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The Slice archive for Jan. 1, 2012

THURSDAY, JAN. 5, 2012



The boldest name for a newspaper ever

I was looking for online images of front pages from the defunct Local Planet. And I came across this. www.jacksonfreepress.com For a moment, I thought that main headline was the name of the publication. And I have to tell you, I was impressed. How would…

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Suggestion from a Slice reader 

A guy who informally keeps track of the comings and goings of Spokane TV news reporters said he thinks 2011 might have been a record year when it comes to turnover. So he suggested that The Slice organize a betting pool on the longevity of…

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This date in Slice history (1995)

Bob Wood was helping an extremely large elderly woman cross a street in Coeur d'Alene earlier this winter when he stepped on a frozen patch and went down hard. The woman then fell directly on top of him, losing her artificial leg in the process.…

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You want to talk about being confused?

Try to top this. I overheard a couple of colleagues talking and thought one had referred to long-dead rock legend Duane Allman. But the context of their coversation made that utterly baffling. Of course, that's because they were actually talking about civic activist Duane Alton.…

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One more batch from pnwbands.com

Here are some bands the site describes as 1970s Spokane groups. Any familiar faces here? Southern Comfort www.pnwbands.com Rain www.pnwbands.com Struggle www.pnwbands.com Big Fat www.pnwbands.com Northwest Sound www.pnwbands.com Shannondoah www.pnwbands.com Rage www.pnwbands.com Orphan Annie www.pnwbands.com Fandangle www.pnwbands.com Season Street www.pnwbands.com

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 4, 2012





Odd but true

1. There is a Spokane High School in Missouri. They are the Owls. 2. In the 1960s, the Baltimore Colts were in the National Football League's Western Conference. www.zazzle.com

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First Night vs. "Twilight Zone" marathon

Deborah Chan had some additional observations in the matter of the whole First Night vs. "Twilight Zone" marathon thing. (Saturday's print Slice.) "When it's cold on First Night, at least you know the Earth isn't moving away from the sun. "If you wear a mask…

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TUESDAY, JAN. 3, 2012





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