Read the fine print in Amendment 3

Though sharply divided, the Arkansas Supreme Court ruled last Thursday that proposed Amendment 3, the "Amendment Concerning Marriage," was entitled to a place on the ballot Nov. 2 notwithstanding numerous questions about precisely how it would affect unmarried people in Arkansas.

Cont. on the Editorial page


Candidates try to live down pasts
__The headlines in the Leader tell the story of political hopefuls whose past catches up with them, making their election problematical:
__ "Arrests complicate sheriff's contest"
__ "Candidate runs despite new charge"
___"Council candidate disputes charges"
___ The first headline refers to former Lonoke County Sheriff Charlie Martin, who has had a few scrapes with the law himself. [FULL TEXT]

 

 



Cabot soldier killed in fighting
By RICK KRON-
Leader staff writer
>> IN SHORT>> A member of the 39th Infantry Brigade in Iraq dies from his wounds in Germany.
[FULL STORY]


Selling Amendment 2
By GARRICK FELDMAN
>> IN SHORT>>>
Jim Pickens, former chief of the state economic development office, thinks he can attract super industries to Arkansas if voters approve a change in the Constitution. [FULL STORY]

October 13, 2004


O'Brien given across-board endorsements

By JOHN HOFHEIMER-
Leader Staff Writer
>> IN SHORT>>
Bipartisan support for county clerk candidate. [FULL STORY]


Nursing home to be daycare
By RICK KRON-Leader Staff Writer
New owners to convert Rose Care
>> IN SHORT>>> Jeff and Maggie Martin, owners of two My First School daycare facilities, received conditional approval from the Jacksonville Planning Com-mission Monday to convert the old rest home into a modern daycare center. [STORY]


Gas prices move closer to $2
By RICK KRON - Leader Staff Writer
>>> IN SHORT>>> Motorists are paying about 50 cents a gallon more than they did a year ago. Gasoline prices have jumped as much as six cents a gallon at some area stations since the beginning of the month. [FULL STORY]


With respect come expectations
By RAY BENTON-
Leader sports editor
>>> IN SHORT>>> Sylvan Hills has taken on and beaten a few teams already this year it wasn't supposed to beat. [FULL STORY]


Air base secures $9M funding

By JOHN HOFHEIMER-Leader Staff writer
Home for choppers at Camp Robinson
>>> IN SHORT>>> President Bush's signature is all that stands between $42 million worth of construction at LRAFB and Camp Robinson, including a $5 million expansion of the C-130J flight simulator training facility, according to Cong. Vic Snyder. [STORY]


CABOTFEST 2004

By BRIAN RODRIGUEZ
-Leader Staff writer
Annual event attracts thousands of area residents
>>> IN SHORT>>> Cabotfest officials estimate about 10,000 attended the event, a lower turnout than was expected because of the weather conditions. [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]


October 18, 2004

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