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Archives: Sep. 2012


Crazed fan takes a bite out of Danny Bonaduce

Former child TV star and current KZOK DJ Danny Bonaduce was bitten by a woman during a fan meet-and-greet at a Washington casino Friday night.

“She said, ‘I loved you on “The Partridge Family.” Can I kiss you?’,” Bonaduce recalled. When he agreed she latched on to his cheek for up to a minute, Bonaduce said, until others were finally able to get her off of him.

“I could feel things popping,” Bonaduce said. Ever the trooper, he continued the meet-and-greet.

Bonaduce showed me the bright red wound Saturday night backstage at a mixed martial arts event he

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Nisqually Watershed Festival, Tacoma’s Moon Festival, Chocolate Festival, classical music, local theater and more events this weekend

Here’s what’s happening around Puget Sound this weekend:

Community Events and Festivals
2012 Nisqually Watershed Festival
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 29, Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, 100 Brown Farm Road NE, Olympia.

Swap and Flea Cheney Stadium 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 29, Cheney Stadium, 2502 S. Tyler St., Tacoma. $1. 206-790-2505,

Contra Dance 7:30-11 p.m. Sept. 29, Christ Church Wells Hall, 310 N. K St., Tacoma. $8; $5 for ages 65 and older or ages 14-18. 206-722-8228,

Tacoma Moon Festival 2 p.m. Sept. 29, King’s Books, 218 S.t Helens Ave., Tacoma. Free. 253-272-8801,

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Josh Lucas, Hollywood star and Gig Harbor H.S. grad, coming home for G.H. Film Festival

Josh Lucas has starred in movies ranging from romantic comedy “Sweet Home Alabama” to action drama “Stealth.” Now, the Gig Harbor High School graduate is coming home for the Gig Harbor Film Festival and he’s bringing a special film with him.

The Hollywood star and New York City resident is a 1989 grad of G.H.H.S and starred in this year’s “The Firm” series on NBC. He’ll be taking time off from his current movie, a drama being filmed in Virginia, to be this year’s celebrity guest at the festival on Thursday, Oct. 18. The festival runs through Oct. 21.

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Home and RV show, Pain in the Grass, Madonna, Italian Festival and other happenings this weekend and the next 7 days

Thursday–Oct. 7
The Tacoma Fall Home Show features exhibits for the do-it-yourselfer and the professional contractor alike. Visitors will find a marketplace to shop, compare and save on home-related products and services for building, remodeling, gardening and decorating. This year, it is combined with the Tacoma Fall RV Show, where you can browse and tour hundreds of recreational vehicles. One ticket gets you into both shows starting Thursday at the Tacoma Dome. Hours are 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 7. Admission is $12; free for ages16 and younger.

As one of

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‘If you’re prepared for zombies, you’re prepared for anything’

Would you be ready if a major disaster hit Puget Sound? Could you handle an earthquake, tsunami, lahar or zombie apocalypse?

While the last one isn’t likely it is the tongue in cheek theme of Saturday’s Tacoma Zombie Festerval and Preparedness Expo.

The non-profit event at the Best Western Tacoma Dome Hotel is the brainchild of several civic-mined organizers who want their fellow citizens to be ready for anything. The zombies? It’s all part of attracting a not-your-usual-crowd.

“The federal government has been pushing for personal preparedness for several years, particularly after Hurricane Katrina in 2005,” said Michael

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Tacoma’s Malaier goes bankrupt on ‘Jeopardy’

Tacoma bankruptcy attorney Mike Malaier’s profession hit close to home on “Jeopardy” Thursday night. The 34-year-old went home after going into the red on the long-running game show.

At the top of the show host Alex Trebek said Malaier and his two fellow contestants on Wednesday’s show were very proud that they couldn’t come up with the final answer of Beavis and Butt-Head.

“I think that made me feel good,” Trebek said.

Malaier ended Wednesday night’s show with $8,100 but got off to a slow start on Thursday with only a couple of correct questions before the first commercial

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Sarah Brightman chases dreams at Comcast Arena

Sarah Brightman, the world’s best selling soprano, is bringing her Dreamchaser tour to Comcast Arena in Everett on March 22.

Tickets go on sale on Monday, October 15 at 10 a.m.

The tour is in support of her album Angel, out this week. It begins in January and will take Brightman to five continents with over 100 concert dates.

Here’s more from the announcement:

Fan community pre-sale tickets for the North American
dates will be available October 9-11 with public ticket on-sales beginning October 15. Unique VIP concert packages will also be available, offering concert-goers

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Tacoma’s Mike Malaier is ‘Jeopardy’ champ

This Tacoma attorney may not know who Beavis and Butthead are but he still won big on “Jeopardy” Wednesday night.

Who is Mike Malaier?

Malaier knew his trivia well enough to beat the other two contestants in the long-running game show in which players must phrase their answers in the form of a question.

Malaier got off to a good start with a question about Hans Christian Andersen but almost flubbed it with another answer about Madame Tussauds Chamber of Horrors by calling it the House of Horrors. Host Alex Trebek let him slide on that one.


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