Day: March 6, 2018

“Berlin 1936” by Oliver Hilmes

“Berlin 1936” by Oliver Hilmes, translated from German by Jefferson Chase c.2016, 2018, Other Press $25.95 / higher in Canada 320 pages You are not alone. While you may be the only person in the room, you are one of many. Every word you’ve written was written before. Every place you’ve visited has been seen by other eyes. The things you experience have been done elsewhere. You’re not alone: in “Berlin 1936” by Oliver Hilmes, an entire city rushes to an end. On the first day of the 1936 Berlin Olympics, composer Richard Strauss is impatient. He hates sports...

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Salem-Keizer appeal denied

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McNary High School will officially be competing in a league with Bend beginning next fall. Salem-Keizer School District’s appeal against the OSAA’s decision to place five of its high schools, in a conference with Bend, Mountain View and Summit was dismissed by hearings officer Michael Gillette, who stated there was “no legal basis on which I can sustain the district’s appeal.” The school district received the opinion on Thursday, Feb. 22, more than three weeks after Salem-Keizer argued its case at a hearing on Jan. 29. “Understandably, we are disheartened by this ruling,”...

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