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Articles from August 23, 2008

Algae Bloom at Dorena Lake Sparks Health Advisory Postings
Byline: Jill Aho The Register-Guard COTTAGE GROVE - Warnings posted on the doors of the restrooms and a bulletin board outside the concession stand did little to deter visitors to Dorena Lake's Baker Bay Park on Friday from enjoying the warm water...
Ambulance Crews under Strain with Change to New Hospital Site
Byline: Tim Christie The Register-Guard SPRINGFIELD - The opening of Sacred Heart Medical Center at River Bend earlier this month is putting a strain on Eugene ambulance crews, which are spending more time driving to the Springfield hospital and...
Blistering Days Lead to Fewer Fairgoers
Byline: Matt Cooper The Register-Guard Attendance at the 2008 Lane County Fair was down 6 percent, or about 10,000 people, because of hot weather during the six-day celebration last week, a fairgrounds official said Friday. Profits probably will...
Briefly
Byline: The Register-Guard Eugene man held in case of sexual corruption A Eugene man was arraigned Friday in Lane County Circuit Court on charges that he tried to solicit children for sex while online. James Elbert Murphy, 46, was arrested...
Church Organist Says Music Opens Soul to a Spiritual Connection with God
Byline: FROM HEART TO HEART By Karen Williamson For The Register-Guard I am a church organist. My job is to help people worship. Whether it's accompanying the choir, or playing quietly during Communion, my purpose is to help the congregation connect...
Disputed Gate's Unlocked - for Now
Byline: Winston Ross The Register-Guard DUNES CITY - There's an uneasy truce at the entrance to Green Gate Road in recent days, after weeks of bickering and threats - but no word on how long it will last. Developer Greg Hicks has said he's now...
Downtowne's New Digs
Byline: Edward Russo The Register-Guard Perception: Downtown Eugene is hopeless, an economically depressed area where development is routinely stifled. Reality: WestTown on 8th, a new $20 million apartment complex, is accepting tenants. It's...
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...
Letters in the Editor's Mailbag
Byline: The Register-Guard Eugene should focus on streets Having lived in Eugene in the 1960s and again in the early 1980s, I recently spent a week visiting, and my observation is that this city needs to change its color focus from green to black....
Letters in the Editor's Mailbag
Byline: The Register-Guard Staying in Iraq seems absurd As a young boy on the farm in the early 1950s, I could often, after sunset, pick up BBC radio programs. My favorite was "The Goon Show." This was a wacky comedy program with Spike Milligan,...
Matter of Commissioner's Remark Considered Resolved, Official Says
Byline: Matt Cooper The Register-Guard At a public meeting last year, Lane County Commissioner Bill Fleenor made a reference to women that offended female colleagues, prompting the county to hold a training session for its leadership early this...
Numbers Add Up to New Event for Goucher
Byline: George Schroeder The Register-Guard BEIJING - Fifty meters, 7.99 seconds. That's the gap that separated Kara Goucher from the best in the world on Friday, in the finals of the women's 5,000 meters. Tirunesh Dibaba of Ethiopia crossed...
Obituaries
Byline: The Register-Guard Samuel Bartlett SPRINGFIELD - A celebration of life and memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, at 3970 Marshall Ave. in Eugene for Samuel Lewis "Sam" Bartlett of Springfield. He died Aug. 21 of unknown...
Offense Kicks into High Gear in Final Scrimmage
Byline: Curtis Anderson The Register-Guard With only eight days remaining until the opening of the 2008 college football season, Oregon head coach Mike Bellotti called the Duck offense "dominant" on Friday in the final scrimmage of fall camp at...
Put New Rule in Detention
Byline: The Register-Guard Since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, there has been a steady erosion of civil liberties in the United States, and the Bush administration shows no signs of slowing the trend. The New York Times reported this week that...
Robertson Delivers Again for Eugene
Byline: Shawn Miller The Register-Guard On a brisk Friday evening at Civic Stadium, Mr. Consistency was ... well, consistent. Former Oregon State standout Daniel Robertson had a pair of RBI singles including the game-winner to guide Eugene to...
Running to Remember
Byline: Mark Baker The Register-Guard Five-thousand, two-hundred and eighty feet. Not much to ask, Linda Gibson says, considering what they gave: their lives. "It's just a way to honor them," says the Eugene woman and mother of deceased Army...
Spreading the Word about Cancer Care
Byline: Tim Christie The Register-Guard About 1,500 books and CDs on complementary cancer care are being shipped out this week to libraries and clinics across Oregon, thanks to some leftover cash from a legal settlement and a Eugene man's struggle...
Students Head to Rival Conventions
Byline: Jill Aho The Register-Guard One is a Republican, the other a Democrat. One is from Northern California, the other from Southern California. What do they have in common? Both men are Lane Community College students bound for their respective...
Theater Owner Faces Foreclosure
Byline: Sherri Buri McDonald The Register-Guard Geiger Investments, the local investment group that owns the historic McDonald Theatre building in downtown Eugene, once again faces the specter of foreclosure. Its mortgage lender, SPCP Group,...
The Bulletin
Byline: The Register-Guard Services, events and people Trinity United Methodist Church - The congregation will hold a joint worship service with Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at 440 Maxwell Road. The service, held in celebration...
The Salary Sweet Spot
Byline: The Register-Guard A candidate for Lane County commissioner once confessed that he was running because he needed the county's dental plan. He was an exception, either in his motivation or his candor - few people seek public office for the...