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The Slice: But can that match a hole-in-one with a sandwich?

Eighteen years without an accident.

Well, that’s a bit of a stretch. The S-R has messed up a time or two during that time. But at least the paper has not printed a recipe for “Honey fried children” since November 1994.

Let’s move on.

Slice answers: “My husband and I think the Spokane International Airport should have two lines at security,” wrote Jody Hamilton. “One for those people who haven’t flown since 9/11 and one for everyone else.”

Sandi Paquet suggested moving the location of David’s Pizza to make it more accessible to a greater number of people at the airport.

And Vic Plese would like a little curbside flexibility. “I would allow someone a mere 60-90 seconds of ‘unattended vehicle time’ so they can pop their head into the terminal to flag down whoever they’re picking up, or more importantly, help an elderly person with his or her luggage. I’m afraid I will get arrested just getting out of my car to open the trunk.”

Following up: “Jeff Brown can take some solace in knowing that we all forget to zip up our pants sometimes,” wrote Jim Allen of Chewelah. “He will know that he’s in real trouble when he forgets to zip ’em down.”

Perhaps an image reconsideration is in order: “Pansies seem to be the toughest flowers in our yard,” wrote Jerry Cartwright.

Slice answer: Jeff Clausen said that if the odd-couple travel partners in “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” had been trying to make it to Spokane instead of Chicago, there’s a chance they might still be on the road somewhere near Minot, N.D.

One problem with the strategy of celebrating Christmas birthdays six months early: “Hoopfest weekend,” wrote Amelia Mills, who will turn 23 this Dec. 25.

If we are what we eat: Lan Hellie is doughnuts, beef, ham, cheese and pizza, among other things.

Today’s Slice question: Do Spokane movie theater audiences tend to be better behaved than multiplex audiences in other cities with which you are familiar?

Write The Slice at P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210; call (509) 459-5470; email Joan Matlack, who used to live in one of them, speculated that a few tiny houses near Finch Arboretum might be this area’s homes with the smallest square footage.

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