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Monday, April 30, 2012

Monday, April 30, 2012 - 17:33:29

Open the line

Sorry about the late open line. After a deadly dull day, things started happening, the phone started ringing and, well, here I am still: Final notes: * JUSTICE IN TEXAS: A federal judge appointed by George W. Bush says Texas can't cut Planned Parenthood out of a health care program for needy women.

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Monday, April 30, 2012 - 16:43:00

Occupy Little Rock takes to the streets

Occupy Little Rock marched from its camp at Fourth and Ferry to City Hall on Clinton Avenue/Markham Street this afternoon.

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Monday, April 30, 2012 - 16:11:00

Joyce Elliott to quit Promise Neighborhood job

Sen. Joyce Elliott of Little Rock will resign her $80,000 job as director of a public-private consortium hoping to build a Harlem Children's Zone-thype cradle-to-job program for an inner city Little Rock neighborhood known as Promise Neighborhood.

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Monday, April 30, 2012 - 15:26:00

Financial disclosure by Tech board

The members of the board of the Little Rock Technology Park Authority have decided to file financial disclosure statements.

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Monday, April 30, 2012 - 14:47:00

Griffin Smith to step down as editor of Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Griffin Smith has announced his resignation as executive editor of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

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Monday, April 30, 2012 - 13:12:27

Probe underway at Arkadelphia primary school, four gone from staff

Channel 4 reports on ongoing Department of Human Services investigation at an Arkadelphia primary school.

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Monday, April 30, 2012 - 12:46:48

Hawks, chicken hawks and the GOP

Republican mouthpieces are up in arms that the Obama administration is trying to score political points from the killing of Osama bin Laden.

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Monday, April 30, 2012 - 12:15:23

Whirlpool to close Fort Smith plant June 29

The City Wire reports the official closing date of Whirlpool's plant in Fort Smith will be June 29.

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Monday, April 30, 2012 - 06:30:27

Liberals, conservatives and empathy

A harmonic convergence in NY Times op-eds this morning. There was Paul Krugman on Mitt Romney's calll for young people to get an education, borrow money from their parents and start a business.

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Monday, April 30, 2012 - 06:16:38

Horse racing and casinos, a sometimes deadly mix

The New York Times has a gruesome report today on thoroughbred horse racing in the era of a proliferation of race track casinos.

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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Sunday, April 29, 2012 - 16:37:09

Fire up the grill, an open line and 2014 race for governor

Yep, it's Weber kettle chicken season. The line is open.

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Sunday, April 29, 2012 - 08:11:45

The roots of homophobia

From op-ed today in New York Times on scientific research into homophobia and the periodic examples of campaigners against gay rights who turn up in same-sex encounters: In this month’s issue of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, we and our fellow researchers provide empirical evidence that homophobia can result, at least in part, from the suppression of same-sex desire.

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Sunday, April 29, 2012 - 07:56:25

Slowing the rise in health care spending

Nobody's declaring victory yet, but there are enormous implications in the finding reported today that something may be finally arresting the rise in health care spending.

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Sunday, April 29, 2012 - 07:47:35

The war on women, Catholic Church version

Maureen Dowd, herself a Catholic, goes after the church hierarchy today for its effort to silence nuns.

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Sunday, April 29, 2012 - 07:26:16

Tax liens on parade

The parade of tax deadbeats continues, with a report in the Democrat-Gazette on Q. Byrum Hurst's multiple tax deficiencies.

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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Saturday, April 28, 2012 - 14:48:27

An early out for Saturday

Arkansas college students map an agenda for Arkansas.

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Saturday, April 28, 2012 - 09:18:00

A tip for Occupy Little Rock UPDATE

Mayor Stodola, Lance Hines, Gene Fortson, Joan Adcock and the Little Rock Regional Chamber Chamber (but I repeat myself) are smug this week, having quietly given the doughty Occupy Little Rock group notice of eviction from their camping spot effective May 16.

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Saturday, April 28, 2012 - 06:50:00

The Technology Park: Closed government and the heavy hand of the Chamber

A Board member the Broadmoor Neighborhood Association has written city officials urging a requirement that members of the Little Rock Technology Park Authority disclose financial interests, as most other city and state board members are required to do.

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Saturday, April 28, 2012 - 06:39:02

America's 'golden door' slams shut on another immigrant

The news report on Channel 4 last night perhaps was a cause for celebration for those agitating for mass deportation of all the "illegal aliens" sucking the blood out of these United States.

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Friday, April 27, 2012

Friday, April 27, 2012 - 17:09:00

The Pin Prick Edition

A class action lawsuit alleging tampering with lottery scratch-off tickets, how "Girls Gone Wild" founder Joe Francis and Mark Pryor got lumped together, the hot primary contest between state Rep. Fred Allen and incumbent Sen. Joyce Elliott and the end of Occupy Little Rock — all discussed this week.

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