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This date in Slice history (1995)

This seriously limits the kid: A first-grader we know was talking about a school assignment. She had to write something about rabbits. “It has to be nonfiction,” she said.

This date in Slice history (1996)

She's not alone: “Caroline Levine's biological clock is ticking loudly. She is 57 years old and has no grandchildren.” — from The Wall Street Journal

This date in Slice history (1998)

Spokane is the (       ) city in America: “Most average” is how Sonya Thurling filled in the blank.

“Blandest,” said Rich Young.

“Hoopest,” said Larry Barringer.

“Most insecure,” said Judy Ohrt.

“Potholiest,” wrote Nancy Stucker.

Readers also offered “most accommodating,” “most compasionate,” “most inbred,” “cheapest,” and “most unsophisticated,” among others.

This date in Slice history (1995)

Today's Slice question: Who is the area's safest, most courteous driver?

(And from 1999…)

Today's Slice question: What local population subgroup is most delusional about its influence on the Spokane area's attitudes and values?

a. Seattle transplants.

b. High school dropouts with suspended drivers licenses.

c. Gay NRA members.

d. Republican environmentalists.

e. Bored, fat divorced men.

f. Wild-eyed survivalists.

g. Radio talk-show callers.

h. Other.

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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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