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Sheikh, rattle and roll as war goes on
Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, the Hezbollah leader, didn’t do the Lebanese any favors when he picked a fight with Israel. He’s still firing rockets into Israel, but look at the price he’s paying: Hundreds of his fighters dead, thousands more Lebanese civilians killed and injured and much of his country in ruins.
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Beware: Lines are signs of WWIII
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 29, 2006

Mark Stephenson (left) and David Seigrist with Cabot Public Schools prepare a sign to be posted on columns outside the new Cabot High School campus that will welcome students next month.

Cabot, PCSSD get less money
IN SHORT:Most area districts will see a slight funding increase in state aid for the 2006-07 school year, while Hazen will see an extra properties throughout central Arkansas are on the rise with temperatures. [FULL TEXT]

Growth is predicted for schools in area
IN SHORT: Most districts expect more students, while Pulaski County Special School District also is hoping for improved enrollment this fall. [FULL TEXT]

Hutchinson touts experience
IN SHORT: The success of Lonoke County's drug programs made Cabot a natural stop for Republican gubernatorial candidate.[FULL TEXT]

Mayor opens animal shelter in Cabot
IN SHORT: City finally gets new home for animals, but Stumbaugh unhappy with poor attendance at ribbon-cuttings. [FULL TEXT]

Excellence gives base free pass
IN SHORT: Readiness inspection for top-rated 314th Airlift Wing set for next month has been rescheduled for 2008.
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McDaniel backs district
IN SHORT: The Democratic nominee for attorney general has thrown his support behind an independent Jacksonville school district .
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Sports

The new artificial turf that's being installed at Panther Stadium is nearing completing. Smoothing out wrinkles and spreading the rubber will begin next week, followed by track resurfacing. The whole project will be completed sooner than expected.

Mimms is JHS's new girls head Red Devil
IN SHORT: The former girls basketball coach at NPHS was hired Thursday at Jacksonville. [FULL TEXT]

Southern Tag wins world
IN SHORT: Jacksonville's 13-under team won the world championship in . [FULL TEXT]

Max Hatfield takes over Jacksonville ninth grade
IN SHORT: JRed Devil's freshmen get a new head coach.
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Special election is ill adviced
Pulaski County, which is too broke to afford to house hardly any new prisoners, is about to get $100,000 deeper in debt and be out of jail options because of the quorum court’s ill-advised decision to hold a special election.
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Internet disputes
Every-thing’s up to date in Arkansas this week, with a pair of high-tech news items grabbing our attention.
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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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