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Articles from May 9, 2004

Arc of Oregon Celebrates 50 Years of Advocacy Work
Byline: Bill Bishop The Register-Guard The state's oldest advocacy group for people with developmental disabilities and their families - The Arc of Oregon - celebrated 50 years of hard-won progress and rallied to carry on the struggle for inclusion...
Arizona State Upsets No. 10 Oregon
Byline: The Register-Guard TEMPE, Ariz. - Arizona State senior Katie Cobos singled through the left side to score Kristin Crenshaw in the bottom of the ninth inning to lead Arizona State to a 1-0 Pac-10 Conference softball victory over No. 10 Oregon...
Briefly
Byline: The Register-Guard Political satirist will give presentation at UO The Lane County Physicians for Social Responsibility and the University of Oregon's Peace Studies Program, Forensics Program and Concerned Faculty for Peace and Justice...
Budget Needs Closer Look
Byline: The Register-Guard Governments are often asked to balance their budgets the way families do. Lane County's proposed budget for 2004-05 employs this treadworn analogy, saying that its "overriding theme" is "living within our means. This may...
Calendar
Byline: The Register-Guard Cottage Grove MONDAY City Council - 7:30 p.m., City Hall, 400 E. Main St. Award bid for wastewater treatment plant. 942-5501. Drain MONDAY City Council - 7 p.m., Civic Center, 205 West A Ave. Discuss extending...
Candidates Take the Stage
Byline: Jim Feehan The Register-Guard Bill Clinton's sax playing helped land him a political gig in the White House. Following on Clinton's lead, the three Eugene mayoral candidates entertained about 200 people while stumping for votes during...
Church Doesn't Regret Leaving Home of 75 Years
Byline: Jeff Wright The Register-Guard Even though it was their home for 75 years, the members of First Baptist Church are shedding few tears about leaving the building now known as The Shedd. One look at their new digs, and it's easy to see...
Classic, Comic Love Story Gets a Latin Twist
Byline: The Register-Guard `Battling lovers'' Benedick and Beatrice will thrust and parry wittily as they always do in William Shakespeare's comedy ``Much Ado About Nothing,'' which opens Friday at the University of Oregon. But this time, they'll...
Dance Concert Aimed at Children
Byline: Paul Denison The Register-Guard Dance Theatre of Oregon will present a children's program that adults might also enjoy this weekend in the Hult Center's Soreng Theatre. The program, titled "Bach and the Storybook," includes two works...
Dance Festival Offers Various Classes
Byline: The Register-Guard Workshops on tango, salsa, hip-hop, breakdancing, yoga dance, theater, African dance and the born-in-Eugene DanceAbility method will be offered during the fifth annual Eugene Dance Festival, titled ``Dance Into Diversity.''...
Davis Enjoys Mother's Day Gifts Galore
Byline: Ron Bellamy / The Register-Guard Acouple of years ago, James Davis splurged for Mother's Day. Instead of the customary card and rose, he bought his mother a necklace, with a heart made of diamonds. Yeah, he didn't have to do that. ...
Elevating the Stage
Byline: Paul Denison The Register-Guard On May 29, Bob Barton will take his final curtain call as a director at the University of Oregon, bringing that part of his career full circle. That will be the final performance of William Shakespeare's...
Fans All Abuzz over Legendary Cellist's Visit
Byline: Fred Crafts The Register-Guard When you are Yo-Yo Ma, you: Are the world's finest cellist. Play with the leading artists and orchestras of our time. Have won every major musical award imaginable, including the 2001 National Medal...
Former Ducks Portray Embattled UW Coach as Driven
Byline: Bob Clark The Register-Guard It was the 1989 softball season, the last year Oregon reached the NCAA World Series. Instead of great joy, Julie Cavanaugh winces at the memory. Her throwing shoulder throbbed. Her right ankle ached. And still...
For the Record
Byline: The Register-Guard Births McKENZIE-WILLAMETTE MEDICAL CENTER SPRINGFIELD May 4. 2004 Cantrell - Jennifer Cantrell, of Springfield, a son. May 6, 2004 Jones - Leslie and Sean Jones, of Springfield, a daughter. McPherson...
Long Nails Reach out as Hazard at Work
Byline: ON THE JOB By Dan Grinfas For The Register-Guard Question: We have an employee who wears acrylic nails that are very long. She works in a health care facility, helping to care for our clients. We have concerns about infections because artificial...
'Mean Girls' Offers Food for Thought
Byline: Karen McCowan The Register-Guard `Mean Girls" passes the reality test with a solid "B." So says our panel of experts: five local girls asked to evaluate the new chick flick that examines the high school pecking order in funny, but revealing...
Motherly Advice
Byline: The Register-Guard There's a reason it's called motherly advice - and we could probably all use a little more of it. On this Mother's Day, we decided to harness the collective wisdom of as many moms as we could reach. We turned to some...
Oakridge Mom's Unwavering Love Shared 16 Ways
Byline: Karen McCowan The Register-Guard OAKRIDGE - Cindy and Chris Curry have an unusual home: a 6,500-square-foot former Masonic lodge that they're renovating themselves. But then, they also have an unusual family: 16 children - 12 of them...
Oakridge Places Third in Mazama Boys Meet
Byline: The Register-Guard Oakridge got wins from Andrew Perri (400), Jed Moffitt (800), Brad Taylor (3,000) and Chris Miller (javelin) en route to a third-place finish at the Gottschalk Mazama Invitational in Klamath Falls. Henley won the 19-team...
Obituaries
Byline: The Register-Guard Maxine Schuman SPRINGFIELD - A memorial service will be held May 11 for Maxine Laurinda Schuman of Springfield, who died May 8 of cancer. She was 82. Schuman was born Feb. 2, 1922, in Council, Idaho, to Wesley and...
Performance Notes
Byline: The Register-Guard Bach Festival co-founder honored by his alma mater Oregon Bach Festival founding executive director Royce Saltzman will receive the 2004 Outstanding Alumnus Award of the University of Southern California Thornton School...
Running for His Life
Byline: Bob Rodman The Register-Guard This is a story about two men. One trying to get to his feet, the other trying to help him get there. If only it were that simple. Dick Brown and Jonathan Gill are separated by 31 years in age and light...
Scientists Put Thought into Music
Byline: Greg Bolt The Register-Guard If you never mastered a musical instrument, you have no doubt asked, after hearing some virtuoso rip through an impossibly complex piano or guitar solo, this simple question: How do they do that? More specifically,...
Sketches Reveal Masters' Creative Process
Byline: Bob Keefer The Register-Guard Hal David is no stranger to artistic imperfection. The Oscar- and Grammy-award-winning lyricist - think ``Alfie,'' think ``Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head,'' think ``What the World Needs Now'' - says art is...
Skipper Wins Pac-10 Decathlon
Byline: From Register-Guard and news service reports Tommy Skipper's debut in the decathlon was an unmitigated success. Competing in the grueling 10-event test for the first time in his career, the Oregon freshman won the Pac-10 Conference title...
Sounds of Success
Byline: Fred Crafts The Register-Guard When arts patrons Jim and Ginevra Ralph bought the former First Baptist Church building downtown three years ago to transform it into a concert hall, they always intended that their favorite organization would...
Stations' Deal Puts Brighter Spotlights on Oprah, Dr. Phil
Byline: Matt Cooper The Register-Guard Dr. Phil and Oprah have crushed all daytime comers, but can they stand up to "American Idol" and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation"? Tune in to prime time and find out. Daytime TV's most popular syndicated...
This Week at the Uo
Byline: The Register-Guard MONDAY Author event - 7 p.m. Phil Condon, director of the Environmental Writing Institute and assistant professor of environmental studies at the University of Montana, reads from his first novel, "Clay Center," a story...
To Mothers and All That They Do for Us
Byline: Bob Welch / The Register-Guard Wednesday night, over dinner, a friend shared a sad story. It was about a mother who never believed my friend was good enough. "When my mother died," she said, "I mourned differently - for what never was...
Top Recruit Takes His Time
Byline: From Register-Guard reports What's another day? Oregon and five other schools still in the running for top basketball recruit Malik Hairston were awaiting a decision that wasn't finalized Saturday as expected, though the Detroit Renaissance...
Train Tracks
Byline: Joe Mosley The Register-Guard It's familiar ground for Ray Sellers. The nagging feeling that he could be doing more, that he could be more satisfied. The sense that fulfillment and self-improvement might be found along a common path. ...
UO Dance Faculty's Choreography Hits Stage
Byline: Randi Bjornstad The Register-Guard The 11 white-clad dancers in choreographer Steven Chatfield's quirky modern piece, ``Nightmare Take 1,'' not only carry out his vision of "the human tendency to fall into mass mentality," they helped create...
Voluntary Spending Limits Impede Candidates
Byline: CITY BEAT/EUGENE By Edward Russo The Register-Guard When lofty theory and gritty reality compete, it's often reality that prevails. Take Eugene's voluntary campaign spending limits. The curbs are off to an unimpressive debut in their...
What If City Had Said No to Hospital?
Byline: John Mackey For The Register-Guard As I walk through the main hallway at McKenzie-Willamette Hospital, where I have practiced emergency medicine for 25 years, the photographs on the walls take on new significance for me. First, an old...
`Wizard of Oz' Hits Stage
Byline: The Register-Guard The Wizard of Oz Rose Children's Theatre Friday through May 23 A Kansas twister transports Dorothy and Toto somewhere way over the rainbow in the Rose Children's Theatre production of "The Wizard of Oz," a musical...