The Leader

It’s Marion Berry again
U.S. Rep. Marion Berry, who represents the First District, is the only character in Arkansas’ staid congressional delegation.

Second-tier choices
Arkansas voters take lightly the races for the minor constitutional offices and who can blame them?

Why Beebe is the choice
For men with such disparate careers and political philosophies, Mike Beebe and Asa Hutchinson hold remarkably similar views on the issues that they have chosen to address, except, that is, the other's character and record.

Halter for lite governor
Think about it this way. Neither Bill Halter nor Jim Holt will do much harm or much good when they preside over the Arkansas Senate, which is the only constitutional duty that a lieutenant governor has, but he might be the acting governor for a few hours or a few days sometime.

Be careful on school debt
Who wants to be known as a foe of higher learning? Certainly not us. Arkansas has underfunded its colleges and universities almost as badly as it has cheated its public schools for nearly all of the century and a half that the state has claimed to be offering a universal education. We know and mourn that.


Eyewitness to uprising in Hungary
I'm going to write this week about an eyewitness to the Hungarian revolution–me.

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.












NOV. 4 , 2006

Maintenance crew members for the Navy Blue Angels stand at attention during Thursday's rehearsal flight for this weekend's big air show.

Weekend air show
IN SHORT:Air Force flexes military muscle this weekend. [FULL TEXT]

Blue Angels to perform
IN SHORT: Navy’s aerial-demonstration team will show its stuff this afternoon and tomorrow at air base. [FULL TEXT]

Red Baron returns home
IN SHORT:Former Jacksonville resident performs with aerial group this weekend at base.

Tuesday is D-Day as votes are cast
IN SHORT:Early voting continues until Election Day, when final tallies are counted.

Stumbaugh war chest is just $85,154
IN SHORT:If the winner of a congressional race is determined by the size of the war chest, then Cabot Mayor Mickey Darrin “Stubby” Stumbaugh has reason to worry. [FULL TEXT]

Quirk in rezoning law kills townhouse project
IN SHORT:Emma Knight, a member of the Jacksonville Planning Commission and a former alderman, threatened to resign if the city council approved a controversial housing plan, which lacked a two-thirds majority needed to pass. [FULL TEXT]



Jacksonville linebacker Cameron Hood, 9, snuffs out Marion running back Darcel Johnson, 20, early in the Patriots' 23-20 win Thursday.

Settling for a share
IN SHORT:The Jacksonville football team lost to Marion Thursday to fall into a four-way tie for the 6A-East championship. [FULL TEXT]

Bears get a score in fourth for upset win
IN SHORT:Sylvan Hills scored 20 points in the final eight minutes to defeat Jonesboro in the season finale for both teams Thursday night. [FULL TEXT]

Cabot closes with big victory
IN SHORT: The Panthers piled on the points and yards in a win over Russellville Thursday.

CJHN beaten by Wolves in championship
IN SHORT:The Cabot North Panthers came up just short of the CAJH Conference title in an overtime loss Tuesday. [FULL TEXT]

Harding Academy finishes undefeated
IN SHORT:The Wildcats have now won all their regular season games for the past two years. [FULL TEXT]


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