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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Tuesday, July 31, 2007 - 20:48:17

A slur by Huckabee supporter?

Surely not. Surely a good Christian wouldn't utter an anti-Catholic remark.

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Tuesday, July 31, 2007 - 20:45:49

Sherwood mayor

City Clerk Virginia Hillman thrashed Mayor Bill Harmon in the runoff for Sherwood mayor. Results here.

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Tuesday, July 31, 2007 - 16:34:27

Road trip!

The Young Republicans of Arkansas apparently have stumbled across my name on YR membership rolls in Virginia in 1968.

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Tuesday, July 31, 2007 - 15:14:17

Bond boondoggles

This particular cow has fled the barn and been roped, slaughtered and barbecued, but nonetheless it couldn't hurt for the Pulaski County Quorum Court to consider the boondoggle of a housing bond issue put out under the county's name by its laughingly named Public Facilities Board, not to mention bond issues for other dubious public purposes -- including building private schools and putting publicly subsidized cash in the hands of churches.

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Tuesday, July 31, 2007 - 12:45:23

Running up the bill

Funny thing. Those who decry lawyers and their fees and their deleterious impact on the Little Rock School District save most of their bile for John Walker, who hasn't been paid a dime by the district in years for desegegregation litigation.

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Tuesday, July 31, 2007 - 12:45:23

Running up the bill

Funny thing. Those who decry lawyers and their fees and their deleterious impact on the Little Rock School District save most of their bile for John Walker, who hasn't been paid a dime by the district in years for desegegregation litigation.

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Tuesday, July 31, 2007 - 11:29:54

Following the lawyers' money

Bloomberg, checking contributions by major law firms to presidential candidates, finds a touch of irony -- Members of Special Persecutor Kenneth Starr's law firm have given more to Hillary Clinton than to Republican candidates combined.

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Tuesday, July 31, 2007 - 11:29:54

Following the lawyers' money

Bloomberg, checking contributions by major law firms to presidential candidates, finds a touch of irony -- Members of Special Persecutor Kenneth Starr's law firm have given more to Hillary Clinton than to Republican candidates combined.

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Tuesday, July 31, 2007 - 11:11:42

Eureka braces for Wild Ones II

You know about the motorcycle rumble in Eureka Springs last weekend? Well, hold on to your chapeau.

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Tuesday, July 31, 2007 - 06:13:48

Prayer or jail

A settlement is reached in a federal suit in Fayetteville filed by a woman who objected to having the choice of a jail sentence or a 12-step program with a religious foundation on a misdemeanor drug conviction.

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Tuesday, July 31, 2007 - 06:01:11

Tracking the pork

Brummett reviews earmarks -- spending items added in Congress, often secretively in the past. Arkansas House members don't seem too greedy by comparison.

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Monday, July 30, 2007

Monday, July 30, 2007 - 16:57:10

Fair and balanced Part II UPDATE

The Arkansas Blog noted July 17 that it seemed a bit excessive for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette to make its top news story that day a motion to intervene in John Walker's appeal of the Little Rock desegregation lawsuit.

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Monday, July 30, 2007 - 16:04:20

Death in the press family

Jane Graves, a founder and co-publisher of the Nashville Leader and a past president of the Arkansas Press Association, died this morning.

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Monday, July 30, 2007 - 15:49:18

And if it's slow on the Hillary beat

The NY Times can always peer into the life of Chelsea Clinton. With video.

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Monday, July 30, 2007 - 14:56:40

Daugherty's in

I was wrong yesterday when I said Michael Daugherty had not yet filed for re-election to his seat on the Little Rock Schol Board.

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Monday, July 30, 2007 - 14:56:40

Daugherty's in

I was wrong yesterday when I said Michael Daugherty had not yet filed for re-election to his seat on the Little Rock Schol Board.

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Monday, July 30, 2007 - 13:36:20

'Idol' busted in NLR

BREAKING: The Times of North Little Rock is getting into the 24-hour news business, here with a report on the drug bust of former American Idol Corey Clark. A cross-country driving stop near Prothro Junction proved a bad idea, as cops checking out a suspicious vehicle found Clark was wanted on warrants from Arizona, along with some pot.

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Monday, July 30, 2007 - 11:53:18

Brooks suit fails

Circuit Judge Tim Fox has issued a summary judgment dismissing the taxpayers' suit seeking to declare the buyout of Little Rock School Superintendent Roy Brooks' contract an illegal exaction.

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Monday, July 30, 2007 - 11:35:53

Here comes the injudicious judge

Blake Rutherford's blog reports that Republican Sen. Shawn Womack has firmed up plans to run for an open circuit judgeship.

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Monday, July 30, 2007 - 09:59:04

Execution secrecy

The New York Times's columnist Adam Liptak writes today (subscription required) of the sorry state response to growing evidence of botched administration of the supposedly humane lethal injections used for executions.

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