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Farmington Square’s Resident Scribe: Don R. Krohn, M.D. Don Krohn is sitting alone in his one-bedroom residence at Farmington Square. Many of his neighbors are already asleep at 8:30 on this Sunday night. But not Krohn. He’s busy working on … Continue reading

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Life after Independence

Renee Rohr’s room is small, softly lit and inviting. Artful black and white photographs interspersed with more amateur-looking colored ones decorate an old-fashioned ice box, which is filled with various pain medications (or “happy hour,” as Rohr refers to them). … Continue reading

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Sunday Afternoon in Downtown Eugene — Jazz, Literature and, of course, Rain

Well, Megan and I learned the hard way that late Sunday afternoons are not the most exciting time to be in downtown Eugene. Most area businesses — even the coffee shops and restaurants — are already closed by 5:00, whether … Continue reading

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“Being Duped” — don’t let this happen to you!

I was just reading an article from the Web Site http://www.stuffjournalistslike.com/ entitled “Being Duped,” which discusses the common journalistic problem of inaccurate and/or misleading sources. In the article, the writer says that journalists – while otherwise astute – can often … Continue reading

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Crescent Village — bringing class to Cal Young

The Cal Young neighborhood’s Crescent Village – a growing development of housing, dining and shopping – is almost a world apart from the rest of this area’s rather sterile and uninspired franchises and gathering spots. I had heard of it … Continue reading

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Lessons in journalism from the guy who brought us “Hotel California”…

Don Henley has a surprisingly poignant and insightful song called “Dirty Laundry,” in which he  bashes the modern news industry. While it may seem doubtful that the man who crooned about the “Boys of Summer” and the “Heart of the … Continue reading

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Don’t worry, be happy

Mary Knight calls out to a random passerby from the respite of her massive umbrella’s polyester eaves. “Do you know when this bus comes by?” she asks, no shyness apparent in her voice. She gets the answer she needs and … Continue reading

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Two peds struck by oncoming vehicle — 13th and Hilyard

Two unidentified victims – presumably University of Oregon students, according to witnesses – were struck by a vehicle turning onto East 13th Avenue near the intersection of 13th and Hilyard Street tonight. Drew Lindell, a junior at the U of … Continue reading

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The Eugene Swim & Tennis Club in Cal Young

The Eugene Swim & Tennis Club (ESTC) of the Cal Young neighborhood is easy to forget, overlook or just miss altogether. Tucked away off of Coburg Road on Crescent Avenue, many locals probably don’t even realize it’s there. But on … Continue reading

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