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Feb 11, 2005
America's Favorite Fitness Expert Re-Creates Famous Potato Sack Photo Immortalized by Marilyn Monroe Half Century Ago

BOISE, ID, Feb. 11, 2005 - The familiar phrase "you'd look good even in a potato sack" originated from a stunt pulled off by 20th Century Fox in 1952: Marilyn Monroe was under contract with the movie studio then and the studio wanted to showcase Monroe's beauty and prove that she didn't need to be dressed in gowns, furs and jewels to look good. The resulting photos – a series of shots of the beautiful 26 year old posing in heels and an Idaho Potato sack – are probably one of the most enduring photo sequences of the famous blonde.
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Feb 9, 2005
Guess Who's Ready for a Repeat Performance, Mary Ann (A.K.A. Dawn Wells) of Gilligan's Island Fame Makes Retailers Everywhere Wish They'd Get Stranded at United!

EAGLE, IDAHO, February 9, 2005 – Visitors may experience dejá vu when they attend the United Fresh Fruits and Vegetable 2005 Produce Expo and Conference in Chicago April 30 through May 3. On the heels of her appearance at last year's Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Conference in Anaheim, CA, Dawn Wells will reappear as the Idaho Potato Commission's special guest at United.
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Feb 1, 2005
Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: Sweethearts aren't the only ones who celebrate in February. Spud lovers everywhere also get a piece of the action with the entire month dedicated to loving potatoes. In honor of Potato Lovers Month and the upcoming National Nutrition Month in March, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) and fitness guru Denise Austin are offering an informative pamphlet, A Fun Way to Fuel Up, showcasing easy-to-follow, healthy lifestyle tips and nutritious recipes.
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Jan 5, 2005
Idaho Potatoes Rock!

BOISE, ID, January 10, 2005 – Authorized U.S. Foodservice Distributor Sales Representatives and Produce Specialists are invited to visit www.spudrock.com and enter the online contest for a chance to win great prizes from the Idaho Potato Commission.
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Dec 27, 2004
IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION REUNITES ORIGINAL CAST MEMBERS OF GILLIGAN'S ISLAND AT 2004 PMA

BOISE, ID, December 27, 2004 - The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) is raising the stakes this year and plans to award more than $150,000 in cash and prizes as part of it's 14th annual Potato Lovers' Month retail display contest.
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Dec 27, 2004
Attention Retailers: It's Time to Roll Up Your Sleeves and Exercise your Creativity! Then Kick Back, Relax and Watch Your Favorite Program on Your New TV and (Potentially) Win Big Bucks!

BOISE, ID, December 27, 2004 - The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) is raising the stakes this year and plans to award more than $150,000 in cash and prizes as part of it's 14th annual Potato Lovers' Month retail display contest.
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Dec 27, 2004
Touchdown Tater Tidbits

BSU Quarterback Jared Zabransky can throw an Idaho Potato 80 yards. It’s no wonder, considering he was raised on a potato farm.
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Dec 22, 2004
'Tis the Season to Love Potatoes

BOISE, ID, December 22, 2004 - Need some fresh new potato ideas for Potato Lover's Month in February? Never fear, the Idaho Potato Commission's accordion fold recipe cards are now available. With six new tantalizing takes on the classic potato, planning an innovative menu to kick off the month-long festivities will be simple as an Idaho® Potato Torte.
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Dec 17, 2004
Idaho Potato Commission Announces Grand Prize Winner of Gilligan's Island Trivia Contest at 2004 PMA

BOISE, ID, DECEMBER 17, 2004 - Sue Behrens of Roundy's in Milwaukee, WI, and three guests will receive VIP treatment at SpudFest 2005 -- including a special breakfast with SpudFest founder Dawn Wells (a.k.a. Mary Anne of the hit TV show Gilligan's Island). In early August of next year, Behrens and her family will travel to Idaho for the four-day celebration showcasing family films and musical talent, including shorts and animations.
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Dec 1, 2004
Idaho Potato Commission "Goes Another Round" Versus Anti Carb Diets

BOISE, ID, December, 2004 - A determined Idaho Potato Commission continues to fight the good fight and has fired the latest salvo: a new commercial starring fitness icon Denise Austin knocking anti-carb diets and touting complex carbohydrates, such as those found in Idaho Potatoes.
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