Day: May 26, 2017

Petco ‘safari’ display draws ire

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Dr. Debbie LaCroix walked into the Keizer Station Petco last week and stopped in her tracks when she saw a merchandise display near the front entrance. The collection is labeled “Pets on Safari” with a sign specially made for the merchandise table. It includes a variety of stuffed animals and chew toys alongside the largest item on the table, a teepee-shaped pet house. “I froze, it was just so incongruent with what they are trying to promote. You would never see that kind of thing in relation to Hispanic or black communities,”...

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Salang wins gold

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Since placing seventh at the state track and field meet as a sophomore, Leilani Salang had pictured herself climbing up the podium until the day she arrived to the top. With a nearly 10-foot PR in the discus, Thursday, May 18 was that day as the Blanchet Catholic senior and Keizer resident won the 3A state championship at Hayward Field in Eugene. “I had visualized it many times,” Salang said of winning the state title. “I had thought about it the night before, walking from the seventh place podium though every step getting...

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Van Voorhis places third in 400-meters

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes As a freshman and then again as a sophomore, Brendan Van Voorhis had finished top three at the state track and field meet on relay teams. As a senior, Van Voorhis got to feel what it’s like individually, winning a bronze medal in the 400-meter run in 49.10 on Saturday, May 20 at Hayward Field. “It was a good way to end my senior season,” Van Voorhis said. “This year’s finals heat was insanely fast. Everyone was under 50 seconds. I don’t remember the last time I saw a finals heat that was...

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