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Nov. 11-17, 2009 

Nov. 11-17, 2009

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A LONG-AWAITED VERDICT. A jury took little time to decide Curtis Lavelle Vance was guilty of capital murder in the rape and beating death of KATV's Anne Pressly. He was sentenced to life without parole. Three jurors (see Arkansas Reporter) voted against a death penalty.

 

HEALTH CARE. Led by Lt. Gov. Bill Halter and spurred by MSNBC's Keith Olbermann, a free mass medical clinic was fully staffed with volunteers for an expected surge of patients this Saturday in Little Rock's Statehouse Convention Center.

 

HOUSING SALES. Realtors reported a 10 percent jump in home sales statewide in September. Prices are still eroding, however.

 

LAMAR HIGH SCHOOL. Denied participation in football playoffs because the Arkansas Activities Association had ruled a transfer student was ineligible to play in games the school won, the school sued. A court put the team back on the football field.

 

FOOTBALL. The Hogs blew out Troy State, virtually assuring a post-season bowl game for the Razorbacks.

 

It was a bad week for …

 

PEARCY. The small Garland County community was rocked by the slaying of five members of a family shot to death and their home and a vehicle set fire. If authorities have a clue about motive or suspects, none was readily forthcoming.

 

NORTH LITTLE ROCK. A drug/gambling/guns indictment alleges a bookmaker leaned on a businessman and a North Little Rock alderman (Cary Gaines said later the feds were looking at him) to arrange kickback schemes on city work to pay off debts.

 

UCA. FBI agents were reported on the Conway campus. They were said to be rooting around in the tangled financial affairs of the school under the leadership of former President Lu Hardin.

 

KING-SIZED TRAVELERS. American Airlines backed away from a plan to reinstate full-size jets on its flights between Little Rock and Dallas-Fort Worth.

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