George Washington's open line — apartments burn, Marion Berry smoking about Pryor criticism and is Jane English flipping on private option? | Arkansas Blog

Monday, February 17, 2014

George Washington's open line — apartments burn, Marion Berry smoking about Pryor criticism and is Jane English flipping on private option?

Posted By on Mon, Feb 17, 2014 at 3:25 PM

Or is it the Daisy Bates open line? The civil rights leader also is included in today's state holiday observance. PS — Yes, we've changed the blog format to go to a short introduction with the remainder of a single post on a continuation of the item.

click to enlarge APARTMENT FIRE: At Chenal and Highway 300. - KARK
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  • APARTMENT FIRE: At Chenal and Highway 300.


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* APARTMENT FIRE: At the Chapel Ridge apartments at Chenal Parkway and Highway 300. Channel 4 has coverage. Eight apartments burned.

click to enlarge 'SMACK TALK': Marion Berry fires back at Sheffield Nelson.
  • 'SMACK TALK': Marion Berry fires back at Sheffield Nelson.
* WHEELING AND DEALING: No response so far from Sen. Jane English to my question of whether 1) she's decided to support private and option and 2) she got significant political consideration, perhaps a slice of surplus revenue, for a favorite project. Fast-track the veterans home in hometown NLR, maybe? Her vote would put it over the top in state Senate.

* IN DEFENSE OF MARK PRYOR: Former U.S. Rep. Marion Berry has battled illness since his retirement from Congress, but he sounded in fighting trim today with an op-ed column first published in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette defending U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor against a previous op-ed by Republican Sheffield Nelson. It follows:

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