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The Slice: She has one law: Always root for the Zags

The Slice heard about quite a few local residents who have college degrees from two schools that compete against one another in sports.

But Spokane lawyer Angela M. Hayes has to deal with triangulated loyalties. She has two undergraduate degrees from the University of Washington (1991), a nursing degree from Washington State University (1993) and a law degree from Gonzaga University (1998).

She wrote, “I cheer for ALL of my teams, except … when the Cougs and Huskies play each other in any sport, I always cheer for the Cougs, and when the Zags play b-ball against either of my other alma maters, I always cheer for the Zags.”

Sunday quiz: Slice reader Kathryn Owen wins a coveted reporter’s notebook for being among those who knew that actor Tom Skerritt played the mayor of Seattle in the 1992 movie “Singles” and a U.S. senator from Idaho in a 2003 episode of “The West Wing.”

Re: naming things after characters in “To Kill a Mockingbird”: The S-R’s Alison Boggs suggested that Idaho could be referred to as “the Jem State.”

Self-medicating: All the ChapStick at John W. Anderson’s house got tossed out in a hurry after his newly potty-trained son, Andy, revealed that he had been using the lip balm in a place where it’s more typical to apply hemorrhoidal pads.

Warm-up questions: Ever discovered a flier on your car’s windshield promoting something in which you had even the slightest interest? What did people talk about while you were waiting to get a flu shot?

Today’s Slice question: Who holds the one-day Spokane record for going around and making a lay-up at the most curbside or driveway basketball hoops?

Write The Slice at P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210; call (509) 459-5470; fax (509) 459-5098; e-mail For previous Slice columns, see Some people still refer to the downtown Macy’s as The Bon.

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