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Past Questions & Responses From Our “Making Contact” Program:
 
Week of November 3rd 2003:
LINCOLN CITY NOW HAS A PERMANENT BAN ON OUTDOOR BURNING.  DO YOU THINK THIS IDEA IS GOOD, OR BAD AND DO YOU THINK THAT THE COMMUNITY YOU LIVE IN SHOULD TAKE THIS SAME STEP?
 
A. MONROE SAYS:
I do not think it would be welcomed or necessary in the Newport city
limits. I do not believe that we need MORE rules and regulations for this city!
This is not a pollution issue-we certainly have enough wind to disburse  what little smoke comes off burning paper garbage and leaves. We also enjoy  many folks 'backyard/beach' campfires-are these to be outlawed as well?
Undoubtedly there will be another permit to file and money to be paid to
create more revenue for the City; I wish we could put this one off as long
as possible!
LYNN W. SAYS:
For us country dwellers, a burn ban would NOT be a good thing. Just to
keep the "jungle" trimmed back generates piles of brush. Many of us do
not own, nor can we afford to buy or rent chippers, or trucks to haul
the debris. I just tore down my old garage, burning all the wood and
paper debris. The smoke was minimal and not complaints from the
neighbors. Leave us our burn permits!
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Week of November 10th, 2003:
BEING THE COMPUTER SAVVY PERSON YOU ARE, YOU PROBABLY DO MORE ON LINE THAN ANSWER OUR WEEKLY QUESTION.  PERHAPS YOU’VE SHOPPED ON LINE RECENTLY.  WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT A POSSIBLE SALES TAX BEING APPLIED TO PURCHASES YOU MAKE ON A WEB SITE FROM OUT OF STATE? 
(EXAMPLE, A 7 ¼ % TAX ON A PRODUCT YOU BUY FROM A WEB BUSINESS BASED IN CALIFORNIA)
Eric A. Of Toledo Says:
Why should we pay to support somebody else's economy
when we can't even support our own? Frankly, I'd
rather see a local or state sales tax before we even
consider an on-line tax to support California.
Catherine W. Says:
If I lived in a state with sales tax, I would want the state to benefit from
ALL sales from my state. If I were to travel to a sales tax state, I would
pay the sales tax when purchasing items while there. Thus in fairness I
should pay sales tax when purchasing items from that state via the internet.
That state otherwise looses out on that revenue.

On the flip side though, states without a sales tax (like Oregon) would
suffer because they are not able to capitalize on the revenue that could be
made by a sales tax. It would not be fair to tax some and not all. No to
paying other sales tax when buying online.
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Week Of November 17th:
LINCOLN COUNTY SCHOOLS AND THEIR SPORTS PROGRAMS CAN’T CONTINUE TO RELY ON THE GENEROSITY OF CAR DEALERSHIPS, FUNDRAISERS, AND AUCTIONS TO FUND THE SPORTS PROGRAMS.  HOW CAN WE CONTINUE TO OFFER SPORTS PROGRAMS TO OUR YOUNG PEOPLE, OR, SHOULD THE LINCOLN COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT BITE THE BULLET AND DISCONTINUE SPORTS, THEN TAKE THAT MONEY AND PUT IT TOWARD UPDATING BOOKS, MAINTENANCE OF BUILDINGS, AND SALARIES FOR TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS?  
 
Sean L Says:
 
I think instead of canceling Sports, or canceling
any more school programs, state or county officials
should step in and audit the jobs held by school
administrators.  It's time layoffs and pay cuts come
from somewhere other than the classroom and the
school administration office(s) of Lincoln County (and
other counties throughout Oregon) would be a great
place to start.
 
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WEEK OF NOVEMBER 24TH: 
 
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WEEK OF DECEMBER 1ST:
 
WE ALL KNOW “SHOPPING LOCALLY” IS GOOD.  WHETHER YOU PATRONIZE A LOCALLY OWNED SHOP OR A “BIG BOX” STORE, THE MONEY YOU SPEND HERE HELPS STIMULATE JOBS AND KEEPS THE MONEY HERE AT THE CENTRAL OREGON COAST.  THIS WEEKS QUESTION IS:  DO YOU REALLY SHOP LOCALLY, OR, WILL YOU SHOP THE INTERNET OR PERHAPS MAKE PLANS TO TRAVEL TO THE VALLEY TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF MORE STORES, BIGGER SELECTION AND JUST GET OUT OF TOWN? 
 
No Comments This Week
 
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WEEK OF DECEMBER 8TH:
 
The Government Has Been Telling Us In Recent Weeks That Our Economy Is Recovering And Things Look Bright For 2004.  News Reports, However, Have Been Saying Holiday Shopping Is Lackluster And Not As Good As Was Hoped.  How Much Are YOU Spending This Holiday Season?  Same As Last Year?  More? Less?  Why?
 
No Comments This Week
 
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WEEK OF DECEMBER 15TH:
The Free Willy Keiko Foundation and The Humane Society of the United States reported over the weekend that Keiko, the orca whale, died in the Taknes fjord, Norway, in the company of staff members who have been caring for him there.
Keiko's veterinarian believes that acute pneumonia is the most likely cause of death, though he also cited that Keiko was the second oldest male orca whale ever to have been in captivity.
This weeks question is simple.  Was the tremendous expense to transport, rehabilitate, feed and care for Keiko worth it?  Could that money have been used for other things, or, in your opinion, did the scientific and marine communities learn from this experiment?
I personally had a love for that whale the minute I sat eyes on his picture!! Having him here in our own backyard was a blessing and a treat for all who shared his adorable personality. To answer you question, I believe Keiko should have never left this place called home. In the first place, he came here to heal. He loved it here…he loved Mexico because he was a people whale…but Keiko himself, personally, I don’t feel was ever taken into consideration. It was greed and egos that took him away saying other reasons that made” them” look good. No…he should not have left Newport. not because of his age, but because this was where he enjoyed so many people, mostly children, as he got better. You don’t take your dog to the vet to heal, then turn him to the woods to survive…especially a loving pet. That’s what Keiko was to me. I will always hold a place for him in my heart and wish he had never left.               
M. Klinger     Lincoln City
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Making Contact Takes The Holidays Off.  We'll Be Back January 5th
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Week Of January 5th, 2004:
 
WITH THE AGING OF LINCOLN COUNTY, THE TIME TO ASK YOUR PARENT TO STOP DRIVING IS COMING SOONER, NOT LATER.  HAVE YOU MADE PLANS OR SAT DOWN AND DISCUSSED THIS WITH YOUR MOM OR DAD? 
 
My husband recently had to talk to his parents about this issue and it was the hardest thing he's had to do. My father is 71, getting cataracts, macular degeneration and glaucoma he won't do anything about. He is fiercely independent and it may take an unfortunate accident for him to decide to not drive any longer. My husband looked up this subject on the Internet for advice; I may have to do the same.
 
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  Week of January 12th 
WITH THE RECENT DECISION OF THE LINCOLN COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD TO HIRE A SUPERINTENDENT FROM WITHIN, OUR “MAKING CONTACT” QUESTION IS THIS:  IS THIS REALLY A GOOD IDEA?  IS HIRING FROM WITHIN A GOOD IDEA  BECAUSE THE FINALIST WILL HAVE A GOOD WORKING KNOWLEDGE OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT, OR, IS LIMITING THE SELECTION TO A LOCAL PERSON DENYING THE DISTRICT A MORE QUALIFIED PERSON FROM A MUCH LARGER POOL OF PROSPECTIVE SUPERINTENDENTS?
 
Choosing a new superintendent from within this district is the best decision any board has made in the 20 yrs. I’ve lived here. I can’t count how many have passed through---all chosen from the administrators cartel . Average stay 2 yrs., some of the highest salary packages in the state and what do we have to show for it ?  We may find more applicants doing it this way. possibly someone who has our children’s education foremost in thought and isn’t here as a stepping stone or for the big bucks . What a concept a superintendent who  works for the children of Lincoln County .   It’s a no brainer.
Margaret G.
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Week of January 19th:
 
BY NOW, YOU’VE HOPEFULLY HAD A CHANCE TO STUDY THE PROS AND CONS OF MEASURE 30. HOW ARE YOU VOTING ON THE BALLOT MEASURE THAT WILL RAISE YOUR TAXES?  YES, FOR BETTER HEALTH CARE THROUGH THE OREGON HEALTH PLAN? OR PERHAPS YOU’RE AFRAID CRITICAL SERVICES WILL BE CUT?    NO, BECAUSE YOU’RE TIRED OF THE CONSTANT ASKING OF FUNDS WITH NO PLAN FOR A BALANCED BUDGET LIKE A NORMAL FAMILY WOULD NEED TO DO. 
WHAT’S YOUR OPINION?  HOW WILL YOU VOTE?
 
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Terri S. Says:
I AM VOTING A LOUD AND CLEAR "NO"!! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! MY FAMILY AND I HAVE TO LIVE WITHIN OUR MEANS, WHY CAN'T THE STATE OF OREGON? I AM SICK AND TIRED OF SUPPORTING EVERYBODY!! MY PAYCHECK DOES NOT AND WILL NOT GO FAR ENOUGH TO TAKE CARE OF EVERY MAN, WOMAN AND CHILD THAT "NEEDS" MY MONEY!! THIS IS A BAILOUT FOR THE "PERS", THEY ARE LYING TO US! AM I NOT ENTITLED TO A RETIREMENT TOO? AT THIS RATE, I WILL NOT BE ABLE TO RETIRE UNTIL I AM 85!! NO MORE MONEY!!! THE SCHOOLS ARE A DISGRACE AND MONEY WILL NOT FIX THAT PROBLEM! THE ENTIRE SYSTEM NEEDS TO BE DUMPED AND PRIVATIZED! PUBLIC EMPLOYEES NEED TO GET BACK TO THE ATTITUDE THAT "THEY" ARE THERE TO SERVE "US", NOT "US" WORKING TO SERVE "THEM"!! MEASURE 30 IS A "WEASELS WAY OUT" OF THE MESS OUR LEADERS GOT THEMSELVES INTO. THEIR IRRESPONSIBLE SPENDING AND HIGH ON THE HOG LIFESTYLES GOT THE BEST OF THEM AND NOW THEY ARE CRYING TO US BECAUSE THE GRAVY IS ALL GONE!! NO! NO! NO! I CANNOT AFFORD TO GIVE ANYMORE OF MY MONEY TO T HE STATE! I HAVE BILLS TO PAY TOO!! 50% OF MY PAYCHECK ALREADY GETS TAKEN FROM ME, I THINK I HAVE CONTRIBUTED ENOUGH! NO MORE MONEY!!
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 I wholeheartedly agree with Terri S.!!! The State of Oregon has one of the highest personal income tax rates in the U.S. Why can't our leaders operate with the money they have? I believe that it is due to the liberal mentality that the Government's primary role is to take care of everybody! I understand there are people that need a helping hand, but that SHOULD be the minority, not the majority! No one would ever stay in business if they operated the way the Government does! The difference is, the Government knows all they have to do when they over-spend is to go to the people and say "We have to have more money, or else!" I am sick to death of all the fear-mongers threatening us with the loss of services! The legislature needs to pull their heads out and spend what they have wisely, just like the rest of us! 
J. U.  
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Week Of January 26th:
THE NEWPORT EVENTS CENTER IN SOUTH BEACH IS IN THE PLANNING STAGES.  IF YOU WERE DESIGNING IT, WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE INCORPORATED IN THE BUILDING AND SURROUNDING AREA?
No Comments This Week
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Week Of February 2nd:
5 SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES MERGED IN 1964 TO FORM LINCOLN CITY.  THESE FORMER CITIES WERE OCEANLAKE, DELAKE AND TAFT, PLUS THE COMMUNITIES OF CUTLER CITY AND NELSCOTT.  IS IT TIME TO BREAKUP LINCOLN CITY BACK INTO THESE SMALLER COMMUNITIES?
No Comments This Week
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Week Of February 9th:
AS NEWPORT EXPANDS IT’S URBAN GROWTH BOUNDARY, IT ALSO HAS RESIDENTS ASKING WHY THE CITY CAN’T AFFORD PAVING THE MANY DIRT STREETS WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS.  SHOULD THE CITY YOU LIVE IN BE REQUIRED TO PAVE RESIDENTIAL STREETS, OR, SHOULD HOMEOWNERS CONTINUE TO HAVE TO PAY FOR THIS IMPROVEMENT?
 
M.J. OF NEWPORT SAYS:
It's obvious that many citizens do not understand the way taxes work. Street paving is generally paid for by developers as new subdivisions are built. Unpaved streets in the older sections of town are paid for by the taxpayers usually that live on the street needing paving. Since measure 5, 47 & 50 cities are no longer able to help defray the cost of paving through Bancroft bonding. In effect city tax payers now have to come up with cash to pave streets. If the city were to do it with general revenue other programs or police and fire services would have to be cut.
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WEEK OF FEBRUARY 16TH:
 
IT’S BEEN A COUPLE WEEKS SINCE RESIDENTS OF OREGON AND LINCOLN COUNTY OVERWHELMINGLY VOTED NOT TO HAVE PERSONAL TAXES RAISED TO BALANCE THE STATE BUDGET  OUR QUESTION THIS WEEK IS:  HOW HAVE THE CUTS PERSONALLY AFFECTED YOU OR AN AGENCY YOU WORK WITH OR ARE A CLIENT OF?
 
NO COMMENTS THIS WEEK
 
 
WEEK OF FEBRUARY 23RD:
 
RECENTLY, A LARGE AMOUNT OF WEAPONS AND AMMO WERE SEIZED IN A NEOTSU HOME.  5 PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED IN A TOLEDO DRUG RAID…AND VARIOUS METH LABS HAVE BEEN BUSTED THROUGHOUT LINCOLN COUNTY.  WHAT MAKES OUR AREA SO POPULAR FOR THESE AND OTHER ACTIVITIES?
 
NO COMMENTS THIS WEEK
 
 
WEEK OF MARCH 1ST:
 
WITH ALL THE DISCUSSION THE PAST FEW WEEKS ABOUT DECENCY IN BROADCASTING, WE THOUGHT WE’D LET YOU SHINE THE LIGHT ON US.  OUR QUESTION THIS WEEK:  HOW ARE WE DOING?  ANNOUNCERS, NEWS, MUSIC.  IF YOU HAVE A COMMENT OR SUGGESTION, NOW IS THE TIME TO LET US KNOW
 
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WEEK OF MARCH 8TH:
 
GAY & LESBIAN MARRIAGE IS A HOT TOPIC IN THE NEWS THESE PAST FEW WEEKS MULTNOMAH COUNTY MADE 25 THOUSAND DOLLARS IN JUST 2 DAYS ISSUING MARRIAGE LICENSES TO THESE COUPLES.  THIS WEEKS QUESTION:  SHOULD LINCOLN COUNTY OFFER SAME SEX MARRIAGE LICENSES?
 
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WEEK OF 3-22-04:
 
CANADIAN PRESCRIPTION DRUGS HAVE BEEN AVAILABLE TO LINCOLN COUNTY CITIZENS FOR SOME TIME VIA 800 NUMBERS AND THE INTERNET.  THERE’S A STORE FRONT IN LINCOLN CITY OFFERING THEM.  OUR QUESTION THIS WEEK IS, DO YOU TRUST THESE IMPORTS FROM THE NORTH, AND WILL YOU TAKE THEM AND THE 75% SAVINGS, OR, WILL YOU CONTINUE TO TAKE U.S. FOOD & DRUG ADMINISTRATION TESTED AND APPROVED DRUGS.
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WEEK OF MARCH 29TH:
THE CITY OF NEWPORT HAS BEEN VERY SUCCESSFUL WITH IT’S BUSINESS BEAUTIFICATION PROGRAM, HONORING BUSINESSES THAT HAVE MADE AN EFFORT TO SPRUCE UP THE OUTSIDE OF THE BUILDING.  OUR QUESTION THIS WEEK:  WOULD THIS WORK FOR RESIDENTIAL AREAS TOO?  I’M SURE THERE IS A HOUSE OR APARTMENT BUILDING IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD THAT NEEDS REPAIRS.  WHAT IF THERE WAS PUBLIC RECOGNITION OF WORK DONE THERE TOO?
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WITH THE PENDING SALE OF THE LINCOLN CITY SHILO BEACHSIDE RESORT TO THE CONFEDERATED TRIBES OF THE SILETZ, AND POSSIBLE OTHER ACQUISITIONS IN THE NORTH END OF LINCOLN CITY, WE ASK, IS THE SILETZ TRIBE GAINING TOO MUCH CONTROL OF PROPERTY AND INFLUENCE IN LINCOLN CITY?
Eric W. Says:
"I think it is a great thing that the Confederated Tribes of The Siletz are buying the Shilo in Lincoln City.  I don't know why everyone is getting upset over this.  They had their land taken away over 200 years ago.  They deserve to have control of the north end of Lincoln City.  I would highly recommend anyone that visits the coast to visit the Shilo and gamble at the Chinook Winds Casino.  Thank you for your time."
David M. FROM  NEWPORT ADDS:
The Siletz Tribe should be able to do those things that the law allows.  The law allows them to purchase property and take it into trust.  Purchasing the Lincoln City Shilo Inn makes perfect sense, they now have a complete resort without having to build more rooms which would put the other Lincoln City lodging facilities in more competition.  As far as the room tax that Lincoln City may not get, the tribe and city have been able to work out "funds in lieu of" in the past and we can expect them to again.  The federal government has allowed the tribes to build the casinos as economic development and to compete differently from other businesses, to make up for the poor economic conditions that our country left native americans in, in the past.
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A crew from the Oregon Department of Transportation is  grinding out the rough spots on U.S. Highway 101 in the Moolack Beach area, to prepare the road surface for repaving….again. Our question this week is, isn’t it time to relocate highway 101 inland to avoid a potential disaster when that stretch of earth eventually falls into the pacific?

Where would they relocate Hwy 101?  If they were to relocate it, would that solve the problem?  I think that we should leave it where it's at because eventually the whole thing is going to fall off into the ocean one way or another.  Thank you.
Eric W.
NEWPORT CITY MANAGER SAM SASAKI HAS PROPOSED A COASTAL TAX TO BE COLLECTED FROM VISITORS TO THE OREGON COASTAL STRIP.  THIS IDEA, ACCORDING TO SASAKI MIGHT GENERATE 2 MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR FOR THE CITY OF NEWPORT.  OUR QUESTION THIS WEEK IS:  IS THIS TAX A GOOD IDEA, OR, WILL IT ENCOURAGE VISITORS TO RE-THINK VACATION PLANS AND GO TO OTHER PARTS OF OREGON, OR MAYBE TO THE WASHINGTON OR CALIFORNIA COASTS?
NO COMMENTS THIS WEEK
ANOTHER SEAL PUP HAS DIED RECENTLY BECAUSE OF HUMAN CONTACT.  HOW DO WE LET VISITORS AND LOCALS ALIKE KNOW THAT DISTURBING SEAL PUPS ON THE BEACH IS WRONG, AND ILLEGAL?
NEWPORT CITY MANAGER SAM SASAKI HAS PROPOSED A COASTAL TAX TO BE COLLECTED FROM VISITORS TO THE OREGON COASTAL STRIP.  THIS IDEA, ACCORDING TO SASAKI MIGHT GENERATE 2 MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR FOR THE CITY OF NEWPORT.  OUR QUESTION THIS WEEK IS:  IS THIS TAX A GOOD IDEA, OR, WILL IT ENCOURAGE VISITORS TO RE-THINK VACATION PLANS AND GO TO OTHER PARTS OF OREGON, OR MAYBE TO THE WASHINGTON OR CALIFORNIA COASTS?
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GASOLINE HAS CROSSED THE 2.00 A GALLON MARK IN LINCOLN COUNTY, AND BEYOND.   AFTER TAKING A LOOK AT YOUR BUDGET, WHAT ARE YOU GIVING UP SO YOU CAN CONTINUE TO FILL UP?


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SEVERAL OF THE COMPUTERS AT THE RADIO STATION HAVE BEEN INFECTED WITH THE SASSER COMPUTER VIRUS.  PERHAPS YOU KNOW OF SOMEONE THAT’S BEEN INFECTED, OR MAYBE IT’S BEEN YOU.  OUR QUESTION FOR YOU THIS WEEK IS:  WHAT IS THE PROPER PUNISHMENT FOR THE WRITERS OF THESE COMPUTER VIRUSES THAT REEK HAVOC IN OUR PERSONAL AND BUSINESS LIVES?
I think the punishment for people that write and spread computer viruses are the scum of the earth.  In the middle east when you steal, you get your hand removed.  Most viruses allow the creator to steal identities, so my point is that we should be like the folks in the middle east and cut off both of their hands since those jerks do use both hands to create that virus.  Thank you for allowing me to vent and offer an opinion.
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THE OREGON COAST AQUARIUM RECENTLY RECEIVED A THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLAR GRANT  FROM THE MEYER TRUST TO BE USED TO PROMOTE THE FACILITY.  OUR QUESTION THIS WEEK IS:  HOW DO YOU THINK THE AQUARIUM COULD USE THIS GRANT MONEY TO BETTER PROMOTE ITSELF?
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MAKING CONTACT IS TAKING A VACATION FOR THE WEEKS OF MAY 24TH
AND MAY 30TH.  MAKING CONTACT RETURNS THE WEEK OF JUNE 7TH HERE
AND ON 102.7 KYTE-FM
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WEEK OF 6-7-04
THE TRAVELING VIETNAM MEMORIAL WALL WILL BE ON DISPLAY THIS COMING
WEEKEND IN LINCOLN CITY.  THIS WEEKS QUESTIONS ARE:  DO YOU PLAN TO
VISIT, AND WHY?
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WEEK OF 6-14-04:
Starting July 1, Lincoln County, along with THE REST OF Oregon, WILL be requiring drivers to slow down to 20 miles per hour in most school zones, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  What do you think of this new law?
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WEEK OF 6-21-04:
SPRING, SUMMER, AUTUMN, AND THOSE SMOKE FILLED AFTERNOONS SEEM TO GO HAND IN HAND ALONG THE CENTRAL COAST.  DO YOU HAVE A BETTER IDEA TO CLEAR LOGGED AREAS BESIDES SLASH BURNS?
Matthew H. Says:

When I see the smoke from a controlled burn I know they are reducing the fire hazard from the large uncontrolled burn. Our forest will burn...just look at the history:
1848 Nestucca Fire - 290,000 Acres
1849 Siletz Fire - 800,000 Acres
1853 Yaquina Fire - 482,000 Acres
1933 Tillamook Fire - 240,000 Acres
1939 Saddle Mountain - 190,000 Acres
As a woods worker I know that landowners will chip up the material from landing piles and send it to the pulp mill at GP when it is economically feasible. Other than that I can't think of any good alternatives.
 
Another listener writes:

One of your announcers requested ideas for eliminating the smoke from slash burns.  The  best way would be to first, reduce  the amount of slash by using  selective harvest methods rather  than clear cutting.  This would  eliminate the burning and  herbicide applications that are  currently used.  The remaining  slash can be chipped, mulched  or buried.  When I used to work building logging roads I always  preferred burying slash.  This  keeps bio-mass in the forest, eliminates pollution and the  danger of  slash burns escaping  to become wildfires.
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June 28th 2004:
EVEN THOUGH A PETITION SEEKING TO OVERTURN THE OREGON COAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE BOND MEASURE HAS BEEN HALTED BY THE LINCOLN COUNTY CLERK, WHAT DO You think ABOUT THE EFFORT TO OVERTURN THE MEASURE?  SHOULD CITIZENS BE ALLOWED TO CHALLENGE ANY INITIATIVE  THEY DO NOT AGREE WITH?
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July 5th 2004:
THE IDEA OF A NATIONAL DIRECTORY FOR CELLULAR TELEPHONES IS BEING PROPOSED.  SOME LOCAL PROVIDERS SAY THEY WILL NOT PARTICIPATE, BUT SOME MIGHT.  WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT HAVING YOUR CELL NUMBER PUBLISHED?
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July 12th 2004:
LAST MONDAY'S EARTHQUAKE SHOULD HAVE BEEN A WAKE UP CALL FOR ALL OF US...A REMINDER THAT WE ALL SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR ANY TYPE OF EMERGENCY.  HOW ARE you PREPARED IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY?
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July 19th 2004
two more safety corridors have been designated near newport.  one on highway 20, and another on highway 101.  is odot and law enforcement really looking out for our safety, or, are they looking for a way to fill the coffers with fines?
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August 2nd 2004:

tHE LINCOLN CITY CITY COUNCIL RECENTLY discussed ways to limit hotel growth citywide or in certain AREAS; including changing where hotels are allowed in the city.  IS THIS A GOOD IDEA, OR, IS THE CITY BLOCKING THE POSSIBILITY OF FUTURE INVESTMENT by THE HOTEL INDUSTRY?
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august 16th and 23rd, making contact is on vacation
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August 30th:
 Oregon loves the idea of "RV Friendly" symbols posted on highways, to let RVers know where to find oversize parking space and high canopies and launched a pilot program between Albany and Aurora on Interstate 5. The idea was such a hit that next year the Oregon program will expand to U.S. 101 along the central coast, among other locations.  This weeks question is: do you think these signs are a good idea?
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week of 9-6-04:

YOUR CREDIT REPORT CAN AFFECT MUCH MORE THAN YOUR MORTGAGE RATE, OF THE INTEREST RATE YOU PAY ON YOUR CREDIT CARDS.  IT CAN ALSO AFFECT YOUR CHANCES FOR A NEW JOB.  MORE COMPANIES ARE CHECKING YOUR CREDIT REPORT BEFORE THEY OFFER YOU THE JOB.  WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THIS NEW TREND?
The idea seems sensible at first because your credit history can be an
indicator through an assumption about your work.

 Experience can tell another story.  Wanting to give all the help we can to
our kids we have repeatedly cosigned for them.  Recently one lost a job.
Now when he defaults it will impact our credit report, being one payday from
trouble ourselves, this is not good.  If companies use credit as a condition
of continued Employment, or even a precondition to employment abuses will
occur.  If you have ever been subjected to the credit reporting bureaucracy
that exists it is not a consumer benefit.

Think about this for just a little while and it is really an Orwellian
nightmare.  Your employment should be based on performance, skill set,
education, ability, dependability, or some other set or combination of
measurable or set criteria.

Jeff  F.
Philomath
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WEEK OF sEPT 13TH:
THIS PAST WEEKEND SAW JAZZ RETUEN TO NEWPORT FOR 3 DAYS.  AS A BUSINESS PERSON, OR AS AN AUDIENCE MEMBER, WAS JAZZ AT NEWPOOOORT A SUCCESS?
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week of Sept 20th:
Ballot Measure 21-97 – ASKS Lincoln County Library District VOTERS for a temporary tax increase to provide additional library funding to libraries in Lincoln City, Newport, Siletz, Toledo and Waldport. THE  tax increase WILL BE 9 cents per $1,000 of property valuation.  HOW WILL YOU BE VOTING ON THIS MEASURE?
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WEEK OF SEPT 27TH 2004
BEGINNING ABOUT OCTOBER 1ST, DRIVERS GOING THROUGH DEPOE BAY WILL
BE MONITORED BY A NEW COMPUTER CONTROLLED TRAFFIC TRAILER THAT
WILL CALCULATE YOUR SPEED, TAIL GAITING DISTANCE AND TRAFFIC VOLUME
AMONG OTHER THINGS.  DO YOU WELCOME THIS INFORMATION, OR IS IT ANOTHER
"BIG BROTHER" INSTRUMENT INVADING YOUR PRIVACY?
I don't think it's playing "Big Brother".  People need to not follow too closely.  I wish there was some sort of traffic control device in Lincoln City, especially in Oceanlake.  People are always speeding and following too closely.  Also, they are very discourteous to pedestrians in the cross walk.  I have seen pedestrians almost get ran over because people are speeding or talking on their cell phones.  This isn't Big Brother, it's traffic awareness.
Thank you.
E Williams, Gleneden Beach.
 
I do believe this is an invasion of privacy.  However it is a good thing to be aware of how horribly people drive.  One thing I really don’t understand is why the speed limit in Depot Bay is so slow to begin with.  30-35 miles per hour is nut it should be at least 40.  It makes no sense at least not to me.  Thanks.
Jeffery
Lincoln City

WEEK OF October 4TH:
the formal end of long-distance toll calling between several Lincoln County communities ended last week.  calls from  South Beach to and from Depoe Bay, Gleneden Beach, Lincoln City, and Toledo; and Lincoln City to and from Siletz. are now toll free and 7 digit dialing.  our question this week is:  with the advent of cellular telephones, and free long distance across the country, isn’t it time that land lines offered the same type of service?
 
In one word, yes!  We already pay the monthly fees and what not so why do we have to pay for long distance on top of that, and who makes cellular customers so special.  I think the cellular customers should have to pay the long distance instead of the land line folk.  They get better rates already as it is.  So yeah there shouldn’t be a long distance fee, and it would make calling people a lot faster and easier to remember.
Jeffery
Lincoln City
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WEEK OF 10-11-04:
IS THERE A BETTER WAY FOR AN ORGANIZATION TO GET PUBLICITY, AND their POINT ACROSS TO YOU, OTHER THAN FORMING A PICKET LINE?
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WEEK OF 10-18-04
the NEGATIVE political ADVERTISING FOR the upcoming local election is heating up, and getting ugly.  our question this week is would you like to see LEGISLATION passed to do away once and for all with negative political ads?
I fully agree the negative campaigning this year really seems out of hand.I would support legislative action to prevent such campaigning if that what it takes.      I would even like to see the  candidates sign an affidavit stating the if they or any one supporting their campaign uses negative advertising they face their possibility of having their name removed from the ballot. I would hate to see another measure pass without any teeth and fall into the same old hat that really doesn’t mean anything.     I get so frustrated with this years adds I switch stations or turn them off because I refuse to listen to them. If candidates cannot run on their own laurels they don’t deserve to be elected.
Dick P, Newport
 
I used to think politics was fun. It indeed has turned ugly again. I don't care if a person has droopy eyelids, no eyebrows, six pimples on their nose or a telephone stuck in their ear....what the ****? Does that make a good politician? friend? foe? Politicians should be able to tout their achievements, ideas and goals without bashing or downplaying an opponent. State the facts, put it in writing, be it verified and allow the person to speak or defend that fact. Petty anti politics don't belong in the real world. Get a life! Bashers and dirty politicians don't get my vote!   Steve B.
I'm sorry, but the very idea of passing a law to outlaw "negative
campaign" ads or just "negative campaigning" in general is . . . well,
if not asinine, at least completely unworkable. Think about it: Who
would define what is "negative" in any given instance? What might be
seen as "negative" to a supporter of Candidate A would be seen as simply
"telling the truth" about Candidate A to a supporter of Candidate B.

I dislike the negative political atmosphere as much as the next person,
but this isn't the answer. Just like our current federal campaign
finance laws, this would be not only a huge pain in the political neck,
but also an immoral, unworkable, un-American fiasco.

D.  Helt
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WEEK OF 10-25-04
OUR LOCAL, STATE AND NATIONAL ELECTIONS ARE ALMOST OVER.  AS OREGONIANS, WE HAVE THE PRIVILEGE OF VOTING BY MAIL.  WE’RE ABLE TO STUDY THE ISSUES IN OUR OWN HOMES, AND MAKE MORE INFORMED CHOICES.  OUR QUESTION THIS WEEK IS, WITH ALL THE TROUBLE WE’VE SEEN OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS WITH VOTING MACHINES, HANGING CHADS AND THE LIKE, SHOULDN’T THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ADOPT A VOTE BY MAIL POLICY FOR THE ENTIRE COUNTRY?
Voting by mail for the rest of the country would be good. even if Florida was still in one of those storms
where everybody was evacuated.  And while we're on the subject why not in Irach also, so they don’t get  shot at while in line to vote or car bombed. Thank You.
Anonymous please. (editors note:  The previous e-mail was signed, but asked for no name or initials)
I do think that it would be great if the whole country voted by mail.  Sure it would reduce the fiasco that happened in Florida in 2000.  It would also reduce the costs of having to staff the polling centers and reduce the long lines.  Oregon has the right idea and the rest of the USA should follow suit.
Thank you,
Eric W.  Gleneden Beach.

Voting by mail just makes good sense.  Look at the rate that the ballets have already came in from Oregon.  Plus, this would make it easy for house bound and handicapped individuals to vote (remember they still have that right.) Of course we couldn't get rid of the booths for people that don't have a permitted residence. I think though that if mail votes were available through out the state more people would vote and the elections would represent more voices, not to mention the time to research the people and measures your voting on/for.  One more point would be that in times of war our soldiers should especially be able to vote and the mail seems to be the only way.  You can't expect us to line up our soldiers,or get them all together at the same time,  just to be picked off.
M. Davis
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WEEK OF 11-1-04

HOW WOULD YOU REACT IF AN "ADULT ENTERTAINMENT"
BUSINESS ( STRIP CLUB, ADULT MOVIE THEATRE, ETC.) MOVED INTO YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD?
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WEEK OF 11-8-04:
 
THE 2004 ELECTION IS NOW OFFICIALLY OVER.  IF THERE WAS ONE RACE OR MEASURE OUTCOME YOU COULD HAVE CHANGED, WHICH ONE WOULD HAVE IT BEEN …AND WHY?
 
D.P., Newport
 
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11-29-04
THE HOLIDAY SEASON IS UNDERWAY…AND SO ARE THE MANY PLEAS FROM OUR HARD WORKING LOCAL CHARITIES.  OUR QUESTION THIS WEEK IS: HOW, IN YOUR FAMILY, DO YOU DIVVY UP  YOUR CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS  this TIME OF YEAR?

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12-06-04
by now, YOU should have most, if not all, of your holiday shopping done.  our question this week is, where did you do the majority of your shopping?  (locally, or in the valley, or on line?)

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12-13-04:
THE LINCOLN COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT HAS received It’s REPORT CARD. The Lincoln County School District did not meet standards and has been identified for district improvement, according to the state report card.  what CAN THE DISTRICT, ALONG WITH CONCERNED PARENTS AND CITIZENS DO TO IMPROVE THE GRADE?
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My wife and I are proud to say that we did our shopping here on the coast.  Most of it was done in the local businesses in Lincoln City, Depoe Bay, and Newport.  There are so many untapped resources on the coast.  Why head to the valley.
Thank you.
E. Williams....Gleneden Beach.
 
12-20-04:

Making Contact is taking the holiday off. OUR
NEXT QUESTION SHOULD BE POSTED ON OR NEAR
January 3RD 2005.  have A HAPPY HOLIDAY!!
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1-3-05:
MAKING CONTACT IS ASKING OUR ANNUAL FIRST OF THE
YEAR QUESTION: DO YOU HAVE ANY NEW YEARS
RESOLUTIONS YOU MADE?
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1-10-05:
WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE RECENT
DEVELOPMENTS SURROUNDING THE PROPOSED
EVENTS CENTER IN NEWPORT? 
It is to bad some people with there own agenda
are standing in the way of this important
community investment.
The city council has put in over 6 years of
research and open public input before bring
this to Urban Renewal for funding.
The Urban renewal agency is supposed to
be a non political arm of the city government
the deals exclusively funding economic
development project in the U
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Week of February 28th:
Four of the five positions on the Lincoln County School District's board of directors are up for grabs during the special districts election set for May 17. The City of Toledo is accepting applications for a vacant position on the city council. There are restrictions for prospective applicants to these positions.   our question this week is: with so many of us living in one city, working in another and perhaps having a business in yet another,  isn’t it time to remove these restrictions?
Voter restrictions should remain in effect as they are today. We should not forget Oregons open voter laws that resulted in the attempted take over of Wasco county in the early 80s by the Rajanish. They imported people to vote in the county in an attempt to control the people of that county so they copuld forward there own agenda.
In todays world it could be a disaster if people came from, lets say Portland to vote in Lincoln county or any of the cities as a group to block taxes, growth or property rights just because we are on the coast. It also could result in voter fraud as a person could register to vote in multipal cities or counties,
As for the county commissionors they could be elected from wards or districs like the PUD board or the school board but that hasn't proved to bring the voters the the best candidates. with the ease of transportation and availability of multipal media acess the voters can make informed decisions while in there respective zones.
One thing that should be changed is the districting of the State legislature to be more uniform with the federal goavement. Instead of the legislature carvin up the state into districs for Senate and House seats ( which leaves rural counties at a disadvantage in representation. The State shuld be aranged as follows. Each County gets one Senator and Each House member covers 2 coiunties and the number of house members in each distric is based on the census population. this woukld give every rural county an equal voice in Salem.
 
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Week of March 7th:
Congresswoman Darlene Hooley has introduced the Anti-Phishing Act of 2005. “Phishing” lets thieves gain information for identity theft over the internet by sending an email that appears to be from a trusted source, like a financial institution, then you hand over personal information that the crooks can use.  our question this week is: have you been phished, and how difficult was it to get your identity back? 
Alrighty then, here's a sure fire way never to have your identity stolen. Trash your own credit!  
I pity the fool who assumes my identity!
Troy, Newport

Heard the piece Friday a.m. regarding tips for protecting yourself against identity theft and want to pass along this comment. I heard suggested that if a person has a scanner, to scan copies of credit cards, phone numbers to credit card companies and the three credit reporting agencies right into the computer.  I can tell you from experience this is not a good idea due to the chance of burglary.  My home was burglarized several years ago and one of the items taken was my nice new computer – complete with all my personal information in a Quicken program.
 
 
Beverly

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WEEK OF MARCH 14TH:

 

 
 
 
fund capped at $1 billion. Any of these resolutions would require voter
approval. 
It’s YOUR money.  How would you vote on this if it were put to voters?

     If I thought the State of Oregon could spend our money in a reasonable and responsible manner, then yes, I would let them have my kicker check.  BUT - since they have shown that they can't handle our money and are still asking for more, my answer would be NO WAY.
 
Becky
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WEEK OF MARCH 21ST:
 
THE TRUCKING INDUSTRY WANTS TO DESIGNATE U.S. 101 AS A FREIGHT ROUTE.
WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS OR CONCERNS ABOUT THIS PROPOSED IDEA?

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WEEK OF MARCH 28TH:
 
 
 
 
 
Based solely on this making contact question pertaining to the senate bill requiring math and English for graduation.
 
 
Even though I think it is a great idea I feel before the legislature starts making decisions on what should be taught to our students they should concentrate on how they are going to properly fund our schools so the students can have a place to be educated without over crowding, run down schools, inadequate teachers, etc.
 
D. Patton
Assuming the current mandate in Oregon is the 2 year requirement for Math
(I thought English was already 4 years) like it was in the 70's, I would
vote against it. Most high school curriculums provide options for 4 years
of Math and/or English and society today continues to take too much
responsibility for making decisions for everyone.  If parents and students
don't decide to take math or english in preparation for college, etc, then
they will have to make up for it with extra time and money in college or
other career preparations.  You snooze, you lose.

P. Arthur
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WEEK OF APRIL 4TH:

COMPUTERS HAVE BECOME SO MUCH A PART OF OUR LIVES, AND WE CAN DO SO MANY THINGS ON THEM.  HOW MUCH DO YOU RELY ON YOUR COMPUTER FOR YOUR DAY-TO-DAY LIVING?

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WEEK OF APRIL 11TH:
 
What do you think about a possible freeze of the Oregon minimum wage ($7.25) for restaurant employees who make at least $30 per month in tips, and  REDUCING the  minimum-wage rate for employees younger than 18 for the first 60 days of employment.
 
Minimum wage freeze. I think democracys are
wonderfull, and I'd like to live in one some day. Government of the people
by the corporation for the corporation backed by the military is what the us
is about. Stealing from the poor to give the rich.
M. Barrett
 
 
. I think it would be a punishment to lower the wage if you make $30 in tips. If you assume that a waiter includes anyone in a fast food restaurant serving tables they are probably just surviving anyway. $30 per month is only a dollar a day which is basically not even worth fusing about but it probably means a lot to these folks. The “waiters” working in higher quality restaurants can make $30 on a couple of tables a night so I really don’t see what the point is except to penalize people that really need it.
 
Why doesn’t the legislature spend more time funding education and maybe the people they are trying to penalize can get a better paying job due to a quality funded educational program. This in turn would bring more money into the state coffers etc and go forward instead of backwards.
 
D. Patton
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION OF THE WEEK OF  04-18-05:
 
AT A RECENT OREGON COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION MEETING, THE FINDINGS REVEAL RESIDENTS AND VISITORS ARE NOT READY FOR AN EARTHQUAKE AND SUBSEQUENT POSSIBLE TSUNAMI.  OUR QUESTION THIS WEEK IS:  DO YOU HAVE A PLAN TO SURVIVE WHAT WE KNOW IS A DEVASTATING EVENT?

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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION OF THE WEEK OF  04-25-05:
 
THE UNDER GROUNDING OF UTILITIES ON HIGHWAY 101 IN NEWPORT IS ALMOST COMPLETE, AND THE NEW LIGHT POSTS ARE ALMOST ALL UP AND OPERATIONAL.  HOW DO YOU LIKE THE NEW LOOK, AND   NOW THAT’S IT’S FINISHED, WOULD YOU HAVE DONE ANYTHING DIFFERENTLY?

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WEEK OF 5-2-05:
 
In the case of a child abduction, the free-over-the-air broadcasters, your Radio and Television stations, are still the first responders, but now Oregon children, and their parents and grandparents can rest a little easier with the introduction of the Oregon AMBER Alert Web Portal.  OUR QUESTION THIS WEEK IS:  DO YOU PLAN ON SIGNING UP AT :
www.oregonamberalert.com SO YOU CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS FREE SERVICE?
 
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week of 5-9-05
 
MARY HARRISON SCHOOL, OPEN SINCE 1949, IS BEING CLOSED DOWN AT THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR IN A COST CUTTING MOVE.   IF YOU WERE A STUDENT OR ADMINISTRATOR AT MARY HARRISON, DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES YOU'D LIKE TO SHARE?
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week of 5-16:
 
NEW OREGON LOTTERY LINE GAMES HAVE BEEN INSTALLED IN MACHINES IN LINCOLN COUNTY THIS WEEK. WHAT’S YOUR OPINION ON THE LOTTERY EXPANDING INTO LINE GAMES?

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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION OF THE WEEK OF  05-23-05:
 
THE STATE OF OREGON HAS PROPOSED A LOCAL TAX ON CELL PHONES.   The tax on Oregon residents would increase a typical cell phone bill by about $2.50 a month. THE PROPOSED legislation is generating controversy because it's the first to give municipalities cell phone taxing authority.    WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THIS NEW PROPOSED TAX?
 
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION OF THE WEEK OF  05-30-05:
 
MAKING CONTACT IS TAKING THE WEEK OFF.  JOIN US FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE 6TH FOR ANOTHER MAKING CONTACT QUESTION.
HB 3129 IF PASSED, WOULD Require students to take three years of math and four years of English to graduate from high school. IF YOU’RE A HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT, WHAT’S YOUR REACTION TO THIS PROPOSED LEGISLATION? 
Legislators in Salem seem to have a general belief that a
reserve or rainy day fund needs to be established in Oregon,
but so far there has not been widespread consensus on how to
do it, nor has any one legislator   emerged as a leader for
the issue.  Currently there are a variety of bills aimed at the creation
of a reserve fund.  One idea would place the kicker into a reserve 
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION OF THE WEEK OF  06-06-05:
OREGON IS ONE OF 7 STATES THAT DOES NOT HAVE A LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR.    (New Jersey, Maine, Arizona, New Hampshire,  West Virginia and Wyoming Are The Others)    The oregon house has passed a resolution to establish that office for oregon.  What do you think if  HJR 7  becomes law?
It makes me wonder why Oregon needs a lieutenant governor when for the last well over a hundred years we have gotten on quite well without one. Especially when the state is supposed to be in a budget crisis how does the legislation plan on funding a new position which I am sure won’t be minimum wage category. I truly find it hard to believe this legislation is even thinking about such a position UNLESS they plan on eliminating a similar position or just changing the name. We have too many “chiefs” in Salem now we certainly don’t need any more.
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION OF THE WEEK OF  06-13-05:
 
As coverage under the Oregon Health Plan continues to decline and the number of uninsured Oregonians continues to increase, a group of proponents and lawmakers plans to put an initiative to the voters in November of next year.  That initiative would require the legislature to devise a plan to extend affordable healthcare to more Oregonians.  HOW WILL YOU VOTE?
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION OF THE WEEK OF  06-20 & 27-05:
 
MAKING CONTACT IS TAKING A BIT OF A SUMMER VACATION.  MAKING CONTACT RETURNS THE WEEK OF JULY 4TH ON YOUR SUMMER STATION, 102.7 KYTE-FM
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION OF THE WEEK OF  07-04-05:
 
LINCOLN CITY WAS BUSY RECENTLY WITH THE WORLD KITE CHAMPIONSHIPS AND THE LINCOLN CITY KITE FESTIVAL ALL IN 5 STRAIGHT DAYS.  OUR question THIS WEEK IS, WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE THESE EVENTS SPLIT INTO TWO separate EVENTS AT TWO DIFFERENT TIMES OF THE YEAR?
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION OF THE WEEK OF  07-11-05:
 
ACCORDING TO American Highway Users Alliance in Washington, D.C., LINCOLN COUNTY & THE oREGON COAST HAVE THE WORST TRAFFIC GRIDLOCK IN THE NATION.  IF YOU WERE ON THE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE IN SALEM, WHAT WOULD YOU DO TO ALLEVIATE THE PROBLEM?
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION OF THE WEEK OF  07-18-05:
 
The Oregon House passed a bill that would make the Oregon State Fair and its Salem fairgrounds part of the State Parks and Recreation Department.  If placed under the parks department, the fair would have access to lottery money earmarked for parks maintenance The bill passed the House 36-24 and now heads to the Senate.  What do you think of this idea?
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION OF THE WEEK OF  07-25-05:
 
MAKING CONTACT TURNS THE SPOTLIGHT ON YOU THIS WEEK.  IT’S YOUR TURN TO EITHER SUBMIT A FUTURE QUESTION, OR GET A LOCAL PROBLEM OR CONCERN OFF YOUR CHEST!  IT’S AN OPEN FORUM WEEK ON MAKING CONTACT.

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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION OF THE WEEK OF  08-01-05:
 
The Lincoln County School Board at its Tuesday evening board meeting accepted the city of Lincoln City's $1.6 million offer on the Delake School site.  The city has said it plans to use the building as a cultural and arts center operated by the Coastal Communities Cultural Center.  WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE SALE OF THIS BUILDING?
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION OF THE WEEK OF 08-22-05:
 
RECENTLY, A variety of bills were enacted and signed by the Governor that relate to school speed zones and driver and pedestrian safety.  SB 591 provides that motorists must wait for pedestrians to clear their lane of traffic, plus the adjacent lane, before ProceedinG.  What do you think of this new law?
 
 
About their new law going into effect pertaining to cross walks.
 
I must be dating myself because when I was taught to drive +/- 40 years ago the rule was people on or near a crosswalk had the R/W and drivers had to wait until the pedestrian was fully across. If the driver educator’s of today would teach drivers the rules and drivers obey the rules maybe legislation could spend their time on more important matters like education instead of frivolous laws.
 
D.Patton
 
I don't have a problem with having to stop for pedestrians, what I do have a problem with is on highway 101, in Newport is a 5 lane road..and a lot of the crosswalks are in not so good places.
S.K.

 

 
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION OF THE WEEK OF  08-29-05:
 
BECAUSE OF A VICIOUS PIT BULL ATTACK ON A MAN IN LINCOLN CITY RECENTLY, MANY IN LINCOLN CITY ARE CALLING A CITY WIDE BAN OF THE ANIMALS.  THIS DISCUSSION HAS REACHED THE CITY COUNCIL.  IF YOU WERE SITTING ON THE COUNCIL, HOW WOULD YOU VOTE?
I don't believe that Pitbull Terriers are getting a fair rap.  It isn't the dog, it is the owner.  There was a letter in the News Times that I totally agreed with.  Pitbulls are dogs and like all dogs can be your best friend.  When you are neglected or beaten because you are owned by an irresponsible owner how is it the dogs fault.  Pitbulls should be monitored, but so should the owners, and if you a young male under 25 then you shouldn't have a dog period, not just a pitbull.  I don’t' believe they should all be banned.
SK
 
 
Hi - I'd like to respond to the making contact question regarding the ban of pit bulls.
 
As Sandra said this week, you can't just blame the dogs but the owners as well. Or more importantly those that have been breeding them. In the past, people who bred pit bulls selected for breeding those that were fierce and mean so they could be used in dog fights. Unfortunately these dogs continue to have that trait. No matter how loving someone raises a pit bull they still have that desire to fight and kill.
 
I am not sure that pit bulls should be banned in the city, and one incident shouldn't be enough to enact one however I believe that they should put a limit of one Pit Bull per household, it seems when there are more than one then that desire to be part of the dog pack and fight is so much str


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