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Wed., Aug. 8, 2007, 9:15 a.m.

Boyington Supporters Finally Win Key Vote 2-0-1

Item: CdA airport renamed for 'Pappy': Commission approves naming county airfield for famed WWII pilot/Erica Curless, Spokesman-Review

Huckleberries Online regulars were out in force for the Boyington discussion. Here, Kerri Thoreson/OnLocation North Idaho (left), Alice Rankin/Alice's Garden Spot (middle right) and Dan of the County (behind Alice) listen to Marine League rep Rick Seward support the name change.

More Info: Commissioners Todd Tondee and Rich Piazza voted for the proposal, which was pushed by local Marine veterans. They said Boyington was a "hero's hero," and that his name could spark an interest in history and the veterans who fought for their country. "He's a reason why we're not speaking Japanese or German today," Piazza said. Commission Chairman Rick Currie's continued his long-standing opposition, but he abstained instead of voting.

Question: Will Currie's abstention and lack of support for the name change come back to haunt him in the GOPrimary next spring?

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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.