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The Register-Guard has been added to NFB-NEWSLINE, the free on-demand news service for the blind, the National Federation of the Blind of Oregon, Oregon Commission for the Blind and the Oregon State Library said Tuesday.

NFB-NEWSLINE provides audio versions of newspapers, magazines and TV listings using advanced text-to-speech technology. More than 250 newspapers send electronic text to the National Federation of the Blind, which administers the program with state sponsors. In addition to the Register-Guard, the Oregonian, Statesman Journal and Associated Press Oregon participate in the service.

The Oregon State Library Talking Book and Braille Services enrolls new users in NFB-NEWSLINE. Individuals may obtain an application online or by mail. Users receive an access code and call a toll-free number to hear articles from available publications 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The menu allows the user to browse content, change the speed and voice, and search for a particular word or subject.

For more information, contact Talking Book and Braille Services at (800) 452-0292 or at www.tbabs.org.

Hearing on proposed

LTD fare changes set

A second public hearing on proposed changes to Lane Transit District fares and schedules will be held Monday at 5:30 p.m. at the Eugene Public Library.

The transit district wants to increase its adult monthly pass from $35 to $38 and its three-month pass from $95 to $103, effective in July. Half-fare, youth and senior passes would climb from $17.50 to $19 for one month and from $47.50 to $51.50 for three months.

Group pass rates would climb 8.1 percent in January.

Proposed service changes include increasing the frequency of Route 11 Thurston between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., adding a Breeze run that would leave Valley River Center at 7:03 a.m. and arrive at the Eugene Station at 7:25 a.m. weekdays, and adding stops to Routes 28 and 36.

After hearing Monday's testimony, the board will vote on service changes and approve the first reading of an ordinance on fare changes at its March 21 meeting.

Man fleeing officers

crashes into house

A man fleeing from officers crashed a car into a house near the University of Oregon and was found hiding under the back porch of another home Monday night, Eugene police said.

A police dog discovered Stephen Robert Mann, 18, of Springfield under the porch of a house on West 24th Avenue after a brief chase, police said. Mann was taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center for treatment of a minor dog bite to his leg. He then was taken to the Lane County Jail on charges of resisting arrest, trespassing and criminal mischief. He also received citations for charges including hit-and-run, reckless driving, fleeing from police and possessing less than an ounce of marijuana.

The pursuit began about 8:15 p.m. when an officer tried to stop a car driving erratically and without headlights on Patterson Street near East 20th Avenue. The car fled and crashed into a house at University Street at East 24th Avenue, damaging the landscaping and scuffing the home's exterior wall.

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Date:Mar 7, 2007
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