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Nov. 18-24, 2009 

Nov. 18-24, 2009

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HEALTH CARE. More than 1,000 volunteers turned out to staff a free medical clinic in Little Rock that served more than 1,000 people who couldn't otherwise afford attention. Some had to be taken straight to hospitals for the likes of previously undiagnosed heart attacks.

 

BILL CLINTON. The former president celebrated the fifth anniversary of his presidential library in Little Rock with a call for Americans to serve others and transform institutions in need of change. He promised, too, to get that railroad bridge next to his library under renovation in 2010.

 

ENTERGY CUSTOMERS. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said Entergy Arkansas could exit a multi-state agreement with other Entergy companies, a pact that has had Arkansas subsidizing lower rates in other states.

 

The HOGS. The football team whipped Mississippi State and looked forward to a mid-level bowl game, perhaps even a top-tier bowl if they complete an improving season with a victory this week over LSU.

 

It was a bad week for …

 

U.S. SEN. BLANCHE LINCOLN. She provided the final vote necessary to open debate on Senate health reform legislation. But she vowed to filibuster any effort to include a government-administered health plan to compete with private insurance companies. Perhaps she'd like to repeal Medicare and Medicaid?

 

The PULASKI COUNTY QUORUM COURT. First they gave themselves a 4 percent pay bonus. At press time, they were set to give themselves another 4 percent raise and quadruple their travel budget, the better to have travel destinations to spend their extra money. Everybody else is trimming spending.

 

NORTH LITTLE ROCK ALDERMAN CARY GAINES. He resigned from the City Council to face legal troubles — a federal investigation that has alleged he was in cahoots with a bookmaker hoping to arrange kickbacks on city contracts. Gaines, who has not been charged, disavows wrongdoing.

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