — Christmas tunes on my first visit, classic country (Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn) on my second — plays in the background. I appreciate the level of service at the Red Rooster. Each time I stepped through the double doors of the restaurant, I felt well attended. Without exception, the staff of men and women servers, all dressed in bright red shirts and black pants, were friendly, cheerful and efficient. On each visit, I was greeted promptly, seated and presented the menu on oversized, laminated pages, along with water served in a mason jar. My order was quickly taken and delivered. And even when I returned my entree, it was removed without question. When I ordered a lessexpensive entree as a replacement, I was charged only for the second dish.

Breakfast fare The Red Rooster calls itself an omelet house, with 38 omelets and numerous other egg and pancake dishes on a breakfast menu that is served all day. It would have been irresponsible for me not to order an omelet. “Our big thing is our omelets,” Kuava assured me. “We do everything from scratch.” I chose the Cowboy Special. According to the menu, “folks come from far and near for this one!” Indeed, I haven’t


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seen an omelet this large in years. I suggested to my server that there must have been a half-dozen eggs in it, but he corrected me. “Typically, our omelets have eight or nine eggs,” he said. Bits of mushrooms and onions were cooked into the omelet with the eggs. They were folded around a generous scoop of homemade chili with ground beef, beans, stewed tomatoes and melted cheddar cheese. At $7.99, the portion was more than I could eat. I also enjoyed the accompanying breakfast potatoes, just called “spuds.” They were sliced and pan-fried to be crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside. A choice of buttered toast with packaged jam came on the side.

Lunch and dinner My lunch and dinner experiences were not so satisfying. The corned beef in a Reuben sandwich, served on lightly toasted (not grilled) marbled rye, was lean but far from tender. A layer of sauerkraut was tossed with a modest amount of Russian dressing. Slices of processed Swiss cheese were only slightly melted on each piece of toast. Dinner service begins at 4 p.m. My starting salad was made of fresh iceberg lettuce with slivers of red cabbage and carrots, three pear tomatoes and a half-dozen house-made croutons. Honey-mustard dressing came on the side. At my server’s suggestion, I ordered rosemary chicken, a full half bird “slow-roasted to perfection,” the menu said. I’m sure it was slow-roasted, but it was far from perfect. The skin, in fact, was charred well past golden-brown. A drumstick was still moist inside, but when I couldn’t even cut into the breast with my knife, I asked that the dish be replaced. The nightly special was meat-


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Red roosters such as this one accent the decor of the Red Rooster Restaurant and Omelet House.

loaf, and while hardly gourmet, it wasn’t bad. Two thick slices of meat were blended with onions, celery and red peppers, and served with a rich, brown mushroom gravy. I kept the sides served with my chicken. A medley of vegetables — carrots, cauliflower and broccoli — were fresh and perfectly cooked, retaining just a touch of crunch. They were presented unseasoned, allowing me to determine my quotient of salt and pepper. A “loaded” baked potato came with sour cream, real bacon bits and shredded cheddar.

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SMALL BITE Arnold’s Malt Shoppe & Pizzaria has celebrated its twomonth anniversary in downtown Redmond, in the former Guido & Vito’s Italian Eatery at Sixth Street and Evergreen Avenue, at the historic New Redmond Hotel. All pizzas are priced under $20, with individual slices offered for as little as $2. Burgers and other sandwiches run $6.95 to $9.50. General manager John Cox also offers a nice range of healthy salads so patrons won’t feel guilty when they’re sipping on a creamy malt or shake. Open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day. 511 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-504-9922,

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Debunking duo • ‘MythBusters’ live show arrives at Portland’s Keller Auditorium By Jenny Wasson The Bulletin


emember kids: Don’t try this at home. Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage are what they call experts. For the past nine seasons, the co-hosts of the Discovery Channel’s popular “MythBusters” series have been using their “unique style of explosive experimentation” to debunk hundreds of urban legends, according to a news release. Now, Hyneman and Savage are taking their myths on the road with an all-new live show called “MythBusters: Behind the Myths.” The duo will perform two shows Jan. 21 at Keller Auditorium in Portland. With a background in special effects and stage props, Hyneman and Savage launched “MythBusters” in 2003. In each episode, the “MythBusters” team examines several myths, from viral Internet videos and movie scenes to common idioms and phrases. The myths are rated “confirmed,” “plausible” or “busted.” Presented for the first time on stage, the live show “promises to be an unexpected evening of on-stage experiments, audience participation, rocking video and behind-the-scenes stories,” according to promoters. The Portland show is part of a 28-city national tour. The tour kicks off tonight in Modesto, Calif. “MythBusters: Behind the Myths” runs at 4 and 8 p.m. Jan. 21. It is family friendly and appropriate for all ages. Ticket prices range from $35 to $60, depending on seat location. To purchase tickets, visit www.ticketmaster .com or call 800-745-3000. — Reporter: 541-383-0350,

Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage will present their all-new live show, “MythBusters: Behind the Myths,” on Jan. 21 in Portland. Courtesy Robert Fujioka

CONCERTS Through Jan. 8 — RiverCity Music Festival, Red Lion on the River, Jantzen Beach area of Portland; or 800-838-3006. Jan. 7 — Ace Hood, Roseland Theater, Portland; TW* Jan. 13 — VibeSquaD/Kraddy, McDonald Theatre, Eugene; TW* Jan. 14 — Appetite for Deception, Aladdin Theater, Portland; TM* Jan. 14 — Hell’s Belles, McDonald Theatre, Eugene; TW* Jan. 14 — Infected Mushroom, Roseland Theater, Portland; TW* Jan. 14 — Ray Charles Tribute, The Ross Ragland Theater, Klamath Falls; or 541-884-5483. Jan. 17 — The Wailers, McMenamins Crystal Ballroom, Portland; CT* Jan. 20 — Mike Marshall and Darol Anger, Unitarian Fellowship, Ashland; or 541-535-3562. Jan. 21 — Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas, The Shedd Institute, Eugene; or 541-434-7000. Jan. 21 — Jake Shimabukuro, Aladdin Theater, Portland; TM* Jan. 23 — NoFX, Roseland Theater, Portland; TW* Jan. 24 — Fitz and the Tantrums, Roseland Theater, Portland; TW* Jan. 25 — Beats Antique, McDonald Theatre, Eugene; TW* Jan. 26 — Judy Collins, Craterian Ginger Rogers Theater, Medford; www. or 541-779-3000. Jan. 27 — Beats Antique, McMenamins Crystal Ballroom, Portland; CT* Jan. 27 — Martin Sexton, Aladdin Theater, Portland; TM* Jan. 27 — The Sugar Beets, The Shedd Institute, Eugene; or 541-434-7000. Jan. 27 — Three 6 Mafia, Roseland Theater, Portland; TW* Jan. 27-28 — Martin Sexton, Aladdin Theater, Portland; TM* Jan. 28 — The Coats, The Ross Ragland Theater, Klamath Falls; www. or 541-884-5483. Jan. 28 — moe., McMenamins Crystal Ballroom, Portland; CT* Jan. 29 — Danny Barnes, Lola’s Room, McMenamins Crystal Ballroom, Portland; CT* Jan. 29 — moe., McDonald Theatre, Eugene; TW* Jan. 31 — Hieroglyphics, WOW

Hall, Eugene; or 541-687-2746. Feb. 1 — In Flames, Roseland Theater, Portland; TW* Feb. 1 — O.A.R., McDonald Theatre, Eugene; TW* Feb. 2 — O.A.R., Roseland Theater, Portland; TW* Feb. 2 — Soul Salvation: Featuring Ruthie Foster and Paul Thorn; Aladdin Theater, Portland; TM* Feb. 2 — Wood Brothers, WOW Hall, Eugene; or 541-687-2746. Feb. 2, 5 — The Emerald City Jazz Kings, The Shedd Institute, Eugene; or 541-434-7000. Feb. 3 — Mark Hummel’s Blues Harmonica Blowout, The Shedd Institute, Eugene; or 541-434-7000. Feb. 3 — Wilco, Hult Center, Eugene; or 541-682-5000. Feb. 3 — The Wood Brothers, Aladdin Theater, Portland; TM* Feb. 4 — John Cruz, The Shedd Institute, Eugene; or 541-434-7000. Feb. 4 — Excision, Roseland Theater, Portland; TW* Feb. 4 — Mark Hummel’s Blues Harmonica Blowout, Craterian Ginger Rogers Theater, Medford; www. or 541-779-3000. Feb. 6 — Excision, McDonald Theatre, Eugene; TW* Feb. 7 — The Jayhawks, Roseland Theater, Portland; TW* Feb. 8 — The Jayhawks, McDonald Theatre, Eugene; TW* Feb. 8 — Wilco, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland; SOLD OUT; TM* Feb. 8 — Willie K, The Shedd Institute, Eugene; or 541-434-7000. Feb. 9 — Judy Collins, The Shedd Institute, Eugene; or 541-434-7000. Feb. 10 — Brad Paisley, Matthew Knight Arena, Eugene; TW* Feb. 11 — Ken Peplowski, The Shedd Institute, Eugene; or 541-434-7000. Feb. 11 — Matthew Good/Emily Greene, Mississippi Studios, Portland; or 503-288-3895. Feb. 13 — Dr. Dog, McMenamins Crystal Ballroom, Portland; CT* Feb. 14 — Chali 2na/Miss Erica Dee, Lola’s Room, McMenamins Crystal Ballroom, Portland; CT* Feb. 14 — Hot Buttered Rum, WOW Hall, Eugene; or 541-687-2746.

THE BULLETIN • FRIDAY, JANUARY 6, 2012 Feb. 15 — The Coup, WOW Hall, Eugene; or 541-687-2746. Feb. 17 — Asteroids Galaxy Tour, Wonder Ballroom, Portland; TF* Feb. 17 — Big Head Todd and the Monsters, McMenamins Crystal Ballroom, Portland; CT* Feb. 17 — Mat Kearney, Roseland Theater, Portland; TW* Feb. 17 — Vagabond Opera, WOW Hall, Eugene; or 541-687-2746. Feb. 17-26 — Portland Jazz Festival, Portland; www.pdxjazz. com or 503-228-5299. Feb. 18 — Andy McKee, Aladdin Theater, Portland; TM* Feb. 18 — Die Antwoord, Roseland Theater, Portland; TW* Feb. 18 — Los Lonely Boys, The Ross Ragland Theater, Klamath Falls; or 541-884-5483. Feb. 18 — MarchFourth Marching Band, WOW Hall, Eugene; www. or 541-687-2746. Feb. 18 — Mat Kearney, McDonald Theatre, Eugene; TW* Feb. 19 — Los Lonely Boys, Craterian Ginger Rogers Theater, Medford; or 541-779-3000.

LECTURES & COMEDY Jan. 7 — Stephanie Miller, Newmark Theatre, Portland; TM* Jan. 12 — Gabriel Iglesias, Hult Center, Eugene; www.hultcenter. org or 541-682-5000. Jan. 13 — Gabriel Iglesias, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland; TM* Jan. 13 — Suzanne Westenhoefer, Aladdin Theater, Portland; TM* Jan. 18 — Jeff Ross, Aladdin Theater, Portland; TM* Jan. 21 — “MythBusters: Behind the Myths,” Keller Auditorium, Portland; TM* Jan. 27 — Demetri Martin, Newmark Theatre, Portland; TM* Jan. 28 — Bill Cosby, Hult Center, Eugene; or 541-682-5000. Jan. 28 — Demetri Martin, McDonald Theatre, Eugene; TW* Jan. 28 — Paula Poundstone, Aladdin Theater, Portland; TM* Feb. 3 — Paula Poundstone, Rogue Theatre, Grants Pass; TM* Feb. 7 — The Moth, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland; TM* Feb. 11 — Sinbad, Craterian Ginger Rogers Theater, Medford; www. or 541-779-3000. Feb. 17 — Anjelah Johnson,

Newmark Theatre, Portland; TM*

SYMPHONY & OPERA Jan. 7 — “Passing the Baton — Kelly Kuo Conducts”: Oregon Mozart Players; Hult Center, Eugene; or 541-682-5000. Jan. 14-16 — Joshua Bell: Oregon Symphony; Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland; www. or 800-228-7343. Jan. 19 — “Piazzolla’s Four Seasons”: Eugene Symphony; Hult Center, Eugene; www.hultcenter. org or 541-682-5000. Jan. 21-22 — “Haydn’s Creation”: Oregon Symphony; Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland; or 800-228-7343. Jan. 22 — “Disney in Concert — Magical Music From the Movies”: Eugene Symphony; Hult Center, Eugene; www.hultcenter. org or 541-682-5000. Jan. 27 — “The Music of ABBA”: Oregon Symphony; Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland; or 800-228-7343. Feb. 3, 5, 9, 11 — “Madame Butterfly”: Portland Opera; Keller Auditorium, Portland; TM* Feb. 4, 6 — “Jackiw Plays Bruch”: Oregon Symphony; Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland; or 800-228-7343. Feb. 11-12 — “A Tribute to Benny Goodman”: Oregon Symphony; Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland; or 800-228-7343. Feb. 14 — “A Natalie Cole Valentine”: Oregon Symphony; Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland; or 800-228-7343.

THEATER & DANCE Through Jan. 8 — “West Side Story,” Keller Auditorium, Portland; TM* Jan. 7-8 — “My Fair Lady,” Hult Center, Eugene; www.hultcenter. org or 541-682-5000. Jan. 10-Feb. 5 — “The North Plan”: Portland Center Stage; Gerding Theater at the Armory, Portland; or 503-445-3700. Jan. 10-Feb. 12 — “(I Am Still) The Duchess of Malfi”: Artists Repertory Theatre; Morrison Stage, Portland; www.artistsrep. org or 503-241-1278. Jan. 12-14 — Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca, Newmark

out of town Theatre, Portland; www.whitebird. org or 503-245-1600. Jan. 13-Feb. 4 — “The Real Thing”: Lord Leebrick Theatre; Eugene; or 541-465-1506. Jan. 15 — “ZooZoo,” Craterian Ginger Rogers Theater, Medford; or 541-779-3000. Jan. 19-29 — Fertile Ground: A city-wide festival of new works; Portland; www.fertilegroundpdx. org. Jan. 20 — Disney’s Phineas and Ferb LIVE, Memorial Coliseum, Portland; or 877-789-7673. Jan. 26-28 — tEEth, Portland State University, Portland; www. or 503-245-1600. Jan. 28 — “Arabian Nights”:


*Tickets TM: Ticketmaster, www or 800745-3000 TW: TicketsWest, www or 800992-8499 TF: Ticketfly, www.ticket or 877-435-9489 CT: Cascade Tickets, www or 800-514-3849 Ballet Fantastique; Hult Center, Eugene; or 541-682-5000. Jan. 28 — Hal Holbrook as Mark Twain Tonight!, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland; TM* Jan. 31-April 8 —

“Shakespeare’s Amazing Cymbeline”: Portland Center Stage; Gerding Theater at the Armory, Portland; or 503-445-3700. Feb. 1 — Shen Yun, Hult Center, Eugene; or 541-682-5000. Feb. 3 — New Shanghai Circus, The Ross Ragland Theater, Klamath Falls; or 541-884-5483. Feb. 7-March 11 — “Circle Mirror Transformation”: Artists Repertory Theatre; Alder Stage, Portland; or 503-241-1278. Feb. 8 — Drum Tao, Craterian Ginger Rogers Theater, Medford; or 541-779-3000.

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THE BULLETIN • FRIDAY, JANUARY 6, 2012 From previous page Feb. 11-12 — “All You Need is Love”: Eugene Ballet Company; Hult Center, Eugene; or 541-682-5000. Feb. 14-19 — “Beauty and the Beast,” Keller Auditorium, Portland; TM* Feb. 15 — “Damn Yankees,” Craterian Ginger Rogers Theater, Medford; or 541-779-3000. Feb. 21-March 18 — “Red”: Portland Center Stage; Gerding Theater at the Armory, Portland; or 503-445-3700. Feb. 22 — Garth Fagan Dance, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland; TM*


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G ar y O l d m a n s tars as George Smiley in “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.”

‘Tinker Tailor’ is a realistic thriller Y

es, we imagine, international espionage is probably pretty much like this. No thrilling car chases and no big action sections, but rather a series of weary men, smoking and drinking tea or whisky, in a series of conversations that circle an enigma. “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” is about the search for a high-level Soviet spy within MI6, the British intelligence service. This mole is not to be found in an exotic location, but seems more than likely to be one of the men in the room. The movie is based on John le Carre’s 1974 novel, which redefined modern spy fiction and inspired an ambitious 1979 BBC


“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” 127 minutes R, for violence, some sexuality, nudity and language

adaptation. There was reason to believe le Carre knew his subject. In the real world, where his real name is David Cornwell, he was one of the British spies who were

betrayed by Kim Philby, the notorious MI6 operative who was a double agent for the Soviets. In the fictional version, MI6 is headed by Control (John Hurt), who studies a series of intelligence leaks and becomes convinced there’s a mole in the agency; the nature of the intelligence suggests it must come from high up, and Control narrows his list of suspects to five men close to him. The movie introduces them one by one, each played by a familiar face in a film cast with iconic British actors. “Tinker” is Percy Alleline (Toby Jones), “Tailor” is Bill Haydon (Colin Firth), “Soldier” is Roy Bland (Ciaran Hinds), “Poor Man” is Toby Esterhase (David

Dencik), and “Beggarman” is George Smiley (Gary Oldman), Control’s trusted lieutenant. If you’re wondering what happened to “Spy,” that would be whoever turns out to be the mole. The film, set mostly in London in the early 1970s, is bathed in browns, shadows and pale lighting. All of the men show a lot of wear, none more than Control; John Hurt’s face is weary and deeply lined; his eyes set deep out of the way of cigarette smoke. But lest you think that is entirely because of aging, I interviewed him in 1984 while he was filming “Nineteen Eighty-Four,” and he looked much the same then. As the film opens, he has

learned that a Hungarian general who would know the mole’s identity may be a possible defector. In a muted, serious conversation that will set the tone for the film, he assigns Jim Prideaux (Mark Strong) to go to Budapest and talk to this man. That mission goes wrong, and serves to alert the Soviets — although the mole would already know Control was engaged in sniffing him out. In the kerfuffle that follows, both Control and Smiley are dismissed from the service. Some time later, Control is dead from a heart attack and Smiley is recalled from “retirement” to continue the search for the mole. Continued next page





‘Into the Abyss’ is a sad tale • Werner Herzog’s documentary about the death penalty in Texas is heartfelt and detailed


nto the Abyss: A Tale of Death, a Tale of Life” may be the saddest film Werner Herzog has ever made. It regards a group of miserable lives, and in finding a few faint glimmers of hope only underlines the sadness. The documentary centers on two young men in prison. Michael Perry is on death row in Huntsville, Texas, America’s most productive assembly line for executions, and on the day Herzog spoke with him, Perry had eight days to live. Jason Burkett, his accomplice in the stupid murders of three people, is serving a 40-year sentence. They killed because they wanted to drive a friend’s red Camaro. Herzog opposes the death penalty, which America is the only developed nation still imposing. But the film isn’t a polemic. Herzog became curious about the case, took a small crew to Huntsville and Conroe, Texas, where the murders took place, and spoke to the killers, members of their families and those of their victims. He obtains interviews of startling honesty and impact. I’ve learned that he met his subjects only once, on the day of the interviews, and the film presents their first conversations. I’ve long felt something about Herzog’s personality is compelling and penetrating, and in evidence I could offer this film about Texans who are so different from the West German director. Herzog keeps a much lower profile than in many of his documentaries. He is not seen, and his off-camera voice quietly asks questions that are factual, understated and simply curious. His subjects talk willingly. He asks

difficult follow-up questions. He is not very interested in the facts (there is no doubt about guilt here), but in looking into the eyes and souls of people who were directly involved. Why did Perry die and not Burkett, when both were convicted for the same crimes? We meet Burkett’s father, Delbert, who is also in prison serving a life sentence. In his testimony at his son’s trial, he blamed himself for the boy’s worthless upbringing. This apparently influenced two women jurors to pity the boy — or perhaps identify with the father. Delbert seems today a decent and reflective man. He bitterly regrets that he failed to take advantage of a college scholarship, dropped out of high school not long before graduation, and went wrong. He sees his mistake clearly now — too late for himself, too late for his son. Perry and Burkett are uneducated, rootless, callow, lacking in personal resources. Delbert perhaps has benefited from life in prison, as his son may. We

From previous page Now follows a series of paranoid meetings in sealed rooms, snatched conversations in obscure corners of London, and flashbacks that may cast light on Smiley’s investigation, although we cannot yet know for sure. All of this is superbly atmospheric in the hands of director Tomas Alfredson, who made the sober

and effective vampire movie “Let the Right One In.” His camera is implacable, its moves sinister; the rooms are filled with smoke and fear, and the characters warily circle around — well, each other, really. “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” looks, sounds and feels exactly right. Alfredson’s film is faithful to the tone set by the novel.


“Into the Abyss: A Tale of Death, a Tale of Life” 107 minutes PG-13, for mature thematic material and some disturbing images

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Michael Perry was executed shortly after filming the documentary “Into the Abyss.”

meet Melyssa Burkett, who married Jason Burkett in prison and is now pregnant with his child — although, as Herzog observes, conjugal visits were not allowed. How did she become pregnant? She did, that’s all. Herzog never sensationalizes, never underlines, expresses no opinions. He listens. We also meet Capt. Fred Allen, who was for many years in charge of the guard detail on

Huntsville’s death row, including the years in which George Bush turned down one appeal after another. He starts talking with Herzog and is swept up by memory and emotion, explaining why one day he simply walked away from his job and decided, after overseeing more than 100 executions, that he was opposed to the death penalty. What he has to say about one crucial event in his life is one of the most profound statements I can imagine about the death penalty. The people in this film, without exception, cite God as a force in their lives. The killers, their relatives, the relatives of their victims, the police, everyone. God has a plan. It is all God’s will.

God will forgive. Their lives are in His hands. They must accept the will of the Lord. Condemned or bereft, guilty or heartbroken, they all apparently find comfort in God’s plan. What Herzog concludes about their faith he does not say. Opposition to the death penalty, in part, comes down to this: No one deserves to be assigned the task of executing another person. I think that’s what Capt. Allen is saying. Herzog may agree, although he doesn’t say so. In some of his films he freely shares his philosophy and insights. In this film, he simply looks. He always seems to know where to look.

But the screenplay, by Bridget O’Connor and Peter Straughan, is not a model of clarity. I confess I was confused some of the time and lost at other times; the viewer needs to hold in mind a large number of characters, a larger number of events, and an infinite number of possibilities. More ordinary spy movies provide helpful scenes in which

characters brief each other as a device to keep the audience oriented. I have every confidence that in this film every piece of information is there and flawlessly meshes, but I can’t say so for sure, perhaps because I don’t have a mind suitable for espionage. I enjoyed the look and feel of the film, the perfectly modulated performances, and

the whole tawdry world of spy and counterspy, which must be among the world’s most dispiriting occupations. But I became increasingly aware that I didn’t always follow all the allusions and connections. On that level, it didn’t work for me.

(Werner) Herzog keeps a much lower profile than in many of his documentaries.

— Roger Ebert is a film critic for The Chicago Sun-Times.

— Roger Ebert is a film critic for The Chicago Sun-Times.

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ON LOCAL SCREENS Here’s what’s showing on Central Oregon movie screens. For showtimes, see listings on Page 30.

Reviews by Roger Ebert unless otherwise noted.

HEADS UP “The Metropolitan Opera: Faust” — With Jonas Kaufmann in the title role, René Pape as the devil, and Marina Poplavskaya as Marguerite, Gounod’s classic retelling of the Faust legend couldn’t be better served. Tony Awardwinning director Des McAnuff updates the story to the first half of the 20th century with a production that won praise in London last season. Yannick NézetSéguin conducts on the heels of his “Don Carlo” success. “The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD” series features 11 opera performances transmitted live in high definition to movie theaters around the world. The opera was originally transmitted on Dec. 10, 2011. The encore screening begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Regal Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX in Bend. Tickets are $18. (no MPPA rating)








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“Into the Abyss: A Tale of Death, a Tale of Life” — The saddest film Werner Herzog has ever made. It regards a group of miserable lives, and in finding a few faint glimmers of hope only underlines the sadness. He interviews two young men convicted of killing three people. One has now been executed. The other is serving a life sentence. There’s no doubt they are guilty. Why was one life spared? The answer to that and many other questions lead Herzog into a profound and troubling exploration of the wasted lives of these unformed people. A great film. Rating: Four stars. 107 minutes. (PG-13) “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” — Based on the influential 1974 novel by John le Carre, the labyrinthine story of a search for a highly placed Soviet mole in the upper reaches of MI6, the British intelligence service. Control (John Hurt) and his trusted aide, George Smiley (Gary Oldham), are “retired” after a mission in Hungary goes bad, but Smiley is later recalled to continue the investigation from outside the agency. Dark, smoky, atmospheric, but finally, for

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Capt. Ni c holls (Tom Hiddleston, far left) and Sgt. Perkins (Geoff Bell) prepare to take the horse Joey away from Albert (Jeremy Irvine, center) in the epic adventure “War Horse.” me, too complex to be quite sure what everything meant in a series of gloomy and paranoid conversations. First-rate cast including Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Firth, Ciaran Hinds. Directed by Tomas Alfredson (“Let the Right One In”). Rating: Three stars. 127 minutes. (R)

STILL SHOWING “The Adventures of Tintin” — Steven Spielberg’s lively 3-D adventure was inspired by the popularity of the comic book hero Tintin. He’s successful in bringing the artistry of Herge, Tintin’s creator, into a third dimension and evoking the charm of the original, although there’s more violence than you might expect. The tale involves a search for a lost treasure. Providing voice and motion-capture performances are Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Daniel Craig, Nick Frost, Simon Pegg and Toby Jones. This film is available locally in 3-D and IMAX. Rating: Three and a half stars. 107 minutes. (PG) “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked” — A Sarah Palin joke? A Charlie Sheen wisecrack? Is this a Chipmunks movie or a Letterman monologue? As current as a Lady Gaga cover, if not quite as relevant, Alvin and the Chipmunks “Munk Up” for their third digitally animated turn on the big screen — “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked,” a “Cast Away” take-off that parks the three chipmunks, their three Chipette counterparts and their human family on a deserted island. Most adults would sooner gouge their ears out than sit through these kids’ films. But for captive parents in need of a reference point, “Chipwrecked” is twice as funny at their

last film, 2009’s “The Squeakquel.” And the return of Jason Lee as Dave Seville, the rodent wrangler who keeps our popsinging ground squirrels in line, gives the picture a hint of the heart that made 2007’s “Alvin and the Chipmunks” work, at least for its intended audience. Rating: One and a half stars. 87 minutes. (G) — Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel

“The Darkest Hour” — Working from a story that has been knocking around for years, screenwriter Jon Spaihts and his director, Chris Gorak, send two Internet entrepreneurs (Emile Hirsch and Max Minghella) to Moscow to finish a business deal. When they learn that a Swedish opportunist (Joel Kinnaman) has stolen their idea, our lads head to a nightclub to lick their wounds and distract themselves with perky female tourists (namely Olivia Thirlby and Rachael Taylor). There the four — and the scheming Swede — will remain for the next few days as fireballs from outer space transform most of humanity into untidy piles of cremains. Despite a title grandiosely borrowed from Winston Churchill, “The Darkest Hour” is yet another depressing failure of imagination. “The Darkest Hour” is available locally in 3-D. This film was not given a star rating. 89 minutes. (PG-13) — Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times

“The Descendants” — One of George Clooney’s best performances, as a member of one of the old landowning families of Hawaii, whose wife is in a coma after a boating accident, and who must deal with family pressure to sell off a vast tract of virgin forest for commercial development. At the same time, having essentially left the raising of his family

to his wife, he now finds himself as a single dad, raising Alexandra (Shailene Woodley) and Scottie (Amara Miller). With strong support from Nick Krause, Beau Bridges, Robert Forster, Judy Greer and Matthew Lillard. Another great film by Alexander Payne (“Sideways”). Rating: Four stars. 115 minutes. (R) “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” — David Fincher’s American remake of the popular 2009 thriller, based on the first of Stieg Larsson’s trilogy of best sellers. Rooney Mara stars effectively as the troubled Lisbeth Salander, a Goth girl who teams with an investigative journalist (Daniel Craig) to solve a 40-year-old murder case. They find themselves deep in the secrets of a corrupt family. Rating: Three and a half stars. 158 minutes. (R) “Hugo” — Unlike any other film Martin Scorsese has ever made, and yet possibly the closest to his heart: a big-budget 3-D family epic, and in some ways a mirror of his own life. The young hero (Asa Butterfield) lives secretly in a cavernous Parisian train station, where his late father maintained the clockworks. Now he maintains the clocks and dreams of completing his father’s project, a mechanical man. With Chloe Grace Moretz as a young girl also living in the station; Ben Kingsley as her guardian, a toy shop owner; Sacha Baron Cohen as the Station Inspector and Jude Law as Hugo’s father. A great artist has been given command of all the tools and resources he needs to make a family movie about — movies. The use of 3-D is controlled and effective. This film is available locally in 3-D. Rating: Four stars. 130 minutes. (PG)

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NEW DVD & B L U - R AY RELEASES The following movies were released the week of Jan. 3.

“Contagion” — A realistic, unsensational film about a global epidemic. It’s being marketed as a thriller, but it’s more of a chiller: A frightening speculation about how a new airborne virus could enter the human species and spread relentlessly in very little time. With Gwyneth Paltrow, Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Kate Winslet, Marion Cotillard, Jude Law. DVD Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette; Blu-ray Extras: Two additional featurettes. Rating: Three stars. 105 minutes. (PG-13) “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark” — A very good haunted house film. Ten-yearold Sally (Bailee Madison) moves into ominous old Blackwood Manor with her

The Associated Press

Anna Jacoby-Heron and Matt Damon star in the thriller “Contagion.” father (Guy Pearce) and his fiancee (Katie Holmes). The child explores the blockedoff lower areas of the house, where there is a grate covering a fireplace flue from which emerge whispers and rustlings. Things live in there. They like to eat the

teeth of little children. An atmospheric remake of the scary 1973 made-for-TV movie, which inspired young Guillermo del Toro to want to make horror movies. He co-wrote the screenplay and produced. DVD Extras: Three features;


Blu-ray Extras: Additional featurette. Rating: Three stars. 99 minutes. (R) “The Guard” — Brendan Gleeson is wonderful as an Irish cop with shaky standards; he steals drugs from accident victims, parties with hookers and deals in graft. But he loves his mother. Partnered against his will on a big drug case with an FBI agent (Don Cheadle), he rises to the occasion, but not before much dialogue of sly wit. A rich human comedy with a gripping ending and much humor along the way. DVD and Blu-ray Extras: Four featurettes, deleted/extended scenes, outtakes and audio commentary. Rating: Three and a half stars. 95 minutes. (R) ALSO OUT THIS WEEK: “I Don’t Know How She Does It” COMING UP: Movies scheduled for national release on Jan. 10 include “Killer Elite,” “Higher Ground” and “Moneyball” Check with local video stores for availability.


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— Roger Ebert, The Chicago Sun-Times (“DVD and Blu-ray Extras” from wire and online sources)

The Who’s

From previous page “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol” —Tom Cruise stars as Ethan Hunt in a terrific entry in the long-running franchise, which centers on the MI team’s attempt to stop a snaky genius from starting a nuclear war. Astonishing action sequences, including one with Ethan climbing the side of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the world’s tallest building. With Jeremy Renner as Brandt, an “analyst” with a gift for action, Simon Pegg as the goofy and petulant computer genius Benji, and Paula Patton as beautiful and competent team member Jane. Very capably directed by Brad Bird, who usually does animation (“The Incredibles,” “Ratatouille”). This film is available locally in IMAX. Rating: Three and a half stars. 132 minutes. (PG-13) “The Muppets” — The Muppets have retired and almost been forgotten, when Walter, his human pal, Gary (Jason Segel), and Gary’s girlfriend, Mary (Amy Adams), take a trip to visit the old Muppet Studios. They find them derelict, threatened by a millionaire who wants to level the ground and drill for oil. So, yes, hey, kids! Let’s put on a show! The Muppets and some human friends stage a telethon to save the studios. This is a funny and wickedly self-aware musical that explains by its very premise why some younger viewers may not be up-to-date on Muppet lore. Rating: Three stars. 98 minutes. (PG) “My Week With Marilyn” — Based on the diaries of a young man named Colin Clark, who talked his way into a lowly job on a Marilyn Monroe movie. For one troubled week, while her husband, the playwright Arthur Miller, was absent in Paris, she asked the worshipful 23year-old kid to join her at a hideaway cottage. She was 30. They were alone. One night they went skinny-dipping in the moonlight. That’s about it. It wasn’t

about sex. It was about her gift of her wonderfulness to a kid who stirred her sympathy. Michelle Williams evokes all the Marilyns, public and private, real and make-believe. Rating: Three and a half stars. 101 minutes. (R) “New Year’s Eve” — How is it possible to assemble more than two dozen stars in a movie and find nothing interesting for any of them to do? What sins did poor Hilary Swank commit that after winning two Oscars she has to play the role of the woman in charge of the New Year’s Eve ball in Times Square? And if you don’t think there’s dialogue about getting her ball to drop, you’re barking up the wrong movie. Rating: One star. 118 minutes. (PG-13) “Puss in Boots” — DreamWorks’ cunning casting of the silky Spaniard Antonio Banderas as a swashbuckling Puss in Boots pays off, brilliantly, in “Puss in Boots,” a star vehicle for the nursery rhyme kitty cat from the “Shrek” movies. Thanks to Banderas and his Corinthian-leather purr and writers who know how to use it, “Puss” is the best animated film of 2011. This is no mere “Shrek” sequel. There is sex appeal in every syllable, swagger in every line. And even kids get the joke of a voice that sensual and grand coming out of a kitty so small. Rating: Three and a half stars. 89 minutes. (PG) — Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel

“Real Steel” — The film imagines a near future when human boxers have been replaced by robots. Hugh Jackman stars as a former boxer who is hanging onto the fringes of the fight game by touring with ramshackle robots. Forced to spend the summer with his son (Dakota Goyo), he allows himself to be convinced to work on a junkyard robot named Atom, who becomes a popular underdog. The fight

scenes are superbly choreographed, and the film is surprisingly entertaining — especially, probably, for younger viewers. Rating: Three stars. 126 minutes. (PG-13) “The Rum Diary” — Inspired by a little-known early novel by Hunter S. Thompson, the film’s hero (Johnny Depp) is young, alcoholic and working as a newspaper reporter in San Juan, Puerto Rico. A rich cast of supporting characters includes Richard Jenkins as his long-suffering editor, Michael Rispoli as a raffish photographer, Giovanni Ribisi as a rum-soaked former reporter, Aaron Eckhart as a corrupt land speculator and Amber Heard as his mistress, who is offered to Depp as a bribe. The materials for rich comedy, but the lead character’s alcoholic haze slows things down and fogs them in. Rating: Two and a half stars. 119 minutes. (R) “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” — Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law are Holmes and Watson, teaming again with director Guy Ritchie in a sequel to their 2009 hit. Holmes’ archenemy, professor Moriarty (Jared Harris), figures heavily in an anarchist plot to bring war to Europe. It’s much more of an action picture than work in the Sherlockian tradition, but it’s great fun. With Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace, the original Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Rating: Three and a half stars. 129 minutes. (PG-13) “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1” — After defending her virginity for the previous three movies in the series, Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) allows the vampire Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) to take her to the altar, after which they have an idyllic Brazilian honeymoon and she quickly gets preggers, leading to distressing problems. Absorbing, if somewhat slow-paced, and Stewart is affecting in her performance. But why is this film, with the most blood-curdling

scene of live childbirth in memory, rated PG-13? Rating: Two and a half stars. 117 minutes. (PG-13) “War Horse” — Steven Spielberg’s epic follows the fortunes of a handsome horse named Joey as it begins life on a farm in Devon and then finds itself embroiled on both sides of World War I. Young Jeremy Irvine stars as the farm boy who is Joey’s first and last master, and there are strong performances by Peter Mullan and Emily Watson as his parents. Battle sequences of extraordinary effect, consequences that are deeply moving, but perhaps too sentimental, especially in an ending that depends on surely impossible coincidence. Rating: Three and a half stars. 146 minutes. (PG) “We Bought a Zoo” — Matt Damon plays a newspaperman whose wife dies. He’s having trouble raising two kids and decides to move the family to a farm that includes a private zoo. Here the staff, led by Scarlett Johansson, teach him about animals and also something about life. But the animals aren’t used in a very exciting way, and the plot is mechanical. A disappointment from director Cameron Crowe (“Almost Famous”). Rating: Two and a half stars. 124 minutes. (PG) “Young Adult” — In high school, Mavis (Charlize Theron) was the ruling queen bitch. Now she’s pushing 40, still single, drinking too much, and devastated that her high school BF (Patrick Wilson) is married and just had a baby. Planning to turn back the clock, she returns to inform him he must leave his family and marry her. The only old smalltown acquaintance who’s nice to her is the misfit Matt (Patton Oswalt, in a wonderful performance). Director Jason Reitman teams with writer Diablo Cody for the first time since “Juno.” Rating: Three and a half stars. 93 minutes. (R)


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M O V I E T I M E S • For the week of Jan. 6

EDITOR’S NOTES: • Open-captioned showtimes are bold. • There may be an additional fee for 3-D movies. • IMAX films are $15. • Movie times are subject to change after press time.

Now Available on Video on Demand

JANUARY Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark Jan. 3

WE BOUGHT A ZOO (PG) Fri: 4:45, 7:30 Sat: 2, 4:45, 7:30 Sun: 1, 3:45, 6:30 Mon-Thu: 3:45, 6:30


Contagion Jan. 3

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Charlie Kenton (Hugh Jack man, left) gives instructions to Atom while his son, Max (Dakota Goyo), watches in “Real Steel.”

BEND Moneyball Jan. 10

Killer Elite Jan. 10

What’s Your Number Jan. 10

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THE DESCENDANTS (R) Fri-Sat: 12:20, 3:20, 6, 9:20 Sun: 12:20, 3:20, 6 Mon-Thu: 3:20, 6 THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (R) Fri-Sat: Noon, 3:10, 6:20, 9:30 Sun: Noon, 3:10, 6:20 Mon-Thu: 3:10, 6:20 INTO THE ABYSS: A TALE OF DEATH, A TALE OF LIFE (PG-13) Fri-Sun: 12:50, 6:50 Mon-Thu: 6:50 MY WEEK WITH MARILYN (R) Fri-Sat: 12:10, 3, 6:10, 9:10 Sun: 12:10, 3, 6:10 Mon-Thu: 3, 6:10 NEW YEAR’S EVE (PG-13) Fri-Sat: 12:30, 3:30, 6:30, 9 Sun: 12:30, 3:30, 6:30 Mon-Thu: 3:30, 6:30 TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY (R) Fri-Sat: 12:40, 3:40, 6:40, 9:40 Sun: 12:40, 3:40, 6:40 Mon-Thu: 3:40, 6:40 YOUNG ADULT (R) Fri-Sat: 3:50, 9:50 Sun-Thu: 3:50

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THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN (PG) Fri-Thu: 3:05, 9:15 THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN 3-D (PG) Fri-Thu: 3:10, 6:25

THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN IMAX (PG) Fri-Thu: 12:35 ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: CHIPWRECKED (G) Fri-Thu: 12:50, 1:20, 4:25, 6:40, 9:05 THE DARKEST HOUR 3-D (PG13) Fri-Thu: 1:05, 4:40, 7:45, 10 THE DEVIL INSIDE (R) Fri-Sun: 1:25, 4:45, 7:50, 10:25 Mon-Thu: 1:25, 4:45, 7:50, 10 THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (R) Fri-Thu: Noon, 3:30, 7:05, 9 HUGO (PG) Fri-Thu: 12:10, 6:20 HUGO 3-D (PG) Fri-Thu: 12:15, 9:25 THE METROPOLITAN OPERA: FAUST (no MPAA rating) Wed: 6:30 MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE — GHOST PROTOCOL (PG-13) Fri-Sun: 12:40, 3:55, 7, 10:15 Mon-Thu: 12:40, 3:55, 7, 10:05 MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE — GHOST PROTOCOL IMAX (PG-13) Fri-Thu: 3:45, 6:50, 9:55 THE MUPPETS (PG) Fri-Thu: 12:05, 3, 6:15 SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS (PG-13) Fri-Thu: Noon, 12:55, 3:15, 3:55, 6:30, 7:20, 9:45 THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN — PART 1 (PG-13) Fri-Sun: 1, 4:30, 7:25, 10:15 Mon-Thu: 1, 4:30, 7:25, 10:10 WAR HORSE (PG-13) Fri, Mon: 12:25, 3:40, 4:10, 6:55, 7:35, 10:10 Sat: 12:25, 3:40, 4:10, 6:55, 7:35, 10:10

Sun: 12:25, 3:40, 4:10, 6:55, 7:35, 10:10 Tue-Thu: 12:25, 3:40, 4:10, 6:55, 7:35, 10:10 WE BOUGHT A ZOO (PG) Fri-Mon: 12:30, 1:15, 3:25, 4:15, 6:35, 7:10, 9:35 Tue, Thu: 12:30, 1:15, 3:25, 4:15, 6:35, 7:10, 9:35, 10:05 Wed: 12:30, 1:15, 3:25, 4:15, 7:10, 10:05

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MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE — GHOST PROTOCOL (PG-13) Fri: 3:30, 6:30, 9:30 Sat-Sun: 12:30, 3:30, 6:30, 9:30 Mon-Thu: 3:30, 6:30 SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS (PG-13) Fri: 3:30, 6:15, 9 Sat-Sun: 12:45, 3:30, 6:15, 9 Mon-Thu: 3:30, 6:15 WAR HORSE (PG-13) Fri: 2:30, 5:45, 9 Sat-Sun: 11:15 a.m., 2:30, 5:45, 9 Mon-Thu: 3:45, 6:45

SISTERS Sisters Movie House 720 Desperado Court, Sisters, 541-549-8800

THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN (PG) Fri: 5 Sat: 2:15, 4:30 Sun: 1:15, 3:30 Mon-Thu: 3:45 THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (R) Fri: 7:15 Sat: 7 Sun-Thu: 6 HUGO (PG) Fri: 4:45 Sat: 2 Sun: 1 Mon-Thu: 3:45 SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS (PG-13) Fri: 7:30 Sat: 4:45, 7:30 Sun: 3:45, 6:30 Mon-Thu: 6:30 WAR HORSE (PG-13) Fri: 4:15, 7:15 Sat: 3:45, 7 Sun: 2:45, 6 Mon-Thu: 6

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THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN 3-D (PG) Fri: 4:20, 6:50, 9:15 Sat: 1:50, 4:20, 6:50, 9:15 Sun: 1:50, 4:20, 6:50 Mon-Thu: 4:20, 6:50 ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: CHIPWRECKED (G) Fri: 3:10, 5:15, 7:20, 9:20 Sat: 1:05, 3:10, 5:15, 7:20, 9:20 Sun: 1:05, 3:10, 5:15, 7:20 Mon-Thu: 5:15, 7:20 MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE — GHOST PROTOCOL (PG-13) Fri: 3:50, 6:40, 9:25 Sat: 1, 3:50, 6:40, 9:25 Sun: 1, 3:50, 6:40 Mon-Thu: 3:50, 6:40 SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS (PG-13) Fri: 4:10, 7, 9:45 Sat: 1:20, 4:10, 7, 9:45 Sun: 1:20, 4:10, 7 Mon-Thu: 4:10, 7 WAR HORSE (PG-13) Fri: 4, 6:30, 9:05 Sat: 1:25, 4, 6:30, 9:05 Sun: 1:25, 4, 6:30 Mon-Thu: 4, 6:30

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