Above, Jim Hagengruber (left), former SR staff writer, and Photographer Brian Plonka reported from Baghdad on America's old Humvees add new luster to Iraqi fleet: Last week, the first of 8,500 refurbished US military patrol vehicles hit the streets of Iraq, for the Christian Science Monitor. Jim and Brian are also continuing their series of reports on the Shipp twins (Matt and Robert) from Hauser Lake for the Spokesman-Review. You can read a weekend message from Jim below.
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.