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New Duck Video Released

EUGENE, Ore. — For the past two years, Duck anthems and music videos have gone viral on YouTube, and this year is no exception.

 

A Portland hip-hop artist just released a new Duck-themed song, trying to get it out to fans before fall camp.  It’s called “O-Time.”

 

Could this be the next song to get stuck in your head?

 

It started with Supwitchugirl’s “I Love My Ducks” song before the ’09 Rose Bowl.

 

Then Supwitchugirl came out with another smash hit in time for last year’s ESPN GameDay.

 

And if imitation is the biggest form of flattery, the group should be very, very flattered.

 

We counted seven other songs have been created as an ode to the Ducks.

 

And now Xile, a Portland hip hop artist, just released “O-Time.”

 

“Kind of sparked a trend I guess,” said Hillary O’Brien.

 

In this one we see guest appearances from former Ducks Dennis Dixon, Jonathon Stewart, Ed Dickson and a handful of others who used to don the jersey.

 

“I don’t think you can have too much. It’s school spirit. It gets every one happy. I can’t wait for the next one,” said Sarah Collins.

 

The Supwitchugirl group has made bank off their slogan, “I Love My Ducks.”

 

And some students want to make sure the other artists do it for the morale boost, not the money.

 

“It’s all about school spirit as far as I’m concerned. As long as they keep it to that, I’m good with it,” said Joe Aborah.

 

The only project endorsed by the UO was by the acappella group, On the Rocks, for their song “Call Me a Duck.”

 

Otherwise, each independent venture only helps out the UO’s notoriety.

 

“I think it gets awareness out there for the teams and stuff. It’s cool,” said Amy Warnoch.

 

KEZI couldn’t get in touch with Supwitchugirl to find out when they plan to release their third Duck video.

 

But they previously told us with the amount of money they’ve made off “I Love My Ducks” gear, they should be able to produce a pretty cool video this year.

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Lots of sunshine for your weekend and next week doesn’t look too bad either.

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This is your last chance to answer my weekly weather quiz question. We all know that polluted air is not good for you. What event occurred in October of 1948 that proved that idea? 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. Good luck.

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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: Mostly clear this evening, mostly cloudy tonight, a mix of clouds and sun Saturday AM, mostly sunny in the afternoon, mostly clear Saturday night, mostly sunny Sunday, mostly clear Sunday night, partly cloudy in the AM Monday, then mostly clear Monday night lows 53-48 highs near 82. 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 clear this evening, mostly cloudy with patchy fog late tonight and Saturday AM with a slight (20%) chance of light rain and drizzle in the AM, sunny Saturday afternoon, partly cloudy in the evening, mostly clear Saturday night, sunny Sunday AM, partly cloudy in the afternoon and evening, mostly clear Sunday night, mostly sunny Monday, then mostly clear Monday night lows 57-53 highs near 85. 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 57)

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Forecast for the South Oregon Coast including Coos Bay and North Bend: Mostly clear this evening, mostly cloudy tonight and Saturday AM with patchy coastal fog, a slight (20%) chance of AM rain and drizzle inland, sunny Saturday afternoon, partly cloudy in the evening, mostly cloudy Saturday night and Sunday AM, partly cloudy Sunday afternoon and evening, then mostly cloudy Sunday night through Monday night lows 55-50 highs 63-66. 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 clear tonight, mostly sunny Saturday, Sunday, and Monday with mostly clear nights free air freezing level 14,000 ft. tonight through Sunday night, then 13,000 ft. Monday and Monday night lows 46-44 highs 72-75. 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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Fire Destroys Couch at Corvallis Frat House

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A fire destroyed a couch outside a fraternity house in Corvallis early Friday morning.

 

Fire crews were called just after 5 a.m. to the 1400 block of NW Van Buren Avenue.

 

When they arrived, they found the fire was mostly put out.

 

No house members were there at the time of the fire, which they started less than two hours before.

 

Investigators say the fire started when a piece of wood that was still burning fell out of the fire pit and onto the couch.

 

The outside of the house suffered minor heat damage.

 

The couch was next to a fire pit and less than 20 feet away from the house.

 

The Corvallis Fire Department says recreation fires are allowed in Corvallis as long as they are at least 25 feet away from combustible structures or material, attended at all times when the fire is hot, and provided with a competent water source.

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Vintage Aircraft on Display in Cottage Grove

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — Aviation enthusiasts can get up close to some rare and vintage planes this weekend in Cottage Grove.

 

The 33rd Annual Jim Wright Memorial Stearman Fly-in will feature mostly biplanes.

 

Visitors can view the aircraft and talk with the pilots.

 

The event happens from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on August 5 and 6.

 

It’s located at Jim Wright Memorial Field on Airport Road in Cottage Grove.

 

Admission is free.

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Oregon football ranked No. 3 in USA Today coaches poll

The University of Oregon football team earned its highest preseason ranking ever, coming in at No. 3 in the USA Today coaches poll that was released on Thursday. The Ducks received a pair of first-place votes and trailed only the top-ranked Oklahoma Sooners and the No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide.

Prior to this season, Oregon’s highest preseason ranking came in 2001, when the Ducks came in at No. 8 following a co-Pacific-10 Conference Championship in 2000. Last year, Oregon was the 11th-ranked team in the nation in the preseason polls and went on to finish No. 3 in the final polls behind undefeated national champion Auburn and the unbeaten TCU Horned Frogs.

Here’s a look at the poll:

1. Oklahoma (42)
2. Alabama (13)
3. Oregon (2)
4. LSU (2)
5. Florida State
6. Stanford
7. Boise State
8. Oklahoma State
9. Texas A&M
10. Wisconsin
11. Nebraska
12. South Carolina
13. Virginia Tech
14. Arkansas
15. TCU
16. Ohio State
17. Michigan
18. Notre Dame
19. Auburn
20. Mississippi State
21. Missouri
22. Georgia
23. Florida
24. Texas
25. Penn State

Other Pac-12 schools who received votes: Arizona State, Utah, Arizona, Oregon State and Washington.

Central Oregon fires test responders’ limits

A Central Oregon wildfire was about 50 percent contained Thursday night, but three new fires are stretching responders thin.

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Cougar sightings in Cottage Grove

Several people in the Riverstone Mobile Home Park have seen the cougar at least three times the past ten days.

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Farms face big fines after Feds find kids picking berries

A total of nine underage workers were found during a child labor investigation in June at farms in Woodland and Ridgefield. — THIS makes no sense, kids want to earn some pocket money and it used to be how we all did it.  –ed.

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Oakridge to keep executive, take $500,000 bank loan

OAKRIDGE — The city will borrow $500,000 to pay its bills, will have an outside accountant review its books and will accept a “qualified” audit for fiscal year 2008-09, the City Council decided Thursday night. What they decided against — by a 4-3 vote — was to immediately fire City …


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We’re in for another great outdoor weekend and beyond as it will be dry and temperatures hover near normal for the next 7 days.

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Today’s your last chance to answer my weekly weather quiz question. We all know that polluted air is not good for you. What event occurred in October of 1948 that proved that idea? 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. Good luck.

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Advisories: NONE AT THIS TIME.

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trough of low pressure (“U” shape – black line) is still offshore and a high pressure ridge (“arch” shape) remains over the rockies. The trough will move inland, but we’ll still be influenced by low pressure offshore at least through early next week keeping the onshore airflow over Oregon. That means don’t look for any serous changes in the weather through at least Tuesday.

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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 this afternoon, partly cloudy in the evening, mostly cloudy tonight, a mix of clouds and sun Saturday AM, mostly sunny in the afternoon, mostly clear Saturday night, mostly sunny Sunday, then partly cloudy Sunday night highs 83-85 cooling to near 80 Sunday lows 53-48. Partly cloudy in the AM Monday, mostly clear Monday night, mostly sunny Tuesday through Thursday with mostly clear nights highs 83-80 lows near 52. (seasonal averages high 84 low 52)

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Forecast for the Umpqua Basin including Roseburg: Mostly cloudy this AM, partly cloudy this afternoon through Saturday evening, clearing Saturday night, then partly cloudy Sunday and Sunday night highs 82-88 cooling to 84 Sunday lows 56-53. Partly cloudy Monday and Monday night, mostly sunny Tuesday and Wednesday, mostly clear nights, then sunny Thusday highs near 85  lows near 55. (seasonal averages high 86 low 57)

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Forecast for the South Oregon Coast including Coos Bay and North Bend: Mostly cloudy with patchy fog this AM, partly cloudy this afternoon and evening, mostly cloudy tonight and Saturday AM, partly cloudy Saturday afternoon and evening, then mostly cloudy Saturday night through Sunday night highs 63-66 cooling to near 60 Sunday lows 55-50. Mostly cloudy Monday through Tuesday AM, mostly sunny Tuesday afternoon, then partly cloudy with late night and early AM fog Tuesday night through Thursday highs 65-60 then 63 Thursday lows near 53. (seasonal averages high 65 low 53).

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Forecast for the Cascades of Lane County: Mostly sunny today, mostly clear tonight, mostly sunny Saturday and Sunday with mostly clear nights free air freezing level 14,000 ft. today and tonight, 15,000 ft. Saturday, 14,000 ft. Saturday night, 15,000 ft. Sunday, the 14,000 ft. Sunday night highs 72-76 cooling to 72 Sunday lows near 45. Mostly sunny Monday through Thursday free air freezing level 13,000 ft. Monday  through Wednesday, 14,000 ft. Wednesday night, then 13,000 ft. Thursday  highs 75-70 lows near 45.

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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 pitching dominant in 2-0 over Tri-City Dust Devils

Tuesday night, all of the small plays went the way of the Tri-City Dust Devils against the Eugene Emeralds.

Wednesday night, the script was flipped.

After falling 2-0 to the Dust Devils the night before, the Emeralds won 2-0, thanks to stellar pitching, a well-placed grounder from shortstop Jace Peterson in the seventh inning and a pinch-hit home run from Dan Killian in the eighth inning.

“Our pitching staff, the last two nights, has really given us a chance,” first-year Emeralds manager Pat Murphy said. “Really lucky tonight, we had some things go our way, balls bounce our way. Strike three bounces to the backstop and that runner scores.”

The Emeralds’ (29-18) pitching staff held the Dust Devils (28-19) to three hits for the second straight night, but this time, Eugene’s defense saved runs instead of allowing them. After starting pitcher Cody Hebner had gone 3 2/3 innings without giving up a hit, he found Dust Devils second baseman Timothy Smalling on second base with two outs. Then, Tri-City designated hitter Leonardo Reyes hit a sharp ground ball to the left of Emeralds third baseman Travis Whitmore, who made a diving stop and kept the ball on the infield, keeping Smalling from scoring. It was ruled a single, Tri-City’s first hit of the night, but it was little consolation as Dust Devils third baseman Jayson Langfels struck out looking to end the inning and Hebner’s outing.

“The results turned out in my favor,” Hebner said. “But I didn’t try to think about it too much and just wanted to get my team a chance to win.”

In only his second start of the season, Hebner’s pitching line was four innings of one-hit ball with four strikeouts — three swinging — and one walk.

“I was a starter throughout college, so the transition wasn’t too hard; it was a little bit more tough coming out of the bullpen, it’s a lot different mind-set,” Hebner said. “It was a lot of fun but I’m glad to be back on the hill starting games.”

Hebner was relieved by Matt Andriese, who went two shutout innings of his own, giving up two hits and striking out one.

Eugene’s outstanding pitching masked its offensive woes. The Emeralds had only six hits in the game; their first runner to reach second base was designated hitter Donavan Tate with two outs in the sixth inning. A stellar performance from Dust Devils starter Ricardo Ferrer didn’t help the Emeralds’ cause, as he went six innings, giving up three hits and a walk while striking out five batters.

The Emeralds plated their first run in the seventh inning when they loaded the bases with one out in the inning against Dust Devils reliever Rhett Ballard. Eugene center fielder Kyle Gaedele reached on a strikeout with a wild pitch, and was followed by a single to right field from catcher Jeremy Rodriguez and a walk by Whitmore. Peterson then hit a ground ball right up the middle to Tri-City shortstop Taylor Featherston, who made a diving stop but was unable to throw to any base, giving Peterson an infield hit and scoring the first run of the game.

“We had bases loaded, one out, their shortstop makes an incredible play, but it doesn’t finish,” Murphy said. “Some things went our way. They’re a good team, they pitch well, they swing the bats, and we’ve held them two six hits in two nights.”

Tri-City left fielder Jaron Shepherd led off the bottom of the eighth inning with a walk against Emeralds reliever Matthew Stites. The fleet-of-foot Dust Devil was trying to get a lead off first base when Stites threw over and appeared to have picked him off, but he was ruled safe by first base umpire Lee Meyers. After Murphy came out of the Emeralds dugout to argue the call, Meyers conferred with home plate umpire Ed Leopold, who reversed the call. This prompted an eruption from Dust Devils manager Freddy Ocasio, who was ejected from the game.

“I just said, ‘I think you missed something there, and I’m not going away. I think you missed something. I think you need to ask about it,’” Murphy said. “He decided that he might have missed something and he wanted to ask for help to get it right. You don’t always find an umpire confident enough to do that, knowing that once I do that, there’s a really good I’m going to have to admit it and it’s going to blow up.”

The next batter, Dust Devils center fielder Brian Humphries hit a line drive up the middle that hit the left arm of the right-handed Stites before ricocheting to second baseman Justin Miller, who threw to first base to retire Humphries. Stites was immediately removed from the game and replaced by reliever Chris Wilkes, who struck out Smalling to end the inning. Murphy said Stites’ grip was relatively unaffected, but was unable to give further comment about his pitcher’s health.

The Emeralds tacked on an insurance run in the eighth inning when pinch-hitter Dan Killian pulled a Ballard fastball into the Emeralds’ bullpen in right field to double their lead.

“Just coming in like that, it’s kind of exciting because you’ve been waiting the whole game, not knowing when you’re going to go in,” Killian said. “You get the call and I tried to do the best I could, got a good pitch to hit, and I did that.”

That was more than Wilkes would need, as he threw a perfect ninth inning with two more strikeouts to earn the save.

“It makes me feel awesome when we put up nine zeros,” Hebner said of his teammates’ shutout performance.

The Emeralds and Dust Devils meet Friday at 7 p.m. at PK Park for the fourth game of their five-game series. Eugene currently is one game above Tri-City for the top record in the Northwest League.

Sizemore pleads guilty to Oregon tax evasion charges

Oregon anti-tax activist Bill Sizemore will spend 30 days in jail and three years on probation after pleading guilty to state tax-evasion charges.

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