Governor: Listen to experts
__Gov. Huckabee has lost a protracted, unnecessary fight with county prosecutors, who warned him a long time ago that he would get in trouble if he kept issuing clemencies at a furious pace and without explanation.
[STORY]


Victims' families never forget

__Bilenda Harris-Ritter's parents– retired Army Col. William James Harris and his wife Evelyn – were murdered 23 years ago in north Arkansas.
[STORY]

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Two festivals compete in the Delta, but Clarksdale wins
___The blues is when you organize a festival expecting 12,000 people and only about a dozen show up.

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08/25/04

Essential Services
By TOM GALANTE-
Leader staff writer
>>> IN SHORT>>>
Cabot Fire Department works to keep pace. The Cabot City is feeling the growing pains of providing fire protection to a fast-growing community. [STORY]

Rockefeller touts jobs creation
By JOHN HOFHEIMER-
Leader staff writer
>>> IN SHORT>>>
The lieutenant governor shapes his message to Cabot Rotarians; stumps for constitutional amendment expected to attract businesses. [STORY]

Parents upset with weight report
By JOHN HOFHEIMER-
Leader staff writer
>>> IN SHORT>>>
After schools introduced a body mass index chart for youngsters, many parents criticized it, calling it embarrassing and misleading. [STORY]

08/18/04

Cabot fills need for new teachers
By BRIAN E. RODRIGUEZ-
Leader staff writer
>>> IN SHORT>>>
The Cabot School District will add 90 new teachers this school year as it keeps up with continued student growth, with enrollment expected to top 8,000 when classes start. [STORY]

Soldier gets a break from Iraq
By TOM GALANTE-
Leader staff writer
>>> IN SHORT>>>
It was an emotional afternoon at the Little Rock National Airport, as Army specialist and Cabot police officer Tim Evans and his new wife Monika wer reunited. [STORY]

Medical, dental services available for unisured
By EILEEN FELDMAN-
Leader executive editor
>>> IN SHORT>>>
A visit to the doctor can be a source of anxiety but for those who desperately need medical care and can't afford it, a trip to the doctor can be traumatic in more ways than one. [STORY]

08/11/04

Cabot has C-130 it can now call its own
By DAN LIMKE- Leader staff writer
>>> IN SHORT>>> A grateful military community says thanks to a good neighbor. [FULL STORY]

Firm takes over base homes
By JON PARHAM- Leader managing editor
>>> IN SHORT>>> Within months, families at Little Rock Air Force Base will begin moving into new or newly renovated homes as a private contractor begins an estimated $200 million rehabilitation project. [FULL STORY]

Previous Issues

Lights, camera... church
Story and photos by BRIAN E. RODRIGUEZ
>>> IN SHORT>>> Cabot United Methodist launches new Sunday school program. [STORY]


Red Devil offense sputters
By RAY BENTON
Leader sports editor
>>> IN SHORT>>>
Coaches still expect good things soon. [STORY]


JHS gym flooded in heavy showers
By RAY BENTON
Leader sports editor
>>> IN SHORT>>>
The Jacksonville volleyball team won't get to play any of its games on its home floor this year.... [STORY]

Book Review
Putting a face on Haitian
suffering

By EILEEN FELDMAN- Leader executive editor
>>> IN SHORT>>> Haitian-born writer Edwidge Dantica's collection of stories, "The Dew Breaker" (Knopf, $22), can only be described as labyrinthine as it confronts the reader with interwoven parallel tales of the horrors and beauty of life in Port Au Prince, Haiti... [FULL REVIEW]