The Week’s News

By Clare Hancock

1.

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.

2.

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.

3.

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.

4.

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.

5.

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.

6.

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.

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About snailcrossing

Clare is a travel writer and ethnographic journalist with an interest in ecotourism, saving the world one vacation at a time. Her goal is to travel around the world, seeking eco-friendly community organizations and informing the public about them as well as healthier and more fulfilling alternatives to pleasure travel.
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One Response to The Week’s News

  1. Melissa says:

    Clare, you remind me why I avoided the news for several years, “Corvallis man ran over the head of 23 year-old Joanna Herron, who was lying in the field, while mowing 4-foot-tall grass…” Remind me not to go into crime reporting, I’d never be able to eat and then I think I would be severely depressed.
    Also, this one makes me giggle, “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. …” It’s like our football team is #2….Oh the RG.
    And this “Eugene Weekly. 6/29/11. Aid on the Asphalt.” was a great catch, it looks super interesting!
    Anyways, I love the diversity of your post! It really helps, I have so much in my inbox that I usually just skim headlines.

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