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Where true grits go for a twist and shout

It’s a mystery to Southerners as to why Northerners often call grits Cream of Wheat. To its devout fans, grits could be endearingly known as the ice cream of the South, but it definitely is no Cream of Wheat. Grits ...

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In this image released by Disney, Mowgli, portrayed by Neel Sethi, right, and Baloo the bear, voiced by Bill Murray, appear in a scene from, "The Jungle Book." (Disney via AP) ORG XMIT: NYET801 (Disney / AP)

Box Office: ‘Jungle Book’ overpowers ‘Huntsman’

Even with its star-studded cast of Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain, “The Huntsman: Winter’s War” proved to be no competition for the CGI majesty of “The Jungle Book,” which easily topped the box office again with $61.5 million.

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Fresh Sheet: Annual Sukiyaki Dinner on Saturday

Highland Park United Methodist Church is hosting its annual Sukiyaki Dinner on Saturday. On the menu: senbei crackers, sushi and baked goods. Take-out orders are available. The dinner runs from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday at the church, which was ...

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Annie’s Mailbox: Cubicle blabber interrupts workflow

Dear Annie: My cubicle is separated by a low wall from “Terri,” the woman who works next to me. Here’s the problem: I might be talking with seven other people near me at different times and we could be whispering, but Terri manages to hear the conversation and always has an opinion to add. Every associate who works near Terri has an issue with her constant opinions, her butting into other people’s conversations, and the talk about her failing marriage, her difficult kids and her finances. We don’t invite these conversations, especially because no matter what you say, you are wrong and she is right.

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Immune system reacts to threats

DEAR DOCTOR K: A friend heard about a study that said a person’s immune system changes with the seasons. That seems incredible to me. Do you know what she is talking about? DEAR READER: I think I know the study she is referring to. Before describing what it found, it’s worth talking a bit about the immune system and also about genes.

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MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2016

Sportscaster and television host Erin Andrews testifies March 1  in Nashville, Tenn. (Mark Humphrey / Associated Press)

Sportscaster Erin Andrews settles court case, ends appeals

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Sportscaster and TV host Erin Andrews on Monday settled with two hotel companies that were found partially to blame for a stalker posting secretly-recorded nude video of her on the Internet. A jury in March had awarded Andrews $55 million following a trial where jurors also found her stalker at fault. But the two hotel companies that own and once operated the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt appealed the verdict. The hotel is a franchise.

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Follow prescriptions for better health

Do you wonder why your health care provider and pharmacist stress that you take your medication as prescribed? It may seem like a small thing to not finish off antibiotics or to double up on a medication, but in reality, there can be serious consequences if you do not take your medication as prescribed.

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Jim Kershner

Jim Kershner

100 years ago: Transcontinental drive through Spokane was possible

From our archives, 100 years ago A team of motorists from an official touring party “demonstrated once and for all” that the National Parks Highway from Chicago through Spokane to Seattle, “was a reality and that this transcontinental drive can be made with ease under …

Paul Turner

Paul Turner

Coloring pages

Coloring pages

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The SliceYour critique of real estate euphemisms

When you are out walking or riding your bike in your neighborhood, do you sometimes grab fliers from those home-for-sale boxes in front yards? They sometimes make for interesting reading. ...

Too Many Cooks“Walking with Peety”

Eric O'Grey, the Spokane Valley man whose story about losing more than 100 pounds with the help of a shelter dog went viral earlier this year, has a book deal. ...

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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