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Best-Dressed Guest From ‘70s Could Be Streaker

D.F. Oliveria The Spokesman-Revi

Update: Dawn Atwater, the North Idaho College alumni director, has found a local VIP to streak during the First All College Reunion Saturday. However, she won’t identify whether the streaker is a he, she or it. All she’d say was he/she/it wears an expensive overcoat, purchased in Seattle, aviator sunglasses and English shoes. That, and the fact that she, like ex-President Jimmy Carter, has lusted in her heart at the prospect of he/she/it tripping the light fandango in a taupe leotard. The Mystery Streaker will make his/her/its appearance during the 1970s portion of a come-up-the-years fashion show. If everything goes according to plan, NIC alumna Garletta Jagars, now of Norway, will be on stage modeling 1973’s ethnic look at the time. Stay tuned.

Jumpin’ Jack flashed

Dawn picked an appropriate year for the Mystery Streaker to appear. In 1973, I saw my only streaker - at Redding, Calif., in Shasta College’s lunchroom. A student, naked as Al Gore’s ambition, raced through the cafeteria, spurred by the cheers of diners. Ere he jiggled out of sight, we wondered: Who was that unmasked man? … Dawn never saw a streaker, but she recalls being mooned once and flashed once. The flasher struck while she was sitting with a boyfriend in “Perverts Park” (I’m not making this up), near Boston’s Fenway Park. … That note from yesteryear prompted me to confess to Dawn that I once egged the football coach’s kid into mooning the car behind our high school team bus. Exclaimed Dawn: “Maybe that was me he was mooning!” We didn’t mean any offense. … I wonder how many of you Baby Boomers out there once bared some or all as a youth, on a dare? Anyone?

Snow flurries ahead

On a more serious note, I was surprised last week to see the Shoshone News-Press forecast predicting temperatures from the 70s to 85 - with icons above showing snowmen in snow storms. Winter will come soon enough without any encouragement. … The Idaho Housing and Finance Association obviously was deeply touched by Vernon Baker finally receiving his Congressional Medal of Honor. It invited him to help dedicate the $4 million expansion of the Valley Vista Care Center at St. Maries - and then circulated a press release identifying him as Vernon Jordan. … Let he who is without typos throw the first Huckleberry: The Spokesman-Review isn’t perfect either. Our Coeur d’Alene bureau web site swapped two of CdA’s first three vowels.


Stan Peterson of Dalton Gardens says the only difference between a good haircut and a bad one is a week. Onward … Last Tuesday, the Bonner County Bee reported “a deer strike.” But I don’t think it’s going to do them any good. The unions in this right-to-work state aren’t very powerful. … A Careywood bloodhound was amused by the Bee report Tuesday that two white horses were “loitering.” What were they doing? asked she. Knocking back a few beers? You gotta love that paper. … Something at Stein’s IGA in Rathdrum was on sale for 79 cents a week ago. But the electronic sign was stuck so long that motorists stopped at the nearby lights never saw what it was. … The stylish player who wore faux pearls while catching for the Topper, Too softball team was Danni Lyden of Hayden Lake. And those pearls may not have been all that faux. Says her grandma: “She has too much class for that.” .. Do you suppose the elk in the mini-herd at Gloria’s Steakhouse in Prichard get nervous at supper time? Owner Cliff Rehart is asking area youngsters to help name a miniature elk calf. How about Cutlet?

Parting shot

The male/female bathroom situation in the CdA school administration building has been ironed out. This, according to new Superintendent David Rawls, who listed it among his early accomplishments in a report to the school board. Not impressed? I’ll bet the staff is relieved.

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Gotta Huckleberry? Call the Huckleberry Hound Hotline: (800) 344-6718 or (208) 765-7125;

The following fields overflowed: CREDIT = D.F. Oliveria The Spokesman-Review

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