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Asked and answered

Here's a snippet from The Slice column of Jan. 7, 1999.

Q and A: A caller asked why there's not an annual open house at Slice Headquarters.

That's Simple. Many readers would never get past security. 

This date in Slice history (1998)

Today's Slice question (fill in the blanks): “Spokane: Come for the (     ), stay for the (     ).”

This date in Slice history (1994)

Today's Slice question: Do you ever scan the box office results, bestseller lists, music charts or TV ratings and feel very, very alone?

This date in Slice history (1994)

Today's Slice question: How many of Spokane's old telephone exchange word prefixes can you recall?

This date in Slice history (1995)

Today's Slice question: How would the Inland Northwest be different if you had never been born?

This date in Slice history (1996)

Kids, take a tip from a sadder-but-wiser baby boomer who knows.

Do not even think about playing with the toys you receive for Christmas. Don't even open the product packages.

Store them in the “Future Collectibles” corner of your closet. Then wait a few decades. Trust us, that stuff will be worth big money.

This date in Slice history (1996)

Fiction exercise: If you were to write a short story about a supposedly unsinkable boat hitting an iceberg and going down in one of North Idaho's big lakes, what would you name the vessel?

This date in Slice history (1995)

Couples/conflict continued: Dannie Loriano suggested that one source of arguments might be husbands taking just a little too much interest in the weather report when KXLY-TV's Laura Ashley is on the tube.

Reporting this item amused deskmates

It has been a few years now, but I can still recall how my phone conversation with one of the folks mentioned below entertained a couple of my colleagues.

This item appeared in The Slice column on Dec. 6, 1996.

Pet names: Nick Hofland nixed calling the family cat Honey. He couldn't see himself standing at the door, saying that in a loud voice. So his wife, Deb, agreed to a change. The new moniker? Cupcake.

And Deer Park's Sherry Lindsey has a laid-back black-and-white cat named Mr. Pussy Face.

This date in Slice history (1995)

Slice answers: What do Spokane area couples fight about? The quickest alternatives to Division, said Anne Cline.

A reader named Lynn said she and her husband argue about whether to ski on Saturday or on Sunday.

Another caller said that, in winter, disagreements erupt over who gets to take the four-wheel drive vehicle.

This date in Slice history (1999)

A press release sent to the Wake-Up Review from National Pet Supply in Atlanta touts a sports drink for dogs now available in Spokeanne.

This date in Slice history (1996)

Today's Slice question: Do you secretly hope one or two co-workers will make total fools of themselves at your office party?

This date in Slice history (1996)

This is a concentration problem only if you allow it to be one: Members of the opposite sex seldom look better than they do at church services.

This date in Slice history (2000)

Slice answers (songs on the City Council Christmas album): “All I Want for Christmas is My Two Lawsuits.” — Mary K. Singer

“What Bile is This?” — Christopher Cook

This date in Slice history (1996)

Today's Slice question: What Spokane area boss is most like Larry Tate from “Bewitched”?

This date in Slice history (1996)

Names Department: The school dog at St. Aloysius School is a black lab called Amazing Gracey.

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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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