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NORTHWEST ARKANSAS. A report from the Federal Reserve Bank said the number of high-paying jobs in the region grew 256 percent from 1980 to 2000, the second-highest growth rate in the nation.
THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS CLINTON SCHOOL OF PUBLIC SERVICE. The new school located next door to the Clinton Presidential Center opened its doors to its first class, 13 students who will be the nation’s first candidates for master’s degrees in public service.
COL. MIKE ROSS. The North Little Rock National Guardsman took command of Arkansas’s 39th Infantry Brigade, the state’s largest Na-tional Guard unit, succeeding Brig. Gen. Ron Chastain of Conway.
REMEMBERING. About 65 people gathered near the Riverfest Amphitheatre to observe the 60th anniversary of the dropping of an atomic bomb on Hiroshima.
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THE ASU INDIANS. The NCAA announced that Arkansas State University and 17 other institutions that use Indian images for their athletic teams will be prohibited from hosting postseason events or displaying the symbols during championship competition.
PULASKI COUNTY/CIRCUIT CLERK PAT O’BRIEN. Reporters exposed a draft of a proposed dress code O’Brien has prepared for his employees. Among other injunctions: “Take a bath or shower daily. Use a deodorant. Wear clean undergarments daily.”
TAX EVADERS. The state Department of Finance and Administration closed four businesses for failure to file and pay state and local taxes.
AND …JOHN H. JOHNSON, an Arkansas City native who became one of America’s wealthiest and most influential black men, died at 87. Johnson moved to Chicago with his impoverished family at 15 and later founded Ebony and Jet magazines.
Next week a series of meetings on the use of technology to tackle global problems will be held in Little Rock by Club de Madrid — a coalition of more than 100 former democratic former presidents and prime ministers from around the world — and the P80 Group, a coalition of large public pension and sovereign wealth funds founded by Prince Charles to combat climate change. The conference will discuss deploying existing technologies to increase access to food, water, energy, clean environment, and medical care.
Sen. Jason Rapert (R-Conway) was on "Capitol View" on KARK, Channel 4, this morning, and among other things that will likely inspire you to yell at your computer screen, he said he expects someone in the legislature to file a bill to do ... something about changing the name of the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport.
So fed up was young Edgar Welch of Salisbury, N.C., that Hillary Clinton was getting away with running a child-sex ring that he grabbed a couple of guns last Sunday, drove 360 miles to the Comet Ping Pong pizzeria in Washington, D.C., where Clinton was supposed to be holding the kids as sex slaves, and fired his AR-15 into the floor to clear the joint of pizza cravers and conduct his own investigation of the pedophilia syndicate of the former first lady, U.S. senator and secretary of state.
There is almost nothing real about "reality TV." All but the dullest viewers understand that the dramatic twists and turns on shows like "The Bachelor" or "Celebrity Apprentice" are scripted in advance. More or less like professional wrestling, Donald Trump's previous claim to fame.