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  • Plane crash that killed OSU coach Budke was in rugged Ark. mountains

    11/18/2011 8:38:47 AM PST · by SoonerStorm09 · 23 replies
    Stillwater NewsPress ^ | November 18, 2011 | AP
    STILLWATER, Okla. — Oklahoma State University women's basketball coach Kurt Budke and assistant coach Miranda Serna were killed when the single-engine plane they were riding in during a recruiting trip crashed near a wildlife management area in central Arkansas. The university said the pair died in the crash Thursday night near Perryville, about 45 miles west of Little Rock. The Winona Wildlife Management Area is in steep terrain in the eastern Ouachita Mountains. A cause of the crash was not announced. In January 2001, 10 men affiliated with the university's men's basketball team died in a Colorado plane crash. OSU...
  • BHP Billiton to Spend $4.5B On US Shale This Year

    11/14/2011 7:37:15 AM PST · by thackney · 12 replies
    Dow Jones via Rig Zone ^ | November 14, 2011 | Robb M. Stewart
    BHP Billiton plans to invest roughly US $4.5 billion developing the shale oil and gas assets it bought in the U.S. this financial year as it ramps up production, the head of the mining company's petroleum division said Monday. BHP expects capital spending to jump to almost US $6 billion in the 2015 fiscal year and roughly US $6.5 billion by 2020 as the company ramps up the number of rigs on its four project areas, Michael Yeager said in a conference call from Melbourne. BHP spent almost US $17 billion this year buying Petrohawk Energy Corp. along with its...
  • Report: Cain voted for Clinton

    11/01/2011 8:55:31 PM PDT · by txroadkill · 175 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 11/01/2011 | Seth McLaughlin
    <p>A new report claims that Republican presidential contender Herman Cain voted for Democrat Bill Clinton for president in his first run, as well as for two Nebraska Democratic candidates in the past.</p> <p>In a story on the Nebraska Watchdog website, Joe Jordan writes that Mr. Cain supported Mr.Clinton during his 1992 presidential bid, 17 months before he squared off with Mr. Clinton over his push to overhaul the national health care system.</p>
  • Herman Cain's Gauntlet

    11/03/2011 6:53:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | November 3, 2011 | Cal Thomas
    When it comes to sex, the media apply different standards to Republicans and Democrats. Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton allegedly trolled for women, using state troopers as his procurers. As president, Clinton engaged in oral sex with Monica Lewinsky in the Oval Office. He lied about it under oath and was impeached, though later acquitted by the U.S. Senate. Other sexual accusations tainted Clinton, including one that he raped one Juanita Broaddrick. That "everybody lies about sex" and "it was just sex" and didn't affect his public responsibilities, were just two of the exculpatory statements from Clinton's Democratic defenders. James Carville...
  • Warning Graphic: Judge William Adams beats daughter for using the internet

    11/01/2011 7:42:48 PM PDT · by bad company · 92 replies · 1+ views
    youtube ^ | hillary adams This video needs to go viral. It's very tough to watch though.
  • Whirlpool Unveils Plans to Slash Workforce by 10% (another company closing an American plant)

    10/28/2011 4:43:31 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 193 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/28/2011 | Reuters
    Whirlpool Corp , the world's largest appliance maker, slashed its full-year profit forecast and said it would cut about 10 percent of its workforce in North America and Europe, to protect margins in a weak economic environment. The maker of Maytag and KitchenAid appliances will cut more than 5,000 positions and said it would close down its plant in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and reduce its overall manufacturing capacity by about 6 million units.
  • Whirlpool To Close Ft. Smith Plant

    10/27/2011 1:52:43 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 22 replies · 1+ views
    40/29 News ^ | October 27, 2011
    Sources tell 40/29 News that Whirlpool will be closing its Fort Smith plant sometime in mid-2012. The factory employed 4,600 in 2006. The company said that all Fort Smith production will shift to existing plants in the U.S. and Mexico "to leverage the resources and excess capacity at those facilities."
  • Democrat-Gazette drops Gene Lyons {buh bye Kringong kissing kommie]

    10/18/2011 8:21:06 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 12 replies
    ARKTIMES ^ | 18 OCT 11 | Max Brantley
    Gene Lyons' column Wednesday in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette will be his last. He was notified of the end of some 18 years of weekly column writing on Monday by editorial page editor Paul Greenberg. Greenberg cited budget concerns, Lyon said. The savings from ending Lyons' once-a-week column will be offset, however, by expenses for the daily newspaper's new arrangement with John Brummett, who goes on the payroll as an independent contractor after his current employment with Stephens Media ends Oct. 20. The D-G earlier had dropped Pat Lynch as a weekly column contributor. Brummett is to write three columns a...
  • Occupy Arkansas Facebook

    10/15/2011 8:34:50 AM PDT · by daisy mae for the usa · 42 replies
    Occupy Arkansas Facebook page | October 15, 2011 | Daisy Mae for the Usa
    This just posted on Occupy Arkansas Facebook page by Paul Timmer: "Raymond...were all meeting at the Democratic Party headquarters of Arkansas in front of the capitol....the Union leaders and democratic chairmen have been up all night making food, tent donations, sleeping bags at Academy sports, and making the signs they want us to hold. Make sure to go pick them up!" Interesting, huh? What are some ironic or telling quotes from Occupy facebook pages going on in your area? Post here!
  • G.I. Tom - Tom Cotton runs for Congress in Arkansas.

    10/09/2011 10:45:46 PM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | October 7, 2011 | Brian Bolduc
    G.I. TomTom Cotton runs for Congress in Arkansas. On Aug. 15, 2006, Tom Cotton’s platoon was patrolling the streets of Dora, a neighborhood in southern Baghdad, in the small hours of the morning. Riding shotgun in the second vehicle of his convoy, Cotton felt unusually secure. Combat engineers had cleared the streets of trash, which often obscured roadside bombs, and most people were indoors, in observance of the curfew. Looking out his window, Cotton saw a box in the road and thought, “That could hold a bomb.”Then it exploded.When the blast abated, Cotton’s Humvee was totaled, but his men were...
  • Huckabee looks again at Republican presidential bid

    09/30/2011 12:02:11 PM PDT · by Hawk720 · 102 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | 09/30/2011 | Kim Dixon
    Mike Huckabee has been approached by Republican and conservative activists unhappy with the current crop of presidential hopefuls and he is considering entering the fray, two sources who have spoken with Huckabee told Reuters. The former Arkansas governor, who made a splash by winning the Iowa caucuses as a candidate in 2008, announced last May on his Fox News show that he would not enter the race. But the conservative Huckabee, who appeals to evangelical Christians and is seen as an effective campaigner, is taking another look at jumping in, said the two sources, who are close to Huckabee. They...
  • Huckabee: 'Happy With Decision' Not to Run for President (RLY?)

    10/01/2011 11:17:10 AM PDT · by onyx · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 30, 2012 | Cavuto (Your World)
    September 30, 2011 Huckabee: 'Happy With Decision' Not to Run for President Former Arkansas governor on reports he's been approached by Republican activists.
  • Clinton to dedicate pedestrian bridge at library

    Clinton to dedicate pedestrian bridge at library LITTLE ROCK — Former President Bill Clinton is dedicating a $10.5 million pedestrian bridge and wetlands at his library in downtown Little Rock. The former two-term president is kicking off a weekend of events to mark the 20th anniversary of the launch of his presidential campaign with a dedication of the Clinton Presidential Park Bridge and the Bill Clark Wetlands located near his presidential library. The 2,653-foot walkway was converted from an 1899 railroad bridge and crosses the Arkansas River. It will open briefly to the public after Friday's dedication ceremony, but officially...
  • RESIST, WE MUCH!… St. Louis Tea Party to Greet Obama at His Crony Socialist Mega-Fundraiser

    09/28/2011 1:38:23 PM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 14 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | September 28, 2011 | Jim Hoft
    Thousands of Tea Party Patriots greeted Obama at his last fundraiser in St. Louis. We Will Meet Him Again. Tom Carnahan, brother of Robin and Russ Carnahan, was awarded $107 million of stimulus dollars for his Missouri windfarm. To show his appreciation, Carnahan will host a $25,000-per-person fundraiser for Obama next week. We’ll be there. Jim Hoft (The Gateway Pundit) leads St. Louis Tea Party Coalition as it joins Americans for Prosperity, United for Missouri, and other organizations on Tuesday, October 4 to protest Stimulus Waste. Yes, the President will be here. Date: Tuesday, October 4 Time: 5 p.m. to...
  • Huckabee: Perry 'not prepared ... looked dumbfounded'

    09/25/2011 11:48:10 PM PDT · by · 48 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/24/2011 | Alexander Burns
    Mike Huckabee, the former presidential candidate and certified non-fan of Rick Perry, says the Texas governor isn't ready for the 2012 primetime. Perry's latest debate performance showed he is "not prepared for the pressure of the presidential stage yet," Huckabee said on Fox News Saturday. "Rick Perry's got a struggle ahead of him." Huckabee compared Perry to 2008 presidential candidate Fred Thompson, who entered the race late to huge anticipation and quickly ran out of steam. During that campaign, Huckabee sought Perry's endorsement, only to see his neighboring governor back Rudy Giuliani. The former Arkansas governor said Perry fumbled the...
  • Bill Clinton: Rick Perry's like Israeli 'militants'

    09/22/2011 3:32:33 PM PDT · by SJackson · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/22/11 | TIM MAK
    Former President Bill Clinton suggested Thursday that Texas Gov. Rick Perry was ideologically in line with “militant subgroups in Israel” and was too willing to let the Jewish state do whatever it wants. Asked about Perry’s recent strongly pro-Israel comments, Clinton said the 2012 Republican hopeful’s stance was “good politics.” “Rick Perry — that’s my culture, you know? I’m from next door,” the Arkansas native said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “There’s an enormous reservoir of support for Israel in the Christian evangelical community, and a lot of them believe — as some of the more militant subgroups do — that...
  • Little Rock desegregation plans go back to court

    09/18/2011 2:37:41 PM PDT · by decimon · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 18, 2011 | NOMAAN MERCHANT
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — More than a half-century after federal troops escorted nine black students into an all-white school, efforts to desegregate Little Rock's classrooms are at another turning point. The state wants to end its long-running payments for desegregation programs, but three school districts that receive the money say they need it to continue key programs. And a federal judge has accused the schools of delaying desegregation so they can keep receiving an annual infusion of $70 million.
  • Terrifying moment teenage murder victim was grabbed by a stranger in convenience store (AR)

    09/16/2011 4:33:39 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 13 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 10:51 PM on 16th September 2011 | By Paul Bentley
    This is the horrific moment a 19-year-old girl was grabbed by a stranger, hours before she was found dead in the trunk of her car. Wendy Zapata Hernandez was abducted yesterday from the convenience store where she worked in Arkansas. A massive search was launched by police but her body was found hours later after the suspect was seized wandering the streets in his underwear. Cody Shane Griffin, 25, has been charged with murder. Miss Hernandez went to work at Selena's, a Dish TV Retailer, at 9am yesterday. Just minutes later a customer arrived and found the store empty, with...
  • Rally to stop the Little Rock Sales Tax Monday September 12th!

    09/11/2011 10:27:04 PM PDT · by pulaskibush · 1 replies
    Monday, September 12th at 12:00 Noon on the corner of Markham and Broadway The Chamber of Commerce is calling for a "Early Vote PRO 1 cent Sales Tax" Rally. The Arkansas Tea Party is asking you to make a sign Against Any New Tax and stand across from them. No shouting, No Chanting.....just to have our presence in opposition to a new tax!!! Rally against the Little Rock Sales Tax Monday September 12th! _________________________________________________________ We need people to cover polling sites with signs and flyers opposing urging people to vote NO (against) on the LR sales tax increases September 13th!...
  • Fincher services today(AR)

    09/02/2011 4:47:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 1 September, 2011 | David Codrea
    Moore Funeral Chapel announces graveside services for Linda Fincher will be held today at 2:00 pm at Mineral Springs Cemetery in West Fork, AR (see sidebar graphic). Family, friends and colleagues of her husband, Hollis Wayne Fincher, incarcerated in minimum security prison on a gun possession charge (see links below), have been working behind the scenes to persuade the Bureau of Prisons to furlough him to attend the services. The latest word given to an aide to Rep. Steve Womack is that officials have no time or ability to respond this quickly, although a bit of hope was received yesterday...