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Huckabee pardons another drunk
Gov. Huckabee blundered twice this week: He leased a brand-new Suburban at taxpayers’ expense for nearly $900 a month, the gold-plated version, no less, even though he has only six months left in office. What was wrong with the old one?

Down in Bentonia
For Sam Myers, 1935-2006 Down in Bentonia, Miss., deep in the Delta, a couple of fast-fingered bluesmen strummed their guitars and sang in a haunting falsetto, creating the Bentonia blues sound.













JULY 22, 2006

Outgoing Beebe Police Chief Jess Odom (left) presents Don Inns, the incoming police chief, with his new badge during a press conference on Friday.

Beebe mayor names a new police chief
IN SHORT:Beebe Mayor Donald Ward has appointed Don Inns to replace Jess Odom as police chief. [FULL TEXT]

Berry is seen soft on aliens
IN SHORT: Cabot Mayor Stubby Stumbaugh, the Republican candidate for Con-gress in the First District, Friday attacked his opponent, Rep. Marion Berry (D-Gillett), for a resolution he sponsored asking Congress to ap-propriate money for the border-security initiative, saying the action was a desperate attempt to make voters think he really cares about the illegal immigration problem. [FULL TEXT]

Police on the alert for shoplifters
IN SHORT: Wal-Mart’s recent decision not to prosecute first-time shoplifters between the ages of 18 and 65 for taking merchandise less than $25 is supposed to help the Bentonville-based big-box store concentrate anti-crime efforts on organized theft rings. [FULL TEXT]

C-130's could fly 40 years longer
IN SHORT: The C-130 transport plane has been flying longer than most airmen have been alive, but now a defense contractor say it could nearly double the plane’s life expectancy. [FULL TEXT]

Alderman back vote on special jail funds
IN SHORT:The Jacksonville City Council Thursday approved a resolution supporting Pulaski County’s planned special election for a quarter- cent sales tax to provide for construction, maintenance and operations of additional jail space.


Jacksonville's Neil Hatcher steals second base during the thrid inning of Gwatney's game against Russellville Thursday night.

Gwatney heartbroken in 11th
IN SHORT: Jacksonville and Russellville turned in one of the most exciting games of the year Thursday night in the opening round of the Class AAA American Legion Zone 4 tournament. [FULL TEXT]

Sylvan Hills drops Cabot 13-1 at zone
IN SHORT: Sylvan Hills made short work of Cabot Thursday night in the first round of the Class AAA American Legion Zone 4 tournament at Burns Park. [FULL TEXT]

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Bush likes chancellor
At the G-8 conference in St. Petersburg, German Chancellor Angela Merkel emerged as President George W. Bush’s new favorite among his fellow heads of government.

Children warehoused
The state government spends $112 million a year to house and treat 5,154 children who are abused or have psychiatric problems from some other cause.







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