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Openings ANGELS & DEMONS: Tom Hanks and director Ron Howard return to Da Vinci Code territory with this adaptation of author Dan Brown's first book, a prequel of sorts to Da Vinci. This one's aimed squarely at a more mature audience. (PG-13) – Michael Swan Century Federal Way:

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Smells Like Tacoma

ANGELS & DEMONS: Tom Hanks and director Ron Howard return to Da Vinci Code territory with this adaptation of author Dan Brown's first book, a prequel of sorts to Da Vinci. This one's aimed squarely at a more mature audience. (PG-13) – Michael Swan Century Federal Way:

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Smells Like Tacoma

ANGELS & DEMONS: Tom Hanks and director Ron Howard return to Da Vinci Code territory with this adaptation of author Dan Brown's first book, a prequel of sorts to Da Vinci. This one's aimed squarely at a more mature audience. (PG-13) – Michael Swan Century Federal Way:

Into the breech

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Into the breech

The gulf between middle class American life and life on the streets is closing. Tacomans who have taken comforts for granted are losing their jobs, their homes, their medical care and their carefully cultivated security. Many of them are ending up on the streets, says Diane Powers, Homeless and Housing

Into the breech

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Into the breech

The gulf between middle class American life and life on the streets is closing. Tacomans who have taken comforts for granted are losing their jobs, their homes, their medical care and their carefully cultivated security. Many of them are ending up on the streets, says Diane Powers, Homeless and Housing

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Thrilla in Oly

It’s like a 15 round fight, and we’ve got to be getting near round 11 or 12. For what seems like forever, Olympia and its impassioned residents have been going back and forth over the fight for the “isthmus” — which in reality is just the small patch of land

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Thrilla in Oly

It’s like a 15 round fight, and we’ve got to be getting near round 11 or 12. For what seems like forever, Olympia and its impassioned residents have been going back and forth over the fight for the “isthmus” — which in reality is just the small patch of land

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Expired

Last week — as I’m sure you’ll recall from media reports — we all died of swine flu. It was pure, raging, apocalyptic madness. Babies ate babies and no one was safe. Every time another person coughed, and angel turned to bacon. It was the scariest thing ever. Sure am

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Expired

Last week — as I’m sure you’ll recall from media reports — we all died of swine flu. It was pure, raging, apocalyptic madness. Babies ate babies and no one was safe. Every time another person coughed, and angel turned to bacon. It was the scariest thing ever. Sure am

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Billy Ray Cyrus and all-mail voting

The text message came in frantic, and at first I didn’t understand it. “Dude, sit down. Billy Ray Cyrus has a womb broom,” it read. A day later when I got to work, the sender — Weekly Volcano staff writer Michael Swan — cleared things up. “Billy Ray Cyrus has a womb broom,

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Billy Ray Cyrus and all-mail voting

The text message came in frantic, and at first I didn’t understand it. “Dude, sit down. Billy Ray Cyrus has a womb broom,” it read. A day later when I got to work, the sender — Weekly Volcano staff writer Michael Swan — cleared things up. “Billy Ray Cyrus has a womb broom,

Saturday, March 10: Atomic Outlaws

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Saturday, March 10: Atomic Outlaws

Nothing fancy is at play here, just straightforward, riff-heavy RAWK with a little eyeliner around the edges. The Atomic Outlaws have been rock workhorses since the band's inception in 2007. As time has passed, the band has experienced several lineup changes, including shuffling through three lead singers, but the mission

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Oriental kaleidoscope

ANNOUNCER: From the folks who brought Tacoma Wild Orchid, Oriental Noodle & Grill has been open just over eight months in the James Center shopping plaza across from Tacoma Community College. Same as Wild Orchid, this new location serves tasty Asian cuisine served in a beautifully decorated setting. Given the

Oriental kaleidoscope

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Oriental kaleidoscope

ANNOUNCER: From the folks who brought Tacoma Wild Orchid, Oriental Noodle & Grill has been open just over eight months in the James Center shopping plaza across from Tacoma Community College. Same as Wild Orchid, this new location serves tasty Asian cuisine served in a beautifully decorated setting. Given the

Bartering for Sweet Tiers Cakes

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Bartering for Sweet Tiers Cakes

Thing: Sweet Tiers Cakes Made by: Shannon Smith With: Love Because: You can't pay her This is all: A passion She simply: Loves to make cakes Yielding results of: Amazing cakes Yes, they are: Amazing cakes One more time: AMAZING CAKES We've all thought it. I know I have. You love a certain craft or hobby and think to

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Mazatlan Restaurant

It’s been an ongoing deliberation over whether or not lounges in Mexican restaurants could be considered “dives.” The deliberation has mainly taken place in my own head, between my right brain and my left brain. I argue with myself every time I pass by any sort of La Palma, El

DIVE IN: Mazatlan Restaurant

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DIVE IN: Mazatlan Restaurant

It’s been an ongoing deliberation over whether or not lounges in Mexican restaurants could be considered “dives.” The deliberation has mainly taken place in my own head, between my right brain and my left brain. I argue with myself every time I pass by any sort of La Palma, El

Ask Amy: Lard Of The Dance

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Ask Amy: Lard Of The Dance

QUESTION: When I got married, I was a slim 6'2", but I've gained a lot of weight. My wife gained about 20 pounds but recently lost that and more. I've been as high as 265, but I'm now at 238 and losing about a pound a week, which isn't fast

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New machine

There’s a lot of talk about hope and change these days. And let’s be honest, things are changing faster than most of us can follow. Alvin Toffler called it future shock — the inability to cope with the pace of change that’s emerged in response to technological and social evolution.

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New machine

There’s a lot of talk about hope and change these days. And let’s be honest, things are changing faster than most of us can follow. Alvin Toffler called it future shock — the inability to cope with the pace of change that’s emerged in response to technological and social evolution.

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