Jul 192014
 
August 6th lecture at Pig Feathers, Toledo

August 6th lecture at Pig Feathers, Toledo

On Wednesday, August 6, at 6:00 pm, Prof. Woodrow Monte, author an internationally recognized expert in food science, will give a presentation in Toledo on how aspartame, like smoking, contributes to the development of Alzheimer’s disease, along with a good general background on the danger of methyl alcohol and how it can be avoided.

Since 1981, the civilized world has seen a mysterious explosion of Alzheimer’s Disease, autism, breast cancer, multiple sclerosis, melanoma, arthritis, stroke, heart disease, diabetes, and more. Why? What happened in 1981 that changed everything?

The point of origin for these epidemics distinctly coincides with the FDA’s 1981 approval of aspartame for use in diet drinks, and increases in diet soda consumption correlate precisely to the increases in these diseases, as noted around the globe. The evidence is overwhelming. Within 15 minutes of consumption, Aspartame is broken down, releasing methyl alcohol into the body, where it is immediately converted to formaldehyde, and over time, the build up of formaldehyde in the body causes tremendous damage.

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Three years ago, Prof. Monte’s groundbreaking book, While Science Sleeps a Sweetener Kills, illustrated by Toledo artist Becky Miller, was published. Since that time, such experts as Dr. Mercola have become persuaded that he has solved what has been a great mystery. Numerous scientific studies released since publication of his book have confirmed his findings.

Anyone who is concerned about Alzheimer’s disease, or any of the other diseases caused by exposure to methyl alcohol, will find Dr. Monte’s presentation very enlightening. It is a real honor to have a speaker of this stature come to Toledo.

The presentation will be held Wednesday, August 6th at Pig Feathers BBQ, 300 S. Main Street in Toledo. There is no charge for the event, no purchase is necessary, and all ages are welcome, though the science involved will be somewhat complex for children. Guests are advised to arrive early to assure seating, and if intending to eat, 5:00 arrival is recommended. For more information, see www.WhileScienceSleeps or call Becky Miller at 503-504-7289.

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Jul 192014
 

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Saturday, July 19th – Lincoln County

Summary: Yesterday’s sky gave TGIF-ers a load of pure sunshine until late afternoon when a few scattered clouds drifted by. From 10:00am to 10:00pm, the northwest wind blew 15-20 mph gusting into the mid-20s with Newport recording a puff of 31 mph about 4:00pm. The thermometer mostly bobbed around the 60-65F range, though Lincoln City was knocking at the 70F door. A flawless sunset was followed by increasing clouds overnight, calm winds and a low in the mid-50s. This morning, a thin marine overcast quickly melted, skies cleared and winds were light out of the northeast.

Past 24 Hours High/Low…
Lincoln City: 69F/60F
Depoe Bay: 62F/54F
Newport: 64F/52F
Waldport: 61F/50F
Yachats: 63F/51F

Forecast: Computer models and meteorologists are all over the map in trying to pinpoint a forecast for the next 72 hours. A couple of minor weather disturbances are approaching our area, but how intense they become and their associated impacts are up in the air, literally and figuratively. As we’ve mentioned before, Summer weather disturbances can build or fall apart abruptly. So, the best guesses right now show sunshine today for the Devil’s Lake Revival and the Newport and Waldport Farmer’s Markets, but increasing clouds later, high 65F. There’s a chance for light rain or drizzle tonight and tomorrow, patchy fog, lows of 55F and highs again around 65F Sunday. Outlook is for mostly cloudy skies on Monday, followed by a minor low pressure system appearing on the Central Coast weather map for Tuesday and Wednesday with a chance of showers, varying levels of northwest wind, highs of 60-65F and lows of 50-55F. More sunshine is probable later in the week.

Travel: In the Coast Range today, partly cloudy and 75-85F. Valley destinations will be partly to mostly sunny with highs of 80-85F. For the Cascades, partly cloudy; the freezing level is at 15,000 feet. Outlook for weekend travelers is for mixed sky conditions with a chance of showers and possible wet pavement tonight and tomorrow.

Marine: Looks like a good day to wet a line; NNW winds are 5-10 knots and seas remain low, 4 feet at 7 seconds. Depoe Bay and Yaquina Bay bars are unrestricted. Except for some patchy fog, conditions are predicted to stay fairly light through the weekend with northerlies 5-10 knots gusting 15 in the afternoons and evenings. Swells rise to 7 feet by tomorrow with a period of 11 seconds which should keep them rounded. Outlook is for a 5-15 knot NW breeze Monday through Wednesday with possible gusts to 20 in the afternoons and evenings. Wave heights subside slowly to 4 feet by midweek.

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On the Beach… Partly cloudy, light breeze, surf 2-4 feet (low).
For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
Tides
07/19 Sat 06:51 AM 6.03 H
07/19 Sat 12:24 PM 1.86 L
07/19 Sat 07:05 PM 8.55 H
07/20 Sun 02:01 AM 0.83 L

In Short: Mostly clear, light wind, then increasing clouds with a chance of showers.

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Jul 182014
 
Coast Guard Helo Archive photo

Coast Guard Helo
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Saturday morning: The Coast Guard has resumed its search this morning. Fire Rescue is not involved.

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9:50pm The Coast Guard is announcing to all mariners that a red flare has been seen over Alsea Bay (Waldport) this evening. A red flare is the international sign of a mariner in distress. The Coast Guard asks all mariners to be on the look-out for any vessel in distress in the area.

10:17pm Seal Rock, Central Coast and Yachat’s Fire Rescue are responding to a possible surf rescue near mouth of the Alsea River. A Coast Guard Helicopter is headed for the area to see if someone is actually in distress.

10:25pm Report now is that the flare went off a half mile north of the jaws which would put it toward the south end of the Bayshore neighborhood.

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10:26pm Fire rescue personnel are scanning the jaws, the beaches and out as far as their binoculars can reach and they’re reporting nothing out of the ordinary. Fire Rescue has set up a lookout at the Bayshore Beach Club.

10:32pm Fire Rescue reports no one in the water or on the beach. Unable to contact the reporting party who saw the red flare. Central Coast Fire Rescue has a rescue rig on the beach, searching.

10:39pm Coast Guard helo is on scene. Fire Rescue has found and is talking to the person who reported the flare.

10:45pm Fire Rescue is using night vision devices.

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 Posted by at 10:12 PM
Jul 182014
 
Teevin log shipments Courtesy photo

Teevin log shipments
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Although Teevin Brothers, Hancock Timber and TPT say they are committed to export raw logs to China from Newport’s International Terminal, they’re not going to build the multi-million dollar log handling facility until the terminal can handle log ships with 35 foot drafts.

In a letter to the Port of Newport, TPT President Jerry Ashby told port commissioners that the delay in achieving adequate channel and dockside depths has caused them to step back and wait until it happens.  Based on earlier discussions it likely means that Teevin’s log handling yard on McLean Point may not get underway until well into next year.  Ashby claimed that a slow down in the raw log market was not a factor in their decision.  He said their commitment is firm to export logs from Newport to the Orient.

Part of the delay in getting the deeper dredging done was initially due to the Port of Newport not being able to get a biological impact assessment issued by the National Marine Fisheries Service.  NMFS claims it’s badly backlogged on work.

In the meantime, the port has been trying to identify and secure environmentally productive wetlands to offset the loss of river bottom habitat that will be removed by the dredging.

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 Posted by at 9:40 PM
Jul 182014
 
Lincoln City City Hall

Lincoln City City Hall

The City of Lincoln City will be distributing a total of $47,000 in checks to local non-profit agencies at 4 pm on Monday July 28. The presentation ceremony will be held in the City Council Chambers.

The following recipients will receive funds:
Angels Anonymous: $3,500
B’Nai B’Rith Camp: $1,000
Business for Excellence in Youth: $3,000
CASA: $2,500
Community Development Corporation of Lincoln County: $2,500
Lincoln City Food Pantry: $10,000
Lincoln County Children’s Advocacy Center: $5,000
Meals on Wheels: $3,000
Medical Teams International: $1,000
My Sister’s Place: $12,000
North End Senior Solutions: $1,000
Retired and Senior Volunteers: $2,500

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The City receives requests for funding from local non-profits each year as part of its budget preparation process. Once the City Council has approved the budget (which happens after the Council receives recommendation from the Budget Committee), a Committee of City Councilors reviews the applications for funding and makes a recommendation to the full City Council as to which agencies should receive funds.

“The City Council has made it a priority over the years to set money aside in the City budget for local non-profit agencies” said Dick Anderson, Mayor, City of Lincoln City. “Our recipients perform vital work in our community, from helping school-aged children get a meal to making sure the needs of our senior citizens are met. The Council appreciates the support of the citizens of Lincoln City in making these grants available”.

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 Posted by at 6:42 PM
Jul 182014
 

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City of Toledo to Host A Public Reception for City Manager Candidates

The Toledo City Council will host a Public Reception to provide the citizens of Toledo the opportunity to meet the final four applicants for the Toledo City Manager Position.

The reception will be held at the Toledo Fire Station on July 31 from 6:30pm to 8pm. This is an opportunity for the citizens of Toledo to visit with the candidates, provide information about this great community to the prospects of its future and to get to know the candidates.

The Toledo City Council has been working with Local Government Solutions, LLC on the city manager candidate selection process. They have narrowed the list to four candidates.

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The Candidates are: Jay Baughman, Robert Layman, William A. Kohbarger, and Eric Chambers.

Chambers has twelve years of government experience and currently serves as the Senior Manager in Gresham, Oregon.

Kohbarger has seventeen years of government experience and most recently served as Deputy Director, Human Resources in Las Vegas Nevada.

Layman has thirty five years of government experience and most recently served as Township Manager for Westtown, Pennsylvania.

Jay Baughman has nine years of government experience and is currently Assistant to City Manager./Sr. Management Analyst in Surprise, Arizona.

Please take this opportunity and join the candidates July 31st at the Toledo Fire Station, located at 285 NE Burgess Road. Refreshments will be served.

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Jul 182014
 

10:55am Fire units are enroute to a small of natural gas near the big LNG tank near the International Terminal. Reporting party is on a boat about a football field away from it out on the river.

11:59am Fire on scene. There is a smell. But not natural gas.

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 Posted by at 10:56 AM
Jul 182014
 

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It’s the 30th Annual Bay City Cruisers Classic Car Show coming up Saturday, July 19th at the Newport Elks Lodge – pretty close to the corner of Highway 20 and Moore Drive. It runs from 8am-3:30pm.

Walk among these beautiful pieces of transportation SCULPTURE and feel all the memories that come rushing up to be remembered.

Apart from all that, trophies will be awarded at 3pm.

Pre-registration fee is $15.00, or if you procrastinate, twenty bucks on the day of the show. Open to ALL vehicles. No admission fee. Free to the public.

Coloring pages for children, along with food and music that was popular at the the these beauties rolled off the GM and Ford assembly lines.

Trophies, Dash Plaques, Raffle Prizes, 50/50 Drawing…the whole banana.

Contact: Jim Tough by phone at (541) 336-3701 or by e-mail: tough215@charter.net

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 Posted by at 10:38 AM
Jul 182014
 
Bayshore Sunset Dr. G Phd

Bayshore Sunset
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This sunset shot by Dr. G really has a texture and feeling of a sun that isn’t quite ready to set, but the sea seems anxious to call it a day. A great picture that is apart from many others mainly because the sea challenges the sun to get “it” done.

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 Posted by at 12:13 AM
Jul 172014
 

Elliott Crowder and his pal Markus manning the Alex's Lemonade Stand Thursday on NW 6th.

Elliott Crowder and his pal Markus manning the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Thursday on NW 6th.

Some serious money started appearing in their fruit jar...

Some serious money started appearing in their fruit jar…

People stopped by all afternoon long....to sip lemonade and be a part of curing childhood cancer.

People stopped by all afternoon long….to sip lemonade and be a part of curing childhood cancer.

A postal carrier took a cool break from his sunny rounds up and down 101.

A postal carrier took a cool break from his sunny rounds up and down 101.

Nine year old Elliott Crowder, of the Newport famous “Bike Newport” Crowder family, was thinking about something earlier this summer…what kind of project did he want to get going to put the summer to good use – for something REALLY good.

Well, his idea arrived one morning at the Crowder home with the TV tuned to the NBC Today Show. Elliott saw something that really drew him in – the story of Alex Scott, a little girl who bravely battled childhood cancer. The story revealed that although the cancer was ravaging her body, she still found the energy and the love in her heart to think of other children, struck with cancer. And in between cancer treatments Alex set up a lemonade stand to raise money to cure what had attacked her fragile body as well as thousands of other children.

Sadly Alex’s cancer ended her life but her valiant efforts to remind everyone about childhood cancer lived on and grew to national prominence to where a national foundation has been set up in her honor and is now coordinating a variety of fundraisers around the country, one of of which was Alex’s Lemonade Stand.

Elliott Crowder 9, and his buddy Markus 8, contacted the foundation and with the help of Elliott’s parents soon had everything they needed to set up an Alex’s Lemonade stand in front of the family bike shop, there on 6th just west of PROBuild.

Elliott said when they set up the lemonade stand Thursday morning, they thought that offering lemonade for any donation might raise fifty dollars. But with some advanced promotion by local internet news media the customers came fast and the donations even faster to where they were looking at a tidy sum in the bottle of the money jar. Over $200 at last count.

So hats off to the Crowder family for raising a fine young man whose time on this Earth hasn’t even hit double digits, and he’s out there doing the right things for the right reason. Congratulations all around.

If you, your kids or the neighbors kids might like to set up an Alex’s Lemonade Stand to help find a cure for childhood cancer, just go to their website by clicking here.

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