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Brewer to be honored today at UO club meeting

Tribute will be paid of Fitz Brewer, one of the founders of the Oregon Club of Southern Oregon, at the club's regular meeting at 11:45 a.m. at Rogue Valley Country Club.

Brewer, 78, a former Medford High and University of Oregon football player, died of cancer on Thursday.

Featured speakers at the meeting will be Jim Bartko, senior associate athletic director for development at the UO, and women's lacrosse Jen Larsen.

Bartko, who used to oversee the Southern Oregon club, is in charge of fundraising, lacrosse and construction of the Matthew Knight Basketball and Volleyball Arena. The $220 million facility is scheduled to open in fall 2010.

Crater High graduate Max King placed 18th Sunday in the New York City Marathon.

King, 29, now lives in Bend. He was sixth in his age group after covering the 26.2-mile course in 2 hours, 19 minutes, 11 seconds.

Meb Keflezighi was the first American man to win since 1982. His time was 2:09:15.

It was the first major marathon title for Keflezighi, the 2004 Olympic silver medalist. Born in Eritrea, the 34-year-old became a U.S. citizen in 1998.

Derartu Tulu of Ethiopia was the women's winner, with 41-year-old Russian Ludmila Petrova the runner-up for the second straight year.