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The Slice We Just Hope It Was A Positive And Well Grounded Experience

A friend overheard two young women in a Coeur d’Alene convenience store.

Woman No. 1: “Her car wouldn’t start, so some guy jumped her, then asked her out.”

Woman No. 2: “Isn’t it usually the other way around.”

Customers for life: About a year ago, Deborah Lapoint and Karla Litzenberger independently noted in the newspaper’s movie listings a rare weekday matinee scheduled for the Magic Lantern. It was a misprint. But they didn’t know it. So when they arrived at the downtown theater, it was dark and nobody was around.

Then the woman who runs the place showed up to do some bookkeeping. Guess what she did? She went ahead and screened the movie just for the two women. “And she didn’t say one negative word about The Spokesman-Review,” added Litzenberger.

And Diane in Cusick faxed a big thumbs-up for Spokane’s Bill the Fauceteer.

One great thing about developers: They often spare you the embarrassment of seeing how puny your childhood sledding hill was.

Fatherhood seminar: “The Great Santini” is on KXLY-Extra tonight at 8. Let’s go, hogs.

Just wondering: Do people trying to sell houses in this weather make a point to knock down all the monster icicles so as to avoid calling attention to the inadequate insulation?

Kid stuff: When Thelma Krell’s granddaughter, Jenny, was 8, the little girl’s mother informed her in the wake of some disappointment or other that life was not always a bowl of cherries. Jenny pondered that for a moment. And then she said “Oh, well, I don’t like cherries anyway.”

Warm-up questions: What’s the most memorable sentiment you’ve seen written on a cake? Is it true that a person’s list of all-time favorite movies tells you all you need to know about that individual?

Considering the limited number of programs available, doesn’t Spokane seem to have an impressive number of grad school lifers?

Today’s Slice question: If you and your co-workers had been members of the Donner Party, who would have…uh, on second thought, never mind.

, DataTimes MEMO: The Slice appears Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Write The Slice at P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210; call (509) 459-5470; fax (509) 459-5098.

The Slice appears Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Write The Slice at P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210; call (509) 459-5470; fax (509) 459-5098.

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