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Cynthia Taggart

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News >  Idaho

Sisters Close Gap In Hearts

My sister Sherry called me one day last summer. After 10 years of silence between us, she was coming to visit. We weren't buddies growing up. I was five years younger, pampered as much as she was prodded. In the competition for attention in our home, I was the handsdown winner. By the time we were adults, a supertanker could have fit in the gulf dividing us. I let her drift further from me in my 20s. I moved 1,000 miles away, started a family, career. She started her family within range of the examining eyes of our parents. They saw everything she did wrong while they read in my letters only what I did right.
A&E >  Entertainment

‘Steel Magnolias’ Cast Members Put Energy, Emotions Into Roles

"Steel Magnolias" Time and location: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Feb. 9-25, Sixth Street Melodrama, Wallace Tickets: $9, $7 for seniors/students, call 752-3081 for reservations. Rehearsals are about the same as therapy sessions for the six women in the Sixth Street Melodrama's production of "Steel Magnolias."

News >  Idaho

After A Full Life, She Returns To Her First Love At Age 42

This year's students can make or break Lori Blessing. "You can tell she's a first-year teacher," says Betsy Cord, sizing Lori up with ruthless candor. Betsy is a junior in Lori's Coeur d'Alene High School nutrition class. "She doesn't know students, how we act. But she's catching on." So much for Lori, who told her students on the first day of school that they couldn't fool her because she had teenagers at home.
News >  Idaho

Her Life Has Always Been An Open Book

Virginia Tinsley Johnson says she can't imagine her life without books. "Reading gives you so much wisdom, ways to cope with things." Photo by Craig Buck/The Spokesman-Review
News >  Idaho

Man Lovingly Takes His Work Home

At 30 and still a bachelor, Bob Miles became a parent. It wasn't a move he had planned, but it certainly wasn't an accident. And Bob has no regrets. "It's sort of like having a roommate," he says.