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Day: April 30, 2012

Arrest made in Safeway pharmacy robbery

Of the Keizertimes

Police have made an arrest in a Safeway pharmacy robbery earlier this month.

The arrest came after the agency released several surveillance photos of the suspect. Tips coming into the agency identified him by name, according to Capt. Jeff Kuhns of Keizer Police. Follow-up from Det. Vaughan Edsall led to probable cause for arrest, Kuhns added.

Patrick S. Baker (Photo courtesy Marion County Sheriff's Office)

Arrested was Patrick S. Baker, 35, for robbery and theft, both in the second degree. He was lodged at the Marion County Correctional Facility.

Police responded to the store, located at 4990 River Road N., at about 8:35 p.m.  Friday, April 13. Officers were told a man entered the business, went to the pharmacy window and demanded painkillers. He said he had a gun. After receiving the pills, he fled the store.

“For Better or For Work” by Meg Cadoux Hirshberg

“For Better or For Work” by Meg Cadoux Hirshberg

c.2012, Inc. Original
$23.95 U.S. & Canada
254 pages



Your boss can be such a tyrant.

He makes you labor extra hours; in fact, he thinks it’s natural that work has consumed your life. She’s a workaholic and believes you are, too. He’s obsessed with the biz, hopes you’re the same and by the way, he’s your spouse, so now what?

How does one survive when half of a marriage embraces entrepreneurship but that half isn’t you?  What do you do when you didn’t sign on for workaholism? Find out by reading “For Better or For Work” by Meg Cadoux Hirshberg.

Your spouse has a dream of being his own boss. He’s filled out reams of paperwork, commandeered a corner of the basement, and quit his “day job” to throw himself into the endeavor. This, of course, affects you, your family, and your bank-book, not necessarily in that order.

So when an “entrepreneurial business sucks the entire family into its vortex” and credit cards are maxed on something you fear may fail, how do you cope? How can you trust, remain supportive, and keep the faith?

First of all, says Hirshberg, expect challenges. Businesses, like babies, need constant nurturing (although probably for a longer time). Work and home will overlap (especially if you work for the biz, too) and you’ll have disagreements, but remember that there are “no don’t-go-to-bed-angry policies” in your new HR manual.

Always, always communicate. Decide how much stress can you both tolerate, and how much risk.  Where will the money come from, and are you prepared to ask relatives (a whole ‘nother stress-source) for funds?

Be willing to set limits. While it’ll be impossible to avoid bringing work home, non-work activities are important, too. Continue to fairly divvy up childcare and household chores; know when to dumb down the smartphone; and if yours is a home-based business, remember that the kids live there, too.

Finally, says Hirshberg, be prepared for surprises. Don’t hide resentments. Watch for fissures in the marriage and talk things out. Sketch out a dissolution plan, even if you’re not thinking along those lines, because it’s “easy to fall in love with” an entrepreneur and just as easy to fall out.

If ever there’s been a must-read for starting a business, this one’s it – but if you’re the starter, “For Better or For Work” is not for you.

Using interviews and her own experiences as the wife of a business-builder, author Meg Cadoux Hirshberg shows a keen understanding of what a spouse goes through when married to an entrepreneur.  What’s really great is that Hirshberg “tried to examine every major area where entrepreneurship and domestic life intersect…” and in doing so, she gives non-entrepreneurial spouses food for thought and ways to steel themselves for what’s surely to come.  That’s beneficial beyond belief.

This book is honest, it’s filled with examples, it has talking points at the end of each chapter, and if you’ve hitched your star to a future business star, then you absolutely need it. For richer and for poorer, “For Better or For Work” can only help.

Terri Schlichenmeyer is based in Wisconsin.

Panera Bread has plans for Keizer location

Of the Keizertimes

A Panera Bread bakery and cafe is coming to Keizer.

A representative for the company confirmed that a bakery and cafe would be opening in Keizer, but an opening date has not yet been set.

Describing itself as a “quick-casual” restaurant, the menu includes sandwiches, soups, pastries, bagels and more than a dozen fresh bread varieties.

It will be the first in the Salem area. Seven Panera Bread locations are already in Oregon – six in the Portland area and one in Corvallis.

Preliminary review documents submitted to the City of Keizer show a planned location at Keizer Station.

Headquartered in St. Louis, the company operates some 1,541 stores in 40 states and in Ontario, Canada as of late last year, with plans to open between 115 and 120 this year. It also operates Saint Louis Bred Co. and Paradise Bakery and Cafe. It was founded in 1981. Stock trades on the NASDAQ exchange under PNRA, with $1.8 billion in revenue in 2011 and net income of $135 million.


Students honored for safety film effort

Salem Academy students Austin Coburn and Jonah Netland won a $400 award for their school for directing and acting in a safety video. (Submitted photo)

Two Salem Academy High School students took home second place statewide honors and a $400 prize Saturday April 14 for creating a winning “Save a Friend, Work Safe” public service announcement aimed to help prevent young worker injuries and fatalities and increase safety awareness.

Junior Austin Coburn of Keizer created, filmed, and edited the video The Safety Police in which he and Jonah Netland acted.

The awards were presented at Northern Lights Theatre in Salem and the Oregon Young Employee Safety Coalition (O [yes]), a charitable organization with a wide range of public and private partners, with the goal of keeping Oregon young workers safe sponsored the contest.

The high schools associated with the first, second, and third place contest winners receive a matching prize. Salem Academy teacher Randy Carruthers has plans for his video production class to build their own video camera dolly with a portion of the prize money.

Check out the video below.

View the rest of the videos here.