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Eugene Weekly : 10.20.05

 

2005-2006 Winners:
Big Fish, Small Pond
Sex Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll
Art & Other Pretensions
Consumer Temples
Forkin' Good
Staff Picks

Big Fish, Small Pond

BEST ACTIVIST:

Jeff "Free" Luers, Best Activist

JEFF "FREE" LUERS

2nd: Peg Morton

3rd: Kitty Piercy

Jeffrey Luers got 22 years for torching three SUVs and has become an international icon for repression of dissent.

BEST COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATION:

FOOD for LANE COUNTY

2nd: White Bird Clinic

3rd: St. Vincent de Paul Society


BEST COP:

OFFICER RANDY ELLIS

2nd: No such thing

3rd: RoboCop


Officer Randy Ellis, Best Cop

Officer Ellis is one of the most recognizable faces around the UO campus as he mans the West University Safety Station. At times controversial (illegally painting "no tresspassing" signs where homeless people panhandle), Ellis' friendliness and approachability have earned him by far the most votes from our readers.

BEST LOCAL TV PERSONALITY:

JOHN FISCHER, KEZI

2nd: Rick Dancer, KEZI

3rd: Shelley Kurtz, KVAL


EW fought through wind, rain and barometric pressure to bring you the forecast on John Fischer's quick-witted answers to purposeless questions.

John Fischer, Best Local TV Personality

Low-pressure front or gale-force winds? Gale-force winds: There's no such thing as a low-pressure front. [Ed.'s note: Our bad.]

Meteorology or gardening? I plead the fifth.

Rain in Eugene or rain in Eugene? Definitely the second one.

More complex weather term: adiabatic process or hydrologic cycle? You have to love adiabatic. Without it we'd be an atmosphere-less planet like Mars. Google it.

Doppler radar or Mr. Coffee? Doppler radar.

Foghat or KC and the Sunshine Band? Foghat, definitely.

BEST LOCAL PRINT PERSONALITY:

BOB WELCH

2nd: Sally Sheklow

3rd: Alan Pittman

BEST LOCAL RADIO PERSONALITY:

REVEREND MARC TIME, KWVA

2nd: Downtown Deb, KLCC

3rd: Nancy Stapp, KOPT


Reverend Marc Time's "Sunday Morning Hangover" has drawn a big following with exclusively non-mainstream material. The Rev. (yes, he's legit, he got licensed on the Internet) only plays tracks that you wouldn't hear on other radio shows. "You're going to hear things that you've never heard of before," he says. "I think that's what makes it different. I think that radio is turning into one giant iPod." Time promises to cover all types of musical genres as well as comedy and humor when necessary. "It just depends on what kind of mood I'm in," he says. "It could be weird children's records from Christian ventriloquists or 1963 exotic records."

BEST PUBLIC FIGURE:

KITTY PIERCY

2nd: Peter DeFazio

3rd: Pete Sorenson


Our readers love Kitty Piercy for being everywhere and for meeting with everyone, and for putting a fresh face on Eugene politics.