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Poor Visibility -- Here's an idea somebody might want to copy. A new restaurant just opened in Berlin, the Unsicht-Bar, and it's completely dark. The idea is to give patrons a sense of what it's like to be blind -- and a chance to rely on their other senses while eating dinner. And there's more: 22 of the 33 people who work there are blind. Our guess is that ordering could pose problems, but diners only get a choice between meat, fish or a vegetarian main dish. It's not until after dinner is over that they're told what exactly they had to eat.





Drop Him a Line -- Here's the address of one of our international readers. He collects printed picture postcards -- especially those with maps, bridges, flags and general views. Believe it or not, he doesn't have any from our area. So it's up to you to send this guy a card! (Brian James, P.O. Box 1492, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH7 6YB, England)





Where Do Mayors Come From? -- Well, in the case of the new city of Spokane Valley, once the City Council is elected, a mayor will be chosen at the first meeting. The title "Mayor of the Spokane Valley" is merely honorary, and whoever among the seven council members is selected gets to preside over all those meetings and cut ribbons at all those stores opening at the mall.





101,568 -- That's the capacity of Ohio Stadium, where the WSU Cougar football team will play Saturday in what many think is its biggest non-conference matchup ever. With both the Cougs and the Ohio State Buckeyes in the Top 10, whoever wins Saturday's 12:30 pm game has a shot at a perfect season. But the Cougs are going to have to overcome a massive crowd; by comparison, there are only 39,879 people in all of Whitman County, where Pullman is located. Even if you throw in 15,000 students or so, it's not even close. We're confident, however, that the Cougs can beat the double-team.





Nice Addition -- We know we've given those jokers over at the Spokesman-Review their fair share of ribbing over the years, so maybe we should give kudos when they're deserved, too. No, we're not talking about some item in the Slice; it's their new building. Just across the street from the dark red tower lies their new facility, sweeping nicely along the curve of Riverside Avenue. If this is a symbol of their having money problems, we'd hate to see 'em go bankrupt! (There's that ribbing again -- we can't help ourselves!) Still, the new fa & ccedil;ade is a great addition to the downtown streetscape, so thanks for that -- seriously. Now about the Slice...

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