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You still can’t place calls at lake bottom

Slice-meister Paul Turner is taking some time off this month, but don’t despair: In his absence, we’re rerunning some of the tastier tidbits from this date in Slice history:

FROM 2007:

R.I.P. Mac: The Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture’s unofficial mascot has passed away.

A friendly yellow cat who wore a bell and liked to flop down in front of people, Mac helped supervise construction of the museum and was a friend to many staffers.

As his name predated the museum calling itself “The MAC,” the cat’s owners enjoyed claiming that the Browne’s Addition landmark was actually named after their pet.

FROM 2001:

A friend was in Montana for a reunion when he saw this sign inside the door of a restaurant: “Please check guns and cell phones.”

FROM 1999:

Beep, beep, beeeeeeep: How many personal electronic gizmos have been dropped in area lakes this summer?

FROM 1995:

Today’s Slice question: In what way, other than the fact that people didn’t run around yelling “stat,” was your hospital stay most unlike a primetime TV drama?

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