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Fort Lewis spouse a calendar girl

A woman draped in an American flag leaving just enough skin showing to capture some attention isn’t the typical image of a Fort Lewis wife one pictures, but Paige Teakell is proud of the work she does to support the troops. Teakell, also known as Cherry Lane, and two other

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Nothing fishy about it

ANNOUNCER: Brewpubs may be a dime a dozen, but Olympia still has one of the best in the state.  The Fish Tale Brewpub, saddled up next to the Fish Brewery, recently donned a new dress. It’s now a gorgeous two-level eatery with plenty of bar space for its unique brews,

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Food fight? Hardly

Conventional wisdom would have us believe that the rise of higher-end restaurants in Tacoma during the last few years would leave sour tastes in the mouths of the chefs at the City of Destiny\'s landmark eateries. That wisdom would be wrong. "As a resident of Tacoma, I like to see new

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On local screens this week

30 DAYS OF N IGHT : Barrow, Alaska, said to be the northernmost town in America, undergoes 30 days without sun every winter, which makes it an ideal holiday haven for vampires.  The townsfolk, led by Josh Hartnett and Melissa George, do battle against ravenous vampire hordes led by Danny

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Miracle on film

The movie opens with the flat, confiding voice of Tommy Lee Jones. He describes a teenage killer he once sent to the chair. The boy had killed his 14-year-old girlfriend. The papers described it as a crime of passion, “but he tolt me there weren’t nothin’ passionate about it. Said

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Ministry goes on sale Friday

SECRET TICKET CODE TM = Ticketmaster, (253) 627-TIXS, www.ticketmaster.com TW = TicketsWest, (800) 325-SEAT, www.ticketswest.com TWEB = Ticketweb, (866) 468-7623, www.ticketweb.com on sale now Gossaye Tesfaye Seattle. Nov. 24 9 pm. $30 (Showbox SoDo, TM). Johnny Lewis Band Olympia. Nov. 30 7 pm. $11.50-$22.50 (Washington Center, 360.753.8586). Enter Sjikari, Kane Hodder, War Paint Seattle. Dec. 2 (all

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Public or private, in public showers

A while ago as I showered at the Downtown YMCA a woman came up right next to me (we were the only two there) and proceeded to attempt to engage me in conversation while she lifted up body parts and scrubbed vigorously. Fast forward, today at the Morgan Family branch, I

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Merry Christmas

I received a subscription to Biblical Archaeology Magazine last year for Christmas. I knew it was mine, because it said, “to Hank’s Wife.” I knew from whom it came because it said, “to Hank’s Wife.” The brother of my Significant One has a pet name for me when he’s calling up the stairs

62 AW welcomes new commander

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62 AW welcomes new commander

Col. Scovill Currin assumed command of the 62nd Airlift Wing from the outgoing commander, Col. Rebecca Sonkiss, during a ceremony May 24 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM). "I can vouch for the character, temperament and kind of person that you're getting," said Lt. Gen. Giovanni Tuck, 18th Air Force commander, who

Eye of the beholder

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Eye of the beholder

Summer is fast approaching, and glorious sunshine in the sky means shorts, flip-flops and perhaps most importantly: sunglasses. Far more than a fashionable accessory, sunglasses play an important role in eye health and protection, an often overlooked summertime precaution. Fortunately, Pacific Medical Centers' Ophthalmologist Dr. Tony Huynh is on duty

A hole-in-one

Military Life

A hole-in-one

With 18 holes spanning 7,424 yards of verdant green punctuated by sand traps, The Home Course in DuPont honors the local area's history as it heads into the future. Owned and operated by the Washington State Golf Association (WSGA) and the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA), the course's goal is to

WA Guardsman awarded  Howard O. Scott Award

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WA Guardsman awarded Howard O. Scott Award

While he's most often seen in his Tacoma Police uniform, it's his successful military career that earned Lt. Col. Mike Ake the prestigious Howard O. Scott Award.   "I want to thank everyone that has been a mentor to me along the way," said Ake. "It meant a lot to me." For

Virtual future of medicine

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Virtual future of medicine

Last month, the Madigan Army Medical Center opened its new Virtual Critical Care Center (VC3). "It is a location where telecritical clinicians (nurses, doctors, and someday other specialties like pharmacists, respiratory therapists and nutritionists) can use telecritical care workstations to deliver critical care services to spoke-site military treatment facilities supported by

A park, a picnic and a pooch

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A park, a picnic and a pooch

With the sun finally out, now is a great time to soak up some vitamin D by enjoying outdoor time with your favorite pooch. Washington state parks are very pet-friendly and most allow pets on leashes to enjoy the trails alongside you. Who wants to eat inside when it is

Astoria, Oregon (part two)

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Astoria, Oregon (part two)

There is so much to see and do in Astoria, Oregon, and being so close to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, it's a quick and easy weekend getaway.   The Astoria Column is an extraordinary attraction. It is located on Coxcomb Hill high above the downtown area. The column is the centerpiece of

Fueling soldier lethality

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Fueling soldier lethality

The pizza MRE is finally coming to soldiers in the field and the chocolate Performance Readiness Bar will now be available to all basic combat trainees. In addition, New York cheesecake along with vacuum-packed fruits, vegetables and Monterey Jack cheese are among items in the new Close Combat Assault Ration currently

Grub Gossip

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Grub Gossip

Yup, it's more foodie news coming your way. Add the following to your already too full calendar. You're going to need to fuel your adventures and productivity, after all.  It looks as though former casino turned Mitchell's Café is undergoing yet another transition. Though the building went vacant for what felt

Little Shop of Horrors

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Little Shop of Horrors

For a certain generation of people, seeing the 1986, Frank Oz-directed Little Shop of Horrors was likely their first exposure to the magic that a musical can possess. Starring Rick Moranis and Ellen Greene, along with oddball supporting turns from Steve Martin and Bill Murray, Little Shop of Horrors took a mostly forgettable B

This is “Brave”

South Sound Cinema

This is “Brave”

When it comes to filmmakers and actors taking chances, we have a tendency to serve up the superlative "brave" in an almost cavalier fashion at times. "It's so brave for that comic to take on a dramatic role." "How brave of that actress who isn't a supermodel to do a nude scene." "What

“Tacoma Ocean Fest”

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“Tacoma Ocean Fest”

Former Tacoma News Tribune art writer Rosemary Ponnekanti, with the help of curator Lisa Kinoshita, has pulled together an amazing arts festival to take place Sunday, June 10, at the Foss Waterway Seaport. The event called "Tacoma Ocean Fest" will feature photography, eco-sculpture, film, dance, music, an aerial circus, painting,

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