The Leader

Perspective on illegals
The campaign template for every Republican candidate for public office in America this year is supposed to include a plan to stop immigration.

Speaker Hastert should resign
House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, widely criticized for doing nothing about Rep. Mark Foley after learning of the Florida Republican's sexually suggestive correspondence with teenage pages, asked the FBI Monday to start a criminal investigation of Foley.

The 527’s are coming
This is the part of the election season we dislike, when the 527s take over. Those are the “independent” political groups that are exempt from the rules of the game set up by the McCain-Feingold campaign-finance law.

Reduce debt, Beebe argues
A treasury surplus of between $700 million and $800 million supplies candidates for governor with a cornucopia of opportunities to indulge large blocs of voters, and Mike Beebe and Asa Hutchinson have not been timid.

Going after payday lenders
Desperately needing traction against Mike Beebe in their painfully mechanical race for governor, Asa Hutchinson accused the attorney general this week of not sincerely wanting to get rid of the payday lenders.


First school since 1970s a possibility
Attorney Gen. Mike Beebe wants to build the first new school in Jacksonville in 30 years, and he thinks he can fund it with the state's surplus, although that's vanishing about as fast as last decade's federal surplusd

Honoring heroes in a time of terrorism
Sgt. Synnora Guinn of the Pulaski County Sheriff's Department was decked out in her Scottish regalia and played "Amazing Grace" on her bag pipes at the ceremony Monday honoring America's heroes.

Bad guys will get hands on nukes soon
While talking to Israel's consul general not long before the fifth anniversary of 9/11, I realized that in his country, they commemorate such anniversaries just about every week.

War on terror begins right here at home
Little Rock Air Force Base will once again send several hundred men and women overseas for the war on terror.

Big George Brock still packs a punch
Big George Brock is a 74-year-old former heavyweight boxer who still packs a double punch as a powerful harmonica player and blues singer. His new CD, Round Two (Cat Head Records), follows last year’s successful Club Caravan, which was nominated for a Handy award.

Lawsuit aims to stop group
Members of Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan., were again busy this week picketing funerals of soldiers killed in Iraq, but lawsuits filed by families who have lost their loved ones could stop the church group from taunting grieving relatives.

Sheikh, rattle and roll as war goes on
Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, the Hezbollah leader, didn’t do the Lebanese any favors when he picked a fight with Israel. He’s still firing rockets into Israel, but look at the price he’s paying: Hundreds of his fighters dead, thousands more Lebanese civilians killed and injured and much of his country in ruins.

Beware: Lines are signs of WWIII
You can tell from the long lines of cars outside Little Rock Air Force Base that the nation is at war. Security is extremely tight, as it is throughout the country and at all U.S. military installations around the world.

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.












OCT. 4 , 2006

The Cabot High School band played specially selected tunes during the Cabot Homecoming Parade held Sunday down Hwy. 89. The parade kicked off homecoming week festivities being held throughout the rest of this week. The homecoming dance on Friday begins 10 minutes after the football game concludes and will continue until midnight at the high school.

Education center on fund list
IN SHORT:The Air Base Education Center signals a major move forward for Jacksonville as well as other nearby communities. [FULL TEXT]

Agency flunks reviews
IN SHORT: HUD rates Jacksonville Housing Authority as substandard. [FULL TEXT]

Rezoning is passed in Cabot for office
IN SHORT:Many neighbors showed for a meeting last night hoping for a no passage.[FULL TEXT]

Vote to decide annexation
IN SHORT: Citizens group working to make residents aware of need to expand city limits in November's general election.

Jacksonville may get its own school district
IN SHORT: Legislative subcommittees are quietly working on bills in support but nothing is quaranteed this early in the game. [FULL TEXT]



Cabot fullback Vince Aguilar is dogpiled by a slew of Rockets during last week's victory. The Panthers hope to control the clock against NLR.

Cabot facing biggest test
IN SHORT:The Panthers scheduled their toughest opponent to date for their mid-season royalty affair that takes place this Friday night. [FULL TEXT]

Red Devils aren't listening to negativity
IN SHORT:Jacksonville is faced with putting its recent bad performances behind and moving forward with confidence. [FULL TEXT]

Lonoke looking to climb above .500
IN SHORT: The Jackrabbits can improve to 2-1 with a win this Friday at Southside-Batesville. They easily beat Bald Knob 61-22 last Friday. [FULL TEXT]

'Jackets are healthy for Beebe game
IN SHORT: Last year, Wynne handed Beebe its first conference loss of the season in the previous AAAA-East league. [FULL TEXT]


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