night's vice presidential debate was a terrific slugfest that was
as informative as it was entertaining. An old pro and a youngish
trial lawyer came out swinging and both landed several good punches.
Our instant analysis: Vice President Cheney was the close winner
in a split decision.
Sen. John F. Kerry by nearly all accounts won the first presidential
debate, but does it matter who won the debate or who wins any of
these face-to-face confrontations? All that has been clear in the
modern history of presidential debates is that it matters only who
wins the spin war in the aftermath. The spoils of that war are momentum
and confidence. [FULL
survives wreck, but mom murdered
Susan Sweet of Ward was driving home from work four years ago on
Hwy. 67/167 when a car jumped across the median and hit her car
head-on, nearly killing her.
She was in a coma for several days, and the doctors didn't think
she was going to make it.
"I was in the hospital for a month and in rehab for 15 days," Sweet
She was laid up in bed for several months at home. Her husband and
her mother took care of her while she was re-covering.
Her mother, Mattie Ba-singer, had cancer, but she would drive from
Little Rock to Ward and stay a week and feed and bathe Susan till
she could get on her feet. [FULL
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October 06, 2004