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Articles from February 10, 2011

A High-Speed Agenda
Byline: The Register-Guard President Obama believes in high-speed rail, and for good reason. Germany, China, Japan, Spain and other countries have super-speedy trains that zip people from one city to the next at speeds of up to 180 mph. As for...
ALICE & cO
Byline: Bob Keefer The Register-Guard A trip down the rabbit hole tops the bill this weekend when Eugene Ballet returns to the Hult Center for its third regular season concert, a family friendly performance that's fun for kids and still satisfying...
Art Notes
Byline: The Register-Guard Friends collaborate on show at the Jacobs "Surface and Silence," a new show of work by two longtime friends, Eugene artist Wesley Hurd and California artist Rafael Perea de la Cabada, opens with a reception from 5:30...
Bank Officer Receives Top United Way Award
Byline: Lauren Fox The Register-Guard SPRINGFIELD - Dean Hansen, senior vice president and relationship manager at Pacific Continental Bank, never suspected he would be the recipient of United Way of Lane County's most prestigious award - making...
Briefly Springfield
Byline: The Register-Guard Economist speaks at Chamber breakfast The Springfield Chamber of Commerce's Winter Membership Breakfast will be held from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Holiday Inn, 919 Kruse Way. The topic is "The Economy in 2011.''...
Choreographers Set Showcase
Byline: The Register-Guard Dance 2011, the annual showcase of choreography by faculty at the University of Oregon Department of Dance, will be performed at 8 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday at the Dougherty Dance Theatre, third floor of the Gerlinger...
Community
Byline: The Register-Guard Heart Fair at Valley River Center - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Center Court at Valley River; 10th annual event sponsored by Oregon Heart & Vascular Institute in affiliation with Sacred Heart Medical Center; free blood...
Ducks Face Tall Order at UCLA
Byline: Bob Clark The Register-Guard LOS ANGELES - The Ducks know the size of the challenge confronting them in tonight's game against UCLA. There's the fact the game is in Pauley Pavilion, where the Bruins are 12-2 this season. "They're really...
Emotions Hit Roof in Connor's House
Byline: Steve Mims The Register-Guard South Eugene's boys basketball team began Wednesday night one man short. The overflow crowd of nearly 3,000 knew that, but it really hit home when Connor Ausland was introduced as part of the starting lineup,...
Father, Son Face Hunting Probe
Byline: The Register-Guard Editor's note: In Case You Missed It is a digest of recent Register-Guard articles of interest to Springfield readers. Oregon State Police are investigating a Springfield father and son for alleged hunting practices...
Fired Watchdog Sues City
Byline: Jack Moran The Register-Guard Fired last May after working two years as Eugene's deputy police auditor, Dawn Reynolds claims in a lawsuit that her boss canned her after she accused officials in both her office and the police department of...
Fleet Looks for a Rerun in Return
Byline: Curtis Anderson The Register-Guard One year ago, Oregon's Mac Fleet burst onto the national scene with a school-record time of 3 minutes, 57.70 seconds in the indoor mile. The San Diego native moved to the top of an impressive list of...
For the Record
Byline: The Register-Guard Births SACRED HEART MEDICAL CENTER AT RIVERBEND Springfield Jan. 27, 2011 Rowe - Brianne Smith and Dylan Rowe, of Eugene, a daughter. Feb. 3, 2011 Monson - Tiffany and Timothy Monson, of Junction City,...
Heartbreak
Byline: Winston Ross The Register-Guard SMELT SANDS STATE PARK - Aaron Honn saw the swell coming a second or two before it roared down the black-rock channel toward his two friends, who were standing on a land bridge across the chasm carved out...
Just 12, and Way Better Than Cool
Byline: Bob Welch The Register-Guard He had me at "Scout's honor." Dawson Rutledge - you gotta love that name - showed up at my doorstep recently, a freckle-faced Boy Scout trying to sell me popcorn for a fundraiser. The last thing I needed was...
Legislators Shouldn't Govern PERS and Benefit from It, Too
Byline: Daniel Re The year 1975 was a turning point. It was the year that the Oregon Ethics Code became effective. It was also the year that the Oregon Legislature, despite the ethics code, passed a law allowing them to join retroactively the Public...
Leiken's Legacy
Byline: Lauren Fox The Register-Guard The city of Springfield celebrated the leadership of former Mayor Sid Leiken last week in an unconventional "thank-you" ceremony complete with performances by the University of Oregon's On the Rocks a cappella...
Letters in the Editor's Mailbag
Byline: The Register-Guard A surprising attack on the elderly It was dismaying to read Ana Robinson's letter (Feb. 5) attacking Betty Taylor and the "gerontocracy that publishes the Eugene Weekly." In a city as tolerant as Eugene it is unexpected...
Mother's Fate Rests with Jury in Murder Case
Byline: Karen McCowan The Register-Guard After a week of painstaking jury selection, the state will begin presenting evidence today to the panel of citizens who will decide whether Angela McAnulty gets the death penalty or life in prison for murdering...
Obituaries
Byline: The Register-Guard Joe Chicarino A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Crossfire Church in Springfield for Joe Chicarino of Eugene, who died Feb. 3 of an aneurysm. He was 43. He was born June 23, 1967,...
Once Burned, Twice Shy
Byline: The Register-Guard At the outset, an injunction against violating a law seems redundant: If a law is on the books, isn't everyone already enjoined against breaking it? Justifications for an injunction against violations of the open meetings...
Oregon Freshman Picks Up the Point in a Hurry
Byline: Rob Moseley The Register-Guard Freshman year is throwing a lot at Ariel Thomas. From injuries to a surprise start last week, Oregon's point guard hasn't lacked for challenges in her first season with the Ducks. She's been game so far,...
Performance Notes
Byline: The Register-Guard World premiere set for new Safar concerto The world premiere of Eugene composer Paul Safar's Concerto for Electric Guitar and Orchestra is on the program in an Art Music Live in the 21st Century concert that begins...
Play Memorializes NW Peace Activist
Byline: The Register-Guard Correction (published Feb. 11, 2011): The final production of the Roving Park Players' production of "An Evening of Mystery & Murder in One Act" will be Sunday, Feb. 20. A story in Thursday's Arts section erroneously...
Plenty of Intrigue in MWL
Byline: Steve Mims The Register-Guard SPRINGFIELD - Champions could be spread throughout the Midwestern League district swim meet this weekend at Willamalane Park Swim Center. Five of the six schools have a top seed for the meet that begins Friday...
School Tax Raises Questions
Byline: Edward Russo The Register-Guard The Eugene School Board had plenty of questions Wednesday about a proposed income tax for schools - namely, the amount of money that could be raised, the timing of the potential ballot measure and how the...
Spreading the Word by Way of E-Books
Byline: Bob Keefer The Register-Guard Christian book publishing, Eugene literary agent Bill Jensen says, is exactly the same as mainstream publishing in all respects but one. "The business is the same," he said in a phone interview last week....
Springfield Police Log
Byline: The Register-Guard Incidents FRIDAY, JAN. 28 Assault: 8:13 p.m., 2700 block Gateway Street. Two men reportedly were fist-fighting outside a store at the mall. Forgery: 5:18 p.m., 1500 block Mohawk Boulevard. Three counterfeit $20...
The Focus Is on Beethoven
Byline: The Register-Guard A new series featuring music technology is one of four concerts scheduled this week by the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance, 961 E. 18th Ave. UO MUSIC The Oregon String Quartet and Trio Pacifica ...
Willamalane Highlights
Byline: The Register-Guard Events scheduled by the Willamalane Park and Recreation District for Feb. 11-17 Friday, Feb. 11 The Wild West - No-school day activities for grades one to five includes a trip to Splash! Register at Willamalane Center....