The Leader

He's out of here
Let us hope that Gov. Huckabee plans a graceful and gracious exit from office Tuesday, when he hands the reins to Mike Beebe: maybe a solicitous gesture to his critics, a compliment to lawmakers who sometimes did not go along with him, anything to erase the memory of the past five days. The state has seen Mike Huckabee at his worst, petulant, spiteful, imperious — and wrong.
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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. 6, 2007

Water rushes over the rocks at Paradise Park off Redmond Road in Jacksonville, flowing over the spillway after recent rainfall dropped over 2.5 inches of rain in the area.

Base boost to bring $40M
IN SHORT: Hundreds of additional airmen will be assigned to the Jacksonville facility, while several others will be deployed overseas this month. [FULL TEXT]

Delegation upbeat on agenda in Congress
IN SHORT: Democrats say they’re ready to press ahead with plan to help middle class.
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Bancroft must eat bad caps
IN SHORT: Cabot firm lays off workers after the Pentagon rejects 340,000 berets because components were not all domestic. [FULL TEXT]

Easing traffic congestion
IN SHORT: Cabot’s new mayor tells chamber members and others about his ideas to improve the movement of vehicles in the growing city, including $200 million in Metroplan projects. [FULL TEXT]

Liquor sales not wanted
IN SHORT: Ward area residents might soon see alcohol served next to Dude’s Place on Hwy. 38 if the state Alcohol and Beverage Control approves the application by Winthrop Ray Knight.
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Insurance so far pays only half of loss in fire
IN SHORT: The Cabot School District has received just $7 million from Great American Insurance Co., but at least $7 million more is needed to rebuild the destroyed campus. [FULL TEXT]

 

Sports

Jacksonville senior Kajuan Watson, 22, shoots over an Olive Branch defender in the final of the Red Devil Classic.

The Red Devils' quiet man
IN SHORT: Jacksonville senior forward Kajuan Watson has never said much, but is beginning to say more and leading by example for the ‘07 Devils. [FULL TEXT]

North, South split matchups
IN SHORT: The South girls and North boys won their junior battles with their crosstown rivals Thursday night at CJHS. [FULL TEXT]

Cabot ladies top Tigers, boys beaten by late rally
IN SHORT: The Panther basketball teams split their 7A-Central openers Tuesday at LR Central. [FULL TEXT]

Bears get win to open play in conference
IN SHORT: Sylvan Hills won its first 6A-East game of the season Tuesday against Mountain Home. [FULL TEXT]

 


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