June 7 – Morning Headlines
Tim Chuey Weather: – Lots of clouds with some sun and a slight chance of showers for your Tuesday and Wednesday, then it is back to more sun and warmer temperatures.
Councilor wants to Pledge – If Oregon legislators and schoolchildren routinely recite the Pledge of Allegiance, Eugene City Councilor Mike Clark says the City Council should, too.
Rail Crossing closing for repairs – Railroad crossingclosed for repairs The Union Pacific railroad crossing at Awbrey Lane will be closed from 7 a.m. today until 5 p.m. Thursday while repairs are made to the tracks at the crossing.
LTD will try to hold down cost this year – Lane Transit District’s budget for the coming fiscal year calls for holding the line on employee costs and spending reserves until the economy recovers, a spokesman said this week.
Parent church sues Lighthouse over membership, finances – An 80-year-old Eugene church and its pastors have been targeted in a lawsuit by their parent organization, the Pacific Region of Open Bible Churches, also based in Eugene.
Helpers assaulted after accident – Two people have been charged with assaulting several people who tried to help them after their pickup crashed Sunday evening north of Florence, state police said. The suspects — as well as a third adult who was in the Dodge pickup when it crashed — were intoxicated at the time, officials said.
EWEB board mulls censure of outspoken commissioner – EWEB commissioners moved into uncharted waters last month when they voted to consider censuring one of their own members. But this isn’t Congress, and the utility has no rules for a public rebuke of elected officials. The dispute centers on the long-running friction between commissioners Rich Cunningham and Joann Ernst.
Bill to ease car sharing passes Senate – A bill that would remove some of the insurance barriers to community-based car-sharing cruised through the Oregon Senate on Monday on a comfortable 25-3 vote. Current laws allow Oregonians to lend their cars to whomever they please. But if the person borrowing the vehicle gets into an accident, it is the owner’s insurance rates that increase. Under House Bill 3149, individuals could rent their car temporarily to friends or neighbors, through the intermediary of a car-sharing service, without having to worry about seeing their insurance premiums rise.
Vets say horse virus episode easing – State veterinarians for Washington and Oregon say it appears that a recent outbreak of a potentially fatal horse virus has been contained.
Eugene group aims to network, boost local media, video & visual arts industry work – A cast and crew call in the mid-Willamette Valley for one Eugene group, looking to connect with seasoned veterans and future professionals in the visual arts and production industries to help enhance and bring more work to Oregon’s media industry. The Eugene non-profit networking group named “Mid-Oregon Production Arts Network,” or MOPAN, has spent the last several years publishing a sort-of “yellow pages” of people, groups and businesses associated with the visual arts and video production industries.
Pig helps Oregon school waste not, want not – Theodore’s favorite foods are apples, carrots and bread. He’ll eat egg shells and banana peels, but he really doesn’t like citrus peels.
UO: Food fight did $1K damage – A food fight in a University of Oregon dining hall did $1,000 worth of damage.