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Once you open this, click on the second picture (the one with the girl) for a better look at a breakfast suggestion.

Getting what you didn’t pay for

I'm not saying they are the cheapest people in Spokane.

There's a lot of competition for that honor.

But those who spend a considerable amount of time reading newspapers plucked from display racks in grocery stores — and then put the papers back — are a curious case. I'm sometimes tempted to say something to them. But what?

A) “You know, they'll let you buy that and then you can take it home.” B) “I see that you believe information wants to be free.” C) “Putting wrinkles in pages like that deprives an actual paying customer of his or her right to a perfect, pristine copy.” D) “You might at least stand to the side while you're reading that story.” E) “The library has copies you can look at for no cost and you can even sit down.” F) Other.

Reading a newspaper and drinking beer

Bowling? City Hall? Nah. The guys in this 50-year-old ad are no doubt talking about how it wouldn't kill them to help out a little around the house.

Caption contest

“It says here that Idaho is a red state.”

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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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