Author Archives: Sawley

About Sawley

Tortured but loyal fan of the Golden State Warriors, Oakland Raiders, Oakland A's, San Jose Sharks, Oregon Ducks and Chelsea FC. Life's easier with the R. Kelly Pandora station.

Separate Ways

Jefferson Westside advocacy group butts heads with LTD By: Sawley Vickrey Ding. Ding.  “Dads’ Gates Station,” a monotone, robotic male voice says through the speakers.  The hum of the EmX hybrid-powered bus comes back to the forefront for a moment.  … Continue reading

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Enterprise story progress report

I just turned in the rough draft of my enterprise project to Suzi, and I am very pleased with where I am at this point, with a little over a week until the whole thing is due. Most of last … Continue reading

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Media analysis: Hockey Night on Yahoo! Sports

The thing I love most about the NHL (other than the San Jose Sharks) is that it allows select games to be streamed live over the Internet.  Legally, too!  And here’s the best part: it’s 100 percent free.  Awesome, right?  … Continue reading

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Neighborhood blog: Enterprise story progress report

Suzi suggested that we could provide a progress report of our enterprise stories for this week’s neighborhood blog.  After watching Shattered Glass in class and learning about the details of Stephen Glass’ scandal, I think transparency is a good idea. … Continue reading

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Comparing coverage of Chile earthquake

Today’s devastating earthquake in Chile has dominated the news (at least after the tsunami warning in Hawaii was called off).  I thought it would be interesting to see how two online media outlets, one international and one domestic, approach their … Continue reading

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Neighborhood switch: Three Forks Wok & Grill in Friendly

The neighborhood switch brought myself into unfamiliar territory of Eugene with the Friendly neighborhood. Cruising down Willamette Street, I hoped to find someplace that hadn’t been covered yet this term.  I found a small business center called Willamette Square, which … Continue reading

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Analysis of a column about Tiger Woods

If you have any connection to the outside world, you heard at least 15 times yesterday that Tiger Woods finally came out of hiding and made his first public appearance since his “transgressions” were surfaced at the end of last … Continue reading

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A place for “Burger Lovers”

I was craving a hamburger all week, and on Saturday I found a nice mom-and-pop burger joint in the Jefferson Westside neighborhood.  The place is called Burger Lovers and proclaims itself as having the “best burgers in Oregon.” I ordered … Continue reading

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Analyzing a story about the Opening Ceremony

With the 2010 Winter Olympics under way, we are no doubt in the next two weeks going to see many news stories about them.  This morning I read this The New York Times story about yesterday’s Opening Ceremony and fatal … Continue reading

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Jefferson Westside Businesses and Residents Have Varied Responses to Recession

State of the Economy Has Differently Affected Local Businesses By: Sawley Vickrey The recession is still having its way with some small-town businesses and residents.  But at least not all of them. Serving perhaps as an example for the rest … Continue reading

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