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Former principal to speak to Rubicon Society

The Rubicon Society of Lane County will meet at noon Thursday at the Pearl Street Ice Cream Parlour, 1313 Pearl St.

Jerry Henderson will discuss the "No Child Left Behind" program. Henderson formerly was a principal at South Eugene High School.

Lunch is optional. For more information, call 431-7359.

Eugene City Club to hear school superintendent

Nancy Golden, Springfield School District superintendent, will be guest speaker Friday at the meeting of the City Club of Eugene. She will address the problems of maintaining educational excellence during difficult economic times and creating a system that values open communication.

Golden is former director of the administrative licensure program at the University of Oregon and was an associate professor specializing in principal training and organizational development.

The meeting will be at 11:50 a.m. at the Eugene Hilton, 66 E. Sixth Ave. Cost is $3. Lunch is optional.

Golden also will participate in a roundtable discussion at 5:05 p.m. Tuesday at Cafe Paradiso, 115 W. Broadway.

For more information, call 485-7433.

Diabetes Wellness Fair will look at research

The ninth annual Diabetes Wellness Fair will be held Saturday at the Eugene Hilton, 66 E. Sixth Ave. The free event, sponsored by the diabetes management program at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center, will begin at 8 a.m. with coffee and displays. At 8:30 a.m., Claudia Linn, R.N., will present "The Race is ON!," a discussion of scientific research on diabetes and possible future treatments. Dr. Scott Cherne will discuss "Your Eyes, Your Future" at 10:15 a.m. Concluding remarks will be at 11:30 a.m.

For more information, call 726-4544.

Two positions open on

county planning board

County residents interested in land-use planning decisions may apply now for two vacancies on the nine-member Lane County Planning Commission.

The panel studies planning and development issues and makes recommendations to the Board of Commissioners. It also participates with other planning agencies to identify county, regional or metropolitan planning problems.

The commission usually meets once a month, although members should reserve both the first and third Tuesdays of the month for meetings, as needed.

Applications may be obtained in the Board of Commissioners office in the Public Service Building at 125 E. Eighth Ave., Eugene. Completed materials must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Nov. 7 to be considered for appointment.

For information or to request an application by mail, call 682-4203.

Corps seeks comment

on interchange project

The Oregon Department of Transportation has applied for a permit with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to fill two acres of wetlands so a new off-ramp could be built at the Coburg interchange on Interstate 5.

The Transportation Department is proposing to widen, lengthen and realign the northbound off-ramp at Van Duyn Road to improve traffic flow and safety. A traffic signal would also be added at the intersection.

The ramp construction would require putting 8,830 cubic yards of fill material into a seasonal swale wetland.

As part of the permit evaluation process, the corps is requesting public review and comment.

For a copy of the corps' public notice 2003-00577 that describes the project in detail, write to: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Attn: Merina Christoffersen, 1600 Executive Parkway, Suite 210, Eugene, OR 97401 or call 465-6882.

A copy of the public notice is posted on the Internet at www.nwp.usace .army.mil/ op/g/notices/200300577.pdf.

Written comments must reach the corps by Nov. 13 and should be mailed to the aforementioned address.

Send e-mail comments to Merina.E.Christoffersen@usace.army.mil. Comments must reference the public notice number.

Singer to be honored

for breast cancer work

A Eugene woman will be recognized today for her work with a number of breast cancer and social organizations.

Carol Ann Manzi, who is an internationally known opera singer, will be honored as a "local hero" by the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

The ceremony will be at 1 p.m. at the BMW dealership, 1790 W. Seventh Ave.

Manzi volunteers for the American Cancer Society, the Young Survival Coalition and has performed in the presentation "Sing for the Cure" for the Komen Foundation. She also helps out with the Volunteers in Medicine Clinic for the uninsured, the Social Aids and Concerns for the poor, and is vice president of Hopeline, a women's cancer network.

The ceremony will coincide with the BMW Drive, an annual event to raise money for breast cancer research, education and medical screening. The program features two cross-country caravans of 18 BMW cars.

Guests are invited to test drive the vehicles between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. For each mile driven, BMW will contribute $1 to the Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

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