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click to enlarge PATRIOTIC HOG: A red, white and blue Hog was featured on Arkansas helmets and at mid-field Saturday. - BRIAN CHILSON
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  • PATRIOTIC HOG: A red, white and blue Hog was featured on Arkansas helmets and at mid-field Saturday.

It was a good week for...

BOBBY AND BECKY PETRINO. The Arkansas football coach and his wife donated $250,000 to Arkansas Children's Hospital. The donation will support construction of the hospital south wing, expected to open next July.

PATRIOTIC COORDINATION. An amazing number of fans got the message on red, white and blue clothing in alternate sections of War Memorial Stadium at Saturday's Arkansas football game. The red, white and blue Hog looked pretty good, too.

ARKANSAS REPUBLICANS. State Repubs, who'd alleged cronyism, won a political victory after interim higher education director Shane Broadway announced that he wouldn't seek the job permanently days before Attorney General Dustin McDaniel offered an opinion affirming Broadway's ineligibility.

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SEN. BRUCE HOLLAND. The Republican from Greenwood was sentenced to 400 hours of community service and assessed $890 in fines and costs in Perry County District Court on charges he'd tried to evade a sheriff's deputy in a 20-mile chase at speeds of more than 100 miles per hour. He said he plans to appeal.

THE LITTLE ROCK ZOO. The national organization that accredits zoos has tabled reaccreditation of the Little Rock Zoo because of continuing questions about zoo finances. The news came the day before final voting on a half-billion-dollar sales tax increase that includes some money for the zoo.

GETTING ROBBED IN CHURCH. Eighteen people were robbed during Sunday school at Third Missionary Baptist Church on West 17th Street. The police said they've arrested three suspects, including two juveniles.

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