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Friday, December 31, 2010

Friday, December 31, 2010 - 16:15:15

Auld lang syne

It's 2011 somewhere. Kiss somebody.

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Friday, December 31, 2010 - 12:04:34

Thyer sworn in as U.S. attorney

Chris Thyer, the former Jonesboro legislator, was sworn in today as U.S. attorney in a private ceremony by Judge Leon Holmes.

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Friday, December 31, 2010 - 07:34:01

Farewell to 2010

For this quiet government holiday awaiting the New Year, I'd encourage you to take a look at a few things in the Times this week if you haven't already.

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Friday, December 31, 2010 - 07:18:34

New voodoo is more doodoo

Paul Krugman predicts disaster from the new Republican thinking, to be embodied in Republican House rules: Deficits created by tax cuts don't count.

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Friday, December 31, 2010 - 07:11:34

Keep an eye on the sky UPDATE

The warm, moist air this morning doesn't bode well as a cold front approaches. Already, a report of a tornado in rural Washington County that hit three homes.

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Friday, December 31, 2010 - 06:55:30

How fancy the inaugural?

The New York Times today weighs the approach of a variety of new governors to their coming inaugural festivities.

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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Thursday, December 30, 2010 - 16:26:23

The line is open

The Thursday line begins now. But, first, could we agree that the elusive Fred Smith, the former Harlem Globetrotter of questionable residency and currently facing a theft charge, would do us all a service by declining to take his seat in the legislature?

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Thursday, December 30, 2010 - 11:50:11

Sorry, Paul, about that Kodachrome

Kodachrome, the legendary color film, has sure enough been taken away — from Paul Simon and everyone else.

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Thursday, December 30, 2010 - 11:31:46

Those lottery riches

No decision yet, but words were uttered at the Capitol today about trimming back the amount of lottery scholarships.

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Thursday, December 30, 2010 - 11:22:36

A match made in heaven

Judith Miller and Newsmax. They make Fox like middle-of-the-road.

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Thursday, December 30, 2010 - 09:34:56

Who'll check the historians?

There's been quite a bit of reporting lately on errors found in the textbooks used to teach state and U.S. history in Virginia.

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Thursday, December 30, 2010 - 09:30:16

Man shot by police in NLR

Fox 16 is reporting that a man was fatally shot by North Little Rock police this morning at a Valero station at 9600 Highway 165, the England Highway.

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Thursday, December 30, 2010 - 07:20:34

Why the black-eyed pea?

An op-ed writer in the Times writes about the black-eyed pea's place as a food item of good fortune at the opening of the New Year.

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Thursday, December 30, 2010 - 07:16:50

Hidden Hillcrest

For another slow day: I've lived just downhill from the Ozark Point water treatment plant for more than 20 years, but never had a clue what it might look like inside.

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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Wednesday, December 29, 2010 - 16:46:35

Tonight's thread

The line is open. How slow was it today?

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Wednesday, December 29, 2010 - 13:41:31

Yes, death panels are back

Fox and Republicans (but I repeat myself) are indeed churning up the death panel talk as expected, along with "rationing."

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Wednesday, December 29, 2010 - 09:52:18

Arkansan of the Year

In January, one of our cover stories will be our annual Arkansan of the Year feature.

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Wednesday, December 29, 2010 - 09:38:10

Math lesson for Erma Hendrix

You may have read that Little Rock City Director Erma Hendrix wants a raise in directors' $12,000 annual pay.

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Wednesday, December 29, 2010 - 09:14:30

The preacher and the fur coats

You might have noticed a squib in today's paper about the female Dallas preacher arrested after being seen leaving the home of a member of her congregation with a couple of fur coats and a laptop.

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Wednesday, December 29, 2010 - 07:29:30

Teachers and the double-dip

A couple of Twitters this morning make it sound like members of the Arkansas Teacher Retirement System still haven't gotten the news about retiring and going back to work for another agency covered by the ATRS system.

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