The Pros and Cons of Self-Checkouts

By CHARLES BETZLER, HERALD WRITER The first self-service device was a holy water vending machine from circa 215 B.C. In 1883, Percival Everitt invented a postcard vending machine used throughout London, England. 1947 saw the advent of the self-service gas station. The first Automatic Teller Machine went into service in 1969. However, retail establishments like grocery stores …

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The View From the Top

Alex Szewlow The road leading down from the hill just north of Line Ave is graced with an unassuming label. As far as naming convention goes, it’s about as generic as they come, as unremarkable as countless other paved ribbons crisscrossing our state.   It’s a transitional road. At the base of it, Highway 97 meets …

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