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The Slice archive for June 2014

MONDAY, JUNE 30, 2014

Mon., June 30, 2014, 9:45 a.m.

Unexpected obstacle to health care

The first sign of trouble came this morning at about 7:40. A woman who works at the medical offices across Grand from Manito Park was standing by the back door way longer than it should take to get in. In turned out the keypad which...

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SUNDAY, JUNE 29, 2014

Sun., June 29, 2014, 9:15 a.m.

The stories they could tell

Apparently what's said in the operating room stays in the operating room. How else would you account for the fact you never hear doctors and nurses telling stories about the drug-induced goofy stuff patients say both before and after a surgical procedure? I happen to...

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SATURDAY, JUNE 28, 2014

THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 2014

Thu., June 26, 2014, 12:05 p.m.

Slice answer

Today's column alluded to worrying that the blood-pressure cuff would continue constricting until your arm popped. That prompted an email from longtime reader Laura Parker. The subject line was "We don't need no stinkin' blood pressure cuffs!" She wrote, "Try using your imagination while getting...

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Thu., June 26, 2014, 10:05 a.m.

Slice Blog editor's note 

Starting Friday and continuing until July 6, The Slice Blog will offer one measly post per day. Things will be back to normal, such as it is, on Monday, July 7. www.forbes.com

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Thu., June 26, 2014, 4:30 a.m.

Seeing buffalo defecate at Jellystone 

A friend's youngster reportedly got a bang out of seeing that last week. And I got a bang out of hearing about it yesterday. I told my friend that it was a sight I could not claim to have observed myself. But later, I wondered...

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 2014


Wed., June 25, 2014, noon

When lemonade stands fail... 

Who/what do kids blame? A) Oppressive regulatory climate. B) Market forces stacked against the little guy. C) Obama. D) Unions. E) Weather. F) Spokane just wasn't ready for this bold new concept in curbside beverage service. G) Location. H) Other.

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TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014

Tue., June 24, 2014, 1:10 p.m.

Possible slogan for the S-R 

While out of town the other day the editor of this newspaper sent out what I regard as one of the Top 10 tweets of all time. Here it is. "Moroccan cabbie asks what I do. I'm a journalist. 'Lots of bullshit, my friend.' I...

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