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The week that was, Nov. 2-8 

IT WAS A GOOD WEEK FOR …



AUTOMOTIVE ASSEMBLY. The chairman of a Japanese company, Hino Motors Ltd., said the company would begin production of commercial trucks at Marion in 2007. Arkansas officials were caught off-guard by the announcement.

CENTRAL BAPTIST COLLEGE. The Conway school received a $1 million donation, the largest in the school’s history, from an anonymous couple.

KIRK OTIS. The 19-year-old convicted in the shooting death of Arkansas National Guard Lt. Col. Barney Smith in Arkansas County was granted parole after serving less than a year and a half in an adult prison.

MIKE HATHORN. He picked up two early endorsements from labor unions in his bid for the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor.

 

IT WAS A BAD WEEK FOR …



ARKANSAS SCHOOLS. A total of 274 of the state’s 1,100 public schools were designated as academically troubled because of low scores on standardized tests.

PLAY-CALLING. Going for it on fourth and one at your own 29 in the first quarter? Fans wondered what Houston Nutt had been ingesting.

WENDELL GRIFFEN. The outspoken state Court of Appeals judge was the subject of yet another complaint for his speaking out, this time about “racism and classism” in the federal government’s response to Hurricane Katrina. Not that these things ever seem to bother him.

MARK HOLSOMBACH. He was convicted of capital murder and kidnapping in the sledgehammer slaying of Ted Throneberry in Van Buren County. There was a bright side for Holsombach though — the state had waived the death penalty.

CORRECTION

Stubby Stumbaugh, the Republican candidate for Congress in the 1st District, has filed for bankruptcy only once, not twice, as this column said incorrectly last week.

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