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A field doesn’t make us competitive where it counts

A field doesn’t make us competitive where it counts

Reflections from personal experience remind this writer that high school principals too often are first and foremost jocks or wanna-be jocks while the academic-minded among their number are small in comparison.  Those memories were most recently brought to mind by a local turf battle between he who seeks to spend a whole lot of precious school dollars on an artificial football playing surface and another who’d like […]

Truth in advertising

Truth in advertising

To the Editor: The various companies vying for your and my communications business irritate the heck out of me. They make questionable claims for the superiority of their product while burying facts in print almost too small to read.  In one example, a guaranteed price for three years of Internet service is made meaningless by […]

Keizer’s big weekend

Keizer’s big weekend

Keizer’s biggest community event—the Iris Festival—is happening now with the main attractions coming this weekend. The big story for this year is the move of the KeizerFEST grounds from Keizer Station to the Keizer Lions Club-Cherry Avenue area. Development at the shopping complex next to the freeway forced the Keizer Chamber of Commerce, organizers of […]

House District 25 primary election

House District 25 primary election

To the Editor: I am a Marion County PCP and as such I have had the opportunity to meet the candidates running for office this cycle. As most of us do, I look for two things in a legislator: competency and integrity. I do confess to having a dog in this fight since I know […]

McNary multi-purpose field benefits all

McNary multi-purpose field benefits all

By JOHN HONEY I would like to respond to Mr. Zaitz’s editorial “Even the Playing Field” in the May 2 Keizertimes. First I would like to clarify and correct some of the information presented and then share why this project is an excellent investment of time, energy and, yes, finances, for our entire community. First […]

Donald Sterling is no victim of racism

Donald Sterling is no victim of racism

By ERIC A. HOWALD Jason is one of the few people I remember from my grade school days. I remember him because he was the first African American student in the same grade and same classroom as me. This was in the late 1980s when I was growing up in the suburbs of St. Louis, […]

Support for Barbara Jensen for Dist. 25

Support for Barbara Jensen for Dist. 25

To the Editor: Rarely is one privileged to publicly endorse a candidate for office who stands out as a fine example of public stewardship. That person is Barbara Jensen, who is running for the atate representative in District 25. I have known Barbara professionally, and personally, for over 25 years.  In the workplace, Barbara’s work […]

Support for Bill Post for Dist. 25

Support for Bill Post for Dist. 25

To the Editor:  Bill Post is just the sort of candidate we need in the State Legislature. I enjoy discussing issues with Bill because he considers all the options and can see the different sides. I know that he represents my values and the way of thinking that will move Oregon back in the right […]

Campaigns ignore the people

Campaigns ignore the people

By DON VOWELL Let’s entertain a fantasy.  Let’s keep 2014 election campaigning limited to issues.  There are enough things to fix that we should not accept the dumbhead partisan attacks as legitimate campaigning.  The trouble with politicians is that they treat everything politically.  We need some statesmen. There was a wonderful piece by David Sirota […]

Sterling should not lose his team

Sterling should not lose his team

Should readers have accepted the prevailing conventional wisdom on the case of Donald T. Sterling, they may not wish to read any further because this columnist takes exception to it.  I disagree with what the Clippers’ owner had to say in his prejudicial rant, but I do not agree with the punishments the NBA has decided […]

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