The week that was, Sept. 5-11 

It was a good week for …

RAIN. After weeks of drought, the heavens opened. A pro golf tournament and the Arkansas State University football game were among the washouts.

LINDA WATSON. She took over as interim Little Rock school superintendent and, in media interviews, resolutely avoided being drawn into past disputes. She's looking to the future, she said.

GAMBLERS. An official at Southland Greyhound Park in West Memphis said electronic gambling hadn't been as successful as hoped in competing with Tunica casinos. That could mean better payoffs for gamblers on Southland machines and the track also said it couldn't rule out seeking legislative approval for real card games — rather than digital versions — at some point in the future.

ARKANSAS COLLEGES. Enrollment was up strongly at campuses around the state.

NORTH LITTLE ROCK. The city has been spending $17,000 a month to put chronic offenders in jail in Faulkner County rather than let them back on the streets to burgle and pillage again.

OBESITY. Another year and Arkansas school kids grew a smidge fatter. Also, the number who avoided being weighed grew and it's a number not likely overpopulated with Jack Sprats.

It was a bad week for …

ATHLETIC SECRECY. With the help of airport spies, media learned days before the big announcement that the University of Pittsburgh's Jeff Long was the top pick to succeed Frank Broyles as athletic director at the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville.

SEN. BLANCHE LINCOLN. Defending her legislation to exempt poultry waste from the federal Superfund law, she contended chicken poop wasn't hazardous to the water supplies in which it flows. Drink up, Senator.

LANGSTON ROBINS. The college student tried to rob a West Little Rock branch bank while a Little Rock police officer was sitting a few feet away. He was captured after a tussle and chase.



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