Huckleberrie hears ... that this wasn't such a shoo-in pick as expected -- that long-time planner Mel Palmer was the favorite in the field of 15 or 16. My sources question whether Dick Harris, the superb former superintendent of schools, has the gumption to run for election in his own right next fall.
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.