The Daily Mash-Up

Saturday, June 25, 2016 This Week's Paper

Every parent believes, or at least should believe, their children are the most brilliant and adorable creatures on the planet. They are all wrong, since mine are the actually the most brilliant. But I can’t participate in this contest. But you can.

I’m announcing another contest to win more Tacoma swag.

The contest is simple: Send us a photo (yes, just one) of your child (or children) with no more than 100 words about why he or she (or they) are awesome. The deadline is April 22. The images will be posted on April 23. The most “likes” on Facebook or votes on our contest… Read More

Birthday party leads to 24 underage drinking arrests

A Party Intervention Patrol on April 6 coordinated by the Tacoma Pierce County DUI and Traffic Safety Task Force resulted in the arrest of 24 youth, ages 18-21, for minor in possession.

Included among the arrested youth was a female who was taken to jail for making false statements, an intoxicated male who insisted he would drive home once released from the site, and a female who was taken to the hospital by medics when she was discovered semi-conscious and suffering from alcohol poisoning on the bathroom floor of the Bonney Lake apartment where the illegal binge party took place.

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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… Read More

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… Read More

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”… Read More

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