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Tim & Bonnie KingPoetry by Luke Easter Salem-News.com
".. all I can say is we are blessed and very thankful, thanks go out in all directions" - Tim King
(CLEVELAND) - The recognition of rock solid reporting is profoundly rare; many journalists work for years without receiving such accolades. Among awards, there are cases where a journalist submits content, and the more rare events where a group simply nominates a reporter for an award based one or more report that made a profound difference.
Tim and Bonnie King were recently presented with the
Excellence in Journalism Award
Tim King says the best thing about receiving the 2010 Excellence in Journalism award from the Oregon Confederation of Motorcycle Clubs, is the fact that his wife Bonnie, the General Manager of Salem-News.com, was equally recognized.
"These guys with the COC are so damned gracious and kind. They simply can't believe a news agency in the U.S. has the ability to look at biker stories with an open mind. Quiet Mike in particular, when he read the award aloud, was extremely eloquent. I wish the public could see these people for who they are. Sadly, most reporters fail to understand this culture, and they just write down what the police tell them. As Paul Harvey used to always say, Here's the rest of the story."
"One last thing", King added. "What on earth did I do to end up with a team including a poet like Luke Easter? We are so flattered and appreciative of his work at all times, but this... all I can say is we are blessed and very thankful, thanks go out in all directions."
Tim & Bonnie King
Award? An achievement or accomplishment, presenting the facts,
In today’s media, the news is not the news presented as truth per se,
Americans traditionally encourage youth to be involved in a group,
Where injustice is found within the country of, “give me your poor,”
Southern Oregon Motorcycle Club it was just a small in house matter,
One local club has been unduly harassed about a crime committed in 1968,
A tree has bad fruit the Sherlock Holmes’ process of elimination begins,
“Gang” can have a demonstrative meaning or something pertaining to elite,
Only one Old Testament only one Creator and He alone has total authority,
By Luke Easter
Luke Easter is a poet who writes about things that are very close to the heart of Salem-News.com. Another former U.S. Marine, Luke heals the world with an approach that reaches people on a different level, one known for centuries, yet too often forgotten in the one we live in.
We live in a world of social & economic injustice. The main reason for founding America in the first place was to relieve the oppression of the King of England. Patrick Henry said it best, “give me liberty or give me death.” And yet, all too often death seems to be the only way out. Why is there such a high suicide rate especially among teens, in the land of the free & the home of the brave? What makes headlines? Good news? Ha! More depressing stories than anything else. I feel poetry takes an edge off the hurt of bad news while still delivering it but in a, “glitzy” sort of way. Giving a different perspective. Kind of like slap in the face as opposed to a knife in the back. At least with the slap you’ll live to see another day and you will know whom it’s from. I wasn’t here for the beginning of the world but at 59, I just might be here for the end.
Even though it’s still a knife, rhyme poetry helps to dull the blade. And that’s my job. You can write to Luke Easter at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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