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MONDAY, JULY 17, 2006, 3:22 P.M.

RIP: Mickey Spillane, Mike Hammer Creator, 88

Mickey Spillane, author of mystery novel "The Big Kill," is shown in his studio at Orange Lake, N.Y., Feb. 23, 1952. Spillane, the macho mystery writer who wowed millions of readers with the shoot-'em-up sex and violence of gumshoe Mike Hammer, died today. He was 88. (AP Photo)

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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.