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Airline travel has become a nightmare
Airplanes are completely full and late taking off this summer. So what else is new? Airlines have eliminated about 20 percent of their flights over the last five years, which is why you seldom get on a plane with an empty seat.

Good people should get in the limelight
(This is the second part of a two-part column that we’ve turned over to Jaynie M. McClain of Lonoke, whose cousin, Army Specialist Bobby West of Beebe, was killed May 30 in Baghdad at the age of 23. He was buried June 7 in Beebe as hundreds of Patriot Guard Riders protected the family from about 10 protesters from Kansas, who be-lieve God has punished America because it tolerates homosexuals.)












JULY 8, 2006

Brig. Gen. Kip L. Self (left) salutes incoming commander Col. Scott C. Lockard as outgoing commander Col. John A. Starkey (right) looks on at the 314th Mission Support Group change-of-command ceremony Wednesday. CMSgt. Kenneth McTague holds the flag.

Change of Command
IN SHORT: Col. Lockard takes over command of the 314th Mission Support Group at Little Rock Air Force Base from Col. Starkey during a ceremony Wednesday.

Suspect arrested for two killings
IN SHORT: Jacksonville man waives extradition in the recent slayings of a father and son. [FULL TEXT]

More water to flow
IN SHORT: Jacksonville is paying $6.7 million for a line from Little Rock, including $2 million for a water tower here. [FULL TEXT]

Band high steps in Washington
IN SHORT: Cabot High School Band marched and played before a national audience during the national Independence Day Parade down Constitution Avenue in the U.S. capital. [FULL TEXT]

Animals will soon get new shelter
IN SHORT: City employees are pitching in to get the facility ready for its July 17 opening. [FULL TEXT]

Wife charged in murder of husband
IN SHORT: A week after celebrating her 53rd birthday, a Sherwood woman is in jail charged in the shooting death of her husband. [FULL TEXT]


Sylvan Hills Blake Rix hits a fielder’s choice that results in a Bruins’ run in the bottom of the second inning during SH’s 10-2 rout of Greenbrier.

'A' Bruins breeze past Greenbrier
IN SHORT: Sylvan Hills’ class A team cruised through the first round of their zone tournament Thursday night, beating Greenbrier 10-2 and advancing to the second round.[FULL TEXT]

Double-dip split for Cabot and Conway
IN SHORT: The Home Depot team shared a pair of games with Conway Wednesday night at Wade Field. [FULL TEXT]

Jacksonville high getting big, new scoreboard
IN SHORT: Jan Crow Stadium is undergoing a facelift this summer. A new jumbo-tron scoreboard will accompany improvements to the press box and visitors side bleachers for the fall. [FULL TEXT]

Summer no time of resting for Heath
IN SHORT: While Arkansas’ football staff squeezes the last rest it will get before next week starting the 24/7 grind preparing for the August preseason, Razorback basketball coach Stan Heath and staff doubly launch into recruiting full bore. [FULL TEXT]

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Previous Issues

What to do with surplus
The appearance of a sizable surplus in the treasury provides fun and political opportunity for every state officeholder.

A tale of two schools
Jacksonville will get its own school district. State law has said so. Two consultant studies have said so and the residents of Jacksonville have said so.




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