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Thursday, November 30, 2006

Thursday, November 30, 2006 - 18:39:42

'The Race Beat'

NPR has an excellent (and thorough) look at the 1957 desegregation crisis in Little Rock.It recounts the roles played by the late Arkansas Gazette and the Arkansas Democrat in that crisis, with a long and educational excerpt from a new book, The Race Beat by Gene Roberts and Hank Klibanoff.Read . . .

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Thursday, November 30, 2006 - 16:53:36

Jobs v. lingerie

Talk about burying the lead. Check the news release on the jump about a coming prime-time special on Channel 11 in which the Arkansas Department of Economic Development will present  -- at 9 p.m.

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Thursday, November 30, 2006 - 16:41:38

The Huckabee after-party

We told you earlier, and in this week' Insider, about Gov. Mike Huckabee's $500-per-plate (they have plenty, thank you) fund-raiser Dec. 16.

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Thursday, November 30, 2006 - 16:37:11

Jesse Jackson in town -- the after party

From a community correspondent: After speaking today at the Statehouse Convention Center, Jesse Jackson went back to the Clinton School of Public Service for lunch where he visited with Little Rock Niner Minnijean Brown Trickey and her daughter, Spirit; City Manager Bruce Moore and his wife, Lena; Odies Wilson of the city of Little Rock and Little Rock School Board President Dr. Katherine Mitchell.  Virgil Miller, co-chairman of the Little Rock Central High 50th anniversary commission, briefed Rev. Jackson on the plans for September 2007 and invited him to attend.  Students from Helena who happened to be touring the Clinton library and the Clinton school got a special treat to meet, greet and have photos made with him.

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Thursday, November 30, 2006 - 15:50:36

Lake View drags on

The Arkansas Supreme Court ruled 5-2 today that it would delay issuing an order ending the Lake View school case for six months.

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Thursday, November 30, 2006 - 13:12:15

Good works

The Clinton Foundation has brokered a deal to deliver drugs to children infected with HIV at dramatically lower costs.

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Thursday, November 30, 2006 - 12:23:34

Oxymoron: legislative ethics

I've just moderated a discussion by a panel of legislators. I tried, but could elicit no support for legislation to end the wining and dining of legislators by lobbyists.

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Thursday, November 30, 2006 - 09:45:48

A bridge too dear

The county’s Junction Bridge project, which would turn the former railroad bridge into a pedestrian walkway, took a blow Thursday when it received only one bid for the work ― for $14.3 million.

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Thursday, November 30, 2006 - 08:59:06

Cheese dip alert

Weather Service says an inch of snow after midnight tonight.

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Thursday, November 30, 2006 - 08:59:06

Cheese dip alert

Weather Service says an inch of snow after midnight tonight.

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Thursday, November 30, 2006 - 08:13:33

NLR's double standard

We've mentioned Argenta News before, a blog that is, quite seriously, just what it says.

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Thursday, November 30, 2006 - 05:36:01

Wal-Mart's season not so jolly

NY Times says Wal-Mart will report today a drop in November sales, the first drop in a decade.

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Thursday, November 30, 2006 - 05:31:39

An adequate education

Brummett today recounts a discussion with Jim Argue and Shane Broadway on court supervision of Arkansas schools and, more important, what exactly constitutes an adequate and effective education.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Wednesday, November 29, 2006 - 19:50:56

Hump night?

Time for an open line? Psychotics for Bush?

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Wednesday, November 29, 2006 - 15:35:03

Stephanopoulos speech delayed

News release: The Clinton School program featuring George Stephanopoulos has been moved from Tuesday, December 5 to Monday, December 11 at 12:30 p.m. at the Statehouse Convention Center.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2006 - 15:16:25

Survey says ...

From the Hartford Courant: A collective “I told you so” will ripple through the world of Bush-bashers once news of Christopher Lohse’s study gets out.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2006 - 15:05:31

The field is clear for Huckabee

Sen. Bill Frist announced today he wouldn't seek the presidency in 2008. A midday report by Republican sympathizer Mara Liasson on NPR said this left the Republican Party without a Southern candidate or one friendly with the Religious Right.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2006 - 14:58:29

Happy Days Are Here Again II

Simmer down, populists. Those prices we listed yesterday for "sponsorships" at the Mike Beebe inaugural ball were just for "sponsorships."

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Wednesday, November 29, 2006 - 14:32:54

Arkansas students: Not ready for college work

The state Education Department today has released results of a survey of Arkansas college professors on the ability of incoming Arkansas freshmen to do college-level work.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2006 - 09:55:14

GOP finger-pointing

An article in The Hill highlights Republican bickering about whether national organizations, such as the Republican Governors Association, did enough to help candidates for governor in red states (meaning red presidentially) such as Arkansas.

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