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Peanut Gallery (Or mebbe they won’t …)

Well Mike (Kennedy), thanks for your spirited comments. I enjoy the exchange and it leads to a concensus of why needs to be done with our new library. I say "our new library" because I still contribute to the taxes in our Coeur d' Alene community and as long as that is the case, I would like to think that I would have a right and obligation to insure that those taxes are put to good use.

The library location was a dumb idea and still continues to be a dumb idea that is politically motivated and not placed for all of the residents and most especially the people who need it most, namely those who cannot afford to buy a lot of books, or place their children in private learning programs, or cannot afford modern computer systems or their upgrades.

Those people who need those library services will spend hundreds of thousands of dollars trucking down to a library that was placed at the most distance possible from their daily life patterns and that of their children. Get it near them and near the population center of the city and once and for all just forget the politics for the sake of the people who need this new library.

Steve Badraun

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.