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Sunday, September 30, 2007

Sunday, September 30, 2007 - 01:11:17

Sleepy Sunday

You'll be left to your own devices again today. I'm flying shortly, for 10 hours or so.

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Saturday, September 29, 2007

Saturday, September 29, 2007 - 13:09:26

Gilligan's Island, not

Baxter Bulletin has the local angle on the Arkie rescued off the Florida coast, with a Wal-Mart heist and missing boatsmen in the backstory.

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Saturday, September 29, 2007 - 13:06:58

Calling Judicial Discipline Commission

In re Justice Jim Gunter.

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Saturday, September 29, 2007 - 12:46:42

Saturday night fights

Have some. Fights, I mean.

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Saturday, September 29, 2007 - 04:52:34

Charter debate

I'm a continent away and totally out of touch, but I have a request to post this news release concerning denial of a charter school application in the LR School District.

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Saturday, September 29, 2007 - 04:52:34

Charter debate

I'm a continent away and totally out of touch, but I have a request to post this news release concerning denial of a charter school application in the LR School District.

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Saturday, September 29, 2007 - 04:47:36

Duh

They're saying Mike Huckabee has taken a risky position with a speech ripping Bush's foreign policy.

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Friday, September 28, 2007

Friday, September 28, 2007 - 20:42:08

Weekend open line

It'll likely be another slow couple of days around here, so have at it. (And yes, the now-9-week-old babe is asleep.

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Friday, September 28, 2007 - 20:30:06

University Mall sold

We reported earlier today that the owners of the land occupied by University Mall had no plans to sell it, but that's apparently not the case.

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Friday, September 28, 2007 - 11:46:18

12 years for Quillin

Former Pulaski County comptroller Ron Quillin was sentenced to 20 years in prison with eight suspended this morning after he pleaded guilty to one count of felony theft in Circuit Judge John Langston's court.Quillin is to make restitution immediately of $42,000 he stole from the county during his time as comptroller and director of administrative services.

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Friday, September 28, 2007 - 11:13:59

Venue changes

The benefit concerts for the Jazzy Blues Preservation Hall, the North Little Rock venue that Buz Lassiter hopes to open soon at 25th and Pike will not be held this weekend at the venue (it's not yet up to code).

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Friday, September 28, 2007 - 11:02:41

On Target

A representative from Target Stores told the Midtown Redevelopment advisory board this morning that the company is interested in putting a store on the property where the University Mall is now located.

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Friday, September 28, 2007 - 10:38:26

Crime, crime and more crime

It's been a rough 24 hours in parts of Little Rock -- first a rush-hour shootout on Asher Avenue just south of UALR that left one person dead, another injured and passing drivers ducking behind their dashboards, and then a woman found shot in the head on MLK Boulevard this morning.

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Friday, September 28, 2007 - 10:18:44

Tricky Texas

  From our resident web-troller, David Koon: Straight from the state that gave you George W. and Tom DeLay, video of lawmakers at the (nearly empty) Texas statehouse almost running over each other in a mad dash to cast votes on the electronic terminals of their absent colleagues.

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Thursday, September 27, 2007

Thursday, September 27, 2007 - 16:50:20

LRSD board to meet

Tonight's agenda seems light, relatively speaking, although a discussion requested by Baker Kurrus about setting guidelines for settling lawsuits against the district could be lively, and who knows what might come up once they're all in the same room together.

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Thursday, September 27, 2007 - 15:38:56

Are you counting?

Data from the National Priorities Project, which researches federal spending, estimates Arkansas’s taxpayers have paid $4.3 billion for the war in Iraq.

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Thursday, September 27, 2007 - 12:16:57

Cha-chinging OK'd

The state Supreme Court has upheld an appellate court's ruling that the state's law on "games of skill" law is constitutional.

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Thursday, September 27, 2007 - 11:20:11

Black and white: the record on Mike Huckabee

A good story from Stephens Media's Washington bureau examining Mike Huckabee's exaggerated claim for black voter support during his gubernatorial tenure.

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Thursday, September 27, 2007 - 10:26:05

Lunch with Billy Graham

Or rather lunch while hearing about Billy Graham. Longtime political reporter Michael Duffy, who also serves as assistant managing editor for TIME, will talk at the Clinton School today at noon about his new biography on Billy Graham, "The Preacher and the Presidents."

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Thursday, September 27, 2007 - 09:58:19

Guilty Plea in Maumelle Hate Crime

Shawn Hardin, a Maumelle woman indicted by the federal government earlier this year after she sent a racially-tinged threat to her neighbors, pleaded guilty yesterday of a civil rights violation.

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