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Writers of soap operas burn out, shift programs, lose their touch, endure, go mad, or simply vanish with their own dramatic frequency . . . on the whole such sudden accelerations of the plot (like murder and sudden death) are better on quick, episodic soaps, like “Edge of Night,” which are akin to closed, formed, Aristotelian thrillers, which I never watch.
In its heyday (1950s-80s) and long before the motel became Florence Lodge (a SRO), the motel was well-known as Horne's Motor Lodge and included a detached popular Horne's Restaurant. a lounge area and swimming pool. In the 1990s-2000s, Horne's became Country Hearth Inn & Suites, then Motel 6 with Horne's Restaurant serving an all-you-can-eat breakfast and lunch menu before Horne Restaurant burned down.
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