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Fri., May 12, 2006, 12:32 p.m.

Huckleberries Best of the Northwest — 5/12/06

In this March 2006 photo taken in Moon Township, Pa., provided by the Idaho Potato Commission, and taken by the family of Linda Greene, Linda Greene is shown holding a heart-shaped potato. The president of the Idaho Potato Commission says there's no way a heart-shaped potato should have made it through the state's inspection system without being pulled aside and turned into french fries. And yet, he's delighted it did during Potato Lovers Month here/AP photo.

1. David Horsey/Seattle PI looks at how TV dominates are culture from cradle to grave here.

2. Some 55,000 illegal registrations have been scrubbed from the new statewide voter database. That is the largest number of erroneous voter records found since the database began running at the beginning of the year here.

3. Mike Holmgren would like to continue coaching after 2006, and the Seahawks would like him to continue doing it for them here.

4. A DNA test has confirmed what zoologists, hunters and aboriginal trackers in the far northern reaches of Canada have dreamed of for years: the first documented case of a grizzly-polar bear in the wild here.

5. The Washington Supreme Court has ruled that a sex offender's attempt to send sexual messages to children was illegal, striking down his claim that no harm was done because the children were either too young to read them, or the notes were intercepted by parents here.

6. IMHO-NW: Dan Popkey/Idaho Statesman (Boxer fighting in political ring), Missoulian (Bush should use veto power), D. Parvaz/Seattle PI (Bush Number is about up), Art Thiel/Seattle PI (Schools blow call on cheating girls' BB team), and Jim Moore/Seattle PI (Welcoming Seahawks to Renton).

Online Poll: 86% of 1015 respondents to an Idaho Statesman poll say they've never hired an undocumented worker.

*Gonzaga will face Duke in Madison Square Garden in New York Dec. 21 here.

*Missing mushroom hunter found alive near Coeur d'Alene here.

*Montana woman is sentenced to 5 years in prison for cleaning up blood after 2004 murder here.

Orbusmax Special: Web site for Troutdale, Wash., turns into pornography portal 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.