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Beebe kicks off road program
Gov. Mike Beebe, who first said he would not have a highway-building program at his first legislative session, changed his mind this week and said he would offer a modest one.
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Eject sharks
We were frankly shocked but impressed at the magnitude of the vote in the House of Representatives for the bill to regulate payday lenders in Arkansas. [FULL TEXT]

Don't politicize U.S. attorneys
The cynic in us warns us that President Bush will not let it become law, but the Senate Judiciary Committee offered a remedy this week to the administration’s power grab in the criminal justice system.
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Calling Mike Wilson
The leaders of the state Senate and House of Representatives formulated a bill this week that they think will dupe the courts and sidestep the state Constitution’s ban on local legislation. [FULL TEXT]

Ready for reform?
Stop the presses! One house of the Arkansas legislature passed a bill this week to raise the standard of ethical conduct by lawmakers.
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A good start on grocery tax
Gov. Beebe and leaders of the House of Representative struck a deal this week that will ensure a reduction in the state sales tax on groceries from 3 to 6 percent and thousands of low-income workers will get a modicum of income-tax relief as well.
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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]

 

Disabled vet celebrates successors
Butch Davis sat at a round table near the corner where the Singing Sergeants entertained in the big gym on Little Rock Air Force Base, which was honoring its top personnel at the annual awards banquet Saturday night. [FULL TEXT]

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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Feb. 14 , 2007

Cabot’s $16 million wastewater treatment plant is on schedule for completion by the beginning of December. Holding ponds will become obsolete, filled in according to EPA guidelines and the land will be reclaimed.

Utility group touts deeds
IN SHORT: Water and Wastewater Commission tells mayor and city council that it has come a long way in the past year. [FULL TEXT]

District gets final check to rebuild
IN SHORT: Insurance company agrees to $17 million settlement in junior high school fire claim. [FULL TEXT]

New bill designed to allow GIF funds
IN SHORT: With their power challenged in court by a Jacksonville attorney, some legislators now seek a new mechanism to do the same thing. [FULL TEXT]

State releases PCSSD from fiscal review
IN SHORT: District free of strict state financial scrutiny but faces the challenge of keeping expenses down. [FULL TEXT]

Air Force questions more cuts
IN SHORT: Air Force officials are having second thoughts about cutting force levels any further. [FULL TEXT]

Health office set to move
IN SHORT:Cabot mayor would like to see state facility located downtown in an effort to ensure that there are no vacant buildings in the area. [FULL TEXT]

Commission says no to apartments, yes to library
IN SHORT:Church wanted part of its property rezoned for multi-family units to make land more attractive to developers as city also presented site plan for library. [FULL TEXT]

 

Sports

Jacksonville senior guard LaMarcus Trask penetrates for a layup during the Red Devils’ victory over No. 1 ranked Forrest City Friday night in the Devils Den. Trask finished with 12 points in the JHS homecoming upset.

Devils shoot Mustangs out of top-ranked saddle
IN SHORT: Jacksonville came back in the fourth quarter to hand No. 1 Forrest City its first league loss of the season. [FULL TEXT]

Jackrabbits win top seeds
IN SHORT: The Lonoke boys and girls teams will be the No. 1 seed in district. The Lady ‘Rabs won an outright title Friday night. [FULL TEXT]

Cabot ladies win, boys lose at home to LR Central
IN SHORT: The Lady Panthers beat the Tigers for the second time this season to improve to 8-2 while the boys fell at home to drop to 2-8 in league. [FULL TEXT]

Badgers go on road for first conference victory
IN SHORT: The Beebe boys got their first conference win while the girls were upset by the Lady Rams. [FULL TEXT]

 


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