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Re: “Tuesday line

Just curious: How many days you figure Hillary would have taken off by now to play golf?
My bet is zero. - Jack Miller


Amazing fact in Playbook: "there isn't a single person in the senior leadership of the White House who has passed a bill in Congress" - Alex Burns NYT

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Posted by Cato on 04/25/2017 at 8:36 PM

Re: “Tuesday line

Add this name to your discussions on the executions of those so selected. The name to Google is George Stinney.

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Posted by Cato on 04/25/2017 at 8:24 PM

Re: “Tuesday line

STEPHEN SMITH

THIS DATE IN ARKANSAS HISTORY

25-Apr 1946 L.C. and Daisy Bates arrested for contempt on order by Judge Lawrence Auten for critical articles in Arkansas State Press held "to influence, intimidate, impede, embarrass, and obstruct the Pulaski Circuit Court."

25-Apr 1967 Senator J William Fulbright in floor speech attacks Johnson Administration policies in Viet Nam and warns against attempts to silence dissent against the war.

25-Apr 1988 Forrest City Coach Charles Bowlin tells Teresa Whitfield, 16, a ninth grader with visiting Earle High School tennis team, that she cannot play on courts at whites-only Forrest City Country Club and must use public courts for her matches.

25-Apr 2007 Arkansas Supreme Court unanimously holds that State Trooper Dennis Simons is immune from lawsuit for groping Barbara Marshall during a traffic stop because the alleged incident happened on the job.

25-Apr 1956 Citizens Coach Company, providing bus service in Little Rock and North Little Rock announced immediate end to segregation, mayors of both cities indicated that police would ignore mixed seating.

25-Apr 1999 State Representative Jim Hendren of Gravette speaks at Confederate Memorial Day ceremony at Fayetteville's Confederate cemetery, says Arkansas legislature faces same issues and his Southern heritage is important

25-Apr 1997 Knights of the Ku Klux Klan announce that it is attempting to organize in Morrilton, Menifee, Plumerville, Blackwell, Vilonia, Maumelle, Mayflower, Conway and North Little Rock.

25-Apr 1902 Seventeen of the 22 justices of the peace of Phillips County were indicted by the grand jury for failure to file a transcript of the records of their respective courts.
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25-Apr 2000 Phillips County Circuit Court Judge Harvey Yates ruled that Clarence Richardson's appointment in November by four black members of the West Helena City Council, giving blacks a 5-3 majority, was illegal.

25-Apr 2001 President George W. Bush spoke briefly at Little Rock National Airport before heading downtown for $1,000-a-plate dinner to raise at least $700,000 for Senator Tim Hutchinson's reelection campaign.*

25-Apr 1997 Rev. Jerry Falwell speaks at Leachville estate of Myrna and Charles "Bo" Adams to raise funds for the Arkansas Baptist Children's Homes & Family Ministries.


*As you recall, the fund raising by President Bush to assist Senator Tim Hutchinson failed in it's goal to get the Senator reelected. He was defeated by Mark Pryor, being the first and only US Senator in Arkansas history to not be returned to a second term. Many attributed the defeat for his efforts in impeaching President Clinton plus his alleged affair with a staff member.

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Posted by Cato on 04/25/2017 at 7:02 PM

Re: “The Jack Jones, Marcel Williams execution thread

I have to be a little befuddled in this string no mention of Wayne DuMond, Governor Huckabee, The Reverend Jay Cole, Carol Sue Shields of Parkville, Mo., Sara Andrasek, and others haven't been mentioned.

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Posted by Cato on 04/25/2017 at 1:55 PM

Re: “Family of girl who fell from Harrison church bus issues statement, says investigation ongoing

That driver will never, ever forget this accident in his life. Never !

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Posted by Cato on 04/25/2017 at 1:42 PM

Re: “The Jack Jones, Marcel Williams execution thread

tsall, suppose justice was ever rendered for that crime?

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Posted by Cato on 04/24/2017 at 9:49 PM

Re: “The Jack Jones, Marcel Williams execution thread

Since there is no open line, will let STEPHEN SMITH give us a break from the topic at hand.

THIS DATE IN ARKANSAS HISTORY

24-Apr 1864 Following battle at Marks' Mill in Cleveland County, Confederate troops could not be restrained "from vengeance on the negros," whose bodies "were piled in great heaps." 150 former slaves massacred.

24-Apr 1981 Governor Frank White wrote to Robert W. Meriwether, complaining on religious and moral grounds about the films that were shown at Governor's School last summer.

24-Apr 1996 Janet Gilmer complains in federal court at Fayetteville that the front cover of plastic case in which "The Little Mermaid" was distributed in 1989 & 1990 contains a depiction of an erect penis.

24-Apr 1928 Congressman Hartsill Ragon testifies before U.S. House Committee on Naval Affairs in support of H.R. 13252 authorizing attendance of the Marine Band at the Confederate Veterans' Reunion at Little Rock.

24-Apr 1987 Father Joseph Biltz, Urban League official and Director of the Office of Peace and Justice of the Catholic Diocese, joined 30 black ministers asking Little Rock School Board to implement desegregation plan.

24-Apr 1988 Congressman Tommy Robinson, during hearing on rail-based MX missile system at Little Rock Air Force Base, tells Jean Gordon to take letters of opposition and "Stick 'em where the sun don't shine."

24-Apr 1922 Arkansas Supreme Court reverses slander judgment against John W. Huddleston for saying R. M. Steuart, candidate for Pike County Sheriff, had cursed his mother on her death-bed.

24-Apr 1997 Former President George Herbert Walker Bush spoke at Harding University, blamed his 1992 loss on the news media and his own inability as a public communicator.

24-Apr 2004 Roy Blount Jr. and Garrison Keillor attend Arkansas Literary Festival in Little Rock's River Market District to benefit the Arkansas Literacy Councils.

24-Apr 1899 Franklin County trial of "Curley" Lankford and Percy Jones, two strikers arrested for breach of peace at the Denning mines, ends in hung jury at Ozark.

24-Apr 1945 Congress of Industrial Organizations announces that worker at the Maumelle Ordinance Plant have voted to have CIO as bargaining agent.

24-Apr 1985 Jack Butler, poet and author, gives a free reading of his poetry in Henderson House at Henderson State University, Arkadelphia.

24-Apr 1986 Dr. Ilya Prigogine, winner of the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 1977, speaks on the roles of science and the humanities in the Mills Center at Hendrix College, Conway.

24-Apr 1997 Four members of the Madison City Council filed a lawsuit in St. Francis County Circuit Court to remove Madison Mayor Charlene Sykes from office, following arrest for theft of city funds.

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Posted by Cato on 04/24/2017 at 9:03 PM

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Haralson, Smith named to Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame

Haralson, Smith named to Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame

Chuck Haralson and Ken Smith were inducted into the Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame during the 43rd annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism


 

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