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THE DAILY ASTORIAN • WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2015
Founded in 1873
STEPHEN A. FORRESTER, Editor & Publisher
has meaning in every decade
of every era. It generally
connotes dangerous activity
in which their child’s life
LAURA SELLERS, Managing Editor
BETTY SMITH, Advertising Manager
CARL EARL, Systems Manager
JOHN D. BRUIJN, Production Manager
DEBRA BLOOM, Business Manager
Compiled by Bob Duke
From the pages of Astoria’s daily newspapers
10 years ago this week — 2005
Clatsop County woke up with its Port Commission intact after three mem-
bers who supported the Calpine lease survived a challenge from opponents of
In the end, the trio of incumbents on the Port of Astoria’s Board of Com-
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world has come upon us so seem-
ingly quickly that it has created
wreckage that people struggle to
In the business world, one
learns to be wary of online com-
panies that make extravagant
promises. It is an environment
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people talk big, take your money
revealed itself in former Gov.
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software fiasco. It is a wonder
that Kitzhaber was not wary
enough to protect himself and
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online world invades a family,
it is time to add chapters to the
primer on parenting.
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I learn of strategies some of them
er knows the passwords on her
son and daughter’s devices.
thusiasm from the mostly teenaged and young adult crowd.
50 years ago — 1965
owners and business alike, since Crown Zellerbach corporation
industry at the Beaver site appeared.
75 years ago — 1940
to cooperate with Astoria home builders in meeting the expressed emergency
higher construction costs here, climatic requirements for more costly build-
ing and is ignoring some neighborhood characteristics ordinarily devaluating
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against Astoria and declared sluggish building activity here is not entirely the
with trees in all sections of the town badly infested, numerous res-
road still persists. In some places they have invaded automobiles
and houses and have dropped on the sidewalks in masses.
solution of the problem is up to individual residents.
a grand success for the happy exhibitors, the thousands of spectators
tinued down Commercial Street.
of Cabbages and Kings
A preliminary study of harvest plans for the Tillamook and
Clatsop state forests indicates the proposed level of timber sales
tain if they are to boost populations of salmon, elk, spotted owls
and other species.
Spears, a river boat and sea captain, took the paper at the now-defunct town of
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ed in Astoria last week gave new
meaning to the parent’s night-
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bag and went off to the meeting.
contacted police. Police found
her kidnapper on gated Cannon
parents drove here to pick her up.
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If you follow national news
stories, you have read about B.B. King, left, and an accompanist perform during the opening of the
the tragic outcomes of online 1980 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. King died Thursday,
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what the Internet has added to
the adventure of childhood and
There was joy in B.B. King’s
child-rearing. Now we have this
most recent example.
HEATHER RAMSDELL, Circulation Manager
duct a census.
This census showed the city had 9,672 inhabitants.
Astoria has lost population in the past two decades. It seems
obvious from the above statistics that the people we have lost are
communities which have had jobs to offer them that Astoria could
This population analysis shows why we need industry here.
‘The time has come,’ the Walrus said,
‘To talk of many things;
Of shoes — and ships — and sealing wax —
Of cabbages —and kings —’
of them focused on their mobile
devices, not on each other. And,
yes, sometimes these are mid-
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last Sunday’s New York Times
Style section was about a young
woman who grew tired of a rela-
tionship that was more electronic
than personal. Being unable to
get commitment from her boy-
friend, she left him.
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years older and this is how she
described the new experience.
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eye-to-eye conversations about
books (actual hold-them-in-
your-hands books!) and about
our ideas and hopes, unencum-
bered by the need to take selfies
or choose filters or stare at our
Park Avenue, which I passed on
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and I saw B.B. King perform at
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downside of his career, B.B. was
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By DAVID BROOKS
New York Times News Service