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New Hilton hotel opens Thursday in Springfield’s Gateway area

New Hilton hotel opens Thursday in Springfield's Gateway area
KMTR NewsSource 16
SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (KMTR) — Open for business Thursday, another new place for out-of-towners to stay in Springfield's Gateway area, adding to the area's hotel landscape. At the corner of Gateway Street and Game Farm Road, the new Hilton Garden Inn will

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Eugene’s Roadshow art find goes on display, with tips for sellers

Eugene's Roadshow art find goes on display, with tips for sellers
Examiner.com
EUGENE, Ore. – There's plenty of antique and collectable shops in the Eugene area, but at the end of the day, it "all comes down to who wants something," says Frank, a local buyers of rare items. For instance, during the Antique Roadshow's recent visit

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Commissioners Consider Animal Services Budget Cuts


KEZI TV

Commissioners Consider Animal Services Budget Cuts
KEZI TV
EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County Commissioners will take public comment this week about the proposed 2011-2012 budget. Commissioners need to determine if they will adjust the proposed budget recommended by the Budget Committee. One of the groups that may be

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Armed men kick in front door, steal cash

Armed men kick in front door, steal cash
KVAL
By KVAL.com staff Two men armed with handguns kicked in the front door of an apartment, hit the resident on the head with a pistol and stole cash early Monday moring, according to the Springfield Police Department. SPRINGFIELD, Ore.

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LCAS funding cut?

There’s an email making the rounds about a possible cut to Lane County Animal Services. If you haven’t seen it, here it is:

Commissioner Bozievich To Try and Close LCAS

A public hearing will be held prior to the adoption of the FY 2011-2012 Lane County Budget at 9:00 on Wednesday, June 22nd, at the Lane County Public Service Building, Harris Hall, 125 E. 8th Ave., Eugene. Commissioners will be determining if they will make any adjustments to the proposed budget recommended by the Budget Committee. Included in the proposed budget was an additional $80,000 for the Human Service Commission including $30,000 for operation of a Warming Shelter and $50,000 to be allocated by the HSC to address priority gaps in services. The Board could decide to revisit additions to the County Administrators budget or make other adjustments.

At the Commissioners budget work session two days ago (Wed. 6/15), Commissioner Bozievich indicated he wanted to revisit these proposed adds from the Budget Committee next week when the Board of Commissioners have a public hearing and makes any adjustments to, and approves, the 2011-12 budget. Commissioner Stewart indicated he also would be interested in revisiting these proposed adds for Eagan and the Human Services Commission.

On another note, Commissioner Bozievich asked to have brought back this coming Wednesday options for cutting the budget for Lane County Animal Services for consideration next week.

PLEASE CIRCULATE AND PERSONALLY INFORM WIDELY!!!… HIGHEST IMPORTANCE!!!!…MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR WEDS, 6/22ND, 9 AM, HARRIS HALL!!!
IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT FOR FOLKS WHO CARE ABOUT ANIMAL CARE AND PROTECTION (LANE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES’ VERY SURVIVAL) TO ATTEND THE LANE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS’ MTG THIS WEDNESDAY (6/22) AT 9 AM/HARRIS HALL-8TH & OAK, EUGENE.

COMMISSIONER J. BOZIEVICH HAS BEEN INSISTING UPON INFORMATION RELATING TO A DEVASTATING $200,000 CUT (APPROX 30% OF THE COUNTY GEN FUND ALLOCATION) IN THE COUNTY GENERAL FUND CONTRIBUTION TO LCAS-WITHOUT WHICH HHS DIRECTOR ROB ROCKSTROH TOLD THE BUDGET COMMITTEE IN MAY THAT LCAS WOULD PROBABLY HAVE TO CLOSE!!!

ALSO, ADDITIONALLY, BOZIEVICH IS CALLING FOR THE RECONSIDERATION OF THE BUDGET COMMITTEE’S MAY 2011 PROPOSED ALLOCATION OF MONEY TO HELP KEEP THE EAGAN WARM CENTER ($30,000) OPERATING-THE CENTER HOUSES DESPERATE HOMELESS IJNDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES OVERNIGHT DURING SUB-FREEZING WEATHER AND IS NAMED FOR THE LATE THOMAS EAGAN, MILITARY VETERAN WHO FROZE TO DEATH IN EUGENE SEVERAL YEARS AG0, ALONG WITH ANA DDITIONAL FUNDING OF $50,000 FOR HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION NEEDED EXPENDITURES.

ALLOWING THE LCAS ANIMAL RESCUE AND CARE SHELTER TO CLOSE AND RETURN TO THE DAYS OF CATCH AND KILL AND MASSIVE EUTHANASIA, OR CLOSING THE DOORS TO OVERNIGHT EMERGENCY SHELTER FROM LIFE-THREATENING SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES WOULD BE A GREAT TRAGEDY AND WOULD BE UNCONSCIONABLE! PLEASE ATTEND
THE WEDNEDSAY (6/22nd) 9 AM MORNING PUBLIC COUNTY BUDGET HEARING TO LET THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS KNOW THAT DE-FUNDING THESE HUMANE MODEST ALLOCATIONS IS UNACCEPTABLE!

LET YOUR COUNTY COMMISSIONER KNOW THAT YOU CARE ABOUT THESE COUNTY EXPENDITURES AND DO NOT WISH THEM TO BE ELIMINATED!! PLEASE COME AND BRIEFLY (3 MINS) TESTIFY AT THIS MORNING HEARING. VOICE YOUR VIEWS AND EXPRESS YOUR HEART!!!

The public hearing is 9 AM Wednesday 6/22 in Harris Hall. The Commissioners will take up the budget directly after the public hearing.
You can find more details at the Lane County website. Figure that documents will be added to the website right up through Tuesday night. You can also review the Commissioners discussion of this week Wednesday via archive webcast, also available on the Lane County website.
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2 shot in Father’s Day gun swap accident

A man swapping pistols with his dad during a Father’s Day visit accidentally shot himself in the hand and his girlfriend in the thigh with a .44 caliber revolver.

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Former Duck works 50 jobs in 50 states

Down on his luck and out of a job, former University of Oregon cross country runner Daniel Seddiqui needed a change. Little did he know that change would set him on course for the race of his life. 

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NFL linebacker, Eugene native David Vobora wins $5.4 million suit


OregonLive.com

NFL linebacker, Eugene native David Vobora wins $5.4 million suit against
OregonLive.com
By Oregonian Sports ST. LOUIS — A federal judge ordered a Florida nutritional supplement company to pay more than $5.4 million to St. Louis Rams linebacker and Eugene native David Vobora who took a contaminated supplement that led to a four-game

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DOE science funding at risk


Scientist

DOE science funding at risk
Scientist
With the US Congress in a budget cutting mood, robust funding for scientific research—and especially basic research—is not a foregone conclusion. So it was something of a bright spot when last week the House Appropriations

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