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Preventive car care

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Preventive car care

The screen saver on Michael Zahringer’s computer read: “Smile … and customers will leave smiling.”The general manager of the post’s Firestone Tire & Auto Center, Zahringer is committed to making sure his customers — most of whom are soldiers, their dependents and retirees — are well served.And with fall and

NCO steps up after 9/11

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NCO steps up after 9/11

“9/11.”That was Sgt. Daniel Fortune’s simple and direct answer when asked why he joined the Army.“I saw what happened to our country that day, and I wanted to do my part to bring America back,” added the California native.Enlisting in the Army after graduating from high school, Fortune serves as

Building a wall

Veterans

Building a wall

Joe Zelazny and Chuck O’Donahue are determined that Pierce County military veterans not be forgotten.“We are veterans, and we want all veterans honored,” said Zelazny, a World War II veteran and former prisoner of war, as he walked the grounds of the New Tacoma War Memorial Park. “A veteran is

A robotic da Vinci

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A robotic da Vinci

The words “da Vinci” conjure up images of an intelligence that worked to improve upon existing conditions.Many of the conceptual works Leonardo da Vinci wrote about and drew (e.g., helicopters, airplanes, and human anatomy) foreshadowed and paved the way for modern day technology.One vital area where current technology is rapidly

Making the most

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Making the most

Sgt. Stephanie Banuelos thinks that leadership comes through experience and taking advantage of opportunities.“By taking advantage of what the Army has offered me, I have learned – and continue to learn – how to be a good leader,” said the BOSS (Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers) team installation leader, as

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One helluva cup of coffee

The comforting smell of coffee welcomes those who walk into the Java Flow in Tillicum. The hardwood floors shine. On the wall to the right is a framed movie poster promoting “We Were Soldiers Once,” starring Mel Gibson.  To the left of the poster — on the other side of a

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One helluva cup of coffee

The comforting smell of coffee welcomes those who walk into the Java Flow in Tillicum. The hardwood floors shine. On the wall to the right is a framed movie poster promoting “We Were Soldiers Once,” starring Mel Gibson.  To the left of the poster — on the other side of a

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Market fun

The Puyallup Main Street Farmers Market is bigger and better than ever. A tradition in downtown Puyallup for the past 20-plus years, the market’s vendors offer an enchanting array of unique products and excellent food. “We’re the first in the area to have cherries and fresh peas,” exclaims Janie Morris, the market’s

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Market fun

The Puyallup Main Street Farmers Market is bigger and better than ever. A tradition in downtown Puyallup for the past 20-plus years, the market’s vendors offer an enchanting array of unique products and excellent food. “We’re the first in the area to have cherries and fresh peas,” exclaims Janie Morris, the market’s

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