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COVERT MILITARY OPERATIONS An Army Special Operations group performed an unannounced training mission in downtown Little Rock Friday night in and near the former VA Hospital on Roosevelt Road. That no notice was provided to surrounding areas prompted some consternation from residents (see more on page 12).

THE ARKANSAS RAZORBACKS After delivering a smackdown to Mississippi State, the Hogs were rewarded with a significant jump in the polls following unexpected losses by Oklahoma State, Oklahoma and Oregon. Now, if the Razorbacks can beat LSU, they might be championship bound.

DREAMING OF SOCIAL JUSTICE UALR Chancellor Joel Anderson went before the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees to urge the Arkansas legislature and Congress to approve the DREAM Act and in-state tuition for illegal immigrants. The UA Board didn't act.

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THE ARKANSAS RAZORBACKS Freshman tight end Garrett Uekman of Little Rock died in his dorm room on Sunday. The cause of death wasn't known at press time.

ARKANSANS OCCUPYING A Mountain Home native was sprayed in the face with pepper spray at an Occupy Portland demonstration in Oregon (more on page 12). And documentarians (and Little Rock Film Fest co-founders) Brent and Craig Renaud had one of their cameras smashed by police during an Occupy Wall Street protest in New York. They were filming for a documentary slated to air Dec. 14 on The Current.

MARY ANN GUNN The former circuit judge agreed to never serve as judge in Arkansas again in any capacity in exchange for the dismissal of three pending disciplinary cases before the Arkansas Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission. She'll still be allowed to be fictional judge on the TV show "Last Shot with Judge Gunn."

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