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Salaries at St. Charles show disparity in growth By Betsy Q. Cliff The Bulletin

Over the past five years, administrative and management salaries at St. Charles Health System have risen at a much faster pace than clinical staff salaries. Total administrative salaries at the area’s largest health system,

which operates three hospitals and several outpatient clinics, grew by about 189 percent between 2005 and 2010, according to an analysis of tax filings done by The Bulletin. Total clinical staff salaries, including the amount spent on nurses, service staff and others

involved in patient care, grew by 43 percent in that same period, according to the filings. This disparity suggests that the hospital has invested more heavily in managers or administrative staff in recent years than in those directly involved in patient care. The numbers are taken from

the total amount spent by the organization on salaries, excluding benefits. It’s unclear from the data whether the increase in administrative salaries reflects a growth in compensation for those employees or the addition of more of those types of positions. See Salaries / A5

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Fewer drivers can talk on cells By Sheila G. Miller The Bulletin

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aomi Noel, 27, from Harrisburg, lets out a scream while accidentally going over the berm with her husband, Troy, 39, while tubing Monday at the Autobahn Tubing Park at Hoodoo. It was their first

Put your cellphones away and drive. That’s the message Oregon lawmakers intended to send earlier this year by expanding a state law banning the use of hand-held cellphones by drivers. The new phone rules will take effect Sunday. Oregon barred motorists from using handheld cellphones in 2010, but the law contained a large loophole, as evidenced by the number of drivers who have continued to chat and drive for the past two years. The original law allowed drivers to use hand-held devices if necessary for job-related calls. House Bill 3186, signed into law earlier this year, dramatically narrows that job exception. Beginning Jan. 1, drivers cannot use a handheld cellphone unless they’re calling for emergency assistance or operating a utility vehicle or a roadside assistance vehicle such as a tow truck. Drivers under the age of 18 may not use a cellphone while driving, even with the assistance of hands-free technology. Texting while driving is banned for everyone. In a March public hearing of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Vicki Berger, R-Salem, said the original law’s language was unintentionally vague and left police officers with little ability to enforce it. “(A police officer) could pull somebody over, and they could go to a judge and say, ‘Well, I’m a Realtor. I need my cellphone,’” said Berger, who sponsored the law’s expansion. “Whether the judge buys it or not is another thing, but it came to me that we needed to clean up this language.” See Cellphones / A5

time at the facility. “That run was fun; I was a little scared,” she said. Hoodoo reopened the ski lodge, three chairlifts and the tube park Monday morning, though there hasn’t been much snow so far this season. For ski and weather conditions, visit www.hoodoo.com or call 541-822-3337.

Economic pain felt less in Congress By Peter Whoriskey

Graceful moves for a boy made of wood

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One day after his shift at the steel mill, Gary Myers drove home in his 10-year-old Pontiac and told his wife he was going to run for Congress. The odds were long. At 34, Myers was the shift foreman in Butler, Pa. He had no political experience, little or no money, and he was a Republican in a district that tilted Democrat. But standing in the dining room, still in his work clothes, he said he felt voters deserved a better choice. Three years later, he won. Back when Myers entered Congress in 1975, it wasn’t nearly so unusual for a person with few assets besides a home to win and serve in Congress. But the financial gap between Americans and their representatives in Congress has widened considerably since then. See Wealth gap / A4

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Former Rep. Gary Myers, top, and Rep. Mike Kelly, above, represent the growing financial gap between lawmakers and their constituents.

PHILADELPHIA — What makes an automaton tick? For the one on display at the Franklin Institute here, the answer is: a couple of hefty spring motors. The automaton, a mechanized doll built more than two centuries ago by the Swiss watchmaker Henri Maillardet, uses the power from the wind-up motors, carried through linkages to its arm, to write and draw. But it is what’s between the motors and the arm that makes the 2-foot-high Maillardet automaton seem like more than a machine. A stack of rotating brass cams precisely controls the arm movements. As steel levers follow hills and valleys cut into the edges of the rotating disks, the arm moves smoothly along three axes — side to side, to and fro, up and down. See Automaton / A5 TOP RIGHT: A programmed drawing reproduced by an automaton at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. BOTTOM RIGHT: The automaton that plays a crucial role in the current Martin Scorsese film “Hugo” was inspired by the Franklin Institute’s machine.

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Solyndra saga: political influence on energy program By Joe Stephens and Carol D. Leonnig The Washington Post

Linda Sterio remembers the excitement when President Barack Obama arrived at Solyndra last year and described how his administration’s financial support for the plant was helping create hundreds of jobs. The company’s prospects appeared unlimited as Solyndra executives described the back- “It’s not about the log of orders for its solar panels. Then came the August morn- people; ing when Sterio heard a news- it’s policaster announce that more than tics. We a thousand Solyndra employees all feel betrayed.” were out of work. — Linda Only recently did she learn Sterio, that, within the Obama adminformer istration, the company’s poSolyndra tential collapse had long been employee discussed. “It’s not about the people; it’s politics,” said Sterio, who remains jobless and at risk of losing her home. “We all feel betrayed.” Since the failure of the company, Obama’s entire $80 billion clean-technology program has begun to look like a political liability for an administration about to enter a bruising reelection campaign. See Solyndra / A4

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ick Santorum has just come out of a campaign event at Cornell College, in Mount Vernon, Iowa, where the GOP presidential contender says he received the “typical college-crowd” questions challenging his opposition to abortion and same-sex marriage. But when he was their age, he felt differently about those issues, too. “Rooster” Santorum, as he was known, thanks to his cowlick, from seventh grade all the way through Penn State, wasn’t too devout back then, and the only social issues on his screen involved beer and cigars. When he and his wife started dating, in their 20s, she was living with an OB-GYN who not only performed abortions but also had founded Pittsburgh’s first abortion clinic. Asked about it now, the former senator from Pennsylvania doesn’t act as if he thinks this is the shame of the city or anything: “She had been, yeah. When we met, she was in the process of getting out of that relationship. But we all go through changes in our lives.” It wasn’t until he ran for office for the first time, at age 32, that he chose a side on the abortion issue. And he’s still less harshly judgmental than advertised. Through most of his political career, one of his most trusted staff members was an openly gay man in a committed relationship. When he came out to his boss and offered to resign, the man says, Santorum’s immediate response was “Well, I don’t hate you, I love you, and I want you to stay.” What’s more, the man said, Santorum told him he would never expect him to pretend or say anything he didn’t actually believe. Long stalled at the back of the Republican pack in polls, Santorum says all he needs to do to stay in the race beyond Iowa is exceed the media’s sub-basement expectations for him in that state’s caucuses on Jan. 3: “I just have to convince folks we’re not only the candidate they can trust” — and here he pauses for a minute to give directions to his driver and one-man travel team — “but the one who can win.” To get the media attention and money that would make that possible, he reasons, he has to be the candidate who supplies the surprise of the night at the caucuses. Meanwhile, there are plenty of small surprises in the way his friends describe him: “I call him a chocolate-covered strawberry, because he’s hard on the outside and soft on the inside,” his former aide says. “He’s combative, and can speak before he thinks, but once he figures out he’s hurt someone’s feelings, he apologizes,” genuinely feels bad and sometimes goes overboard trying to make amends. Media consultant John Brabender, who has worked with

Santorum since 1990, says: “People always tell him, ‘You’re nothing like I thought you were going to be.’” “He seems so assured of his positions, but people don’t know how much he struggled to get to those positions. He doesn’t play middle of the road, but there’s a person in there that people don’t always see.” Of the several hundred clients Brabender has had over the years, he says, Santorum is certainly unlike any other in his political calculations: When it looked like he was going to lose his first Senate race, in 1994, Brabender remembers him worrying that he might have blown it for his campaign workers. Trailing badly in his last race, against Robert Casey in 2006, “everyone was telling him to move to the middle or throw (George W.) Bush under the bus, but he looked at the polls and said, ‘I don’t see how I can win this, but I do have a microphone, so I’m going to use it to talk about Iran’ — then spent the next three weeks talking almost exclusively” about the threat posed by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. “No one could understand it.” His current uphill presidential race, Brabender says, really is based on Santorum’s certainty that he would be the most effective conservative alternative to President Barack Obama. “We’ve laughed about, ‘What do you do after you lose by 18 points? I know, you run for president.’” Santorum rails at the suggestion, offered by another of his friends, that he’s running “to keep his name out there,” or as an investment in his future on the conservative speaking circuit: “I’m losing my shirt out here! I’m not making any money, I’m spending our money, and it’s not like I have a lot of money to spend. I’m doing this because I think I’m the best person to do the job.” The son of a psychologist and a nurse who worked at a VA hospital, Santorum grew up in a not terribly political or pious Catholic family. He was a young lawyer representing the World Wrestling Association when he met his wife, Karen, a law student his firm was trying to recruit. But when they fell in love, he says, “we realized this was something different than either of us had experienced before, and that now we were getting serious about our lives. We grew in our faith together.” As far as the abortion issue was concerned, however, Santorum says that for many years, “I took a laissez-faire approach

to it, felt uncomfortable talking and it and kept my head down. But when I decided to run” for Congress in 1990, “people said, “You have to take a position.’ My father-in-law is a geneticist and he walked me through it and I saw it was a human life” from conception. The candidate is long on substance, but not always the smoothest on the stump; at an event in Iowa, a woman in her 60s tells him that she, too, has seven children, and he gives her arm a little sock and says, “That’s a good start; keep going.” But Iowans keep telling him that he’s still on their list of possibles — and that they like how he keeps showing up. At a time when other GOP candidates stand accused of shaking hands with Sean Hannity and Greta Van Susteren more often than with ordinary Iowans, Santorum is hoping his door-to-door commitment will pay off. He sees encouragement in a slight uptick in donations and crowds and, as always, keeps doing what he’s doing. When teased about a fundraising email on “multimillionaire former venture capitalist” Mitt Romney’s $10,000 bet — wait, isn’t that class warfare? — he starts to defend it, then laughs and gives it up: “We’re looking for any way to raise money” to keep running “the improbable race we’ve run on duct tape and baling wire. And pizza.”



HAPPENINGS • Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann are set to make campaign stops in Iowa with the race in its final week. A3 • With Arab League observers in Syria to monitor compliance with a regional peace initiative, a group will head to the city of Homs to get a first-hand look at an area that has been at the center of a nine-month uprising against Syrian President Bashar Assad. A6 • Mike Plumadore, 39, the baby-sitter of a missing 9-year-old Indiana girl, is set to appear in court on charges that he murdered her following the discovery of the girl’s body. • Repairs are set to start on a stricken Russian fishing boat, Sparta, stranded for 11 days in the Antarctic after striking an iceberg. • Stamford, Conn., officials are scheduled to hold a news conference about a house fire that killed five people: the parents and three daughters of Madonna Badger, a well-known advertising executive.

IN HISTORY Highlights: In 1831, naturalist Charles Darwin set out on a round-theworld voyage aboard the HMS Beagle. In 1904, James Barrie’s play “Peter Pan: The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up” opened at the Duke of York’s Theater in London. In 1932, Radio City Music Hall opened in New York City. In 1979, Soviet forces seized control of Afghanistan. President Hafizullah Amin, who was overthrown and executed, was replaced by Babrak Karmal. In 2007, opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was assassinated in Pakistan by an attacker who shot her after a campaign rally and then blew himself up. Ten years ago: Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld announced that Taliban and al-Qaida prisoners would be held at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Five years ago: Saddam Hussein urged Iraqis to embrace “brotherly coexistence” and not to hate U.S.-led foreign troops in a goodbye letter posted on a website a day after Iraq’s highest court upheld his death sentence. One year ago: A Russian court found imprisoned oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky guilty of stealing nearly $30 billion in oil from his company, Yukos. (His supporters have charged that Khodorkovsky’s prosecution was politically motivated.)

BIRTHDAYS Actress Charmian Carr (Film: “The Sound of Music”) is 69. Rock musician Mick Jones (Foreigner) is 67. Actor Gerard Depardieu is 63. Rock musician David Knopfler (Dire Straits) is 59. Journalist-turnedpolitician Arthur Kent is 58. Country musician Jeff Bryant is 49. Actress Eva LaRue is 45. Bluegrass singer-musician Darrin Vincent (Dailey & Vincent) is 42. Actor Masi Oka is 37. Actor Aaron Stanford is 35. Actress Emilie de Ravin is 30. Rock singer Hayley Williams (Paramore) is 23. — From wire reports

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Music’s ‘Forever 27 Club’ New York Times News Service Singer Amy Winehouse was 27 when she died in July after drinking too much alcohol — a fact that earned her an unfortunate membership in what some have called the Forever 27 Club. She joined Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and a number of other famous musicians who died at age 27. The idea that it is a perilous age for chart-topping rockers has been around for some time. “The number of musicians who passed away at 27 is truly remarkable by any standard,” Charles Cross, who published Hendrix and Cobain biogra-

phies, wrote in 2007. In a study published in the Christmas issue of the journal BMJ, scientists who investigated the phenomenon begged to differ, declaring it a myth. In their study, the scientists compiled data on 1,046 musicians who had a No. 1 album on the British charts from 1956 to 2007. During that period, 71 of the artists died. The risk of death for famous musicians in their 20s and 30s was two to three times that of the general population. But there was no spike in deaths at age 27. The bottom line: The “Forever 27 Club” appears to be a myth.

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T S Deadly germ stirs secrecy debate By Denise Grady and Donald G. McNeil Jr. New York Times News Service

The young scientist, normally calm and measured, seemed edgy when he stopped by his boss’s office. “You are not going to believe this one,” he told Ron Fouchier, a virologist at the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam. “I think we have an airborne H5N1 virus.” The news, delivered one afternoon last July, was chilling. It meant that Fouchier’s research group had taken one of the most dangerous flu viruses ever known and made it even more dangerous — by tweaking it genetically to make it

more contagious. What shocked the researchers was how easy it had been, Fouchier said. Just a few mutations were all it took to make the virus go airborne. The discovery has led advisers to the U.S. government, which paid for the research, to urge that the details be kept secret and not published in scientific journals to prevent the work from being replicated by terrorists, hostile governments or rogue scientists. Journal editors are taking the recommendation seriously, even though they normally resist any form of censorship. Scientists, too, usually insist on their freedom to share in-

formation, but fears of terrorism have led some to say this information is too dangerous to share. The naturally occurring A(H5N1) virus is quite lethal without genetic tinkering. It already causes an exceptionally high death rate in humans, more than 50 percent. But the virus, a type of bird flu, does not often infect people, and when it does, they almost never transmit it to one another. If, however, that were to change and bird flu were to develop the ability to spread from person to person, scientists fear, it could cause the deadliest flu pandemic in history.

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Protestors shout slogans during a demonstration demanding the prosecution of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh on Monday in Sanaa, Yemen.

U.S. clears path for Yemeni leader to receive care here New York Times News Service HONOLULU — The Obama administration has decided in principle to allow the embattled president of Yemen, Ali Abdullah Saleh, to enter the United States for medical treatment, subject to certain assurances, two administration officials said Monday. But those conditions — including a proposed itinerary — have not yet been submitted to the U.S. Embassy in Yemen, these officials said, and no visa

has yet been issued to Saleh. The decision of whether to admit Yemen’s longtime leader has stirred a vigorous debate within the administration, with some officials fearing sharp criticism for appearing to provide a safe haven for a reviled Arab figure responsible for the death of hundreds of anti-government protesters. The complex negotiations over Saleh’s visa request, and conflicting reports over its progress, attest to the high

stakes for the administration, which urgently wants to secure room for political progress in Yemen but does not want to allow Saleh to use a medical visit as a way to shore up his political position. Nor do they want to play into Saleh’s penchant for keeping people off kilter. If allowed to enter, Saleh would be the first Arab leader to request, and to be granted, admission to the U.S. since political unrest began convulsing the region a year ago.

GOP CAMPAIGN New painkiller With a week to go, race heats up in Iowa worries experts

job like president is probably a good thing.” The Associated Press Santorum was the only DES MOINES, Iowa — An presidential candidate in the Iowa caucus campaign that state during the day. has cycled through several That changes today, with Republican presidential front- bus tours planned by Perry, runners entered its former House Speaker final week Monday, Newt Gingrich and as unpredictable as Related Minnesota Rep. Mithe day conservatives • Final profile chele Bachmann, all in a series began competing to eager to energize their on the emerge as Mitt Romexisting supporters contenders, and attract new ones. ney’s chief rival. A2 Romney, the former Texas Rep. Ron Paul Massachusetts govarrives Wednesday. ernor, released a new Recent polls suggest television commercial for the he is peaking as caucus day state in which he cited a “mor- approaches, a rise that has al imperative for America to him tied with Romney or even stop spending more money ahead, and drawing more than we take in. It’s killing scrutiny for his views. jobs,” he said. The result figures to be a Texas Gov. Rick Perry short but intense stretch of countered with an advertise- campaigning through small ment that said four of his towns and even smaller rivals combined — none of towns, the sort of one-on-one them Romney — have served politicking that has largely 63 years in Congress, “leav- vanished in the electronic age. ing us with debt, earmarks There were signs of strateand bailouts.” gic shifts as candidates strugFormer Pennsylvania Sen. gled to stand out in advance Rick Santorum, who has of the straw poll next week invested more time in Iowa that inaugurates the round of than any other contender, primaries and caucuses that countered that “most Ameri- will pick a nominee to oppose cans now believe that a little President Barack Obama bit of experience going into a next fall. By David Espo and Thomas Beaumont

The Associated Press NEW YORK — Drug companies are working to develop a pure, more powerful version of the nation’s second mostabused medicine, which has addiction experts worried that it could spur a new wave of abuse. The new pills contain the highly addictive painkiller hydrocodone, packing up to 10 times the amount of the drug as existing medications such as Vicodin. Four companies have begun patient testing, and one of them — Zogenix of San Diego — plans to apply early next year to begin marketing its product, Zohydro. If approved, it would mark the first time patients could legally buy pure hydrocodone. Critics say they are especially worried about Zohydro, a timed-release drug meant for managing moderate to severe pain, because abusers could crush it to release an intense, immediate high. “I have a big concern that this could be the next OxyContin,” said April Rovero, president of the National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse.

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Wealth gap Continued from A1 An analysis of financial disclosures by The Washington Post details the changes. Between 1984 and 2009, the median net worth of a member of the House has risen 21⁄2 times, according to the analysis of financial disclosures, rising from $280,000 to $725,000 in inflation-adjusted dollars. Over the same period, the wealth of an American family has declined slightly, with the median sliding from $20,600 to $20,500, according to the Panel Study of Income Dynamics from the University of Michigan. All figures have been adjusted for inflation and exclude home equity, which is not included in congressional reporting. The year 1984 was chosen because it was the earliest for which consistent wealth data were available. “My mother and I used to joke we were like the Beverly Hillbillies when we rolled into McLean, and we really were,”

Solyndra Continued from A1 Meant to create jobs and cut reliance on foreign oil, Obama’s green-technology program was infused with politics at every level, The Washington Post found in an analysis of thousands of memos, company records and internal emails. Political considerations were raised repeatedly by company investors, Energy Department bureaucrats and White House officials. The records, some previously unreported, show that when warned that financial disaster might lie ahead, the administration remained steadfast in its support for Solyndra. The documents reviewed by The Post, which began examining the clean-technology program a year ago, provide a detailed look inside the dayto-day workings of the upper levels of the Obama administration. They also give an unprecedented glimpse into high-level maneuvering by politically connected cleantechnology investors. They show that as Solyndra tottered, officials discussed the political fallout from its troubles, the “optics” in Washington and the impact that the company’s failure could have on the president’s prospects for a second term. Rarely, if ever, was there discussion of the impact that Solyndra’s collapse would have on laid-off workers or on the development of clean-energy technology. “What’s so troubling is that politics seems to be the dominant factor,” said Ryan Alexander, president of Taxpayers for Common Sense, a nonpartisan watchdog group. “They’re not talking about what the taxpayers are losing; they’re not talking about the failure of the technology, whether we bet on the wrong horse. What they are talking about is ‘How are we going to manage this politically?’” The administration, which excluded lobbyists from policymaking positions, gave easy access to venture capitalists with stakes in some of the companies backed by the administration, the records show. Many of those investors had given to Obama’s 2008 campaign. Some took jobs in the administration and helped manage the clean-energy program. Documents show that senior officials pushed career bureaucrats to rush their decision on the loan, so Vice President Joe Biden could announce it during a trip to California. The records do not establish that anyone pressured the Energy Department to approve the Solyndra loan to benefit political contributors, but they suggest that there was an unwavering focus on promoting Solyndra and clean energy. Officials with the company and the administration have said that nothing untoward occurred, and that the loan was granted on its merits. Most documents that have been made public in connection with a congressional investigation relate to the period after the loan was granted. The process began in the George W. Bush administration but resulted in the first loan in the program being granted under Obama. As a result, many factors that led to Solyndra winning a half-billion-dollar federal loan remain unknown. White House officials said

said Michele Myers, the congressman’s daughter, now 46. “My dad was driving this awful lime green Ford Maverick, and I bought my clothes at Kmart.” Today, this area of Pennsylvania just north of Pittsburgh is represented in Congress by another Republican, Mike Kelly, a wealthy car dealer elected for the first time in 2010. Kelly’s dad owned the local Chevrolet and Cadillac dealership in Butler, and Kelly, an affable former football recruit to Notre Dame, had worked there since he was a kid. Three years after graduating from college, he married Victoria, an heir to the Phillips oil fortune. He eventually bought and took control of the family car business, and today, the net worth of Kelly and his wife runs in the millions of dollars, according to financial disclosure forms. Both men refer to their personal life experiences in explaining their political outlook. Myers, the son of a bricklayer, had worked his way through college to a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, and

looked at issues of work and security at least partly through the lens of his own experience. For example, he bucked other Republicans to vote to raise the minimum wage and favored expanding a program to aid workers affected by foreign imports. He said he understood the need for what was then called “the safety net.” Kelly, on the other hand, focuses on the hard work he and his family have done to build the dealership. The government should be run more like a business and laws must be fair to people who strive and succeed. He opposes the estate tax, the inheritance tax levied on the wealthy, because, among other things, he feels he has been overtaxed already. He says unemployment checks make some less willing to go back to work. And asked about tax breaks for oil companies, he notes that when corporations profit, people with pensions and portfolios do, too. The growing financial comfort of Congress relative to

most Americans is consistent with the general trends in the United States toward inequality of wealth: Members of Congress have long been wealthier than average Americans, and in recent decades the wealth of the wealthiest Americans has outpaced that of the average. Another possible reason for the growing wealth of Congress is that running a campaign has become much, much more expensive, making it more likely that wealthy people, who can donate substantially to their own campaigns, gain office. About a decade ago, academics studying the effect of income inequality on politics noticed a striking fact: The growth of income inequality has tracked very closely with measures of political polarization, which has been gauged using the average difference between the liberal/conservative scores for Republican and Democratic members of the House. The scores come from a database widely used by academics.

Moreover, there is at least some research that shows that members of Congress bring their life experiences to bear when they vote. Members of Congress with a higher proportion of daughters, for example, are more likely to take liberal positions on women’s issues, according to a 2006 working paper for the National Bureau of Economic Research by Ebonya Washington. Similarly, a representative’s occupation before being elected influences how liberal or conservative he or she votes, according to an analysis of more than 50 years of congressional votes by Duke University professor Nick Carnes. Carnes said that while party affiliation is the strongest determinant of congressional voting, “the differences between legislators of different occupational backgrounds are pretty striking. People tend to bring the worldview that comes with their occupation with them into office,” he said. When discussing his wealth and how it came to him, Kelly,

Green-lighting Solyndra The main players in the Solyndra saga were interconnected in many ways, as investors enjoyed access to the White House and the Energy Department. Some of the key connections:

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Christian Gronet, Solyndra’s founder, reportedly made “moronic” missteps, according to one investment adviser, who said Gronet was retained for his close relationship with Energy Department leaders.

Steven Chu, Obama’s energy secretary, touted investors’ continued support of Solyndra and approved loosening rules so the failing firm could receive more federal money.

Brian Harrison, CEO who replaced Gronet in 2010, told Congress that the company was in good financial shape six weeks before it shut down.

Jonathan Silver ran the department’s loan-guarantee program. He helped a nearly broke Solyndra restructure its loan.

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President Barack Obama visited Solyndra in May 2010 and called the company a model of his initiative to grow clean-technology jobs. Vice President Joe Biden was tentatively scheduled to announce a $535 million federal stimulus loan to Solyndra at a public event, so the White House pushed loan reviewers to make a quick financing decision. Ron Klain, then Biden’s chief of staff, dismissed auditors’ concerns about Solyndra’s solvency, reasoning that all innovative companies come with risk.

Valerie Jarrett, senior adviser to Obama, was warned before the president’s visit that Solyndra’s financial prospects were poor.

Rahm Emanuel, then chief of staff to Obama, reportedly pushed for Obama to become involved with Solyndra. He says he doesn’t remember that.

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FUNDRAISER Steve Westly,an Obama fundraiser and investment fund manager, warned Jarrett that Solyndra’s financial prospects were bad and urged that the president’s visit be reconsidered.

George Kaiser, billionaire and bundler for Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, closely tracked Solyndra and the firm handling his family foundation’s money, which owned more than a third of Solyndra. A frequent White House visitor, he discussed solar panels with the president at a Las Vegas dinner in 2010. Steve Mitchell, a Solyndra board member and investment adviser to Kaiser’s family foundation, kept Kaiser briefed on efforts to win Energy Department help for Solynda and the news that the agency would agree to pay off investors before taxpayers if investors provided more money to keep the company operating. Thomas Baruch, a Solyndra board member and owner of a company that held millions of dollars in Solyndra stock, reportedly met with Emanuel at least once in 2010 and scheduled a later White House meeting. At least three companies in which he invested received federal assistance.

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that all key records regarding Solyndra’s loan approval already have been released. Officials acknowledged that some of the records provide an unvarnished view that they might have preferred to keep private — such as a senior energy adviser’s reference to a conference call about Solyndra as a “(expletive) show,” or a company investor writing that when Solyndra was mentioned in a meeting, Biden’s office “about had an orgasm.” Officials said those unflattering disclosures reinforce their position that they are not hiding their actions and that, despite the blemishes, nothing suggests political considerations affected the original decision to extend the loan to Solyndra. They stressed that the administration disregarded advice to avoid political problems by replacing senior Energy Department managers and moving to abort Obama’s visit to Solyndra. “Everything disclosed … affirms what we said on day one: This was a merit-based decision made by expert staffers at the Department of Energy,” White House spokesman Eric Schultz said in a statement. Officials said that concern for workers was reflected in the administration’s decision to allow Solyndra employees to receive aid under a program for workers displaced by foreign competition. “When Solyndra’s liquidity crisis became clear, the Department of Energy underwent a robust effort to find a viable path forward for the company,” the White House’s prepared statement said. “This administration is one that will fiercely fight to protect jobs even when it’s not the popular thing to do.” Like most presidential appearances, Obama’s May 2010 stop at Solyndra’s headquarters was closely managed po-

litical theater. Obama’s handlers had lengthy email discussions about how solar panels should be displayed (from a robotic arm, it was decided). They cautioned the company’s chief executive against wearing a suit (he opted for an openneck shirt and black slacks) and asked another executive to wear a hard hat and white smock. They instructed bluecollar employees to wear everyday work clothes, to preserve what they called “the construction-worker feel.” White House emails suggest that the original idea for “POTUS involvement” originated with then-Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. Emanuel, now mayor of Chicago, did not respond to a request for comment from The Post. Well beyond the details of the factory photo op, raw political considerations surfaced repeatedly in conversations among many in the

administration. Just two days before the visit, Obama fund-raiser Steve Westly warned senior presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett that an appearance could be problematic. Westly, an investment fund manager with stakes in green-energy companies, said he was speaking for a number of Obama supporters in asking the president to postpone the visit because Solyndra’s financial prospects were dim and the company’s failure could create negative media attention. “The president should be careful about unrealistic/optimistic forecasts that could haunt him in the next 18 months if Solyndra hits the wall,” Westly wrote. Westly did not respond to a request for comment from The Post. Similar concerns arose repeatedly among officials inside the White House. One staffer at the Office of Management and Budget suggest-

ed to a colleague that the visit could “prove embarrassing to the administration in the not too distant future.” Even Ron Klain, Biden’s chief of staff, acknowledged “risk” in the trip. But administration officials ultimately waved off the jitters, following assurances from Energy Department officials that their policy was sound and that Solyndra’s troubles would be fleeting. After Obama’s trip, the administration hung a photo of his visit on a wall in the West Wing, to underscore good things to come. Solyndra’s financial picture did not improve, however, and by year’s end the company was crumbling. Its investors pitched bailout plans, seeking help from what a Solyndra executive referred to as the “Bank of Washington” — his apparent term for U.S. taxpayers. The Energy Department rebuffed the plans, at least initially. In late 2010, Solyndra board ALWAYS STIRRING UP SOMETHING GOOD Serving Central Oregon Since 1975

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who was called “Millionaire Mike” during the election campaign, grows animated. “The way my dad taught me was pretty basic: You have to kill more than you eat. You gotta wake up every day before anyone else, you better get to work and you better stay later than everybody else,” he said. “I’m a rich guy because I’ve worked hard. I gotta work every fricking day. Listen, nobody gives it to you. I compete. I’m not the only guy selling hot dogs at the ballpark, okay?” Today, when asked about the effect of wealth on members of Congress, Myers is characteristically detached. “I guess I could see where someone who made a lot from personal risk taking and business initiative could have a different outlook. Even if people come with biases, I’m not sure they’re evil biases. I don’t have any problem with someone who has a lot of money. But I don’t have any doubt that my perspective was different from someone who had more money.”

member Steve Mitchell told his associates that Energy Department officials had conceded that additional financing was necessary, yet said in private meetings that they lacked the political muscle to deliver it. “The DOE really thinks politically before it thinks economically,” Mitchell concluded. A spokesman for Mitchell said he would have no comment for this article. An Energy Department spokesman said that all decisions regarding the loan were based on merit. Solyndra eventually realized that it must lay off workers to stay afloat — no small step for a company that the president had backed to create jobs in a recession. But records indicate that the Energy Department urged company officials to delay the move until after the contentious November 2010 midterm elections that imperiled Democratic control of Congress. Despite the effect that timing might have on workers, one email among company investors ended the discussion by asserting: “No announcement till after elections at doe request.” An Energy Department spokesman did not respond to requests for comment for this article. Political calculus was especially on display in an email early this year between administration staffers who calibrated the damage that could result from pushing back Solyndra’s collapse by a few months at a time. “The optics of a Solyndra default will be bad whenever it occurs,” an OMB staff member wrote to a colleague. “If Solyndra defaults down the road, the optics will arguably be worse later than they would be today. … In addition, the timing will likely coincide with the 2012 campaign season heating up.” Solyndra executives and investors were attuned to the value of playing politics. Memos from Solyndra’s lobbying firm, McBee Strategic Consulting, stressed the need to “socialize” with leaders in Washington and to mobilize a lobbying effort described variously as quiet, surgical and aggressive.

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Give it paper, and this automaton from the 1800s can create from its arsenal of three poems — two in French and one in English — and four drawings.

Automaton Continued from A1 In essence, the disks are its read-only memory, giving the automaton a repertory of three poems — two in French and one in English — and four drawings, including one of a Chinese temple. “It’s amazing that it does it,” said Charles Penniman, a retired museum employee who gently tends to the automaton. “But it’s really amazing that it still does it after 200 years.” The Maillardet automaton hasn’t always done it — in two centuries it has had about as many ups and downs as the undulations on the cams. It was exhibited across Europe for four or five decades, may have been brought to the United States by the 19th-century showman P.T. Barnum, and was damaged in a fire (perhaps at Barnum’s museum in Philadelphia) before being donated by a local family to the Franklin Institute in 1928. Over the years it has been dressed as a boy (right) and a woman (wrong), and inspected, adjusted, modified and repaired, sometimes poorly. But these are heady times for the machine, and for others like it that were outgrowths of European watchmaking: An automaton plays a crucial supporting role in the current Martin Scorsese film, “Hugo,” and in the 2007 illustrated novel the film was based on, “The Invention of Hugo Cabret,” by Brian Selznick. Selznick was inspired, in large part, by the machine at the Franklin Institute. While working on the book he learned that Georges Melies, the early French filmmaker who is central to the story, had a collection of automatons that was eventually thrown out. Selznick knew little about the machines. An Internet search turned up references to the Franklin Institute’s automaton. Selznick was also instrumental in getting the machine repaired, by Andrew Baron, a designer of pop-up books and restorer of vintage mechanisms in Santa Fe, N.M. Baron came to the museum

Cellphones Continued from A1 The law change also brings with it a new fine. If a driver is caught texting or using a cellphone without a hands-free device, it is a class D offense with a fine of $110. Sgt. Greg Owens of the Bend Police Department said he’s not sure how much of a difference the modification to the law will make for his officers. “We cite people all the time for using cellphones,” he said. “This will probably make it a little easier for us because it’s one less excuse or reason for people.” Owens said anecdotally he routinely sees officers cite drivers for talking on their cellphones. “It’s a fairly obvious infraction. You can see it,” he said. And he said officers will continue to issue those citations, because driving and using a cellphone is dangerous. “It’s a distraction,” he said. “Driving is often hard enough and complicated enough without that additional distraction.” The National Transportation Safety Board earlier this month recommended a nationwide ban of cellphone use and text messaging while driving. If approved by states, the ban would also outlaw the use of hands-free devices, although manufacturer-installed devices would still be acceptable. — Reporter: 541-617-7831, smiller@bendbulletin.com

for several weeks in 2007 and set to work, with the aid of photographs Penniman had taken. “On one photo, Charlie had written, ‘Possible shoulder impingement,’” he recalled. “I operated it for the first time and it jammed up — and it was the shoulder.” He took apart some elements of the mechanism, had a crucial replacement part produced by the museum’s machinist, and oiled and adjusted the rest. The automaton, which sits, unclothed, in a glass display case as part of the museum’s permanent “Amazing Machine” exhibition, is now in working order, although it is demonstrated only rarely. Automatons of this type were exhibited by makers of fine watches as advertising and public relations tools to build exposure to their wares, said Jeremie Ryder, conservator of the Murtogh Guinness Collection of automatons and mechanical musical instruments at the Morris Museum in Morristown, N.J. Early19th-century audiences would have been astonished by the lifelike movements. No one knows exactly how they were made — trade secrets were common at the time — but the precision of the work is remarkable. “The pieces that date from that period were the pinnacle of complexity,” Ryder said. “There was an extreme amount of hand labor that went into them.” “It’s hard to get a very lifelike, fluid motion of a simple arm movement or hand movement without becoming jerky,” he added. “Here they were doing it just brilliantly.”

Continued from A1 Clinical salaries have accounted for, and continue to account for, the bulk of the health system’s salary spending. Of the total amount spent on salaries, about 81 percent went to clinical salaries in 2010, according to tax filings. St. Charles disputed the conclusion that it was investing more heavily in administration and management than in clinical staff. Karen Shepard, the system’s chief financial officer, said she did not know how salary information was collected and categorized before she arrived at the organization in 2008. “This is a perplexing document,” Shepard said, referring to the dataset showing the increase. “It could be that those earlier numbers are not reliable. I don’t know that.” She said that the people who could talk about the earlier numbers were no longer with the organization. Still, even during Shepard’s tenure, administrative salaries have grown faster than clinical salaries. Between 2009 and 2010, for example, administrative salaries grew by about 12 percent to a total of $32.3 million. Clinical salaries grew by 2 percent to $141.5 million. St. Charles now spends a higher percentage of its total salary expenditure on administrative salaries than many other similar health systems or hospitals in the area According to an analysis by The Bulletin that compared St. Charles with half a dozen other hospitals and health systems in Oregon and southwest Washington, St. Charles was the only system spending more than 15 percent of its total salaries on administrative positions in 2010. Shepard said that she could not speak for how other organizations divided up administrative versus

clinical positions. Thus, she did not know whether the numbers reflect an actual difference or simply a difference in methodology. She did say, however, that the hospital uses a consultant who “lives and breathes (tax forms)” to help it categorize jobs correctly. “I think that’s unfortunate,” said Bruce Humphreys, a nurse in the cardiac catheterization lab at St. Charles Bend when told about The Bulletin’s analysis of salary growth. “We would like to see the emphasis be placed on the clinical bedside caregiver.” The disparity between the growth in administrative and clinical salaries at St. Charles is “pretty significant,” said Jim Nelson, a Minneapolis-based consultant with Sullivan, Cotter and Associates, a national firm specializing in health care industry salaries. Without knowing more about the financial situation of the health system, said Nelson, he could not say whether the administrative increases were justifiable or not. However, he noted, the trend is worth questioning and would likely be monitored by the hospital’s board of directors. Salaries make up about half of the health system’s total expenses, according to the filings. That means a large portion of the cost of services that patients pay goes toward the compensation of health system employees. “Ultimately, all of us (in the community) are paying for salaries,” said Dennis Dempsey, a member of the health system’s board of directors who serves on the compensation committee. Much of the hospital’s revenue comes from public money. Well over half of the patients who use the hospital receive either Medicare or the Oregon Health Plan as their primary health insurance, meaning that the bulk of payment for those patients comes from taxpayers. And, as a nonprofit, tax-

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exempt institution, the hospital pays no corporate income taxes, a subsidy that can be worth millions of dollars each year. Dempsey said he was not aware of the disparity between the growth of clinical and administrative salaries. He said the compensation committee looks carefully at the salaries of executives, who right now include between 15 and 20 top managers at St. Charles. “I don’t believe we’ve seen a whole lot of increase in executive (pay) until this year when we brought in two doctors,” he said, referring to the hiring of Drs. Jeff Absalon and Michel Boileau. The health system also hired a chief administrative officer this year, Kirk Schueler. Dempsey said that, in total, executive compensation is below average compared with similarly sized hospitals. The highest paid executive in 2010, CEO Jim Diegel, was paid at about the 25th percentile compared with other heads of similarly sized organizations, Dempsey said. In 2010, Diegel received a salary of $495,144 plus some deferred compensation and benefits. That’s an 11 percent increase over his 2007 salary, the first full year he was on the job. Diegel makes less than many of his colleagues who run Oregon hospitals. The CEOs of Salem Hospital and Asante Health System, which has hospitals in Grants Pass and Medford, both similarly sized Oregon health care institutions, each made more than $500,000 in 2010. Joseph Kortum, CEO of Southwest Washington Medical Center in Vancouver, Wash., was paid more than $1 million in 2010, according to the organization’s tax filings. That organization’s total revenue is just slightly higher than St. Charles’, according to the filings. Still, Diegel’s salary represents just a fraction of the total executive salaries. According to 2010 tax filings, St. Charles had nine executives who made

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more than $200,000 in 2010, not including deferred compensation or other benefits. Physicians, however, remain the highest-paid employees in the system. The five highest-paid physicians, Drs. Rob Boone, Steve Kornfeld, Bill Martin, Tom Murphy and Keith Harless, made a total of $3.6 million in 2010, with each making at least $460,000 in salary that year. The combined salaries of these five physicians exceeded the combined salaries of the 10 executives listed in the 2010 tax filings. In total, the executives made about $2.8 million. Physician pay at St. Charles is related to how many procedures, particularly more complex procedures, a doctor performs, Shepard said. Both physician and executive salaries, Shepard said, are determined using national benchmarks. “There’s a fair market value methodology to how physicians are paid.” The health system uses that methodology, she said, to discourage claims of unfair wage practices. St. Charles evaluated its staffing last summer, using a consultant and going through each department. Shepard said they found that the organization was overstaffed in some areas, primarily clinical departments. Some departments, she said, “have quite a few too many” people. St. Charles has not yet laid off workers, but executives have said that is likely in the near future. While not speaking about salaries directly, Shepard and Diegel have both said that the health system could do a better job of controlling costs. “We’re working on it a lot and we have some tough targets for 2012,” Shepard said. — Reporter: 541-383-0375, bcliff@bendbulletin.com


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Guns in public and out of sight, with some in the wrong hands By Michael Luo New York Times News Service

Alan Simons was enjoying a Sunday morning bicycle ride with his family in Asheville, N.C., two years ago when a man in a sport utility vehicle suddenly pulled alongside him and started berating him for riding on the highway. Simons, his 4-year-old son strapped in behind him, slowed to a halt. The driver, Charles Diez, an Asheville firefighter, stopped as well. When Simons walked over, he found himself staring down the barrel of a gun. “Go ahead, I’ll shoot you,” Diez said, according to Simons. “I’ll kill you.” Simons turned to leave but heard a deafening bang. A bullet had passed through his bike helmet just above his left ear, barely missing him. Diez, as it turned out, was one of more than 240,000 people in North Carolina with a permit to carry a concealed handgun. If not for that gun, Simons is convinced, the confrontation would have ended harmlessly. “I bet it would have been a bunch of mouthing,” he said. Diez, then 42, eventually pleaded guilty to assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. Across the country, it is easier than ever to carry a handgun in public. Prodded by the gun lobby, most states, including North Carolina, now require only a basic background check, and perhaps a safety class, to obtain a permit. In state after state, guns are being allowed in places once off-lim-

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The helmet Alan Simons was wearing when he was shot at by a man carrying a concealed handgun shows how close the bullet came to Simons’ skull.

its, like bars, college campuses and houses of worship. And gun rights advocates are seeking to expand the map still further, pushing federal legislation that would require states to honor other states’ concealed weapons permits. The House approved the bill last month; the Senate is expected to take it up next year. The bedrock argument for this movement is that permit holders are law-abiding citizens who should be able to carry guns in public to protect themselves. “These are people who have proven themselves to be among the most responsible and safe members of our community,” the federal legislation’s author, Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Fla., said on the House floor. To assess that claim, The New York Times examined the permit program in North Carolina, one

of a dwindling number of states where the identities of permit holders remain public. The review, encompassing the past five years, offers a rare, detailed look at how a liberalized concealed weapons law has played out in one state. And while it does not provide answers, it does raise questions. More than 2,400 permit holders were convicted of felonies or misdemeanors, excluding traffic-related crimes, over the five-year period, The Times found when it compared databases of recent criminal court cases and licensees. While the figure represents a small percentage of those with permits, more than 200 were convicted of felonies, including at least 10 who committed murder or manslaughter. All but two of the killers used a gun. Among them was Bobby Ray Bordeaux Jr., who had a concealed

handgun permit despite a history of alcoholism, major depression and suicide attempts. In 2008, he shot two men with a .22-caliber revolver, killing one of them, during a fight outside a bar. More than 200 permit holders were also convicted of gun- or weapon-related felonies or misdemeanors, including roughly 60 with weapon-related assaults. In addition, nearly 900 permit holders were convicted of drunken driving, a potentially volatile circumstance given the link between drinking and violence. In about half of the felony convictions, the authorities failed to revoke or suspend the holder’s permit, including for cases of murder, rape and kidnapping. The apparent oversights are especially worrisome in North Carolina, one of about 20 states where anyone with a valid concealed handgun permit can buy firearms without the federally mandated criminal background check. (Under federal law, felons lose the right to own guns.) Ricky Wills, 59, kept his permit after spending several months behind bars for terrorizing his estranged wife and their daughter with a pair of guns and then shooting at their house while they, along with a sheriff’s deputy who had responded to a 911 call, were inside. “That’s crazy, absolutely crazy,” his wife, Debra Wills, said in an interview when told that her husband could most likely still buy a gun at any store in the state. Wills’ permit was revoked this month, after The Times informed the local sheriff’s office.

More bloodshed reported as Syria awaits Arab League monitors Los Angeles Times BEIRUT, Lebanon — As many as 20 people were killed in heavy shelling and gunfire in the Syrian city of Homs on Monday, opposition activists said, even as the first group of about 50 Arab League ob-

servers was expected to arrive in the country to monitor compliance with a regional peace initiative. League officials said some of the observers would head to Homs today to get a first-hand look at a city that has been at the center

of a nine-month uprising against Syrian President Bashar Assad. Most of Monday’s deaths were reported in the city’s Bab Amro district. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 14 people died there and six

were killed in other districts. The Local Coordination Committees, another opposition group, said security forces were targeting “homes and anyone who moves in the neighborhood” with artillery and other heavy weapons fire.

Report condemns Japan’s response to nuclear accident TOKYO — From inspectors who abandoned the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant as it succumbed to disaster to a delay in disclosing radiation leaks, Japan’s response to the nuclear accident caused by the March tsunami fell tragically short, a government-appointed investigative panel said Monday. The problems, which the panel said had exacerbated the extent of the disaster, were outlined in a 500-page interim report detailing an investigation into Japan’s response to the calamitous events that unfolded at the Fukushima plant after the March 11 quake and tsunami knocked out all of the site’s power. Three of the plant’s six reactors overheated and suffered fuel meltdowns, and hydrogen explosions blew the tops off three reactor buildings, leading to a massive leak of radiation at levels not seen since Chernobyl in 1986.

Attacks in Nigeria underscore complexity of threat LAGOS, Nigeria — As Nigerian officials announced arrests Monday in connection with the deadly bombing of a church on Christmas Day, U.S. officials and analysts said the violence underscored the increasing ability of a shadowy Islamist insurgency to carry out multiple, complex strikes, complicating the fight against it. Nigeria’s national security adviser, Owoeye Azazi, said that two men had been arrested in conjunction with the bombing, and that they were suspected of being members of the Boko Haram sect, which claimed responsibility for attack. They were “caught in the act,” he said. Azazi said three suspects had driven past the church in Madala, on the outskirts of the capital, throwing a bomb into the church “from a moving vehicle in the glare of everyone.” One of the men died in the explosion, he said.

New North Korean leader ascends to head of party SEOUL, South Korea — Kim Jong Un, the newly anointed leader of North Korea, met Monday with a private delegation of prominent South Koreans. The meeting, scrutinized for any hint of Kim Jong Un’s intentions toward South Korea, came as the official North Korean media announced he had been appointed to the top post of the ruling party, another step in what appeared to be a choreographed sequence of events meant to show that he was assuming all the key positions held by his father, longtime ruler Kim Jong Il. South Korea had said it would send no official mourners to Kim Jong Il’s funeral, which angered North Korea as a sign of disrespect. But Kim Jong Un’s meeting with the private delegation of mourners, which included the former first lady of South Korea and a top business woman, appeared to be cordial. — From wire reports


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IN BRIEF Bend brewery bottles beer Newport Avenue Market in Bend has begun selling bottles of three beer varieties from the recently established Bend brewery Below Grade Brewing. Ten cases of the brewery’s beer — an old ale, an imperial India pale ale and an amber ale — have been for sale at the supermarket since Friday, said Dean Wise, who runs the small onebarrel brewery. “I guess what I’m hoping is that having some shelf space at Newport will give us more exposure and that exposure turns into more demand,” Wise said. Below Grade started selling its beer this summer, at the Saturday Farmers Market in Bend’s NorthWest Crossing development, where Wise and his wife, Bridget, live.

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China, Japan agree to start direct trading of currencies • The deal is part of a move away from global reliance on the dollar By Edward Wong and Natasha Singer New York Times News Service

BEIJING — China and Japan have agreed to start direct trading of their currencies, officials announced during a visit here Monday by Japan’s prime minister, Yoshihiko Noda. Japan will also apply to buy

Chinese bonds next year, allowing it to accumulate more renminbi in its foreign-exchange reserves. The moves were among several that emerged from Noda’s meetings with President Hu Jintao, which focused on how the two nations could work together to maintain peace on the Korean

peninsula. China is the world’s second-largest economy while Japan is the third largest, and the currency agreement is part of a move away from using dollars. Chinese officials have said recently they would like to broaden the global use of the renminbi, also known as the yuan, and

want to see more countries move away from relying on dollars as the worldwide currency. They hold the world’s largest foreign-currency reserves — China has about $3.2 trillion, while Japan holds $1.3 trillion — and any moves to reconstitute the makeup of those holdings could change the global currency map. See Currency / B5

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A post-holiday shopping frenzy A wrong guess on a size led Nancy Scott and her daughter Laura to Nordstrom at the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City in Arlington, Va., where they were waiting in line Monday afternoon to return a pair of shoes given as a holiday gift — and score some deals. “We came to do an exchange, and we ended up buying more,” said Scott, of Alexandria, Va., while holding a stack of shoe boxes. “We are a retailer’s dream.” The day after Christmas — which, like Black Friday, has been anointed as a day of shopping frenzy — fell on a Monday this year, and many people didn’t have to go to work. Instead, throngs of people throughout the country headed to stores. In a recent survey by American Express, 57 percent of Americans said they planned to shop the day after Christmas this year, compared with 43 percent in 2010. The end of the year is crucial for retailers trying to eke out more sales from the holiday season, the most profitable time for stores. This year, there is some catching up to do. November was a somewhat disappointing month for consumer spending, which was up 0.1 percent, not the 0.3 percent expected by analysts. But there is hope among some retailers that this month will more than make up the difference. Holiday sales are expected to reach $469.1 billion this year, up 3.8 percent compared with last year, according to the National Retail Federation. — Staff and wire reports

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Steep drop in TV prices squeezes makers and sellers By Andrew Martin New York Times News Service

It’s a great time to buy a television, and Ram Lall, a television salesman, isn’t happy about it. In a basement showroom of J&R, a huge electronics store in New York, Lall says the days of making big money from televisions are Inside in the past. • Sony Pointing to a exits LCD top-of-the line, venture 55-inch Sony with television, Lall Samsung, said it would B3 have sold for $6,000 a few years ago. The current price? $2,599. “We are making less money because the company is forcing us to slash prices,” Lall said, standing amid rows of flickering television sets. Televisions have become so inexpensive that the profits have largely been squeezed out of them, a result of a huge increase in manufacturing capacity that has led to an oversupply and continued downward pressure on prices from low-cost manufacturers and online retailers. The near fire-sale prices are great for consumers, who can now buy a television for a fraction of what one cost just a few years ago. See TVs / B5

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Jason Higham stands before a couple of TAC Transportation Inc. buses. The bus at left provides transportation for the elderly and disabled; the one at right provides passenger service between Bend and Ontario.

Looking for a smooth ride in the shuttle bus business By Jordan Novet The Bulletin

n five years, four business partners have steered their transportation business along a trio of routes, encompassing an Eastern Oregon shuttle, a Chemult-to-Redmond shuttle for Amtrak passengers and a shuttle for the elderly and disabled. Jason and Angie Higham and Ty and Tami Reinhart had run a commercial real estate development company in Bend for three or four years when they decided to try something different. In 2006 they started TAC Transportation Inc. and bought a business that

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ran a shuttle between Chemult and the Redmond Airport. Since then, they have taken on other

transportation operations and sold the Redmond Airport shuttle. Earlier this year, the state of Oregon awarded the company with a contract to shuttle passengers from Bend to Ontario, with a stop in Burns. Known as the Eastern Point, the service allows riders to make connections to Greyhound Lines in Ontario. The company also runs High Desert Point, a shuttle enabling Amtrak passengers and others to reach Bend and Redmond from the Chemult train station, which is the closest railroad passenger station to the cities. See TAC / B5

A custody battle over a Twitter account By John Biggs New York Times News Service

How much is a tweet worth? And how much does a Twitter follower cost? In base economic terms, the value of individual Twitter updates seems to be negligible; after all, what is a Twitter post but a few bits of data sent caroming through the Internet? But in a world where social media’s influence can mean the difference between a lucrative sale and another fruitless cold call, social media accounts at companies have taken on added significance. The question is: Can a company cash in on, and claim ownership of, an employee’s social media account, and if so, what does that mean for workers who are increasingly posting to Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus during work hours? A lawsuit filed in July could

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Writer Noah Kravitz is being sued by his former employer, PhoneDog, which is trying to reclaim as company property a Twitter account he has maintained since leaving the company.

provide some answers. In October 2010, Noah Kravitz, a writer who lives in Oakland, Calif., quit his job at a popular mobile phone site,

Phonedog.com, after nearly four years. The site has two parts — an e-commerce wing, which sells phones, and a blog.

While at the company, Kravitz, 38, began writing on Twitter under the name Phonedog_Noah, and over time, had amassed 17,000 followers. When he left, he said, PhoneDog told him he could keep his Twitter account in exchange for posting occasionally. The company asked him to “tweet on their behalf from time to time and I said sure, as we were parting on good terms,” Kravitz said by telephone. And so he began writing as NoahKravitz, keeping all his followers under that new handle. But eight months after Kravitz left the company, PhoneDog sued, saying the Twitter list was a customer list, and seeking damages of $2.50 a month per follower for eight months, for a total of $340,000. See Twitter / B5

New drugs often must come with a diagnostic companion By Andrew Pollack New York Times News Service

ChemGenex Pharmaceuticals found out the hard way how important it is to have a trustworthy companion. The Food and Drug Administration last year rejected the company’s drug to treat a subset of leukemia patients whose tumors had a particular genetic mutation. The main problem was not the drug itself, the agency said. Rather, ChemGenex had not specified a companion test that could reliably detect the mutation so that the drug could be given to the patients it is intended to help. These days, it is often not enough for pharmaceutical companies simply to bring a drug to market. Regulators and insurers are also prodding the companies to develop tests to pinpoint which patients are most likely to benefit from a drug, thereby sparing other patients from needless side effects and expense. The pressure has thrust drug and diagnostics companies into sometimes awkward partnerships aimed at developing such tests, which are called companion diagnostics. There were at least 25 such deals in 2010 and 15 in the first half of 2011, up from only seven in 2008, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers, a consulting firm. See Drugs / B5


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M     B C   TODAY OREGON ALCOHOL SERVER PERMIT TRAINING: Meets the minimum requirements by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission to obtain an alcohol server permit. Preregistration required; $35; 4 p.m.; Round Table Pizza, 1552 N.E. Third St., Bend; 541-447-6384 or www .happyhourtraining.com.

WEDNESDAY NEIGHBORHOOD NIGHT: NorthWest Crossing businesses and restaurants will offer specials, entertainment and giveaways. Held the last Wednesday of each month; free; 5-8 p.m.; NorthWest Crossing, Mt. Washington and Northwest Crossing drives, Bend.

THURSDAY BUSINESS NETWORK INTERNATIONAL WEEKLY MEETING: Starts at 7 a.m.; free; Bend Masonic Center, 1036 N.E. Eighth St.; 541-610-9125. BBG BEND BUSINESS GROUP: Weekly meeting. Guests preregister with Matt Bassitt; free; 7:30 a.m.; Phoenix Inn Suites Bend, 300 N.W. Franklin Ave.; 541-323-7000 or www.schwab.com.

FRIDAY EDWARD JONES COFFEE CLUB: Current market and economic update including current rates; free; 9 a.m.; Ponderosa Coffee House, 61292 S. U.S. Highway 97, Suite 105, Bend; 541-617-8861.

the difference between cash and income. Reservations are highly encouraged; free; 7:30-9 a.m.; Greenwood Playhouse, 148 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; 541382-3221 or www.bendchamber .org. HOME PRESERVATION WORKSHOP: Learn about budgeting and debt management, refinancing, property taxes, energy conservation techniques, home maintenance issues, insurance, safety tips and community involvement; free; 5:30 p.m.; NeighborImpact, 20310 Empire Ave., Suite A110, Bend; 541-318-7506, ext. 109 or www.homeownershipcenter.org.

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2012 CENTRAL OREGON FORECAST: Financial journalist Andrew Ross Sorkin, author of “Too Big to Fail,� will speak at the 2012 Central Oregon Forecast presented by the California Lutheran University Center for Economic Research and Forecasting. Also speaking are Tim Boyle, president and chief executive officer of Columbia Sportswear, Martin Regalia, chief economist of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Bill Watkins, executive director of the California Lutheran University Center for Economic Research and Forecasting; $75 until Jan. 13; 7 a.m.; The Riverhouse Convention Center, 2850 N.W. Rippling River Court, Bend; 541-322-6130 or http://oregon.clucerf.org.events. BASICS OF SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT: The first of five modules for people working toward the certified in production and inventory management designation. Ten Wednesday evening sessions; $641; 6-9 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-383-7270 or http://noncredit.cocc.edu. HOW TO START A BUSINESS: Registration is required; $15; 6-8 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-383-7290 or http:// noncredit.cocc.edu.

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THURSDAY Jan. 5 HOLDING EMPLOYEES AND OTHERS ACCOUNTABLE: Learn to ensure that team members do their jobs well and take responsibility for contributing to a common goal; $85; 8 a.m.-noon; Central Oregon Community College, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-383-7290 or http://noncredit.cocc.edu.

FRIDAY Jan. 6 CENTRAL OREGON REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT CLUB: Free; 11 a.m.; ServiceMaster Clean, 20806 Sockeye Place, Bend; 541-610-4006 or bobbleile@windermere.com.

SATURDAY Jan. 7 HOMEBUYING CLASS: Registration required; free; 5:30-9:30 p.m.; NeighborImpact, 20310 Empire Ave., Suite A110, Bend; 541-3187506, ext. 109.

MONDAY Jan. 9 FORECLOSURE PREVENTION CLASS: Learn about NeighborImpact’s Housing Center tools and services, which can assist individuals struggling to pay their mortgages; free; 5:30-7:30 p.m.; NeighborImpact, 20310 Empire Ave., Suite A110, Bend; 541-318-7506, ext. 109, karenb@ neighborimpact.org or www .homeownershipcenter.org.

THURSDAY Jan. 19 OREGON ALCOHOL SERVER PERMIT TRAINING: Meets the minimum requirements by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission to obtain an alcohol server permit. Preregistration required; $35; 9 a.m.; Round Table Pizza, 1552 N.E. Third St., Bend; 541-447-6384 or www.happyhourtraining.com. MASTER OF PLANNING RESOURCES: The second of five modules for people working toward the certified in production and inventory management designation. 8 Thursday evening sessions; $780; 6-9 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-383-7270 or http://noncredit.cocc.edu.

FRIDAY TUESDAY Jan. 10 OREGON ALCOHOL SERVER PERMIT TRAINING: Meets the minimum requirements by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission to obtain the alcohol server permit. Preregistration required; $35; 9 a.m.; Round Table Pizza, 1552 N.E. Third St., Bend; 541-447-6384 or www.happyhourtraining.com.

WEDNESDAY Jan. 11 BUSINESS SUCCESS PROGRAM, THE BOTTOM LINE, UNDERSTANDING FINANCIAL STATEMENTS: Brian Newton, with Jones & Roth CPAs, will present the basics of reading financial statements, including: understanding the four basic financial statements, reviewing key ratios and financial measurements, discussing key cash flow considerations and exploring

Jan. 20 BOOKKEEPING FOR BUSINESS: Class begins Jan 20 and is held every Friday morning through March 16. Registration required; $229; 9 a.m.-noon; Central Oregon Community College, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-383-7270 or http://noncredit.cocc.edu. CENTRAL OREGON REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT CLUB: Free; 11 a.m.; ServiceMaster Clean, 20806 Sockeye Place, Bend; 541-610-4006 or bobbleile@windermere.com.

MONDAY Jan. 23 OREGON ALCOHOL SERVER PERMIT TRAINING: Meets the minimum requirements by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission to obtain an alcohol server permit. Preregistration required; $35; 9 a.m.; Round Table Pizza, 1552 N.E. Third St., Bend; 541-447-6384 or www.happyhourtraining.com.

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Cellphones vulnerable to hacking, study says By Kevin J. O’Brien

Karsten Nohl, a hacker and mobile security specialist, conducted a study exposing weak security on cellphones.

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BERLIN — It may be tempting to view the illegal interception of telephone voice mail, a practice that has caused anger in Britain after a scandal involving the media empire of Rupert Murdoch, as an arcane tool of scofflaw journalists with friends in Scotland Yard. But according to a study to be presented today, cellphone users in Europe and elsewhere may be just as vulnerable as the actor Hugh Grant and other celebrities to having their personal voice mail hacked — or worse — because of outdated mobile network security. In a study of 31 mobile operators in Europe, Morocco and Thailand, Karsten Nohl, a Berlin hacker and mobile security specialist, found that many operators provided poor or weak protection from illicit surveillance and identity theft. Nohl said that he could hack into mobile conversations and text messages and impersonate the account identities of cellphone users in 11 countries using an inexpensive, seven-year-old Motorola cellphone and free decryption software available on the Internet. He said he had tested each mobile operator more than 100 times and ranked the quality of their defenses. He plans to present his results here at a convention of the hackers’ group the Chaos Computer Club, where he will open the project to researchers in other countries. While his research focused mostly on Europe, Nohl, a German who has a doctorate in computer science from the University of Virginia, said

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the level of security provided by network operators in the United States was on a par with that provided by European operators, meaning there was room for improvement. In Asia, the Middle East and Latin America, mobile security varies widely and can be much lower. Operators in India and China, Nohl said, encrypt digital traffic poorly or not at all, either to contain operating costs or to allow government censors unfettered access to communications. In 2009 Nohl, who runs Security Research Labs in Berlin, published the algorithms used to encrypt voice and data conversations on GSM digital networks, used in Europe and elsewhere. In an interview, Nohl said he had conducted his latest research to avoid the illegal theft of data and communications by intercepting the phone transmissions of a colleague during field tests. In random tests, he said, he ended interceptions one or two seconds after they began. The technique he used focused on deciphering the predictable, standard electronic “conversations� that take place between a cellphone and a mobile network at the start of each call. Typically, Nohl said, as many as 40

packets of coded information are sent back and forth, many just simple commands like, “I have a call for you,� or “Wait.� Most operators vary little from this set-up procedure, which he said allowed him to use hacking software to make high-speed, educated guesses to decipher the complex algorithmic keys networks use to encrypt transmissions. Once he derived this key, he said, he could intercept voice and data conversations by impersonating another user to listen to the user’s voicemail messages or make calls or send text messages on the user’s mobile accounts. Nohl said operators could easily eliminate this vulnerability in the GSM system, which is found in older 2G networks used by almost every cellphone, including smartphones, with a simple software patch. His research found that only two operators, T-Mobile in Germany and Swisscom in Switzerland, used this enhanced security measure, which involves adding a random digit to the end of each set-up command to thwart decoding. “This is a major vulnerability in most networks we tested, and the irony is that it costs very little, if nothing, to repair,� he said.

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Airfare ads will soon have less fine print By Susan Stellin New York Times News Service

Advertisements that make airfares seem enticingly low will soon lose that asterisk pointing to a dense paragraph of additional taxes and fees that make a cheap ticket much more costly. Beginning Jan. 24, the Transportation Department will enforce a rule requiring that any advertised price for air travel include all government taxes and fees. For the last 25 years, the department has allowed airlines and travel agencies to list these governmentimposed fees separately, resulting in a paragraph of fine print disclaimers about charges that can add 20 percent or more to the price of a ticket. But with airlines now promoting fares on Web ads, Facebook and Twitter, and adopting a whole menu of fees for services that used to be part of the ticket price, the government decided it was time for a change so travelers have a clearer sense of the total price they will have to pay. (The price will not include baggage fees, though, because they are optional.) “Requiring all mandatory charges to be included in a single advertised price will help consumers compare airfares and make it easier for them to determine the full cost of their trip,� Bill Mosley, a department spokesman, said in an email response to questions about the rule. The government and the airlines are being guarded in discussing the full-fare advertising policy, since Spirit Airlines, Allegiant and Southwest have asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to block the proposed change, arguing that it violates their commercial free speech rights. This year, the Transportation Department has assessed 21 penalties for fare advertising violations, with total fines of more than $1 million; in 2001, there were 14 penalties and $379,000 in fines.

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T F Laura ArrillagaAndreessen, left, the daughter of a Silicon Valley real estate billionaire, and her husband, Marc Andreessen, co-founder of Netscape, are encouraging tech titans to become as famous for giving money as they are for making it. Jim Wilson New York Times News Service

Rebooting philanthropy among the tech giants • Silicon Valley power player wants to change the way people give By Claire Cain Miller New York Times News Service

PALO ALTO, Calif. – Laura Arrillaga and Marc Andreessen are practically a royal couple around here. But when they met, on a New Year’s Eve date in 2005, Arrillaga didn’t care that Andreessen had made a fortune in Silicon Valley. She cared whether he was giving money away. “One of the first questions I asked him on the night we met was what he was doing philanthropically,” she recalled. Not your usual flirtation, but also not your usual romance. She is the daughter of a real estate billionaire and ended up marrying an almost-billionaire: Andreessen, co-founder of Netscape. Yet the question she posed that evening still resonates. She is encouraging tech titans like her husband to become as famous for giving money as they are for making it. Stars here often get rich in their 20s, but the tech industry overall has been criticized as being stingy when it comes to public charity. Some executives, like Bill Gates, wait until they retire to become active philanthropists. Others, like Steve Jobs, may not give much publicly during their lives. And while there is evidence that the valley is more philanthropic than it seems, Arrillaga-Andreessen, 41, says more could be done. “The word ‘philanthropy’ brings up an image of somebody who’s had an illustrious career, has retired and is giving to highly established institutions that may or may not have ivy growing up their walls,” she says. “I personally have felt the need to give philanthropy a reboot.”

Well connected While attending the Stanford Graduate School of Business, she created a business plan for an organization that would teach philanthropy and make grants using strategies borrowed from the venture capital industry. The group, SV2, now has 175 donors who have financed 35 early-stage nonprofits over 13 years and last year gave away almost $500,000. Arrillaga-Andreessen has taught a Stanford class on strategic philanthropy for 11 years and is on the board of her parents’ foundation. She started a center at Stanford to connect academics and nonprofits, and this fall published a book, “Giving 2.0: Transform Your Giving and Our World.” But her most powerful weapon may be her personal cachet. Her father is John Arrillaga Sr., a commercial real estate developer who transformed this area from farmland into techdom’s epicenter. Her mother, Frances, was a philanthropist. Today she and Andreessen make a glamorous pair. They live in a grand home filled with abstract and pop art she selected. (She has two degrees in art history.)

Arrillaga-Andreessen has Changing attitudes Such endeavors have failed the ear of billionaires. She advised Mark Zuckerberg, to silence critics who say Silicon founder of Facebook, and his Valley isn’t generous enough. “Society can’t wait,” said Lesgirlfriend, Priscilla Chan, on their $100 million donation to lie Wexner, founder of Limited Newark, N.J., public schools, Brands, who says he gives 10 percent of his time and is working and pretax income with Dustin Mosto the United Way, kovitz, another “(Silicon Ohio State UniFacebook founder, Valley is) a versity and other and his girlfriend, really tough, causes. “It’s sad Cari Tuna. there are so many She is also close competitive ent repreneu r s, friends with Lau- place where business successes rene Powell Jobs, and venture capiJobs’ wife, who there’s talists who give no many assume will tremendous thought to society.” take responsibil- pressure to Others here say ity for the family’s make money. they are too busy philanthropy. building businessMeg Whitman, But having es when they are the former eBay accumulated young to focus on chief and gubercharity, and view natorial candidate the money, their products as who now leads there’s a their contributions Hewlett-Packard, real practical to the world. has taken advice “They underfrom Arrillaga- problem: How stand their real Andreessen on her do you find contributions will family’s giving. meaning in not be through “What’s differtheir philanent here in Silicon your life? How thropy, but rather Valley is people do you give it through their busirecently have away?” ness judgment,” made a significant amount of money — Bradford said Leslie Lenmuch earlier in Smith, president, kowsky, professor life,” Whitman Foundation Center of philanthropic studies at Indiana said, “and I think University. Laura is beginning That may be changing. In to change the dynamic here.” 1975, a vast majority of founValley-style giving dations and philanthropic asArrillaga-Andreessen said sets were in New York. Today, she was drawn to philanthropy California is on par with New because of her mother’s early York. death from cancer. “That in“Silicon Valley has become spired me to make a commit- the epicenter of philanthropy ment to myself and to her and in the U.S., if not the world,” to God to live a life of service,” said Smith of the Foundation she said. Center. “Along the span of enPhilanthropy is more mean- trepreneurs’ lives, my guess is ingful, she says, if people follow we’ll look back at this period their passions but also do inten- and see a lot of them did a lot sive research and evaluation. of philanthropy over a long peBradford Smith, president riod of time.” of the Foundation Center, a research organization, said: ‘The biggest “This is a field that can run possible impact’ Arrillaga-Andreessen talked aground on the shoals of being excessively personal and to Zuckerberg and Chan about anecdotal or being excessively researching their grants, destrategic and analytical, and fining their goals and measurshe weaves that middle ground ing the results. For example, in a way that speaks to a lot of the couple have directed some money to building a system for people.” Her philosophy fits into the schools that tracks an array of Silicon Valley gestalt. When data, including the number of entrepreneurs, engineers and students and achievement. “The way she talks about it, investors here give to charity, they are most comfortable with it’s an intellectual process, it’s the strategies they apply in not just giving with your heart,” Chan said. “Her approach is their day jobs. The Omidyar Network, for almost like an engineering instance, started by the eBay approach.” With Arrillaga-Andreesfounder Pierre Omidyar and his wife, Pam, uses a market- sen’s help, Moskovitz and based approach to invest in Tuna are setting up their for-profit companies and give own foundation. “Since we’re grants to nonprofits. So does starting in our 20s, we have the Skoll Foundation, started decades to figure out how to by Jeff Skoll, eBay’s first presi- have the biggest possible imdent, which finances social en- pact with the resources we trepreneurs by using the same have,” Tuna said. Arrillaga-Andreessen decriteria that venture capitalists use to invest in startups. clined to discuss the Jobs famNonprofits like Kiva, Donors ily’s charity, except to say that Choose.org, Samasource and Powell Jobs is “a transformaCauses use the Internet to con- tional philanthropist” and that nect people in need with do- “just because somebody is not giving publicly does not mean nors, jobs or supporters.

they’re not giving in a significant way.”

A pairing of opposites One of the biggest names in Silicon Valley to fall under Arrillaga-Andreessen’s influence is her husband. “I always had the old-school model that I’m going to work for as long as I’m relevant and focus on for-profit activities and someday when I retire I’m going to learn about philanthropy,” Andreessen said. “Marrying Laura was a huge catalyst to change.” In some ways, they are a pairing of opposites. He speaks at triple speed, while she speaks slowly. She is also more reverent, referring to her husband in conversation as “my beloved.” They are intensely private homebodies, eating microwaved dinners at home most nights. When they go out, it is likely to be for omelets and bottomless tea at Hobee’s, a Palo Alto diner (the Stanford Cardinal for her, with chicken, artichoke hearts and spinach, and the Mountain View for him, with mushrooms, peppers and sausage), or to appear briefly at parties. As for their own charity, they started the Marc and Laura Andreessen Foundation. She plans to spend the next year doing research before deciding where to give. They are interested in emergency services, a longtime cause of his, and furthering the field of philanthropy, a cause of hers. “As attractive and innovative and glamorous as Silicon Valley is, it’s a really tough, competitive place where there’s tremendous pressure to make money,” said Smith at the Foundation Center. “But having accumulated the money, there’s a real practical problem: How do you find meaning in your life? How do you give it away?”

Sony sells its stake in LCD venture to Samsung By Mariko Yasu and Saeromi Shin Bloomberg News

TOKYO — Sony sold its stake in the venture with Samsung Electronics to make liquid-crystal displays to the South Korean company after predicting an eighth consecutive year of losses from TVs amid sluggish demand. Samsung will pay 1.08 trillion won ($935 million) in cash for Sony’s stake in S-LCD Corp., a venture formed in 2004, the Suwon, South Korea-based company said in a statement Monday. Sony, which invested 1.65 trillion won ($1.44 billion) in the venture, will take a charge of about 66 billion yen ($846 million) in the quarter ending Dec. 31 after the deal, Japan’s biggest consumerelectronics exporter said in its statement. The stake sale enables Sony Chief Executive Officer Howard Stringer, 69, to shed the responsibility of panel manufacturing amid losses in the TV business, where Samsung is the world’s biggest. To turn around Sony, which has forecast a fourth consecutive annual loss this year, Stringer has announced $8.4 billion of acquisitions in 2011 to bolster the profitable phones and music divisions and introduced tablet computers to challenge Apple Inc.’s iPad. “It’s a step forward for

Sony,” said Shiro Mikoshiba, an analyst at Nomura Holdings in Tokyo. “Canceling out the venture enables Sony to become more flexible in procuring panels. Still, Sony continues to face falling prices and heavy fixed costs.” Sony shares gained 1.6 percent at the close of trading in Tokyo on Monday, while Samsung fell 0.2 percent. The deal was announced after the stock market closed for trading. The Nikkei reported the news earlier Monday. Samsung had 50 percent of the venture plus one share, while Sony held the remainder, according to the statement. The two companies have also entered into an agreement for supply and purchase of LCD panels, Samsung said in the statement. The transaction and the subsequent agreement will enable Sony to secure a flexible and steady supply of LCD panels from Samsung, based on market prices, and without the responsibility and costs of operating a manufacturing facility, Japan’s biggest consumer-electronics exporter said in its statement. “Despite this one-time loss, Sony estimates that the transaction will result in substantial savings,” starting January, Sony said in the statement.

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Startups see big profits in ‘big data’ By Malia Wollan New York Times News Service

Photos by Sim Chi Yin / Bloomberg News

The Conch Bay development is across the river from the Manhattan-inspired Yujiapu financial district in Tianjin, China. Yujiapu typifies the costly large-scale projects undertaken by local governments.

China’s cities are piling up debt • The current rate of borrowing is not sustainable, some say

The building boom

By Michael Forsythe and Henry Sanderson Bloomberg News

A copy of Manhattan, complete with Rockefeller and Lincoln centers and what passes for the Hudson River, is under construction an hour’s train ride from Beijing. And like New York City in the 1970s, it may need a bailout. Debt accumulated by companies financing local governments such as Tianjin, home to the New York lookalike project, is rising, according to a survey of Chineselanguage bond prospectuses. It also suggests the total owed by all such entities probably dwarfs the count by China’s national auditor and figures disclosed by banks. Bloomberg News tallied the debt disclosed by all 231 local government financing companies that sold bonds, notes or commercial paper through Dec. 10. The total amounted to $622 billion, mostly in bank loans, more than the current size of the European bailout fund. There are 6,576 such entities across China, according to a June count by the National Audit Office, which put their total debt at 4.97 trillion yuan ($784 billion); 231 borrowers studied have amassed more than three-quarters of the overall debt. The fact that so few of the companies have accumulated that much debt suggests a bigger problem, says Fraser Howie, the managing director of CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets who has written two books on China’s financial system. “You should be more worried than you think,” he said. “Certainly more worried than the banks will tell you. You know how this story ends — badly.” The findings suggest China is failing to curb borrowing that a central bank official has said will slow growth in the world’s second-largest economy if it is not controlled. With prices dropping in China’s real estate market, economists warn that local authorities won’t be able to repay their debt because of poor cash flow and falling revenue from land sales they rely on for much of their income.

Into the red Provinces and cities are going deeper into the red

A scale model shows the skyline of the Manhattan-inspired Yujiapu financial district. To build Yujiapu, officials in Tianjin, China, are piling onto borrowing that is already at least almost half a trillion yuan, or $79 billion.

to finish projects, from the Manhattan on the east coast, to highways in northwestern Gansu and a stadium fronted by Olympic rings in Hunan, central China. Many were started as part of China’s stimulus program to beat the 2009 global recession. The financing companies accounted for almost half of the 10.7 trillion yuan ($1.7 trillion) in all local government debt tallied by the official audit. The 231 borrowers whose public filings were reviewed by Bloomberg raised a combined 354.1 billion yuan ($56 billion) by selling securities this year. They have credit lines from banks of at least 2.3 trillion yuan ($363 billion) that have yet to be drawn down, the documents show. Bank lending continues to rise, even after China’s banking regulator repeatedly warned banks to control risks associated with it and speed up repayment. Forty-seven of the 56 local financing companies that issued prospectuses from Oct. 1 through Dec. 10 said their debt load had increased this year. The combined debt of those issuers rose 10 percent from the end of 2010. What’s more, adding up lending by bank also raises the question as to whether China’s lenders are understating their exposure to local government debt. Only 113 of the local government borrowers disclosed such a breakdown, yet this small group appears to account for an outsize portion of what the banks have said is their overall lending. For example, China Con-

struction Bank, the world’s second-biggest bank by market value, has lending to those 113 local government borrowers of 250 billion yuan ($39.4 billion). That’s 43 percent of the 580 billion yuan ($92 billion) the bank had extended in loans to all such borrowers at the end of June. Disparities like this suggest lenders may have bigger risks than they’ve disclosed publicly, says Charlene Chu, a banking analyst at Fitch Ratings. China Construction Bank said it stood by its total for loans to local governments and that cash flow from them was “good.” Nonperforming loans to such companies totaled 1.11 percent of the total, and the lender had set aside provisions of more than three times that. The prospectuses offer a rare window into borrowing by the local government financing vehicles. The issuers disclose total debt and often details of their loans and lines of credit from banks and trust companies. The data are not consistent, with some reporting total debt as of 2009 and some as recently as Sept. 30.

Too big to complete? Local authorities, who shoulder most of the infrastructure spending in China, have to keep borrowing to complete projects so they can generate cash flow needed to start paying debt back, says Vincent Chan, head of China research at Credit Suisse Group in Hong Kong. Yao Wei, an economist at Societe Generale in Hong Kong, says an additional 7

trillion yuan ($1.1 trillion) of debt will be needed to finish projects in the government’s five-year plan through 2015. “At some point, the central government will realize this is too big to complete,” Yao said. Banks will need to be recapitalized as bad loan rates rise, she said. At least 1.4 trillion yuan ($221 billion) of soured debt was taken off banks’ books after China’s last lending crisis, which began in 1998. Senior Chinese banking officials have been raising alarm bells. Xie Duo, director general of financial markets at the People’s Bank of China, told a Nov. 23 Beijing conference that local governments depend too heavily on bank borrowing, and failure to solve the problem will hurt economic growth. China’s banking regulator in November asked lenders to control the risks associated with the vehicles and said that slumping land sales mean projects may run out of funding. Loans to local government companies aren’t a problem because the projects will generate returns, says Huang Jifa of Industrial & Commercial Bank of China, the country’s biggest lender. “The money that Chinese local governments have borrowed is not like the money people borrowed in Europe or Greece,” Huang said. “The Chinese government’s borrowed money is all invested. Many projects will have returns.” The bank says it had extended 931 billion yuan ($147 billion) of such loans as of June 30.

A building boom by thousands of local governments that became the backbone of the country’s stimulus program started in November 2008 — on borrowed money. The financing companies were created starting in the 1990s and enabled provinces, cities, counties and townships to bypass rules barring most from selling bonds. Projects include a stadium, which resembles Beijing’s iconic Bird’s Nest Olympic venue, in Jinan, the capital of eastern China’s Shandong province; and a superhighway in the country’s secondpoorest province of Yunnan that stretches into the foothills of the Himalayas, with no cities of more than 1 million people. In Tianjin, southeast of Beijing, a sea of hundreds of construction cranes stretches along both sides of the river at an oxbow that gives the Yujiapu financial district its Manhattan-like shape, testimony to the scale of China’s ambitions. Downriver are the ruins of centuries-old forts stormed by British and French troops during the Second Opium War in 1860.

Piling on To build Yujiapu, Tianjin officials are piling onto borrowing that is already at least almost half a trillion yuan ($79 billion) — equivalent to half the annual per capita income of the city’s 13 million people. More than 5,000 people were moved out of the area starting in 2008 to make way for the project, among the millions nationwide evicted from homes to make way for China’s urbanization projects. The planned 164 million square feet of office space by 2020 in Yujiapu and across the Hai River in Xiangluo Wan, or Conch Bay, is more than one-third of the 450 million square feet in Manhattan. Yujiapu’s resemblance to the Big Apple extends to its rising debt that analysts such as Howie say is unsustainable. New York was near bankruptcy in 1975 after a succession of overspending administrations, before thenPresident Gerald Ford agreed to lend it $2.3 billion. “In many of these projects, like the mini-Manhattan, it’s never going to make money,” Howie said. “Maybe the government can write a check from somewhere else. But that means education gets affected, health gets affected. There’s a cost somewhere else.”

Volkswagen silences work email after hours By Hayley Tsukayama The Washington Post

The thrill of getting a workissued mobile phone is often quickly eclipsed by its constant reminders that you’ve still — always — got work to do. But some companies are trying to help its employees keep their home and work lives separate, and this week Volkswagen joined in. The automaker has agreed to stop sending employee emails to its BlackBerry servers outside of

some German workers’ shifts, with a 30-minute buffer on either side, the BBC reported Friday. Employees can still make calls on their devices (and the rules aren’t in place for senior management), but now have a reprieve from off-hours beeps and buzzes. The report notes other companies that have done the same, including the maker of Persil washing powder, which has declared an email “amnesty” for its workers between Christmas and New Year’s.

The Washington Post’s Jena McGregor recently wrote that the French company Atos has banned internal email altogether. In 2008, the Pew Internet and American Life Project found that employees with company phones often worked more than 50 hours a week, with 62 percent saying that having the gadgets triggered demands that they work more hours; 38 percent said that the demands increased “a lot.” And cellphone use has only

increased since then. A complete ban on work emails may not be the solution for everyone, the report said. For example, work emails may wind up being rerouted to personal email addresses, blurring the line between work and personal lives even further. But the policies do stand as evidence that businesses are starting to recognize the impact of an always-connected job. “The issue of employees using BlackBerrys, computers

and other devices out of working time is a growing one that needs to be addressed as it can be a source of stress,” Trades Union Congress secretary general Brendan Barber told the BBC. But, he added, “ (by) working in partnership with their union, Volkswagen’s policy will have the support of all their employees. Where employers simply introduce policies on their own, however well-meaning they may be, they are unlikely to be successful.”

SAN FRANCISCO — The idea of big data goes something like this: In a world of ever-increasing digital connectivity, ever larger mountains of data are produced by our cellphones, computers, digital cameras, RFID readers, smart meters and GPS devices. The huge quantity of data becomes unwieldy and difficult for companies and governments to manage and understand. “My smartphone produces a huge amount of data, my car produces ridiculous amounts of really valuable data, my house is throwing off data, everything is making data,” said Erik Swan, 47, co-founder of Splunk, a San Francisco-based startup whose software indexes vast quantities of machine-generated data into searchable links. Companies search those links, as one searches Google, to analyze customer behavior in real time. Splunk is among a crop of enterprise software startup companies that analyze big data and are establishing themselves in territory long controlled by giant business-technology vendors like Oracle and IBM. Founded in 2004, before the term “big data” had worked its way into the vocabulary of Silicon Valley, Splunk now has some 3,200 customers in more than 75 countries, including more than half the Fortune 100 companies. Customers include the online gaming company Zynga, the maker of FarmVille and Mafia Wars, which uses the software monitor game function to determine where players get stuck or quit playing, allowing Zynga to tweak games in real time to retain players. Macy’s uses Splunk’s software to observe its Web traffic in order to avoid costly down times, particularly during peak holiday shopping. Hundreds of government agencies use Splunk to monitor suspicious activity on secure sites, and a Japanese tsunami relief organization used it to track aid and monitor road and weather conditions.

‘Foaming at the mouth’ The amount of data being generated globally increases by 40 percent a year, according to the McKinsey Global Institute, the consulting firm’s research arm. And while Splunk has a lead in selling software to analyze machine data, big data is big enough to create new opportunities for a multitude of startups, many of them using the opensource software Hadoop. “Venture capital is absolutely foaming at the mouth over big data,” said Peter Goldmacher, an analyst and managing director at Cowen and Co. “The volume of data being created now is not 10 times bigger, it is like a thousand times bigger.” While skyrocketing valuations for social networking sites like Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook have kept Silicon Valley investors betting heavily on the next social startup, investors are increasingly looking at companies that build software for other companies. Worldwide revenue from enterprise software reached $244 billion in 2010, according to the research firm Gartner. Splunk is seen by some investors as proof that a wily startup can chip away at some of that market. “Splunk is really the poster child for thinking differently about an enterprise challenge and creating a platform that ends up really being disruptive and valuable,” said David Hornik, an investor at August Capital, which invested $3 million in Splunk in 2004.


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Continued from B1 PhoneDog Media declined to comment for this article except for this statement: “The costs and resources invested by PhoneDog Media into growing its followers, fans and general brand awareness through social media are substantial and are considered property of PhoneDog Media LLC. We intend to aggressively protect our customer lists and confidential information, intellectual property, trademark and brands.” Kravitz said the lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California, was in retaliation for his claim to 15 percent of the site’s gross advertising revenue because of his position as a vested partner, as well as back pay related to his position as a video reviewer and blogger for the site. The lawsuit, though, could have broader ramifications than its effect on Kravitz and the company. “This will establish precedent in the online world, as it relates to ownership of social media accounts,” said Henry Cittone, a lawyer in New York who litigates intellectual property disputes. “We’ve actually been waiting to see such a case as many of our clients are concerned about the ownership of social media accounts vis-a-vis their branding.” Cittone added that a particularly important wrinkle is what value the court might set on the worth of one Twitter follower to a media company, saying the price set could affect future cases involving ownership of social media. “It all hinges on why the account was opened,” he said. “If it was to communicate with PhoneDog’s customers or build up new customers or prospects, then the account was opened on behalf of PhoneDog, not Mr. Kravitz. An added complexity is that PhoneDog contends Mr. Kravitz was just a contractor in the related partnership/employment case, thus weakening their trade secrets case, unless they can show he was contracted to create the feed.”

Continued from B1 TAC also operates Central Oregon Cabulance, which ferries the elderly and disabled across Central Oregon and beyond. Medicaid dollars help fund the Cabulance service, alongside passenger revenues. The state of Oregon partly funds the Point shuttles. The company pays Amtrak or Greyhound commissions for tickets sales. TAC must meet state and federal standards. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration keeps data on the company’s inspections, crashes, vehicles and drivers. The four company owners have figured out an agreeable division of labor. Tami Reinhart does the bookkeeping and other financial work. Ty Reinhart heads up bus maintenance. Angie Higham coordinates shuttle bus billings with Amtrak and Greyhound, through which travelers can buy bus tickets. Jason Higham runs day-to-day operations and oversees state and federal matters. Jason Higham said employees go above and beyond the standards, including servicing vehicles at least once a month

Only the beginning These situations are likely to arise more often as social media tools like Twitter, Google Plus and Facebook continue to become a way for company representatives and customer service employees to interact with fans and irate customers. JetBlue, for example, often answers customer queries via Twitter, although its official policy is to not respond to “formal complaints” on Twitter. Other issues may arise when companies hire popular Twitter users partly because of their social media presence. For example, Samsung Electronics hired the outspoken blogger Philip Berne to review phones for the company internally. Berne uses his personal Twitter account but often posts explicitly about Samsung products and his opinions on the phones he has tested. He cleared his Twitter account with the Samsung public relations department, he said, and he owns it. “Their stance was that I am entitled to have and express an opinion, but I am not a Samsung representative, and I should make it clear that any opinions are my own and not those of my employer,” Berne said. In general, social media experts advise companies to tread with caution when it comes to account ownership. Sree Sreenivasan, a professor at the Columbia Journalism School and the author of Sree’s Social Media Guide, said smart companies let social media blossom where it may. “It’s a terrible thing to say you have to leave your Twitter followers behind,” he said, talking specifically about media companies that may employ popular Twitter writers. “It sends a terrible signal to reporters and journalists who care about this, and this will make it less attractive to recruit the next round of people.”

Drugs Continued from B1 “The tests are becoming almost gatekeepers to the drug,” said M. Trevor Page, director of business development at Dako, a Danish diagnostics company. The FDA issued guidance to the industry on companion diagnostics in July, including its preference for having the test ready for approval at the same time as the drug. The following month, as if to show how it should be done, it approved two drugs and their accompanying tests. One of the drugs, Pfizer’s Xalkori for lung cancer, works wonders — but only for the roughly 5 percent of patients whose tumors have a particular chromosomal abnormality, as determined by a test from Abbott Laboratories. The other drug, Zelboraf, from Roche and Plexxikon, can also produce remarkable improvements, but only for the roughly half of melanoma patients whose tumors have a particular mutation. The FDA approved a test from Roche’s diagnostics division to detect that mutation.

Overcoming obstacles But the simultaneous approval of new drugs and tests is still rare. Before August, the only other dual approval was of Genentech’s breast cancer drug Herceptin and Dako’s test for the related HER2 protein in 1998. There are more than 70 other tests that guide drug use in some way, according to the Personalized Medicine Coalition, but they are rarely required and often developed well after the drug reaches the market. There are numerous economic, scientific and regulatory obstacles to developing companion diagnostics, executives and analysts say. Often, scientists simply do not know what to test for to predict a drug’s effectiveness, or they don’t find out

Currency Continued from B1 “Chinese officials have made it clear that they believe the international economy is too heavily dominated by the dollar,” said Charles Kupchan, a professor of international affairs at Georgetown University in Washington and a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. “They believe, as part of China’s rise, that the international system should move to a more balanced structure.” Because the renminbi is not fully convertible, however, it will not compete any time soon with the dollar and the euro as a global reserve currency, he said. Still, the new agreement “could be a baby step in that direction,” Kupchan said. Experts in global trade said China and Japan had both practical and political motives for the currency pact. Neither side has announced a timetable, agreeing only that officials will discuss possible measures. Given the proximity of Chi-

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until near the end of the drug’s clinical trials. And coordinating development and approval of a drug and a test — by two separate companies reviewed by two FDA divisions — can raise the cost of drug development if not done well. “This is like trying to choreograph a dance,” said Dr. Mace Rothenberg, who runs cancer clinical trials for Pfizer. Moreover, it is often a dance between a giant and a pixie, locked in an embrace but with a tendency to move in opposite directions. Pharmaceutical companies can spend hundreds of millions of dollars to develop a drug, then can reap billions of dollars a year in sales with high profit margins. Diagnostic companies typically spend several million dollars to develop a test, with annual revenues also around that level, and low profit margins. “You are really trying to get two very disparate industries to understand each other,” said Mollie Roth, chief operating officer of Diaceutics, a consulting firm specializing in companion diagnostics.

Leon, a consultant to both drug and diagnostic companies. Still, drug companies are now embracing companion diagnostics because of pressures to control health care spending. Also, in the rare cases where a test is available early in the drug’s development, as was the case with Xalkori and Zelboraf, clinical trials can be made smaller and less costly by restricting them to patients most likely to benefit from the drug.

instant competition. Some laboratories at cancer hospitals, for instance, already have their own tests for the melanoma mutation that governs use of Zelboraf and are reluctant to switch to the approved test, which might be less convenient or more costly. Tests developed by a laboratory for its own use typically do not require FDA approval.

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For pharmaceutical companies, the risk is that a test can lower sales of their drugs by restricting use to a fraction of potential patients. An often cited example of such a problem involved Selzentry, a Pfizer drug approved in 2007 to treat people with a certain subtype of HIV. The test of a patient’s virus, offered by Monogram Biosciences, cost about $2,000, and all samples had to be sent to Monogram’s laboratory in California. Analysts say the cost and inconvenience of the testing deterred use of Selzentry, especially since it was competing with drugs that could be used by all patients, with no need for testing. “Top management still sees companion diagnostics as an obstacle between their product and the market,” said Jorge

For diagnostic companies, there is a risk of developing a test in advance for a drug that may never reach the market. For that reason, pharmaceutical companies often have to pay all or part of the costs of developing the test. Pfizer, for instance, paid for Abbott to develop the companion test for Xalkori, said Stafford O’Kelly, president of Abbott’s molecular diagnostics division. He said that when it became evident that the FDA would make a decision on Xalkori earlier than expected, Abbott had to work nights and weekends to get the test ready. “Rule No. 1 is that the diagnostic can never slow down the development of the therapeutic,” he said. Companion diagnostic developers have been pushing to share more in the bounty of a successful drug, perhaps by receiving royalties on sales of the drug. But drug companies have resisted this. “The value is in the combination, so why should one company get all the value?” said Mark Trusheim, an executive in residence at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management, who has studied the economics of companion diagnostics. One reason the diagnostic companies do less well, Trusheim said, is that while drugs typically have market exclusivity because of patents and federal laws, tests often face

To protect their investments, some developers of companion diagnostics want the name of the test to be specified in the label of the drug, arguing in part that unapproved tests might not be as accurate. Some pathologists oppose this. The FDA has so far taken a middle ground. The labels for Zelboraf and Xalkori state that an FDA-approved test should be used. But they do not name the test, leaving open the possibility that additional tests can be approved. Plexxikon, one of the developers of Zelboraf, said in comments submitted to the FDA that linking a drug to a single approved test could allow a diagnostics company “to hold the entire drug development program hostage.” Plexxikon, which is owned by Daiichi Sankyo, is developing a drug aimed at a type of leukemia with a particular mutation. K. Peter Hirth, Plexxikon’s chief executive, said that a company holding exclusive patent rights on the test for this mutation was “demanding incredibly high dollars in terms of upfront payments and support, which is prohibitive.” Jeffrey Miller, chief executive of the company in question, Invivoscribe, said his company’s charges were reasonable considering the possible consequences of not having a validated companion test. “The cost of developing the companion diagnostic,” he said, “is trivial compared to the cost of a failed drug.”

na and Japan, along with the likelihood that the two countries will serve as each other’s biggest trading partners over the next century, it makes sense for them to trade directly without using U.S. dollars, said Jeffrey Bergstrand, a professor of finance at Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. And the more China loosens its grip on the renminbi, helping to correct what by some measures is a currency undervalued by almost 40 percent against the dollar and 45 percent against the yen, the greater its purchasing power will become, allowing it to import more. This is especially important for Japan, which has been reeling as the dollar has weakened, making U.S. consumers unable to spend as much on Japanese electronics and cars as they used to. From a practical standpoint, both China and Japan want to reduce the transaction costs of direct bilateral trade and the risks of volatility in exchange rates, said Kupchan.

“With markets looking askance at both the euro and the U.S. dollar, investors in both China and Japan would find it attractive to trade directly,” Kupchan said. On a more political level, he said, the pact also represents an important step in improving bilateral ties between Beijing and Tokyo. As for the long-term ramifications for the United States, analysts said it was difficult to predict before the pact took effect. In the shorter term, the agreement is likely to lead to continued weakening of the dollar against the Chinese yuan, Bergstrand said. That should help the U.S. trade deficit with China, he said, boosting U.S. imports while weakening imports from China. On the other hand, he said, the Sino-Japanese currency agreement is likely to diminish the dominance of the dollar in global trade. “The Chinese yuan will increasingly play an important role in Asia,” he said. “It does

mean that the U.S. dollar will be less important as a currency for transactions in Pacific rim trade.” Bergstrand compared the role of the dollar on the world stage now to the waning of the British pound 100 years ago as the most prominent currency for international transactions. For more than a decade, critics have said the Chinese government has kept the value of its currency artificially low, giving Chinese exporters an unfair advantage over their U.S. counterparts by making Chinese goods cheaper overseas. Washington has pushed for a revaluation. Beginning in June 2010, facing increased inflation, China began to let its currency float gradually up. Kupchan 7said the currency pact is more symbolic than significant right now for the United States. “This pact hardly unseats the dollar as the world’s dominant currency,” he said. “But it is a clear sign that China is headed in the direction of internationalizing the renminbi.”

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TVs Continued from B1 But what is good news for consumers has been a nightmare for manufacturers of TVs and retailers that sell them. The earnings of mainstay television manufacturers like Panasonic, Toshiba and Sony have been hammered. Sony, for instance, is overhauling its television operations because of what one executive said recently was a “grave sense of crisis that we have continued to post losses in TVs.” Even newer and more nimble competitors like Samsung and LG have struggled to make much money on TVs, if any.

Stiff competition For retailers, the picture is not much better. This month, Best Buy reported a 29 percent drop in net income for the third quarter, in part because the retail chain had slashed prices on televisions and other electronics. Perhaps even more ominously for the long term, the future of televisions appears to be more about what content they can provide, like Netflix and iTunes, than new hardware features like flat screens or 3-D technology. It is an area where television manufacturers have struggled with little success to get an edge, even as Apple and Google vow to upend the industry. “Everybody is fighting for a limited amount of consumer dollars,” said Gregg Richard, president of PC Richard and Son, which has 66 electronics and appliance stores. “We are selling more TVs, more units, at lower retail prices.” It does not help that consumers are reluctant to pay much more for the latest features, like 3-D and Internet connectivity. Instead, they are likely to wait patiently for a few months until the price inevitably comes down. “People used to pay additional to get a Sony Trinitron,” said Riddhi Patel, director of television systems at IHS iSuppli, a market research firm. “But the industry has trained the consumer that any time there is a new technology, if they wait six months the price will come down.” Paul Gagnon, director of North America TV research for DisplaySearch, which tracks the market, noted that a 60-inch LCD television by Sharp was now selling for as little as $799 — about half of what it was selling just a year ago. “Absolutely amazing,” he said. The slump is a hangover of sorts for an industry that binged on years of doubledigit growth, as consumers rushed to replace old television sets with flashy new models with new features like high definition and flat screens. A strong yen, relative to the dollar, has further hurt Japanese manufacturers like Sony and Panasonic, while Korean manufacturers like Samsung have benefited from a weak won. Tablet devices like iPads that can be used like televisions are also cutting into sales. Patel, who makes her living from the TV industry, said she had a flat-panel TV and a couple of iPads in her household. “Guess what? The price of an iPad is the same as a 42-inch LCD TV,” she said. “It is more personal, yet everyone can use it.” Despite the success of the iPad, Apple has not yet transformed the television in the same manner that it did music players and mobile phones, despite years of effort. Apple introduced a television accessory in 2007 that allowed users to stream iTunes content, but consumers were not enamored. Still, Steve Jobs vowed before his death to create a television with “the simplest user interface you can image.” Google, meanwhile, offered a second version of Google TV in October that includes apps so viewers can search cable and websites for movies and shows and even live concerts.


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EMT Labs in Mountain View, Calif., uses test chambers such as this one to measure electromagnetic interference from gadgets to ensure that they meet Federal Communications Commission standards. The company found that an Amazon Kindle, a banned device during take-off and landing, puts out nearly the same interference as an electric razor, a device allowed at all times.

Getting to the bottom of FAA’s rules on electronics on planes By Nick Bilton New York Times News Service

The Federal Aviation Administration has its reasons for preventing passengers from reading from their Kindles and iPads during takeoff and landing. But they just don’t add up. Since I wrote a column last month asking why these rules exist, I’ve spoken with the FAA, American Airlines, Boeing and several others trying to find answers. Each has given me a radically different rationale that contradicts the others. The FAA admits that its reasons have nothing to do with the undivided attention of passengers or the fear of Kindles flying out of passengers’ hands in case there is turbulence. That leaves us with the danger of electrical emissions. For answers, I headed down to EMT Labs, an independent testing facility in Mountain View, Calif., that screens electrical emissions of gadgets that need to pass health, safety and interference standards. Before I share the results of the tests EMT ran, let me explain what this means. Every electronic device throws off electrical emissions. This is the slight hum of energy that emanates from a device when in use. Labs like EMT test electronics of all sizes to ensure that they meet government standards and will not interfere with other electronics when in use. Gadgets are tested by monitoring the number of volts per meter coming off a device. The FAA requires that before a plane can be approved as safe, it must be able to withstand up to 100 volts per meter of electrical interference. When EMT Labs put an

“The power coming off a Kindle is completely minuscule and can’t do anything to interfere with a plane. It’s so low that it just isn’t sending out any real interference.” — Jay Gandhi, chief executive, EMT Labs

Amazon Kindle through a number of tests, the company consistently found that this e-reader emitted less than 30 microvolts per meter when in use. That’s only 0.00003 of a volt. “The power coming off a Kindle is completely minuscule and can’t do anything to interfere with a plane,” said Jay Gandhi, chief executive of EMT Labs, after going over the results of the test. “It’s so low that it just isn’t sending out any real interference.” One Kindle isn’t sending out a lot of electrical emissions. But surely a plane’s cabin with dozens or even hundreds will? That’s what both the FAA and American Airlines asserted when I asked why pilots in the cockpit could use iPads, but the people back in coach could not. Yet that’s not right either. “Electromagnetic energy doesn’t add up like that. Five Kindles will not put off five times the energy that one Kindle would,” explained Kevin Bothmann, EMT Labs testing manager. “If it added up like that, people wouldn’t be able to go into offices, where there are dozens of computers, without wearing protective gear.” Bill Ruck, principal engi-

neer at CSI Telecommunications, a firm that does radio communications engineering, added: “Saying that 100 devices is 100 times worse is factually incorrect. Noise from these devices increases less and less as you add more.” The FAA does allow some electronics during takeoff and landing. Portable voice recorders, hearing aids, heart pacemakers and electric shavers are permitted during all times of a flight. So I took a Sony voice recorder that I bought at Best Buy and tested that too. The results? The voice recorder puts off almost exactly the same electrical emissions as the Kindle. In many instances of the test, the voice recorder actually emitted more. In 2006, a report commissioned by the FAA determined that people could not use electronics during takeoff and landing. I asked Dave Carson, a Boeing engineer who was co-chairman of the group that wrote the report, why we are allowed voice recorders and electric razors but not Kindles and iPads. In an email, Carson said that voice recorders and razors had been determined to “not cause interference with the navigation or communication system of the aircraft on which it is to be used,” though he wrongly thought that the FAA banned those devices nonetheless. Ruck said, “The only reason these rules exist from the FAA is because of agency inertia and paranoia.” The FAA and other groups seem to be running out of reasons we can’t use digital e-readers on planes during takeoff and landing. Maybe their next response will be: “Because I said so!”

Legislation meant to help the United States government locate overseas assets of U.S. tax cheats created little stir when it was quietly slipped into a jobs bill last year. But the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, or FATCA, as it is known, is now causing alarm among businesses outside the United States that fear they will have to spend billions of dollars a year to meet the greatly increased reporting burdens, starting in 2013. U.S. expatriates also say the new filing demands are daunting and overblown. “Congress came in with a sledgehammer,” said H. David Rosenbloom, a lawyer at Caplin and Drysdale in Washington and a former international tax policy adviser for the Treasury Department. “The FATCA story is really kind of insane.”

What the law does Congress created the act after the Justice Department’s successful pursuit in 2009 of UBS that resulted in the Swiss bank — which had encouraged U.S. citizens to set up secret offshore accounts — paying $780 million and turning over client details to avoid criminal prosecution. The law is meant to ensure Americans cannot use hidden trusts overseas to evade taxes, a goal that is widely applauded. But critics say that it amounts to gross legislative overreach, and that the $8 billion the Treasury expects to reap in taxes owed over 10 years pales next to the costs it will impose on foreign institutions. Those entities are

being asked, in effect, to pay for the cost of tracking down U.S. tax evaders. The law demands that virtually every financial firm outside the U.S. and any foreign company in which Americans are beneficial owners must register with the Internal Revenue Service, check existing accounts in search of Americans and annually declare their compliance. Noncompliance would be punished with a withholding charge of up to 30 percent on any income and capital payments the company gets from the U.S. Under the law, for example, if Deutsche Bank, having agreed to register with the U.S. authorities in compliance with the law, were to transfer $25 million to a noncompliant Polish bank, Deutsche Bank would be required to withhold part of that sum, transferring it to the IRS. The Polish recipient would then have the option of challenging that withholding by filing a U.S. tax return, claiming the money, despite not being an American citizen. In practice, tax experts say costs like that might drive the Polish bank out of business. “They’re trying to force every financial institution in the world to sign onto this regime,” said Denise Hintzke, who heads the global tax compliance initiative at Deloitte in New York. Financial institutions outside the U.S. also say that the law’s costs will be imposed overwhelmingly on them, giving a competitive advantage to U.S. rivals.

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LOCAL BRIEFING Police hope for lead in robbery Bend police hope to see a development soon in their investigation of last week’s bank robbery. The Bank of the Cascades branch at 61250 S. U.S. Highway 97 in Bend was robbed by an oddly masked man around 4:50 p.m. Thursday. Detectives and other agencies such as the FBI have yet to make much progress with the case because of the holiday weekend. Bend Police Sgt. Dan Ritchie said many detectives were off work this weekend, and other agencies also were likely to be lightly staffed, slowing progress. “With the holiday and all, we haven’t had much come down (in the form of information),” Ritchie said. “Maybe this week we will see a few things.” The robber is described as 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing 220 to 250 pounds. The man had a blue scarf or nylon veil wrapped around his face and threatened the teller. Ritchie said anyone with any information should contact the nonemergency dispatch line at 541-693-6911.

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The city of La Pine is likely to have a new city manager after a marathon interview session is held next week. Mayor Ken Mulenex said he believes the city council intends to offer the job to one of the five candidates who have been invited to interview Jan. 5. “I think we do (expect to make a decision) that night,” Mulenex said. “We want to move forward with this early in January so we can get them here by the first week of February.” Applicants include Jerry Gillham, former assistant city manager in Prineville; Steve Hasson, director of planning services in Kuna, Idaho; Chad Mast, planning director in Sutherlin; and Matt Mumford, general manager of transit for Tillamook County Transportation. Because a fifth candidate has yet to accept the invitation for an interview officially, current city manager Rick Allen declined to identify the person. The interviews will begin at 8:30 a.m. and include discussions with both the council and a group of volunteer citizens. At the end of the day, the citizens’ group will make a recommendation to council. It’s expected the council will then deliberate and make an offer to one of the candidates. See Manager / C2

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The Oregon State Bar is investigating a local attorney following three complaints about his conduct over the past six months from three clients. Bryan Gruetter, who has practiced in Bend since 1986, operates his own law office and specializes in serious personal injury, insurance disputes and fire loss and wrongful death cases. He also has an office in Portland. According to the state bar, there are three open inquiries into his conduct. Two clients allege they’ve yet to receive settlement funds, while another alleges Gruetter’s law firm deliberately delayed her case. The first complaint was filed July 18 by an Ashland woman who sought out Gruetter to sue a local plastic surgeon for a botched breast lift and augmentation. In her complaint, the woman states she worked with Gruetter from November 2010 until June 2011 on the case. She claims that Gruetter failed to return phone calls and recommended a doctor to review her records who would not testify on her behalf in court, and says she received mixed messages from Gruetter’s employees about whether she needed to send payments. In a follow-up to her original complaint, the woman also alleges Gruetter asked her several times for new pictures of her breasts and made inappropriate comments. See Lawyer / C2


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UNUSUAL AMONG ITS KIND Mike Bohannon, of Canyon City, took this picture of a pure white dark-eyed junco perched in a tree on Thanksgiving Day in Canyon City. He used a Canon EOS 50D camera with a 70x300mm telephoto lens. Pure white birds with normal-colored feet, legs, bills and eyes are leucistic. Because of a genetic mutation, leucistic birds’ feathers do not get the normal deposits of pigments and their feathers appear white. Sometimes this condition creates a patchy appearance, referred to as “piebald.” Albino birds are also white or pale, but their feet, legs and eyes are pale pink or red and their bills are pale.

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Continued from C1 The position pays from $55,000 to $75,000 per year plus benefits. Mulenex said he’s looking for a candidate with potential as the municipality of La Pine continues to grow. “If you don’t have city manager experience, but you bring potential to the job with skills in other places ... that is something we’re going to consider,” he said. “Unique is a word that is overused, but there are a lot of different aspects to La Pine, and we want the new city manager to have the depth to understand what those aspects are.” Allen, who has been the interim city manager since June 2010, will end his tenure with the city Feb.

that she had contacted the insurance company and found that Gruetter’s office had not yet paid the lien. “I was told that if they do not receive the money from Mr. Gruetter, I will be responsible for paying that,” she wrote. The state bar has requested further information on the case from Gruetter. Once that is received, the disciplinary counsel may forward the complaint to a professional responsibility board. In the final complaint, Wesley Fisher of Credit Associates Inc. alleges that Gruetter broke bar rules in two separate cases. In both cases, Gruetter represented plaintiffs who reached settlements with St. Charles Health System, and Credit Associates was assigned to the hospital claims. After reaching settlements, Fisher wrote, Gruetter failed to turn over the funds owed. Fisher wrote in his complaint that in one of the cases, Gruetter provided a check — nine months later — for 2⁄3 of the amount Credit Associates claims it was owed. “In this case, the subject attorney withheld disbursement of settlement funds for nine months and has refused to provide an accounting of the remaining funds he is required to maintain,” Fisher wrote. Fisher’s complaint is under review, and the bar’s disciplinary counsel has asked Gruetter for further information to determine whether he has engaged in misconduct. Gruetter has never had a disciplinary action taken against him, according to the Oregon State Bar. He did not return calls for comment. — Reporter: 541-617-7831, smiller@bendbulletin.com

28. Allen, a former mayor of Madras, was brought in as a stopgap administrator for La Pine as it searched for the right candidate to take over on a long-term basis. “I’ll go back to real estate and private development now,” Allen said. “But if there was another part-time, interim job, I would do it again. It has been a great job and I think these are good gigs because you can deal with the tougher issues and make the changes that need to be made, and the long-term (manager) doesn’t have all that baggage.” — Reporter: 541-617-7837 ehidle@bendbulletin.com

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Continued from C1 In a September response, Gruetter told the bar’s assistant disciplinary counsel that he followed his office protocol in getting medical records, but never sent them to an expert because the woman failed to pay the advance costs. On Dec. 1, the bar forwarded the woman’s complaint to the disciplinary counsel to determine whether a violation occurred. Two other complaints against Gruetter were filed Dec. 1. One was filed by a woman whom Gruetter had represented in a personal injury case that produced a settlement in 2010. In her complaint, the woman states that Gruetter put the settlement funds into his client trust account, then paid her the funds remaining after taking out money to pay himself and another firm, and to cover liens. “His office held $2,843.82 for payment of a lien by Blue Cross/Blue Shield in his client trust account,” she wrote, noting that Gruetter told her he would settle with the insurance company for a smaller amount than the remaining lien, then give her the rest of the money. In October 2011, the woman said she called his office to see where her money was. She was supposed to get a check for $947.94, she wrote in her complaint. Since November, she alleges, Gruetter has not given her that remaining money. The woman also wrote

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4 protesters arrested on councilor’s lawn The Associated Press EUGENE — Four people were taken into custody Sunday after they pitched tents on Eugene City Councilor George Poling’s lawn to show they objected to his vote to close an Occupy Eugene campsite, the Eugene Register-Guard reported. Poling said he was awakened by the noise of people ringing his doorbell, banging on the side of his house and yelling. About 15 protesters had gathered around Poling’s house a little after 8 p.m. Sunday, setting up three small tents on his front lawn. “They were on my front porch; my dogs — I have three dogs — were barking like crazy,” Poling said. “I decided that was enough, so I called the police.” Authorities took four people away in police cars, and information about them was not available, the newspaper reported. Demonstrators who

“I guess if I made a decision that somebody doesn’t like, I guess I’m subject to this type of protest. That’s part of the job. But it’s not going to change my mind about how I represent my people and my ward.” — George Poling, city councilor, Eugene

were not detained chanted, “Fight crime, not speech!” and, “This is what a police state looks like.” The protesters said they were objecting to Poling’s votes against allowing Occupy Eugene to remain at Washington-Jefferson Park. The city council voted 5-2 last week to direct city officials to break up the camp after a night of fighting that left one man hospitalized. He later died. “This is what happens when we lose our home,” said one protester who wasn’t identified by the newspaper. The demonstrator later shouted

that Poling’s actions were “a callous, heartless attack on our community.” After the four arrests, the other protesters picked up the tents and dispersed. Poling, who stayed in his house throughout the incident, said he couldn’t make out the chants, but that he had looked out the window, saw a person with an “Occupy” sign on their shirt and assumed that the camp was the topic. “I guess if I made a decision that somebody doesn’t like, I guess I’m subject to this type of protest. That’s part of the job. But it’s not going to

change my mind about how I represent my people and my ward,” he said. By Sunday, the Occupy Eugene camp had dwindled to just one person. Nicholas Valencia, 23, said he passed his time chatting with strangers and cleaning up trash left behind as other demonstrators complied with requests from the city to leave. So far, Valencia said, no one has specifically directed him to leave. Some of the homeless from the camp have found people to take them in and let them stay in spare rooms or basements, he said. “A lot of the others are back to sleeping in alleys, sleeping by the river, wherever they can,” he told the Eugene Register-Guard. Responding to the large number of homeless who congregated at the camp, the city early next year will convene a task force on homelessness.

Woodburn LANE COMMUNITY COLLEGE mall offers School hires housing manager Boxing Day incentives By Greg Bolt

The Eugene Register-Guard

The Associated Press PORTLAND — At one Oregon shopping center, the day after Christmas wasn’t just about exchanging ugly clothes and cashing in gift cards. Woodburn Company Stores south of Portland is trying to keep the busy holiday shopping season going by luring Canadians on Boxing Day. Raffles and loyalty incentives for Canadian tour operators help keep business churning year round.

Tour buses The Oregonian reports that about a dozen Canadian tour buses began rolling in Monday morning and a line quickly formed outside a Coach designer handbag store. After-Christmas deals and tax-free shopping can provide Canadian tourists a bargain in Oregon. Richmond, British Columbia-based eHome Holidays sent three buses south of the border. Shoppers boarded late Sunday and hit up a traditional shopping mall before moving on to the outlet mall, Walmart and Fry’s Electronics.

Intruder armed with Tiki torch arrested after smashing up Aloha bedroom The Associated Press PORTLAND — Police say a man broke into a couple’s home and started swinging an unlit Tiki torch while they slept Christmas morning. Aaron Kirchmann, of Aloha, tells KGW-TV that he awoke to find the man wearing nothing but socks and black shorts that may have been his underwear. Kirchmann says he pulled a gun from his nightstand and aimed it at the intruder, who he says was screaming things he didn’t understand. Kirchmann says he was hit in the wrist with the torch and his gun accidentally went off but nobody was hurt. He says the intruder used the Tiki torch to bash everything inside a bathroom before escaping out a back window. Police say they arrested a 28-year-old registered sex offender who was still carrying the Tiki torch. They say the suspect was probably under the influence of drugs.

About to become a landlord for the first time, Lane Community College has opted to hire a private firm to manage the operations of its new student housing complex. Members of the LCC board decided recently that it would be better to have an experienced property manager run the 255-student building that LCC is building in downtown Eugene than to have the board take on the task. The college has never managed student housing and doesn’t have the expertise on staff to tackle the job.

But the board held out the possibility of changing the arrangement later. LCC will offer a three-year contract for the management job and will reevaluate its position when the deal expires. A key concern is the need to begin marketing the apartments soon to ensure the building is full or nearly full soon after it opens next fall. The college hopes the apartments generate a modest revenue stream for the general fund after expenses are covered. “We need to get it leased up,” LCC President Mary Spilde said. LCC considered several

options for managing the building, including doing it in-house. The college also considered having a property manager handle all aspects of building and tenant management, but in the end elected an approach that blends some college involvement with private management. The college will employ five people to act as resident assistants to help fellow residents deal with building issues and be a liaison to the property manager. Those assistants also would take turns being on call during the night and weekend hours when the on-site manager is not there.

Baker County records restored By Terri Harbe Baker City Herald

BAKER CITY — Another major cleanup chore related to a flood last year at the Baker County Courthouse was completed recently with the restoration of nearly 100 record books. Some of the documents affected by the flood date to the 1880s, said Tami Green, Baker County clerk. A jail

roster from 1902 and an election poll book from 1908 were among the documents that were soaked. Portions of the county’s probate journals, Justice Court dockets, tax warrants, and property records also were drenched. About 10 percent of the county’s records were affected, Green said. “Now they are restored to better-than-original condi-

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Gay magazine closes in Portland PORTLAND — A newsmagazine that served Portland’s gay community is shutting down. A brief announcement posted Monday on the website for Just Out says, “Three years of recession have taken their toll.” Publisher Marty Davis confirmed the closure in an email to The Oregonian, saying the magazine has “closed its doors and shut down its computers.” She also tells The Oregonian that there are no plans to continue the publication online. The free, twice-monthly magazine was established in 1983.

Portland stabbing is second for victim PORTLAND — Portland police say a 24-year-old man who was stabbed at home a month ago has been stabbed again at the same location. Authorities say Brian Denault suffered stab wounds to his chest and arm early Monday morning. Police say they don’t have a clear picture of what happened because Denault was largely uncooperative with investigators on both

occasions. Lt. Robert King says family members are likely suspects but investigators have not released any names. No arrests have been made.

1 killed in Eugene wrong-way wreck EUGENE — Police say a 22-year-old man was killed after driving the wrong way on a Eugene highway and colliding with another vehicle. Three others were injured. Authorities said Monday that Jonathan Golz, of Veneta, was pronounced dead at the scene. His passenger, 28-year-old Rudy Adams Jr., of Eugene, was seriously injured in the crash early Sunday evening on U.S. Route 99. Police say Golz was driving south in the northbound lane and struck a pickup, seriously injuring 21-yearold Amanda McNealy. McNealy’s father, 55-year-old Thomas McNealy, of Walterville, also was injured and is expected to survive. Police say they’re investigating whether alcohol was a contributing factor. Investigators are asking witnesses who haven’t already spoken with authorities to call Oregon State Police. — From wire reports

tion,” she said. The bound records were soaked when freezing temperatures caused a plumbing system failure at the courthouse over the 2010 Thanksgiving weekend. Water cascaded down three floors of the building and damaging the Circuit Court, Assessor’s Office, and planning and water departments. The cost to restore the books was about $74,000.

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Health insurance exchange submits details to Salem The Associated Press SALEM — A clearer picture is surfacing of a new health insurance marketplace intended to help individuals and small businesses shop for health coverage. A preliminary business plan projects that more than 280,000 Oregonians will get health coverage through the Oregon Health Insurance Exchange by the end of 2015. The exchange would need between 100,000 and 120,000 people to break even, according to estimates. The exchange is a public corporation created by lawmakers earlier this year to enable individuals and small businesses — which don’t have the expertise or buying power of large employers — to shop for health coverage and compare plans. Lawmakers drew up a broad outline for the exchange and directed experts to write an intricate business plan that could be approved when the Legislature meets in February. Exchange director Howard “Rocky” King told lawmakers last week that a federal decision this month lobbed “a grenade” into the planning but he’ll still submit a business plan, the Salem Statesman Journal reported. The Obama administration announced Dec. 16 that it will give states broad leeway to pick the benefits offered under the 2010 health care overhaul. That’s good news for Oregon, King said, but it will create some short-term headache. “It gives the state of Oregon the ability to look at what its citizens want and need and to frame choices for the Oregon marketplace, rather than let somebody in Washington, D.C., do it,” King told state legislators last week, responding to a question. “The bad news is that it’s going to be a difficult task.” Now that states will have to determine their own initial benefits, King said, the process will involve broader policy questions

— Howard “Rocky” King, director, Oregon Health Insurance Exchange

to be decided in consultation with the governor, legislators, insurance companies, regulators and other state agencies. States vary widely in what medical services are required to be covered through insurance plans, but many basic services are likely to be consistent throughout the states. Under the framework for an Oregon exchange enacted earlier this year, a nine member board would decide which plans qualify under federal guidelines to be sold in the state’s electronic marketplace. Lawmakers also required participating insurers to rate their plans — bronze, silver, gold or platinum — and to offer at least one “silver” and one “gold” plan. Plans would not go on sale until October 2013 for coverage that is scheduled to start in January 2014. House Health Care Committee co-chairman Jim Thompson, R-Dallas, said the exchange concept was discussed as long ago as 2004.

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he Navy announced in July that Mountain View High School’s junior ROTC program would be shut down in June because it didn’t meet the required en-

rollment of 100 students.

That was sad news for a program that met the needs of some students, instilled discipline and cultivated leadership. But we were pleased to see the announcement that Bend-La Pine district will be offering a similar program known as the Navy National Defense Cadet Corps. The district approved the program for a one-year trial. The program is a bit less demanding than NJROTC, which may be a good balance between offering the benefits to students while making it more appealing to enough students. The cadet corps program was approved by Congress in 2008 and formally kicked off last April, according to its website. Unlike NJROTC, it is financed primarily by participating school districts rather than by the U.S. Navy. Lt. Cmdr. Niels Farner, who has run the local NJROTC pro-

gram, will stay with the new cadet program. He has his work cut out for him. He will have no assistant and he must offer classes not only at Mountain View, but also at Bend and Marshall high schools. Perhaps most important, he will have to nearly double enrollment — to 150 students — to keep the cadet program alive. That latter condition was set not by the Navy, but by Bend-La Pine Schools. It makes sense. The district is strapped for funds, and there’s no indication the situation will improve much during the next school year. Unless Farner can demonstrate demand for the cadet corps, the district will have to decide the best place to spend the $70,000 it will invest to bring the corps to Bend for the 2012-13 school year.

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regon’s minimum wage goes one way: up. It doesn’t matter if the economy contracts, if thousands of Oregonians are jobless or if the consumer price index goes down; Oregon’s minimum wage can not go down. On Jan. 1, Oregon’s minimum wage will go up to $8.80 an hour. That’s an increase of 30 cents. The boost means Oregon will hold on to the second-highest minimum wage in the nation. Oregon voters chose to peg the minimum wage to inflation in a ballot measure in 2002. Ten other states do the same thing. Oregon’s minimum wage rises with increases in the consumer price index. The Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries adjusts the minimum wage every September, rounded to the nearest five cents. The change takes effect Jan. 1. Oregonians may not have ever imagined prices might decline. The ballot measure didn’t make any allowance for a decrease — only for an increase. There are arguments to be made for tying the minimum wage to inflation. If prices go up, linking the minimum wage to inflation is a way of ensuring that buying power does not go down for minimum

wage workers. Chuck Sheketoff, executive director and co-founder of the Oregon Center for Public Policy, pointed out earlier this year that with a minimum wage of $8.80 an hour, a full-time minimum wage worker will still make enough for one and two-person families to stay above federal poverty levels. But there is a major trade-off. Wages move to balance supply and demand. Dictating the minimum wage stops that from happening and hurts some people who need help. When the wages for minimum wage workers go up, it puts pressure on employers to drive up wages or salaries for other employees. Those increases and the increase in the minimum wage means there’s less money around to hire other workers. Employers have less money to hire people who are out of work. Try to convince somebody who is jobless that pushing up the minimum wage is really for the best. With so many people still struggling to find work, why is Oregon making it harder? We know not everyone will agree with that argument, but if Oregon is going to tie the minimum wage to inflation, let’s at least tie it to deflation, too.

Unheard by Redmond schools By Leah Wilcox ompelled by an increasing sense of powerlessness regarding the direction of my children’s education in public schools and a belief that if I don’t speak up I may lose the privilege, I recently participated in the controversial Redmond School District “discussion� regarding International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement courses at Redmond and Ridgeview high schools. I was encouraged by the school board’s repeated commitment to hear from the public, but began to suspect, at the first signs of opposition, that “listening� meant placating. So I asked, “Do you really want to know what we have to say or have you already made up your minds?� With prevarication came acknowledgement — yes, their position was decided — but with a diplomatic (if not ambiguous) qualification that they were always open to change. That seemed hopeful. Surely sufficient logic and common cause could promote said change. In good company, I chose to carry on. Later, in an attempt to ascertain the board’s perspective regarding new information presented by Bob Perry, whose research I applaud, I was informed by Jim Erickson not only that “there is no absolute truth� — maybe he forgot about the ones we used to call “self evident� — but also that board members had no obligation to reveal their stance until the issue became an agenda item. Who knew political transpar-

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IN MY VIEW ency requires formality? Following this enlightenment, in chorus with others, I immediately appealed for the issue to be placed on the next agenda, which it was. Encouraged, I idealistically anticipated a straightforward exchange, but it was not to be. In the next meeting, the public was invited to voice concerns not previously presented — presumably, details of former concerns could be recalled by the board at will — followed by a board discussion and decision. Brevity was urged in order to allow time for that discussion, but ironically, it comprised the briefest portion of the meeting. There were no deliberations. Justification superseded explanation, punctuated by a high five from Erickson to Perry for returning to the fold. Erickson’s earlier statement: “Hopefully we’ll come out on the back side of this understanding why things will be the way they will be� meant precisely what it implied: what “will be� had already been decided. As a member of a group of concerned parents stonewalled in conscientiously early attempts to obtain budget and enrollment numbers from the high school and the district, I was especially disheartened when the district presented those numbers to the board — unskewed, I assume — after opportunity for public comment was closed, despite the fact that our group’s representa-

tive emphasized, even in the course of the meeting, the district’s failure to provide that information. Significantly, an enrollment comparison of IB diploma and AP students was conspicuously missing from the district’s presentation. This omission made Superintendent Shay Mikalson’s recommendation regarding enrollment as the basis for current offerings impossible to assess. For now, despite staff cuts and crowded classes, we will continue to pay $18,750 in annual IB subscription fees and $98,000 for three part-time coordinators in addition to more than $285,838 the district has already paid to cover deficit budgets for a program selected by a still-undisclosed but historically small number of students. Why? We need a superior education alternative. While I emphatically agree with the need, I regret IB is evidently the district’s sole solution. Ultimately, I recognize the majority of parents and community members trusted our board and superintendent, with their expert interpretations, to make this decision for their children and themselves. It was this silent majority the board did hear and represent. I hope, if we don’t live happily ever after with the outcome, the brave few who lifted their voices will dare to run the gauntlet again. After all, the district is committed to “Fostering effective and respectful communication networks with all (its) stakeholders.� — Leah Wilcox lives in Redmond.

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Life gets tougher for the autistic and their families as they age By Susan Senator Special to The Washington Post

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’m tired of being called brave. But being the mom of a deeply autistic young man of 22, I can’t avoid it. Because I survived. Ever since Nat’s birth, in the Autism Stone Age of 1989, I have had to be a Saber-Toothed Tiger Mother — or at least pretend to be one. From finding the right doctors to getting my town to do right by him to also doing right by my other two sons, I have always had to be strong — or feign strength. What to expect when you’re not expecting autism? No one has real answers. They didn’t then, and they don’t now. It has always been up to my husband and me. I never thought that figuring out autistic adulthood would be the same way. Now that Nat has finished school, I feel like I am right where I started, the diagnosis days: grieving, confused, panicked. I’m sad because I miss the comfort and safety of the old routines.

I miss the school-day structure and the knowledge that Nat had caring, qualified people teaching him things. Even when Nat moved out at 17 and into his school residence, I felt like we had a routine — and a lifeline — in the school professionals. Anchored by the federal mandate of special education, staffers were required to be responsible for Nat’s growth, and they were. But it isn’t even that incredible system that made the school years so great. Teachers don’t work with autistic children if they’re concerned about all the regulations and paperwork. They go into teaching guys like Nat because they are game for the challenge, they think on their feet and — most of all — because they are special. Those teachers who worked with Nat through the withdrawn, too-quiet years to the scary-tantrum phases — they are the heroes. Still, I am told that I am special because I am Nat’s mom — as though I am a saint, somehow chosen. I’m not. I’m just a mother trying to raise my

son to be the best he can be. The other thing I hear a lot is that Nat is an angel, closer to God than others, here to teach me something. No, he’s not. He is just a complex young man. He’s not a spiritual messenger or a puzzle. The adult-services system, or perhaps the lack thereof, is the puzzle. Helping Nat have a decent adult life is our family’s greatest challenge — not Nat himself. We want him to have a life with something to do: a job, volunteer work; a place to live safely, cared for; days with a rewarding rhythm. These are things I’ve been working on since he was a teenager — along with his school. Those teachers had Nat working at Meals on Wheels by 14 and at Papa Gino’s by 19. Now, Nat is transitioning to adulthood. He is finished with public education services, and navigating the far more complex adult-services system. I’ve done everything “they� tell you to do. I attended workshops, seminars and conferences. I pushed to get Nat funding and to qualify for

whatever programs might help him live as independently as possible. I know I can’t afford a staff person myself, nor will I live forever. I did my homework. I visited an adult group home before Nat graduated and did not like what I found. Care was adequate but lifeless. Some of my friends’ children had it even worse: from regularly missed appointments to soiled, unchanged underwear. We’ve all learned that adulthood can be abysmal for kids like ours. And yet without the programs we’ve got — troubled though they may be — we have practically nothing. I cannot fathom what would happen to all of us without programs such as Medicaid and the other gossamer-thin safety nets. It dawned on me recently that I am going to have to do more than act tough and tireless: I have to become what they say I am. Because I have to face the fact that no matter how hard I push, we still may not end up with a good situation for Nat. If only there were a waiting list for a stable adult-

hood experience like those to get into the good autism schools. I know how to be on those. I’ve tried for the past year to put together my vision for Nat: a group home of my own, with like-minded families and staff that we help choose. And every time I get close to succeeding, some piece or another does not fall into place. You can’t get funding until you have a group. You can’t get the group together until you have a house. You can’t get the house until you have the funding. And so, on top of all the emotional upheaval, Nat’s turning 22 is a Catch22. Funding is scarce, and the programs can be iffy because of it. As always, there is no one to ask; every expert and professional has a different story. In the end, I’m figuring it out as I go, only now I am no longer a young mother. I am, however, still Nat’s mother. So I suppose I will continue to roar. — Susan Senator is the author of “The Autism Mom’s Survival Guide� and “Making Peace With Autism.�


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O    Rogers’ photos netted numerous journalism awards in the early morning hours at what is now Los Angeles Art Rogers, an award-win- International Airport, shows ning former longtime Los An- two DC-3s in the distance and geles Times photographer best a line of about three dozen known for his sports coverage, jack rabbits, all with their ears has died. He was 93. pointing upward. Rogers, who suffered a heart “Someone was using a jackattack Dec. 16, died Tuesday in hammer and suddenly stopped a skilled nursing facility near and all the rabbit ears went up,” his home in Morro Bay, Ca- Rogers recently told The Times’ lif., said his grandson, Jerry From the Archive photo blog. Rogers. The bunny picture, In a more than 40- FEATURED later dubbed “L.A. year career with The was picked OBITUARY Hareport,” Times that began in up by Life magazine. 1940 and included In another memogeneral assignment and fea- rable photo, shot in 1977, Rogture photography, Rogers ers captured a horse and rider won the National Headliner watching as the space shuttle Award, two Eclipse awards Enterprise was towed from a and a Look magazine award, Rockwell International facility among many others. in Palmdale to Edwards Air Rogers, whose photos were Force Base for test flights. often picked up by Time, Life Rogers’ career at The Times and Sports Illustrated, also was also included taking pictures part of the editorial team whose of early atomic bomb tests in coverage of the 1965 Watts riot Nevada and visiting world earned The Times the Pulitzer leaders such as Soviet Premier Prize for local reporting. Nikita Khrushchev and Presi“I always admired Art’s dents Dwight Eisenhower and work,” said Bill Beebe, a former John F. Kennedy. Times reporter and photograRogers studied photography pher who first met Rogers in the at Fremont High School. After mid-1950s. “He was especially selling his first picture to The good at sports photography. Times in 1937, he covered high “Like all of us during that school sports and spot news period, we shot mainly with for the paper, earning $2 for 4-by-5 Speed Graphics, and each published picture before those were a monster handi- joining the staff in 1940. cap in shooting sports. Art was Rogers, who was a mentor a master at those cameras.” to many younger photograRetired Times photogra- phers at the paper, later said pher Rick Meyer recalled that he was “happiest when makRogers “was always an early ing pictures” and once had 22 adopter of new technology.” of his photos appear in one As a sports photographer, Sunday paper. Meyer said, “Art had a gift for After Rogers retired from being in the right place at the The Times in 1983, his grandright time. He knew all sports son said, “he did lots of fishing inside and out and had an ex- and still did a lot of photogracellent timing ... always press- phy — wildlife photography ing the shutter release at the and such. He’d always keep perfect moment.” a camera in the car and anyThe prize-winning 1946 thing he thought was interestphoto, a low-level shot taken ing, he’d just grab a shot.”

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Businesses cater to the airport crowd By Gordon Oliver The Vancouver Columbian

In a mini-city where the mixed-up internal clocks of thousands of visitors wreak havoc on normal operations, two Clark County companies say they’ve figured out how to keep pace. Beaches Restaurant and The Barbers, very different businesses, have had one thing in common since 2010: outposts at Portland International Airport. Owners say it’s taken time to adjust to the ebb and flow of people on the go and around-the-clock workers. At The Barbers, it means more people getting that hair clipped on weekdays instead of weekends — the opposite of a typical schedule for a men’s barbershop. At Beaches, the off-kilter time schedule of passengers means hamburgers are served during morning hours.

“Twenty thousand people go through the turnstiles right in front of us. We thought, ‘If we could do this well and make a profit, we could have it be a living billboard for our company.’” — Don Lovell, co-owner, The Barbers

“You could be serving as many burgers as omelettes at breakfast,” said Mark Matthias, Beaches’ owner. The challenge of working out scheduling and staffing kinks is offset by the reward of being able to operate and profit at the high-profile airport, where retail opportunities are typically by invitation only. It’s taken some creative marketing to get there. The Barbers offers a 20-percent discount to the approximately 10,000 employees who work at the airport complex. While Beaches works to attract airport customers, it also managed this year to pull a high school prom

crowd drawn to the idea of arriving by limousine for a meal at the airport. The restaurant’s locally-themed murals and quirky beach scenes undoubtedly are part of the draw. “It’s been a lot of fun for us,” Matthias said. “Think about the number of people in Portland who don’t know we exist. It’s been great exposure to market the Vancouver restaurant.” Don Lovell, co-owner of The Barbers with his wife, Alison, shares the sentiment. The small airport shop is great advertising for the company’s 16 neighborhood shops in the Portland metro area and Clark

County, he said. “Twenty thousand people go through the turnstiles right in front of us,” Lovell said. “We thought, ‘If we could do this well and make a profit, we could have it be a living billboard for our company.’” The Port of Portland’s fee structure is designed to help businesses succeed, said Scott Kilgo, senior manager in Portland International Airport’s concession department. The port sets rents at 10 percent to 14 percent of gross profits, and its leases typically run from five to 10 years. From Kilgo’s perspective, Beaches is off to a strong start. The Barbers is also strong, but faces a tougher challenge — most travelers aren’t thinking about getting a haircut at the airport, Kilgo concedes. Kilgo’s good news, which should help Lovell and Matthias sleep at night: “We haven’t had anybody go out of business at PDX,” he said.

FIRE CONSUMES 15 WASHINGTON BUSINESSES

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Firefighters work on a fire that destroyed an office building Monday morning in Bellevue, Wash. A raging fire engulfed the Forum West Building early Monday morning, taking down the roof and destroying all 15 businesses and professional offices located there, the

Bellevue Fire Department reported. No one was hurt, but the building was a “total loss,” with damage estimated to be $1.5 million, said Lt. Troy Donlin of the Fire Department. Authorities, who were still investigating the cause, do not suspect arson.

Morvillo pioneered white-collar criminal defense By Peter Lattman and Benjamin Weiser New York Times News Service

Robert Morvillo, a prominent New York trial lawyer who pioneered the practice of white-collar criminal defense and whose client list included colorful celebrities, powerful politicians and billionaire businessmen, died on Saturday at his home in Rockville Center, N.Y. He was 73. He died in his sleep while recovering from a recent operation, according to his law firm, Morvillo, Abramowitz, Grand, Iason, Anello & Bohrer. Morvillo’s high-profile clients included Martha Stewart in her trial on obstruction-of-justice charges related to illegal stock trading; real estate developer John Zaccaro, the husband of former vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro, in a bribery case; and Maurice Greenberg, former chief executive of American International Group, in his legal battles with the New York attorney general. A stout man, Morvillo combined a cerebral but unpretentious demeanor with fierce advocacy and a sometimes sharp temper. “What is very difficult to convey is his tactical brilliance,”

said Jed Rakoff, a federal judge in Manhattan who presided over Morvillo’s final trial, this past summer. “Win or lose, he was always thinking three steps ahead of anyone else in the room,” said Rakoff, a friend of Morvillo’s for almost 40 years dating to their days as federal prosecutors. “He just had a great ability to see how a particular tactic would play out, not just in the short run but in the long run.” Robert Guy Morvillo was born in New York on Jan. 22, 1938, and grew up in Rockville Center, on Long Island. His father, Massimo, known as Victor, was an insurance administrator at Met Life and, after earning his law degree at night, had a second career as a lawyer. His mother, Marie, was a pharmacist. He graduated from Colgate University and, in 1963, from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone scholar and an editor of the Law Review. After clerking for Judge William Herlands, a federal judge in Manhattan, Morvillo joined the U.S. attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York in Manhattan. Morvillo was one of a group

D E  Deaths of note from around the world: Pedro Armendariz, 71: Mexican actor and president of the Mexican Movie Academy. Died on Monday in New York of cancer. Ernest Holloway, 81: Former president of Langston University in Langston, Okla. Died Saturday in Sugar Land, Texas, of stomach cancer. Yoshimitsu Morita, 61: Japanese director whose films, including the award-winning “Family Game,” depicted the absurdity and vulnerability of conformist Japan’s everyday

life. Died Tuesday. Warren Hellman, 77: Philanthropist, community leader and dedicated musician. Died Dec. 18 from complications of leukemia. Mark Goldweber, 53: Leading classical dancer with the Joffrey Ballet in the 1970s and ’80s and who won wide acclaim as the Blue Skater in Frederick Ashton’s ballet “Patineurs.” Died Dec. 9 in Salt Lake City. — From wire reports

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FEATURED OBITUARY “Win or lose, (Morvillo) was always thinking three steps ahead of anyone else in the room. He just had a great ability to see how a particular tactic would play out, not just in the short run but in the long run.” — Jed Rakoff, federal judge

of lawyers who worked as federal prosecutors in the office in the 1960s under Robert Morgenthau’s leadership. He rose to become head of the office’s securities-fraud unit, which Morgenthau had formed. That unit, which had led to an increase in indictments against corporate executives, in turn created a need for white-collar defense. Later, Morvillo became chief of the office’s criminal division. Today, many of the deans of New York’s criminal-defense bar, including Gary Naftalis and Charles Stillman, served with Morvillo as assistants un-

der Morgenthau. In 1973, Morvillo joined a boutique firm started by John Martin and Otto Obermaier, two of his former colleagues. The firm was among the first that made a business out of representing businessmen and political officials in hot water. Back then, white-shoe firms in New York steered clear of those representations, which they considered declasse. Today, every large corporate law firm has a white-collar defense practice that competes for business with Morvillo Abramowitz, which has grown to about 60 lawyers. Morvillo told his fellow lawyers he was proud that in recent years his four sons had worked with him as lawyers at his firm. In his last trial, one of his sons gave the opening argument, and Morvillo delivered the summation. Morvillo also represented large corporations, including the Hess Corp. and Merrill Lynch. But his most famous client was Martha Stewart. Early last decade, Stewart hired Morvillo to defend her from criminal charges that she lied to investigators about why she sold shares of the biotechnology company ImClone Systems. In interviews around the

time of her trial, Stewart said that she admired Morvillo for his toughness and forthrightness about her legal situation. A jury convicted Stewart after a five-week trial. “Too many lawyers sugarcoat their client’s problems and tell them what they want to hear,” said Elkan Abramowitz, Morvillo’s law partner for 32 years. “Bob was very direct, and I think that’s why his clients loved him.” While Morvillo was known for his representation of boldface names, many of his biggest successes involved clients who never became known to the public, as he resolved their cases quietly with prosecutors before public charges could be brought. Though he spent most of his career defending white-collar defendants, Morvillo, in a 2007 speech at a Colgate alumni event, said the government had good reason to pursue them. “How can we arrest poor people for shoplifting, selling marijuana or overindulging in alcohol and then ignore corporate embezzlers or fat-cat fixers simply because they give a lot of money to charity or are well connected politically?” he asked.

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Snowmobiler found after spending night outside Yakima Herald-Republic CLE ELUM, Wash. — Missing snowmobiler Steve McKorkle, of Bremerton, was found Monday afternoon, after he’d been lost for more than 24 hours in the forest north of Lake Cle Elum. The Kittitas County Winter Rescue team located McKorkle at about 3:30 p.m. McKorkle, 41, had gotten separated from his friend about noon Christmas Day while the two were snowmobiling between the Gallagher Basin and the Hawkins Mountain Basin in the Wenatchee National Forest, north of Cle Elum. McKorkle, a novice snowmobiler, wasn’t carrying any survival equipment.

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THE BULLETIN • TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2011

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W E AT H ER FOR EC A ST Maps and national forecast provided by Weather Central LP ©2011.

TODAY, DECEMBER 27

WEDNESDAY

Today: Mostly cloudy, rain likely.

Ben Burkel

Bob Shaw

LOW

49

39

Astoria

46/44

48/45

Cannon Beach 48/46

44/37

43/40

51/42

Lincoln City

Salem

48/42

53/46

53/41

46/43

Coos Bay

47/36

Oakridge

Cottage Grove

47/48

46/41

Crescent

Roseburg

51/43

Gold Beach

Unity 37/31

45/35

Paulina 48/36

Vale 40/31

Hampton 45/36

Juntura

Burns

42/32

48/37

Riley

JordanValley 43/32

Frenchglen

WEST Breezy with showers likely today. Breezy with rain likely tonight. CENTRAL Rain and snow showers today. Rain and snow likely tonight.

Yesterday’s state extremes

47/35

47/33

Grants Pass

• 48°

Paisley

46/41

55/44

44/39

48/39

Brookings

Klamath Falls 46/34

Ashland

54/47

Pendleton

45/32

Chiloquin

Medford 46/36

• 7° Burns

Fields

Lakeview

McDermitt

46/35

46/35

38/37

-30s

-20s

-10s

• 84°

10s

Vancouver 47/45

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

0s

30s Saskatoon 32/17

Calgary 35/23

Seattle 47/44

Boise 42/33

40s

Winnipeg 18/15

St. Paul 33/22

McComb, Miss.

Las Vegas 63/41

Salt Lak e City 40/27

Phoenix 64/43

Honolulu 81/69

Kansas City 42/27 Oklahoma City 51/28

St. Louis 46/28

Dallas 54/34

Tijuana 67/46

Houston 63/41

Chihuahua 62/31

Anchorage 17/4

La Paz 77/59 Juneau 32/24

Mazatlan 80/49

Chicago 42/27

Little Rock 52/31

80s

90s

100s 110s

Quebec 32/23

Omaha 40/24

Denver 46/29 Albuquerque 46/25

Los Angeles 65/46

70s

Green Bay 34/17

Des Moines 39/25

Cheyenne 43/25

Grants, N.M.

60s

Thunder Bay 22/4

Rapid City 41/28

• -12° San Francisco 56/48

50s

Bismarck 35/23

Billings 45/30

Portland 46/45

Fort Myers, Fla.

• 3.88”

20s

Mostly cloudy, chance rain.

HIGH LOW

51 37

HIGH LOW

51 35

50 35

BEND ALMANAC

PLANET WATCH

TEMPERATURE

SUN AND MOON SCHEDULE

Tomorrow Rise Set Mercury . . . .6:01 a.m. . . . . . 3:11 p.m. Venus . . . . . .9:46 a.m. . . . . . 7:13 p.m. Mars. . . . . .10:32 p.m. . . . . 11:33 a.m. Jupiter. . . . .12:48 p.m. . . . . . 2:18 a.m. Saturn. . . . . .1:57 a.m. . . . . 12:55 p.m. Uranus . . . .11:40 a.m. . . . . 11:41 p.m.

Yesterday’s weather through 4 p.m. in Bend 24 hours ending 4 p.m.. . . 0.00” High/Low . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42/27 Month to date . . . . . . . . . . 0.00” Record high . . . . . . . . 56 in 1980 Average month to date. . . 1.48” Record low. . . . . . . . . . 0 in 1983 Year to date . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.76” Average high . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Average year to date. . . . 11.43” Average low. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Barometric pressure at 4 p.m.30.17 Record 24 hours . . .0.69 in 1940 *Melted liquid equivalent

Sunrise today. . . . . . 7:39 a.m. Sunset today . . . . . . 4:33 p.m. Sunrise tomorrow . . 7:40 a.m. Sunset tomorrow. . . 4:34 p.m. Moonrise today . . . . 9:31 a.m. Moonset today . . . . 8:20 p.m.

Moon phases First

Full

Dec. 31

Jan. 8

Last

Jan. 16 Jan. 22

OREGON CITIES City

Yesterday Hi/Lo/Pcp

Astoria . . . . . . . .44/32/0.05 Baker City . . . . . . .34/9/0.00 Brookings . . . . . .47/35/0.02 Burns. . . . . . . . . . .39/7/0.00 Eugene . . . . . . . 45/32/trace Klamath Falls . . .40/14/0.00 Lakeview. . . . . . .43/12/0.00 La Pine . . . . . . . .41/22/0.00 Medford . . . . . . .42/29/0.00 Newport . . . . . . .45/34/0.00 North Bend . . . . .46/36/0.00 Ontario . . . . . . . .34/10/0.00 Pendleton . . . . . 48/28/trace Portland . . . . . . .42/31/0.03 Prineville . . . . . . .44/27/0.00 Redmond. . . . . . .42/15/0.00 Roseburg. . . . . . 47/38/trace Salem . . . . . . . . .42/32/0.00 Sisters . . . . . . . . .40/29/0.00 The Dalles . . . . . 45/30/trace

Tuesday Hi/Lo/W

New

ULTRAVIOLET INDEX Wed. Hi/Lo/W

. . . .46/44/sh . . . . . .48/45/r . . . . .37/31/c . . . . .41/32/sh . . . . . 54/47/r . . . . .53/47/sh . . . .43/29/sh . . . . .44/34/sh . . . .46/43/sh . . . . . .46/44/r . . . . .46/34/c . . . . .45/34/sh . . . . 46/35/rs . . . . .44/38/sh . . . .48/35/sh . . . . .44/34/sh . . . .48/39/sh . . . . .50/43/sh . . . .52/47/sh . . . . . .54/45/r . . . .52/47/sh . . . . .55/48/sh . . . .39/32/sh . . . . .41/36/sh . . . . .46/39/c . . . . .50/42/sh . . . .46/45/sh . . . . . .51/46/r . . . .52/40/sh . . . . .50/40/sh . . . . .48/39/c . . . . .52/40/sh . . . .51/45/sh . . . . .53/43/sh . . . .46/43/sh . . . . . .48/44/r . . . .48/38/sh . . . . .47/38/sh . . . .44/37/sh . . . . .50/38/sh

SKI REPORT

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

0 0

LOW

MEDIUM 2

4

HIGH 6

V.HIGH 8

PRECIPITATION

10

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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 . . . . . . . . 49 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: www.skicentral.com/oregon.html www.tripcheck.com 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

TRAVELERS’ FORECAST NATIONAL

NATIONAL WEATHER SYSTEMS -40s

SATURDAY Mostly cloudy, chance rain.

HIGH LOW

58 38

EAST Ontario Slight chance 39/32 of rain or snow today. Chance of Nyssa rain and snow 39/31 tonight.

44/31

49/38

Silver Lake

46/33

Port Orford 53/42

John Day

Christmas Valley

Chemult

51/45

37/31

52/40

Fort Rock 49/37

46/34

41/29

Bandon

38/29

Brothers 47/35

La Pine 48/35

Crescent Lake

52/47

49/39

42/36

Baker City

51/44

Prineville Sisters Redmond 48/38 50/39 Sunriver Bend

Eugene

40/29

Union

Mitchell 53/41

45/36

51/46

Florence

Joseph

Granite Spray46/34

Madras

Camp Sherman

46/41

Yachats

42/36

Warm Springs

Corvallis

40/29

44/37

Condon 52/45

44/41

Enterprise

La Grande

46/38

43/36

Willowdale

Albany

Newport

38/32

46/39

Ruggs

Maupin

46/43

52/47

Wallowa

Pendleton

45/39

42/35

Government Camp 31/25

43/42

Hermiston46/39

Arlington

Wasco

Sandy 44/42

McMinnville

44/39

The Biggs Dalles 42/37

44/37

Hillsboro Portland 46/45

Tillamook

Umatilla

Hood River

FRIDAY Mostly cloudy, chance rain.

HIGH LOW

FORECAST: STATE Seaside

Mostly cloudy, chance rain.

Tonight: Rain and snow likely.

HIGH

THURSDAY

Halifax 41/35 Portland 43/38 To ronto Boston 34/25 47/42 Detroit Bufal o New York 43/23 36/23 50/40 Philadelphia Columbus 51/40 37/28 Washington, D. C. 48/38 Louisville 40/30 Charlotte 53/35

Nashville 47/31 Birmingham 50/33

New Orleans 59/42

Atlanta 52/33

Orlando 78/51 Miami 81/62

Monterrey 68/46

FRONTS

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Yesterday Tuesday Wed. City Hi/Lo/Pcp Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Abilene, TX . . . . . .47/37/0.00 . . . 52/31/s . . 54/32/s Akron . . . . . . . . . .43/32/0.00 . . 35/27/rs . . 28/22/c Albany. . . . . . . . . .40/33/0.00 . .43/33/sh . 35/14/pc Albuquerque. . . . .43/16/0.00 . . . 46/25/s . 47/27/pc Anchorage . . . . . . .14/9/0.00 . . . 17/4/sn . . .11/0/sf Atlanta . . . . . . . . .53/37/0.00 . . . 52/33/r . . 50/31/s Atlantic City . . . . .51/31/0.00 . . . 53/46/r . 46/30/pc Austin . . . . . . . . . .58/43/0.02 . . . 62/35/s . . 64/39/s Baltimore . . . . . . .49/35/0.00 . . . 47/36/r . . 47/33/s Billings . . . . . . . . .44/34/0.00 . .45/30/pc . .49/34/rs Birmingham . . . . .51/36/0.04 . . . 50/33/r . . 50/35/s Bismarck. . . . . . . .48/26/0.00 . .35/23/pc . .39/27/rs Boise . . . . . . . . . . .39/15/0.00 . . .42/33/c . 44/38/sh Boston. . . . . . . . . .43/34/0.00 . .47/42/pc . 45/23/pc Bridgeport, CT. . . .47/35/0.00 . .49/40/sh . 44/23/pc Buffalo . . . . . . . . .39/34/0.00 . . 43/23/rs . 26/21/sn Burlington, VT. . . .34/27/0.07 . . .39/35/c . . 35/4/sn Caribou, ME . . . . .26/11/0.01 . .34/32/pc . .35/-2/sn Charleston, SC . . .59/42/0.00 . . . 68/41/t . . 58/39/s Charlotte. . . . . . . .56/33/0.00 . . . 53/35/r . . 50/31/s Chattanooga. . . . .46/30/0.00 . . . 49/31/r . . 45/28/s Cheyenne . . . . . . .43/28/0.00 . .43/25/pc . . 47/34/c Chicago. . . . . . . . .45/23/0.00 . .42/27/pc . 39/31/pc Cincinnati . . . . . . .46/25/0.00 . . 39/28/rs . 38/29/pc Cleveland . . . . . . .44/35/0.00 . . 38/28/rs . 29/26/pc Colorado Springs .47/12/0.00 . .44/21/pc . 48/28/pc Columbia, MO . . .39/25/0.06 . . . 44/27/s . 46/32/pc Columbia, SC . . . .57/35/0.00 . . . 62/36/r . . 55/32/s Columbus, GA. . . .61/43/0.00 . .57/35/sh . . 54/35/s Columbus, OH. . . .46/33/0.00 . . 37/28/rs . 34/27/pc Concord, NH. . . . .35/21/0.00 . .39/31/pc . . 39/8/sn Corpus Christi. . . .62/47/0.00 . . . 64/51/s . . 68/55/s Dallas Ft Worth. . .48/42/0.00 . . . 54/34/s . . 56/37/s Dayton . . . . . . . . .43/28/0.00 . . 37/27/rs . 35/27/pc Denver. . . . . . . . . .43/22/0.00 . .46/29/pc . 50/32/pc Des Moines. . . . . .47/22/0.00 . . . 39/25/s . 45/30/pc Detroit. . . . . . . . . .45/34/0.00 . . 36/23/rs . 29/27/pc Duluth. . . . . . . . . .43/25/0.00 . .23/14/pc . 30/23/sn El Paso. . . . . . . . . .53/23/0.00 . . . 53/33/s . . 59/32/s Fairbanks. . . . . . . -3/-24/0.00 -13/-22/sn .-15/-30/sf Fargo. . . . . . . . . . .52/31/0.00 . . . 28/21/s . 39/26/sn Flagstaff . . . . . . . .53/15/0.00 . . . 50/14/s . . 50/17/s

Yesterday Tuesday Wed. City Hi/Lo/Pcp Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Grand Rapids . . . .47/32/0.00 . .38/24/sn . 33/27/pc Green Bay. . . . . . .41/24/0.00 . . 34/17/sf . . 30/25/c Greensboro. . . . . .51/34/0.00 . . . 51/34/r . 49/31/pc Harrisburg. . . . . . .46/33/0.00 . . . 43/32/r . . 40/22/s Hartford, CT . . . . .44/32/0.00 . .48/39/sh . 44/20/pc Helena. . . . . . . . . .40/29/0.00 . . .41/29/c . . 48/33/c Honolulu. . . . . . . .82/74/0.00 . .81/69/sh . 80/66/sh Houston . . . . . . . .51/44/0.00 . . . 63/41/s . . 64/42/s Huntsville . . . . . . .47/30/0.04 . . . 50/32/r . . 48/29/s Indianapolis . . . . .46/25/0.00 . . 40/27/rs . 36/26/pc Jackson, MS . . . . .52/46/1.95 . .54/35/pc . . 56/35/s Jacksonville. . . . . .66/55/0.00 . . . 73/46/t . . 60/41/s Juneau. . . . . . . . . .36/30/0.01 . .32/24/sn . 32/25/sn Kansas City. . . . . .49/24/0.00 . . . 42/27/s . 46/32/pc Lansing . . . . . . . . .45/30/0.00 . .36/22/sn . 31/25/pc Las Vegas . . . . . . .56/33/0.00 . . . 63/41/s . 64/45/pc Lexington . . . . . . .44/25/0.00 . . 41/29/rs . 41/28/pc Lincoln. . . . . . . . . .50/19/0.00 . . . 43/23/s . 47/28/pc Little Rock. . . . . . .46/37/1.06 . .52/31/pc . . 52/32/s Los Angeles. . . . . .68/45/0.00 . . . 65/46/s . . 72/51/s Louisville. . . . . . . .45/29/0.00 . . 40/30/rs . 41/30/pc Madison, WI . . . . .45/21/0.00 . .36/18/pc . 35/23/pc Memphis. . . . . . . .49/38/0.37 . . . 51/31/r . . 49/36/s Miami . . . . . . . . . .82/68/0.00 . . . 81/62/t . 75/58/pc Milwaukee . . . . . .44/26/0.01 . . .39/22/c . 36/30/pc Minneapolis . . . . .52/25/0.00 . . . 33/22/s . 35/30/sn Nashville. . . . . . . .45/31/0.00 . . . 47/31/r . . 45/30/s New Orleans. . . . .67/57/0.20 . .59/42/pc . . 58/43/s New York . . . . . . .45/40/0.00 . . . 50/40/r . 45/28/pc Newark, NJ . . . . . .47/36/0.00 . . . 50/39/r . 45/25/pc Norfolk, VA . . . . . .52/44/0.00 . . . 62/44/r . . 51/31/s Oklahoma City . . .48/39/0.04 . . . 51/28/s . . 54/31/s Omaha . . . . . . . . .50/24/0.00 . . . 40/24/s . 46/28/pc Orlando. . . . . . . . .72/62/0.00 . . . 78/51/t . . 66/45/s Palm Springs. . . . .69/37/0.00 . . . 69/44/s . . 73/50/s Peoria . . . . . . . . . .43/23/0.00 . .42/25/pc . 40/29/pc Philadelphia . . . . .49/36/0.00 . . . 51/40/r . 44/26/pc Phoenix. . . . . . . . .64/40/0.00 . . . 64/43/s . . 68/46/s Pittsburgh. . . . . . .41/32/0.00 . . 42/27/rs . 31/20/sn Portland, ME. . . . .38/19/0.01 . .43/38/pc . .42/12/rs Providence . . . . . .46/33/0.00 . .49/42/pc . 46/21/pc Raleigh . . . . . . . . .54/34/0.00 . . . 60/36/r . . 50/29/s

Yesterday Tuesday Wed. City Hi/Lo/Pcp Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Rapid City. . . . . . .48/32/0.00 . .41/28/pc . . 49/35/c Reno . . . . . . . . . . .52/13/0.00 . .48/32/pc . . 59/33/c Richmond . . . . . . .53/36/0.00 . . . 54/40/r . . 51/28/s Rochester, NY . . . .38/33/0.00 . . 42/24/rs . 26/19/sn Sacramento. . . . . .56/26/0.00 . .55/43/pc . . 59/45/c St. Louis. . . . . . . . .43/25/0.07 . . 46/28/rs . 43/33/pc Salt Lake City . . . .41/15/0.00 . .40/27/pc . . 43/33/c San Antonio . . . . .60/43/0.03 . . . 66/38/s . . 67/41/s San Diego . . . . . . .69/45/0.00 . . . 64/46/s . . 71/52/s San Francisco . . . .52/39/0.00 . . .56/45/c . . 57/46/c San Jose . . . . . . . .53/32/0.00 . .59/42/pc . . 61/44/c Santa Fe . . . . . . . . .35/6/0.00 . . . 41/20/s . 41/21/pc

Yesterday Tuesday Wed. City Hi/Lo/Pcp Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Savannah . . . . . . .60/46/0.00 . . . 68/40/t . . 59/37/s Seattle. . . . . . . . . .42/38/0.00 . .47/44/sh . . .52/44/r Sioux Falls. . . . . . .54/32/0.00 . .36/22/pc . 41/26/pc Spokane . . . . . . . .35/25/0.00 . . 38/36/rs . 45/37/sh Springfield, MO . .37/22/0.12 . .45/25/pc . 49/31/pc Tampa. . . . . . . . . .74/65/0.00 . . . 77/52/t . . 67/45/s Tucson. . . . . . . . . .64/34/0.00 . . . 67/35/s . . 69/40/s Tulsa . . . . . . . . . . .50/36/0.03 . . . 52/26/s . . 54/31/s Washington, DC . .50/41/0.00 . . . 48/38/r . . 46/31/s Wichita . . . . . . . . .50/29/0.00 . . . 47/28/s . 51/31/pc Yakima . . . . . . . . 37/25/trace . . .41/31/c . 46/32/sh Yuma. . . . . . . . . . .68/43/0.00 . . . 69/43/s . . 70/47/s

INTERNATIONAL Amsterdam. . . . . .55/50/0.00 . .47/38/pc . 45/38/sh Athens. . . . . . . . . .48/42/0.00 . .48/40/sh . 54/39/pc Auckland. . . . . . . .72/59/0.00 . .70/56/sh . . 70/58/c Baghdad . . . . . . not available . . . 61/38/s . . 63/39/s Bangkok . . . . . . not available . .88/70/pc . 88/71/pc Beijing. . . . . . . . . .34/12/0.00 . .39/20/pc . . 40/20/s Beirut . . . . . . . . . .61/54/0.00 . . . 61/48/s . . 62/50/s Berlin. . . . . . . . . . .50/45/0.00 . .46/38/pc . 44/37/pc Bogota . . . . . . . . .70/46/0.00 . .68/49/sh . 66/49/sh Budapest. . . . . . . .34/21/0.00 . .40/30/pc . 39/27/pc Buenos Aires. . . . .82/61/0.00 . . . 84/59/s . . 87/62/s Cabo San Lucas . .75/54/0.00 . .79/61/pc . 79/59/pc Cairo . . . . . . . . . . .64/52/0.00 . . . 66/51/s . . 66/52/s Calgary . . . . . . . . .39/28/0.00 . .35/23/pc . . 42/31/c Cancun . . . . . . . . .82/66/0.00 . . . 80/70/t . . .81/70/t Dublin . . . . . . . . . .55/50/0.00 . . .53/48/c . 48/36/pc Edinburgh. . . . . . .55/46/0.00 . .45/43/sh . 45/36/pc Geneva . . . . . . . . .41/25/0.00 . . . 46/33/s . . 46/34/s Harare. . . . . . . . . .79/63/0.00 . . . 79/61/t . . .83/63/t Hong Kong . . . . . .66/57/0.00 . .65/53/pc . 67/57/pc Istanbul. . . . . . . . .45/34/0.00 . . . 49/35/s . . 52/36/s Jerusalem . . . . . . .53/44/0.00 . . . 53/40/s . . 55/41/s Johannesburg. . . .75/61/0.00 . . . 75/62/t . . .80/62/t Lima . . . . . . . . . . .75/66/0.00 . .74/65/pc . 75/65/pc Lisbon . . . . . . . . . .59/43/0.00 . . . 59/44/s . 57/43/pc London . . . . . . . . .55/50/0.00 . .52/47/pc . 51/39/sh Madrid . . . . . . . . .52/27/0.00 . . . 53/29/s . . 53/28/s Manila. . . . . . . . . .86/75/0.00 . . .84/75/c . . .83/74/r

Mecca . . . . . . . . . .88/68/0.00 . . . 90/70/s . . 90/69/s Mexico City. . . . . .73/45/0.00 . .75/44/pc . 76/44/pc Montreal. . . . . . . .32/16/0.00 . . 34/25/rs . . .26/3/sf Moscow . . . . . . . .39/23/0.00 . .41/32/sh . 32/20/pc Nairobi . . . . . . . . .77/63/0.00 . .78/60/sh . 79/59/pc Nassau . . . . . . . . .81/64/0.00 . .82/71/pc . 81/71/sh New Delhi. . . . . . .68/39/0.00 . . . 66/40/s . . 66/42/s Osaka . . . . . . . . . .45/32/0.00 . .45/35/sh . 48/38/pc Oslo. . . . . . . . . . . .46/37/0.00 . .36/28/pc . 39/33/sh Ottawa . . . . . . . . .32/14/0.00 . . 32/22/sf . . .25/1/sf Paris. . . . . . . . . . . .55/39/0.00 . .49/40/pc . 46/38/sh Rio de Janeiro. . . .77/73/0.00 . . . 86/74/t . . .84/74/t Rome. . . . . . . . . . .57/39/0.00 . . . 58/39/s . . 58/37/s Santiago . . . . . . . .91/61/0.00 . . . 92/58/s . . .90/61/t Sao Paulo . . . . . . .68/63/0.00 . .81/68/pc . . .83/66/t Sapporo . . . . . . . .32/30/0.00 . . 29/23/sf . .28/22/sf Seoul. . . . . . . . . . .27/14/0.00 . .30/17/pc . 35/21/pc Shanghai. . . . . . . .50/32/0.00 . .51/39/pc . . 52/41/c Singapore . . . . . . .86/79/0.00 . . . 84/75/t . . .84/74/t Stockholm. . . . . . .52/43/0.00 . . . 44/34/s . 41/33/pc Sydney. . . . . . . . . .82/68/0.00 . .71/63/sh . . 71/62/s Taipei. . . . . . . . . . .64/59/0.00 . .69/57/sh . 69/60/sh Tel Aviv . . . . . . . . .64/52/0.00 . . . 63/47/s . . 61/45/s Tokyo. . . . . . . . . . .46/36/0.00 . .45/34/pc . 48/36/pc Toronto . . . . . . . . .39/34/0.00 . . 34/25/rs . 28/16/pc Vancouver. . . . . . .41/37/0.00 . .47/45/sh . . .50/45/r Vienna. . . . . . . . . .46/43/0.00 . . . 43/33/s . 41/30/pc Warsaw. . . . . . . . .46/39/0.00 . .44/40/sh . . 44/33/c


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Portland holds off Philly’s rally to win season opener • LaMarcus Aldridge scores 25 points for the Blazers New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) celebrates after throwing a touchdown pass and breaking Dan Marino’s all-time passing record on Monday.

The Associated Press PORTLAND — As the Portland Trail Blazers’ lead dwindled, coach Nate McMillan decided to pick up the pace. Portland pushed the tempo late in the second half with a smaller quicker lineup and beat the Philadelphia 76ers 107-103 in the season opener for both teams.

“We have a lot of weapons,” said LaMarcus Aldridge, who had 25 points to lead the Blazers. “I think as times got tight for us guys stepped up and made big plays.” Gerald Wallace had 21 points and nine rebounds for the Blazers. Wesley Matthews added 16 points. Reserve Lou Williams had 12 of his 25 points in the second quarter

COMMUNITY SPORTS

Brees sets NFL passing record NEW ORLEANS — Drew Brees has broken the NFL record for yards passing in a season, surpassing a mark that had stood since Dan Marino set it in 1984. Brees topped Marino’s record of 5,084 yards with a 9-yard touchdown pass to Darren Sproles on Monday night against the Atlanta Falcons. Brees entered the game with 4,780 yards, needing 305 to set the record. He has passed for 300 yards or more an NFL-record 12 times this season — with one game still to play. Brees threatened Marino’s record once before in 2008, when he finished with 5,069 yards, making him and Marino the only quarterbacks to pass for 5,000 yards in a season. For a related story, see D4.

and two clutch three-pointers at the end for the Sixers, who are 0-1 on their season-opening five-game road trip. Andre Iguodala had 22 points and eight rebounds. The Sixers shot 48 percent from the field, but the Blazers took 97 shots to Philadelphia’s 83. “They are a good team and they take away a lot of things with their energy and their defense,” Philadelphia’s Elton Brand said. See Blazers / D4

PREP FOOTBALL

• Bend’s Dakota Blackhorse-von Jess is seeking his first senior U.S. title in nordic skiing next week at the national championships, and he has the talent to deliver

— The Associated Press

NBA NBA’s ratings up on Christmas day NEW YORK — NBA fans seem more excited about basketball’s return than bitter about the lockout based on television ratings for the league’s delayed openers. The five Christmas games Sunday averaged 6.2 million viewers based on fast national ratings, up from 6 million last year. The Bulls-Lakers matchup was the third most-watched regularseason game ever on ABC, behind only last year’s highly anticipated Heat-Lakers showdown and another meeting between Miami and L.A. in 2004. Chris Paul’s Clippers debut in the nightcap against the Warriors earned a 2.2 rating, up 69 percent over last year’s Portland-Golden State telecast in the same slot. It was ESPN’s highest-rated Christmas prime-time game. The day’s first contest, Celtics-Knicks on TNT, was the most viewed Christmas game ever on cable. The 4.0 rating was up 48 percent from last year’s Bulls-Knicks game on ESPN. The first night game on ESPN — MagicThunder — drew a 1.8, up 29 percent from last year’s Denver-Oklahoma City matchup. The afternoon’s finals rematch on ABC, the Heat’s rout of the Mavericks, earned a 4.9, up 7 percent from Boston-Orlando last year. Ratings represent the percentage of all homes with televisions tuned to a program. — The Associated Press

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Bend cross-country skier Dakota Blackhorse-von Jess stands at the Swampy Lakes Sno-park on Friday morning, Blackhorse-von Jess is scheduled to compete at the U.S. Cross County Championships in Maine next week.

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ext week could be a big one for Dakota Blackhorse-von Jess. In fact, if Blackhorse-von Jess has his way, it could be the biggest week of his cross-country skiing career to date. A year after finding himself among the country’s best speedsters on the trails, the 25-year-old Bend resident has his eyes on capturing his first national title at the sen-

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Portland’s LaMarcus Aldridge, right, goes for a block against Philadelphia’s Jrue Holliday Monday night in Portland.

ior level during the 2012 U.S. Cross Country Championships, scheduled for Monday through Jan. 8 at Black Mountain in Rumford, Maine. “To actually be sitting on the threshold now instead of trying to touch it — it’s cool,” Blackhorse-von Jess says of his quest to reach the upper echelons of his sport. In some regards, Blackhorse-von Jess arriving at this point in his career is the result of a series of fortunate events. After growing up in Seattle, he tried cross-country skiing for the first time in his early teenage years while living in Pocatello, Idaho. See Ski / D6

“When you have the three pieces — your psychology, your physiology and your technique — all making incremental steps, it culminates in big steps forward. And the trajectory has continued to be upwards.” — Dakota Blackhorse-von Jess, talking about how he has risen through the ranks of nordic skiing

Mountain View lands top 5A honors Bulletin staff report Mountain View’s state championship season is reflected in the 2011 Class 5A all-state football team, announced this week by The Oregonian newspaper. The Cougars won the first state football title in school history earlier this month with a 14-13 victory over Sherwood in the 5A final. As icing on the championship cake, Mountain View seniors Jacob Hollister and Joel Skotte were named 5A offensive and Hollister defensive players of the year, respectively, and the Cougars’ Steve Turner was named 5A coach of the Skotte year. Hollister, the Mountain View q u a r te r b ac k , was one of five Cougar players selected to the Turner 5A first-team offense, joining his twin brother, senior wide receiver Cody Hollister, along with senior running back Dimitri Dillard, senior tight end Nick Gentry and senior lineman Matt Miller. Skotte, who has announced that he plans to play football at Oregon State University next year, was chosen to the 5A all-state first-team defense as a linebacker. Two of his teammates were also named to the first-team defense: Dillard, as a defensive back, and Dylan Johnson, a senior lineman. See Honors / D4

Inside • A complete listing of Oregon’s all-state high school football teams in Scoreboard, D2

The NFL’s success stories and failures of 2011 QB Matthew Stafford has led Detroit to a 10-5 record and a playoff berth.

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By Barry Wilner The Associated Press

With one week to go in the post-lockout season, it’s not too early to look at the success stories and utter failures of 2011 in the National Football League. Celebrations are warranted in Houston, Detroit and San Francisco. In Denver and Cincinnati, too — even if their teams don’t make the playoffs. Protests already have broken out in Philadelphia, Indianapolis and San Diego over the flops by those cities’ teams, and the folks in the New York area might be ready to picket the Meadowlands if both the Jets and Giants fall short of the playoffs.

Some thoughts on triumphs and downfalls this season:

Success Start in the Motor City, where Lions fans haven’t seen their team in the playoffs since 1999. Worse yet, they’ve seen the Lions at the bottom of the standings in many years in between, including that humiliating 0-16 in 2008. Now, at 10-5, the Lions own an NFC wild card — to the astonishment of center Dominic Raiola, who has spent more than a decade losing in Detroit. See NFL / D4

QB Michael Vick and Philadelphia were expected to make a run at the Super Bowl.

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Today FOOTBALL 1:30 p.m.: College, Little Caesars Pizza Bowl, Purdue vs. Western Michigan, ESPN. 5 p.m.: College, Belk Bowl, North Carolina State vs. Louisville, ESPN. BASKETBALL 4 p.m.: Men’s college, Pittsburgh at Notre Dame, ESPN2. 5 p.m.: NBA, Boston Celtics at Miami Heat, TNT. 6 p.m.: Men’s college, Wisconsin at Nebraska, ESPN2. 7 p.m.: NBA, Sacramento Kings at Portland Trail Blazers, Comcast SportsNet Northwest. 7:30 p.m.: NBA, Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Lakers, TNT. HOCKEY 4:30 p.m.: NHL, St. Louis Blues at Detroit Red Wings, Versus network.

Wednesday FOOTBALL 1:30 p.m.: Military Bowl, Air Force vs. Toledo, ESPN. 5 p.m.: Holiday Bowl, Texas vs. California, ESPN. BASKETBALL 4 p.m.: Men’s college, Georgetown at Louisville, ESPN2. 6 p.m.: Men’s college, Baylor vs. Mississippi State, ESPN2. 6 p.m.: Men’s college, Portland at Gonzaga, Root Sports. HOCKEY 4:30 p.m.: NHL, New York Rangers at Washington Capitals, Versus network.

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

Wednesday FOOTBALL 5 p.m.: College, Holiday Bowl, Texas vs. California, KICE-AM 940. Listings are the most accurate available. The Bulletin is not responsible for late changes made by TV or radio stations.

S   B Baseball • Rangers C Torrealba suspended by Venezuelan league: Texas Rangers catcher Yorvit Torrealba was suspended Monday from Venezuela’s professional baseball league for 66 games for striking an umpire. Torrealba issued an apology, saying he was embarrassed about his argument with a home plate umpire after striking out Friday in Caracas, Venezuela. He angrily put a hand on the umpire’s mask and shoved him. He was then ejected.

Hockey • United States tops Denmark 11-3: Charlie Coyle had a hat trick and Kyle Rau added two goals and the United States dominated Denmark 11-3 to open the world junior men’s hockey championship Monday in Edmonton, Alberta. With a 3-2 lead going into the second period, the U.S. (1-0) scored six goals to put the game out of reach. U.S. captain Jason Zucker, with two assists, Stephen Johns, Jarred Tinordi, Nick Bjugstad, Bill Arnold and JT Miller also scored. • Maple Leafs confirm coach Ron Wilson’s extension: A day after Maple Leafs coach Ron Wilson tweeted that he had signed a new contract, general manager Brian Burke made it official. Terms were not released. Wilson was in the final season of a four-year contract. The Leafs are in sixth place in the Eastern Conference. The team has not made the playoffs in Wilson’s three prior seasons. — The Associated Press

ON DECK Today Boys basketball: Redmond vs. Davis (Yakima, Wash.) at North Idaho College Tournament, TBA; Ione at Culver, 6 p.m.; Crook County at Sisters Holiday Tournament, TBA; Madras at Phoenix Tournament in Phoenix, Ariz., TBA Girls basketball: Redmond at North Idaho College Tournament, TBA; Ione at Culver, 4:30 p.m.; Mountain View at Lake Oswego Tournament, TBA; Crook County at Sisters Holiday Tournament, TBA; Trinity Lutheran at Wallowa, 9 p.m. Wednesday Boys basketball: Redmond at North Idaho College Tournament, TBA; Mountain View, Summit at Summit Holiday Tournament, TBA; Crook County, La Pine at Sisters Holiday Tournament, TBA; Madras at Pheonix Tournament in Phoenix, Ariz., TBA Girls basketball: Redmond at North Idaho College Tournament, TBA; Mountain View at Lake Oswego Tournament, TBA; Bend at Summit Holiday Tournament, TBA; West Albany vs. Summit at Summit Holiday Tournament, 7:45 p.m.; Crook County, La Pine at Sisters Holiday Tournament, TBA; Madras at Coos Bay Holiday Tournament, TBA; Trinity Lutheran vs. Pine Eagle at Wallowa, 4 p.m. Wrestling: Redmond, Mountain View at Sierra Nevada Classic in Reno, Nevada, TBA; Bend at NW Duals at Westview, TBA

FOOTBALL NFL NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE All Times PST ——— AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF y-New England 12 3 0 .800 464 N.Y. Jets 8 7 0 .533 360 Buffalo 6 9 0 .400 351 Miami 5 10 0 .333 310 South W L T Pct PF y-Houston 10 5 0 .667 359 Tennessee 8 7 0 .533 302 Jacksonville 4 11 0 .267 224 Indianapolis 2 13 0 .133 230 North W L T Pct PF x-Baltimore 11 4 0 .733 354 x-Pittsburgh 11 4 0 .733 312 Cincinnati 9 6 0 .600 328 Cleveland 4 11 0 .267 209 West W L T Pct PF Denver 8 7 0 .533 306 Oakland 8 7 0 .533 333 San Diego 7 8 0 .467 368 Kansas City 6 9 0 .400 205 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF N.Y. Giants 8 7 0 .533 363 Dallas 8 7 0 .533 355 Philadelphia 7 8 0 .467 362 Washington 5 10 0 .333 278 South W L T Pct PF x-New Orleans 12 3 0 .800 502 x-Atlanta 9 6 0 .600 357 Carolina 6 9 0 .400 389 Tampa Bay 4 11 0 .267 263 North W L T Pct PF y-Green Bay 14 1 0 .933 515 x-Detroit 10 5 0 .667 433 Chicago 7 8 0 .467 336 Minnesota 3 12 0 .200 327 West W L T Pct PF y-San Francisco 12 3 0 .800 346 Seattle 7 8 0 .467 301 Arizona 7 8 0 .467 289 St. Louis 2 13 0 .133 166 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division ——— Monday’s Game New Orleans 45, Atlanta 16 Sunday’s Games Chicago at Minnesota, 10 a.m. Carolina at New Orleans, 10 a.m. Detroit at Green Bay, 10 a.m. San Francisco at St. Louis, 10 a.m. Tennessee at Houston, 10 a.m. Buffalo at New England, 10 a.m. N.Y. Jets at Miami, 10 a.m. Indianapolis at Jacksonville, 10 a.m. Washington at Philadelphia, 10 a.m. San Diego at Oakland, 1:15 p.m. Kansas City at Denver, 1:15 p.m. Seattle at Arizona, 1:15 p.m. Tampa Bay at Atlanta, 1:15 p.m. Baltimore at Cincinnati, 1:15 p.m. Pittsburgh at Cleveland, 1:15 p.m. Dallas at N.Y. Giants, 5:30 p.m.

PA 321 344 385 296 PA 255 295 316 411 PA 250 218 299 294 PA 383 395 351 335 PA 386 316 318 333 PA 322 326 384 449 PA 318 342 328 432 PA 202 292 328 373

Monday’s Summary

Saints 45, Falcons 16 Atlanta New Orleans

10 0 3 3 — 16 7 14 10 14 — 45 First Quarter Atl—FG Bryant 34, 8:53. NO—P.Thomas 4 run (Kasay kick), 5:25. Atl—Jones 21 pass from Ryan (Bryant kick), 1:31. Second Quarter NO—Colston 8 pass from Brees (Kasay kick), 12:32. NO—Graham 9 pass from Brees (Kasay kick), :24. Third Quarter NO—Meachem 24 pass from Brees (Kasay kick), 8:28. Atl—FG Bryant 51, 4:41. NO—FG Kasay 29, 3:04. Fourth Quarter Atl—FG Bryant 30, 12:43. NO—Jenkins 30 fumble return (Kasay kick), 11:09. NO—Sproles 9 pass from Brees (Kasay kick), 2:51. A—70,086. ——— Atl NO First downs 23 26 Total Net Yards 469 463 Rushes-yards 14-35 23-164 Passing 434 299 Punt Returns 0-0 0-0 Kickoff Returns 1-27 4-147 Interceptions Ret. 2-14 0-0 Comp-Att-Int 40-61-0 23-39-2 Sacked-Yards Lost 0-0 1-8 Punts 3-50.0 2-52.0 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 0-0 Penalties-Yards 7-57 4-46 Time of Possession 33:19 26:41 ——— INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Atlanta: Turner 11-39, Rodgers 1(minus 1), Ryan 2-(minus 3). New Orleans: Sproles 5-67, P.Thomas 9-53, Ivory 8-35, Brees 1-9. PASSING—Atlanta: Ryan 34-52-0-373, Redman 6-9-0-61. New Orleans: Brees 23-39-2-307. RECEIVING—Atlanta: White 11-127, Jones 8-128, Gonzalez 5-41, Turner 4-36, Snelling 4-28, Weems 3-33, Palmer 2-19, Rodgers 2-19, Douglas 1-3. New Orleans: Colston 7-81, Graham 4-42, Meachem 3-75, Henderson 3-30, Moore 2-53, Sproles 2-22, P.Thomas 2-4. MISSED FIELD GOALS—None.

College Bowl Glance Subject to Change All Times PST ——— Monday, Dec. 26 Independence Bowl At Shreveport, La. Missouri 41, North Carolina 24 ——— Today, Dec. 27 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl At Detroit Western Michigan (7-5) vs. Purdue (6-6), 1:30 p.m. (ESPN2) Belk Bowl At Charlotte, N.C. North Carolina State (7-5) vs. Louisville (7-5), 5 p.m. (ESPN) ——— Wednesday, Dec. 28 Military Bowl At Washington Air Force (7-5) vs. Toledo (8-4), 1:30 p.m. (ESPN) Holiday Bowl

At San Diego Texas (7-5) vs. California (7-5), 5 p.m. (ESPN) ——— Thursday, Dec. 29 Champs Sports Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Florida State (8-4) vs. Notre Dame (8-4), 2:30 p.m. (ESPN) Alamo Bowl At San Antonio Baylor (9-3) vs. Washington (7-5), 6 p.m. (ESPN) ——— Friday, Dec. 30 Armed Forces Bowl At Dallas Tulsa (8-4) vs. BYU (9-3), 9 a.m. (ESPN) Pinstripe Bowl At Bronx, N.Y. Rutgers (8-4) vs. Iowa State (6-6), 12:30 p.m. (ESPN) Music City Bowl At Nashville, Tenn. Mississippi State (6-6) vs. Wake Forest (6-6), 3:40 p.m. (ESPN) Insight Bowl At Tempe, Ariz. Oklahoma (9-3) vs. Iowa (7-5), 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA 36 22 12 2 46 120 88 37 20 12 5 45 88 86 37 19 17 1 39 100 107 36 17 15 4 38 90 98 35 15 17 3 33 96 96 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA San Jose 33 19 11 3 41 97 80 Dallas 35 20 14 1 41 95 101 Phoenix 36 18 15 3 39 95 96 Los Angeles 36 17 14 5 39 80 88 Anaheim 35 10 19 6 26 83 115 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Monday’s Games Colorado 4, Minnesota 2 Buffalo 4, Washington 2 N.Y. Rangers 3, N.Y. Islanders 0 Carolina 4, New Jersey 2 St. Louis 5, Dallas 3 Detroit 4, Nashville 1 Chicago 4, Columbus 1 Vancouver 5, Edmonton 3 Los Angeles 4, Phoenix 3 Anaheim 3, San Jose 2 Today’s Games Carolina at Pittsburgh, 4 p.m. Calgary at Columbus, 4 p.m. Montreal at Ottawa, 4:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Tampa Bay, 4:30 p.m. Toronto at Florida, 4:30 p.m. St. Louis at Detroit, 4:30 p.m. Winnipeg at Colorado, 6 p.m.

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High school 2011 Oregon All-State Teams CLASS 6A Offensive player of the year: Steven Long, Lake Oswego Defensive player of the year: Alex Balducci, Central Catholic Coach of the year: Lane Johnson, Sheldon First Team Offense — Dillon Miller, sr., QB, Sheldon; Steven Long, sr., RB, Lake Oswego; Hayward Demison, RB, sr., Central Catholic; Stevie Coury, WR, sr., Lake Oswego; Blake Dutton, sr., WR, Lakeridge; Connor Strahm, jr., TE, Sheldon; Sam McCaskill, sr., C, Sheldon; Jacob Foutz, sr., OL, Sheldon; Alex Balducci, sr., OL, Central Catholic; Dale Baker, sr., OL, Sheldon; Turner Young, sr., OL, Lake Oswego; Sean Bellotti, sr., K, Sheldon. Defense — Alex Balducci, sr., DL, Central Catholic; Sam McCaskill, sr., DL, Sheldon; Jeremy Moore, sr., DL, Tigard; David Fennell, sr., DL, Sunset; Daniel Halverson, sr., LB, Grant; Sean Byrne, sr., LB, West Linn; Dawson Housley, sr., LB, Sheldon; Nicholas Rothstein, sr., DB, Jesuit; Alec Torkelson, sr., DB, Lake Oswego; Connor Strahm, jr., DB, Sheldon; Matt Retzlaff, sr., DB, South Medford; Sean Bellotti, sr., P, Sheldon. Second Team Offense — Tommy Knecht, sr., QB, Lakeridge; Thomas Tyner, jr., RB, Aloha; Spencer Payne, jr., RB, McMinnville; Mitch Carman, sr., WR, Sheldon; Trevor Dye, sr., WR, Oregon City; Zach Walen, sr., TE, Lake Oswego; Dominic Mori, sr., C, Jesuit; Jeremy Moore, sr., OL, Tigard; Austin Faunce, jr., OL, Lake Oswego; Brayden Kearsley, jr., OL, Aloha; Isaac Schimmels, sr., OL, Tigard; Mitch Seeley, jr., K, Central Catholic. Defense — Lochlin Deeks, sr., DL, West Salem; Remi Rufai, sr., DL, Lake Oswego; Marq Randall, sr., DL, Roseburg; Jacob Nall, sr., DL, Central Catholic; Joseph Ducharme, sr., LB, Jesuit; Zach Walen, sr., LB, Lake Oswego; Mitch Lomax, jr., LB, Lake Oswego; Keevontye Collier, sr., DB, Central Catholic; Brandon Wick, sr., DB, Tigard; Mitch Carman, sr., DB, Sheldon; Nate Halverson, jr., DB, Grant; Lenana Meekisho, sr., P, Aloha. Honorable Mention Offense — Alex Matthews, sr., QB, Lake Oswego; Paris Penn, sr., QB, Grant; A.J. Glass, jr., RB, Jesuit; Trevor Westover, sr., RB, Thurston; Matt Retzlaff, sr., WR, South Medford; Cole Abdie, sr., WR, Sunset; Tyler Nagae, sr., C, Central Catholic; Drew Cordell, sr., OL, Roseburg; Dominique Gonzales, sr., OL, Grant; Nathan Leddige, sr., OL, Southridge; Joey Haynes, sr., OL, Canby; Nathan Suyematsu, sr., K, Tualatin. Defense — Pita Tafea, sr., DL, Beaverton; James Coghill, sr., DL, West Linn; Brady Watts, sr., LB, Tualatin; Ben Goirigolzarri, sr., LB, Roseburg; Benny Wick, jr., LB, Tigard; Mick Hartwig, sr., LB, Central Catholic; Tyler Dennis, sr., DB, Lincoln; Brady Brajavich, sr., DB, Tualatin; Devauntae Hoffman, jr., DB, Gresham; Matt Miller, sr., DB, Southridge; Derien Ward, sr., DB, Oregon City; Tyler Gilmore, sr., P, Newberg. CLASS 5A Offensive player of the year: Jacob Hollister, Mountain View Defensive player of the year: Joel Skotte, Mountain View Coach of the year: Steve Turner, Mountain View First Team Offense — Jacob Hollister, sr., QB, Mountain View; Paul Dodson, sr., RB, Sherwood; Dimitri Dillard, sr., RB, Mountain View; Cody Hollister, sr., WR, Mountain View; Taylor Walcott, sr., WR, Marist; Nick Gentry, sr., TE, Mountain View; Jeff Lulay, sr., C, Wilsonville; Matt Miller, sr., OL, Mountain View; Isaac Seumalo, sr., OL, Corvallis; John Powers, sr., OL, Sherwood; Bryan VanOrman, sr., OL, Sherwood; Hayden Crook, sr., K, Bend. Defense — Isaac Seumalo, sr., DL, Corvallis; Tyrone Holmes, sr., DL, Eagle Point; Dylan Johnson, sr., DL, Mountain View; Zane Groves, sr., DL, Sherwood; Joel Skotte, sr., LB, Mountain View; Brett Bafaro, sr., DL, Liberty; Travis Dyer, sr., DL, Sherwood; Dimitri Dillard, sr., DB, Mountain View; Austin Baird, jr., DB, Marist; Brandon Blackshear, sr., DB, Sherwood; Blair Cavanaugh, sr., DB, Corvallis; Colton Bowden, sr., P, Marist. Second Team Offense — Kamerun Smith, jr., QB, Marist; Bobby Adams, sr., RB, Hermiston; Jordan Visarraga, sr., RB, Willamette; Austin Baird, jr., WR, Marist; J.C. Grim, sr., WR, Bend; Sione Kauhi, sr., TE, Wilsonville; Jared Schmadeka, sr., C, Lebanon; Paxton Miller, sr., OL, Marist; Chad Bach, jr., OL, Mountain View; A.J. Turner, sr., OL, Lebanon; Isaac Keister, sr., OL, West Albany; Derik Sawyer, sr., K, Wilsonville. Defense — Nolan Hansen, sr., DL, Corvallis; Paxton Miller, sr., DL, Marist; Isaac Keister, sr., DL, West Albany; Franklin Lime, sr., DL, Ashland; Jack Ezell, jr., LB, Pendleton; Nick Gentry, sr., LB, Mountain View; Alex Hoff, sr., LB, Lebanon; Jayden Cooper, sr., DB, Wilsonville; A.J. Spencer, sr., DB, Sherwood; Julian Canda, sr., DB, Silverton; J.C. Grim, sr., DB, Bend; Josh Spencer, sr., P, Dallas. Honorable Mention Offense — Ben Duerr, sr., QB, Lebanon; Jake LaCoste, so., RB, West Albany; Terry Rogness, sr., WR, Silverton; Deshawn Stephens, jr., WR, Putnam; Ian Leonard, sr., TE, Corvallis; Franklin Lime, sr., TE, Ashland; Isaias Giron, sr., C, Springfield; Nolan Hansen, sr., OL, Corvallis; Jake Dickson, sr., OL, Wilsonville; Tyrone Holmes, sr., OL, Eagle Point; Kai Hilton, sr., K, Corvallis, Defense — Kenny Dailey, sr., DL, Bend; Nat Aamodt, sr., DL, Liberty; Tyler Stewart, sr., DL, St. Helens; Zack Johnson, sr., LB, Bend; Garrett Snow, sr., LB, Eagle Point; Tony Unga, sr., LB, Jefferson; Ian Leonard, sr., DB, Corvallis; Garrett Urrutia, sr., DB, Lebanon; Rique Cardenas, sr., DB, Hermiston; Johnathan Vaea, sr., P, Liberty. CLASS 4A Co-offensive players of the year: J.J. Fisher, La Salle; Sonny Tupua, Siuslaw Defensive player of the year: Kyle Smith, Elmira Coach of the year: Tim Bowman, La Salle First Team Offense — Mark Holenstein, jr., QB, La Salle; Sonny Tupua, sr., RB, Siuslaw; J.J. Fisher, sr., RB, La Salle; Colin Meisner, jr., WR, La Salle; Donavon Hampton, sr., WR, Central; Cam Sommer, sr., TE, Gladstone; Chris Engholm, sr., C, Elmira; Andrew Moreland, sr., OL, La Salle; Jacob Holloway, sr., OL, Siuslaw; Kyle Smith, sr., OL, Elmira; Bubba Brown, sr., OL, Banks; Conor Harber, sr., K, Astoria. Defense — Kyle Smith, sr., DL, Elmira; Justin Langdon, sr., DL, Douglas; Cam Sommer, sr., DL, Gladstone; Andrew Piper, sr., DL, Elmira; Garrett Bossert, sr., LB, Banks; Kai Johnson, sr., LB, North Bend; Alex Stork, sr., LB, Klamath Union; Oshay Dunmore, sr., DB, Newport; Antonio Bella, jr., DB, Roosevelt; John Johnson, sr., DB, Siuslaw; Cody Osborn, sr., DB, Baker; Conor Harber, sr., P, Astoria. Second Team Offense — Oshay Dunmore, sr., QB, Newport; Colten Richards, sr., RB, Baker; Isiah Jones, sr., RB, Roosevelt; Duke Mitchell, jr., WR, North Bend; Michael Estrella, jr., WR, Elmira; MacInzie, Keegal, sr., TE, Elmira; Pete Finnagen, sr., C, Central; Andrew Piper, sr., OL, Elmira; Junior King, sr., OL, Central; Levi Hastings, sr., OL, Douglas; Anthony Prom, sr., OL, Astoria; Henrique Sotello, sr., K, Siuslaw. Defense — Sonny Tupua, sr., DL, Siuslaw; Andrew Moreland, sr., DL, La Salle; Junior King, sr., DL, Central; Jacob Holloway, sr., DL, Siuslaw; Colten Richards, sr., LB, Baker; Wade Paulus, jr., LB, Sweet Home; Neal Larson, sr., LB, Siuslaw; Conor Harber, sr., DB, Astoria; Taylor Kesling, sr., DB, Elmira; Dylan Alameda, sr., DB, Siuslaw; Colin Meisner, jr., DB, La Salle; Josh Iabichello, jr., P, Siuslaw. Honorable Mention Offense — Conor Harber, sr., QB, Astoria; John Johnson, sr., QB, Siuslaw; Tanner Omlid, sr., QB, Central; Alex Thomas, sr., RB, Klamath Union; A.J. Prom,

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sr., RB, Gladstone; Joe Delgado, jr., WR, Ontario; Hamilton Mateski, sr., TE, North Bend; Jorden Osborn, sr., OL, Baker. Defense — Bubba Brown, sr., DL, Banks; Rhett Smith, sr., LB, Crook County; Jake Fiocchi, sr., LB, La Salle; Donavon Hampton, sr., DB, Central; Pierre Oullette, sr., DB, Astoria; Kody Kuhlman, sr., P, Klamath Union. CLASS 3A Co-offensive players of the year: A.J. Hedgecock, Dayton; Jeff Hendrix, Santiam Christian Co-defensive players of the year: Hayden Craig, Dayton; Jordan Lange, Santiam Christian Offensive lineman of the year: Mitch Staeffler, Rainier Defensive limeman of the year: Skyler Emery, Nyssa Coach of the year: Dave Lange, Santiam Christian First Team Offense — Grant Schroeder, QB, Santiam Christian; Wyatt Houston, QB, Horizon Christian; Brandon Williams, RB, Cascade Christian; Marcellus Ramos, RB, Nyssa; Forrest Garcia, RB, Dayton. Joe Pelley, WR, Santiam Christian; Will Parmenter, WR, Pleasant Hill; Anthony Alire, WR, Santiam Christian; Bruce Davis, WR, Lakeview; Zack Selland, WR, Horizon Christian; Reb McDaniels, TE, Nyssa; Kevyn Brower, TE, Rainier; Hayden Craig, TE, Dayton; Cody Manzi, OL, Santiam Christian; Devin Hutchins, OL, Dayton; Michael Romine, OL, Coquille; Parker Smith, OL, Pleasant Hill; Joel Kirkland, OL, Rainier; Marcus Valero, OL, Nyssa; Jeff Hendrix, K, Santiam Christian. Defense — Dillon Huntley, DL, Cascade Christian; T.J. Hufanga, DL, Santiam Christian; Tyler Ropp, DL, Santiam Christian; Jesse Cook, DL, Rainier; Kevin Castillo, DL, Dayton; Lane Roseberry, LB, Lakeview; Brad Tripp, LB, Rainier; Derrick Yarnell, LB, Coquille; Sebastian Sanchez, LB, Nyssa; Jackson Stipe, DB, Nyssa; Alex Hovelsrud, DB, Santiam Christian; Jon Faddis, DB, Santiam Christian; Justin Cheny, DB, Cascade Christian; Ethan McGlone, DB. Rainier; Austin Arrant, P, Coquille. Second Team Offense — Nate Bernards, QB, Dayton; Austin Wagstaff, QB, Nyssa; Michael Smith, RB, Nyssa; Jacob Andress, RB, Pleasant Hill; Reese Schaffner, RB, Santiam Christian; Andrew White, RB, Dayton; Marshall Dean, RB, Rainier; Fred Hults, WR, Illinois Valley; Jared White, WR, Dayton; Petey Urrutia, WR, Nyssa; Kyle Freitag, WR, Bandon; Kyle Sharek, WR, Clatskanie; Hayden England, TE, Creswell; Larry Bowen, TE, Coquille; Tyler Barlow, TE, Cascade Christian; Austin Piper, OL, Burns; Alex Sisneros, OL, Nyssa; Dustin Polen, OL, Cascade Christian; Tyler Jacobo, OL, Bandon; Serg Prater, OL, Creswell; Joe Chambers, OL, Santiam Christian; Jon Perry, OL, Santiam Christian; Taylor Grimmett, K, Horizon Christian. Defense — Daniel Bohn, DL, Cascade Christian; Jarret Olson, DL, Amity; Jacob Wemmer, DL, Clatskanie; Keith Frank, DL, Lakeview; Cody Manzi, LB, Santiam Christian; A.J. Hedgecock, LB, Dayton; Daniel Sanchez, LB, Nyssa; Dane Scott, LB, Cascade Christian; Tim Lane, LB, Santiam Christian; Dakota Bones, LB, Creswell; Ryan Sederstrom, DB, Horizon Christian; Tyler Sinclair, DB, Coquille; Casey Heinz, DB, Burns; Nick Contraras, DB, Nyssa; Gabe Orso, P, Salem Academy. Honorable Mention — Travis Hunt, Willamina; Marday Chun, Gervais; Justin Outslay, Salem Academy; Shad Wagler, Willamina; Greg Artungan, Jefferson; Duane Troyer, Santiam Christian; Micah Ropp, Santiam Christian; Karden Gorhem, Sheridan; Nick Chesnokov, Gervais. CLASS 2A Offensive player of the year: Kipp Marstal, Gold Beach Defensive player of the year: Quin Johnston, Gold Beach Lineman of the year: Josh Pararzoo, Scio Coach of the year: Kevin Swift, Gold Beach First Team Offense — Kipp Marstal, sr., QB, Gold Beach; Travis Wood, sr., RB, Gold Beach; Sean Heil, sr., RB, Scio; Daniel Harper, jr., RB, Scio; Anthony Kelley, sr., WR, Gold Beach; Jared Bond, sr., WR, WestonMcEwen; Ben Jones, jr., TE, Scio; Jose Lopez, jr., OL, Gold Beach; Kyle Sonnevil, jr., OL, Gold Beach; Josh Parazoo, jr., OL, Scio; Michael Guerrero, jr., OL, Weston-McEwen; Zack Bowman, sr., OL, Monroe; Erich Roepke, sr., K, Enterprise. Defense — Jose Lopez, jr., DL, Gold Beach; Josh Parazoo, jr., DL, Scio; Riley Sederburg, sr., DL, Weston-McEwen; Zach Bowman, sr., DL, Monroe; Quin Johnston, sr., LB, Gold Beach; Sean Heil, sr., LB, Scio; Dennis Dykstra, jr., LB, Gold Beach; David Henry, jr., LB, Oakland; Kipp Marstal, sr., DB, Gold Beach; Anthony Kelley, sr., DB, Gold Beach; Dallas Reich, sr., DB, Weston-McEwen; David Carr, sr., DB, Gaston; David Carr, sr., P, Gaston. Second Team Offense — Dallas Reich, sr., QB, Weston-McEwen; Quin Johnston, sr., RB, Gold Beach; David Henry, jr., RB, Oakland; Kevin Reynolds, sr., RB, Gaston; Jesus Retano, sr., WR, Culver; Blake Ireland, sr., WR, Lost River; Dusty Brown, sr., TE, Gaston; Brandon Adams, so., OL, Gold Beach; Caleb Howlett, jr., OL, Gold Beach; James Tibbs, jr., OL, Scio; Jacob Moore, jr., OL, Heppner; Austin Collins, jr., OL, Oakland; Alejandro Sanchez, sr., K, Monroe. Defense — Kyle Sonnevil, jr. OL, Gold Beach; Brandon Adams, so., OL, Gold Beach; James Tibbs, jr., OL, Scio; Kyle Staudemeyer, jr., OL, Lost River; Ben Jones, jr., LB, Scio; Nick Lively, sr., LB, WestonMcEwen; Austin Cherry, sr., LB, Neah-Kah-Nie; Blake Ireland, sr., LB, Lost River; Conner Hickey, sr., LB, Lost River; Jesus Retano, sr., DB, Culver; Kyle Larkin, sr., DB, Monroe; Jeb Harper, so., DB, Oakland; Dusty Brown, sr., DB, Gaston; Trevor Walker, jr., P, Central Linn. Honorable Mention Offense — David Carr, sr., QB, Gaston; Franky Rodriguez, sr., RB, Kennedy; Elliot Salter, sr., RB, Weston-McEwen; Ryan Constock, jr., RB, Oakland; Cameron Westenhouse, sr., WR, Regis; Cody Orr, sr., WR, Heppner; Kyle Larkin, sr., WR, Monroe; Riley Engel, sr., WR, Crow; Trevor Armstrong, jr., TE, Oakridge; Trevor Walker, jr., OL, Central Linn; Noah Fessler, so., OL, Regis; Zech Petryson, sr., OL, Glendale; Tanner Eastlick, jr., OL, Crow; Kyle Staudemeyer, jr., OL, Lost River; Ramiro Morales, jr., K, Kennedy; Eric Vera, sr., K, Lost River. Defense — Gtreg Garris, jr., DL, Kennedy; Trevor Walker, jr., DL, Central Linn; Jacob Moore, jr., DL, Heppner; Dylan Crowson, jr., DL, Monroe; Tanner Eastlick, jr., DL, Crow; Austin Collins, jr., DL, Oakland; Dillon McCathron, sr., DL, Gaston; Daniel Harper, jr., LB, Scio; Michael Baty, sr., LB, Enterprise; Garrett Cook, sr., LB, Monroe; Kyle Kelly, jr., LB, Knappa; Ricky Parker, jr., DB, Kennedy; Gavin Shuman, sr., DB, Kennedy; Hunter Reger, jr., DB, Scio; Jake Cheri, sr., DB, Lost River; Aaron Atencio, sr., P, North Douglas;

Conner Hickey, sr., P, Lost River.

Betting Line NFL (Home teams in Caps) Favorite Opening Current Underdog Sunday’s Games EAGLES 9 9 Redskins FALCONS NL NL Bucs 49ers 11 11 RAMS VIKINGS PK PK Bears PACKERS PK PK Lions GIANTS 3 3 Cowboys SAINTS NL NL Panthers Titans 2.5 3 TEXANS Ravens 2.5 2.5 BENGALS Steelers 7 7 BROWNS JAGUARS 5 4 Colts DOLPHINS 1 1 Jets PATRIOTS 12.5 12.5 Bills RAIDERS 3 3 Chargers BRONCOS 3 3 Chiefs CARDS 3 3 Seahawks

Purdue NC State

Toledo Texas

Florida St Baylor

College Today, Dec. 27 Little Caesars Bowl 2 2.5 W. Michigan Belk Bowl 1 1 Louisville Wednesday, Dec. 28 Military Bowl 3 3 Holiday Bowl 4 3.5 Thursday, Dec. 29 Champ Sports Bowl 3 3 Alamo Bowl 9 9.5

Air Force California

Notre Dame Washington

Friday, Dec. 30 Armed Forces Bowl Byu 2.5 2 Tulsa Pinstripe Bowl Rutgers 2 2 Iowa St Music City Bowl Mississippi St 6.5 6.5 Wake Forest Insight Bowl Oklahoma 15.5 14 Iowa Saturday, Dec. 31 Texas Bowl Texas A&M 9.5 10 Northwestern Sun Bowl Georgia Tech 3 3 Utah Fight Hunger Bowl Illinois 3 2.5 Ucla Liberty Bowl Vanderbilt 2.5 2 Cincinnati Chick Fil-A Bowl Auburn 1 2 Virginia

Oklahoma St

Monday, Jan. 2 Ticket City Bowl 6 6 Outback Bowl 2.5 3.5 Capital One Bowl 1 2 Gator Bowl 2 2 Rose Bowl 4.5 6 Fiesta Bowl 3.5 3.5

Michigan

Tuesday, Jan. 3 Sugar Bowl 1 (V) 2

Houston Georgia S. Carolina Florida Oregon

Clemson

Friday, Jan. 6 Cotton Bowl 7 8

Pittsburgh

Saturday, Jan. 7 Compass Bowl 5.5 3.5

Sunday, Jan. 8 Go Daddy.com Bowl Arkansas St 1 1

USA Today/ESPN Top 25 Poll The top 25 teams in the USA Today-ESPN men’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 25, points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking: Record Pts Pvs 1. Syracuse (30) 13-0 774 1 2. Ohio State (1) 12-1 719 2 3. Kentucky 11-1 702 3 4. Louisville 12-0 674 4 5. Duke 10-1 639 5 6. North Carolina 11-2 623 6 7. Baylor 12-0 587 7 8. Missouri 12-0 574 8 9. Connecticut 10-1 538 9 10. Florida 10-2 501 12 11. Wisconsin 11-2 434 14 12. Georgetown 10-1 400 16 13. Marquette 11-1 359 10 14. Mississippi State 12-1 347 17 15. Indiana 12-0 337 18 16. Michigan 10-2 290 19 17. Michigan State 11-2 270 20 18. Kansas 8-3 250 11 19. Creighton 10-1 193 21 20. UNLV 13-2 179 23 21. Murray State 13-0 169 22 22. Pittsburgh 11-2 159 13 23. Harvard 10-1 92 25 24. Virginia 10-1 48 — 25. Kansas State 10-1 45 — Others receiving votes: San Diego State 39, Illinois 36, Xavier 27, Saint Louis 22, Stanford 11, Gonzaga 10, Ohio 5, Saint Mary’s 5, Alabama 3, BYU 3, Middle Tennessee 3, Saint Joseph’s 3, Cleveland State 2, Southern Miss. 1, West Virginia 1, Wichita State 1.

Women’s college Penn St Michigan St Nebraska Ohio St Wisconsin Stanford

Virginia Tech

Wednesday, Jan. 4 Orange Bowl 2.5 3.5 West Virginia

Arkansas

POLLS AP Top 25 The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 25, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking: Record Pts Prv 1. Syracuse (54) 13-0 1,611 1 2. Ohio St. (5) 12-1 1,507 2 3. Kentucky (4) 11-1 1,480 3 4. Louisville (2) 12-0 1,386 4 5. North Carolina 11-2 1,366 5 6. Baylor 12-0 1,299 6 7. Duke 10-1 1,281 7 8. Missouri 12-0 1,149 9 9. UConn 10-1 1,143 8 10. Florida 10-2 1,050 11 11. Wisconsin 11-2 898 13 12. Georgetown 10-1 851 16 13. Indiana 12-0 820 17 14. Marquette 11-1 775 10 15. Mississippi St. 12-1 718 18 16. Michigan St. 11-2 613 19 17. Kansas 8-3 548 12 18. Michigan 10-2 504 20 19. UNLV 13-2 473 21 20. Murray St. 13-0 342 22 21. Creighton 10-1 254 23 22. Pittsburgh 11-2 238 15 23. Virginia 10-1 214 24 24. Harvard 10-1 121 — 25. San Diego St. 11-2 119 — Others receiving votes: Kansas St. 105, Illinois 70, Saint Louis 55, Gonzaga 48, Xavier 42, Ohio 20, Stanford 10, Wichita St. 9, Texas A&M 3, Alabama 2, Wagner 1.

Kansas St

Smu

N. Illinois

Monday, Jan. 9 BCS Championship Game Lsu 1.5 PK Alabama V-Virginia Tech opened as the favorite

HOCKEY NHL NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE All Times PST ——— EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF N.Y. Rangers 34 22 8 4 48 102 Philadelphia 34 21 9 4 46 118 Pittsburgh 35 20 11 4 44 114 New Jersey 35 19 15 1 39 97 N.Y. Islanders 34 11 17 6 28 77 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF Boston 33 23 9 1 47 119 Toronto 35 18 13 4 40 110 Ottawa 36 17 14 5 39 111 Buffalo 35 17 15 3 37 96 Montreal 36 13 16 7 33 88 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF Florida 36 18 11 7 43 94 Winnipeg 35 16 14 5 37 96 Washington 34 17 15 2 36 100 Tampa Bay 34 14 17 3 31 90 Carolina 37 12 19 6 30 95 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF Chicago 36 23 9 4 50 122 St. Louis 35 21 10 4 46 92 Detroit 35 22 12 1 45 115 Nashville 36 18 14 4 40 96 Columbus 35 9 22 4 22 86

Monday’s Games ——— MIDWEST Green Bay 65, Wisconsin 49 Minnesota 71, NJIT 47 POLL AP Women’s Top 25 The top 25 teams in the The Associated Press’ women’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 25, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking: Record Pts Prv 1. Baylor (40) 12-0 1,000 1 2. UConn 10-1 949 2 3. Notre Dame 11-1 927 3 4. Stanford 9-1 881 4 5. Maryland 11-0 837 5 6. Kentucky 11-1 756 8 7. Tennessee 7-3 728 6 8. Duke 8-2 703 9 9. Ohio St. 13-0 651 11 10. Texas A&M 8-2 639 10 11. Rutgers 10-2 578 12 12. Miami 9-2 521 7 13. Texas Tech 10-0 510 15 14. Louisville 11-2 491 14 15. Georgetown 10-2 487 17 16. Penn St. 10-2 401 16 17. Georgia 10-2 339 13 18. Green Bay 10-0 323 18 19. Delaware 9-0 262 19 20. Purdue 10-3 212 20 21. DePaul 12-2 211 21 22. Texas 9-2 166 22 23. Nebraska 11-1 110 24 24. North Carolina 8-2 106 23 25. Vanderbilt 11-1 94 25 Others receiving votes: Gonzaga 28, Virginia 28, California 22, LSU 14, South Carolina 10, Arkansas 7, Georgia Tech 4, BYU 2, Kansas 1, Northwestern 1, St. Bonaventure 1.

DEALS GA 72 99 91 103 111 GA 63 113 122 103 101 GA 98 104 105 116 123 GA 103 77 79 103 121

Transactions BASEBALL National League CHICAGO CUBS—Agreed to terms with LHP Andy Sonnanstine and RHP Manny Corpas on one-year contracts. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association HOUSTON ROCKETS—Signed C Samuel Dalembert to a multi-year contract. FOOTBALL National Football League JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS—Signed OT Daniel Baldridge from the practice squad. Placed DE Matt Roth and CB Ashton Youboty on injured reserve. HOCKEY National Hockey League CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS—Recalled F Brandon Pirri from Rockford (AHL). COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS—Recalled LW Dane Byers from Springfield (AHL). PHOENIX COYOTES—Recalled G Curtis McElhinney and F Patrick O’Sullivan from Portland (AHL). ST. LOUIS BLUES—Recalled F Adam Cracknell from Peoria (AHL). TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS—Signed coach Ron Wilson to a contract extension.


TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2011 • THE BULLETIN

NBA ROUNDUP

NHL ROUNDUP

Lakers fall to 0-2 after loss to Kings The Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. — For Sacramento fans, just seeing their Kings on the court was a victory after all the talk of moving at the end of last season. Beating the hated Los Angeles Lakers in the season opener only made it sweeter. Marcus Thornton scored 12 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter and the Kings beat the Lakers at home for the first time in more than three years, 100-91 on Monday night. “It was nice to be back,” coach Paul Westphal said. “It was wild in there and our players really liked the feeling of that game. The fans were just fantastic.” Tyreke Evans added 20 points, John Salmons had 13 and DeMarcus Cousins had 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Kings, who had lost nine of 10 to the Lakers and five straight at home. “It’s not a rivalry,” Kobe Bryant said. “We beat them every year. Oh my God. I don’t care if they beat us tonight. I like (Kings owners Joe and Gavin Maloof). I hope they enjoy this.” Bryant scored 29 points and Metta World Peace added 19 for the Lakers, who opened the season with consecutive losses for the first time since 2002-03, putting a damper on the start of new coach Mike Brown’s tenure. “We have a lot of games left, a lot of games left,” World Peace said. “Everything is going OK. Everything will be great.” Kings rookie Jimmer Fredette entered to a loud ovation midway through the first quarter and then committed a double dribble the first time he touched the ball. Otherwise, it was nothing but a positive start to the season for the Kings, who didn’t even know if they would be in Sacramento after ending last season with an overtime loss at home to the Lakers. But the city got a reprieve when the team decided to stay

for at least one more season instead of moving to Anaheim. That has led to newfound optimism that an emerging roster of young and athletic playmakers can return the Kings to prominence and the city can build a new arena to keep the team here for the long term. The Kings went on an 11-0 run around halftime and then put together a strong finish to the third quarter led by Cousins. Playing with four fouls, Cousins scored eight points in the final 3:20 of the third to give Sacramento a 78-64 lead heading into the fourth. Thornton scored seven of the Kings’ first nine points of the fourth as Sacramento maintained its lead. But six straight points by World Peace helped the Lakers cut it to 8987 with 4:24 to play. Thornton hit a three-pointer to give the Kings some breathing room and newly acquired forward Chuck Hayes had a key block on Pau Gasol leading to two free throws by Evans. The Lakers never got the deficit to less than five points after that. Thornton’s jumper made it 99-89 with 1:10 to go, sending the crowd into a frenzy. “We stayed the course,” Thornton said. “We didn’t get riled up. When they were making that run, we shot a couple of quick shots. We got back to doing what we do best.” Los Angeles doesn’t have to wait long to get a chance for its first win in this lockout-compacted season, as the Lakers host Utah tonight with their third game in three nights to open the season. “Everyone is going to have to play three straight games and we will have to find a way through this,” Brown said. “We have had a lot of practice, followed by a long day today, but everyone has to go through it as well.” The Kings took a 49-40 halftime lead, holding the Lakers to 36.4 percent shooting, including an uncharacteristic four-for-13 performance from Bryant. Sacramento even had suc-

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Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, left, shoots against Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins during the first quarter of Monday’s game in Sacramento, Calif.

cess matching 5-foot-9 rookie Isaiah Thomas on Bryant on a few possessions in the second quarter despite a 9-inch height disadvantage. Also on Monday: Nets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Wizards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 WASHINGTON — Kris Humphries shrugged off loud booing to finish with 21 points and 16 rebounds, and Deron Williams had 23 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, helping New Jersey beat Washington. Bobcats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Bucks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 CHARLOTTE, N.C. — D.J. Augustin scored 19 points, rookie Kemba Walker added 13, including two free throws

with 9.9 seconds remaining, and the Bobcats erased a 14point deficit to beat the Bucks. Magic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Rockets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 ORLANDO, Fla. — Hedo Turkoglu scored 23 points to lead five Magic players in double figures as Orlando earned its first victory of the season with a win over Houston. Pacers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Pistons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 INDIANAPOLIS — Roy Hibbert had 16 points and 14 rebounds to help the Pacers defeat the Pistons. David West, Indiana’s big free agent addition, had 11 points and 12 rebounds, even though he made just three of 12 field goals. Tyler Hansbrough had 15 points and

13 rebounds and Paul George added 12 points. Raptors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Cavaliers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 CLEVELAND — Rookie Kyrie Irving scored six points and hardly played like the No. 1 overall pick as the Raptors spoiled the Cleveland guard’s NBA debut with a season-opening win over the Cavaliers. Thunder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Timberwolves. . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 MINNEAPOLIS — Kevin Durant scored 33 points to lead the Thunder to a victory over the Timberwolves. Russell Westbrook added 28 points, six assists and six rebounds, and James Harden scored 16 points for the Thunder. Nuggets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115 Mavericks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 DALLAS — Ty Lawson scored 20 of his 27 points in the first half and the Denver Nuggets faced little resistance on their way to a victory over the Mavericks. Dallas allowed Denver to score 20 unanswered points in the second quarter and were down by 33 late in the third. Spurs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Grizzlies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 SAN ANTONIO — Manu Ginobili scored 24 points and the Spurs got some payback after their stunning playoff collapse last season, beating the Grizzlies. Hornets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Suns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 PHOENIX — Eric Gordon made a 20-footer from the top of the key with 4.2 seconds to play in his New Orleans debut to give the Hornets a victory over the Suns. Warriors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Bulls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry had 21 points and 10 assists, Monta Ellis scored 26 points and Golden State beat Chicago, giving rookie coach Mark Jackson his first victory at any level. David Lee added 22 points and seven rebounds and Dominic McGuire made three free throws in the final 47 seconds to seal the win for Golden State.

NBA SCOREBOARD Summaries Blazers 107, 76ers 103 PHILADELPHIA (103) Iguodala 7-14 4-5 22, Brand 5-9 0-0 10, Hawes 5-9 0-0 10, Holiday 4-10 4-4 13, Meeks 0-4 3-3 3, L.Williams 9-17 4-4 25, Young 5-9 0-1 10, Turner 511 0-2 10. Totals 40-83 15-19 103. PORTLAND (107) Wallace 8-13 4-5 21, Aldridge 11-25 3-4 25, Camby 2-7 2-2 6, Felton 4-14 4-6 12, Matthews 4-14 5-6 16, Batum 4-10 0-0 10, Thomas 1-1 0-0 2, Crawford 5-10 0-0 12, N.Smith 1-2 0-0 3, C.Johnson 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 40-97 18-23 107. Philadelphia 15 29 28 31 — 103 Portland 26 22 29 30 — 107 3-Point Goals—Philadelphia 8-19 (Iguodala 4-8, L.Williams 3-5, Holiday 1-2, Hawes 0-1, Turner 0-1, Meeks 0-2), Portland 9-19 (Matthews 3-6, Crawford 2-3, Batum 2-4, N.Smith 1-1, Wallace 1-2, Felton 03). Fouled Out—Holiday, Turner. Rebounds—Philadelphia 53 (Hawes 14), Portland 56 (Camby 13). Assists—Philadelphia 21 (Hawes 9), Portland 24 (Felton 8). Total Fouls—Philadelphia 25, Portland 19. Technicals—Philadelphia defensive three second 2, Portland defensive three second. A—20,509 (19,980).

Spurs 95, Grizzlies 82 MEMPHIS (82) Gay 8-18 2-3 19, Randolph 3-8 4-8 10, Gasol 5-6 3-4 13, Conley 4-10 2-2 11, Allen 1-4 0-0 2, Cunningham 4-6 0-2 8, Mayo 2-4 0-0 4, Young 2-5 0-0 4, Pargo 2-6 0-0 5, Skinner 0-1 0-0 0, Pondexter 3-5 0-0 6. Totals 34-73 11-19 82. SAN ANTONIO (95) Jefferson 5-11 1-2 14, Duncan 4-7 2-2 10, Blair 3-4 0-0 6, Parker 6-16 3-4 15, Ginobili 7-15 7-8 24, Splitter 2-7 1-2 5, Leonard 2-9 1-4 6, Bonner 1-6 0-0 3, Anderson 4-9 0-0 9, Ford 0-2 0-0 0, Joseph 0-0 0-0 0, Green 1-2 0-0 3. Totals 35-88 15-22 95. Memphis 22 22 14 24 — 82 San Antonio 14 29 29 23 — 95 3-Point Goals—Memphis 3-7 (Conley 1-1, Gay 1-1, Pargo 1-3, Pondexter 0-1, Young 0-1), San Antonio 10-33 (Jefferson 3-7, Ginobili 3-8, Green 1-1, Leonard 1-5, Bonner 1-5, Anderson 1-5, Parker 0-1, Ford 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Memphis 58 (Gay 10), San Antonio 49 (Splitter 8). Assists—Memphis 18 (Conley 7), San Antonio 23 (Parker 7). Total Fouls—Memphis 25, San Antonio 20. Technicals—San Antonio defensive three second. A—18,581 (18,797).

Nuggets 115, Mavericks 93 DENVER (115) Gallinari 4-10 6-6 15, Mozgov 0-1 1-2 1, Nene 4-8 0-0 8, Lawson 10-15 4-4 27, Afflalo 4-8 2-2 11, Miller 6-8 4-4 18, Harrington 7-13 2-2 18, Fernandez 2-8 3-6 8, Andersen 0-3 4-4 4, Brewer 2-5 1-4 5, Koufos 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 39-79 27-34 115. DALLAS (93) Marion 1-5 0-0 2, Nowitzki 7-14 6-6 20, Haywood 3-5 1-4 7, Kidd 4-9 0-0 12, West 1-5 0-0 2, Terry 3-8 0-0 6, Carter 3-6 3-4 11, Odom 1-10 4-5 6, Mahinmi 1-2 1-2 3, Beaubois 3-5 2-2 10, Jones 0-1 0-0 0, Cardinal 1-2 0-0 2, Williams 4-4 4-4 12. Totals 32-76 21-27 93. Denver 32 37 28 18 — 115 Dallas 23 19 26 25 — 93 3-Point Goals—Denver 10-27 (Lawson 3-6, Miller 2-2, Harrington 2-5, Afflalo 1-2, Gallinari 15, Fernandez 1-7), Dallas 8-27 (Kidd 4-8, Beaubois 2-2, Carter 2-3, Marion 0-1, Jones 0-1, Cardinal 0-1, West 0-2, Terry 0-2, Nowitzki 0-2, Odom 0-5). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Denver 50 (Gallinari, Nene 7), Dallas 47 (Odom 7). Assists—Denver 18 (Miller 5), Dallas 19 (Terry, Kidd, West 4). Total Fouls—Denver 18, Dallas 28. Technicals—Fernandez, Denver defensive three second 2, Terry. A—20,408 (19,200).

Thunder 104, T’wolves 100 OKLAHOMA CITY (104) Durant 12-23 7-7 33, Ibaka 3-7 0-0 6, Perkins 1-4 2-2 4, Westbrook 10-21 8-8 28, Sefolosha 0-2 4-4 4,

18-21 79.

Eastern Conference

Monday’s Games d-Charlotte d-Indiana d-New York Miami New Jersey Toronto Chicago Orlando Atlanta Philadelphia Boston Cleveland Milwaukee Washington Detroit

W 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

L 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1

Pct 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 .500 .500 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000

GB — — — — — — ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1

L10 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 0-1 1-0 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-1

Str W-1 W-1 W-1 W-1 W-1 W-1 L-1 W-1 L-1 L-1 L-1 L-1 L-1 L-1

Home 1-0 1-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-0

Away 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-1 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-1

Conf 1-0 1-0 1-0 0-0 1-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-1

Away 1-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1

Conf 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-1

Western Conference d-Oklahoma City d-L.A. Clippers d-Sacramento d-San Antonio Denver New Orleans Portland Golden State Utah Houston Memphis Minnesota Phoenix Dallas L.A. Lakers d-division leader

W 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

L 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 2 2

Pct 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 .500 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000

GB — ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1½ 1½ 1½ 1½ 2 2

L10 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-1

Str W-2 W-1 W-1 W-1 W-1 W-1 W-1 W-1 L-1 L-1 L-1 L-1 L-2 L-2

Home 1-0 0-0 1-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-2 0-1

——— All Times PST Monday’s Games Toronto 104, Cleveland 96 Charlotte 96, Milwaukee 95 Indiana 91, Detroit 79 Orlando 104, Houston 95 New Jersey 90, Washington 84 Oklahoma City 104, Minnesota 100 Denver 115, Dallas 93 San Antonio 95, Memphis 82 New Orleans 85, Phoenix 84 Sacramento 100, L.A. Lakers 91 Portland 107, Philadelphia 103 Golden State 99, Chicago 91

Today’s Games Atlanta at New Jersey, 4:30 p.m. Boston at Miami, 5 p.m. Minnesota at Milwaukee, 5:30 p.m. Sacramento at Portland, 7 p.m. Utah at L.A. Lakers, 7:30 p.m.

Collison 1-2 3-4 5, Harden 5-9 5-6 16, Maynor 0-2 0-0 0, Mohammed 1-2 0-0 2, Cook 2-6 0-0 6. Totals 35-78 29-31 104. MINNESOTA (100) Beasley 11-27 2-3 24, Love 6-14 9-12 22, Milicic 4-6 4-6 12, Ridnour 1-3 0-0 2, Johnson 2-4 0-0 5, Barea 6-11 1-1 14, Tolliver 0-3 0-0 0, Rubio 2-3 2-2 6, Williams 6-14 1-2 13, Randolph 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 39-87 19-26 100. Oklahoma City 23 29 26 26 — 104 Minnesota 24 22 26 28 — 100 3-Point Goals—Oklahoma City 5-16 (Durant 25, Cook 2-5, Harden 1-3, Sefolosha 0-1, Westbrook 0-2), Minnesota 3-22 (Johnson 1-3, Love 1-3, Barea 1-3, Rubio 0-1, Ridnour 0-2, Tolliver 0-3, Beasley 0-3, Williams 0-4). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Oklahoma City 47 (Perkins 8), Minnesota 53 (Love 12). Assists—Oklahoma City 18 (Westbrook 6), Minnesota 22 (Rubio 6). Total Fouls—Oklahoma City 26, Minnesota 24. Technicals—Minnesota defensive three second 2. A—19,406 (19,356).

Nets 90, Wizards 84 NEW JERSEY (90) James 2-7 2-2 6, Humphries 9-14 3-4 21, Petro 5-8 1-2 11, D.Williams 8-20 3-3 23, Morrow 4-13 6-6 16, Okur 0-3 0-0 0, Sha.Williams 0-3 0-0 0, Farmar

D3

Wednesday’s Games Indiana at Toronto, 3 p.m. Miami at Charlotte, 4 p.m. Washington at Atlanta, 4:30 p.m. Cleveland at Detroit, 4:30 p.m. Boston at New Orleans, 5 p.m. Oklahoma City at Memphis, 5 p.m. L.A. Clippers at San Antonio, 5:30 p.m.

0-1 0-0 0, She.Williams 0-1 0-0 0, Brooks 3-7 0-0 6, Gaines 3-7 1-3 7, Stevenson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 34-84 16-20 90. WASHINGTON (84) Lewis 2-8 5-6 9, Blatche 5-13 1-2 11, McGee 511 1-6 11, Wall 3-13 7-13 13, Crawford 7-12 1-1 15, Turiaf 1-1 0-0 2, Young 6-9 4-4 16, Singleton 1-3 0-0 3, Mack 0-2 0-0 0, Booker 0-1 2-2 2, Mason 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 31-74 21-34 84. New Jersey 13 24 29 24 — 90 Washington 26 19 22 17 — 84 3-Point Goals—New Jersey 6-24 (D.Williams 411, Morrow 2-6, Okur 0-1, Brooks 0-1, Gaines 0-2, Sha.Williams 0-3), Washington 1-8 (Singleton 1-2, Mack 0-1, Crawford 0-2, Lewis 0-3). Fouled Out— None. Rebounds—New Jersey 65 (Humphries 16), Washington 45 (Blatche, Wall 8). Assists—New Jersey 16 (D.Williams 8), Washington 11 (Wall 6). Total Fouls—New Jersey 26, Washington 17. Technicals—, Blatche. A—17,102 (20,173).

Pacers 91, Pistons 79 DETROIT (79) Prince 3-10 0-0 6, Jerebko 7-11 3-4 17, Monroe 3-7 2-2 8, Stuckey 5-11 5-5 17, Gordon 4-14 5-6 14, Knight 3-9 0-0 9, Maxiell 0-2 0-0 0, Daye 0-3 0-0 0, Wallace 1-3 0-0 2, Bynum 1-5 3-4 6. Totals 27-75

INDIANA (91) Granger 6-18 2-4 16, West 3-12 5-6 11, Hibbert 6-11 4-5 16, Collison 3-11 0-0 8, George 3-8 4-4 12, Hill 2-7 0-0 4, Hansbrough 6-14 3-4 15, Stephenson 0-0 2-2 2, Jones 3-6 0-0 7. Totals 32-87 20-25 91. Detroit 17 21 20 21 — 79 Indiana 26 26 24 15 — 91 3-Point Goals—Detroit 7-19 (Knight 3-6, Stuckey 2-3, Bynum 1-2, Gordon 1-4, Prince 0-1, Daye 0-1, Jerebko 0-2), Indiana 7-15 (George 2-3, Collison 2-3, Granger 2-4, Jones 1-1, Hill 0-4). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Detroit 48 (Monroe, Daye, Wallace 7), Indiana 63 (Hibbert 14). Assists—Detroit 17 (Stuckey 6), Indiana 20 (Collison 5). Total Fouls—Detroit 19, Indiana 20. A—18,165 (18,165).

Bobcats 96, Bucks 95 MILWAUKEE (95) Jackson 1-5 3-3 6, Ilyasova 1-4 0-0 2, Bogut 7-14 3-4 17, Jennings 8-21 3-3 22, Dunleavy 3-12 4-4 13, Gooden 1-4 2-2 4, Livingston 6-10 2-3 14, Udrih 5-12 2-4 13, Sanders 2-2 0-0 4, Leuer 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 34-84 19-23 95. CHARLOTTE (96) Maggette 6-15 0-1 12, White 3-6 2-2 8, Diaw 4-9 0-0 9, Augustin 7-16 3-4 19, Henderson 7-14 3-3 18, Walker 3-10 7-7 13, Biyombo 0-0 0-0 0, Brown 1-1 0-2 2, Mullens 5-7 0-0 10, Carroll 2-5 1-2 5, Diop 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 38-86 16-21 96. Milwaukee 27 25 14 29 — 95 Charlotte 19 22 30 25 — 96 3-Point Goals—Milwaukee 8-23 (Jennings 36, Dunleavy 3-8, Jackson 1-4, Udrih 1-4, Gooden 0-1), Charlotte 4-19 (Augustin 2-8, Diaw 1-2, Henderson 1-2, Maggette 0-2, Walker 0-2, Carroll 0-3). Fouled Out—Jackson. Rebounds—Milwaukee 46 (Ilyasova, Bogut 9), Charlotte 61 (Diaw 11). Assists—Milwaukee 21 (Livingston 6), Charlotte 27 (Diaw 9). Total Fouls—Milwaukee 20, Charlotte 20. Technicals—Gooden, Jackson, Milwaukee defensive three second, Charlotte defensive three second. Flagrant Fouls—Gooden, Diop. Ejected—Gooden. A—17,173 (19,077).

Magic 104, Rockets 95 HOUSTON (95) Budinger 1-5 1-1 3, Scola 8-18 3-4 19, Hill 3-3 0-0 6, Lowry 5-12 9-10 20, Martin 1-10 2-2 4, Dalembert 5-6 0-0 10, Williams 5-12 1-2 13, Adrien 0-0 0-0 0, Dragic 2-4 0-0 5, Lee 6-10 1-1 15, Morris 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 36-82 17-20 95. ORLANDO (104) Turkoglu 10-14 0-0 23, Anderson 3-9 0-0 8, Howard 9-15 3-5 21, Nelson 1-6 0-0 2, J.Richardson 5-8 0-0 10, Redick 8-12 1-1 20, Davis 5-11 3-4 13, Wafer 1-4 0-0 2, Duhon 2-4 0-0 5, Harper 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 44-83 7-10 104. Houston 23 27 23 22 — 95 Orlando 27 26 24 27 — 104 3-Point Goals—Houston 6-27 (Lee 2-3, Williams 2-5, Dragic 1-2, Lowry 1-6, Morris 0-2, Budinger 0-3, Martin 0-6), Orlando 9-22 (Turkoglu 3-4, Redick 3-4, Anderson 2-8, Duhon 1-1, Nelson 0-1, J.Richardson 0-2, Wafer 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds— Houston 47 (Scola, Lowry 7), Orlando 44 (Howard 7). Assists—Houston 26 (Lowry 12), Orlando 19 (Nelson 6). Total Fouls—Houston 17, Orlando 15. Technicals—Houston defensive three second, Redick. A—18,846 (18,500).

Raptors 104, Cavaliers 96 TORONTO (104) Butler 1-4 0-0 3, A.Johnson 5-7 3-4 13, Bargnani 5-12 2-2 13, Calderon 5-9 2-2 15, DeRozan 7-13 1-2 15, J.Johnson 2-4 0-0 5, Barbosa 5-14 3-3 14, Bayless 4-8 0-0 10, Davis 7-7 0-0 14, Magloire 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 42-79 11-13 104. CLEVELAND (96) Casspi 0-4 2-2 2, Jamison 6-20 3-6 15, Varejao 6-12 2-3 14, Irving 2-12 1-1 6, Parker 3-3 0-0 8, Sessions 6-12 4-5 18, Gee 5-7 2-3 13, T.Thompson 4-6 6-8 14, Gibson 3-6 0-0 6, Hollins 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 35-85 20-28 96. Toronto 23 29 26 26 — 104 Cleveland 23 19 28 26 — 96 3-Point Goals—Toronto 9-21 (Calderon 3-5,

Bayless 2-3, J.Johnson 1-1, Barbosa 1-3, Butler 1-4, Bargnani 1-4, DeRozan 0-1), Cleveland 6-20 (Parker 2-2, Sessions 2-4, Gee 1-2, Irving 1-5, Casspi 0-3, Jamison 0-4). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Toronto 49 (A.Johnson 13), Cleveland 48 (Varejao 10). Assists—Toronto 35 (Calderon 11), Cleveland 21 (Irving 7). Total Fouls—Toronto 22, Cleveland 16. Technicals—Toronto defensive three second, Cleveland defensive three second. A—20,562 (20,562).

Hornets 85, Suns 84 NEW ORLEANS (85) Ariza 6-11 0-2 13, Landry 6-15 2-5 14, Okafor 15 2-4 4, Belinelli 4-11 2-2 10, Gordon 9-18 2-3 20, Vasquez 3-7 3-3 10, Kaman 5-8 0-0 10, Aminu 0-1 0-0 0, Smith 1-3 2-2 4, C.Johnson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 35-79 13-21 85. PHOENIX (84) Hill 3-10 0-0 6, Frye 1-6 1-1 3, Gortat 6-9 1-3 13, Nash 5-10 2-2 14, Dudley 3-11 2-3 9, Lopez 8-12 5-6 21, Morris 2-5 2-2 7, Childress 3-6 0-0 7, Price 0-3 0-0 0, Brown 1-8 0-0 2, Telfair 0-1 2-2 2. Totals 3281 15-19 84. New Orleans 23 24 15 23 — 85 Phoenix 20 21 24 19 — 84 3-Point Goals—New Orleans 2-16 (Ariza 1-2, Vasquez 1-3, Belinelli 0-5, Gordon 0-6), Phoenix 5-25 (Nash 2-3, Morris 1-3, Childress 1-4, Dudley 1-5, Price 0-1, Telfair 0-1, Brown 0-2, Frye 0-2, Hill 0-4). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—New Orleans 54 (Okafor 9), Phoenix 51 (Morris 9). Assists—New Orleans 10 (Gordon 3), Phoenix 23 (Nash 12). Total Fouls—New Orleans 22, Phoenix 24. Technicals— New Orleans defensive three second. A—17,776 (18,422).

Kings 100, Lakers 91 L.A. LAKERS (91) Ebanks 3-4 0-0 6, McRoberts 0-2 2-2 2, Gasol 712 1-2 15, Fisher 3-10 0-0 6, Bryant 10-24 9-10 29, Murphy 3-7 1-2 8, World Peace 8-14 3-3 19, Goudelock 0-4 0-0 0, Blake 0-4 0-0 0, Walton 1-3 0-0 2, Barnes 2-4 0-0 4. Totals 37-88 16-19 91. SACRAMENTO (100) Salmons 5-14 0-2 13, Hayes 3-5 1-2 7, Cousins 49 4-6 12, Evans 6-13 7-12 20, Thornton 9-13 5-5 27, Fredette 3-8 0-0 6, Hickson 1-4 1-4 3, Outlaw 2-5 2-2 6, Thompson 0-0 1-2 1, Thomas 2-4 0-0 5, Greene 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 35-75 21-35 100. L.A. Lakers 20 20 24 27 — 91 Sacramento 21 28 29 22 — 100 3-Point Goals—L.A. Lakers 1-16 (Murphy 1-2, Walton 0-1, Blake 0-1, Barnes 0-1, World Peace 0-2, Goudelock 0-2, Fisher 0-3, Bryant 0-4), Sacramento 9-18 (Thornton 4-7, Salmons 3-5, Thomas 1-1, Evans 1-3, Outlaw 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds— L.A. Lakers 53 (Gasol 9), Sacramento 55 (Cousins 11). Assists—L.A. Lakers 21 (Bryant 6), Sacramento 16 (Hayes, Thornton, Evans, Fredette 3). Total Fouls— L.A. Lakers 25, Sacramento 19. Technicals—Bryant, Gasol, Cousins, Sacramento defensive three second. A—17,317 (17,317).

Warriors 99, Bulls 91 CHICAGO (91) Deng 10-15 1-2 22, Boozer 3-7 0-0 6, Noah 3-7 12 7, Rose 4-17 4-4 13, Hamilton 5-12 0-0 10, Brewer 1-4 2-6 4, Gibson 2-3 1-2 5, Asik 0-1 0-0 0, Watson 3-10 4-4 13, Korver 3-6 2-2 11. Totals 34-82 1522 91. GOLDEN STATE (99) D.Wright 6-10 0-0 13, Lee 8-16 6-8 22, Biedrins 04 0-0 0, Curry 7-12 6-7 21, Ellis 10-17 5-6 26, Brown 1-3 3-6 5, Rush 2-6 0-0 5, Udoh 2-4 0-0 4, Smith 0-2 0-0 0, Thompson 0-2 0-0 0, McGuire 0-1 3-4 3. Totals 36-77 23-31 99. Chicago 22 19 20 30 — 91 Golden State 30 27 21 21 — 99 3-Point Goals—Chicago 8-24 (Korver 3-5, Watson 3-6, Deng 1-4, Rose 1-8, Hamilton 0-1), Golden State 4-15 (Rush 1-3, Curry 1-3, Ellis 1-4, D.Wright 1-4, Thompson 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds— Chicago 58 (Deng, Noah 10), Golden State 46 (Lee, Curry 7). Assists—Chicago 16 (Rose 8), Golden State 22 (Curry 10). Total Fouls—Chicago 21, Golden State 19. Technicals—Ellis, Golden State defensive three second. A—19,596 (19,596).

Power plays lead Blues to win The Associated Press ST. LOUIS — Adam Cracknell was forced to put his Christmas celebration on hold when he got a surprise call telling him he was being recalled by the Blues. It was worth it. Cracknell put St. Louis ahead for good in the second period Monday night and the Blues scored two rare power-play goals in a 5-3 win over the Dallas Stars. “I’ll take that as a Christmas present any day,” Cracknell said. “This is a dream come true. You can’t ask for anything better than to play in the NHL.” Cracknell spent much of Sunday traveling to St. Louis after a late Christmas Eve call from the Blues. Cracknell, who scored three goals in 24 games last season, skated with the team for the first time this season Monday morning and then made a big impact later in the evening. He broke a 1-1 tie with the fourth goal of his career at 6:09 of the second period. St. Louis, which won its sixth successive home game, improved to 7-1-1 in its past nine. The Blues are 15-3-4 under coach Ken Hitchcock, who took over for the fired Davis Payne on Nov. 6. Dallas lost for the third time in eight games. The Stars had won the previous five games against St. Louis. Chris Stewart scored twice for St. Louis, including an empty-net goal with 50 seconds left. In other games Monday: Rangers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Islanders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 NEW YORK — Carl Hagelin scored twice for his second multigoal game in the NHL and Henrik Lundqvist stopped all 28 shots he faced as the New York Rangers beat the New York Islanders for their fifth straight victory. Blackhawks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Blue Jackets . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 CHICAGO — Viktor Stalberg scored two goals and Corey Crawford made 37 saves for Chicago. Avalanche . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Wild . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 ST. PAUL, Minn. — Jan Hejda scored the go-ahead goal at 10:20 of the third period and Colorado snapped a nine-game road losing skid by beating Minnesota. Sabres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Capitals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 BUFFALO, N.Y. — Brayden McNabb capped Buffalo’s four-goal first period with his first NHL goal and the Sabres cruised past Washington. Hurricanes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Devils . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 RALEIGH, N.C. — Cam Ward made 23 saves and was credited with a bizarre empty-net goal, leading Carolina past New Jersey. Red Wings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Predators. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Valtteri Filppula scored a pair of goals to lead Detroit over Nashville. Kings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Coyotes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 LOS ANGELES — Willie Mitchell scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period, and Los Angeles broke its offensive slump to beat Phoenix. Canucks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Oilers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Andrew Ebbett scored twice and Vancouver beat Edmonton. Ducks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Sharks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 SAN JOSE, Calif. — Andrew Cogliano scored the tiebreaking goal midway through the second period and Jonas Hiller made 36 saves in helping Anaheim beat San Jose.


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Brees sets passing mark as Saints claim NFC South title • New Orleans QB breaks Dan Marino’s record for passing yardage in a season By Brett Martel The Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS — Quite a night for Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints — a record and a rout. Brees set the NFL record for yards passing in a season, breaking a mark that Dan Marino had held for 27 years, and the New Orleans Saints clinched the NFC South title with a 45-16 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Monday night. Brees threw for 307 yards and four touchdowns, the last a 9-yard strike to Darren Sproles that set the record with 2:51 to go. “So many people contributed to this, and I’m happy for them,” Brees said. It was Brees’ final pass of the game and it gave him 5,087 yards passing — with one game still to play. Marino finished with 5,084 yards for the Miami Dolphins in 1984. As Sproles spiked the ball, Brees put his arm over his head and started walking toward midfield while the Superdome crowd went wild and his teammates chased him down. “Obviously it’s a special moment for the players, especially Drew,” Saints coach Sean Payton said. “I couldn’t be more proud of him.” Brees’ first scoring pass went for 8 yards to Marques Colston and the second for 9 yards to Jimmy Graham. Graham’s TD catch was his 10th of the season, a new franchise high for a tight end. In

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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) celebrates with offensive guard Carl Nicks (77) after breaking Dan Marino’s all-time season yardage record in the fourth quarter of Monday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons in New Orleans.

the third quarter, Brees hit Robert Meachem for a score from 24 yards, which made it 28-10. The Saints also had 463 total yards, giving them more than 6,857 offensive yards for the season, breaking the 2008 club record of 6,571 yards. New Orleans continues to close in on the NFLrecord of 7,075 offensive yards in a season set by the 2000 St. Louis Rams. Brees might have broken the record in the third quarter if not for Sproles’ 92-yard kickoff return, which set up John Kasay’s 29-yard field goal. Brees also was

intercepted twice in the game, once in the Falcons end zone, but New Orleans was still dominant enough to take a three-score lead. The game became a romp when Julio Jones was stripped by Scott Shanle and Malcolm Jenkins returned it 30 yards for a score to make it 38-16 in the fourth quarter. The Superdome crowd was in full celebration by then, but the play also meant fans would have to wait until later in the fourth quarter before Brees finally got his chance to break the passing record. Matt Ryan had 258 yards pass-

ing and one TD, including a 21yard scoring strike to Jones that gave the Falcons a 10-7 lead late in the first quarter. New Orleans responded with a 10-play, 81-yard scoring drive on which Brees completed four of six passes for 48 yards, the last three to Colston, who had six catches for 69 yards in the first half. The Saints entered the game needing only one victory to clinch the NFC South title, while Atlanta could have remained in the hunt to defend its 2010 division crown with a win. The Falcons had already clinched a wild card.

NFL COMMENTARY

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he Cincinnati Bengals haven’t been anywhere near the vanguard of the NFL for two decades now, a stretch that began not coincidentally when club founder Paul Brown died and his son Mike took over. Yet the Bengals might be again — for all the wrong reasons — if a mild downturn in league-wide attendance since 2007 becomes a trend. The team’s 65,500-seat stadium, named in Paul Brown’s honor but financed by taxpayers, was less than two-thirds full Saturday as the team locked up just its third winning season in the past 21 years. Hoping to head off an even more embarrassing number of no-shows when Baltimore visits Sunday with a playoff berth on the line for Cincinnati, the team and players are practically begging fans to come. “We need all of you this week,” said cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones, one of a handful of players who made postgame pitches. Cincinnati has finished in the middle of the pack in attendance season after season despite results that would doom a franchise in just about any other pro sport. But as a trio of TV deals announced just two weeks ago proved again, the NFL is unlike any other league. Despite stumbling through a lockout this summer and scrambling to cope with a growing concussion problem, it remains North America’s most popular game by just about any measure. But even the NFL is not immune to a struggling economy. According to figures compiled by Business Insider, attendance at games has slipped four years in a row. In 2007, the league’s teams, on average, played to 99.9 percent capacity; last season, that figure was 94.6 percent. An NFL spokesman said Monday that 2011 attendance was down 0.5 percent ahead of the final regular-season weekend. Already ahead of the curve, the Bengals touched a new low at Paul Brown Stadium this season against Buffalo (41,142) and sold out only one home game — a gift from thou-

Blazers Continued from D1 The 76ers got within 72-70 on Brand’s jumper near the end of the third, but the Blazers got a spark from their small lineup, sliding Aldridge and Wallace to center and power forward and getting up and down the floor faster. Jamal Crawford, Wallace, Matthews and Nicolas Batum all hit three-pointers to put the Blazers up 95-80. “When we go small like that if they double team we have a bunch of guys that can make plays,” Aldridge said. “That’s probably our most lethal offensive lineup.”

JIM LITKE sands of Steelers’ fans who made the journey from Pittsburgh. Although Cincinnati currently occupies the league’s cellar in terms of attendance — 72 percent capacity, on average — St. Louis, Tampa Bay, Miami, Buffalo and even NFL-crazy Washington are all below 90 percent this season. Large swaths of empty seats weren’t uncommon in Jacksonville, San Diego, Kansas City and Indianapolis, too. If there’s any consolation to be had from those numbers, it’s two-fold. First, other leagues would love to be playing in front of crowds at 95 percent capacity. Second, none of the other franchises lingering near the bottom have built up quite as much ill will with their fan base over time as the Bengals. Considering how much the NFL invests to help teams achieve parity and contend every so often — revenue-sharing, hard salary caps, franchise tags and the draft — it’s not easy to be as bad as the Bengals have been for that long. Since taking over from his father, Mike Brown has skimped on front-office hires, drafted badly and dabbled frequently in washed-up free agents whose antics with previous teams made them not just available, but cheap. Instead of taking responsibility for the mess, Brown seems almost amused by it. So many of his players ripped him over the years that he tried — unsuccessfully — to put loyalty oaths in their contracts. When fans made their discontent known by hanging a banner just above his box in old Riverfront Stadium more than a decade ago — “If it’s Brown, flush it down,” the sign read — the owner let it be known that he, too, thought it was funny. No one on either side of the divide is laughing at the moment, though. Despite the Ben-

The Sixers weren’t dead, though. Williams scored 10 straight for Philly, including backto-back three-pointers to cut the lead to 106-103 with 16 second remaining. The game wasn’t over until Iguodala missed a threepointer and Raymond Felton made one of two free throws to ice it. “Our competitive will kept us in the game,” Philadelphia coach Doug Collins said. “Our competitive will was strong; our execution has to get better.” Philadelphia overcame a 3-13 start last year to finish 41-41. The Sixers lost to Miami in the first round of the playoffs last season. Leading scorer Iguodala returned

gals’ surprising 9-6 record this season, fans bearing grudges are staying away. That means less business for downtown merchants and lower tax revenues for a county struggling to cover the cost of basic services — let alone pay off the mortgage for a stadium that has been a boon for the Brown family. This latest revolt, at least, caught his attention. No sooner had Saturday’s game ended than an offer to season-ticket holders began flashing on the scoreboard — buy one ticket for the Baltimore game and get a second free. Next came the unbidden — we assume — locker room sales pitches from players and coach Marvin Lewis. By Monday morning, fans who turned up to buy what the team said were a “couple thousand” tickets for the Baltimore game munched on hot dogs, cotton candy, hot chocolate and water free of charge (though considering Brown’s tight-fisted ways, chances are good it was leftover food from last weekend’s games). The ruse likely will work, so look for a sellout. As precedents go, however, the league can’t be too pleased with lowered ticket prices. While TV revenues skyrocket, attendance already has been dented by everything from the bad economy and high prices — average cost for a family of four last year: $426.84 — to fantasy-football followers who can watch multiple games on their HD sets at home without paying $7 for a beer. Plus, it gets cold in plenty of NFL towns by the time December rolls around. Of course, there’s another business model out there that proves a small-market team in an even-colder climate can fill up its stadium every Sunday. That would be the Green Bay Packers, who have come up with a solution that Brown likely never seriously considered. It’s called winning. Jim Litke is a national sports columnist for The Associated Press. Write to him at jlitke@ap.org and follow him at http://Twitter.com/JimLitke.

despite rumors that he might be traded. Portland is adjusting to life without All-Star guard Brandon Roy, who was forced to retire this month because of recurrent knee injuries. Portland also begins the season without Greg Oden, who has undergone two microfracture knee surgeries and has not played in two years. The Blazers went 48-34 last season and were bounced in the first round of the playoffs by Dallas. After losing Roy, the Blazers strengthened their team by signing veterans Crawford and Kurt Thomas. The Blazers led by as many as

13 in the first quarter as the Sixers missed 11 of their first 16 shots, but Williams keyed a rally in the second quarter to cut the lead to 48-44 at the half. McMillan expects Portland to run more this season. He was unhappy when the pace slowed down at times. “I thought we were up and down,” he said. “We would get to our tempo and then start to walk it down and I think that’s due to conditioning.” Notes: The Blazers have won 12 consecutive home openers. ... The teams split the series last year, with both teams winning at home.

Continued from D1 “I mean, 11 years — it hasn’t really soaked in yet,” Raiola said. “I don’t know how to feel. I’ve never been here before. It’s a long time coming.” Although the Lions don’t appear capable of challenging for the Super Bowl quite yet, just having them in the conversation is unplowed territory in Detroit. Same thing, of course, in Houston, which hasn’t had a playoff team since 1993 — and that was the Oilers, who now reside in Nashville and call themselves the Tennessee Titans. The Texans (10-5) commemorated their 10th season by winning the AFC South even though such key players as linebacker Mario Williams, quarterbacks Matt Schaub and Matt Leinart, and wide receiver Andre Johnson sustained injuries. A vastly upgraded defense under new coordinator Wade Phillips — who himself was sidelined by kidney/gall bladder surgery this month — and a powerful running game have been the catalysts. “We want to keep it going,” Houston linebacker Connor Barwin said. Getting this far should be satisfying for now. One team that deservedly has designs on a run deep into January or beyond is San Francisco. The 49ers (12-3) have doubled their win total of 2010 and by beating St. Louis on Sunday would secure a first-round bye in their first playoff appearance since 2002. A staunch defense, terrific running game, superior kicking and an infusion of confidence/brashness from new coach Jim Harbaugh make the Niners a formidable foe. “I think we’ve taken another step. We have more steps we can absolutely take,” San Francisco defensive end Justin Smith said. “We’ve put our team in a position to win a lot of games.” Including playoff games. Tim Tebow, Von Miller, Willis McGahee, Elvis Dumervil and, most notably, the acumen of coach John Fox, have put the Broncos (8-7) in position to win the AFC West. That’s stunning stuff considering how in flux this franchise was after 2010, and that the Broncos were 2-5 earlier this season. While many dismiss the Tebow phenomenon and note how ugly many of Denver’s victories have been, they still are victories. San Diego and Kansas City, also-rans in the division, would surely take some of those. Cincinnati (9-6) grabs the last AFC wild card by beating Baltimore on Sunday. Yes, the Bengals were in the playoffs two years ago and also in 2005, but they are contending now with a different cast, led by rookie quarterback Andy Dalton and receiver A.J. Green. Regardless of how they fare, the Bengals have given rise to optimism in Cincinnati, and that’s worth celebrating.

Failures Many teams basically have been underachievers this season, including three — Cowboys, Jets, Giants — who still could make the postseason. While Tampa Bay has taken a real nose dive a year after going 10-6, maybe that 2010 success was an aberration. Clearly the biggest rejects are the Eagles, Chargers and Colts. Indy, of course, can place a disclaimer on its 2-13 mark: Peyton Manning’s absence. It’s virtually unheard of for a team to collapse in the manner the Colts did without their star and leader, but it’s still a valid reason for all the losing. More troubling is how nobody picked up the slack until the team was threatening to go winless for the entire schedule. That could cost coach Jim Caldwell his job. San Diego finally sprinted to a strong start under coach Norv Turner, going 4-1. Then it fell apart as Philip Rivers struggled, penalties and frustration mounted, and injuries hit. Even though the Chargers (7-8) got back to .500 with a three-game winning streak, that’s not the territory being projected for them. “Every loss is disappointing, but knowing you are not going to the playoffs is even more disappointing,” San Diego linebacker Shaun Phillips said. “There are going to be positives in your life, there’s going to be negatives in your life, so it’s what you do with those negatives.” They’ve piled up the negatives in Philly: The Eagles are sitting out the playoffs despite their talent haul in free agency. Bringing in such prizes as cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, defensive end Jason Babin, defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins and wide receiver Steve Smith raised expectations in Philadelphia. Most of the additions, particularly running back Ronnie Brown and backup quarterback Vince Young, didn’t help raise the level of play, though. “This is an unfamiliar feeling, an unfamiliar sight,” Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson said. “I’ve never really witnessed this. It’s a reality check. Look in the mirror.” What they will see is the biggest flop of 2011.

Honors Continued from D1 Gentry was also recognized as a linebacker on the second-team defense, and Mountain View junior lineman Chad Bach was named to the second-team offense. Bend High received several 5A all-state honors, including a selection to the first-team offense for senior kicker Hayden Crook. Lava Bears senior J.C. Grim was named to the second team on both offense, as a wide receiver, and defense, as a back. Also from Bend, seniors Kenny Dailey and Zack Johnson received honorable mention, Dailey as a defensive lineman and Johnson as a linebacker. In Class 4A, Central Oregon’s lone all-state representative is Crook County senior linebacker Rhett Smith, who received honorable mention. Also recently announced was the Class 2A all-state team, which includes Culver’s Jesus Retano. The Bulldog senior was named to the 2A second-team offense as a wide receiver and to the second-team defense as a back.


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Missouri running back Kendial Lawrence, top, is hoisted in the air by teammate Dan Hoch after scoring a touchdown in the first half of the Independence Bowl against North Carolina Monday in Shreveport, La.

N. Carolina suffers bowl loss to Missouri By David Brandt The Associated Press

SHREVEPORT, La. — North Carolina interim coach Everett Withers didn’t blame the distraction of the program’s upcoming coaching change. Instead, he blamed Missouri quarterback James Franklin. Franklin ran for two touchdowns and threw for another, and the Tigers easily beat the Tar Heels 41-24 in the Independence Bowl on Monday night. “He’s just such a dynamic guy running and throwing that you have to respect both,� Withers said. “I always count the quarterback as an extra running back in the spread and that’s exactly what he was.� For North Carolina (7-6), a season that started with a promising 5-1 record ends with a lopsided loss. The Tar Heels lost five of their final seven under Withers, who leaves to become defensive coordinator at Ohio State under Urban Meyer. Now the UNC program belongs to Larry Fedora, who left Southern Mississippi after a 12-2 season to lead the Tar Heels. But Withers said the imminent change wasn’t on anyone’s mind. “We’ve had issues for two years so I don’t know why tonight would be any distraction,� Withers said. North Carolina had the Atlantic Coast Conference’s second-best rushing defense, giving up just 106.2 yards per game. But the Tigers found plenty of running room with Franklin and Kendial Lawrence repeatedly gashing the Tar Heels for big gains. Lawrence rushed for 108 yards and a touchdown as the Tigers racked up 337 yards on the ground. North Carolina’s poor defense wasted a productive game by quarterback Bryn Renner, who threw for 317 yards, three touchdowns and an interception. But Renner couldn’t offset the Tar Heels’ anemic running game, which produced just 36 yards. Freshman running back Giovani Bernard rushed for 31 yards — more than 70 yards less than his season average. Missouri (8-5) ends the season on a four-game winning streak for the first time since 1965. The Tigers will join the SEC next fall and showed one reason they should be a factor immediately: The 6-foot-2, 225-pound Franklin, a sophomore who generally did as he pleased in both the running and passing games. Missouri coach Gary Pinkel said Franklin has just started to realize his potential. “After the game, I gave him a hug and said congratulations,� Pinkel said. “Then I went back and asked ‘What happens when you get really good?’ ... He kind of gave me a look, but that’s a huge compliment.� Franklin, named the game’s offensive Most Valuable Player, rushed for 142 yards and threw for 132 despite less than ideal conditions at Independence Stadium. He led the Tigers to 31 first-half points — an Independence Bowl record.

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MISCELLANEOUS REDMOND COMMUNITY YOGA: 7 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays; $49 per six weeks, drop-in available, beginner to intermediate levels; Rebound Physical Therapy, 974 Veterans Way, Suite 4, Redmond; 541-504-2350. YOUTH WRESTLING: For boys and girls in grades three through eight; Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays through Jan. 27; 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Bend High School; $99 Bend Park & Recreation District residents, $134 otherwise; 541-389-7275; www.bendparksandrec.org. CASCADES MOUNTAINEERS: Monthly open meeting Wednesday, Jan. 11; 7-9 p.m.; Environmental Center, 16 N.W. Kansas Ave., Bend; climbers and mountaineers of all skill levels welcome; 541-306-3309; rodj@

bendbroadband.com; www. cascadesmountaineers.com. MENTAL TOUGHNESS TRAINING FOR ENDURANCE ATHLETES: Using self-hypnosis to train the mental aspect of endurance performance; for beginners to elites; 6-7 p.m. Mondays and 7-8 a.m. Wednesdays; $12 per class nonmembers, $10 per class members; www.reboundspl.com; 541-585-1500. WINTER FENCING: High Desert Fencing in Bend welcomes newcomers and former fencers for competitive training and fitness; Mondays, 4-7 p.m. and Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-7 p.m.; Randall, 541-3894547; Jeff, 541-419-7087. BABY BOOTCAMP: Wednesdays at 10 a.m. at Fleet Feet Sports Bend, 1320 N.W. Galveston Ave; bridget. cook@babybootcamp.com. PROJECT HEALING WATERS: Fly-fishing and fly-tying program for disabled active military service personnel and veterans; meetings held the second Wednesday of each month; 6 p.m.; Orvis Company Store; 320 S.W. Powerhouse Drive, Bend; outings begin in the spring; Brad at 541536-5799; bdemery1@aol.com. ADULT OPEN PLAY ROLLER HOCKEY: Sundays, 6:30-8 p.m.; $5; Cascade Indoor Sports, Bend; www.cascadeindoorsports.com; 541-330-1183. OPEN ROLLER SKATING: For all ages and ability levels; $5 per skater (includes skate rental), children under 5 are free; Tuesdays, 12:30-3:30 p.m.; Wednesdays, 1-4 p.m.; Fridays, 2-5 p.m. and 6-9 p.m.; Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m.; Sundays, 1-4 p.m. 541-330-1183; callie@ cascadeindoorsoccer.com; www. cascadeindoorsports.com. COWBOY ACTION SHOOTING: Pistols, rifles, shotguns; hosted by Horse Ridge Pistoleros at Central Oregon Shooting Sports Association, U.S. Highway 20 at milepost 24; on the first and third Sundays of each month at 10 a.m.; 541-923-3000 or www.hrp-sass. com. BEND TABLE TENNIS CLUB: Evening play Mondays; 6-9 p.m. (setup 30 minutes prior); beginner classes available, cost is $60; at Boys & Girls Club of Bend, 500 N.W. Wall St.; drop-in fee, $5 for adults, $3 for youths and seniors; Jeff at 541-480-2834; Don at 541318-0890; Sean at 267-614-6477; bendtabletennis@yahoo.com; www.bendtabletennis.com. AMERICAN POOLPLAYERS ASSOCIATION LEAGUE: Nine-ball play Monday and Wednesday nights; eight-ball on Thursdays; 7 p.m.; amateurs of all ability levels encouraged; Randee Lee at rlee973@gmail.com or Marshall Fox at Fox’s Billiard Lounge, 937 N.W. Newport Ave., 541-647-1363; www.foxsbilliards.com.

PADDLING KAYAKING: For all ages; weekly classes and open pool; equipment provided to those who preregister, first come, first served otherwise; Sundays, 4-6 p.m., Cascade Swim Center, Redmond; $3; 541-5487275; www.raprd.org.

Saturday, Jan. 28; learn about proper form and training, injury prevention and nutrition; fun, supportive environment; $45-$60 depending on registration date; sign up at FootZone, 845 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-3568. CORK HOT CHOCOLATE RUNS: Held the second Sunday of each month through February; 9 a.m.; Shevlin Park, Bend; lowkey training runs with 5- and 7-mile options; for all abilities; hot chocolate, coffee and treats afterward; Dan Harshburger, 541390-9622; Kathy Harshburger, 541-390-9691. REDMOND OREGON RUNNING KLUB (RORK): Weekly run/ walk; Saturdays at 8 a.m.; all levels welcome; free; for more information and to be added to a weekly email list, email Dan Edwards at rundanorun1985@ gmail.com; follow Redmond Oregon Running Klub on Facebook. MOMS RUNNING GROUP: Tuesdays; 9:15 a.m.; contact lisa.nasr@me.com for more information. FOOTZONE WOMEN’S RUNNING GROUP: Sundays at 9 a.m.; distances and locations vary; paces between 7- and 11-minute miles can be accommodated; melanie@footzonebend.com; 541-317-3568. GOOD FORM RUNNING CLINIC: Offered on a regular basis; learn proper mechanics; drills and video; at FootZone of Bend, 845 N.W. Wall St.; free; 541-317-3568; see schedule and sign up at www. footzonebend.com/events/clinics; teague@footzonebend.com. PERFORMANCE RUNNING GROUP: 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays; with Max King; locations will vary; max@footzonebend.com; 541-317-3568. ASK THE EXPERTS: First four Tuesdays of each month; 6 p.m.; at FootZone; informal, drop-in Q-and-A session with a physical therapist; individual attention dependent on the number of attendees; teague@footzonebend; 541-317-3568. NOON TACO RUN: Wednesdays at noon; meet at FootZone; order a Taco Stand burrito before leaving and it will be ready upon return; teague@footzonebend.com; 541-317-3568. LEARN TO RUN ALUMNI RUNNING GROUP: Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m.; meet at FootZone; easy, supportive and informal midweek running group; caters to slower paces and walk/runners; free; marybel@ footzonebend.com; 541-317-3568. WEEKLY RUNS: Wednesdays at 6 p.m.; Fleet Feet Sports Bend, 1320 N.W. Galveston Ave.; 3 to 5 miles; two groups, different paces; 541389-1601. YOGA FOR RUNNERS: Wednesdays at 7 p.m.; at Fleet Feet Sports Bend, 1320 N.W. Galveston Ave.; $5 per session or $50 for 12 sessions; focuses on strengthening and lengthening muscles and preventing running injuries; 541-389-1601. FUNCTIONAL FITNESS WORKOUT FOR RUNNERS: Thursdays starting at 6 p.m. at FootZone of Bend, 845 N.W. Wall St.; personal trainer Kyle Will will help participants strengthen muscle groups to help avoid common injuries; $5; 541-330-0985.

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BEND PICKLEBALL CLUB: Multiple options for play each week in a number of locations with the club; go to oregonhighdesertpickleball. blogspot.com or email bendpickleballclub@hotmail.com for details.

BASIC BEGINNER SCUBA CLASSES: Central Oregon Scuba Academy at Cascade Swim Center in Redmond, ongoing; scuba certification available for adults and kids age 12 and older; refresher and dive industry career classes for certified divers; cost varies; Rick Conners, 541-3122727 or 541-287-2727.

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RESOLUTION RUN: Sunday; 10 a.m.; Sisters; 5 miles, 5K and kids fun run; starts and finishes at Sisters Athletic Club; sistersmultisport.com. POLAR BEAR FUN RUN: 5K and 10K runs/walks: Saturday, Jan. 7; Sam Johnson Park, Redmond; registration form available at www. footzonebend.com/events; $15 individuals, $25 couples, $40 families (add $10 after Jan. 3); 541-548-3785. NO BOUNDARIES 5K AND RUN HAPPY 10K PROGRAMS: Sixweek running programs begin Saturday, Jan. 7; 8:30 a.m.; Fleet Feet Bend; $65-$75; register online or in the store; 541-389-1601; training@fleetfeetbend.com; www. fleetfeetbend.com. LEARN TO RUN/FITNESS WALK: Three-week program on Saturdays, starting Jan. 7; 9-11 a.m.; class to launch the ability and confidence to run regularly on your own or join any running group in town; $55; register at FootZone in downtown Bend or online at www.learntorunfun.com; Connie Austin; 541-728-7120; info@ learntorunfun.com. 5K/10K TRAINING GROUP: Starts

BEND STEELHEADS ICE HOCKEY CLUB: Mondays through March 19; 7:30-9 p.m.; Village at Sunriver ice rink; drop-in for experienced adult players age 18 and over; must have own equipment; $150 for the season, including open skate pass to ice rink; Scott Wallace; swallace@bendcable. com. YOUTH ICE HOCKEY PROGRAM: For youths ages 8-14 with beginning to intermediate skills; Wednesdays through March 14; 5:30-7 p.m.; Village at Sunriver ice rink; skating skills, puck handling, passing, shooting, positioning, rules and game situations; required equipment is skates, helmet, shin pads, elbow pads and hockey stick; some used equipment is available; free for 2011; registration for sessions starting Jan. 4 will be through Bend Park & Recreation District; Scott Wallace; swallace@ bendcable.com. MIDDLE SCHOOL SLED AND SNOWSHOE: Grades five through eight; introduction to snowshoeing and a sledding excursion; Monday, Jan. 16; noon-4 p.m.; transportation provided from RAPRD Activity Center; $35; 541548-7275; www.raprd.org.

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SHE’S ON SKIS WOMEN’S NORDIC SKI CLINIC: Wednesdays (9:30 a.m.) or Saturdays through Feb. 18 (9:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m.); Mt. Bachelor ski area; fee based on membership; focus on technique and instruction; 541-693-0909; sfoster@mtbachelor.com; www. mtbachelor.com. SNOWSHOE RUN WITH LAURA: Saturdays; meet at 8:30 a.m. at Starbucks inside the westside Bend Safeway on Century Drive; leave at 8:45 a.m. to carpool to weekly run location; no runs Dec. 24 and 31; 3-6 miles running with walk breaks; information on each week’s run at https://www.facebook.com/ groups/SnowshoeWithLaura/ or SnowshoeWithLaura@gmail.com. TOUR DU CHOCOLATE: Saturday; noon-2 p.m.; Virginia Meissner Community Ski Trails; crosscountry ski a 3-mile or 6-mile loop with several chocolate-themed aid stations; proceeds will go toward trail grooming at Meissner; $10 per person or $20 per car; registration required; 541-350-3790; www. meissnernordic.org. GREAT HARVEST NEW YEAR’S DAY RELAY: Sunday; Mt. Bachelor ski area; 10 a.m.; mass start classicskate-skate relay event; 541-3880002; www.mbsef.org. WINTER TRAILS DAY: Saturday, Jan. 7; 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Wanogo Sno-park; event offering adults and children who are new to snowsports to try snowshoeing and crosscountry skiing; free; registration required by Jan. 6; 541-3850594; rleveri@rei.com; www.rei. com/event/33088/session/41449. LEARN TO SKI DAY I: Saturday, Jan. 14; Meissner Nordic Community Ski Trails; free introduction to cross-country skiing; www.meissnernordic.org. TELE-FEST AND RANDE’-FEST: Saturday, Jan. 14; 9 a.m.; Hoodoo Mountain Resort; telemark festival with demos, lessons and races; fee is price of lift ticket; telefest. wordpress.com. WEBSKIS SEMINAR: Thursday, Jan. 19; 6 p.m.; 550 S.W. Industrial Way, suite 150, Bend; presentation by Julie Downing of COCC about upper body application to crosscountry skate skiing; 541-318-6188. CHEMULT SLED DOG RACES: Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 21-22; 9 a.m.; Walt Haring Sno-park, Chemult: six sled dog races, two skijoring races and a kids race; sno-park permit required; free; noncompeting dogs should be left at home; 541593-9884; plriley22@gmail.com; www.sleddogchemult.org. FREE WAX CLINICS: Fridays; 5 p.m.; clinics will discuss why waxing cross-country skis is important, how to do it and the tools needed; WebSkis, 550 S.W. Industrial Way, suite 150, Bend; 541-318-6188; webskis.com. BEND ENDURANCE ACADEMY NORDIC WINTER PROGRAMS: Options in youth club, Dec. 3Feb. 16; development for middle school and high school skiers, Nov. 16-March 11; competition team for skiers ages 14-23, Sept. 6-April 27; COCC club for college skiers, January through March; and masters, Dec. 6-Feb. 19; Ben Husaby, 541-678-3864; www. bendenduranceacademy.org. MT. BACHELOR SPORTS EDUCATION FOUNDATION MINI WORLD CUP: Alpine ski race training for Mini World Cup, kids ages 7-14; high school winter term athletes ages 13-19; December through March; free winter and spring break camps; 541-388-0002; mbsef@mbsef.org; www.mbsef.org. MT. BACHELOR SPORTS EDUCATION FOUNDATION FREERIDE SKI AND SNOWBOARD PROGRAMS: Freeride snowboard full-time training, ages 13-19, midNovember through mid-April; freeride skiing and snowboard competition training, ages 10-19; December through March; freeride ski and snowboard development training; ages 8-14; January to midMarch; 541-388-0002; mbsef@ mbsef.org; www.mbsef.org. MT. BACHELOR SPORTS EDUCATION FOUNDATION NORDIC SKIING PROGRAMS: Youth nordic ski SYP training, ages 7-11, January through mid-March, free winter and spring break camps; youth nordic ski race training for middle school skiers, ages 11-14, mid-November through mid-March, free winter and

spring break camps; full-time and high school nordic ski race training, ages 14-19, mid-November through March; 541-388-0002; mbsef@ mbsef.org; www.mbsef.org. ROMP TO STOMP SNOWSHOES SERIES: 3K and 5K snowshoe benefit walks, 3K fun run; Saturday, Jan. 21; 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Mt. Bachelor ski area; fundraiser for breast cancer research and education; $17-$42; tubbsromptostomp.com/or. COSMIC SKATE: Fridays through March 30; 7-10 p.m.; ice skating rink at Seventh Mountain Resort, Bend; enhanced lighting, music, games and prizes; dress in costume for $4 admission discount; $8 admission, $6 skate rental; 541-693-9124; vanessab@seventhmountain.com; www.seventhmountain.com

SOCCER OREGON RUSH SPRING SOCCER: Online registration now available for spring 2012 Central Oregon Soccer League; for boys and girls 4-14; players will be placed on teams based on similar ages and ability levels; practices twice per week, preseason jamboree and eight league matches held on weekends in April and May; $85, includes uniform and player card; registration closes Wednesday, Feb. 15; www. oregonrush.com. SOCCER OPEN PLAY (ADULT): Age 14 and older; no cleats, but shinguards required; $7; Friday nights; coed 7-8:30 p.m., men 8:3010 p.m.; Cascade Indoor Soccer, Bend; 541-330-1183; callie@ cascadeindoorsoccer.com; www. cascadeindoorsports.com.

SOFTBALL CASCADE ALLIANCE SOFTBALL: Forming girls teams at the 12and-under, 14-and-under, 16-andunder, and 18-and-under levels for tournaments in the spring and summer of 2012; go to www. cascadealliance.org information on open gyms, clinics and skills assessments. SKILL INSTRUCTION: Age 10 and older; with Mike Durre, varsity softball coach at Mountain View High School; lessons in fielding, pitching and hitting; $30 per hour or $50 per hour for two players; mdurre@netscape.net; 541-480-9593.

SWIMMING SWIM WITHOUT FEAR: Class for adults who are fearful of water and have not learned to swim; learn water adjustment and basic swim skills; two sessions: Saturdays, Jan. 14-Feb. 11; 8:15-9 a.m.; $34 district residents; 541-389-7665; https://register.bendparksandrec. org. REDMOND AREA PARK AND RECREATION DISTRICT FAMILY SWIM NIGHT: 7:25-8:25 p.m., Tuesdays, Cascade Swim Center, Redmond; adult must accompany anyone under age 18; $10 per family; 541-548-7275, www.raprd.org.

WALKING GET IN MOTION: Five-week beginning walking program starts Tuesday, Jan. 10; 5:30 p.m.; Fleet Feet Bend; $50; includes talks by physical therapists and a dietician; 541-389-1601; training@fleetfeetbend.com; www. fleetfeetbend.com/getinmotion.

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Continued from D1 After his freshman year of high school he moved to Bend, where he enrolled at Mountain View High and joined the school’s nordic ski team. “Some kids pick it up really quick,” says Blackhorse-von Jess, whose last name is a hyphenated combination of Nez Perce (via his mother) and German (from his father) surnames. “I did not pick it up really quick. I just knew how to work really hard.” His ambition won out over his skill, which at that time was somewhat modest. By his senior year, “I decided that I wanted to be a state champion,” says Blackhorse-von Jess, who graduated from Mountain View in 2004. “That was going to be the be-all, end-all of my ski career, because I had no concept of a bigger world of ski racing.” But greater things were in store for Blackhorsevon Jess. His glimpse into that bigger world began when he decided to join the Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation program. Within a few months, he was winning both club and high school races. He also advanced to the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association Junior Olympics national competition and placed eighth in the qualification round before wiping out in his quarterfinal heat. Along the way, Blackhorse-von Jess decided he wanted to continue ski racing, and he decided to postpone college to stay in Bend and train. That decision proved fruitful, as he advanced to the 2005 International Ski Federation Junior World Ski Championships, staged that March in Rovaniemi, Finland. He recorded a respectable top-30 finish. Since then, Blackhorse-von Jess has continued to progress. He won a junior national title (in 2006) and skied for Dartmouth College. (His time in New Hampshire was broken up on a couple of occasions by monthslong training stints back in Central Oregon under the direction of two-time Olympian Ben Husaby. In 2010 Blackhorse-von Jess graduated from Dartmouth, where he was a double major in computer science and environmental studies. Since then, he has continued to pursue his skiing career in Bend with the Bend Endurance Academy. At the 2011 national championships, he posted arguably his best result at the senior level — fifth place in the skate sprint. “I’ve had so many experiences that you don’t get to have otherwise, that if I had to do it all over again, I’d do it exactly the same way,” Blackhorsevon Jess says of continuing his skiing career. He enters next week’s national championships in Maine as a mature skier who may just now be approaching his best form. Over the years, he has continued to hone both his body and his mind, which has assisted in his climb up the skiing ranks. He has developed into a 5-foot-9-inch, 190-pound powerhouse on skis, a solid — even burly — skier who would not look at all out of place in the weight room rather than on the nordic trails. He excels at double poling and can unleash explosive speed. “When you have the three pieces — your psychology, your physiology and your technique — all making incremental steps, it culminates in big steps forward,” Blackhorse-von Jess explains. “And the trajectory has continued to be upwards.

Bowling League Standings and High Scores Lava Lanes, Bend Dec. 12-18 Casino Fun — Craftsman Carpet; Brandon Zitek, 233/626; Edie Roebuck, 205/522. His And Hers — Pepsi; Kris Still, 265/638; Amanda Aldridge, 214/588. Guys And Gals — Channel 4 News Team; Bryan Moore, 213/575; Michelle Smith, 226/611. Early Risers — Banana Splits; Edie Roebuck, 181/513. Rejects — Last Chance; Greg Pierce, 222/595; Lucy Grittman, 188/498. Lava Lanes Classic — Doc and Amy; Rian Hillier, 235/616; Mary Stratton, 203/555. Wednesday Inc — Topical Beach Tanning; Monte Marler, 299/741; Riley Ziegle, 298/650. Tea Timers — Jakes; Shari Halem, 224/551. Afternoon Delight — The Little Rascals; Joddy Salee, 202/562; Shaun Larsen, 171/454. Latecomers — No Threat; Pam Sloan, 189/540. TNT — Twihard (twilight); Dave Grimes, 300/730; Patti Sundita, 268/629. Progressive — Phils Appliance; Matt Ayres, 226/653. Free Breathers — PB&J; Gary Davis, 229/639; Connie Preiss, 180/496. T.G.I.F. — Strikers Pro Shop; Dave Grimes, 259/726; Patti Sundita, 209/595. Rimrock Lanes, Prineville (Team scratch game; team scratch series; male scratch game; male scratch series; female scratch game; female scratch series) Week 15 Happy Bowlers — Low Rollers, 621; Two-Steppers, 1,691; John Hammer Jr., 192; John Hammer Jr., 502; Kay Johnson 191; Kay Johnson, 516. Rimrock — Strykers Pro-Shop, 1,002; Turner Home Repair, 2,943; Kyle McKenzie, 247; Ray Shike, 692; Ari Mayers, 205; Chris Gray, 705. 50 Plus — Lazer Liners, 648; Ray’s Food Place, 1,837; Joe Hoffman, 265; Matt Hawes, 594; Stella Oja, 174; Margie Brinkley, 442. Week 16 Grizzly Mountain Men — Roar Denture Center, 1,014; Prineville Resort, 2,837; Larry Gerke, 257; Kris Still, 697. Dec. 23 Friday Night Specials 11-12 — Horse Play, 732; Family Affair, 2,252; Earl Buck, 269; Travis Holmes, 686; Julie Mayers, 206; Chris Gray, 560.

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freestyle and classic sprints, which bookend the championships, and one of the distance races in the middle. The opportunity is one he is ready to embrace. “I used to walk up to the line and go, ‘Man, I’m racing with the big boys,’ ” Blackhorse-von Jess notes. “But now, I walk up to the line and go, ‘You boys are racing with me.’ ”

• Elks host baseball skills camp: The Bend Elks summer collegiate baseball club plans to present a two-day youth baseball skills camp this Thursday and Friday in Bend. The camp will take place at the Bend Fieldhouse at Vince Genna Stadium and will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. Camp participants will be divided into 12U and 18U age groups. Instructors will include Minnesota Twins Pacific Northwest scout Trevor Brown, former New York Mets strength and conditioning coach Erik Korop, and Bend Elks coach Ryan Jordan. One-day and twoday registration is available; free batting gloves will be included with registration for both days of the camp. Cost is $100 for one day, $180 for both days. For more information or to register, call 541-3129259 or go to bendelks.com.

—Reporter: 541-383-0393; amiles@bendbulletin.com

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Bend’s Dakota Blackhorse-von Jess skis at the Swampy Lakes Sno-park Friday morning.

I’m always improving every year, and that has been … that’s been a big deal. That’s why I’m still here.” Of course, if that trend holds, Blackhorse-von Jess will find himself in some rarefied air next week. He is not shying away from expectations. “The goal this year is … to ski onto the podium and win the national championship,” says Blackhorse-von Jess, who plans to contest his specialty

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SPOTLIGHT Habitat seeks south Deschutes candidates Newberry Habitat for Humanity is accepting applications for homes from families and individuals in southern Deschutes County. Habitat for Humanity “work(s) in partnership with people in need to build and renovate decent, affordable housing. The houses are then sold to those in need at no profit and with no interest charged,� according to the group’s website. Families must meet qualifications, including having lived and/or worked in southern Deschutes County for more than a year and having an annual income of $11,200 to $52,000. Participants must also attend homeowner education classes and invest hours of “sweat equity� into building the home. For more information, call 541-593-5005 or www.newberryhabitat .org.

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hile writing over the years, we have come across people whose names make us smile. Maybe our funny bones are a little overactive, but we delighted in these individuals’ most-apt monikers. Some were born with these names, others took them on when they married. We’d like to take a moment to share a few of our favorites. The following people gamely agreed to talk to us about their names and how they match up with their professions. (Sadly, we could not reach Bend Fire Marshal Gary Marshall or Mark Plummer who is — you guessed it — a plumber.)

PAIGE BENTLEY-FLANNERY She has been a librarian for more than 10 years and currently works as a community librarian at the libraries in downtown Bend and Sisters.

Be a volunteer for the museum Want to volunteer at the High Desert Museum? It will host a new volunteer orientation from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Jan. 5. During the orientation, prospective volunteers will learn about opportunities to contribute to the museum’s programs. There are positions for animal interpreters, wildlife program volunteers, history interpreters, gift store help and more. Volunteers can then attend a training session later in the month. The museum is located at 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend. RSVP to volunteer@ highdesertmuseum.org. Contact: www.high desertmuseum.org.

Winter Trails Day approaches An opportunity to try snowshoeing and cross-country skiing for free is being offered through REI’s Winter Trails Day on Jan. 7. The event, held at Wanoga Sno-park, features free guided snowshoe and ski tours by Discover Your Northwest and Pine Mountain and a skijoring demonstration by Ruffwear. There will be local snow sports vendors at the event, as well as complimentary hot chocolate from Strictly Organic and snacks. Winter Trails Day, a national program of SnowSports Industries America, “offers children and adults new to snow sports the chance to ‌ discover the great fitness and social benefits with these easy-to-learn winter sports,â€? according to a news release. The event was designed to get the community active outdoors during the winter, said Ryan Levering, outreach specialist at the Bend REI store. Participants should wear waterproof boots and appropriate clothing for snow sports, and must have a sno-park pass to park. Dogs on leash are welcome. Register at www.rei .com/event/33088 /session/41449 by Jan. 6. Contact: Ryan Levering at 541-385-0594 or rleveri@rei.com.

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DEB LAPAUGH Since she was a little girl, LaPaugh knew she wanted to be a veterinarian, and she long dreamed of calling her clinic LaPaw.

Deb LaPaugh Fun bit: LaPaugh is the veterinarian at LaPaw Animal Hospital in Bend. About her name: LaPaugh was born with the name (pronounced “la-paw�) as well as a love of animals. As long as she can remember, she wanted to be a veterinarian. She isn’t sure when she became cognizant of the connection between her name and animals, but it’s been a while. She knew she wanted to name her clinic LaPaw. “It’s perfect!� LaPaugh says most human clients don’t comment about the name, although she does recall coming into a room and introducing herself and the woman and daughter cracking up hysterically. She thinks most people, however, don’t want to be impolite. People who call into the clinic often ask about the name and wonder if it’s a real name. Others comment that she went into the right profession. LaPaugh jokes that her only other option was to become a podiatrist. LaPaugh recalls running into other people with funny names — a Dr. Love who was a reproductive specialist and a Dr. Pain who was a surgeon. She muses that there may be something about names: “Maybe subconsciously those help mold us.� LaPaugh is particularly pleased with her name and the connection to her work. When told about some of the others on our list, she responded positively, but said, “Mine is pretty damn good. Mine beats ’em all.�

Paige Bentley-Flannery Fun bit: Paige is a librarian with Deschutes Public Library system. About the name: Bentley-Flannery has been a librarian for more than 10 years. Before that, she worked with literature in a museum. Her parents settled on the name Paige because it was the only name they could both agree on. They were looking for something pretty and unusual. In the baby name book, Paige meant “helper,� which makes it even more fitting, given her profession of helping people connect with books. “Books have always been part of my life,� said Bentley-Flannery. See Names / E6

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Post-Beck, a new show restores Fox’s ratings momentum By Brian Stelter New York Times News Service

When Fox News and Glenn Beck broke up in June, the network’s chairman Roger Ailes knew he could not put any single man or woman in that 5 p.m. time slot, lest they be compared to Beck or be pummeled in the press if the ratings tumbled. So, about a week and a half before Beck signed off, Ailes wrote the words “The Five� on a piece of paper. Looking to the ABC talk show “The View� and to the time of day as inspiration, he pictured five cohosts who could argue about the day’s top stories without feeling antipathy for one another. When announced on June 30, Beck’s last day, “The Five� seemed to be a temporary fix — even to the cohosts, who were initially told they were just trying out for a weekend show. But the show has stuck and has become a permanent part of the network’s lineup. The show’s ratings, though generally not as high as Beck’s, are growing. And most important, the advertisers that had shunned Beck are coming back to the time slot. The surprise success of “The Five� gives Fox News, a unit of News Corp., a stable schedule in a presidential election season that has played out largely on its own airwaves. Fox remains the country’s most-watched cable news channel by far, with more than 1 million viewers at any given time, though it is down about 5 percent this year from its audience levels last year. “The Five� is shown at a crucial time — 5 p.m. Eastern

— that acts as a transition between daytime and prime time. Of the seven rotating hosts, the five regulars are Greg Gutfeld, who also helms the overnight show “Red Eye;� Eric Bolling, who also has a show on the Fox Business Network; the former Bush administration spokeswoman Dana Perino; the conservative columnist Andrea Tantaros; and the Mondale campaign manager and Fox analyst Bob Beckel. Two others, Juan Williams and Kimberly Guilfoyle, sometimes sub in. “We genuinely get along inside and out,� Gutfeld said in an interview last week. “When it gets too heated, you can tell that we feel bad about it afterwards.� Conservative opinions and anti-Obama talking points are front and center on the show, as they are on virtually all of Fox’s opinion programs. Blogs took notice this month when Bolling asked, halfway into the show, “Guys, why are we doing our third segment on, like, beating up Newt Gingrich or trashing Donald Trump? Where’s the segment on ‘Obama’s socialist economy isn’t working?’ Where’s the section on guns or unions?� “You’re going through withdrawal,� Beckel answered, adding that “about every other segment on every other show is� about Obama. Beckel said in an interview, however, that he doesn’t feel outmatched on the show, in part because “a big chunk of the show is not about politics.� Added Perino in a separate interview, “We’re very mindful about keeping the show fresh.�

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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2011 • THE BULLETIN

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Family of sex offender urged to act cautiously at holidays Dear Abby: As a clinical psychologist, I believe your advice to “Protective Mom in the Midwest� (Oct. 26) was oversimplified. You told her she was right in not permitting her husband’s brother, a registered sex offender, to visit the family during the holidays. She didn’t want her 10-yearold daughter around him. You have made the common mistake of seeing everyone who carries the “registered sex offender� label as alike. They are no more alike than are people who drink too much. Some alcoholics get drunk, angry and violent, but most do not. Some sex offenders act like Ted Bundy, but most do not. Some are guilty only of having a younger girlfriend. Many do not directly injure anyone because they only download illegal sexual images. Some do not use force, threats or physical violence. I do not minimize what they do. They all have a mental illness and/or addiction and need intervention and treatment. Mom and her husband should talk to the brother about what he did and what kind of rehabilitation has occurred. They can then make a better decision about a visit and what safety measures might be appropriate. — Dr. William S. in Miami Dear Dr. S.: Your point about lumping all sex offenders together is well-stated. Another reader pointed out that something like urinating outdoors could result in this classification. However, most readers agree with me that the safety of the 10-year-old must be the primary concern. Their comments: Dear Abby: Stand your ground, “Protective Mom�! As a victim of abuse, I can tell you that the abuser is sick. She should not leave it up to her daughter to find out if the un-

This year you tend to be slightly more bohemian and intuitive about certain decisions. You easily could make an investment that to others might look fraught with risks. Truth be told, you have done your homework. Your mind always seems to be thinking, rethinking and analyzing. Consider a yoga class or some other relaxing pastime. If you are single, your antenna is up. Trust your intuition. You will learn much more about a person in the first few encounters than you think. If you are attached, share some of your inner chatter with your sweetie. Perhaps he or she knows how to distract you! AQUARIUS pushes the envelope. 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 Gossip and information swirl around you. Knowing what to believe and what to discard will take more than talent. Recognize the importance of getting feedback from associates. You want and need to know what is fact and what is gossip. Tonight: Where your friends are. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHH You want to stay on top of your game. How you deal with another person and what occurs at this time could make a big difference. Your sense of humor emerges when having an important conversation. Get all the necessary facts from an associate. Tonight: Know that you will make the right choice. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHHH Bridge a problem by detaching and understanding what set it in motion. You might feel that someone doesn’t care. Be direct when dealing with others, but do whatever you need to do in order not to get into a convoluted situation. Tonight: Let your imagination wander. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHH Deal directly with a partner who can be cantankerous. You’ll finally have a conversation that helps clarify what is happening. Open up a conversation involving a work-related matter. Many different ideas come up. Tonight: Continue a talk over dinner. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHHH You find others to be unusually responsive and touchy. Use the moment to have an important meeting. Allow an associate to have equal say. This person’s feedback triggers ideas. If you are single, an encounter might be light yet worthwhile. Tonight: Say “yes.�

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TODAY DEAR ABBY cle could still be a predator. My stepfather’s abuse 30 years ago was never reported to the police. He supposedly got “counseling� and was “a changed man.� Well, he’s currently serving prison time for having molested his granddaughter a year and a half ago. — Knows the Score in Anaheim, Calif. Dear Abby: If Mom allows Jake in the house, local child protective authorities will consider it failure to protect the child, putting the girl at risk of being removed from the home. I am a former child protective worker who went to homes to inform parents of this. I also had to keep my own daughter away from my former in-laws because they allowed a sex offender to visit while she was there. It was difficult being the only one willing to stand up for her safety, but I will never regret knowing I did everything I could to keep my daughter safe. — Another Protective Mom in New England Dear Abby: We have a registered sex offender living in our neighborhood. Despite the fact that I have young children, I am not concerned that he presents a threat. When he was 19, he had sex with a 17year-old girl. He was tried and served his time, but he now gets to spend the rest of his life on “the list.� If he had been 40, or the girl 12, I’d be concerned. Without knowing the particulars of the crime, it seems rash to sentence Uncle Jake to family purgatory. — Andy in Louisiana — Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Horoscope: Happy Birthday for Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011 By Jacqueline Bigar

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VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHH You have so much ground to cover, you could be startled by feedback from someone close. Your mind is everywhere but on your domestic life. You are right to complete one project before moving on to another. Still, make room for a pending personal talk. Tonight: Squeeze in some exercise and center yourself. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHHH Keep asking questions, making calls and reaching out for someone you care about. You could discover that a child or loved one wants to share more of his or her feelings. You hold up your hand, trying to slow down this person’s pace. Verbalize and set a better time in the next 24 hours. Tonight: Opt for fun. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHH Listen to forthcoming news. You might feel a little odd, as you don’t have the control you desire. Involvement in a personal or domestic issue circles around finances. Focusing on other matters could be close to impossible. Tonight: Your treat. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHHH You will communicate what you think to an audience — just be sure it is the right audience. You have kept so much pent up that now you are the opposite — an ongoing verbal waterfall. You’ll gain balance by tapping into your excellent listening skills. Tonight: Meet friends at a favorite haunt. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHH Use care when dealing with your finances. Any pressure you might feel could be self-inflicted through a judgment you are making. Test out some of your judgments to see if they are grounded. Your instincts guide you with a risk. Tonight: Enjoy the moment. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHHH Apply yourself to the issue at hand, and you’ll come out ahead. Your focus and ability to handle feedback mark your success. A group gets together to celebrate recent events, a long-wished-for success and the impending advent of 2012. Tonight: Any excuse to be with your friends seems to work. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHH Kick back as soon as you can. A conversation with someone in charge could be important. You cannot get around the issues involved. You might choose to listen more than talk. Others follow your thinking more than you realize. Tonight: Take a much-needed timeout. Š 2011 by King Features Syndicate

ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS — TALES FROM THE WILD: See an actor portray an explorer while introducing live animals; $7 plus museum admission ($10 adults, $9 seniors, $6 ages 5-12), $5 for members; 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754 or www .highdesertmuseum.org. GOOD CHAIR, GREAT BOOKS: Bring your favorite books and find out the titles for the 2012 Good Chair, Great Books series; free; 2 p.m.; Sunriver Area Public Library, 56855 Venture Lane; 541-312-1080 or www .deschuteslibrary.org/calendar. HISTORY PUB: Tor Hanson talks about “Whiskey Flat and Prohibition — The Happy Days of Home Brew and Moonshine in Bend’s Mill Worker Neighborhoods�; free; 6 p.m.; McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 N.W. Bond St., Bend; 541-382-5174 or www .mcmenamins.com.

WEDNESDAY ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS — TALES FROM THE WILD: See an actor portray an explorer while introducing live animals; $7 plus museum admission ($10 adults, $9 seniors, $6 ages 5-12), $5 for members; 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754 or www .highdesertmuseum.org. VEGAN POTLUCK: Bring a vegan dish with a list of its ingredients with a gift worth less than $5 for a gift exchange or 24 vegan cookies; free; 6 p.m.; The Environmental Center, 16 N.W. Kansas Ave., Bend; 541-480-3017. FRUITION: The Portland-based acoustic string musicians perform; free; 7 p.m.; McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 N.W. Bond St., Bend; 541-382-5174 or www .mcmenamins.com.

THURSDAY ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS — TALES FROM THE WILD: See an actor portray an explorer while introducing live animals; $7 plus museum admission ($10 adults, $9 seniors, $6 ages 5-12), $5 for members; 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754 or www .highdesertmuseum.org. MAGIC SHOW: Mr. Magic presents an evening of humor, interaction and magic; $5, free ages 12 and younger with an adult; 7 p.m.; Sunriver Lodge, North Pole, 17728 Abbot Drive; 800-486-8591 or www .sunriver-resort.com/traditions. SCOTT PEMBERTON BAND: The Portland-based rockers perform; free; 7 p.m.; McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 N.W. Bond St., Bend; 541-382-5174 or www .mcmenamins.com.

FRIDAY ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS — TALES FROM THE WILD: See an actor portray an explorer while introducing live animals; $7 plus museum admission ($10 adults, $9 seniors, $6 ages 5-12), $5 for members; 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754 or www .highdesertmuseum.org. NATURE AND THE PERFORMING ARTS: Jim Anderson leads an evening of storytelling, with live music and poetry; $20 or $15 nature center members in advance, $25 at the door; 7-9 p.m.; Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory, 57245 River Road; 541-593-4394. “LIKE THERE’S NO TOMORROW�: A screening of the Warren Miller film about skiing and snowboarding on peaks from India to New Hampshire; $10; 7:30 p.m.; Sunriver Resort, 17600 Center Drive; 800-486-8591 or www .sunriver-resort.com/traditions. DJ RASCUE: The Californiabased hip-hop act performs, with Emcee Belief; free; 9:30 p.m.; Astro Lounge, 939 N.W. Bond St., Bend; 541-388-0116.

SATURDAY ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS — TALES FROM THE WILD: See

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Polar Plunge participants come up for air after jumping in frigid waters during the annual Polar Plunge in Sunriver on Jan. 1, 2010. Take the icy plunge at 10 a.m. Sunday at Sunriver Resort. an actor portray an explorer while introducing live animals; $7 plus museum admission ($10 adults, $9 seniors, $6 ages 5-12), $5 for members; 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754 or www.highdesertmuseum.org. TOUR DU CHOCOLATE: Ski a six- or three-mile loop, with chocolatethemed aid stations; registration required; proceeds benefit trail grooming at the park; $10 or $20 per car; noon-2 p.m.; Virginia Meissner Sno-park, Milepost 14 Southwest Century Drive, Bend; 541-350-3790 or www.meissnernordic.org. “MURDER ON THE MENU�: Buckboard Mysteries presents an interactive murder mystery dinner theater event; reservations recommended; $70; 6 p.m.; Deschutes Brewery Mountain Room, 901 S.W. Simpson Ave., Bend; 541-350-0018 or www .buckboardmysteries.com. ROCKIN’ NEW YEAR’S EVE: Featuring cardboard instruments, singing and more; reservations requested; $70; 6:30 p.m.12:30 a.m.; Fort Funnigan, 17600 Center Drive, Sunriver; 800-4868591 or www.sunriver-resort.com/ traditions. “FRESH START� NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY: Featuring performances by R/D, Weird Science, G.A.M.M.A. and more; $10 before 9 p.m., $15 after; 7 p.m.-4 a.m.; Midtown complex, The Annex, Midtown Ballroom and Domino Room, 51 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; www .slipmatscience.com. NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY: Featuring performances by Larry and His Flask, Willy Tea Taylor and more; $8 plus fees in advance, $12 at the door; 7 p.m.; The Old Stone, 157 N.W. Franklin Ave., Bend; www.bendticket.com. IMPROV SHOW: Improv comedy in the style of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?�; $8; 8-10 p.m.; 2nd Street Theater, 220 N.E. Lafayette Ave., Bend; 541-728-1237 or www.bendimprovgroup.com. NEW YEAR’S EVE BASH: Featuring a performance by The Show, refreshments and more; proceeds benefit the Heart of Oregon Corps; $35; 8 p.m.; Century Center, 70 S.W. Century Drive, Bend; www.bendliveandlocal.com. ONE STOP ALE TRAIL TOUR: Taste samples of local beers and rate them; proceeds benefit The Shepherd’s House and Bethlehem Inn; $30; 8-10 p.m.; Old Mill Brew Werks, 384 S.W. Upper Terrace Drive, Bend; 541-633-7670. NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY: Featuring a performance by the Out of the Blue Band, with refreshments; $60; 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.; Pronghorn Resort, 65600 Pronghorn Club Drive, Bend; 541-693-5300. NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY: Featuring a performance by Bobby Lindstrom; free; 8:30 p.m.-midnight; Niblick and Greene’s, 7535 Falcon Crest Drive #100, Redmond; 541-548-4220. NEW YEAR’S EVE BONFIRE ON THE SNOW: Wanderlust Tours leads a short snowshoe hike to a bonfire and hand-carved snow amphitheater in the forest; a naturalist shares facts about the forest, animals and the night sky; reservations required; trips depart from Sunriver and Bend; $85; 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m.; 541-389-8359 or www.wanderlusttours.com. NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION: Featuring a performance by Mosley Wotta and the Eric Tollefson Band; free, $10 for Mosley Wotta; 9 p.m.; McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 N.W. Bond St., Bend; 541382-5174 or www.mcmenamins.com. NEW YEAR’S EVE CONCERT: Featuring performances by Subliminal and Broken Down Guitars; $5 suggested donation; 9 p.m.-2 a.m.; M & J Tavern, 102 N.W. Greenwood, Bend; 541-408-2599 or www .reverbnation.com/subliminaltribute.

NEW YEAR’S EVE CONCERT: Featuring a performance by The Pitchfork Revolution; $10; 9 p.m.; The Horned Hand, 507 N.W. Colorado Ave., Bend. NEW YEAR’S EVE CONCERT: Featuring performances by Empty Space Orchestra, Oh Sugoi! and Your Birthday; $5 plus fees in advance, $7 at the door; 9 p.m.; Silver Moon Brewing & Taproom, 24 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; 541-388-8331 or www.silvermoonbrewing.com.

Library, Rodriguez Annex, 134 S.E. E St., Madras; 541-475-3351 or www.jcld.org. 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. LEFT COAST COUNTRY: The Portland-based string band performs; $7; 9 p.m.; Silver Moon Brewing & Taproom, 24 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; 541-388-8331 or www .silvermoonbrewing.com.

SUNDAY POLAR BEAR PLUNGE: Take an icy plunge into the Lodge Village’s outdoor pool; hot chocolate served; free; 10 a.m.; Sunriver Resort, 17600 Center Drive; 800-486-8591 or www.sunriver-resort.com/ traditions. TERRIBLE BUTTONS: The Washington-based folk band performs; $2-$5; 8 p.m.; The Horned Hand, 507 N.W. Colorado Ave., Bend; www.reverbnation.com/ venue/thehornedhand.

TUESDAY Jan. 3 GREEN TEAM MOVIE NIGHT: Featuring a screening of “Whaledreamers,� which explores the connection between whales and humanity; free; 6:30-8:15 p.m.; First Presbyterian Church, 230 N.E. Ninth St., Bend; 541-815-6504. MATSIKO WORLD ORPHANS’ CHOIR: The choir of orphaned children from Peru and Liberia performs; free; 7 p.m.; First Presbyterian Church, 230 N.E. Ninth St., Bend; 541-382-4401 or www .icnchildren.net.

WEDNESDAY Jan. 4 “THE METROPOLITAN OPERA, RODELINDA�: Starring Renee Fleming, Stephanie Blythe, Andreas Scholl, Iestyn Davies, Kobie van Rensburg and Shenyang in an encore presentation of Handel’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.

THURSDAY Jan. 5 CLASSICAL FORM TO ROMANTIC INTENTIONS: Michael Gesme talks about how Beethoven took a simple idea and elevated it with “Pathetique Sonata�; free; 6:30 p.m.; East Bend Public Library, 62080 Dean Swift Road; 541-312-1032 or www .deschuteslibrary.org/calendar. TONY SMILEY: The Portlandbased looping rocker performs; free; 7 p.m.; McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 N.W. Bond St., Bend; 541-382-5174 or www .mcmenamins.com. HOPELESS JACK & THE HANDSOME DEVIL: The Portland-based blues band performs; $2-$5; 8 p.m.; The Horned Hand, 507 N.W. Colorado Ave., Bend; www.reverbnation.com/ venue/thehornedhand.

FRIDAY Jan. 6 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. “SECONDHAND LIONS�: A screening of the PG-rated 2003 film; free; 7:30 p.m.; Jefferson County

SATURDAY Jan. 7 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.redmondacademy.com. MATSIKO WORLD ORPHANS’ CHOIR: The choir of orphaned children from Peru and Liberia performs; free; 11 a.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754 or www .icnchildren.net. “A. LINCOLN�: Steve Holgate presents a one-man show that brings Lincoln back to life; $15, $10 students; 7:30 p.m.; Greenwood Playhouse, 148 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; 541-389-0803 or www.cascadestheatrical.org. “PINK FLOYD, THE WALL�: A screening of the musical based on the 1979 album; $10; 8 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 orwww.towertheatre .org. MATT HOPPER: The Boise, Idahobased 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 .silvermoonbrewing.com.

SUNDAY Jan. 8 MATSIKO WORLD ORPHANS’ CHOIR: The choir of orphaned children from Peru and Liberia performs; free; 9 and 10:30 a.m.; First Baptist Church, 60 N.W. Oregon Ave., Bend; 541-382-3862 or www.icnchildren.net. 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. “A. LINCOLN�: Steve Holgate presents a one-man show that brings Lincoln back to life; $15, $10 students; 2 p.m.; Greenwood Playhouse, 148 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; 541-389-0803 or www.cascadestheatrical.org. LET’S TALK ABOUT IT KICK OFF: 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.deschutes library.org/calendar.

TUESDAY Jan. 10 MATSIKO WORLD ORPHANS’ CHOIR: The choir of orphaned children from Peru and Liberia performs; free; 11 a.m.; St. Charles Bend, 2500 N.E. Neff Road; 541382-4321 or www.icnchildren.net. THE GALT LINE: The Poolesville, Md.based Americana band performs; $2-$5; 8 p.m.; The Horned Hand, 507 N.W. Colorado Ave., Bend; www.reverbnation.com/venue/the hornedhand.


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TUNDRA

FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE

HEART OF THE CITY

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STONE SOUP

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PEARLS BEFORE SWINE

PEANUTS

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Blue collar goes first class

Names Continued from E1 People don’t always connect her name with being a librarian, but “when they do, it always makes them smile,” said Bentley-Flannery. She especially likes it when the children she works with figure it out. She says they get serious and say something like, “There are books in a library where you work. And those books have pages!” “I love being around words.” Bentley-Flannery also loves the connection between her name and her profession, saying it’s “fun, silly and creative.”

By Jason Zinoman New York Times News Service

Annie Painter Fun bit: Painter is an artist and arts educator. About the name: Painter, a Sisters resident, took the last name about 30 years ago, when she got married. After she divorced, she decided to keep the last name in large part because it fit so well with her professional life. She has worked in art education, including at Arts Central in Bend, and also is an artist in her own right. Painter became interested in arts as a young girl when her grandfather gave her a desk filled with arts supplies. She teaches color and design and color mixing. While her own work has focused on printmaking recently, she has dabbled in other media. When people hear her name, they often comment about how perfect it is. Some ask, “Is that for real?” assuming it’s a name she made up, but, as she says, she “came by it honestly.”

Jon Bier Fun bit: Bier (pronounced “beer”) is the lead bartender at Deschutes Brewery & Public House in Bend. About the name: Bier bartended and served his way through college. He’s been working in the food industry ever since. For the past 15 years, he has worked at Deschutes Brewery. “I’ve always liked beer. It’s something I have always been a fan of,” said Bier. Growing up, Bier says the name was kind of embarrassing until he was in seventh or eighth grade. “Then it was cool.”

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LINDA FROST With her wintry name, it’s no surprise this Central Oregonian is a winter sports enthusiast and president of the Central Oregon Nordic Club.

Bier says his favorite beer is Deschutes’ Bachelor Bitter, which is “just perfectly balanced” with malt and hops. He plans to stay in the industry and has modified a quote from Jeff Spicoli — the stoner surfer from “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” — to match his outlook: “Beer, it’s not a hobby, it’s a way of life.” He said, “In the culture I live in, it’s definitely the truth.”

Linda Frost Fun bit: Frost is the president of the Central Oregon Nordic Club, About the name: Frost is Linda’s married name (although the husband is no longer in the picture). She has been skiing all her life in one way or another and has been the nordic club president for at least 10 years. But here’s the part we don’t

understand. Frost says during her time as president, not one member of the nordic club has mentioned the connection between her name and the club. “Nobody in the group has ever brought it up,” said Frost. She does see the fun of the name. She tells a story from when she used to substitute teach many years ago. The second graders would run outside and jump up and down on the cold ground and say, “We’re jumping on the Frost. Ha ha!” Frost also decorates her home with snowflakes. “It’s a little corny, but fairly innocuous.” Her daughter, Valerie, who is an avid snowboarder, took the chilly theme one step further and took on the married name of Winterholler. — Reporter: 541-617-7860, ajohnson@bendbulletin.com

The ascension of Louis C.K. from comic’s comic to show-business saint (a description used by more than one of his legion of admirers) brings with it what the comedian himself might call “white-people problems.” Namely, can an artist so wildly acclaimed, popular and wealthy still portray himself as a working-class loser? Once Chuck Klosterman compares your television show to Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak, it’s not easy to play the Everyman. The comic confronts this issue early in his excellent new self-produced stand-up special, “Louis CK Live at the Beacon Theater,” when he confesses to flying first class. “I’m not like you,” he said in this one-hour special, which has already made a startling $750,000 profit on $5 downloads after about a week. “All the things you do, I do better versions of those things.” In an earlier incarnation of this joke, told at the Bell House in Brooklyn, Louis C.K., wearing his usual rumpled jeans and black T-shirt, owned up to some anxiety about success, wondering aloud if he would be harder to relate to. Then he shrugged nonchalantly. Louis C.K., a dedicated and resourceful student of the form, has never been afraid to evolve. His early material had a boldly absurdist streak that gradually faded as his work became more frankly personal, particularly about fatherhood. In his recent shows he doesn’t talk about being poor, once a staple subject, and now that he’s famous and divorced, he stopped making jokes about never having sex, which is a pity, since he excels at them. His new material represents a return to a different kind of cerebral style. It’s more psy-

chologically probing, intricate and fantastical in narrative, and morally direct. He has increasingly moved the playing field of his stories from the real world to the goings-on inside his head. You can also see this change in the difference between his shamefully underrated 2006 HBO sitcom “Lucky Louie,” which presented the grim financial challenges and unglamorous sex life of a working-class dad, and his current FX hit, “Louie,” a more freewheeling production whose lingering close-ups and dream sequences signal a more subjective perspective. There are still quick jokes about encounters in elevators and adventures in parenting in his new show, but its highlights hinge on elabo- Louis C.K. rate set pieces in which experiences rooted in the real world are jumping-off points for the overheated dramas of his imagination. Many of these jokes present him as an unreliable narrator. Consider one about a gay club owner he worked for early in his career who he says wanted to sleep with him. At the end, he exposes his own view as false and rooted in homophobia: “The whole story really was: There once was a gay man.” Louis C.K. is also a master of the operatic revenge fantasy, a comedic Quentin Tarantino. In his last special, “Hilarious,” he imagines getting back at someone: “I hope a person who loved her most dropped her off a cliff and Superman picked her up and dropped her higher.” He managed to top that with an elaborate series of punishments imagined for a first-grade classmate of his daughter. These include seducing both of the child’s parents just to break their hearts and damage their psyches. The most striking forays into his thought process are examinations of his own moral failures. He says “I would like to be a better person” several times. The story about flying first class

is a reflection about how he often sees members of the military in coach and thinks about giving them his seat but never does. But that doesn’t stop him from luxuriating in the notion of doing a good deed, feeling proud of his fantasy. The incongruity between thought and action is at the heart of his comedy. As Neil LaBute does with the ineffectual men in his works, he dramatizes the problems of passivity. He does so by focusing on his failings. “I have a list of beliefs,” he says, “and I live by none of them.” Any close observer of Louis C.K. knows that there has always been a moral underpinning to his musings about fatherhood, language and prejudice, but in this new special he lays out his philosophy explicitly. “You should act in a way that if everyone acted that way, it would be all right,” he says, probably getting as close as any stand-up comic in history to using Kant’s categorical imperative in service of a joke. No assertion says as much about his convictions as the act of letting Dane Cook have the most forceful point in the best-known scene on “Louie” last season. In an exchange entirely written by Louis C.K., Cook attacks him for keeping quiet while Cook’s reputation was damaged by what he describes as false accusations of stealing jokes: “You let your name be used to hurt me,” he said, articulating how inaction can be just as hurtful as a bad act. The extremely funny new special lives up to the hype. It’s essential viewing for comedy fans, even if it isn’t his funniest special. My vote on that count is for “Hilarious,” although “One Night Stand” ends with his most virtuosic joke, an ingenious dialogue with his daughter who can’t stop asking “Why.” But what makes this latest work so impressive and encouraging is this insight: No matter how successful he may be, Louis C.K. can always be a loser in his own mind.

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The house playfulness built: Artist’s home is fun for all ages By Lisa Boone Los Angeles Times

LOS ANGELES — Emily Green’s Los Angeles home is all about art and childhood. “It’s a house where you can play with everything,” Green said. “I want kids to feel like they can be themselves here.” The playful interior of her small apartment is filled with handmade objects. A puppet hanging in the kitchen has coffee cup lids for eyes, a Gatorade cap nose and forks for legs and hands. In the bedroom of daughter Daisy, 10, tooth fairy boxes have been crafted from tinfoil, bright paper scraps and other throwaway items. In Green’s bedroom, a portrait of her was painted by a former student on the back of a ukulele. “My house is filled with things that inspire me,” Green said. “These are my resources. I want to make heirlooms using things that are simple to have around.” That also means pieces of nostalgia as decoration. A bookcase in the living room is stacked with relics from Green’s childhood — “Madeline” books, a cash register, board games and Richard Scarry titles. There is no TV set, only her “imagination bucket” filled with scraps of fabric, toilet paper rolls, pipe cleaners — you name it. Upstairs, a basket of Madame Alexander dolls rests in the hallway. Letterpress keys in a bowl await use in some future project. In the bathroom, vintage alphabet blocks from a Michigan flea market sit atop the medicine cabinet, while another set of miniature colored blocks in the hallway looks like an abstract artwork. The living room triples as an office and artist studio for Green, whose children’s line includes melamine dinnerware, place mats and wooden puzzles sold in boutiques nationwide. See Playful / F4

• Busy cooks will appreciate quick, healthful dinners that require 5 ingredients or fewer By Alison Highberger For The Bulletin

he holiday feasts are fading as we approach year’s end. The seasonal novelty of extra cookies and sweets around the house is getting old. Raise your hand if you need to downsize after a month of culinary overindulgence. Hey, it was fun, but enough already. It’s time to get back to the real-life routine of lighter, quicker and less expensive weeknight dinners. Robin Miller gets it. The host of “Quick Fix Meals” on the Food Network has a master’s degree in food and nutrition from New York University, plus a husband and

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two sons, ages 8 and 9. For 20 years, she has been focused on helping home cooks get quick, tasty and healthy meals on the table after work, school, sports or whatever else life throws at the modern multitasker. Her new cookbook, “Robin Takes 5,” is subtitled “500 recipes, 5 ingredients or less, 500 calories or less, 5 nights a week at 5:00 p.m.” The only staples Miller expects you to have in your kitchen are olive oil (and occasionally cooking spray), salt and freshly ground black pepper. Five ingredients later, and you’ll have a great dinner, whether it’s soup, salad, pizza, pasta, meat or seafood. Miller also includes dozens of five-ingredient side dishes and desserts.

“I’m so psyched. This is my ninth cookbook, but I am so passionate about this one. Think ‘gourmet’ first, and then ‘five ingredients.’ You wouldn’t think five ingredients could taste so good,” she said from her home in Scottsdale, Ariz. The trick, Miller says and writes about extensively, is choosing the right five ingredients. “Which lends more gusto to a hearty sauce — a green bell pepper or a sweet and smoky roasted red one; a plain tomato or a sun-dried gem that’s packed in a fruity olive oil; a canned black olive or a cured Greek kalamata olive, or one stuffed with a jalapeño? You get the point,” she writes in the introduction to “Robin Takes 5.” See Five / F2

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A time to reflect on the many joys of gardening By Liz Douville For The Bulletin

The time of self-analyzing, planned perfection (what a joke) and broken resolutions has rolled around

again. I don’t put much thought into the food and drink resolutions since they are usually broken before Feb. 1. Moderation is the key; a little bit of this and a little bit of that keeps me happy. But I can’t say that moderation is the key when it comes to gardening. I plant a garden because I have the spirit of adventure. I love to plant the tiniest of seeds, then water and wait for the thrill of the bursting seed. Thinkstock

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Some days I will check a seed tray three of four times. Sometimes I am so impatient I will use a magnifying glass to check for any signs of seed swelling. I delight in watching the progress of a seedling unfolding. I plant a garden because I like change and a garden is always changing. I like progress although I get impatient when I don’t think the garden is progressing fast enough. See Gardening / F5

• Roasted Butternut Squash with Wild Mushroom Stuffing, F2 • Amber Beer-Braised Steaks with Leeks and Gorgonzola Crumbles, F2 • Coconut Shrimp, F2 • Buttermilk “Fried” Chicken, F2 • Nutella Ice Cream, F3 • Temple Emanu-el Brisket, F3 • Classic Braised Beef Brisket, F3 • Callie’s Charleston Biscuits, F4


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F Five Continued from F1 In her “Roasted Butternut Squash with Wild Mushroom Stuffing” recipe, mushrooms are sautéed in olive oil, then get a sprinkle of dried thyme and a splash of sherry. They cook until the liquid is absorbed, which intensifies the flavors. “This squash recipe is perfect for December with superaffordable winter squashes that are so healthy and filling. What I love about butternut squash is it’s sweet, so I love to partner it with the earthy, tender wild mushrooms. With five or less ingredients, it’s great to use techniques to pull out the best flavor,” she said. Miller builds flavors in her recipes by roasting, broiling, browning and caramelizing vegetables and meats. Small amounts of tangy goat and blue-veined cheeses add big flavor boosts. As one tries her recipes and sees the “less is more” approach in action, it starts to make sense how simpler cooking at home, with fewer but more flavorful or interesting ingredients than the usual cookbook calls for, results in meals with great aroma, texture and taste. “Coconut Shrimp” has only three ingredients: shrimp, buttermilk, and shredded sweetened coconut (from the bag in

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the baking aisle). The shrimp are baked, not fried. “They get nice and toasted and nutty and a little sweet. Dunk them in a bottled Thai peanut sauce, or puree some mango with a little ginger and lime and dip them in that,” Miller said. To simplify cooking in the post-holiday days head, Miller recommends planning ahead. Make a list every week of what you want to make, and think of what you can do in advance. “You shouldn’t be scrambling at 6 p.m. Pick four recipes you want to cook during the week. Maybe chicken twice, which a lot of people do. Buy a couple of batches of chicken, and pasta, and do steak on that fifth night. Buy one onion and use it in two recipes. Garlic, the same. Try to maximize the ingredients you use. If you’re serving pasta, cook it in the morning before work, or the day before. Cook both pounds of pasta. Marinate chicken or beef the morning of or the day before. That’s what the chefs do in the restaurants. Think about what you can do in advance, so when your guests or family are seated, dinner is ready,” Miller said. For more tips and ideas, go to www.robintakes5.com, or check out Robin Miller’s recipes and articles on www.foodnetwork.com.

Amber BeerBraised Steaks with Leeks and Gorgonzola Crumbles

Amber Beer-Braised Steaks with Leeks and Gorgonzola Crumbles is among the quick and easy dinner options from Robin Miller, host of “Quick Fix Meals” on the Food Network. Photos courtesy of Ben Pieper

Makes 4 servings. Prep time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes This sounds super-fancy for just five ingredients, right? The sweet flavor of the beer is excellent when partnered with the sweet leeks and tangy Gorgonzola cheese (although any blue-veined cheese will work). 1 TBS olive oil 4 lean steaks (about 5 oz each) 2 leeks, rinsed well and chopped (white and light green parts only) 1 C amber beer ½ C reduced-sodium beef broth ½ C crumbled Gorgonzola cheese Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season both sides of the steaks with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Add the steaks to the hot pan and cook for 1 to 2 minutes per side, until just browned. Remove the steaks from the pan. Add the leeks to the same pan over medium-high heat. Sauté for 3 to 5 minutes, until the leeks are tender and golden brown. Add the beer and broth and bring to a simmer. Return the steaks to the pan and simmer for 5 minutes, until the steaks are medium. Transfer the steaks and sauce to a serving platter and top with the Gorgonzola cheese. Nutrition information per serving: Calories: 371, Total fat: 19 g, saturated fat: 8 g, cholesterol: 98 mg, carbohydrate: 9 g, protein: 35 g, fiber: 1 g, sodium: 285 mg

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Roasted Butternut Squash with Wild Mushroom Stuffing Makes 4 servings. Prep time: 10 to 15 minutes; Cooking time: 20 minutes. The secret to a perfectly tender butternut squash is in the prep — I always cook the squash in the microwave to tenderize the flesh before I fill the halves and bake them in the oven. — Robin Miller 1 butternut squash (3 to 3½ lbs), halved lengthwise and seeded

2 tsp olive oil 4 C mixed sliced fresh wild mushrooms (any

combination of cremini, portobello, shiitake, oyster and so on)

Preheat the oven to 375. Place the squash flesh side down in a microwave-safe baking dish and add about ¼ inch of water. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave on high power for 10 minutes, turning the dish halfway through cooking. Remove the squash from the microwave and place flesh side up in a shallow baking dish. Season the flesh with salt and freshly ground pepper. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, until the mushrooms are

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tender and release their liquid. Add the thyme and cook for 1 minute, until the thyme is fragrant. Add the sherry and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, until the liquid is absorbed. Spoon the mushroom mixture into the squash. Bake for 10 minutes, until the squash is fork-tender. Nutrition information per serving: Calories: 214, Total fat: 3 g, saturated fat: 0 g, cholesterol: 0 mg, carbohydrate: 43 g, protein: 8 g, fiber: 14 g, sodium: 53 mg

— From “Robin Takes 5,” by Robin Miller, Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC, 2011

— From “Robin Takes 5,” by Robin Miller, Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC, 2011

Coconut Shrimp Makes 4 servings. Prep time: 10 minutes. Cooking time: 12 to 15 minutes.

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You won’t believe the amount of flavor you can derive from just three ingredients. The trick is choosing the right three ingredients. In this case, the tangy buttermilk not only tenderizes the shrimp, it also acts as the “glue” that helps the sweet coconut stick to the flesh. As the shrimp cooks, the coconut gets golden brown and extra-flavorful. — Robin Miller ½ C buttermilk 1¼ lbs lg or jumbo shrimp,

peeled and deveined (leave the tails on)

Preheat the oven to 375. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. Place the buttermilk in a shallow dish. Add the shrimp and turn to coat. Season the shrimp with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Place the coconut in a separate shallow dish. Remove the shrimp from the buttermilk and shake off the excess buttermilk. Transfer the shrimp to the coconut and turn to coat both sides. Transfer the shrimp to the prepared baking sheet and bake for 12

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to 15 minutes, until the shrimp are opaque and cooked through and the coconut is golden brown. Season the shrimp with salt and freshly ground pepper before serving. Nutrition information per serving: Calories: 279, Total fat: 11 g, saturated fat: 8 g, cholesterol: 217 mg, carbohydrate: 14 g, protein: 30 g, fiber: 1 g, sodium: 303 mg — From “Robin Takes 5,” by Robin Miller, Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC, 2011

Buttermilk “Fried” Chicken Makes 4 servings. Prep time: 15 minutes. Cooking time: 25 to 30 minutes. For even more intense buttermilk flavor (and a super-moist chicken), marinate the chicken in the buttermilk mixture for up to 24 hours. I like to use ranch dip mix, but you can also use ranch dressing mix (in powdered form). — Robin Miller 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 5 oz each)

1 C buttermilk 2 TBS dry ranch dip mix 1 C panko (Japanese bread

Preheat the oven to 375. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. Place the chicken in a large freezer bag or between two pieces of plastic wrap and pound to a ½-inch thickness. Whisk together the buttermilk and dip mix in a shallow dish. Add the chicken and turn to coat. Combine the panko and walnuts in a food processor and process until fine. Transfer the panko mixture to a shallow dish. Remove the chicken from the buttermilk mixture and

crumbs) 1 C walnut pieces

shake off the excess buttermilk. Transfer the chicken to the panko mixture and turn to coat both sides. Transfer the chicken to the prepared baking sheet and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through and the crust is crisp and golden. Season the chicken with salt and freshly ground pepper before serving. Nutrition information per serving: Calories: 398, Total fat: 18 g, saturated fat: 2 g, cholesterol: 84 mg, carbohydrate: 12 g, protein: 38 g, fiber: 1 g, sodium: 211 mg — From “Robin Takes 5,” by Robin Miller, Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC, 2011

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clude the best way to store the item and how long it can be stored. In general, keep like with like. That means storing crispy cookies with crispy ones and soft cookies with soft ones. A soft cookie will make a crispy one limp. Also pay attention to flavors.

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A batch of coffee shortbread shouldn’t spend too much time in an airtight box with peppermint cookies unless you like coffee and peppermint. The good news for longer storage through the holidays is that most baked goods freeze very well. Most cookies — even cookie dough — can be frozen. If you’re not sure, set aside three or four cookies, freeze them overnight and see how the texture is affected the next day.

Cheesecakes, cakes (either layers or even fully iced cakes) and fruit or sugar-based pies such as pecan usually can be frozen for six weeks or so. Just make sure you wrap them well. Also make sure decorated cakes and pies aren’t somewhere where they will get chipped or crushed. Custard or cream pies usually don’t freeze well and can get weepy. — Submit questions at www.charlotteobserver.com/food.


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Get brisket bragging rights A clever, loving tribute to brisket

By Joe Bonwich St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The animosity about the euro might just be mitigated if European community leaders broke bread together — and topped the bread with chocolate-hazelnut spread. In America — and indeed, across Europe and elsewhere in the world — the best-known version is Nutella. The Ferrero company traces Nutella’s origins to Pietro Ferrero, who formulated a loaf form of what was then called pasta gianduja to extend warrationed chocolate during World War II. Yes, this is the same Ferrero company that now makes Ferrero Rocher candies — and also, oddly enough, Tic Tacs. The original loaves evolved into a jarred cream, which was branded as Nutella in 1964 and first sold in America in 1983. But other chocolate-hazelnut spreads are manufactured in countries across Europe. We collected several of these — as well as one from the U.S. — to see how they compare with Ferrero’s standard-bearer. The classic way to enjoy Nutella is slathered on bread (or crepes), often topped with banana slices. For variation, we’ve provided a recipe for Nutella Ice Cream. And mark your calendar: Feb. 5 is World Nutella Day. (Really.) The website NutellaDay.com already has more than 500 recipes from its readers. Perhaps you’ll create and submit a masterpiece of your own before then.

Nutella Ice Cream Makes 4 servings. Tester’s note: Using the full amount of sugar results in a sweetness similar to most supermarket ice creams. Using ¼ cup sugar — or even omitting the added sugar entirely — results in dessert closer to a dark-chocolate ice cream. 1 C Nutella ¾ C granulated sugar or less to taste (see tester’s note) 1 C whole milk 1 1⁄3 C heavy cream 2 tsp vanilla extract Mix Nutella and sugar until completely combined, then add milk. Mix until mixture is smooth and sugar is dissolved. Stir in heavy cream and the vanilla. Cover and chill until cold. Transfer mixture to an ice cream maker and process according to manufacturer’s directions. For a firmer texture, transfer ice cream to a small freezer-safe container, press plastic wrap against the top of the ice cream, and freeze for at least four hours. Per serving: 865 calories; 54g fat; 27g saturated fat; 115mg cholesterol; 10g protein; 87g carbohydrate; 83g sugar; 2g fiber; 85mg sodium; 200mg calcium. — Adapted from a recipe on the Carrie’s Sweet Life blog (carriessweetlife.com) linked from the World Nutella Day website (nutelladay.com).

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There’s probably no other cut of meat that evokes such feelings of home, happiness and cultural continuity as the brisket. By Jackie Burrell San Jose Mercury News

If you ever doubted the passion with which diners regard brisket, look no further than the online discussion boards of sites like Chow, Eater and Serious Eats — or any Jewish Community Center gathering. That’s where you’ll find devotees discussing, kibitzing and arguing about Lipton onion soup, the thickness of the slice and the perfection of their mothers’ recipes. “Every culture has a version,” says Stephanie Pierson, author of what may be the world’s first brisket-centric cookbook, and every family says theirs is the best. It’s a pride thing. It’s also a love thing, which is why Pierson’s book, “The Brisket Book” (Andrews McMeel, 208 pages, $29.99), carries the subtitle “A Love Story With Recipes.” There’s probably no other cut of meat that evokes such feelings of home, happiness and cultural continuity. “We have lost our mother tongues,” she says, “changed our last names and moved all over the world, (but) we have somehow managed not to lose our recipes for brisket.” Instead, those scraps of paper — tattered index cards filled with spidery jottings about oven temperatures and flavorful additions — are passed from bubbe to granddaughter, shared with college roommates and then emailed to boyfriends, cousins and friends-of-friends who are hosting a Hanukkah feast for the first time. It’s a culinary sharing that transcends borders, cultures and divides. That was the message Pierson heard over and over again as she spent a year “brisketeering” with rabbis, butchers, bubbes and chefs, including Chris Kimball of Cooks Illustrated and America’s Test Kitchen fame and Nach Waxman, the owner of Kitchen Arts & Letters. “For a tough cut of meat that’s not a big superstar, it has this amazing provenance of being part of communities and families all over the world,” Pierson says. Brisket may lack the sexiness of a sirloin, Pierson says, or the va-va-voom of a filet, but no matter what you add to that inexpensive, tough cut of meat — and that’s a list that ranges from miso to Dr Pepper — brisket is transformed by one thing. It’s love, says Jeff Banker, executive chef at San Francisco’s Baker & Banker. “For it to be good,” he says, “you have to put a lot of love into it.” Banker’s mother rubbed her brisket with spices and let it marinate overnight, before giving it a quick searing to lock in the juices. Then she’d top it with ketchup, onion and that quintessential, mid-20th century ingredient — Lipton onion soup — and cook it for hours. Banker is tweaking those ingredients slightly as his award-winning restaurant hosts a week of four-course Hanukkah dinners, but the menu is all Mom, from the matzo ball soup to the brisket

How to make a better brisket Go for the fat: Brisket comes in two cuts, first cut — which is flat — and brisket point, also known as second cut. If the recipe doesn’t specify, use whichever you prefer, but make sure it has some fat on it to ensure a moist brisket. Slice across the grain: Devotees may argue the pros and cons of thick vs. thin sliced, but they all agree on one thing: Cutting it across the grain makes for a tender, toothsome meal. Cutting with the grain is a recipe for tough and stringy. Make it ahead: Brisket tastes better made a day ahead, refrigerated in its own gravy or juices, and then reheated.

and latkes. The Lipton onion soupsprinkled variation is a classic of our times, Pierson says. It’s a riff of sorts on the classic Ashkenazic preparation, which is rich with savory onions. Pierson’s former best friend’s ex-mother-in-law’s recipe combines the onion soup mix with ketchup, chili sauce and Malbec to produce a sweet, tomatoey sauce. Others add beer to the mix. And still others toss in pomegranate juice, gingerbread and/or coffee. Pierson is an expert on the topic now, but despite having a Jewish father and growing up in a “Jewish-WASPy household,” the self-described “brisket orphan” didn’t have her first taste of the glorious entree until she was in her 20s. “It was love at first bite,” she says. Now, after sampling briskets from coast to coast, Pierson is hard put to name a favorite. She loves the recipe offered by Bill Niman, of Niman Ranch fame, who bridges the braised-barbecue barrier with an oven-braised roast and a sauce created by Bo McSwine, owner of Lafayette’s Bo’s Barbecue. And Kimball’s test kitchen version, she says, is perfection. But Pierson will be accompanying this week’s latkes with the version made by Roberta Greenberg, an assistant at New York City’s Temple Emanu-El, where the brisket is so beloved the rabbi keeps the recipe on the synagogue’s website. It includes just seven ingredients — including the brisket, salt and pepper. It’s not a difficult recipe, by any means, but it needs to be started three days before the big feast. And it’s the jellied cranberry sauce — yes, from a can — that’s the trick. “It caramelizes into this intense lovely sweetness, braced with onions,” Pierson says. Anyone’s bubbe would approve.

Temple Emanu-El Brisket Makes 8-10 servings. 4-5 lb beef brisket 2 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp paprika Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper

4 lg onions, peeled and cut into eighths 2 14-oz cans jellied cranberry sauce, sliced

Sprinkle both sides of the brisket with the garlic powder, paprika, salt and pepper. Tightly cover the brisket with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 days. When you’re ready to finish the dish, preheat the oven to 500 degrees. Unwrap the brisket, place it in a roasting pan and roast for 20 minutes on each side. Remove the pan from the oven and decrease the temperature to 350 degrees. Place the onions under and around the brisket, then cover the top of the meat with the cranberry sauce slices. Tightly cover the pan with heavy-duty aluminum foil and cook until fork-tender, about 3 hours. Remove the pan from the oven and allow the brisket to cool. Transfer the brisket to a cutting board, trim the fat, then slice the meat against the grain to the desired thickness. Return the slices to the pot, overlapping them at an angle so you can see a bit of the top edge of each slice, cover the pan with foil and refrigerate overnight. The next day, remove any congealed fat from the top of the sauce. Heat the brisket, covered, at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, then, uncovered, for another 20-30 minutes, until hot and the sauce has reduced a bit. Serve with the sauce. — From “The Brisket Book: A Love Story With Recipes” by Stephanie Pierson, Andrews McMeel, 2011

Classic Braised Beef Brisket Makes 6 servings. 2 TBS salt 1 TBS smoked paprika 1 TBS mustard seed 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper 3-lb beef brisket 2 TBS vegetable oil

2 sprigs rosemary 2 sprigs thyme 3 cloves garlic, crushed 1 quart veal or beef stock 1 C dry red wine ½ C balsamic vinegar

In a small bowl, combine the salt, paprika, mustard and pepper. Rub the brisket all over with the spice mix. In a large heavy skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat until hot. Add the brisket and brown evenly on both sides, 5-7 minutes per side. Transfer the brisket to an ovenproof baking dish just large enough to hold the brisket snugly. Add the rosemary and thyme sprigs, garlic, stock, wine and vinegar. Cover the dish with heavy-duty aluminum foil and bake until the brisket is fork-tender, 3-4 hours. Transfer the brisket to a cutting board and cover with foil to keep warm. Strain the liquid into a pan and reduce over medium heat to about 2 ½ cups, with a glaze consistency. Check the seasonings. Slice the brisket across the grain and serve drizzled with sauce.

“The Brisket Book: A Love Story With Recipes” By Stephanie Pierson (Andrews McMeel, $29.99) What it is: You know you’re in for fun when a book about meat opens with a full-color photograph of celebrity beefcake — a brisket belonging to Joan Nathan, the Washington-based doyenne of Jewish cooking in North America — and the words: “In a world of Rachel Zoe makeovers, brisket is completely comfortable with what it isn’t.” Who’s Rachel Zoe? Who cares! This book will put you passionately over the moon for a meat cut that is often taken for granted. Praise and quibbles: Brisket is “the ultimate comfort food” for so many people, so many cultures. Brisket is also versatile, what Nathan calls the “Zelig of meats.” So, expect a little brisket history, a couple of interviews with famous brisket fans and a number of brisket recipes here, all clearly delivered. But this book takes the idea of brisket beyond the usual (and essential) cooking how-tos into such unexpected areas as vegetarianism (seitan brisket), mixology (clove’n hoof cocktail), poetry (“Pot Roast” by Mark Strand) and unsolicited advice (“What’s not so good? Brisket wrapped in shrimp”). Why you’ll like it: Stephanie Pierson is a New York City author and social historian who works brisket from every angle so that you get to know everything knowable about the cut while producing some delicious food in your kitchen. As the eye-catching red cover emblazoned with a drawing of a wary steer suggests, this book is full of colorful, lively and sometimes surprising images; the pages are a joy to leaf through for their energetic mix of images, photos and text. — Chicago Tribune

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Floors in James Welsh’s loft, in Barcelona, Spain, have a thin concrete coating tinted light gray, a kitchen with large windows and a glass-paneled door to a balcony facing a street. Lorenzo Nencioni New York Times News Service

Turning a stint in Spain into a lofty experience By Keith Mulvihil New York Times News Service

BARCELONA, Spain — Soon after moving to this city in 2006, James Welsh became smitten by its energy. “It has a thriving cultural scene, and you have beaches in summer and nearby mountains for snowboarding in winter,” said Welsh, a 33year-old Englishman. He decided that his fairly peripatetic existence — he has lived in London, Nepal, Paris, New York and Boston — would come to an end and that he would make Barcelona his home. Welsh, who is single and works for an online printing firm he founded, began his search in El Poblenou, a neighborhood that is now brimming with tech entrepreneurs, artists and designers. Back then, Welsh said, “The area was still a little off the radar.” He stumbled onto a floorthrough loft with an enormous terrace.

Living in the open The large rectangular apartment — about 1,300 square feet — takes up the entire second floor of an old three-story building, and because the previous owner had removed most of the interior walls, it had an open feel. “It was all very minimal, which was great for me,” said Welsh, who paid about 600,000 euros (about $775,000) for the flat and the terrace, which is roughly the same size as the interior. Still, Welsh wanted to make some changes — the loft was dark and lacked enough storage space. He hired Yolanda Yuste Lopez and Tobias Laarmann, principals in a Barcelonabased architecture firm, Ylab Arquitectos. The pair drew up a plan, and Welsh approved most everything. “Aside from the suggestion of adding a fireplace, which I knew I didn’t really need, almost everything in the original model is what I have here,” he said. The renovation cost about 120,000 euros ($150,000). The architects chose natural,

neutral materials for the loft. Buff-colored earthen bricks sheathe the interior, creating a warm, almost rustic vibe, and the floors are thinly coated with concrete tinted a light anthracite gray. “We like to use materials that are not homogeneous, not perfect,” Laarmann said. At Welsh’s behest, two charming Catalonian features remain: the original, geometric floor tiles in the kitchen and the exposed wood ceiling beams, which were restored to their natural honey color.

‘So much brighter’ The kitchen, which has large windows and a glasspaneled door, opens onto a small balcony facing the street. When Welsh’s girlfriend at the time suggested an American-style kitchen with large appliances, he disagreed. “I preferred having only low cupboards so not to disrupt the openness,” he said. As a result, the built-in refrigerator, freezer, dishwasher and oven are all tucked under the sprawling white-quartz countertops. The architects also constructed a large L-shaped dividing wall that doubles as a storage unit. The wall, in light oak veneer, separates the dining area from the master bedroom. The bathroom and its walls were also revamped. The architects devised an ingenious space with opaque sliding glass panels. “Since the loft is done in wood and brick — rougher textures — we thought the bathroom had to be like a jewel, not rustic but shiny,” Lopez said. Italian glass tiles by Bisazza, pigmented with grays, whites and greens, cover the bathroom floor, walls and ceiling. Finally, the architects replaced the rear exterior wall with floor-to-ceiling windows and a sliding glass door, creating a light-filled space and an unobstructed view of the terra-cotta-tiled terrace. “The interior is so much brighter,” Welsh said.

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Artist Emily Green has created a brand of housewares devoted to kids. Here, children reach into a craft barrel for parts and pieces during a daisy chain party at Green’s home.

Playful Continued from F1 Tools of her trade — paint, pens and paper — sit on an enormous white laminate desk that’s used as a buffet for parties. Green started her business six years ago, making place mats for friends out of her artworks. “I laminated them myself at Kinko’s,” she said. Soon, she was selling pieces at school bazaars and cold-calling businesses on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica (“Like a peddler,” she says, laughing). Green’s mantra is that you don’t need money to be creative. “I want to live simply,” she says, so she edits carefully, keeping only what is important and deploying those personal belongings as mini installations. Daisy’s little cowboy boots were important, so Green didn’t throw them out. Instead, she accumulated the ever-growing sizes on a bookshelf. “I’ve worked really hard to make it a house of love and spirit and creativity. It’s OK to make a mess,” Green said

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Hanukkah parties of her youth, when she and friends made paper chains — some blue and white, some red and green — and then mixed them all up and decorated one another’s homes. This time, Green led daughter Daisy and Daisy’s friends in making nondenominational chains from unconventional, often recycled materials: tinfoil, doilies, duct tape, oilcloth, vintage fabric, cut-up plastic flowers, party

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If you’re replacing a sink or faucet, expect a leak. Why? Shut-off valves are infrequently used, sometimes for several years at a time, with the result that the internal washers can shrink and become brittle. The valve is shut off to stop water flow while new plumbing is installed, but when it’s turned back on, the washer degrades and starts a slow leak. Left unchecked, it can become a larger problem. If it’s been years since you replaced a faucet, have the

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The bedroom of Daisy Green, Emily Green’s daughter, in their Los Angeles home, which is all about art and childhood.

toothpicks, pipe cleaners and scalloped Bordette, the corrugated trim that teachers often use around bulletin boards. The artist, who has her own line of housewares and accessories for children, assembled the materials into interlocking strips with a hot glue gun, and the kids added costume jewelry beads and other details. Green suggested personalizing the chains with family pictures, written wishes or prayers, or kids’ art cut into strips. “Use things that you don’t know what to do with,” she said. During the party, older kids preferred to write wishes and other sentiments, which were attached as little offshoots to the chain links. Other kids preferred using only pipe cleaners. Whatever the style, the project provided not only colorful decoration but also a way for the kids to interact. “Families can sit around and do it together,” Green said, adding, “You can put it away and take it out again next year.” And did she mention it’s practically free?

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contractor change the valve for good measure. Valves are inexpensive and labor time minimal and it saves you from having to call a plumber later.

social network dedicated to home improvement, “Plan for the unexpected. Keep an open mind and be willing to adjust your plan when unexpected things come up ... they will.’’

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Less than perfect

If you expect things to fit correctly, they won’t. Wood-frame buildings are subject to movement due to temperature changes, so even in new construction, you won’t find a perfectly straight wall or floor. A reputable contractor aims for perfect, and then taps into expert skills to minimize gaps and hide inconsistencies with tricks of the trade. Keep in mind, new cabinets may not fit perfectly in place of the old, and appliances end up being a tad too big or small. It all adds up to last-minute changes, extending completion time. Veteran carpenter Kevin Stevens said on Hometalk, a

If you expect materials to be delivered on time and in topnotch condition, think again. Exhaust fans fail to work, appliances are dented or scratched, flooring is mismatched or shortchanged, or something has been back-ordered. Although many mishaps can be attributed to shoddy customer service, some delays can’t be avoided. Main distribution warehouses located in other states can be affected by weather conditions, delaying truck deliveries. Also, suppliers do not open every carton of flooring and are unaware of materials that are defective. Your contractor

won’t know this either, until the order is dropped off at the job site. While you can’t account for every mishap, some solutions are simple: Purchase appliances from larger distributors who will have several models available for immediate exchange. Do business with distributors and suppliers with reasonable return policies and order excess material (lumber, flooring, building materials, etc.). What your contractor doesn’t use can be returned. If there is a restocking fee, consider it a trade-off for the aggravation you’d otherwise experience.

Here comes trouble If you think you’ve hired the best contractor for miles around who will pull off your remodel without a hitch, expect trouble. Not necessarily big trouble, but even the most conscientious contractors occasionally run into issues, and risks increase exponentially depending upon the size and complexity of the renovation If you think your job will be finished on time, it won’t be. Finally, if you’ve timed the completion of your remodeling project prior to a major holiday, a backyard wedding or other special occasion, major delays will have you tearing your hair out trying to work around it. For all of the above reasons, anticipate these delays and minimize stress by scheduling your renovation project in advance, allowing extra time for Murphy’s Law to work its magic.


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The dream of a perfect lawn, if that’s your goal in life, is easier than you think. No watering. No fertilizing. No mowing. No weeding. Just sit back and enjoy the sight of green grass — synthetic, that is. SYNLawn, the maker of residential synthetic grass, teams with Lowe’s to provide the look of a perfect lawn for weekend warriors who want to be the envy of the neighborhood. The company provides rolls of synthetic turf in the most popular sizes, along with basic installation tools for customers who need smaller amounts of turf and want to install it themselves, according to a press release. SYNLawn has been testing the program in some Lowe’s stores for a couple of years, and now offers it in 463 stores from South Carolina to California; it should be in all stores within a couple of years. Online, you can find it in fescue, zoysia and Bermuda textures, as well as precut putting greens. The new program offers three precut and prepackaged sizes offering flexibility for design. Those sizes are 3-by-11, 5-by-7½ and 7½-by-11 feet. These precut pieces of synthetic turf can be used for a variety of projects ranging from landscaping areas, pet areas, play areas, common areas, garages, basements, roof decks and outdoor patios. Costs for the stock rolls range from $130 to $300. The synthetic turf comes with detailed installation instructions. Customers can also scan the MS (Microsoft) Tag with a smartphone and download the DIY video to assist with the self-install process. Lowe’s carries all tools needed for the project. The turf eliminates mud tracking, is washable, nonallergenic and comes with a warranty whether you have it installed or do it yourself. “SYNLawn turf products save millions of gallons of water each year, reduce carbon emissions and fuel consumption from lawn equipment, and keep fertilizers and pesticides away from pets and out of the ground water supply,” says George Neagle, vice president of sales and marketing for SYNLawn. “The uses are only limited by the imagination of the customer.” SYNLawn products have replaced petroleumbased polyurethane with soybean oils in the manufacturing process, utilize secondary backing materials made from recycled plastic bottles, and are 100 percent recyclable.

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Danova primulas offer dazzling colors that are sure to brighten up even the dreariest cool-season porch patio or flowerbed.

Danova primulas whet the appetite for spring By Norman Winter McClatchy-Tribune News Service

About a nanosecond after the Christmas and New Year’s celebrations have concluded, I am thinking gardening and flowers. The dreariness of winter takes its toll on the best of horticulturists. The plant that always seems to get me primed for gardening is the primula. If you have a progressive garden center in the area, then keep your eyes open for the incredibly colorful Danova Bicolor series from Sakata Seed. Primula comes from the Latin word which means “firstling of spring,” which to be honest really pegs this plant. There are about 400 species of primulas, which are mostly alpine perennials with short rhizomes. Since they are alpine perennials and I have always lived in the hot South, I have enjoyed them in pots or decorative containers on the porch patio or deck. The Danova Bicolor will get approximately 8 inches tall and as wide and has color that will stop traffic. I am partial to the red and yellow. You need to be aware that these are not lantanas that will bloom until

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cies or group known Primula obconica hybrids. These plants can reach 12 to 18 inches in height producing taller flower stalks. The colors are very pretty but just not quite as bold. The Libra and Juno series are the most popular in this group. Keep your plants moist and fed with a water-soluble, 2020-20 fertilizer that has micronutrients. Avoid overhead watering to lessen fungal diseases. I use a small watering can with a tiny spout. Be sure to keep old flowers removed for a tidy appearance and increased flower productivity. The Danova Bicolor series comes in 6 riveting colors. Twelve to 14 weeks of outstanding performance during a dreary time of the year makes this a good buy in my book. Some of my favorite perennials don’t bloom nearly that long. Visit your garden center and ask them to get some in for your garden. — Norman Winter is executive director of The National Butterfly Center in Mission, Texas, and author of “Tough-as-Nails Flowers for the South” and “Captivating Combinations: Color and Style in the Garden.” Contact him at winternaba.org.

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fall. But they will give you 12 to 14 weeks of color that no other plant can match during an otherwise bleak time of the year. Unfortunately, I have seen many primulas sit at the garden center almost as if waiting for adoption. Try some; I promise you will never go without again. They excel in mixed containers grown with pansies, daffodils, mustard or kale. Their flowers are so bold and bright they may look a little artificial. They can be used indoors and on the porch or patio where they get morning sun but then shade or indirect light in the afternoon. Choose a good light, welldrained mix for your container, and then plant at the same depth as they grew in the original pot. Look for plants with healthy foliage that fills up their container. I am partial to the Primula acaulis hybrids like the Danova Bicolor. These are fairly short plants with short flower stalks, but they have colors that are so bold they almost look artificial. The Crayon, Lira and Quantum are also popular sections in this group. The next tallest of the primulas come from another spe-

Continued from F1 I plant a garden because I love color. I tend to favor the strong, bright colors and believe that no two colors in nature clash. There isn’t a better place to experiment with color than in a garden. I plant a garden to blend with nature rather than to control nature. Working with nature can be as simple as planting the right plant in the right place. Drought-tolerant plants should be planted in areas that are difficult to irrigate, heat-loving plants along driveways and sidewalks, water-loving plants where irrigating is easy. Create plant communities where pests and natural predators balance each other. Planting native plants helps to ensure a healthy garden. As in our daily life, conflict and attempts to control take far too much of our energy and our time. Isn’t it a more pleasurable experience to turn away from trying to control nature and work toward the goal of understanding and working with it? A few weeds here and there just may be beneficial to the health of your plants. I plant a garden to keep mind and body healthy. Stress and problems melt away when my hands reach into the soil. Gardening steadies my nerves and increases my physical strength. When I am sad, I leave the garden feeling comforted. I plant a garden for fresh, healthy food. Surely there isn’t anything better than the

first tomato of the season or a carrot pulled from the fall garden after a nip of a light frost. I embrace the busy days of the fall preserving the garden’s bounty. I feel like a squirrel hoarding for the winter, but with the advantage of knowing where I put it. I plant a garden to share food, ideas and friendship. Gardening is a great equalizer. Young or old, male or female, tall or short, gardening cuts through boundaries and barriers. There are no penalties or criticism of our errors. Be they good or bad, we learn to share experiences for the benefit of ourselves and others. Years ago, I read a statement that merited writing in what I call my Inspiration Book: “When gardeners follow their hearts, they create an Eden that is more pleasing than anything that could be done by following rules. Perhaps in the end, there is only one gardening qualification: Be yourself.” In the quiet time of the New Year, it might be a good time to go back and take a look at your motives for gardening or lack of that activity. As I have said many times, you don’t garden to make your mother, relatives or neighbors happy. In addition to providing food for the table, you garden to keep yourself centered and able to handle the stresses of everyday life with a more positive attitude, which sometimes can be more valuable than the food you provide.

and tradition. And she brings to the task a rollicking taste for great humor, and to-die-for wit. All this as we pluck our way through the vegetable bin, from asparagus to turnips.

What makes it armchair-worthy Here’s a read for which it’s imperative to be sitting in a cozy armchair, because if you aren’t, you might fall down laughing. Gut-splitting guffaws, we’re talkin’ about. This compendium of veggie tales is that hilarious. Honestly, this might be the most delightful, laugh-yourself-silly title to make its way onto the garden bookshelf in a long, long time. And not only that — you’ll harvest enough produce-aisle tidbits and trivia to last deep

into your next dinner party. Whoever knew the lowly carrot (did they really win the Trojan War?) or the highfalutin melon (did it really undermine Mark Twain’s morals?) could be the star of so much tabletop banter? Your friends, even ones who turn up their noses at the mere suggestion of a spinach leaf, will be lining up to gather all your vegetable esoterica. One fine line: “Historically, asparagus is pure sex food. ... In nineteenth-century France, bridegrooms were fed three courses of asparagus in anticipation of their wedding nights, and the salacious stalks were banned from the menu in girls’ schools, for fear of inflaming the imaginations of susceptible teens.”

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Bubbly is at home for the holidays By Fred Tasker McClatchy-Tribune News Service

As New Year’s Eve approaches, the question arises: Where do the bubbles in bubbly come from? Well, some winemakers coax them into existence naturally, as a part of the age-old chemical formula for fermentation: natural grape sugar + yeast = alcohol and carbon dioxide, in the form of bubbles. Others take big machines and simply pump the CO2 into the wine. Bubbly is the drink of New Year’s, whether you love the holiday or hate it. As the famed champagne widow Madame Lilly Bollinger put it, “I drink champagne when I’m happy. And when I’m sad.” Incidentally, bubbly is Champagne only when it’s made in the French region by that name. Bubbly sweetness levels are confusing: Brut is usually the driest; extra-dry is actually slightly sweet (go figure); sec in the French means “dry,” but when applied to bubbly means medium-sweet; demi-sec, which literally means “half-dry,” in bubbly means quite sweet; and doux is the sweetest bubbly, a dessert wine. Enough confusion: Here are some nice bubblies I’ve tried lately. Cheers!

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cent pinot noir): tiny bubbles, toasted brioche aroma, tropical fruit flavors, creamy and smooth; $19. Nonvintage Maschio dei Cavalieri Prosecco di Valdobbiadene, Italy: aromas and flavors of ripe apricots and peaches, soft bubbles, lightly sweet, long finish; $10.

Recommended Nonvintage Anna de Codorniu Brut Cava, Spain: (70 percent chardonnay, 30 percent parellada): big, soft bubbles, aromas and flavors of tropical fruit and minerals; $15. Nonvintage Anna de Codorniu Brut RosE Cava, Spain: big, active bubbles, crisp and dry, with tart cherry and cranberry aromas and flavors; $15. Nonvintage “Rosa Regale” Brachetto d’Acqui DOCG, by Banfi: big bubbles, soft, sweet black raspberry flavors, crisp, medium-sweet; $20.

Highly recommended Nonvintage Scharffenberger Brut Sparkling Wine, Mendocino County, Calif. (67 percent chardonnay, 33 per-

Winterize leather footwear What is the best way to Q: protect my leather boots and shoes against winter’s harsh weather conditions? It’s important to weatherproof leather footwear before heading into the slush and snow. And when you come back in, you should dry and recondition shoes to minimize any damage and ready them for the next outing. First, have a cobbler put sole guards — thin layers of rubber that help keep water out — on leather soles. Above the sole, silicone sprays or oil- or wax-based products protect leather well but can darken it. On lightcolored leather, use Meltonian Water & Stain Protector or Kiwi Protect-All; these won’t change its hue. Coat clean shoes with protectant, followed by a layer on the welt (the seam between the sole and the leather upper). Wipe off excess with a soft cloth, and let shoes dry. Spray and dry brand-new shoes again. Then polish. This not only spiffs up the pair but also protects them further. To speed drying and help maintain their shape after time outdoors, fill footwear with shoe or boot trees. Don’t place them near heat, which can ruin leather by making it crack. Remove mud and dirt with a gentle cleaner, such as Lexol-pH (lexol.com). To lift stains, treat them immediately. Dab with a damp cloth so that the marks disappear; then dab with equal parts water and white vinegar. Weatherproof and polish again. • Protect: Keep water out — and your feet dry — by sealing the welt with protection. • Restore: Place trees in wet boots to maintain their shape

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Bake beautiful biscuits using these handy tips By Judith Evans

Callie’s Charleston Biscuits are served with a drizzle of honey.

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CHARLESTON, S.C. — Watching Lauren Vinciguerra make biscuits is poetry in motion. She pours, mixes, rolls and shapes with sureness and efficiency. When she’s done, five pounds of flour, a pound of butter, a pound and a half of cream cheese and a half-gallon of buttermilk have been transformed into 126 biscuits filling a sheet pan, ready to go into the oven. As manager of Callie’s Charleston Biscuits, Vinciguerra is used to baking in quantity. Her bakery makes about 80,000 biscuits a month, all by hand. “That’s our forte,” she says. Whether you’re making a large batch or just a few, here are some tips to turn out light, tasty biscuits: • Let the butter come to room temperature before rubbing it into the flour. Soft butter is easier on your hands, and the biscuits won’t suffer.

It’s important to weatherproof leather footwear before heading into the slush and snow. And when you come back in, you should dry and recondition shoes to minimize any damage and ready them for the next outing.

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range that is easy to maintain by using a desk lamp aimed at the bowl. Replace the water three times a week. Use tap water left out in a pitcher for at least a day. A well-cared-for betta can live for three years.

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Weatherproofing will help keep your leather shoes and boots in tiptop shape throughout the winter — and beyond.

and speed drying time Goods that guard leather footwear: • Polish shines and shields. • Remove mud or dirt with a gentle cleaner. • Protectant is critical in winter. • A buffer shines. • A horsehair applicator puts polish on evenly. • Dab salt stains with a damp cloth, then diluted vinegar.

Choosing the right pet fish My kids want a pet fish. Q: Is a goldfish the best choice? If you want a simple A: setup, don’t pick a goldfish. The ones you see in pet

stores are babies and need a lot of growing space, says pet expert Marc Morrone. That means buying and maintaining a tank that holds at least 20 gallons, as well as a filtration system. A beautiful jewel-hued betta, on the other hand, which looks high maintenance with its long, flowing fins, is happy in a filter-free one- to five-gallon bowl. Simpler yet, you can keep only one per container because they’re prone to fighting. Feed it daily with specially formulated pellets (which are sold at any pet store), and keep the water temperature from 75 to 85 degrees — a

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22mag Marlin 883 with 4x scope, $300. Stevens 410, $195. 541-771-5648 Eden Pure Heaters available at $397

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WHEN BUYING FIREWOOD... 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.

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Found men’s wedding band at Summit High School. Call to identify, 541-410-9076 Lost Cat - white female “Lucy” 13 yrs old, declawed, ran from car crash 8/11/11, on Hwy 97 at Highland, Redmond. If seen, please call 541-504-4194. $100 REWARD. LOST: Red Golden Retriever Age 8.Last seen in The Parks by Broken Top on Dec. 17th. She may have a choke collar on but no id. Her name is Molly. 541-480-6312. 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. 286

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Alpine Meadows Townhomes 1, 2 & 3 bdrm apts. Starting at $625. 541-330-0719

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Rooms for Rent Furnished room TV, mi- Duplex close to downtown, 2 bdrm, hardcro, fridge, $425 mo. wood, gas fireplace, Ref. 541-389-9268 W/D, garage, storage, W/G, yard incl. No Studios & Kitchenettes smoking/ pets. $700+ Furnished room, TV w/ dep. 541-382-0088. cable, micro & fridge. Utils & linens. New $99 Move in Special! owners.$145-$165/wk 1, 2 & 3 bdrms 541-382-1885 w/d hookups, patios or decks. 631

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by Norris & Stevens, Inc. 1653 NE Lotus #2 2 bdrm, 2½ bath 1057 636 sq.ft., fully appl. kitchen, W/D, patio, Apt./Multiplex NW Bend garage with opener $675 mo. + $675 dep. Small 1 bdrm, $430, 1st, incl. w/s/yard care. last+$200 dep, all utils paid,362 NW Riverside, Call 541-480-4824. Near downtown, Drake park, 541-382-7972.

View Unit at The Plaza! (Old Mill District) Move in this month and receive 1 month free. $1725/mo. Shari Abell 541-743-1890. 634

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Winter Specials Studios $400 1 Bdrm $425 • Lots of amenities. • Pet friendly • W/S/G paid

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BOATS & RVs 805 - Misc. Items 850 - Snowmobiles 860 - Motorcycles And Accessories 865 - ATVs 870 - Boats & Accessories 875 - Watercraft 880 - Motorhomes 881 - Travel Trailers 882 - Fifth Wheels 885 - Canopies and Campers 890 - RV’s for Rent

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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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.

Itasca Spirit Class C 2007, 20K mi., front entertainment center, all bells & whistles, extremely good cond., 2 slides, 2 HDTV’s, $52,000 OBO, 541-447-5484

The Bulletin Classiieds All real estate advertised here in is subKomfort 27’ 2006, Like Jayco Greyhawk ject to the Federal new,used 4x,fiberglass, 2004, 31’ Class C, Fair Housing Act, GENERATE SOME ex14’ slide-out,2 TV’s,CD/ 6800 mi., hyd. jacks, which makes it illegal citement in your neigDVD surround sound. new tires, slide out, to advertise any prefborhood. Plan a ga21� awning, couch w/ exc. cond, $54,000, erence, limitation or rage sale and don't Beaver Patriot 2000, queen hideabed, AC, 541-480-8648 discrimination based Walnut cabinets, soforget to advertise in heavy duty hitch, night/ on race, color, relilar, Bose, Corian, tile, classified! 385-5809. daylight shades, pwr gion, sex, handicap, 4 door fridge., 1 slide, front jack, & more! familial status or naW/D. $85,000 $19,000 541-382-6731 tional origin, or inten541-215-5355 tion to make any such SPRINGDALE 2005 preferences, limita- Price Reduced - 2010 The Bulletin Used out-drive 27’, has eating area Custom Harley tions or discrimination. To Subscribe call parts Mercury slide, A/C and heat, We will not knowingly DNA Pro-street swing 541-385-5800 or go to OMC rebuilt manew tires, all conPhoenix Cruiser 2001, arm frame, Ultima accept any advertistents included, bedwww.bendbulletin.com rine motors: 151 23 ft. V10, 51K. Large 107, Ultima 6-spd ing for real estate ding towels, cooking $1595; 3.0 $1895; bath, bed & kitchen. over $23,000 in parts which is in violation of and eating utensils. 4.3 (1993), $1995. Seats 6-8. Awning. alone; 100s of man this law. All persons Great for vacation, 541-389-0435 $30,950. hours into custom fabare hereby informed fishing, hunting or 541-923-4211 rication. Priced for that all dwellings adliving! $15,500 quick sale, now, vertised are available 541-408-3811 875 $15,000 OBO on an equal opportu541-408-3317 Watercraft nity basis. The BulleBeaver Santiam 2002, tin Classified 40’, 2 slides, 48K, Ads published in "Waimmaculate, 330 746 tercraft" include: KayCummins diesel, aks, rafts and motorNorthwest Bend Homes $63,500 OBO, must Winnebago Access 31J Honda VT700 ized personal sell.541-504-0874 Shadow 1984, 23K, 2008, Class C, Near watercrafts. For A West Side “FIXER many new parts, Low Retail Price! One Springdale 29’ 2007, "boats" please see UPPER� super locaGulfstream Scenic battery charger, slide,Bunkhouse style, owner, non- smoker, Class 870. tion, 796 sq.ft., single Cruiser 36 ft. 1999, good condition, sleeps 7-8, excellent garaged, 7,400 miles, 541-385-5809 garage, $149,900, Cummins 330 hp. die$3000 OBO. condition, $16,900, auto leveling jacks, (2) Randy Schoning, Prinsel, 42K, 1 owner, 13 541-382-1891 541-390-2504 slides, upgraded cipal Broker, John L. in. kitchen slide out, queen bed,bunk beds, Scott. 541-480-3393 new tires,under cover, microwave, 3-burner KAWASAKI 750 2005 hwy. miles only,4 door 880 range/oven, (3) TVs, like new, 2400 miles, 750 fridge/freezer iceand sleeps 10! Lots of Motorhomes stored 5 years. New maker, W/D combo, Redmond Homes storage, maintained, battery, sports shield, Interbath tub & and very clean! Only shaft drive, $3400 2007 Winnebago Tour shower, 50 amp. pro$76,995! Extended FD40, 4 slides,400hp firm. 541-447-6552. Looking for your next pane gen & more! warranty available! Sprinter 272RLS, 2009 Cummins, like-new employee? 29’, weatherized, like $55,000. Call (541) 388-7179. condition, 5900 miles, 865 Place a Bulletin help new, furnished & 541-948-2310 fireplace, $189,000 wanted ad today and ATVs ready to go, incl Wine541-408-2367 reach over 60,000 gard Satellite dish, readers each week. $28,800. 541-420-9964 Your classified ad A-Class Hurricane by will also appear on Four Winds 32’, Hunter’s Delight! Packbendbulletin.com age deal! 1988 Win2007, 12K mi, cherry which currently renebago Super Chief, wood, leather,queen, ceives over 38K miles, great Winnebago Sightseer Polaris 330 Trail sleeps 6, 2 slides, 2 2008 30B Class A, 1.5 million page shape; 1988 Bronco II Bosses (2), used TVs, 2 roof airs, jacks, Top-of-the-line RV loviews every month 4x4 to tow, 130K very little, like new, camera, new cond., cated at our home in Viking Legend 2465ST at no extra cost. mostly towed miles, $1800 ea. OBO, non-smoker, new Model 540 2002, exc. southeast Bend. Bulletin Classifieds nice rig! $15,000 both. 541-420-1598 lower price, $54,900 cond., slide dining, toi$79,500 OBO. Cell # Get Results! 541-382-3964, leave OBO. 541-548-5216. let, shower, gen. incl., 805-368-1575. Call 385-5809 or msg. $5500. 541-548-0137 place your ad on-line at bendbulletin.com Polaris Phoenix, 2005, 2+4 200cc, like new, low hours, 773 runs great, $1700 or Acreages best offer. Call 541-388-3833

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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.

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Weekend Warrior Toy 2005, low miles., Hauler 28’ 2007,Gen, Road Ranger 1985, good tires, new catalytic & A/C, Fully fuel station, exc cond. brakes, moonroof self contained, $3400, sleeps 8, black/gray Reduced to 541-389-8315 interior, used 3X, $15,750 $27,500. 885 541-389-5016. 541-389-9188 try, new tires, chrome Canopies & Campers Cadillac DeVille Sewheels, non-smkrs, dan 1993, leather inLooking for your gray int/ext, $14,000 Big Tex Landscapterior, all pwr., 4 new next employee? obo. 541-389-4037 ing/ ATV Trailer, Chevy Gladiator tires w/chrome rims, Place a Bulletin help dual axle flatbed, 1993, great shape, dark green, CD/radio, 1978 Dynacruiser 9½’ Ford F250 SuperDuty wanted ad today and 7’x16’, 7000 lb. great mileage, full under 100K mi., runs camper, fully selfCrew Cab 2008, diereach over 60,000 GVW, all steel, pwr., all leather, exc. $2500 OBO, contained, no leaks, sel, low mi., Almost readers each week. 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Komfort 24’ 1999, 6’ 2010-28551, in the mortgage records of Deschutes County, Oregon. slide, fully loaded,never Chrysler 300 Coupe used since buying, 1982 INT. Dump with 1967, 440 engine, The Trust Deed covers the following described real property ("Property") $9700, 541-923-0854. Arborhood, 6k on reauto. trans, ps, air, situated in said county and state, to-wit: built 392, truck refurframe on rebuild, reMontana 30’ 2006, 2 bished, has 330 gal. painted original blue, Lot Four (4) in Block One (1) of PLAINVIEW ESTATES slides, exc. cond., Blue water tank with pump original blue interior, SOUTH, recorded May 19, 1982, in Cabinet C, Page 58, book $24,000, asking and hose. Everything original hub caps, exc. Deschutes County, Oregon. $23,000, 503-406-2334 works, $8,500 OBO. chrome, asking $9000 541-977-8988 or make offer. There are defaults by the grantor or other person owing an obligation, the performance of which is secured by the Trust Deed, with respect to provi541-385-9350. sions therein which authorize sale in the event of default of such provision; Montana 34’ 2003, 2 MUST SELL the defaults for which foreclosure is made is grantor's failure to pay when LEGAL NOTICE GMC 6000 dump slides, exc. cond. due the following sums: TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF SALE Pursuant to O.R.S. 86.705, et seq. and O.R.S. 79-5010, et truck 1990. 7 yard throughout, arctic seq. Trustee No.: fc26450-5r Loan No.: 0208730317 Title No.: 4524264 Reference is bed, low mi., good winter pkg., new Arrearage in the sum of $13,373.66 as of September 1, 2011, plus addimade to that certain Trust Deed made by Daniel D. Cook and Terri L. Cook, as Grantor, condition, new tires! 10-ply tires, W/D tional payments, property expenditures, taxes, liens, assessments, insurto First American Title Insurance Co of OR, as Trustee, in favor of Mortgage Electronic ONLY $3500 OBO. ready, $25,000, Dodge pickup 1962 Registration Systems, Inc., solely as nominee for SunTrust Mortgage, Inc., its succesance, late fees, attorney's and trustee's fees and costs, and interest due at 541-593-3072 541-948-5793 D100 classic, origisors and assigns, as Beneficiary, dated 05/20/2008, recorded on 05/27/2008 AS the time of reinstatement or sale. nal 318 wide block, DOCUMENT NO. 2008-22930, in the mortgage records of Deschutes County, Oregon. push button trans, By reason of said defaults, the beneficiary has declared all sums owing on The beneficial interest under said Trust Deed and the obligations secured thereby are straight, runs good, presently held by SunTrust Mortgage, Inc.. Said Trust Deed encumbers the following dethe obligations secured by said Trust Deed immediately due and payable, $1250 firm. Bend, scribed real property situated in said county and state, to-wit: Lot 21 of Phoenix Park, said sums being the following, to-wit: 831-295-4903 Phase 1, Deschutes County, Oregon. Account No.: 192058 The street address or other GMC Ventura 3500 common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: Payoff in the sum of $315,598.06 as of September 1, 2011, plus taxes, 1986, refrigerated, 63528 Pharaoh Ct., Bend, OR 97701 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for MONTANA 3585 2008, liens, assessments, property expenditures, insurance, accruing interest, w/6’x6’x12’ box, has any incorrectness of the above street address or other common designation. Both the exc. cond., 3 slides, late fees, attorney's and trustee's fees and costs incurred by beneficiary or 2 sets tires w/rims., beneficiary and the trustee have elected to sell the said real property to satisfy the obliking bed, lrg LR, Arcits assigns. 1250 lb. lift gate, gations secured by said Trust Deed and a Notice of Default has been recorded pursuant tic insulation, all opnew engine, $4,500, to Oregon Revised Statutes 86.735 (3); the default for which the foreclosure is made is tions $37,500. WHEREFORE, notice hereby is given that the undersigned trustee will on Grantor’s failure to pay when due, the following sums: monthly payments of $1,889.85 541-389-6588, ask FIAT 1800 1978 5-spd, 541-420-3250 February 16, 2012, at the hour of 11:00 a.m., in accord with the standard beginning 06/01/2010 and continuing until payments adjust to $1,832.17 on for Bob. door panels w/flowers 02/01/2011 , together with title expenses, costs, trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees inof time established by ORS 187.110, at the following place: West Front & hummingbirds, curred herein by reason of said default, and any further sums advanced by the benefiEntrance of the Deschutes County Courthouse, 1164 NW Bond, Bend, white soft top & hard ciary for the protection of the above described real property and its interest therein. Oregon, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash the interest in ALSO, if you have failed to pay taxes on the property, provide insurance on the property top, Reduced! $5,500, the above-described Property, which the grantor had or had power to or pay other senior liens or encumbrances as required in the note and Deed of Trust, the 541-317-9319 or convey at the time of the execution by grantor of the said Trust Deed, beneficiary may insist that you do so in order to reinstate your account in good stand541-647-8483 together with any interest which the grantor or grantor's successors in ing. The beneficiary may require as a condition to reinstatement that you provide reliinterest acquired after the execution of the Trust Deed, to satisfy the Pilgrim 27’, 2007 5th Chevy able written evidence that you have paid all senior liens or encumbrances, property Bonanza Ford Mustang Coupe obligations thereby secured and the costs and expenses of sale, including wheel, 1 slide, AC, 1966, original owner, taxes, and hazard insurance premiums. These requirements for reinstatement should be 1978, runs good. a reasonable charge by the trustee. TV,full awning, excelconfirmed by contacting the undersigned Trustee. By reason of said default, the benefiV8, automatic, great $5900 OBO. Call lent shape, $23,900. ciary has declared all sums owing on the obligation secured by said Trust Deed immedishape, $9000 OBO. 541-390-1466. Notice is further given that any person named in ORS 86.753 has the right, ately due and payable, said sums being the following: Principal balance of $265,769.24 541-350-8629 530-515-8199 at any time prior to five days before the date last set for the sale, to have with interest thereon at the rate of 5.500% per annum from 05/01/2010, together with this foreclosure proceeding dismissed and the Trust Deed reinstated by any late charge(s), delinquent taxes, insurance premiums, impounds and advances; sepayment to the beneficiary of the entire amount then due (other than such nior liens and encumbrances which are delinquent or become delinquent together with title expense, costs, trustee’s fees and any attorney’s’ fees and court costs, and any furportion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred) ther sums advanced by the beneficiary for the protection of the above described real and by curing any other default complained of herein that is capable of property and its interest therein. WHEREFORE, notice hereby is given that, First Ameribeing cured by tendering the performance required under the obligation or can Title Insurance Company c/o Mortgage Lender Services, Inc., 81 Blue Ravine Rd, Trust Deed, and in addition to paying said sum or tendering the Ste 100, Folsom CA 95630, the undersigned trustee will, on 02/14/2012, at the hour of performance necessary to cure the default, by paying all costs and ex10:00AM in accord with the standard of time established by O.R.S. 187.110, inside the penses actually incurred in enforcing the obligation and Trust Deed, main lobby of the Deschutes County Courthouse, 1164 NW Bond, Bend, OR, sell at pubtogether with trustee's and attorney's fees not exceeding the amounts lic auction to the highest bidder for cash, the interest in the said described real property provided by said ORS 86.753. which the Grantor has or had power to convey at the time of execution by him of the S41026 kk

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said Trust Deed, together with any interest which the Grantor 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 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 of herein that is capable of being cured by tendering the performance required under the obligation or 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. 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 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. For Trustee Sale Information please call (925) 603-7342. Dated: 9-30-11 First American Title Insurance Company, Trustee By: Mortgage Lender Services, Inc., Agent Lauren Meyer, Sr. Trustee Sale Officer Direct Inquiries To: SunTrust Mortgage, Inc. c/o Mortgage Lender Services, Inc., 81 Blue Ravine Road, Ste. 100, Folsom, CA 95630 (916) 962-3453. Mortgage Lender Services, Inc. may be a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. (RSVP# 280748, 12/20/11, 12/27/11, 01/03/12, 01/10/12)


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a style for every point of view® We fit your style and your budget! Shop-at-home convenience Personal Style Consultants Thousands of window coverings Professional measuring & installation

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We bring you the best brands including:

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INCLUDES PRE-TREATMENT & SPOT REMOVAL

541-593-1799

PRESENT COUPON AT TIME OF SERVICE. EXPIRES 1/31/12. STAIRS EXTRA.

PRESENT COUPON AT TIME OF SERVICE. EXPIRES 1/31/12. STAIRS EXTRA.

ANY 7 AREAS

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IICRC Certiied Technician

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(UP TO 650 SQ. FT.)

INCLUDES PRE-TREATMENT & SPOT REMOVAL PRESENT COUPON AT TIME OF SERVICE. EXPIRES 1/31/12. STAIRS EXTRA.

WITH CARPET OR UPHOLSTERY CLEANING.

20% OFF

PRESENT COUPON AT TIME OF SERVICE. EXPIRES 1/31/12. STAIRS EXTRA.

We have a new Coupon tab on our Facebook page! Organize Your Kitchen with Pull Out Shelves

This is where we will put our printable coupons and website coupon codes. If you “Like” our page, you will have access to these coupons. If you haven’t “Liked” us, this tab is invisible to you. So “Like” us and see what the coupon is this week! http://www.facebook.com/roundbutteseed

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63353 Nels Anderson 1225 NW Gardner Rd. Bend, OR 97701 Prineville, OR 97754 Licensed Bonded Insured CCB#154815

Handyman Gary Authorized Dealer (541) 390-7617 • www.pulloutshelf.com

Expires 12/31/2011

FREE In-home estimate

(541) 385-7001

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25% OFF

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PROFESSIONAL INSTALLATION

Selected Signature Series® Window Treatments by Budget Blinds®

Offer not valid with any other offers. Offer good at time of initial estimate only. Offer good at participating franchises only. Each franchise independently owned and operated. Offer valid through 1/31/12

BEND • REDMOND • LA PINE • MADRAS ®

by Budget Blinds ®

Call 541-788-8444 or visit us online at www.budgetblinds.com

a style for every point of view

By Osathanon’s Family

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541.548.4883 (fred meyer shopping center)

Now Featuring Dish TV While you Eat

Now Featuring Dish TV While you Eat

Coupon Required | Expires 12-31-11 Cannot be combined with other offers.

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RESTAURANT

®

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FREE Granite Kitchen Countertops! FREE Fiber Cement Lap Siding!

TILE & STONE CLEANING

FREE! • • • •

Call now for your FREE info kit!

Guaranteed Build Time! Price Look Guarantee! Customizable Floor Plans! Serving All of Central & Eastern Oregon!

1.888.400.6165

www.HiLineHomes.com

Model Home: 1454 Maple Rim Court, Redmond, OR 97756

*Free granite and cement lap siding good with purchase of new home. Good only at participating HiLine Offices. Not good with any other offer. Prices subject to change without notice. © 2011 HiLine Homes • CCB #181069

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164

ANY 6 AREAS CLEANED

ANY 4 AREAS CLEANED Must present coupon at time of cleaning. An area is defined as any room up to 300 square feet. Baths, halls, large walk-in closets and area rugs are priced separately. Offer does not include protector. Residential only. Valid at participating locations only. Not valid with any other coupon. Some restrictions may apply. $99 minimum service order. Expires 1/15/12.

Schedule Online at www.stanleysteemer.com Stanley Steemer of Bend

Must present coupon at time of cleaning. An area is defined as any room up to 300 square feet. Baths, halls, large walk-in closets and area rugs are priced separately. Offer does not include protector. Residential only. Valid at participating locations only. Not valid with any other coupon. Some restrictions may apply. $99 minimum service order. Expires 1/15/12.

Call for Free Estimate 541-706-9390 • 1-800-STEEMER WE ALSO OFFER YOU PEACE OF MIND AT NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE THROUGH: • ARRIVAL TIMES SCHEDULED AT YOUR CONVENIENCE • SAME DAY SERVICE • CAREFUL MOVING OF FURNITURE

• SPOT TREATMENT & TOUGH STAIN REMOVAL • NO HIDDEN CHARGES • LOCALLY OWNED AND OPERATED

How clean is your tile? Dirt and grime begin to absorb into the pores of grout. Over time, the grout coloring becomes uneven which makes the entire floor look worn and dirty. Call Chem-Dry today and let our professional technicians extract the dirt and grime from your tile and stone surfaces. Our process also seals your tile and grout to resist mold, mildew and dirt. Don’t forget, we also clean carpet, area rugs & upholstery too!

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Reach 130,000 readers for as little as $295 per month! This unique section publishes twice each month in The Bulletin and in Central Oregon Marketplace, wrapping the front of a section for amazing and never-before-offered visibility! Only 18 coupon positions are available! Space is limited, so call 541-382-1811 and reserve your full color coupon position today!


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