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Huckleberries: Tom Malzahn helping to let voters pick next treasurer

Again, Kootenai County owes a debt of gratitude to Treasurer Tom Malzahn for postponing his retirement 21 months to protect his office from right-wing ideologues who control the local GOP. In Idaho, the respective parties provide up to three names for appointment by commissioners when a vacancy occurs among the courthouse elected officials. Malzahn feared that the tea party/Ron Paul wing that dominates the GOP Central Committee would bypass his competent deputy, Laurie Thomas, in favor of conservative ideologues.

Theater puts Franz, Duke, Travolta, Bannon together for one night

Six actors will take the stage. The set will consist of a few chairs. There will be no elaborate costumes. But when the lights go down and the curtain rises, those in the audience will see something remarkable. Dennis Franz. Patty Duke. Ellen Travolta. Jack Bannon.

Spotlight: CdA Summer Theatre will feature Franz

There’s big news for the Spotlight column, and then there is Big News. I think this falls into the latter category. Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre has announced a special show, for one night only, that will mark the return to the stage of Dennis Franz.

PBS offers glimpse into what to expect from show headed to INB

The PBS broadcast of “South Pacific” on “Live From Lincoln Center,” Wednesday at 7 p.m. on KSPS-7, should hold plenty of local interest for two reasons: • The telecast features Spokane product Jason Michael Snow as Yeoman Herbert Quale.

Region in brief: Widow sues over death at raceway

A lawsuit has been filed by the wife of an asphalt contractor who was killed May 8 at Spokane County Raceway Park when a driver slammed his race car into the man. A suit filed by Mary H. Arndt has been filed on behalf of her husband, Bob L. Arndt, of Post Falls. According to the suit, the 68-year-old contractor was at the track at the request of raceway general manager Jay Livingston to discuss a bid for construction work.

Actor sues over chandelier mishap

Actor Dennis Franz and a 72-year-old family guest have both filed lawsuits in Kootenai County against the manufacturer and installer of a mechanism that apparently failed and caused a light fixture at Franz’s North Idaho house to fall in 2007, injuring the guest and a toddler she was holding.