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Posts tagged: 'Friday the 13th'

Proposed local good-luck superstition

It's good luck to pat a white dog on the head three times.

Looking ahead to Friday the 13th

Can you name the born-in-Spokane actor appearing in the above film?

Get ready to celebrate Friday the 13th

One way to note the occasion this Friday would be to celebrate knowledge of mathematics and salute people who don't need a computer to make calculations.

On April 13, 1970, two days after the mission launched, an oxygen tank aboard Apollo 13 blew up. It caused serious damage to the spacecraft. But some smart people figured out how to get the three astronauts back to Earth safely.

As we approach Friday the 13th

Tony Goatz wrote to say it would have been his dad's 82nd birthday.

He died of cancer many years ago.

“When I was young, he would ask me to do him a favor such as go out and get the paper. Then he would add, 'I'll buy you a beer when you turn 21.'”

His father died before Goatz turned 21, so he never got to purchase his son that cold one.

But Tony will think of him on Friday. “I am going to buy a can of his favorite beer and sit on the deck and drink it with him, tell him that I miss him and it's OK that he didn't buy me that beer.”

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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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