April 15 – Evening Update

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Here are the headlines for a Friday evening:

FEMA approves tsunami help for 2 Oregon counties
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved a request by Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber for federal assistance to Lincoln and Coos counties to help recover from tsunami damage.

Torah donation: ‘This sort of thing just doesn’t happen’
When Steve Silver got a call from someone wanting to donate a 150-year-old Torah scroll, he was skeptical. The scroll needed some work. Mitch Zammarelli helped with the resoration, putting in 200 hours of work.

Cougar suspect in attack on sheep
Don Herbison raced down the driveway after his dogs only to find carnage on Wednesday night. – This happens in Eugene’s bars every night… –ed.

Police search for bogus car dealer
Desperate to get out from under payments they couldn’t afford, dozens of people signed deals with a man to unload their cars; instead, they got ripped off.

No one hurt by fire that damaged home
Firefighters rescued a dog off the back porch and knocked down a house fire Friday in the Churchill neighborhood.

Oregon soldiers treated poorly at military hospital
Oregon National Guard soldiers returning from Iraq received poor treatment as they were processed through Madigan Army Medical Center at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, a military official said.

Mailman suspended for relieving himself in yard
Don Derfler’s own wife didn’t believe him when told her the mail carrier was defecating in public. Then he showed her the pictures. – I’ll leave this one…since it wasn’t actually local. –ed

Firefighters let vacant house burn down
Firefighters who were called to fight fire in a vacant house on Marcola Road late Thursday night spent the early morning hours watching the structure burn to the ground.

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