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2008-08-07 06:00:00

By The News Tribune, Tacoma, Wash. Aug. 7--WHAT: Anderson Lake State Park, a remote day-use park, opened for the season in late April. The lake is surrounded by 410 acres of woods and wetlands. WHEN: The park is open daily from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. from April 20 to Oct. 1.

2008-08-06 12:00:33

By Soren Andersen, The News Tribune, Tacoma, Wash. Aug. 6--I see a room. It's full of smoke and the sounds of maniacal giggling. I had a mental image of this room as I watched "Pineapple Express." I imagined it was the place where the picture was hatched.

2008-08-05 12:00:55

By Debby Abe, The News Tribune, Tacoma, Wash. Aug. 5--Their friends call it "stupid school." They say Challenger Secondary Schools, the alternative program in Spanaway, is a dumping ground for the rejects and dumb kids. But the teens who go to Challenger know better.

2008-08-05 09:01:14

By Debby Abe, The News Tribune, Tacoma, Wash. Aug. 5--Their friends call it "stupid school." They say Challenger Secondary Schools, the alternative program in Spanaway, is a dumping ground for the rejects and dumb kids. But the teens who go to Challenger know better.

2008-08-05 09:01:14

By Debby Abe, The News Tribune, Tacoma, Wash. Aug. 5--Flexible school hours, self-paced lessons, student internships and high expectations are hallmarks of the state's best alternative schools.

2008-08-04 15:00:41

By David Zeeck, The News Tribune, Tacoma, Wash. Aug. 3--This past week I was promoted to publisher of The News Tribune. And the next day I promoted Karen Peterson, the managing editor, into my old spot as executive editor.

2008-08-03 12:00:13

By Ernest A. Jasmin, The News Tribune, Tacoma, Wash. Aug. 3--Gone are the days when music consumers are content to listen to the radio on -- well -- radios. Increasingly, they're going online to discover new bands through a mix of online radio broadcasts, cyber jukeboxes and other music sites.

2008-08-03 06:00:11

By Ernest A. Jasmin, The News Tribune, Tacoma, Wash. Aug. 3--Gone are the days when music consumers are content to listen to the radio on -- well -- radios. Increasingly, they're going online to discover new bands through a mix of online radio broadcasts, cyber jukeboxes and other music sites.

2008-08-01 06:00:29

By Soren Andersen, The News Tribune, Tacoma, Wash. Aug. 1--He's a beauty. She, not so much. With his flawless skin, slender build and plump pouty lips, Ryno de Marigny (Fu-ad Ait Aattou) looks like a very young Mick Jagger, an androgynous lady-killer who makes conquests effortlessly.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.