June 11-17, 2008 

June 11-17, 2008

It was a good week for …


CONWAY. Word leaked of the coming announcement of a Hewlett-Packard facility for the city that could employ 1,200.


ARKANSAS BAPTIST COLLEGE. Alltel CEO Scott Ford gave the college $2.5 million to build a men's dorm. Anybody care to build one for women?


AETN. The public TV network finally was back on the air for most viewers. An antenna tower collapse in January forced AETN to scramble to install an antenna on a different tower.


SEN. JACK CRUMBLY.  Despite allegations of widespread election fraud, the Senate voted 19-12 to allow him to continue to hold his seat, won in a close election with Rep. Arnell Willis.


PHILANDER SMITH COLLEGE. The American Association of University Professors lifted its censure of the college, imposed in 2004 for a previous administration's firing of a professor who talked to the Arkansas Times about campus financial problems.



It was a bad week for …


HELENA-WEST HELENA MAYOR JAMES VALLEY. Rather than respond constructively to complaints about an inadequate animal shelter, he turned stray dogs loose in a national forest and closed the shelter.


The ENVIRONMENT. The Democrat-Gazette's report that Southwestern Energy's PAC had spread $75,000 among 91 legislative candidates suggests that legislation toughening standards for gas drillers, should any lawmaker be brave enough to suggest it, wouldn't get a warm reception.


The ARKANSAS REPUBLICAN PARTY. Burglars hit the party headquarters and made off with a couple of computers. Dirty tricks?


MOTORISTS. A survey says Arkansans, on average, are spending about 8 percent of their income on gasoline.


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