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The Slice Then You Get To Be A Janitor

Rockford’s Diane DeLong has a son in first-grade who already has high school figured out, sort of.

He recently explained that before becoming a sophomore you have to spend a year as a fisherman.

Sweeping Generalizations Department: Men are more likely to initiate touching of a sexual nature during courtship and in the first year of marriage, according to a study noted by the Knight-Ridder news service. After that, women typically have to take the lead, the report says.

Mail call: A Boise area fifth-grader named Roxanna Kelly wants to receive postcards from Spokane to help her with a class project. Her address is Westside School, 609 North 5th, Payette, Idaho 83661.

This lad already understands the scientific method: “I have learned about what rabbits eat at school. We have one in our classroom. He eats lettuce. He also eats crunchy things. I think they are made of grass or something. I know it is not meat, because he would not eat it if it was meat. He is a plant eater, like some dinosaurs.” - from Logan Elementary School student Timmy Vache’s recent report on rabbits

Slice answers: Several readers would like to see Bloomsday cheaters identified by name in the newspaper. Others suggested punishments that would involve suspending certain constitutional rights.

Wendy Cowden thinks they should be made to run up and down the Ruby corridor, chanting “There’s no place like home.”

Moscow’s Ashleigh Hebert, 10, said race cheaters should be required to run the kiddie rides at Riverfront Park. She thinks having to endure the monotonous music that accompanies the rides would teach them a lesson.

And in another matter, thanks to Okanogan’s Anita Thomason for the story of how her son learned a lesson about electric fences and the conductivity of fluids.

Today’s Slice question: Which of your co-workers has the best smile? (Send us a photo.)


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