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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Sunday, November 30, 2008 - 17:08:33

Open line

I'm back, you might have guessed, but not for long. Clothes to wash, etc. So over to you.

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Sunday, November 30, 2008 - 17:00:19

Here comes Hillary

It's all old news now, but Barack Obama apparently plans to announce Hillary Clinton as his secretary of state on Monday.

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Sunday, November 30, 2008 - 16:52:04

The Pressly suspect

Catching up on my reading, I came across KTHV's report on Curtis Vance, the suspect in the slaying of KATV anchor Anne Pressly.

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Sunday, November 30, 2008 - 16:46:37

AIDS Day

The Clinton Library will observe World AIDS Day tomorrow by displaying on the lawn the biggest single portion of the AIDS memorial quilt. About 125 12- by-12-foot panels will be placed on the lawn for display for one day.

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Sunday, November 30, 2008 - 07:21:49

The readers take over

The previous item mentioned the California entrepreneur covering Pasadena from Bangalore. I'm currently covering Arkansas from Dallas.

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Sunday, November 30, 2008 - 06:56:16

News you can use

Brummett is still going grumpily into the new media night. Naming no names, he has harsh words for the "choose-your-news" segment on Channel 7 with Kristin Fisher and, for now, resists her challenge to come on her live web show to talk about it. I think he ought to pay a visit when his new blog is up and running. It's all about pollinating the brand in today's electronic universe.

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Sunday, November 30, 2008 - 06:48:31

Shaping the lottery

Rob Moritz has an interesting article for Stephens Media today about some of the key points in crafting legislation to implement the state lottery and scholarship program.

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Saturday, November 29, 2008

Saturday, November 29, 2008 - 18:13:15

Saturday special

Well, I'm back. Great day in Dallas.

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Saturday, November 29, 2008 - 18:13:15

Saturday special

Well, I'm back. Great day in Dallas.

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Saturday, November 29, 2008 - 18:01:59

Proud of pop

Thanks to David Huckabee for a link to the new NY Times best sellers list, with dad Mike Huckabee's "Do the Right Thing" weighing in at No. 5 on the hardcover nonfiction list.

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Saturday, November 29, 2008 - 07:14:41

Seen in the neighborhood

From the regular dispatches of the Heights neighborhood e-mail group comes a report that a housekeeper remembers the suspect in Anne Pressly's murder coming to the door of the house where she works recently and seeking work cleaning gutters.

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Saturday, November 29, 2008 - 07:10:01

Who's up; who's down?

Brummett's holiday staple, a test of the winds of fortune, finds things looking up for, among others, Bill "Jackpot" Halter and Bobby Petrino (and that was before the LSU thriller).

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Friday, November 28, 2008

Friday, November 28, 2008 - 18:29:43

Reading pleasure: Huck, med school

Do you read the Arkansas Leader, Garrick Feldman's fine community paper in northern Pulaski? You should, for its energetic reporting and sharp editorials, the latter often written by our columnist Ernest Dumas.

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Friday, November 28, 2008 - 14:53:17

Open line and holiday special

I guess you've heard by now that flat-screen-crazed shoppers busted down the doors of a New York Wal-Mart at 4:55 a.m. today and killed an employee in the stampede.

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Friday, November 28, 2008 - 14:53:17

Open line and holiday special

I guess you've heard by now that flat-screen-crazed shoppers busted down the doors of a New York Wal-Mart at 4:55 a.m. today and killed an employee in the stampede.

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Friday, November 28, 2008 - 08:03:29

EXCLUSIVE: Pressly case clues UPDATE II

I can now confirm that DNA evidence broke the Anne Pressly murder case. Little Rock police recovered DNA samples in the investigation of Pressly's beating.

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Friday, November 28, 2008 - 08:00:32

A pardon for Scooter Libby?

Judge Wendell Griffen looks ahead to that holiday possibility. If (when) President Bush pardons Scooter Libby as a political favor in the closing days or hours of his presidency, Vice President Cheney, Libby, and their neoconservative colleagues who lobbied for and have profitted from the Iraq War will celebrate the pardon and their private gains.

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Friday, November 28, 2008 - 05:39:11

Sale! Are you buying?

Black Friday has begun. The doors flew open at J.C. Penney's in LR a couple of hours ago.

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Friday, November 28, 2008 - 05:07:25

Carmakers: Think again

Funny. I made a call to AEDC Wednesday looking for the list of Arkansas manufacturers who depend directly, and perhaps entirely, on the existence of U.S. automakers for their jobs and livelihood.

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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thursday, November 27, 2008 - 17:24:49

The groaning board

It groaned and I'm groaning. A quick run of the usual news spots turns up little of note today beyond the continuing horror in Mumbai.

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