Byline: The Register-Guard
Weekly police sweep arrests five people
Eugene police arrested five people, found a runaway and handed out 55 citations Friday and Saturday nights in the west university neighborhood.
Fewer citations were issued in the west university area on Friday because officers spent much of their time that evening responding to a loud and disorderly party in the 2300 block of Agate Street.
Over the two nights, 26 underage drinkers were ticketed for possession of alcohol, 12 for open container, five for noise violations, four for furnishing alcohol, three for allowing underage drinking, two for driving under the influence of alcohol, two for criminal trespass, and one for interfering with police.
Arrests were made of persons charged with having an open container, interfering with police, furnishing alcohol, criminal trespass, and having an outstanding warrant.
The focused police patrol, begun after a neighborhood riot last month, consisted of nine police officers and a sergeant.
Twenty of those cited identified themselves as University of Oregon students.
Former hostage talks on Middle East
A free public lecture titled "What Went Wrong? The Road to Baghdad," will be given today by University of Oregon alumnus Victor Tomseth, who was one of 52 Americans held hostage in Iran in 1979.
The lecture will review two decades of developments in the Middle East that culminated in the attacks of Sept. 11, the ensuing intervention in Afghanistan and the prospect of war in Iraq.
Tomseth, who retired as U.S. ambassador to Laos after a long career in foreign service, will discuss issues relating to Islam, terrorism, international security, world politics and U.S. foreign policy.
The 3:30 p.m. lecture will be held in the Browsing Room of the UO Knight Library, 1501 Kincaid St. …