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Thu., July 11, 2013, 3:15 p.m.

Has Spokane grown afraid of bold ideas?

I would hate to think that.

But how else would you explain the failure to act on a boffo tourism concept, an idea ignored year after year?

I'll get to that in a moment. But first, let me ask. Have you ever heard of Pamplona, Spain?

Of course, you have. And for one reason -- interactive agriculture.

Well, inspired by that fine madness, a former colleague of mine, Rick Bonino, had a brainstorm. It's a way Spokane could put itself on the map.

You can have your family-focused runs and your street basketball.

What about something that would really get hearts pumping and adrenaline flowing?  

Ladies and gentlemen, how about...

The Running of the Pit-Bulls.

I mentioned Rick's idea in my column years ago. But no one has picked up the leash and run with it, so to speak. Not even lawyers, who almost certainly would benefit.

Oh, well. You can lead a horse to water. But you can't make people line up to get bitten in the ass.

And by the way, I realize that the problem citizens among that particular canine population are the result of idiot owners. But I don't think we could sell The Running of the Two-Bit Drug Lord Wannabes.

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