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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Wednesday, December 31, 2008 - 15:54:01

Ringing in the New Year

Early for you. Late for me. Mortar blasts and fiery rockets are already exploding all over Amsterdam and a huge throng has gathered in the city's Dam central plaza to greet the midnight countdown.

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Wednesday, December 31, 2008 - 15:42:32

Screwing America for years to come

Rolling Stone rounds up G.W. Bush's  big finale  F.U. to America.

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Wednesday, December 31, 2008 - 15:33:20

Advance deposit wagering

Oaklawn Jockey Club, the Arkansas division of the Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association and TrackNet Media have finalized an agreement on advance deposit wagering.

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Wednesday, December 31, 2008 - 15:06:22

New Insurance Commissioner

Former state legislator and insurance executive Jay Bradford will be the new state Insurance Commissioner starting Jan. 15.

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Wednesday, December 31, 2008 - 14:23:02

Come on in my kitchen

Guitarist Delaney Bramlett ― whose own Delaney and Bonnie and Friends variously included Eric Clapton, Duane Allman, Jimi Hendrix and George Harrison ― passed away Saturday, December 27, at the age of 69.The Mississippi native reportedly died due to complications following gallbladder surgery at a Los Angeles hospital.Bramlett first became popular in the '60s on the TV music series Shindig and then with his band Delaney and Bonnie and Friends, which featured Bramlett and then-wife Bonnie Lynn.

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Wednesday, December 31, 2008 - 11:30:13

Stop the presses!?!?

Blake Rutherford's always-thoughtful blog takes a rational look at the future of printed newspapers and offers a sensible solution:"Still, with no discernible solution in sight and the market bearing down on newspapers, I propose this hypothesis: Allowing the market to dictate the future of the newspaper business will result in a recognizable void - perhaps for an extended period of time - in the ways news is reported at the community level."What’s the end result?

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Wednesday, December 31, 2008 - 10:16:11

About those virginity pledges

Still more evidence that they don't work. The patterns found here suggest further that comprehensive sex education (including birth control) is the best approach to preventing pregnancy.

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Wednesday, December 31, 2008 - 09:58:36

Count ALL the ballots

Seems a simple idea. But not for Republican Norm Coleman. The Minnesota senator, trailing in his re-election race, won't count ballots in Democratic counties if they don't comply with non-existent rules.

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Wednesday, December 31, 2008 - 09:18:45

Climate conspiracy

David Sanders calls attention to his column today. Happy New Year, David.  He has discovered that dangerous left-wing wackjobs -- the sort of zanies who believe in clean air, in other words -- have financed efforts leading to climate study commission work in Arkansas and other states.

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Wednesday, December 31, 2008 - 07:47:53

Argenta's New Year's Eve countdown

I wish I could link you to Jake Sandlin's detailed story in the Democrat-Gazette today about NLR Mayor Pat Hays' midnight school tax grab -- his plan to run a grievously flawed Tax Increment Finance plan through the City Council before it turns into a rotten pumpkin at the dawning of the New Year tonight.

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Wednesday, December 31, 2008 - 07:34:26

The case against Act One

Reading further on the ACLU lawsuit against the act that bars adoption and foster parenting by unmarried couples, I find a clear imperative -- it's about people, not the law, though the constitutional argument is compelling.

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Wednesday, December 31, 2008 - 07:06:58

Suds to Fayetteville

It's only a suspicion, but I think there's more to this story about multiple applications for convenience store beer sales in Fayetteville.

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Wednesday, December 31, 2008 - 07:06:58

Suds to Fayetteville

It's only a suspicion, but I think there's more to this story about multiple applications for convenience store beer sales in Fayetteville.

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Wednesday, December 31, 2008 - 06:48:18

Hog tie in DWI fatality

Arkansas Business reports on suspected involvement of former Hog back Mark Pierce in Texas case.

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Wednesday, December 31, 2008 - 06:41:38

She has a dream

State Rep. Lindsley Smith of Fayetteville dreams that reason will prevail in the Arkansas legislature and pour the mighty stream of equal rights down on women.

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Wednesday, December 31, 2008 - 01:19:32

This won't stand

Sens. Pryor and Lincoln give a thumbs-down to that Illinois senatorial appointment.

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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Tuesday, December 30, 2008 - 21:26:36

96-88

The Hogs beat Oklahoma!

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Tuesday, December 30, 2008 - 21:15:24

Open line

Over to you, people.  

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Tuesday, December 30, 2008 - 17:39:01

No moving

Man, oh man, what bad news on the Arkansas real estate scene: Home sales in November were down 35 percent from November 2007, the biggest decline in 2008. Arkansas Business elucidates.

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Tuesday, December 30, 2008 - 17:26:23

Arkansas, naturally

If I could embed it I would, but I can't so you'll have to go here to see Rod Bryan's video on the politics of oil and gas drilling.

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