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The Wednesday Slice question

What were the consequences when, as a kid, you first dropped an F bomb in the presence of a parent or guardian?

One difference between Umpqua, Sterling

Umpqua Bank's dress code isn't quite as relaxed.

Make of that what you will. 

How impressive were your curves?

This illustration makes it look like it was easy. But some backyard hurlers experienced chronic control problems.

Check this out.

How to put baby to sleep

A colleague's infant daughter was visiting the newsroom.

The woman, a fine reporter, showed her baby girl a printed City Council meeting agenda.

It’s a Spokane world, after all

A couple of ladies who are among my favorite correspondents noticed one another's names in The Slice and have reconnected decades after being high school friends.

They once went on a dress-up double date that included dinner at the Davenport.

He is STILL playing

This doesn't have his complete 2013-2014 stats. But he was in the Stars' game last night.

How to crack up your grandchildren

Open an upstairs window.

Lean out of it, assuming there is no screen.

Then, in a clear, strong voice, as if beginning a momentous statement, say “People of Earth…”

Urinating on campfires

Make a guess. What percentage of Inland Northwest males have done it?

1960 Spokane Indians

Yes, the famous Indians teams would arrive about 10 years later. But look at all the future big league players here.

If you were born on this date in 1967

“Somethin' Stupid” was the No. 1 song when you arrived on the scene.

No reason to take it personally.

At your workplace…

…what's the equivalent of infield chatter?


Here’s your answer

Ever been walking on a certain block on the north side of Riverside Avenue and found yourself wondering why there seemed to be such diversity represented by people milling about out on the sidewalk?

This might explain it.

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Features writer Paul Turner is a columnist for The Spokesman-Review in the Features department. He writes "The Slice" column, which appears six times a week and produces general features stories for the Today section.

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