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Thursday, August 31, 2006

Thursday, August 31, 2006 - 20:10:47

Bush's LR visit: the media coverage

Driving home from work this afternoon, I caught a segment on National Public Radio about how the local Arkansas media covered President George W. Bush's visit to Little Rock yesterday.

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Thursday, August 31, 2006 - 19:44:13

Hog trivia

LA Times offers this trivia question in its encyclopedic coverage of the UA-USC game: Trivia time: Who served as a ball boy for the 1974 Arkansas football team?

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Thursday, August 31, 2006 - 19:44:13

Hog trivia

LA Times offers this trivia question in its encyclopedic coverage of the UA-USC game: Trivia time: Who served as a ball boy for the 1974 Arkansas football team?

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Thursday, August 31, 2006 - 19:40:12

Fourth and rising

Hotline, the blogs say, put The Huckster fourth in the GOP sweepstakes behind, in order, McCain, Romney and Guiliani.

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Thursday, August 31, 2006 - 17:02:17

Woody buys TV

It looks like Democratic congressional candidate Woody Anderson is going to launch a campaign ad this week, and it may even air during the Razorback football game on Saturday night.

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Thursday, August 31, 2006 - 15:22:57

Wag that dog

Reuters: WASHINGTON - The U.S. military is operating on the assumption that Tehran is five to eight years away from being able to build a nuclear bomb, The Washington Times reported in its Thursday edition.

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Thursday, August 31, 2006 - 13:57:29

More poll numbers -- UPDATED

Here's Survey USA on the race for lt. gov. -- Halter, 48; Holt, 39; undecided, 12.

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Thursday, August 31, 2006 - 13:57:29

More poll numbers -- UPDATED

Here's Survey USA on the race for lt. gov. -- Halter, 48; Holt, 39; undecided, 12.

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Thursday, August 31, 2006 - 12:56:38

Citizens, arrest this man

Andy Mayberry, the congressional candidate, has scheduled some Labor Day weekend gimmick events in hopes a bored TV crew or two will give him some free air time.

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Thursday, August 31, 2006 - 12:56:38

Citizens, arrest this man

Andy Mayberry, the congressional candidate, has scheduled some Labor Day weekend gimmick events in hopes a bored TV crew or two will give him some free air time.

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Thursday, August 31, 2006 - 12:19:12

Mighty ducky

A blog reader says the latest issue of Ducks Unlimited magazine lists Gov. Mike Huckabee as a president's council member for giving $10,000 to the organization this year.

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Thursday, August 31, 2006 - 11:31:28

The campaign opens

I've been trying to round up a little information about the opening of the real political season this weekend.

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Thursday, August 31, 2006 - 09:02:36

Another poll; another Beebe lead

In this one, Beebe leads by only 17 -- 55-38. The link is to a political blog that says a new Survey USA poll shows Beebe's margin widening and a sweep for other Democrats, though tighter in the lieutenant governor's race we understand.

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Thursday, August 31, 2006 - 08:49:23

Gunner fires

Short of money (and good sense) Republican attorney general candidate Gunner DeLay has to seek attention through unconventional means -- tapping the gun nut network, for example -- and issuing incendiary news releases.

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Thursday, August 31, 2006 - 08:37:21

King George, MIA -- UPDATE

The Doonesbury comic yesterday and today has continued a story line that depicts a presidential news conference with Bush advancing the notion that he might have a hereditary right to be king and that daughter Jenna would succeed him.

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Thursday, August 31, 2006 - 06:01:27

Cheese-eating surrender monkeys

The Washington Post outlines how the Bush administration is trotting out the Democrats-hate-America election theme. Will voters buy?

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Thursday, August 31, 2006 - 05:56:50

Baseball battle

The deal to bring minor league baseball in Springdale is getting contentious. Some council members apparently don't understand that the owner of the baseball team expects to call the shots on lease of the publicly financed stadium, not them.

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Thursday, August 31, 2006 - 05:36:57

Woo pig

Not much of an admirer of Houston Dale Nutt? You'll love Brummett today, though he's otherwise fairly high on the football Hogs.

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Thursday, August 31, 2006 - 05:36:57

Woo pig

Not much of an admirer of Houston Dale Nutt? You'll love Brummett today, though he's otherwise fairly high on the football Hogs.

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Thursday, August 31, 2006 - 05:27:45

Beebe on schools

Stephens Media, covering Mike!, in NW Ark. yesterday, dips back into the rural school/consolidation issue.

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