By Clare Hancock
Register Gaurd. 6/26/11. UO Applications Skyrocketing
The University of Oregon was flooded with 22,000 applications from hopeful high school students this summer. Since 2000, the UO has seen a 273 percent increase in applications. Apart from the increase in the college student demographic, the UO is seeing an increase due to its popularity in sports.
OPB News. 6-/9/11. SWAT team ends dispute with upset man at VA clinic.
71 year old Milan Jackie Boon of Eugene, OR was arrested Wednesday after threatening the V.A. clinic manager over poor service. After pointing a shotgun at police officers, Boon was finally apprehended after the SWAT team fired a percussion grenade at him.
OPB News. 6/29/11. Woman Lying in Oregon Field Run Over by Tractor.
Corvallis man ran over the head of 23 year-old Joanna Herron, who was lying in the field, while mowing 4-foot-tall grass. Herron was critically injured and sent to Portland for advanced surgical care.
OPB News. 6/29/11. Eugene, Oregon Slammed for Pledge Compromise.
After a heated debate about how often to say the pledge of allegiance before Eugene City Council meetings, it was decided that it would only be said on meetings closest to Memorial Day, Veteran’s Day, Flag Day and the Fourth of July.
Eugene Weekly. 6/29/11. Aid on the Asphalt.
Hitting the Streets with CAHOOTS (Crisis Assistance Helping Out On The Streets). A profile written about the 15-member CAHOOTS is a service that works to assist non-criminal cases such as abusive street disputes, substance abuse, mental illness and intoxication.
Twitter. 7/1/11. @PoliceComm. Recommendations for Monroe Street Station Closure.
An outreach committee was scheduled a meeting to make recommendations for the closure of Monroe Street Station. On Wednesday, the committee will discuss the elements surrounding the closure of the station.