Day: April 25, 2011

“River Monsters” by Jeremy Wade

“River Monsters” by Jeremy Wade c.2011, DaCapo $26.00 / $30.00 Canada 273 pages By TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER You really need to get to the bank this week. You have a deposit to make and if it’s a good day, you’ll also make a withdrawl. You would, in fact, go to the bank every day for the rest of your life if you could. Then again, fishing from a boat rather than the river bank might be fun, too. If you’ve ever drowned a worm, you’ve undoubtedly got plenty of One That Got Away stories. But how will they compare to the fish you’ll read about in “River Monsters” by Jeremy Wade? At somewhere around age eight, Jeremy Wade threw his first worm in the water and thought fishing was pretty okay. Later, though he had an interest in fish and a degree in zoology, he “wandered lost for several years”, working as a teacher and performing minimum-wage jobs. And then he found a magazine article about fishing in India. He suddenly realized that his fascination with fish could pay the bills. He wrote a few articles, was discovered by a London television producer, became a TV star and eventually got his own show on Animal Planet. In this book, Wade writes about some of the more memorable fishing expeditions he’s ever made – but these aren’t your father’s little jaunts...

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Opponents promise Area C plan appeal

By JASON COX Of the Keizertimes A project that includes a likely Walmart along with apartments, retail and medical offices got the final go-ahead from the Keizer City Council Monday night. However, a longstanding opponent group said someone from their group will “very likely” file an appeal to the state Land Use Board of Appeals. Kevin Hohnbaum, a co-founder of Keep Keizer Livable, said Monday night he wasn’t yet sure what grounds would be used to appeal the decision; that’s in the hands of legal counsel, he said. Appeals must be filed within 21 days of the final order’s issuance. While no tenant for the 116,000 square foot store has formally announced, building plans submitted to the City of Keizer are nearly identitical to several Walmart stores recently built  around the country. In other business: • The Council initiated a text amendment process that would expand areas of town where chickens can be kept. Only one person testified, saying Keizer should consider fees for coops. “You’ll see that Gresham, Salem and Portland all have fees,” said Bill White, who added he was against urban chickens but that “the winds are blowing” in favor of those who would want chickens....

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