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Monday, February 28, 2011

Monday, February 28, 2011 - 17:09:40

The Monday line

It is open. Note: * LOCAL BOY MAKES GOOD: Mike Haridopolos, described as a Florida teacher with a master's from the University of Arkansas and also a Republican with a yen to run for U.S. Senate, cooked up a deal to make more than $150,000 from a book on Florida politics that had a press run of exactly one book.

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Monday, February 28, 2011 - 15:47:37

New indictment in polling place bomb case

The U.S. attorney's office announced today that a superseding indictment had been issued in the case of Mark Krause, the Carroll County artist charged with placing an improvised explosive in a soda can at a polling place at Osage.

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Monday, February 28, 2011 - 14:59:54

Madison, Wis., aka Stalingrad

Will Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker ever go too far for even the most devoted union-haters?

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Monday, February 28, 2011 - 14:40:32

Mark Darr loves the Turk Plant

Lt. Gov. Bill Halter invented the Arkansas lottery. The new lieutenant governor, Mark Darr, didn't invent electricity, but he loves to see it generated by the coal-burning power plant in Hempstead County.

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Monday, February 28, 2011 - 14:33:47

Rep. Jon Hubbard has heart attack

The Arkansas Republican Party says freshman Rep. Jon Hubbard of Jonesboro was hospitalized over the weekend for a mild heart attack.

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Monday, February 28, 2011 - 14:02:20

Randeep Mann gets life sentence for bombing

Randeep Mann, the Russellville doctor convicted in a bomb plot that seriously injured Trent Pierce of West Memphis, the chairman of the state Medical Board, was given a life sentence today in federal court in Little Rock.

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Monday, February 28, 2011 - 13:20:23

Care about legislative redistricting?

The secretary of state invites comments on the redistricting process. This website is the place to go for information and to comment.

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Monday, February 28, 2011 - 13:18:43

UAMS gets money for primary care

UAMS will announced tomorrow a "seven-figure" grant to increase the number of primary care physicians in the state.

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Monday, February 28, 2011 - 11:19:13

Arkansas Baptist begins business program

Arkansas Baptist College is rolling out a new effort today to encourage minority entrepreneurs. The Scott Ford Center for Entrepreneurship and Community Development will be housed in a new building at 16th and M.L. King.

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Monday, February 28, 2011 - 09:22:46

Earthquake in Faulkner County

That quake late last night in Faulkner county, said to be a 4.7, was felt all over the place.

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Monday, February 28, 2011 - 08:58:25

Drawing congressional lines

The big fight is probably still several days or weeks ahead, but Roby Brock, with delves into the issue at some length today, is certainly correct that the debate over congressional redistricting will be a partisan tussle.

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Monday, February 28, 2011 - 06:47:11

Who'll pay for government spending cuts?

Paul Krugman raises the question in the headline and answers it: Children. Sure.

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Monday, February 28, 2011 - 06:22:59

Mosler buys lodge for retreat

Slow morning, so why not pass along the handsome shot of a former hunting lodge near Stuttgart that has been purchased by Matt Mosler as a retreat center for the Channel 4 morning show host's Sherwood-based Christian ministry.

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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sunday, February 27, 2011 - 17:54:35

You're up

Sunday line is open. Storm watch in effect.

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Sunday, February 27, 2011 - 08:09:23

Turning the car into a smart phone

Interesting column by Maureen Dowd this morning on her visit to Ford Motors to see its new inventions to load car dashboards with the means to run iPods, handle texts and emails and more.

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Sunday, February 27, 2011 - 07:59:39

Livestock director Jon Fitch dies

Thanks to several who sent notes last night about the death of Jon Fitch, the former state senator who was director of the state Livestock and Poultry Commission.

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Sunday, February 27, 2011 - 07:03:34

GOP senator praises 'humanitarian' loan sharks UPDATE

Sen. Jason Rapert thinks the loan shark bill is humanitarian. Really.

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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Saturday, February 26, 2011 - 18:02:38

Fracked: the perils of shale exploration

Jamie, where are you? Need the standard Conway Chamber of Commerce defense of the squeaky clean, road-protecting, bonanza-producing gas drillers.

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Saturday, February 26, 2011 - 17:46:43

Open line

A nice quiet day for me. Worth noting: * Judge eats Mike Huckabee alive as he tries to explain how same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

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Saturday, February 26, 2011 - 17:28:35

Justin Harris' hissy fit

Talk about a waste of government time and paper, not to mention outrageous. Rep. Justin Harris, the West Fork Republican and heir apparent to Mark Martin in that strange political corner of Arkansas, has already made headlines for his government-financed church school (which might offer to service to undocumented children) as he inveighs against government spending and illegal immigrants.

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