Nervous about Iraq
President Bush went on TV Tuesday evening to reassure the American people that progress is being made in Iraq. He has seen support for the war, and his own approval rating, slipping as more and more Americans question the wisdom of our involvement in Iraq and the evidence that was presented to them about Saddam Husseinžs weapons of mass destruction.[FULL TEXT]

A new library for $20 a year
Libraries are a measure of our civilization. [FULL TEXT]

Do not weep for Asa
The state Ethics Commission ruled Monday that Asa Hutchinson cannot use a $150,000 carryover from his 2000 congressional campaign to help bankroll his campaign for governor. [FULL TEXT]

Beebe enters the fray
A full year ahead of the Arkansas primaries, all the major commanders if not their armies are now in the field. He may not be the last Democrat to enter the race for governor in 2006, but Attorney General Mike Beebe, who made it official yesterday, will be the Democratic candidate for governor barring being caught in flagrante delicto doing something dreadfully impolitic. [FULL TEXT]

An apology
The United States Senate, by an unrecorded voice vote, formally apologized Monday to the families and descendants of thousands of men and women who were lynched over a century of grim history.

Can divided court stand?
It is settled then. The Arkansas Supreme Court has the power to immediately review the work of the General Assembly and the governor on public education, and it is going to do it. That should be a fine victory for the public schools, the children and all of us who believe that the caliber of their schooling holds our future as well as theirs.











As of 9 p.m. Tuesday, motorists moving between Hwy. 67/167 and the adjacent frontage roads on the stretch between McCain Boulevard and Wildwood Avenue no-longer face nerve-wracking and dangerous two-way traffic. [FULL TEXT]

We're Number 1
IN SHORT: LRAFB is center of C-130 universe as rodeo team is big winner again. [FULL TEXT]

Officials say sewer woes not as bad
IN SHORT: Problems cited by state and federal officials have been addressed in Cabot.

Fourth of July family fun set
IN SHORT: Fireworks, food, frolic and fellowship abound when communities hold their holiday celebrations starting this weekend.

Gwatney misses several chances
IN SHORT: After a red-hot start to the Sheridan Wooden Bat Classic, the Jacksonville AAA team cooled off considerably the rest of the way. [FULL TEXT]

Local all-stars shine
IN SHORT: West wins All-Star game, East defense still strong [FULL TEXT]

Banding together
IN SHORT: Shepherdžs Center members mark hummingbirds [FULL TEXT]

June 22, 2005

Change along Hwy. 67/167 corridor could start next Monday evening

Barring last-minute glitches, commuters will awaken Tuesday morning to find Landers and Warden roads between McCain Boulevard and Wildwood Avenue converted to one one-way roads, according to the state Highway and Transportation Department. [FULL TEXT]


Leader gets 21 awards from APA
IN SHORT: The Leader has won 21 awards, including six first-place honors, in the Arkansas Press Association's Better Newspaper News-Editorial Contest. [FULL TEXT]

Lesson: FOI law must be obeyed
IN SHORT: Beebe board told to hold more of its meetings in public as critic is silenced. [FULL TEXT]

Sewage rates may double in Cabot
IN SHORT: Aldermen move toward raising sewer costs to build new treatment plant. [FULL TEXT]

Bank appeals ruling on new Ozarks branch
IN SHORT: First Arkansas Bank files an appeal to have Bank of the Ozarks' Jacksonville branch approval reversed.

Idea House
Benefit is set in Cabot for Open Arms on July 9-10

Gwatney AAA team improves to .500
Jacksonvilležs AAA American Legion team swept Sheridan on Saturday, the team will split with Searcy Monday to move to 5-5 on the season.

Piranhas top Bryant-Lonoke team
The Cabot Piranhas youth swim team got its first win of the season Saturday against the Lonoke-Bryant consolidated swim team at the Lonoke Community Center.


June 15, 2005

Brig. Gen. (Select) Joseph Reheiser steps on the tarmac Tuesday after flying a new C-130J to Little Rock Air Force Base, the fourth assigned to the base.


Air base gets top planners' attention
IN SHORT: The staff at Metroplan is looking at ways to accommodate an influx of new jobs and personnel at Little Rock Air Force Base. Ideas include widening Hwy. 67/167 from Jacksonville to Cabot, as well as parts of Hwy. 89. [FULL TEXT]

School board upholds cuts
IN SHORT: PCSSD employees lose their plea Tuesday to have their step pay increases and paid holidays restored, but they threaten a possible lawsuit. [FULL TEXT]

Cabot sets tax vote for new center, overpass
IN SHORT: Lonoke County Election Commission approves July 12 balloting on millage hike.

Learning to swim
Cabot Parks and Recreation offers lessons to kids of all ages

Panthers see better play with two twinbill splits
Cabot takes one each from Jacksonville and Vilonia

Jacksonville gets back on track with sweep of SH
Gwatney A team continued their winning ways Sunday afternoon, defeating Sylvan Hills 10-3. Sylvan Hills made the first strike by getting a walk, an error by Jacksonville, and a double to score one.






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