August 8 – Morning Headlines

Sen. Mark Hatfield, dead at 89.

Morning Headlines


  • Oregon loses a statesman 
    Former Sen. Mark Hatfield, an outspoken critic of war whose liberal views often put him at odds with fellow Republicans, died Sunday. He was 89. Hatfield, who had become increasingly frail in recent years, died at a Portland residence, sai…
  • Fire breaks out at Short Mountain Landfill
    A large fire broke out at Short Mountain Landfill south of Eugene late Sunday morning and was extinguished within a couple hours by firefighters from Goshen Rural Fire Protection District. Fire dispatch records show 15 fire units were dispat…
  • Neighbors raise a stink at council meeting
    The smell may be dissipating, but some Cottage Grove residents aren’t done kicking up a stink. Fed up with the pungent odor of biosolids, or sewage sludge, from the city’s sewage treatment plant spread on a field near their rural …
  • 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�…
  • Two at-large members named to county task force on political boundaries
    A seven-member task force that will recommend new political boundaries in Lane County was finalized last week with the Board of Commissioners’ selection of two at-large members. The board unanimously approved the selection of Diane Wiley, director of…
  • Funding for graduate education slashed in new debt deal
    Starting next year, graduate and professional students will pay more for their education, thanks to a last-minute debt deal reached by Congressional leaders last week. The Budget Control Act specifies, among other things, the end of federal subsidies …
  • 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.

Tim Chuey Weather:

Another pleasant week ahead with lots of sunshine. After a slow fall temperatures will start climbing for the end of the week into next weekend.

The upper air flow continues to be onshore and that means don’t look for any serous changes in the weather through the middle of next week. Weak waves will move onshore only to bring the chance of coastal drizzle mainly early Friday. A high pressure ridge (“Arch” shape on the orange Jet Stream line) will give us some warming again.

Forecast for the Southern and lower Mid Willamette Valley including Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis: Mostly cloudy this AM, mostly sunny in the afternoon, partly cloudy tonight, AM clouds, mostly sunny Tuesday afternoon, mostly clear again Tuesday night, mostly sunny Wednesday, then clear Wednesday night highs 82-75 warming to near 80 Wednesday lows near 50. Sunny Thursday and Friday with clear nights, mostly sunny Saturday and Sunday, mostly clear Saturday night highs 82-88 lows near 52. (seasonal averages high 84 low 52).

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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Sen. Mark Hatfield, dead at 89.

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