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Oregon aquarium will delve into dark waters with ‘Swampland

Oregon aquarium will delve into dark waters with ‘Swampland

How do you feed a 16-foot anaconda snake? “Very carefully” could be one answer. But another is that it takes two people: one to provide live food and the other to watch his or her back. Anacondas aren’t man-eaters, but their size and strength combine to make them potentially deadly squeezers.

Starting Memorial Day weekend, visitors to the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport, Ore., will be able to see the anaconda (during feeding time too) and other reptiles and amphibians as part of “Swampland,” a two-year exhibit original to the aquarium that will highlight all that slithers and flourishes in dark, murky habitats.

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Good excuse to leave town for Memorial Day: Southwest Airlines air-hotel deals

Good excuse to leave town for Memorial Day: Southwest Airlines air-hotel deals

Southwest Airlines has some travel packages for Memorial Day weekend if your plans are open and you have a hankering to leave town. Most of the lowest-priced round-trip airfares included in the packages return on Memorial Day morning – so you still have time to squeeze in a family picnic at home.

Here are a couple of examples. I researched these trips last week; your costs may vary by the package and booking date.

Los Angeles to Scottsdale, Ariz.: This Southwest package features a stay at the luxury Fairmont Scottsdale, rated Five Diamonds by AAA,  with a third night free. The all-inclusive price includes round-trip airfare, three nights at the hotel and a rental car for two.

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