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SATURDAY, JAN. 6, 2007, 12:46 A.M.

DOTC: All In Place for Orderly Power Transition

Dan of the County: Well, lots and lots of excitement and electricity around here (Kootenai County Courthouse) with all the final preparations for the inauguration on Monday morning. There are many people on the grounds that I don’t recognize, in suits and with earpieces —- I assume Secret Service and other security people sweeping the place ahead of time. I hear here will be the traditional farewell tea with the sitting commissioners and their spouses and the incoming office holders before the 10:00 a.m. ceremony. The tea will be held in the elegant and historic Beige Room (also known as the 3rd floor employee break and copy machine room). So, after all of the sweat and toil of the candidates, billboards, robocalls, enough tinfoil used to circle the earth three times, and frenzied blog activities on the Internet it all comes down to this, an orderly and peaceful transition for the most powerful county on earth. And yes I do admit it; I still get choked up and a little misty eyed every time I hear the Official Courthouse Marine Corps Band practicing “Hail to the Clerk.” God, I do love this place!

DFO: Then, will Rich and Todd allow Spen-sah to see their county commissioner offices?

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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.