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Winners and losers
Republicans took a beating at the polls Tuesday in Arkansas and the nation. Gov. Huckabee calls it “a whooping,” and with good reason: Democrats captured all the constitutional offices in the state and even gained some seats in the Legislature.

Huck fails honesty test
Minnesota has a law that mandates punishment for politicians who lie provably when they are running for office.

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.


Vote count disaster for Bush, GOP
Few Republicans expected this year’s mid-term elections would go their way, but Tuesday’s results are worse than any of the polls had predicted.

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. 11, 2006

The Little Rock Air Force Base Honor Guard performs flag detail on Thursday at the close of Beterans Day ceremonies at Heritage Park locatted on the base. Cong. Vic Snyder, Brig. Gen. Kip Self and others spoke at the ceremony.

Cabot City Council given an overhaul with six new faces
IN SHORT:Only one incumbent lost his position, two were retained, but open seats bringing on new aldermen to work with a new mayor. [FULL TEXT]

Outgoing mayor is hunting new job
IN SHORT:Cabot Mayor Stubby Stumbaugh will need a new job Jan. 1, and he says he’s looking for one that pays a little more than he is accustomed to earning. [FULL TEXT]

With elections over, officials look ahead
IN SHORT:In Jacksonville it’s the library and useable land, while Sherwood will have a new mayor and looks to ease its traffic woes. [FULL TEXT]

Another vote set Nov. 28
IN SHORT:Several posts in White County, including county judge, will be settled in a runoff.

Three runoffs in Lonoke County
IN SHORT:Alderman, mayor and constable races won’t be settled until Nov. 28, when a runoff will take place to decide the winners. [FULL TEXT]



Jacksonville receiver Marcus King draws pass interference on Texarkana, but the game was all Razorbacks as they defeated the Red Devils 40-6 in the first round of the playoffs.

Razorbacks roll Red Devils
IN SHORT:Texarkana took advantage of several Jacksonville turnovers to defeat the Red Devils in the opening round of state. [FULL TEXT]

Cabot ladies drill LR Hall in RAPA
IN SHORT:Cabot bounced back from an opening round loss to Pulaski Academy to pick up an easy victory. [FULL TEXT]

Lonoke boys set bar high this season
IN SHORT: The Jackrabbits expect to get back to the state tournament after missing it for the first time in a while last year. FULL TEXT]

NP expects better play from ’06-07 hoopsters
IN SHORT:The North Pulaski basketball team believes it will be much improved from last season. The team has more depth and expects to be able to run the floor and push the tempo. [FULL TEXT]

Lady Rabbits top Sheridan in close game
IN SHORT:The Lonoke girls basketball team defeated the Lady Yellowjackets in the second round of the RAPA tourney. [FULL TEXT]


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