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The Slice Vacations Reinforce Love-Hate Relationship

When it comes to getting a clear perspective on this area’s pros and cons, there is no substitute for travel to other parts of the country.

It’s true. And we’ve wondered what would happen if virtually everybody packed up at the same time and left for a week and then came back and discussed findings.

Is next week good for you? Don’t worry about your cat. We’ll stick around and look after the place.

Golf course tantrum: Larry J. Kuznetz and a pal were playing a round at Indian Canyon. They saw a guy respond to muffing a tee shot by wheeling around like a discus thrower and hurling his driver into a tree, where it stuck, about 35 feet up. “As we walked up the fairway, we watched this guy throwing his other clubs up in the tree in an effort to knock his driver out of the branches.”

D-SKUNK-M: That’s the product. This is the number in Medical Lake you can call to find out more: (509) 299-3023. Its makers say it works way better than tomato juice.

Another thing we hate is stupid generalizations: “Men don’t respond well to criticism.” - from “Relationship Killers: 6 Things Men Hate,” in Mademoiselle magazine

Status in Spokane: Julie Foster says it’s determined by how good of a bargain you got on “The Lion King.”

Here’s how to get banned from The Slice for life: The correspondent who submitted the story about the temper-tantrum seen at Wandermere Golf Course has confessed that he made it up.

Note to Lucille Leonard of Moses Lake: Our legal department is reviewing your claim that we owe you a new bra. (She disassembled one of hers so she could send us the underwire, demonstrating that some are, in fact, made of plastic.)

No comment: A brochure from Publishers Marketing Association touts a careers book it says is titled “Proving Your Qualified.”

Warm-up question: How do you feel about Nordstrom including scented fragrance ads in its monthly billing statements?

Today’s Slice question: If every resident of Spokane and Kootenai counties contributed one dollar to The Slice’s Bordering on Lunacy Fund, how should we use the money?

ILLUSTRATION: Drawing

MEMO: The Slice appears Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday on IN Life. Write The Slice at P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210; call (509) 459-5470; fax (509) 459-5098.

The Slice appears Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday on IN Life. Write The Slice at P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210; call (509) 459-5470; fax (509) 459-5098.



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