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March 2013

How Mark Helfrich’s subtle changes as Oregon football coach could change the Ducks’ offense this season

On Tuesday morning, spring practice for the Oregon football team begins, and with it the dawn of a new era for the program. No longer will Chip Kelly be running the Ducks, or their offense. Now at the helm is Mark Helfrich, who has promised that almost every change to …

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Cranor and Hallock Use Momentum to Cruise to Wins

Kara Hallock and Thomas Cranor placed first in the heptathlon and decathlon, respectively, as the Lane Titans outmatched Southwestern Oregon Community College at the Lane Multi Qualifier this past Saturday and Sunday.

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Crash of stolen car leads to power outage for EWEB customers

A total of 183 Eugene Water & Electric Board residential customers awoke to no power on Easter morning after a stolen car struck a power pole on Royal Avenue east of Oak Hill Cemetery Road. The vehicle, a silver sedan, was stolen within the Eugene city limits sometime late Friday …

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Woman files whistleblower lawsuit

A former Versalogic employee is suing the company for $700,000, claiming she was fired after reporting unwanted advances by a fellow worker. The suit was filed in Lane County Circuit Court by an attorney for Karina Pedder, who worked at the tech company last year before it moved most of …

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Crash victims’ family & local businesses plan memorial at W. 11th & Bertelsen intersection

Four years after a deadly car crash killed four people in west Eugene, family members of the victims and local businesses are coming together with a new plan to build…

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More clouds and possible thunderstorms this evening with a chance of showers Monday. Sunshine returns Tuesday.

_______________     No winner this week. Here is my weekly weather quiz question for the last time. What is a “Microburst?” Here is the correct answer. A “Microburst” is a convective downdraft with an affected outflow area of less than 2½ miles wide and peak winds lasting less than 5 minutes. Microbursts may induce dangerous […]

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Cross on war memorial in city park stirs emotions in Coos Bay

COOS BAY — To many people in Coos Bay, a cross atop a Vietnam War memorial in a public park honors the fallen soldiers who served in that war decades ago. To others, though, that cross is a symbol of exclusion, blurring the lines between church and state. The memorial …

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Right of way annexation could spur Glenwood development

GLENWOOD — At first glance, Springfield’s plan to annex two strips of Franklin Boulevard right of way doesn’t seem like a major step. But the 2.1 miles comprises all of Franklin Boulevard right of way within Glenwood. And, if the Springfield City Council votes Monday in favor of the Franklin …

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The HOPES 19th Conference

The Holistic Options for Planet Earth Sustainability (HOPES) conference is an annual event, held every April by the Ecological Design Center, a student group at the University of Oregon. Inaugurated in 1994, the conference is an opportunity for students, faculty, community members, and visiting scholars to discuss the relationship between ecology and design, and how this connection can produce sustainable buildings.

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