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CoastalNutrition101 • Free wellness profle • Free meal plans • Drums Alive® cardio drumming workouts • Weight Loss Challenge 2015 – Cash awards ‘Get more self-esteem in 2015’ 6062 S.E. Hwy 101 #A 541-994-2424 THE NEWS GUARD Oregon State Police (OSP) reported that a Damascus man died while walking alone the beach Jan. 1, about a mile north o Roads End State Park. At around 9 p.m. Jan. 1, a caller reported she had seen a body on the beach at Roads End near the high tide mark. OSP troopers responded within about 15 minutes, sectioned o the scene where the body was ound, and conrmed a male was deceased at the location. Early inormation indicates that 58-year-old Jan Thum, o Damascus, was walking on the beach collecting agates. Thum was ound deceased by a person walking on the beach. Troopers believe Thum’s death was not suspicious. The Lincoln City Police Department and Pacic View Mortuary assisted OSP during the investigation. Body found on Roads End beach Smoke investigation The American Eagle store at the Tanger Factory Outlet Center at 1500 East Devils Lake Road in Lincoln City was evacuated shortly beore 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 5, ater employees and customers smelled and saw smoke in the store. NLFR crews were called to the store and arrived quickly. Investigators said a mal- unctioning light xture led to the smoke. There was no report o damages. The store reopened at 3 p.m. Jan. 5. There are 58 stores at the Tanger Center. The Ameri- can Eagle store was the only one evacuated during the smoke incident. JEREMY C. RUARK jruark@countrymedia.net Lincoln City Public Works Department crews are moni- toring an underground water main in the 4600 block o Beach Avenue ater thousands o gallons o water fooded the area threatened surrounding homes and a nearby blu Dec. 25. Lincoln City Public Works Department crews rushed to the scene to shut o the water and repair the broken pipe. “The broken pipe is an 8-inch diameter plastic (PVC) pipe, constructed in the 1980s,” said Lincoln City City Engineer Stephanie Reid. “The break was caused by a 8-oot long longi- tudinal crack in the pipe.” Reid said the estimated the cost o to repair the line and roadway was $2,000. “Damage assessments and costs to repair the blu and private property is something that is reerred to the city’s insurance provider,” she said. Reid did not provide spe- cic amounts involved. According to reports rom the scene, rst responders said ater the pipe broke, gush- ing water threatened nearby homes and a bu that aces the ocean west o the break. “The main runs along SW Beach, and certainly on the west side there are ocean homes and the blu, but we don’t know the extent o the threat,” she said. “We took many photos and those will be used to assess the damage and what needs to be done next.” Reid said city crews will make sure that the major water main repair holds and will con- tinue to monitor the line. “The water did cause dam- age to the blu,” Lincoln City Public Works Director Lila Bradley said. “It is unknown how much more damage it would have caused i it was not turned o and repaired as quickly.” Bradley said the Beach Avenue water main is not on the current capital re- placement plan. The city is working on transmission lines in Highway 101 in the Nelscott/ODOT project, “We recently completed the replacement o the 24” transmission line under Schooner Creek,” she said. “The Highway 101 trans- mission main rom South 63 rd Street to South 51 st Street is in design and will be replaced this year and another section o main on Highway 101 rom South 40th to South Fleet will be replaced. These are the major projects under construction or design currently.” Bradley said the City looks at the age o pipe, capacity needs and history o repairs and line condition during repairs. “We also have an exten- sive leak detection and repair program,” she said. “This area [Beach Avenue] was leak de- tected approximately a month ago. Bradley said the estimated construction cost to replace the line rom Highway 101 on Beach Avenue to SW 48th Street would be approximately $184,000. Follow this developing story at thenewsguard.com. Broken water main threatened Beach Ave. homes COURTESY PHOTO Water rom the water main break cascaded down this blu o Beach Avenue. JEREMY C. RUARK/THE NEWS GUARD Public works crews blocked o the site o the water main break in the 4600 block o SW Beach Avenue. HEATHER DEROSA hderosa@countrymedia.net High Denition screens and cameras may seem like something or those in televi- sion, but or doctors and nurses at Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital, those are now important elements on the new latest equipment ad- ditions to the operating room. The Olympus Laparo- scopic tower has a price tag o $100,000, but manager o the operating room, Angela Bailey, says that price is well worth what the tower provides to patients. “We have the latest and greatest laparoscopic tower or doing laparoscopic cases, laparoscopic gall bladder re- moval, appendix removal,” she said. “It’s crucial to have the latest and greatest technology or laparoscopic so that you can see inside the body and have great vision.” The great vision the tower provides, allows medical sta to see the inside o the body in a clear and crisp ashion. “Vision is key or them, just being able to see everything clear and crisp,” she said. “Be- ing that this is HD, which is a bigger monitor, and the light is amazing. The visualization is amazing, the clarity and just the details. The more the surgeon can see, the better.” The tower is used in a wide range o surgeries to provide doctors with the best possible view o what they’re doing. “It’s really the ull spec- trum o specialties it’s used in. It’s used in general, OBGYN, urology, ear nose and throat,” Bailey said. According to Bailey, the only spectrum the Olympus tower does not cover is ortho- pedic. “We do have an orthope- dic tower, so that is the one spectrum that we don’t use this tower with,” she said. “So we have another tower that we can utilize as well, so that makes it easy or scheduling purposes.” Bailey said the $100,000 tower comes out o the hospi- tal’s capital budget. New equipment comes to hospital HEATHER DEROSA/THE NEWS GUARD Manager o Surgery at Samaritan North Lin- coln Hospital, Angela Bailey, shows o the new Olympus Laparoscopic tower. Drowning in Debt ? 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