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Monday, March 31, 2008

Monday, March 31, 2008 - 18:02:28

Going home

Before I make any more posting mistakes! I misblogged, I admit it.

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Monday, March 31, 2008 - 17:41:55

Another Bush success story

Chalk up another hit on the U.S. from the Bush administration: The New York Times, looking at Congressional Budget Office data, reports that the number of Americans who'll need food stamps is projected to be higher this year than since the program began nearly 50 years ago.

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Monday, March 31, 2008 - 17:33:26

Drop that gauge

The state Health Department says a radioactive gauge, in a yellow plastic transport case, turned up missing from a construction firm vehicle near Brinkley.

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Monday, March 31, 2008 - 15:27:49

Short day at the legislature

It's Opening Day, both for baseball and for the state's special legislative session. Baseball has six months ahead of it.

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Monday, March 31, 2008 - 12:07:32

Rehm's Moving

Quarters are usually cramped for the monthly speakers series at the Clinton School for Public Service, but word comes now that an upcoming talk by NPR's Diane Rehm has been moved to Robinson Auditorium in order to accommodate an expected overflow crowd.

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Monday, March 31, 2008 - 11:35:11

Big Love

A new study from George Mason University finds that the big chain retail stores --including Arkansas-based Wal-Mart -- vastly outperformed FEMA when it came to helping devastated communities in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

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Monday, March 31, 2008 - 11:05:41

Scaife for Clinton?

From the New York Times: Richard Mellon Scaife, the bankroller of the American Spectator magazine's Arkansas Project in the 1990s, has penned an editorial in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review praising Hillary Clinton.

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Monday, March 31, 2008 - 09:16:57

Still on the fence -- maybe

New York Magazine writer John Heilemann is wondering where John Edwards is in a story about where the biggest guns in the party stand on Hillary.

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Monday, March 31, 2008 - 08:05:45

More gas pains

The Ledge starts work at noon today on legislation to make the gas industry pay for what they take, just one issue that arises from the boom in drilling.

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Sunday, March 30, 2008

Sunday, March 30, 2008 - 19:35:14

Oil city ghoulishness

     It’s settled. The old Rialto Theater, a downtown El Dorado landmark, is haunted.

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Sunday, March 30, 2008 - 19:28:20

Need an open line?

Here, a place to vent about Davidson, Hillary, McCain, Obama, your neighbor, whatever. We're off to watch John Adams.

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Sunday, March 30, 2008 - 13:07:30

Allo, allo (Updated)

To be fair, I must report that AT&T has sent a repairman out on a chilly, drippy day to work on the busted phone connection I reported about yesterday.The phone isn't working yet, but a polite fellow is slogging around the neighborhood in a full foul-weather suit testing various wires -- in one day instead of the eight-day wait time predicted by AT&T Saturday.UPDATE: A nice fellow by the name of Sonny spent a good long time in the rain testing the AT&T lines in the neighborhood and, for now at least, seems to have fixed the malfuntioning phone line.

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Sunday, March 30, 2008 - 12:20:36

Red (state) alert!

Duck and cover, Democrats!The cover story in today's New York Times Magazine bleats about the possible end of "Republican America."The last time the pundits declared the Grand Old Party moribund we got Richard Nixon!

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Sunday, March 30, 2008 - 10:56:02

Googled

  View Larger Map Everybody's talking about google maps' new feature that allows you to get a street level view of your house -- and everyone else's.

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Sunday, March 30, 2008 - 10:56:02

Googled

  View Larger Map Everybody's talking about google maps' new feature that allows you to get a street level view of your house -- and everyone else's.

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Sunday, March 30, 2008 - 09:24:25

No Doonesbury!

To my horror, I found no Doonesbury in the comics section of the D-G today.

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Saturday, March 29, 2008

Saturday, March 29, 2008 - 20:54:10

Go Heels!

We're watching basketball. What about you?

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Saturday, March 29, 2008 - 17:13:04

Shanghaied

Greetings. The city was everything I'd hoped, steamed dumplings and buns included.

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Saturday, March 29, 2008 - 17:01:43

Life isn't fair

Prosecutors have decided to drop their appeal of a judge's ruling that allowed thief Tom Coughlin pay for his crime of stealing $400,000 from Wal-Mart by making him go to fancy fund-raisers.

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Saturday, March 29, 2008 - 17:01:43

Life isn't fair

Prosecutors have decided to drop their appeal of a judge's ruling that allowed thief Tom Coughlin pay for his crime of stealing $400,000 from Wal-Mart by making him go to fancy fund-raisers.

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