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Since 1900 \ Volume 107, Issue 43 | Monday, October 24,2005
Tim Bobosky | Photo editor
Tami Chase, a nurse at the University Health Center and breast cancer survivor,
prepares for the “Best Dressed Breast” breast cancer awareness fashion show.
Fashion show works the
runway for cancer prevention
Tonight's 'Best Dressed Breast' contest promotes healthy
habits and diet while modeling women's clothing
BY KAIY GAGNON
Tami Chase, a nurse for the Universi
ty Health Center, discovered she had
breast cancer in November 2004.
The news was a devastating shock.
Surgery and rounds of chemothera
py and radiation ensued. Good friends
and her two children helped her
through the ordeal, she said.
“I wouldn’t let them see how scared
I was,” she said.
Nearly a year later, Chase is cancer
free and tonight she will walk the run
way as one of 10 models participating
in “Best Dressed Breast,” a fashion
show promoting cancer prevention and
The event is a “cool and hip” way to
educate students about breast cancer
and other health issues, said Annie
Dochnahl, a health educator for the
The event, held in the EMU Ball
room today at 7 p.m., will promote
“wise health practices,” and attendants
will be encouraged to consider proper
nutrition and physical activity as ways
to improve health, Dochnahl said.
Students will learn how to prevent
cancer by eating nutritiously and exer
cising regularly, she said.
The show will promote “the value of
CANCER, page 6
Unsportsmanlike fan behavior
could evoke changes in policies,
like tougher security at gates
BY NICHOLAS WILBUR
Student Senate is considering revoking
football ticket privileges, increasing searches
at the gate and increasing security in the stu
dent section of Autzen Stadium to help com
bat “unclassy fan behavior,” a concern Uni
versity President Dave Frohnmayer expressed
at a meeting last week.
The Senate has also talked about publiciz
ing accounts of unsportsmanlike conduct at
home football games and using peer pressure
to discourage the conduct.
Student Senate Vice President Sara Hamil
ton recommended to other Senators in a
meeting last week that they take action or at
least recognize the problem and draft a formal
recommendation to Frohnmayer. A decision
will be made at this week’s Senate meeting
Frohnmayer announced at the student gov
ernment’s Oct. 17 Associated Students Presi
dential Advisory Council meeting that the issue
has become serious enough to warrant action.
Senator Amy Dufour suggested better secu
rity at the gates and student section.
Senator Natalie Kinsey said at Friday’s stu
dent government Athletic Department Fi
nance Committee meeting that several Sena
tors consider it a slippery slope to create a
punishment that takes incidental fee privi
leges from students.
“As representatives of students, they don’t
think that most students would support us do
ing anything that would inhibit them going to
the game,” Kinsey said. “They don’t think
much would work, and that we should step
back and leave it in the hands of the adminis
tration, the Pac-10 and the athletic department.”
But Senator Dallas Brown said at the meeting
that there is no need to debate whether it’s the
Senate’s job to take action on the issue.
“I think we need to be a stronger Senate and
we need to take action,” Brown said. “We need
to start showing some strength as a Senate and
ADFC, page 7
Zane Rrrr | Photographer
Whitey Lueck talks about the sugar maples that line Deschutes Hall during the Campus Tree Walk. The walk through campus, an arboretum, featured a diverse array of
trees that thrive in Eugene because of its mild climate.
An afternoon in the arboretum
Native and non-native species have their day in the sun during the
annual Campus Tree Walk, a tour of UO's diverse tree population
BY EVA SYLWESTER
SENIOR NEWS REPORTER
Each tree on the University campus has its
own story, Whitey Lueck explained on his
fourth annual Campus TVee Walk
“I could talk about these things or an individ
ual tree for a week,” Lueck said.
As an adjunct professor at the University,
Lueck teaches “Trees Across Oregon,” a
landscape architecture class offered spring
term that welcomes non-majors and
Lueck said the campus was originally a grass
land because the area’s former inhabitants, the
Kalapuyans, torched the valley every year.
Therefore, all the trees on campus post-date the
founding of the University in 1876.
The giant sequoia by McKenzie Hall, one of
the widest trees in Eugene, was planted by a
University graduating class around 1890, Lueck
TREE WALK, page 6
Festival attempts to tune in new audience
The Oregon Bach Festival, which was awarded a $68,000grant for
• audience research, hopes to attract greater attendance next year
The Oregon Bach Festival, one of the largest
classical music festivals in the world, has re
ceived $68,000 in grant money to conduct audi
ence research in hopes of boosting attendance.
The 18-day, Eugene-based summer festival
has attracted people from every state and
dozens of countries each year and is syndicat
ed on 248 stations, including National Public
Radio, American Public Radio, the Canadian
Broadcasting Corporation, British Broadcast
ing Corporation, Voice of America and numer
ous foreign programs.
Last summer, however, classical music or
ganizations across the nation — including the
Oregon Bach Festival — experienced a decline
in ticket sales and attendance. According to
the Bach festival’s Web site, the festival attract
ed 27,000 visitors from 35 states and six coun
tries, down from the 2004 total of 32,000. Box
office receipts of $350,000 fell far below 2004’s
George Evano, director of communications
at the Oregon Bach Festival, said the grant
money from the Paul G. Allen Family Founda
tion and the Oregon Cultural Tfust will fund
studies on how to attract new audiences.
“In the end, after a three-year period, the re
search completed with this grant money will
BACH, page 6