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Stop the rumors!

Rumors tend to fly around this city faster than the speed of light, and what we typically find after they’ve fallen upon several ears or appeared online is that some are indeed true and others are quite false. There’s one rumor in particular that I’d like to help dispel immediately: that

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All Freakin’ Night

This late-night mini-fest of blood-injected spazzmatic anti-cinema is sure to cause at least one of Bobble Tiki’s major organs to fail, screens Saturday night as part of the Olympia Film Festival.  Beginning at midnight and running through early morning Sunday, “Invaders From Mars,” “House By The Cemetery,” “Tokyo Gore Police,” “Nightmare

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All Freakin Night

This late-night mini-fest of blood-injected spazzmatic anti-cinema is sure to cause at least one of Bobble Tiki’s major organs to fail, screens Saturday night as part of the Olympia Film Festival.  Beginning at midnight and running through early morning Sunday, “Invaders From Mars,” “House By The Cemetery,” “Tokyo Gore

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Children of Winter

Gallery Madera Tacoma. Annie Leonard’s The Story of Stuff, a 20-minute film that looks at our culture’s production and consumption patterns. Nov. 15, 3-5 pm with discussion immediately following. Free (2210 Court A, 253.572.1218, www.gallerymadera.com). Grand Cinema Downtown Tacoma. Children’s Film Series: Phantom Tollbooth, Nov. 14-16, 11 am. Children 17 and

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Children of Winter

Gallery Madera Tacoma. Annie Leonard’s The Story of Stuff, a 20-minute film that looks at our culture’s production and consumption patterns. Nov. 15, 3-5 pm with discussion immediately following. Free (2210 Court A, 253.572.1218, www.gallerymadera.com). Grand Cinema Downtown Tacoma. Children’s Film Series: Phantom Tollbooth, Nov. 14-16, 11 am. Children 17 and

Blue Mouse turns 85

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Blue Mouse turns 85

Still Blue after 85 years THURSDAY, NOV. 13: It seems just like yesterday — early September — when I was celebrating the 5,000 years that have passed since the Hindu Lord Sri Krishna appeared on Earth to protect his followers and spread his teachings. Maybe it’s not your typical celebration, but

Blue Mouse turns 85

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Blue Mouse turns 85

Still Blue after 85 years THURSDAY, NOV. 13: It seems just like yesterday — early September — when I was celebrating the 5,000 years that have passed since the Hindu Lord Sri Krishna appeared on Earth to protect his followers and spread his teachings. Maybe it’s not your typical celebration, but

ROTC forges new leaders

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ROTC forges new leaders

Cadet Hailey Gregor likes challenges.   "The training during Operation Warrior Forge has been great," the psychology major from the University of Oregon said as she and her fellow cadets in the 9th Regiment, Alpha Company, 3rd Platoon, ate a quick lunch.   "If you get into the moment, if you pretend the training

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Marimba!

Several things have occurred to me since I stopped watching television: 1. Poor Gilligan was kept down by the man. 2. Everything useful I know I learned from watching cartoons. 3. The marimba kicks ass. The last one might shock a few. It’s true. I was forced to watch the Lawrence Welk Show as

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Marimba!

Several things have occurred to me since I stopped watching television: 1. Poor Gilligan was kept down by the man. 2. Everything useful I know I learned from watching cartoons. 3. The marimba kicks ass. The last one might shock a few. It’s true. I was forced to watch the Lawrence Welk Show as

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Soaring with Golden Knights

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Soaring with Golden Knights

At 2,000 feet, the Fokker C-31A slipped in and out of the greyish-white clouds covering McChord Field the morning of July 22. At the back of the plane, the wind whipped in at around 120 knots through the two open troop doors. At times, McChord Field was visible; at others it disappeared

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Veterans, Servicemembers get hooked on Airsoft

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Veterans, Servicemembers get hooked on Airsoft

It didn't take long for Army veteran Matt DeTienne to get hooked on Airsoft.   After a general discharge from the Army in September 2010, DeTienne, a Lakewood resident, stumbled upon a new community of military veterans and Servicemembers involved in Airsoft, a simulated combat activity.   Airsoft is a recreational activity where opponents

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Kid's Music an Easy Find at Wind Up Here

Looking for kid’s music? Sure, you can peruse your local record store, but why not check out Wind Up Here, a family owned specialty toy store in Olympia? A small, but wonderful selection of kid’s CDs graces the countertop at Wind Up Here. From Johnny Cash Children’s Songs, to Caspar

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MRT promotes stronger Army

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MRT promotes stronger Army

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - "I hate my life," can be a thought dwelling in the mind of a soldier during a deployment, while working late or when fronted by any unpleasant circumstance. When soldier's are caught in those violent storms of misery, anger and

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Mountain tale

Blue bagged and carried off site? Blogger “Wild Celtic Rose” talked about a camping trip she went on this weekend in Vantage, Wash., where their human waste (poop) had to be blue bagged and carried offsite. Say what? Apparently the porta-potties were overflowing with human waste and hadn’t been attended to

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