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Page 12 Vc~lJ# C'-c~MMIJNITV " ra - December 12, 2012 Pedestrian struck by SUV suffers serious injuries A pedestrian struck by a mo- tained life-threatening injuries. tor vehicle last week remained He was uncertain about Pace's at the Oregon Health Sciences condition Monday. University Monday morning. The crash was in a poorly Kenneth Pace, 61, of Sweetlit area between the Buzz'd cof- Home was seriously injured and fee stand and Heritage North- taken to Samaritan Regional west real estate office, Burford Medical Center before being said. The victim was wearing transferred to OHSU. dark clothing, and the pavement Medics and police respond-was wet. ed tO the 600 block of Main The initial investigation Street at 5:10 p.m. on Dec. 7. suggested that Pace was cross- Herbert Sterner, 84, was ing the highway, but it wasn't westbound in a 2007 Saturnat a crosswalk, Burford said. SUV in the left lane when his "Based on the clothing and vehicle struck Pace, said Po- conditions, it would have been lice Chief Bob Burford. Neither nearly impossible for him to be Sterner nor a passenger were seen by the driver." injured. The investigation remains The crash was serious, Bur- open, Burford said. No one has ford said, and Pace possibly sus- been charged. Medics load Kenneth Pace, 61,'into an ambulance after way 20 west of Highway 228. Photo by Sean C. Morgan he was struck by a vehicle Friday evening on High- THINK LOCAL, SHOP LOCAL From page 1 Jan Sharp suggested simply putting in the percentages the teachers are getting and make a two-year contract. The board also wondered why only one of three stipends was included in the master contract. The missing stipends are included on individual contracts, Redick said. for example, when necessary. The only reason he could think of was that it's one more discussion and one more contract to "hash through," Redick said. Mike E. Adams was concerned about the length of the contract, preferring a shorter period, such as two years. The district doesn't get five- year contracts with its union groups, Adams said. The district does ask for the longer contracts, said Supt. Don Schrader. for the price of I When you do your Christmas shopping locally, you get double the value: presents for those on your list AND you are giving a gift to your community! Shopping locally helps us all! Give A Gift Subscription to T | mm mm n m m m m m n m m m m m m m m m m mm m m m n n m m m m mmm m ... to: Yearly Subscription Costs: m The New Era m PO Box39 $32 in Linn.County Sweet Home, OR 97386 $40 outside Linn County m | Name: " m l Address: City: State:_Zip__ m m m m Phone: .... "---" .... m Or Call us with your Visa / Mastercard at (541) 367-2135 and m subscribe over the phone. | Lmmmmmmm mmlmmmmmmmlmm mmm mmm mmm m~ Redick said he wasn't other things that benefit the comfortable moving forward with district." different details without talking Redick said he would Collect to administrators, represented concerns from board members by Sweet Home High School and talk with Winslow and the Principal KeithWinslow, administrators again, returning The administrators attendingagain next month with the the meeting indicated a proposal. willingness to accept a two-year The board also turned down contract, the Oregon State School Boards Winslow asked if a board Association's legislative policies member had a concern about and priorities. the contract if each one of those The list was aggregated into concerns would need to be a single document, and the board negotiated out. was unable to vote for or against Dale Keene told him that theparticular policies or priorities. board would probably need to Redick said he didn't like it reach a consensus, like it does in lumped together, and the other bargaining with the unions, board members agreed. "This right here is kind of Keene specifically said he why we were hoping for a five- had a problem with the OSBA's year contract," Winslow said. goal in tax reform. "We get 'me-tooed' in a lot of If approved by member A RIDE? TAKE THE B US ! Foster [ Sweet Home I Lebanon I Albany . Stops Include LBCC Walmart & The Heritage Mall Linn Shuttle & Sweet Home Dial-A-Bus 541.367.4775 linnshuttle.com 11"181 5 p.m. Sun&y, Dec. 23 / Host t 't following Elm Street Bap&t Church 1150 Elm St., Sweet Home districts, the OSBA would lobby for modifications of the state's personal and corporate income tax kicker law to allow the kicker funds to be placed in a rainy day fund instead of returned to taxpayers for use during times of economic distress. OSBA would continue to support the authority of districts to seek voter approval for supplemental operating revenue from a variety of additional sources, including local option levies. "I don't know that everything is ideal, but it's an 80 to 90 percent solution," Adams said. He initially voted against a motion-to deny the proposal. Redick said he agreed with about 90 percent of it, but wanted the ability to pick and choose what to approve. The board voted 4-1 to deny the proposal. The board requires at least five members to pass a motion. Only five members attended, so the vote had to be unanimous. Without changing his vote, there would have been no particular decision by the board, so he told the board he. would change his vote and did so on a second motion. Present at the meeting were Adams, Sharp, Keeney, Keene and Redick. Mike Reynolds, David VanDerlip, Jenny Daniels and Kevin Burger were absent. The board also approved the receipt of $25,000 in federal grant funds through the Oregon University system to the GEAR UP program, which promotes college for high school graduates. The grant will pay for computer hardware and software. 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