June 17 – Morning Headlines
Tim Chuey Weather: – Heading into the weekend there will be more clouds with a chance of showers, but Summertime weather will be here in time for the first day of Summer. Mostly cloudy this AM, partly cloudy this afternoon and evening, mostly cloudy tonight, mostly cloudy with a (30%) chance of AM rain, a (40%) chance of showers Saturday afternoon and Saturday night, mostly cloudy Sunday AM, a mix of clouds and sun Sunday afternoon with a slight (20%) chance of showers, partly cloudy in the evening, then mostly cloudy Sunday night highs 70-65 warming to near 70 Sunday lows 52-48.
Museum to exhibit Rockwell – A Norman Rockwell painting uncovered at the recent taping of “The Antiques Roadshow” in Eugene will be on display at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art starting Wednesday, the museum said.
Six escape before home lost in blaze in Coburg – Six people escaped from a burning home Thursday that was subsequently consumed by flames, fire officials said. Investigators suspect the fire at 91593 North Coburg Road started after a heat lamp fell and made contact with cardboard and other flammable materials, Coburg Fire Chief Chad Minter said.
House calls for more ignition locks – The Oregon House unanimously approved a bill Thursday that would require more drunken drivers to install ignition locking devices in their vehicles.
Union protest echoes through Oregon Capitol – Oregon’s largest public employee union briefly took over the state Capitol on Thursday. They say the Legislature should look at closing tax benefits for businesses before demanding more sacrifices from workers trying to earn a middle class wage. Republican lawmakers have said workers should be expected to contribute more to their health care and retirement costs.
OSU: Small sensor could monitor health data – New research at Oregon State University could hold part of the solution to an ambitious goal in the future of medicine – health monitoring with sophisticated “body-area networks.” The sensor would scale a monitor down to something about the size of a bandage that could be worn and remotely monitored or scanned.