Warren Knight: Visionary who did a world of good
Publisher A gentle rain fell Sunday evening only hours after Warren Knight passed away in his sleep at the age of 71 in his Cabot home.

Musical highlights
from last year
It was a great year for music, both live and recorded. Our musical journey started out last January in Clarksdale, Miss., where we heard a young soul singer named O.B. Buchana at the local VFW Hall. He played to an enthusiastic audience that line-danced the night away, impressing those in the audience who just sat and watched

Free pass for state inmates possible=Prisons are overcrowded, but the Legislature is not ignoring the problem. At least two bills address the challenge of crowded jails, but neither bill calls for building more prisons.

Bush budget cuts start to hit home
Blue-state bloggers have had a field day with President Bush’s proposed budget, calling it the blue states’ revenge. [FULL TEXT]

A modest funding plan The bipartisan, ad hoc band of senior legislators who took it upon themselves to develop a plan for building and renovating Arkansas’ substandard schools finally delivered this week, and the reflexive response is “why did you bother?”

Moving up primaries Arkansas is going to try again to be a big player in the presidential nominating scheme. It has never worked, but let us indulge the politicos one more time.





A bouquet of roses lies along Lewisburg Road near Hwy. 5 in Lonoke County after a pickup truck hit an electric pole, killing two passengers.

IN SHORT: Passengers die as the driver of a Silverado pickup tries to avoid hitting a deer and instead hits a utility pole.[STORY]

TOP STORY>> Top general backs C-130J
IN SHORT: Marine Corps Gen. James L. Jones, Jr., tells the Senate Armed Services Commit-tee that the new planes are needed to replace an aging fleet, many of them at LRAFB.

SPORTS>> Rabbits drop two in semis of region
Lonoke boys and girls fall in semifinal round of the Region 3 tournament in Clarksville. Lady Rabbits bounce back with win on Saturday.{FULL TEXT}

TOP STORY>> Empty store gets tenants
Tractor Supply Company to share abandoned Wal-Mart site in Sherwood with Gander Mountain, a major outdoor retailer. {FULL TEXT}


SPORTS>> Panther baseball aims for playoffs
The Cabot Panthers embark upon the 2005 baseball season with hopes of getting back to the playoffs. The Panthers missed the postseason last year after going in six previous seasons. {FULL TEXT}

TOP STORY>>Jacksonville
weighs library choices
IN SHORT: Committee recommendseither making improvements or building a new library, with the second as the stronger possibility. {FULL TEXT}





February 23. 2005

Water bill runs into solid wall in House
By JOHN HOFHEIMER- Leader Staff Writer
>>> IN SHORT>>>
Deltic Timber says it will have its controversial water bill reintroduced after it has had time to lobby all 100 House members.

Adult education center evicted
for new plant
>>> IN SHORT>>>The Literacy Council is also told to leave to make way for a manufacturer that will make patented hitches for tractor-trailer rigs with paired loads.[STORY]

Some asking why Cabot mayor is not city's highest-paid official

By JOAN MCCOY- Leader Staff Writer
>>> IN SHORT>>>
After the city council on Monday passed a record budget, aldermen wondered out loud why Mayor Stumbaugh is making $6,000 less than his public works director.[STORY]


Fourth quarter kids

By RAY BENTON - Leader sports editor
>>> IN SHORT>>>
Bears post 29-7 rally to beat J-town [SPORTS]


Fundraiser for Dakota
Community gives $127,000 for Cabot teenager to pay for his operation in Israel. [PHOTO FEATURE]

March 2, 2005

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