November 18, 1995 in Features

The Slice Toll Time For Traffic?

By The Spokesman-Review
 

The merchants wouldn’t like it. But has anyone considered turning Division into a toll-road? Maybe just on Saturdays.

Top dog: We’re running a picture of Gus, a basset hound belonging to Davenport’s Paula and Jerry Everett, because he proved this year that just because a pet is missing for six weeks doesn’t mean he won’t find his way home. The Everetts call Gus “The Wonder Dog.”

Among the other terrific pets we heard about were Josie the husky, Maxine the cat, Ah Chu the cat, Kodi the malamute, J.D. the cat, Ozzie the hound, Beamer the cocker spaniel and Baby the 100-pound, year-old mastiff.

One appealing thing about bare trees: You get to see bird nests you hadn’t even known were there.

Thin ice: We heard about a 5-year-old boy who was afraid to go skating at the Riverfront Park Ice Palace. It seems he had seen a movie in which a boy falls through a frozen lake. So his aunt explained why he need not worry. And a few minutes later he was heard telling his cousin that “The roller coaster is frozen in the ice.”

After the first snow: The car ahead of Ardis Coogle came to a stop at a light. And from each rear window emerged a small arm. The two kids reached out and grabbed fistfuls of snow off the outside of the car and then pulled their arms - and the snowballs - back inside.

Just wondering: Do restaurants lose customers when they advertise for a cook on their reader boards?

Thanksgiving Gaffes, No. 34: White collar types attempting to bond with blue collar in-laws by pretending to understand what it’s like to work outdoors in winter.

Warm-up question: If you could change the name “Apple Cup” to something that had more to do with Pullman and Seattle than with Wenatchee, what would you pick?

Today’s Slice question: What one thing should be issued to every Inland Northwest newcomer instantly upon arrival?

We’ll send a coffee mug to the reader submitting the best answer in writing by noon Wednesday.

, DataTimes ILLUSTRATION: Color photo

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


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