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After 41 years of business Harry and David sold its Jackson and Perkins division. Retailer Jackson and Perkins specializes in garden plants. Florida couple Donald and Glenda Hachenberger purchased the company for $49 million. The Hachenbergers own more than 40 businesses around the country. According to Bill Ihle, executive vice president of Harry and David, about 100 employee positions will be affected by the sale. Most employees from the call center and information technology department chose to stay with Harry and David or move east with Jackson and Perkins, he says. “This allows us to focus on our core business, Harry and David,” says Ihle.


Continuing budget cuts at community colleges around the state led Rogue Community College to further reduce some programs in an attempt to counter a $3 million budget shortfall. The latest cuts include 30 faculty and staff positions. Starting in June, some low-enrollment programs, such as diesel technology, will be furloughed, while others, like electronics, will be reduced from two-year degree programs to a one-year certificate.

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