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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Thursday, December 31, 2009 - 19:04:20

Obama's TSA nominee: Trouble

Pretty smelly incident -- even if old -- on the man nominated by President Obama to head the Transportation Security Administration.

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Thursday, December 31, 2009 - 17:30:04

Break out Guy Lombardo

It's the New Year's Eve open line.

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Thursday, December 31, 2009 - 16:10:11

Lost in the child welfare system

News coverage has hinted at further stories about the child welfare system underlying the death of Hannah Grace Dowdie, the 23-month-old whose burned body was found with that of her father Michael Palmer earlier this month in a pickup truck near Sweet Home in rural Pulaski County.

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Thursday, December 31, 2009 - 14:48:18

Shades of Lou Holtz

Razorback Coach Bobby Petrino has suspended three players from participation in the Liberty Bowl. It means the end of careers for two starters, Matt Harris and Wendel Davis.

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Thursday, December 31, 2009 - 11:36:08

NLR bank robbed

J. Pat Lynch has been full of news tips this morning, from his careful police radio monitoring and other sources.

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Thursday, December 31, 2009 - 11:17:02

Mike Huckabee's record on Clemmons

This is old news to readers here, but I thought this recent web posting illustrates the problem Mike Huckabee faces in the future in spinning his clemency decision in the case of apparent cop killer Maurice Clemmons.

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Thursday, December 31, 2009 - 11:17:02

Mike Huckabee's record on Clemmons

This is old news to readers here, but I thought this recent web posting illustrates the problem Mike Huckabee faces in the future in spinning his clemency decision in the case of apparent cop killer Maurice Clemmons.

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Thursday, December 31, 2009 - 10:47:40

City hall closes early

Little Rock City Hall closes early today, at noon. Why?

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Thursday, December 31, 2009 - 10:05:22

Fire at Oyster Bar

Don't head to Stifft Station for lunch today. The venerable Oyster Bar will be closed.

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Thursday, December 31, 2009 - 09:45:16

Tiger's tail toll

Add AT&T to the list of Tiger Woods' dropped sponsorships.

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Thursday, December 31, 2009 - 09:33:40

This week's Times

It's all around you, but a further plug for this week's Arkansas Times: * Bob Lancaster does his annual review of the high and low (mostly low) lights of 2009.

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Thursday, December 31, 2009 - 06:41:48

Your tax dollars at work

The Democrat-Gazette today (sub. reqd.)

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Thursday, December 31, 2009 - 06:30:40

Good riddance to the decade

Not much to cheer in the 00s, John Brummett concludes. Maybe the next 10 will be better.

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Thursday, December 31, 2009 - 06:25:10

'Resting comfortably'

That's the latest on Rush Limbaugh, admitted to a hospital in Hawaii after experiencing chest pains.

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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Wednesday, December 30, 2009 - 17:13:30

Counting down the year

Second to last open line of the year, right here. I hope to be able to post tonight a sad story about the state's child welfare system.

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Wednesday, December 30, 2009 - 16:23:01

The State Fair search

Roby Brock's Talk Business has a map and spreadsheet on the 19 proposals for new sites for the Arkansas State Fair and Livestock Show.

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Wednesday, December 30, 2009 - 14:55:14

Lincoln DID bring home the bacon

The Arkansas Leader is having none of the "fake piety" -- and hypocrisy -- with which the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette editorialists and other Republican symps are blasting U.S. Sen. Blanche Lincoln for not bringing home more pork for Arkansas, a la Ben Nelson, even as they castigate the pork barreling.

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Wednesday, December 30, 2009 - 14:51:23

On the terror front

Eight Americans dead in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan. A suspicious van prompts an evacuation in Times Square, soon to be the gathering spot for New Year's hordes.

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Wednesday, December 30, 2009 - 11:09:29

Ark. senators: perfectly green

Environment America, an environmental advocacy group, today lauds Arkansas's senators -- Mark Pryor and Blanche Lincoln -- for 100 percent voting records on seven environmental votes this year (on climate, clean energy, offshore drilling, etc.).

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Wednesday, December 30, 2009 - 09:30:23

Jim Holt passes the plate UPDATE

Roby Brock provides some intel on Jim Holt's dual fund-raisers last night to explore a Republican race for U.S. Senate.

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