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    Nation's oldest family farm up for sale

     
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    I recently read an article that said the the electronic books have taken a 13% share of the book market and the internet is now taking almost 30% of the newspaper business. My daughter works at the local newspaper and in the last several years they've laid off 25% of employees and reduced the size of the paper and started charging more. And they expect more layoffs...I've been reading this for the last 5 years and the stories are the same.
     
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    I went to my first Oregon Duck basketball game in 1979 in old Mac Court. It was built in the 1920's and I believe it's the oldest arena in the Pac10. This will be the last year the Ducks play here.

    McArthur Court

    After the first few Pac10 games the Ducks will be moving to their new home, Matt Court.

    Matthew Knight Arena
     
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    Canada has decided to decommission all it's lighthouses. Unless private funding is raised to save any of them they will fall into disrepair.

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada has declared approximately 480 active lighthouses and approximately 490 inactive lighthouses across Canada surplus to its needs.

    It's very sad that something that is deep in the heart of Canada's maritime history is made obsolete by modern electronic technology. The problem with most lighthouses here is that they are in small, remote communities and the upkeep is beyond their financial means. From the article:
     
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    Publisher: Web likely to phase out printed Oxford Dictionary

     
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    Parents use 'digital' grounding as a 21st century disciplinary tool

     
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    Marcus Dairy Bar Closes Feb. 6

     
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    Chronicle ? ;)
     
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    More on paper being replaced by electronics:

    Borders files for bankruptcy, to close 200 stores

     
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    Frank Buckles, Last World War I Doughboy, Is Dead at 110

     
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    Pharmacists Fight the Rise of Mail Order

     
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    I have KAISER as my HMO and you could go in to get the refill or use the mail. But now they are pushing us to use the mail and they lower the price if done by mail. Just the last refill would of cost $10.00 less on a 90 or 100 day prescription.
     
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