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Articles from April 13, 2007

Ackley Scores Qualifying Mark
Byline: From news service reports AZUSA, Calif. - Oregon freshman Marshall Ackley finished ninth and met the U.S. Junior National Championships qualifying standard in the decathlon at the California Invitational on Thursday. The Nyssa freshman...
A Hip-Hop Lesson - and a Party, Too
Byline: Serena Markstrom The Register-Guard If aliens were to descend on Earth in 200 years they would find the United Nations obsolete, replaced by a world council. Ethnicities would be so intermixed that racial divisions would be a thing of...
A Painful Reminder
Byline: The Register-Guard The investigation of Tuesday's shooting at Springwater Trail High School in Gresham still is under way. But already one lesson appears painfully clear: Better communication might have prevented this tragedy. Police...
Band's New Singer Is No Odd Duhk
Byline: Serena Markstrom The Register-Guard Duhks lead singer Jessee Havey, the one whose mournful vocals on "Heaven's My Home" helped the young Canadian band win a Grammy nomination in 2006, has left the formation. So the Duhks have migrated...
Beavers' Jones Wants NBA Look
Byline: COLLEGE BASKETBALL NOTEBOOK From Register-Guard and news service reports CORVALLIS - Marcel Jones, a 6-foot-8 junior forward for the Oregon State men's basketball team, announced on Thursday that he has placed his name on the early-entry...
Book Sale Hogs: Mark New Rules
Byline: Karen McCowan The Register-Guard The used book business was once a genteel affair - collectors leafing through vintage hardcovers in search of rare treasures, thrifty readers prowling for used paperbacks by their favorite mystery or thriller...
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Byline: The Register-Guard UO's Frohnmayer on mend from ski accident University of Oregon President Dave Frohnmayer had surgery Wednesday to repair a broken leg he suffered in a skiing accident last weekend. Frohnmayer, 66, was coming off...
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Byline: The Register-Guard Greyboy Allstars play the McDonald on Tuesday The Greyboy Allstars are touring behind the reunion album, "What Happened to Television?," which was recorded live and is being released with only minor edits. The recording...
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Byline: The Register-Guard Short movies document the 1967 Summer of Love It's been 40 years since the Summer of Love introduced the world to Flower Power, love-ins and the Haight-Ashbury District and made San Francisco the capital of the hippie...
Cities Win Fight over Sewage Fees
Byline: Jack Moran The Register-Guard Metro area governments appear to have prevailed in a three-year legal battle against Lane County home builders, who claim that they will be overcharged for upgrades to the region's aging sewage treatment system....
Communities Briefly
Byline: The Register-Guard Home improvement sale set for this weekend The eighth annual Home Builders Association Garage Sale will be held Saturday and Sunday at the Wheeler Pavilion at the Lane Events Center. The sale offers high-quality...
Doldrums End with a Vengeance
Byline: BUZZWORTHY The Register-Guard To demonstrate what a daunting task you have ahead in choosing things to do, we shall test our limited abilities to quantify things. How many fun things are there to do this weekend? Let us count the ways,...
Domestic Partner Legislation Nears Vote
Byline: David Steves The Register-Guard SALEM - A bill making Oregon one of a handful of states with domestic partnership benefits for same-sex couples is poised for its first House floor vote as soon as next week. Hearings this week paired the...
Ex-Duck Scherer Ready to Tackle 800 Meters
Byline: TRACK AND FIELD NOTEBOOK By Curtis Anderson The Register-Guard Matt Scherer's footprints are all over the Oregon track and field record book. The former Duck standout owns a piece of school records in the 4x100 relay (39.20) and 4x400...
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...
Friendly Fire Burns for Canadian Duo
Byline: Shawn Miller The Register-Guard Jenn Salling sits on the bench in the middle of the dugout, her elbows leaving an imprint on her knees as she daydreams to the serene background of rain soaking the softball field in front of her. A reoccurring...
Internet Dealers Have Transformed Market for Used Books
Byline: The Register-Guard Local Goodwill Industries officials were not surprised to hear that anti-social behavior by some buyers had prompted new rules at this year's Friends of the Eugene Library Book Sale. "That sounds familiar," Goodwill...
Lawmakers Expand State Rx Program
Byline: David Steves The Register-Guard SALEM - The Legislature on Thursday approved a bill allowing any Oregonian to get a state drug-purchasing card that originally was available only to low-income seniors. By agreeing to House-passed changes,...
Meet the Chargers
Byline: The Register-Guard Jay Anderson The facts: 6-9 forward. Oregon. Noteworthy: An IBL All-Star after averaging 14.5 ppg and 6.6 rpg for Chargers last year ... Will join the team later this month after finishing season in Romania. Charles...
Merger of PW Eagle Advances
Byline: Ilene Aleshire The Register-Guard Shareholders of Eugene-based PW Eagle approved the sale of the company on Thursday to a New Jersey competitor, with 97 percent of the voted shares in favor of selling. J-M Manufacturing has offered $33.50...
New Plan Suggested for EWEB Complex
Byline: Jeff Wright The Register-Guard Eugene Water & Electric Board planners say it's possible to build a new operations complex in west Eugene for $72 million - the dollar cap set by the utility's elected commissioners - but are recommending...
New Season, New Look for Chargers
Byline: Adam Jude The Register-Guard An entirely new starting lineup is only the end of adjustments the Eugene Chargers have made since they last played. Gone are the previous owners. Gone is the coach with the familiar name. Gone is almost the...
Obituaries
Byline: The Register-Guard Herbert Woods SPRINGFIELD - Herbert W. "Herb" Woods died April 5 of age-related causes. He was 80. Woods was born May 18, 1926, in Colebrook, Conn., to Eugene and Julia Johnson Woods. He married Roma Wallace on Jan....
Perfect Harmony Just Comes Naturally for Girlyman
Byline: Serena Markstrom The Register-Guard Go to any karaoke joint in town and you might see three friends on stage trying to sing "Bohemian Rhapsody" - proof positive that three-part harmony doesn't come easily to everyone. Sure, members of...
Police Report Tallies Use of Force
Byline: Rebecca Nolan The Register-Guard Despite recent high-profile cases, Eugene police rarely use significant force against members of the public, according to data collected by the department in the past two years. In 2005 and 2006, Eugene...
Singer-Songwriters Offer Music with a Point of View
Byline: Serena Markstrom The Register-Guard Look at it this way: It's practically a festival. Four singer-songwriters for one low price. Or you could pay a little less and see one show or the other. Jonas Lerman and Garett Brennan will perform...
Support Stem Cell Research
Byline: GUEST VIEWPOINT By Gordon Smith For The Register-Guard For each of us, the question of embryonic stem cell research brings into focus issues of ethics, religious beliefs and life's experiences. Like others, I have wrestled with these concerns...
The Breaching Option
Byline: The Register-Guard Four years ago, President Bush stood on one of the Snake River dams and declared that they would never be breached - and that the Northwest's endangered salmon runs could recover despite the presence of dams on the river....
The Essentials Pour Heart and Soul into Debut CD
Byline: Serena Markstrom The Register-Guard Anyone who's been following the history of local soul band the Essentials will find it, well, essential to be at Latitude 21 on Saturday for the release party for the band's self-titled debut. The album...
Toaster Pastries Invade Comic Gestalt
Byline: Mark Baker The Register-Guard Flat, rectangular toaster pastry. Who would think that such a mundane thing could be so funny? But Brian Regan hears the calls for more all the time. "Do Pop-Tarts!" someone in the audience will scream. So,...
Tuesday Morning Shoots for May 1 Opening
Byline: RETAIL By Joe Mosley The Register-Guard Eugene's newest deep-discount retailer began receiving merchandise on Thursday, and is expected to be open by May. Tuesday Morning, a nationwide chain of stores featuring upscale home accessories...
Wil-Hi Creates Baseball Deadlock
Byline: The Register-Guard Mac Marshall struck out six batters in six innings and Travis Woodke threw the seventh inning of the three-hitter as host Willamette handed Springfield a 7-2 Midwestern League prep baseball defeat Thursday to move into...
Wood, Oil Firms Form Bio Pact
Byline: Randi Bjornstad The Register-Guard Oil and timber giants Chevron Corp. and Weyerhaeuser Co. announced Thursday that they will team up to study the prospects for turning wood and wood byproducts into clean-burning biofuel for sale at the...
You Not Feeling Lucky, Punk? Here's Y
Byline: Best of . . . The Register-Guard Team Best of ... knows what you're thinking, and we just have one thing to say: Get your mind out of the gutter. Besides, if you're a regular reader of this space, we're pretty sure you get plenty all...