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Monday, August 18, 2008

Gwatney service

Posted By on Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 8:23 AM

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-- Brian Chilson photo

Bill Gwatney's funeral at 2 p.m. today at Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church will be webcast live on KATV. And now I hear Fox 16 will be broadcasting live.

Bill Clinton and Sen. Hillary Clinton (pictured) attended the service. The former president spoke briefly, urging the capacity crowd to remember the ways the Democratic Party chairman had touched them. Gov. Mike Beebe also spoke and remembered Gwatney's role in his 2006 run for governor.

And, yes, I know, additionally, that hateful cranks are among us. (See jump.)

Investigation note: Police so far have nothing further to release about items taken from suspected slayer Timothy Johnson's home. These included a note with "Gwatney" written on it and a telphone number; some car keys with Gwatney dealership emblems, and papers and a personal computer. Detectives are going over the evidence for clues to why Johnson sought Gwatney last Wednesday and then shot him at his office at Democratic Party headquarters on Capitol Avenue.

The kook protesters set up at Lee and Van Buren, but were surrounded by the old fellows on motorcycles -- the Patriot Guard -- who've taken it upon themselves to shield the wackos from normal folks at veterans' funerals.

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