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Articles from June 19, 2011

An Appeal Rightly Rejected
Byline: The Register-Guard The idea that a federal judge's same-sex relationship disqualifies him to rule on a case involving same-sex marriage is silly and simplistic. It's akin to saying that a black judge should not hear a civil rights case,...
Book Notes
Byline: The Register-Guard Thai-American author to speak Ira Sukrungruang, author of the memoir "Talk Thai: The Adventures of Buddhist Boy," will give a free talk at 6 p.m. Monday at the Eugene Public Library, 100 W. 10th Ave. Sukrungruang...
Economic Growth Takes 'American Dream' into Nightmare
Byline: Tom Giesen For The Register-Guard Americans, like people in most "developed" countries, tell pollsters they strongly support environmental protection, such as reducing carbon dioxide emissions. We also strongly support economic growth. However,...
Engage, Don't Enable
Byline: The Register-Guard Gabon has two faces - one that shows promise, another that shows authoritarianism and corruption. In their new partnership with the west African nation, the University of Oregon and its sister institutions must ensure...
Families Apart on Father's Day
Byline: Matt Cooper The Register-Guard SPRINGFIELD - For Spc. Shawn Vinson, the Father's Day doughnuts and chocolate milk served in bed will have to wait. Vinson drives a truck for the Oregon Army National Guard's 1249th Engineer Battalion of...
Fast & Curious, Too
Byline: George Schroeder The Register-Guard They were warming up, big names everywhere getting ready to race. Vin Lananna figured his protg might be anxious. Instead, Andrew Wheating bounded over to the coach on that July evening last summer...
Going out for Coffee, 162 Times across 7 States
Byline: Mark Baker The Register-Guard Paul Peloquin never met a Dutch Bros. barista he didn't like. And he's met a lot of them. Especially in the past three days. In Eugene alone on Saturday, Peloquin met Danielle Thompson, Justin Ross, Mattie...
High-Tech for Sales
Byline: Diane Dietz The Register-Guard Picture this: A buyer standing on curb in front of a for-sale house in Eugene or Springfield pulls out a smart phone and snaps a picture of the for-sale sign. The act puts a wealth of information about the...
Internet Means Change for Realtors
Byline: The Register-Guard Some real estate agents keep themselves on the cutting edge of technology, but the industry as a whole has been slow to join the information age, said Jordan Nilsen, Seattle-based technology consultant and blogger. ...
It's All Fun and Games till You Get Busted: Top 10 College Crimes
Byline: GUEST VIEWPOINT By Hugh Duvall University of Oregon athletes who have run afoul of the law have gotten their share of news coverage lately. While their exploits have generated interest, the behavior itself is hardly newsworthy. Our local...
Letters in the Editor's Mailbag
Byline: The Register-Guard Debate is what we do In his June 14 letter to the editor Barry McQueen asks, "to the individuals writing in who support changing the Pledge of Allegiance wording, who are they to decide that one of the country's very...
LTD Studying EmX Effects
Byline: Matt Cooper The Register-Guard Lane Transit District will look deeply into potential effects on businesses as part of a summerlong review of whether to build a controversial rapid-bus project in west Eugene. An LTD official said the federal...
Obituaries
Byline: The Register-Guard William Berrie William Edmond "Bill" Berrie of Eugene died June 13 of cancer. He was 64. No service is planned. He was born Jan. 23, 1947, in Bamberg, S.C., to Marion and Helen Dukes Berrie. He married Martha Dean...
One Big Inning Costs Emeralds
Byline: Steve Mims The Register-Guard What started out as a pitchers' duel quickly turned into a blowout. Then it became a chance for Eugene manager Pat Murphy to get a look at most of his roster. Boise broke a scoreless tie with eight runs...
Springfield Reviving Broiler Festival
Byline: Stefan Verbano The Register-Guard SPRINGFIELD - The broilers are coming back. After a 15-year hiatus, Friends of Willamalane will re-create the historic Springfield Broiler Festival - billed as "BroilerFair" - on July 17 at Island Park,...
The Ties That Bind
Byline: Randi Bjornstad The Register-Guard By some estimates, going on 5 million dads throughout the United States will open a gift today and find yet another tie to add to their burgeoning Father's Day collections. After the big smile and hugs...
UO Pitching Coach Could Lead Gauchos
Byline: The Register-Guard Oregon pitching coach Andrew Checketts has agreed to become the head coach at UC Santa Barbara, Baseball America reported Saturday, citing two unnamed sources. No official announcement has been made. Checketts and Oregon...
What Would My Father Do?
Byline: Bob Welch The Register-Guard On Wednesday night, I was sailing on a brisk wind at Fern Ridge Lake when - sparing you the nautical details - a bolt popped loose, meaning I'd suddenly lost partial control over that really big sail in the middle...