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The week that was, Aug. 22-28 

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JUSTICE. His serial lying and other sins finally forced Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to resign. No small part was played by the U.S. attorney scandal that took root, first, in Arkansas.

GOV. MIKE BEEBE. He said no special session was needed on account of a drafting error in the law to make 18 the minimum age for marriage because the Code Revision Commission has fixed it.

The LITTLE ROCK SCHOOL DISTRICT. The buyout of controversial Superintendent Roy Brooks' contract was completed and he worked his last day. Linda Watson took over on an interim basis.

LIBRARY EXPANSION. The Central Arkansas Library System decided to seek a 1.5-mill property tax increase this fall, a portion of it to build branches in central and southwestern Little Rock.

It was a bad week for …

ROGERS MAYOR STEVE WOMACK. He treated rudely a request by the Mexican consul in Little Rock to talk about Womack's plan to use police officers to crack down on immigrants, pleading more important business at a golf tournament. Womack intends to send cops full bore after people without proper working papers, not, you may be sure, the people who hired them.

MIKE HUCKABEE. He said it was a bad idea for Vladimir Putin to be photographed fishing without a shirt on. But Scarlett Johansson would be another matter, he said. The Baptist preacher said he'd like to see a 22-year-old girl (younger than his own daughter) with her shirt off?

MARCUS HARRISON. The Razorbacks' starting defensive end was arrested in possession of marijuana-stuffed cigars and an Ecstasy pill. He was suspended from the team by Coach Houston Nutt.

CHILDREN IN NEED OF ADOPTIVE AND FOSTER PARENTS. The conservative Family Council, in its continuing quest to punish gay people, has come up with an initiated act to ban adoptions and foster parenting in homes with unmarried couples who have sexual relationships.

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