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Autism Society chapter

to hold its first meeting

The newly formed Lane County chapter of the Autism Society of Oregon will hold its first meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Bridgeway House, located in the Kauffman Center, 996 Jefferson St.

Parents, professionals, individuals with autism and their care providers are encouraged to attend and learn more about how the chapter can enhance local services and further unite the autism community. Membership guidelines and opportunities for board positions will be among the topics for discussion.

Three local advocacy and support groups - the Asperger Advocacy Coalition, Bridgeway House and Kindtree Productions - came together to form the new chapter. For information, call 345-3467 or 345-0805.

Citizens offer their own

state of the city address

The public is invited to hear representatives of five groups present a Citizens State of the City address Monday, highlighting their views on issues facing Eugene.

The presenters will be Lisa Arkin, Oregon Toxics Alliance; Hope Marston, Lane County Bill of Rights Defense Committee; Rob Handy, River Road Community Organization; Gary Gillespie, Eugene-Springfield Solidarity Network; and Kevin Matthews, Friends of Eugene.

The fourth annual address will be at noon in the Bascom-Tykeson Room of the Public Library, West 10th Avenue and Olive Street.

Repair work to close

Coos Bay Railroad Bridge

COOS BAY - For what port officials hope is the last time, the Coos Bay Railroad Bridge will be closed to navigation during daylight hours next week, as contractors repair the swing span.

The project, overseen by the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay, is to rehabilitate the aging bridge. From Monday to Wednesday, Jan. 19, the bridge will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The bridge may be reopened with 48 hours notice for maintaining marine cargo operations in the harbor by calling (770) 335-3948.

Public invited to tour

Cape Creek Tunnel work

FLORENCE - The Oregon Department of Transportation is holding a tour of the Cape Creek Tunnel for the public on Monday.

The tunnel, on Highway 101 between Yachats and Florence, has been under construction since September for repairs.

The work is expected to be complete by the month's end.

The tour begins at 10 a.m. at the north end of the tunnel and will last about an hour. Hard hats and safety vests are required and will be provided. Visitors should park in the parking area below the Cape Creek Bridge. A van will provide transportation to the tunnel entrance.

For more information, call (503) 986-2880.

Distance runners compete

in 'Run for Brooke' race

VENETA - Supporters of the family of missing Elmira High School graduate Brooke Wilberger have launched a "Run for Brooke" program.

Fern Ridge School Board member Gayle Townsend and former distance runner Sharon Rogers organized the effort, which kicks off today when about 50 area runners compete in the Cascade Half-Marathon in Turner. All will wear T-shirts featuring a photograph of Wilberger, believed abducted from a Corvallis apartment complex last May.

Townsend and Rogers are also selling the shirts to other runners at $15 each. Proceeds will go to a search-and-rescue fund established by the family.

"My goal is to get hundreds of people wearing the shirt throughout this next year whenever they are running, walking, exercising or even shopping," Townsend said. "The idea is to keep Brooke's image in people's minds, to keep praying to see her home safe with her family."

'Survivor' auditions

set at Coos Bay mall

CO0S BAY - Will you be the next "Survivor"?

A Coos Bay television station is hosting tryouts for the popular television show "Survivor" on Tuesday. Entrants should prepare for a two-minute video audition at the Pony Village Mall.

The casting calls last from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. KCBY-TV will send the auditions to the producers of "Survivor," and if a Coos Bay area applicant is chosen, Coos Bay Nissan will award that person a 2005 Nissan Sentra.

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Date:Jan 9, 2005
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