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The Slice archive for Oct. 2011

MONDAY, OCT. 31, 2011

Two questions

Are you even remotely interested in opinions on the Spokane mayoral race held by those who do not reside in the city of Spokane? Do you find that people who bought SUVs for safety reasons sound a little funny telling others they should not have…

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Calming the "What if?" people

There are, in our midst, individuals who have active imaginations when it comes to preparing for trick or treaters. Even after bags of candy have been purchased -- way more than you'll need, these folks worry. "What if we have a late rush?" You can…

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The headcount When it comes to trick or treat, just about everyone who hasn't absurdly demonized Halloween considers himself an ace trend-spotter/holiday analyst. Chances are you will be reminded of this Tuesday morning, when you'll hear acquaintances report this year's numbers. Of course, the basic themes…

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SUNDAY, OCT. 30, 2011

Halloween in another century

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MONDAY, OCT. 24, 2011

SUNDAY, OCT. 23, 2011

Cereal and Halloween, together again

"Oh, boy. Thanks, Lady. Breakfast cereal!" Of course, Kellogg's couldn't let Post have this action all to itself. For the highest quality masks... I had always thought Sugar Bear was male. Maybe those others are a few of his witches. Apparently…

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In the sweet buy and buy Now, of course, we have entered the period when temptation will be at its peak. With just over a week to go before Halloween, it's now plausible that the candy you're buying could be intended for trick or treaters. No one would have believed…

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This date in Slice history (2001)

Products That Would Never Sell Department: Madeleine Rush, 5, was enjoying a can of fruit juice until she asked her parents what kind it was. She immediately put the can down when she thought she heard them say "poison berry." She happily resumed drinking after…

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SATURDAY, OCT. 22, 2011

People don't really want to hear it

Someone I visited had a copy of a 2011 novel by a writing teacher who lived in Spokane 20 years ago. Seeing it reminded me of time I spent with her while working on a feature story. This was just before she achieved national prominence.…

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