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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Wednesday, February 28, 2007 - 17:03:58

Demon rum

The proliferation of "private clubs" in Conway -- full-service restaurants with alcoholic beverages -- has been welcomed in many quarters.

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Wednesday, February 28, 2007 - 16:55:36

Food for thought

ACORN will be demonstrating at the Wendy's on Broadway tomorrow around 10:30 a.m. as part of a national effort to support federal legislation that would require at least seven paid sick days a year for employers of 15 or more.

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Wednesday, February 28, 2007 - 15:38:40

Justice Department Q&A

Q: Why would the Bush Justice Department force out adequately performing U.S. attorneys around the country in favor of political hatchet men, such as Tim Griffin in Little Rock?

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Wednesday, February 28, 2007 - 11:57:25

Toyota: From another angle

Thanks to a reader for a link to a report on a ranking of the state's according to how well they're fixed to compete in the new global tecnology economy.

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Wednesday, February 28, 2007 - 11:29:35

FLASH: UA Board appointment -- UPDATE

Gov. Mike Beebe has named Tyson Foods honcho John Tyson to the Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas.

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Wednesday, February 28, 2007 - 11:29:35

FLASH: UA Board appointment -- UPDATE

Gov. Mike Beebe has named Tyson Foods honcho John Tyson to the Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas.

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Wednesday, February 28, 2007 - 09:31:28

The imperial presidency

Now it's Salon (you'll have to watch an ad to see it, I think), covering the Bush administration putsch of prosecutors to install political hatchet men like Tim Griffin in U.S. attorney slots around the country.

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Wednesday, February 28, 2007 - 08:46:37

Freedom of Information -- UPDATE

Government officials will turn out in force -- or at least turn out whispering in the hallways -- to oppose HB 1520 in committee today.

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Wednesday, February 28, 2007 - 08:46:37

Freedom of Information -- UPDATE

Government officials will turn out in force -- or at least turn out whispering in the hallways -- to oppose HB 1520 in committee today.

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Wednesday, February 28, 2007 - 08:15:51

Smarter living

Here's a subject worth deeper exploring at some point: A blog post about a program in  Baltimore in which you can receive up to $2,000 cash for buying a home near where you work.

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Wednesday, February 28, 2007 - 07:34:30

The Toyota decision

Here's Memphis Commercial Appeal coverage of the Toyota decision to build a new assembly plant in Mississippi.

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Wednesday, February 28, 2007 - 06:54:51

Would this be legal in Arkansas?

Pardon my prurience. But scanning the globe for items of Arkansas interest, I came to the review of a NY steakhouse by Frank Bruni of the New York Times -- at a Penthouse Executive Club where the waitresses lap dance and the desserts include a "buttery nipple."

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Wednesday, February 28, 2007 - 06:54:51

Would this be legal in Arkansas?

Pardon my prurience. But scanning the globe for items of Arkansas interest, I came to the review of a NY steakhouse by Frank Bruni of the New York Times -- at a Penthouse Executive Club where the waitresses lap dance and the desserts include a "buttery nipple."

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Wednesday, February 28, 2007 - 06:39:07

Now the fun

The heavy lifting of the legislative session near done, the mischief can begin. Such as the bill to impose whopper fines for porn merchants.

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Wednesday, February 28, 2007 - 06:18:47

THE race in 2008

Call it harmonic convergence. The Times will have a brief item in its Insider column this week about rising murmuring on the Republican side of the aisle that Mike Huckabee will challenge Sen. Mark Pryor's re-election bid in 2008 if his presidential campaign falls short.

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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Tuesday, February 27, 2007 - 19:44:48

Deal undone

The Little Rock Board of Directors took a rare step Tuesday night and voted to rescind zoning approval for Judge Willard Proctor's Cycle Breakers probation program in a former school district building near the Carver Magnet School in the East End.

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Tuesday, February 27, 2007 - 14:27:49

Toyota talk -- - UPDATED

Gov. Mike Beebe at a news conference this afternoon said Arkansas was in the hunt until not much more than a day before Toyota's decision that it would put a new assembly plant in Tupelo, Miss., instead of Marion, Ark. He said the clincher was Toyota's concern about air quality standards in Arkansas and the potential impact of a pending federal court case on the standards.

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Tuesday, February 27, 2007 - 14:27:49

Toyota talk -- - UPDATED

Gov. Mike Beebe at a news conference this afternoon said Arkansas was in the hunt until not much more than a day before Toyota's decision that it would put a new assembly plant in Tupelo, Miss., instead of Marion, Ark. He said the clincher was Toyota's concern about air quality standards in Arkansas and the potential impact of a pending federal court case on the standards.

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Tuesday, February 27, 2007 - 13:45:38

What a gas

Gov. Beebe and the Stephens family have already decreed that Arkansas's scandalously low severance tax on gas is not to be touched this session.

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Tuesday, February 27, 2007 - 11:48:39

Paydirt for Don Tilton

Tilton and other lobbyists for the avaricious payday lending "industry" will be handsomely rewarded. The bill to curb their usurious practices got precisely one vote in Senate committee today -- Jim Argue's.

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