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The Slice: Pig Out not your thing? Try POITP

Paul Turner’s Slice column will return Thursday, but until then, here’s a final sampling of some of the tastier tidbits from this date in Slice history:

FROM 2000:

Say it, don’t spray it: If you’d rather not utter the phrase “Pig Out in the Park” or even “Pig Out,” there’s always the lyrical acronym, “POITP.”

FROM 1998:

Today is the anniversary of the first lawyer moving to Spokane.

According to a passage in an old history book a friend shared with us, one J. Kennedy Stout arrived in town on Sept. 1, 1881. Within a matter of days, he was on the city payroll.

So now the question is this: How should modern-era residents acknowledge that historic occasion?

a) Refer to Sept. 1 as a date “that shall live in infamy.”

b) Reserve Riverfront Park for the annual Billable Hours Fest.

c) Sue someone you love.

d) Name every child born in Spokane on Sept. 1 either Tort or Fees.

e) Other.

FROM 1994:

Back-to-school tip: Remember, you are practically invisible because just about everybody else is incredibly self-conscious, too.

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