Sex Diseases Exploding In Oregon

Posted by Steve Leader on May 30, 2014
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The syphilis rate in Oregon is nearly twice the national average. (10 per 100,000, compared with 5.3 nationally.)

The Statesman Journal quotes figures from the Oregon Health Authority showing early syphilis cases are at their highest level since 1989. Syphilis is most contagious during the first year.

According to the Health Authority, gonorrhea cases jumped 18% from 2012 to 2013.

State health officials …

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Jalapeño lemonade

Posted by Mr BBQ on May 24, 2014

Tart and spicy! This is one thirst quencher sure to cause a buzz at your outdoor gathering. Hey, variety is the spice of life afterall.

Ingredients:  5 cups water, 2-1/2 cups sugar, 3-5 jalapeno peppers, 2-3 cups fresh lemon juice, zest of one lemon, fresh thyme or lavender sprigs. Ice.

Preparation: Slice the peppers thin and throw them in a …

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The Manhatten—AKA Bourbon Martini

Posted by Mr BBQ on May 17, 2014

Manhattan is a cocktail made with bourbon, sweet vermouth, and bitters. The cocktail is often stirred and strained into a cocktail glass, where it is garnished with a Maraschino cherry with a stem. A Manhattan is also frequently served on the rocks in a lowball glass.

Ingredients: 1.5 oz. bourbon, 3/4oz. sweet vermouth, dash of bitters, maraschino cherry for garnish.

Preparation: In …

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Oregon Business Leaders Kick off Campaign

Posted by Mike Turner on May 9, 2014

160 of Oregon Big Businesses announce their support of a campaign to stop an initiative that would allow them to discriminate against gay weddings.

Powells, New Seasons, Nike and Schnitzer are just a few of the big money names. They say allowing that kind of discrimination hurts their business and puts Oregon in a bad light.

They are hoping to stop the …

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Letter Carriers Ready to Collect Food Saturday

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on May 9, 2014
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PORTLAND, OREGON     The Oregon Food Bank is hoping that letter carriers here in Oregon will be able to collect some 1.5 millions pounds of non-perishable food items tomorrow during Help Stamp Out Hunger Day.  4,000 let carriers are expected to participate.

The items they hope you will leave in a bag for them by the mailbox include peanut butter …

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