Day: October 9, 2017

Lady Celts notch two more shutouts

McNary’s girls soccer team earned two more shutouts, defeating McMinnville 2-0 on Wednesday, Oct. 4 and McKay 7-0 on Friday, Oct. 6 to improve to 3-2-1 in the Greater Valley Conference. The Lady Celts started out a bit flat at McMinnville, allowing the Grizzlies to control play in the opening five minutes of the game. But after the initial jitters wore off, McNary began to settle in to possession and earned a corner kick in the eighth minute. Junior Gina Munguia placed a well driven cross into the middle of the box that was finished at the back post...

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Salem is wrong to ban sidewalk sitting

By GENE H. McINTYRE Generalization.  It’s where a conclusion is reached based on insufficient evidence and without consideration of all the possible variables.  It was one of my favorite tools from a young age, usually used unsuccessful, where I wanted to do something or possess something and argued that everyone else had it or did it. Another matter that is indisputably part of everyday modern life, at least in these United States, is divisiveness.  Almost daily, and seemingly more often experienced since the inauguration of the current president, we find ourselves immersed in issues that lead to divergent points of view, dividing the American public into hostile camps characterized by bombastic name-calling and dire threats directed at those who differ in point of view. This writer could choose from many issues of current status but narrows the list to homelessness.  Case in point:  the city of Salem proposed the following city ordinance:  “It shall be unlawful for any person to sit or lie down upon a public sidewalk, or upon a blanket, chair or stool, or any other object placed upon a public sidewalk, during the hours between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m.” As it happened in 2009, an ordinance like the one proposed in Salem was another very similar to it proposed in Portland. In that case, a Multnomah County Circuit Court ruled such a “sit-lie” ordinance unconstitutional because it was at odds with Oregon law. There was considerable negative feedback before city councilors...

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Disrepect for the flag is not patriotic

By WAYNE MORELAND During the late 1960s and early ‘70s, we were told that the burning of the American flag, the spitting on returning members of the military, the burning of a ROTC building at the University of Oregon and the calling of police officers as pigs were all acceptable forms of protest and the exercise of free speech. Well, it was disrespectful to the flag, the people and the nation. It was disrespectful then and it is disrespectful now. The disrespect began last year, before Donald Trump became President Trump. Granted, the speech the president made at a political rally (not a policy speech) made the matter front page stuff. But to blame the speech is to turn a blind eye to the actions from a year earlier. It is said that who we are as an individual is the sum of our experiences that led us to this point in time. My experiences in law enforcement and in the U.S. Air Force have obviously brought me to a different place than the editor of this publication. I see no gray. Rather, I see the actions of the NFL and its players as blatant disrespect of this country and those who have served. If their issue was with the police, there are many officers at all their games that they could approach with their grievances. But, of course,...

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Disrepect for the flag is not patriotic

By WAYNE MORELAND During the late 1960s and early ‘70s, we were told that the burning of the American flag, the spitting on returning members of the military, the burning of a ROTC building at the University of Oregon and the calling of police officers as pigs were all acceptable forms of protest and the exercise of free speech. Well, it was disrespectful to the flag, the people and the nation. It was disrespectful then and it is disrespectful now. The disrespect began last year, before Donald Trump became President Trump. Granted, the speech the president made at a political rally (not a policy speech) made the matter front page stuff. But to blame the speech is to turn a blind eye to the actions from a year earlier. It is said that who we are as an individual is the sum of our experiences that led us to this point in time. My experiences in law enforcement and in the U.S. Air Force have obviously brought me to a different place than the editor of this publication. I see no gray. Rather, I see the actions of the NFL and its players as blatant disrespect of this country and those who have served. If their issue was with the police, there are many officers at all their games that they could approach with their grievances. But, of course,...

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Celtics fall on homecoming

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McNary came from behind last season to defeat McMinnville on its homecoming. A year later, the Grizzlies got their payback. With 9 seconds remaining, McMinnville quarterback Samuel DuPuis broke a tackle to score a 2-yard touchdown as the Grizzlies stunned McNary 39-35 on Friday, Oct. 6. After a squib kick gave the Celtics the ball at midfield, Erik Barker completed a 16-yard pass to Jacob Jackson to give McNary one last chance with 4 seconds left to play. However, Barker’s final throw sailed out of the back of the end zone. After the...

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