ENTERS PLEA: Tim Ballard, who’s been suspended as principal of the Abundant Life high school in Sherwood, pleaded not guilty in Sherwood Municipal Court this week to sexually assaulting a former student. His case will go to circuit court. The case drew wide attention because officials of the school, sponsored by a Baptist church, told police they’d had previous complaints of misconduct by Ballard as far back as 11 years ago. It’s unclear if church or school officials reported or acted on past complaints.
A photograph of a woman doing a headstand so you can see her red underpants. A sculpture by Robyn Horn titled "Approaching Collapse." Those and other works that assistant professor of photography Margo Duvall says "celebrates the female voice in art" for Women's History Month go on exhibit March 1 in the gallery in the Russell Fine Arts Building.
The plan, formulated months ago, was this: Ellen and I were going to go to Washington for inauguration festivities, then fly out the morning after the balls for Panama City and a long planned cruise to begin with a Panama Canal passage.
Not since the John Birch Society's "Impeach Earl Warren" billboards littered Southern roadsides after the Supreme Court's school-integration decision in 1954 has the American judicial system been under such siege, but who would have thought the trifling Arkansas legislature would lead the charge?
The Senate this morning added an amendment to Rep. Charlie Collins campus carry bill that incorporates the effort denied in committee yesterday to require a 16-hour additional training period before university staff members with concealed carry permits may take the weapons on campus.