By Seena SleemPublished: Mar 8, 2014 at 8:20 PM PDTLast Updated: Mar 9, 2014 at 11:52 AM PDT
Teams of grade-schoolers from across Lane County put their literary knowledge to the test Saturday at the Oregon Battle of the Books. The nearly 48 different teams representing their school gathered at Thurston High, competing on how much they knew based on 16 different titles.
Hundreds of vendors filled the Lane Events Center over March 6-9 for the 35th annual Home and Garden Show. The event is free to the public, however organizers ask people to bring canned food donations for Food For Lane County. The show runs Saturday 10am-8pm and Sunday 10am-5pm.
A high school basketball playoff game turned ugly moments after the final buzzer. A brawl broke out -- Fans, players and coaches covered the court, exchanging shoves and punches. Rebecca Klopf reports.
Johan Gillette, the man accused of killing his father and his father's partner, is a gentle, loving person, the first witnesses for the defense said Thursday.
James Gilette described his close bond with older brother Johan
"We played tag. We hunted for snakes and lizards in the outdoors," he told the court. "Later on I tagged along with all his friends. They let me be full time quarterback a lot of the times and things like that. So they were really nice to me and let me play with them all the time."
Defense attorneys repeatedly asked witnesses to classify Johan Gillette as peaceful or not peaceful. The defense contends he killed his father in self-defense.
"Johan has always been incredibly gentle," friend Misty Declark said. "He's always avoided conflict."