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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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Nov 19, 2004
Resolve to Get Organized in the New Year!

BOISE, ID, November 19, 2004 - The wait is over. The "2005 Foodservice Event Planner," produced by the Idaho Potato Commission and Restaurants &Institutions, is now available! So plan your month. Plan your year. Just plan your menu around the innovative recipes highlighted each month from leading chefs around the nation. A useful tool for every foodservice professional, the planner highlights important dates to remember from conferences and trade shows to holidays and special occasions. And while the dates are a reminder of opportunities for unique or seasonal menu planning, the eye-catching recipe photography provides the inspiration. This year's planner spotlights ethnic recipes in American dining and each month also includes helpful tips and quips from chefs and the IPC.
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Nov 9, 2004
Your Resource for Mashed Potatoes: www.idahopotato.com (But, of course!)

BOISE, ID, November 9, 2004 - America's number one potato, the Idaho Potato, also has a top notch web site that makes the search for tips and twists to mashed potatoes as easy as pie.
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