By Amber Nicholson
1. Register Guard. Willie Lyles tells Yahoo! Sports that Oregon paid him for ‘access and influence’ in football recruiting. Eugene. July 1st, 2011.
Lyles told Yahoo! Sports that “he believes he was paid $25,000…for ‘what (Oregon) saw as my access and influence with recruits’.” The article mentions that the NCAA is also investigating Lyle’s relationship with players Lache Seastruck and LaMichael James. Oregon continues to contend it operated within the rules. More details will come out later in Saturday’s print edition of The Register-Guard.
2. The Eugene Weekly. Aid on the Asphalt: Hitting the Street with CAHOOTS.
Eugene. June 30th, 2011.
CAHOOTS (Crisis Assistance Helping Out On The Streets) is a life-saving service provided by Eugene’s White Bird Clinic. The approximately 15 working members of CAHOOTS are trained in crisis intervention and/or are EMT certified. They respond to non-criminal crises (such as mental illness and intoxication) seven days a week from 11am-3am. CAHOOTS receives funding from the city and the Eugene Police Department. CAHOOTS also removes dirty syringes from needle drop-boxes, and gives out free handouts (condom, socks, toothbrushes, water, etc.).
3. KVAL.com. First fire camp for young women to graduate 15. July 1st, 2011
15 young women (ages 15-19) graduate today from the first Confidence and Leadership Camp for Young Women hosted by the Eugene Fire & EMS and Springfield Fire & Life Safety Departments. The camp was hands-on and is part of ongoing efforts to engage underrepresented populations in Fire departments and EMS.
Art and the Vineyard is at Alton Baker Park this Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Art in the Vineyard showcases local wine, art, food, music and will have fireworks on Monday night at 10:15pm. Tickets are $7 for adults, $1 for children ages 6-11 and free for kids under 6. A 3-day pass is $15. You can purchase tickets at the gate or ahead of time at the Maude Kerns Art Center.