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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - 20:45:35

Enter the Senate

They'll vote Wednesday on a financial bailout package. It will include some business taxbreaks as a sop to some House members.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - 18:46:40

Take it away

Or better yet, sit outside and have a drink. It's fall at last.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - 17:06:24

Vote 'No' on Act 1

A news conference is set tomorrow to announce a "major development" in the campaign to defeat initiated Act 1, which will put up more barriers to adoption and foster parenting for the abundance of kids in need.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - 16:31:44

Beebe for bonds

Gov. Mike Beebe today reiterated his support for the ballot measure to allow issuance of $300 million in water bonds.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - 16:31:44

Beebe for bonds

Gov. Mike Beebe today reiterated his support for the ballot measure to allow issuance of $300 million in water bonds.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - 15:40:10

This is not Tina Fey

And with a one-in-four chance McCain wouldn't last two full terms, best pay her some mind.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - 15:31:43

The common Bush thread

Gene Robinson of the Washington Post wrote today about yesterday's overlooked story on how White House politics took over U.S. attorney selections, including the sacking of Bud Cummins in Little Rock so Karl Rove could create a job for Tim Griffin.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - 15:23:30

Follow the bouncing ball

The Dow Jones Industrial Average reclaimed about 62 percent of yesterday's record point drop, but if you think that means our troubles are over, read on.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - 15:16:32

Meet you at the polls

Today, they look good for Obama. But they've been as volatile as the stock market.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - 14:41:29

Deseg travails

The legislative committee working toward resolution of Pulaski County desegregation litigation met this morning. We were stretched too thin on publication day to get anyone there, but heard there was some interesting testimony.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - 12:32:27

More mush from the wimp on DHS

I just noticed Andrew DeMillo's weekend column on the possibility that careful handling of the Tony Alamo case by the Arkansas Department of Human Services could provide some redemption for the agency, battered this year by poor handling of child abuse cases. Gov. Mike Beebe, again, assures us of his abiding interest and the good intentions of DHS workers.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - 11:35:11

Now the cleanup

I'm reminded of days of yore in the Arkansas legislature, before the ascendancy of the Death Star, when the grownups in the Senate would fix the mess caused by the hotheads in the House.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - 11:17:40

'Gotcha'

Couric gets a sit-down with both McCain and Palin. Now we learn that, when a voter asks a question and a candidate (Palin) gives an inartful answer, this is "gotcha journalism."

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Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - 09:08:43

Crime rate dropping

The LRPD today released crime stats for the year through August and they show a drop in most categories of crime, with violent crimes down 27 percent and property crimes, which are far more numerous, down 5.9 percent.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - 08:50:05

Read a banned book

Over at A Chick Called Mick, our community blogger Ashley McKelvy, a librarian in real life, notes Banned Books Week.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - 08:43:17

Can you spare a dime?

Various city groups will roll out at a press conference this morning the program to set up contribution boxes as an alternative to giving money to panhandlers.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - 06:30:28

Worse than Quayle

The good news for Sarah Palin, sequestered in Arizona for three days of debate prep, is thatshe need only chew gum and walk on stage to exceed expectations.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - 06:20:35

Remembering Reagan

Preparing for a speech to Republicans, Brummett tries to come up with some good things to say about the GOP.

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Monday, September 29, 2008

Monday, September 29, 2008 - 19:39:11

Budget cutting time

Pulaski County department heads got the word today that they've asked for $1 million more in expenditures than is expected in revenues.

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Monday, September 29, 2008 - 19:35:08

Anything else?

In the event anything other than the economic demise of the U.S. is on your mind -- or if you simply want to start afresh -- here's your chance.

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