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Published on February 20, 2018 12:06PM

100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Feb. 21, 1918

The heatless night for the office building is the latest thing in war economy. Notification was received this morning by owners of Pendleton office buildings that, beginning tonight, no fuel can be used to heat the buildings between the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 7 a.m. The word, which was in the form of an edict, came from Fred J. Holmes, fuel administrator for Oregon, and is effective all over the state. This order applies regardless of the kind of fuel used or how heat is manufactured.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Feb. 21, 1968

Cecil Zerba, co-captain of the Blue Mountain Community College wrestling team, concluded the winter dual season without a defeat. Zerba, Milton-Freewater, wrestles in the 137-pound class and is a sophomore working toward a business administration major. He was the Oregon Community College Athletic Association champion last year and participated in the NJCAA tournament, and is well on the way to a successful defense of his laurels this season.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Feb. 21, 1993

Russ Aiken is 16 but looks years younger — far too young to be telling you he is dying from AIDS. Russell, a Hermiston resident most of his life, believes he caught the AIDS virus sometime in late 1986 from infusions for the treatment of hemophilia. Since then, he has learned all he can about the disease. He tested positive in January 1987. “Ryan White was the first to come out about it,” he said. “He was a fighter. I want to pick up where he left off.”


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