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Celebrating turning 46 years old – twice

Birthday celebrations and traditions come to mind for staff writer Alyssa Schnugg as she turns 46 this week. (August 16, 2013, Page 4A)

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    Going to any birthday parties today?

    Leap years roll around every four years. And the odds of being born on Leap Year Day? How about 1 in 1461? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the history behind Feb. 29 and recalls the first time he heard of someone with that rare birthday. (February 29, 2012, Page 4)

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      Old-Age Gauge

      So, how do you tell if you’re getting “old”? Local columnist Jimmy Reed got a few hints from friends as he turns 68 – and now wonders if it’s not time to re-adjust his old-age gauge. (September 13, 2011, Page 4)

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        It’s time for the most important birthday

        What kind of birthday cake are you having Saturday? Whose birthday? Jesus Christ, of course. Editor Don Whitten looks at family traditions for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day as we head into the biggest birthday of all. (December 23, 2010, Page 4A)

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          Everybody remembers turning 15, 18, 21, 30 …

          Editor Don Whitten writes about the notable birthdays we all celebrate, citing those we are anxious to have and those we dread showing up. A look at the milestone marks in life shows the divisions in time. (April 29, 2010, Page 4)

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