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Wild Card/Tuesday — 9.24.13

I enjoyed an hour with human-rights activists Tony Stewart, Norm Gissel and Marshall Mend last night at the Human Rights Education Institute last evening, watching the 1987 presentation of the Raoul Wallenberg Award to Coeur d'Alene, in New York City. I'm the only one of the traveling party -- Ray Stone, Bill Wassmuth and Larry Broadbent -- from Coeur d'Alene that's still toiling on this mortal coil. In fact, I'm about the same age now that Ray Stone was then. It's too bad that a lot of people who pop off in this community have little to no knowledge of the human-rights struggle in this community over the years, including the 1986 bombings and response that led to the Wallenberg Award. I was there. I walked through Bill Wassmuth's house shortly after one of the bombings. I will remember. Now for today's Wild Card ...

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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