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TUESDAY, AUG. 30, 2016

Eggplant from Elithorp Farm in Deer Park at a recent Night Market in Kendall Yards. (ADRIANA JANOVICH adriana@spokesman.com)

Just Picked: eggplant

Small white varieties indeed do look like eggs. But purple most likely comes to mind when people hear the word. Eggplant is a firm and fleshy fruit that’s treated like a vegetable. Think Italy’s Eggplant Parmigiana, France’s ratatouille, Greece’s moussaka, ...

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Strength training counteracts muscle loss

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m in my 60s. Despite exercising regularly, I have been losing muscle as I get older. Why does this happen, and is there anything I can do about it? DEAR READER: As the years pass, muscle mass generally shrinks and strength declines. It happens to all of us as we age – even Arnold Schwarzenegger. The key to slowing this process is strength and power training.

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MONDAY, AUG. 29, 2016

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Some women with high breast density should get annual screenings, study says

An ambitious research effort published last week in the Annals of Internal Medicine set out to tailor women’s breast cancer screening practices to match their actual risk of breast cancer. It concludes that a woman’s breast density should influence the frequency with which she is screened for breast cancer, in addition to such long-recognized breast cancer risk factors as age, ethnicity, personal history of abnormal breast findings and a family history of breast cancer.

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In this Jan. 10, 2016, file photo, Eniko Parrish, left, and Kevin Hart arrive at the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Jordan Strauss / Associated Press)

Actor, comedian Kevin Hart runs in Oregon relay

PORTLAND – Actor and comedian Kevin Hart says he’s up for a sequel after running in an Oregon relay. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported that Hart competed in the 198-mile relay Saturday, completing three legs of the race. The event known as ...

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In this April 3 file photo, Taylor Swift arrives at the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. (Richard Shotwell / Associated Press)

Taylor Swift dismissed from Nashville jury pool

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A Nashville judge has dismissed pop star Taylor Swift as a potential juror in an aggravated rape and kidnapping case. Davidson County District Attorney General’s Office spokesman Ken Whitehouse said Swift told the judge on Monday that ...

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Dear Annie: Daughter has permanent chip on her shoulder

Dear Annie: My children are grown and have wonderful families of their own, but my daughter is extremely jealous of her brother and his family. My daughter moved to another state after she graduated college (she is the eldest) and lived with her father for a while before she married and had her two children. She lived there for almost 24 years before she came back to our hometown. My son and I were close because his dad and I were divorced for four years before I remarried and we only had each other. Even after he moved out and got married, we remained close.

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Wedding anniversary: Davenport couple mark 70th year

Leroy and Anita AbbottDavenport, Washington Leroy and Anita Abbott celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with a family gathering on Sunday. Hosts for the event included their children: Jerry Abbott and Linda Armbruster, both of Poulsbo, Washington. The couple were married ...

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SUNDAY, AUG. 28, 2016

Summer Stories: The Witch of the Woods

Every child in town had heard the stories. Long ago, the witch was said to live inside a Clocktower attached to a train station, a limestone monolith that peered over the smoky town with an ever-watching eye. The clock’s face glowed at night.

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American Life in Poetry: ‘Marge’s Shoes’ by Sylvia Ross

Sylvia Ross is from California’s Chukchansi people, and this poem, from the anthology “Red Indian Road West” (Scarlet Tanager Books), is as moving a description about the lasting warmth of hand-me-downs as I have ever seen. Her most recent book is a novel, I”lsa Rohe: Parsing Vengeance,” published under the name Stephenson Ross and available from Bentley Avenue Books.

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Too Many CooksFree sandwiches!

Great Harvest Bread Co. reopens under new ownership Friday. On Thursday, customers can get a sneak peek – and a free sandwich. The new owners will be giving away sandwiches ...

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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