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Articles from June 18, 2009

2 Rivers Track Club Jumps into Action
Byline: Andrew Greif For The Register-Guard Inevitably, summer track and field coaches in the area play wait-and-see in the time between the state meet in late May and the days following high school graduations. Wait, as in giving athletes a...
Another Receiver Slips Away
Byline: Rob Moseley The Register-Guard Oregon football recruit Braxton Lane signed a professional baseball contract with the Texas Rangers late Tuesday, bypassing the chance to play two sports with the Ducks. Lane, a receiver and center fielder...
Armed & Ready
Byline: Steve Mims The Register-Guard Tyler Mead is back on the mound and back in the northwest. The pitcher is ready to resume his baseball career this summer with the Eugene Emeralds after missing all of last season because of a torn rotator...
Art Notes
Byline: The Register-Guard `Autism Artism' show opens Saturday at LCC The fourth annual "Autism Artism" Art Show opens with a reception from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. The exhibit runs through July 17 at the Lane Community College Art Gallery,...
A Tradition Ends
Byline: Anne Williams The Register-Guard At two-plus hours, Eastside Alternative Elementary School's fifth-grade "graduation" ceremony Wednesday may have been the longest at any school in Eugene. It was one of the most personal, too, with teachers...
Board Lauds Superintendent's Work
Byline: Anne Williams The Register-Guard With the district in the grip of a fiscal crisis, the Eugene School Board's confidence in Superintendent George Russell hasn't wavered. Russell, 65, earned stellar marks from the board in his annual performance...
Briefly
Byline: The Register-Guard Springfield to host event for police dogs SPRINGFIELD - The Springfield Police K-9 unit is hosting its 14th annual police dog competition from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Silke Field at Springfield High School, 800 10th...
City Backs Homeless Camping Program
Byline: IN CASE YOU MISSED IT The Register-Guard Editor's note: In Case You Missed It is a digest of recent Register-Guard articles of interest to Springfield readers. The City Council on Monday threw its support behind a proposed program to...
Commissioners Approve Population Projections
Byline: Andrea Damewood The Register-Guard After two years, numerous debates and many headaches, the Lane County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday unanimously approved county population projection figures - numbers that will play a key role in...
Company Purchases Portion of Oldfield's
Byline: Tim Christie The Register-Guard Vyanet Technologies, a Eugene company that started out selling security systems for homes and businesses in 1972, has continued to expand by acquiring Oldfield's Appliance and Home Theater's home technology...
County to Add 84 Jail Beds
Byline: Matt Cooper The Register-Guard In an abrupt shift, the Lane County commissioners voted unanimously Wednesday to budget for reopening 84 beds in the Lane County Jail in the coming fiscal year, citing positive revenue signs and passionate...
Customers Come First at Appliance Store
Byline: Nat Levy The Register-Guard JUNCTION CITY - Don Nielsen says he sells more than just appliances at his store, a fixture in the community since 1979. He prides himself on offering the customer a knowledgeable and friendly experience, rather...
Don of a New Day
Byline: Bob Keefer The Register-Guard Correction (published June 19, 2009): Arts: Jonathan Haugen plays the king's minister in the play "Equivocation" at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival this season. The actor was misidentified Thursday in a review...
Firefighting Practice
Byline: Emily Smith The Register-Guard A 20-year-old victim of a high-rise fire, confused and suffering from a traumatic brain injury, chatted and joked with other victims in the lobby of Sacred Heart Medical Center, University District. Her...
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...
Four Men Draw Federal Drug Charges
Byline: Karen McCowan The Register-Guard Four men face federal drug conspiracy charges in connection with a large marijuana grow investigators discovered last summer in a remote part of the Coast Range west of Junction City. Julian Banderas-Ortiz,...
Head-On RV Crash on I-5 Kills 2 People
Byline: Mark Baker The Register-Guard CRESWELL - Two people died Wednesday night when a motor home crossed the median of Interstate 5, smashing into oncoming traffic and a bicyclist who was riding alongside the highway. The wreck happened just...
In with the Old
Byline: Nat Levy The Register-Guard A mountain of desks, chairs, tables and cabinets sat behind what is now the vacant Maple Elementary School. As workers from BRING Recycling continued to take materials from the building last week, several trucks...
It's Time to Move Salmon Recovery from Courts to Rivers
Byline: GUEST VIEWPOINT By Bud Tracy It is time to stop the legal and political posturing over salmon recovery in the Columbia and Snake rivers and implement the comprehensive plan that has been approved by federal agencies, three of four Northwest...
Legislature, Governor Spar over Budget
Byline: David Steves The Register-Guard SALEM - Lawmakers plan to push forward a public- schools budget today, despite Gov. Ted Kulongoski's threatened veto because it leaves too little money in reserve in case the economy continues to worsen. ...
Letters in the Editor's Mailbag
Byline: The Register-Guard Wanted: A home-grown visionary Recent letters to the editor suggested Eugene use Portland's Pearl District (letters, June 10) and Seattle's Pike Place Market (letters, June 13) as models for our downtown. Great ideas,...
Letters in the Editor's Mailbag
Byline: The Register-Guard Deal in facts, not fear Is Don Kahle serious about posting the number of people released each day from the county jail on a billboard downtown (June 5, op-ed page)? I checked the Web site Kahle cited and saw that...
Obituaries
Byline: The Register-Guard Judith Baechtold Judith Elizabeth "Judy" Baechtold of Eugene died June 15 of cancer. She was 72. A celebration of life is planned for a later date. She was born Dec. 6, 1936, in Minneapolis to William and Edith Johnson...
Pacific Continental Cancels Plans to Build Branch on Lot
Byline: Diane Dietz The Register-Guard Saying the City of Eugene made development too "costly and onerous," Pacific Continental dropped 8-month-old plans to build a branch on land within the River Road Transit Station site. Bank spokeswoman Maecey...
PacificSource Stays Personal despite Growth
Byline: Tim Christie The Register-Guard SPRINGFIELD - When employers, health providers and members call PacificSource Health Plans during business hours, something increasingly rare happens. A human answers. Even as the Springfield health...
Planning to Make History - Literally - in Ashland
Byline: Bob Keefer The Register-Guard Thunder, lightning and rain marked the opening last weekend of three new outdoor plays at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland. It rained so hard during the first half of "Henry VIII" on Friday night...
Springfield Police Log
Byline: The Register-Guard Incidents FRIDAY, JUNE 5 Stolen vehicle: 10:52 p.m., 4000 block Main Street. A vehicle was reported stolen from the parking lot of a pizza parlor. Dispute: 7:31 p.m., 500 block West Centennial Boulevard. Officers...
Statue Creates Stir in Capitol
Byline: Winston Ross The Register-Guard Visitors to the state Capitol's Galleria this week came upon an unexplained addition to the collection: a bronze, life-size statue of a legendary Oregon Coast figure, dressed in his signature Indian suede...
Tastes Great, Less Filling
Byline: The Register-Guard A proposal to raise Oregon's beer tax by 1,900 percent stalled soon after the legislative session convened, and no wonder: What lawmaker would want to support a 1,900 percent tax increase on anything? And not just anything,...
The Jail Turnaround
Byline: The Register-Guard It's not clear exactly what prompted Lane County Commissioners Bill Fleenor, Rob Handy and Peter Sorenson to change their minds Wednesday and vote to spend $3.2 million annually to restore 84 jail beds to the county's...
Thurston Grads Get Call during MLB Draft
Byline: Andrew Greif For The Register-Guard They've never been teammates, but Dan Straily and Tym Pearson are connected in at least one way after last week's Major League Baseball draft. The two former Thurston baseball players were drafted in...
Two Men Arrested in Killing at Park
Byline: Jack Moran The Register-Guard Two men accused of beating to death a homeless man last month in Skinner Butte Park spoke to others about the killing, a Eugene police detective said Wednesday. People who overheard those alleged statements...
Volunteers Help Plant Hope at Farm
Byline: Ilene Aleshire The Register-Guard When an intense storm hit Lost Creek Farm earlier this month, battering squash, corn, potatoes, onions and greens, owner David Desmond figured he was facing a total loss. "My entire business is destroyed...
Welcoming the Gift of Summer
Byline: Bob Welch The Register-Guard After the initial shock, after the funeral, after the "Star Wars" party on what would have been their son Ethan's seventh birthday, winter set in. That's how it felt for David and Lisa Forster, whose son died...
Willamalane Activities
Byline: The Register-Guard Events scheduled by the Willamalane Park and Recreation District for the week of June 19-25. Friday, June 19 Wii Have Fun! - Play a game of Wii bowling or tennis. For ages 50 and older. At Adult Activity Center....
Williams Not High on Jumping in Crowd
Byline: Ron Bellamy The Register-Guard Jesse Williams, who loves competing at Hayward Field, expressed concern Wednesday that the high jump will be too much of a good thing next week at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Hayward...