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Headlines Near Closing Time — 9/7/05

*'Napoleon' dynamite for back-to-school: 'It will have a nice little run and, in all likelihood, will have a short life'/Washington Post -- Mebbe Planet Hollyweird wouldn't be experiencing such a slump this summer if it made more fare like "Napoleon Dynamite." Gosh!

*Displaced to get $2,000 debit cards: Federal aid to provide 'immediate cash assistance to those who are in shelters'/Associated Press -- Now, there's a freebie I'm glad I'm not qualified to claim.

*FEMA: Don't photograph corpses: Media policy to be sure victims 'treated with dignity and the utmost respect'/Reuters -- This may be one of the few times I agree with the gummint. How'd you like to be a survivor who sees a photograph of his/her decaying relative in a puddle of New Orleans water?

*Mayor, governor at odds over evac: 'The governor, and that would be me, would have to enforce it'/Fox News -- Tweedledee and Tweedledumber.

*U.S. forces rescue American hostage: Raid farmhouse, free man held for 10 months in southern Iraq/Associated Press -- Out of the lion's den ...

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.