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May 9 – Evening Update

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Headlines for a blustery May 9th:

Tim Chuey: Mostly cloudy this evening, partly cloudy with patchy fog late tonight and early Tuesday AM, mostly sunny Tuesday afternoon, partly cloudy Tuesday night.

EWEB Plans Morning Power Outage Tuesday
Some Eugene residents may way to plan ahead for a planned power outage Tuesday morning. Eugene Water & Electric Board will shut the power off in the downtown area and univeristy district at 4:30 am to make repairs.

Restaurant to donate revenue for slain officer
A Springfield restaurant is holding a fundraiser for the family of a slain Eugene police officer Chris Kilcullen.

Ore. Senate votes to block sales of ‘suicide kits’
The bill was introduced after a 29-year-old Eugene man took his own life with the help of a suicide kit he purchased online for $60.

Oregon city considers protections for service animals attacked by dangerous dogs
A Eugene city commission is looking at a new city ordinance intended to protect service dogs from other dangerous dogs.

Eugene Train Station Receives $1.5M for Improvements
The train station was awarded $1.5 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) funds. The money will be used to design a layover facility that will accommodate more passengers and freight rail service.

Women in lower income brackets fearing aging prejudice seek cheap Botox, risk …
Paula, a Eugene cocktail waitress whose “getting age remarks” at 44, admits to getting Botox injections at a local strip mall because she can’t afford typical treatments that cost upwards of $1300.

Carlos Castaneda anniversaries evoke Sixties consciousness
On Saturday, May 22, 1971 – some 40 years ago – the famed Sixties writer Carlos Castaneda traveled to see Don Juan Matus, a Yaqui Indian teacher and a possible alien being, “with whom I had been associated since 1961,” writes Castaneda.

Group Plans For Passenger Rail In Oregon
A new vision for a high-speed passenger rail in Oregon will take shape this summer. Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy announced she and a Portland developer are putting together an advisory group appointed by the Governor.

Hoax or not, Carlos Castaneda persists in popularity after 40 yrs.

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