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95 Member Services:
Health insurance for
Costco members is now
available in 11 states.
BY HANA MEDINA
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98 Buying Smart:
Food Safety Program
Costco’s Food Safety
Program is on an ongoing quest to prevent
BY TRACY SCHNEIDER
102 What's New
104 Special Events
107 Services Update
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60 Spot-on photos Sit, stay, pose. Now smile!
Some tips for snapping Fido.
BY STEVE FISHER
63 A Letter to My Dog A new book celebrates the bond
between human and canine.
BY STEPHANIE E. PONDER
71 NEW! For Your Table This month’s subject tackles
tasty pork ribs.
BY FABIO VIVIANI
73 Wine Connection: Rosé Rosé wines are a crisp and
refreshing summertime wine.
BY ANNETTE ALVAREZ-PETERS
75 Author Spotlight: Jeffrey Archer
The prolific best-selling author
has just completed his 32nd
book, Best Kept Secret.
77 Book Pick: City of Women David R. Gillham’s latest novel
brings World War II and forbidden love to frightening life.
BY MATTHEW ROBB
80 Taking his shot Jack Reacher, author Lee Child’s
iconic character, comes to life
on the big screen.
BY STEVE FISHER
83 Protecting the cruciate ACL injuries are more prevalent
with female athletes. Taking
steps toward prevention is key
to avoiding serious injury.
BY ANDREA DOWNING PECK
ACL injuries 83