Friday, January 27, 2006

It's Friday!

The Stephens Media Group reports on the travels of Governor Mike Huckabee, who departed on a surprise visit to Iraq on Sunday, left Kuwait on Thursday and flew to Pakistan, where he visited U.S. troops and toured the devastation from the October earthquake that killed more than 80,000 people. The damage near the epicenter was impossible to describe, he said.

A former Razorback basketball star who was part of the Hogs’ Final Four team in 1990 will be spending a year in prison for fleeing from police at more than 100 mph. Ron Lee Huery, 38, of Fayetteville pleaded guilty to felony fleeing by a vehicle in Crawford County Circuit Court.

Little Rock has recorded homicide number 8 for the new year.

Pulaski County sheriff’s deputies arrested a 26-year-old man on a manslaughter charge after they said he was found intoxicated and asleep in a recliner on top of a 3-month-old child who died. According to the Democrat-Gazette, Chris Johnson, was arrested at in northern Pulaski County after deputies were sent to the mobile home to investigate a report of a child who was discovered not breathing.

The Russellville Courier reports that the trial of Larry Lee Holt, accused of contributing to his daughter’s 2003 fire-related death by chaining her to a bed, is scheduled to begin in Johnson County Circuit Court in Clarksville.

The wife of professional golfer John Daly has reported to federal prison to begin serving a five-month sentence for money laundering in a case also involving her parents.The Arkansas Times blog has an item about the Golf Channel’s new reality show which follows the life of John Daily.

Jonesboro Mayor Doug Formon expects a 1-cent city sales tax proposal to go before the Jonesboro City Council in a couple of weeks for the construction of a proposed convention center, which would be located adjacent to a John Q. Hammons Courtyard by Marriott hotel on Fair Park Boulevard at Race Street.

Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan is urging Congress to close a regulatory provision that lets companies own a certain breed of banks, including a bank Wal-Mart Stores Inc. wants to operate in Utah.

From the Democrat-Gazette. Whatever breached security at Pine Bluff Arsenal late Tuesday night wasn’t human, officials said Thursday.

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