The Leader

Tell courts to stop TIFs
Once tiresomely again, the courts will have to save us from the folly of our public servants.
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Don't violate Constitution
It is an almost immutable rule that the final days of a longtime officeholder who is forced to vacate by the Constitution or the electorate are messy.
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Why Pryor is angry
It does not speak well of Tim Griffin that his appointment by President Bush as United States attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas brought an expression of rage from Sen. Mark Pryor.
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Affordable insurance
One euphoric day in 1999, Gov. Huckabee and his health director, Dr. Fay Boozman, announced a goal of his administration: providing health insurance in some way for every person in Arkansas.
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Kick out the usurers
Rep. Sandra Prater (D-Jacksonville) deserves praise for sponsoring a bill that might put the worst of the abusive payday lenders out of business in Arkansas.
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Time of year bringing out best in folks
Marti Frederick of Cabot returned home around 7 o’clock Christmas night from family gatherings in Little Rock.
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Man loses long fight to cancer
Andrew Parker, who had fought a brain tumor much of his life, wanted to see his sister and her family in Atlanta one last time over the Thanksgiving weekend.
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What little girl wanted for holiday
When my friend Jack Sallee was with the Jaycees in Fayetteville, they’d put an ad in the paper at Christmastime, saying that for $2 you could have Santa come to your place.
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Rape victim in Lonoke recalls her nightmare
One of Joe Rounsaville’s three rape victims was crying as she recalled her attacker menacing her in her home in Lonoke.
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Next stage in Iraq still uncertain
More than 30 U.S. soldiers died in Iraq during the first week of December while politicians in Washington debated the recommendations of the Iraq Study Group on how to extricate ourselves from a war that will soon enter its fifth year
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It's cold, but Africa is too hot just now
The cold weather blew in from the southwest, but we escaped an ice storm, which is not uncommon around here in early December.
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Robert Junior Lockwood, RIP
Robert Junior Lockwood, the last of the great Arkansas Delta bluesmen, died this week in Cleveland, Ohio, at the age of 91 after suffering a stroke earlier this month.
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General who served here runs mobile war center
A group of airmen inside a metal building near the flightline at Little Rock Air Force Base were talking shop while they stood near several covered pallets of cargo last week, when Gen. Scott Gray, commander of Air Mobility Warfare Center at Fort Dix, N.J., walked in.
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Vote count disaster for Bush, GOP
Few Republicans expected this year’s mid-term elections would go their way, but Tuesday’s results are worse than any of the polls had predicted.
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Eyewitness to uprising in Hungary
I'm going to write this week about an eyewitness to the Hungarian revolution–me.
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First school since 1970s a possibility
Attorney Gen. Mike Beebe wants to build the first new school in Jacksonville in 30 years, and he thinks he can fund it with the state's surplus, although that's vanishing about as fast as last decade's federal surplusd
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Honoring heroes in a time of terrorism
Sgt. Synnora Guinn of the Pulaski County Sheriff's Department was decked out in her Scottish regalia and played "Amazing Grace" on her bag pipes at the ceremony Monday honoring America's heroes.
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Bad guys will get hands on nukes soon
While talking to Israel's consul general not long before the fifth anniversary of 9/11, I realized that in his country, they commemorate such anniversaries just about every week.
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War on terror begins right here at home
Little Rock Air Force Base will once again send several hundred men and women overseas for the war on terror.
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Big George Brock still packs a punch
Big George Brock is a 74-year-old former heavyweight boxer who still packs a double punch as a powerful harmonica player and blues singer. His new CD, Round Two (Cat Head Records), follows last year’s successful Club Caravan, which was nominated for a Handy award.
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Jan. 3, 2007

Some 300 members of the Patriot Guard Riders attended the funeral in June of Army Specialist Bobby West at First Baptist Church of Beebe. A group from a fundamentalist church in Kansas picketed the funeral. West was killed on May 30 in Iraq.

Murders, military and more make year
IN SHORT: A month-by-month look shows 2006 was packed with news, including controversial practices of payday lenders, Little Rock Air Force Base construction and school issues, among others. [FULL TEXT]

Ex-mayor of Cabot empties out files
IN SHORT: As predecessor departs, new mayor finds data from computers at city hall are deleted and then restored.
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Cities see change of guard in new year
IN SHORT: New mayors took the helm at Cabot, Sherwood, Lonoke and Beebe Monday.
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Deal in works to phase out sales tax on groceries
IN SHORT: Beebe’s vow to farmers could clear way to repeal grocery tax.
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Sports

Jacksonville’s LaMarcus Trask, 4, and Gerron Riddles, 11, battles Olive Branch center KJ Wright during the Devils’ 49-39 loss.

Shots won’t fall, Devils do
IN SHORT: Jacksonville went cold from the floor in the fourth quarter to lose to Olive Branch in the Red Devil Classic final. [FULL TEXT]

Falcons and Lady Devils fight hard, fall short
IN SHORT: North Pulaski boys and Jacksonville girls came out on the losing end of their third-place games Friday.[FULL TEXT]

Jackrabbits fall to CAC for Badger tourney title
IN SHORT: Lonoke had to play its old conference rivals CAC in the final round of the Beebe Christmas Classic tournament. [FULL TEXT]

 


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