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Tuesday, October 06, 2015 This Week's Paper
Shake it up at TLT

Tacoma Little Theatre didn’t get all scholarly with its production of “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged, Revised),” but it got a whole mess of funny.

This three-actor play, directed by Suzy Wilhoft and written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield, parades through all the Bard’s works in 90-minutes thanks to splashes of skits that range from a cookie show to illustrate the dark tale of “Titus Andronicus” to a football game to tackle Shakespeare’s “Histories.”

This is a great show to either get a snapshot of the brilliance that is…

Rock legend Elvis Costello and his band, the Imposters, have been added to the lineup of Sasquatch Music Festival, Live Nation announced. Costello will play the main stage at Grant County's Gorge Amphitheatre on Memorial Day Weekend, along with the likes of the Postal Service, Macklemore, Mumford & Sons, Vampire Weekend and Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros. Find the full festival lineup here.

But, if you don't already…

Board pleased with Santorno

Superintendent Carla Santorno won praise for her work in a mid-year evaluation by Tacoma School Board. "Carla's leadership and the laser-like focus she brings to the academic achievement of all students are significant and commendable," said Board President Debbie Winskill. "We are very pleased. She has the full confidence of the board, and we are looking forward to extending her contract after the school year." Board members based their evaluation on 20 performance indicators agree to last summer. These cover academic achievement, leadership, strategic plan performance, board support, finance,…

Registration deadline nears for Pierce County Biggest Winner Couples weight-loss challenge

Find a friend, shed some pounds and win some prizes during the 2013 Pierce County Biggest Winner Couples weight-loss competition.

March 5 is the deadline to register for the 12-week program, which runs March 10 to June 1. To register, call 1-800-485-0205 and be sure to mention the name of your weight-loss partner.

Friends, co-workers and spouses are encouraged to enter the competition, which begins with weigh ins March 6-9 at participating YMCA and MultiCare locations. The competition ends with weigh outs June 2-5,…

Apartment fire contained to unit of origin

At 4:29 p.m. Thursday, firefighters from stations 1,2,7,8,9,11, and 17 responded to a reported apartment fire at the Cedar Court Apartment Complex, 3005 S. 47th St.

Crews arrived to find heavy smoke showing from a second-floor apartment. Firefighters worked quickly to knock down the fire that originated in the kitchen area, ventilated the smoke, and confirmed that no one was inside the unit or adjacent units. There were no injuries to report.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

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