The Week That Was Aug. 3-9 

IT WAS A GOOD WEEK FOR ... NORTHWEST ARKANSAS. A report from the Federal Reserve Bank said the number of high-paying jobs in the region grew 256 percent from 1980 to 2000, the second-highest growth rate in the nation. THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS CLINTON SCHOOL OF PUBLIC SERVICE. The new school located next door to the Clinton Presidential Center opened its doors to its first class, 13 students who will be the nation’s first candidates for master’s degrees in public service. COL. MIKE ROSS. The North Little Rock National Guardsman took command of Arkansas’s 39th Infantry Brigade, the state’s largest Na-tional Guard unit, succeeding Brig. Gen. Ron Chastain of Conway. REMEMBERING. About 65 people gathered near the Riverfest Amphitheatre to observe the 60th anniversary of the dropping of an atomic bomb on Hiroshima. = IT WAS A BAD WEEK FOR … THE ASU INDIANS. The NCAA announced that Arkansas State University and 17 other institutions that use Indian images for their athletic teams will be prohibited from hosting postseason events or displaying the symbols during championship competition. PULASKI COUNTY/CIRCUIT CLERK PAT O’BRIEN. Reporters exposed a draft of a proposed dress code O’Brien has prepared for his employees. Among other injunctions: “Take a bath or shower daily. Use a deodorant. Wear clean undergarments daily.” TAX EVADERS. The state Department of Finance and Administration closed four businesses for failure to file and pay state and local taxes. AND … JOHN H. JOHNSON, an Arkansas City native who became one of America’s wealthiest and most influential black men, died at 87. Johnson moved to Chicago with his impoverished family at 15 and later founded Ebony and Jet magazines.

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