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TUESDAY, FEB. 9, 2016

Dinner and romance made for each other

Maybe the fare isn’t the focus. When it comes to most romantic meals, it’s often as much – if not more – about the setting as it is the food. It’s not necessarily about what was consumed but where – ...

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In this image released by Fox, Megan Fox, left, and Hannah Simone in a scene from “New Girl,” airing Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 8:00 p.m. ET on FOX. Fox will guest star on the popular Fox comedy while star Zooey Deschanel is on maternity leave. (Ray Mickshaw / Associated Press)

People: Megan Fox is new ‘New Girl’ filling in for Zooey Deschanel

Jake Johnson admits to being worried when he found out his Fox comedy “New Girl” would continue filming episodes while the show’s star, Zooey Deschanel, was on maternity leave. “I thought it was really weird,” he said. “At first I thought it was really jarring that Zooey wasn’t going to be in some episodes. … I wasn’t sure if the show worked without her and I was pleasantly surprised that the ‘New Girl’ voice and tone is more about the writing and the ensemble more than any one person.”

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Olive Garden offers catering from all of its restaurants. (Courtesy of Olive Garden)

Fresh Sheet: Round-up of food-related news

Wineries in the Spokane Cork District are hosting special tastings Saturday and Sunday. The event takes place from noon to 5 p.m. For more information about the district and a list of wineries, visit www.visitspokane.com/cork-district. The cork district can also ...

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MONDAY, FEB. 8, 2016

Keep blood pressure in check to help heart

February is American Heart Month, and a great time to discuss heart health-related topics like your blood pressure. Blood pressure can be a little hard to understand, and often my patients have little idea what the numbers mean. I think ...

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Katie Palermo, 16, left, and her mother Joan Vander Linde at their home on Jan. 28, 2016 in LaGrange, Ill. Katie saved part of her ovarian tissue before leukemia treatment, in hopes that eventually it can be used to start a family. (Antonio Perez / TNS)

Kids preserve fertility while fighting cancer

CHICAGO – It seemed like the flu. Three years ago, Tim Brown’s 3-year-old granddaughter Evelyn had an upset stomach and a fever. Symptoms persisted, as did her mother’s nagging sense that something was wrong. A blood test led to an ...

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SUNDAY, FEB. 7, 2016

Annie’s Mailbox: 

Dear Annie: My wife of 44 years and I have two adopted children. Our son was perfect – no trouble, a college diploma, a good job, etc. We bought him a car at 16, and when he graduated college. We helped with his first apartment. We loaned him the down payment on his house and he paid us back. Our daughter, however, was a challenge. She abused drugs, had no interest in school, ran away, had multiple pregnancies, couldn’t hold a job and ended up in jail. Over the years, we spent thousands on counseling, purchased apartments of furniture when she was trying to get re-established, and have given her a dozen cars so she could get to interviews. Fortunately, she seems to have turned the corner and is married to a guy who treats her and her children well.

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Community CommentThe heaviest thoughts…

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