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Oregon state workers to vote on union contract

Tens of thousands of workers represented by Oregon’s top two state employees’ unions are preparing to vote this month on a proposed union contract for the 2011-13 biennium.

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Great Summer weather for your Sunday. The week ahead is looking about the same.

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Advisories: NONE AT THIS TIME.

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The upper air flow continues to be onshore and that means don’t look for any serous changes in the weather through most of next week. Weak waves will move onshore only to bring the chance of coastal drizzle mainly Thursday night and Friday.

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Here are your detailed forecasts.**

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Forecast for the Southern and lower Mid Willamette Valley including Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis: Partly cloudy this AM, mostly sunny this afternoon, clear tonight, partly cloudy in the AM Monday, sunny in the afternoon, mostly clear Monday night, mostly sunny Tuesday, then mostly clear again Tuesday night highs near 82 lows near 50. Mostly sunny Wednesday through Friday with mostly clear nights, partly cloudy Saturday AM, then mostly sunny Saturday afternoon highs 85-80 lows near 52. (seasonal averages high 84 low 52)

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Forecast for the Umpqua Basin including Roseburg: Sunny this AM, mostly sunny in the afternoon, mostly clear tonight, mostly sunny Monday, mostly clear Monday night, mostly sunny Tuesday, then mostly clear Tuesday night highs 84-80-85 lows 55-52. Mostly sunny Wednesday, mostly clear at night, sunny Thursday, clear Thursday night, patchy AM fog then sunny Friday afternoon, mostly clear in the evening, mostly cloudy with patchy fog late Friday night and Saturday AM, then mostly sunny Saturday afternoon highs near 85 lows near 55. (seasonal averages high 86 low 56)

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Forecast for the South Oregon Coast including Coos Bay and North Bend: Mostly cloudy this AM, partly cloudy this afternoon and evening, mostly cloudy late tonight and Monday AM, mostly sunny Monday afternoon, mostly clear in the evening, mostly cloudy late Monday night and Tuesday AM, mostly sunny in the afternoon, then partly Tuesday night with patchy fog late highs 60-66 lows near 53. Partly cloudy with early AM and late night fog Wednesday through Thursday night, mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of rain and drizzle Friday AM, partly cloudy with patchy lingering fog Friday afternoon, mostly cloudy Friday night and Saturday AM with patchy fog, then mostly sunny Saturday afternoon highs near 66 lows near 53. (seasonal averages high 65 low 53).

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Forecast for the Cascades of Lane County:  Sunny  today, mostly clear tonight, mostly sunny Monday, mostly clear Monday night, sunny Tuesday, then clear Tuesday night free air freezing level 14,000 ft. today and tonight, 13,000 ft. Monday,  then 14,000 ft. Monday night through Tuesday night highs near 73 lows near 45. Mostly sunny Wednesday through Saturday with mostly clear nights free air freezing level 14,000 ft. Wednesday through Thursday night, then 15,000 ft. Friday through Saturday highs 75-70 lows 44-48.

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**Because weather forecasting is a combination of science, intuition, and timing there can be no absolute guarantees that individual forecasts will be 100% accurate. Nature is in a constant state of flux and sudden unexpected weather events can happen.

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Man sues over teeth cleaning at LCC

A Dexter man has filed a $350,000 lawsuit against Lane Community College, alleging that a dental hygiene student burned holes through his gums and “into bone” while cleaning his teeth at the school’s dental clinic in November 2009. Scott Ritchie’s lawsuit charges that he suffered the injuries when an ultrasonic …


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Eugene Emeralds muster three hits, fall 1-0 to Tri-City Dust Devils

The Eugene Emeralds’ offensive outburst lasted all of one game.

After a 10-8 win against the Tri-City Dust Devils Thursday night, the Emeralds mustered only three hits in a 1-0 loss to the same opponent in the final game of their five-game series.

“They’ve got a great team, great pitching, and I’m glad to have been able to win the series against them,” first-year Emeralds manager Pat Murphy said. “We’ve got to have a better effort than we did tonight. All the credit goes to the pitching staff for sure, but we’ve got to do a better job to set the tone early in the game.”

Dust Devils starter Tyler Gagnon had a fantastic performance, throwing seven shutout innings, giving up three hits and a walk while striking out seven.

The Emeralds pitching was similarly effective, with the notable exception of one pitch in the fourth inning from reliever Mark Pope that was hit out of the ballpark by Dust Devils shortstop Taylor Featherston.

Emeralds starter Colin Rea went three innings, getting out of a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the first inning before reaching his pitch limit. He gave up three hits and two walks and struck out two Dust Devils.

Featherston’s two-out solo home run to left-center field in the fourth inning, the game’s only scoring, was the only blemish on the record of Pope, who gave up three hits and a walk in three innings of work, striking out one.

Emeralds third baseman Travis Whitmore broke up Gagnon’s perfect game in the fourth inning with a two-out bunt single down the third-base line that barely stayed fair. Emeralds left fielder Jose Dore hit a bloop single to lead off the sixth inning, but was stranded there after his teammates went down in order.

In relief of Pope, Emeralds reliever Jeremy Gigliotti threw perfect seventh and eighth innings with a strikeout in each, and Kyle Brule did the same thing in the ninth.

Eugene came closest to scoring in the bottom of the seventh inning when shortstop Jace Peterson drew a leadoff walk and got to third base on a double down the third-base line from right fielder Lee Orr. However, catcher Matt Colantonio struck out swinging on a ball in the dirt, and then Peterson was tagged out trying to score on center fielder Kyle Gaedele’s grounder to shortstop. Pinch hitter Cole Tyrell flew out to left field to end the inning. Gaedele was the Emeralds’ last baserunner of the night.

“We’re the lowest-hitting team in the league,” Murphy said. “It’s been our nemesis.”

Eugene, which holds a one-game lead over Tri-City for the best record in the Northwest League, is set to embark upon an eight-game road trip, starting with three games against the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes before a five-game set against the Boise Hawks.

Armed man steals purse

Police are seeking the public’s help in capturing a man who grabbed a woman’s purse at a Eugene deli Saturday and then pointed a gun at people who tried to chase him down. The incident happened at 3:30 p.m. at Richard’s Deli, 3666 W. 11th Ave. After grabbing the purse, …


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Pleasant Summer weather continues for the rest of the weekend well into next week.

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Sorry, but no winner this week. Here is the question stated again. We all know that polluted air is not good for you. What event occurred in October of 1948 that proved that idea? Here is the answer. The event occurred in Donora, Pennsylvania, about 30 miles South of Pittsburgh. A stagnant air mass allowed pollution levels to build over the town. Half of the population of 14,000 people became ill and 20 people died. Early evidence over 60 years ago that air pollution can kill. I’ll have a new weekly weather quiz question for you starting next Monday. Please remember to post your answer as a comment by clicking on “no comments /comments” in the upper right hand portion of this page under the caption, then add your comment. The first person to post the correct answer will win a week of free personalized  weather forecasts tailored to your needs. The answer has to be a comment to win. An email answer will not count.

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Advisories: NONE AT THIS TIME.

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The upper air flow continues to be onshore and that means don’t look for any serous changes in the weather through most of next week. Weak waves will move onshore only to bring the chance of coastal drizzle mainly Thursday night and Friday.

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Here are your detailed forecasts.**

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Forecast for the Southern and lower Mid Willamette Valley including Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis: Mostly clear tonight, partly cloudy in the AM, mostly sunny Sunday afternoon, clear Sunday night, partly cloudy in the AM Monday, sunny in the afternoon, mostly clear Monday night, mostly sunny Tuesday, then mostly clear again Tuesday night lows near 50 highs near 82. Mostly sunny Wednesday through Friday with mostly clear nights, partly cloudy Saturday AM, then mostly sunny Saturday afternoon highs 85-80 lows near 52. (seasonal averages high 84 low 52)

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Forecast for the Umpqua Basin including Roseburg: Mostly clear this evening, partly cloudy tonight, sunny Sunday, mostly sunny in the afternoon, mostly clear Sunday night, mostly sunny Monday, mostly clear Monday night, mostly sunny Tuesday, then mostly clear Tuesday night lows 55-52 highs 84-80-85. Mostly sunny Wednesday, mostly clear at night, sunny Thursday, clear Thursday night, patchy AM fog then sunny Friday afternoon, mostly clear in the evening, mostly cloudy with patchy fog late Friday night and Saturday AM, then mostly sunny Saturday afternoon highs near 85 lows near 55. (seasonal averages high 86 low 56)

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Forecast for the South Oregon Coast including Coos Bay and North Bend: Partly cloudy this evening, mostly cloudy tonight and Sunday AM, partly cloudy Sunday afternoon and evening, mostly cloudy late Sunday night and Monday AM, mostly sunny Monday afternoon, mostly clear in the evening, mostly cloudy late Monday night and Tuesday AM, mostly sunny in the afternoon, then partly Tuesday night with patchy fog late lows near 53 highs 60-66. Partly cloudy with early AM and late night fog Wednesday through Thursday night, mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of rain and drizzle Friday AM, partly cloudy with patchy lingering fog Friday afternoon, mostly cloudy Friday night and Saturday AM with patchy fog, then mostly sunny Saturday afternoon highs near 66 lows near 53. (seasonal averages high 65 low 53).

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Forecast for the Cascades of Lane County: Mostly clear tonight, Sunny Sunday, mostly clear Sunday night, mostly sunny Monday, mostly clear Monday night, sunny Tuesday, then clear Tuesday night free air freezing level 14,000 ft. tonight through Sunday night, 13,000 ft. Monday and Monday night, then 14,000 ft. Tuesday and Tuesday night lows near 45 highs 73-76. Mostly sunny Wednesday through Saturday with mostly clear nights free air freezing level 14,000 ft. Wednesday through Thursday night, then 15,000 ft. Friday through Saturday highs 75-70 lows 44-48.

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**Because weather forecasting is a combination of science, intuition, and timing there can be no absolute guarantees that individual forecasts will be 100% accurate. Nature is in a constant state of flux and sudden unexpected weather events can happen.

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Get your local Eugene-Springfield news on-line at EugeneDailyNews.com.

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Plane crashes on McKenzie; no injuries

A Texas man walked away from a plane that crashed in the McKenzie River Saturday morning near Springfield.

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Look for lots of sunshine and pleasant temperatures for your weekend and into next week too.

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Sorry, but no winner this week. Here is the question stated again. We all know that polluted air is not good for you. What event occurred in October of 1948 that proved that idea? Here is the answer. The event occurred in Donora, Pennsylvania, about 30 miles South of Pittsburgh. A stagnant air mass allowed pollution levels to build over the town. Half of the population of 14,000 people became ill and 20 people died. Early evidence over 60 years ago that air pollution can kill. I’ll have a new weekly weather quiz question for you starting next Monday. Please remember to post your answer as a comment by clicking on “no comments /comments” in the upper right hand portion of this page under the caption, then add your comment. The first person to post the correct answer will win a week of free personalized  weather forecasts tailored to your needs. The answer has to be a comment to win. An email answer will not count.

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Advisories: NONE AT THIS TIME.

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The upper air flow continues to be onshore and that means don’t look for any serous changes in the weather through most of next week.

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Here are your detailed forecasts.**

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Forecast for the Southern and lower Mid Willamette Valley including Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis: A mix of clouds and sun this AM, mostly sunny in the afternoon, mostly clear tonight, mostly sunny Sunday, mostly clear Sunday night, partly cloudy in the AM Monday, then mostly clear Monday night highs near 82 lows 50-48. Mostly sunny Tuesday through Thursday with mostly clear nights, partly cloudy Thursday night, then a min of clouds and sun Friday AM and mostly sunny Friday afternoon highs 80-85 cooling to near 80 Friday lows near 52. (seasonal averages high 84 low 52)

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Forecast for the Umpqua Basin including Roseburg: Mostly cloudy with patchy fog this AM with a slight (20%) chance of light rain and drizzle, sunny this afternoon, partly cloudy in the evening, mostly clear tonight, sunny Sunday AM, partly cloudy in the afternoon and evening, mostly clear Sunday night, mostly sunny Monday, then mostly clear Monday night highs near 85 lows 55-53. Partly cloudy Monday and Monday night, mostly sunny Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday with mostly clear nights, patchy AM fog then sunny Friday afternoon highs near 85 lows 53-56. (seasonal averages high 86 low 56)

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Forecast for the South Oregon Coast including Coos Bay and North Bend: Mostly cloudy this AM with patchy coastal fog, a slight (20%) chance of AM rain and drizzle inland, sunny this afternoon, partly cloudy in the evening, mostly cloudy tonight and Sunday AM, partly cloudy Sunday afternoon and evening, then mostly cloudy Sunday night through Monday night highs 63-66 lows 53-50. Mostly cloudy Tuesday AM, mostly sunny Tuesday afternoon, partly cloudy with late night and early AM fog Tuesday night through Thursday night, mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of rain and drizzle Friday AM, then partly cloudy with patchy lingering fog Friday afternoon highs 64-66 lows near 53. (seasonal averages high 65 low 53).

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Forecast for the Cascades of Lane County: Mostly sunny today, Sunday, and Monday with mostly clear nights free air freezing level 14,000 ft. today through Sunday night, then 13,000 ft. Monday and Monday night highs 72-75 lows near 45. Mostly sunny Tuesday through Friday free air freezing level 14,000 ft. Tuesday through Thursday night, then 15,000 ft. Friday highs 75-70 lows 44-48.

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**Because weather forecasting is a combination of science, intuition, and timing there can be no absolute guarantees that individual forecasts will be 100% accurate. Nature is in a constant state of flux and sudden unexpected weather events can happen.

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Get your local Eugene-Springfield news on-line at EugeneDailyNews.com.

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Eugene Emeralds’ offensive eruption leads to 10-8 win over Tri-City Dust Devils

After combining for four runs in their previous two games, the Eugene Emeralds and Tri-City Dust Devils had an offensive explosion Friday night, with the Emeralds coming out on top 10-8.

“I’m proud of the guys, they scored 10 runs,” first-year Emeralds manager Pat Murphy said. “They’re just a good defensive team. They pitch well and swing the bat well. They’re a well-rounded team. It’s a good victory for us.”

The Emeralds opened the scoring in a bizarre way in the bottom of the first inning when second baseman Justin Miller hit a single to right field with shortstop Jace Peterson on second base. Tri-City right fielder Juan Crousset threw home to try and get Peterson, but it sailed 15 feet into the netting behind home plate, allowing Miller to advance to second base. Dust Devils catcher Ryan Casteel threw to third base to try and cut Miller down, but his throw sailed past the base and into left field, allowing Miller to score.

Tri-City put a run on the board in the top of the second inning when third baseman Jayson Langfels hit a first-pitch leadoff home run to left-center field off Emeralds starter Juan Herrera, who would not surrender another baserunner until the fifth inning.

Eugene got that run back in the bottom of the inning when diminutive catcher Jeremy Rodriguez scored from second base on a one-out single to right field from Peterson.

Former Oregon pitcher Erik Stavert got the start for Tri-City — his first with the team this season — going two innings and giving up three runs on four hits with two walks and a strikeout.

“Usually, a kid’s first outing in pro ball goes one way or another,” Murphy said. “I know the kid’s better than what he pitched, but we took advantage, that was good, and we swung the bat good.”

The Emeralds broke the game open in the fourth inning when they sent 10 batters to the plate, scoring six runs against Dust Devils reliever Nelson Gonzalez. After a one-out walk, left fielder Jose Dore scored on a single to left field from center fielder Kyle Gaedele. Miller drove Gaedele in on a line-drive single to left field, before Peterson and Miller were driven in on a two-run triple into the right field corner from third baseman Travis Whitmore.

“He just missed with a fastball in; I thought he was going to come in again,” Whitmore said. “He did and left it out over the plate a little bit, and it topspun itself into the corner.”

After first baseman Zach Kometani was hit by Gonzalez, Tri-City put in pitcher Chris Dennis, who promptly served up a two-run double to designated hitter Matt Colantonio, who was a last-minute replacement for Dan Killian, who was suffering from flu-like symptoms.

With a layoff of more than half an hour between innings, Herrera struggled to regain the control that had allowed him to strike out seven batters without issuing a walk. Herrera walked the leadoff hitter in the fifth inning, Casteel, and then threw a wild pitch to allow him to get to second base. Crousset hit into a fielder’s choice, with Casteel tagged out at third base.

“Herrera was lights-out for four and then the long layoff, he couldn’t get back on track,” Murphy said.

After that, the Dust Devils began a hit parade, running off four straight base hits and plating four runs in the process. Tri-City pinch hitter Matt Argyropoulos capped off the scoring with an infield single to score center fielder Brian Humphries, making the score 9-6 in favor of Eugene.

The Emeralds put another run up in the bottom of the fifth inning when Whitmore hit a bases-loaded single to score Rodriguez from third base.

“Whitmore has also played very, very well as of late,” Murphy said. “It’s been about five, six games in a row, he’s been really good.”

The Dust Devils scored a run in the eighth inning when Crousset hit a two-out triple and was driven in on a single from shortstop Taylor Featherston.

Tri-City made the ninth inning interesting, scoring a run off Eugene closer Chris Wilkes’ wild pitch with two outs, narrowing the lead to 10-8. However, Wilkes coaxed a deep flyout to center field from Casteel with runners on first and second to end the game.

The Emeralds have the best record in the Northwest League by two games over the Dust Devils, and the two teams meet for the final game of their five-game series Saturday night at 7 p.m. at PK Park.

Injured man found near train tracks remains in ICU

SPRINGFIELD — A critically injured man who was found lying on the ground near the railroad tracks in Springfield earlier this week remains in a hospital’s intensive care unit, and police say they don’t yet know how he sustained the injuries. “We still have no idea if he jumped, fell …


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17 & under hunters now required to wear blaze orange in Oregon

As summer begins to wind down and hunters gear up for the fall season, a big rule change is coming along impacting Oregon’s population of youth hunters 17 and under…

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Grass Field Catches Fire Near Eugene Paper Mill

EUGENE, Ore. — A field of grass at Seneca and West 5th caught fire just after 5 p.m. Friday.

 

Crews were able to get it under control within the hour.

 

It happened about 30 feet away from the paper mill, Emerald Forest Products.

 

The cause of the fire is unknown.

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