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MONDAY, JAN. 2, 2017


MONDAY, JAN. 2, 2017

Home remedies: dealing with dry skin

Dry skin is often a temporary or seasonal problem – one that you experience only in winter or summer, for example – but the problem may remain a lifelong concern. Although your skin is often driest on your hands, arms, ...

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MONDAY, JAN. 2, 2017

The Slice: Seemed like a good idea at the time

Here’s the story of the great county fair cat scramble. “Your reference to barn cats reminded me of a barn cat experience in the mid-1950s at the Garfield County Fair in Pomeroy, Wash.,” wrote Erv Koller of Millwood. “Many fairs ...

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SUNDAY, JAN. 1, 2017


SUNDAY, JAN. 1, 2017, 6 A.M.

Around the remote: Chuck Barney’s TV picks for Jan. 1-7

DON’T MISS: “Sherlock” – After a yearlong hiatus, Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Watson (Martin Freeman) make a very welcome return in a three-episode fourth season. Ah, but it comes with one little complication: A baby. Watson and his wife, Mary (Amanda Abbington) have become parents for the first time and it’s a good bet that the newborn will occasionally get in the way of the sleuthing. Sunday, 8 p.m. KSPS, 9 p.m. KCDT. Other bets:

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SUNDAY, JAN. 1, 2017

Family has lack of respect for parenting

Dear Carolyn: My wife and I have two children (whom I carried), ages 5 and 6 months. We spend two or three holidays and other “family vacations” a year with her family, which includes her parents and three sisters and their husbands and nine children ages 1 to 11. We spend anywhere from 3 to 5 days. Her family has always been supportive of our relationship even when mine wasn’t, and I appreciate that. My issue is the lack of respect for our parenting. They all think it’s appropriate for young children to hold, pass around, and carry around infants, and I am adamantly opposed to this. My wife does not appreciate that they do this either, but she will not put a stop to it. She has said a few things to her mom but never follows through.

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SATURDAY, DEC. 31, 2016

Ken Hopkins, longtime morning radio host for 92.9 FM KZZU, chats at his Spokane home about the bike accident last summer that left him paralyzed and in a wheelchair. The Eastern Washington graduate grew up in Pomeroy. (TYLER TJOMSLAND tylert@spokesman.com)

SATURDAY, DEC. 31, 2016, 7 P.M.

In an instant, it all changed for Ken Hopkins

Ken Hopkins’ recollection of July 13, 2015, is still vivid up to a certain point. That evening, he was involved in a bike accident that left him with a concussion, a few broken ribs and a spinal injury. A few days later, he was told he would have to rely on the use of a wheelchair for the rest of his life.

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SATURDAY, DEC. 31, 2016, 4 P.M.

American Life in Poetry: ‘Just Red’ by Anya Krugovoy Silver

There are times when a single word in a poem is so perfect a choice that it pops like a firecracker, and I’ll let you guess which word did that for me. A hint: it’s a modifier. The poem is by Anya Krugovoy Silver, who lives in Georgia, from her new book, “From Nothing,” from LSU Press.

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This granite top is doomed for failure the moment someone decides to sit on it, unless a support is put underneath it. (Linda Hewing)

SATURDAY, DEC. 31, 2016, 3 P.M.

Granite countertop span needs support

DEAR TIM: My husband and I are just about at the end of an arduous and stressful kitchen remodel. Originally, in the planning phase, the general contractor said we didn’t need a support under a long peninsula countertop made with solid granite. Now the field construction manager feels very uncomfortable with the 50 inches of unsupported granite that spans between a cabinet and two decorative posts at the end of the peninsula. I like the clean look we have now with no supports. How would you solve this problem? – Linda H., Broomfield, Colo. DEAR LINDA: We can solve your conundrum and keep everyone happy. But, as with most things, there’s going to have to be some compromise.

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Jim Kershner

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Coloring pages

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