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Friday, September 30, 2011

Friday, September 30, 2011 - 16:52:50

The Friday night line

Is Chris Christie too fat to be elected president.

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Friday, September 30, 2011 - 16:28:00

The Follow the Rules Edition

Lu Hardin’s light sentence, some juicy politics in commissions you don’t you usually here from, the new lawsuit aimed at the Arkansas legislative reimbursement scheme and more are up for discussion this week.

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Friday, September 30, 2011 - 15:29:00

Clinton family opens Little Rock footbridge

I can't remember the last time the entire Clinton family — the former president, the secretary of state and their daughter Chelsea — were together in Little Rock.

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Friday, September 30, 2011 - 15:19:08

Judges discuss funding shortage

Arkansas judges are meeting this afternoon to discuss a money shortage in the fund that pays their administrative assistants, the people who manage dockets, handle phones and do other duties.

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Friday, September 30, 2011 - 14:00:07

Huckabee balloon floats, then pops

Undoubtedly encouraged by my remarks that he towers over the current field (of midgets), Mike Huckabee is reportedly telling unnamed confidantes that he might get in the presidential race after all.

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Friday, September 30, 2011 - 13:31:04

Pine Bluff doctor gets probation in IUD case

Dr. Kelly Dean Shrum, who once practiced in Pine Bluff ob/gyn, has received a probationary sentence for providing women with a birth control device not approved for sale in the U.S. by the FDA but making claims for payment for the similar Mirena brand IUD.

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Friday, September 30, 2011 - 13:13:06

Motorcyclist killed in University Ave. crash

Robert Birdsong, 68, of Little Rock was fatally injured shortly before 10 a.m. Thursday when his motorycycle slid into a turning car in the 2100 block of North University Avenue.

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Friday, September 30, 2011 - 12:08:42

State costs increased in Capitol Ave. building deal

I wrote yesterday about a new state lease agreement by which a division of the Career Education Department, headed by Bill Walker, will occupy an expanded building at 525 W. Capitol Avenue owned by an LLC headed by his friend, political ally and fellow Beebe supporter, Richard Mays.

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Friday, September 30, 2011 - 11:36:09

NLR Schools seek to reassure parents after rape

The North Little Rock School District has issued a statement to reassure everyone following the reported rape of a female student by a male West Campus high school student this week while they were alone in an office.

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Friday, September 30, 2011 - 09:50:23

State Police Commission rapped for reinstating Rhew

A tough column this week by Steve Barnes on the case of Andrew Rhew, the trooper who resigned after a DWI in Missouri last weekend.

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Friday, September 30, 2011 - 09:28:08

Paranoia runs deep: Dustin McDaniel edition

Can't link it because it's behind a pay wall, but the Hot Spring Sentinel Record carried an interesting report today on remarks by Attorney General Dustin McDaniel.

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Friday, September 30, 2011 - 07:45:07

Truck sticks under Broadway bridge in NLR

I'd like to see a count of the number of times trucks have failed to pass under this railroad bridge on Broadway in North Little Rock.

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Friday, September 30, 2011 - 07:31:25

Facebook hacker posts nude photos

Strange story from Baxter County. Perv computer hacker got into a Mountain Home teen's Facebook page and posted photoshopped pix of her face atop nude bodies.

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Friday, September 30, 2011 - 07:28:13

Is Chris Christie the answer?

And if he is, what was the question? Anyway, the latest reporting detects presidential movement by the obnoxious New Jersey governor.

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Friday, September 30, 2011 - 06:50:58

Charter school failures in St. Louis

Another day, another report on failing charter schools, these in St. Louis. But wait.

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 17:54:00

Agency kills rezoning for Capitol office building

Little Rock businessman John Burkhalter, a Beebe appointee to the state Hiighway Commission, arrived at the Capitol Zoning District Commission meeting this evening with a compromise for the office building he wants to build at Sixth and Woodlane across from the Capitol.

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Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 17:00:11

The Thursday line

Another educator realizes charter schools are a failure. Justice Stephens predicts court will uphold health care reform.

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Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 16:52:10

Political allies in state agency expansion on Capitol Avenue

A key figure in the ownership of the building, Little Rock lawyer Richard Mays, happens to be an old political ally of the state agency occupying the building, the Career Services Department, headed by former Sen. Bill Walker.

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Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 16:26:15

Hillary Clinton to speak in Little Rock Friday

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will speak in Little Rock Friday as part of the Kumpuris lecture series, but the event is by invitation only.

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Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 13:17:21

Carjacking suspect arrested after police chase

The Little Rock police report that a carjacking unfolded shortly before midnight last night on Lamar Street, on the north side of the Mills Freeway near UAMS.

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