In the RG letters, here.
I’m pleased that The Register-Guard took the time to explore the life and times of Vin Lananna. He’s been very effective at pulling together a public/private partnership that’s provided great rewards for our community. We should all support and celebrate his success.
I know Lananna as an ethical and hard-driving man we can all learn from. I’m pleased the newspaper pointed out how common it is for public/private partnerships to form and be effective while accomplishing meaningful projects.
We’re fortunate that Lananna has returned Eugene to the pinnacle of world track and field, and fortunate indeed that Phil Knight competed in track here and has shown a deep loyalty to the University of Oregon, with consequently great benefit to our community and state.
Our next step should be to place a statue of Knight, shoulder-to-shoulder with the statue of the late Bill Bowerman, at Hayward Field — and then look to the day when we can do the same to honor Lannana. Both have helped make Eugene a very special place with a unique culture.
BRIAN. B. OBIE
The comments are interesting.