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city (1990 pop. 112,669), seat of Lane co., W Oregon, on the Willamette River; inc. 1862. A processing and shipping center in a farming area, the "Emerald City" has wood-products, recreational-vehicle, and food-processing industries. Its booming tourist industry is based on its attractive environment, river recreation areas, and Willamette National Forest. Eugene also is the seat of the Univ. of Oregon, with its noted Northwest Pacific and arts museums, and of Northwest Christian Univ., has a performing arts center, and is a track and athletics center.
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a city in the northwestern USA, in the state of Oregon, on the Willamette River. Population, 88,000 (1975; with suburbs, 230,000). Eugene is the center of an agricultural region in the southern part of the Willamette valley; the area grows primarily fruit. In 1975, 22,000 people were employed in the city’s industries, which include metallurgy (nonferrous metals and alloys), metalworking, food processing, a chemical industry, and a wood-products industry. A university is located in Eugene.

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Albert - Deborah Kay Albert, 63, of Eugene, died Aug.
Eugene is a program of the Arts & Business Alliance of Eugene, Travel Lane County and the City of Eugene, with the objective of branding Eugene and the surrounding area as cultural and creative tourism destinations.
On Sunday, April 22, in Eugene, Oregon, the curtain has just rung down on the matinee performance of the Eugene Ballet Company's concluding concert of the 2000-2001 season.
Dawe - James Edwin Dawe, 73, of Eugene, OR, died Sept.
SOME FIVE YEARS AGO, one sunny day in April, Toni Pimble went out into Lincoln Center Plaza and, by her own account, "danced a little jig with this silly grin on my face." Pimble, artistic director of Eugene Ballet Company, had good reason to be jubilant: she had just reported for duty at New York City Ballet as one of the ten choreographers whom ballet master in chief Peter Martins had selected to contribute to the first Diamond Project, in 1992.
Egge - Raymond Samuel Egge, 78, of Portland, formerly of Eugene, died April 13.
Bascom - Margaret Irene Bascom, 80, of Eugene, died Jan.
Prime - Andrea and William Prime Jr., of Eugene, a son.
Johnson - Jens Johnson, 96, of Eugene, died March 15.
Gehring - Robert Clark Gehring, 96, of Eugene, died Dec.
Essick - Shannon Rae Essick, 35, of Eugene, died Nov.
Comstock - Michael Gail Comstock, 55, of Eugene, died Sept.