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Free blood lead tests

available for children

Lane County Public Health will offer two free blood lead tests for children ages 6 months to 6 years who have one of the risk factors.

The testing is from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at Lane County Mental Health, 2411 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.; and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Willamalane Park Swim Center, 1276 G St. Both are in-service days for local schools.

Lead can lower IQ, cause aggressive behavior, and has been linked to learning disabilities, delinquency and crime. There is no safe level of lead in the body. The leading cause of lead poisoning is exposure to lead dust from lead paint in older homes.

If your child is of crawling age up to age 6 and any of the following apply, the child should be screened:

Lives in or regularly visits a home or day care built before 1950.

Lives in or regularly visits a home or day care built before 1978 with recent or ongoing remodeling.

Has a family member or playmate that has or did have lead poisoning.

Chews or eats nonfood items such as dirt, paint chips, chalk, crayons or woodwork.

Someone in the household has a job or hobby that uses lead.

Child is given home remedies such as Azarcon, Alarcon, Greta, Rueda, Pay-loo-ah or Kohl.

Family stores food in ceramics or lead crystal from another country.

Parental concerns about child's development.

For more information, call 682-3497.

City Club to hear talk

on domestic violence

Margo Schaefer, outreach director for Womenspace, will talk about domestic violence on Friday1014 at the City Club of Eugene. The meeting, which begins at 11:50 a.m. at Hilton Eugene, is open to the public. Admission is $3.

A follow-up discussion will take place at 5:05 p.m., Tuesday at Perugino, 767 Willamette St.

Pacifica Forum discussion focuses on column

The Pacifica Forum will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at 128 Chiles Hall on the University of Oregon campus.

A discussion of the Alexander Cockburn column, "Given chances, Democrats run, hide," which ran in The Register-Guard on Oct. 2.

Admission is free. For information, call 344-0483.

Eugene man to talk

on living in Turkey

The Rubicon Society will hold its noon luncheon meeting on Thursday at the Pearl Street Ice Cream Parlour & Restaurant in Eugene. Lunch is optional.

Jay Boettcher, a Eugene native who works for an import/export company in Turkey, will share his experiences and perspectives of living in a Muslim country.

For information, visit

Fundraising gala benefits Florence Humane Society

FLORENCE - The Florence Area Humane Society will hold its 14th annual Wine, Chocolate and Cheese Gala fundraising event on Friday from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Florence Events Center, 715 Quince.

The evening will feature many live and silent auction items and raffle prizes. Admission is $15, which includes wine tastings and an assortment of gourmet appetizers prepared under the direction of executive chef Steven Davis.

For additional information, contact Jackie Parker at (541) 902-9464 or Sarah Alexander at (541) 902-9528.

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Date:Oct 12, 2005
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