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Mon., April 22, 2013

A glance at what Spokesman-Review bloggers have to say

Office Hours

By Tom Sowa

April 19 – After writing today’s story about Dan Dickau opening his barber shop, The Barbers, by the North Division Y, the only reservation we had is about the former Zag hoop star’s listed height.

At his NBA page, Dan is listed at 6 foot 3, 180 pounds.

When I visited Dan at this shop, I was struck by his size. He’s not 6-3 and not 180 anymore. Either he’s lost weight and height or those NBA stats were a bit inaccurate.

He does have large hands. He’s a good addition, by the way, to Spokane’s small-business team. Welcome, Dan.

The Slice

By Paul Turner

April 17 – A woman who used to work here at the S-R once complained about The Slice to a friend of mine.

“One day it’s about one thing and then, the next, it’s about something else.”

Recognizing that I probably would not be wounded by that critique, my friend felt free to share that with me.

Anyway, getting back to Thursday’s Slice. Here’s my pitch: It’s about something or other. 


Blog on Cars

By Brandon Seiler

April 18 – Somewhere in Ford’s headquarters a room has been cleared out to make room for all the high-fiving that must be going on there.  The tallies are in, and according to Polk’s annual vehicle-registration review, Ford sold 1,020,410 Focuses worldwide in 2012, which makes it the best-selling vehicle nameplate in the world. But that isn’t the only flattering news Polk gave the blue oval this year. 

The Ford Fiesta also topped the list as the best-selling subcompact car globally, with 723,130 registrations last year. As we’ve come to expect, the mighty F-150 cracked the top 10 and climbed to the No. 3 spot among all vehicles sold worldwide with 785,630 truck registrations.

End Notes

By Rebecca Nappi

April 15 – In my Boomer U stories today, I wrote a sort of manifesto for aging boomers and seniors to connect using modern technology and social media, such as Facebook, Twitter and texting.

As we age we have to “cross the street” to the younger folks part of society’s block. The pros far outweigh the cons, in my opinion.


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