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007: UI Should Do A Legal University Place … in CDA

James Bond: I agree with everything you said, DFO. However, I believe your energy as an editorial writer would be better directed at convincing the policy makers that the University of Idaho itself should begin shifting massive resources to Coeur d'Alene. Basically, I'm saying they should do the University Place thing in Coeur d'Alene, except do it legally. Northern Idaho would welcome the Vandals. Boise did not and will not. We do not need the functional equivalent of ANOTHER four year school in northern Idaho. We need the University of Idaho to actually serve people in the new mileneum, which means leaving the farm and going where the people are located. The University of Idaho is situated to serving northern Idaho. It should do so.

DFO: You provided a lot of food for thought here, 007. You're right. UIdaho has quite an offer from Dennis Pence/Coldwater Creek in Sandpoint. Pence has offered to construct buildings and help fund a UI center in Sandpoint. A Coeur d'Alene education corridor would be a larger equivalent in the Lake City. Dunno if UIdaho, the Idaho Board of Education, and the Idaho Legislature can think that big.

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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.