SALEM, Ore. — A Salem homeowner is very grateful that a man took about a half hour to stop what he was doing and prevent a possible disaster.
Ron Addison was driving his Salem Electric truck Wednesday down a neighborhood street when he smelled smoke. He noticed a pile of smoldering bark dust in someone front yard. It looked pretty dangerous, …
(Arlene shown with her late husband Harold in the Japanese Gardens)
Tom Smith heard a woman choking while he was having lunch at a Wilsonville Burger King. So, he went over, saw that she was turning blue and administered the Heimlich Maneuver. She managed to recover and went on his way.
It turns out the woman he saved was Portland philanthropist Arlene …