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The Slice archive for 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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