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Hydros might have sunk

COEUR d'ALENE - Doug Miller, who spearheaded the Coeur d'Alene Diamond Cup Hydroplane races over Labor Day weekend, issued a press release Thursday saying the event lost money. But Miller would not answer repeated requests for details this week, leaving the public to try to fill in important blanks.

In the release, Miller stated that organizers were grateful for the support they received from the community, although it wasn't enough.

"We will need to rely heavily on the businesses that benefit from these races such as hotels, motels, restaurants and retail to do their part and giving back by becoming financial supporters," he wrote.

Miller also had a message for those who attended the event.

"We also appreciate the attendees who supported the event by buying tickets, but there were many who found a way to attend the races without paying, either viewing from land or boat," he wrote. "This will also need to come to a halt next year or the races cannot continue." Read more. Jeff Selle, CdA Press

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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.