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Sept. 1, 2014, midnight
Pharmacists Joseph Hart and Owen Dilatush were confident they could build Spokane’s next great drug store. Hart had managed a large store in Seattle and worked in William Murgittroyd’s Prescription Annex in the Old National Bank building before the two opened Hart & Dilatush Pharmacy at 9 N. Stevens St. in 1918, near the popular doctors and dentists downtown. When Murgittroyd sold out in 1925, the young newcomers took over the clients of the Prescription Annex. They used direct mail to doctors and dentists to solicit new patients, and pledged to always be cheerful and call customers by name.
Aug. 15, 2014, midnight
Do you have osteoporosis? Are you at risk? Find out this weekend by getting a free bone-density test at the Stride for Strong Bones 5k fun run/walk or at the WunderWoman Triathlon, both in Medical Lake. Some 54 million Americans have osteoporosis or low bone mass. Adults stop gaining bone mass at age 30; without exercise and proper diet, osteoporosis is a risk.
Aug. 14, 2014, midnight
A hot summer has translated to record-breaking revenue and admissions at Spokane pools. Capacity crowds day after day at Spokane County pools have caused a budget deficit and necessary staff increases, according to the county. Conversely, a new tracking system shows that both admissions and revenue are up at the pools.