Sit down for the Tuesday Arkansas headlines

Speaking at the Clinton School, Congressman Mike Ross says the “public option” will probably not be part of any health insurance reform.

State Rep. Allen Kerr wants an attorney general’s opinion on the position of state retirement systems that the names of beneficiaries and amounts owed are secret.

Lt. Gov. Bill Halter signed an agreement with one of China’s most populous provinces that could help Arkansas sell products to a country expected to become the world’s largest consumer market.

Enrollment at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is expected to jump as much as 10 percent this fall for the second straight year.

America’s Car-Mart of Bentonville, set its annual shareholders meeting for Oct. 14 at the company headquarters. William H. Henderson, CEO, realized total compensation of $1.34 million in the company’s fiscal 2009. That’s down slightly from the $1.38 million he earned in fiscal 2008.

Windstream Corp. of Little Rock announced a lifetime price guarantee on high-speed Internet and unlimited nationwide phone service.

Soybean rust has been confirmed in six Arkansas counties, but the levels are low enough that farmers aren’t being advised to apply fungicides to their fields.

Missouri insurance regulators have gone to court to stop an Arkansas-based life insurance company from illegally changing the terms of its cancer insurance policies. The DOI alleges Central United Life Insurance Company is trying to avoid paying thousands of dollars due each of its Missouri policyholders who get treatment for cancer.

Fayetteville police officers will feel the effects of the economy next week when those on patrol start working 12-hour shifts.

The Catholic Diocese of Little Rock has been awarded a $151,500 grant to provide services to immigrant crime victims.

A Lonoke County jury handed down the stiffest penalties possible, 13 years in prison and a $20,000 fine, for a September 2008 crosswalk accident at Cabot that killed one person and severely injured another,

You may never have heard of Jericho, but it is near Marion. It seems that a police officer is suspected of shooting the fire chief in court last Friday. It all got started when the chief’s son got a ticket.

52 year-old Robin Horman of Hot Springs is fighting a DUI conviction with a private drug screen showing a blood alcohol content of 0.0%. Horan claims police mistook a physical disability and speeh impediment for being drunk.

About patlynch
I am a broadcaster in Arkansas, a former freelance writer and political columnist in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Writing Coach. Speaker. Director of the Christian Foundations for Ministry program, and presently enrolled in the Anglican School of Ministry Master of Ministry program.

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