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Walk/run to benefit food agency program

Walkers and runners are invited to participate in FOOD for Lane County's benefit Million Meals Walk/Run today at Eugene's Alton Baker Park.

Options are a one-mile family fun walk, a 5K walk/run or a 10K run. Participants can walk alone or with a team. Check-in is at the park from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

The event starts at 8:45 a.m., with entertainment and refreshments at 10 a.m. at the park's South Shelter. There will also be awards, door prizes and a special appearance by The Great Blue Whale, with storytelling for kids of all ages.

Officers, dog nab burglary suspect

Eugene police arrested a suspect at the scene of a burglary early Friday. Robert Lee Goodman, 39, a transient, remained in Lane County Jail late Friday, charged with burglary, theft, criminal mischief and possessing burglary tools.

Patrol officer J.R. Frost and his police dog, Rocky, found a back door pried open when they arrived at the Solon DeLange in the 2700 block of Willakenzie Road just after 1 a.m. A second officer who responded to the reported break-in saw an individual inside who ignored their warnings that a police dog would be released if he did not surrender, according to a police report.

Instead, the man broke out a window on the north side of the building, jumped out and tried to flee. He was immediately arrested by nearby officers, police said.

REGION

Alcohol sale sting nets 2 businesses

cqo OAKRIDGE - Police have cited two Oakridge businesses for providing alcohol to a minor in a sting operation that police Chief Louis Gomez said will be continued throughout the year.

"The city of Oakridge has seen a drastic rise in the amount of alcohol-related incidents involving minors," Gomez said. "Part of the rise is due to alcohol being purchased by older family members and due to clerks not asking for identification. These operations are one of the tools being used to help change attitudes about underage drinking."

Plans are being made for public meetings in the community to discuss the issue, Gomez said.

The undercover operation, involving a minor who tried to buy alcohol at seven local businesses, is funded through grants administered by the Lane County Prevention Coalition and the county's Department of Health and Human Services.

Cited in the sting were employees at Break Time Tavern on East First Street and at Dink's Market on Highway 58 on the east side of Oakridge, Gomez said.
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Date:Aug 24, 2002
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