Larry LaRue HEADLINES
Zach Ouellette of Tacoma was 16 years old two summers ago, working at the Proctor District Farmers Market with his mother, a market regular known as Cheryl the Pig Lady.
When they met at a 2007 Washington camp for scholarship winners, Bashair Alazadi was 16 and wore the traditional headscarf of all Muslim women. Carlos Sandoval was 17, Catholic and a smartass.
Bree Yager, who has been in and out of foster care her whole life, is about to do something no one in her family has done – graduate from high school. The 17-year-old Clover Park senior had never considered college because of the cost, then she landed one of 50 Washington Governors’ Scholarships for Foster Youth.
With offices in Tacoma, Olympia, Renton and Kennewick, Jay Haynie drives just over 500 miles a week. And thats since he slowed down.
Next week, Peter Wimberger will load daughter Elena, 22, and son Gus, 18, into the car, drive them to the Mexican border and leave them. By mid-October, give or take a month, the siblings should make it home. The Pacific Crest Trail, at 2,663 miles, is a challenge few people take on all at once. Gus, Elena and her boyfriend, Carter Chaffey, are nothing if not ambitious.
Tim Nevarez saw his life taking a turn for the better last month, which often means trouble is looming. He had been unemployed for close to a year, laid off when the landscaping company for which he worked went bankrupt. But now Nevarez and wife Debbie were expecting their first child together on April 29.
Being a Buddhist monk is no shield against life. Dr. Barry Kerzin was reminded of that fact this week as he dealt with his fathers death.
Not long after we wrote about the Spanaway House of Rats in January, the television reality show “Hoarding: Buried Alive” sensed ratings among the rodents. Coupled with filth and a touch of craziness, rats proved irresistible to the producers of the Discovery Channel-backed TLC series. On Tuesday, they descended upon the home with camera crews.
The invasion of Graham last weekend – with people from Montana, Kentucky, Oregon and Texas – was Peggy Scheid’s fault. Family and friends made a big deal of her turning 100, but the guest list at son Bill’s 5-acre spread for four days was 21. The party itself? That came close to the 80 invited.
Kate Andrews watched the Seattle Mariners’ home opener Monday on television, surrounded by grandkids, a husband named Jim, a cat named Baby Kitty and close to 50 Tacoma Rainiers jerseys with no names at all.
Sam Daniels held a steady hand three feet off the floor of his Hilltop barbershop, and laughed. Ive been cutting hair since I was about this high, he said. And the last haircut I gave was Saturday to a Mr. Glover.
Chuck Jackel and Jayne Ashby were born in Tacoma General Hospital a year apart, met in a Stadium High journalism class and married in 1987.
The column was called “The Curious Psychic,” and it ran in The News Tribune for more than a decade. It was an apt description of Shirlee Teabo, who teamed with writer/sister Jacquie Witherrite as she looked into paranormal activities — from UFO sightings to reading tea leaves. After a fall led to her hospitalization, Shirlee Teabo died last week. She was 80 years old.
The band and dance troupe at the MultiCare Adult Day Health Center is a work in progress. When each hour-long session begins, a large activities room is half filled with tables, and most of the performers seated around them are in wheelchairs.
Putting a pet down hurts. To take the edge off the pain, many pet owners are embracing in-home pet euthanasia, where a vet makes a house call.
They lost her in the minutes before New Year’s Day 2006, a 2-year-old who seemed so close to overcoming a congenital heart defect.
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