The Sept. 25 Seattle Times includes an article, "Epithet in `Huck
Finn' stirs protest / District urged to take Twain book off reading
list,"  by E.J. Gong Jr.  Shelley Fisher Fishkin is quoted in the
book's defense.  The article is online at:

I'm not sure the URL will stay the same after it is no longer part of
the day's news.  If it is not there when you look for it, go to the
paper's search page at

Jim Zwick