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Re: “Authorities find 14 big cats at Poinsett County business

Lions and tigers and a leopard, oh, my! Watch out, Toto!

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Posted by Mackie Avelli on 09/11/2017 at 5:17 PM

Re: “Baxter the only county that does not recognize MLK day, but it could soon

Well, I would have lost that bet; my money would have been on Boone as the final holdout. And, yes, plainjim, it's getting harder and harder to encounter an Arkansas accent whenever you visit Mountain Home--if you do, odds are it's another visitor... Must be hard to be a Baxter County native (if there are any left), because you have to put up with a bunch of northerners, especially Chicagoans, who spent their entire working lives elsewhere, contributing zero to the local economy/tax base/social structure. Then they show up with their retirement pensions and immediately start telling the locals everything that's wrong with the community.

Posted by Mackie Avelli on 08/31/2017 at 11:43 AM

Re: “ASU football ticket theft ends with charges

Why don't you compare apples to apples? Coastal Carolina, now a member of the same conference as ASU, just happens to be on the Razorbacks' schedule as well this year. Stub Hub prices for upper deck tickets to that game at Fayetteville are also now being offered for as little as $6.00. But their original price would have been considerably higher than the ASU-CCU tickets...

Posted by Mackie Avelli on 08/28/2017 at 12:36 PM

Re: “Garland County Democrats cancel counter-protest amid worries of violence

CBB, I agree with your wishful thinking, but you know the D-G won't be able to resist photos, a sidebar reminding everyone of the martyrdom of David O. Dodd, and a Paul Greenberg column once again pleading for sainthood for R.E. Lee and his horse...

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Posted by Mackie Avelli on 08/18/2017 at 5:40 PM

Re: “Panel approves another charter school for central LR over superintendent's objection

Would not surprise me if Poore already knew what the vote would be, allowing him to try and score some points with the LRSD patrons by speaking against the charter. Happens all the time in legislatures when some Rep or Senator needs to mend fences back home and knows he can buck the party line because the decision is already in the bag.

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Posted by Mackie Avelli on 08/15/2017 at 2:16 PM

Re: “State law encourages whistle blowing on disabled parking space abuse

Oh, well, if it's going to be forwarded to "local law enforcement" for them to handle as they see fit, might as well not bother filing a complaint. I'm sure the local constabulary will give just as much priority to this as they do stopping people from driving around with expired temporary tags. In the past couple of months I've encountered two cars with temp tags which expired this past January, and even one with a 2016 expiration date that was nearly a year old. Not to mention more than a dozen with more recent expiration dates ranging from a few weeks to several months ago. Sorry, but you can't convince me that at least one police officer on patrol hasn't seen these same cars recently and obviously done nothing about them... You have a much better chance of getting pulled over if you're a young black or Latino male driving around with current license tags and observing the speed limit, but wearing a baseball cap backwards, or otherwise giving the officer some "probable cause" to say you looked suspicious.

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Posted by Mackie Avelli on 08/11/2017 at 1:47 PM

Re: “Recommendations made for sale of Woodruff and Franklin schools

Well, THAT didn't take long... Makes one wonder whether negotiations were already underway with the prospective buyers before the decision was announced to close those two schools--but only if one has a suspicious mind...

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Posted by Mackie Avelli on 07/28/2017 at 12:12 PM

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