EDITORIAL
The debates continue
___Last night's vice presidential debate was a terrific slugfest that was as informative as it was entertaining. An old pro and a youngish trial lawyer came out swinging and both landed several good punches. Our instant analysis: Vice President Cheney was the close winner in a split decision.
___ Sen. John F. Kerry by nearly all accounts won the first presidential debate, but does it matter who won the debate or who wins any of these face-to-face confrontations? All that has been clear in the modern history of presidential debates is that it matters only who wins the spin war in the aftermath. The spoils of that war are momentum and confidence. [FULL TEXT]


She survives wreck, but mom murdered
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Susan Sweet of Ward was driving home from work four years ago on Hwy. 67/167 when a car jumped across the median and hit her car head-on, nearly killing her.
___ She was in a coma for several days, and the doctors didn't think she was going to make it.
___ "I was in the hospital for a month and in rehab for 15 days," Sweet recalled.
___ She was laid up in bed for several months at home. Her husband and her mother took care of her while she was re-covering.
___ Her mother, Mattie Ba-singer, had cancer, but she would drive from Little Rock to Ward and stay a week and feed and bathe Susan till she could get on her feet. [FULL STORY]

 

 



County jail meet hears needs, ideas

By JOHN HOFHEIMER-
Leader Staff Writer
>> IN SHORT>>
County Judges Buddy Villines proposes a sales tax increase, but chief deputy favors renegotiated agreement with cities to fund new jail beds for Pulaski County. [FULL STORY]


Ex-sheriff's brother charged
By TOM GALANTE-Leader Staff Writer
Judge orders arrest for attack on lawman


>> IN SHORT>>>
An arrest warrant has been issued for David Martin in connection with a scuffle with Lonoke County Sheriff Jim Roverson at the Ward Jamboree. [STORY]


Cabotfest on Saturday celebrates community

By BRIAN RODRIGUEZ
Leader Staff Writer
>>> IN SHORT>>> The Cabot Chamber of Commerce announced the performers for the performance, entertainment and Christian music stages for the 26th annual Cabotfest.
[FULL STORY]


Rivalry means more this year

By RAY BENTON- Leader sports editor

Bears sitting pretty on top of conference standings at 2-0
>>> IN SHORT>>> Sylvan Hills versus Jacksonville is always a big game to the players of each team. The close proximity of the two schools has made this matchup a big rivalry for many years. [FULL STORY]


Schools may benefit from privatization of housing

By JOHN HOFHEIMER-Leader Staff writer
>>> IN SHORT>>> With the privatization of about 1,200 housing units on Little Rock Air Force Base, revenues collected for both Pulaski County and the Pulaski County Special School District will change - but so far, no one will even venture a guess at the amount. [STORY]


KINGS of the RING
By MELISSA McCOLLISTER
and
CHRISTY HENDRICKS
>>> IN SHORT>>> Inside the McRae Fire Department, not a chair was left for newcomers and the early birds were eating chili and snacks while watching the second American Professional Wrestling match Saturday between Acid of Bald Knob and Eric Slade of Searcy.[STORY]


ACE: A school like no other

By JOAN McCOY-
Leader Staff Writer
>> IN SHORT>>
Cabot's Academic Center of Excellence is hailed as "the future of education, a new twist on the one-room school house" by school administrators. [FULL STORY]


Sewer plant is needed in Cabot
By JO AN McCOY -Leader Staff Writer
Inadequate facility must be replaced

>> IN SHORT>>>
Jim Towe, Cabot's public works director, is giving aldermen guided tours of the city's wastewater treatment plant just to make sure they understand that it really can't be repaired. [STORY]


Clerks race for Staley's job
heats up a notch

By JOHN HOFHEIMER
Leader Staff Writer
>>> IN SHORT>>> Deputy Hay challenges O'Brien to a debate after he makes allegations.
[FULL STORY]


Jacksonville must right ship

By RAY BENTON-
Leader sports editor
Undefeated Hurricane look to make Red Devils drop to 0-2

>>> IN SHORT>>> Jacksonville has a crucial game coming up this Friday night against highly ranked Jonesboro. [FULL STORY]


Fire college tests
preparedness

By TOM GALANTE-Leader Staff
>>> IN SHORT>>> The fire college, hosted 50 firefighters from 10 different departments. [STORY]


BEEBE FEST
By MELISSA McCOLLISTER
and
CHRISTY HENDRICKS
>>> IN SHORT>>> The obvious main attraction at this year's Beebefest event was the appearance of several wrestlers. [STORY]

September 25, 2004 2-story update (no link)


Cabot couple says the home they bought was a meth lab

By EILEEN FELDMAN- Leader Managing Editor
>> IN SHORT>> Clarence and Hazel Cornell moved from Antioch to McRae just 14 months ago, hoping, as Clarence, 65, puts it, "to spend our golden years there."
[FULL STORY]


Payday lenders under fire
By JOHN HOFHEIMER and TOM GALANTE
>> IN SHORT>>>
Critics charge cash advance businesses prey on desperate customers, especially military personnel, who pay high interest rates even on the smallest consumer loans.
[FULL STORY]


October 06, 2004

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