November 29, 1997 in Features

The Slice Your Ticket To A Mug

By The Spokesman-Review
 

The first reader to call and correctly identify the Inland Northwest venue for the dances/concerts described in today’s Slice illustration wins a Swell Paper mug.

Win some, lose some: Spokane insurance broker Jim Brown had more on his mind at last Saturday’s Apple Cup football game in Seattle than the fact that his beloved Dawgs were in big trouble. He had arranged for a pulled-by-a-plane marriage proposal to be flown over Husky Stadium during the second half.

And when his intended, diehard WSU fan Dana Grant, saw the message she didn’t answer right away. First she turned to some of Cougar coach Mike Price’s relatives who happened to be sitting next to the couple. “I don’t know,” she said, gesturing toward her purple-clad boyfriend. “He’s a Husky. Should I?”

They said she should. And so she answered “Yes.”

Then the people in their section put divided loyalties aside for a moment. Everyone cheered.

They haven’t set a date yet. But they are going to the Rose Bowl.

Ordering up a Hans or Otto: Janice Kihara was at one of the big home and garden stores. There was a hot dog/sausage cart outside.

That’s where she saw a sign that said “German with drink/$2 including tax.”

So Kihara requested a German who was about 5-feet 6-inches tall and had blue eyes.

Another customer standing near her got it, but the woman behind the cart didn’t. At least not at first.

Caroline Hillebrant’s name for an SUV designed specifically for the Inland Northwest: Boat Tote.

Big Sky therapy: Never underestimate the healing power of Montana jokes.

The search is on: If you have any information about a small blond blue-eyed doll taken from a glove compartment of a car parked at the Valley Rockwood Clinic on the morning of Nov. 17, call us. It has no monetary value. But the doll means a lot to a 79-year-old woman.

Squanto gets a new name: One of Rachael Krum’s pupils at the Post Falls KinderCenter informed her that it was “Squat Toe” who taught the Pilgrims how to hunt and fish.

Warm-up question: Anything new to be said in the Christmas tree debate, real vs. artificial?

Today’s Slice question: If aliens from a distant galaxy came to Spokane, what impressions about life on Earth would they get that would be unlike notions they might pick up anywhere else on this planet?

, DataTimes ILLUSTRATION: Color Photo

MEMO: The Slice appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Write The Slice at P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210; call (509) 459-5470; fax (509) 459-5098. It’s OK to have strong feelings about gravy.

The Slice appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Write The Slice at P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210; call (509) 459-5470; fax (509) 459-5098. It’s OK to have strong feelings about gravy.


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