Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Clintons' night out open line

Posted By on Tue, Jul 9, 2013 at 3:38 PM

click to enlarge ALL IN THE FAMILY: The Clintons at de la Renta reception at Clinton Presidential Center Monday night. Formidable politicians all. - CHELSEA CLINTON/TWITTER
  • Chelsea Clinton/Twitter
  • ALL IN THE FAMILY: The Clintons at de la Renta reception at Clinton Presidential Center Monday night. Formidable politicians all.

The line is open. Famous last words:

* NATE STEEL ANNOUNCES FOR A.G.: State Rep. Nate Steel of Nashville announces his Democratic candidacy for the coming opening in the attorney general's office tomorrow — 10 a.m. in Nashville and 2 p.m. in the Old Supreme Court Chamber at the Capitol. Two big questions about the race for A.G.: 1) Will poultry lobbyist Marvin Childers really get in the Republican primary, where David Sterling and Leslie Rutledge already have announced? and 2) If he does, could he survive the primary? It's also been suggested to me that bigger news would be an entry into the race by Cody Hiland, the Republican prosecutor in Conway.

* SPEAKING OF ATTORNEY GENERAL: Some giant names will be arguing in a giant case in the fall that the attorney general won at the trial court, the $1.2 billion verdict in a case over marketing of an antipsychotic drug. David Frederick, a bigshot Washington lawyer who's often been mentioned for important judicial openings, will argue for the state. Walter Dellinger, another big shot Washington lawyer and former solicitor general, will argue for Johnson & Johnson and its affiliate.

* THE TRIAL OF MARTHA SHOFFNER: It's now set March 3.

* STATE HOSPITAL OFFICER FIRED: A State Hospital safety officer was fired Tuesday for hitting an agitated patient who'd hit the officer. Details follow:
NEWS RELEASE

The Arkansas State Hospital fired a unit safety officer Tuesday for failing to comply with the hospital’s seclusion and restraint guidelines during an incident with a patient. The officer’s name is being withheld pending possible appeal of the disciplinary action.

The incident happened July 3 when a male patient became agitated and hit the officer. The officer responded by using an improper technique and hitting the patient with a closed fist. The patient was taken to a nearby emergency room for stitches.

The officer was placed on administrative leave the same day pending the closure of the investigation, which happened today.

“As part of their daily jobs, State Hospital staff will encounter agitated and difficult patients,” said State Hospital CEO Steve Henson. “To ensure the safety of staff and patients, we provide training on how to back away from dangerous situations, how to properly respond to a combative patient and how to call for assistance. Those things did not happen in this case.”

Henson said he has a zero-tolerance policy regarding any intentional abuse of patients.The case file has been turned over to the Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney’s office for further review.

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Favorite

Speaking of...

Comments (19)

Showing 1-19 of 19

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-19 of 19

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

  • Arkansas Times Recommends: A Literary Edition

    Arkansas Times Recommends is a series in which Times staff members (or whoever happens to be around at the time) highlight things we've been enjoying this week.
    • Jul 1, 2016
  • Little Rock camera catches package removal

    Thanks to KARK for a report on a home owner's surveillance camera that caught a piece of film of a young man picking up a package delivered minutes before by UPS and leaving.
    • Jul 1, 2016
  • The long weekend open line

    Here's the open line and the daily news video.
    • Jul 1, 2016
  • More »

Readers also liked…

Most Shared

  • Defense for Suhl asks judge to dismiss bribery indictment, citing Supreme Court decision in McDonnell case

    Attorneys for the businessman argue that his cash payments to a former deputy director of DHS, Steven Jones, did not constitute corruption. They say prosecutors cannot prove the money was given in exchange for any particular "official act" from Jones.
  • Nursing home bribery case details suspect judicial fund-raising

    Plaintiffs' lawyers made their case today to continue to trial with the civil suit over then-Judge Mike Maggio's reduction of a $5.2 million jury verdict in a nursing home negligence case to $1 million, a reduction he said he made in return for campaign contributions from the nursing home's owner.
  • Arkansas Heirloom Tomatoes at Edwards Food Giant for the Fourth of July weekend

    We are receiving 200-pounds of large heirloom tomatoes Friday morning from Times publisher and farmer Alan Leveritt. We have dark, brick red Carbons, Goldies (large, high acid golden tomatoes) and Annis Noire, a delicious French heirloom that is green with red marbling when ripe.
  • When America was great

    Donald Trump is right. There was a time when America was great and it didn't pussyfoot around to avoid offending people who thought they were victimized by discrimination. It was, let's see, the period after World War II, when everyone prospered and America was kicking butts, at home and abroad, and Arkansas's leaders were at the center of it.
  • Resistance grows nationally to freeway expansions

    The U.S. Public Interest Research Group has issued a news release about freeway expansion with relevance in Little Rock. It's about wasting money to widen freeways that only create more congestion. Sound familiar?

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2016 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation