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Big chance for Berry
His party will run both houses of Congress in January and Rep. Marion Berry’s big issue — prescription drugs — also is at the top of the Democratic agenda. Berry aroused great expectations in the election because he has often been the party’s point man on health issues. We will see his mettle now.

Strengthen ethics law
Did the big developers out west corrupt the central Arkansas water supply and we missed it? How else to account for still another grabby public official and another agency with lax ethical impulses? It seems epidemic.

Roberts sets an example
Here’s a small news item that missed the regular prints last month: Admirers of the marvelous work of Bobby Roberts, the director of the Central Arkansas Library System, conducted a broad but muted fund-raising effort to outfit a conference hall in the new Arkansas Studies Institute and name it after Roberts.

One more look back
All politics is local, the proverb goes, but in some elections a universal spirit guides the result from sea to sea.

More news of the weird
Former Cong. Tommy Robinson, mired in bankruptcy proceedings, is headed for the Republic of Congo as a lobbyist for the newly installed regime, while Gov. Mike Huckabee and the First Lady are planning a wedding shower for themselves as they prepare to move into their new $500,000 home in North Little Rock.


Robert Junior Lockwood, RIP
Robert Junior Lockwood, the last of the great Arkansas Delta bluesmen, died this week in Cleveland, Ohio, at the age of 91 after suffering a stroke earlier this month.

General who served here runs mobile war center
A group of airmen inside a metal building near the flightline at Little Rock Air Force Base were talking shop while they stood near several covered pallets of cargo last week, when Gen. Scott Gray, commander of Air Mobility Warfare Center at Fort Dix, N.J., walked in.

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.













NOV. 25, 2006

After yellow caution tape was released at the Jacksonville Wal-Mart store at 5 a.m. Friday morning, area residents ran through aisles to grab items they had marked in their sales paper, which they carried in hand. A big item on the Christmas list was the 20-inch flat screen color TV at a bargain. Many people bought more than one.

Runoff voting is Tuesday in area
IN SHORT: Monday marks the last day to vote early before residents of Lonoke and White counties decide runoff winners. [FULL TEXT]

School to cause rezoning
IN SHORT: Cabot will alter attendance areas next year to equalize student enrollment throughout the district. [FULL TEXT]

City council will vote on supercenter
IN SHORT: It’s the last item on the Sherwood City Council agenda for its monthly meeting Monday night at city hall, but it’s probably the most important to Sherwood residents. [FULL TEXT]

Cabot census winds down
IN SHORT: Over 50 percent of residents have been contacted for the city’s special census, which will mean millions more in state funding. [FULL TEXT]

Building near critical watershed may get approval
IN SHORT: Development in the most critical area of Lake Maumelle water reservoir seems certain. [FULL TEXT]



Lonoke senior post Jenny Evans is double teamed by Cabot as she goes up for two Tuesday night at LHS.

Cabot ladies get scare from improved ’Rabs
IN SHORT:Panther boys dominated Lonoke while Lady Panthers escape their rematch with a one-point victory. [FULL TEXT]

Falcons top Oak Grove
IN SHORT: The Falcons started the season 1-0 after a big win over Oak Grove Tuesday night while the Lady Falcons got their first win in four tries so far. [FULL TEXT]

National title hopes gone, SEC still looms
IN SHORT: Arkansas’ dreams of a cinderella national championship season are gone, but they can still win their first conference title by beating Florida in next week’s SEC championship game. [FULL TEXT]

Academy surges late, eliminates Lafayette
IN SHORT: Harding Academy blew open a close game in the third quarter to defeat Lafayette County and advance to the semifinals of the Class 3A state playoffs. They will travel to Shiloh Christian next Friday. [FULL TEXT]

Football season in the books
IN SHORT: The 2006 high-school football notebook contains a few things noteworthy at the end of the season. [FULL TEXT]

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