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The Slice archive for Jan. 1, 2011

THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2011

Arrest log from Hoopfest in the year 1912

Spitting. Seduction by promise of matrimony. Unlawful knowledge of livestock. Carnal conversation with an Idahoan. Failure to wear a bonnet after noon. Discharge of firearm within 10 feet of the basket. Attire deemed to be gross affront to public morals. Language alluding to or characterizing...

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Know your Spokane concert trivia

So what bands were the "Monsters of Rock" who appeared at Joe Albi Stadium on July 20, 1988? 1. Van Halen. 2. Scorpions. 3. Metallica. 4. Dokken. 5. Kingdom Come. Novelist Jess Walter was one of the reporters who covered the event for the SR.

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Before getting married

Karen Mobley's mother had this advice. "If you think you want to marry him, go on a long car trip requiring extensive use of maps and return home to do a complex home repair. If you still like each other, then try it." GPS systems...

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Three things

1. Once upon a time, people saying grace before a meal did not imply with a 91 percent degree of certainty that they were social conservatives. 2. If you put enough onions in the potato salad, kids won't touch it. So that leaves more for...

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2011


The list of Spokane's best-behaved kids

Would have to include broadcaster Kristi Gorenson's two daughters. (I suspect her husband had a hand in this, too.) I say this on the basis of an extended grocery aisle stop-and-chat. I don't have pictures of the girls. But here's their mom. SR photo

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Ahh...It's Bohemian Club time!

Well, maybe not quite yet. But keep in mind that I do start pretty early. And there are few things I like better than kicking back with a convenient half gallon fun-size bottle of locally brewed beer after a hard morning of item forging. Even...

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Deal 'em

A couple of my colleagues, Tom Sowa and Bert Caldwell, were just speculating about which self-important local personalities they would least like to play poker with. Who would you seat at your own table from Hades?

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It's all anticlimax after 1973

So the Belmont Stakes is Saturday. It will be nice for the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winners to have a rubber match. Assuming that is, that they'll both be in the race. I guess I could show a little more interest and actually find out....

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Honk if you know what he means

"I was driving around Cheney and heard someone honk," wrote Jerry Hilton. "I never figured out who or why. It got me thinking. As I grew up in Cheney, almost always, whenever someone honked it was to get a friend's attention and say Hi. Does...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2011



"No new steps"

One of the old Magic Lantern theater's bigger hits in the early '90s was the quirky Australian production, "Strictly Ballroom." One of the actors who made that fun to watch, Bill Hunter, died recently. R.I.P., Barry Fife. www.thereelbits.com

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Malt Shop Babylon

She started off talking about defunct Spokane movie theaters. But then one of my correspondents mentioned having seen a Ricky Nelson concert at the old Coliseum sometime around One Million B.C. Quite a few year's before that, the late singer's father performed with his big...

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