Tuesday Arkansas eye-opener

The Southeastern Conference says there’s no video evidence to support the personal foul call against Arkansas’ Malcolm Sheppard in the fourth quarter of the Razorbacks’ 23-20 loss to Florida. This is the same officiating crew that called a fourth-quarter unsportsmanlike conduct penalty in the LSU-Georgia game the SEC says should not have been called.

After issuing business leaders an economic-development call to arms, Gov. Mike Beebe tells reporters that a decision will come later this week on potential cuts in the aftermath of state revenue falling $55.8 million below expectations last month.

A woman is arrested inside the Lottery Headquarters. Police say Ruth Dennis tried to pass a fake winning ticket for the real thing at the claims center. Her friend, John Burch says he gave Dennis and her sister a ride from Camden with a $3,000 ticket.

The Arkansas Lottery reports three-week sales are at $29 million, with $18.6 million paid out in winnings. Powerball begins next week.

Home-school students who took a state mandated, standardized test scored well above the national average, according to the Department of Education.

The state has submitted a plan for federal approval that would provide consumers with rebates of up to $200 for purchasing certain energy-efficient appliances, the State Energy Office said today.

Recent cuts to a state and federal program serving AIDS and HIV patients and a recessionary surge in clients seeking the services have left some patients in limbo.

ABC News reports that Pine Bluff is one of the ten poorest cities in the nation.

That official looking seal on State Senator Gil Baker’s fundraising letters is not an official state seal, it is a knock-off. The campaign says that is standard operating procedure

Almost 84,000 passed through the State Fair Saturday and that was a record single day attendance. Numbers for the entire rainy run show a decline of about 18% from last year.

Elton John and Billy Joel will play Verizon Arena Nov. 28  for the arena’s 10th anniversary.

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell said Monday that third-quarter 2009 net earnings were down 33 percent to $40 million.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving is cutting staff nationwide as a result of the economic slowdown. That includes state executive director Teresa Belew who will no become a volunteer.


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.

One Response to Tuesday Arkansas eye-opener

  1. Looks like Passailaigue pulled it off on the lottery. So far the scratch off tickets have been selling more than a million dollars worth a day and the Powerball starts up on Halloween.

    This should help tremendously on the scholarship fund and get a lot more students an invaluable education.

    Who would have ever thought a lottery could save the state…

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