Monday, December 05, 2005

First Thing Monday

The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports that Springdale quarterback Mitch Mustain is being courted by the University of Tennessee. Mustain’s verbal “commitment” to the Hogs is not binding.

Miss Arkansas' absence from the annual Christmas parade broke a tradition that dates to 1958. Miss Arkansas Eudora Mosby was scheduled to be the first parade entry Thursday, but was not provided with a vehicle in which to ride. Hot Springs hosts the annual pageant.

A 71-year-old woman is in grave condition after emergency workers found her covered in her own waste and maggots. Bentonville Police arrested the woman's son, 44-year-old Paul Chittum, on a charge of felony adult abuse.

Catherin Blankenship will seek the Republican nomination for Faulkner County Judge.

Gould Mayor Lloyd Parks surprised prosecutors Friday when he pleaded guilty to one count of third-degree battery, a misdemeanor, and agreed to pay a fine of $600 over the course of two months.

ASU plays Southern Mississippi in the New Orleans Bowl in Lafayette, Louisiana Dec. 20. It’s on ESPN.

University of Arkansas Athletic Director Frank Broyles is once again among the ranks of the married. He and Gen Whitehead eloped to Fort Smith.

The Jackson, Mississippi Clarion-Ledger reports that Hurricane Katrina destroyed 85% of the gulf coast’s oysters and it will take three years to recover from it.

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