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Wayne Morse Free Speech

Plaza dedication Tuesday

A public event recognizing the Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza and unveiling a statue of the late senator begins at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Lane County Courthouse, 125 E. Eighth Ave., Eugene.

"While this project corrects the unstable and deteriorated walking surfaces, the final outcome also adds a new, vital touch of civic beauty to downtown," Lane County Commissioner Bill Dwyer said. "In addition to being an attractive gathering place, the area is dedicated to free speech honoring Morse. The public will enjoy and appreciate this area for years to come."

Morse, who died in 1974, was born in 1900 in Verona, Wis., and moved to Eugene in 1929.

He served in the U.S. Senate and was widely known for his independent stands and reasoned debate.

For more information, call Melinda Kletzok at 682-3747.

Scholarships available

for preservation meeting

The Historic Preservation League of Oregon is offering 100 scholarships to Oregonians interested in attending the 2005 National Preservation Conference from Sept. 27 to Oct. 2 in Portland.

The competitive scholarships are available to Oregonians with a demonstrated interest and involvement in historic preservation and who have a need for help to cover conference expenses.

The scholarship covers the early bird registration fee of $295 and admission to one $35 field session.

Costs such as transportation, lodging and meals will be the responsibility of the conference attendees.

All scholarship recipients will be required to attend a planning meeting (either in person or via conference call) as well as a post-conference meeting and evaluation session.

Applications are available at the county planning office. Additionally, applications can be downloaded at www.hplo.org.

All applications must be postmarked by May 15. Recipients will be notified by July 1. For additional information, contact the Historic Preservation League of Oregon at (503) 243-1923.

The Historic Preservation League of Oregon is a statewide organization comprised of individuals and organizations who work to preserve Oregon's heritage.

Summer jobs workshop set by public works section

Lane County public works will host a public information session and open house from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday for anyone interested in summer employment with the department.

The meeting will be held at Lane County Public Works, 3040 N. Delta Highway, Eugene.

Staff members will discuss the type of work available, the number of positions and skills needed for the jobs. Salaries start at $9.68 per hour.

For more information, call Tekla Evonuk at 682-6924.

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