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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 12:04:00

Good news for space challenged

I heard at ticket counter today that American Airlines soon will be adding four MD-80 flights to Dallas every day.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 10:36:04

Who needs health care reform?

Roby Brock's new polling would lead you to believe there's no point in supporting health care reform in Arkansas.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 10:09:09

Hard times at UA

A reader passes along a memo University of Arkansas Chancellor David Gearhart has sent to university employees.

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Today's headlines: From monument compromise to fraud

Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 09:25:11

Big cancer research grant for UAMS

The multiple myeloma program at UAMS and its director, Dr. Bart Barlogie, will receive almost $20 million in grants to continue research on treatment of cancer of plasma cells.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 09:01:35

Pssst. Wanna buy some Kotex?

Fox 16 reports a half-million-dollar theft of Kimberly Clark products from a Conway distribution center. Thieves broke into Exel Logistics in Conway by cutting the lock on a gate.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 08:32:58

Counting newspaper casualties UPDATE

I detect a general lack of interest in the travails of the newspaper industry among the blog readership.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 08:32:58

Counting newspaper casualties UPDATE

I detect a general lack of interest in the travails of the newspaper industry among the blog readership.

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Today's headlines: From monument compromise to fraud

Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 06:52:17

Today it's Pakistan

A car bomb killed scores in Peshawar three hours after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in nearby Islamabad.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 06:42:32

John Stossel's Ark. payday

The New York Times gets into the visit by Fox News' John Stossel to Arkansas this week to join lobbying against health reform by a conservative advocacy group funded by the wealthy Koch family.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 06:28:13

A dare for Blanche Lincoln

Firedoglake blogger Jane Hamsher last night on MSNBC dared U.S. Sen. Blanche Lincoln to join a filibuster against Democratic health legislation.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 06:08:16

Top of the morning

A morning paper review leaves me with two questions: * Is there any way to put the so-called city of Alexander out of existence?

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 16:52:39

Open mic

Speak now.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 16:00:03

It ain't tiddly winks

Little Rock restaurant owner and former talk radio rhetorical bomb thrower Scott Wallace formally announced today his already announced Republican candidacy for Second District Congress.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 15:16:46

Here comes Powerball

A statewide promotional tour worthy of P.T. Barnum -- giant bouncing balls will substitute for elephants and tigers -- will precede the ceremonial opening of Powerball multistate lottery ticket sales in Arkansas at 10:15 p.m.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 15:16:46

Here comes Powerball

A statewide promotional tour worthy of P.T. Barnum -- giant bouncing balls will substitute for elephants and tigers -- will precede the ceremonial opening of Powerball multistate lottery ticket sales in Arkansas at 10:15 p.m.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 12:49:48

Special prosecutor asked in rape case

The Hog message boards were ahead of the story again. As whispered last week, John Bass, the attorney for the father of the freshman UA student who says she was sexually assaulted by Razorback basketball players, has petitioned Circuit Court for appointment of a special prosecutor in the case.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 10:56:47

Lincoln distrusts government UPDATE

Sen. Blanche Lincoln told the Farm Bureau she's cool toward a government option on health insurance.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 09:53:21

Do you have broadband?

A private, nonprofit group has received about $2 million in federal money to map the availability of broadband Internet access in Arkansas.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 09:50:20

The deadly Afghan quagmire

CNN reports that eight U.S. service members have been killed today by roadside bombs in Afghanistan.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 09:44:31

Clinton's legacy: Golden

Today's installation of Roby Brock's Talk Business Quarterly polling measures how Arkansans feel about the Clinton presidency and the impact of the Clinton Library.

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