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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 17:06:48

The line is open

Also open, I noticed at the gym this afternoon, is the War Memorial Pool. Good day for it.

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Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 12:37:46

Abortion doctor slain

George Tiller (pictured in Talking Points Memo photo), a Wichita doctor who was a lightning rod for "pro-life" protesters and who was shot in his clinic in 1993, was slain in his Lutheran church today, news outlets are reporting.

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Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 07:55:59

Foodie alert

KATV reports a fire last night at Klappenbach Bakery, Fordyce's claim to food fame. No word yet on extent of the damage.

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Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 07:50:19

Ex-Hog describes cheating

I don't follow sports closely. Maybe I missed this previously.

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Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 07:49:55

The Catholic Court

When Judge Sonia Sotomayor joins the U.S. Supreme Court, she will be its sixth Catholic.

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Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 07:39:15

Musical chairs

Brummett describes the coming shuffle in which most of the current statewide ministerial officeholders expect to move from one term-limited job to another, led by the eternal Charlie Daniels, who'll seek to add a third of the jobs, auditor, to his resume.

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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Saturday, May 30, 2009 - 17:06:17

Stop the presses; open the line

Susan Boyle finished second in "Brtiain's Got Talent." Lost to a dance troupe.

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Saturday, May 30, 2009 - 16:48:48

Keep Cleburne dry

Dan Limke photo There's been a bit of reporting lately about a new Dry County Coalition aimed at pressuring the legislature to roll back the law that has expanded private club permits at restaurants in dry counties and also aimed at pressuring the ABC not to approve the permits.

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Saturday, May 30, 2009 - 12:05:32

Prison break

              Calling Jimmy Cagney, though I don't mean to make light.

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Saturday, May 30, 2009 - 10:25:50

Tax havens UPDATE

Think U.S. corporate use of off-shore tax havens is a bad thing? How about in-country tax havens that give companies a way to dodge state taxes.

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Saturday, May 30, 2009 - 09:42:20

D-I-V-O-R-C-E

Don't half of marriages end in divorce? I hate it.

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Saturday, May 30, 2009 - 08:22:05

Sports rebellion

NY Times reports that students at colleges across the country are bucking -- and voting down -- increases in student fees to pay for intercollegiate athletics.

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Saturday, May 30, 2009 - 06:57:24

Obama's 'racist'

NY Times columnist Charles Blow has an entertaining piece this morning about the mind-blowing hypocrisy of Republican claims of racism on the part of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor.

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Saturday, May 30, 2009 - 06:46:18

Now it's Baker

Brummett figures recent developments make Sen. Gilbert Baker the front-runner for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate.

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Friday, May 29, 2009

Friday, May 29, 2009 - 19:27:27

Experience. Schmexperience.

I hear a former director of the New York Lottery (along with others with relevant experience) has filed an application to direct the Arkansas Lottery.

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Friday, May 29, 2009 - 19:13:32

Good news for travelers

Little Rock National Airport today announced new service -- three flights daily -- by United Airlines to Chicago.

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Friday, May 29, 2009 - 16:29:59

It's happy hour somewhere

The rest of you are up.

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Friday, May 29, 2009 - 14:20:53

No white smoke

Banker French Hill never did return my call yesterday about mounting talk in Republican circles that he'll make a run for Second District Congress.

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Friday, May 29, 2009 - 11:50:12

The 'death tax' scam

The latest Rolling Stone has a fine article (sorry, only a portion is on-line) by Michael Crowley about the effort by the country's richest families to roll back or eliminate the estate tax -- a windfall in the billions if successful.

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Friday, May 29, 2009 - 11:50:12

The 'death tax' scam

The latest Rolling Stone has a fine article (sorry, only a portion is on-line) by Michael Crowley about the effort by the country's richest families to roll back or eliminate the estate tax -- a windfall in the billions if successful.

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