Doug Robarchek, _The Charlotte (NC) Observer_ humor columnist published
a piece on September 16 Twainians might find interesting; some of it is
even funny. The only "local" reference is to US Senator Jesse Helms.

The title is "_Huck Finn_ Is a Whole Lot of Hick Fun"; it can be found
online (probably through mid-October) at the following address:

I do not know how long it will be available, but columns date back to
August 1, 2002 in the section with Robarchek's recent columns:

Joe Alvarez