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Daniel J Vance

Artist Marian Anderson

A nationally known wildlife and western painter, Marian Anderson for years until recently displayed her oil-on-canvas creations at various art shows, often alongside the works of contemporaries Terry Redlin and Les Kouba.
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2018 Ford Expedition benefits from complete redesign

Expedition Rebounds as Modern SUV Roseville, CA- The prevailing trend today with regard to sport utility vehicles...
Daniel J Vance

Alzheimer’s disease and the importance of routine

"Routine, routine, routine," said 48-year-old Gary LeBlanc in a telephone interview, referring to what he believed most important in caring for a person with Alzheimer's disease. He regularly reads this column in the Hernando (Fla.) Today newspaper.
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Disabilities Give Therapists More Compassion

My grandmother likely would have said Maurice Shoen has had more physical challenges than "Carter has liver pills."
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Woman creates Ostomy awareness

Ellen Boldt of Brooksville, Florida, has a special affinity for February 19. "That's the day in 1976 I became cancer-free," said 80-year-old Boldt in a telephone interview. She reads this column in the Hernando Today edition of the Tampa Tribune
Daniel J Vance

Caring for Alzheimer’s Relative

Though she doesn't have Alzheimer's disease, 57-year-old school teacher “Susie” of Cincinnati, Ohio, certainly knows its ins and outs. She cared for her ex-mother-in-law for a number of years.
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Infiniti QX80 provides smooth ride and comfort

Infiniti has a weird habit of frequently renaming its vehicles. The luxury division of Nissan decided on new names for much of its 2014 lineup. Strange!
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Mazda Miata continues delivering fun

Mazda Miata puts High Priority on Fun Roseville, CA- Even though changes have been made to the latest edition of the Mazda MX-5 Miata, its...
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Buick LaCrosse Adapting to the Times

Buicks were once a status vehicle for sure, not one that middle-class families typically had parked in their driveways
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Honda Offers Appealing New Accord Plug-in Hybrid

Honda welcomed a new addition to its lineup for 2014: say hello to the Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid. The new addition makes Honda one of the few automakers to offer