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Published: Friday, July 8, 2011, 12:01 a.m.

Unshapely state

Time to hit the treadmill, Washington: Washington state was recently ranked as the 28th most obese state in the nation with 26.4 percent of adults considered seriously overweight, up from its 32nd-place ranking in 1995.

Which explains why the state has been sucking in the Cascade Range and holding its breath any time California or Florida walks by.


Harry Potter and the Ghostly Pallor: Both the Lowes theater at the Alderwood mall and the Sno-Isle Library in Marysville are screening all seven "Harry Potter" movies this month ahead of the July 15 premiere of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2.''

Not only can your kids watch all eight movies, by keeping them in a dark room this summer you can save on sunscreen.


Don't know much about history: On this day in 1776, Col. John Nixon gave the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia.

Some in the crowd yelled for Col. Nixon to stop lisping when he got to the part about, "When in the Courfe of human Events it becomes neceffary for one People to diffolve the Political Bands... ."


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