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CdA grandma collecting cash for Survivor star

COEUR d'ALENE - Shirley Ellis ripped open one of the nine letters she pulled out of her extra-large Hayden post office box on Monday.

“Two dollars,” she said, giving the crisp bills a quick smooch. “Two fresh ones.”

Ellis, for those who haven't heard, is the 78-year-old Coeur d'Alene grandma who is trying to raise a million dollars for “Survivor: Cagayan” runner-up Yung “Woo” Hwang. Ellis believes Woo should have won for his honest style of play in an otherwise cutthroat game, but he just missed out on the $1 million prize.

She has opened a bank account, deposited the first $50 and paid for the post office box for several months.

Ellis is asking that other big Woo fans give a dollar.

She has received nearly 20 letters containing at least a buck in the past week. The haul was $47 last week, and on Monday she opened up mail with another $196. Full Story. David Cole, CdA Press

I'm pretty sure Woo is doing just fine, financially, but this lady's heart is in the right place. Are you a Survivor fan?

‘Survivor’s‘ Rupert Runs For Guv

In this May 27, 2007, file photo, May Rupert Boneham, from the television show “Survivor,” pumps up the crowd before a race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. Libertarian Party members are set to nominate the former television reality series star as their candidate for Indiana governor during its state convention on Saturday in Indianapolis.. (AP Photo/Rob Carr, File)

Question: Have you ever voted for a Libertarian candidate?

Poll: Military Suicide Condolences? Yes

  • Thursday Poll: Overwhelmingly, Hucks Nation supports President Barack Obama's plans to send condolences to families whose loved ones commit suicide while serving in the U.S. military. 107 of 127 respondents (84.25%) supported that position. Only 18 of 127 (14.17%) opposed that position. 2 voters (1.57%) were undecided.
  • Today's Poll: Do you have what it takes physically and emotionally to compete in the reality TV show “Survivor”?

‘Survivor’ Cast Call Today At Casino

Hundreds of people are expected to try to outwit, outplay and outlast their competitors today when they turn out for an open casting call at the Northern Quest Casino and Resort for the reality CBS show “Survivor.” 100 people will strut their stuff for Survivor producers Friday night. Producers say they want people who are strong-willed, outgoing, adventurous, physically and mentally adept, are able to adapt to new environments and who have interesting lifestyles, backgrounds and personalities. Starting at 11 a.m. Friday crews will distribute raffle tickets to everyone in line at Northern Quest/Tove Tupper, KREM. More here. (AP file photo: “Survivor Vanuatu” competitors begin season)

Question: Do you have what it takes to be a competitor on the reality CBS show “Survivor”?

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