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Beware: Lines are signs of WWII
You can tell from the long lines of cars outside Little Rock Air Force Base that the nation is at war. Security is extremely tight, as it is throughout the country and at all U.S. military installations around the world.
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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 26, 2006

Pinewood Court Apartments in Jacksonville is advertising their two-bedroom units for rent, which continue to cost more.

Rents are going up in area
IN SHORT:The demand for and the cost of rental properties throughout central Arkansas are on the rise with temperatures. [FULL TEXT]

Sherwood backs plan for jail tax
IN SHORT: Agreement would let Pulaski County use proposed quarter-cent sales levy to build and maintain more cells. [FULL TEXT]

Smokers are adjusting to ban
IN SHORT: The Clean Air Act, which went into effect last Friday, has some puffing outside restaurants and work places.[FULL TEXT]

Beebe will try again to annex area, double size
IN SHORT: Aldermen decided unanimously on Monday for another annexation referendum on the November ballot despite an earlier defeat by voters. [FULL TEXT]

Cabot ready to start census
IN SHORT:To get more turnback money, after a year’s delay city pays for a special count, which is expected to show population gain of 5,000 .
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Sports

Sherwood’s Jessie Garrison, above, broke league records in four categories Saturday in the Central Arkansas Swim League Meet of Champions.

Sherwood earns MOC crown
IN SHORT: The Sharks won their second Centeral Arkansas Swim league championship while the Cabot Piranhas finished an impressive third despite being a smaller team. [FULL TEXT]

Bruins get state bid with victory
IN SHORT: Sylvan Hills’ AAA team eased by Jacksonville in the semis of the zone 3 tournament to advance to the title game and earn a bid to next week’s state playoffs. [FULL TEXT]

Summer football reveals progress
IN SHORT: Jacksonville’s passing offense has been steady during 7-on-7 meets.
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We'll pay piper twice
Did you catch the numbing remark in the state newspaper this week about the land value of the rugged slopes south of Lake Maumelle that the water utility for central Arkansas is trying to buy to keep your water safe?
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Special vote not needed
Arkansans always love an election, but there are cheaper forms of entertainment and sometimes far better ways to spend the money.
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Unsound bites
Presidents like to go abroad when they are in trouble at home. Basking in the adulation of native throngs and hobnobbing with heads of foreign states are always good for poll ratings.
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