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TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2016

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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Dear Annie: Young office hire is lazy, incompetent

Dear Annie: I run a small real estate development firm with only three employees. I research and bring in the deals. My partner manages the day-to-day operations, and we have one general administrative assistant. At the same time, we work with and have relationships with everyone involved, including general contractors, architects, designers, Realtors and subcontractors. At any given time, there are a lot of balls in the air, and attention to detail is critical, which brings me to my issue. One of our biggest investors has a nephew, and because he wants his nephew to get some experience, he asked whether his nephew could work as an intern for us. I talked to the kid, and he seemed nice enough, so we hired him for the summer. Since then, he’s been a bit of a disaster.

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SUNDAY, JULY 24, 2016

Behavior changes offer clues that dementia could be brewing

WASHINGTON – Memory loss may not always be the first warning sign that dementia is brewing – changes in behavior or personality might be an early clue. Researchers on Sunday outlined a syndrome called “mild behavioral impairment” that may be a harbinger of Alzheimer’s or other dementias, and proposed a checklist of symptoms to alert doctors and families.

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The Slice: Not quite ready for takeoff

Flight training hasn’t gone smoothly this summer for our yard’s resident robins. First there was the fledgling that landed in a basement window well and couldn’t get back out. That bird was eventually lifted to freedom. But not before adult ...

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Around the remote: ‘Survivor’s Remorse’ a winner

Apparently it’s not enough that LeBron James rules the NBA – he also serves as an executive producer of “Survivor’s Remorse.” In Season 3, the show’s title gets literal as star point guard Cam Calloway (Jessie Usher) and his family cope with the fallout of a tragic accident involving Uncle Julius (Mike Epps).

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Zoe Saldana, left, as Uhura and John Cho as Sulu in “Star Trek Beyond.” (Kimberley French / AP)

Why Sulu’s husband is Asian in ‘Star Trek Beyond’ 

Much has been made of the decision to reveal that the “Star Trek” character Sulu is gay in the latest franchise installment “Star Trek Beyond,” but for actor John Cho, one of the most important things was ensuring that Sulu’s husband was also of Asian descent.

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The SliceThe Wednesday Slice question

If you were sending some cards and letters the old-fashioned way and the only stamps you had were from a "Views of Our Planets" sheet, would you be reluctant to ...


Too Many CooksRestaurant Wars

He’s keeping the menu a surprise. But the creator of Spokane’s inaugural Restaurant Wars is willing to drop a few hints. “I’ve heard brisket,” Kris Kilduff said. “I’ve heard gnocchi. ...



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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