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June 17 – Morning Headlines

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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.

Is the Doctor of the future one step closer?

 

May 3 – Evening Update

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Sunny, warm, beautiful, all the reasons we endure the rain. Headlines:

Tim Chuey: mostly clear tonight, mostly sunny and warmer Wednesday, then mostly clear Wednesday evening.

Unexpected demand drains Oregon unemployment fund
An unemployment fund created this year for people who have been out of work for at least two years will probably run out of money soon because of unexpectedly high demand, officials said Tuesday.

Pac-10 has new TV deal with Fox, ESPN
The Pac-10 agreed to a 12-year television contract with Fox and ESPN on Tuesday worth about $3 billion, allowing the conference to quadruple its media rights fees.

Creswell man gets 45 years prison for sex abuse
A Creswell man found guilty of sexually abusing his daughter over the course of 7 years was sentenced to over 45 years in prison Tuesday.

Cow power: Farm waste makes electricity
Lochmead Farms in Junction City is using manure from it’s cows to produce electricity with a new technology called a “biodigester.”

Willamette Development ex-CEO faces fraud charges
Two top former officers of an Oregon real estate development company have been indicted by a federal grand jury on fraud charges.

Young Cottage Grove Girl Found
Cottage Grove Police are looking for the parents of a girl they believe is about three years old. She was found wandering in a park all by herself and no one has called in looking for her.

Corvallis gives 3-year-old a dream playhouse
For Kristin Trippe and her husband, Aaron, the playhouse is yet another sign of how their community has come together to offer support for their daughter Lilli, who was diagnosed with leukemia at 8 months.

Ninkasi Collaborates on New Ale
Ninkasi Brewing Company’s newest beverage, Conservation Ale, celebrates the 100-year anniversary of Eugene Water & Electric Board and will benefit a non-profit that protects Eugene’s sole source of drinking water.

Oregon State’s Energy Center cogen handles 50% of electricity needs
CORVALLIS , ORE. – Oregon State University ‘s new Energy Center , which contains a cogeneration facility that combines heating and electricity generation, allowing OSU to generate approximately half of its electric needs.

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April 5 – Evening Update

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Surprisingly nice today, if a little chilly. Have a bite of this headline wrap up:

New life for old hospital as new one fills up
Open since summer 2008, Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend hospital is not even three years old. Already, bed space is getting a little cramped. For relief, officials are looking at the University District campus in Eugene.
Fire drives 5 OSU students out of home
An early-morning fire has put five Oregon State University students out of the house in which they were living. One was taken to the hospital for treatment of minor smoke
“Five Guys” Coming to Lane County
If you like burgers and fries, you’ll soon have one more option when it comes to eating out. Burger hot spot Five Guys is coming to Lane County. – as a carnivore with carnivore sons, this is good news. –ed.
Final Public Hearing for Proposed EWEB Rate Increase
Eugene Water & Electric Board commissioners will hold a final public hearing Tuesday about a proposed water rate increase. The meeting will be at 7:45 p.m. April 5th in the North Building at EWEB headquarters, 500 E. Fourth Ave.
EMX Hearing at 6pm – Fairgrounds

It's not In-N-Out, but it is good.

March 24 – Evening Update

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A pleasant Thursday evenings headline update:

Tim Chuey Weather
Cloudy with a good (50%) chance of showers tonight, Friday AM showers likely (60%).
Kitzhaber signs bills to extend unemployment benefits for thousands
Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber has signed two bills extending unemployment benefits for thousands of people looking for jobs.
Condors lay record number of eggs at Oregon Zoo
This year, condors at the zoo’s Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation have laid 10 eggs, the most laid in one breeding season in the program’s seven-year history. – if this were California it would be a good sign. –ed.
Data streaming in from Space Station to OSU lab
The Hyperspectral Imager for the Coastal Ocean, or HICO, is the first space-borne sensor created specifically for observing the coastal ocean.
New thrift store, coffee shop open in housing complex on W. 11th
Nearly 600 people are waiting to be selected as tenants in St. Vincent de Paul’s apartment buildings. The Lamb building on W. 11th Ave started welcoming tenants late last year. On March 24 the building will open a new thrift store and Eugene Coffee Company’s second location. – with the money you save you can buy some coffee! –ed.
Oregon Senate votes to require all-day kindergarten
The state Senate has approved a measure mandating that all Oregon children have access to all-day kindergarten by 2015. — do any of these people have children and understand a kindergardner’s attention span…hmm. –ed.
Oregon may require driver’s ed for teens
Some Oregon lawmakers want to require teens to take a driver’s education license before they can get a provisional license. — cart, horse, not broken, etc. –ed.

 

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March 22 – Morning Headlines

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Here are the headlines from around our area:

Tim Chuey Weather
Keep your eyes open for rainbows today. We’ll have a chance of showers and some sunshine too.
Officials fear lost man fell into creek
Lane County officials are continuing to search for a 53-year-old man who went missing Friday while camping in an undeveloped campground along Brice Creek
House passes bill easing concealed handgun law
A bill that would let non-Oregonians who hold concealed handgun licenses from other states carry their hidden guns in Oregon garnered enough Democratic support Monday to pass in the House.
Rink gets one-year reprieve
The troubled Lane County Ice Center appears likely to survive for at least another year, despite the failure of supporters to meet a steep fundraising requirement set by the county. The county board has voted unanimously to develop a plan to keep the county rink open through March 2012.
Four searches for missing people in Lane County
Lane County search and rescue is involved in searches for 4 missing people as of March 21, 2011.
Moore Fires School-Record 63 To Lead Oregon Duck Invitational
OSU Junior Alex Moore fired a 9-under 63 on Monday, the lowest round of golf in Oregon State history.

March 17 – Evening Update

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Here’s the wrap up of todays headlines:

Tim Chuey Weather:
Some nice sun breaks, but still plenty of rain.
Fire damages Pleasant Hill home
Fire departments from four agencies respond to house fire on Hilltop Drive.
State managers replaced after investigation
Two top state managers at the Oregon Department of Human Services will be replaced following an investigation into how more than $24 million was spent
Oregon looks at allowing strip club regulations
Oregon’s iron-clad protections for freedom of expression limit a city’s ability to impose restrictions on strip clubs
Spring cleaning time at the coast
Volunteers will set out along the state’s 362 miles of coastline looking for all the things that shouldn’t be there.
Riley “feeling good” after surgical procedures
Oregon State football coach Mike Riley said he was “feeling good” Wednesday after a difficult weekend.
Home values reach new low
The median price of houses sold in the Eugene-Springfield area dropped to $159100 in February, a depth that the area hasn’t seen since April 2004.

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.

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