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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Tuesday, June 29, 2010 - 11:21:00

GOP expects Tea Party 'hootenanny' at convention

Yes, let us hope. From a Republican blogger: THE TEA PARTY CONVENTION: On a conference call with the Republican National Committee's temporary delegate selection committee today, RNC chairman Michael Steele predicted that the "Tea Party hootenanny" would be omnipresent at the 2012 convention.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010 - 10:24:46

New ad firm from CJRW departures

The group of ad execs who left Cranford Johnson Robinson Woods in a recent shakeup at the ad/PR firm have established a new firm, Martin-Wilbourn Partners.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010 - 10:00:23

Birds: Spend the winter in Arkansas

I meant to link something on this earlier. But the BP oil disaster has created opportunities for others.

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Today's headlines: From monument compromise to fraud

Tuesday, June 29, 2010 - 06:53:06

What if BP's relief well doesn't work?

I'd been waiting for this discussion and it's even more depressing than I thought. Of course it's not a certainty that completion of relief wells will stop the gush of oil into the Gulf of Mexico from BP's failed well.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010 - 06:25:14

Geese, guns and Bella Vista

Canada goose lovers haven't given up their fight to protect these and other birds in Bella Vista.

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Monday, June 28, 2010

Monday, June 28, 2010 - 18:29:42

The line is open

Sorry. I"ve been out on errands.

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Monday, June 28, 2010 - 16:07:25

Arkansas to ban synthetic pot UPDATE

The state Board of Health has scheduled a meeting Friday to consider an emergency regulation to ban the sale of synthetic marijuana, known as K2, Spice, Genie and other names.

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Monday, June 28, 2010 - 15:03:55

Assault/robbery in Garland County

The Garland County sheriff's office reported today a violent home intrustion early Friday morning. Lt. James Martin said three men wearing bandanas around their faces forced their way into a home on Sequoyah Loop about 2:40 a.m.

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Monday, June 28, 2010 - 14:31:48

Can Mike Huckabee talk his way to White House?

The buzz about Mike Huckabee's potential presidential candidacy continues, today with a lengthy analysis from The Fix, the Washington Post politics blog.

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Monday, June 28, 2010 - 13:38:28

'Smoking groin lands two in custody'

Headline of the day comes from KAIT in Jonesboro. About a traffic stop and ensuing meth bust in Paragould.

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Monday, June 28, 2010 - 12:45:29

The real Elena Kagan

Since Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan seems likely to be one of the days top stories, here's a useful sourced list from Media Matters debunking some of the favorite myths about Kagan propagated by her enemies.

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Monday, June 28, 2010 - 08:38:05

Proctor appeal denied by U.S. Supreme Court

It's now officially over. Without comment today, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review the removal of former Pulaski Circuit Judge Willard Proctor for ethical violations in operation of the Cycle Breakers probation program.

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Monday, June 28, 2010 - 08:04:14

Supreme Court dooms Chicago handgun ban

The U.S. Supreme Court continues to rout precedent. Today, it overturned decades of precedent in striking down Chicago's ban on handguns.

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Monday, June 28, 2010 - 06:37:44

About those Republican candidates ...

Everything looks good politically for the Republican Party this year, John Brummett writes. Except for one small thing: Wackjob candidates.

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Monday, June 28, 2010 - 06:31:59

NWA parades for gay rights

Ozarks Unbound provides coverage of the Northwest Arkansas gay pride parade Saturday. It had created some controversy — at least among religious righters — for young Will Phillips' role as grand marshal.

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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Sunday, June 27, 2010 - 16:23:39

Election — and open line

A news release has arrived from James Dillon, who describes himself as retired Army and former LR police traffic safety officer and who says he'll run for the Ward 3 seat on the Little Rock City Board of Directors this fall.

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Sunday, June 27, 2010 - 11:29:40

The long war and its ills

From a reader comes a recommendation for a thoughtful essay in the Washington Post by history professor Anthony Bracevic.

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Sunday, June 27, 2010 - 08:12:35

Can cell phones cause brain tumors?

Maureen Dowd raises the question about potential cell phone radiation hazards in a column about San Francisco's modest legislation to require dislcosure of phone radiation levels and the phone industry's angry reaction.

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Sunday, June 27, 2010 - 07:46:41

Morning paper thoughts

Two of them: 1) I still say it is folly to compare standardized test scores for Pulaski County school districts against state averages and those of charter schools without regard to the dramatic demographic differences.

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Sunday, June 27, 2010 - 07:31:54

Shall Mike Huckabee lead the GOP?

John Brummett gives some thought today to Mike Huckabee's role as the leading Republican presidential contender for 2012. And says a recent New Yorker profile was a mite too kind, "ick factor" and all.

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