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Shawn Vestal

Shawn Vestal

Shawn Vestal joined The Spokesman-Review in 1999. He currently is a columnist for the City Desk.

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News >  Column

Shawn Vestal: For Spokane man, years of family mystery ended abruptly with DNA testing

Don Sullivan has seen this photo most of his life, though the woman was always a mystery to him. When he was a child, growing up in the Los Angeles area, his parents told him it was a photo of his Aunt Betty. Thanks to DNA testing, Sullivan has solved many mysteries of his birth family, including about the woman once known to him as “Aunt Betty.”

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Shawn Vestal: The miracle and wonderment of the ice crystal

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 7:09 p.m.

It is often said no two of them are the same. It is also often said that given the vast variety of shapes they assume – coupled with the uncountable number of ice crystals that have fallen and are falling and will fall upon the earth – that it is impossible to make such a claim. That we should be humble about the limits of the knowable.

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