Why parole a monster like Green?
___Gov. Huckabee probably never read the confession of a demented killer named Glen Green before he made the monster eligible for parole. [FULL STORY]

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>>_Huckabee's dubious

Governor goes own way
>>_on pardons
Prosecutors seek more
>>_openness on pardons

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>>_Huckabee, prosecutors
>>_go on offensive
Arkansas Press Association presents Garrick Feldman the "2003 Best Column" award
Award-winning column from Oct. 22, 2003

It was good vs. evil
at Cabot rally
Willis Frazier, the Arkansas Grand Dragon of the International Keystone Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, Inc. recently faxed Cabot city officials a request for permission to demonstrate in front of city hall. [FULL STORY]

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Kin against clemency
By JOHN HOFHEIMER - Leader staff writer
>>> IN SHORT>>> Helen Spencer was killed 30 years ago. Her family doesn't want the governor to free her killer, while area prosecutors propose more accountability from the governor in the commutation process. [FULL STORY

Cabot native films ads for the Army
By JON PARHAM - Leader managing editor
>>> IN SHORT>>> Linda Waymack of Cabot never imagined when son Dan got a video camera that it would lead to a career. But today the 39-year-old's Waymack & Crew of Little Rock has 15 full-time workers, a Chicago satellite office and can take eight mobile trucks packed with lighting and camera equipment nationwide for video shoots.. [FULL STORY]

Odom is back as top cop
By JOAN MCCOY- Leader staff writer
>>> IN SHORT>>> By Monday, Odom was back on the job but unwilling to tald about his decision to come back or his reason for leaving. [FULL STORY]

District in Cabot is improved on testing
By JOAN MCCOY- Leader staff writer
>>> IN SHORT>>> School officials are happy to report to the board of education that Cabot fourth, sixth, eight and eleventh grade students did well on statewide benchmark tests given in literacy and math. [FULL STORY]


Airman from base is killed
By JON PARHAM- Leader managing editor
>>> IN SHORT>>> Sergeant dies in roadside attack [FULL STORY]

War takes serviceman to remote Uzbekistan
By JON PARHAM- Leader managing editor
>>> IN SHORT>>> LRAFB colonel sees 7 months on distant fron fighting terror. [FULL STORY]

Newspaper wins 29 awards - Staff Report
>>> IN SHORT>>>The Leader has wone 29 newspapers awards from the Arkansas and National Press Associations. [FULL STORY]

Former cop rips pardon
Leader staff writers

>>> IN SHORT>>>However Helen Spencer died, her murderer should spend the rest of his life in prison for his brutal acts. [FULL STORY]


City prepares for big splash
By JON PARHAM- Leader managing editor
>>> IN SHORT>>> Family aquatic center to be ready for swimmers in 2000 [FULL STORY]

North Belt project to get back on road
By JOHN HOFHEIMER- Leader staff writer
>>> IN SHORT>>> The Highway Department has started a new environmental study to choose a North Belt route through Sherwood, even as Little Rock and its chamber promote a south loop to complete the bypass. [FULL STORY]

Chief given major role at air base
By JON PARHAM- Leader managing editor
>>> IN SHORT>>> Aboard a C-130, a main task of the flight engineer is to help monitor the gauges and various plane functions and provide critical information so the pilot can keep the transport plane focused on its mission. [FULL STORY]


Farmers hopeful despite the rain
By JOHN HOFHEIMER- Leader staff writer
>>> IN SHORT>>> A wet spring and early summer are not hampering Lonoke County farmers too much as they report good crops so far and are optimistic about the rest of the season. [FULL STORY]

Cities remind residents about fireworks rules
By RICK KRON- Leader staff writer
>>> IN SHORT>>>Sales of fireworks are in full swing at stands across the area but most cities ban shooting fireworks in the city limits. [FULL STORY]

Joint patrol fosters relations
122nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

>>> IN SHORT>>>TUNIS, Iraq–Days before Iraqi sovereignty was restored, coalition forces worked doggedly to ensure those who will take the mantle of Iraqi security are properly trained. [FULL STORY]

Previous Issues

Returning to work
As retirement didn't suit him... Lonoke meat cutter's back on the job.


Story and photos by John Hofheimer

Diamonds run
down Gwatney
Leader sports writer

>>> IN SHORT>>> Costly mistakes hurt the Gwatney Chevy Boys Monday night against the Little Rock Diamons. [FULL STORY]

___Don't look now, but you could be sitting next to an insane person.
___I'm not talking about murderers, thieves or Yankees fans here. I'm talking about overzealous parents with sons or daughters who are in youth sports programs. [FULL STORY]