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The Slice archive for June 2011


Programming alert 

Called my friend who lives next to Audubon Park to tell him his "Twilight Zone" is part of the Syfy channel's Sunday/Monday marathon. According a schedule I consulted, "The Hunt" is on at on Monday. Dex doesn't have a huge role in it, but…

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Feedback on today's print Slice 

Got an email from a woman who was absolutely irate about a newcomer's thumbs-down verdict on Spokane's uncontrolled intersections in residential areas. For one thing, she was angered by the idea of spending money on additional stop signs (which isn't going to happen) when the…

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Sighing and praying 

So what do you do after reading in the morning paper about a father throwing his young son into some cacti and driving off, abandoning the little boy? Me, I tried hard to think about something I saw last night. The preschool boy across the…

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The first time I ever saw Spokane 

I was a kid in the back seat of one of these. My family was taking a cross-country trip. Ours wasn't pink, though. I believe Pontiac called the color "aquamarine." Can't remember if our Bonneville had two doors or four. But, the problem of space-hogging…

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S comes before T

If you occasionally deal with far-away people who repeatedly confuse Spokane with Tacoma, try this. Tell them Spokane is the one that is south of Deer Park. They won't understand. But it's true and it is fun to say.

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Vanishing breed 

There was a retirement lunch today for the SR's Doug Floyd, longtime editor of the editorial page. He is a gentleman, and he conducted himself as one even when dealing with those incapable of being civil. SR photo

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Changing with the times

You can tell when someone is lost. So I asked this well-dressed man and woman downtown if I could help. They said they were to meet a lawyer whose office is in the US Bank Building. I told them how to get there, without any…

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Reader with a question

"Does using a recycle bin and a 'clean green' bin along with a typical garbage can really help the environment when we now have three different types of garbage trucks on the road to pick this stuff up?" wrote Eric Rieckers.

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TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2011

Honk if cute

So I was on my way home, stopped at a light downtown. A car pulled up next to me. The windows were rolled down. The vehicle was covered with messages, apparently sprayed on with some sort of gunk that looked like cake frosting. One on…

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Keeping the peace at family gatherings

Deer Park's Coleen Wood said the classic advice usually works for her extended family. Steer clear of religion and politics. "There are a couple of my relatives that have definite opinions," she wrote. Hey, having opinions just shows you're alive. Being a jerk is the…

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What are you wearing? 

You don't have to answer that. But me, I went with my first Hawaiian shirt of the season today. I believe I have about a dozen, almost all purchased on sale. Years ago, I was suspicious of those wearing such garments. I regarded these shirts…

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