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Sat., April 10, 2010, 6:18 a.m.

Meinhardt Raabe, 94, Munchkin, RIP

FILE - Original Munchkin Meinhardt Raabe attends the
FILE - Original Munchkin Meinhardt Raabe attends the "Wizard of Oz" 70th Anniversary Emerald Gala at Tavern on the Green in New York, in this Sept. 24, 2009 file photo. Raabe, who played the Munchkin coroner in "The Wizard of Oz," died. Friday morning April 9, 2010 according to his caregiver, Cindy Bosnyak, at a hospital in Orange Park, Fla. He was 94 and was one of the few surviving Munchkins from the 1939 film. (Charles Sykes / Sykec)

Original Munchkin Meinhardt Raabe attends the "Wizard of Oz" 70th Anniversary Emerald Gala at Tavern on the Green in New York, in this Sept. 24, 2009, file photo. Raabe, who played the Munchkin coroner in "The Wizard of Oz," died. Friday morning, according to his caregiver, Cindy Bosnyak, at a hospital in Orange Park, Fla. He was 94 and was one of the few surviving Munchkins from the 1939 film.  (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)

Question: How many times would you estimate that you've seen "The Wizard of Oz?" How many books in L. Frank Baum's Oz series have you read? Do you still enjoy the original story? Do you think anyone could do a modern remake that could stand alongside the original movie production?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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