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Articles from February 18, 2012

As Economy Stabilizes, Lawmakers Can Help Those Hurt Most
Byline: GUEST VIEWPOINT By Susan Ban The Oregon Legislature got some good news last week: Forecasters said the economy is beginning to stabilize and show some signs of recovery, and that state revenues have leveled off after many quarters of continued...
Charter Changes
Byline: Susan Palmer The Register-Guard SPRINGFIELD - Two charter schools - one old and one new - have applied for permission to operate within the school district in the coming school year. The Willamette Leadership Academy - a current charter...
Community
Byline: The Register-Guard First Book fundraiser - Roaring Rapids Pizza at 4006 Franklin Blvd. will contribute 40 percent of its proceeds on both eat-in and takeout pizza to First Book of Oregon when you purchase pizzas between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m....
Composer's Originality Questioned by Critics
Byline: Bob Keefer The Register-Guard When the Eugene Symphony performed the Pacific Northwest premiere Thursday night of "Sidereus," a newly commissioned work by Grammy Award-winning composer Osvaldo Golijov, two members of the audience had a sudden...
County Foreclosures Plunge
Byline: Ilene Aleshire The Register-Guard Foreclosures in Lane County fell by almost 17 percent in January compared to the previous month and plunged by 43 percent compared to a year ago, according to RealtyTrac, a California-based firm that tracks...
Ducks Will Sweat Their Own Details
Byline: Bob Clark The Register-Guard STANFORD, Calif. - Oregon can't do anything today about its position in the Pac-12 standings except turn on television sets in hotel rooms to see what happens around the league, and wonder about what results...
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...
Groups Decry Exclusion Law at Downtown Rally
Byline: Jack Moran The Register-Guard Eugene city councilors should expect to get an earful on Tuesday night from supporters and opponents of a much-debated downtown exclusion law that will expire in April unless the council votes later this month...
Lancers Tweak MWL Champs
Byline: Steve Mims The Register-Guard It was another Churchill-Sheldon classic. The two best boys basketball teams in the Midwestern League took it to the final buzzer twice before the Lancers finally celebrated a 75-73 overtime win over the...
Letters in the Editor's Mailbag
Byline: The Register-Guard Good luck ignoring natural law Why do people like Jerry Oltion (letters, Feb. 15) make moral disagreement into a religious contention? Most of what passes for ethics and morals these days has nothing to do with religion...
Letters in the Editor's Mailbag
Byline: The Register-Guard There's no Social Security surplus I could hardly believe my eyes when I read The Register-Guard's Feb. 16 editorial, "A troubling payroll tax deal." In the long run, the editors wrote, a holiday undermines Social Security....
Obituaries
Byline: The Register-Guard Elsie Alldridge A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, at the Seventh-day Adventist Church on Wil kes Drive in Eugene for Elsie Louise Alldridge of Eugene, who died Feb. 15 of age-related causes. She...
Oregon Learns to Roll with Punches
Byline: Rob Moseley The Register-Guard While spending 11 games on the bench with a thumb injury earlier this season, Amanda Johnson noticed a trend regarding her Oregon women's basketball teammates. "When the other team starts to get momentum,...
Oregon Offense Quiet in Opening-Day Loss
Byline: The Register-Guard HONOLULU - Oregon's bats finally started to heat up with two outs in the ninth inning. By then, it wasn't nearly enough. Matt Sisto shut down the Ducks over seven sharp innings, and Hawaii staved off Oregon's late...
OSU Has No Time to Mourn
Byline: Curtis Anderson The Register-Guard It wasn't that long ago that a 20-win season seemed to be within Oregon State's grasp. After winning two out of three on the road, the Beavers had climbed back to 15-8 overall, with five of their final...
Question of Property Rights
Byline: The Register-Guard Rep. Peter DeFazio may have found a powerful tool for blocking the construction of export terminals for liquefied natural gas in Oregon. But it's uncertain whether he can win the votes in Congress necessary to pass his...
Radio Host Fired Following Lawsuit
Byline: Jack Moran The Register-Guard Bicoastal Media has fired a popular Eugene radio show host after his allegedly abusive behavior prompted a former employee to file a $2.5 million lawsuit against the company and the host. Larry Rogers, a...
Six Children in State Custody
Byline: Jack Moran The Register-Guard A Lane County Juvenile Court judge placed Russel and Brandi Bellew's six children in temporary state custody on Friday as part of a plan that allows the youngsters to live with relatives while their parents...
Slaying Victim's Dad Agrees to Remove Protective Order
Byline: Karen McCowan The Register-Guard After a morning of sometimes hostile courtroom exchanges, the father of a Cottage Grove area slaying victim agreed Friday to seek dismissal of a protective order barring his daughter, son-in-law and another...
Sorenson Vote Upsets Some Democrats
Byline: Edward Russo The Register-Guard In a process that has upset some Lane County Democratic leaders, the party's Central Committee endorsed South Eugene County Commissioner Pete Sorenson for re-election Thursday over two other Democrats: Andy...
Sweep Keeps UO Men's Tennis Team Perfect
Byline: The Register-Guard Alex Rovello lost only four total games on the way to a pair of victories at No. 1 singles, and Oregon improved to 7-0 on the season with men's tennis victories over Seattle and Eastern Washington at the UO Student Tennis...
The Bulletin
Byline: The Register-Guard Services, events and people OrhaGan Synagogue - The text of the Torah that will be featured at the 10 a.m. Shabbat service today at Unity of the Valley at East 39th Avenue and Hilyard Street will be Exodus 21:1-24....