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Huckabee pardons another drunk
Gov. Huckabee blundered twice this week: He leased a brand-new Suburban at taxpayers’ expense for nearly $900 a month, the gold-plated version, no less, even though he has only six months left in office. What was wrong with the old one?
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Down in Bentonia
For Sam Myers, 1935-2006 Down in Bentonia, Miss., deep in the Delta, a couple of fast-fingered bluesmen strummed their guitars and sang in a haunting falsetto, creating the Bentonia blues sound.
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JULY 22, 2006

Outgoing Beebe Police Chief Jess Odom (left) presents Don Inns, the incoming police chief, with his new badge during a press conference on Friday.

Beebe mayor names a new police chief
IN SHORT:Beebe Mayor Donald Ward has appointed Don Inns to replace Jess Odom as police chief. [FULL TEXT]

Berry is seen soft on aliens
IN SHORT: Cabot Mayor Stubby Stumbaugh, the Republican candidate for Con-gress in the First District, Friday attacked his opponent, Rep. Marion Berry (D-Gillett), for a resolution he sponsored asking Congress to ap-propriate money for the border-security initiative, saying the action was a desperate attempt to make voters think he really cares about the illegal immigration problem. [FULL TEXT]

Police on the alert for shoplifters
IN SHORT: Wal-Mart’s recent decision not to prosecute first-time shoplifters between the ages of 18 and 65 for taking merchandise less than $25 is supposed to help the Bentonville-based big-box store concentrate anti-crime efforts on organized theft rings. [FULL TEXT]

C-130's could fly 40 years longer
IN SHORT: The C-130 transport plane has been flying longer than most airmen have been alive, but now a defense contractor say it could nearly double the plane’s life expectancy. [FULL TEXT]

Alderman back vote on special jail funds
IN SHORT:The Jacksonville City Council Thursday approved a resolution supporting Pulaski County’s planned special election for a quarter- cent sales tax to provide for construction, maintenance and operations of additional jail space.
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Sports

Jacksonville's Neil Hatcher steals second base during the thrid inning of Gwatney's game against Russellville Thursday night.

Gwatney heartbroken in 11th
IN SHORT: Jacksonville and Russellville turned in one of the most exciting games of the year Thursday night in the opening round of the Class AAA American Legion Zone 4 tournament. [FULL TEXT]

Sylvan Hills drops Cabot 13-1 at zone
IN SHORT: Sylvan Hills made short work of Cabot Thursday night in the first round of the Class AAA American Legion Zone 4 tournament at Burns Park. [FULL TEXT]


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Bush likes chancellor
At the G-8 conference in St. Petersburg, German Chancellor Angela Merkel emerged as President George W. Bush’s new favorite among his fellow heads of government.
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Children warehoused
The state government spends $112 million a year to house and treat 5,154 children who are abused or have psychiatric problems from some other cause.
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