Stories for December 2005

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Wednesday, December 28

                      

Soft Spots

Community, including a girl with a bag of Beanie Babies, gathers up stuffed toy donations in memory of Dan Harada

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Gorge Heart

CL forest land transfer provides timely chance for compromise

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Lucky to be Alive

Two women walk away from collisions with a rock slide that could have killed them

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Tuesday, December 13

      

Off the Hook

After a long, hectic day on the roads and in the ditches, tow truck drivers rest for another day’s worth of the same 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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Pleasant surprise

Storms blanket Mount Hood with solid base of snow, setting up early ski season and active winter, say forecasters

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Seussical talent

The beloved stories of Dr. Seuss are set to music in this lively adaptation of the Broadway show

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Opening DAY

Hood River local Josh Munk (left) chats with Portland resident Renee VanBusen on the way up the Daisy chair Friday morning. With about 40 inches of snow, Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort officially kicked off its winter season Friday morning. On a national holiday and with six lifts running, three parking lots filled and three snow-making machines utilized, officials are calling Friday the biggest opening day in resort history.

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BRIGHTER FUTURES

music and PE reap benefits as education launches first-ever direct request for funding

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Powder hounds rejoice

To the delight of Mount Hood riders, storms dump loads of fresh snow on the Cascades, with more to come

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A circle complete

Hood River’s Mits Tamiyasu takes unique flag back to Japan, finishing a seven-year salute

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No accident

Don’t let caution fly out the window When winter storms hit the highway

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Flood Rush

After a long, dry season, the high water comes all at once. In a week, it’ll all be gone. Which river do you choose?

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Natural COLOR

Maples along the Tamanawas Trail began their transformation as early as September. Contrary to popular belief, leaves do not change as a result of cooler temperatures. Leaves change due to a lack of light, according to sciencemadesimple.com. Green is the color of chlorophyll, the chemical trees use to transform sunlight, water and carbon dioxide into glucose, their food source. Trees need sunlight to manufacture chlorophyll. So when the sun tilts toward the southern hemisphere, trees go into a sort of hibernation during the winter, subsisting off the glucose they produced during spring and summer.

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