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Tuesday, February 09, 2016 This Week's Paper

Safeway Produce Clerk Austin Bergstrom knew something was wrong with regular customer Penny Maier.

“She wasn’t acting right, so I kept an eye on her,” he says. When he saw her collapse, he realized he was the only employee in the area. Fortunately, he knew what to do.

As a Boy Scout, Bergstrom, age 17, had been trained in first aid and CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation). He ran to the Customer Service desk and told them to call 911. Returning to Maier, he began CPR as emergency responders rushed to the scene.

On March 19, Maier had a chance to formally thank Bergstrom…

TAM showcases expansion designs

Tacoma Art Museum is meeting with the Landmarks Preservation Commission on April 24 to seek approval for an approximately 16,000 square foot planned building expansion and renovation. The museum’s new Haub Wing will feature the Haub Family Collection, one of the leading collections of Western American art.

The project will create over 50 percent more gallery space and a more welcoming environment for the community to enjoy and explore the museum’s collections. The significant donation of iconic works by the Haub family, announced in July 2012, will transform Tacoma Art Museum into…

News Haiku: Tiger lovin’

You have asked; and I have answered. The News Haiku is back for the month of April to give a continuous shout out to National Poetry Month. Here is a recap of the news as presented in a haiku. Follow the links for the back story.

*Jaya just gave birth;
Zoo didn't see baby bump;
Darn thick tiger fur.

Now you try it:
Traditional haiku consist of 17 “on” (also known as morae), in three phrases of five, seven and five "on" respectively. Although haiku are often stated to have 17 syllables, this isn’t quite right since syllables and “on”…

Freddie Dennis has mostly been in Sonics mode lately. He plays bass and sings for the iconic Tacoma garage-rock band, which just got back from a New York benefit for Norton Records, a label devastated by Hurricane Sandy.

But next weekend Dennis gets to switch gears, strap on his guitar and play with his other band, Freddie & the Screamers. On April 28,…

Pierce County residents can go green as they tackle their spring cleaning to-do list.
“Indoors and outdoors, sometimes the products and methods we use to clean and spruce up our homes can be harmful to our family and the environment,” said Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy. “Citizens can make simple changes as they tackle spring cleaning that are healthier for both.”
Before working on their own property, residents are invited to help keep Pierce County’s waterways healthy. On April 20, Trout Unlimited and Pierce County will host the Puyallup River…

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