Warren Knight: Visionary who did a world of good
Publisher A gentle rain fell Sunday evening only hours after Warren Knight passed away in his sleep at the age of 71 in his Cabot home.
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Musical highlights
from last year
It was a great year for music, both live and recorded. Our musical journey started out last January in Clarksdale, Miss., where we heard a young soul singer named O.B. Buchana at the local VFW Hall. He played to an enthusiastic audience that line-danced the night away, impressing those in the audience who just sat and watched
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Free pass for state inmates possible=Prisons are overcrowded, but the Legislature is not ignoring the problem. At least two bills address the challenge of crowded jails, but neither bill calls for building more prisons.
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Bush budget cuts start to hit home
Blue-state bloggers have had a field day with President Bush’s proposed budget, calling it the blue states’ revenge. [FULL TEXT]

A modest funding plan The bipartisan, ad hoc band of senior legislators who took it upon themselves to develop a plan for building and renovating Arkansas’ substandard schools finally delivered this week, and the reflexive response is “why did you bother?”
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Moving up primaries Arkansas is going to try again to be a big player in the presidential nominating scheme. It has never worked, but let us indulge the politicos one more time.
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A bouquet of roses lies along Lewisburg Road near Hwy. 5 in Lonoke County after a pickup truck hit an electric pole, killing two passengers.

IN SHORT: Passengers die as the driver of a Silverado pickup tries to avoid hitting a deer and instead hits a utility pole.[STORY]

TOP STORY>> Top general backs C-130J
IN SHORT: Marine Corps Gen. James L. Jones, Jr., tells the Senate Armed Services Commit-tee that the new planes are needed to replace an aging fleet, many of them at LRAFB.
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SPORTS>> Rabbits drop two in semis of region
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Lonoke boys and girls fall in semifinal round of the Region 3 tournament in Clarksville. Lady Rabbits bounce back with win on Saturday.{FULL TEXT}


TOP STORY>> Empty store gets tenants
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Tractor Supply Company to share abandoned Wal-Mart site in Sherwood with Gander Mountain, a major outdoor retailer. {FULL TEXT}

 

SPORTS>> Panther baseball aims for playoffs
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The Cabot Panthers embark upon the 2005 baseball season with hopes of getting back to the playoffs. The Panthers missed the postseason last year after going in six previous seasons. {FULL TEXT}


TOP STORY>>Jacksonville
weighs library choices
IN SHORT: Committee recommendseither making improvements or building a new library, with the second as the stronger possibility. {FULL TEXT}

 

>>THIS WEEK'S OBITUARIES
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>>THIS WEEK'S CLASSIFIEDS
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February 23. 2005

Water bill runs into solid wall in House
By JOHN HOFHEIMER- Leader Staff Writer
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Deltic Timber says it will have its controversial water bill reintroduced after it has had time to lobby all 100 House members.
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Adult education center evicted
for new plant
By JOHN HOFHEIMER-Staff Writer
>>> IN SHORT>>>The Literacy Council is also told to leave to make way for a manufacturer that will make patented hitches for tractor-trailer rigs with paired loads.[STORY]


Some asking why Cabot mayor is not city's highest-paid official

By JOAN MCCOY- Leader Staff Writer
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After the city council on Monday passed a record budget, aldermen wondered out loud why Mayor Stumbaugh is making $6,000 less than his public works director.[STORY]

 


Fourth quarter kids

By RAY BENTON - Leader sports editor
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Bears post 29-7 rally to beat J-town [SPORTS]

 


Fundraiser for Dakota
Community gives $127,000 for Cabot teenager to pay for his operation in Israel. [PHOTO FEATURE]


March 2, 2005

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