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Week 36, #4

September 3rd, 2007 by dk

You may not notice it this weekend, but Eugene Celebration is really a celebration of what we’ve BUILT here — where the McKenzie and Willamette Rivers meet, between the Cascade and Coast mountain ranges, at the bottom of a fertile valley. The natural beauty is not what we focus on this weekend. Rather, it’s stages and stooges, people and passions, freedom and fun. The bronze statue completing the Eugene Japanese American Art Monument has arrived and will be dedicated. The bricks beneath the roads that meet at what should be called Ken Kesey Square will be torn up next week for sturdier concrete. But today the theme beneath it all is “look what we’ve built.” As it should be.

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One of these four ideas will be developed into a column on Wednesday to be published in The Register-Guard on Friday. I’m asking you to help me choose between them. Between now and the end of Tuesday, leave comments here or send me an e-mail if you’d rather be more private. Or, at the very least, RATE the idea (and the others) so I know which one people like best. No promises, though. This ain’t American Idol. But I will post an entry on Wednesday to say which one I’m choosing (and probably why.) I plan to do this each week — often by Friday, but always by Monday, so visit often and tell me which idea intrigues you the most. Thanks!

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