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Whether it's mutant salmon or mutant vegetation, the debate on whether genetically modified food is safe or not rages on: Nonsense! There is no shred of evidence that the current biotech foods on the market have increased the allergy in the population. If anything, this technology has helped produce better food, less toxic-corn and in cutting down the use of pesticides. Future developments will see hypoallergenic peanut and soybean using this technology. So please do not misguide your readers with reckless unsubstantiated statements from those with vested interests against this technology. -C. Prakash

And on top of all of this, other neglected technologies have been, and continue to be far superior to GE. A recent report showed that while yields of corn in the US have gone up almost 30 percent in the past 15 years, GE is responsible for only about 4 percent of that. The rest is due to conventional breeding and agronomy. While GE struggles to produce its first drought tolerant crop, conventional breeding has produced many in the past several years. including maize, millet, cassava, rice and others important to developing countries.



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Not sure what EPA is talking about, there were solid NASA studies in the 1990s that covered more than 14 years of research on how indoor plants clean the air. The studies proved that the plants removed volatile organic compounds (toxins) that were produced by building materials and interior furnishings such as carpets and carpet pads. Plants removed benzene, trychloroethylene, and other toxins. These are toxins, not naturally occuring substances. And, it's the soil microorganisms that help to break down the toxins. Scientist Dr. Bill Wolverton not only published the peer-reviewed research, he also implemented real building applications and studies. -Anonymous

mainstream weed scientist in the US southwest has said it is the worst problem in cotton since the boll weevil--and many other weed scientists there concur. There are places in the South where cotton cannot be profitably grown now largely due to these weeds, which are spreading into the Midwest corn belt. The response of the GE companies is to make new herbicide resistant crops that can be sprayed with older, more toxic herbicides that GE was supposed to be leading away from. The supporters of the technology say that resistance by pests--weeds, insects and pathogens--is nothing new and has been a problem with older pesticides for many years. But saying that GE is no better than an older technology that has had big problems in the past is not very impressive. I thought GE was supposed to be a big breakthrough. If it is not, why are we allowing monopolistic GE companies to patent our food supply?






And even current GE crops are at best a mixed bag--but certainly not anything revolutionary in terms of steps forward. While insecticide use is down--a good thing-herbicide use is way up in the US. Weeds that have developed resistance to the herbicide used on GE crops, making it ineffective in many places and leading to higher use. One

GE may add some real value in the future. But it is likely to remain a minor player compared to better approaches for at least a long time--that is, if we adequately fund those other approaches, which is not currently the case. As long as we are fixated on GE at the continuing expense of better technologies like conventional breeding and agroecology--which may be likely with all of the genetic engineers in positions of authority in the government-we will be starving those better technologies for the sake of multinational monopolies. -Doug POETS AND THEY KNOW IT The Third Thursday Poets can be found at Nice article, Maureen. I like what you said about poetry and I'm glad for the plug for Brigadoon. You've done--and continue to do--a wonderful thing! -Penelope Thank you Penelope (and thank you Salem Weekly)! I couldn't do any of it without the support of wonderful poets like yourself (and organizations like the Salem Weekly). Wah-hoo! -Maureen Clifford Well done! I like how TTP brings life to downtown Salem, and your newold location is so cool. I also like how you are reinventing the concept of the poetry reading while subverting our misconception of Salem as a boring place. It is far from that. Wahoo for for TTP! -Scot Siegel















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There is also no way to generalize about safety based on the current few GE crops. That would be like basing auto safety on the crash tests of one or two car models. If you happen to pick a big Mercedes or Volvo, you would get a very distorted view of the crash safety of all cars. It is what scientists call having a representative sample, or a statistically meaningful sample. We simply do not have that now.

The crops Prakash talks about are on the very long drawing board of GE--not commercialized crops. And all or most can be done more cheaply with conventional breeding or organic or similar approaches. Hypoallergenic soybeans, for example, have been developed using conventional breeding.


It's 5 o'clock somewhere. Most bar patrons pull up a stool, order their favorite brew and wash away the worries of the work day. At the same time, there's a bar owner just beginning their daily struggle to meet the regulations, pay their employees, and perhaps even turn a profit. One hitch in their giddy-up is the regulatory body the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, which Oregon instituted after the end of the prohibition. The organization is responsible for making sure that alcohol remains a controlled substance, but some bar owners say that they are nothing but a buzz kill. Slosh your way to pg. 8 and read more.

And an informed retort: The author of this comment, probably the well-known pro-biotech scientist C.S. Prakash, fundamentally misunderstands much of discussion about the risks of GE crops. it is quite possible that the current GE crops are not harmful to eat--that is not the main point. More important is whether the regulatory system is adequate to detect harmful GE crops in the future--if the technology is able to produce all of the many new GE traits that it touts (so far largely unsuccessfully--there are no drought tolerant GE crops yet, for example), and if such new genes are just around the corner (it has been a 20 year wide corner). All of the major national academies of science in the US, Britain, and Canada have acknowledged that GE crops, considered as a technology rather than the few current examples, are capable of causing risks to human health or the environment. Many pro-GE scientists have argued that current GE crops are harmless, as one prominent scientist said "have not caused a sneeze or a sniffle". But without epidemiological studies, there is simply no way to know that one way or another. And the industry and its academic supports don't want to see such studies--in fact they want to further weaken the current regulatory system.


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Philanthropic punk isn’t an everyday thing, but the Corvallis band Abolitionist, about to release its debut 7 INCH vinyl record, is all about altruism. The album focuses on the 1994 Rwandan genocide and 5 percent of sales will go to support Partners-In-Health (PIH) in the east African nation. One of the songs, “At The Level Of The Ear,” refers to the instructions that Hutus gave each other on how to best kill a Tutsi. “People might wonder what’s so relevant about something that happened 17 years ago in Africa, but it can happen again, anywhere,” said the band’s guitarist and songwriter Dustin Herron. The release party will be an all-ages show in Corvallis on Friday, March 18th at 7 p.m. The location is still “super secret,” said Herron, but interested parties can e-mail the band for details at The bands Black Market Organ Drive (emo-core from Corvallis) and Fools Rush (sing-a-long punk from Portland) will open the show. “This is our first benefit. It feels good to have all the time you put into music get partially directed into something that’s not entirely about you,” said Herron, who is also an emergency room registered nurse. “Partners-In-Health is an impressive organization. I have a good friend who’s done some work for them and I was inspired by ‘Mountains Beyond Mountains’, the book about PIH’s founder, Paul Farmer. I love that they’re not a charity -they’re actually empowering the communities they serve to help themselves” Abolitionist also relied on people’s generosity to press the record. Using the fund-raising website Kickstarter, they met the goal of $900 to make 500 copies (400 on black vinyl and 100 on marbled red vinyl). The band started in 2009 as a folk/punk trio singing mostly about Civil War heroes and villains, but they’ve since done away with the acoustic guitar and harmonica and became louder, “melodic punk.” “It developed from a simplistic folk style to what’s more in the vein of the music I cut my teeth on when I was a

teenager,” said Herron, mentioning bands like Jawbreaker, Fugazi, Hot Water Music and Alkaline Trio. Abolitionist is recording a full-length album titled “It Used To Rain”, expected to come out in June. “It will be a first-hand account of a future where it hasn’t rained in ‘23 months and things get a little bit crazy,’ to quote the opening track,” said Herron. “After that we may explore less depressing subject matter.” More information will be on the band’s website located at abolitionist1859. com as the date draws closer. For more information about Partners In Health, visit -Michelle Andujar

need. That was the sole moment when there was audience interruption — applause. “The answers are not going to be found in the jail cells or on the prison walls. It’s going to be found in the community. Thank you for your positive response to those comments,” she said. Savings aside, the city will face cuts in the coming years, Peterson said. She urged the community to get involved in the budgeting process, by attending the various budget committee meetings, City Council meetings, or at the very least emailing those representatives. “We share those emails among ourselves so that we know what your wishes and thoughts are,” she said. Commercial air service? It’s still a priority, Peterson said. She added that she and City Manager Linda Norris met the consulting firm that will assist the City of Salem in restoring the service. “[Expansions] are crucial to the positioning of our city to attract commercial air service. We were encouraged as we discussed possible carriers about one in particular that is

strategy and will present their findings to the Courthouse Square Task Force soon. Boise site? “The Boise property owners are looking to attract types of businesses, hotels, recreational and residential activities that we envision. It’ll take some time before those plans come to a reality.” Mill Creek development? “We must continue to work with the State of Oregon and SEDCOR to market the Mill Creek Corporate Center.” Peterson said that she’s already began working with the Chamber of Commerce and SEDCOR to attract new businesses to the site. Downtown? Peterson said that “more nationally recognized retailers are needed in our downtown and they are on our recruitment list as well.” She said that the four major retailers in the downtown area add “tremendously to the vibrancy.” She added, “We must not forget that they are anchors to the vitality of our downtown.” The Salem City Council will next meet on February 28. Peterson can be reached via email at or by phone at 503-588-6159. -Shawn Estes

Mayor: Salem’s not broken

Mayor Anna Peterson gave her first State of the City address on February 9. It was the 40th time that the Mayor has given a report to the community. The speech is generally about the past, and very little announcements are expected. This one was no different. During the usual introductions, Peterson’s “J.O.B.S,” which stands for Join Our Business Section, was invoked. While Peterson herself did not bring it up specifically, much of her speech was dedicated to the economy and stretching dollars to reach goals. Peterson seemed to break script when she spoke on drug addiction and treatment. “We often try to address the needs of people with mental illness and addiction issues by having them arrested, incarcerated, by having them taken out of the community but never out of the problem,” said Peterson, adding that she spoke with various members of law enforcement and lawmakers about the

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compatible with Salem’s travel patterns.” Third automobile bridge to West Salem? “Stay tuned for that.” Peterson said that we must remember and realize that the bridge will be an asset to not only citizens but also businesses in the area. Courthouse Square? “Who would have ever guessed that 10 years after its opening that Courthouse Square would, again, be behind a chain link fence?” Downtown Urban Renewal Advisory District is working on a comprehensive


Salem Progressive Film Series will be diving into “The Nature of Cities” for the next installment of their ongoing film series. “The Nature of Cities” was created by University of Virginia Professor Timothy Beatly who interviews various city planners from Austin, Texas to Malmo, Sweden about their goals for a sustainable community. Their designs and plans range

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Is Governor Kitzhaber responsible for damaging winter storms? Readers of the Statesman Journal were presented with that argument in the February 8 edition of the daily newspaper. “Either the governor and his girlfriend get honorably married or people must recall him from office. Already people are noticing how nature is showing signs of distress by damaging storms. What is real?” wrote Joe Spenner of Stayton. The letter under the heading “Letters: Morals” is within the usual scope of religious rhetoric for the Statesman Journal Opinion page, but shocking nonetheless. Here’s hoping the Governor can make spring come sooner by clicking his booted heels.

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The statewide grassroots organization Health Care for All Oregon is ramping up its efforts to get a single payer option

back on the table for Oregonians. With help from Senator Ron Wyden on the federal level, Oregon might soon be the first state to attempt to provide health care reform above and beyond what’s mandated at the federal level. Representative Michael Dembrow (D-District 45) will introduce a bill in the 2011 legislative session that would “establish a publicly funded and privately delivered Oregon health system.” The bill has received endorsements from a wide range of medical professionals and, the AFL-CIO Oregon chapter. For more information on the bill or to participate in the cause, visit their website at

• Oregon Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-Eugene) put out a call to action to stop Republicans in the House of Representative from cutting funding to public broadcasting. Blumenauer is founder and chair of the Public Broadcasting Caucus, so it’s not surprising that he’s standing up for Big Bird and crew. Blumenauer points out that the Republicans are not pitching ideas to stop subsidies to big oil, but is instead focusing on the 0.0001% of taxes that are spent on public broadcasting.


Salem Housing Authority (SHA) is currently soliciting applications from families for public housing projects located in Northeast Salem. The available units are 3, 4, and 5 bedroom townhouse units. “A recent analysis of income ranges of tenants indicates that SHA needs to place households with higher income levels in order to meet the deconcentration requirements” said Nicole Utz, housing services supervisor at the Salem Housing Authority, in a release from the City of Salem. “The Salem Housing Authority highly encourages working families to apply for low rent public housing assistance.” SHA is required to comply with various Housing and Urban Development regulations. One of those requires that SHA maintain a mix of income ranges at each of its public housing projects. For more information or for assistance in applying, call Rosey Zamudio at 503362-1034 or visit the Salem Housing Authoritiy’s website at Wait times for move-in will vary based on the income targeting requirement. -Ryan Stone

The station wagon has gone the way of the Hummer. Volvo is the latest car manufacturer to rip the grocery getter from production lines. Apparently no one in the country wants to buy one. It’s likely due to the lack of wood paneling. •

“Don’t do a Google search!” Glenn Beck is scared of Google. Are they a front organization for the United States government? Is Jared Cohen, the Google executive involved in the Egyptian revolutionary movement in fact a government operative? Only Beck’s chalkboard will show the true answers. Beck said, “It used to be called propaganda. What do we call it now? That’s right - community organizing.” Or Fox News. • The dot-com bubble is starting to blow up again with major Internet entities aiming for the fat cash. Pandora joins a growing list of Internet companies like GroupOn and LinkedIn looking to move forward with an IPO in the near future. Let’s party like it’s 1999.

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from a wall-garden decorating the side of a skyscraper to Austin’s bat habitat planning that has created an attraction as 1.5 million bats fly out of their homes under bridges. The film’s central point is reiterated in a single quote. Mayor Paul Soglin of Madison, Wisconsin said, “There are two types of environmentalists: those who understand that the city is part of the environment and those who do not.” The documentary is relatively short, opting to not spend much time at the various places. The plus side to that is that the barrage of ideas will make for good conversation with the experts that are lined up to follow the film. Salem’s involved in its own sustainable planning in a partnership with University of Oregon. The city is participating in the Sustainable Cities Initiative which incorporates a learning environment into real world sustainability and livability projects. Chris Jones, one of the program managers for the project, will discuss sustainability on a local level. Courtney Knox is the liaison between the City of Salem and University of Oregon. She’ll also be speaking on the various projects that are being worked on within the city. And finally, James Santana from Pringle Creek Community will be sharing from his experience working in the Pringle Creek Community project. The project has won many awards, including the National Association of Home Builders “Green Land Development of the Year” and a spot on Natural Home Magazine’s list of “America’s Top 10 Green-Built Neighborhoods.” The film and discussion will be held on March 10 at 7 p.m. at the Grand Theatre (191 High St. NE). Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for students. For more information, visit their website at -Ryan Stone

• There was an app for that. Confessions went digital earlier this month with an iPhone app that was apparently approved by a priest. Shortly after release, it was struck down by the Vatican. Spokesman for the Vatican Federico Lombardi told the Daily Mail, ‘It is essential to understand that the rites of penance require a personal dialogue between penitents and their confessor. It cannot be replaced by a computer application. I must stress to avoid all ambiguity, under no circumstance is it possible to confess by iPhone.” Back to the booth with you, sinners.

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Sun rays give people free warmth and light, but the technology to bring that home is still quite expensive. Solar panels are generating enough electricity to meet demands of the households beneath them and solar panel owners are hoping to sell their excess back to Portland General Electric. As Oregon strives to reach the goal of getting 20 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2020, the state and interest groups are looking for incentives to encourage the switch. One proposal is feed-in-tariffs, where utilities have to pay for all the renewable power leftovers that are fed back into the grid. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) recently gave states the power to set the rates at which utility companies can buy renewable power, making feed-in-tariffs possible. Ross Swartzendruber of Solarize Salem and Mark Pengilly of Oregonians for Renewable Energy Policy and Energize Oregon are firm supporters of feed-in-tariffs. They both spent time in Germany, which they say inspired them to fight for the same system back home. “I saw what happened in Germany firsthand. The program created 290,000 jobs over six years and it ended up costing [rate payers] one half of one cent. It translates directly into jobs,” says Swartzendruber. Pengilly was impressed by how many solar panels he saw all over Germany. “I couldn’t believe it. On barn roofs in Bavaria, on top of historic churches. There were solar panels everywhere! I thought, what are they doing here that they’re not doing in Oregon?” The answer was feed-in-tariffs. “It’s like having a piggy bank on your roof. They’re investing in solar and getting a return on their investment. And getting off coal,” he adds. The debate lies in the green power showing up on Oregonian’s electric bills, and the question of whether taxpayers should pay for the green choices. The Cascade Policy Institute (CPI), a nonprofit public policy research organization, opposes feedin-tariffs. “The main reason is that it essentially socializes the cost of your neighbor’s solar panel,” explains Todd Wynn, CPI’s vice president focusing on energy issues. Wynn is concerned about the increase cost that

Portland General Electric would pass onto their customers, but agrees that feed-in-tariffs would expand the use of renewable energy in the state. “I don’t think it’s fair for the government to make people pay for someone’s investment or desire to have a solar panel. We are for voluntary solutions. Other rate payers shouldn’t be forced to pay for that.” Swartzendruber points out that coal and oil are cheap because they’re subsidized and they have hidden costs, such as climate change and health expenses. “The transition to renewable energy is expensive but once we make that transition it’ll be cheaper. The sun and the wind are always going to be free but the cost of the technology is expensive. It’s coming down though.” Pengilly admits that feed-in-tariffs could raise electricity prices. “If prices were to skyrocket, some industries could say they can no longer do business in Oregon and high electrical rates could affect low income people,” says Pengilly. His solution is to have programs such as low interest loans to make homes and businesses more energy efficient along with the feed-in-tariffs program. There’s currently no bill before the legislature proposing tariffs. Pengilly says that groups are waiting for the FERC’s decision to be settled because it might be appealed. They’re also waiting to see how Oregon’s pilot program works. They’re currently allowing people to get tax credits for their renewable investment, but not quite as much as the proposed system would — only as much as they consume. Pengilly says this encourages people to use more energy instead of saving power. “If you get paid for all the energy you produce, you want the largest system that can fit on your roof and that you can afford, and also the more you reduce the power you consume, the more money you’ll make. It’s a double incentive,” he says, adding that with the current program, “We might as well waste power so we can get paid for it! If Oregon changes the law, people would cut consumption and generate as much power as we possibly can.” While Pengilly says the process is in limbo, for Swartzendruber, the important thing is getting the conversation started: “That’s the first step, for people to learn about feed-in-tariffs.”

The impact of a possible plastic bag ban With a state law or not, stores are looking at a future without plastic by Jodi Kerr be legislated. “I have some great reusable shopping bags and they work great when I remember to bring them into the store. I don’t feel this is an item that needs to be legislated. Let the public decide. Plastic is 100% recyclable. If stores start charging customers $.10 per bag used and credit you $.10 per reusable bag you bring, this would change people’s habits... and maybe improve my memory.” LifeSource Natural Foods has never used plastic bags. They do use small ones for bulk and produce, but they are biodegradable. “We have our paper bags. We offer a ten cent credit for people who bring in their own bags,” says Jeff Watson, store manager. “We credit

about 10,000 bags a month.” LifeSource also sells reusable bags at cost back to their customers. Customers can also bring their own clean containers and weigh them at the register before filling them with bulk products. Those get a ten cent credit as well. “It’s weird when you go to a conventional grocery store and you see these

plastic bags full of heavy things. It’s crazy, but they do break,” says Watson. “If you do bring in your reusable bags, you can choose from a rotating list of nonprofits to donate back to.” “We have thought about charging people for paper bags, but at this point we don’t feel like the community is ready for that. But we are flirting with the idea.”

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It started out as a choice. Paper or plastic? Now it’s being whittled down to paper or bring your own. A forceful attempt to take the plastic bag out of the marketplace is on the table. It’s common knowledge that reusable bags are the environmentally friendly way to shop, but soon the trusty reusable bag might be the only option. Melissa Porter, vice president of marketing for Grocery Outlet, knows that these discussions are impacting their stores and customers. “What has happened is a lot of the municipalities are starting to do their own things. Our position has been to take each new decision, one by one. We are trying to understand what the law is in each location. We all know reusable bags are better for the environment. If we could all reuse every bag it wouldn’t be a problem. But the problem is not every customer will bring a bag.” Grocery Outlet is in the process of deciding how to approach the situation. “We have over 150 stores in lots of different cities. Not long ago California looked like it was going to ban plastic bags as a state law. That is an easier way to deal with it, one position,” says Porter. “We have to figure out how it is going to impact our customers, and us.” Porter says the plastic grocery bags are called T-shirt bags in the industry. “They are pretty much one cent each. It’s irritating to me to watch them pile up at home. There is something righteous about bringing your own bags,” she says. “If you look at the decision from a business point of view, whatever is decided, it should be decided fairly across all businesses,” says Porter. “I have seen laws that you have to follow if you are a grocery store, but not if you are a Wal-Mart. It has to be fair. Whatever is decided, it has to be a level playing field.” Right now, Grocery Outlet uses plastic bags in their Salem stores and charges customers for a paper bag. “We have nice big reusable grocery bags for 99 cents each, and they are huge,” says Porter. “Although they are not so big that you can’t get them to your car.” Shoppers for the most part are on board with using reusable bags. Mary Owen of Salem reuses her plastic bags at home. “I line my small trash cans, and the cat litter and such with them. I recycle, but they’ll still fill the landfill and oceans with crap. There needs to be a better way.” Chuck McGee of Keizer believes that a nudge is needed. “I think most people are willing to adjust to a new habit that’s ultimately better for our environment. They just need a law to nudge them in the right direction.” Nancy Duvall of Aumsville does not believe that it is a decision that needs to


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’m drunk!” is probably the most common phrase people say at a bar. If the bartender hears it though, the fun is over. It turns out, it’s against the rules to drink at a bar if you’re intoxicated. Or if it’s after 2 a.m. Or if you’re under 21. Or if you have beer or a flask in your backpack. The list goes on.There are so many rules and statutes regulating people’s drinking that some people might wonder if the 13-year prohibition ever completely died. Oregon in particular is one of 18 states that chose a “control system” after the dry period ended in 1933 and thus the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) was created with the purpose of lowering alcohol abuse and creating revenue through the regulation of spirits. The OLCC makes rules or sometimes just enforces existing statutes, as in the case of the law that requires home brew to stay at home.The law led to contests, like the Oregon State Fair, being canceled last year to the outrage of hundreds of beer enthusiasts. The Oregon Homebrewers Alliance was created to change that law. “The law says what it says.The solution isn’t to get mad at people who are just doing their jobs.The solution is to change the law,” states the coalition’s website. They have been working with legislators and the OLCC and the tactic seems to be working. Senate Bill 444, if enacted, will expand the rights of homebrewers.The Alliance is asking supporters to contact lawmakers urging them to vote in favor of the bill. “I’ve worked on bills in several other states and I’ve never seen a bill move so fast.We as homebrewers don’t have a lot of money, no access to lobbyists, and we were able to move this legislation,” says Gary Glass, director of the American Homebrewers Association, who spearheaded the coalition. “Some local homebrewers contacted me and I started gathering leaders from other clubs.We discussed how to take that directly to a Senator.We found Senator [Floyd Prozanski (D-District 4)] who is a homebrewer himself,” says Glass. The coalition also has the support of the OLCC. “We hope things will be fixed in time for the summer fair season,” says Christie Scott, OLCC spokesperson. The experience of the Homebrewers Alliance may give some hope to other groups looking to bring about some change. A coalition of local Salem bar owners is in its formative stages.They will hold their first meeting in the coming weeks. “Things are changing all the time.That’s why I wanted to start the group, so that people can be aware of the changing laws.The more we can educate each other, the better,” says Cristina Ballrot of Liberty Spirit, who hopes to add other things like music and licensing matters to the one just group’s agenda. Being just a ss I’m “My desire started a while back when the smoking ban took effect,” says e in s u voice b Ballrot. “We were going through a recession.They should’ve waited until a little , e s u r. We If som mo the economy stabilized. It was a major hit on the lottery and I know an hea thc y d eone o ge nob some of my customers started driving to the casinos so they can and to gets e to st be v with a a h c play their machines and smoke.” n augh wan e a fak w t Ballrot says that she heard about a bill that would have allowed er if . e ID, heard some bars to obtain smoking permits, but that there was no voice I g the s e t anct behind it. ion, Ballrot had called her legislative representatives and tried to inform not t other bars but it wasn’t enough. “Being just one business I’m just a mouse, a hem , little voice nobody can hear.We have to stand together if we wanna be heard.” That’s where, she says, her idea originated. OLCC’s Scott says the first step in requesting a change is to find out if it’s an OLCC rule or a statute. If it’s a rule it can be worked on directly with OLCC, and if it’s a statute, it has to go through the legislature. OLCC rule changes do happen. Just recently, bars were forbidden to advertise a “Happy Hour.” It has since been reversed. There was also a table size rule for a while. “Inspectors were out with tape measures and it was a waste of time.We revisited [the

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issue] and eliminated that requirement,” says Scott, mentioning that bars looking for a bigger voice could look into joining the statewide Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association. She says that when a new rule is proposed, the OLCC gathers “stakeholders” including moderation groups, neighborhood associations, cities and the state’s Department of Human Services.They also hold open meetings and have a public comment period for each rule. “Anyone can come to the meetings but in order to participate you have to be invited,” says Scott, adding that anyone can contact the OLCC and request to participate. Mike of Jammers is optimistic about the Salem bar coalition. He’s concerned over some OLCC practices and some laws which make bars responsible for their patrons’ actions. “The rules are in place for everybody’s safety, but in what way is the greater good being served by making me pay a fine for the actions of some dumb ass?” says Mike. Jammers has been in business for over three years.They have an in-house OLCC trainer to reacquaint servers with the rules every six months. “I want to impress upon my employees that these are the rules and this is big money. We could be sued for millions of dollars.We take pride in being good at what we do,” says Mike. Jammers had no violations until they hosted a 24-hour Rose Bowl/ New Year’s party. “We decided to have a nonalcoholic second part of the party to make a good faith effort. Isn’t it more prudent to keep people off the road and have them consume food so they’re not out on the street? We hired a cook and extra security.We arranged cabs for everyone and I probably gave

liquor store sales. OLCC makes the most money off sanctions,” she says. Her main complaint is that bars are held responsible for other people’s actions. “If someone gets caught with a fake ID, I get the sanction, not them,” she says. Another concern many bar owners share is Oregon’s Third Party Liability law. “If I’m at your bar and I get sloppy drunk. I leave and break someone’s window or hurt someone, you could be held responsible for damages because you let me drink too much.That also goes for if you’re having a party at your house,” says Scott. If an establishment has problems with the OLCC and they close, the new person coming into that same location has to take extra steps with the agency. Scott explains the OLCC’s rationale for carrying on the responsibility of a previous bar owner’s actions to a new, innocent tenant: “If there’s a history of a certain kind of rowdy clientele, the new person coming into the business has to be able to show that what they’re proposing to do is different enough from what they were doing before. Otherwise the same folks are gonna come in and

cause the same kinds of problems.” She says usually the new business would have license restrictions such as an earlier time to stop serving or how much alcohol can be in each glass. “If you get restrictions on your license, and prove you are doing a really good job, you can get try to get those restrictions removed, in six months, or try again in a year,” she says. Those restrictions could cause business troubles for a new establishment, which, in turn, could impede locations from being leased.That could explain some vacancies around town, like the former Six Ultra Lounge location. Other bars mentioned that the bureaucracy around the agency makes it very difficult for businesses to operate. Another anonymous business owner says, “There is no need for the OLCC.To get my liquor license, I had to fill out a 40 page application, take a law class, pass a background check, and give them my first born child. If they’re gonna stay they should change and be proactive.”

If there’s a history of a certain kind of rowdy clientele, the new person coming into the business has to be able to show that what they’re proposing to do is different enough from what they were doing before. Otherwise the same folks are gonna come in and cause the same kinds of problems.

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“The rules are in place for everybody’s safety, but in what way is the greater good being served by making me pay a fine for the actions of some dumb ass?”

40 people rides,” recalls Mike. When OLCC agent Jackie Miranda walked inside, Mike says, everyone was drinking coffee or other soft drinks. “Then someone pulls a beer from inside his jacket. He had purchased the bottle 20 minutes after 1 a.m. I grabbed it from him. He admitted to Jackie he had bought the beer and hid it in his coat.We had taken every precaution to ensure people weren’t drinking,” says Mike.The inspector left, and four months later Jammers got a ticket. “We didn’t feel that was fair.We took it to court.We had to hire an attorney for $5,000.The judge found that we acted above and beyond [the responsibility of] a license holder, but a violation did occur.” The fine ended up being over $1,000 but Jammers is appealing “so we can set a precedent.This is unfair we need to change that ordinance,” says Mike, who also complains that Miranda’s OLCC co-investigator was her husband. Scott says teams made up of family members are not uncommon. “We only have four inspectors in Salem so chances are likely they’re gonna team up,” she says. Salem Weekly contacted multiple drinking establishments, but many of the proprietors wished to remain anonymous.Why? “They might wanna target us,” says one bar owner. He complains that the OLCC Board is not voted in.The board who approves the rules are appointed by the Governor. “The OLCC is trying to get people to stay at home and not go to the bar so they can make more money off liquor store sales,” concludes the barman. Another anonymous local bar owner disagrees. “They don’t want to encourage

Information about upcoming rule changes and open comment period can be found on the OLCC’s website under Laws and Rules


The curious case of the IKE Box The community has questions about the goals of the venue by Jason Stringer

From the outside looking in, the management and event coordination by the IKE Box venue are a bit of a conundrum. On one hand, the IKE Box may be the longest-lasting mid-sized all-ages venue in Oregon not named “WOW Hall” now that Portland’s Berbati’s Pan, Satyricon and Artistry have closed their doors. It’s also a beautiful room that has hosted legendary local shows over the past few years — from Strawberries’ and Kid Espi’s respective album releases to Typhoon’s first show in Salem and the Boy Gorilla/Tender Loving Empire birthday bash.The venue also has made headway in bringing in elusive national rock acts to Salem, something that has been irregular since EJD stopped putting on events at the Armory well over a decade ago. On the other hand, the IKE Box’s schedule could be described as erratic the past year, its numbers have dipped, and musicians and members of the music community have claimed that the venue is prejudiced against certain types of music (namely hard rock, metal and hip hop/rap). Though the IKE Box as a venue is likely not generating the type of revenue it was in past years, it has endured, likely because it serves as a youth and community center, a coffee shop and a non-music events center.The venue sticks around based on the

simple fact that it is physically and philosophically connected to the rest of the IKE Box. In the recent past the venue made a play at luring regional and national acts with some success.They have hosted “Portugal.The Man,” David Bazan of “Pedro The Lion,” Kill Rock Star’s In 2008, The IKE Box played a big role in, then, Salem Monthly’s nightlife “Shaky Hands” coverage. The venue was packed with groups of youngsters listening and and “Explode Into dancing to a live DJ. Colors,”“Helio Sequence,”“Mt. local-scene mojo. It lost some of the relaSt. Helens Vietnam Band,” and a few other tionship it had with the local bands, namely big-named acts. But things have slowed, and the local bands that don’t fall into alternative the IKE Box hasn’t hosted a “national” act in or indie music genres. months (or a year, depending on one’s definiAt press time the IKE Box had three tion of a national act). shows scheduled in February and none in Before the venue tried to fill Salem’s March.The venue has had months with just void by hosting up-and-coming regional one or two shows in the recent past as well. and national alternative and indie bands, it This rate of concerts is far below other periserved as the Mid-Valley’s place for huge local ods in the venue’s existence, and the attenshowcases. Since abandoning the national-act dance of said concerts is also in decline. philosophy, it hasn’t been able to regain its In the last year-plus, the venue added new

components to its sound system including hanging the main speakers and remodeling the performance room, and putting the stage back where it was when the space was the YMCA teen center.The investment, combined with lowering ambitions and expectations, is a conundrum in itself. Below are comments and questions various members of the music community had about the IKE Box and its direction, pulled from a Facebook post.The author made an attempt to contact the IKE Box events coordinator with the questions without a response by press time. The community’s questions and comments: “What are the IKE Box’s ties to Christianity and church activities? It feels like a youth group there. I’m not inherently against youth groups but why does it feel hidden... like an undertone. Not something that is said outright. That would make me feel better if it was more stated in their intentions.” - David Ballantyne of Monoplane,The Widgets and Funhouse Strippers.

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“Rock and roll feels alienated there.” - Mitch Duafa of Monoplane and The Duafa Project. “Any questions I have about the IKE Box are questions I really want to aim at the community. Foremost being, why did we all stop going?” - Lily Oven Muut Gamaney of Murmuring Pines. A reason people don’t go to the IKE Box is because of “the booze, or the complete lack thereof.” - concert goer Tyler Austin Day. So, what is going on with the relationship between the IKE Box and the music community?

Local activist tackles missionaries in Thailand Matthew McDaniel began his fight for the Akha tribe twenty years ago by Michelle Andujar ernment wants people out of A group of Idaho missionaries made the news last year when they were caught the mountains and they want to assimilate these people but transporting Haitian children from their couldn’t do it without the earthquake-stricken country to a Domissionaries,” he claims. minican orphanage. It turned out they In some cases, parents weren’t orphans and they have since been choose to give their children returned to their parents. up because they can’t afford A Salem activist, Matthew McDaniel, to raise them, but he says that says the story could have had a different it’d be better if the donors ending. “They could’ve been missionary ON THE WEB heroes. [Taking The Akha Heritage Foundation - ‘orphan’ children Akha Outreach Foundation - from their parents] The Vernon Journal - has been going on for 20 to 30 years in gave the money directly to Thailand.” the families. McDaniel thinks Twenty years ago, McDaniel traveled that most of the donated to Thailand to buy glass beads and bring money ends up in the misthem back to Salem. His life changed sionaries’ pockets. when he met the Akha, a minority group “The Akha are not fully in Northern Thailand. informed. They’re in a desper“I saw what was happening with the ate situation and they don’t Akha and I kept working with them ever know how much money will be made since. I gave up beads,” says McDaniel, off their children. With the sponsorship who lived in Northern Thailand 13 years money, they could live very well in the as a radical anti-missionary activist until village. Why are the Akha still poor if the he was deported. He founded the Akha Heritage Foundation ( in 1991, a missions are so rich?” he asks. McDaniel himself is also trying to raise grassroots organization aimed at defendmoney. On his site, donors can contribing Akha human rights, which he says are being violated by foreign missionaries ute to his goal of 30 million dollars as an “endowment for the Akha.” through their orphanage campaigns. Another concern for McDaniel is “American missionaries are taking the premise of converting the Akha to children, telling donors that they’re in Christianity. The Akha are environmental danger of going into prostitution or that they’re orphans, and almost in no cases are theologists who believe in good and evil spirits. the children orphans,” claims McDaniel, “They believe in them, but they don’t adding that even orphan children have worship them. They are monotheistic and extended families with whom they could they keep track of their genealogy all the stay rather than going to an orphanage. way back to the first Akha,” says McThis, he says, destroys the next generation’s Daniel. He’s concerned that missions are connection to the land of their parents. destroying Akha culture. “They’re moving them out of the vilBecause of this, a couple years ago, Mclage into residential schools and having Daniel spent two weeks picketing in front church donors pay for it. The [Thai] gov-


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people who run it, he says, were trained by a Denver Baptist missionary named Paul Lewis who obtained a Ph.D. from the University of Oregon while sterilizing Akha women decades ago under the wellknown excuse of “family planning.” “They were planning somebody’s nonfamily,” says McDaniel, who also picketed the University of Oregon. “One of their students pioneered the sterilization of minorities in Thailand and after he did it the Thais kept doing it because he taught them,” says McDaniel. “They were dishonest. They were not telling the women it was irreversible.” McDaniel has given presentations at Willamette University and he recently came back from a year-long trip from the West Coast to New York on horseback to raise awareness about the Akha people. Salem Alliance Church and the missionaries were unresponsive to request for comments from Salem Weekly for this story.


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OMG! WTF, Keizer Station? Keizer Station will soon be a city all its own. It’s getting a transit center, medical offices, the new big box store (likely Wal-Mart as Salem Weekly pointed out last year), and the existing big box stores that are already in that area. All of that combined with the hodgepodge of bland fast-food restaurants on its outskirts. The transition of consumers from the traditional core of a city to the edge of the interstate is one that should be of concern to the businesses in the area. A retail mecca on I-5 could cause a significant loss of sales Cycling/Spinning to the various exits down the way. It’s not surprising that a group of Classes citizens have risen up in protest of the out-of-control development. The Keizer City Council has pointed out Opening December 1st!! “Pre-opening” specials 10% off Ride Cards—10% off mo. pkgs. that a special election that will take Free rides in November with online registration place on March 8 is an expensive endeavor. Keep Keizer Livable, the citizens involved in the ballot iniative, banded together to prevent bigbox stores from taking over their



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neighborhoods. The only answer from the City of Keizer and developers so far is to move development a few feet forward. Development by free enterprise in a developer-friendly city will result in buildings being created to lease quickly and huge parking lots to support them. There is missing regulation in the development at Keizer Station that should have brought more ideas on how to improve walkability or even to create a new Main Street. What they’ve done is taken an old concept of strip malls and added more parking lots. With smart growth thinking, the area could have been balanced between retail and residential. If Keizer Station was a planned attack on Woodburn Outlet Malls, there should have been an attempt with this opportunity to make it better than the competition. Instead, it fails at having the walkable nature that the outlet malls have. The roads themselves are akin to mazes. On foot, try getting

from Petco to Lowe’s. It’s not going to happen. Remember those bland food options? Try shopping at Target and grabbing a Whopper from Burger King. Anyone attempting it will spend the calories easily, assuming they aren’t smashed under a car. Hopefully a rental car company moves into the area when the transit center comes in, because bus riders are going to need easy access to a rental car to do any shopping. The residential neighborhood may have been more willing to cohabitate if they had been considered in the process. What if the development had been made to look like one of the many models of a Main Street that are out there? What if the parking lots as far as the eye could see had been replaced with an actual park, one that could host the Iris Festival? Instead the flower festival has been hosted on a concrete wasteland. It could have been surrounded by ... irises? OMG! WTF, Keizer Station?


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Living thousands of miles from Venice, Rio and New Orleans doesn’t mean Salemites can’t properly celebrate the carnival season culminating in Fat Tuesday, which falls on March 8 this year. “Mardi Gras is a great holiday, so we always like to put something on. It’s one of those holidays with no negative things attached to it. It’s THE SAZERAC (AMERICA’S FIRST just about having fun, getting together, dancing, CoCKTAIl!): dressing up. It’s the last day, then you’ve got 40 • 3-4 dashes of absinthe (120 proof) days of giving up something. You better take care • 2 oz. Rye- or Bourbon-blended whiskey • 3-4 hearty dashes of Peychaud bitters of it on Tuesday!” says Dr. Keller Coker, Western • One long, thin twist of lemon Oregon University’s Associate Professor of Music. • Sugar cube, water, club soda — optional On March 8th, the school is going all out with Place absinthe in a well-chilled Old Fashioned glass. Tilt a Mardi Gras style event featuring a student band, glass to coat sides completely and pour off excess. Place the Brazilian Combo (WOU campus, Rice AuditoRye and Peychaud bitters into cocktail shaker with ice rium, 7:30 p.m., free). cubes. Shake for 30 seconds and strain into prepared Last year, WOU put together another Mardi Gras glass. Twist lemon peel over drink and drop in gently. party at the Grand Ballroom and lots of people came in costume or at least wearing the Mardi Gras colors, purple, green and gold. “It’s samba night, carnival music. They celebrate bigger in Rio than in New Orleans. And now, of course, in the greater Salem-Monmouth area,” says Coker. The event will only last a couple hours, so Salemites will still have time to check out other Fat Tuesday celebrations at the local bar of their choice, many of which will have Cajun food specials, costume prizes and of course, lots of beads for those who dare!

Salem gets a taste of Portland as Ed Forman (one of many characters of Aaron Ross) brings his Tonight Show mockery to Capital City Theater (189 Liberty St. NE Suite C). Ed brings along local celebrity guests and a house band descriptively named THEM the band. For this visit to Salem, Ed will bring along special guest John Markham, the Portland Trail Blazers Super-Fan. Admission is $8 at the door for this all-ages show. Show starts at 9:30 p.m. so prepare the belly to laugh and stay out after dark.

sat.feb26 Celebrity dog trainer Victoria Stilwell will bring her experience working with some of the world’s most unruly pets. She’ll give a live training performance featuring adoptable dogs from the Willamette Humane Society. It’ll be like Salem’s version of the Puppy Bowl. The show will take place at the Historic Elsinore Theater (170 High St. SE). The cost is $22-$35 per person and starts at 7:30 p.m.

fri.mar4-28 Salem Weekly has featured downtown jeweler/ silversmith and art volunteer extraordinare Helen Nute Wiens of Calusa Studios in the past. She’s recently been accepted at Lunaria Gallery in Silverton along with Jane Godfrey, who creates stained and kiln form glass art, and Tony Smithburg, who focuses on paintings inspired by figures and animals. There will be an artist reception on March 4 from 7-9 p.m. at Lunaria Gallery, 113 N. Water St.


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Let’s talk about sustainability. Nothing says serious like a summit. This one is a joint effort between the Cities of Salem and Keizer who will host the event. Planned topics include local food production, green building certifications and financial incentives. Portland General Electric’s Jim Piro and Burgerville’s Chief Cultural Officer Jack Graves will give a breakfast presentation. The full day costs $35, but cheaper admission is available for lunch and the key-note speaker at $13. It’ll be hosted at Keizer City Hall, 930 Chemawa Rd. N. Call 503-588-6178 for more information.

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CLASS M PLANETS Class M Planets is a loose acoustic collective centered around the psychotropic anti-folk songs of longtime Oregon resident and pop troubadour, Adam Goldman. Free 9pm Boon’s Treasury

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FAERABELLA (DARK GYPSY JAZZ) ALL AGES. Salem’s own all original gypsy GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING @ jazz band (upright bass/female vocalist) is GRAND THEATRE Camelot, Come sing performing from 7-8pm all ages then from 8-10pm wine and beer will be available and will be closed off to minors from 8-10, www. free 7pm-10pm Coffee House Cafe

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Balls, and plenty of Bowling. Dont miss out. auction to benefit the Cats Count Program. No cover, 8pm-11pm Town & Country Lanes Tickets and information available at Safe Haven Humane Society, 33071 Hwy 34, THE TUMBLERS This band from Albany, Oregon. Phone: 541-928-2789, 5:30- DUCE5 PRESENTS THE JAY TEE’s last Oregon show. $7presales include a free Portland makes their new brand 7:30pm Linn County Fairgrounds cd. In loving memory of Lofty, with special of western country, Free 9pm guest Mugzi. N2Deep, DJ Magic One, Osofly Boon’s Treasury THE ED FORMAN SHOW The & Rich Ronchie, Mo-G & CAB, TNC, Charles Wayne, J-Lew, Cr3spo & Semm. raprelated. author of “LAUGHING, LOVING, THE UPSIDEDOWN, LOOKBOOK, com, 8pm Riverfront Bar and Grill and LIVING”, Ed is still actively SEXY WATER SPIDERS will perform., $7 touring the country; enriching the lives adv / $8 dos 9:30pm Dante’s FECE, THE VULTURES and guests, of millions and expanding his family tree 8:30pm Cafe Noir to new cities all over the U.S. “The Fan VERSUS, CORIN TUCKER BAND, EDpreciation EDition” with special guest: AND HUNGRY GHOST will perform., DJ SHAWN STYLZ Get your drink, party, John Markham, the Portland Trail Blazers $12 adv / $13 dos 8pm Doug Fir Lounge and dance on! Plenty of pool tables, great Super-Fan Comedy/Improv Show This is sound system, & GREAT drinks! NO cover an all ages event! $8 theedformanshow@ CLUB NITE AT MAC’S Dance music and, PG-13 $8 at the door 9:30pm charge, 10pm Rack N Cue karaoke., No cover 9pm Mac’s Place Capitol City Theater






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SPAR 4:07; The Sheriff 4:14; Stormin Norman 4:21; Freelance: Episode 1 4:31; Help for Haiti 4:48; The Clarke 5:18; The Darkest Corner of Paradise 6:30; Doom Tube 8:30;

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Conveniently located in the heart of Salem


2055 Mission St SE, Salem, OR 97302 For venue information, see list on page 17.

FEB 24-MAR 9, 2011 Lost in Heaven 8:35; Beach People 8:45; Sunday on the Set with George 8:51; James vs Reality 8:54; Zebra a music video 9:18; Welcome Sister 9:21; 122 Random Seconds 9:33; Charles Bronson Says 9:36; Bum Voyage 9:40, $3 4pm Northern Lights Theatre Pub


LIVE AT THE LIBRARY: PLAY WITH CLAY A hands-on demonstration of

techniques for transforming polymer clay into amazing patterns and forms. Held in the Plaza Room., 503.588.6052 Free, preregistration is required 1-2:30pm Salem Public Library


Energy healers - participate in a Tri-Age Healing Clinic funded via donations. There is a pre-meeting on 2/26, 2-3PM. The clinic will be Saturday, 3/5, 1-4pm at Clockworks. None 2pm-3pm Clockworks Cafe

SALEM DREAM WEDDING GIVE A WAY Please join us for a night of advise,

planning tips, door prizes, gift baskets, food, and our grand prize wedding give a way, currently valued at over $4,000, 503.383.9141 $10 6-8pm Copper Hill Events Center

LIVING WITH WILDLIFE Turtle Ridge Wildlife Center volunteers will share knowledge on how to live with our wild neighbors., 503.623.6605 Free 8am-2pm Salem Public Market

of 4-20 performers will take the stage nd make up scenes with only suggestions from the audience and a ton of talent., 7:30-9pm Capitol City Theater


JUST THE TIP (ROCK BAND) SHOW JTT rock the west side til 2am!, www.

LIVE BEAT by Jason Stringer free 8:30-11:30pm Westside Station


masterpiece written in 1741 has become one of the most popular oratoios ever written. Scored for chorus, soloists and orchestra the text is taken from biblical sources tracing the Christian doctine that outlines the birth, death, resurrection and acsension of Jesus Christ, absolutelytix. com or call 503-581-4325 7pm Willamette University, Hudson Hall




Feb. 26-March 19, Saturdays, 10-12:30 pm Introduces basic back, neck, shoulders, hands, feet and head techniques. Classes are fun, informal and safe. Disrobing is not required. , 800.844.3420 10am-12pm Oregon School of Massage



SUNDAY NIGHT JAMS features Fester

and you! He plays Bluegrass, western swing and acoustic back porch. Bring your instrument or just your voice and come jam. spray procedures for good fruit production, Free 7pm Wooden Nickel pollination issues, and best bets for organic success in the Willamette Valley. 10amCHIN UP ROCKY, CAPTURE THE 12pm Terra Gardens Nursery & Bark

FRUIT TREE CARE & PRUNING CLASS will include how to prune, proper



refreshments, hors d’oeuvres, catered dinner and live and silent auctions to support the work of Habitat for Humanity in the Salem, Keizer, Polk County and Stayton areas., 6-10pm Willamette Valley Vineyards

FREEROLL POKER TOURNAMENT FREE with membership or day pass gets

T2,000 $5 Dealer add gets T2,000 $10 rebuys gets T3,000 for first 1.5 hours, 7-10pm Aces Up Poker Club


Summer Soundtrack, The Reeds Mill Investigation and guests Hidden Remedy. $7 at the door, All Ages 6-9pm Wasteland

HOPELESS JACK & THE HANDSOME DEVILS will perform. $8 9pm Dante’s FUTURE HISTORIANS, THE LOWER 48, MIKE MIDLO (OF PANCAKE BREAKFAST) will perform., $6 9pm Doug Fir Lounge

Sarah Sharp, taking the stage at Triangle Inn Sunday night all this month, 8pm

POWERCORE 1000 SEMINAR World’s Triangle Inn

Greatest Core Training Seminar $79.00 General Public & $59.00 Athletes & Trainers, Used by the Olympic Training & Research facility, For more info go to powercoreabs. com, 9pm MahoneyCrossFit & Platinum Sports & Fitness

CPR WORKS will be holding the 3rd

Annual Free CPR Certification Classes Saturday February 26 at the Boys & Girls Club of Corvallis. Each participant will receive a two-year certification through Good Samaritan Training Agency. There is a suggested donation amount of $30 which will be given to the Boys & Girls Club. 8am3pm Boys & Girls Club of Corvallis


HEARTS & HAMMERS GALA Enjoy refreshments, hors d’oeuvres, catered dinner and live and silent auctions to support the work of Habitat for Humanity in the Salem, Keizer, Polk County and Stayton areas., heartshammersgala.html $45 per person 6-10pm Willamette Valley Vineyards

dog trainer Victoria Stilwell will share her stories working with some of the world’s most unruly pets and give a live training performance featuring adoptable dogs from Willamette Humane Society. Show held at the Historic Elsinore Theatre in downtown Salem. info@ $22 or $35 per person 7:30-9pm Willamette Humane Society


Flag//Chin Up Rocky//The Reeds Mill Investigation//Summer Soundtrack//In Bloom//Hidden Remedy, $7 6pm Wasteland


SIMPLY SOLDERING WORKSHOP Bring your soldering iron (I’ll supply everything else) and get ready to create unique pendants for friends and family. Glass cutting, grinding, and soldering techniques will be covered. Ages 16+, Jessica Ramey $30 2pm-4pm DIY Studio



February film showings support Crossroads International. Check prices, times and film descriptions at international/crossroads, $8 1pm Darkside Cinema



tournament. $20 buyin, acesuppokerclub. 4pm Aces Up Poker Club

CHOCOLATE FANTASY & ART AUCTION , the biggest fundraiser of the

year to the supoport The Arts Centers will include chocolate, music, and a glass of wine. , 6-10pm Oregon State University



known masterpiece written in 1741, has become one of the most popular oratoios ever written. Scored for chorus, soloists and is it anyway” format sure to keep laughs orchestra the text is taken from biblical coming. Very interactive and perfect for the sources tracing the Christian doctine that whole family. Here’s how it works: A cast outlines the birth, death, resurrection and

IMPROV COMEDY This is a “who’s line

For venue information, see list on page 17.

Friday, February 25

The Tumblers Boon’s Treasury, 888 Liberty St. NE 9 p.m., free, 21+ If The Tumblers are Americana, they are of the twangiest variety. If the Tumblers are country-western, they are of the most rockin’ variety. Either way, they put on a good show. Portland darlings “The Tumblers” will entertain Salemites at Salem’s Americana hot-spot Boon’s Treasury on Friday, February 25. The Tumblers have risen to become the most well-respected alt-country band in the Portland area, and the reputation is well-deserved. In a small(ish) music scene, it’s rare for venues to successfully attach themselves to genres, but McMenamins’ Salem venue seems to be headed in that direction with Americana, country and roots rock. I guess metal has Wasteland, so why shouldn’t Americana have a home in the Cherry City?

Saturday, February 26

Sons of Huns EP release with Monoplane Pete’s Place, 356 State St. 9 p.m., free, 21+ In an earlier edition of “Live Beat” I mentioned rock-and-rollers “Sons of Huns” as a low-dough alternative to seeing a washed-up Slash and company make a half-hearted attempt to recapture Guns N’ Roses’ glory at a casino. Well, this is your chance to catch them, and the show is free! That’s really a no-dough alternative. Resident garage-

metal outfit Sons of Huns will release their debut EP for High Scores and Records at a show at Pete’s Place with local favorites Monoplane. Sons of Huns’ Peter Hughes is a high-flying guitar virtuoso and the on-stage captain of one of the best live bands in the Northwest this past year. Hughes, who is a Willamette University alum, is joined by former Funhouse Stripper Shoki Tanabe on bass and Ryan Northrop on drums. Many faces will be melted.

Saturday, February 26

Fixed & Dilated, Zero Season, Slight Of Hand Town & Country Lanes, 3500 River Rd. N 8 p.m., free, all-ages Teaming up a bowling alley and a rock show has been a common experiment for many do-it-yourself promoters since rock and roll reached small-town America. It’s right up there with having a rock show at a roller-skating rink. In our time and place, however, this concoction is a rather novel idea. Local alternative rock outfit Fixed & Dilated has strung a series of shows together at Town & Country Lanes in Keizer the past few months, and will bring in Slight Of Hand and Zero Season for another on Saturday, February 26. Though the “Rock N’ Bowl” format has its novelty and charm, its major drawback is the atrocious acoustics provided by the layout of a bowling alley. My advice: go for the fun, not for the concert experience.

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IT’S ME OR THE DOG Celebrity


SUNDAY EVENINGS WITH SARAH SHARP A wonderfully talented singer,

FEB 24-MAR 9, 2011 acsension of Jesus Christ., absolutelytix. com or call 503-581-4325 3pm Willamette University, Hudson Hall


KARAOKE DJ Sunday through Thursday Karaoke @ South Lib , 21+ free 9pm South Liberty Rd Bar & Grill




TRIVIA NIGHT Different prizes every week , 7pm Half Penny Bar and Grill

TRIVIA NIGHT Winning teams get all

kinds of prizes, free 9pm Applebee’s


CHILDREN’S MUSEUM FIGHTS HUNGER A.C. Gilbert’s Discovery Village

is collecting non-perishable food items as LIVE JAM AT THE TRIANGLE Jack part of the Rotary Food Drive for MarionHopfinger acoustic, 21+ free 9pm Triangle Polk Food Share. Bring five non-perishable Inn food items and receive a 2-for-1 admission coupon to the children’s museum. , TUESDAYS OLCC NIGHT Save 20% off 503.371.3631 10am-5pm A.C. Gilbert’s bill with Valid OLCC server card NC Sharkey’s Discovery Village Pool and Brew, 8pm Sharky’s Pool & Brew


CHILLAX Every Tuesday night. People

come down to hear live music, drink wine, and get chair massages by Bree for $10 (includes wine and massage). 6-8pm Coffee House Cafe

ROLLER DERBY ANONYMOUS KARAOKE DJ Every Monday at South Lib, RECRUITMENT Want to be a part of a



MARK ALAN Singer songwriter, 8pm Boon’s Treasury



Winner of six Academy Awards including Best Picture, Director and Screenplay. (Billy Wilder, 1960) $5, 7pm Historic Elsinore Theatre

competitive women’s roller derby team? Over 21? Meet up here for new skater orientation and the first public recruitment JAM NIGHT Every Monday at Noble’s effort for Roller Derby Anonymous, 6-7pm Tavern, 7pm Nobles Tavern Boys & Girls Club of Salem - Marion and Polk ANNUAL CAROUSEL STORY HOUR Counties, Knudson Branch Wednesday March 2nd @ 11am Celebrating SHARKY’S POOL TOURNAMENT Dr. Seuss and the Carousel Storybook 9-ball. Mondays and Thursdays at 7:30 pm. NW FLY TYING & FISHING EXPO has Collection. Enjoy refreshments, readings and $5 entry fee matched by the house $3 green been heralded as the “largest fly tying event a free ride!503.540.0374 Free 11am-12pm fee. 8 ball and 9 ball Tuesday Tournament at west of the Mississippi�. $8 10am-5pm Linn Salem’s Riverfront Carousel 7pm. 7:30pm Sharky’s Pool & Brew County Fair & Expo Center free 9pm South Liberty Rd Bar & Grill



TURBO TOURNEY $20 buy-in, 7pm Aces Up Poker Club



OPEN MIC Poetry/spoken word, free 7:30pm Cafe Noir




NOTES FROM THE UNDERGROUND “JAZZ without borders� featuring EZRA

Oregon Symphony to play Grieg’s Piano Concerto. The symphony will feature guest conductor Alondra de la Parra., 8-10pm Willamette University, Smith Auditorium


REGIONAL CHILDREN’S ART EXHIBIT is an opportunity to come and

view the outstanding works of talented young artists from across the Pacific Region. Winners of the Pacific Region competition will go on to compete in the Boys & Girls Club of America National Fine Arts competition. 5pm Boys & Girls Club of Corvallis


FEMINIST FILM SERIES: WATER The Feminist Film Series presents Water (2005, dir. Deepa Mehta), a film exploring the lives of widows at an ashram in Varanasi, India in 1938. Discussion led by Professor Lynn Makau. Refreshments will be served., 7-9:30pm Willamette University, Ford Hall


BUS TRIP TO YAMHILL COUNTY MUSEUMS Join staff as we take a trip

to Yamhill County to visit Newberg’s Hoover-Minthorn House, the Linfield Anthropology Museum and Evergreen Aviation Museum. See new exhibits, chat with the staff of these museums, and get lunch in McMinnville. , $40 members, $45 non-members. Space is limited, and pre-registration by Friday, February 25 is required. 9am-4pm Mission Mill Museum



All ages and level of disability welcome. You don’t have to use a wheelchair to try seated fencing, a British sport invented to rehabilitate the injured in WWII. Contact Rebecca Bolante, Chemeketa Community College Disability Services Coordinator at 503.399.5276, 1-3pm Chemeketa Community College

Mid-Willamette Valley chapter of the Romance Writers of America meets monthly to share tips and offer support to writers. March guest speaker is Kristina McMorris (, speaking on “Selling the Tough Sell.� Your first meeting is free. Learn more at, or email for details. Your first meeting is free. 7-9pm Salem Public Library







Discovery Village participates in “Read Across America� with interactive story times and storybook crafts. Bring your favorite book, get cozy in one of the museum’s exhibits and start reading., 503.371.3631 Free with admission. Admission: $6 (Ages 3-59); $4.50 (Ages 60+); $3 (Public assistance, ages 1-2); FREE for members. 3-5pm A.C. Gilbert’s Discovery Village




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Clockworks Cafe hosts an exciting and electrifying Open Mic & Open Stage in Downtown Salem. Performances of all kinds -music, poetry, comedy, spoken-word, dance, stories, magic, talents. Free to watch OR participate and open to all ages. Hosted weekly by Elvicious Cash and presented by EC Productions! 6pm Clockworks Cafe and Cultural Center


DRUM CIRCLE Every Wednesday at Cafe Noir, free 7pm Cafe Noir






OPEN MIC Every Wednesday Night,





covers the foundations of Casino (aka Cuban Salsa). Internationally recognized instructors, Mike and Simona, will teach this fun, amazing dance in an easy-to-learn manner. For more info, visit rumbanana. org. 6-7:30pm Impulse Bar and Grill



MICHAEL DEAN DAMRON Singer songwriter , 8pm Boonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Treasury

Theatre Box Office: 503-375-3574

170 High St SE, Salem


MICHAEL IAN BLACK will perform. Multiple shows on Friday and Saturday. $20 GA / $25 reserved 7:30pm Helium Comedy Club


Red Hook Gypsy, Accidental Intoxication, Crimson Guardian, Red Headed Stepchild , $3 9pm The Guest Lounge (TGL)

FABULOUS FRIDAYS W/ DJ SHAWN STYLZ Mainstream Club, house, Hip Hop,

Top 40, Trance. Free give aways. $2 cover, 9pm Rack N Cue



Natalie Cunial is a local celebrity artist who was on Big Brother Season 9. She will show collection of works, including faireâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and pinups. Her open reception will be March 4th from 7 to 10PM., free 7pm-10pm Coffee House Cafe


A once-a-month, one night art show featuring emerging and fringe artists from the Willamette Valley. More info at, free 7pm Coffee House Cafe



Prudence Uncorked Restaurant 325 High St in Salem Join us as we create the elegance and excitement of a New Orleans Mardi Gras party. Dine on authentic southern style cuisine and dance to Zydeco music. Dinner served at 8pm. Dressy attire. A whimsical mask highly encouraged to wear., 503.540.0374 $60/person. By Reservation Only. 7pm-10pm Salemâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Riverfront Carousel


ITâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S YOUR STAGE! All ages welcome. Enjoy local singer/songwriters, poets and local talent., free 7:30pm Cafe Noir





Gallery welcomes 3 new artists to their group. Jane Godfreyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stained and kiln formed glass is inspired by organic shapes. Helen Nute Wiens is a jeweler TCHA TEE MAN WI STORYTELLING and silversmith whose work uses themes FESTIVAL - CORVALLIS, OR This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s of leaves and flowers. Tonya Smithburgâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s festival will showcase nationally known paintings are inspired by figures and storyteller and mime Antonio Rocha and, animals., 503.873.7734 7pm-9pm Lunaria from the Pacific Northwest, Alton Takiyama- Gallery Chung. The festival is family friendly and includes: performances, childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s matinee, workshops, Sunday morning â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stories To Inspireâ&#x20AC;?, and open mic., 541.766.6794 performance are free; workshops $15-$25 CHEMEKETA CHILDRENS THEATRE 7pm See PRESENTS MUSEUM It is geared to introduce young audiences to a variety of art forms in a fast-paced, one-hour presentation. Perfect for 5-10 year olds and their families to enjoy the wonders OPENFATE This band out of Bend scored of live theater in a setting perfect for with the audience and judges alike at the children. , 503.399.6908 5.00 11:30am-12pm 2010 Battle of the Bands to walk away Chemeketa Community College with the win in December. Now, the trio returns for a concert showcasing their appealing brand of alternative rock., Loucks Auditorium $5 in advance or $7 at the door 7pm Salem Public Library 70â&#x20AC;&#x2122;S DISCO BALL Werner University Center, Pacific Room, Free 7-10pm Western SUDDEN ANTHEM Americana , 9pm Oregon University Boonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Treasury








GOO GOO DOLLS will perform. Doors open at 7pm., $15 8pm Spirit Mountain

RABBIT FOOT band, 9pm Boonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Treasury

$20 dos 9:30pm Danteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

of music.â&#x20AC;? Yung H-D will perform, $10 adv / $15 dos 9-11:30pm The Hoop

SLEEPLESS IN SALEM YOUTH CONCERT aims to promote â&#x20AC;&#x153;unity for the LORDS OF ACID,SAUCY YODA,SISTAFIST will perform. $17 adv / young people to inspire goals and dreams VIVA VOCE, DAMIEN JURADO, AND THE BROTHERS YOUNG will perform., DELHI 2 DUBLIN will perform., $15 9pm


$12 adv / $14 dos 9pm Doug Fir Lounge

KARAOKE AT MACâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S Thousands of songs, great stage, professional sound system! 21+, Free 9pm Macâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Place


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House Band, Find Your Smile every 1st Friday. Find Your Smile will feature another local band to open for them each month. For a taste of their music go to myspace. com/fysmusic., free 7pm Coffee House Cafe


SALEMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S FIRST WEDNESDAY will feature the second annual Umbrellas in WEISS QUARTET. Film footage during break: the City with a full evening in celebration Charles Lloyd Quartet - Germany, 1998, KARAOKE AT LIBERTY SPIRIT Tuesday of rain. Local artists have come together 503.706.8219 8:30pm Mission Theater & Pub through Saturday. Free 9pm Liberty Spirit to create art out of umbrellas and rubber Bar & Grill boots. The art will be on display throughout COMEDY NIGHT Enjoy the comical GENITORTURERS, HANZEL UND stylings of Ron Funches., Free 8pm Coffee downtown businesses for the month of House Cafe GRETYL,DISGUSTITRON will perform., March. 5-8pm Downtown Salem $13 adv / $16 dos 9pm Danteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s


FIND YOUR SMILE Coffee House Cafeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s


9pm and doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stop til the last one sings. Free 9pm Wooden Nickel


THE NEW MASTERSOUNDS, AND THE FOX STREET ALL-STARS will perform. Doors open at 8pm., $15 9pm Doug Fir Lounge

DJ/KJ AT MACâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S DJ Tony will be Opening Club Illusion. Dj Majic 1, Go-go dancing contests, door prizes, drink specials, spinning. , Free 9pm Macâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Place 9pm Club Illusion Sports Bar and Restaurant

FEB 24-MAR 9, 2011 IMPROV NIGHT features a “Who’s Line is it anyway?” format that is interactive and fun for the whole family. 7:30-9:30pm Capitol City Theater

your listening pleasure., Mark Seymour Free a visual and verbal riff on race in America TIME AND DISTANCE All ages show, 6-8:30pm Annette’s Westgate Cafe from a wide variety of artists, poets, rappers, 6pm Wasteland performance artists and stand-up comics. , Ford 122 (Film Studies room), Free 7-9pm MODEL UNITED NATIONS Willamette University, Ford Hall


sat.mar5-6 Arts

12TH ANNUAL CLAY BALL is Salem Art Association’s benefit art auction. Enjoy dinner, art, dancing, and music with the Midnight Serenaders., $75 per person or sponsor a table of 10 for $1,000. 5:30-10pm Salem Conference Center



Oldest Farmers Market,open year round indoors. Always Fresh & Local produce,baked goods,soups,quilts,candi es,coffee,cheese,micro brew,honey,jams & more!, 503.623.6605 FREE 8:30am-2pm Salem Public Market



energy healing on Sat. March 5th, 1-4 pm at Clockworks Cafe and Cultural Center located at 241 Commercial St NE, Salem. First come, first served. Generalized energy & physical healing to assist your wellness plan. Sessions run approximately 20 minutes or longer. Donation accepted 1-4pm Clockworks Cafe

ME-WE: PERSONAL SKILLS, INTERPERSONAL HARMONY MEWE is a 4-hour seminar that heightens

self-awareness while boosting authentic relationship with others. Come to where Me meets We! Gain new comfort with the authentic you. Interact with others as you share your strengths & increase your capacity for compassion. 1-5pm, Joanne Scharer: or Tim Buckley: 503.990.6781 $25 1-5pm Chemeketa Center for Business and Industry


BELLY UP Belly dancing show, free 8-10pm Coffee House Cafe

IMPROV COMEDY Interactive and perfect for the whole family. A cast of 4-20 performers will take the stage and make up scenes with only suggestions from the audience and a ton of talent. 7:30pm Capitol City Theater



Photography will be holding a Weekend photography seminar in Salem. Class material is appropriate for any beginner to intermediate photographer. Please visit You may register online or by phone., 800.394.7677 $124-$179 8am-5pm Red Lion Inn



ASOBI SEKSU, BRAHMS, AND OH DARLING will perform. Doors open at

8pm., $10 adv / $12 dos 9pm Doug Fir Lounge



2 FOR 1 NIGHT AT WHERE TO START 2 Hours of workouts at Where to Start for $6 a person. Zumba Fitness class at 6PM; GroupFit (weights based workout) at 7pm, Tirzah Hawkins $6 6-8pm Where to Start








Topics include local food production, green building certifications and financial incentives, electric vehicles, renewables, and the smart grid. Breakfast presentation by PGE CEO, Jim Piro and Burgerville’s Chief Cultural Officer Jack Graves, 503.588.6178 Registration for the full day is $35 or $13 for lunch and key-note speaker. 7:30am-1:30pm Keizer City Hall




PETER MURPHY will perform., $30 adv /

Masters, 3pm Historic Elsinore Theatre

$35 dos 9pm Dante’s





MORNING TELEPORTATION AND YOURS will perform with guests. Doors

open at 8pm. $10 9pm Doug Fir Lounge

KARAOKE AT MAC’S Thousands of songs, great stage, professional sound

Drink and food specials, beads, best costume MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL prizes., Free 9pm Jammers Celebrating 10 years of “The Change”! Four Rachmaninoff’s 1915 composition women at a lingerie sale with nothing in performed in Russian. “The work itself and FAT TUESDAY PARTY AT COPPER common but a black lace bra AND memory the manner in which we will present it loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough should make for a memorable musical and JOHN’S Lots of giveaways, and all the sex, too much sex and more! Classic tunes spiritual experience,” Director Dr. Holmquist traditions including cajun food. Buy a from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s will have you shot get their annual t-shirt. Show off, do says., The setting at St. Mary church in something funny and get some beads. Free cheering and dancing in the aisles! 7:30pm Mt. Angel will contribute to this being a Historic Elsinore Theatre magnificent concert $15 General Admission 5pm Copper Johns and $5 for students and are available at the MARDI GRAS Special drink and menu door, Travel Salem at 181 High St. NE and online at 4pm St. Mary’s items created for this once a year event. , Free admission 11am-11pm Bentley’s Grill Church


Douglas Fairbanks. Featuring live organ accompaniment by Rick Parks at the “Mighty Wurlitzer Organ”. $5, 7pm Historic Elsinore Theatre

CHILLAX Every Tuesday night from 6-8pm system! 21+, Free 9pm Mac’s Place




club is hosting its annual International Awareness Dinner and Silent Auction. We will be hosting Consul General, Denis Stevens from the Canadian Consulate in Seattle who speak on Canada and the United Nations. Along with dinner, there will be a silent auction , Werner University Center, Columbia $15, $10 students 7-10pm Western Oregon University

for $10, you get a 10 minute chair massage Narrated by Dr. Curtis Yehnert, Performed by Bree and a glass of wine or your favorite by the WOU Concert Choir. “Bach Motet No. coffee/tea. Live music each night as well., 1” Performed by the Chamber Singers. Free, 6-8pm Coffee House Cafe 503.838.8275 Rice Auditorium 7:30pm-9pm Western Oregon University

Brudos, Reefer Madness, Cage Jordan, Devn MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION AND KARAOKE AT LIBERTY SPIRIT New Naught On, $2 donation 6pm Cafe Noir Orleans-style cajun food specials, drink specials, beads and more, in conjunction OPEN MIC Poetry and spoken word, free with karaoke. Free 8pm Liberty Spirit Bar 7:30pm-9:30pm Coffee House Cafe & Grill






WILL WEST & THE FRIENDLY STRANGERS Carolina-born, and the son



(University of Pennsylvania) and colleagues discovered a partially submerged, “lost” harbor town built by Mycenaeans in the 13th century B.C. on the Saronic Gulf coast of southeastern Corinthia. This lecture will present a summary of the archaeological work from 2007-2010. 7:30pm Willamette University, Paulus Great Hall, Collins Legal Center



In this free class, children will learn about bird anatomy, bird identification, and the mechanics of bird flights, and will have the opportunity to examine preserved bird parts and nests. 503.391.4145 Free, RSVP required 4-5:30pm Straub Environmental Learning Center



at a lingerie sale with nothing in common but a black lace bra AND memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex and more! 7:30pm Historic Elsinore Theatre

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of a fiddle player, West cites bluegrass, delta blues and heavy metal music as some of his early influences. His “Southeast Roots with perform. Doors open at 8pm., $10 9pm Northwest Inspirations” are informed by Doug Fir Lounge KEVIN NEALON from Weekend Update modern folk, blues and improvisation. 21+ LIGHTS, COMEDY, LAUGHS! live on “SNL”, His Own One-Hour Showtime 8pm Boon’s Treasury comedy, 7-9pm Northern Lights Theatre Pub “RACE IS THE PLACE” FAT TUESDAY CELEBRATION Cajun Special “Now Hear Me Out” and the new DOCUMENTARY Producer Raymond food specials, drink specials, beads... Starting TAPES ‘N TAPES, DALE EARNHART film “Just Go With It”. Multiple shows on Telles will lead a screening and discussion on MARK SEYMOUR PERFORMS IN at Happy hour at 4, 4pm Bentley’s Grill Friday and Saturday. $25 GA / $30 Reserved JR. JR., THEMES will perform. Doors the documentary “Race is the Place.” Funny, 7:30pm Helium Comedy Club SALEM Enjoy an evening of fine music for angry and profound, “Race is the Place” is open at 8pm., $15 9pm Doug Fir Lounge




venuelist A.C. Gilbert's Discovery Village 116 Marion St. NE

Chemawa Indian School Auditorium 3700 Chemawa Road

Aces Up Poker Club 147 SW Court St, Dallas 503.420.9191

Chemeketa Community College 4000 Lancaster Dr NE 503.399.5006,

Annette's Westgate Cafe 1311 Edgewater St. NW 503.362.9588 Applebee's 747 Lancaster Drive NE 503.581.8040 Bentley's Grill 291 Liberty St SE 503.779.1660

Christos Pizzeria 1108 Broadway Street 503.371.2892 Clockworks Cafe and Cultural Center 241 Commercial St. NE Cloud 9 126 SW First St., Corvallis

Boys & Girls Club of Salem 1395 Summer Street N.E. Cafe Noir 610 Marion St. NE Capitol City Theater 189 Liberty St. NE Suite C

195 Commercial St SE

Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center 128 Southwest 9th Street, Corvallis 541.754.7225

Darkside Cinema 215 SW 4th Street, Corvallis DIY Studio 2055 Summer St. SE 503.432.9316 Doug Fir Lounge 830 E. Burnside , Portland 503.231.WOOD

Helium Comedy Club SE 9th & Hawthorne, Portland 888.64FUNNY

Mahoney CrossFit & Platinum Sports & Fitness 3850 River Rd. N, Keizer

Majestic Theatre Historic Elsinore Theatre 170 High St. SE, 115 SW 2nd Street, Corvallis Impulse Bar and Grill 1425 NW Monroe St., Corvallis 541.602.6553 Jammers 1897 12st St. SE 503.362.7494

Midway Farms 6980 NW Hwy 20 , Albany Mission Mill Museum 1313 Mill St. SE

Downtown Salem Liberty St.

Keizer City Hall 930 Chemawa Rd. N, Keizer

Mission Theater & Pub 1624 Northwest Glisan St. , Portland 503.223.4527

Duke's Landing 2715 Southeast Belmont Street, Portland 503.234.0727

Kroc Center 1865 Bill Frey Dr. NE 503.566.5762

Nobles Tavern 1747 Center St NE 503.391.9737

LBCC's Russell Tripp FCC Gatton Hall 4515 SW West Hills Rd, Corvallis Performance Center 6500 Pacific Blvd SW, Albany FlipSide 541.917.4531 285 Liberty Street SE (2 the Liberty Spirit Bar & Grill Liberty Plaza) 2653 Commercial St. Fresh to You 503.588.2739 41639 Stayton-Scio Rd., Stayton Linn County Fairgrounds 503.769.9682 3700 Knox Butte Road East, Grand Theatre Albany 541.926.4314 187 High St., Lunaria Gallery 113 N. Water St., Silverton Half Penny Bar and Grill Mac's Place 3743 Commercial St. SE 201 N Water St., Silverton 503.540.5899 503.873.2441, macsplace

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An art walkabout downtown Salem’s First Friday Art Walk blends art, music and commerce by Jodi Kerr

Feb 24-Mar 9, 2011 • page 18

Salem night life is about to get a tad bit more creative. Galleries, tattoo parlors, and art minded businesses are opening their doors to art lovers and artists once a month on Friday Nights. Salem is gearing up for the second First Friday Art Walk. Derek Tall, owner of Cherry Redd, is looking forward to the event. “Anything I can do to promote art in the community. We focus on the alternative community. Since I have a unique clientele, I can reach a market that might otherwise be left out.” Danielle Baca showed her artwork at the Emerge Oregon Gallery during last month’s First Friday. Baca uses acrylics and watercolors. “I do anything with bright colors, from surrealism to portraits.” I feel supported as an artist. I would like to see more underground galleries like the ones that are trying to put artists out there; I would love to see more alternative artists and artists on the darker side,” Baca said. Baca is a tattoo artist at the Tattoo Asylum, which also participates in the art walk. “I hope they keep up the fight and encourage everyone off the streets to show their talents and their abilities.” Crystal Power and Light Company is happy to be a part of the art walk in Salem. “Portland has first Thursday, and it would be nice to get something here. Art is what our store is all about,” said Jim Lind, owner. “We will be open late, we are always having new pieces of jewelry, and new stones are continually being made here. I hope something gets going here. It will be great to see first Fridays take off and be dedicated to the arts. There is a lot of energy behind this effort; it’s a good thing, I believe.” The idea is to stop the people who work in Salem but live in Portland, from leaving Salem for the weekend. “If we can get enough art here, people might get off the highway and come into town and take a look. Salem is turning into a downtown artsy community; I think Salem is up-andcoming,” said Emil Slatick, who co-owns The Timeless Talisman Gallery. The Timeless Talisman Gallery is a participating business in the effort. “We

are trying to include as many art venues as we can,” said Slatick. “Our gallery serves wine and beverages and live music. The first walk wasn’t well-attended. But I don’t think that very many people knew about it. The publicity will be a challenge, getting the word out. But we just went ahead with it. Hopefully we will be bringing more into the fold. I think enthusiasm grows as the event progresses.” When customers walk into The

First Friday's participating downtown venues include: • • • • • • • • •

The ALE Studio & Boutique Asylum Tattoos Blackthorne Gallery & Tattoo Cherry Redd Clockworks Cafe Coffee House Cafe Emerge Oregon Art Series (in the back of CHC) The Timeless Talisman Gallery Venti's Cafe

Timeless Talisman Gallery on First Friday, or anytime, they shouldn’t feel pressured to buy, according to Slatick. “It’s about having a glass of wine; looking at the art. If someone wants someone to purchase, fine, but that is not what it is all about.” Slatick features about twenty artists that are all semi-local. “We want artists that push the envelope as far as what types of art that we are offering. Our art is con-

The Timeless Talisman Gallery is one of many downtown venues participating in the First Friday art walk.

temporary. People come in and they can be taken aback. It’s just unusual. We try to keep a nice variety so we have cohesion. We like everyone to take something they like home,” said Slatick. So far, “art” is mainly alternative artists taking advantage of late-night venues. Jonathan Boys of Emerge Oregon is open to inviting as many artists as want to participate. “We are not excluding anyone. All the alternative avenues have said yes. We haven’t pitched the art associations, because the hours are from seven to ten, and I don’t think they would be willing to be open. It would be great if we could get

everyone on board. But our hours are not good for certain folks in town,” said Boys. Boys based the hours on what other cities with successful art walks are doing. “We have about ten businesses participating. That is a good start, not bad for about three weeks of hitting the streets,” said Boys. First Friday is not trying to compete with First Wednesday. “Our focus is not just on the arts. It’s food, music, galleries, and anything that gives a focus to Salem creativity.” First Friday is geared toward a nightlife experience with later hours and entertainment. “It’s about walking into a tattoo parlor to look at art,” said Slatick.

its own sound


Sustentacula carves out by Jason Stringer

into something that David realizing the generosity and is nearly unrecognizmodesty of his father. able from its influential The music and lyrics are origisource. nal, earnest, beautiful and simple, Since Sustentacula and a refreshing break from the band’s “standard” sound. “My Dad” has carved out its own sound, it makes itself may be the song that transcends Sustentacula’s genre and reaches au- prone to having many diences that are turned off by dark, songs sound the same. The structuring of the tribal, experimental electronica. album, as well as the The brilliance of “Salem” and Sustentacula hasn’t been lost in the production nuances, have seemingly remsaturated Portland music market. More edied this issue. The The band has been gaining notice music album is cohesive but and admiration from various Rose on isn’t redundant, and City publications and interviews it’s likely that special on radio stations KBOO and pg 15 attention was placed on KPSU. They also received votes this potential problem for Willamette Week’s 2010 “Best throughout the producNew Band” award. It wouldn’t tion process. be a stretch to say that Rafn and “Salem: City Of Peace” is what a band company are at least a dark horse sounds like when everything seems to be for the award in 2011 behind the going right, and though it may not be for strength and acclaim of “Salem.” everyone, it’s worth a listen for anyone Though “Salem” is excellent that is interested in Salem music and the and well-developed, its influences potential it holds. and textures may be off-putting to many. The industrial genre hasn’t been terribly and company a while to perfect, but the When reviewing local bands, there Documentaries of current interest, followed popular for often has to be a certain amount of leni- album is complete, inspirational and tech- quite some by expert guest speakers and audience discussion. nically sound. ency when critiquing the production, time, nor has Every 2nd Thursday of the month! LiaBraaten, who fronts Portland band songwriting consistency, and the “chops” “world music,” or musicianship. A critic has to look past “Disgustitron” and formerly fronted and it’s posSalem band “Mammals in The Harddrive” sible that many the flubs, duds and production miscues makes “Salem” pumto find potential, could write mel with an evolved originality and taloff Sustentacdrum-and-bass style ent. With Portlandula because of LISTEN TO IT of production. This is by-way-of-Salem’s similarities to, Sustentacula released its The Nature of Cities is about the especially apparent on Sustentacula, the act or influences album on February 4 at a soldprojects and people in cities across later tracks “Bulimic has risen a level in from, “un-hip” out show at Doug Fir Lounge. the world who believe that, even Zombie” and “Sunrise all areas, realizing genres. HowThe album is available at if we become more urbanized-we must reclaim an essential piece Guillotine” — the lat- ever, those the full potential of of our humanness-our connection to the world around us.We in MP3 ter of which LiaBraatmust move not only to sustainability-but to a regenerative way of its brand of IDM observations format. The label and band living.The Nature of Cities explores both the nature in our own en lends his vocal tal(intelligent dance should be have offered a special deal backyards and the possibilities in cities of the future. ents. These two songs music). written off as to sell the MP3 version for are probably the best Sustentacula’s Guest speaker & audience Q&A to follow: unfair, trendhowever much the customer is example on the record driven, and David Rafn, Ryan willing to pay. Compact discs Chris Jones- Professor and Program Manager Sustainable Cities of how Sustentacula Stuewe and producin some ways of the album are available at Initiative, University of Oregon has become a (relaer/partner-in-crime untrue. While shows, the next of which is at James Santana- Director of Sustainable Living tively) accessible band, many bands David LiaBraaten 9 p.m. on Saturday, April 2 at Pringle Creek Community straddling the hardsuccessfully meld make a living Boon’s Treasury. The show is for Courtney Knox- Project Manager Urban Development Department, to-find line between a “kitchen sink” on smashing audiences 21 and older and is City of Salem pop and experimental of electronic and two genres free of charge. madness. organic textures together, But “Salem” isn’t with southeast Asian Doors open at 6:15 Sustentacula is Film begins at 7:00 (yes, that’s right) pop vocal melodies, and just an intense futuristic world-music really its own 191 High St. NE (SW corner of Court & High) drum circle; there also is a lot of heart thunderous tribal beats on the new fullthing with a FOR INFORMATION, CALL: ADMISSION $4 on the record — the best example being metaphorical length release, “Salem: City Of Peace.” 503-385-1876 or 503-779-5288 Students $3 “My Dad.” The song is an ode to Rafn’s Front-man Rafn seems to be instew of genres father (of course), beginning with David fermenting spired by everything from Indian pop to SPFS is sponsored by: industrial to 80’s mall pop. The seemingly noticing how he is physically becomand evolving unwieldy set of influences has taken Rafn ing like the elder Rafn, and ending with

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Nicolas Cage, seen here, after being told his new hair piece is ready. Now would be a great time to point out that movies are getting better, but sadly that’s not the case just yet. When a Nic Cage movie is your best bet for a popcorn flick, there’s a problem. Drive Angry looks to be campy fun, with even Cage getting around to making fun of himself. Tweens will be drawn to “Beastly” and parents will be dragged to the animated “Rango.” Matt Damon stars in the possible sleeper hit of the next two weeks, “The Adjustment Bureau.” Let’s hope for the best.

big trouble, mister” to the guy who plays the Beast in this Beauty and the Beast re-imagining. Olsen plays a witch who turns an overly beautiful dude into a monster. She’ll only reverse the spell if he can convince someone to love him in a year’s time.


Johnny Depp voices Rango, a chameleon that ends up in a Western town that has been taken over by bandits. Luckily, he’d really like to be a hero and the situation presents itself. Problem is that he’s not very street-wise, for a lizard.

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It’s pretty strange for Nicolas Cage to be playing the same character over and over again. It’s even more strange when he’s combined two characters he’s played: Ghost Rider and Memphis Raines from Gone in 60 Seconds. Cage plays a dude back on earth from hell to redeem the death of his wife and kidnapping of his daughter by a “Hey, you. The one without the hat. Where’s my scotch?” religious cult. Of course, Lucifer isn’t cool with people leaving hell so he sends a bounty hunter to bring him The Adjustment Bureau back. Matt Damon is on a roll lately. Can the streak continue with this sci-fi flick based on a Phillip K. Dick short story? Damon plays a politician who falls for a Hall Pass ballerina (Emily Blunt) in a chance encounter.That’s Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis play two husbands all well and good until a mysterious group of guys led who are obsessed with sex.Their wives, played by by Mad Men’s John Slattery enter the picture.Things Christina Applegate and Jenna Fischer, decide to aren’t going according to plan and The Adjustment deal with it by giving them a one-week free pass to Bureau’s job is to fix it. do whatever they want, with whomever they want. Suspension of disbelief fails immediately in this one as both Applegate and Fischer are too gorgeous to play Take Me Home Tonight the homely wives.The Farrelly Brothers are behind It’s been hard to watch Topher Grace’s talent getting the lens so it’s more likely that it won’t be completely wasted in his last few movies. In this ‘80s movie horrible, even with its premise. callback, he gets pulled back into “That 70’s Show” territory, only this time with bigger hair and leather pants. He plays a college grad who aims for his dream March 4 girl in a crazy weekend of debauchery. Anna Farris and Beastly Teresa Palmer co-star. Mary-Kate Olsen busts out an old-school “You’re in

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Milking the local dairy issue With Mallorie’s closed, other dairy farmers are picking up the slack by Jodi Kerr products. It’s a lot of balls in the air to days: they can get Grab a jug of milk is what most of bigger, or smaller. keep going at once,” Bansen says. “My us do, with little regard to how it got “The co-op works job is to master making high quality into the grocer’s case or how much for us. We don’t milk. We grow high quality grass and effort goes into the carton. Milk: grab have to chase the with organic farming, grazing is a a teat and squeeze, right? bigger. We get a Milk is actually a traded commodity specialty.” more even return Open the dairy case at LifeSource and milk prices are set by cheese than conventional Natural Foods and it’s obvious that futures on Wall Street. The fluctuating milk and we can local dairies have hit the sweet spot. price of milk was one of the factors “We like to support our local farmers,” concentrate on that made dairy farmer Jon Bansen of what we do well. Double J Jerseys in Monmouth decide says Steve Winn, dairy manager at When Organic LifeSource. “I go out, I see how they to go with an organic co-op over the Valley started handle the cows and how the milk mass milk market. Bansen cares for they said they is produced. That is the fun part of about 190 cows, with 165 of them were going to milking. That’s twice a day, three hours the job, field trips. When the product pay farmers a comes in, we feel confident that it is in the morning and three hours in quality and our customers are going to decent price the evening ... every day, milking 165 and set the be happy with it.” cows. price for Milk is expensive to move. “Local “Organic milk prices stay basically dairies are the way to go. It’s close the same. Conventional production to home and organic dairies are pays by what is going on with the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), basically cheese prices,” says Bansen, who has been a dairy farmer for Organic Valley Coop dairy products are available twenty years. Eleven years ago he at the following stores in the Salem area: joined Organic Valley. Since then, the co-op has grown exponentially. “When • Roth's I started we had 205 members; now it • LifeSource Natural Foods has grown by leaps and bounds, with • Fred Meyer 1,600 members today.” Pricing and slim margins cause the For more information, visit Willamette Valley to lose family dairies like Mallorie’s in Silverton. The life of a big dairy farmer is a busy one with a lot of overhead. “The reasons consumers,” says Bansen. fairly easy on the environment. You why most farmers don’t operate like “Consumers did support us. It’s don’t have the concentration of Mallorie’s did is because you have been a wonderful way to raise a waste products and the dairies are to be big to get all the jobs done. family, on the dairy farm. It’s been a all certified organic. Making smart Running a dairy is work. You have to wonderful experience.” figure out the processing, hauling, have environmental choices with what to Milk prices are up right now, but put in the dairy cases makes a big a sales team ... rarely does a family Bansen said just a few years ago milk difference on our environment, and have someone who is qualified and cost more to produce than it was being we are helping our local farmer,” says wants to fill all the unique positions,” traded for. Organic milk prices remain Winn. says Bansen. steady and allow farmers to hold on to Farmers have two choices these Instead of a large family operation, Bansen pursues his passion as a dairy farmer through a co-op. Get your initial server REGON CHOOL He sells his milk to Organic education class & Valley Co-Op and they take of ASSAGE exam online on the marketing, processing and other worries. All Bansen Massage has to do is what he does best: Basics Sat, 2/26-3/13 make sure cows are happy, 10am-12:30pm healthy and making quality $75 milk. “We keep our milk Approved in the regions in which we online class produce it. Yes, we belong to a national co-op, but the milk is FreeTraining Preview Moment’s Notice local,” says Bansen. Feb 24th, 6:30pm Oregon Testing “We focus on just the Spring Term farm. Being involved with Online Training begins Apr 4th! the co-op allows us to let Available Organic Valley employees 2111 Front St NE 24/7 get these things done so we 503-585-8912 can concentrate on quality



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Confessions of a Literary C O M I N G S O O N Scavenger T O S H E LV E S

Lori Hilterbrand and Amy Eastburn own an online book shop called Eastburn Books, based in Albany. They have managed to make a success of their business, even as used-book sellers like Amazon dominate the constantly changing landscape of the trade. They compete through a combination of stringent attention to quality, and by embracing the rare and unique. “We don’t so much have a niche market,” says Hilterbrand, “but we tend to gravitate toward the unusual. A nice book about cats isn’t going to catch our interest, but a book about the significance of cats in 16th century European witchcraft is going to get us hot and bothered.” Keeping their stock up is a constant treasure hunt. Hilterbrand and Eastburn are book scouters, navigating estate sales and thrift stores for the forgotten jewel, the overlooked volume that the

but that does not equate to valuable.” Hilterbrand reveals some of the tricks of her surprisingly complicated trade, as well as some of the mistakes amateurs will make. “If you see a book that’s beautiful, you just have to buy it and hope it’s valuable. The publisher makes a big difference also. Scribners, probably not. HarperCollins, probably not. University of Oslo, maybe so — what’s that title? Genetics? Probably not. The Genetics of Deep Water Shrimp? Pick that baby up. Specific is good.” Some people seek to circumvent years of experience with technological advances. These people are called ‘scanners‘ and they are the bane of the serious bookseller. Hilterbrand explains, “Scanners are little gadgets or software you can add to your cell phone or PDA to run ISBNs or UPC codes through websites like Amazon and see what a book sells for and its sales ranking. Sounds great, right? It’s a good way to decrease the number of books you buy that won’t sell. Everyone thinks so and suddenly everyone is a bookseller.” Scanners are an irritation, but they can’t really compete with a serious


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by Therese Oneill

The twists and turns of the book buying world by Therese Oneill

book hunter. Running a scanner through a stack of books will result in a sellable book, but the best will be left behind, or as Hilterbrand says Lori Hiltrbrand has had it up to “here” with her book “that 1880 copy of the history of the Klickitat scavenging. Valley, the signed edition of Ronald Reagan’s memoirs and a cheap book of one of Margaret right collector will pay hundreds for. The ability to Atwood’s early poetry collections.” Hilterbrand and Eastburn made a pact early to find that book is hard-won. never be “scanner people.” Hilterbrand began her literary education as “We learned this business — we are still an employee of the now defunct Albany Book learning this business. We will maintain a quality Bin. She says, “I fell in love with selling books — and professionalism that doesn’t include shoving helping customers find what they wanted even people and books willy-nilly to stick a scanner in when they didn’t know what it was. But bookthe stacks. When we encounter a person scanning buying at my little used store was what really at a sale, it’s okay. We can follow right behind turned my crank. The art of figuring out a book, what it was, what it might be worth, what kind of them. They skip over all the good stuff anyway!” A truly rare find can equal both a big payday a market it might have, was a huge new science to and a tremendous rush. me and I knew I was hooked.” “We picked up a rare religious science book in In an age where Amazon sells popular, perfectcondition used hardbacks for pennies, the Eastburn a trailer park for a quarter and turned it over for $700 only to find that the people that bought it Books women must distinguish themselves are reproducing it and selling the copies for $200 through experience and skill. “Learning what’s valuable takes time, and after 10 years we still make a piece. I’m sure they’ve made their money back a thousand times over by now,” says Hilterbrand. mistakes on a regular basis - mostly because of The partners can be found lurking around the deteriorating market. What kind of books are valuable? Without giving up too many trade secrets books sales. They’ll be the ones holding the wideeyed excitement of a rare find, hoping no one else and pissing in our own pond, I can tell you that notices the treasure they found in the junk. if you see a book over and over again, it’s popular

The Good Among the Great: 19 Traits of the Most Admirable, Creative, and Joyous People by

Donald Van de Mark The Good Among the Great posits that there is more to life than finding success in your career or racking up a myriad of achievements. There is a way to achieve all manner of successes while still being a truly good person.Van de Mark analyzes personality traits such as integrity and empathy, and examines how these traits play parts in the lives of specific, beloved people, including housewives, hospice nurses, and Meryl Streep. He includes stepby-step guidelines on how to integrate these traits successfully into your own life. ~April 2011

Drew Friedman’s Sideshow Freaks by Drew

Friedman People born with peculiar attributes or deformities have always been stared at. Once upon a time, people born different had the opportunity to make exploitation a two-way street. They worked with Ringling Bros and other traveling shows, turning those stares into cash. Friedman’s Sideshow Freaks is a tribute to those people, with a vibrant two-page spread dedicated to each of 50 “world famous freaks”, their lives, histories, and unusual beauty. ~February 2011

Riding the Trail of Tears (Native Storiers: A Series of American Narratives)

by Blake M. Hausman Experimental fiction that turns a tragic chapter of American history into a bizarre black

comedy. In the near future, tourists can take a virtual reality theme park ride of the Trail of Tears, exploring the lighter side of the forced expulsion and death of thousands of Native Americans. When the ride begins to malfunction, it comes to light that the virtual inhabitants of the ride have decided it is time to restructure the accuracy of the experience. ~ March 2011

Save Me by Lisa Scottoline Rose McKenna goes to her young daughter’s school to investigate claims that her daughter is being bullied. Her investigation is interrupted by a tragedy at the school. Rose must make split-second decisions, the results of which turn her whole community against her. It’s up to Rose to unravel the truth of the tragedy, even though doing so could threaten her family and her very life. ~April 2011

The Terror of Living by

Urban Waite Phil Hunt is a good man, even though he occasionally helped a vicious Vietnamese gang air-drop drugs into the forests of Northern Washington. Officer Bobby Drake is a good man too, even though his father is in prison for drug crimes. When Drake inadvertently foils Hunt’s drug drop, the owners of the drugs set forth a vicious revenge against which the two men must defend themselves. The Terror of Living is reputed to be exceedingly well-written with echoes of Cormac McCarthy in its pages. ~February 2011

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Dear Mexican: I read your column regularly, thank you. I do however have what I think should be a simple request of you. My Spanish skills are confined to the street slang that I learned growing up in Los Angeles County during the 1970s and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;80sâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not exactly what I would call proficient in polite company. Not surprisingly, you often use Spanish words and phrases in your column that are more appropriate for usage in the forum of public debate. I would appreciate it if at the end of each of your columns, you allot space to defining the Spanish words and phrases which appear in your articles. For most of us, the alternative will be to look it up on the Internetâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a translation done outof-context. For instance, all this time I thought that I was a â&#x20AC;&#x153;gringo,â&#x20AC;? but maybe Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a â&#x20AC;&#x153;gabachoâ&#x20AC;? insteadâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;or too? Who knew? In any event, it would

be nice to learn a little bit about the language at the same time, and in the same context, that we are learning about the Mexican culture through your column. -Muchos Gracias (which means â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thank Youâ&#x20AC;?)


Dear Mexican: Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been watching you speak about your ÂĄAsk A MexicanÂĄ column. Now, you keep reiterating that this is supposed to be a joke. I have a question for you: It would be okay for a Caucasian to speak in an insulting yet joking manner about Mexicans, right? When my daughter comes up to me and asks me why some of the girls at her school call her a white bitch, what am I to say when adults continue to press the issue that this is acceptable AND funny? She is the only one in her class that looks like her, but thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a non-issue because sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s white. If it were the other way around it would be a big dealâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;I know this because it was when I was a child. I do not believe you understand the damage you are creating by making it socially acceptable to speak the way you do. -Tiger Mom

territory, but there are no other ulterior motives behind the chiste other than an intra-group ridiculing of banjo playersâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;no social commentary, no statement of facts, nada. Satire is humor laced with stinging facts and points to make specific commentaries attacking the status quoâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;think Twain, Swift, Colbert, Chapelle, and the mess that I make trying to copy them. And when have I ever said itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s okay to make fun of gabachos for their race? I advocate logical, lyrical smackdowns of Know Nothings, who come in all colorsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and if you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe me, try to figure out what Michelle Malkinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s maiden name is.

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