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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 25, 2015

Birth announcement

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center GABRIELLA GRACE DAHLIN - To Sarah and Nate Dahlin of Liberty Lake. She weighed 7 lbs. 8 oz. and was 19 1/2 inches long (born Oct. 31).

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Movie review: ‘Victor Frankenstein’ is a mashed-up mess

Someone left a copy of Mary Shelley’s novel out in the rain, threw the wet mess into a blender, hit puree and came up with “Victor Frankenstein,” the 758th movie retelling of the seminal horror tale, this time with a dash of Marvel Comics and a revisionist perspective thrown in for flavor.

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TUESDAY, NOV. 24, 2015

Couple recall warmth of Mexico in conchinita pibil 

Sherri Robinson and Steve Ross love Cancun, been there three times. But it was a side-trip to Chichen Itza that transformed their tastebuds. Their tour bus to the ancient Mayan city on the Yucatan Peninsula stopped for lunch, Robinson said, ...

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“Christmas With Friends” features, from left, Mark Cotter, Laura Sable and Jack Bannon. The three posed for pictures at the Resort Shops in Coeur d’Alene last week. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

A night out with friends

The show reunites three couples, Ellen Travolta and Jack Bannon, Roger Welch and Mark Cotter, Laura Sable and Bill Wiemuth. They’re all longtime friends and artistic collaborators. Travolta, Bannon, Cotter and Sable were all players with Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre, where Welch was artistic director for two decades. Sable and Wiemuth (the accompanist) work as entertainers on the American Queen, a steamboat company that journeys along the Mississippi River, as do Cotter and Welch when Cotter isn’t doing his cabaret act in New York and Welch isn’t directing plays all over the country.

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Carolyn Hax: Holidays can be haze-free events 

DEAR CAROLYN: I do not smoke nor does my husband. His family smokes. His grandma holds Christmas Eve at her house and his whole family gathers there. I am now pregnant with our second child and our first is 8 months old. Last year for Christmas Eve, his mom said they would just smoke outside because I was pregnant and did not want to be around it. Well, his grandma grabs a cigarette and lights up right next to me and turns the fan on. His mom gave her a dirty look and asked her to go upstairs or outside and she said, “I’m not leaving my house to smoke!”

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Cookbook review: A taste of Lima

Quick look: Traditional Peruvian flavors with a modern perspective are the focus of this new cookbook from London’s first Michelin-starred Peruvian restaurant. What’s inside: Chef Virgilio Martinez is known for using contemporary techniques and traditional Peruvian ingredients: sweet potatoes, corn, ...

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Holiday meal mediation is thankless task

DEAR MISS MANNERS: I am caught between two people in a question of holiday meal etiquette. When my mother, the host, asks my longtime boyfriend how he’d like a certain food, and he responds he doesn’t like something, she reacts with shock. She drags out her exclamations of surprise. “I’ve never known anyone who doesn’t like such-and-such!” she cries out. “You want such-and-such PLAIN? Oh-kayyy ...” she says.

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The Slice: Staring into the gaping maw

Today The Slice presents a transcript of an exclusive interview with The Spokane Guy Who Talks With His Mouth Full. Just in time for our most food-focused holiday. You won’t believe what he had to say. Q: So you are ...

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MONDAY, NOV. 23, 2015

In caring for sickest infants, doctors tap parents for tough calls

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently advised that parents should be given wide latitude to decide how aggressive doctors should be in cases where their child is at high risk of death or serious disability. In practice, this means parents willing to raise a child with severe disabilities might elect to pursue more aggressive care than those parents who do not want to take on the risk.

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