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The Sheldon Community Center in pictures

Colin Deaver This is the photo story I produced to go along with my enterprise story about the Sheldon Community Center. To read the full length article, click here. To read my interview with the center’s senior program supervisor, Kim … Continue reading

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Q & A with Kim McManus, Sheldon Center

Colin Deaver Kim McManus is the Senior Program Supervisor at the Sheldon Community Center in Eugene, Ore. She has worked at the center in some form since 1995. To read the full-length story about the Sheldon Community Center, click here. To … Continue reading

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Sheldon Center provides community with resources, fun for all

Colin Deaver It’s Feel Good Thursday at the Sheldon Community Center, and for the staff of the center, that means a special treat. While most of the employees are still filing in to work, behavioral specialist Kevin Leonard is hard … Continue reading

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Colin Doin’ Work (Who got the Spike Lee reference?)

When I last updated the J-361 blog with my enterprise story progress, I laid out a detailed plan to write all about the Hawaiian culture in Eugene, as it relates to Ron’s Island Grill and Hawaiian Time (a restaurant on … Continue reading

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Enterprise Update

Colin Deaver For my enterprise story, I am doing a 1,200 word essay on the Hawaiian population of Eugene and what that part of the community is like. To do this, I am talking with employees at Ron’s Island Grill … Continue reading

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Former prep star Leonard a fixture of Eugene community

As Washington Husky fans in Eugene, Ore., go, there might not be a better-liked “Dawg” fanatic than Sheldon Center behavioral specialist Kevin Leonard. Although he grew up in Eugene and has spent the majority of his life here, since his … Continue reading

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Preparing for a J-361 Profile

For the profile assignment, I thought it was important to interview someone that I felt comfortable with and that I thought would give me enough information to write a profile piece. With my neighborhood group, I have been to the … Continue reading

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Cal Young/Harlow Neighborhood Reacts to bin Laden’s Death

By Colin Deaver Eugene, Ore.— When residents of the Cal Young/Harlow neighborhood heard the news Sunday that United States troops had killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, they felt an emotion reciprocated by the entire country: relief. … Continue reading

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Q & A with the Register-Guard’s Bob Clark

I did a question and answer session with the Eugene Register-Guard’s beat writer for Oregon men’s basketball, Bob Clark. Clark has been writing for the Register-Guard for over 20 years and had some interesting answers to the questions I posed … Continue reading

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No borders in Borders Bookstore

(The following is an excerpt from a transcription of an hour spent in the Borders Bookstore at the Oakway Center.) Sitting in a comfortable chair near one entrance to the store, there is a lot of hallway traffic. There are … Continue reading

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