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Q&A with Nicole Sharette

1. How did you become the chair for the Trainsong neighborhood?  I ran for President this past March and won by one vote. We had a closed ballot vote and I campaigned for a about six weeks before the election, … Continue reading

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A Taste of Oklahoma

By Virginia Rice Eugene, Ore.- The smell of barbecue drifts down Highway 99 as the Oklahoma Smokehouse BBQ stand serves another lunch hour rush. Aaron Speck, along with his wife Liz, opened the Oklahoma Smokehouse BBQ at 1055 Hwy 99 … Continue reading

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Neighborhood Assignment: What to Expect

By Virginia Rice For my profile assignment I will be interviewing Aaron Speck, the owner of Oklahoma Smokehouse BBQ located on Highway 99 in the Trainsong Neighborhood. I have set up the interview for Tuesday at 2 p.m. when the … Continue reading

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Media Analysis: Profile

By Virginia Rice The article “Portland officer advocates food safety on son’s behalf” by Lynne Terry is the profile of Peter Hurley, 41, who took action after his son suffered from food poisoning to lobby congress for safer foods. This … Continue reading

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It’s a Matter of Streets in Trainsong

By Virginia Rice Eugene, Ore.-Decisions made several years ago by Trainsong residents and city officials has now lead the deterioration of street conditions and the current residents  will have to pay for it.                 Residents of the Trainsong neighborhood in … Continue reading

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Q&A with Stephen King

By Virginia Rice I am interested in the question and answer interview with Stephen King by Gilbert Cruz because I grew up watching his movies and reading his books. In my kitchen across the top shelf sits every book he … Continue reading

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Trainsong Neighborhood Part 2

By Virginia Rice                 Eugene, Ore.-The problem of homeless people seeking refuge in Eugene is far from solved and local business owners in the Trainsong neighborhood feel that the city is far from the right solution. The Trainsong neighborhood is … Continue reading

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Living in Limbo: The Asylum Problem

By Virginia Rice Monday, Jul. 05, 2010 Living in Limbo: The Asylum Problem By Krista Mahr / Tanjung Pinang Beyond just a feature story, this in depth look at the asylum problem internationally is well rounded with multiple stories, statistics, … Continue reading

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Trainsong Atmosphere

By Virginia Rice As the breeze picks up in Trainsong Park the screams of small children shouting “snow cones” is heard. At 3:30 p.m. on a Wednesday afternoon the neighborhood youth program is in full swing while the KDUK radio … Continue reading

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Trainsong Experience: Part 1

By Virginia Rice I’ve heard the rumors about the Trainsong district of Eugene; drugs, poor community, violence, et cetera. An acquaintance of mine grew up near the neighborhood mini mart and he had told me multiple stories of gang violence … Continue reading

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