Larry LaRue HEADLINES
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Published July 28th, 2013 - 7:10PM
A team of young Tacoma basketball players recently won a national championship, for which the trophy was bigger than some of their players.
Published July 21st, 2013 - 10:33PM
Hundreds of kids this summer are spending 90 minutes a week on one of seven area golf courses through an international program called First Tee that tries to instill core values – integrity, honesty, respect and confidence.
Published June 21st, 2013 - 7:05PM
After spending most of his life in his family’s restaurant, the scent of Italian meat sauce was in more than just Jerry Rosi’s clothes. It reached his heart and stayed.
Published June 18th, 2013 - 8:11PM
When Leo Castro had a heart attack last week in the gym, a handful of young basketball players were stunned by what they saw — a man lying on the floor, not breathing, eyes rolled back in his head. Then they saved the Lakewood man's life.
Published June 14th, 2013 - 9:14PM
When Cristopher Claeys was 4, his mother, Annie Starwich-Claeys, took a college anatomy class – and he read the textbooks she brought home. “The next time he wasn’t feeling good, he said, ‘Mom, my uvula hurts,’ ” father Scott Claeys said.
Published June 4th, 2013 - 8:07PM
Mike Trammell and his two daughters made the drive from Puyallup to Lakewood on Memorial Day to visit the grave of Trammell’s mother at Mountain View Memorial Park. It didn’t go well.
Published May 28th, 2013 - 9:09PM
As summer approaches and opportunities for volunteering in the community expand, Amy Allison is pitching her cause – Paint Tacoma-Pierce Beautiful.
Published May 26th, 2013 - 8:18PM
It is called the Old Settlers Cemetery, and it appears the first burial there took place in the 1860s. Rick Felty walks the cemetery grounds in Lakewood more than anyone.
Published May 21st, 2013 - 7:42PM
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.
Published May 19th, 2013 - 11:36PM
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.
Published May 14th, 2013 - 5:12PM
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.
Published May 10th, 2013 - 6:08PM
With offices in Tacoma, Olympia, Renton and Kennewick, Jay Haynie drives just over 500 miles a week. And that’s since he slowed down.
Published May 7th, 2013 - 5:23PM
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.
Published May 4th, 2013 - 1:38AM
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.
Published April 30th, 2013 - 9:58PM
Being a Buddhist monk is no shield against life. Dr. Barry Kerzin was reminded of that fact this week as he dealt with his father’s death.
Published April 23rd, 2013 - 8:51PM
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.
Published February 25th, 2013 - 7:00AM
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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