Category Archives: Entertainment

Understanding New York Lingo

By Bruce A. Smith To better understand the lyrics in Alicia Keyes’ songs and other New York-based musicians, and to know where the action is talking place in about half of the cop shows on TV, ie: Law and Order, … Continue reading

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Romantic Triangle Between Barb Dayton and Ron and Pat Forman Revealed in New DB Cooper Production

By Bruce A. Smith That’s a joke, folks! But I just saw the World Premier of “db,” a highly speculative account of the DB Cooper hijacking, in the CoHo Theater in Portland. Penned by NYC playwright Tommy Smith, it’s a … Continue reading

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Eatonville Prepares for 4th of July Celebrations

  By Alana Smith There’s something enchanting about enjoying Independence Day the same way people have for decades, even if past generations weren’t able to Facebook their celebration “selfies.” It’s hard to beat spreading out a blanket and taking in … Continue reading

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DB Cooper and the FBI – now in paperback

By Bruce A. Smith The only comprehensive book on this iconic hijacking, DB Cooper and the FBI—A Case Study of America’s Only Unsolved Skyjacking, is now in paperback. Published by CreateSpace, a print-on-demand title, it is available at Amazon and … Continue reading

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Slogging through the Amazon Swamp – True Survival Stories from the World of Self-Publishing

Bruce A. Smith It all began with a manuscript. I was a former newspaper reporter with a good story – the iconic tale of the famous skyjacker DB Cooper. The manuscript had a 32-page treatment that I sent to the … Continue reading

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Graham-Kapowsin Community Council celebrates 13th year with EXPO

  Special to the Mountain News-WA The Graham – Kapowsin Community Council is celebrating its 13th year of service to the residents of the Greater Graham area with its annual “Expo.” This year, the festivities will be held at the … Continue reading

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9th Annual Rainier Independent Film Festival shines in Ashford, if only to small crowds

by Bruce A. Smith The 9th Annual Rainier Independent Film Festival was held last weekend in the mountain town of Ashford, WA, and it was a strange mix of industry insiders, local artsy-types, and thirty-eight films – many of them … Continue reading

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