The Leader

Can't kill off payday loans
Never have lamentations about the plight of the poor been so loud at the state Capitol, and we predict that never will so much harm be done in their name. [FULL TEXT]

No more privacy
Generations of college freshmen had to read Aldous Huxley’s novel “Brave New World,” where over time the government had assembled the wherewithal to know everything about everybody. [FULL TEXT]

Go slow on tax breaks
At some point last year, the poor became fashionable again. It could have been when Mike Beebe, the Democratic candidate for governor, said he was going to give poor people a tax break on their groceries.
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Huckster in hot seat
When the moderator of “Meet the Press” asked Mike Huckabee Sunday if he and Bill Clinton, the other man from Hope, were similar, the freshest Republican presidential candidate said they shared the experience of rising from humble roots to achieve the American dream. But he said they had different philosophies and politics.
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General speaks, district listens
Every Little Rock Air Force Base commander in at least the last 20 years has tried to pry a new elementary school out of the Pulaski County Special School District, but it took a man with the skills and focus of Brig. Gen. Kip Self to make it happen.
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Huckabee lies
Tim Russert of “Meet the Press” on Sunday asked presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee about the attacks by conservative groups for expanding the government and raising taxes.
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Candidates are plentiful for 2008 run
“Candidates Outnumber Voters in ‘08.” [FULL TEXT]

Charge Atilla the Huck for his vandalism
The national media will one day catch up with Mike Huckabee’s vandalism during his last days in office, when the former governor ordered underlings to smash computer hard drives costing Arkansas taxpayers thousands of dollars. [FULL TEXT]

Finding out more about state firings
Gov. Mike Beebe promises he’ll run an open administration, unlike his predecessor, the secretive Mike Huckabee, who used to walk out with the office furniture when no one was looking.
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Favorite jazz, blues from ’06
While talking to Lonoke County Justice of the Peace Larry Odom, who could pass for drummer Levon Helm’s brother, I remembered I still hadn’t listed my favorite CDs and DVDs of 2006:
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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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Feb. 03 , 2007

Thorne Anderson, a Cabot High School graduate whose Iraq war photographs have been seen in Time and Newsweek magazines, stands in front of his photo of a bullet-riddled windshield on the cover of his book "Unembedded." He returned to central Arkansas for the opening of an exhibition of pictures from the book.

Photo assignment: Iraq
IN SHORT: Thorne Anderson shows another view of Iraq in his new book and at an exhibit called “Unembedded.” [FULL TEXT]

Council to settle drainage dispute
IN SHORT: The Jacksonville City Council has warded off a lawsuit by promising a disgruntled developer that a committee of aldermen and engineers will attempt to solve a flood problem in his subdivision. [FULL TEXT]

City, county are at odds over roads
IN SHORT: Competing plans discussed for a third interchange in Cabot as mayor pushes for a northern site, while others want it farther south. [FULL TEXT]

Praise for new library plans
IN SHORT: Construction to begin sometime after May for Jacksonville’s new facility.
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Cabot home for armory
IN SHORT: Members of the 39th Brigade, F Company in Beebe will now be split between two locations. [FULL TEXT]

 

Sports

Jacksonville senior Antwain Robinson tries to evade Searcy post player Brian McGrath as Lions teammate Levi Dixon looks on.

History repeats at Searcy
IN SHORT: For the second straight year, the 6A-East game between the Red Devils and the Lions in Searcy was marred by questionable calls late in the contest. [FULL TEXT]

Cabot earns two big wins against Conway
IN SHORT: The Panthers and Lady Panthers edged out both Conway teams on Tuesday night for league home wins. [FULL TEXT]

Catcher signs with Williams
IN SHORT: Beebe Lady Badgers senior catcher Sara Flenor commited to Williams Baptist College on Wednesday afternoon. [FULL TEXT]

Abundant Life keeping up with the leaders
IN SHORT: The Owls came away with an easy victory on Tuesday night against Brinkley, but the girls lost going away. [FULL TEXT]

 


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