12.10.12 Your Morning Buzz

Appalachian State player pulls off the best worst free throw of all time

Next ELGL Forum:

Bill Wyatt, Port of Portland Executive Director

January 15, 2013 (note the date change), 7200 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR 97218

11:45 am – Forum; 1:00 pm – Tour of Port of Portland Headquarters

RSVP to Megan Messmer, ELGL Project Coordinator, oregonelgl@gmail.com.


Charleston, like many cities, on edge of “fiscal cliff” – For 37 years straight, Joseph P. Riley Jr. has sat behind the mayor’s desk here, shaping this city and its budget.

Looking for Investors? Try City Hall – City officials in New York City, Philadelphia, and Portland, Oregon, launch their own venture capital funds to attract start-ups.

Water Piped to Denver Could Ease Stress on River – A Bureau of Reclamation report expected this week includes a potentially contentious idea to build a pipeline and export water from the Missouri River to ease demand on the depleted Colorado River.

The Fiscal Cliff

Inside Portlandia

Outside Portlandia


The Career Center

The Four Stories You Need To Lead Deep Organizational Change – “It’s only when you drop yesterday’s assumptions that you can glimpse tomorrow’s patterns and possibilities. To see deeper, unsee first.”

Why Executives Are So Bad At The Behavioral Side Of Management -In reality, there is nothing “soft” about the skills needed to relate to people well enough to lead them.  True leadership involves both hard skills and harder skills.

Do Something

West Linn Ideas – Share your ideas about West Linn on a new, interactive web page.

The City of Oregon City invites all Oregon City community members to help develop a plan for the future of the South End area.  Join us on Thursday, December 13  between 5:30 and 7:30pm at McLoughlin Elementary School, 19230 South End Road.  Staff will provide a short overview at 6:15 pm to help inspire discussion. Refreshments will be provided and all ages are welcome.

Citizen Advisory Group Application – Get Involved! Citizen Advisory Groups inform the City Council on issues of importance to our community. Due to term expiration dates, there will be openings on eight citizen advisory board.

The Social Network

Do Your Emails Annoy Your Co-Workers? Well, it’s time for an email intervention. Here are a few of the most common workplace blunders we unconsciously make — and some quick-fix strategies to avoid them in the future.

On Twitter, it’s caps-lock and load – Rather, the 30-year-old prankster is the creator of the Twitter grammar bot@CapsCop, an automated account that finds people who tweet in all caps and, within seconds, fires a snarky correction back at them: “Give lowercase a chance,” perhaps, or “On Twitter, no one can hear you scream.”

Twitter’s Instagram-esque Photo Effects Filtering – And now, photos from one of the Twitter boys seem to suggest that a Twinstagram-sorta service could be on its way–in time for the holidays, says AllThingsD.

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