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CHALLENGERS. Three incumbent city directors who hold at-large positions will face four challengers during the race for City Board on the Nov. 6 general election ballot. Dr. Lynette Bryant is running against Position 8 Director Dr. Dean Kumpuris. Former Judge Willard Proctor and Glen Schwartz are running against incumbent Director Gene Fortson for the Position 9 seat. Robert Webb will run against Joan Adcock for Position 10. Ward 4 director Brad Cazort drew no opposition. Lynn Hamilton, who filed as a candidate against Fortson, withdrew his name from the race Tuesday. "With two other challengers splitting the vote, there was no realistic opportunity for me to win," Hamilton, who is vice president of operations for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, wrote the Times.

MITT ROMNEY. Local swells are scheduled to attend a private reception in downtown Little Rock on Wednesday, which includes a dinner at the Capital Hotel that goes for $50,000 per couple. More about the big-money affair on page 13.

DROUGHT AID. Gov. Mike Beebe released $2 million from his discretionary reserve fund to help drought-stricken ranchers buy feed.

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SCOFFLAW PETITION GATHERERS. Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington has called for authorities to investigate possible fraudulent signatures on two ballot initiatives. Some Mississippi County residents in Ellington's Second Judicial District have signed sworn affidavits alleging that they never signed an initiated act to raise the state's severance tax. Ellington said similar allegations have come in Craighead and Crittenden counties over professional poker player and businesswoman Nancy Todd's proposed constitutional amendment to allow more casino gambling in the state. Meanwhile, David Couch, a lawyer who worked on the Committee for a Fair Severance Tax, has asked Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney Larry Jegley, to investigate the business practices of consultant Phyllis Thompson, who was hired to collect signatures on behalf of the severance tax initiative.



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