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Health Advisory Issued for Aglae Bloom at Odell Lake

A health advisory has been issued for Odell Lake due to a toxic blue-green algae bloom. Toxic blooms can be harmful for both humans and animals if ingested.

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Safety Official: Media Frenzy Exaggerates Actual Threat Of Sharks

Summer brings crowds to the coast to swim and surf. And inevitably, fears of shark attacks surface, buoyed by media reports and events like “Shark Week” on cable TV. As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, despite recent sightings like those at Cannon Beach last week, most of the fear is overhyped.

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Ashland Theater Review: Hannah and the Dread Gazebo

Dorothy Velasco reviews Oregon Shakespeare Festival's production of Hannah and the Dread Gazebo , the first play by Jiehae Park.

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"Dear Dickie," the woman wrote on thin parchment paper. "Here I am, so please don't scold me ..."

The Jan. 2, 1947, letter had made its journey from Honolulu to Kobe, Japan, courtesy of a 5-cent airmail stamp — evidence of an overseas courtship between two young people. She began with an apology for not writing sooner but quickly eased into flirting and teasing, anticipating the day when they would see each other again.

France is asking European neighbors to help it fight fast-growing wildfires that have consumed thousands of acres of forest near the Mediterranean coast, forcing tourists to leave an area that's normally packed with visitors in the summer.

Several large fires have struck near the French Riviera this week, in resort areas near Saint-Tropez and also on the island of Corsica. Their rapid growth is being blamed on dry and windy conditions, and plentiful fuel.

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Crumbs may seem harmless here on Earth, but they can be a hazard in microgravity — they could get in an astronaut's eye, or get inhaled, causing someone to choke. Crumbs could even float into an electrical panel, burn up or cause a fire.

That's part of the reason why it was a very big deal in 1965 when John Young pulled a corned beef sandwich out of his pocket as he was orbiting the earth with Gus Grissom.

"Where did that come from?" Grissom asked Young.

"I brought it with me," Young said.

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