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March 6, 2015 01:07 PM

This web ad is showing up today on LinkedIn. At first we thought it was a political message about air pollution and how Eugene's sometimes poor air quality can literally "take your breath away." Turns out it's an ad promoting Eugene and the UO. The text changes to "We call it Eugene," and the next message is "Discover the University of Oregon." 

March 6, 2015 03:46 PM

Republicans love to talk about Reagan, but do they remember Reagan's positions on taxes, immigration and the debt ceiling?

March 5, 2015 04:07 PM

Eugene physician Pamela Wible was honored with a 2015 Women Leader in Medicine Award last week. Here is her acceptance speech.

March 5, 2015 03:17 PM

An analysis of where U.S. war fatalities come from shows Oregon is ranked higher than many states in proportion to our population.

March 4, 2015 02:16 PM

So the UO cheerleaders went to Nike and gave Phil Knight a birthday cheer. 

Mr.Knight we're here to cheer you, on your very special day.

We appreciate your kindness, there's no way we can repay.

One request from all of us students, can you put us in your will?

So a great big Happy Birthday, to our favorite Uncle Phil!


Maybe I'm creeped out because it's a bit like the UO gave "Uncle Phil" a bunch of young women for his birthday? 

Watch the whole video below.

According to Comcast SportsNet:

Members of the UO cheer team were invited to Nike campus in Portland, Oregon to perform for a Nike sales meeting the morning of Mr. Knights [sic] Birthday.

The cheerleaders performance was accompanied with variety of lead entertainers in industry such as dancers, circus performers, and choreographers. The performance ended in a spectacular show ending atmosphere with balloons falling from the ceiling, streamers strung across the stage, and beach balls tossed into the crowd.

March 3, 2015 02:46 PM

We can learn from how Sweden deals with traffic fatalities, including pedestrians hit by cars and trucks. Fascinating stuff, and common sense. Thanks to Rob Zako and BEST (Better Eugene-Springfield Transit).