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Articles from January 6, 2010

Academic Emphasis Is Crystal Clear
Byline: Ron Bellamy The Register-Guard Of course, we all want to know what it costs. It's natural curiosity to ask, even knowing that the answer won't be provided. Ah well, it's a gift, a lavish, wonderful gift, and most of us have been taught...
Before Civil War, It's Seattle
Byline: Curtis Anderson The Register-Guard CORVALLIS - When Oregon State head coach Craig Robinson strolls onto the court at Gill Coliseum tonight for the Beavers' final nonconference game against Seattle University, he will do so with the joyful...
Boat Business Founders
Byline: Tim Christie The Register-Guard Staff Jennings Boating Centers is closing its Eugene store after 52 years in business, partly because of the recession and partly because the dealership's longtime general manager wants to spend more time...
Briefly Community
Byline: The Register-Guard Hult Center to sell discounted tickets Half-price tickets are available until 5 p.m. today only, Jan. 6, at Hult Center ticket outlets for a 1940s musical revue in February and a Eugene Opera performance of "Faust"...
Briefly Metro
Byline: The Register-Guard Body of missing woman discovered Searchers found a missing Eugene woman's body Tuesday near the location where her abandoned vehicle was found Saturday, the Lane County Sheriff's Office said. The cause of death for...
Calendar
Byline: The Register-Guard Eugene TODAY Downtown Revitalization Projects Open House - Noon, Fifth Street Public Market, 296 E. Fifth St. 541-682-6021. Climate and Energy Action Plan - 1:30 p.m., Bascom-Tykeson Room, Public Library, 100...
Coleman Leads Axemen's SWC Rout
Byline: The Register-Guard Spencer Coleman scored 32 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead South Eugene to an 81-58 boys basketball victory at home over South Medford to open Southwest Conference play. Coleman was 4-of-5 from the three-point...
County Weathers 'Horrible' 2009
Byline: Matt Cooper The Register-Guard High unemployment, the sweeping H1N1 virus, a ballooning federal deficit and a country at war were among the low points of a "horrible" 2009, Lane County Commissioner Pete Sorenson said Tuesday in the annual...
Eugene Hits Potholes
Byline: Edward Russo The Register-Guard Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy had planned to begin her annual speech by calling 2009 a "tough year." But Piercy changed "tough" to "rotten" while delivering her sixth State of the City address on Tuesday, reflecting...
Former Duck Stars' Numbers Head for Rafters
Byline: Ron Bellamy The Register-Guard As part of the festivities honoring the final season in McArthur Court, the Oregon men's basketball program will retire the numbers of former stars Terrell Brandon and Greg Ballard, bringing to eight the players...
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...
Fully Stocked Flock
Byline: Rob Moseley The Register-Guard The greatest run of success in Oregon football history developed at a methodical pace. The Ducks won six games in 1996, seven in 1997 and so on, improving one game each year right up through their 11-1 season...
He's 'Beyond Winning'
Byline: Steve Mims The Register-Guard Chuck Kearney had set up a challenge for all the high school kids at his Oregon wrestling camp, but it was a 7-year-old who raised his hand first. Who wanted a chance to take down All-American Doug Lee? Zac...
Knight's Box of Light
Byline: The Register-Guard On the outside, the new John Jaqua Academic Center for Student Athletes is an arresting piece of architecture. On the inside, it's an opulent testimony to the privileged status of the University of Oregon's sports enterprise....
Letters Focus Measures 66 and 67
Byline: The Register-Guard Banish tax-and-spend mentality Let's vote down Measures 66 and 67. It sounds good to say let's tax the rich and the corporations. The rich are paying most of the taxes in this country now. The government needs to live...
Letters in the Editor's Mailbag
Byline: The Register-Guard Crest Drive is too narrow Interesting article on Crest Drive (Register-Guard, Jan. 4). Question: Can an ambulance safely pass a fire truck on the new road? If not, why would city and/or county funds be spent on the...
Measure Responses
Byline: Anne Williams The Register-Guard Those in the audience seeking clarity on tax Measures 66 and 67 may well have left Tuesday's Rotary Club of Eugene debate still scratching their heads. In an hourlong forum moderated by former University...
Missionaries of Hate
Byline: The Register-Guard Many Oregonians would just as soon forget about Scott Lively, the former gung-ho communications director of the Oregon Citizens Alliance who played a pivotal role in promoting divisive anti-gay initiatives in Oregon in...
New Biotech Company Forms
Byline: Sherri Buri McDonald The Register-Guard Two biotech veterans have founded a drug discovery firm in Eugene. Augie Sick, former executive with Life Technologies, launched Cascade ProDrug with Allan Cochrane, an entrepreneur with ties to...
Obituaries
Byline: The Register-Guard Wilbert Adank The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, at Lane Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home in Eugene for Wilbert "Wimp" Adank of Eugene, who died Jan. 2 of age-related causes. He was 83. A reception following...
Prep Digest
Byline: The Register-Guard Noteworthy League play began in basketball for the Southwest Conference and Sky-Em League Tuesday night, and the Midwestern League is next to tip off. The Midwestern boys begin Thursday when Marshfield visits Willamette...
Public Invited to Flu Clinics at Three High Schools
Byline: Jeff Wright The Register-Guard The Eugene School District's school-based health centers will hold final, large-scale H1N1 flu vaccine clinics at three high schools today, serving the general public in addition to students and staff. The...
Pump Prices on Pace to Top 2009 High by Weekend
Byline: Register-Guard and news service reports The cost of filling up the car is rising in the wake of soaring crude and by this weekend pump prices will race past the highs for all of 2009. In Oregon, the average price of a gallon of regular...
Teacher Unions Balk at Supporting Grant Effort
Byline: Anne Williams The Register-Guard Assuming the Eugene and Bethel school districts sign on to Oregon's bid for a federal "Race to the Top" grant, it will be absent the up-front blessing of their teacher unions. In a nearly unanimous vote...
There's No Reason Gay Men Shouldn't Be Able to Give Blood
Byline: GUEST VIEWPOINT By Brianna Huber I was meandering about on the bottom floor of the Erb Memorial Union one Tuesday afternoon on the University of Oregon's campus when I saw a group of students at a table with a sign that read, "Blood Drive:...
Thieves Add to Bowl Gloom
Byline: Jack Moran The Register-Guard Traveling to Pasadena to watch Oregon lose the Rose Bowl was bad enough. But one Ducks diehard said his already disappointing Southern California experience worsened when he left his seat following Friday's...
Yoncalla Soldier, 2 Others Slain
Byline: Rebecca Woolington The Register-Guard YONCALLA - Seeing the newspaper photograph of his grandson's casket carried by members of the U.S. Army made Ronnie Crewse proud - but it also stung. Twenty-four-year-old Sgt. Joshua Lengstorf, of...