Sunday, October 15, 2006

Spanning the State: Saturated Fat Edition

Its supposed to be a wet day here in my neck of the woods. I'm going to stay in most of the day and roast up the last of my fresh tomatoes. Later I'm going to bake some zucchini bread and maybe try out a recipe for Sour Cream Pear Pie.

So in other words if you're looking to lose weight, don't show up at my house.

Before I get my Sunday saturated fat underway, let's Span the State!


The Ashland Daily Tidings has a nice little Carol Voisin piece. But as pollster Tim Hibbits notes: "It would take a political miracle of biblical proportions for any democrat to win the way that district is drawn."

Burns is trying to get air service.

Bend's alternative weekly, surveyed local pharmacies to see which are carrying Plan B emergency contraception.

A young singer from Clatskanie is headed to Nashville to compete in the 25th Annual Colgate Country Showdown. After winning the Oregon level competition at Chinook Winds in September, Clatskanier Hailey Stout took top prize at the Western Regionals in Elko, Nevada. Way to go, Hailey!

Measure 37 is causing a ruckus in Enterprise.

The Register Guard profiles race between Chris Edwards and incumbent GOPer Debbie Farr. I heard that Farr has started push polling down there, making claims that Edwards is pushing a constitutional amendment to allow same sex marriage. Edwards hasn't said one way or the other his feelings on this topic. Interestingly, Farr says she's for civil unions.

A chemical operations crew in Hermiston found trace readings of Mustard Gas leaking from a structure at a depot.

McMinnville residents are seeing a dip in property taxes, despite hefty increases in home values.