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Articles from February 29, 2004

A Life Where Art and Science Met
Byline: Bob Keefer The Register-Guard SALEM - Sharon Rose never expected to curate an art exhibit. A biology professor at Willamette University in Salem, she and a colleague, Carol Long, were researching early women naturalists when they came across...
`A Place Where She's Not Afraid Anymore'
Byline: Mark Baker The Register-Guard SPRINGFIELD - School bus No. 93 sat in front of Camp Creek Elementary School on Saturday, its golden body freshly buffed, its big, black tires looking almost new. Something was missing, though - the bus's...
Art Notes
Byline: The Register-Guard Lane Arts Council seeks grant applications Community arts grants are available for individuals and groups producing arts projects and programs that benefit Eugene and its residents for the year beginning July 2004....
Best Picture: What's Your Pick?
Byline: The Register-Guard ACADEMY AWARDS BALLOT A total of 24 awards will be presented tonight. Nominations for some of the major categories are: BEST PICTURE "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" "Lost in Translation" ...
Book Notes
Byline: The Register-Guard Seussentennial observed at library this week Tuesday is the 100th anniversary of the birth of children's author and illustrator Theodor Geisel, also known as Dr. Seuss. Seuss was one of the most popular children's...
Braves Upend Eagles
Byline: Steve Mims The Register-Guard HARRISBURG - Reedsport's record is a little deceiving. "We've got nine losses, but we've been playing teams like Siuslaw and Coquille from 3A," Reedsport coach Kevin Hague said following Saturday night's...
Bridge Update
Byline: The Register-Guard Crews working on the repair and detour bridges on Interstate 5 over the Willamette and McKenzie rivers, as well as Patterson Slough, have made significant progress on the spans in the past month. And the public will have...
Briefly
Byline: The Register-Guard Healing power of poetry, creativity at seminar "Expressing Your Truth: The Healing Power of Creativity" is the title of a free seminar at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Eugene Hilton, 66 E. Sixth Ave. John Fox, a certified...
Business Datebook
Byline: The Register-Guard Calendar TUESDAY Oregon Women for Agriculture - 34th annual convention. Program: First day, author Lee Pitts as dinner speaker, Oregon Farm Bureau President Barry Bushue as town hall moderator. Time: 1 p.m. to 9...
Cobras Book Return to State
Byline: Chris Hansen The Register-Guard HALSEY - When Central Linn won the Trico League title two weeks ago, it did so on the road against Harrisburg. Thus, Saturday night, after an easier than expected 43-21 victory against Lost River in the...
Councilors Agree to Focus on Downtown Hospital Site
Byline: CITY BEAT/EUGENE By Edward Russo The Register-Guard Eugene city councilors recently gave city government this top priority for the rest of the year: Find a hospital site in or near downtown. What's new about that, you might ask? City...
Creative Inventions Put Junk to Good Use
Byline: Jim Feehan The Register-Guard Ben Cooper gently slid a series of toothpicks between two foam rubber slabs to fortify his makeshift bridge Saturday. The budding engineer also used tongue depressors, cocktail straws, nylon fabric and plenty...
Creswell Commerce
Byline: Joe Mosley The Register-Guard CRESWELL - Local commerce has taken a second home, just across the Interstate 5 overpass. It started a little more than three years ago, when Ray's Food Place pulled out of its squat, stoop-shouldered building...
Ducks Homeward Bound with Season on the Line
Byline: Ron Bellamy The Register-Guard STANFORD, Calif. - Merely road-kill Saturday afternoon in top-ranked Stanford's undefeated season, the struggling Oregon men's basketball team returns to McArthur Court this week for a pair of games that could...
Dynamic Duos
Byline: Fred Crafts The Register-Guard If two heads are better than one, then four heads should be much, much better. Right? So went the reasoning of Marc Siegel and Pamela Lehan-Siegel in bringing Robert Ashens and Carol Ann Manzi into the Dance...
Film Undermines Efforts to Fight Child Abuse
Byline: GUEST VIEWPOINT By Jennifer Freyd For The Register-Guard We are in serious denial, as a culture, about child abuse and its brutal costs - both to our youth and to our nation. The latest sign of our collective denial is the nomination of...
For the Record
Byline: The Register-Guard Deaths Bryant - Douglas W. "Doug" Bryant, 51, of Ashland, formerly of Oakridge, died Feb. 24. A memorial service will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Rivergate Church, Ashland. Rogue Valley Funeral Alternatives, Medford,...
Jail Risk Assessment System Gets an Upgrade
Byline: Bill Bishop The Register-Guard The scoring system that pushed Tomas Ortega-Benitez out through the revolving door at the Lane County Jail - 10 days before he murdered his ex-wife and killed himself - will appear Stone Age next to the new...
Law Allows Time off for Victims of Crime
Byline: ON THE JOB By Dan Grinfas For The Register-Guard Question: We've heard there's a new Oregon law that allows employees to take time off work to attend court hearings. What are the specifics? Answer: You are referring to Senate Bill 610,...
LCC Works on Links to High Schools
Byline: Greg Bolt The Register-Guard Lane Community College wants to fix up the road leading from the K-12 grades to college and is getting close to deciding where to lay some pavement. Earlier placement testing, access to career counseling,...
Leap Year Babies Forever Young
Byline: Mark Baker The Register-Guard You're a presidential candidate. You're an Olympic athlete. You're a "leap year" baby. The world acknowledges you only every four years. But that can have its perks. For those wanting to live in the White...
Lights, Camera, Action!
Byline: Mark Baker The Register-Guard It's Sunday morning. It's still February. It's still not too late to plan that Oscar party. After all, the Oscars are still a month away and ... Wait a minute. The TV schedule says the Academy of Motion...
Longtime Rivals on Course for Merger
Byline: Karen McCowan The Register-Guard DRAIN - Voters here are being asked to do what local Spanish teacher Larry Robbins did symbolically with a football jersey: Stitch two proud, longtime rivals into a single high school. Drain-area residents...
Map Has Steep Contours
Byline: The Register-Guard Take away Eugene, and Lane County looks like the rest of Oregon in its vote on Measure 30, the statewide tax increase measure that voters defeated on Feb. 3. Lane County has 83 voting precincts, and of those, 26 - fewer...
More Fuzzy Math
Byline: The Register-Guard So which is it: 644,000 workers who will lose rights to collect overtime for working more than 40 hours under new Bush administration rules, as Department of Labor studies indicate, or 8 million, as the Economic Policy...
No. 1 Eagles Blast North Lake
Byline: Jeff Smith The Register-Guard BLUE RIVER - The packed crowd had barely settled into their seats. Visiting North Lake was still shaking off the stiffness of a four-hour bus ride. And, in what seemed like the blink of an eye, No. 1 McKenzie...
Obituaries
Byline: The Register-Guard Marietta Campbell COTTAGE GROVE - A memorial service will be held March 2 for Marietta Campbell of Cottage Grove, who died Feb. 27 of cancer. She was 49. Campbell was born Jan. 5, 1955, in Cottage Grove, to Gene...
On a Brutal Tour, Pianist Can't Wait to Get to Eugene
Byline: Fred Crafts The Register-Guard For Russian pianist Yuri Rozum, this U.S. tour with the Moscow State Radio Symphony Orchestra and Chorus has been like a death march. "I can't wait to get to Eugene - if I'm still alive," an exhausted Rozum...
Oregon Grinds out Another Win
Byline: Bob Rodman The Register-Guard Riding the Stanford wave was not as easy as the 77-62 number the Ducks did on California might seem. It is true that the Oregon women's basketball team made some hay off the Bears on Saturday at McArthur...
Performance Notes
Byline: The Register-Guard Free noonhour concert highlights `Pinafore' Musical merriment from Gilbert and Sullivan's "HMS Pinafore" will be featured at the SHOcase Concert at 12:15 p.m. Thursday in the Hult Center lobby. Eugene Opera artistic...
Sculptor and Art Defy Classification
Byline: Paul Denison The Register-Guard Here's what Jerry Harris will tell you about his solo show at the Jacobs Gallery, opening Friday. It will include 15 new sculptures in various materials, ranging from 3 feet to 5 feet 8 inches in height,...
Sheldon Outlasts North Medford to Earn Repeat Bid to State
Byline: Curtis Anderson The Register-Guard The early shots didn't fall and the patented scoring run never came. But the Sheldon girls basketball team still found a way to sneak past visiting North Medford on Saturday to earn a second consecutive...
Special Agent Looks Very Familiar
Byline: Karen McCowan The Register-Guard There's something familiar about FBI special agent Dawna Shepherd, lead character in a series of short stories published by Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine. Take her physical description in "Hokey Pokey...
Spring Will Bring a Bloom to Eugene Music Scene
Byline: Fred Crafts The Register-Guard Look who's coming our way - Joan Baez, Wynton Marsalis, Cassandra Wilson, Maria Jette, Brad Mehldau, Wayne Shorter, Edgar Meyer, Tom Paxton, James Paul, Dave Douglas, Alasdair Fraser, Jay Ungar and David Holt....
`The Passion' Stirs Deep Feelings
Byline: Bob Welch / The Register-Guard Only three movies have left me feeling emotionally seared, mildly sickened and slightly guilty - and yet the richer for it. One is `Schindler's List,' Steven Spielberg's film on the Holocaust. One is `Saving...
This Week at the Uo
Byline: The Register-Guard TODAY Humanities symposium - 8 p.m. Susan Niditch, a professor of religion at Amherst College, discusses "War In the Hebrew Bible: Historical, Literary and Ideological Considerations" as part of a two-day symposium...
Thurston Students Line Up a Program of One-Acts
Byline: The Register-Guard A musical adaptation of a children's favorite, a contemporary spin on romance and a festival of wacky plays will be explored in productions opening on local stages this week. Act I Festival Thurston High School ...
Titans Moving on to Semis
Byline: The Register-Guard KENNEWICK, Wash. - It's two down, two to go for the Lane women's basketball team. The Titans advanced to the semifinals of the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges women's basketball tournament Saturday...
UO Concerts Range from Cantatas to Computers
Byline: The Register-Guard This week at the University of Oregon School of Music, 961 E. 18th Ave. University Singers and University Symphony Today, EMU Ballroom ``Carmina Burana,'' the dramatic cantata by German composer Carl Orff,...
UO Wrestlers Chase Individual Glory
Byline: Chris Hansen The Register-Guard The regular season, which was long and difficult for Oregon as a team, is finally over and the focus now shifts to the individual. PAC-10 WRESTLING The Ducks are set to participate in the 45th annual...
When Cabin Fever Hits Kids, Create Special Time at Home
Byline: BIRTH TO THREE By Sylvia Lee For The Register-Guard CORRECTION (ran 3/02/04): Newspaper end rolls may be purchased from Weyerhaeuser Recycling, next to the Glenwood Receiving station, 3100 E. 17th Ave. in Glenwood. End rolls are not available...
World Traveler Drawn to Own Backyard
Byline: BEEN THERE By Jim Boyd The Register-Guard Traveler: Attorney Jim Harrang, 80, of Eugene, has had a lifetime of outdoor adventures. He served in World War II as one of the ski troops with the 10th Mountain Division in Italy. After he returned...