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Aug. 6 - 12, 2008 

Aug. 6 - 12, 2008

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JACK GILLEAN. The vice president at University of Central Arkansas continues to be a beacon for honesty in the ongoing controversy about presidential pay and other problems at UCA. His latest straight talk: It likely was a violation of state law for UCA to provide a tent for a campaign fund-raiser for Republican Sen. Gilbert Baker at the home of UCA trustee Michael Stanton. Earlier, Gillean had questioned the UCA Board's methods in providing bonus pay for President Lu Hardin.

 

The PULASKI COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT. It will open Chenal Elementary Aug. 18, the first new school on the western side of the district, near Little Rock's booming residential neighborhoods, in 34 years.

 

UALR. It has announced the campus will go smoke-free. Unfortunately, it's giving smokers a reprieve — and non-smokers a continuing blast of poison — until the fall of 2009.

 

It was a bad week for...

 

JOHN MCCAIN. He drew a meager crowd on a fund-raising stop in Rogers and also exhibited his confusion, saying he'd seen Mike Huckabee the night before. He had not.

 

MIKE HUCKABEE. The truth doesn't become him. He said he had no interest in a Cabinet post in a McCain administration. Public service? Not for the Huckster. He said he can make more money giving speeches and stuff, he said in an interview with the Democrat-Gazette's Kane Webb.

 

INJURED WORKERS. Workers compensation insurance rates have gone down 12.8 percent. That will pinch the budget of the Workers Compensation Commission, funded by a premium tax. The larger point is that the rate cut means not much compensation is being paid to injured workers.

 

NORTH LITTLE ROCK. Uniformed downtown “ambassadors” have begun hassling panhandlers and interceding to tell people the panhandlers solicit that the homeless have already “been helped.” They mean, presumably, by receiving pamphlets about shelters and such. Not much of a substitute for a sandwich. Or a cold one.

 

PATRICK BEVERLEY. The UA announced the Razorback basketball starter wouldn't play next season. Reports cited academic reasons.

 

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