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Saturday, May 30, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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The Slice Burglar Throws Bone To His Victim

A guy who had swiped a ceramic hound dog from Linda Pitt’s North Side flower bed showed up at her door with the animal and an apology.

She accepted both.

America’s youngest anesthesiologist: A Spokane 3-year-old named Benny must have been listening to the phone conversations his mom had regarding his grandfather’s recent treatment for a heart condition. Because a couple of days after the successful procedure at the Heart Institute, Benny announced that he had built a hospital with his Tinker Toys.

“Next time Grandpa’s heart feels funny, I’ll put him under and shock him,” he said before pausing and then asking a question. “Mommy, what did they put him under?”

Slice answer: If Dave Wanless rewrote “Easy Rider,” he’d have the two lead characters spend a certain Saturday night in May at People’s Park. Then, when they awoke, they would find themselves blocked in by thousands of Bloomsday runners.

We like it. Can’t you just hear the two buddies on their choppers?

“Far out. Look at all these people, man.”

“What kind of place is this?”

“It’s Spokane, man. It’s Spokane.”

More survivable disappointments:

1. The phone not ringing with that call from the Seahawks management: “Look, this quarterback controversy has gone on too long. Are you ready to step in and start for us?”

2. Spokane not having a Niketown.

3. A panhandler seeming unappreciative of your offer of a gift-certificate for a free hamburger.

4. Discovering that there are actually several cable channels that seldom showcase supermodels.

5. Learning that your favorite bank teller flirts with other customers, too.

Today’s sleeping bag adventure: Katie Frankhauser told about a family camping trip to Mount Rainier National Park. A bee somehow worked its way to the bottom of her dad’s sleeping bag. It stung him between two toes.

Q-and-A with Eric Berne, who works at the Read All About It newsstand in downtown Seattle: Question: Do people ever ask for The Spokesman-Review?

Answer: “Oh, yes. That happens.”

Question: Seriously?

Answer: “Yes.”

Warm-up question: Because of all the outdoor security lights, which Spokane area neighborhood would be visible from farthest out in space?

Today’s Slice question: Who makes the area’s best doughnuts?

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MEMO: The Slice appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Write The Slice at P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210; call (509) 459-5470; fax (509) 459-5098. A few former Crescent employees still stay in touch with one another.

The Slice appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Write The Slice at P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210; call (509) 459-5470; fax (509) 459-5098. A few former Crescent employees still stay in touch with one another.

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