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SATURDAY, DEC. 15, 2007, 12:33 A.M.

Handle X Huckleberries: Hanoi Mike?

Coeur d'Alene city attorney Gridley knows right-wing conspiracy theorists will cluck their tongues when they discover he ison his way to Vietnam to ride bikes from Saigon to Hanoi. "They already think I'm a commie," said Gridley, an affable public servant who'll never be forgiven by the far right for running for the Legislature as a Demo a few years ago. As a kid, Gridley missed an all-expenses-paid trip to Vietnam, courtesy of Uncle Sam, because he graduated from high school in 1974. But he heard the country is beautiful. And the natives are friendly. Now. In 2001, he rode a bike across the nation, from Gig Harbor, Wash., to Bar Harbor, Maine. He'll return to pursue the Sims/Macy matter Jan. 4/D.F. Oliveria, Spokesman-Review Handle Extra. More 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.