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Misdirected email cause for anger

DEAR MISS MANNERS: My email address is apparently very similar to that of a woman who doesn’t remember hers very well. I periodically get emails that are intended for her from her various friends and relatives. Even reading the subject lines of these emails tends to make me fume – they are racist, offensive, and completely the opposite of my political beliefs.

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Give dishes a kiss of spring with fresh tarragon

To the winter weary, tarragon is an unexpected kiss of spring, startling even the most experienced of palates. Its bittersweet, herbaceous flavor is complex and nuanced. Notes of anise, grass, fennel and pepper give stoic winter dishes a breath of ...

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Readers recount favorite Irish fare

Maybe it was the first time you made syllabub or soda bread, boxty or barmbrack. Or, perhaps your fondest Irish food memory is of a particular dish at a pub in Spokane or, better yet, Dublin. In honor of St. ...

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Book review: Let ‘Farmette’ take you to Ireland

Quick look: Imen McDonnell offers contemporary takes on classic Irish country fare in this new cookbook, inspired by her culinary blog. What’s inside: There’s something quite magical about her story: An American city woman meets a rural Irishman, marries him ...

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The Slice: Up by 10, down by 10 

Let’s start with the thumbs down and then consider the thumbs up. Bucking the assumed universality of interest: Here are 10 possible reasons you might not care about GU basketball or the NCAA tournament. 1. Your belief that if you ...

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MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2016

Michael Altamirano, right,  hands  his cat Morris to Dr. Boaz Arzi, who is working on stem cell research with cats at UC Davis. (Renee C. Byer / TNS)

From pets to people? UC Davis vets’ stem cell work gives humans hope

DAVIS, Calif. – Morris has no teeth, the result of a drastic cure for a painful, chronic condition that makes the 8-year-old cat’s mouth sore and painfully inflamed. It’s a debilitating illness that has baffled pet owners and veterinarians alike for decades. “We’re talking about a mouth that is inflamed with ulcers and looks like hamburger meat. It’s completely red and severely inflamed. It’s a very devastating disease in cats,” said Dr. Boaz Arzi, a dental surgeon and researcher with the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.

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Rethinking kids and screen time

Children need interaction to learn. Learning is active; TV is passive. Playing with your friends is active; TV is passive. Discussing things at the dinner table is active; TV is passive.

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Kate Del Castillo (Nick Ut / Associated Press)

People: Actress says ‘El Chapo’ never gave her money

Actress Kate del Castillo said in an article published Sunday that she only met secretly with Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman for a project to document his life in a movie, and denied suggestions she had received any money from the drug lord. Del Castillo wrote of the meeting in a first-person article published in the Mexican weekly newsmagazine Proceso. She explained how she was contacted by the capo’s attorneys, the discussions leading up to the encounter and ultimately her October 2015 meeting with Guzman and American actor Sean Penn in a remote area of northeastern Mexico.

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The Slice: What’s your favorite flavor?

Happy Pi Day. No, not pie. Pi. You know, 3.14159265359. Et cetera. It’s a number you can use to help calculate the value of a liberal arts degree. Let’s move on. Assumptions about those who move here from California: “Back ...

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The SliceFalling asleep on the job

Lan Hellie was working at a meat packing plant. His job was to pick bones from mounds of meat passing before him on a conveyor belt. He nodded off. Lan ...

Too Many CooksHappy hour tea

This week's Spokesman-Review Food section is all about afternoon tea, based on the book "Afternoon Tea at Home" by Will Torrent. The book doesn’t include tea cocktails. But that doesn’t ...

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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