World-class blues played near here
___A couple of great blues musicians showed up at Sticky Fingerz in Little Rock on Thursday night.
___Michael Burks, probably Arkansas' most talented young bluesman, dropped in to catch Deborah Coleman and her band and he was impressed. [FULL STORY]

What if...
Reagan had won in '76
___Millions of words and thousands of images have filled newspapers and television screens since the passing of Ronald Reagan on Saturday.
___Friends, colleagues, politicians and scholars have discussed every facet of his remarkable life: How he started out poor, became a Holly-wood star, found a second career on television, then a third as a corporate spokesman, and yet another, more spectacular career as a politician.
___ His life has been thoroughly examined this week, but one crucial period and its consequences are virtually overlooked: His losing out to President Ford for the Republican Party's presidential nomination in 1976, which, it could be argued, helped the Soviets stay in power for several more years. [FULL STORY]

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Previous Issues

Front Page
Air show hailed a success

Photo by David Scolli /Leader photo

By JON PARHAM - Leader Managing Editor
___Little Rock Air Force Base officials said attendance at last weekend's air show was down compared to previous years, but the event was called a chance to show off military air capabilities and the community's "Heroes of the Heartland." . [FULL STORY]

Candidates are picked in runoff contests
>>> IN SHORT>>> O'brien, Oglesby win races. [FULL STORY]
Teachers named in video showing
By BRANDY ANDREWS- Leader staff writer
>>> IN SHORT>>> Cabot parents are unhappy that their children were shown beheading of American. [FULL STORY]

Cabot tracks 'missing' $30,000
By BRANDY ANDREWS - Leader Staff Writer
>>> IN SHORT>>> As developers agree to pay for half the cost of street improvements where they build, questions are raised just how that money is spent. [FULL STORY]

Aquatic park work to start soon
By JON PARHAM - Leader Managing Editor
>>> IN SHORT>>> Work on a three-pool, two-slide facility in Jacksonville is expected to begin by next month. [FULL STORY]
The many sides of Gary McMillan
Banker, chamber president, single father gives a glimpse into his life.
By BRANDY ANDREWS - Leader Staff Writer

Kroger makes big entrance
in cabot


Leader Staff Writer

Starting up..
Sonic Air Raid precedes summer league action.

Lookouts shut down Bruins
By RAY BENTON- Leader Sports Editor

Big first inning lifts Cabot over Sylvan Hills AAA. [FULL STORY]