Tuesday, January 17, 2006

'Tis Tuesday

According to Otis Kirk in today’s Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Springdale quarterback, and USA Today Offensive Player of the Year, Mitch Mustain has committed to newly hired offensive coordinator at the University of Arkansas, Gus Malzahn.

Russellville Police Chief James Bacon says all evidence and summary reports in the case of the death of Arkansas Tech University sophomore Nona Dirksmeyer should be ready to be turned in to the prosecuting attorney’s office for review today.

Some parts of Arkansas are feeling the relief from the recent rains. St. Francis County Judge Carl Cisco has lifted the burn ban there, although he says it could go back on soon.

Governor Huckabee is on the presidential trail in Iowa and he says that being a Washington “outsider” would be a plus.

Former Arkansas First Lady, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, dropped a Martin Luther King Day stunner yesterday , according to the New York Daily News- comparing GOP rule of the House of Representatives to a "plantation." Standing alongside the Rev. Al Sharpton, Clinton told a mostly black crowd that "when you look at the way the House of Representatives has been run, it has been run like a plantation - and you know what I am talking about."

The only announced Democratic candidate for Governor, Attorney General Mike Beebe, has raised $2.4 million so far.

A consortium of electric utilities, including Entergy, has selected the Grand Gulf Nuclear Power Plant site at Port Gibson, Mississippi as one of two potential locations for the first nuclear power plant to be built in the United States in decades.

KNWA-TV/KFTA-TV, the NBC Affiliates serving Northwest Arkansas and the Fort Smith River Valley says they will no longer be airing NBC’s “The Book of Daniel”.

Beginning Friday, many of former President Clinton’s 80 million pages of presidential papers — and 20 million e-mails — become subject to the federal Freedom of Information Act, and library officials expect to stay busy.

From the Forrest City Times Herald, A Forrest City student is one of 300 teens nationally named semifinalists in the Intel Science Talent Search. Derick McCollum, 16, a student at Forrest City High School, was chosen as a semifinalist for his entry, "Dynamic and Ergodic Properties of the Generalized 3x +1 Mapping." In explaining his entry in layman's terms, McCollum said it had to do with mathematics.

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