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]

Governor goes own way on pardons

___Prosecutors across Arkansas have had their differences with Gov. Huckabee's generous pardons policy, but what bother them the most is Huckabee's superior attitude when they dare to object. [FULL STORY]

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>>_Prosecutors seek more openness on pardons

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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]


Reservist speaks on iraq at Rotary Club meeting
By JON PARHAM - Leader Managing Editor
>>> IN SHORT>>> Jacksonville Army Reservist says there are a lot of good things happening in Iraq. [FULL STORY]

Latest test results for area schools 'promising'
By DAVID ROBINSON- Arkansas News Bureau
>>> IN SHORT>>>
Cabot 5th and 9th graders post highest scores in most categories among area's school districts. [FULL STORY]
City gets check from county
By JON PARHAM- Leader managing editor
>>> IN SHORT>>>
Jacksonville Mayor Tommy Swaim received a check to the city for almost $10,000 from Pulaski County Treasurer Debra Buckner from collections made on property liens filed by the city. [FULL STORY]

Celebrating Freedom
Cabot goes all out as it marks Fourth of July holiday


Scrapp Fox races to pack Beebe
Special to the Leader

>>> IN SHORT>>> The second annual Scrapp Fox Memorial race weekend will be held at Beebe Speedway July 22-23. [FULL STORY]

Traditional martial art taught at Prathet Thai
Leader sports writer

>>> IN SHORT>>> David Oudthone's Prathet Thai Muay Thai Kickboxing School has a busy summer planned. [FULL STORY]


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