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Eugene
5:24 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

Eugene, Civic Alliance, Move Forward With Stadium Purchase

Mayor Piercy accepting a donation from Leo Rickard, age 7, first grader at the Village School, who raised more than $200 for the Civic reuse project. He solicited donations from friends and family in lieu of birthday gifts and held fundraisers including a dance party. Also in the photo are City Councilor Alan Zelenka, and Eugene Civic Alliance representatives, Derek Johnson and Nancy Webber, and Councilor George Brown.
Credit City of Eugene

The City of Eugene announced Friday it will move forward to buy Civic Stadium from the 4-J School District and sell it to a non-profit group committed to its restoration. According to the city manager’s office, Eugene Civic Alliance met the deadline to provide “assurances” that the $4.1 million dollars needed to purchase the defunct stadium has been raised.

7-year old Leo Rickard, a first grader at The Village School,   represented the generosity required by many when he presented his donation of 84 dollars to the cause.

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Crime & Law
12:23 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

UO Amends Answer To Sexual Assault Lawsuit

Interim President Scott Coltrane.
Credit uoregon.edu

The University of Oregon filed an amended response yesterday (Thursday) to a student’s lawsuit claiming she was raped by three former basketball players.

In the revised response, the U of O removed language seeking reimbursement of legal costs. Interim president Scott Coltrane says they never intended to ask for fees or damages from the claimant:

Coltrane: “We felt it was important to do this now, because the attention was going toward the misperception that we were suing our student, which was not the truth.”

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Oregon Legislature
6:00 am
Fri February 27, 2015

State Rep. John Lively on Gubernatorial Transition, Legislative Priorities

State Rep. John Lively

State Representative  John Lively, Democrat of Springfield, speaks with KLCC’s Claude Offenbacher about his agenda, the gubernatorial transition, and such legislative priorities as sick leave and the  state's minimum wage.

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Hult Center
6:00 am
Fri February 27, 2015

Ballet Fantastique Reinvents the Odyssey

Cullen Vance, with violin and looping technology at KLCC.
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

Ballet Fantastique will premiere The Odyssey, a ballet with original choreography based on Homer’s classic tale, at the Hult Center in Eugene, Friday, February 27th through Sunday, March 1st. The performance will include live music from Cullen Vance, looping violinist. He and principal dancer Fabio Simoes visited KLCC for conversation and music.

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F
6:00 am
Fri February 27, 2015

FCC Approves Net Neutrality Measure

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The Federal Communications Commission voted to approve net neutrality on Thursday. However, small internet service providers are still unsure what the decision means. The Federal Communications Commission voted to approve net neutrality on Thursday. However, small internet service providers are still unsure what the decision means. KLCC's Corinne Boyer spoke with Peak Internet in Corvallis.
 

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Health
7:09 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Eradicating Meningitis: Epidemiology And Vaccines

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Staff, volunteer nurses and EMT’s are giving Meningitis vaccines to University of Oregon students at a staggering pace. Public Health officials say ten percent of the student population has received the shot so far. Meanwhile, Lane County Public Health continues to investigate the Meningitis outbreak.

Public Health officials have yet to confirm which of the sickened students is the “sentinel case,” – the one who contracted the disease first. They continue to evaluate several people but say there are currently no suspected cases.

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Arts & Culture & Religion
3:47 am
Thu February 26, 2015

To Light A Candle - Film & Discussion In Eugene About Persecution of Baha'i Followers In Iran

Iraj Kamalabadi is part of a panel discussion in Eugene tonight following the screening of the documentary, To Light A Candle.

Tonight in Eugene there is a screening of the documentary, To Light A Candle, by Maziar Bahari. It is part of the "Education is Not a Crime" campaign to shed light on the persecution faced by members of the Baha'i Faith in Iran. Following tonight's film, there is a panel discussion.

KLCC's Angela Kellner speaks with a panel member, Iraj Kamalabadi. His family members have been jailed because of their Baha'i faith. The screening begins tonight at 7pm, followed by a panel discussion at the University of Oregon Lillis Business Complex, Room 182.

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Disasters & Accidents
8:35 pm
Wed February 25, 2015

Driver In Fatal Springfield Crash May Have Run A Red Light

26-year-old Cortney Jean Hudson is shown with her daughter McKenzie who was killed along with her two brothers, John and Tyler, in a crash Sunday in Springfield. Police say the driver who hit them may have run a red light when they were crossing Main Street.
Credit Family's GoFundMe site

Springfield Police say the initial investigation into Sunday's accident that killed three children and injured their mother, may have been caused by the driver running a red light.

A makeshift memorial sits near the site of the accident at 54th and Main Street. Springfield Police Sergeant Rich Charboneau says the investigation indicates the children and their mother had the right of way and were in the marked crosswalk.

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John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
3:13 pm
Wed February 25, 2015

Thunder and Lies: The Ballads of Francis James Child

Chico Schwall in the KLCC studios.
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

Chico Schwall and friends will present “Thunder and Lies: The Ballads of Francis James Child,” at the Jaqua Concert Hall of the John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts in Eugene, on Thursday, February 26th. They’ll bring new life to English and Scottish popular songs that have endured from antiquity to the present day, in part because of Francis James Child’s efforts at Harvard in the late 1800s. Chico Schwall joins us here in the KLCC studios.

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Animals
12:18 pm
Wed February 25, 2015

Annual Report Shows Slight Increase In Wolf Population

Credit Oregonwild.org

Oregon’s wolf population saw a slight increase, but overall, their growth has slowed. That’s according to a recent report from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Although there are now 77 wolves in 9 packs, the majority of the population is located in the Northeastern corner of the state. Fewer than 10 wolves are located west of I-84. Oregon Wild’s Executive Director Sean Stevens says they were surprised at the wolf numbers. And he doesn’t think there will be a healthy population until wolves cross the interstate.

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