Wednesday, June 07, 2006
Arkansas farmers, hit by high fuel prices and drought, will get no relief from the supplemental-spending bill before Congress, two Washington publications catering to political insiders reported Tuesday. The Democrat-Gazette’s Alex Daniels reports that Rep. Marion Berry, a Democrat from Arkansas who serves on the House Appropriations Committee, says he has all but given up on the money surviving negotiations between Senate and House members reconciling the differences in the two versions of the bill.
Stephens Media Group on Tuesday announced the acquisition of five newspapers in central Arkansas from Magie Enterprises. The papers being bought include four weeklies - the Cabot Star-Herald, Carlisle Independent, Lonoke Democrat and Sherwood Voice. Also included is the Jacksonville Patriot, which comes out twice a week.
The Stephens Media Group reports that a small family-owned local telephone company in Yell County plans to roll out Internet television service in the coming days, beating phone giant AT&T as the first to offer the service in Arkansas. "We are literally holding people back at the door," P.T. Sanders, vice president of operations at Arkwest Communications in Danville, said Tuesday. "It could be next Monday or this Friday."
Technology that lets Alltel subscribers watch live television on their cell phones is the focus of two federal lawsuits that accuse the Little Rock-based company of patent infringement. An out of court settlement is sought.
Little Rock has notched homicide number 33. The executive director of the Martin Luther King Commission has called for Little Rock leaders to treat this year’s surge of homicides as “a crisis situation” after five slayings over the previous two days.
A joint investigation in Rison culminated with 16 felony arrests of people charged with sales of illegal drugs and one arrest on a felony charge of maintaining drug premises. Four additional charges were filed in a secondary investigation of one of the suspects charged with selling crack cocaine.
Criminal proceedings are stalled for now after Circuit Judge L.T. Simes recused from court proceedings involving six of seven people arrested on indictments returned last month by a Phillips County grand jury. Prosecutors asked Simes to step aside because two of the seven are the judge’s brothers. Indictments naming an eighth person remain sealed pending an arrest.
A woman was arrested while Pope County Circuit Court was in session after she allegedly passed cigarettes to an inmate. Jeannie Savage and Olen Shane Bradley, both of Atkins, were standing side-by-side behind the podium in Circuit Judge Dennis Sutterfield's courtroom. Both Savage and Bradley are now facing felony charges of furnishing prohibited articles.
Joyce Marie Toney of Forrest City was arrested for reporting a fire at her apartment when she had actually locked herself out. She is charged with communicating a false alarm and disorderly conduct.
The board of the Arkansas Activities Association declined Tuesday to take a position on a proposal to lower the multiplier used to establish enrollment at private schools. Representatives of all AAA member schools will vote on the proposal in August. The proposal says the current 1.75 multiplier "has no rational basis other than to prevent smaller nonpublic high schools from being competitive" and changes the multiplier to 1.50.
Avian Flu hoax began germinating 9 years ago. It has become a favored initiative of the "Harem Scarem" Busheviks. Two motives seem to be in play. Money...OF COURSE!Don Rumsfeld controls via his relationship with Roche, the worthless drug Tamiflu and its genesis, aniseed trees. Despite no evidence of any real threat from Bird Flu and/or the effectiveness of Tamiflu; $ 8 Billion...that's billions of dollars has been appropriated(October 28,05) to pay for Rummy's $100 per shot of Tamiflu.
Wild birds are not being infected, humans certainly have not. In fact, every human case is related to intimate contact with sick poultry by blood transfer,i.e....drinking raw duck's blood, handling infected chicken carcasses, eating uncooked poultry.
The second major motive for the Bird Flu is to have a ready threat available to distract a gullible public and to hopefully use as a means of invoking martial law if need be.
I would respectfully suggest that if Lynch is truly concerned about his health ; he might consider confronting his food and Wellers addictions!
I also appreciate Lynch hanging up on me when his screener said the verboten "Roy" word.
As Lynch is such a grotesque coward, it is no wonder "fear hoaxes" are so especially scary for him and so powerfully motivating in his instance.
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