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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 16:54:35

The Tuesday line

Open for business.

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 16:24:46

Jail escapee on the loose

Quite a bit of excitement at the noon hour today as cops and police dogs ranged through the River Market neighbor seeking Bryan Jones, 22, who broke away from officers during a court appearance.

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 16:10:55

J.B. Hunt gives $5 million to Children's

J.B. Hunt Transport Services' $5 million gift for a new wing at Arkansas Children's Hospital was officially announced by the company today.

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 14:00:39

Pot and booze at the UA CORRECTION

Interesting. Penalties for misdemeanor possession of marijuana and alcohol have been equalized at the University of Arkansas.

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 13:55:40

Legislature punts on school funding

It's official. A joint legislative committee isn't ready to put a price tag on which educational adequacy will cost in fiscal 2011-12.

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 11:30:02

So much for the health care bounce

The unrelenting, high-dollar organized opposition plays a part, of course. But I thought the advent of the valuable aspects of health care reform would slowly increase positive feelings about health legislation.

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 10:55:01

Mayor Stodola's glass: Half full

I gather Mayor Mark Stodola thinks our report on his first term as "strong mayor" wasn't sufficiently worshipful.

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Today's headlines: Lots of talk at Capitol. But action?

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 10:46:16

Mike Huckabee: Saying and doing

Under a headline, "Is Mike Huckabee Nuts?", a Huffington Post writer says: Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee wants to turn the United States back over to God and Jesus.

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 10:16:35

Murder charges announced UPDATE

The State Police have scheduled a 10 a.m. news conference to announce charges in "multiple" murders that occurred in 2009.

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 09:00:37

Capgate in a new light

I thought the UA overreacted in pressuring a radio station to discipline a sports show announcer who attended a Hog scrimmage wearing a Florida Gator cap, to Coach Bobby Petrino's apparent displeasure.

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 06:30:09

The Pulaski school debacle

The latest in the rolling disaster area that is the Pulaski County School District is an allegation that suggests a purported sidewalk contractor paid a $100 bribe to school board member Gwen Williams.

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 06:27:07

Three dead in helicopter crash

The State Police reports three people have died in the crash of a medical helicopter.

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Monday, August 30, 2010

Monday, August 30, 2010 - 17:19:19

The line is open

You're up.

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Monday, August 30, 2010 - 17:16:25

Hewlett-Packard pays $55 million in kickback case

The Justice Department today announced Hewlett-Packard had agreed to pay $55 million to settle a lawsuit over kickbacks HP paid to influence federal purchases.

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Monday, August 30, 2010 - 16:46:57

School spending increase? Maybe not

A legislative panel is backing off an earlier finding that the state needed to increase school spending next year by 2.5 percent and 2.9 percent more the year after that to support a constitutionally adequate education.

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Monday, August 30, 2010 - 16:25:48

Huckabee showcases cheaters website

Blogger Jason Tolbert, a one-time Mike Huckabee supporter, says the Huckster has sunk to a new depth by giving warm and extended exposure on his TV show to Ashley Madison, a website that puts adulterers together.

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Monday, August 30, 2010 - 15:11:51

Fun with arithmetic

UALR and Gov. Mike Beebe today are touting the "astounding" improvement of Advanced Placement test scores by students in a UALR-based effort to improve scores in math, science and English.

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Monday, August 30, 2010 - 13:38:47

Upbeat about Main Street

The Downtown Little Rock Partnership has released its survey of opinions on Main Street and downtown development issues.

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Monday, August 30, 2010 - 13:33:18

Boozman dodges Lincoln

Sen. Blanche Lincoln's campaign is making much of Rep. John Bozoman's varying excuses for limiting his shared appearances (debates and forums) with Lincoln.

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Monday, August 30, 2010 - 09:40:45

Little Rock schools in discrimination suit

Late Friday, John W. Walker filed a race discrimination lawsuit on behalf of 19 plaintiffs against the Little Rock School District over practices in the maintenance and operations department.

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