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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The Tuesday open line

Posted By on Tue, Sep 24, 2013 at 4:43 PM



The line is open. Final notes:

* CLINTON IMPERSONATION INITIATIVE: The Clinton Global Intiative was underway in New York today, with big names from all over. They included Bono, who did a Bill Clinton impression (above).

* EDGEHILL PROWLER ARRESTED: An intruder walked into a home on exclusive Edgehill this morning, apparently using an open garage door. A woman in the residence ordered him to leave. He did. And was arrested later trying to reclaim a truck he'd apparently left behind, which had a gun in the cab. KTHV reports.

* DEBATE NO-SHOWS: Three Republicans and four Democrats are competing in a special election to succeed Paul Bookout of Jonesboro in the state Senate. Couldn't help but notice this excerpt in a Jonesboro Sun editorial pounding two candidates — Republican Chad Niell and Democrat Steve Rockwell — for not participating in a debate sponsored by the newspaper. Rockwell claimed a previously scheduled fund-raiser. Niell claimed a wedding anniversary. But what really interested me is the Sun's reference to what Niell said he was spending on the race:

So far, all the candidates [7 candidates] but two have agreed to face off Thursday night. Niell said he won’t be able to make it because it’s his anniversary, and he and his wife will be in St. Louis. Besides, he told us, he’s already spent $100,000 in advertising to win the race, so he apparently doesn’t feel an overwhelming need to attend.

$100,000? That's a wad. Niell must make a bunch taking a cut from all financial transactions in Arkansas prison commissaries and similar businesses in other states. He's the one who's just paid a $21,000 fine for failing to properly license his enterprise. Ray Kidd, Gene Roebuck and Radius Baker are other Democratic candidates. John Cooper and Dan Sullivan are in the Republican primary.

* GUN DEATH: Fox 16 reports on an apparent suicide by a man who used a stolen police weapon.

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