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THE CLINTONS. The Little Rock Airport Commission voted on Tuesday to rename the airport the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport.

SALACIOUS HEADLINES. Namely "Sex in the morgue," variations of which were seen in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and on the Arkansas Blog in reports on a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by former Pulaski County Coroner Garland Camper and the answer filed by Pulaski County detailing Camper's alleged extracurricular activities with an employee, including a strip club encounter, hot texting, efforts at legal payoffs on a sexual harassment claim and sex in the morgue with a former employee, after which she was hired for a county job.

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RICK CRAWFORD. The U.S. congressman proposed a surtax on millionaires, which has no legislative future. For the obvious appeal to populism, he was pilloried by the right. To make matters worse, he was among freshmen Republicans showered with cash at a luxury fund-raiser for political whales in Key Largo, Fla., captured in an undercover report from CBS. Happy hour carried a $10,000 entry fee. "What do lobbyists get in return?" the report asked.

ARKANSAS RAZORBACKS. After rallying from 14 points down, the women's basketball team couldn't quite get the victory against Texas A&M, which beat Arkansas 61-59 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. A&M, the reigning national champs, is coached by former Razorback coach Gary Blair.

FRED SMITH. The Democratic Party of Arkansas continues its efforts to remove the former state representative from the ballot. Smith was convicted of a felony Jan. 25, 2011, and forced to resign from the state legislature. He filed to run again to represent parts of Cross and Crittenden counties at the deadline while claiming he was in the process of expunging his record. A Chicot Circuit judge later ruled that Smith had successfully completed his probationary period and that the charge against him is dismissed. The Democratic Party has said that the legal effort will go on because Smith was ineligible to run when he filed.

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