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CORVALLIS—Factors influencing risky sexual behaviors among young men and women at risk for HIV infection are the focus of a five-year, $2 million study headed by an Oregon State University public health researcher.


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Portland Boulevard may be renamed in honor of Rosa Parks

Portland Boulevard may soon bear the name of the late Rosa Parks, who ignited the country's civil rights movement.
The wide boulevard that memorializes the city and is bordered mostly by Portland's older, graceful houses of past generations, could be known as "Rosa Parks Way" as early as May.


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Kulongoski's 'Kids' Page' offers a host of educational activities

While celebrating "Read Across America Day" at Boise-Eliot Elementary School in Portland recently, Gov. Ted Kulongoski unveiled his new Web site for children,"Governor Kulongoski's Kids' Page."


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Lewis & Clark legal program uses progressive recruiting practices

The nation's law schools — and, by extension, its lawyers — are too White, according to a University of Dayton Law School study.


The study says that 67 percent of law school applicants are White, but Whites end up filling more than 80 percent of law school seats. The result is a national system of jurisprudence in which non-Whites are underrepresented, the study notes.


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Election season is officially here, with the passage of the filing deadline for candidates as of last Tuesday. The candidates for local and some state and federal offices are listed below.
Those who are listed as "qualification pending" had yet to learn if the state Elections Division had qualified them for the ballot.


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The Oregon Department of Transportation has named Michael A. Cobb, diversity manager with the department's Bridge Delivery Unit, as manager of the department's Office of Civil Rights.

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VANCOUVER, Wash.—Leann Johnson, former manager of cultural services for the city of Vancouver, is the new director for equity and diversity at Clark College.


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A community-wide HIV/AIDS healing worship service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 12, in the Allen Temple CME Church, 4326 N.E. Eighth Ave.


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Each year, in concert with chapters around the world, the Beta Psi Citywide and Portland Alumnae chapters of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority sponsor an International Day of Service to raise awareness about the global HIV/AIDS pandemic.
This year's program — themed "Educate! Empower! Include!" — runs from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 11 at Self Enhancement Inc., 3920 N. Kerby Ave.


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Links to the ancient past will be the topic next month when University of Hawaii Professor Robert Littman addresses the Portland Society of the Archaeological Institute of America on "The Valley of the Golden Mummies: The Bahariya Oasis, Mummies, Health and Disease in Ancient Egypt."


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