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Fri., April 18, 2014, 1:16 p.m.

Ghoulish Coroner Sign Turns Heads

When he came up with the idea for his campaign signs a couple of months ago, Matthew Townsend III ran it by some friends. "There was a couple people who said it might bring some negative attention," the 28-year-old candidate for Ada County coroner said. "Everybody loves it so far," Townsend said of the 8-foot by 10-foot sign, which features the word "coroner" in dripping red paint. Well, not everybody. "When you're driving by, it looks ghoulish," said Michael Nersveen, a 49-year-old Meridian resident who noticed the sign while driving down Meridian Road on Sunday. He circled back around to take a closer look/Katy Moeller, Idaho Statesman. More (including photo of sign) here.

Question: Do you consider Matthew Townsend's sign for Ada County coroner ghoulish or clever?

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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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