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Articles from January 17, 2008

Asia on Display
Byline: Bob Keefer The Register-Guard Buddha's back. The four-ton carved marble figure of Buddha, which was created during China's Jin Dynasty (1115-1234), has been off-stage at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art since the museum closed down...
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Byline: The Register-Guard UO, Wells Fargo invite grant applications Nonprofit groups in Lane County have until Feb. 4 to apply for a grant from the University of Oregon and Wells Fargo & Co. The university's freshman American philanthropy...
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Byline: The Register-Guard Wrongly convicted man arrested on drug charges A man who was freed from prison after he was wrongly convicted for his role in killing a Springfield convenience store employee in 1983 was arrested early Wednesday on...
Chung Might Be Headed Out
Byline: Rob Moseley The Register-Guard For a guy who said Tuesday he wasn't sure of his plans for next season, Patrick Chung sounded pretty certain in an interview Wednesday. Chung, a junior rover on the Oregon football team, told ESPN.com he...
Community to Honor King in Rich Variety of Observances
Byline: The Register-Guard A series of local activities celebrating the life and teachings of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. will span seven days, beginning Saturday. The events include an annual march; a keynote speech in Eugene...
Council Takes Steps on Downtown
Byline: Edward Russo The Register-Guard When it comes to restarting Eugene's stalled downtown re-development efforts, city leaders on Wednesday decided that it's better to pursue two ideas at once. After forming an unusual alliance, a majority...
County Job Cuts Loom at Drop in Federal Funds
Byline: Matt Cooper The Register-Guard The Lane County commissioners could cut 100 jobs in the coming few years - or as quickly as July 1 - given the comments from federal lawmakers who said this week that they have given up hope of winning full...
Deadly Discrimination
Byline: The Register-Guard It may not surprise most people to learn that patients who have health insurance typically receive better care than the uninsured. But it isn't the difference between a private room and a bed in a crowded ward. It's often...
Economic Analysis Finds Silver Lining
Byline: Joe Mosley The Register-Guard The U.S. economy has weakened, chances of a recession have increased and national unemployment is on the rise. But the monthly Oregon Small Business Index compiled by Eugene-based LibertyBank concludes that...
Event Shows City Is in a Sorry State
Byline: GUEST VIEWPOINT By Willy Edewaard and Erik Humphrey For The Register-Guard In an attempt to go into the new year optimistically, we recently logged onto the city of Eugene's Web site and watched Mayor Kitty Piercy's 2008 State of the City...
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...
Graduates a Cut Above
Byline: Randi Bjornstad The Register-Guard As in many other professions these days, when it comes to hairstyling, sheer talent just doesn't cut it. On the contrary: The people wielding those shears have spent hundreds of hours in class learning...
His Gift Kept Legions of Kids on the Run
Byline: Ron Bellamy The Register-Guard Michael DeRobertis had a gift. He knew how to inspire kids, how to get them to run and love running. When he was younger, he'd run right with them, but that changed after he was diagnosed with a brain tumor...
Hope in Hard Times: '30S-Era Play Still Resonates
Byline: Bob Keefer The Register-Guard In its first incarnation, Clifford Odets' script to "Awake and Sing!" was just too Jewish. The dialogue, slung around a crowded kitchen like so much eggs and hash, included a lot of Yiddish. Worse, as far...
Landfill Fills in, Spreads Out
Byline: Matt Cooper The Register-Guard GOSHEN -- With a rumble from a semi, Lane County waste management unloaded the first pile of trash into a new part of the county dump Wednesday, as officials celebrated a project they called "on time and on...
Letters in the Editor'a Mailbag
Byline: The Register-Guard Lots of programs are socialistic In a Jan. 10 letter to the editor, Steve Hawke suggested socialism has no place in the United States. There are some questions I would like to pose to Hawke: Does he own a library...
Local TV Station Airs in Spanish
Byline: Sherri Buri McDonald The Register-Guard Churchill Media, based in Eugene and owned by Suzanne Arlie, has bought a local TV station and has started airing Spanish-language programs on it. For now, the station, KXOR-LP, Channel 36, is broadcasting...
Many Suffer Down Mood in Winter
Byline: Joanna Hoskins For The Register-Guard Modern life is not good for humans or other living things. Before the invention of the electric light, people went to sleep when it was dark and got up when the feathered alarm went off in the barn....
Nothing Much Offensive about This Year's Dawgs
Byline: Bob Clark The Register-Guard SEATTLE - This doesn't look like Washington. Three Pac-10 games without scoring more than 55 points. A shooting percentage that ranks eighth in the conference. A three-point percentage of .282 against conference...
Oakridge Negotiating Deal for Big Jobs Center
Byline: Karen McCowan The Register-Guard OAKRIDGE - A Nevada company has told city officials it plans to put up an 800,000-square-foot building housing up to 16 disparate businesses and creating an estimated 545 jobs on land it is buying in the...
Obituaries
Byline: The Register-Guard Erna Archerd NORTH BEND - The funeral will be at 1 p.m. today, Jan. 17, at Bay Area Church of the Nazarene in North Bend for Erna F. Archerd of North Bend. She died Jan. 14 of age-related causes at age 87. Burial will...
Oregon Mozart Players to Serve Up a Taste of France
The Oregon Mozart Players are going French this week. "French Roast," the name of their concerts on Saturday and Sunday, will feature music by Frenchmen Gabriel Faure, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel and - oops, an Austrian! - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart....
Psychologist Stages Original Play
Byline: The Register-Guard So Far From Shore Wildish Community Theater Friday through Feb. 2 Opening this week Eugene psychologist Martin Cohen spent his career listening to stories told by victims of childhood sexual abuse. Now he's...
Recreation Outlook
Byline: The Register-Guard Selected events scheduled by the Willamalane Park & Recreation District. Thursday, Jan. 17 Oil Painting, all levels - Ages 50 and older. Register at Adult Activity Center. Instructor is Gloria Tinker. Thursdays...
Red Means Stop
Byline: Susan Palmer The Register-Guard Three police officers sat on their motorcycles part way up the River Road on-ramp to Belt Line Road waiting for you on Wednesday afternoon. And you know who you are. You're the driver who sees the yellow...
School Board Members Back Reforms Set by Russell
Byline: Anne Williams The Register-Guard Despite discomfort with a few elements, Eugene School Board members Wednesday gave Superintendent George Russell an overall thumbs-up on a set of goals and principles he's using to guide his thinking on the...
Several Sharing Load for Springfield This Season
Byline: Steve Mims The Register-Guard Last year, it was not difficult to figure out where the ball would end up in Springfield's offense. "We had Miles Haley, and he was our first, second and third option and then Jordan Haxby was the fourth...
Springfield Police Blotter, Jan. 4-10
Byline: The Register-Guard This list does not include all calls for service. Information comes from Springfield Police call logs. The status of incidents may change after further investigation. People arrested or suspected in crimes are considered...
Students Hone Decision Skills
Byline: TEAM SPRINGFIELD By Jeff DeFranco For The Register-Guard Good judgment is hard to teach, but a new evening class offered by the Springfield School District is providing students with new avenues for learning real-world skills. Juniors...
Time to Study Some Gnawing Questions
Byline: Bob Welch The Register-Guard From art to asphalt, squirrels to Sahalie Falls, welcome to the January edition of Q&A: Question: A few years ago, The Register-Guard did a story on a movie being filmed at Sahalie Falls, starring Pierce...
To Three or Not to Three?
Byline: Rob Moseley The Register-Guard Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer acknowledged Tuesday what everyone saw with their own eyes three days earlier: Taylor Lilley was the focus of the Cardinal's defensive effort against Oregon on Saturday. "She...
Wide Open
Byline: The Register-Guard When states were leapfrogging each other to claim early positions on the calendar of primary elections and caucuses, the concern was that the Democratic and Republican presidential nominations would be settled by now....