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Articles from December 3, 2004

Anchors Aweigh
Byline: The Register-Guard Thirty years ago, about a third of American households tuned in to a network television news broadcast every night. Today, it's about a fifth. The long decline of the big three networks' news programs makes the longevity...
Bottom Line the Same for Oregon Volleyball
Byline: Chris Hansen The Register-Guard An impressive start to the season led to increased optimism for the Oregon volleyball team. But when the season concluded last Saturday, the final results were all too familiar. For the fourth straight...
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Byline: The Register-Guard Police arrest motorist, suspect drug crimes OAKRIDGE - Police here say they nabbed a man Thursday with seven, one-gram bags of crystal methamphetamine, five bags of marijuana and some chocolate-covered marijuana candies....
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Byline: The Register-Guard Party at the WOW Hall thanks members of CCPA If you're one of the 900 members of the Community Center for the Performing Arts, Saturday night's for you. The CCPA - aka the WOW Hall - will hold its annual membership...
Car Giveaway Rules Tighten
Byline: Susan Palmer The Register-Guard Thinking about donating that old junker of a car so you can get the charitable tax write-off? Better do it before Dec. 31. That's when a new law goes into effect that may limit the amount of money you can...
Fixing Measure 37
Byline: The Register-Guard With a projected state budget shortfall of a billion dollars, Oregon lawmakers already have a full slate of daunting challenges awaiting them when they convene in January. But Measure 37, the property rights law overwhelmingly...
For the Record
Byline: The Register-Guard Deaths Blanchard - Larry Lee Blanchard, 40, of Eugene, died Dec. 1. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Poole-Larsen Funeral Home, Eugene. Covey - Robert Covey, 79, of Florence, died Nov. 24. A memorial...
Grants Pass Slips Past Sheldon
Byline: The Register-Guard Host Grants Pass outscored Sheldon by 10 points in the fourth quarter to pull out a 60-50 nonleague prep boys basketball victory over the Irish on Thursday. PREP ROUNDUP Jordan Inge scored a game-high 21 points for...
Here's Your Coastal Port in the Storm
Byline: Best of ... by The Register-Guard Pity the poor whale watchers, headed to the coast in December for a glimpse of the elusive behemoths. With good binocs, whale watchers may be able to catch a peek - the rolling glisten of a black back...
Ice Show at Lane Events Center to Benefit Toys for Tots Program
Byline: COUNTY BEAT By Randi Bjornstad The Register-Guard Glide into the spirit of the holiday season next weekend with a performance of "A Fairy Tale on Ice" at the Ice Center at the Lane Events Center, 796 W. 13th Ave. This year's holiday ice...
If Holidays Permit You, Enjoy These
Byline: BUZZWORTHY by The Register-Guard If there's a buzz about town these days, it's a buzz about the holidays. One of the first Christmas tree lots popped up on Coburg Road the day after Thanksgiving (and we can't wait to see how dry those...
Jazz World's Golden Girl Mines Musical Standards
Byline: Carolyn Lamberson The Register-Guard For her latest CD, "Taking a Chance on Love," Jane Monheit went cinematic. The jazz singer grew up on the MGM movie musicals that made stars of Judy Garland and Gene Kelly. So when it came time to...
Local Clerics, Media Experts Weigh in on Church Ad Ban
Byline: Jeff Wright The Register-Guard A Eugene church has joined denominational allies across the country in decrying the NBC and CBS broadcast networks' refusal to air a 30-second television spot that recruits new churchgoers. The ad, commissioned...
Mayoral Race Set Spending Records
Byline: Edward Russo The Register-Guard The race for Eugene mayor and for the east Lane seat on the board of county commissioners, two of the county's most hard-fought 2004 campaigns, spent nearly a half-million dollars between them, final election...
Measure 37 Begins to Right Wrongs
Byline: GUEST VIEWPOINT By Bonnie Smith For The Register-Guard In her Nov. 28 Commentary article, Heather Henderson states, `The Oregon in which we enjoy living and playing is the result of three decades of pioneering land use legislation." A headline...
Nights Light Up with Holiday Parades
Byline: Karen McCowan The Register-Guard VENETA - How do you light a llama? And why would someone string bulbs on a bucket truck? Thursday night, this community became the fifth local town with reason to know: It joined neighboring Junction City,...
Obituaries
Byline: The Register-Guard Britton Hurst Sr. COTTAGE GROVE - Visitation will be held Dec. 6 and services will be private for Britton N. Hurst Sr. of Cottage Grove, who died Dec. 1 of heart failure. He was 67. Hurst was born Sept. 29, 1937,...
Opinions Diverse in School Choice Forum
Byline: Anne Williams The Register-Guard With just 10 participants, a Thursday forum on school choice didn't attract the crowd the Eugene School District had anticipated, but there was no shortage of strong, and occasionally clashing, opinions on...
Owners Request Damages under Law
Byline: Joe Harwood The Register-Guard Property owners who complain that they have been blindsided by government restrictions on the use of their land filed claims for compensation or waivers early Thursday, putting to the test a new Oregon law...
Pain Leads to Substantial Gain
Byline: Bob Rodman The Register-Guard Chronic bad ankle ... knee surgery ... suspected heart problems ... thyroid gland removal. "It's my life story," grinned Chelsea Wagner, "but I'm having a blast now." Never mind that heavily taped ankle...
Parity Means More Schools Are Now Fickle
Byline: Ron Bellamy / The Register-Guard From Sunday through Friday, Notre Dame's athletics director said this week, coach Tyrone Willingham led a football program that was exemplary in every respect: Academics. Deportment. Principles. He just...
Perry's Project Ramps Up the Sleaze, and the Fun
Byline: Carolyn Lamberson The Register-Guard Steve Perry isn't what one would call `subtle.' Perry is, after all, the guy who fronts a band called the Cherry Poppin' Daddies. With his new band White Hot Odyssey, Perry's traded his zoot suit and...
Prep Scoreboard
Byline: The Register-Guard GIRLS BASKETBALL Spr-SA WS-Leb Wednesday's Nonleague Summaries WILLAMETTE 68, NORTH SALEM 40 WILLAMETTE (68) - Sh. Stephens 14, Reynolds 12, St. Stephens 12, McGee 11, Maris 4, Stewart 8, Stager 5, Blanch...
Remember Wishbone Ash? Here's a Chance to Hear 'Em
Byline: Carolyn Lamberson The Register-Guard The '70s were famous for many things. White polyester suits. Big afro haircuts. Blue eyeshadow. The decade also was famous for hard, dual-guitar-driven rock 'n' roll. And during the early to mid-'70s,...
Soldiers' Story
Byline: Lewis Taylor The Register-Guard The line of tour buses in front of Portland's Crystal Ballroom said all there was to say about where the Rock 'n' Roll Soldiers stood in relation to the other bands on the bill. First, there were the luxury...
This Band Will Move You
Byline: Paul Denison The Register-Guard Aside from the bass player, who's an upright kind of guy, they play sitting down. But anyone who's listening has a hard time staying seated when the Foghorn Stringband cuts loose. This five-man old-time...
UO Featured in Workout Program
Byline: The Register-Guard A 30-minute special on the training philosophies and approaches of the University of Oregon football program will be available to some local cable and satellite television subscribers Sunday afternoon. REGIONAL ROUNDUP...
UO to Gauge Performance of Economy
Byline: Sherri Buri McDonald The Register-Guard The University of Oregon released its first index of economic indicators Thursday to do for the state what the independent research group The Conference Board does for the nation with its index of...
Wild Card
Byline: The Register-Guard Bachelors to be auctioned to aid youth arts programs Ten of Eugene's hippest bachelors will go on the auction block Saturday at the Indigo District, 1290 Oak St., as the club opens its doors to the second annual...