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Oops: Loertscher Not Quoted Right

Huckleberries has learned from another reporter and 2 legislators who were present during today's House State Affairs Committee that Chairman Tom Loertscher wasn't the one who didn't know where Guatemala is. The punch line got mixed up. Loertscher told those assembled that his hair dresser didn't know where Guatemala was when she first started dating a man (who later became her husband) from there. Earlier today, Dustin Hurst, a reporter for the Idaho Reporter, tweeted a conversation that Loertscher related was between his hair stylist and him. The hair stylist admitted she was bad with geography and didn't know that Idaho Falls was north of Pocatello. Then came the comment about Guatemala that was inaccurately credited to Loertscher. Huckleberries regrets reprinting the error.

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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