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Man stays on the sidelines when family talks sports

Dear Abby: My family is big on sports and discusses them at every gathering, big or small. I played sports growing up, but I don’t care to follow them in my adult life like the rest of my family does. Sometimes I’m left out of conversations because of my lack of knowledge on the current stats, etc. I have always refrained from speaking about the things I’m passionate about because of lack of interest from them.

Hoquiam Cheerleader heads to Chicago to discuss distracted driving

One week from today, Hoquiam High School junior Kennedy Gwin will be in Chicago. She will be there to present a staggering statistic to the 2,000 attendees of the Lifesavers Conference on traffic safety issues, one of two students in the state selected to take part on a panel about best practices for getting the safety message to teen-agers.