The Week That Was Oct. 14-20 

OCT. 14-20, 2004 IT WAS A GOOD WEEK FOR … The LITTLE ROCK SCHOOL BOARD. It approved a district elementary school for Northwest Little Rock to serve families often inclined to choose private elementary schools in that growing part of town. The 1998 promise of such a school was long overdue to be fulfilled. NON-PROFITS. The Clinton Presidential Foundation won circuit court approval to claim an economic development tax exemption of $3.5 million for expenditures in building the $165 million complex. If the ruling holds as a precedent, other nonprofit headquarters could qualify for similar breaks. EARLY VOTING. Voting officials reported big crowds at early voting sites. Many voters at Dunbar Community Center weren’t happy to see First Lady Janet Huckabee among voting officials. Some found her intimidating and it turns out she was demanding IDs from voters until she was informed voters generally don’t have to provide them. Ingrained Republican voter intimidation tactics die hard, apparently. RETIREMENT. Lawrence Johnson, Little Rock’s first black police chief, announced his retirement at the end of the year. There’ll be a national search for a successor. IT WAS A BAD WEEK FOR … AIDS PATIENTS. Gov. Mike Huckabee effectively told them to take a hike. They’ll get none of his emergency fund to meet a shortfall in the AIDS drug assistance program. The STATE FAIR. Dreary weather depressed total attendance by about 100,000. The HOGS. They lost at Auburn, in part because an injury slowed bell cow Matt Jones. He’ll play against Georgia, but how fluidly? The LITTLE ROCK AIRPORT COMMISSION. Why do we need to spend a quarter-million-a-year on bomb-sniffing dogs?

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