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David Lee Roth to top

Lane County Fair bill

David Lee Roth, former lead singer of the rock band Van Halen, will step on to the main stage of the Lane County Fair at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19.

Roth, who sang many of Van Halen's biggest hits, including "Jump," "Running With the Devil" and "Panama," joins Hoobastank, John Michael Montgomery, Diamond Rio and Tracy Byrd as headliners for the 2005 fair.

He replaces Cyndi Lauper, who canceled her appearance because of scheduling conflicts.

Tickets go on sale today at all TicketsWest outlets, by phone at (800) 992-8499 or online at www.ticketswest.com. Tickets prices are $18.50, $13.50, and $10.50, and do not include fair admission.

Police panel members

to speak to City Club

John Brown and Carla Newbre of the Eugene Police Commission will talk to the City Club of Eugene today about the process of investigating and evaluating complaints against police officers.

The meeting, which begins at 11:50 a.m. at Hilton Eugene, is open to the public. Admission is $3.

A follow-up discussion with police commission members will take place at 5:05 p.m. Tuesday at Cafe Paradiso, Broadway and Olive Street in downtown Eugene.

Veterinarians to host

event to help animals

Billed as "an event that will entertain while benefiting our community," the Lane County Veterinary Medical Association will host an evening with guest speaker Marty Becker, veterinarian and co-author of the "Chicken Soup" pet books, on Saturday.

Proceeds from the event will be used to establish a Community Spay/Neuter Fund to help low-income families afford to have their pets spayed or neutered so that thousands of unwanted animals don't end up being euthanized each year.

The new fund also will depend on donations from the community.

It will be administered for the veterinary association by the Greenhill Humane Society.

Becker will speak at Lane Community College at 7:30 p.m., after which he will be available to meet the public and sign copies of his books.

His speech will address the special bond between animals and people and the importance of taking responsibility for companion animals.

Saturday's event will take place in Building 19 on the LCC main campus at 4000 E. 30th Ave.

For information, call Rachel Sutton at the Lane County Chapter of the American Red Cross at 344-5244 or (541) 554-6167.

Public forums scheduled on Bethel schools budget

The Bethel School District Budget Committee will hold two public forums this week on the proposed 2005-06 budget, which includes an estimated $2.6 million in cuts. The first is Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Meadow View School cafeteria, 1855 Legacy St. The second is Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Shasta Middle School cafeteria, 4656 Barger Drive.

Among the proposed cuts are 16.7 teaching positions, which would boost average class sizes by two on all levels.

For information, call 689-3280.

Food bank director

to discuss hunger fight

Pat Farr, executive director of FOOD for Lane County, will discuss his agency's plan to end hunger in Lane County at Monday's meeting of the local chapter of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees. The meeting begins at noon at Campbell Senior Center, 155 High St., and is open to the public.

An optional lunch costing $5.50 may be reserved by calling 688-4667. Please bring your own table service and at least three cans of food to donate to FOOD for Lane County.

According to Farr, nearly one in three Lane County children ate from an emergency food box last year, and more than 80,000 Lane County residents will need food boxes this year. He will describe how everyone who has plenty to eat can help end hunger for those who do not.
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