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Articles from May 2, 2008

Area Lures Office Supply Chains
Byline: Joe Mosley The Register-Guard OfficeMax was still known as Bizmart when it became the first of the "big three" office supply chains to enter the Eugene-Springfield market, 16 years ago this month. Office Depot followed two years later, and...
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Aspiring Singer-Songwriters Moving on Up
Byline: POP NOTES By Serena Markstrom The Register-Guard Amy Obenski and Dave Hannon share the night Wednesday at Cozmic Pizza. Both are capable young artists trying to make it in a flooded singer-songwriter world. Obenski is the more accomplished...
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Assessor Will Try to Unseat Chairman
Byline: ELECTION 2008 By Winston Ross The Register-Guard COQUILLE - Most of the time, a county assessor's profile is a low one. There might be an occasional flare-up about whether someone's property really is or isn't worth what the county says...
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Back in Her Fun Zone
Byline: Shawn Miller The Register-Guard As they sat down for dinner, Sari-Jane Jenkins heard her mother open up as only a mother can. Distraught and annoyed by another loss in an inconsistent softball season, the Oregon junior listened to the...
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Bethel Construction Tax Goes into Effect July 1
Byline: Anne Williams The Register-Guard It's taken almost five months to hash out the particulars but it looks likely that the Bethel School District's new construction excise tax will kick in July 1. Senate Bill 1036, approved by the 2007 Legislature,...
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Byline: The Register-Guard Holy Cow Cafe benefit offers music and auction Holy Cow Cafe is raising money for its legal fund by holding an auction and entertaining crowds with a diverse lineup of local music Saturday at Agate Hall. Performances...
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Byline: The Register-Guard Oregon Country Fair tickets now on sale Tickets for the 39th annual Oregon Country Fair are on sale at TicketsWest outlets and www.oregoncountryfair.org. The event is July 11-13 in Veneta.No tickets are sold at the...
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Byline: The Register-Guard Elmira Grange to host fundraising breakfast ELMIRA - The Elmira Grange will host an open house and breakfast on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to raise money for local community service projects. Pancakes, eggs, sausage...
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Byline: The Register-Guard Officials seek relatives of deceased inmate The Oregon Department of Corrections is asking for the public's help locating relatives of inmate Joseph Demattio, who died Wednesday night in his cell at the state penitentiary....
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Dark Star Orchestra Will Bring Another Old Dead Show to Life
Byline: Serena Markstrom The Register-Guard There are some boats young people are glad they missed. The Titanic, for example. But it's a different story for members of the generation that never got to see the Grateful Dead live but who have listened...
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Ducks Fall in Lacrosse Semis
Byline: REGIONAL ROUNDUP The Register-Guard BERKELEY, Calif. - Steph Coyne, Karen Morton and Ali Flury each scored four goals to lead Denver to an 18-12 victory over Oregon in the semifinals of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation women's lacrosse...
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Explosion Victim Was Dismantling Cannon Shell
Byline: Rebecca Taylor The Register-Guard CRESWELL - A man who lost his legs in an explosion in his mobile home on Wednesday was dismantling a live 37mm cannon round to re-cycle its brass casing for cash, officials said. Had he been successful,...
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Fishermen to Receive Disaster Assistance
Byline: Winston Ross The Register-Guard Perhaps to blunt the news of an unprecedented salmon fishery closure along the West Coast, the federal government paired its announcement of a final decision on this year's salmon season Thursday with a heartening...
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For the Record
Byline: The Register-Guard Deadlines The For The Record deadline is noon the day before publication for Tuesday through Saturday newspapers, and noon Friday for Sunday or Monday newspapers. Items may be delivered to The Register-Guard newsroom...
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Jury Convicts Eugene Man of Robbing Store
Byline: Rebecca Taylor The Register-Guard A jury has convicted a Eugene man of the Jan. 28 robbery of a west Eugene Dari-Mart store, during which a 10-year-old girl and two other people were threatened at gunpoint. The 12-person panel deliberated...
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Kevin Costner May Do Concert for UO Baseball
Byline: Lewis Taylor The Register-Guard Kevin Costner's contributions to baseball have been mostly limited to the big screen, but the actor who starred in the movie "Bull Durham" may be coming to Eugene to lend his musical talents to the University...
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Kids of All Ages Love the Festival of Fairies
Byline: BUZZWORTHY The Register-Guard There's much to love this week if you are a kid as the Festival of Fairies returns to the Lane Events Center on Saturday and Sunday. It's a huge, colorful and interactive party where children and adults can...
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Letters in the Editor's Mailbag
Byline: The Register-Guard Sharing human milk needs care The article "Neighbor takes on tasks to help the triplets" (Register-Guard, March 21) is a wonderful story of how the community helps its members through difficult conditions. Having 26-week-old...
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Local Company Challenging City over Street Planning
Byline: Sherri Buri McDonald The Register-Guard Usually a developer of a new subdivision in Eugene has to make sure that the streets in the site will connect with any existing or planned streets within a quarter mile in order for the city to approve...
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Masoli Adds to Ducks' QB Glut
Byline: UO FOOTBALL By Rob Moseley The Register-Guard When he was in high school, Jeremiah Masoli made a trip to Eugene to watch a cousin play for Oregon. Following the visit, Masoli, a prep quarterback, was determined to return and one day play...
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Mayoral Face-Off
Byline: ELECTION 2008 By Edward Russo The Register-Guard It's a Eugene mayor's race unlike any other in recent times. Mayor Kitty Piercy is facing the well-funded former mayor, Jim Torrey, in the May 20 election. Local political observers cannot...
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Measure 53: Yes
Byline: The Register-Guard Measure 53 on the May 20 Oregon ballot is an example of what happens when complicated legislation is enacted by initiative: Sometimes the voters have to revisit the laws they've approved to tie up loose ends. In 2000,...
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Obituaries
Byline: The Register-Guard Bert Bartow REEDSPORT - The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 3, at the Presbyterian Church in Reedsport for Bert Alured Bartow of Reedsport, who died April 27 of age-related causes. He was 85. He was born...
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Piercy Win May Hinge on Hillary
Byline: Don Kahle For The Register-Guard "How about this political season?" asked my friend Connie, as she strapped on her cane and we prepared for a walk between rain showers. Then she got to her real question. "Who do you like in the Eugene mayor...
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Students Pit Block Shelters against Ocean Wave Power
Byline: Winston Ross The Register-Guard CORVALLIS - Screams erupted from the mouths of elementary school students as a powerful tsunami bore down upon their carefully constructed shelters on Thursday, some of which were obliterated by the wave....
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Surprise Ruling Boosts Blue Mountain
Byline: Anne Williams The Register-Guard COTTAGE GROVE - The South Lane School Board wrongfully voted to terminate Blue Mountain School's charter last July, according to a new proposed order released Thursday by Superintendent of Public Instruction...
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The Fairgrounds Become Fairy Grounds
Byline: Serena Markstrom The Register-Guard A magical fairy fluttered down to the Lane Events Center, took a look at the layout for the annual Festival of Fairies. She tapped her wand to switch things around to accommodate a bigger crowd and...
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The Saga of Holy Cow Shows We're All Connected
Byline: Thomas Veeman Do you ever get strange songs stuck in your head? It happens to me often when I wash dishes at the Holy Cow Cafe. Usually I can trace the songs back to where I last heard them. But I have no idea where that "Dem Dry Bones"...
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Virginia Director Takes Post at Schnitzer
Byline: Bob Keefer The Register-Guard Leaderless for more than a year, the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon will have a new executive director by the end of the summer. Jill Hartz, who has been director of the University...
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Ward 7: Andrea Ortiz
Byline: The Register-Guard Voters have an easy decision in the race for the Ward 7 seat on the Eugene City Council based on how they answer this question: Has incumbent Councilor Andrea Ortiz adequately represented her constituents in the sprawling...
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Wooten Gets Ideas across in a Novel Way
Byline: Serena Markstrom The Register-Guard It's all in the hands for celebrated bassist Victor Wooten. Wooten's 2005 release, "Soul Circus," shows an eight-armed Wooten with hands crawling all over an electric bass. His latest, "Palmystery,"...
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