Day: November 5, 2010

Keizer has a new city councilor

Keizer has one new city councilor, and re-elected the mayor and two more councilors, all in unopposed races. Joe Egli, current president of the Keizer Chamber of Commerce, will replace Councilor Richard Walsh, who didn’t seek re-election. Egli got 7,603 votes, or 98.2 percent. About 136 chose to write in someone else. Mayor Lore Christopher captured 96.6 percent, or 8,239 votes, with 379 choosing to write in someone else. This will be her sixth term. Councilor Cathy Clark garnered a second term, getting 7,635 votes. About 149 were write-in votes. Councilor Jim Taylor starts his third term next year. He got 7,646 votes, with 125 write-ins. Election results came from the Marion County Elections...

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Historic photos sought for project

To the Editor: As an incorporated city, Keizer may not be 100 years old, but our history as a community certainly goes back that far and then some! Jerry McGee, Ann Lossner and others have done a great job of documenting some of that history and I’m in the process of starting a new book about Keizer. Part of my book proposal includes assurances to the publisher that I can find between 180 and 200 historical photos about the Keizer community going as far back as possible. Do you have old family photo albums gathering dust in a closet somewhere, or scrapbooks about early days of life from Wheatland all the way to our southern border? Please look and consider sharing them with me. I’ll be scanning them digitally so I won’t need to keep your originals. I’d also love to include stories that have perhaps never been published before, so if you or someone you know would be willing to be interviewed, please let me know that, as well. I want to showcase the fact that our “Pride, Spirit & Volunteerism” goes back a long way!  Contact me at abfiresong@comcast.net or via phone at 503-393-4107 or 503-508-6739. Chris Patterson...

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A historic thumping in election

By DAN CALABRESE Voters laid the smack to Democrats Tuesday night in a thumping of historic proportions, although they left a reminder for Republicans that they’re not willing to elect just anyone who has an “R” next to their name – not even in a year like this. With the economy in the tank and legislative “accomplishments” like ObamaCare and the $862 billion “stimulus” leaving voters fit to be tied, they did what they could: • Republicans have taken control of the U.S. House of Representatives with a pickup of at least 64 seats. . That will give Republicans upwards of 240 seats in the House compared to less than 200 for the Dems. Nothing on President Obama’s agenda will be able to pass in the next two years. • Republicans gained six seats in the U.S. Senate, taking down Wisconsin’s liberal hero Russ Feingold and incumbent Blanche Lincoln in Arkansas, and flipping open seats in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. The Senate results have to be described as disappointing for the GOP, though, as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid survived his challenge from tea party candidate Sharron Angle in Nevada, and Christine O’Donnell went down in flames as expected in Delaware. Likewise, a stronger candidate than wrestling executive Linda McMahon might have given Vietnam War liar Richard Blumenthal more of a race in Connecticut. Newsflash to Republicans: There’s...

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Fluoride: They said it

They said it! “Being against fluoride, in my mind, is being against seat belts. It’s that clear cut for us as dentists.” – Dr. John McDonald “There is clear and compelling evidence that it’s effective at reducing tooth decay … in medicine there isn’t that much that’s this solid. It’s really quite impressive.” – Dr. Cat Livingston “I know we’re not talking about taking fluoride out of the water. But it really feels like that for us because it feels like we’re not trying to keep this in the water, either.” – Dr. Tricia Ray “Those new pumps are only going to be used a few months a year … which strikes me as being probably not the best use of the money you have available. … Just because it’s budgeted doesn’t mean you have to spend it.” – Jo McIntyre “As a grown adult of the United States I’m appalled how many people would compel me to consume a toxic waste. It’s a byproduct of … manufacturing, and even if it was good for me, that they could force me to take it is very appalling to me.” – Brad Ebel “”We need to continue to fight the disease process on all fronts … if the council votes negatively … you will be removing a vital preventative arm.” – Dr. Jim Eyer “The science has changed some, …...

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