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Articles from October 1, 2009

A Modest Request
Byline: The Register-Guard It's easy to dismiss as hopelessly ineffective the Oregon Liquor Control Commission's request that three convenience stores near Washington-Jefferson Park in Eugene stop selling cheap malt liquor. Many of the people who...
Art Notes
Byline: The Register-Guard Various art openings happening Friday Besides the exhibits on the monthly art walk, a large number of art shows are opening Friday night in Eugene and Springfield. The 17th annual Springfield Mayor's Art Show opens...
Bidwell's Hat Trick Lifts Colts to Victory
Byline: The Register-Guard Katie Bidwell scored three goals as Thurston rallied from an early deficit to win 4-2 at Springfield in a physical Midwestern League girls soccer match on Wednesday. Goalkeeper Kailey Moss came up with a key save on...
Briefly Community
Byline: The Register-Guard Garage sale to benefit Veneta events center VENETA - A charity garage sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Broadway Events Center, Fifth Street and Broadway in Veneta. All proceeds...
Briefly Springfield
Byline: The Register-Guard Street will be closed for maintenance As part of the city's transportation maintenance program, South 52nd Street from Main Street to G Street will be closed to traffic from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. During the closure,...
Businesses Back Climate Bill
Byline: Diane Dietz The Register-Guard Businesses are leading the fight to pass climate change legislation - including a Senate bill introduced Wednesday that would aggressively cut greenhouse gases - said Jim Hanna, director of environmental impact...
Celebrating Culture for a Day - No, Make It a Week
Byline: Bob Keefer The Register-Guard One of the more unusual aspects of life in Oregon is the Oregon Cultural Trust. This week the trust has declared its second annual Oregon Day of Culture, which will actually last for a week, celebrating cultural...
Celebrating What Is and May Be
Byline: Bob Welch The Register-Guard Having hiked partway up Mount Pisgah one morning last summer, I stopped to take a sip from a water bottle. Suddenly, I sensed I wasn't alone. I wasn't. A young deer, no less frozen in motion than the oaks...
City Trims Employees' Hours
Byline: Edward Russo The Register-Guard In a disputed cost-cutting move, the city of Eugene this week ordered workers represented by its largest labor union to start working fewer hours. The order by City Manager Jon Ruiz requires city departments...
Council Authorizes Lease-Option Deal with Charter School
Byline: Edward Russo The Register-Guard Students at Network Charter School, the alternative school for seventh through 12th graders in downtown Eugene, soon may pack moving boxes along with their books. The City Council on Wednesday gave the...
Danger? What Danger?
Byline: The Register-Guard If scientists announced that Mount St. Helens were about to have a major eruption, would tourists flock to the volcano's rim? Doubtful. If the U.S. Army were testing new weapons, would people tailgate at the bombing...
Ducks Put Moshofsky Center to Good Use
Byline: Rob Moseley The Register-Guard Following Saturday's win over Cal, Chip Kelly chalked up Oregon's breakout afternoon to an outstanding practice week. The No. 16 Ducks (3-1, 1-0 Pac-10) face Washington State (1-3, 0-2) in Autzen Stadium...
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...
Future of Eweb's Past
Byline: Rebecca Woolington The Register-Guard Tricia Raines envisions Eugene's river front as a park, with rich, lush greenery. Except for the Eugene Water & Electric Board's steam plant, she wants the asphalt and buildings gone. "It's an...
Is Good Enough?
Byline: Curtis Anderson The Register-Guard They've won back-to-back NCAA championships and three straight Pac-10 and NCAA West Regional crowns. But without the services of Galen Rupp and Shadrack Biwott, the Oregon men's cross country team will...
Letters in the Editor's Mailbag
Byline: The Register-Guard Memorable event marred by one Friday, Sept. 25, was a special day. A new track was dedicated to Margaret Johnson-Bailes at Jefferson Middle School. I often ran laps on that old cinder path, splashing through puddles...
Letters in the Editor's Mailbag
Byline: The Register-Guard Help them reach goal I wish I had known in advance about Chris Cole and his Walk for ALS (Sept. 21, Register-Guard, City/Region). For several years, Chris and his helper Missy did landscaping work for me, my sister...
Local Couple Survives Tsunami
Byline: Randi Bjornstad The Register-Guard Jack and Carol Batchelor, a Eugene area couple who had relocated to Samoa earlier this year to restore an old beachside resort, experienced firsthand the brunt of Tuesday's severe earthquake and tsunami....
No Arguing Wilkins' Importance
Byline: Ron Bellamy The Register-Guard You ask Kenya Wilkins what it means to him to know that Friday night he will be inducted into the University of Oregon's athletics Hall of Fame. And the answer is simple, and serious, and straight from the...
Obama's Olympic Sprint
Byline: The Register-Guard President Obama is catching some predictable heat for traveling to Copenhagen today, where he'll lobby the International Olympic Committee on behalf of his adopted hometown of Chicago in its bid to host the 2016 games....
Obituaries
Byline: The Register-Guard Rita Cottnair Rita Cottnair of Kenmore, Wash., previously of Eugene, died Sept. 19 of cancer at age 94. A funeral Mass was held. She was born Jan. 24, 1915, in Boston to John and Louise MacLellan Vachon. She married...
Performance Notes
Byline: The Register-Guard `In the Mood' for some Big Bands tunes? FLORENCE - "In the Mood," the big band theatrical revue, returns to the Florence Events Center, 715 Quince St., for two performances on Wednesday. The show offers the music...
Picture Perfect
Byline: Sherri Buri McDonald The Register-Guard Steve Smith knows how to make the perfect cup of coffee. No, he's not a barista. He's a professional photographer. To capture just the right image of Turtle Mountain's new coconut milk creamer...
Public Will Be Invited to Test Jail
Byline: The Register-Guard Editor's note: In Case You Missed It is a digest of recent Register-Guard articles of interest to Springfield readers. Ever wondered what it would feel like to spend a night behind bars? When Springfield opens its new...
Sister Monica Has Brought out the Best in the Community
Byline: GUEST VIEWPOINT By Duncan McDonald and Jackie Mikalonis Ten years ago, a group of eternally optimistic community members took a dramatic step - many would call it a leap of faith - and asked: Can we organize a large group of volunteer health...
Springfield Police Log
Byline: The Register-Guard This listing includes reports of violent behavior or incidents in which there may have been a public disturbance or a risk to the public. It does not include all calls for service. Information comes from Springfield Police...
Taxes Again on County Radar
Byline: Matt Cooper The Register-Guard The Lane County commissioners on Wednesday discussed going to voters with a tax increase for public safety next year, but split deeply over the idea in light of the consistent failure of such proposals in the...
Tax Increases Would Help State Economy More Than Cuts, Report Finds
Byline: David Steves The Register-Guard SALEM - If voters approve $733 million in higher taxes next year on corporations and high-income households, the state's economy will probably be better off than if state government cuts spending by that amount...
Vaccine Scene
Byline: Tim Christie The Register-Guard Correction (published Oct. 2, 2009): Page A1: James Tinney is a spokesman for Washington State University. His affiliation was incorrectly reported in a story Thursday about flu season. With classes getting...
Vox Pop
Byline: The Register-Guard Bravo, symphony Congratulations to the Oregon Symphony for a simply marvelous concert on Sept. 24. Special kudos are due to Danail Rachev for his decision to bring us John Adams' "The Dharma at Big Sur." As Rachev...
Voyage to Jupiter
Byline: Bob Keefer The Register-Guard Near the end of his movie "Manhattan," Woody Allen counts Mozart's "Jupiter" Symphony No. 41 as a reason to live (along with Groucho Marx, Willie Mays, Swedish movies and Louis Armstrong's "Potato Head Blues.")...
Willamalane Highlights
Byline: The Register-Guard Events scheduled by the Willamalane Park and Recreation District for the week of 0ct. 2-8. Friday, Oct. 2 Stamp Collecting Tips - For ages 18 and older. Presenter is Phil Bronner. Register at Adult Activity Center....
Wulff Sees Progress despite Setbacks
Byline: Ron Bellamy The Register-Guard Is there light at the end of the tunnel for the beleaguered Washington State football program? "It depends on what the end of the tunnel is," coach Paul Wulff said this week. "I just know we're making progress....