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Headlines @ Closin' Time -- 2/8/06

A drawing released by the Zhongda Zhang/ Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology in Beijing shows an artist's conception of Guanlong wucaii, the earliest known tyrannosaur. (AP Photo/HO/Zhongda Zhang-IVPP)

*Wal-Mart to open some 1,500 new stores: On top of nearly 3,200 world's largest retailer already operates/Associated Press --But will the uber-corporation be able to open ones in Hayden and Moscow. Inquiring minds want to know.

*Newspaper intimidated by drug-running thugs: Editor: Reporters will steer clear of critical stories after attack on newsroom/Laredo Morning Times, Texas -- Not one of journalism's finer moments.

*Scandal shakes up small Arkansas town: Mayor, top cop arrested, police chief's wife allegedly bedded prisoners/Associated Press -- Arkansas? Hmm. Isn't that where a former president of ours if from? Whatever happened to him and his missus?

*Wife sues miner's brother, tabloid over hospital photo: National Enquirer paid $800 for picture showing Randy McCloy on life support/CNN -- All the brother got was $800? He should be sued -- for stupidity.

*86 evangelical leaders fight 'global warming': Claim 'millions of people could die in this century because of climate change'/New York Times -- Rick Warren should stick to teaching people how to lead a purpose-driven life and let the scientists battle over global warming.

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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.




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