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Articles from March 11, 2004

A Constitution for Iraq
Byline: The Register-Guard Constitutions are always born on wobbly legs; the framers of the U.S. Constitution harbored doubts that it would last long. Similar doubts greeted Monday's signing of a new interim constitution in Iraq by members of the...
BACK at MAC!
Byline: Steve Mims The Register-Guard There was a protest and some petitions passed around Eugene when the Oregon School Activities Association moved the Class 4A boys basketball tournament to Portland following the 1965 season. Thirty-nine years...
Children of Gay Marriage Do Just Fine, Thanks
Byline: GUEST VIEWPOINT By Toby Hill-Meyer For The Register-Guard In the debate over same-sex marriage, the discussion often turns to children. Some claim that because it is "impossible" for same-sex couples to have children, they ought not be allowed...
Civic Leaders Sound Battering Alert
Byline: Bill Bishop The Register-Guard Spurred by 11 deaths in six months linked to domestic violence in Lane County, more than 100 civic leaders called Wednesday for a comprehensive community response that reaches into workplaces, neighborhoods...
Council Votes to Review City Toxics Law
Byline: Edward Russo The Register-Guard The push for a review of Eugene's Toxics Right-To-Know law sparked sharp exchanges on the City Council on Wednesday, with a minority of councilors fearing a move may be afoot to scuttle the controversial hazardous-chemical...
Courthouse Site's Sale Should Close Next Week
Byline: Randi Bjornstad The Register-Guard Sometime next week, the city of Eugene and the federal General Services Administration will close the deal on the 4.5-acre property that will become the site of the new Wayne L. Morse U.S. Courthouse. ...
Ducks' Depth Could Be Key
Byline: Bob Clark The Register-Guard LOS ANGELES - Been here. Done this. But does what Oregon accomplished a year ago in winning the Pac-10 tournament title really matter much this time around? `It helps our confidence,' Luke Jackson said....
Ducks Get Their Feet Wet in Staples Center
Byline: UO NOTEBOOK By Bob Clark The Register-Guard LOS ANGELES - Though three Pac-10 teams passed on their opportunity to practice at the Staples Center on Wednesday, Oregon used its allotted 55 minutes to get a feel for the home of the Los Angeles...
Ducks Have a Dream at Pac-10 Tourney
Byline: Ron Bellamy / The Register-Guard LOS ANGELES - So this would be Oregon's nightmare against California this afternoon in the Pac-10 Conference men's basketball tournament at Staples Center: Cal's Amit Tamir, who scored 43 points against...
For Half a Day, Let Teenagers Be Teenagers
Byline: Bob Welch / The Register-Guard When I tell you that hundreds of South Eugene High students plan to leave school early today and march to the University of Oregon, you might be wondering: Anti-U.S. militarism? Cruelty to animals? Corporate...
For the Record
Byline: The Register-Guard Deaths Augdon - Owen E. Augdon, 67, of Springfield, died March 8. Visitation will be at 1 p.m., followed by the funeral at 2 p.m., Friday at Springfield Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home. Bonney - June Koch Bonney,...
Glide's Fourth-Quarter Slide Proves Costly
Byline: Chris Hansen The Register-Guard CORVALLIS - As the final seconds of the third quarter ticked rapidly away, Glide's Amy Croll raced down the far side of the court and just as she passed the center line, Croll launched a shot that banked in...
Heat Exposure Suspected in Death
Byline: Susan Palmer The Register-Guard Linn County sheriff's investigators are continuing their inquiry into the death of a 7-month-old boy who died while alone in a parked car, but believe that heat exposure may have played a role in the baby's...
New School Named after Chavez
Byline: Anne Williams The Register-Guard CORRECTION (ran 3/12/04): Supporters of the name Cesar Chavez Elementary School chanted "Si se puede!" - "It can be done!" - at a Wednesday school board meeting. The word "puede" was misspelled in some editions...
Obituaries
Byline: The Register-Guard Wayne Tracy A graveside service will be held today, March 11, for Wayne Leroy Tracy of Eugene, who died March 7 of age-related causes. He was 86. Tracy was born Dec. 18, 1917, in Canyon City to Earl and Bessie Finlayson...
Offense Deserts Billies at Wrong Time
Byline: Chris Hansen The Register-Guard CORVALLIS - Weeks ago, on the eve of the postseason, Pleasant Hill head coach Bill Neal talked about how important defense is for a team with championship dreams. Of course, defense isn't the only thing....
Ontario Star Heads off Marist with a Pass
Byline: Jeff Smith The Register-Guard CORVALLIS - On the one play Marist finally forced the ball out of Maggie Davidson-Smith's hands, the Ontario standout still found a way to stick it to the Spartans. There was little doubt who the Tigers were...
Osaa 4a Boys Tournament Outlook
Byline: The Register-Guard A TEAM-BY-TEAM LOOK AT THE STATE'S FINAL EIGHT South Eugene Coach: Dave Hancock. Record: 21-5, Midwestern League champions at 13-3. How they got here: The Axemen opened the league schedule with nine straight...
Outdoors Briefly
Byline: The Register-Guard EDITOR'S NOTE This week's Outdoors report has been condensed to make room for expanded coverage of the OSAA high school basketball tournaments. The full report will resume next Thursday. NEWS AND NOTES Fund-raisers...
Packwood's Party
Byline: The Register-Guard When Bob Packwood organized the first Dorchester Conference 40 years ago, the Oregon Republican Party was coming into a period of dominance. Today, for the first time in a century, Democrats hold a monopoly on statewide...
Parners in Style Thrive on Fifth Avenue
Byline: RETAIL NOTEBOOK By Lewis Taylor The Register-Guard When Meera Willis opened her Eugene shoe shop in November 2001, she had high hopes for the north side of Fifth Avenue, between High and Pearl streets, across from the Fifth Street Public...
Resident Develops Friendly Plan
Byline: Sherri Buri McDonald The Register-Guard Mel Bankoff, founder of salsa maker Emerald Valley Kitchen, is thinking about trying his hand at real estate development in his own south Eugene neighborhood. Bankoff will meet with city development...
Student Acquitted of Assault Charges
Byline: Winston Ross The Register-Guard COQUILLE - A former North Bend High School football player was acquitted Wednesday of 12 counts of sexual assault after the judge ruled that his behavior was crude, but not criminal. The verdict means that...
Tillamook Too Much for Olds, Bulldogs
Byline: Jeff Smith The Register-Guard CORVALLIS - If she wasn't diving on the floor for a loose ball, she was driving through the lane and drawing a hard foul. There wasn't much junior Janee Olds didn't do Wednesday afternoon, and it pained her...
Torrey Puts Drive to Serve in Neutral
Byline: Edward Russo The Register-Guard You can take the man out of political office, but you can't take politics out of the man. Eugene Mayor Jim Torrey recently abandoned plans to run for Oregon secretary of state, after deciding earlier not...
Victim's Sister Says System Failed
Byline: Bill Bishop The Register-Guard Holding a framed photo of her murdered sister, Anmarie Ruiz said Wednesday that her sister, Paula Benitez, died because a prosecutor's request to hold the killer in jail went unheard. No one immediately...