Art Robinson

December 21 – Morning Headlines

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  • Car collides with motorized wheelchair in south Eugene
    A person in a motorized wheelchair went to the hospital with serious injuries, including broken bones, after a collision with a car at the intersection of 30th Avenue and University Street in South Eugene on Thursday night.
  • Judge dismisses lawsuit against LCC over parking lot pothole
    A federal judge has dismissed a $375,599 lawsuit against Lane Community College over a pothole in a parking area for disabled students. Former student Carla Redding filed the lawsuit in June 2011, alleging that she suffered serious injuries when she fe...
  • LTD’s bus guidance system on hold
    A last-minute glitch in an experimental bus guidance system has officials at Lane Transit District scratching their heads, prompting them to cancel the system’s rollout. LTD on Thursday said it has suspended its Vehicle Automation Project indefin...
  • Robinson to seek Oregon GOP chairmanship
    Former congressional candidate Art Robinson wants to head up the Oregon Republican Party
  • It’s a father and child reunion at Marist
    It didn’t take a lot of negotiation to get the Pollards to agree to a father-son game Saturday night at Marist. “We just decided, what the heck, let’s play, so we are going there and it should be fun,” Cottage Grove boys basketb

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Doomsday for some, but just another wet Friday for the rest of us

The Winter Solstice was official at 3:12 AM PST today and that marked the official beginning of Winter and the shortest day of the year. For more detail see The Old Farmer’s Almanac. See, it was not the end of the world.

Another upper level trough of low pressure is moving down from the Gulf of Alaska following the one that is moved away from us. A frontal system slowly moved through Oregon on Thursday. Part of that storm is moving through Northern California spinning precipitation into the area between Roseburg and Medford. That upper level low will continue hanging around keeping our weather showery. A new frontal system will be approaching the Pacific Northwest Christmas morning. Sorry, no white Christmas for the valleys only the mountains.

[gn_spoiler title=”ADVISORIES” open=”0″ style=”1″]A HIGH SURF ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM TODAY FOR THE SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTH OREGON COAST. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM TODAY FOR THE SOUTH CENTRAL OREGON COAST. A WINTER STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT ABOVE 1,000 FT. UNTIL 10 AM TODAY FOR EASTERN CURRY COUNTY AND JOSEPHINE COUNTY. A WINTER STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING ABOVE 2,000 FT. FOR EASTERN CURRY COUNTY AND JOSEPHINE COUNTY. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM TODAY FOR CENTRAL DOUGLAS COUNTY, THE EASTERN DOUGLAS COUNTY FOOTHILLS, JACKSON COUNTY, THE SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTH OREGON CASCADES, AND THE SISKIYOUS MOUNTAINS. A HIGH WIND WARNING IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM TODAY FOR THE KLAMATH BASIN, NORTHERN AND EASTERN KLAMATH COUNTY, WESTERN, CENTRAL, AND EASTERN LAKE COUNTY.  A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM FRIDAY FOR NORTHERN AND EASTERN KLAMATH COUNTY, WESTERN, CENTRAL, AND EASTERN LAKE COUNTY.[/gn_spoiler]

High: 45
Low: 36
Forecast: Mostly cloudy with showers today (0.25 in. of rain possible today, 0.20 in. tonight, 0.10 in. Saturday, then 0.20 Saturday night) through Saturday night, then showers likely (70%) Sunday and Sunday night highs near 45 lows near 36. Mostly cloudy with showers likely (60%) Monday, a (40%) chance of showers at night, a good (50%) chance of rain Tuesday (Christmas Day), rain likely (70%) Tuesday night and Wednesday, then mostly cloudy with a good (50%) chance of showers Wednesday night and Thursday highs 43-46 lows near 39. (seasonal averages high 45 low 33)

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

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Art Robinson visits University of Oregon for unannounced campaigning

Republican congressional candidate Art Robinson made an unannounced visit to campus Wednesday, manning his own campaign table in front of the EMU. Coming off of a brief, though grueling stint of multiple speeches a day and radio interviews, the former UC San Diego biochemist just got his voice back.

“We’re campaigning hard all around the district,” he said as he handed out copies of his book “Common Sense in 2012.” He has been sending the 400 page book to voters throughout the district.

“I wrote the book last year, and now 60% of the voting households in the district have it. I’m a writer by trade, so I thought it would be a good way to educate people about my beliefs. It’s a different kind of campaigning tool.”

Robinson feels that there needs to be a move toward better methods of campaigning. A move that he would like to be a part of.

“There are three campaigns right now,” he said. “The Robinson campaign, the DeFazio campaign and DeFazio’s other campaign pretending to be me.”

Robinson has accused his democratic opponent US Representative Peter DeFazio of purchasing billboards with fake advertising on them to undermine Robinson’s push for congress, just one of many topics that he would like to confront DeFazio with publicly.

“I told Peter DeFazio, I’ll do his events if he does a debate. For two years I’ve been trying to corner him, but he won’t do it.”

Robinson hopes that his campus visit will help get him voters, and help clarify what he believes are important issues.

“Basically the election is about this,” he stated. “There are three states that countries have fallen into throughout history. Chaos, liberty, and tyranny. The farther we drift away from the constitution, the closer we get to falling into tyranny. We have drifted away from liberty, especially economic liberty, and are on the edge of tyranny. We have been made into collateral for the government’s debt. So the issue is whether we want to give up our liberty.”

March 7 – Morning Headlines

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Headlines

Do you know what Eric Garcia was doing between 6:00pm and 10:30pm on February 19th? The EPD would like to talk with you.
  • Four hurt in high-speed chase, crash
    Four people including a Eugene police officer were taken the hospital after a high-speed chase ended in a three-vehicle crash in west Eugene.
  • Fight at intramural basketball game leads to assault arrests
    Two students were arrested after a fight at an intramural playoff game around 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Amin Tufa and Shamsu Said were handcuffed, questioned and let go with notifications that the Department of Public Safety would be following up with th…
  • Man allegedly uses knife to steal boat at Armitage Park
    A man faces robbery and menacing charges after he allegedly used a knife to steal another man’s boat while running from a person whom he had threatened to kill moments earlier, Lane County sheriff’s officials said. Christian Paul Ziehr, 37, caused …
  • Eugene Man Accused of Possessing Child Porn
    A Eugene man was arraigned Tuesday on 30 counts of child pornography. Catalin Dulfu, 53, faces 15 counts of encouraging child sexual abuse in the first degree and 15 counts in the second degree. The investigation into Dulfu started in October. …
  • Police seek witnesses to hit and run
    Police want to know the whereabouts of Eric Michael Garcia prior to the wreck on February 19th.
  • Women’s golf finishes second at Juli Inkster Invitiational
    The No. 21 Oregon women’s golf team shot a 15-over 280 in the final round of the Juli Inskter Spartan Invite on Tuesday to earn a second place finish. The Ducks completed the tournament at 28-over-par, 13 strokes behind champion Cal and nine sho…

Tim Chuey Weather:

Look for lots of sunshine from today through Friday, then the clouds and rain will come back.

High: 58
Low: 30
Rain: mostly clear

Forecast for the Southern and lower Mid Willamette Valley including Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis: Partly cloudy with patchy fog this AM, mostly sunny this afternoon, mostly clear tonight with patchy fog late and Thursday AM, mostly sunny Thursday, partly cloudy Thursday night, a mix of clouds and sun Friday, then becoming mostly cloudy with rain likely (60%) Friday night highs 50-58 lows 30-39. Mostly cloudy with a good (50%) chance of rain Saturday, cloudy with a good (50%) chance of showers Saturday night, rain likely (60%) Sunday, cloudy with a good (50%) chance of rain Sunday night, rain likely (60%) Monday, then cloudy with a good (50%) chance of rain Monday night and Tuesday highs 53-50 lows 38-35. (seasonal averages high 55 low 36)

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

February 16 – Morning Headlines

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  • One charged, other arrests pending in marijuana investigation
    One person has been arrested and three others are facing charges following a months-long investigation by the Lane County Interagency Narcotics Team into allegations of unlawful manufacture and delivery of marijuana. INET officers on Monday executed se…
  • EmX Expansion Project Qualifies for Federal Funding
    The West Eugene EmX Expansion Project received the stamp of approval from the Federal Transit Administration.   That means it officially qualifies for federal funding.   There are still several more hurdles to clear, though.   An env…
  • Ducks finish 11th at Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge 

    Oregon’s women’s golf team traveled to Palos Verdes, Calif., this week for the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge. The Ducks finished the 15-team tournament in 11th place, 48 strokes behind tournament winners No. 1 UCLA. The 19th ranked …

Tim Chuey Weather:

The wet weather is back today and it looks like it will stick around a while.

High: 52
Low: 34
Rain: 50%
high pressure ridge (“Arch” shape on yellow line) is pulling away from us and a trough of low pressure (“U” shape on the yellow line) will be taking over returning the wet weather pattern.  A frontal system pushed through to the southeast dragging rain along with it and another storm system is moving toward us now. There will be even more frontal systems (position shown is Saturday) that will keep the showers around through the weekend.

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Forecast for the Southern and lower Mid Willamette Valley including Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis: Cloudy with patchy fog and a slight (20%) chance of rain this AM, a good (50%) chance of rain this afternoon (under 0.10 in. of rain possible), a (40%) chance of  light rain (under 0.10 in. of rain possible) tonight (under 0.10 in. of rain possible) and Friday AM, showers in the afternoon (0.10 in. of rain possible) and evening, showers (0.25 in. of rain possible) late Friday night and Saturday, then showers likely (60%) Saturday night highs 49-52 cooling to 45 Saturday lows 39-34. Mostly cloudy with showers likely (60%) Sunday and Sunday night, mostly cloudy with a good (50%) chance of showers Monday (Presidents’ Day), a good (50%) chance of rain Monday night and Tuesday, then mostly cloudy with a (40%) chance of rain Tuesday night and Wednesday highs 46-53 lows 35-42. (seasonal averages high 51 low 35)

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

September 19 – Morning Headlines

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Shortest summer on record?

Headlines

  • Bike-crash widower target of lawsuit 
    The widower of a Eugene woman killed last month in a car-bicycle accident has been targeted in a half-million-­dollar lawsuit in connection with his sexual abuse of a Clatsop County girl 14 years ago. In a suit made public last week, the abuse victim …
  • Junction City Man Attempts Suicide By Cop
    Junction City Police are concerned a local man was released too soon from a mental hospital after trying to commit “suicide by cop” early Sunday morning.   A citizen reported that a man was carrying what looked like a semi-automatic pistol a…
  • Accused shooters may have suspected assault on 12-year-old
    Two brothers accused of shooting a man in a Springfield home July 10 were reportedly upset at the man because they believed he had assaulted a 12-year-old boy at the Dorris Ranch area home shortly before the 4:15 a.m. shooting, newly public court docum…
  • Robinson running once more 
    Art Robinson again hopes to challenge incumbent Democrat Peter DeFazio in 2012 for Oregon’s 4th Congressional District seat, which includes all of Lane County, after officially filing his candidacy on Sept. 8. Robinson was defeated by DeFazio last No…
  • Scuba Divers Clean McKenzie River
    A group of scuba divers took full advantage of the warm weather on Sunday but it wasn’t for leisure. The underwater swimmers were looking for trash.   Divers involved with the Eugene Dive Club for the third time, strapped on their air tank…
  • Soccer – Florida International 2, Oregon 1
    The Oregon soccer team falls to Florida International University (FIU) in their final pre-season game on Sunday, September 18. The game was the second of two in the Oregon State University tournament, where the Ducks went 1-1, with a 2-1 win against UC…
  • Volleyball improves to 2-0 in Pac-12 with four set win over Arizona State
    The No. 16 Oregon women’s volleyball team (9-1, 2-0) put the cap on a successful first weekend of conference play on Sunday, defeating Arizona State (4-7, 0-2) on Sunday in four sets, 25-12, 22-25, 25-20, 25-23. Redshirt junior outside hitter Al…

Tim Chuey Weather:

A new week as we look forward to the official beginning of Autumn Thursday.

The jet stream has settled down and will keep our weather pretty stable for most of the week as a high pressure ridge (“Arch” shape) builds in. A frontal system is falling apart as it comes through just like the one Saturday giving us the Autumn weather for one more day anyway. That will change back Tuesday and continue through Thursday when the Autumnal Equinox occurs at 2:05 AM PDT we will still have pleasant sunshine and comfortable temperatures.

Forecast for the Southern and lower Mid Willamette Valley including Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis: Mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of drizzle or sprinkles with patchy fog this AM, partly cloudy this afternoon, mostly clear and cooler tonight with patchy fog late at night and early Tuesday AM, mostly sunny Tuesday afternoon, partly cloudy Tuesday night, mostly sunny Wednesday, then mostly clear Wednesday night highs 76-83 lows 44-48. Partly cloudy Thursday through Saturday night, then a mix of clouds and sun Sunday highs 80-85 cooling to 78 Sunday lows 48-54. (seasonal averages high 76 low 46).

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

 

Crooked River

Crooked River

Roots Folk Country

Rob Jacobs – guitar, vocals
Teri Jacobs – guitar, vocals, harmonica
Lana Dishner – guitar, vocals
Lane Fricke  – washtub Bass

Label: Crooked River

Crooked River

Crooked River is a quartet from Springfield, OR that formed several years ago with members who all share a love of traditional country music. Fricke is the newest member joining the band adding a washtub bass. Rob and Teri have both played in bands such as The Crop Circles, Dicky Mo and Jentzu as well as the Alter Egos.  The band’s debut album My Troubled Heart was released in 2010. With three strong songwriters rendering original material (Rob, Lana & Teri) in such songs as My Troubled Heart, this band sounds a lot like The Judds meet the Dixie Chicks.

Crooked River

 

–Glass

 

April 20 – Morning Headlines

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Middle of the working week headlines:
Tim Chuey: One day of clouds and maybe wet, then a couple of days with lots of sunshine

Springfield councilor strikes out at CLA
Lane County voted to stop funding Centro Latino Americano last week citing budget constraints. Monday council member Dave Ralston spoke out about his reasons for supporting the decision to halt the funding.

US Attorney for Oregon: medical marijuana a ‘train wreck’
The U.S. Attorney for Oregon on Tuesday called the administration of the state’s medical marijuana program a “train wreck,” and expressed skepticism about whether the majority of those who obtain the drug actually need it.

Wicked comes to town
Wicked opens in Eugene Wednesday evening at the Hult Center. It’s the first time the Broadway musical will perform in Eugene.

Bill would regulate restraints on students
Oregon law­makers are moving forward with a proposal to adopt clear rules for school districts when it comes to restraining and secluding students with behavioral problems and disabilities.

Linn GOP joins Robinson fight
Linn County Republicans have organized a rally for Art Robinson at Oregon State University today. Robinson, the Cave Junction chemist who ran unsuccessfully for the 4th District House seat against Democrat Peter DeFazio, has accused the university of inter­fering with his children’s education as political payback over a hard-fought campaign.

Retirements to remake court
Come July, the Lane County Circuit Court will complete its biggest transformation since the bench gained five judges in a 1998 merger of Oregon’s district and circuit court systems. Gov. John Kitzhaber announced Tuesday that he is seeking applicants to replace three Lane County judges retiring in the next three years.

Wicked comes to Eugene

March 9 – Morning Headlines

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Hump day headlines:

Morning Forecast from Tim Chuey Weather
Mountain snow and valley rain will continue for the next 7 days. Spring is just 12 days away.
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT THROUGH 4 AM TODAY FOR THE NORTH CASCADES AND THE CASCADES OF LANE COUNTY.

Three-Alarm Fire on River Avenue
Between 50 and 60 firefighters were still battling a three-alarm fire late Tuesday night that destroyed at least three businesses along River Avenue in north Eugene.
‘If you sell drugs in Oregon, we are coming after you’
“Operation Frogger” rounded up 22 people for their alleged participation in a major heroin trafficking organization.
OSU condemns Robinson assertions
Oregon State University on Tuesday decided to defend itself vigorously against congressional candidate Art Robinson’s conspiracy allegations
Union Pacific to improve local lines
Union Pacific Railroad is spending about $33.5 million to improve its rail line between Oakridge and Harrisburg and to improve its rail yard in Eugene.

March 8 – Morning Headlines

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The morning headlines from around Eugene/Sprinfield on this 100th Anniversary of International Womens Day:

Morning forecast from Tim Chuey Weather
Increasing chance for getting wet today. Look for valley rain and mountain snow that will be down to pass levels and lower (8am update)
Business tax break added to bill
The state’s first-ever evenly split House results in big changes.
City tax proposal challenged
A Lane County resident challenging Eugene’s proposed income tax, charges the wording of the proposed income tax is illegal and unfair.
Husband says woman died in fall from pickup
A local man told police that his wife died after she accidentally fell from his pickup onto Highway 99 near Goshen early Sunday morning.
Inmate’s death apparently suicide
City and state police are investigating the death of an inmate who apparently used a bedsheet to hang himself in a Springfield Municipal Jail cell on Sunday.
Ice fans seek more fundraising time
Hockey fans and other supporters of the Lane County Ice Center say they’re unlikely to meet this month’s deadline of raising $2.4 million to keep the beleaguered county-owned facility open.
Robinson says OSU targeting his kids
Art Robinson is alleging that the school is conspiring to expel his three children — all graduate students there — as political payback for his activism.
Oil threatens state rebound
Oregon’s economy is improving, but rapidly rising oil prices threaten those gains, economist Tim Duy said, based on the latest University of Oregon Index of Economic Indicators.
Football players have some sort of brain damage, states top neurologist
If you played the game of football in high school, college and most especially if you’re a professional National Football League (NFL) player, your brain has been damaged due to repeated impact.