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Basil-Parmesan Roasted Corn. (Gretchen McKay / Tribune News Service)

Jazz up corn on the cob

Lots of sweet butter and a sprinkle, or two, of salt. Maybe some freshly ground black pepper, if a shaker’s within easy reach on the picnic table. That’s how so many of us enjoy fresh-picked corn on the cob. It’s hard to go wrong with tradition, but simple isn’t necessarily better when it comes to summer’s hallmark vegetable. It’s just simpler.

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TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2016

Box Office: ‘Star Trek Beyond’ beams up $59.3 million

“Star Trek Beyond” easily topped the domestic box office in its first weekend in theaters with $59.3 million, but the real winner was “Lights Out,” which cost Warner Bros. $5 million to make and landed in third place with $21.7 million out of the gate, studios said Monday.

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A character portraying the Cat in the Hat announces Tuesday, July 26, 2016, he is running for president with running mates Thing 1 and Thing 2 outside the childhood home of their creator Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, on Fairfield Street in Springfield, Mass. The event served as the official launch for the new Random House book “One Vote, Two Votes, I Vote, You Vote.” (Dave Roback / Republican via Associated Press)

Cat in the Hat running for president 

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Voters who think presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton fall flat can now choose the Cat in the Hat. The Cat announced his candidacy Tuesday in Springfield, Massachusetts, outside the childhood home of Dr. Seuss. He ...

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Broccoli rabe, also known as rapini, lends a gently verdant and slightly bitter flavor to dishes such as pizza and pesto, but it's especially popular in pasta. (Adriana Janovich / The Spokesman-Review)

Just Picked: Broccoli rabe

Don’t worry about those itty-bitty buttercup-colored flowers. Not only do they add a pretty little pop of color, they’re edible. They grace the tips of the elegant, slender cousin of full-bodied broccoli. Broccoli rabe, also known as rapini, lends a ...

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Palpitations of heart worth visit

DEAR DOCTOR K: I often experience heart palpitations – almost every time I’m excited, angry or scared. Is this dangerous to my health? DEAR READER: The word “palpitations” is used differently by different people. To me, palpitations are simply an awareness of your heart beating. People aren’t usually aware of their heart beating. But when it beats unusually forcefully, irregularly or rapidly, you notice the heartbeat.

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The Slice: That’s easy for you to say

Do we speak the way we do because of geography or gender? Let’s hear from Judy Kotar. “In Seattle I thought my husband (originally from CdA) was wrong when he used ‘drug’ as the past tense of drag, as in, ...

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MONDAY, JULY 25, 2016

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Birth control options for women over 40 – other than the pill

Almost one quarter of women in the United States between ages 15 and 44 use the birth control pill to prevent pregnancy. Some doctors advise against continuing its use after age 40, but women need to protect themselves against unwanted pregnancy until one year after menopause, which on average occurs at the age of 51-52.

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The SliceHave you heard this story?

Here's how it goes. A local family decided to switch from heating oil to natural gas. So after the gas line was all set up, they went ahead and had ...

ClarksvilleMel McCuddin: The Art of Darkness

Inside a downtown gallery maybe two decades ago – that’s where I first got McCuddined. I recall strolling through the vast array of art when one canvas stopped me cold. ...

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