Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Tuesday night line

Posted By on Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 4:19 PM

Closing out. Final notes:

* HEALTH DEPARTMENT SEEKS DENTIST'S PATIENTS: The Health Department is recommending blood tests for about 100 patients of a dentist for fear they received contaminated medicine intravenously.

* NEIGHBORS SAY GO! TO KUM AND GO: Neighborhood groups are organizing in opposition to a proposal by the Kum and Go chain to build one of its giant convenience store/gas stations at Breckenridge and Rodney Parham. There's a park nearby and already-difficult traffic at rush hour, plus it will require a marked change on property currently used for residential and offices. The proposal is pending before the Planning Commission. No recommendation from city staff yet. Here's what the neighbors are saying.

RAW DEAL: Robert Redford on Mayflower spill.
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* ROBERT REDFORD SPEAKS OUT ON TAR SANDS: Robert Redford, wearing an environmental hat, writes about the spill of heavy Canadian tar sand crude in Mayflower.

When I see raw tar sands coursing through people's yards and across wetlands, it makes me sick. My thoughts are with the people in Arkansas who are dealing with this river of toxic mess. And my thoughts instantly move ahead to what could happen to farms, families, homes, and wild areas across our country if we support expansion of tar sands with permits for pipelines such as Keystone XL. The answer seems clear, especially when we look at the graphic video footage from Arkansas: tar sands expansion rewards the oil industry while putting us all at risk of oil spills and climate change. That's a raw deal by any calculation.

Speaking of Exxon Mobil: The Log Cabin Democrat tweeted this afternoon that Exxon officials had told Mayflower schools, which is providing meeting space, that they didn't want the press to be allowed in a meeting about a $15,000 grant Exxon wants to make. If you had any doubt who was running this show ....

UPDATE AND CORRECTION: My reading of the Cabin post was wrong. Exxon said it was unaware of the Mayflower school meeting and any decision to close that meeting was the decision of the local school organization that held the meeting, the PTO.

* MULTIPLE CHARGES IN JONESBORO RAPE CASE: A particularly ugly rape case is unfolding in Jonesboro where eight adults and three juveniles have been charged in a case involving the alleged rape of a 12-year-old runaway girl. Thousands of phone messages — sexting — part of the story line.

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