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With muted ceremony and empty stadium, Tokyo Olympics begin

UPDATED: Fri., July 23, 2021

TOKYO — Belated and beleaguered, the virus-delayed Tokyo Summer Olympics finally opened Friday night with cascading fireworks and made-for-TV choreography that unfolded in a near-empty stadium, a colorful but strangely subdued ceremony that set a striking tone to match a unique pandemic Games.

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Miss Manners 7/23

DEAR MISS MANNERS: I have been diagnosed with a fatal, incurable cancer. Most co-workers are aware of my condition, but they still routinely ask, “How are you?” when I come to the office.

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A fond farewell

After 16 years and hundreds of columns submitted, changes at the Spokesman-Review are coming. As of July 25th, I will no longer be writing of driving topics for this publication. …


Meal-time trip down memory lane

We recently said goodbye to an old friend, a farewell full of sweet and savory memories. Our trusty picnic tablecloth had been with us from the get-go, adding a touch …