Monday, January 23, 2006

Monday's Mess

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill Halter began his campaign over the weekend by, among other things, calling for a statewide lottery to support education.

Arkansas Times blog attended a press conference at which U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt said that the federal government will encourage private drug companies to pay the expenses of poor people who have had trouble getting their medicine.

By this summer, 45 more officers should join the ranks of Little Rock’s police force, according to Chief Stuart Thomas.

The Juvenile Intake Office at the St. Francis County Courthouse is back in operation after being closed for more than two months because of financial problems.

According to the Morning News of Northwest Arkansas, Alderman Ray Dotson claims a Rotary Club conspiracy is keeping him from a residential development project. Dotson has a contract on 2.25 acres adjacent to Rotary Family Park. The Springdale City Council recently rejected Dotson's request to rezone the acreage from agricultural to multifamily residential.

Eudora Mosby of Little Rock, Miss Conway 2004 and Miss Arkansas 2005, made it to the final 10 in the Miss America Pageant Saturday in Las Vegas.

George Strait set a new Alltel Arena attendance record Saturday night, 18,004.

The Mississippi Legislature is considering several bills that would make it lawful for mothers to nurse in public.

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