News

A little cheese, a lot of chuckling

Media Credit “There’s something about children’s theater,” said James Engberg, co-artistic director of Mad Duckling Children’s Theater. “It’s anti-intellectual, it’s pure. There’s just so much energy; they’re absolutely just crackling with energy.” “The Old Man Who Loved Cheese,” the second and final production by the summer theater company, holds true …

READ MORE →
News

A window to the past

Go back in time 50 years. The Beatles and Elvis Presley are on the radio. America is beginning a controversial war in Vietnam. And Carson Hall is built on the University campus.  Fifty years later, in 2009, 24 University students are working as part of the maintenance crew renovating the …

READ MORE →
News

Workin’ at the car wash

Leslie Montgomery On 600 acres of savannah-like land an hour south of Eugene, Wildlife Safari is doing new and innovative things in an attempt at conservation through education. The newest addition to the wide range of activities offered at the drive-through park is an elephant car wash, where elephants do …

READ MORE →
News

Sen. Dodds resigns, is second to quit Senate this summer

Media Credit Another student senator resigned Wednesday, the second to leave this summer after being elected in April and finding the position too demanding. The latest is Sen. Ben Dodds, one of seven sitting senators who ran on the ideologically neutral Students First slate. Dodds cited his grades as the …

READ MORE →
News

EMU post office might be sent away

The EMU could soon lose its post office, according to a letter sent to the head of the local postal workers’ union. The US Postal Service is considering 740 locations for closure or consolidation because of declining mail volume. A letter from the post office’s district manager Kim Anderson to …

READ MORE →
Film & TVNews

Enjoy the film (and beer, and wine and food …)

Media Credit As the sun sets on the Fifth Street Public Market, movie-goers settle into cushy couches lining the front row of theater one, their beers and popcorn in tow. It’s two-for-one Tuesday and movie tickets are only $2, drawing a slew of couples. “This is better than my living …

READ MORE →
CrimeNews

Weekend wrap-up

15 Loud Noise incidents23 Theft incidents13 Disorderly Subject incidents5 Assault incidents3 Burglary incidents Incident: Loud noiseLocation: Sigma Alpha Epsilon, 812 E. 14th Ave.Time: Saturday, July 18, 2:09 a.m.Description: A caller said the fraternity was playing Elton John records so loudly they were audible a block away, but declined to press …

READ MORE →
News

For UO signage in Portland, it’s all or nothing

After nearly a year of discussion and conflict, stakeholders are still awaiting a final decision regarding the neon text and ownership of the historic White Stag sign atop the University’s Portland campus. Despite the University’s April agreement with the City of Portland to change the sign to read “Oregon” and …

READ MORE →
News

Kulongoski signs environmental legislation at business school

Media Credit The governor signed seven environmental bills and addressed his administration’s successes in climate change initiatives this morning in the atrium of Lillis Hall. The legislation included a bill aimed to develop a low-carbon fuel standard by 2015 (HB 2186), which, after its signing, sparked applause and high-fives among …

READ MORE →
News

Governor to visit campus Wednesday

Media Credit Gov. Ted Kulongoski will visit campus Wednesday to sign seven pieces of environmental legislation. The signing, which begins at 10:30 a.m. in the atrium in Lillis Hall, seeks to restrict the growth of coal power and greenhouse gas emissions in Oregon through studies, commissions and task forces focusing …

READ MORE →
News

In search of more comfort, Senate on the lookout for new meeting place

After complaints from student senators, student groups and even the dean of students about the EMU Board Room, the Student Senate is looking for a new place to stage its meetings. “You’ve got to move from the board room,” Dean of Students Paul Shang told the Senate during its meeting …

READ MORE →
News

5 things to do this week

MONDAYSocial event: “Teen Picks,” a vote among teenagers decides whether to watch “School of Rock” or “Save the Last Dance.” Free pizza will be provided.Location: Springfield Public LibraryTime: 3 p.m.Cost: Free TUESDAYConcert: Priscilla Dantas. Brazilian pianist performing music by Bach, Liszt, Schumann and Scriabin.Location: Central Presbyterian Church, 555 E. 15th …

READ MORE →
News

A window to the past

Go back in time 50 years. The Beatles and Elvis Presley are on the radio. America is beginning a controversial war in Vietnam. And Carson Hall is built on the University campus. Fifty years later, in 2009, 24 University students are working as part of the maintenance crew renovating the residence halls, with half of the students working on Carson Hall.

READ MORE →
Crime

Weekend wrap-up

EUGENE POLICE DEPARTMENT WEEKEND WRAP-UP From midnight Friday, July 10, until noon Sunday, July 12 10 Loud Noise incidents 14 Theft incidents 5 Disorderly Subject incidents 7 Assault incidents 3 Burglary incidents Incident: Suspicious vehicles Location: E.

READ MORE →
Arts & CultureCrime

Curbing crime

FBI statistics released June 1 concluded that even as it declined overall in other parts of the country, including Oregon’s four largest cities, crime rose in Eugene last year. Incidents increased in every category, including violent crimes, forcible rape, aggravated assault and property crimes.

READ MORE →
News

Senate passes funding for USSA Congress

The ASUO Summer Senate voted Wednesday to spend two-thirds of its funding to send nine students to a conference later this month.

READ MORE →
News

Bill changes interview process for new coaches

The Oregon House of Representatives passed a bill June 23 requiring all Oregon University System schools to interview at least one minority candidate when hiring for an open head coaching or athletic director position, making Oregon the first state with such a requirement.

READ MORE →
Crime

Crime wrap-up

EUGENE POLICE DEPT. WEEKEND WRAP-UP From midnight Friday, June 26 to noon Sunday, June 28. 22 Loud noise incidents 20 Theft incidents 9 Disorderly subject incidents 12 Assault incidents 8 Burglary incidents

READ MORE →
News

Legislators want guns permitted on campuses

On June 18, 34 Republican-led Oregon legislators petitioned for a change in campus gun rules at state universities. The letter urged the Oregon University System to let holders of Concealed Handgun Licenses carry guns on any university campus. Oregon state gun laws allow only license-holders to carry guns in most public buildings, including universities.

READ MORE →
Arts & CultureNews

Leaping to a new pad

For most, summer brings bike rides along the river, relaxed barbecues with friends and little to no worries. For others, the stresses of putting off finding a place to live finally catch up and summer means a frantic search for housing. Joining their search this year is Frog, the notorious …

READ MORE →
Crime

Weekend wrap-up

WEEKEND’S POLICE BLOTTER From Midnight Friday, June 19 to noon Sunday, June 21 18 Loud noise incidents 34 Theft incidents 12 Disorderly subject incidents 11 Assault incidents 14 Burglary incidents Incident: Loud Noise Location: 4530 Larkwood St. When: Friday, June 19 Time: 12:28 a.m. What: A caller told police the suspect was in a hot tub being loud for the third night in a row. The caller claimed to fear retaliation.

READ MORE →
News

Kallaway appoints critic, former rival to empty Senate seat

ASUO President Emma Kallaway has appointed one of her opponents in the 2009 presidential race to take the Senate seat she vacated when she became president. Kallaway chose senior Carina Miller, who served on the Senate with her after being elected in 2008.

READ MORE →
CrimeNews

Crime: A year in review

With Eugene crime up in every reported category since 2008 according to FBI statistics released June 1, University students have been victims and suspects in a number of incidents that made headlines this year. The ‘Taser trial’ In the year since former University student Ian Van Ornum’s arrest at an anti-pesticide rally downtown, the 19-year-old has gone to trial, been convicted of two misdemeanor charges, sentenced to 80 hours of community service, attempted to raise money for his court fees, filed an appeal and is pursuing a civil case against the police who tasered him twice during his arrest.

READ MORE →
News

Legislature: A year in review

With less than 30 days left before the state legislature adjourns for the summer, Republicans want to draw voters’ attention to Oregon’s 12-percent unemployment rate and its $3.8-billion budget deficit, while Democrats argue that both are products of national circumstances.

READ MORE →
Arts & CultureMultimediaNewsOpinionSports

Curabitur dolor eros, gravida et, hendrerit ac

Sed luctus posuere justo. Cras vehicula varius turpis. Vivamus eros metus, tristique sit amet, molestie dignissim, malesuada et, urna.

READ MORE →
Arts & CultureMultimediaNewsOpinionSports

Nunc auctor bibendum

Donec nisl. Aenean eget mi. Fusce mattis est id diam. Phasellus faucibus interdum sapien. Duis quis nunc. Sed enim. Aenean risus purus, pharetra in, blandit quis, gravida a, turpis. Etiam ligula enim, tempor ut, blandit nec, mollis eu, lectus. Nam cursus. Vivamus iaculis.

READ MORE →
Crime

Weekend wrap-up

EUGENE POLICE DEPARTMENT WEEKEND WRAP-UP From midnight Friday, May 22 to noon Monday, May 25. 47 Theft incidents 21 Loud noise incidents 31 Disorderly subject incidents 13 Burglary incidents 12 Assault incidents THE WEEKEND POLICE BLOTTER Incident: Suspicious subject Location: 1968 Brittany St.

READ MORE →
Crime

Weekend Wrap-up

EUGENE POLICE DEPARTMENT WEEKEND WRAP-UP From midnight Friday, May 15 to noon Sunday, May 17. 47 Theft incidents 30 Loud noise incidents 11 Disorderly subject incidents 11 Burglary incidents 5 Assault incidents THE WEEKEND POLICE BLOTTER Incident: Assault Location: 1328 Oak Patch Road When: Friday, May 15 Time: 11:45 a.

READ MORE →
Crime

Weekend wrap-up

EUGENE POLICE DEPARTMENT’S WEEKEND WRAP-UP From midnight Friday, May 8 to noon Sunday, May 10 36 Theft incidents 19 Loud noise incidents 10 Disorderly subject incidents 15 Burglary incidents 8 Assault incidents THE WEEKEND’S POLICE BLOTTER Incident: Suspicious subject Location: Valley River Center When: Saturday, May 9 Time: 3:47 p.

READ MORE →
Crime

Weekend wrap-up

EUGENE POLICE DEPARTMENT WEEKEND WRAP-UP 62 Theft incidents 28 Loud noise incidents 25 Disorderly subject incidents 8 Assault incidents 6 Burglary incidents Location: 906 W 7th Ave., Jade Palace Restaurant When: Friday, May 1 Time: 12:31 p.

READ MORE →