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Riggs To Kroc Fans: Say No To Recall

In this June 27, 2007, SR file photo, retired executive Art Brown, left, and Dr. Jack Riggs, right, flank Mayor Sandi Bloem as they listen to speeches at the official groundbreaking of the Kroc Center Wednesday in Coeur d'Alene. Riggs and Brown are the co-chairs of the campaign to raise more than six million dollars in matching money to meet requirements set by the Salvation Army to build the center. Riggs has provided Huckleberries with letter below asking Kroc Center users not to take part in Coeur d'Alene recall effort. (Jesse Tinsley's SR file photo)

“This is an appeal to all Coeur d’Alene residents who are current Kroc members, former Kroc members, or have benefited in any way from the Kroc Center.  There is no question that without the leadership of Mayor Sandi Bloem and the City Council, we would NOT have a Kroc Center here in Coeur d’Alene today. We all know that improving McEuen has been a controversial subject, but the Mayor and Council have done nothing wrong or illegal that should merit a recall. Many of the very same people that are now opposing McEuen improvements, opposed Kroc before it was built. You be the judge.  Has Kroc been good for the community?  If you respect, admire or support the Kroc Center, and projects like it, then when someone asks you to sign a recall petition, please just say ‘no thanks’ “— former Idaho Lt. Gov. Jack Riggs letter.

Question: Are you a fan of the Kroc Center, which was built through the efforts of Mayor Sandi Bloem & the three council members targetted for recall?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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