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Friday, October 12, 2012

Open line, Fireball Holland and smalltown Arkansas

Posted By on Fri, Oct 12, 2012 at 3:56 PM

The Friday night line begins. Closing out, I'll first say that clear eyes and full hearts aren't enough to 1) outrun the Perry County constabulary, as Republican Sen. Bruce "Fireball" Holland tried to do (see Democratic Rep. Tracy Pennartz ad about Fireball above) or 2) to win justice in Gould, Ark.

* A TOWN IN TURMOIL: You may or may not have been following the prolonged controversy in tiny Gould, Ark., where the mayor was recently jailed for contempt of court. A brief filed by the McMath Law Firm, urging his release on behalf of a citizens group in the town, happens to provide a good summary of events as well as some head-scratching narrative on the mayor's jailing without due process, the continued machinations of people removed from office and the general SNAFU of municipal life in Gould. Need something to read? This could be for you.

* DONNA BRAZILE IN LITTLE ROCK: Donna Brazile, a CNN contributor and political strategist who was campaign manager for Al Gore, will speak at 7 p.m. Monday at the M.L. Harris Auditorium at Philander Smith College. Admission is free and open to the public.

* SEX TRAFFICKING: A Hot Springs woman has pleaded guilty in Iowa to federal sex trafficking charges. Fox 16.

* OLE MISS TO CROWN BLACK QUEEN: Ole Miss, site of momentous civil rights struggles in the 1960s, this weekend will crown its first black homecoming queen. Anybody have any idea about the University of Arkansas's history in this regard? (UPDATE: See comments for quickie response.)

* RAZORBACK COACH JOHN L. SMITH IN BANKRUPTCY COURT: Not much happened. Turns out a piece of his parents' home is part of the bankruptcy estate.

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