The line is open. Final notes:
* FOOTBALL FUROR
: The main Arkansas angle is in the Little Rock charter buses that had no passengers to pick up when they arrived
in Grambling, La., to take the Grambling
team to a football game
in Mississippi. The players revolted and the game was canceled.
Imagine. College football players seizing control of their own destiny. If this idea spreads, watch out.
* ROBBER SHOT BY DRUGGIST:
A Dumas pharmacist use
d a concealed weapon (he has a permit) to kill a masked armed robber as he was opening the store about 5:30 a.m. Friday.
* SARAH PALIN; WORDS FAIL
: Got five minutes for a strange free association from Caribou Barbie? Here's your link.
* TIRED OF POLITICS YET? Mike Ross, Mark Pryor
and Asa Hutchinson
spoke to Delta Regional Caucus
today in Memphis. Not much new ground,
though Asa isn't happy to keep being asked about his references to eliminating the Arkansas income tax. He's a gradualist, he claims.
* DOWNTOWN IS UPTOWN IN CONWAY
: More development news from Conway was announced today, all downtown projects.
* The Regions Bank building
will be renovated for 12,000 square feet of office space, including the bank, and 60 apartments, The Flats at Metro Square (below).
* Covington Companies plans five buildings on 6.5 acres on the north end of Front Street
* Ross Crain Investments will renovate the 8,000-square-foot Earl Rogers Building
at Oak and Van Ronkle for dining and entertainment.