The Leader

U.S. prosecutor demoted over bullying e-mail
Witness in Campbell trial used his government computer and official title to try to intimidate newspaper with threat of a $50 million libel suit and takeover of The Leader.
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Bush vetoes spending bill
As he had vowed, President Bush vetoed the supplemental spending bill for the Iraq war Tuesday evening, settling a score with the Democratic majorities in the Senate and House of Representatives.
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More on firings
Every emanation from the bowels of the U. S. Justice Department leaves us less satisfied than before about what happened last year to our chief federal law enforcement agency. Local developments magnify our hunger.
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Supreme Court rejects TIFs
What we like about this state Supreme Court is its stern devotion to the Constitution, which is what we should always expect but do not always get from appellate courts.
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Lynching of a judge
Arkansas will have to be told once again whether the First Amendment to the Constitution applies to Judge Wendell L. Griffen of the Arkansas Court of Appeals.
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U.S. prosecutor demoted over bullying e-mail
Witness in Campbell trial used his government computer and official title to try to intimidate newspaper with threat of a $50 million libel suit and takeover of The Leader.
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Why didn’t feds take this case?
You may have wondered while you were following the corruption trial of Jay and Kelly Campbell in Lonoke County why the U.S. attorney’s office in Little Rock didn’t prosecute the couple, along with two shady bail bondsmen, who will be tried later.
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Politics at local level rough, just ask mayor
“All politics is local.”
— Thomas “Tip” O’Neill,
— longtime Speaker of the House
The political pros know that voters are more passionate about local issues than about national politics, even in time of war.
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You cannot judge a book by its cover
The cover of Elizabeth Jacoway’s book on the Central High School integration crisis reproduces one of the most famous photos of the civil rights era. [FULL TEXT]

Terrific music from a favorite label
Robert Bilbo Walker was performing New Year’s Eve at Sarah’s Kitchen, a small eatery in Clarksdale, Miss., playing many of his songs from his old Rooster Blues CDs, “Promised Land” and “Rock the Night: Live in Chicago.” [FULL TEXT]

Good guy decides he won’t run
It must have come as a relief to the already crowded field of presidential candidates when Sen. Chuck Hagel announced Monday he won’t seek the Republican presidential nomination, at least not just yet. [FULL TEXT]

Stackhouse label keeps blues alive
Jim O’Neal, co-founder of Living Blues magazine, is back in the record business with a new label after the demise of Rooster Blues, which issued some of the most important blues of the last 25 years, including several first-rate musicians from Arkansas, such as the late Larry Davis, as well as Willie Cobbs and Lonnie Shields, who are still performing. [FULL TEXT]

First-class care, pay essential for military
The scandal over the shabby treatment veterans receive at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington and elsewhere tells only half the story. [FULL TEXT]

State plane flies again: Say it ain’t so, Mike
The Leader was complaining in an editorial Saturday about former Gov. Huckabee wearing out that State Police plane after he hijacked it for his personal use, flying with family and friends to all the fun places, high above the great unwashed — that’s us, the taxpayers who’re now supposed to shell out $4 million for a new airplane because Gov. Beebe likes it, too. [FULL TEXT]

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

May 2, 2007

Jay and Kelly Campbell take their seats in the Cabot City Annex Tuesday morning as they wait to hear from Special Judge John Cole on whether they would be allowed out of prison on bond as they appeal their case. The judge denied bail.

No bond for pair, will stay in prison
IN SHORT: Campbells stay locked up after judge changes his mind about letting the couple out on bail. [FULL TEXT]

U.S. prosecutor demoted over bullying e-mail
IN SHORT: Witness in Campbell trial used his government computer and official title to try to intimidate newspaper with threat of a $50 million libel suit and takeover of The Leader.
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A deal seen on getting new water
IN SHORT: Lonoke White Public Water Authority is trying to line up $60 million in funding.
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Opponents fight payday lenders
IN SHORT: Battle to keep high-interest loans at bay continues on several fronts.
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Parents upset over harassment
IN SHORT: Pulaski County Special School District is accused of not responding to complaints that children are being bullied and threatened at Jacksonville schools.
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Residents in Beebe to vote on millage
IN SHORT: Voters in the Beebe School District will go to the polls next Tuesday to decide whether the district should extend the existing millage to raise $5.6 million to turn an old sewing factory into an early childhood education building.
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Sports

Lady Red Devil shortstop Gaby Hart blasts one of her school-record nine home runs against Forrest City earlier this season.

No facade with JHS senior
IN SHORT: Jacksonville senior fastpitch player Gabrielle Hart has transformed herself from a speedy leadoff hitter into a powerful cleanup batter this season. She now holds the school record for home runs. [FULL TEXT]

Devils bow out of state in second to Wildcats
IN SHORT: The Jacksonville boys dominated Hall, but lost to El Dorado in the quarterfinals. [FULL TEXT]

NP ladies win one, lose in quarters
IN SHORT: The Lady Falcons beat Hope in the first round, but lost to Greenwood in the second round. [FULL TEXT]

 

 




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