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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 16:13:05

Tuesday topics

Tom Cotton, the 4th District Republican congressional candidate, keeps adding to his rogue's gallery of endorsements.

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 15:42:33

Republican leader says no-tax pledge could reap campaign cash

Talk Business has a report on the no-tax pledge being circulated to Arkansas Republican legislative candidates.

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 12:20:30

Waltons fund another education 'reform' lobby

I asked Gary Newton, then a Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce employee, last week about a report from a well-informed source that he was taking off to start another think tank/lobby/special interest group on education to be called Arkansas Learns.

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 10:48:22

Two arrested in SWLR homicide

Little Rock police have arrested two suspects in the slaying of Charles Gaskins, 50, who was shot to death early Monday by intruders on the porch of his mobile home in Southwest Little Rock.

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 09:25:31

And the definition of insanity is .... Bush redux

Ernest Dumas' lead of his column this week nails it: Here is the most implausible scenario in presidential history: Nearly four years after voters vented their rage over fiscal, domestic and foreign policies that had wrecked the U.S. and world economies, the country is poised to elect a candidate who promises a return to all those policies.

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 09:19:19

Maumelle 12-year-old wins $40,000 on 'Jeopardy'

KATV reports on Matthew Cline's big win on "Jeopardy" during Kids Week. His winning answer, being sure it was in the form of a question: "Who is Thomas Edison?"

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 06:12:29

Morning roundup: Romney's Excellent Adventure

Some morning miscellany: * MITT ROMNEY'S EXCELLENT ROAD TRIP: There was England, where he insulted the hosts of a, so far, excellent Olympics.

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Monday, July 30, 2012

Monday, July 30, 2012 - 15:58:54

The Monday night piping hot millionaire line

The Monday line is open. Closing out: * MILLION DOLLAR WINNER: Frank Karnes of West Fork had a $1 million winner with a $20 Arkansas Millionaires Club Arkansas Lottery ticket purchased at the Greenland Minimart.

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Monday, July 30, 2012 - 14:06:42

House Democrats to get vote on middle class tax cuts

Talking Points Memo says that the Democrats will be able to get a vote in the House this week on the Senate-approved tax cut plan.

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Monday, July 30, 2012 - 10:33:11

TV anchor T.J. Holmes stopped for 'driving while black'

Remember T.J. Holmes, the West Memphis native and former KTHV reporter who went on to an anchor slot with CNN before moving to BET where he'll soon start a new late-night show, "Don't Sleep"?

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Monday, July 30, 2012 - 10:01:31

Cell phone privacy venture to add 121 jobs in Conway

Job news from the Arkansas Economic Development Commission: PrivacyStar, a company focused on providing consumers with comprehensive privacy on smartphones, today announced an expansion of its corporate headquarters into a new location in Conway.

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Monday, July 30, 2012 - 09:40:00

Intruders fatally shoot man on his porch

Charles Gaskins, 50, was shot to death on the front porch of his home in a mobile home park at 9500 South Heights Road by intruders who stormed onto the porch shortly after midnight Sunday.

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Monday, July 30, 2012 - 09:11:47

Search continues for new Game and Fish director

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is moving forward with the process of finding a new agency director to succeed Loren Hitchchock, who is planning to retire.

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Monday, July 30, 2012 - 09:03:29

Fracking scientists on gas industry payroll

Duh. New reports says many of the scientists who issue rosy reports about fracking for natural gas are on the gas industry payroll.

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Monday, July 30, 2012 - 06:46:00

Michael Dyer in traffic stop where gun, suspected pot found UPDATE

Football player Michael Dyer, released Sunday from the Arkansas State football team, was involved in a March speeding stop where State Police apparently also found a gun and suspected marijuana.

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Monday, July 30, 2012 - 06:17:55

Black couple's wedding turned away from Miss. Baptist church

I hold fast to the idea that the world is changing for the better, if incrementally, when it comes to tolerance for minorities — be they ethnic, racial or sexual.

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Monday, July 30, 2012 - 05:57:02

Does Mike Beebe matter in November election?

John Lyon of Stephens Media writes of the Arkansas Democratic Party's hope to use Gov. Mike Beebe's coattails to help other Democratic candidates in the fall.

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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Sunday, July 29, 2012 - 16:48:35

Sunday night line - Pulaski Tech/Ark. State edition

The Sunday night line is open. A scrap of news courtesy of Facebook: * PULASKI TECH LEADERSHIP CHANGE: John Barnes, the Little Rock securities executive (and long-ago newspaperman) who's been a key leadership figure on the Pulaski Tech Board of Trustees throughout its growth surge, apparently will not be reappointed to the board by Gov. Mike Beebe.

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Sunday, July 29, 2012 - 09:43:30

Is algebra that important?

Coincidence. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette this morning reported on the mixed results of standardized math and science tests given to Arkansas 8th-graders.

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Sunday, July 29, 2012 - 07:40:50

Talk is cheap at Republican convention

You just can't beat the Republican Party of Arkansas when it comes to issuing poll-tested talking points.

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