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Friday, July 19, 2013

The remedial Arkansas history open line

Posted By on Fri, Jul 19, 2013 at 2:59 PM

The line is open. I apologize for a haphazard day. Our Internet woes continue and connectivity has made posting difficult, not to mention photos and corrections. Sorry.

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* WALMART: LOW PRICES, BUT MARKING UP HISTORY: A Fayetteville correspondent sends the photo above of a rack of T-shirts in the Walmart store on the campus of the University of Arkansas, the state's flagship university and now wholly owned in several departments by the retail chain, including the education reform unit.

The T-shirt says "Arkansas: Established 1837." I thought Arkansas achieved statehood in 1836. And that the UA itself dated to 1871. More or less. I may need some more of that good charter school education, along with the Walmart T-shirt supplier. Calling Jim Walton.

* GUILTY VERDICT IN POLICE CASE: It took three days, but a federal jury today convicted former Little Rock police officer Randall Robinson of one count of aiding what he believed to be a drug shipment in passage through Little Rock. The jury couldn't reach a verdict on three counts and a mistrial was declared on those. Fox 16 has the story.

* PIVOTAL POLITICS: Dianne Curry of Little Rock said today she might switch from the Democratic race for lieutenant governor to the race for 2nd District Congress.

* ABORTION FILING: The ACLU of Arkansas has filed a motion in federal court seeking a summary judgment in the lawsuit that says the Arkansas ban on most abortions at the 12th week of pregnancy is unconstitutional. The motion asks for a permanent injuction against Jason Rapert's attack on women's medical rights. Hard to see how they won't get it.

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