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Mom in Montana

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Mildred M. Davaz turned 93 on July 7. She has lived in Bozeman since 2012 and spends her time missing her extended family and trying to remember the events of her life…(Read More)

Mildred and Carl Davaz were never happier than after they moved into their house in 1978. Kim Davaz had just planted a rhododendron in the right corner of the flower bed in front. Carl died in 2012. Mildred will turn 90 on July 7, 2013. When we were young, our Army family was always on…(Read More)

It’s been a little over a year since our relationship with Gary’s Rooter & Plumbing Service — “Day or Night, The Price is Right” — began. Our project specialists featured Ken, Jeff, Josh and Frank on Dartmoor Drive in Eugene, Oregon, during the week of Sept. 10, 2012. The scene after…(Read More)

Eliot hauls in a pass from Oregon’s David Kafovalu. Eliot loves sports and particularly Oregon football. He joined hundreds of kids from the community and a bunch of Duck football players on Saturday, May 12, at the Moshofsky Center in Eugene. The Ducks’ Hroniss Grasu watches Eliot break through the defensive barriers…(Read More)

Col. Carl G. Davaz, USA (Ret.), was buried with military honors at the Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, Wash., on Monday, March 5, 2012. Mildred Davaz and son, Doug, during the religious services in honor of Col. Carl G. Davaz, USA (Ret.), at the Tahoma National Cemetery…(Read More)

It’s just about 2012. About a year ago I called Brian to see if he wanted to go to lunch. We met at the Metropol Bakery down on Willamette St., had a quick visit and a sandwich. As ever, we made jokes about practically nothing and laughed. We had done that, off-and-on…(Read More)

Lt. Col. Neil Reilly greets his father, Col. Neil Reilly to the applause of people in the stands during the second half of the Temple-Penn State football game in Philadelphia. The family had a special day in Philadelphia on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, when son, brother, husband and father Lt. Col. Neil Reilly came…(Read More)

Apple CEO Steve Jobs after his talk at Moscone Center in San Francisco on Jan. 5, 2000. Back in the day of cheap plane tickets and MacWorld Expos in San Francisco I regularly went down from Eugene for the keynote day. I could fly out around 6:30 a.m. and get back to town…(Read More)

Dad on his birthday at home in Bellevue, Wash., on July 16, 2011. Col. Carl G. Davaz, USA retired, turned 81-years-old today in Bellevue, Wash. Dad and mom at home on his birthday in Bellevue, Wash., on July 16, 2011. Mom at home in Bellevue, Wash., nine days after her 88th birthday…(Read More)

An “Osh” sign printed on the side of a police car. My granddaughter’s nickname is Osh. It so happens that there’s a city named Osh in Kyrgyzstan. Former Register-Guard Features Editor Grant Podelco and his wife, Daisy Sindelar, are journalists working in Prague, Czech Republic for Radio Free…(Read More)

Intuitive iScene

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Kid using an iPad on the counter. A kid knew exactly how to kill some time today in the Digital Duck area of the University of Oregon Bookstore in Eugene as his dad yacked on the phone…(Read More)

The book has a front-and-center display at the UO Bookstore and elsewhere around town. A new book on the magic of Hayward Field and Oregon track arrived in bookstores around Eugene this week. The idea — that had been in the back of noted photojournalist Rich Clarkson’s mind for years — came to…(Read More)

Beatles-Platz at the intersection of the Reeperbahn and Große Freihei in Hamburg features stainless steel sculptures of the Beatles. This one of Paul McCartney frames the scene down Große Freihei, the street where the Beatles performed at a number of clubs. They played their first Hamburg date on Aug. 17…(Read More)