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July 31, 2008

Vol 6 • No 29

Sifting the ashes

In search of a crime guaranteed to fuel the rumor mill, one could do worse than to consider the fire that ravaged the Chenal Valley home of Aaron Jones, a 32-year-old Benton-based developer, in the small hours of May 30.

Car thieves arrested

On the jump, an LRPD report on the arrest of three car burglars, WLR teens all, and a car full of their booty from some 25 car break-ins over a two-night span.

Who'll pay for the lotttery UPDATE

Michael Nelson, a Rhodes College professor and author of a book about the political dimension of the South's growing love of lotteries, blogs on the Chronicle of Higher Education about getting crosswise with wannabe Gov. Bill Halter over lottery issues.

With friends like these ... UPDATE

Ludacris does a pro-Obama ditty. "Obama is here" is the refrain.

Is Karl Rove above the law?

A House committee thinks not. It votes to hold him in contempt for thumbing his nose at a subpoena.

Talk about invasive

Thanks to the vigilant Iconoclast for noting this story in the Morning News on a lawsuit filed against the city of Siloam Springs.

Wednesday thread

It's open.

What's Cooking, July 31

U.S. Pizza Co. and Salad Express is finally living up to its name.

July 23-29, 2008

It was a good week for … The STATE GAME AND FISH COMMISSION. It struck a deal to lease more than 11,000 acres of wildlife management areas for gas exploration by Chesapeake Energy. The lease money alone is worth almost $30 million. Royalties, it is hoped,

The peace candidates

For one shining moment last week, John McCain and Barack Obama had precisely the same position on the Iraq war: They expected to get U. S. combat forces out within 16 months of taking office.

To-do list, July 31

The Moaners, Elise Davis, White River Carnival, Heifer Theatre Project, San Antokyo, Kyoto Boom, Paramore, The Backyardigans Live! and Filter highlight this week's entertainment options.

Who’s No. 1?

There has been some talk in the news media recently about the compensation of university presidents, one in particular.

In brief, July 31

Our favorite stylish punk pillagers of early rock 'n' roll, girl group sounds and the Cramps, Ace Spade and the Whores of Babylon, play Vino's before the sun goes down, 8 p.m., $6.

A & E News, July 31

Make plans. The line-up for the second annual Lucero Family Picnic has been announced.

Say no to coal

Several years ago I had a friend who went to Bangkok for a year. When she returned she had a few new moles on her skin.

Words, July 31

Pundits use words in mysterious ways.

Stuff it in

Much has changed at my college since I graduated.

Another transgression

If you’re looking to move on from Lu Hardin, then you’d best move on from this space, at least today.

Food memories

I agree with Bob Lancaster. John Noah’s had one of the best plate lunches in Pine Bluff. That fried chicken was almost always perfect and the cole slaw — oh, my gosh.

Child’s play

The newest theater scene in Central Arkansas isn’t actually all that new.

Orval, July 31

High hooky

Newsweek magazine has reported a “small but growing” movement to bring Transcendental Meditation into American classrooms.

B.B. King-Willie Nelson

Mick Jagger and his fellow Rolling Stones were perhaps the first legendary musicians to keep touring long past the age when most of their ilk had retired — or worse.

Smart talk, July 31

For old baseball fans, seeing a left-handed pitcher from Arkansas having a great year with the Cleveland Indians is what Yogi Berra is supposed to have called déjà vu all over again.

Zapata revolts: No common Tex-Mex

Zapata Grill, which started in Texarkana and recently opened its second location in North Little Rock, admirably elevates Mexican cuisine beyond typical Tex-Mex.

Child deaths on rise

Arkansas has seen an increase in the number of deaths of children in state custody this year, according to information acquired under the Freedom of Information act by Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families.

The Observer, July 31

Hell upcoming

One of these Augusts I’m going to stay indoors the whole month, hibernating through the doldrums as bears do through the cold, with no thought of returning to the grind until fall falls or anyhow makes a gesture.

Editorial Cartoon, July 31

Brothers from different unfunny mothers

I had expected it would be stupid, and it was. I had hoped it would be stupid funny, but it really wasn’t.

This modern world, July 31

The Televisionist, July 31

I got tired of reality TV when it became obvious contestants were ’roiding on “Road Rules/Real World Challenge.”

What's natural about it

Brummett mulls the paradox of leasing out state wildlife refuges in the so-called Natural State for gas drilling.

Mike Ross spits on home rule

Gun nuttery helped U.S. Rep. Mike Ross get where he is today. So it shouldn't be surprising that he's poster boy for the NRA on its current congressional cause, getting Congress to override Washington, D.C.'s revised local gun control ordinance.

Confused old man sez ...

The headline on this NY Times story about John McCain's latest campaign strategy is a knee-slapper, given McCain's serial flip-flops, perpetual confusion and general lack of orientation to the real world.

Woo pork III

John DiPippa completes his pork loin trilogy: The series of pork loin breakdowns continues, this time with a heaping load of veggies!

Thursday To-Do: Elise Davis

ELISE DAVIS9 p.m., Juanita's. $6.

Thursday To-Do: The Moaners

  "Brainwash"

Expanding blogosphere

The Arkansas political blogosphere is growing. David Kinkade, whom I last kicked around as a spokesman for the Asa Hutchinson gubernatorial campaign, has cranked up the Arkansas Project, with "news and views on politics, media and more."

Gold Robot Records

Art by Hunter Mack. Rogers native Hunter Mack took a novel approach in securing the latest release on his limited edition vinyl label, Gold Robot Records.

Meet Your Waiter

Obviously, if you are reading this blog, you love food. You think about it, you read about it, you probably even dream about it.

No girlz allowed

A woman might say, with an encyclopedia's worth of inflection: "Men ...." A while back, I mentioned a New York Times article about a Phoenix country club dispute over the club's refusal to admit women to its grill.

Catching up with 21st century

Seven-plus years in, Arkansas has a Task Force for the 21st Century Economy. It issued an interim report today.

Rove Can't Thumb His Nose At Congress

Karl Rove recently refused to appear before a congressional committee after being issued a subpoena.

Green = dollars only

Count me unshocked. Environmental groups weren't consulted before the Game and Fish Commission entered an agreement to lease wildlife management areas for gas drilling.

Maybe it's not a monarchy after all

A federal judge rules White House aides must answer congressional subpoenas and produce non-privileged documents.

Who knew he was gone?

The Arkansas Republican Party's next fund-raiser for the 2008 get out the vote effort is being styled as a "Welcome Home Governor Huckabee" event.

Thursday: Ace Spade and the Whores of Babylon, TRUSTcompany and more

I'll never tire of posting this picture. Our favorite stylish punk pillagers of early rock 'n' roll, girl group sounds and the Cramps, Ace Spade and the Whores of Babylon, play Vino's before the sun goes down, 8 p.m., $6.

Another district down

As expected, the state Board of Education decided today to take over the Decatur School District because of an expected $500,000 deficit, years of accounting irregularities and little immediate prospect of fixing the problem in a district with fewer than 600 students.

Another district down

As expected, the state Board of Education decided today to take over the Decatur School District because of an expected $500,000 deficit, years of accounting irregularities and little immediate prospect of fixing the problem in a district with fewer than 600 students.

Sorry, Bud, but ...

Former U.S. Attorney Bud Cummins wrote yesterday that he didn't believe the president, Karl Rove and other high Bush administration officials had anything to do with the run-amuck illegal political hiring in the Justice Department.

Don't like immigrants?

You'll love this website, arkansasfreedom.com The text is tedious, but they have a pretty good cartoonist, even if I don't necessarily share the political point of view.

The college bosses' payroll

News first: You'll eventually find below aother striking piece of information about the extraordinary compensation awarded UCA President Lu Hardin.

Thursday thoughts

Here's your chance. PS -- I encourage you to scroll back to the item about state takeover of the Decatur schools for a blog reader's comment.

Not Just for Toast

I’m not even sure if I should even say this but… I don’t really care for peaches.  I can hear the collective gasp from all of the Eat Arkansas readers.

Not Just for Toast

I’m not even sure if I should even say this but… I don’t really care for peaches.  I can hear the collective gasp from all of the Eat Arkansas readers.

Grady's: Still comforting

Kat Robinson at Tie Dye Travels visits one of my old LR favorites -- Grady's Pizza on 12th Street.

The race card

Much to-do on cable last night and in the NY Times today about John McCain saying that Barack Obama is playing the race card by referring to his race.

Anthrax suspect

LA Times reports that a suspect in the 2001 anthrax attacks committed suicide as the FBI was closing in on an arrest.

Puddle jumpers only

Interesting story on KARN Radio this morning. A Delta 767 made an unscheduled stop in Little Rock National Airport last night when flying between Atlanta and Memphis Phoenix.

The Wal-Mart way

Wall Street Journal today reports that Wal-Mart has mobilized for the fall election. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is mobilizing its store managers and department supervisors around the country to warn that if Democrats win power in November, they'll likely change federal law to make it easier for workers to unionize companies -- including Wal-Mart.

All over but the shouting

LA Times says Hillary Clinton will be keynote speaker at Democratic National Convention. No, of course she won't be Obama's running mate.

Friday To-Do: Heifer Theatre Project

HEIFER THEATRE PROJECT8 p.m., Robinson Center Music Hall. Free.

Weekend To-Do: White River Water Carnival

Dr. Ralph Stanley. WHITE RIVER WATER CARNIVAL5 p.m., Riverside Park, Batesville.

Whose words these are I think I know

The Iconoclast makes a case that a candidate for mayor in Springdale lifted campaign material from another candidate.

Heckuva job Bushie

Unemployment rate highest in four years. Shut up, you whiners.

Call me anything but a Republican

Too funny. The chair of the National Rethuglican Congressional Campaign Committee is urging candidates to skip the Republican National Convention.

You know you hired the wrong lawyer when.........

......he asks the judge "Are you a pedophile?"              The lawyer got four months in jail for contept of court.

Think you're hot now?

I don't know about the Public Service Commission's timing, but you won't be able to say they didn't warn you.

Calling the ACLU

Redjar photo Everybody's buzzing about the Washington Post story today (link fixed) that, in the name of Homeland Security, airport security officers can now seize laptops, hard drives and other electronic devices of anyone entering the country and keep them as long as they want for perusal, no probable cause necessary.

The Weekend: DJ Irene, Big Silver, Bleu Edmonson and more

DJ Irene. Superstar DJ Irene, who always draws heavily in Arkansas, headlines Revolution's first ever “secret show,” which pretty much means that show-goers have little advance warning and there's no presale.

Saturday To-Do: San Antokyo CD release

SAN ANTOKYO9:30 p.m., White Water Tavern. $8.

Dreaming Flat Tires

I've found myself aware of expecting the worst — dreaming flat tires, so to speak.

Pryor and Lincoln: drill on the Hill

As promised, U.S. Sens. Mark Pryor and Blanche Lincoln were part of the announcement of a bipartisan energy bill.  Here's an audio file of Pryor-Lincoln announcement.

Still more CAW applicants

Add these applicants to the list for the hot Central Arkansas Water Commission seat: Laywer Marie-Bernarde Miller and civic activist Kathy Wells.

Jacksonville chemical leak

Jacksonville authorities cleared people from a section of downtown about 1:30 p.m. today because of an anhydrous ammonia leak at Coleman Heat Treating, a metal processor at 2500 W. Main. A haz-mat team was called in to stop the leak and the fire department participated in a cleanup before the evacuation was lifted.

Friday night

And I'm in flight to the sofa. You're on.

But, wait. Let's fight.

I was going to give up the ghost tonight. But driving home, I heard Wally Hall commenting on KARN about the new Razorback football media guide, which, the talkers said, omitted War Memorial Stadium from the list of Hog athletic facilities, though some minor venues, such as a golf center, were included.

Pizza patrol

Kat Robinson at Tie Dye Travels continues her pizza quest, this time visiting the landmark Pizza D'Action in Stifft Station.

Beebe: Optimistic on animal cruelty law UPDATE

Gov. Beebe said in a radio interview yesterday that he thinks public pressure is growing sufficiently to produce a meaningful felony animal cruelty law.

Beebe: Optimistic on animal cruelty law UPDATE

Gov. Beebe said in a radio interview yesterday that he thinks public pressure is growing sufficiently to produce a meaningful felony animal cruelty law.

The celebrity candidate

Brummett comments on the Britney-Spearing of Barack Obama. Problem is: it's sure enough happening.

The celebrity candidate

Brummett comments on the Britney-Spearing of Barack Obama. Problem is: it's sure enough happening.

You Don't Diss Dwight

It's no secret that we here at RazorbackExpats consider Dwight Stewart not only a great figure in Razorback history, but possibly one of the finest Americans ever.

Speaking of animal cruelty

Thanks to J.E. for a link to a story that illustrates the type of torture, which -- thanks to the Farm Bureau and Poultry Federation -- may only be charged as a misdemeanor in Arkansas.

Beebe and the environment

The latest Gov. Mike gets a mixed review in Andrew DeMillo's weekly column.  Rough essence: Sounds good, but a question about follow-through.

The HIV epidemic

New York Times reports the U.S. has been hugely underreporting the incidence of the infection, by something like 40 percent.

Saturday thread

Fresh start.

Chesapeake: "For The Good of" WHO? (UPDATED)

Those "For the good of Arkansas" ads are really starting to cheese me off.  A couple of weeks ago, I received a call from a friend, asking if I'd like to have her beautiful Ameraucana (the "Easter Egg Chicken") hens.  It seems that Chesapeake set up camp on the lot next door, cut down all the trees, installed a drill, and much more.  The constant noise, she said, was too upsetting for her much-loved birds, and she'd made the decision to let them go to a new home rather than continue to see them stressed out on a daily basis.  She was in tears over the decision, but couldn't see any other humane option.  She kept her more laid-back Orpington and other hens, who didn't seem as bothered by the 24/7 racket next door.I was totally unprepared for the scene at my friend's home when I went to pick up the five hens.  The first thing that hit me like a punch in the face was the NOISE.  Dear God, the noise.  I couldn't believe that noise like that could even be LEGAL in a residential neighborhood.  It was deafening, and non-stop.  We couldn't have a normal conversation, but had to shout at each other the entire time.Moving around to the back yard, you find the defaced acreage next door.  There's no escaping it, actually.  Apparently, promises were made on the front end...promises of visual screening, noise-baffling, etc.  Those promises were not kept.  This picture was taken as I stood next to my friend's tidy, adorable chicken coop.

'Send help': The shale drillers cometh

Belinda, over at the Ninja Poodles blog on our community blog page, offers some striking up-close-and-personal photos and comment on what happens when a Chesapeake shale drilling operation comes to a residential neighborhood.

Cool to Obama

Arkanas isn't likely to go Obama, barring a national landslide,  Brummett writes. So to summarize with brutal candor: Obama's biggest political problem nationally is with white rural voters and that only so happens to be the very group that decides races in Arkansas.

Arkansas vampire stories

Will vampire stories from an Arkansas author, Charlaine Harris, be the basis for HBO's next big hit?

Thoughts re Paul Suskie?

Have you seen the Democrat-Gazette's newspaper-leading exhaustive and exhausting report that says Public Service Commissioner Paul Suskie got an irregular early return on his National Guard tour as a JAG officer in Iraq?

Sunday thoughts

Here's your chance.

Zapata revolts

Zapata Grill, which started in Texarkana and recently opened its second location in North Little Rock, creatively elevates Mexican cuisine beyond typical Tex-Mex. Fajitas, enchiladas, even (gasp!) cheese dip — no dish is too sacred to give a twist.

Musical notes from all over

Mike Huckabee and his band rock a Bull Shoals crowd, glow sticks waving, with "Free Bird."

The belly of the beast

State Democratic Party Chair Bill Gwatney told a crowd in Benton County Saturday night that the party was gaining strength in the Republican stronghold.

Does it matter?

Of course it does. See Bush's war.

State revenue: Holding steady

The state revenue report for July, the first month of a new fiscal year, shows gross revenues coming in about $11.2 million, or 2.7 percent ahead, of the same month last year and 4 percent above the cautious forecast.

Yet another mega-lawyer pleads guilty

This seems to be the year for some of the biggest lawyers in the country to be facing jail time.

Free Criminal Background Searches

Here in Pulaski County, thanks to the efforts of our technological inspired circuit court clerk - Pat O'Brien, we can find out who has been convicted of felonies.

Legal Wackiness Abounds

A man is facing foreclosure of his house because he refused to pay a $50.00 parking ticket.

About those jobs ....

That should be the first question for Lowell McAdam, CEO of Verizon Wireless, who'll talk about his company's acquisition of Alltel at noon Thursday, Aug. 14, at the Clinton School.

Gas pipelines -- a legal obstacle

Thanks to Steve Harrelson's Under the Dome for a link to a simmering legal dispute of some huge interest as the Fayetteville Shale is explored.

Morgan Freeman in Delta wreck -- UPDATE

Since it's almost next door and since he's one of our favorites: Morgan Freeman was seriously injured in a one-car wreck on a Mississippi highway last night and airlifted to Mempis for treatment.

Morgan Freeman in Delta wreck -- UPDATE

Since it's almost next door and since he's one of our favorites: Morgan Freeman was seriously injured in a one-car wreck on a Mississippi highway last night and airlifted to Mempis for treatment.

Powell at the pool

FESTIVAL-Valentine Erstwhile Little Rocker Mike Powell, whose music criticism is just about unrivaled (one day, in the not too distant future, he's going to blow up), plays in a Brooklyn-based band called FESTIVAL.

A-state in the NY Times

Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer star in "True Love." Sunday's New York Times Arts section was all about Arkansas-related folks and projects.

Condemned man's plea

The State Parole Board heard Frank Williams' case for clemency today.

Obama loves the shale

Obama tries to steal energy from the Republicans today with a broad energy plan and a broadside against McCain's support from the oil bidness.

Obama loves the shale

Obama tries to steal energy from the Republicans today with a broad energy plan and a broadside against McCain's support from the oil bidness.

You say you want public input?

Gotta love little-d democracy. Because of resistance to reappointment of an incumbent commissioner, there's now an open seat up for grabs on the Central Arkansas Water Commission.

Frank Williams' Murder Appeal

Text of Frank Williams' murder appeal in which Ark. Sup. Ct. affirmed conviction for capital murder .....

Stephens backs lottery

Until now, real estate man John Bailey and family have provided virtually all the financing, more than $425,000, for the state lottery campaign.

Monday Evening Hodge Podge

Greetings Expats readers...apologies for my long absence from the blog, but I've been living in a tent outside the Green Bay airport for the past few weeks, waiting patiently for Brett Favre's triumphant return.

Monday thread

It's open.

Brave new ventures don't always work out

It’s not just the catfish industry that has been hurt by cheap imports and a sagging economy.

Creepy Chat With Polygamist Moms

A little old news now, but I can't agree more - they look like robots or something.    At a minimum - they were heavily coached what to say.

The Winter of our Discontent, The Summer of My Despair

A few weeks ago, a guy at the pool asked what I was reading.  “Oh” I glanced at the cover a little sheepishly, “It’s called Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets.”  I think it was the phrase “killing streets” that convinced him to peddle his small talk elsewhere, and if you ever find yourself hoping to kill a conversation, I’d try working it into a sentence.

Another candidate for mayor

Michelle McLelland, a Farm Bureau underwriter, has announced for North Little Rock mayor. Bubba Lloyd had already said he'd oppose incumbent Mayor Pat Hays.

A modest proposal

John Brummett has an idea worth talking about: If Game and Fish is going to allow gas drillers to carve up land purchased with public money for natural purposes -- thereby spitting on the notion of conservation -- and doesn't intend to share a cent of its newfound gas riches with other public purposes, how about we take back half of the "conservation" sales tax we gave the agency several years ago?

Tuesday To-Do: Paramore

PARAMORE7 p.m., Riverfest Amphitheatre. $25-$30.

The presidential horse race

There's a little something for everybody in Talking Points Memo's roundup of election headlines. Another poll gives McCain a small edge.

Wired campus

Haste makes for errors. Though the news release below from Episcopal Collegiate School talks about computers ninth graders will receive this year -- and all high schoolers next year -- I shouldn't have inferred it meant the computers were free.

Death Row Inmate Claims He is Too Fat To Execute

I don't think he will get far with this one. He claims the lethal injection won't work properly because of his weight.

House passes 'Dobbins rule'

The House of Representatives caucused today to pass a rule prohibiting membership for anyone who's been part of a felony plea bargain.

House passes 'Dobbins rule'

The House of Representatives caucused today to pass a rule prohibiting membership for anyone who's been part of a felony plea bargain.

LR vet research: 'rampant violations' UPDATE

The Washington Times reports something that sounds like a bombshell in the local medical community:

Watermelon weather

It's Cave City Watermelon Festival time this weekend and Kat Robinson at Tie Dye Travels has all the details to get you motoring that direction for all the free melon you can eat.

Tuesday To-Do: The Backyardigans Live!

THE BACKYARDIGANS LIVE!7 p.m., Robinson Center Music Hall. $17.50-$38.50.Based on the popular Nickelodeon cartoon that you've probably only heard of if you're between the ages of 2 and 5 or if you're the parent of a child that age, “The Backyardigans” is all about kids using their “vivid” imaginations to come up with wild adventures in their backyard.

Race discrimination is still illegal

I'm always surprised, in the Bush era, to learn you can still be penalized for discriminating against people on the basis of race.

Parole Board says commute

From the State Parole Board this afternoon: A recommendation to reduce the sentence of death-row inmate Frank Williams to life without parole.

Wednesday To-Do: Filter

FILTER8:30 p.m., Revolution. $15.

Everybody's Crazy 'Bout a Sharp-Dressed Man

The Hogs unveiled their new uniforms today, and - pardon me while I slip on my Mr. Blackwell hat here - color me unimpressed.

Tuesday talk

It may commence.

Honorable mention Arkies

I happened on this interview by Harvard Political Review with former Okla. Gov. Frank Keating.

Too hot for this

It’s too hot to putter in the garden if there’s an excess of okra fuzz lurking.

High-grade hilarity

"Pineapple Express," the latest from the Judd Apatow/Seth Rogen brain trust, is out now. Little Rock native David Gordon Green directs. It's wacky fun.

Save the trees

On a slow morning, here's an interesting article from Atlanta about the firing of a city arborist, perhaps for too vigorously protecting the city's trees.

Who can I sue?

Back in our first year of law school - occassionally my classmates would ask our professors, "Can you sue for that?"      My torts professor had a good stock answer - "You can sue anyone for anything."  He added that you might have no chance of winning, you might get a complaint to the ethics commission, and you might get hit with attorney's fees - but yes you can sue for that.

Chesapeake: Media manipulator

Texas publications are aggressively covering Chesapeake Energy's development of the Barnett shale, partly because drilling in incorporated cities is a little harder to ignore than drilling in the hinterlands.

The race card

Want to see it played? And, worse, the religion card?

Clinton: Need more phys ed in schools

Bill Clinton was in town this morning for a talk about children's nutrition. The basic thrust: schools need to be doing more to encourage healthy habits.

'N'

If you're a fan of comics, Stephen King, or the horror genre in general, you might want to check out "N," an online graphic novel in 25  parts, produced by Marvel Comics and Simon and Schuster.Scripted by King, it's a classic frame story about a mysterious manuscript, a psychiatrist who committed suicide, and the obsessive compulsive patient who may well have drove him to it.

The VA report

The inspector general's report on recordkeeping shortcomings by the Veterans hospital and UAMS in research projects is now on-line.

The American Princes get Daytrotted

David Slade? The American Princes are featured on Daytrotter today (Chris Denny got his a few months back).

The water battle

The Coalition of Little Rock Neighborhoods has been leading the fight for protection of the Lake Maumelle watershed.

A natural

 

I am the life, but weirder

Sean West is tangling, baby. The new website, Iamthelife.net, promises to give fans broad, unfettered access to the lives of your favorite local rappers (and R&B dude).

Old soldiers never die

Thanks to The Iconoclast for noting the convergence of a John McCain trip to Northwest Arkansas on Friday amidst a Bentonville celebration of the 100th anniversary of the city's statue paying tribute to Confederate veterans.

UCA: Climax today UPDATE

The University of Central Arkansas situation may come to a head today. The Board of Trustees will meet at 4 p.m.

Huck's career move

He didn't win the presidential nomination, but Mike Huckabee's candidacy seems to have moved him to the top among the "evangelical elite."

Tune In: 'Click and Clack's as the Wrench Turns'

CLICK AND CLACK'S AS THE WRENCH TURNSAETN (Broadcast Ch. 2, Comcast Ch.

Wednesday Hodge Podge

* As you've probably seen, the Hogs have been picked to finish last in the SEC West by just about every prognosticator out there.

UCA's political dimension UPDATE

Had to happen. Democrat Joe White, challenging Sen. Gilbert Baker, Republican, comments on the controversy at UCA, first chastising him for silence on larger issues on campus but also commenting on our story about unusual housing practices at the college.
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