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February 20, 2014
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Ron Knecht: Grobnik wakes to a dramatically changed world

Recently, I met a modern Rip Van Winkle — named Slats Grobnik. “Are you the drinking buddy Mike Royko used to quote in his Chicago column?” I asked. “Yeah,” he said, “but don’t believe everything Mike said about me. Newspaper guys make up a lotta stuff.” Slats fell sleep after Royko’s funeral in 1997 and had just awakened to find himself at UNR. He asked for a cigarette. “I don’t smoke,” I said, “and, uhm, neither can you here on campus.” “Huh?” “Not unless it’s medical marijuana.” He looked confused. “Yeah,” I explained, “the baby boomers got older, became college …

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