Lauren Allison, 10, a fourth-grader from Burns, completes an assignment at the Sister to Sister Summit despite having to care for an electronically programmed doll. About 170 girls from throughout Eastern Oregon came to Baker City Saturday for the first-ever summit, sponsored by the American Association of University Women. Girls explored how women are portrayed in the media, how having a baby changes your life, how to surf the web safely, and how to defend themselves physically and avoid high-risk situations. Organizers said they were pleased with the turnout. (Baker City Herald
photograph by Mike Ferguson).