Victims' families never forget
__Bilenda Harris-Ritter's parents– retired Army Col. William James Harris and his wife Evelyn – were murdered 23 years ago in north Arkansas.

Arkansas clemencies outpace other states
If you're wondering houw Gov. Huckabee's hundreds of clemencies compare with neighboring states, get ready for a shocker. [STORY]
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Arkansans on Delmark
___Delmark, the independent record label based in Chicago, continues to champion Arkansas blues musicians.
___The label recently reissued Roosevelt Sykes' "Chicago Boogie" ...
Continued on the Leader Blues site.

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Cabot fills need for new teachers

Leader staff writer
>>> IN SHORT>>>
The Cabot School District will add 90 new teachers this school year as it keeps up with continued student growth, with enrollment expected to top 8,000 when classes start. [STORY]

Soldier gets a break from Iraq
Leader staff writer
>>> IN SHORT>>>
It was an emotional afternoon at the Little Rock National Airport, as Army specialist and Cabot police officer Tim Evans and his new wife Monika wer reunited. [STORY]

Medical, dental services available for unisured
Leader executive editor
>>> IN SHORT>>>
A visit to the doctor can be a source of anxiety but for those who desperately need medical care and can't afford it, a trip to the doctor can be traumatic in more ways than one. [STORY]


Cabot has C-130 it can now call its own
By DAN LIMKE- Leader staff writer
>>> IN SHORT>>> A grateful military community says thanks to a good neighbor. [FULL STORY]

Firm takes over base homes
By JON PARHAM- Leader managing editor
>>> IN SHORT>>> Within months, families at Little Rock Air Force Base will begin moving into new or newly renovated homes as a private contractor begins an estimated $200 million rehabilitation project. [FULL STORY]


Paying for it all
Cabot Council wants more time to decide water funding.
By JOAN McCOY- Leader staff writer
>>> IN SHORT>>> Members of the Cabot City Council listened for three hous Monday night to four different proposals for funding a $22 million water project. [FULL STORY]

Prepare for more taxes for schools
By JOHN HOFHEIMER - Leader staff writer
>>> IN SHORT>>> Beebe tells the Cabot Rotary Club more money is needed to improve facilities. [FULL STORY]

Benchmark tests land schools in trouble
By RICK KRON- Leader staff writer
>>> IN SHORT>>> Severa local middle and junior high schools could be facing the dreaded school improvement list based on recently released scores. [FULL STORY]


Families push for reforms
By JOHN HOFHEIMER - Leader staff writer
>>> IN SHORT>>> Just three hours before the governor's unexpected reversal on his clemency policy, Parents of Murdered Children poured their hearts out at a rare conference. [FULL STORY

Huckabee retreats on clemencies
By JOHN HOFHEIMER - Leader staff writer
>>> IN SHORT>>> Feeling Presure, Huckabee decides to keep killers locked up, although Glen Green, who murdered a Gravel Ridge teenager, could reapply next year. [FULL STORY]

Air Force says new C-130Js meet specs
By JON PARHAM - Leader managing editor
>>> IN SHORT>>> After required modifications to some systems of the next generation C-130J model, the Air Force says the $62 million plane is on budget and within its specifications, despite a recent critical report from the Department of Defense. [FULL STORY]

Previous Issues

And they're off
Story and photos by
>>> IN SHORT>>>
Dust, fun kicked up at Beebe chuckwagon races.

Red Devil QB
Feeling good
about new

Leader sports editor
>>> IN SHORT>>>
Execution getting better against state's top defense. [STORY]

___There is a desturbing trend right now in high school football.
___Players are actually being forced to play both offense and defense during the same game.

Book Review
Putting a face on Haitian

By EILEEN FELDMAN- Leader executive editor
>>> IN SHORT>>> Haitian-born writer Edwidge Dantica's collection of stories, "The Dew Breaker" (Knopf, $22), can only be described as labyrinthine as it confronts the reader with interwoven parallel tales of the horrors and beauty of life in Port Au Prince, Haiti... [FULL REVIEW]