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September 30th, 2016

I returned the cats Wednesday to the Sweet Home colony. But when I arrived the colony caretaker was trying to set a trap with a big Siamese male circling from afar.  He was hungry.  I quickly went to set the trap, plus another, and quickly caught him, before releasing the other 8 who were returning there (two others d

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A number man standing outside a vacant building on SE 7th Avenue, 1929. Can anyone tell us where this building was located on 7th Avenue? For more information on the number man click here.     View this image in … Continue readi

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September 29th, 2016

Failure is part of the human condition, yet many people are paralyzed by the thought. What do mistakes teach us? What is a beginner’s mind? Plazm’s Joshua Berger and Niko Courtelis lead a “Come Fail With Us” workshop at the Bend Design Conference which features Ashley Shaffer, Brad Cloepfil, John C Jay, and Victor

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The floral clock at the Washington Park Zoo, circa 1966.     View this image in Efiles by clicking here.Filed under: 1960s, Arlington Heights, Southwest, Sylvan Highlands

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It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see. Henry David Thoreau The post Nourishment appeared first on Under a Red Roof.

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September 28th, 2016

Norwegian duo Röyksopp, one of my favorite groups, has a new single and music video out! It’s been nearly 2 years since their last original release so it’s great to hear some new stuff from them! The music video is very weird and trippy but the song is awesome:

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First off, I'd like to point out the fund raiser on the top right sidebar of the blog.  Not for an animal in need this time, but for a friend.  I've never met her, but  a few years ago she contacted me wanting advice about how to help some cats she had encountered and we became online friends.  She has fought many battl

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This fire fighter’s rock garden was located at Station 32 in St. Johns, 1934. One of a few such gardens located at fire stations around Portland at that time, this garden was in front of the former St Johns City … Continue readin

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says at least 13 civilians have been killed in an airstrike that hit a residential house in a volatile district of eastern Nangarhar province.

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MIAMI (AP) — Emotions were more subdued Tuesday night for the Miami Marlins, and their bats were, too.

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A Verizon Wireless spokeswoman says it appears that "fewer than 500 customers" had their private information accessed in 2014 in a federal computer breach case involving a former Verizon Wireless network technician.

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BERLIN (AP) — A closely watched survey shows German consumer confidence has dropped slightly amid concerns over Britain's decision to leave the EU and extremist attack threats.

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Star tennis player Serena Williams says she "won't be silent" about the killing of black men by police officers.

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ATLANTA (AP) — THE ISSUE: The right to bear arms is fundamental to the U.S., carved into the Constitution and seemingly embedded in the national DNA. But after a seemingly endless stretch of violence, Americans are confronting how far those…

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — In their first game since clinching the NL West title, the Los Angeles Dodgers were no match for Padres rookie Hunter Renfroe.

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JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the death of former Israeli President and Prime Minister Shimon Peres (all times local):

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BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities blamed illegal mining activities for a gas explosion at a coal mine that killed 18 miners left two others missing, Chinese state media reported Wednesday.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — While Donald Trump won't publicly release his income tax returns, the New York businessman has turned them over when it suited his needs — if he stood to make a profit, needed a loan or when a…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — While Donald Trump won't publicly release his income tax returns, the New York businessman has turned them over when it suited his needs — if he stood to make a profit, needed a loan or when a…

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GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A Greenwood company has received defense contracts totaling $34.5 million this week for work in South Carolina.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Arizona Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale wasn't sure what to expect from Matt Koch in his first major league start. He just knew it wouldn't be a long outing.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, who has been in the hot seat over the central bank's interest-rate policy, now has another headache: Wells Fargo.

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SOCCER

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September 27th, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Anthony Rendon hit a three-run home run to put the Washington Nationals ahead, Dusty Baker couldn't contain his excitement. The veteran manager was so excited about Max Scherzer being in line for his 19th win that…

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BEIJING (AP) — Major Asian stock markets were lower Wednesday after investors were reassured by trade-friendly Hillary Clinton's performance in a U.S. presidential debate with rival Donald Trump.

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ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — A Linn County man charged with causing the death of a mentally disabled man who was beaten during a robbery has been sentenced to more than 12 years in prison.

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — It appears Petco Park is going to have a hard time holding Hunter Renfroe.

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JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities are searching for several hundred tourists after Mount Barujari on Lombok island spewed a massive column of ash into the atmosphere and have evacuated more than 1,100 others, the country's disaster agency said Wednesday.

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Vaux's (pronounced VOX) Swift, a tiny migratory bird species, has adapted well to urban living and now roosts in old brick chimneys along the West Coast during its annual migration from Canada to Central America…

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BEND, Ore. (AP) — Search and rescue crews have rescued a woman who suffered an injury while horseback riding along a central Oregon trail.

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BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — A powerful Libyan general whose forces recently captured several key oil facilities has rejected a U.N.-brokered government and said the country would be better served by a leader with "high-level military experience."

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ATLANTA (AP) — Mid-game rain washed away a promising start for the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night.

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — From California, with its counterculture heritage, to the fishing ports and mill towns of Maine, millions of Americans in nine states have a chance to vote Nov. 8 on expanding legal access to marijuana. Collectively, the…

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Buster Posey's 1,000th hit came on a home run that bounced off the top of the wall and over. The fan who grabbed the souvenir ball gladly returned it, and Posey offered a bat in trade.

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COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) — Coos County authorities have released the names of three men who died after their recreational crab boat capsized at the Coquille River bar near Bandon.

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ATLANTA (AP) — A rare burst of Georgia rain following a mostly dry summer helped Freddie Freeman and the Atlanta Braves remain red-hot.

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Say this for Los Angeles Angels rookie Jefry Marte, he understands good timing.

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Cincinnati manager Bryan Price knew the St. Louis Cardinals would be out for revenge after the Reds rolled to a 13-run blowout in the opener of their four-game series Monday night.

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A look at the two semifinal series in the WNBA playoffs. The series are best-of-five format.

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PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea's capital is still a pretty quiet place compared to most urban centers around the world, but it gets its start early — and orderly.

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Shimon Peres, a former Israeli president and prime minister, whose life story mirrored that of the Jewish state and who was celebrated around the world as a Nobel prize-winning visionary who pushed his country toward peace, died…

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A look at what's happening all around the majors today:

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BOSTON (AP) — Bostonians are embracing the painted pianos that have popped up across the city and neighboring Cambridge in recent days.

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MIAMI (AP) — With time running out in the playoff race, the New York Mets set sympathy aside.

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TORONTO (AP) — Josh Donaldson hit a two-run homer, Aaron Sanchez struck out 10 and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-1 on Tuesday night in the opener of their AL wild-card showdown.

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ryan Vogelsong's resilient return from the facial fractures that cost him two months in the middle of the season is remarkable.

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — John Lackey fielded phone calls from plenty of interested teams in the offseason. Yet the veteran pitcher opted for the Chicago Cubs.

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Corvallis High's volleyball team picked up its sixth straight Mid-Willamette Conference win on Tuesday with a sweep of visiting Silverton.

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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers have been playing tough against baseball's best in the closing weeks of a difficult season.

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Greg McKegg scored 11 seconds into the third period to help the Florida Panthers beat the Nashville Predators 4-1 in a split-squad game on Tuesday night.

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