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The Slice archive for July 13, 2011

WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2011




Powerful coalition waiting to happen

Though at times they can seem like adversaries, bike riders and dog walkers are actually natural allies. For one thing, they both recognize that not everybody wants to spend 100 percent of their outdoor time in cars. And secondly, they both tend to realize that…

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Correction 

You know when I said one of my colleagues had an idea for a promotional campaign for the newspaper based on photos of good-looking people reading the SR? Well, I misunderstood. His idea is to hire attractive individuals to read the paper in public places,…

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Any of his relatives still around here? 

According to a couple of potentially accurate accounts on the Web, the first patent for an electric bug zapper was issued to William H. Frost of Spokane in 1910. So why didn't we become the bug zapper capital of the world? I didn't find anything…

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Here's one I had forgotten about

A friend was watching an episode of "The Bob Newhart Show." That's the '70s show set in Chicago, not the '80s show set in Vermont. Anyway, Bob's airline navigator friend, Howard, says that he doesn't like to predict the future. Why? Because the last time…

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