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Friday, April 30, 2010

Friday, April 30, 2010 - 21:04:59

Weather news

A bad night. The state Department of Emergency Management is reporting in an interview on Channel 16 that it has reports of deaths and injuries in Van Buren County as the storm system continues to tear through the state.

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Friday, April 30, 2010 - 20:52:09

Dirksmeyer update

The judge sent the Nona Drksmeyer murder jury home for the night in Clarksville. They're still split -- 7-5, but it's unknown which direction.

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Friday, April 30, 2010 - 19:40:08

Who is ...

Americans for Job Security. Besides, that is, the racist corporate bastards who are vanguards of Blanche Lincoln's twilights of the goddess' disgusting last-ditch effort to keep her Senate seat at any cost.

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Friday, April 30, 2010 - 17:26:49

Turn out the lights

This party's over. You're up.

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Friday, April 30, 2010 - 17:06:20

Proctor can't run for judge

The Arkansas Supreme Court has affirmed a circuit judge's finding that Willard Proctor may not run as a write-in candidate for the judgeship from which he was removed for ethical violations.

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Friday, April 30, 2010 - 16:15:33

Jury split in Dirksmeyer case

Tipster says the Russellville Clarksville circuit jury in the Nona Dirksmeyer murder case reported it was hung, but the judge has ordered further deliberations.

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Friday, April 30, 2010 - 14:52:06

Lincoln brings in Big Dog

Can Bill Clinton work some magic for Sen. Blanche Lincoln? She hopes so.

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Friday, April 30, 2010 - 13:48:49

UA System stays in LR

John Ed Anthony, chairman of the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees, has issued a statement arising from news today about efforts he's apparently leading to promote UAF Chancellor David Gearhart to president of the UA System, which is headquartered in Little Rock.

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Friday, April 30, 2010 - 13:48:49

UA System stays in LR

John Ed Anthony, chairman of the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees, has issued a statement arising from news today about efforts he's apparently leading to promote UAF Chancellor David Gearhart to president of the UA System, which is headquartered in Little Rock.

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Friday, April 30, 2010 - 13:25:13

Brummett: Pox on both houses

But he concludes grumpily, as I did yesterday, that Sen. Blanche Lincoln is the guiltier offender in the multi-million-dollar campaign of disinformation known as the Democratic primary race for U.S. Senate.

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Friday, April 30, 2010 - 13:21:16

Cornering Burnett

Judge David Burnett was hobnobbing at Ciao Bacci yesterday evening at what appeared to be a fundraiser for his state senate campaign when a few unexpected guests arrived.

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Friday, April 30, 2010 - 12:04:52

Back at it

Sorry. We've had Internet problems at the Times and I spent part of the morning at AETN to film "Arkansas Week," where the lead discussion was the increasingly tiresome Democratic primary race for U.S. Senate.

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Friday, April 30, 2010 - 07:06:37

Don't drill, baby

The Obama administration won't authorize new domestic offshore drilling until an investigation of the burgeoning Gulf of Mexico disaster is completed.

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Friday, April 30, 2010 - 06:46:57

The Dirksmeyer case UPDATE

Why would the judge dismiss a juror from the panel hearing the Nona Dirksmeyer murder case?

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Friday, April 30, 2010 - 06:10:56

UA skulduggery

The Democrat-Gazette reported today on backroom dealing by some members of the UA Board of Trustees to ease UAF Chancellor David Gearhart into the job of UA System president (when Alan Sugg retires next year) while retaining for a time his job as chancellor of UAF.

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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 17:12:49

Over to you

The line is open. We had a great academic all-star awards ceremony at UALR.

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Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 16:57:13

Impasse in school talks

Little Rock School District attorney Chris Heller's report to the Little Rock School Board on today's talks with the attorney general's office on ending the Pulaski deseg case indicates a negotiated deal is unlikely. He says there's an impasse and the federal court is likely going to have to figure it out.

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Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 16:41:09

As I was saying ...

... each salvo from a U.S. Senate candidate makes me less inclined to vote for the salvo-er.

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Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 16:29:52

Tough times for teachers

A teacher who provides "distance learning" under a contract with a regional education cooperative wrote me today to say all distance learning teachers had been non-renewed because of budget cuts.

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Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 13:58:45

We interrupt programming

The Times staff is about to depart for our Academic All-Star Team awards ceremony at UALR, so posting is likely to be non-existent for some time.

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