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OREGON VISITOR ATTRACTION TO REOPEN

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CORBETT, Ore (KATU). — Vista House is set to reopen to visitors
in the Columbia River Gorge this coming weekend.

While the viewpoint and parking lot have remained open, Vista
House and its gift shop and café will be back open to the public.

The historic Columbia River Gorge attraction has been closed for
most of 2020 and 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Vista House opened in 1918 (above) as a glamorous rest stop and observatory for those traveling the new highway. This “comfort
station” was a rest stop like no other, featuring marble floors,
stained glass windows — and, of course, a stunning view. In the
words of The Oregonian, it was “the finishing achievement for the greatest highway in America.”

Architect Edgar M. Lazarus designed the building to be functional, beautiful and commemorative: the rest stop served as a memorial
to the settlers who had traveled the final stretch of the Oregon Trail
along the Columbia River. Inside, stone panels are carved with the
names of settler families. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974, the building fulfills Lazarus’s vision as a “temple to
the natural beauty of the Gorge.

                        

                                                   Oregon State Parks

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Edgar Marks Lazarus
(June 6, 1868 – October 2, 1939)

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GRAMMY WINNING SINGER HAS DIED AT 74

Meat Loaf dies: Bonnie Tyler, Cher and Brian May lead tributes to singer  and actor after death aged 74 | Ents & Arts News | Sky News

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Meat Loaf (legally known as Michael)
(born Marvin Lee Aday)
(September 27, 1947 – January 20, 2022)

According to his agent, the Rock’n’roll superstar
died at home with his family by his side.

No cause of death was shared but unconfirmed
reports suggested he had died of  Covid-related
complications.              

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TODAY’S JOKE … ALTHOUGH NOT FUNNY!

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FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE HAS DIED

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Colin Luther Powell (April 5, 1937 – October 18, 2021)

 

(Fox News) – Gen. Colin Powell, former secretary of state, died
Monday at 84 years of age from COVID-related complications,
even though he was fully
vaccinated, his family announced.

His death, medical experts say, underscores the need for COVID
-19 vaccine
booster shots among older adults and high-risk
populations to shore up protection.

Powell was afflicted with other diseases, including Parkinson’s
and the blood cancer
multiple myeloma, which could hamper
recovery from COVID-19 infection, according to reports. His
family didn’t specify when Powell received vaccine, or whether
he had taken a booster shot.

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SPORTS CARDS LEFT BY COVID-19 VICTIM

Florida man who died from COVID-19 left his family baseball cards worth $20M


(NewYorkPost) – A
Florida doctor who died from COVID-19
complications in January left his family a lot of
baseball
cards worth $20 million.

Dr. Thomas Newman’s treasure trove — featuring cards of
Honus Wagner, Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig — is
going to be auctioned off.

More than 1,000 baseball, football and hockey cards dating
back to 1880 will be for sale to the highest bidder.

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