• Roughriders pick up first win: The Bend Rugby Club won for the first time in the 2012-13 season on Saturday, defeating the Rogue Valley Rugby Club 36-17 in Bend. Joel Abbott and Mike Gamm led the Roughriders with two tries apiece, while Mike Hunter added a try, three conversions and a penalty kick. Peter Liddell also had a conversion. Bend Rugby Club, now 1-5 overall, 1-2 in the Pacific Northwest Rugby Football Union Division III standings, is off until the season resumes in February.
The holiest plant of the Christmas season may be a raggedy shrub with peeling bark that seems to grow best in a dusty backyard in Tempe, Ariz. This is Boswellia sacra, better known as the frankincense tree. The shrub’s gum resin is one of the three biblical gifts that the wise men bestowed on the infant Jesus. Until recently, Americans who wished to cultivate their… ... more