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65 On the verge of greatness Only 24 years old, Veronica
Roth is already finding acclaim
with her Divergent series.
BY FRAN R. SCHUMER
69 Life’s a beach China Beach, a classic TV
series on military hospital life
in Vietnam, gets a fresh look.
BY NANCY MILLS
Readers will find dozens of digital
enhancements throughout this
Anne Hillerman, page
China Beach, page
Feral cats, page
Cook Islands, page
Brandi Chastain, page
Member Connection, page
81 Ticket to savings
Costco’s online and in-warehouse ticket program provides savings on
NBA games, theme parks,
restaurants, spas and
BY TIM TALEVICH
83 Member Services
Children’s ID security
service, and Elavon
BY HANA MEDINA
88 Buying Smart: Costco’s
Quality, sustainability and
traceability mean a fair
return to everyone.
BY SHERRIE NEWMAN
93 Reviving memories
Costco’s 1-Hour Photo
Center helped famed
soccer player Brandi
Chastain transfer nearly
lost family film footage
BY DAVID WIGHT
94 What’s New
98 Special Events
99 Services Update
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71 Feral cat fixes Advocates for treating the
feral cat problem without
euthanasia speak out.
BY PENNY MUSCO
76 Boston and Seattle proud Costco employees rally around
Jeff Bauman and find their
efforts repaid tenfold.
BY WILL FIFIELD
79 Costco Travel: Cook Islands
There’s no such thing as
too many Cooks in this
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85 NEW: Focus on Kirkland Signature™
New Kirkland Signature hearing aids and the latest in
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Know your knives 41
PHOTOS COURTESY OF BRANDI CHASTAIN