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From Statue of Liberty to Eugene: Scouts to retire Liberty Island flag

As his family visited the Statue of Liberty, Tharin Beach looked up at the U.S. flag flying over Liberty Island and noticed that this particular Old Glory had seen better days.

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EPD to Use New Missing Child Program

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Police Department (EPD) is going high tech when it comes to searching for missing people.  EPD has contracted with the “A Child is Missing Alert Program” (ACIM) to search for locally missing children, elderly people, and college students.  When EPD needs assistance finding someone, they can call ACIM to launch a large search effort. 

 

ACIM first gathers the missing person’s information quickly.  Within minutes, it calls all listed numbers in the area with the alert message and EPD’s phone number.  ACIM has the ability to call thousands of people at the same time.  The Florida-based program is free to law enforcement. 

 

To register your unlisted or mobile number go to www.achildismissing.org.

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Baby zebra joins the Wildlife Safari family

At just ten days old Tuesday, the zebra, who doesn’t even have a name yet, was already out running around with the big zebras.

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The clouds and cool temperatures want to stay, but how much longer will we stick with the “Springlike” weather?

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Here is my weekly weather quiz question. Who worked on mathematical models for weather prediction providing the basis for the first successful numerical (computer) forecasting models? He is also credited with predicting the existence of jet streams and developing the main theories describing their behavior. 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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An upper level trough of low pressure (“U” shape) will be moving across Oregon.  Will we will see a change in our weather pattern over next weekend?  It is too soon to get too excited about it until there is some hard evidence it is possible. Add in the fact that there is a chance another low pressure trough will be enhanced by the remnants of a Pacific system and produce clouds and showers for the weekend. A new frontal system aims at the Pacific Northwest on Saturday moving in by Sunday. That could put a “damper” on the possible sunshine and warmer weather for part of the weekend into 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 cloudy this AM, a mix of clouds and sun this afternoon, mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers late tonight and Thursday AM, a mix of clouds and sun with a slight (20%) chance of showers in the afternoon, partly cloudy in the evening, mostly cloudy Thursday night, a mix of clouds and sun and warmer Friday, then partly cloudy Friday night highs 74-78 lows near 50. Partly cloudy Saturday AM, a mix of clouds and sun Saturday afternoon and Sunday, mostly clear both nights, mostly sunny Monday AM, a mix of clouds and sun Monday afternoon, partly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers Monday night and Tuesday, with partly cloudy skies Monday night highs 84-74 lows 50-52. (seasonal averages high 83 low 51)

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The Pollen forecast for the Eugene/Springfield Area is for trees to be absent, weeds to be low, and Grass to be low. (Provided by Allergy and Asthma Research Group)

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Forecast for the Umpqua Basin including Roseburg: Mostly cloudy with patchy fog this AM, mostly sunny this afternoon, mostly clear in the evening, partly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers late tonight, AM clouds then partly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers Thursday, partly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers Thursday evening, then partly cloudy late Thursday night through Friday night highs 79-73 warming to 79 Friday lows near 54. Partly cloudy Saturday through Sunday night, then partly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of thunderstorms Monday afternoon through Tuesday highs 89-77 lows 53-58 cooling to 53 Monday night. (seasonal averages high 87 low 55)

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Forecast for the South Oregon Coast including Coos Bay and North Bend: Mostly cloudy with patchy fog this AM, mostly sunny this afternoon, mostly clear in the evening then partly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers late tonight inland, partly cloudy in the evening then mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of coastal showers late tonight, mostly cloudy Thursday AM, partly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of  showers Thursday afternoon and evening, then just mostly cloudy late Thursday night through Friday night highs near 65 lows near 54. Partly cloudy Saturday through Sunday night, partly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers Monday and Monday night, partly cloudy Tuesday AM, then mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers Tuesday afternoon highs 66-62 lows near 53. (seasonal averages high 67 low 53).

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Forecast for the Cascades of Lane County: A mix of clouds and sun with a slight (20%) chance of showers this afternoon, mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers late tonight, partly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers Thursday and Thursday night, then partly cloudy Friday and Friday night snow level above 8,000 ft. today through Thursday night, then a free air freezing level 13,000 ft. Friday and Friday night highs 60-66 lows near 42. Partly cloudy Saturday AM, mostly sunny Saturday afternoon, mostly clear at night, mostly sunny Sunday, mostly clear at night, mostly sunny Monday AM, a mix of clouds and sun Monday afternoon, then partly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers Monday night and Tuesday free air freezing level 15,000 ft. Saturday, 16,000 ft. Saturday night, then 14,000 ft. Sunday through Monday, snow level above 8,000 ft. Monday night and Tuesday highs 72-60 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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Groups Dispute Over "Dear LTD" Facebook Page

By Kate Renner

 

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A Facebook community page named “Dear LTD” is causing quite a stir with LTD riders.

 

The page was created as a place for riders to share their experiences aboard public transit.

 

But now LTD wants the page to change its name.

 

According to Lane Transit District, the “Dear LTD” Facebook page’s name caused some confusion.

 

In order to clarify that this page is not affiliated with LTD, they’ve changed the name to “Dear Lane Public Transit, can you hear me now?”

 

According to the page administrator, the public forum in no way is affiliated with, or represent LTD.

 

But LTD’s request to change the site from a page to a group also created a backlash.

 

“We’re not going to change the page into a group. Our opinion is LTD is trying to limit our exposure. They’re not happy that a lot of their dirty laundry is being aired on our Facebook page,” said Michael Weber, “Dear LTD” Administrator.

 

But a Lane Transit District administrator says the page is against Facebook’s policy that only official representatives of an organization can create a page and says, “LTD is not interested in limiting free speech. However, we feel the Dear LTD page can cause confusion for riders who have legitimate questions for LTD.

 

The people behind “Dear LTD” now have a blog at dearLTD.blogspot.com in case Facebook removes their page.

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LTD struggles with underfunded pension plans

If every employee of Lane Transit District were eligible to retire today, LTD wouldn’t have enough money to pay what it owes them for the rest of their lives. Forces within and beyond LTD’s control have left the district with underfunded pension plans. Fixing the problem, officials said, could mean …


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Former Downtown Eugene Inc. executive director pleads guilty to embezzlement

Russ Brink, the longtime face of downtown Eugene, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to embezzling $85,000 from his former employer during a five-year period. To comply with a plea agreement, Brink must pay the money back to Downtown Eugene Inc., starting with a $30,000 payment on Aug. 1, or otherwise go …


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Trial begins for former Cottage Grove teacher accused of sexual abuse

ROSEBURG — The trial began today in Douglas County Circuit Court for a former Cottage Grove High School teacher accused of sexually abusing an underage high school student. Shane Adrian Mast, 33, faces misdemeanor charges of third-degree sexual abuse and contributing to the sexual delinquency of a minor in a …


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Lowell Ranger District office complex put up for sale

LOWELL — More than four years after shuttering the Lowell Ranger District office complex, the federal government has put the 2.3-acre property up for auction. The property, which holds seven office buildings totaling nearly 14,200 square feet, has a suggested starting bid price of $400,000, although bidders can open lower …


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State settles portion of lawsuit involving mental health service provider in Springfield

The state has settled its portion of a federal lawsuit in which mental health clients alleged discrimination by Lane County and the state for the closure of a Springfield service provider in 2009. Four plaintiffs sought $1.4 million under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act for closure of Valia Health …


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“High risk” prisoners among those released during closure of jail wing

Ten prisoners characterized as “high risk” walked free from the Lane County Jail during a six-day period this month after budget cuts forced authorities to empty an 84-bed jail wing. Lane County sheriff’s Capt. Randy Smith said officials had no choice: The jail — once again — doesn’t have room …


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