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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 16:49:44

The line is open

You're on. An item worth reading: * Nate Silver's analysis of public opinion polling on gay military service.

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 14:45:26

Tour the homeless shelter

Today comes an invitation to the world at large to tour the site Mayor Mark Stodola has identified as a potential resource center for the homeless, deep in the industrial East End on Ninth Street.

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 14:26:02

LR Board to meet on supt. contract

The Little Rock School Board has scheduled a meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday "to consider taking action with respect to the superintendent's employment contract."

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 12:19:19

Waiting for Palin Two young men from Mountain Home were first in line at 5 a.m. this morning at the Little Rock Sam's Club for Sarah Palin's book signing tonight.

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 11:37:58

Pulaski sets 'emergency' school board meet

An "emergency" Pulaski County School Board meeting has been set for 5:30 p.m. tonight. Subject: "Discussion of future role of superintendent."

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 10:38:35

Three scalpers arrested at UA-LSU game

Little Rock police vice squad officers made three ticket scalping arrests at Saturday's UA-LSU game: Edgar Caves, 50, of Duncanville, Texas; Lloyd Blasingame, 28, of Little Rock, and Houston Spencer, 56, of Memphis.

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 10:21:39

Huck sees Hezbollah threat from Mexico

Though evidence remains in short supply, Mike Huckabee apparently is an agreement with a Republican U.S. Rep. Sue Myrick that Hezbollah, the militant Lebanese grup, is infiltrating the U.S. disguised as clandestine Mexican border crossers with the help of Mexican drug cartels.

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 09:49:04

Let the earmarks continue

Needing 67 votes, Republicans got only 39 in the Senate on a mostly symbolic proposal to ban earmarks.

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 09:40:16

Troops fine with gay service UPDATE

A Pentagon study to be released this afternoon is expected to find no serious obstacles to ending the ban on military service by acknowledged gay people.

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 08:51:47

Clinton School gets $750,000 grant

The Center on Community Philanthropy at the Clinton School of Public Service has received $750,000 from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to study and promote giving that builds equitable communities.

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 07:47:02

Baldor Corp. sold to Swiss group ABB

Baldor Corp. the electric motor manufacturer based in Fort Smith, has been sold to ABB, a Swiss group for $3.1 billion plus another $1.1 billion in debt.

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 06:28:57

Combating trolls

A product design manager for Facebook wrote an op-ed for today's New York Times on trolls and the tendency for anonymity to encourage uncivil behaviors.

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 06:19:35

The reddening of Mark Pryor

John Brummett comments further today on Sen. Mark Pryor's emergence as a vigorous voice of right-wing Republicanism in the case of gays in the military and immigrant children.Pryor, who got cancer and fundamentalist religion along the way, always has leaned to the considerable right of his father and to the more-distant right of his mother.

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 06:14:22

Sarah Palin: No press

Blogger Jason Tolbert says it's time for Sarah Palin to be more like Mike Huckabee and engage with the press at book appearances.

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Monday, November 29, 2010

Monday, November 29, 2010 - 17:12:11

Over to you

Line is open. Noted: * The appearance Tuesday by Adam Richman (Man v. Food) has drawn so much interest it has been moved from the Clinton School to the Robinson Center Music Hall.

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Monday, November 29, 2010 - 16:44:07

Mayor eyes homeless center site

If Mayor Mark Stodola has made a public announcement of this, I'm not aware of it, but an e-mail has begun circulating from the mayor about a potential site for a day center for homeless services, a matter of some controversy in recent months.

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Monday, November 29, 2010 - 15:42:42

NAACP addresses resegregation

The NAACP plans a conference on resegregation of public schools. It will be named in honor of the late Arkansas NAACP official, Daisy Bates, a key figure in the desegregation of Central High.

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Monday, November 29, 2010 - 15:25:21

Bank robbery on University

Little Rock police say this man, carrying a note that said he was armed, robbed the Centennial Bank at 2900 S. University about 12:40 p.m. today.

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Monday, November 29, 2010 - 14:58:33

Appeal filed on amendment challenge

The lawyers in a suit that challenged Issue 2, the constitutional amendment approved by voters to lift the ceiling on consumer debt, lift the interest limit on government bonds and allow bond financing of energy-saving projects, filed notice of appeal today with the Arkansas Supreme Court.

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Monday, November 29, 2010 - 13:50:24

Clerk O'Brien goes to court

As he had promised, Pulaski Clerk Pat O'Brien has asked the state Supreme Court to overturn order by all 17 Pulaski circuit judges that he stop shredding paper copies of lawsuits until they're satisfied the computerized filing system is fully working.

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