Lieutenant a witness to history
__(This column about the late McLyle Zumwalt first appeared here on Dec. 9, 1989 and is reprinted to mark the 63rd anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.)
__Most people think of retired Col. McLyle Zum-walt as one of the organizers of Pathfinders, which trains the developmentally and physically disabled in Jacksonville.
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How Huckabee can cut more
>>> IN SHORT>>>_
Gov. Huckabee is shocked --shocked!-- that a few of the 57 small Arkansas school districts that were consolidated this year are engaging in a little featherbedding... [FULL TEXT ]

The military's
Catch-22

>>> IN SHORT>>>_All indications are that Donald W. Qualls of Morrilton, Ark., is just as patriotic as President Bush, under whose aegis he is putting his life on the line every day at an outpost near Baghdad. . [FULL TEXT ]

How to rebuild our public schools
___Arkansas must spend more than $2.8 billion in this decade, most of it right away, to put its 450,000 public school children in safe surroundings that are conducive to learning. The Arkansas Supreme Court supplied that mandate, which makes it the immutable law of the land, and a team of architects and engineers supplied the numbers. [FULL TEXT]

 

 


New formula would add to congestion rating in area

By JOHN HOFHEIMER-
Leader Staff Writer
>>> IN SHORT>>>Crowded parts of Hwy. 67/167 would increase designations under proposed formula change. [STORY]


Dozens attend road hearing
By JOHN HOFHEIMER- Leader Staff Writer
>> IN SHORT>>> Sherwood area residents turned out to see the state Highway Department's latest plans for the highway and frontage roads. [STORY]

December 8, 2004


Beebe questions numbers

Superintendent says data incorrect
By JOAN MCCOY -
Leader Staff Writer
>>> IN SHORT>>>Beebe School Superintendent Kieth Williams told the school board Monday night that the state facilities study for Beebe was inaccurate [STORY]


Camp Robinson will get $33M helicopter facility
>> IN SHORT>>> A groundbreaking cermony was held Saturday for a new Army aviation support facility at Camp Robinson. [STORY]


Schools still scrambling over costs for repairs

By JOHN HOFHEIMER- Leader Staff Writer
>>> IN SHORT>>>
For now the Arkansas School Facilities Report may raise as many questions as it has answers while officials grapple with the details on how to fix infrastructure. [STORY]


Lions win Bank Classic

By RICK BUTLER
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Special to the Leader
>>> IN SHORT>>>
A team dominated by youth relied on an old hand as the Searcy Lions knocked off Camden Fairview. [SPORTS]


Cabot Center faces downsizing

By JOAN MCCOY - Leader Staff Writer
>>> IN SHORT>>>
As costs soar, Cabot Mayor Stubby Stumbaugh and the city council have told the architects to go back to the drawing board and figure out what, if any cuts can be made so construction can continue as hoped. [STORY]


He's making a list
By BRIAN RODRIQUEZ
>>> IN SHORT>>> Santa Claus helped light the Christmas tree in Ward as the city held its fifth annual Christmas tree lighting. [FEATURE]

December 1, 2004


Almost a foot of rain in a month

By RICK KRON
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Leader Staff Writer

>>> IN SHORT>>>Even though almost 10 inches of rain fell during November, there has been no major flooding in the area. [STORY]


Who'll pay tab for huge effort?
By JOHN HOFHEIMER & JOAN MCCOY
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Leader Staff Writer
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>> IN SHORT>>> Glover asks opinion from Beebe on how to fund rebuilding. [STORY]


School building costs in billions

Latest improvement estimates as high as $4.5 Billion over five years
By DAVID ROBINSON- Arkansas News Bureau
>>> IN SHORT>>>
Arkansas lawmakers learned from a highly anticipated report Tuesday that an immediate $2.8B may be needet to make court-ordered improvements to the state's school buildings. [STORY]


GETTING BETTER EVERY DAY

By RAY BENTON
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Leader Sports Editor
>>> IN SHORT>>>
What best describes Clinton McDonald is the word focused. McDonald is focused on improving himself everyday. [SPORTS]


Air base is rated excellent

Inspectors give LRAFB high marks
By JOHN HOFHEIMER- Leader Staff Writer
>>> IN SHORT>>>
For the third consecutive time, Little Rock Air Force Base has passed its operational rediness inspection with a rating of "excellent". [STORY]


'Tis The Season
By EILEEN FELDMAN
>>> IN SHORT>>> Cabot residents got together Saturday evening for their annual Christmas tree lighting and it was at once a joyous and moving event. [FEATURE]

November 24, 2004


Local battallion honored

By JOHN HOFHEIMER
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Leader Staff Writer
>>> IN SHORT>>>An Austin Army National Guardsman was among three awarded meritorious conduct medals at the Air Force base as the unit prepares to return to civilian life after guarding the air base. [STORY]


Former sherriff arrested over harassment charge
By JOHN HOFHEIMER
-
Leader Staff Writer

>> IN SHORT>>> Charlie Martin turns himself in after an accuser files a complaint against the ex-Lonoke sheriff. [STORY]


REPORT:
No water crisis for long while

By JOAN MCCOY - Leader Staff Writer
>>> IN SHORT>>>
The area's need for water may not be as immediate as originally predicted, according to a draft engineering report released Tuesday. [STORY]


Sylvan Hills takes down Lady Devils in Hoopfest

By CHAD MATCHETT
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Leader Sports Writer
>>> IN SHORT>>>
The Lady Bears took care of business against the Lady Red Devils and came away with a 52-43 win. [SPORTS]


Irrigation work seen as benefit

By JOHN HOFHEIMER - Leader Staff Writer
>>> IN SHORT>>>
The completion of the Bayou Meto and Grand Prairie irrigation projects could not only slow the decline of the aquifers, but could lead to the recharging of those aquifers. [STORY]


Christmas Open House
By EILEEN FELDMAN
>>> IN SHORT>>> Cabot merchants went all out Sunday for their annual holiday open house extravaganza. [FEATURE]

November 17, 2004


Access road to go one-way

By JOHN HOFHEIMER
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Leader Staff Writer
>>> IN SHORT>>> Starting in March, Landers Road will have traffic going north between McCain and Wildwood. Motorists on Warden will travel south. [STORY]


Opening fills local hotels
By RICK KRON -
>> IN SHORT>>> Local Guardsmen help with Clinton Library security, and area students participate in a once-in-a-lifetime event as visitors stream into local motels to stay the night. [STORY]


Cabot schools still build

By BRIAN RODRIGUEZ
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Leader Staff Writer

>>> IN SHORT>>>
The district continues its construction program at the new high school campus and has approved expansion at Magness Creek Elementary. [STORY]


Not a Heavenly start to season

By CHAD MATCHETT
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Leader Sports Writer
>>> IN SHORT>>>
Lady Bears, Devils and Falcons all fall in Heavenly Hoopfest tournament. [SPORTS]


Utilities group is almost set

By JOAN MCCOY- Leader Staff Writer
>>> IN SHORT>>>
The Cabot City Council began the process Tuesday night of turning over control of the water and sewer departments to a public utilities commission. [STORY]


A Polar Adventure
By BRIAN RODRIGUEZ
>>> IN SHORT>>>Students at Westside Elementary take a trip to 'The Polar Express' [FEATURE]


December 14, 2004

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