Category Archives: Culture

Pinwheels spin in Pierce County to raise awareness for child abuse prevention

Special to the Mountain News-WA from the Pierce County Juvenile Court: The Pierce County Juvenile Court is recognizing National Child Abuse Prevention Month and the “Pinwheels for Prevention” campaign, where pinwheels will be planted across the Juvenile Court lawn and … Continue reading

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Great TV comes to Netflix: “Occupied,” and “Nobel”

By Bruce A. Smith For those who like well-written dramatic TV series with excellent production values, I recommend two recent additions at Netflix: “Occupied,” and “Nobel.” Both are made by Norwegian TV outfits, and both are sub-titled. But English is … Continue reading

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More true tales of communist Bulgaria from local storyteller Lu André

Special to the Mountain News-WA By Lu André From his collection: Life Stories – For the Mind and Soul Wipers I bought my first car when I was 32. That was back in communist Bulgaria. Bulgaria turned communist at the … Continue reading

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DB Cooper News: Flap over letters sent to FBI makes headlines nationwide

By Bruce A. Smith Headlines this week ranging from Fox News to the Seattle Post-Intelligence have proclaimed the FBI has just released a letter from DB Cooper that they received shortly after his iconic skyjacking in 1971. This news item … Continue reading

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DB Cooper news: New video on the money find released

By Bruce A. Smith I am pleased to announce a new video release on YouTube where I explore the events surrounding the discovery of part of DB Cooper’s ransom money in 1980. Over $6,000 worth of twenty-dollar bills was found … Continue reading

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Local storyteller shares unique tales from his life in Europe

Special to the Mountain News by Lu André From his collection: Life Stories – For Mind and Soul The Spy Who Never Was It was a dark, almost medieval time for Bulgaria back in the 1950s and 1960s. For less … Continue reading

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Sixth inundation of smoke this summer – WAQA at 162, “unhealthy”

By Bruce A. Smith The sixth inundation of smoke since August 1 settled over Eatonville today, Saturday, September 16. This makes the 22nd day in the past 47 that we have had unhealthy air to breathe. Again, the culprits are … Continue reading

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