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This date in Slice history (1994)

Today's Slice question: Which movie title best reflects your experience in the Inland Northwest?

A) “The Best Years of Our Lives.” B) “Kitten With a Whip.” C) “Son of Flubber.” D) “Sometimes a Great Notion.” E) “The Great Escape.” F) The Good the Bad and the Ugly.” G) “Dazed and Confused.”

This date in Slice history (1995)

Jackson Shumaker isn't the sort of kid who is content to just stand back and watch the world pass by.

If he sees a problem, he's right there with a solution.

So after watching a lot of leaves fall from a big maple in his family's yard, the Spokane 3-year-old offered a suggestion: “I think we should give that tree some water.”

This date in Slice history (1999)

Like all school bus drivers, Cheney's Rene Penna hears things.

For instance, she recently got to listen in as a kindergarten student named Tamarah Bunt recited a familiar rhyme.

Well, most of it was familiar.

 

Little Miss Muffet

Sat on a tuffet

Eating her curds and whales

This date in Slice history (1995)

Warm-up question: Did people ever greet one another by saying “Hee-haw,” or is that just something they do in “It's a Wonderful Life”?

This date in Slice history (1999)

You're no longer rockin' if:

1. When you get home from work, you immediately change into the clothes you wear to bed.

2. You've turned into one of these people who comment on the appearance of everyone on TV.

This date in Slice history (1996)

B. Moser wishes the “Please do not shave in hot tub” sign at her health club were not necessary.

This date in Slice history (2000)

This kid knows his pennies: “On our family vacation to Washington, D.C., a few weeks ago, we were standing at the Washington Monument looking across the reflecting pool at the Lincoln Memorial,” wrote Cindy Ecklund. “My husband asked our kids (Jacob, 7, Nicole, 5, and Claire, 2) if they knew what building that was.”

Jacob answered: “It's tails.”

This date in Slice history (1995)

Slice answer: “When my husband met my grandmother on Thanksgiving, he helped with the dishes and she said he could stay.” — LaDawn Heywood, Deer Park

This date in Slice history (1997)

Today's Slice question: Could you sum up in one sentence what makes your best friend special?

This date in Slice history (1998)

Today's Slice question: What's the secret to hiring people from out of state who will not decide after a few weeks that they hate it here?

This date in Slice history (1999)

One of the more entertaining Inland Northwest brands of one-upmanship to overhear is two people competing to see whose home is more remote.

This date in Slice history (1997)

Today's Slice question: If you sold Spokane door-to-door, how would you describe your product?

This date in Slice history (1997)

There was trouble in Bonners Ferry.

Kelley Standal, 12, tried to convince her little brother that dinosaurs did not exist at the same time as cavemen.

But 7-year-old James Standal wasn't buying it. And to make his case, he cited what he regarded as an irrefutable authority, “The Flintstones.”

“Don't you get it, Kelley?” he blurted. “Fred took Dino for a walk!”

This date in Slice history (1995)

There's still time to get it fixed in your mind.

Remember, when driving over smashed pumpkins, turn into the skid.

This date in Slice history (1996)

Gone but not forgotten: We heard about a second-grader named Tom who told his teacher that he wanted to turn into a dinosaur and stomp all over the school.

This alarmed the teacher. She informed Tom's mother that the boy needed counseling. But when his mom talked to him, Tom didn't understand the fuss. “I was just being like 'Calvin & Hobbes,'” he said.

This date in Slice history (1997)

Five ways you don't want to be described: socially ambitious, incapable of sincerity, startlingly unknowing, influenced by campaign signs, compost scented.

This date in Slice history (1995)

Today's Slice question: Are there enough seats in the Spokane Arena to hold everyone in the area who will be driving drunk tonight?

This date in Slice history (1998)

Today's Slice question: If there were an official “Inland Northwest Weekend Breakfast-Fixing Uniform,” what articles of clothing would it include?”

This date in Slice history (1995)

Not even close: A senior criminal justice major at WSU was in a class taking notes on a lecture about specific acts of juvenile delinquency. And when she glanced at a friend's notes, she saw that her friend thought the instructor had said “foreign occasion” instead of “fornication.”

This date in Slice history (1994)

Today's Slice question (fill in the blank): The Inland Northwest is America's (your answer here) mecca. 

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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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