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Articles from February 27, 2005

Bike Czar Works to Keep the Wheels Turning
Byline: CITY BEAT/EUGENE By Edward Russo The Register-Guard His work is connected to feet, but Lee Shoemaker's hands are full in his first year as Eugene's bicycle and pedestrian coordinator. There are bike, pedestrian and public transit projects...
Bill Would End Toxic Mixing Zones in Oregon Rivers
Byline: Jim Feehan The Register-Guard An environmental and consumer protection organization on Saturday called for legislation to restore the water quality of the Willamette River. The Oregon Student Public Interest Group urged the passage of...
Book Notes
Byline: The Register-Guard Readings & Signings TODAY Ingrid Wendt, Maia Rossini - Reading from "Mamaphonic: Balancing Motherhood and Other Creative Acts," edited by Rossini and Bea Lavender, 3 p.m., Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St. 345-8986...
Briefly
Byline: The Register-Guard Genealogy classes set The Oregon Genealogical Society has announced their class schedule for spring - March 5 through May 7. All classes will be held on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon at the society library, 955 Oak...
Calendar
Byline: The Register-Guard Cottage Grove MONDAY City Council - City Hall, 400 E. Main St. Discuss speed zone study, social gaming ordinance and property acquisition at Gateway Boulevard and Cleveland Avenue, followed by executive (nonpublic)...
Central Linn on to Tourney with Close Win
Byline: Paula Lincoln The Register-Guard HALSEY - They cut down the nets at Central Linn High School on Saturday night. The Trico League champion Cobras overcame the loss of a starter, a sluggish first half and a late charge by Gold Beach to...
Controversy in the Pipeline
Byline: Winston Ross The Register-Guard COOS BAY - To Jody McCaffree, it's an unacceptable risk, painting her hometown with a target for terrorism. To Bob Braddock, it's an undeniable boon, offering much-needed jobs and economic development. ...
Cook, Harris Hurl Ducks into Silver Medal Bracket
Byline: The Register-Guard COLUMBUS, Ga. - Freshman pitcher Alicia Cook's two-hitter lifted Oregon to a 3-1 victory over San Diego State Saturday night and into the silver medal bracket of the NFCA Leadoff Classic softball tournament. The Ducks...
Ducks' Drive Takes Two Steps Back
Byline: Bob Clark The Register-Guard It came down to what it has too often this season for Oregon - a turnover here, a missed free throw there - and it came out a familiar result Saturday at McArthur Court as the Ducks dropped a 58-56 decision to...
Ducks Take Shot at Pac-10 Title
Byline: Chris Hansen The Register-Guard Oregon's success - or lack thereof -throughout the regular season wasn't entirely shocking to head coach Chuck Kearney, who stated at the beginning of the year that his team was built more for tournaments...
Effort's There, Results Aren't for Oregon
Byline: Ron Bellamy / The Register-Guard They couldn't finish, and now they're close to being finished. And if it hurts too much to remember all the tough games the Ducks have lost, you might just remember their last game at McArthur Court, because...
Eugene Concert Choir Proves There's No Business like Show Business
Byline: Paul Denison The Register-Guard `Musical theater is in my blood," Diane Retallack says, and she knows just how it got there. Her father, a high school choral director in Illinois, did fully staged student musicals once a year. "He...
For the Record
Byline: The Register-Guard Deaths Bauer - Leona C. Bauer, 91, of Eugene, died Feb. 24. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the First Congregational Church. Musgrove Family Mortuary, Eugene, in charge of arrangements. Berzon - Elizabeth...
From Chamber Music to Avant-Garde
Byline: The Register-Guard The University of Oregon School of Music has seven concerts scheduled this week. Chamber music Today, Collier House Instrumentalists from the music school will be featured in a free chamber music concert at 2...
From NCC, a Lesson in Diversity
Byline: Bob Welch / The Register-Guard Jeff Wright's telling stories a week ago on Eugene's "eXit Files" - an informal list of minority professionals who have left town with regret - remind us that, as a community, we still suffer from blurred vision...
Jesuit Brings Swift End to Willamette's Season
Byline: Curtis Anderson The Register-Guard Willamette's dream season came to an abrupt end Saturday. Despite another raucous home crowd, the fourth-ranked Wolverines (24-2) struggled at the free-throw line, seemed tentative on offense and couldn't...
Kent Clashes with Hernandez over Gesture
Byline: Rob Moseley The Register-Guard A heated discussion between Ernie Kent and Chris Hernandez followed Saturday's game between Oregon and Stanford, as the UO coach voiced his displeasure with the Cardinal point guard's taunting of the Pit Crew...
Leave the Gloves On
Byline: The Register-Guard CORRECTION (ran 3/01/05): Contrary to information currently on the city of Eugene's Web site and erroneously repeated in a Sunday editorial, Bonny Bettman is no longer president of the Eugene City Council. George Poling...
Lowell Remains a Threat in State
Byline: Joe Lodle The Register-Guard LOWELL - When the season started, there were a lot of unanswered questions for the Lowell prep girls basketball team. The Red Devils had a new head coach and they had lost their leading scorer from a 23-5...
Making a Pledge to Diversity, Tolerance
Byline: GUEST VIEWPOINT By Dave Frohnmayer, Sid Leiken and Kitty Piercy For The Register-Guard We are three white people who do not live on the receiving end of racism. Yet in part because of our positions of leadership, but mostly because of the...
Obituaries
Byline: The Register-Guard Patricia Jensen The Mass of the Resurrection will be held Feb. 28 for Patricia L. Jensen of Eugene, who died Feb. 24 of complications of Marfan syndrome. She was 64. Jensen was born July 26, 1940, in Utica, Mich.,...
Oregon Polishes Dance Moves
Byline: Bob Rodman The Register-Guard BERKELEY, Calif. - The Ducks have talked almost incessantly this season about making sure they control their own destiny. And so they have. With the tiebreakers for the second-seeded position in next week's...
Oscar Link Just Six Steps Away
Byline: Mark Baker The Register-Guard CORRECTION (ran 3/01/05): Legendary actress and performer Rita Moreno's name was misspelled in a story on Page G1 Sunday about Oscar connections to Oregon. The story also incorrectly identified where she performed...
OSU Wraps Up Winning Season
Byline: Steve Mims The Register-Guard CORVALLIS - Oregon State had reasons to celebrate. "It is a big deal," senior forward David Lucas said after the Beavers clinched a winning record for the first time in 15 years with an 82-63 win over California...
Performance Notes
Byline: The Register-Guard Comedy troupe returns to life at Lord Leebrick Live Matinee will present an all-new comedy show of satires, parodies and songs at 2 p.m. today at the Lord Leebrick Theatre, 540 Charnelton St. Writers Nancy Cave,...
Police Complaints
Byline: The Register-Guard Internal affairs case summaries November & December 2004 The Eugene Police Department investigated three complaints made against its employees in the final two months of 2004. The case summaries are released...
Punching in at 50
Byline: Mark Baker The Register-Guard PORTLAND - She's the "Shampang" of boxers. Eugene's own "Million Dollar Baby." And she has to be one of the world's few boxing grandmothers. Linda Shampang, who teaches everything from kickboxing to regular...
Recapturing the Fair Days of Portland
Byline: Bob Keefer The Register-Guard PORTLAND - A century ago, a great world's fair sprouted in northwest Portland for one heady summer. The 1905 Lewis & Clark Exposition was designed to put Portland on the map, and so it did. More than...
Reject False Trade-Off
Byline: The Register-Guard Members of the Eugene School Board have given few hints about their opinions of Superintendent George Russell's proposals for changes in the school district's system of alternative schools. After Wednesday's public hearing...
Salaries Don't Always Trump Overtime Pay
Byline: ON THE JOB by Bureau of Labor and Industries For The Register-Guard Question: My company pays employees on a monthly basis and the payroll assistant always has to work several extra hours during the week that paychecks are due. I paid my...
Southridge Eliminates Sheldon
Byline: Adam Jude The Register-Guard BEAVERTON - In the end, the Sheldon girls basketball team was unable to top it all off with an exclamation point. But with or without an emphatic ending, the Irish can still say they left a mark - on their...
Students Haunt Theater to Hunt Down Ghosts
Byline: Karen McCowan The Register-Guard Hum along, now: Bum pa-da, bum pa-da, bum pa-da, bum pah - Bum pa-da, bum pa-da, bum pa-da, bum pah! Something weird in your neighborhood? Better take a class - Ghost Hunters. Actually, the...
The Importance of of Being Ernie
Byline: Bob Clark The Register-Guard In the solitude and darkness of predawn winter, Ernie Kent walks. Arms swinging forward and back, his stride purposeful and long, the 50-year-old University of Oregon basketball coach is alone with his thoughts...
The World of Diane Arbus
Byline: Bob Keefer The Register-Guard PORTLAND - The world has got Diane Arbus all wrong. She was not, as the late Susan Sontag would have had you believe, a narcissistic exploiter of the deranged and downtrodden. She wasn't mean-spirited. She...
This Week at the Uo
Byline: The Register-Guard TODAY Knitting workshop - 2 p.m. The University Student Fibers Guild sponsors free knitting and crochet lessons to make items for charities, including an afghan for Womenspace, preemie hats for March of Dimes and clothing...
Tricks of the TRADE
Byline: Jim Feehan The Register-Guard Teetering on top of a spinning log is dangerous business. Just ask a member of one of the high school forestry teams competing in a skills competition Saturday at the Lane Events Center. "It hurts when you...