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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Saturday, February 28, 2009 - 08:46:32

Sorry for the difficulties

Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? Make this tonight's open line.

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Saturday, February 28, 2009 - 06:48:54

Brighten the day

The Arkansas Times has been helping to promote the Peter Max Paints America coloring contest for kids at the Clinton Library.

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Saturday, February 28, 2009 - 06:39:09

More on grade inflation

John Brummett today looks further at high school grade inflation, which will be a factor in qualification standards for the lottery-increased state college scholarship program.

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Friday, February 27, 2009

Friday, February 27, 2009 - 17:18:08

Turn out the lights

My party's over. .... except, to say that ACLU filed its brief today objecting to the state's attempt to dismiss the challenge of Act 1, which prohibits adoptions by unmarried couples.

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Friday, February 27, 2009 - 16:05:02

Proctor loses at Supreme Court

It wasn't reported in the Arkansas Supreme Court's weekly report of decisions, but the court yesterday denied a request for a writ of certiorari from Circuit Judge Willard Proctor to stop next month's hearing by the state Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission.

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Friday, February 27, 2009 - 15:02:02

J.B. Hunt tightens up

Tipster says the the trucking company's employees got e-mail notice today that company 401K contributions would cease March 1.

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Friday, February 27, 2009 - 12:51:15

Is porn a family value?

I get e-mail. Here, a link to the summary of a study of on-line pornography purchasing patterns.

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Friday, February 27, 2009 - 11:49:29

Pee on your own dime

Story of the day. Head of Ryanair, Europe's budget carrier, says he's thinking about charging airline passengers to use plane toilets.

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Friday, February 27, 2009 - 11:32:20

The no doctrine

How's the GOP Just Say No policy on response to the country's economic crisis playing out?

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Friday, February 27, 2009 - 11:13:49

Doctors v. Baptist Health decided

Judge Collins Kilgore ruled today in a lawsuit with high interest in the medical community.

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Friday, February 27, 2009 - 09:29:00

Keep your powder dry

The frenzied e-mails about an appearance by the ERA in House committee today were for naught.

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Friday, February 27, 2009 - 09:29:00

Keep your powder dry

The frenzied e-mails about an appearance by the ERA in House committee today were for naught.

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Friday, February 27, 2009 - 09:09:34

Grade inflation

House Speaker Robbie Wills elaborates on why he -- and Gov. Mike Beebe -- think a grade inflation factor needs to be considered in standards for lottery scholarships.

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Friday, February 27, 2009 - 08:31:39

Big job loss in El Dorado

Pilgrim's Pride is closing three plants in three states, a move that will put 3,000 out of work.

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Friday, February 27, 2009 - 08:25:08

Inch deep, mile wide

This review of Mike Huckabee's speech yesterday to the conservative convention is not unlike commentary you've seen in these parts before, from the observation of his eternal stretch for metaphors to his uncontrollable penchant for potty humor.

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Friday, February 27, 2009 - 05:42:05

Interesting thought ...

... but I'd guess impact would be small. WASHINGTON — A group of liberal bloggers said it was teaming up with organized labor and MoveOn.org to form a political action committee that would seek to push the Democratic Party further to the left.

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Friday, February 27, 2009 - 05:34:19

Beebe's right, gamblers wrong

What is it about Fort Smith and bingo? The gambling operators don't think they should be regulated.

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Friday, February 27, 2009 - 05:18:50

Sigh

The resolution calling for Arkansas to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment is on the agenda in a House committee this morning.

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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Thursday, February 26, 2009 - 21:47:32

Late but

Here's a thread anyway. I went from work to eat and then the LR Wind Symphony.

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Thursday, February 26, 2009 - 16:18:00

It smells of money

All this talk of lottery scholarships has obscured the most interesting  issue. The real winners. Who'll make the big bucks off the new game?

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