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  • A night with Trump (Saturbray)

    05/07/2016 7:17:55 AM PDT · by bray · 34 replies ^ | 5/7/16 | bray
    Leviticus 22:25 Neither from a stranger's hand shall ye offer the bread of your God of any of these; because their corruptionis in them, and blemishes be in them: they shall not be accepted for you. For Donald Trump to fly out to America’s outback to give a speech tells what type of man he is. He is a man of his word and he told people he would be here so he flew six hours from Omaha of all places to give a speech that exhausted the crowd while he still looked fresh after going over an hour with...
  • US West Coast Earthquake Warning as Cascadia Subduction Zone Surges [Matthew 24]

    01/19/2016 3:55:32 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 50 replies
    Eugene Daily News ^ | 1/19/2016 | Staff
    An ocean data buoy is alerting to an "event" in the Cascadia Subduction Zone off the west coast of Oregon. This is where a magnitude 9 earthquake hit in 1700. According to the data buoy, the water column height (depth) fell sharply within minutes off the coast of Oregon, signaling the land beneath the ocean has suddenly "sunk." As of 0231:30, the initial water column height is 2738.80 Meters deep (8985.56 feet). Two minutes and thirty seconds later, that same water column height had dropped to 2738.66 Meters deep (8985.10 feet). Where did the four inches of water disappear to?...
  • Youths file federal climate change lawsuit in Eugene

    08/13/2015 6:53:22 AM PDT · by Twotone · 29 replies
    Eugene Register-Guard ^ | Aug. 13, 2015 | Jack Moran
    Alleging that they are victims of a federal government that has long ignored science in favor of promoting the development and use of fossil fuels, 21 youths on Wednesday filed a lawsuit in Eugene that asks a judge to force the government to significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions that contribute to climate change.
  • Two bodies found in freezer at Springfield home; family members identify couple

    06/25/2015 2:00:34 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Eugene Register-Guard ^ | 6/25/15 | Chelsea Gorrow
    Detectives on Wednesday evening were still in the process of removing evidence, including a number of cellphones, as they worked to determine how two bodies ended up in a chest-style freezer at a Nicholas Drive home. From the doorway where police entered Tuesday to bring a man outside — identified as 38-year-old Jeremy Daniel Ringquist — a white freezer was apparent as police officers from both Springfield and Eugene went in and out of the garage through a broken doorframe. Detectives also performed a three dimensional scan of the scene, preserving images for future use. As of 5 p.m., the...
  • Former U.S. Postal Worker Who Says He Got ‘Lazy’ Sentenced to Probation, Fine

    01/22/2015 12:24:20 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies
    The Register-Guard ^ | Jan. 22, 2015 | Jack Moran
    Former U.S. postal worker who says he got ‘lazy’ sentenced It’s long been said that mail carriers deliver through snow, rain, heat and gloom of night. Maybe that’s because if they fail to do the job right, they could end up charged with a federal crime. A now-former U.S. Postal Service worker from ­Eugene learned that the hard way after police recovered nearly 1,000 pieces of undelivered mail from two bins on his front porch in July. The bins contained primarily merchant advertisements (or “junk” mail), but included 27 voter ballots from May’s primary election and more than 200 items...
  • Air regulators ban "visible chimney smoke" from woodstoves in Eugene area (Oregon)

    01/02/2015 4:24:56 PM PST · by aimhigh · 83 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 01/02/2015 | The Oregonian
    Woodstove owners in the Eugene-Springfield area have been pouring on the fuel during a cold snap, and air-quality regulators say a buildup of pollution means the burning has to be curbed. A ban on visible chimney smoke could last through Sunday, when warmer weather is expected. The ban imposed Thursday in Eugene-Springfield applies to the urban growth boundary. That includes numerous less-developed areas just outside city limits.
  • No Ordinary Weakling

    06/16/2014 10:19:07 AM PDT · by OregonRancher · 15 replies
    Register-Guard, Eugene, OR ^ | March 19, 2014 | Reis R. Kash
    Letter to the Editor: Obama is no ordinary weakling Those who compare the bare-chested conqueror of the Crimea with the metro-sexual ruler of the United States and find our emperor weak to the point of deserving ridicule, miss the essential strength of President Obama. It’s no ordinary weakling who can turn a once-respected country into an international joke; reduce Congress to a gaggle of sniveling sycophants; turn the world’s finest medical system into a failed third-rate socialist nightmare with a stroke of his pen; shatter our Constitution without attempted recourse by the sons and daughters of frontiersmen and pioneers whose...
  • Vandalism forces removal of Obama plaque

    01/26/2014 3:53:21 PM PST · by bkopto · 26 replies
    Red Guard ^ | Jan 26, 2014 | Kelsey Thalhofer
    Keeping the peace is no easy task at Eugene’s Nobel Peace Park. The 24 plaques at the park that feature the American Nobel laureates have attracted attention from visitors and vandals alike since it opened in Alton Baker Park last spring, and the plaque representing the nation’s most recent laureate, President Obama, has been a prime target. “It got vandalized, I’d say, five, six, seven times,” said Roger Durant, the project’s development director, of the Obama plaque. Nearly “every two or three weeks, there was a new mark that we had to try to take off and rub out,” he...
  • 'Anti-racist is anti-white' sign removed from I-5 overpass

    09/07/2013 11:59:33 AM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 27 replies
    KPTV ^ | September 6, 2012 | FOX 12 Staff
    EUGENE, OR (KPTV) - A sign found hanging on an Interstate 5 overpass in Eugene sparked a debate about racism this week. The banner, found handing on a pedestrian bridge over the freeway, says "Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white." It wasn't immediately clear who put the sign there, but the regional NAACP president said the slogan is a sign of intolerance in our nation. "If it was speaking against anything, it was speaking against multiculturalism and I think multiculturalism is a strength of our country," said Eric Richardson, of the NAACP. The banner is now banned from the...
  • Police: Man broke into Eugene homes to view porn websites

    07/23/2012 1:07:43 PM PDT · by Stoat · 34 replies ^ | July 19, 2012
    Police: Man broke into Eugene homes to view porn websites   Antone Forrest Deedward Owens  EUGENE, Ore. - The woman came home to find her computer on, displaying pornography. Nearby, she found lubricant, towels and a cell phone. As she picked up the cell phone, she saw a man standing outside her rear sliding glass door. She called 911 as the man shouted at her, threatening to break the door. He managed to open the door and stormed inside, threatening to kill the woman as he grabbed the phone and lube before fleeing the home at Van Buren and...
  • Jury orders city to pay ex-officer $250,000

    03/16/2012 12:35:15 PM PDT · by Altariel · 4 replies
    The Register-Guard ^ | March 15, 2012 | Jack Moran
    The panel finds that department officials violated his free speech rights A federal jury ruled Wednesday night in favor of a former Eugene police officer who claimed in a lawsuit that his supervisors violated his free speech rights by transferring him from his job working with a police dog after he questioned the department’s response to multiple, inadvertent discharges of high-­powered weapons by SWAT team members. The jury ordered the city of Eugene to pay former officer Brian Hagen $50,000 in compensatory damages and $200,000 in punitive damages. The jury ruled unanimously that Hagen’s First Amendment rights were violated by...
  • Local Family Disturbed by Topless Occupy Protest (Eugene, Oregon)

    12/31/2011 7:15:42 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    KEZI ^ | 12/31/11 | Jessica Debbas
    Local Family Disturbed by Topless Occupy ProtestBy Jessica Debbas December 31, 2011 EUGENE, Ore. -- A Eugene woman is speaking out after she and her family accidentally stumbled upon a topless protest outside City Councilor George Poling's house. The woman says she was taking her six and eight year old boys out to look at Christmas lights when she saw a group of topless women, with bags over their heads and red paint on their bodies. She said the demonstration was being video taped by a man. The footage you see in the video above of the incident is from...
  • Michelle Obama landed at the Eugene (Oregon) airport this morning amid tight security (Party on!)

    08/08/2011 12:18:31 PM PDT · by maggief · 53 replies
    KMTR ^ | August 8, 2011
    Eugene (KMTR) NewsSource 16 was live at the Eugene airport this morning where First Lady Michelle Obama landed amid tight security. We have word that a motorcade will take the First Lady from Eugene to Corvallis. Michelle Obama’s brother, Craig Robinson is the head basketball coach at Oregon State University.
  • Eco-arsonist sentenced for heroin sales

    06/28/2011 3:43:52 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    KGWNews ^ | June 28, 2011 | Michael Rollins
    EUGENE — An arsonist who avoided federal prison five years ago by helping lock up Earth Liberation Front activists is headed to state prison for selling heroin. ... He was on probation under a 2007 plea deal for his role in arsons by an ELF band known as The Family. Targets included a meat-packing company, car dealership, ranger station and lumber company. Ferguson is depicted as the leader of the group in the documentary "If A Tree Falls." He faces a probation revocation hearing July 14 in federal court.
  • Compromise on Pledge of Allegiance in Oregon Town Has Some Seeing Red

    06/28/2011 2:00:52 PM PDT · by Proud_USA_Republican · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/28/2011 | Dan Springer
    An Oregon town's City Council voted down a proposal to say the Pledge of Allegiance before every council meeting, but later passed a compromise that seemed to make no one happy. The approved measure allows the pledge to be recited at just four Eugene City Council meetings a year, those closest to the Fourth of July, Veterans Day, Memorial Day and Flag Day. It was supposed to be simple, but Councilman Mike Clark soon found out when you’re dealing with God and country, nothing in Eugene is easy.
  • Police detective shoots and kills dog

    01/20/2011 5:25:54 PM PST · by Immerito · 78 replies
    KVAL ^ | January 19, 2011 | Kelly Koopmans
    EUGENE, Ore. -- To his owner, 7-year-old Bull Terrier "Spanky" was a calm and loving companion. "I had this dog for seven years since he was a puppy and I never seen him aggressive toward any human being," said Spanky's owner, Christopher Robinson. Robinson said Spanky was gentle and never snappy, but the dog Robinson describes is a far cry from the dog a Eugene Police Department detective encountered on Tuesday. According to neighbors and Robinson, the detective stopped by Robinson's home to talk to him about an unrelated case involving one of his neighbors. Robinson said he wasn't home...
  • Oregon City Council To Make Downtown Off Limits To Criminals

    07/25/2008 7:44:49 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 125 replies · 248+ views
    All Headline News ^ | July 25, 2008 | Windsor Genova
    Eugene, OR (AHN) - Eugene city officials fed up with crime are mulling an ordinance that will keep convicts and would-be criminals out of the downtown area for up to one year. Under the proposal, which is awaiting the council's vote pending the conclusion of a public hearing, a person charged with a crime such as robbery or assault would be banned from downtown Eugene for 90 days. Convicted criminals will not be allowed downtown for one year.The proposal from councilors Andrea Ortiz and Mike Clark drew mixed reactions from the police and merchants supporting the ban and human rights...
  • Suicidal man survives long fall in Eugene

    08/16/2007 2:54:13 PM PDT · by MovementConservative · 30 replies · 264+ views
    Oregonlive ^ | August 16, 2007 08:58AM | Oregonian staff
    EUGENE -- A 33-year-old man who was trying to hang himself from a construction crane not only failed but then survived an 85-foot fall when his rope broke. According to a news release from Eugene police, the man had climbed out on a construction crane at a job site at 265 W. Eighth Ave. about 6:30 this morning and wrapped a flag from the crane around his shoulders. Eugene police, firefighters and emergency medical workers were called, and members of the Crisis Negotiation Team also came to the scene. They were trying to start talking to the man when he...
  • Earth Liberation Front arsonist sentenced to 13 years

    05/23/2007 10:09:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 744+ views
    ap on San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 5/23/07 | Jeff Barnard - ap
    EUGENE, Ore. – Declaring fires set at a police station, an SUV dealer and a tree farm acts of terrorism, a federal judge Wednesday sentenced the first of 10 members of a radical environmental group to 13 years in prison. U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken commended Stanislas Meyerhoff for having the courage to “do the right thing” by informing on his fellow arsonists after his arrest, but declared that his efforts to save the earth by setting fires were misguided and cowardly, and contributed to an unfair characterization of others working legally to protect the environment as radicals. “It was...
  • Eco-arsonists protest comparison to KKK ( 10 Eco-Terrorists )

    05/16/2007 8:27:05 AM PDT · by george76 · 38 replies · 1,917+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 16, 2007 | Jeff Barnard
    Defense attorneys expressed outrage Tuesday when federal prosecutors compared 10 Earth Liberation Front arsonists who are awaiting sentencing to Ku Klux Klan arsonists. The six men and four women, branded eco-terrorists, have pleaded guilty to charges related to 20 fires set in five Western states from 1996 to 2001 that caused $40 million of damage. Targets included the Vail ski resort, wild horse corrals, National Forest ranger stations, meat packing plants, research laboratories, lumber company offices and a tree farm. The 10 are to be sentenced starting next week. Federal prosecutors asked Judge Ann Aiken that a so-called terrorism enhancement...
  • Arsonist will get a new sentence (Oregon ecoterriost)

    02/15/2007 7:18:49 PM PST · by crazyhorse691 · 29 replies · 828+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | February 15, 2007 | BRYAN DENSON
    The Oregon Court of Appeals on Wednesday ordered a judge in Eugene to resentence a radical environmentalist now serving the stiffest sentence in U.S. history for eco-sabotage. Jeffrey Luers, known in Eugene's anarchist circles as "Free," was sentenced in June 2001 to 22 years, 8 months for setting fire to three pickups and attempting to ignite a gasoline tanker in the spring of 2000. Since Judge Lyle C. Velure imposed the sentence, not one major act of eco-sabotage has occurred in Oregon, which once stood as the epicenter for a series of kindred arsons by the Earth Liberation Front and...
  • Eco-Terrorism Suspects To Enter Pleas In Court ( ELF and ALF Arsonists )

    10/01/2006 8:02:53 AM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies · 1,518+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | September 28, 2006 | The Associated Press
    1998 Fires At Vail Ski Resort Cost $12 Million In Damage. Two people accused of setting the 1998 fire at the Vail ski resort will be sentenced in December on eight counts of arson stemming from the blaze that caused some $12 million in damage. Chelsea Gerlach and Stanislas Meyerhoff, both 29, were arraigned Wednesday in federal court in Eugene. They are to enter pleas and be sentenced on Dec. 14, when they are also to be sentenced for other arson-related crimes to which they pleaded guilty in July. Under plea deals, both agreed to have the Colorado charges transferred...
  • 4 Indicted In Vail Resort Eco-Terrorism ( New Arson Charges )

    05/19/2006 10:06:29 AM PDT · by george76 · 40 replies · 1,175+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | May 19, 2006 | Associated Press
    A federal grand jury in Denver has indicted four people on eight counts of arson for a series of eco-terrorism fires set at the Vail ski area in 1998. Those indicted are: Chelsea Dawn Gerlach, 29, Stanislas Gregory Meyerhoff, 28, Josephine Sunshine Overaker, 31, and Rebecca Jeanette Rubin, 33. Gerlach and Meyerhoff are presently in federal custody in Oregon, facing separate arson charges. The whereabouts of Overaker and Rubin are unknown. The Two Elks Lodge and other structures on Vail Mountain were burned to the ground on Oct. 19, 1998. Damage was estimated at $12 million. A group called the...
  • Violinist mom charged with being US environmental terrorist

    04/01/2006 6:23:44 PM PST · by wjersey · 193 replies · 5,104+ views
    Breitbart (AFP) ^ | 4/1/2006 | Staff
    A mother that gives violin lessons will face trial in the northwestern US state of Washington on charges she was an environmental terrorist, prosecutors said. Briana Waters, 30, of the famously liberal California city of Berkeley, has pleaded innocent in a Seattle federal court that she that fire bombed a horticulture center in 2001. A US district court judge allowed Waters to remain free pending the start of her trial in June, but ordered that she turn in her passport and have her whereabouts monitored electronically. Waters was the first person charged in connection with an attack that destroyed the...
  • Young Man Out West [Great Article on Jason Atkinson future Governor of Oregon]

    03/21/2006 11:00:33 PM PST · by OregonRepublican · 19 replies · 607+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 3/17/2006 | John Gizzi
    An editor admonished me years ago, "You don’t have to trim your conservative sails for a particular state." He said, "As long as the messenger is pleasant and articulate, like Ronald Reagan, the message doesn’t have to be watered down." At the time, I was pointing out to him how Connecticut Republican John Rowland had accepted the advice that he had to be more moderate than he was in Congress to win the governorship and that he therefore changed from pro-life to pro-abortion and was elected on his second try for the statehouse in 1990. Although my editor had nothing...
  • Two more held in arson at tree farm(eco-terrorists ranks being thinned)

    02/23/2006 5:56:05 PM PST · by crazyhorse691 · 28 replies · 1,440+ views ^ | 2/23/2006, 3:33 p.m. PT | unattributed
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal grand jury in Eugene on Thursday indicted two more people in the 2001 arson at a Clatskanie tree farm, court officials said, bringing the number charged in the case to six. In all 14 people are charged in what government prosecutors describe as an arson conspiracy across several Western states over five years. Nathan Frazer Block, 24, and Joyanna L. Zacher, 28, were arrested Thursday in Olympia, Wash., after the 14-count indictments were handed up. Advertisement Government attorneys will seek their return to Eugene to face trial, said Karin Immergut, U.S. Attorney for Oregon....
  • Future Governor of Oregon

    01/29/2006 8:01:18 PM PST · by OregonRepublican · 98 replies · 1,422+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 1/24/06 | Ron Strom
    GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Hoping to rise above the partisan knell and use his youthful exuberance and idealism to attract disenchanted voters, state Sen. Jason Atkinson plans to be the first Republican governor in 24 years to lead blue-state Oregon. While some detractors have scoffed at Atkinson's youth, at 35 he has eight years of experience in the state Legislature, having grown up in a family steeped in both politics and media. That combination of youth, experience and media savvy just might be the formula that could put the senator in the governor's office, some observers believe. Intoning a populist...
  • 3 Indicted in Calif. on Ecoterror Charges

    01/26/2006 7:14:13 AM PST · by george76 · 14 replies · 809+ views
    Associated Press ^ | DON THOMPSON
    Three environmental activists were cooking up plastic explosives and had planned to test a device the day they were arrested, federal prosecutors alleged Wednesday as they indicted them. The three face five to 20 years in federal prison if they are convicted of conspiring to use fire or explosives to damage property. The suspects planned assaults this spring in the name of the Earth Liberation Front, a 'loosey-goosey, sort of mist-of-the-fog kind of an organization' of environmental activists, U.S. Attorney McGregor Scott said. Eric McDavid, 28, Zachary Jensen, 20, and Lauren Weiner, 20, remain in jail. They could enter a...
  • Oregon Woman May Have Been Under Job Stress

    01/19/2006 5:58:14 PM PST · by george76 · 47 replies · 1,205+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | Jan 14, 2006
    The University of Oregon graduate student accused of disrupting a flight between Eugene and Denver this week was worried about finding a university teaching job, and fearful that she might be deported to her native Bulgaria... ``There were a lot of signs of stress that started to appear,''... Georgieva, 35, faces a federal charge of interfering with the crew of a flight that left Eugene on Wednesday. Her final destination that day was a mathematics conference in San Antonio, where she hoped to meet potential employers. She is accused of threatening passengers and insinuating that there was a bomb on...
  • Ecoterror suspect released on bond

    01/19/2006 5:02:55 PM PST · by george76 · 121 replies · 3,675+ views
    Arizona Daily Sun ^ | 01/18/2006 | LARRY HENDRICKS
    After a delay of nearly a month, a Flagstaff woman accused of being connected with the 1998 firebombing of a logging company in Oregon has been released from jail. Kendall Tankersley, 28, also known as Sarah Harvey, was released from an Oregon jail Jan. 10 on $150,000 bond. She is back in Flagstaff, ready to begin taking two classes at Northern Arizona University. Tankersley, a former employee at the university, was indicted in November by a federal grand jury in Oregon. She is accused of attempted arson and arson, acting as a lookout, in connection with a fire at U.S....
  • Manager makes ecoterrorism target his home

    01/01/2006 9:01:05 AM PST · by george76 · 11 replies · 753+ views
    Aspen Times...Vail ^ | January 1, 2006 | Edward Stoner
    Arrangement part of security since Vail arson Giant picture windows set among rough-hewn timbers. Sweeping views of the Gore Range and Mount of the Holy Cross. And ski-in, ski-out access - to China Bowl. Wooldridge lives year round at...Two Elk Lodge restaurant, where he is the general manager. The building is at the top of Vail Mountain, 11,220 feet above sea level... He moved into the new lodge in 1999 when it reopened following the arsons that destroyed it a year earlier. Having a full-time resident at Two Elk was part of increased security measures after the October 1998 arsons...
  • Eco-terrorists botched plans

    12/22/2005 6:39:35 AM PST · by george76 · 43 replies · 2,260+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | December 22, 2005 | Todd Hartman
    FBI document says group's missions plagued by errors Even as the Earth Liberation Front - a shadowy group of eco-terrorists that took credit for the Vail fires of 1998 - has eluded authorities for years, newly released evidence suggests some of the group's efforts have been plagued by almost slapstick gaffes. In one case, members driving on a mission to burn down a federal research facility in western Washington stopped along the way to shoplift some needed supplies from a big box hardware store. The plan was interrupted when one of the members was arrested for stealing sponges and a...
  • Father defends woman named in '98 Vail fires 'She's not even a vegetarian,

    12/17/2005 5:10:30 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies · 931+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | December 16, 2005 | Joe Garner
    Father defends woman named in '98 Vail fires 'She's not even a vegetarian,' says dad in timber industry By Joe Garner, Rocky Mountain News December 16, 2005 SWEET HOME, Ore. - Federal authorities have the wrong woman in custody, says the father of an alleged eco-terrorist identified as a suspect in the 1998 fire bombings on Vail Mountain. The woman, Chelsea Gerlach, 28, of Portland, was named a suspect in the $12 million Vail arson case Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Eugene, Ore., during a hearing to set bail on two federal eco-terrorism charges against her in her home...
  • Second person linked to Vail fire

    12/17/2005 7:35:30 AM PST · by george76 · 19 replies · 1,213+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | December 17, 2005 | Brian D. Crecente
    FBI agent testifies Arizona bookstore owner is suspected... A federal agent on Friday named an Arizona activist bookstore owner as the second suspect in the 1998 arson attacks at Vail resort that stood for years as the most damaging single act of eco-terrorism in the nation. Catalyst Infoshop owner William C. Rodgers was the second suspect this week linked by a federal law enforcement official to the $12 million conflagration that has been cloaked in mystery for seven years. FBI Special Agent Doug Linter testified in U.S. District Court in Flagstaff, Ariz., that investigators suspect the Prescott, Ariz., bookstore owner...
  • Undercover informant used in ecoterrorism investigation

    12/13/2005 6:24:51 PM PST · by george76 · 20 replies · 726+ views
    An undercover informant helped investigators tape a conversation with one of the seven...radical environmentalists accused in a series of arson attacks and other crimes... Existence of the informant was disclosed last week by an investigator in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn, N.Y., during a bail hearing for Daniel McGowan, 31, who faces indictments that he and another man firebombed the office of a wood products mill in Glendale and the office and truck shop of a tree farm in Clatskanie in 2001. The Earth Liberation Front, an underground group that advocates economic sabotage to stop environmental destruction, took credit for...
  • Flaming SUVs: A conversation with convicted ecoterrorist Jeff Luers

    06/22/2005 9:55:36 AM PDT · by TFFKAMM · 25 replies · 1,092+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | 6/22/05 | Gregory Dicum
    Five years ago this month, Jeff Luers set fire to three SUVs at a dealership in Eugene, Ore., to protest America's heedless contributions to global warming. He was promptly arrested and put on trial for arson. Refusing to plea bargain, as his accomplice did, and with a past record that includes 30 days in jail for a scuffle with a U.S. Forest Service agent, the then 22-year-old Luers was sentenced to 22 years and 6 months in prison, the longest sentence ever handed down in America for environmentally motivated sabotage. The FBI estimates that in 2002, about 100 acts of...
  • {University of Oregon at Eugene} Officials Defend Class Enrollment Restrictions

    05/14/2005 5:56:38 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 18 replies · 1,112+ views
    University of Oregon newspaper ^ | 05-12-05 | Paben, Jared
    Officials defend class enrollment restrictions The Office of Multicultural Academic Support claims its practice of withholding slots for minority students is legal Jared Paben News Editor May 12, 2005 When senior Stephanie Ramey tried to sign up online for Math 243 Calculus for Business and Social Science for spring term she was denied access and informed she would have to contact the class professor. The professor asked her to contact the Office of Multicultural Academic Support about enrolling in his class. A staff member at the office said she couldn't register for the class because she doesn't identify as a...
  • State will test tax on mileage (Oregon)

    11/20/2004 12:18:30 PM PST · by calcowgirl · 89 replies · 3,621+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | November 20, 2004 | James Sinks
    SALEM — Oregon is preparing to test a mileage-tax system that sounded like science fiction just three years ago: When cars wheel up to the gas pump, a short-range wireless signal will transmit an odometer reading to a receiver at the service station. And rather than adding taxes based on the gallons bought, taxes would be tacked onto the fuel bill based on the miles driven. The Oregon Road User Fee Task Force on Friday laid out a timetable for a 280-vehicle pilot project that will start in November 2005, most likely in Eugene. The state already collects taxes from...
  • Just Saw The Video Of Eugene Armstrong Being Murdered.

    09/21/2004 9:15:47 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 91 replies · 6,904+ views
    Me ^ | 9/21/2004 | Me
    I just viewed the murder of Eugene Armstrong by ISLAMIC TERRORISTS. I am beyond crying. I am furious. I am furious with the spineless, evil, United Nations. I am furious with the coward, John Kerry. Kerry could care less for these men. Screw Kerry. He is a danger. I am sick of his nutty wife. I am sick and tired of the cowards that populate the Democratic party. Sorry. Venting. I can't wait for November. My prayers go out to Eugene Armstrongs family and all that knew him. I don't pray that much. Maybe I had better start.
  • Veterans Refuse to Pay Parade Costs

    10/23/2003 3:30:55 PM PDT · by Z-28 · 12 replies · 151+ views
    KVLA 13 News ^ | October 22, 2003 | Dana Rebik
    October 22, 2003 Veterans Refuse to Pay Parade Costs By Dana Rebik Eugene, OR Local veterans have come out victorious in a battle over an unpaid bill.  The outstanding debt goes back almost a year, to last November's Veterans' Day Parade. For years, veterans have paid the money themselves to cover the costs of parade security and police escorts, but they say they shouldn't have to do that anymore.   "We paid our debt to society by serving our country in foreign wars," says veteran Nick Urhausen.  "Now we work and pay taxes, and by paying to put on a...
  • Lesbian couple threaten to take legal action

    09/29/2003 2:48:39 PM PDT · by bicycle thug · 16 replies · 241+ views ^ | Sep 29 2003 | By Anne Williams
    The flurry of publicity over their case has ebbed, but a lesbian couple whose 4-year-old daughter was denied admittance at O'Hara Catholic School last month intend to challenge the decision through legal means, one of the women said last week. Lee Inkmann, who alleges that O'Hara turned down her and her partner's application because they are gay, will meet this week with Eugene attorney Martha Walters, one of the chief lawyers who successfully argued golfer Casey Martin's case against the PGA Tour for refusing to accommodate his disability. "I have a belief that throughout history, when discrimination has been ignored...
  • City deserves explanation: GSA must clarify reason for courthouse decision

    09/24/2003 2:53:32 PM PDT · by bicycle thug · 1 replies · 141+ views ^ | September 24, 2003 | A Register Guiard Editorial
    The General Services Administration's abrupt announcement last week that it was suspending the purchase of a city-owned site for a new federal courthouse has left a great cloud of confusion in its wake. Federal officials should move swiftly to clear up that confusion - and the frustration that has accompanied it - by detailing the reasons that prompted their decision. City officials, along with members of Oregon's congressional delegation, have asked for clarification, and the GSA should respond with dispatch and candor. If the GSA genuinely wants to resolve concerns about the courthouse project, then it must make clear what...
  • City asking GSA to explain holdup on courthouse

    09/23/2003 4:41:03 PM PDT · by bicycle thug · 2 replies · 178+ views ^ | September 23, 2003 | By Bill Bishop
    The mystery continued Monday as city officials tried to sort out the reasons behind the General Services Administration's 11th-hour decision to hold off on buying city-owned land for a long-anticipated $70 million courthouse in Eugene. Only three weeks ago, Mayor Jim Torrey got an e-mail from a GSA official that indicated that the city and the agency were on track to begin construction at the site of the old Agripac cannery. In the Sept. 2 message, GSA Assistant Regional Administrator Robin Graf praised the city's ongoing cooperation. "As always, we appreciate our relationship with the City of Eugene and eagerly...
  • Three from Oregon wanted for questioning in biotech explosions

    09/04/2003 3:55:15 PM PDT · by bicycle thug · 6 replies · 464+ views
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Three people, at least two of them from Oregon, are wanted for questioning by the FBI about last week's double bombings at the Emeryville, Calif., headquarters of biotechnology company Chiron Corp. No one was injured in the blasts early last Thursday, but a group called ``The Revolutionary Cells'' claimed responsibility in an anonymous e-mail and warned that the company's employees may be attacked at their homes. Animal rights activists have targeted Chiron because of its contracts with Huntingdon Life Sciences, an English company that uses animals to test drugs. The three people are Bjorn Einertsen, 25,...
  • KQED shamlessly broadcasts "Internationale" by Peter Miller [cold chills alert]

    08/13/2003 12:33:27 AM PDT · by risk · 44 replies · 372+ views
    KQED, Icarus Films ^ | Published 2000; Broadcast Tue, Aug 12, 11:30pm | Peter Miller
    Home • About Icarus Films International Arise ye prisoners of starvation Arise ye toilers of the earth For reason thunders new creation `Tis a better world in birth. Never more traditions' chains shall bind us Arise ye toilers no more in thrall The earth shall rise on new foundations We are naught but we shall be all. The Internationale A Film by Peter Miller The story of the Internationale.2001 DoubleTake Documentary Film Festival 2001 Cleveland International Film Festival2001 Ann Arbor Film Festival 2000 Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival THE INTERNATIONALE draws on people’s stories of an emotionally charged...
  • UO students petition for tough stance on Iraq

    02/10/2003 10:30:54 PM PST · by TheMole · 2 replies · 251+ views
    KATU Channel 2 Eugene, OR ^ | February 10, 2003 | Associated Press
    EUGENE - It was an event that somehow doesn't seem to fit the University of Oregon campus: A group of students on the steps of Johnson Hall supporting President Bush's tough stand on Iraq. But about a dozen were there Friday, the site of countless peace demonstrations over the decades, inviting passing students to sign a petition asking the University Senate to refrain from taking a stand on the war. The university's liberal reputation masks the diversity of opinion on campus, said Jarrett White, chairman of the University of Oregon College Republicans. There are only about 1,300 students registered as...
  • Oregon National Guard troops mop up Winter Fire to free experienced crews

    07/23/2002 7:41:41 AM PDT · by Grampa Dave · 34 replies · 494+ views
    Oregon Live/ AP ^ | 7/23/02 8:59 AM | Jeff Barnard
    National Guard troops mop up Winter Fire to free experienced crews By JEFF BARNARD The Associated Press PAISLEY, Ore. (AP) -- Their cots lined up 12 inches apart, and olive drab tents tautly pitched in a grassy field, National Guard troops tossed footballs, listened to rock and roll and called home on cell phones as they waited to join the battle against forest fires burning across Oregon. Fresh from training after being called up by Gov. John Kitzhaber, 250 members of the 82nd Armored Cavalry out of Redmond were scheduled to begin mopping up hot spots and smoking stumps in...