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January 25, 2013

Heard Around Town: Development planned on no man’s land


Voters also have been asked to choose the replacement piece: a cat, diamond ring, guitar, helicopter or toy robot.

“The tokens that are in the game today represent household items from the 1930s,” a company executive said in a published interview. “We wanted to introduce a new token to the game that’s more representative of today’s Monopoly players.”

That’s a dangerous precedent.

Imagine what would happen if wives decided to get rid of something just because it was old and obsolete.

Salem who?

We got an angry phone call the other day from a man demanding we do a story on the little boy who bit into a screw at our local movie theater.

The guy went on and on about the newspaper’s duty to report the truth before we realized he was talking about Northern Lights Theatre Pub in Salem, Ore.

Well, at least he got a chance to vent.

Free movie

Speaking of the movies, CinemaSalem co-owner Paul Van Ness still hasn’t gotten over the incredible response to his Kickstarter campaign. The movie theater ended up raising $68,895 — almost $10,000 more than its goal to convert to digital movie projection.

To celebrate, CinemaSalem is having free screenings of “The Princess Bride” tomorrow at 10 a.m. and midnight.

“These screenings are our way of saying thanks to everyone in the CinemaSalem community, including those who made the recent Kickstarter campaign such a huge and heartwarming success,” Van Ness wrote in an email.

New councilor

Stop mispronouncing the name of new City Councilor Bill Legault. It’s not Legault as in malt, or salt, or not-my-fault.

He pronounces it Le-go, as in snow, or show, or I can’t believe I took this thankless job for so little dough.

Tom Dalton can be reached at

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