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Thu., April 22, 2010, 1:57 p.m.

In The News: Oil Rig Burns, Sinks

In this Wednesday, April 21, 2010 aerial file photo taken in the Gulf of Mexico, more than 50 miles southeast of Venice on Louisiana's tip, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig is seen burning. The oil platform that burned for 36 hours after a massive explosion sank into the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday, April 22, 2010, the U.S. Coast Guard said. (Gerald Herbert / Associated Press)
In this Wednesday, April 21, 2010 aerial file photo taken in the Gulf of Mexico, more than 50 miles southeast of Venice on Louisiana's tip, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig is seen burning. The oil platform that burned for 36 hours after a massive explosion sank into the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday, April 22, 2010, the U.S. Coast Guard said. (Gerald Herbert / Associated Press)

The Deepwater Horizon oil rig is seen burning in this Wednesday photo taken in the Gulf of Mexico, more than 50 miles southeast of Venice on Louisiana's tip. The oil platform that burned for 36 hours after a massive explosion sank into the Gulf of Mexico today. Eleven workers are still missing. Story here. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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