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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 7, 2005, 1:07 P.M.

Huckleberries Best of the Northwest — 9/7/05

Seattle Mariner Morse was suspended today for 10 days for violating the steroids policy, the ninth major league player penalized under baseball's tougher drug rules/APhoto here.

Top Story: A Battle Ground, Wash., man who paid $10,000 for a Krispy Kreme doughnut to help his granddaughter raise money for Hurricane Katrina relief enjoyed the treat here.

1. David Horsey/PI looks at "two pleas for help" and, of course, the Republicans come out on the short end of his stick here. And you can find a wonderful remembrance of the late Bob Denver by free-lancer Milt Priggee here.

2. A suspect held in the slayings to two Bellingham sex offenders wants to speed things up and plead guilty here.

3. Spokane Bishop William Skylstad appeals federal judge's decision that churches and parochial schools can be sold to raise money to pay claims from sex-abuse victims here.

4. The state of Minnesota will have to wait to extradite multi-murder suspect Joseph Edward Duncan III and child molestation charges until Idaho is finished with him here.

5. A 23-year-old Kennewick man died Tuesday after driving his brand-new motorcycle through the fence of his Kennewick apartment complex here (free subscription required).

6. IMHO-NW: Danny Westneat/Seattle Times (A flood of public response), Rebecca Nappi/Spokesman-Review (Tragedy moves TV reporters), Bob Williams/Evergreen Freedom Foundation (Blame amid tragedy), Olympian (Which critters worth saving?), and Joel Connelly/PI (Denial can lead to disaster here).

55.5% of the WSU students answering a Daily Evergreen poll say they feel "very safe" walking around campus at night here.

*A flock of 14 Canada geese will live to fly again thanks to Boise city workers who rescued the fowl from the foul sludge of a sewer plant here.

*Spokane City Council sez no to referendum on domestic partners benefits here.

*The number of gray wolves may have maxed out in the northern Rockies recovery area here.

Orbusmax provides the rest of the Northwest here.

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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.