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Headlines @ Closin’ Time — 12/19/05

Hundreds of thousands of dead menhaden, a small, silver-colored fish, lay dead on the northern sound-side of Wrightsville Beach, N.C., earlier today. The fish started appearing Sunday and litter the entire ocean-side of the beach/APhoto.

1. Poll: Bush’s Approval Ratings Climb: Iraqi Elections, Economic Gains Lift President From Career Lows/ABC News — Can’t keep a good man down?

2. House opens way for Arctic oil drilling: ANWR provision attached to major defense bill/Associated Press — We can’t begin to work our way toward energy independency unless we bolster our domestic oil production.

3. Seaplane crashes off Miami Beach, 19 killed: Witnesses report explosion before propeller-driven aircraft went down/NBC News — Sad.

4. Women put panties on rabbi’s tomb: In hopes their prayers for husbands will be answered/Agence France-Presse — Desperate housewives, move over; here you have desperate brides to be.

5. Lieberman may face primary challenge in Connecticut: Anti-war Democrats upset by senator’s support of war/NewsMax — This race will prove whether or not the Democrats are being taken over by its anti-war wing.

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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