Day: February 10, 2017

The best aren’t getting the best

To the Editor: The trophies awarded at tournaments hosted by Oregon Wrestling Association don’t reflect the titles the winners earned as champions. The recent OWA tournament I attended with  my wrestler was the Oregon Kids Folkstyle Championships. The first- and second-place trophies were simple plaques with no information such as weight class. Also, OWA didn’t order enough so many were mailed. The plaques were $5 before inscription and lower-placing medals 99¢. This year there were 1,193 wrestlers. Each paid registration fees of $25, totaling $29,825. In addition, floor passes were sold at $25. There were 95 weight classes. Two...

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What are we afraid of?

What are you afraid of?  Many of us feel over-taxed and under-protected by our government so first we should learn the real threats to our country before deciding where to invest in increased safety. If safety means not dying then we should also know the causes of death in America.  Center for Disease Control (CDC) statistics from 2014 show the vast majority of deaths in America were caused by some medical condition. Most of us manage to avoid being killed accidentally or by someone with malice aforethought and inevitably die from medical conditions, many of those the inescapable result...

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