PSC moves on efficiency
We don’t get many chances to compliment the state Public Service Commission, which regulates Arkansas’ investor-owned utilities and cooperatives, but today we give the commissioners a medium-sized salute. [FULL TEXT]


Regulators do their job
We-Never-Thought-We’d-Live-to-See-the-Day Dept.: An Arkansas regulatory agency leads the nation in oversight of a polluting industry. [FULL TEXT]

Brief history of a motto
We were afraid of something like this. Rep. John Boozman is yet a few weeks away from becoming United States senator from Arkansas and he is already entangled in foolishness. He joined a group of fringe lawmakers in writing and widely circulating a letter to President Obama protesting his reference to “E Pluribus Unum” as the national motto. [FULL TEXT]

Simon Says
Anybody who says, “Let’s get lunch sometime,” intends never to have lunch with you. [FULL TEXT]

Base could depend on Snyder as real friend
Rep. Vic Snyder, a Democrat who is retiring from Congress at the end of the year, is getting some heat from Republicans for wasting time on the House floor to praise this community’s support of Little Rock Air Force Base. [FULL TEXT]

Panama president
ex-UofA roommate

John Mason, a Jacksonville real estate broker, was in Fayetteville with his wife Ien for homecoming weekend on Oct. 30, when the Razorbacks played Vanderbilt. [FULL TEXT]

Our error given wide circulation
We’ve received lots of calls, comments and complaints over an error in Wednesday’s paper about a Christmas program in Cabot. [FULL TEXT]

Comparing pardons
by governor

Did you see Gov. Beebe’s latest list of pardons? Last week, he announced his intent to pardon a handful of small-time criminals, emphasis on small-time. [FULL TEXT]

POWs recall their
World War ordeal

The former POWs who were shot down over Romania during the Second World War arrived at the Jacksonville Museum of Military History in their tour bus a little after 11 a.m. Thursday. [FULL TEXT]

Annexation plan: Many in area say they're against it
People who live north of Jacksonville near Hwy. 67/167 met at a church Monday evening to fight the city’s plan to annex the area.[FULL TEXT]

Lighthouse plans to build middle and high schools
The headline in Saturday’s Leader: “Cabot schools about to hit 10,000.”[FULL TEXT]

J’Accuse: Smearing
of general

Air Force Gen. John D. Lavelle, who died more than 30 years ago, after he was falsely accused of insubordination, is a four-star general again. [FULL TEXT]

Petraeus salutes
camp liberators

It was 65 years ago Monday that Beryl Wolfson helped liberate the Dachau concentration camp in southeastern Germany.
[FULL TEXT]

Marker recalls fire at Twist

There's finally a marker honoring B.B. King in Twist in Cross County, where the great blues singer escaped from a fire at nightclub with his guitar and named it Lucille.
[FULL TEXT]

Justice Jim fought tough final battle
Arkansas bloggers were the first with the news of Justice Jim Johnson’s suicide over the weekend. The local TV news on Sunday ignored his passing, probably because no one in the newsroom knew who he was. [FULL TEXT]

Cabot man in raid
on POW camp in 1970
Mst. Sgt. Paul Poole, who helped to liberate Americans from a Vietnamese prison camp, died last week. [FULL TEXT]

Trial could get Muhammad
his death wish

Last June, Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad killed a soldier from Conway and injured another soldier from Jacksonville in front of a recruiting station in Little Rock.
[FULL TEXT]

What a little girl asked
from Santa

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.
[FULL TEXT]

Tuskegee legend
at holiday reception

A tall elderly man stood in a far corner in a large banquet room at Little Rock Air Force Base on Sunday afternoon during the holiday reception hosted by the wing commanders.
[FULL TEXT]

Gas shut off
as hospital bills pile up

A couple in Beebe have been without heat for several months after the natural-gas company took out their meter because they were not paying their bills.
[FULL TEXT]

Huckabee our worst governor?
Who is Arkansas’ worst governor? Is it Orval Faubus, who defied federal authorities i in 1957, when he wouldn’t allow nine black students to attend Central High School in Little Rock? He brought shame and ridicule on the whole state, but at least no one was killed. Or is Mike Huckabee our worst governor ever?
[FULL TEXT]

 

 

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Dec. 15, 2010

Santa rides in Cabot's Christmas parade
Santa Claus arrives with his reindeer and helpers as he waves to the crowd during Cabot’s annual Christmas parade held Sunday on Main Street.

PCSSD determined to fix schools
IN SHORT:
Plans call for school closings to pay for new campuses to replace rundown buildings. [FULL TEXT]

Defense set to make its case in trial of two men
IN SHORT: Prosecution rests its case against Thompson and alderman facing numerous federal charges. [FULL TEXT]

Delegation visits air base
IN SHORT:
Griffin likes ruling on health-care mandates and will work to repeal law, as well as congressional pensions. [FULL TEXT]

New budget gets revision in Cabot
IN SHORT: Mayor-elect Cypert sings city’s praises but wants more renovation.
[FULL TEXT

Daisy Fever (center) and Sassie Longlegz (in back with star) try to break through the pack during a jam in Saturday’s GRITS scrimmage in Jacksonville.

True GRITS helps skaters get on roll
IN SHORT: They are the new voice of girl power, one part titillating and one part terrifying. [FULL TEXT]

Sport marks 75 years
IN SHORT:
Roller derby has not just infiltrated the major cities and suburbs of the United States, it has become a worldwide happening. [FULL TEXT]

’Cats fall to Colts as pass pilfered
IN SHORT: Interception helps Rivercrest hold to beat Harding Academy in state.
[FULL TEXT]

Devils, defense do job in final
IN SHORT: Brown, Penn combine to limit Jonesboro’s Ojo in championship game.
[FULL TEXT]

Paragould downs Cabot
IN SHORT: Panthers battle but can’t get past Rams as tourney wraps up. [FULL TEXT

 

 

 

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