Month: April 2017

Vandals strike at heart of MHS lacrosse

An act of vandalism left the McNary High School lacrosse programs without nets last week, but the incident has turned into a wellspring of support for the teams. Sometime between 5 p.m. on March 30 and 3 p.m. on March 31 someone cut the nets off of eight lacrosse goals. The goals were stored next to sheds near the football field. The nets were valued at about $175 each. Seven of the eight nets were new. At press time, the Keizer Police did not have any suspects, but was continuing to look into the incident along with school officials. “Originally,...

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All share burden to get college-bound students scholarship info

This time of year high school seniors are rushing to fill out and submit applications for college scholarships. Each June McNary High School releases the names of all the students who have received scholarships. It is overwhelming to see the number of scholarships that are awarded each year. Some students are recipients of more than one scholarship, and good for them, they worked to maintain the grades needed to get a scholarship, plus they or someone they know were aware of where to look for scholarship money. There is always more money on the table to ask for. Some...

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Neil Gorsuch must be a bad man

By DEBRA J. SAUNDERS A favorite truism in Washington these days is: “Be careful what you wish for; you may get it.” It tells the cautionary tale of how Republicans who wanted to run Washington got what they wanted and now must govern. I offer my own quote for the swamp: “Be careful what you scorn; you may someday become it.” It has been a favorite pastime of elected Democrats to poke fun at the House Freedom Caucus because the rump is ideologically extreme and frequently self-destructive. Senate Democrats now seem poised to overtake the Freedom Caucus in the...

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Sexism still lurks in the workplace

By MICHAEL GERSON Reading the accumulated sexual harassment accusations against Fox News host Bill O’Reilly and former network executive Roger Ailes is like a quick dip in a sewage treatment pond. After even a brief exposure, the stench stays with you for days. If the accusations of dozens of women over two decades are correct—and it is hard to dismiss them, as the accused have done, as unbalanced, dishonest or disgruntled—then Fox News is the focus of hypocrisy in the modern world. While preaching traditional values, it has operated, according to former Fox anchor Andrea Tantaros, “like a sex-fueled,...

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