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October 2008

Q&A with Paddle Palace CEO

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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

JudyBochenski

In 1971, at the age of 15, Judy Bochenski joined a team of “ping pong diplomats” on a trip to China that helped pave the way for President Nixon’s breakthrough state visit a year later.

 

 

State slams FERC’s LNG approval

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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

BradwoodLandingIn mid September, federal officials approved a controversial liquid natural gas project located on the Columbia River and in doing so set the stage for a potential legal battle between the state of Oregon and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

 

 

No reel improvement

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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Independently run theaters that charge less than the big boys don’t seem to be reaping the benefits of more moviegoers with less cash to spend in the down economy.

 

 

Housing market still hurting

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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

When it comes to Oregon’s sluggish Metro housing markets, there is a painful difference between approaching the bottom and reaching it.

 

 

PSU get record grant

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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

The James F.  and Marion L. Miller Foundation in September awarded a $25 million challenge grant to Portland State University, the largest in the university’s history, and the largest ever awarded by the foundation.

 

 

The new plastics

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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Each year more students graduate from Oregon colleges. But with the economy struggling and a glut of graduates, finding a job can be more difficult than any final exam.

 

 

Next: the GlideCycle

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Archives - October 2008
Wednesday, October 01, 2008

UnbikeIn the world of odd-looking exercise contraptions, the GlideCycle fits somewhere between Suzanne Somers’ ThighMaster and your favorite treadmill at the gym.

 

 
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