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EndNotes archive for June 2013


This Saturday, June 11, 2011 photo shows animal groomer Ana Sondall as she gives her client Bodie a summer cut at Petco in the Van Nuys section of Los Angeles. A dog's coat is like insulation, warding off cold in the winter and heat in the summer. Trim, but don't give your dog a crew cut or such a close shave that it takes away that protection. Dogs can get sunburn and skin cancer, so never cut fur shorter than an inch. (Richard Vogel / Associated Press)

Summer sizzle 

With the temperatures outside rising, we need to heed advice to stay well and prevent illness or injury. So, stay cool inside and keep your cool by limiting strenuous activity to those cooler times of day. Avoid the sun and use sunscreen when you do...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2013

For Becky Nappi blog

New York's Freedom Tower

I just returned from a week in New York City, visiting family. My niece's office is near where the Twin Towers used to be, and as we rounded the corner to her office, she pointed through two buildings to the new tower, finished just in...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2013

A crow flies near the jetty at sunset in Florence, Ore., Wednesday, April 10, 2013. (Kevin Clark / The Register-guard)

Tied Forever

You may not remember his name, but you will remember his work. Gary David Goldberg, who died of brain cancer in Montecito, Calif., on Saturday, a few days before he turned 69 years old, created the hit series “Family Ties” which ran in the 1980s....

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SUNDAY, JUNE 23, 2013

FILE - In this Saturday, May 5, 2012 file photo, a "supermoon" rises behind the Temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounion, Greece, southeast of Athens. The phenomenon occurs when the moon passes closer to Earth than usual. The event on Sunday, June 23, 2013 will make the moon appear 14 percent larger than normal, but the difference is so small that most skywatchers won�t notice. (Dimitri Messinis / Associated Press)

Lunar beauty

Did you see it? The moon? The super moon that looks like it is so close you can reach out and touch it. The moon offers a romantic backdrop for lovers and dreamers and children – and inspiration for writers and singers. When you gaze...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2013

The Monroe Street Bridge, looking south from Broadway Avenue, was a busy scene for vehicles and pedestrians Wednesday. (Dan Pelle)

Good news made early

The Monroe Street Bridge in Spokane is a regular part of my commute to and from The Spokesman-Review. It was supposed to be closed for two weeks for repairs and for infrastructure work necessary for the Kendall Yards development. Then, last Thursday, the city of...

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FILE - A U.S. flag flies at half-staff on Main Street in Newtown, Conn. on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 in honor of those killed when a gunman opened fire inside the town's Sandy Hook elementary school. In just a four-month span, New England has been the backdrop for two incidents of mass carnage - the Dec. 14, 2012 shootings in Newtown, that killed 20 children and six staff members at the school, and the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15, 2013 that killed three people and injured more than 260. (David Goldman / Associated Press)

No Father's Day 

“Here is one of the worst things about having someone you love die: It happens again every single morning.” ― Anna Quindlen Many of us will miss our fathers this weekend as families observe Father’s Day. But we did have our time: Dad sitting in...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2013

Guitarist Steven King plays near the waterfall in the Providence Center for Faith and Healing garden on the Sacred Heart Medical Center campus, where he is scheduled to perform in concert Thursday. (Jesse Tinsley)

Healing garden filled with music and memories

If you've never walked through the garden behind Providence Center for Faith and Healing on the Sacred Heart campus, treat youself this summer. Every Thursday, starting Thursday until Aug. 15, the garden will be the scene of summer noon-time concerts. Across town, Holy Family Hospital...

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For Becky Nappi blog

Call 911

I spent most of yesterday in a Red Cross CPR and first aid training class as part of my Spokesman-Review safety committee duties. About 30 years ago, I took a CPR class and so much has changed. I was surprised how hard you have to...

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MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2013

Jesse Tinsley and boys. For Becky Nappi blog.

The legacy of music

If you play a musical instrument, even if you don't play as well as you think you can, pass this gift/skill onto your children. Music embeds itself in our hearts and memories, and so if you teach your children, or grandchildren, how to play a...

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Phone worry: Our suspicious phone activity 

The news that the U.S. government has been monitoring phone habits, especially through Verizon, gives me a laugh ( you gotta laugh some about this stuff) imagining government spies analyzing the phone records of me and my sisters. We sometimes talk for two hours at...

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Sunrise, Boise, Idaho, 10/28/11 (Betsy Russell)

Graduation...a mother's blessing

My son graduates today...we will gather with friends and sit in the auditorium and cheer. He asks me if I will cry. Of course. But first, in the intimacy of our home, I will read these words, a look back, a blessing forward. With love,...

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Temple Grandin will speak Tuesday at an autism conference in Pullman.

Temple wisdom

Yes, I know, it's weird that Costco even has its own magazine -- the Costco Connection - and weirder that sometimes, the articles are good. In the June issue, there's an interview with writer Temple Grandin, who has written eloquently about life along the autism...

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MONDAY, JUNE 3, 2013

In addition to her full-time job with Providence Health Care Foundation, Joyce Cameron works as a model.

Are you model material? 

Today's Boomer U article was about the prediction (and hope) that boomer age men and women will be in greater demand in the next few years as models and actors in TV commercials, as companies finally wake up to the fact that boomers have some...

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Earth: Hit the reset button? 

The gigantic asteroid didn't hit Earth yesterday, nor was it expected to, but the sci-fi lover in me allowed my imagination to go far, far into another galaxy. If the asteroid had hit, wiping out much of Earth, it would be an astonishing reset button...

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Spokesman-Review features writer Rebecca Nappi, along with writer Catherine Johnston of Olympia, Wash., discuss here issues facing aging boomers, seniors and those experiencing serious illness, dying, death and other forms of loss.

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