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Storycatchers
6:37 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Storycatchers: Queen Marie Slugtoinette

Slug Queen Marie Slug-toinette.
Credit Connie Van Flandern

The slug queen pageant has been a Eugene tradition since 1983, but the office of slug queen hasn't always been so involved in the community.

Connie Van Flandern or Queen Marie Slug-toinette sat down with her friend Mitra  Chester to talk about Connie's role in shaping the meaning of being slug queen.
 

storycatchers.org

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Elliott State Forest
6:31 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Oregon’s Elliott State Forest Could Be Sold To Timber Companies

Credit Oregon Department of Forestry

The 93,000 acres of a state forest on the south Oregon coast could be sold to private timber companies.

That’s one option being considered by Oregon’s Department of State Lands, which says the forest drains millions of dollars from a trust fund that supports public education.

The Elliott State Forest has been a losing proposition for the state of Oregon. Annual management costs are about $3 million dollars more than what it brings in by selling trees to timber companies.

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Lane County Fair
6:00 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Shredding Phone Books to Inspire Better Living

Mama Lou -- American Strong Woman

Mama Lou claims to be the only professional strong woman performer in the Northern Hemisphere. She visits the KLCC studios to rip a phone book in half and explain why her feats of strength provide inspiration for living a strong and beautiful life. She appears at the Lane County Fair every day through Sunday.

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Corvallis
6:00 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Absolute Harmony Live at KLCC

Absolute Harmony

A live in-studio performance at KLCC from Absolute Harmony, a five-piece all-women a cappella ensemble from Corvallis. They perform an original song, then cover Steve Martin, and talk with Eric Alan about being inspired by everything from South African freedom songs to their children.

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Crime & Law
7:22 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Man Charged With Murder And Arson In Deaths of Two Men In Creswell House Fire

42-year-old Eugene Whitehall has been booked into the Lane County Jail on charges of murder and arson in the deaths of 65-year-old Dennis Kelley and 69-year-old Carl McFarland.
Credit Lane County Sheriff's Office

Murder charges have been filed against 42-year-old Eugene Whitehall, a transient, in the deaths of two men in Creswell.

Sgt. Carrie Carver with the Lane County Sheriff's Office says the charges come a day after two bodies were found in the rubble from a July 16 house fire in Creswell. The 2-story home was located on a pig farm. The victims were 65-year-old Dennis Kelley and 69-year-old Carl McFarland. Both men lived on the property.

Whitehall was booked into the Lane County Jail on charges of aggravated murder and arson. 

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Program change begins Aug 4
12:57 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Farewell Tell Me More / Welcome On Point

Tell Me More concludes its seven-year run with a show in front of a live audience at NPR on Friday, August 1.

The show will include the popular Barbershop roundtable, with shopkeeper Jimi Izrael and the rest of the panelists on stage. Former Republican National Committee Chair Michael Steele will join commentator Maria Cardona in Political Chat; and Shmuel Herzfeld, Rabbi of Ohev Sholom: The National Synagogue, joins for the Faith Matters conversation. The program will conclude with a live musical performance.

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Arts & Culture
6:00 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Lane County Fair Opens A Five-Day Run

Credit aliedwards.com

The Lane County Fair opens today at the Eugene fairgrounds and runs through Sunday.  It’s all about finding your thrill, your groove, your cuteness, and the goofy in you. We know because the fair’s website, atthefair.com, tells us so.  To learn more about the fair and all the things you’ll find there,  KLCC’S Claude Offenbacher speaks with Assistant Fair Manager Rachel Bivens:

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Arts & Culture
6:00 am
Wed July 23, 2014

The New Watershed Arts Foundation

Credit Watershed Arts Foundation

Sandy Jensen talks with Amy Isler Gibson, executive director of the new Watershed Arts Foundation. 

web link:  watershedartsfoundation.org

Disasters & Accidents
7:19 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Springfield Mill Employees Begin To Consider Employment Options

Credit Angela Kellner

Management at the Springfield Plywood and Veneer Mill began meeting individually with its employees Tuesday.  The mill burned down last week, putting 250 people out of work.  The owners are offering two possible employment alternatives at mills in Roseburg and Glendale.

Chuck Wert is the chief operating officer of Swanson Group, which owns the mill.

Wert: "As I understand it we spoke with around 60 employees today and about 40 of them that say they are interested in looking at the other job opportunities we have for them in Roseburg and Glendale."

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Crime & Law
7:03 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Two Bodies Discovered After Creswell House Fire

Human remains have been found in what's left of a rural Creswell home destroyed by fire last Wednesday. Sergeant Carrie Carver is with the Lane County Sheriff's office.

Carver: "Since the fire we have been out there sifting through debris and it's taken a little bit of time but we were able to recover two bodies. The bodies have yet to be identified though. The missing persons report that we put out on the 16th (July) for Mr. Dennis Michael Kelley and Mr. Carl Rob McFarland still stands. We are still looking for those two individuals."

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