Stories for October 2005

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Wednesday, October 26

   

EDITORIAL

10/26 editorial -- Pedestrians face longer odds due to darker days

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University, city plan to celebrate 150 years

MONMOUTH -- They came to the Willamette Valley from Illinois in 1855, eager to take advantage of the federal government's promise of 640 acres of free land to any married couple who settled here.

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Friday, October 21



Taste of the hills

POLK COUNTY -- Peak season is winding down at area vineyards and wineries. After the first rain hit, it was a mad dash to get the grapes in from the fields.

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Wednesday, October 19



Man steps in for Mother Nature

WEST SALEM -- As four men wrestled quietly with recycled wood posts and lengths of 2x4, the sun struggled to punch through the cheesecloth haze that screened West Salem's hills.

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Measure 37 ruling "not final word"

POLK COUNTY -- When Marion County Circuit Court Judge Mary Mertens James overturned Oregon's Measure 37 on Oct. 14, it was a staggering first blow to the controversial land use/reimbursement law passed a year ago.

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Chill us, thrill us; we want your spooky stories

Did you ever find yourself in a situation or place that made your hair stand on end? See or hear something that you've never been able to explain -- and maybe kept to yourself for years? Been in the company of a ghost or mysterious force?

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The taste of the hills

POLK COUNTY -- Peak season is winding down at area vineyards and wineries. After the first rain hit, it was a mad dash to get the grapes in from the fields.

October 19, 2005 midnight read more..
         

Wednesday, October 12

   

Scare us with your stories

Did you ever find yourself in a situation or place that made your hair stand on end? See or hear something that you've never been able to explain -- and maybe kept to yourself for years? Been in the company of a ghost or mysterious force?

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Taking it a day at a time

Tanya Stokes scoops the remainder of last night's sausage and peppers into a clear, plastic container. She grabs a couple of oranges, some juice boxes and a box of Hot Pockets from the freezer. She arranges everything neatly into a cooler on the kitchen counter.

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State superintendent praises local teacher

Editor's note: The following article is reprinted with permission from the weekly newsletter of Oregon Superintendent of Public Instruction Susan Castillo, who says, ""In my travels around the state, I meet many excellent educators ... amazing teachers who are making a difference for Oregon's children."

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Wednesday, October 5

       

Group offers support

Ron Parks of Independence heads the local chapter of the International Association for Near-Death Studies.

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Editorials

The Oregon Public Utility Commission deserves praise; the Chalkboard Project is a step in the proper direction.

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Round Town

Musings and messages from longtime Dallas resident and all-around good guy Curt Lamb.

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