Friday, December 16, 2005

Friday first glance

The Arkansas Supreme Court has mostly upheld the Special Masters report and given the legislature fill Dec. 1, 2006 to ascertain what an adequate public school system might look like. Governor Huckabee is taking a “go slow” approach on calling a special session.

Sen. Blanche Lincoln met Thursday with Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito, saying afterward she remains undecided whether she would support his confirmation.

The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a Washington County judge’s ruling not to compel arbitration between a car dealership and three employees who sued it for breach of contract. Washington County Circuit Judge Mary Ann Gunn ruled that the dealership and its employees’ arbitration agreements lacked mutuality.

A 53-yearold Bigelow man, Elgie Caruth, who authorities said has admitted to molesting children for more than two decades appeared before a judge in Perry County District Court on Thursday on two counts each of rape and first-degree sexual assault involving a 5-year-old girl and a 3-yearold boy.

Three Russellville High School students are under arrest after being found with a plethora of stolen electronic equipment. According to a Russellville police report from Terry Cobb, the school’s resource officer, a teacher reported viewing what appeared to be a car radio in a student’s backpack.

Professional football is coming to Northwest Arkansas. The National Indoor Football League announced the addition of the Arkansas Stars to the league during a news conference Thursday. The team will play its home games in the Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville.

Jim Bob Duggar's household has lost ground among the nation's largest families, but the former Springdale lawmaker said Thursday that he and his wife are open to additions. Vladimir and Zynaida Chernenko of Sacramento, Calif., announced the birth Dec. 7 of their 17th child, David Chernenko, weighing 9 pounds, 4 ounces, a Christian news service reported Thursday.

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