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Friday, November 30, 2007

Friday, November 30, 2007 - 18:28:42

Tom Terrific -- UPDATE

UPDATE: Auburn puts its offer on the table. Going to take serious jack to take Tommy T. away.

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Friday, November 30, 2007 - 18:28:42

Tom Terrific -- UPDATE

UPDATE: Auburn puts its offer on the table. Going to take serious jack to take Tommy T. away.

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Friday, November 30, 2007 - 16:34:31

Public safety alert

I have a semi-confirmed report that Vice President Dick Cheney will be jetting into Arkansas early Sunday for some duck hunting in the Stuttgart area and leaving the same day.

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Friday, November 30, 2007 - 16:04:16

There went the judge

Cycle Breakers meeting today at the Statehouse Convention center. That's the private probation program established by Judge Willard Proctor and which has figured in a critical state audit of the judge's probation program.

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Friday, November 30, 2007 - 15:37:34

Tax increase

A reader reminds me of a little-noticed tax increase adopted by the last 2003 legislature, but just now about to take effect (thanks Steve Harrelson for correction).

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Friday, November 30, 2007 - 14:07:38

Domestic terrorism -- UPDATE

A man who may have strapped a bomb to his body has taken hostages in a Hillary Clinton campaign office in New Hampshire.

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Friday, November 30, 2007 - 11:09:43

On the trail

Readers mentioned this yesterday. Here's a link to NPR's "Political Junkie," a 30-minute discussion of the Mike Huckabee candidacy including participation by John Brummett.

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Friday, November 30, 2007 - 05:52:13

Don't ask, don't tell

A new push -- led by a former head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff -- to repeal "don't ask, don't tell" and end any limitation to service in the armed forces on account of sexual orientation.

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Friday, November 30, 2007 - 05:35:18

Speaking of bold

Mike Huckabee stands by his support of college help for unauthorized immigrants. And good for him.

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Friday, November 30, 2007 - 05:31:42

Include him out

No, of course Gov. Mike Beebe has no intention of associating himself with any formal review of the death penalty in Arkansas.

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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 19:03:35

The new Hog coach?

Is it finally Tommy Tuberville's time? Rainer Sabin's Slophouse blog (a must read for Hog fans) suggests maybe so.

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Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 17:01:44

Junket payment nixed UPDATE

I've posted on our website a new report by David Koon on more funny business from Circuit Judge Willard Proctor's court.

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Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 15:22:23

Happy trails

A news conference is scheduled this afternoon to announce that Little Rock will host a national conference on recreational trails next November.

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Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 15:07:14

Beebe makes his pick

It took almost a year, but Gov. Mike Beebe finally got around to sweeping in new leadership at the state Securities Department.

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Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 15:07:14

Beebe makes his pick

It took almost a year, but Gov. Mike Beebe finally got around to sweeping in new leadership at the state Securities Department.

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Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 14:49:04

Joking about Jesus

Mike Huckabee got big Republican yocks Wednesday night during the YouTube debate when he sidestepped a question about how Jesus might view capital punishment by saying Jesus was too smart to run for public office.

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Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 13:26:53

OH's notepad

Remember Orville Henry? Lots of people have been re-circulating articles he wrote in 1997 on the hiring of Houston Nutt.

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Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 10:02:50

Precarious perch

Our Texarkana bureau chief, Brandon Cogburn, sends along a photo of the aftermath of a tractor-trailer wreck that closed I-30 in Texarkana this morning.

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Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 09:49:32

Lawyer indicted

Richard Scruggs, a Mississippi trial lawyer and brother-in-law of Sen. Trent Lott, was indicted yesterday in Mississippi for trying to bribe a judge.

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Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 08:39:17

Republican repartee UPDATE IV

GOP Chair Dennis "What we need is another 9/11" Milligan seeks an apology from Sen. Denny Altes of Fort Smith (pictured) for stupid remarks.

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