Day: July 29, 2016

All-City meet Saturday

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes The best swim club in Salem-Keizer will be determined Saturday when six teams jump in the pool for the All-City meet, held at Holiday beginning at 10 a.m. Northwood, last summer’s champion, showed it’s at least the top team in Keizer by defeating Northview Terrace 398-227 on Thursday, July 21. Northwood’s boys outscored Northview 207-81. Carter Hawley had the fastest times in the 9-10-year-old freestyle and butterfly. He also swam on the winning medley relay team with Caleb Skipper, Riley Auvenin and Hudson Hughes. Pierce Walker touched the wall first in the individual medley and backstroke. Davis Olsen won the breaststroke. Kelson Whalen, Elijah Clendening, Grant Schaffer and Roman Pack took first in the free relay. Ben Diede and Jeffery Olsen dominated the 7-8 age division. Diede won the fly and breaststroke while Olsen had the fastest times in the free and backstroke. Zander Rhoades took first in the 11-12 free and backstroke. Jackson Alt won the IM and fly while also swimming on the winning free relay team with Walker, Olsen and Connor Roop. Riley touched the wall first in the breaststroke and joined Zachary Carrington, Carson Biondi and Cade Olson on the winning medley relay team. Rhoades and Alt jumped up to join Bryce Junker and Ethan Whalen on the fastest 13-14 medley relay. Ethan won the breaststroke and Brennan Whalen...

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Target employees given lifesaving award

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Sharon Winter went to the Target at Keizer Station on Saturday, March 12 looking for Easter decorations but believes she was led to the store for a completely different reason. On surveillance video, Winter can be seen at the front of the store falling out of a motorized cart. “I remember feeling a little dizzy and things had a shade of blue to it, which was interesting,” Winter said. “I thought I had low blood sugar and I remember putting my hand to my head.” Store manager Brad Dickerson was working that day and got a call for an emergency. “It sounded very urgent so I started running,” he said. Senior Team Leader Austin Snelling joined Dickerson at the front of the store. Winter wasn’t breathing and had no pulse so Snelling applied CPR while Dickerson prepared the AED [Automated External Defibrillator]. “Time started to kind of slow down and once I was in that moment training kicked in,” said Snelling in a video posted to Facebook by Salem Health. Dickerson used the AED to shock Winter, which didn’t immediately revive her. He started doing chest compressions and at about 20, she came back to life. “I hoped I was doing this right and remembering all the training that we had done,” Dickerson said. “You don’t do it often enough. The nice thing about...

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Clinton takes the fight to Trump

By E.J. DIONNE JR.       PHILADELPHIA — Charging that Donald Trump “wants us to fear the future and fear each other,” Hillary Clinton took him on with the most powerful line in her party’s tradition.      “Well, a great Democratic president, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, came up with the perfect rebuke to Trump more than 80 years ago, during a much more perilous time: ‘The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.'”      Clad in white, the color of the women’s suffrage movement, she noted her special role: that this convention marked “the first time that a major party has nominated a woman for president.” It was, she said, happy news “for grandmothers and little girls and everyone in between.”      But she spoke first of her hopes for the country and how her vision and approach to governing contrasted so sharply with her opponent’s divisive, angry and self-centered campaign.      “Don’t believe anyone who says: ‘I alone can fix it.’ Those were actually Donald Trump’s words in Cleveland. And they should set off alarm bells for all of us.”      She made clear that she had no intention of ceding economically discontented voters to Trump.      “Democrats,” she declared, “are the party of working people.”      “My primary mission as president will be to create more opportunity and more good jobs with rising wages, right here in...

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A choice between the uninspiring and the unfit

By MICHAEL GERSON       WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton’s convention week featured two of the most effective communicators in the Democratic Party offering different images of the nominee. In Bill Clinton’s version, she is a “change-maker” who has “never been satisfied with the status quo.” In Barack Obama’s telling, she has the “intelligence” and “judgment” to carry forward his administration’s ideals into a third term, because the status quo is pretty darn good.      When the spotlight finally came, the nominee was very much herself — a tenacious plodder, advocating half-a-loaf liberalism. This is closer to Obama’s description than her husband’s. In Philadelphia, she made the high-stakes decision to present herself as conventional, normal and safe, in sharp contrast to a small, unstable man “moved by fear and pride.”      If this is a normal election — in which the composition of the electorate and the turnout of various groups roughly match recent presidential contests — Clinton’s argument should be enough. If this is an anti-establishment wave election, she has the worst possible political profile — boasting of her royal resume during the French Revolution.      There is no doubt about Clinton’s ideological framework. Down with Citizens United! Climate change is real! Raise the minimum wage! Free college for everyone! Clinton called this agenda “bold,” which is true in the same way as Donald Trump calling himself “a really smart person.” She...

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Familiar faces apply for council vacancy

Two Keizer residents have applied to fill a vacancy on the city council. Former city councilor Mark Caillier and one-time city council candidate Eamon Bishop will present their cases to the sitting members of the council at 6 p.m. Aug. 1. The preferred candidate will be appointed at the city council meeting at 7 p.m. that same evening. Dennis Koho resigned from the council July 1 and set into motion the replacement process. Bishop or Caillier will serve out the remainder of his term and will need to run for re-election in November if they want to continue in the role. Keizertimes sent both men the same three questions regarding their interest in seat. Here are their replies: Keizertimes: What unique qualities/experience can you bring to bear as a city councilor? Eamon Bishop: The pinnacle of my career was serving as a police commander, a position earned via my leadership abilities. Being a leader requires humility, the need to be a skilled educator, innate common sense and the courage to innovate. Leadership is not defined as being an “expert.” As a commander, I found that a good leader requires only a basic (yet solid) knowledge of the involved skill set, coupled with information on where to find resources with detailed information if needed. In the same way, an elected leader is surrounded by staff members able to provide any...

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