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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 17:00:17

Wednesday night line

News roundup: Little Rock School Board candidate, new hire at Little Rock National Airport, the public gets a crack at Alotian Golf Course, Newt takes off, Postal Service considers consolidation of facilities in Arkansas.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 15:13:05

Beebe: Financial outlook 'flat'

It's come to this. Gov. Mike Beebe has gone to issuing guidance on the monthly state revenue report, in the fashion of major corporations and quarterly financial statements.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 13:05:54

Little Rock streets unsafe for pedestrians

A reader asked where to begin in city government with complaints about lack enforcement of traffic laws protecting pedestrians as they cross city streets.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 11:41:00

Yarnell's on the auction block

A bankruptcy trustee is auctioning assets of the failed Yarnell's Ice Cream company in Searcy today.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 10:54:34

Maylon Rice announces for state House

Maylon Rice, a former newspaperman who's now director of the Boston Mountain Solid Waste District, has announced he'll run for the legislature as a Democrat for House District 85.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 09:56:31

Knifing death in SW Little Rock

Police say a 56-year-old man died of knife wounds in a residence at 9200 Tedburn Circle, near the Cloverdale shopping center, shortly before 4 a.m. today.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 09:24:00

Arkansas athletes sue NCAA over concusssions

The New York Times reports today on a class action lawsuit against the NCAA alleging negligence toward the risk of concussions in college sports.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 09:06:15

Abstinence-only sex education is a flop

This is by no means the first report with similar findings, but it never hurts to attempt to penetrate Arkansas legislative skulls with facts that challenge their wishful thinking: From researchers at the University of Georgia: States that prescribe abstinence-only sex education programs in public schools have significantly higher teenage pregnancy and birth rates than states with more comprehensive sex education programs, researchers from the University of Georgia have determined.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 07:06:36

Go, Newt, go

I grant you his nomination risks election and the thought of a Newt Gingrich presidency is appalling.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 06:55:03

Police roust Occupy protestors; poor get poorer

Twitter headlines report that cops are rousting Occupy demonstrations in both Los Angeles and Philadelphia this morning.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 06:42:58

Judge Gunn aims at schools

KFSM reports on the TV career of Mary Ann Gunn, the former circuit judge who now stars in "Last Shot with Judge Gunn," a "reality" TV show in which she plays the role of a judge and people in drug rehab play the roles of people arrested for drug crimes.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 06:34:58

Honk if you want to save the Burns Park geese

Of course. The Burns Park Canada goose flock, scheduled for a mass slaughter Dec. 20-22 in a "hunt" approved by the North Little Rock City Council, now have a Facebook page.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 16:30:53

Tuesday night topics

The line is open. Final notes: * FAREWELL TO DICK HARDIE: Richard B. Hardie, the retired pastor of Westover Hills Presbyterian Church, died today and I owe him a mention.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 14:38:49

Pulaski Tech downtown move could $6 million more UPDATE

I got a brief telephone report from Pulaski Tech trustee Mary Jane Rebick on a board meeting today to discuss a proposal from Little Rock officials that the two-year college build its new culinary and hotel management school on a vacant lot at Sixth and Main rather than, as planned, on property at the south campus on Interstate 30.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 13:07:57

Secrecy in campaign spending

As you may know, the Arkansas Ethics Commission is weighing my complaint that the backers of the Little Rock sales tax campaign did not comply with campaign disclsoure law in reporting of campaign expenditures.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 12:59:23

Them lying newspapers

They're still relevant, I'd argue, if Ohio Gov. John Kasich's unhappiness is a measure. “I don’t read newspapers in the state of Ohio,” Kasich said Monday at a college in Columbus.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 10:39:06

McDaniel endorses Hall for Congress

It remains to be seen if this is an important strategic alignment or a sign that other political heavyweights aren't expected to enter the Democratic primary race for 1st District Congress to face incumbent Republican Rep. Rick Crawford.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 10:30:10

Protestor chains self to Capitol steps

We got a call that an Occupy Little Rock follower had handcuffed himself to a Capitol steps handrail and gotten rid of the key.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 08:25:29

Republicans loved Obamacare — once upon a time

It's doomed to be forgotten or ignored, but thanks to Ernie Dumas for reminding us that Newt Gingrich — like Mitt Romney, Orrin Hatch, the Heritage Foundation, Gerald Ford, Richard Nixon and most other leading Republicans — was FOR health care mandates before he was AGAINST them.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 06:11:37

Advances in gay rights

Encouraging news on equality under the law on account of sexual orientation. * MARINES: Marine Gen. James Amos, who spoke against open service of homosexuals in the military, now says the transition has been a non-event.

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