October 20 – Morning Headlines

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  • Cost of settlement involving property appraiser is in dispute
    Lane County and a property appraiser it fired have reached a settlement — but how much that deal will cost the public is in dispute. The county says it will spend $173,000 to settle with Bill Mahn. But the labor union representing Mahn says the count…
  • Neighbors Upset Over Low-Income Housing Proposal
    Signs are popping up in north Eugene over a proposed low-income housing project.  St. Vincent de Paul wants to build more than 100 units for families in need. Neighbors of the planned project don’t want it built there. When neighbors caught wind of a …
  • Occupy Scio Residents Support Small Town Capitalism
    The “Occupy” movement is popping up all over Oregon, and it’s now made its way to Scio.  But residents there are taking a different approach.   Organizers say the whole Occupy Scio event started out as a joke, as a parody against Occupy Wall Street…
  • Deputies Respond to Incident in East Springfield
    The Lane County Sheriff’s Office responded to an incident at the intersection of 46th and Aster Street in Springfield.   LCSO hasn’t released details about the incident.   Deputies responded before 5 p.m. Wednesday.   Witnes…
  • Man Injured in Rollover Crash on Highway 99
    A rollover crash injured a man on Highway 99 Wednesday morning.   He was driving south when his pick-up truck drifted off the road and got caught in gravel on the shoulder. The truck rolled and slid for 750 feet before it stopped.  …
  • Suspect in Springfield shooting pleads guilty
    A suspect in a July shooting near Springfield pleaded guilty today to felony assault and burglary charges. Nickolas Friend, 20, will return to Lane County Circuit Court next week to be sentenced in the case. In addition to entering guilty pleas to char…
  • Creswell students disciplined
    Four Creswell High School soccer team players have been disciplined for harassing younger teammates on a bus ride home from a game on Saturday. Principal Gary Mounce would not disclose the kind of discipline the teens received but said that it was appr…
  • Rental housing code hits home
    Jen Breunig, 20, believes everyone should have a place that’s safe and comfortable that he or she call home. Breunig, a junior at the University, currently has two years of experience under her belt as an apartment tenant. She shared her concern …
  • Social Security Benefits to Rise to Meet Inflation Jump
    Inflation rates are on the rise. The Consumer Price Index reports that inflation jumped 3.9 percent in September as compared to last year. That’s the biggest leap in three years. Higher food and energy prices were the biggest culprits. The rise this ye…
  • Review finds no misconduct by commissioners
    An audit of the Lane County economic development department found no indication of illegal or unethical behavior by Lane County commissioners or others, County Administrator Liane Richardson said Wednesday, during a meeting of the board. Richardson had…
  • Wood Stove Rebate Vouchers Still Available
    If you need to replace your old wood stove with a new, cleaner heating system, you may qualify for a rebate voucher.   Lane Regional Air Protection Agency (LRAPA) has received funds through the Recovery Act for its Wood Stove Reba…
  • Springfield Family Given New Home, New Dream
    A Springfield family that struggled to make ends meet got the keys to a new home Wednesday afternoon.   It looks like a painting of the American dream — a cookie-cutter neighborhood and a white picket fence.   Bill and Hillary Hogan have long be…
  • Springfield Library Wins National Award
    The Springfield Library is receiving national recognition.   The library just won the 2011 Mora Award for its annual El día de los niños/El día de los libros celebration.      The annual April event, also known as Día, pr…
  • Guitar hero comes through for Eugene teen musician
    A South Eugene High School musician whose guitar was stolen in August is now playing again after an anonymous donor bought her a new instrument.
  • QB DT on wounded knee: Expects to play
    Oregon quarterback Darron Thomas, injured in last weekend’s game against Arizona State, says he expects to play Saturday against Colorado even though there has been no official word about his status.

Tim Chuey Weather:

Clouds for your Thursday, but it should be dry. What about Friday and the weekend?

High: 66
Low: 46
Rain: slight chance

An upper air trough of low pressure (“U” shape on jet stream line) is moving through and a frontal system off shore will stall over the Northern reaches of the area waiting until Saturday or Sunday push through as a cold front to keep the chance of rain and cooler temperatures with us through early next week.

Forecast for the Southern and lower Mid Willamette Valley including Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis:  Mostly cloudy today through Friday, then mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of rain Friday night through Saturday night highs 63-66 lows near 46. Mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of rain Sunday, mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers Sunday night, a mix of clouds and sun with a slight (20%) chance of showers Monday, partly cloudy Monday night, a mix of clouds and sun Tuesday, then partly cloudy Tuesday night and Wednesday highs 64-58 warming to 65 Wednesday lows 47-36 warming to near 42 Wednesday. (seasonal averages high 62 low 41)

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.

Keep Current on the Weather: timchueyweather4u.com

Kelly Asay is an entrepreneur, software developer and performing musician. As the publisher of Eugene Daily News, Asay is continually searching, finding and promoting the best unknown journalists, photographers and inspirational people from all over Lane County.

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