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The Slice archive for June 2011

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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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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