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The Slice archive for Jan. 1, 2011

MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2011

Re: Friday's Slice

Not everyone understood what I was saying about Spokane TV news and anchor-team performances regarding the weather. But Slice reader Alison Duke, who doesn't mind cool temps, did. "I've even written to the stations to ask that they just report the weather, not how they…

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Looking ahead to Tuesday's Slice

I realize Flag Day is actually about the U.S. flag. But tomorrow's print column invites readers to imagine what the other 49 state flags might look like if people elsewhere followed Washington's lead and put someone's face on their banners. So now you have a…

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Seasonal imperative disorder

Heard some people talking about the weather Sunday. It was clear they were in the grips of a feverish desire to be outside 100 percent of the time the sun is shining between now and autumn. I understand. We all know it has been a…

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SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2011

The clock is ticking

A school kid wanting to reinvent his or her persona before the end of the current academic year doesn't have much time left. Maybe going for a fresh start in September is a better plan. Of course, the truth is, none of us has total…

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Spokane sports trivia

Remember when Spokane hosted hockey's four-team Memorial Cup tournament in 1998? Well, all three of the teams joining the Spokane Chiefs for that competition had players currently involved in the NHL's Stanley Cup finals. Manny Malhotra, who played for the Ontario league champions, and Roberto…

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FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2011

Humans vs. Slugs

"Thankfully my husband is the ultimate slug slayer as my passion is gardening," wrote Diane Gilliland of Chattaroy. "With slugs threatening to reach 'horror-movie proportions,' he routinely scouts our property, flashlight and shovel in hand, at about 9:30 p.m. One night this past week he…

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Sports fans here in Friendlytown

So I'm walking on Riverside past the STA Plaza. I see a large man in one of those motorized wheelchairs. I recognize what he has on his head. So, thinking he might enjoy that someone noticed, I say: "Is that a vintage Milwaukee Brewers cap?"…

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What was your first car?

Mine was a 1967 Chevrolet Impala, purchased when it was about 10 or 11 years old. Huge car. It was not quite as spiffy as the one in the ad below. For one thing, the automobile in the advertisement is not obviously leaking oil. I…

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