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- October 31,2012 VOUR COMMUNITV / OPINION Page 5 again but is able to avoid bank- mptcy by the largess of a Chinese From page 4 billionaire who may well move the whole thing overseas. 27 years. Aren't you proud we have giv- Do I jJaink I "earned" my So- en China this company where they cial Security and annuity? You bet can place a sign telling how they I do! will kill all Japanese similar to the William C. Curtis sign found in front of the Audi deal- Sweet Home ership? Fits well with the liberal agenda, doesn't it? President Reagan stated that More to story of government's view ofthe economy lere,mla ion is, "If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. If it stops mov- Editor: ing, subsidize it." A letter in the Oct. 17 paper This isn't "Weekend at Ber- extolled the virtues of government nie's," folks. It does no good to protection though regulative over- walk the dead corporate body sight of industry, around from party to party. It is That deregulation of airlines dead and needs to be buried. Capi- resulted in upheaval and the end to talism works if government keeps some airlines. I question the writ- out of its way. er's conclusion and proffer another. Einstein defined insanity as That deregulation allowed a facade "doing the same thing over and of healthy business to be removed, over again and expecting different Unhealthy businesses wereresults." being bolstered by a false wall of Think about that when you protection from the ramifications make the check mark that will elect of poor decisions and failure to in- the next president. Are you voting novate, for four more years of stimulus, This wall, government regula- paid to their pet projects, supported tion, was erected by political cro- by the printing presses of the Feder- nies, unions and likely under the ta- al Reserve and with the bill placed ble payments to prevent the exercise directly on the back of your children of free enterprise and marketplace and grandchildren? And for what? competition from showing what Because you believe you will get was dramatically brought to light womb to tomb healthcare free? when the facade was removed.If so, call me. I have lakefront That seemingly intelligent property in Death Valley that has people fail to understand this is bad your name written all over it. enough. But that we are allowing Rich Rowley our government to continue this Sweet Home practice in today's market is beyond belief. We have allowed our Measure 80 saves government to draw us into C~re.~o...,~,one.. $16.206.561.248.675.79 (16 trillion ~,.../ ~ ltllt y Ninety percent of the proceeds will go into the state general fund, 7 per- cent for drug treatment programs, 1 percent each for drug education in public schools, and two new state commissions to promote hemp big- fuel and hemp fiber and food. I say 20 percent should go to drug treatment programs. Measure 80 will also restore agricultural hemp. Hemp fiber was so important to our young repub- lic that farmers were compelled by patriotic duty to grow it, and were allowed to pay taxes with it. George Washington grew hemp and encouraged all citizens to sow hemp widely. Thomas Jefferson bred improved hemp varieties, and invented a special brake for crush- ing the plant's stems during fiber processing. Hey! our Founding Fathers can't be wrong, right? And one of the best things about it is no herbi- cides or pesticides neededi We are warned that use of marijuana before age 18 has been shown to cause lasting harm to a person's intelligence, atten- tion and memory, according to an international research team http://www.sciencedaily.com/re- leases/2012/08/120827152039.htm Because your brain isn't fully formed yet. Adults, no problem. That goes for all drugs and infec- tious disease as well. Children in- fected with intestinal worms have lower IQ later in life. http://www. scientificamerican.com/article. cfm?id=why-is-average-iq-higher- in-some-places Diane Daiute Sweet Home dollars) of debt through distribution Editor: . Rn ~..eror casts of so called stimulus money to a As William F. Buckley (con- doubt on 'facts' select number of businesses. GM is servative author/commentator, probably the worst. Founder of the magazine National Editor: You cry, "Oh, we can't let GM Review) once said, "Even if oneSunday's Democrat-Herald go bankrupt. Why, think of all the takes every reefer madness allega- article by Jeff Barnard of the Asso- jobs saved." tion of the prohibitionists at face ciated Press absolutely reinforces a In truth, you should be ask- value, marijuana prohibition has question! ing why we are paying overpriced done far more harm to far more Was Hasso Hering "retired" workers to make inferior products people than marijuana ever could." so Lee Enterprises could steer the just so their union bosses can con- Currently, the state of Oregon D-H to favor Democrat and Far tinue to reap ill-gotten gains from spends $61.5 million in law en- Left candidates, as O'Reilly com- the oppressed workers they allow forcement, corrections, and judicial ments suggest? no choice but to pay the ransom eu- costs just on the enforcement of Previously, the only D-H De- phemistically called "dues." cannabis-related incidents. Fazio/Robinson race info was Reg- Then we send billions to Solyn- Not only would Measure 80 ister Guard's quote that seemed to dra just so they can die another day eliminate most of those costs, it come from DeFazio's campaign in- after providing no significant ad- would generate over $140 million ferring that the Robinson campaign vancement in solar technology and a year by taxing commercial canna- benefited from huge Wall Street our search to inexpensive alterna- bis sales to adults, cash contributions, contradicting tive energy. Personally, I'm all for giving Robinson's small individual con- Oh, excuse me. The search was it a try and if it doesn't work out tributions claims. for alternative energy. Our presi- in, say, five years' time, we can al- I phoned the Robinson cam- dent has made it abundantly clear ways remove it. Pot beats the heck paign office and found that: it won't be inexpensive. Feeling the out of alcohol, an extremely nasty 1. The Mercer Foundation 10ve yet? drug my father was addicted to for made technical grants to Oregon How about the $240 million in 30 years. Speed is also vile. Institute for Science and Medicine stimulus paid to the Massachusetts Personally I've never known before and unrelated to Robinson's battei'y maker, that is going bust anyone to become violent0n pot. decision to run. 2. Mercer's contributions tothe Sweet Home School District, the Republican Super Pac wasand live with the parent/guardian/ without Robinson's foreknowledge person completing the application. or control, and had no financial Only one request form per ad- connection to the Robinson corn- dress will be accepted. paign organization. Our focus will be to serve chil- 3. Careful re-reading of Bar- dren ages 13 - 17 (but we do take nard's'article reveals it is skillfully younger children's names too). skewed to deliberately, disgust- We do coordinate names with ingly mislead unsuspecting readers Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance to view Robinson as a villain and District, so we are not doubling up I. DeFazio as a political hero -just on families. opposite of the facts on the record. If you would like to take a Until term limits, Liz Van- STAR off our tree and shop for a Leeuwen served 18 years as Dis- local child, our tree will be set up trict 37 state representative, had in the SHPD lobby starting Nov. both the Democrat and Republican 26. Gifts need to be purchased, nomination for her last term, and wrapped and returned by Dec. 17. ran against DeFazio in 2002.Thanks for your help... We know DeFazio's votes in Gina Riley Congress contradict the seemingly Sweet Home Police Department benign propaganda peddled in Or- egon. In our experience and opin- for h, ]o ion, DeFazio excels in under-the- Thanks -,, -v table politics and misrepresenting with' himself to the news media. Step p ino' George VanLeeuwen Editor: Halsey We would like to thank the 26 businesses that participated in the Oct. 12-13 Stepping Into Fall/La- SHPD Santa Blue dies Night Out event. The event ready to roll will be an annual happening and next year will take place in Sep- Editor: tember 2013. SHPD will be offering a KidsOur next planned event will' Five-Poiilt STAR Christmas tree be part of the Christmas in Sweet this year. Home happenings for the month of Do you know of anyone with December. children who might need a little Ourtheme is"RockingArouOd help this Christmas Season? the Christmas Tree," to take place We are accepting gift re- on Saturday, Dec. 1. Downtown quest applications starting Nov. 1 businesses will be in a contest for and through Dec.3. Forms can be best window display, best lights, picked up at the Police Department best Christmas tree. or can be e-mailed. Customers will shop local The parent or guardian will be businesses with a passport and notified and wrapl~ed presents will find the "45 record" decorated for be delivered to the child's home the Christmas. Interested customers week of Christmas by police offi- can participate in a Hat Contest. All cers and our very own Santa Blue of this will take place at the Sweet in a police vehicle. Home VFW followed by live mu- Please encourage anyone you sic with All Rights Reserved~ know who needs help to apply. Nancy Patton Participating children must Christy Keeney live in and be actively enrolled in DASH Event Committee From page 1 said Linn County Sheriff Tim Mu- filer. Both Sheriff's and police of- ficials said later that Williams was "well known" to them, with "mul- tiple" encounters and arrests over the years. "It was not a surprise," said Police Chief Bob Burford. While the deputy questioned Williams about poaching deer, Wil- liams was in possession of a large hunting knife, Mueller said. While this was occurring, He said the deputy asked Wil- the deputy learned Williams' li- liams to remove the knife from his cense was suspended and there waistband and place the knife on the was a valid warrant for his arrest. ground. After placing the knife on The deputy initiated a traffic stop the ground, Williams then ignored on Williams. the deputy'scommands and tried to When the deputy exited his pa- pick up the knife while cursing and trol car to make contact, Williams yelling at the deputy, Mueller said. rapidly accelerated his pickup in Williams then got into his reverse toward the patrol car, stop- pickup and sped away, nearly col- ping just short of crashing into the liding with the deputy's patrol car, front of it, Mueller said. Mueller said. Williams drove in the Williams then sped away opposing lane of travel and stopped from Putney, continuing this a short distance away from the dep- maneuver several more times. uty. he said. Three officers from Sweet Home Police Department and two ad-, Williams allegedly refused to ditional deputies responded to the yield, driving through the residen- area to assist, tial area of 3rd Avenue and Iron- "As soon as Corey realized wood Street within the city limits things weren't going right, he let of Sweet Home, Mueller said. dispatchers know," said Undersher- Burford said his officers were iff Bruce Riley, noting that when involved by that point, as they had the Sheriff's office gets a report of already been moving to back Put- possible poaching, "it's not uncom- ney up. mon for another unit to start mov- The chase continued west ing in that direction because the on Hwy 228 to the area of Fern (suspect's) vehicle may be moving Ridge Road, then back into the and because, of the nature of the area of 3rd Avenue and Hwy 228. call. Williams turned south on 3rd Av- "Any time a potential firearm is involved, we send backup." See Pursuit, page 8