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Bodybuilder Finally Earns Pro Card

The road to becoming a professional bodybuilder is long, arduous and wrought with sacrifice. It's one Janet Kaufman of Lewiston knows all too well. After 24 years and thousands of hours pumping iron in the gym, the 45-year-old finally earned her International Federation of Bodybuilders Pro Card last month. In the mostly male-dominated sport of bodybuilding, it's the pinnacle of her years of dedication. "I've been trying for that for 24 years, and that was like the monkey that finally got off my back," she said. "It was almost surreal, because I had been trying so hard for so long"/Kevin Gaboury, Lewiston Tribune. More here. (Lewiston Tribune photo)

Question: Do body builders look good to you? Or do they take a good thing -- physical fitness -- too far?

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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