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3 DRINK MINIMUM: Harbor Lights

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3 DRINK MINIMUM: Harbor Lights

Other than the time an anonymous Weekly Volcano employee pooped on my desk, I have never been more sickened and appalled by something.  That is, until I received notice that Harbor Lights had NOT yet been visited for 3 Drink Minimum.  Yes indeed, my fair alcoholic friends, it was a sad,

A day in the life

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A day in the life

There is a timeless myth synonymous with Trickster. Trickster goes by many names. The native peoples of America sometimes called him Raven or Coyote. Coyote was a wily drifter, a keen imitator. He was sometimes referred to as "the one without a way." There are many stories about his aimless

SLOUCHING TOWARD UTOPIA: Courage and "inspiration"

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SLOUCHING TOWARD UTOPIA: Courage and "inspiration"

Recently I went and sat in a room with a small group of Tacoma School of the Arts students. Led by Fred Novak, a slight, jittery young fellow with self-applied Joan Crawford-style eyebrows (which is awesome), these students met at Mad Hat Tea Company as part of a SOTA class

The fast food of sushi

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The fast food of sushi

MARINEPOLIS SUSHI LAND Where: 4301 S. Meridian, Puyallup, 253.604.0066 Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. daily Cuisine: Noodle soups, specialty rolls, sushi, desserts Scene: Very casual and brightly lit with fast-food conveyor belt buffet. Pay at the end based on what you ate and ordered Drinkies: Beer and wine, standard non-alcoholic fountain drinks, hot tea, coffee Damage: $1-$5 ANNOUNCER: The

RAGNET: Red Wind Casino

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RAGNET: Red Wind Casino

In every issue of this fine rag my hack team of wannabe journalists and I tackle some of the most laughable criminal acts that have recently happened in our area. Then - if we're doing our job- we write about those crimes in a way that makes you chuckle, or

ADVICE GODDESS: Ask Amy

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ADVICE GODDESS: Ask Amy

Buddy heat  I was a woman-using jerk in my 20s, but I mended my ways, stopped chasing arm-candy, and sought a relationship with substance. This woman from college supplies exactly what I should want. However, on our first date, she said her last boyfriend cheated on her, and she's "quit playing

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Rifle program could go Armywide

FORT BENNING, Ga. - An advanced rifle marksmanship concept developed at Fort Benning based on "lessons learned" in Iraq and Afghanistan might be instituted across all Army training centers later this year, officials said. Col. Terry Sellers, operations officer for the Maneuver Center of Excellence, said Combat Familiarization Fire, or ARM

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White House wants to boost pay, benefits

Recognizing the nation's responsibility to support its men and women in uniform and their families, President Barack Obama will request increased funding for military pay, housing allowances, family support programs and care for wounded warriors, White House officials said Tuesday. The budget request, expected to be released Feb. 1, will include

The names behind the post ... that’s soon no longer to be

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The names behind the post ... that’s soon no longer to be

Fort Lewis, as we know the name, is on the eve of it's disappearance - ushering in the era of Joint Base Lewis-McChord.  What the effects of that name change will have on the many other places on post, is yet to be seen.  Still, it may be as good

Fort Lewis â€"Star” returns home to keep singing

Military Life

Fort Lewis â€"Star” returns home to keep singing

Alexis Labarrete belted out songs before she could clearly pronounce the words. As a youngster she would listen to her mother, Chona Clippinger, and her band practice.  When the band finished playing, Alexis would perform.  "She would pick up the microphone and dance around the room," said Clippinger, the wife of Fort

Valentines for veterans

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Valentines for veterans

Valentine's Day allows individuals an opportunity to celebrate their love and appreciation for those close to them. This especially applies to veterans. Called Valentines for Vets, there is a national effort that allows individuals to express their appreciation for what service members - past and present - have done and continue to

The OSC’s newest club is for knitters

Military Life

The OSC’s newest club is for knitters

Heather Straub didn't necessarily want to be the knitter in charge. "I saw a notice in the Soundings (the Fort Lewis OSC newsletter) that they were looking to start a knitting club, and I called...before I knew it, I was the contact person!" laughed Straub. Since her husband is in the

OSC’s Enchanted Cottage

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OSC’s Enchanted Cottage

Sitting on the intersection of West Way, Lewis Drive, and Pendleton Avenue is a charming brick building that houses the Officers' Spouses' Club Ways and Means Store. The cottage opened in November 2008. Remarkable sale items such as the Fort Lewis afghan, patriotic stained glass, cleverly designed humorous to patriotic

Operation Family Support

Program links kids to parents

Children of military service members are no different than other kids - except for the fact that they are expected to be stronger and to understand when one of their parents is sent to the other side of the globe. With routine deployments continuing, one organization is attempting to bridge

Roll Call

Join OCS’ board

The Officer's Spouse's Club is accepting applications until March 15 for positions on the governing board.  Positions include President, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, Parliamentarian, Cottage Chair, Membership Chair, Publicity Chair, Reservations Chair, Soundings Chair, Ways & Means Chair, Welfair Chair, Bazaar

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Family Night

Family Night on Fort Lewis is Feb. 4 at Cascade Community Center from 5 to 8 p.m. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat spaghetti buffet and ice cream bar for $4.25 per person for adults and $3.25 for children ages 3 to 10. Join in the free games and fun for the whole

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Teen Madden Tournament

CYS Services is hosting a Madden Tournament for teens Feb. 6 at the Teen Zone from 10a.m. until there's a winner. Prizes will be awarded. Tournament is limited to 40 teens. Call (253) 967-4441 to register.

Flights for WWII vets

Veterans

Flights for WWII vets

The World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. honors what many call the Greatest Generation. Opened to the public in 2004, it honors the 16 million who served this country, the more than 400,000 who died and all who supported the World War II effort. "This is about an entire nation, a

Veterans

Flag collecting helps preserve memories

It's a passionate pastime for thousands who want to safeguard the memories of men and women who served this country. Collecting these items also allows a way to remember America's rich history. Collecting historical American flags is just one avenue that can bring joy and satisfaction to a collector. Most collectors

Museum for/about vets

Veterans

Museum for/about vets

Wayne Bier stands quietly in front of a case housing memories of his son, Joseph Phillip Bier, who died in Iraq five years ago, when a woman rushes in and taps him on the shoulder. What comforts Bier and thousands of others is a wonderful building that is dedicated to remembering

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