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Headlines @ Closin’ Time — 3/8/06

Gordon Parks (right) died yesterday and he was a hero to many photographers, not just for making nice pictures, but for being a pivotal figure in 20th century photography (including photograph above, entitled “Children With Doll”), movies, music and poetry. He became the first black photographer at Life Magazine in the 1950s, in an era when he couldn’t even go into many stores and restaurants because he was black. He wrote books and poetry. He wrote piano concertos. He directed movies, including “Shaft” in 1971. Here’s a short biography at the Library of Congress website here — Jesse Tinsley/Spokesman-Review.

*Judge delays ruling for Debra Lafave: Woman accused of sex with boy, 14, could face trial despite plea deal/St. Petersburg Times — Send ‘er to the pokey, judge.

*‘Roe v. Wade for Men’ suit filed: Dads want right to opt out of financial responsibility for raising a child/Houston Chronicle — Real men don’t shirk their obligations.

*Arizona governor sends more troops to border: National Guard helping federal agents deal with illegal crossings/Associated Press — Seems Gov. Janet Napolitano isn’t a fan of Dubya’s look-the-other-way policy for illegals.

*Walgreens prescription: ‘She’s really a psycho!!!’ Woman sues pharmacy after finding insulting message on computer printout/WorldNetDaily — Walgreens had better offer her free drugs for life or it’s going to pay big time.

*Attack of the bedbugs: $20 million suit filed: 500 bites: ‘My skin felt as if it was on fire and I wanted to tear it off’/Associated Press — $20M for 500 bedbug bites? And you thought the new math had gone the way of the dinosaur.


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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