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Remember when: Watergate

On June 17, 1972 five men were caught breaking into the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee in the Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C. They were planting listening devices.

Remember when: Disneyland opens

Disneyland, the brainchild of Walt Disney, opened in Anaheim, California, on July 17, 1955. Construction for Disneyland began July 21, 1954, on 160 acres next to the Santa Ana Freeway (I-5), and one year later, Disney’s $17 million “magical little park” was ready to open. When the park opened, there were 18 attractions, 15 of which are still in operation.

OHSU needs participants for new study

Can sustained social interaction, even through a web-based computer interface, prevent or slow cognitive decline in seniors?

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LIFE AT 100 – they’re loving it

Duane Goodma claims the secret to making it to the century mark is just to “keep breathing in and out.” Goodma, a mere 93, promises to do just that to catch up with his friend, Bertha Erby, who turns 100 on April 14.

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ORDER UP: How local stores meet you where you’re at

Hungry, but no time to roam the aisles of the grocery store? Local grocery outlets are now offering ways for customers to shop without coming into their stores.

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Sew perfect: At 101, Dorothy Wallace Foisy still is sewing baby blankets

Dorothy Wallace Foisy sews baby quilts — a lot of them. Often, two a day. In fact, since September, she has sewn 50 blankets. But as she sits among the blankets, folded neatly on the bed by her daughter Lynn Walker, Foisy picks up a blanket, unfolds it, strokes the pink fleece and comments, “Who made these?”

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Diggin' It: In the garden

Am I the only one who thought spring would never get here? What a winter it’s been. I lost count of the number of days I saw snowfall and there weren’t nearly enough of those warm intermissions that tide us over until the next storm.

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Don’t let your age stop you from becoming an organ donor

Aimee Adelman was born with cystinosis, a rare metabolic disorder that damages various organs in the body. By the time she was a high school senior, she needed a kidney transplant.

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Mountain Rose Herbs has become a trusted source for herbs and essential oils

A local company’s products are so diverse that they’re used as flavorings for beers, cooking in the kitchen, for skin care and even herbal remedies.

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Farmers market now open in Eugene

The Lane County Farmers Market opened April 1 for its full farmers market at the Park Blocks in the heart of downtown Eugene. The market features more than 50 farmers and food artisans selling a range of local food products, from seafood and meats to vegetables, fruits and flowers.

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ENVISION EUGENE -- Examining the urban growth boundary

We’ve all seen it, the urban sprawl of a community building housing deeper into farmlands and forests. But that’s not the plan for the city of Eugene and its urban growth boundary, or UGB.

Caregiver classes slated at Hilyard Community Center

Do you wish you had a book titled “Be the Best Caregiver and Feel Fantastic Doing It?” Unfortunately, this book doesn’t exist. Each person providing care for an older adult will embark on his or her unique journey. Finding the right information ensures they are able to provide compassionate support and be an advocate for their friends or loved ones.

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Time to "slug" it out with notorious garden pests

It’s spring and that means it’s time to start slugging it out with one of the gardener’s most familiar, frustrating and certainly slimiest pests.

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Gerald Gaule finds niche with ‘senior radio’

Gerald Gaule was just a boy when he had his first on-air experience in radio. He was at the Clark County Fair in southwest Washington when he came upon a radio station disc jockey broadcasting remotely. Gaule, already a fan of radio who loved to listen to his shortwave and create radio shows at home, watched and listened to the DJ for two or three hours.

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It’s all in the family: Hard work brings success for La Bonita owners

When Viola Lopez’s son Checo wanted to start a business 17 years ago, this mother tossed out a challenge: “Decide what you can do and make money fast.” At the time, 22-year-old Checo had been working at a car renta