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Articles from May 6, 2005

Boy's Brainchild Grows Big
Byline: Winston Ross The Register-Guard FLORENCE - At first, 7-year-old Taylor Graham thought he'd gather up a few old books from the house, find a way to sell them and donate the money to the Florence Food Share. He likes to help people, he explains,...
Briefly
Byline: The Register-Guard Northwest Eugene pool schedules an open house Echo Hollow Pool will unveil its new spa and multipurpose room from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday. At the free grand opening, people can meet with the project architects...
Casino Opponents in 2 Cities Band Together in Legal Fight
Byline: David Steves The Register-Guard SALEM - Opponents of a Florence casino joined forces with citizens from the Columbia Gorge town of Cascade Locks on Thursday, jointly announcing their lawsuits to stop Indian gaming centers in their communities....
Churchill Girls Top Sheldon
Byline: The Register-Guard Ashley Elliot of Churchill defeated Sheldon's Kendra McWilliams 6-1, 6-1 in No. 1 singles to lead the host Lancers to a 5-3 Midwestern League girls tennis victory over the Irish on Thursday. PREP ROUNDUP Erin Bruni...
County to Confront Measure 37 Test
Byline: Joe Harwood The Register-Guard When voters passed Oregon's property compensation law in November, many landowners frustrated by the state's long-standing land use restriction system hoped relief was on the way. But the succinct text of...
Deputy Handcuffs Boy, 8, in Knife Incident
Byline: Rebecca Nolan The Register-Guard CRESWELL - An 8-year-old boy was arrested and placed in handcuffs at Creslane Elementary School after another student told administrators he had a knife. The boy, a second-grader, brought his parents'...
Don't Ask Carpenter Where She's Been
Byline: Carolyn Lamberson The Register-Guard Mary Chapin Carpenter is on the phone, apologizing for being late. Three minutes late. It's a few days before her tour - which stops at the McDonald Theatre today - is scheduled to start, and her...
Driver's Rage Led to Crash, Police Say
Byline: Rebecca Nolan The Register-Guard After a wreck last fall put his girlfriend in a coma, Ryan Douglas Fegles told police that two drivers playing a game of cat-and-mouse forced his car into oncoming traffic and caused the crash that sent several...
Event Opens Summer Cycling Season
Byline: Carolyn Lamberson The Register-Guard On Saturday, the Science Factory hopes that Eugene will pedal on down for a day of bicycling fun. The museum's first (and perhaps first annual) Bike Day is intended to kick off the summer riding season...
For Ricky Skaggs, Playing Bluegrass Never Gets Old
Byline: Paul Denison The Register-Guard Ricky Skaggs favors music rooted deep in America's past, but lately he's been living in the future. He recently finished recording a 2005 Christmas album with his wife, Sharon, their kids Molly (21) and...
For the Record
Byline: The Register-Guard Births SACRED HEART MEDICAL CENTER EUGENE May 3, 2005 Jackson - Lisa and Shannon Jackson, of Eugene, a son. McKENZIE-WILLAMETTE MEDICAL CENTER SPRINGFIELD May 2, 2005 Owens-Krauser - Michelle Owens...
Fresh Sheet
Byline: The Register-Guard NEW MOVIES `Crash,' `House of Wax' and `Kingdom of Heaven' open today at Cinemark and Cinema World. "Short Cut to Nirvana: Kumbh Mela" opens today at the Bijou. Cinemark will have a sneak preview of "Monster-in-law"...
Guest Worker Law Would Depress Wages for All
Byline: GUEST VIEWPOINT By Gordon Lafer For The Register-Guard Congress will soon debate President Bush's proposal to create a `guest worker' program, in which immigrants will fill jobs that `no American is willing to take.' What jobs are these,...
Hospitals' Settlement Talks Fail
Byline: Tim Christie The Register-Guard After settlement talks broke down, a federal judge has ordered PeaceHealth to pay a $16.2 million jury award to the minority owner of McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center for violating antitrust law. PeaceHealth...
Is It Time to Take in the Trash?
Byline: BUZZWORTHY by The Register-Guard We know that Eugene is a popular stop for two kinds of national touring acts - those on the way up and those who are trying to get back up. This week's "trying to get back up" band is the Trashcan Sinatras,...
Lunar Logic Exec Leaves Firm
Byline: Sherri Buri McDonald The Register-Guard Ame Arden, one of the most visible executives at Lunar Logic LLC, has left the fast-growing Eugene-based software developer to form her own company. Arden, along with three former Lunar Logic programmers,...
Mr. Smith Goes to Ireland
Byline: The Register-Guard Sen. Gordon Smith has House Majority Leader Tom Delay to thank for the sudden interest in the Oregon Republican's travel expenses. If questions hadn't been raised about whether Jack Abramoff, a lobbyist currently under...
Musical Cruise Ship Will Dock atop the Hilton
Byline: Carolyn Lamberson The Register-Guard CORRECTION (ran 5/10/2005): Jason Bradley was the drummer for the Torch! at the Top of the Hilton show on Saturday. He was misidentified in a story that appeared Friday on Page 14. In the same story,...
New Look, New Challenges for UO Track
Byline: Ron Bellamy / The Register-Guard The elegant new entry to Hayward Field was planned long before Martin Smith resigned as coach, and long before Galen Rupp became a Duck. But more than one member of the track community has sensed the symbolism...
New Roads Allowed in Untouched Forests
Byline: From Register-Guard and news service reports Much of the last 58.5 million acres of untouched national forests, which President Clinton had set aside for protection, were opened to possible logging, mining and other commercial uses by the...
Not All Claims Pass State Agency's Review
Byline: The Register-Guard SALEM - State officials rolled out preliminary decisions on four Measure 37 claims Thursday, effectively denying two and giving the other pair tepid approval. The draft reports prepared by the state Department of Land...
Obituaries
Byline: The Register-Guard Edward Saunders SPRINGFIELD - A celebration of life will be held May 7 for Edward S. "Ed" Saunders of Springfield, who drowned April 24 off the island of Kauai, Hawaii. He was 50. Saunders was born April 14, 1955,...
Oregon Tied for Sixth in Region
Byline: The Register-Guard LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Led by Johnna Nealy and Kim McCready, the University of Oregon women's golf team was tied for sixth place after Thursday's first round of the NCAA West Regional tournament. Nealy shot a 1-over-par...
Pharmacists Should Follow Medical Ethics
Byline: GUEST VIEWPOINT By Michael Weinstein For The Register-Guard What are pharmacists' rights and responsibilities when they are asked to dispense a medication that runs counter to their moral values? The press has paid a lot of attention...
Piling on the Pork
Byline: The Register-Guard Politicians are fond of saying "Sept. 11 changed everything," but it didn't lay a glove on the time-honored techniques of pork barrel politics. If anything, the post-Sept. 11 reverence for all things associated with the...
Rock 'N' Roll Soldiers End West Coast Tour at Home
Byline: POP NOTES By Carolyn Lamberson The Register-Guard The last time the Rock 'n' Roll Soldiers played a homecoming gig at the WOW Hall, they sold out the place. Now they're home while on tour in support of a new collection of some old material....
Rupp Set for the Long Run
Byline: Curtis Anderson The Register-Guard Galen Rupp is ready to go. The heralded UO freshman distance runner returns to Hayward Field on Saturday to make his collegiate debut in the 10,000 meters at the annual Oregon Twilight Meet. Although...
School's Cinco De Mayo Celebration Features Galactic Twist
Byline: Serena Markstrom The Register-Guard In a galaxy not so far, far away, elementary school students are integrating Spanish into everyday learning and performing skits for their parents, teachers and other school volunteers. In one such...
Secondhand, Ranked for You Firsthand
Byline: BEST OF ... by The Register-Guard When it comes to used clothing stores, Team Best of ... turns a tad wanton and unable to commit. Can you blame us? Springfield and Eugene brim over with shops that recycle clothing. One week, the Team...
Smith Narrows Candidate List
Byline: UO WOMEN'S BASKETBALL NOTEBOOK By Bob Rodman The Register-Guard Oregon women's basketball coach Bev Smith said there are three candidates on the final short list for two vacant assistant coaching positions on her staff. Smith plans to...
Springfield Schools Aim to Cushion $2 Million Cut
Byline: Anne Williams The Register-Guard CORRECTION (ran 5/7/2005): The next Springfield School District Budget Committee meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Administration Center, 525 Mill St. A story on Page D1 Friday gave the wrong...
Trashcan Sinatras Hope Their Hard Work Pays off This Time
Byline: Carolyn Lamberson The Register-Guard If you were paying any attention to college radio in the early '90s, it's likely you are familiar with the Trashcan Sinatras. The five-piece band from Scotland earned raves for its literate brand of...
Unique Art Depicts Fair's Past
Byline: Bob Keefer The Register-Guard SALEM - They don't race horses anymore at the Oregon State Fair. It's been going on a century since the first airplane flight took place there, and the fair rodeo hasn't happened for years. But you now can...
Workshop Targets Tsunami Preparations
Byline: COUNTY BEAT By Matt Cooper The Register-Guard Are you prepared for a tsunami? Lane Community College at Florence will hold a tsunami preparation workshop for business owners, community residents and schools from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m....