Bob Schaper

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Name: Bob Schaper
Date registered: June 25, 2013

Latest posts

  1. Eugene Police Prepares for Protests — November 21, 2014
  2. Profits of Panhandling: Part 2 — November 20, 2014
  3. Panhandler’s Paradise: Part 1 — November 18, 2014
  4. Sports Agent David Meltzer Visits UO — October 23, 2014
  5. Serenity Lane to Honor Community Members — October 21, 2014

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  1. Panhandler’s Paradise: Part 1 — 35 comments
  2. Profits of Panhandling: Part 2 — 13 comments
  3. Sen. Prozanski Drafts Marijuana Measure — 3 comments
  4. Program Helps Homeowners with Payments — 2 comments
  5. Cheering On a Dream — 2 comments

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Arson Damages Eugene School

EUGENE, Ore. — School officials are calling a small fire at 4J’s Pathfinder School an arson. The flames were spotted by a driver around 10:15 p.m. Thursday night and quickly extinguished by fire units. It appeared a pallet of cardboard boxes had been set on fire and shoved against the building, a district official said. … Continue reading »

New Student Housing Complex Underway

EUGENE, Ore. —  A new high-rise residential building is going up near the University of Oregon Campus, and owners say it offers Texas-sized amenities and then some. The twelve-story building called “The Hub on Campus” is being built on East Broadway at the corner of Ferry Street, and will house more than 500 residents, mostly … Continue reading »

A Day in the Life: Garbage Man

EUGENE, Ore. — “Sanitation engineer drives me nuts. I’m a garbage man. On my tax returns I put garbage man,” said Doug Detels, Sanipac garbage man. Detels winds his way through the neighborhoods of Santa Clara, dodging cars parked along the narrow streets. It’s around 8 o’clock on a typical weekday morning, and he’s already … Continue reading »

Healing the Wounds

EUGENE, Ore. — When combat veterans leave the service, there are many organizations to lend them help adjusting to civilian life. One of them is the Wounded Warrior Project, which helps vets heal from their wound, inside and out. “I was a soldier my whole adult life. I didn’t know anything else. I didn’t want … Continue reading »

Eugene Police Fight Racial Profiling

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene police are moving full speed ahead on a policy to collect demographic data during traffic stops. “It has been a concern for us for a long time,” said Pete Kerns, Eugene Police Department chief. Kerns says bias-based policing–the act of detaining people based on their age and appearance–isn’t just wrong from … Continue reading »

The Politics of Sports

EUGENE, Ore. — With more than 177 countries represented at the World Junior Championships this week, some athletes are representing war-torn countries, and sometimes different sides of the same war compete against each other. “Separate the political issues from the sport,” said Bader Naser, the Bahrainian coach. Naser, a coach from the middle-eastern island of … Continue reading »

Springfield Cruz Changes

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — This weekend is heaven for anyone who loves classic cars. But there will be one major change in the 16th annual Springfield Cruz. The Saturday Cruz Night along Main Street isn’t happening this year. Tami Miller, one of the organizers, says it’s too expensive and sponsorship was too low. But you can … Continue reading »

Day of Community Service

EUGENE, Ore. — Accountants at Moss-Adams traded in their computers for tool belts and braved the heat for their annual day of service. About 60 volunteers from the Eugene accounting firm worked at five local nonprofits. Where about a dozen employees painted a Habitat for Humanity home on Yogi Drive near River Road. Others volunteered … Continue reading »

Ramp Closed onto I-5 in Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — Highway crews are ripping up the off-ramp from westbound Beltline to southbound Interstate 5, and that has traffic detouring onto Coburg Road. Because the ramp to Roseburg is closed for westbound Beltline travelers, drivers have to exit at Coburg and re-enter Beltline heading east. They can then take the southbound ramp onto … Continue reading »

New Planes for LCC

EUGENE, Ore. — They may be small, but they’re playing a huge role at the Lane Aviation Academy. The latest trainers at the flight school, built in Oregon, are called RV-12’s, from Van’s Aircraft in Aurora, Oregon. The school bought them for $115,000, and say they’re thrilled with the light sports planes’ performance. In fact, … Continue reading »

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