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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 18:15:52

Open line

Your turn. CONFIDENTIAL TO SOMEONE WHO ASKED: Tomorrow on that medical-related tip you passed along.

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Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 18:07:51

Media layoff watch

I mentioned the other day that the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the largest property of Stephens Media, an arm of the Little Rock-based financial empire, was trimming dozens of workers because of the economic downturn.

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Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 16:40:10

Pressly remembered at service

Some 800 people gathered today for KATV morning anchnor Anne Pressly's funeral. Here's her station's coverage.

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Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 16:32:47

Obama's turn on Daily Show

Here you go. Obama on the Daily Show last night.

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Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 16:10:01

Standing by their man

Independent Dillard's directors, including Little Rock's Warren Stephens, have issued a statement in support of William Dillard II, CEO of the department store chain.

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Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 16:01:53

By popular demand: God's candidate

OK, just to show the depth of nuttiness out there, I bow to many readers who call for a link to wackjob World Net Daily Bible-thumper Janet Porter who writes today: "You cannot be a Christian and vote for Obama."

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Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 14:39:41

Still they vote

By 11:30 a.m. today, the Pulaski County Election Commission announced that 52,000 voters had cast early ballots, breaking the previous early vote record of 51,621 in 2004.

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Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 14:19:58

The election and Lake Maumelle

Kate Althoff, the dogged Lake Maumelle watershed protector, asks for time on the issue and positions by the candidates for county judge.

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Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 13:50:17

Murder suspect arrested

Little Rock police have announced the arrest of John Wesley Jackson Jr., 33, charged with first-degree murder for the recently slaying of Sonya Ratliff, 32, in her home on Holly Springs.

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Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 13:37:19

Again: Ledge v. Game and Fish

OK. I KNOW this a.g. opinion request stems from Game and Fish protectiveness of its gas riches.

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Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 12:55:44

Vote suppression update

A handy account here on Talking Points Memo of the efforts by Republicans to purge new voters and otherwise suppress votes in battleground states.

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Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 12:46:43

Calling the Huck PAC

The Huck PAC's work to elect Republicans didn't keep one prominent Huckabite from straying from the fold.

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Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 09:48:19

Foster children say: Vote AGAINST Act 1

Good report on KATV last night. The Arkansas Public Policy Panel has also sent the word to its members.

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Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 08:38:16

Eying Game and Fish

You get the feeling that legislators aren't comfortable about the Game and Fish Commission's position that all its gas windfall is the commission's and the commission's alone.

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Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 06:46:58

Re early voting

The automatic news story of the hour is the "surge" of early voting. Agreed: More will vote early than ever before, in part because more and more states are making it easy to vote early, a wonderful convenience.

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Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 06:33:03

Who you calling socialist?

Brummett delves today into John McCain's last-gasp smear effort -- making Barack Obama out to be a socialist or worse.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Wednesday, October 29, 2008 - 17:46:07

More foster home woes

The Beebe administration is apparently serious about cleaning up foster care problems in Arkansas. And, it should be noted, there are problems to solve.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008 - 17:37:53

Open line

Here you go. As you might have guessed, I was out most of the afternoon.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008 - 17:34:44

'Most Wanted' on Pressly case

Fox 16 announces that Fox's "America's Most Wanted" is in town to shoot segments on the beating death of Anne Pressly.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008 - 17:29:23

Wyrick to Villines: Give up the bonus

I'm surprised it took Republican Phil Wyrick, a candidate for county judge, a full day to get this news release out.

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