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Crawford wins in 1st District

First Republican elected since Reconstruction BY GEORGE JARED SUN STAFF WRITER

Graycen Colbert | The Sun

Arkansas 1st Congressional District winner Republican Rick Crawford talks with supporters after the announcement of his victory at the Jonesboro Hilton Garden Inn on Tuesday.

JONESBORO — Rick Crawford defeated Democratic challenger Chad Causey on Tuesday night, becoming the first Republican to hold Arkansas’ 1st Congressional seat in nearly 140 years. Unofficially, Crawford beat Causey by a margin of 52-43 percent while Green Party candidate Ken Adler received almost 5 percent of votes cast, according to partial vote totals released by the Arkansas Secretary of State’s Office. “Tonight it’s about these people,” Crawford said to a group of fervent supporters with him at his Jonesboro-area watch party. “This is the culmi-

nation of a year and a half of hard work.” Causey called Crawford and conceded the race just after 10 p.m. “Nobody thought we could come this close to winning,” Causey said in a released statement. “The national pundits and the polls said we couldn’t do it. But it’s because of you (voters) we came as close as we did. Some may say that we came up short, but I just don’t feel that way.” Crawford will replace retiring U.S. Rep. Marion Berry, D-Ark., who has held the seat since 1998. Causey had served as Berry’s chief of staff. In the coming weeks Crawford said he’ll work with his transition team. The first order of business for the congressman-elect

will be to stop the national health-care bill passed in March. “We have to repeal or at least defund Obamacare,” Crawford said in an interview with The Sun. “We have to do whatever we can to starve that beast.” If President Barack Obama has solutions for fixing the economy that include “free market ideas,” Crawford said he could support some of the president’s initiatives. Becoming the first Republican since Asa Hodges, who was elected in 1872, to represent this part of the state is very humbling, Crawford said. “I’m standing on the shoulders of these great people,” he said. Later he PLEASE SEE CRAWFORD, A2

Boozman beats Lincoln easily

LITTLE ROCK — Republican U.S. Rep. John Boozman unseated 2-term Democrat Blanche Lincoln in Tuesday’s U.S. Senate race. Lincoln conceded the race in a congratulatory phone call to Boozman shortly before 9 p.m. The Associated Press was reporting at 10:30 p.m. that Boozman led Lincoln 166,808 to 109,577 with 551 of 2,406 precincts reporting. The AP called the race for Boozman at 7:30 p.m., just as polls around the state closed. Speaking to dejected supporters at her campaign headquarters, the embattled senator said she respected the voters’ decision. She said she had no regrets about the campaign she ran, adding, “We left it all on the field.” Just minutes later Boozman arrived to cheering supporters at his watch

JONESBORO — Republican Jon Hubbard easily defeated incumbent Democrat Joan Cash for the Jonesboro-based District 75 state representative seat Tuesday night. Unofficial returns gave Hubbard 5,160 votes, or 58 percent, to Cash’s 3,768 votes, or 42 percent. She was first elected in November 2006. Hubbard makes history as the first Republican to claim the post and heads to Little Rock early next year as part of a freshman legislative class projected to include more GOP lawmakers as of press time. Hubbard could not be

reached for a comment. All results from this and other elections must be certified by the Craighead County Election Commission. Hubbard, R-Jonesboro, is a political newcomer and previously told The Sun he decided to run out of dissatisfaction with business as usual. For her part Cash expressed disappointment with the numbers but issued congratulations to Hubbard. “I’m proud of the campaign I waged,” Cash said. “I’m proud of my service to the people of Jonesboro and Craighead County these past four years, and I know that Mr. Hubbard will work tirelessly on be-

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1st District Congress 88% of precincts reporting Crawford .................. 52% Causey ...................... 43% Adler .......................... 5% 2nd District Congress 99% of precincts reporting Griffin....................... 58% Elliott........................ 38% Levi ............................. 2% Kennedy ..................... 2% 3rd District Congress 67% of precincts reporting Womack ................... 71% Whitaker .................. 29% 4th District Congress 96% of precincts reporting Ross .......................... 58% Rankin ...................... 40% Drake.......................... 2% Governor 88% of precincts reporting Beebe ....................... 65% Keet .......................... 33% Lendall ....................... 2%

Secretary of state 87% of precincts reporting O’Brien ..................... 50% Martin ...................... 50% State treasurer 87% of precincts reporting Shoffner ................... 68% Tullis ......................... 32% State auditor 87% of precincts reporting Daniels ..................... 71% Hughes-Willis ........... 29%

Russell Powell | AP

Sen.-elect John Boozman, R-Ark., and his wife Cathy greet supporters after delivering his acceptance speech in Little Rock on Tuesday night. uphill battle for re-election in an election year in which she was pummeled from the left and right. She narrowly won a Democratic primary challenge from Lt. Gov. Bill Halter in the face of national labor unions that spent millions to punish her for abandoning previous support for a measure to make it easier for workers to organize.

Both sides in the battle over health-care reform criticized her for leaning too far the other way. She effectively blocked inclusion of a public health insurance option but also cast crucial votes for the health-care overhaul in the Senate. Meanwhile, Boozman, 59, breezed to victory against seven GOP primary opponents without

a runoff and spent the entire general election campaign tying Lincoln to President Obama and congressional Democrats unpopular in Arkansas. He railed against “Obamacare” and vowed to lead a charge for its repeal, derided the economic stimulus package of 2009 and warned Dem-

2 newcomers win state House seats BY ANTHONY CHILDRESS SUN STAFF WRITER

U.S. Senate 88% of precincts reporting Boozman .................. 57% Lincoln...................... 38% Drown ........................ 3% Gray ............................ 2%

Attorney general 87% of precincts reporting McDaniel .................. 73% Kennedy ................... 26%

WHAT’S NEXT for Lincoln, B1 party at a downtown hotel. The 3rd District congressman said Lincoln was gracious in defeat and that the two would work toward a smooth transition. He thanked campaign workers and his family for their support during the campaign. “I’m the guy up here. But it’s not about me. It’s about getting a conservative voice in Washington to represent us,” Boozman said. When he takes office in January, the Rogers optometrist will become only the second Republican to represent Arkansas in the U.S. Senate since Reconstruction. The weather was cold and cloudy as voters headed to the polls Tuesday to decide the contest. Lincoln, 50, who served two U.S. House terms in the early 1990s before winning U.S. Senate races 1998 and 2004, faced an

JUDICIAL ELECTION Supreme Court 83% of precincts reporting Justice, Pos. 6 Baker ........................ 60% Fox ............................ 40%

Lieutenant governor 86% of precincts reporting Broadway ................. 50% Darr .......................... 50%

Outcome expected as incumbent loses BY JOHN LYON ARKANSAS NEWS BUREAU

At a glance |


Land commissioner 87% of precincts reporting Thurston................... 52% Bryant....................... 48% State rep., District 75 All precincts reporting Hubbard ................... 58% Cash .......................... 42% Craighead County judge All precincts reporting Hill ............................ 58% Hogan ...................... 42% Craighead County sheriff All precincts reporting McCann .................... 68% Culbreath ................. 32%

Beebe bright spot in rough election BY ANDREW DEMILLO ASSOCIATED PRESS

Rep. Ray Kidd, D-Jonesboro. Lenderman had 3,963 votes, or 58 percent, to 2,914 for Republican nominee Jim Martin of Bay, or 42 percent. “It was closer than I expected it to be, but I am

LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Voters in Arkansas took out their frustration with the economy and health care Tuesday on Sen. Blanche Lincoln and other Democrats, ousting the incumbent senator and giving Republicans a majority of the state’s congressional seats for the first time since Reconstruction. Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe gave his party one of the few bright spots in a grim election year, sailing to a second term by defeating Little Rock restaurateur and former legislator Jim Keet. Lincoln lost to U.S. Rep. John Boozman, a 5-term congressman. In addition to toppling a U.S. senator they had targeted for at least two years, Republicans won congressional seats in eastern and central Arkansas — both seats held by retiring Democratic congressmen. The change marks Arkansas’ greatest political shift since the 1870s. In his race, Beebe argued that Arkansas weath-



Graycen Colbert | The Sun

Homer Lenderman, Arkansas House of Representatives winner for District 76, waits for voting results Tuesday during his victory party at the Jonesboro Holiday Inn. half of the people here as I have.”

Lenderman wins In neighboring District 76 Democrat and retired educator Homer Lenderman of Brookland claimed the seat now held by state



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Incumbents, newcomer take Jonesboro council posts BY ANTHONY CHILDRESS SUN STAFF WRITER

JONESBORO — Voters here sent two incumbents back to the City Council and chose a new alderman in a third race Tuesday night. Unofficial results showed that Alderman Charles Frierson won another term in the Ward 1, Position 1 seat, besting challenger Jacob D. Holloway with 9,118 votes, or 73 percent, to Holloway’s

‘If they uphold our core values and the Constitution, then they will have political backing from us.’ JennyBeth Martin Tea Party Patriots co-founder

3,451 votes, 27 percent. Incumbent John Street was also victorious in keeping the Ward 4, Position 1 seat. Street wound up with 8,215 votes, or 68 percent, to challenger Keith Carle’s 3,485 votes, 32 percent. Street was first elected in 2002. Dr. Charles Coleman claimed the seat of outgoing Alderman Jim Hargis in Ward 2, Position 1, with 7,621votes, or 61 percent, to attorney Chris Jester’s

4,832 votes, or 32 percent. “I am almost speechless!” Coleman said. “It’s wonderful to have such widespread support. I worked a lot more on this race than I expected to. Once I start something, I’m the type of person who goes all the way, and it’s very gratifying to win. I look forward to serving.” Coleman said he felt good about how the numbers turned out, though

he was unsure about his totals from his ward.

Frierson, Street react “I think it’s a response from the people being satisfied with the city’s performance,” Frierson said. “We’ve done well in the past year and a half, and I look forward to seeing to continue in the future.” Street said Jonesboro is fortunate to have dedicated officials and others

whose leadership is forward-looking. “I think everybody who is on the council does it because they care about Jonesboro and sacrifice themselves to make the city a better place to live and work,” Street said. “We have so many good things going on with strong schools. Education is important. I have a business administration degree from Arkansas State and know how much that

matters in attracting jobs and people here.” Frierson, Street and Dr. Charles Coleman each won all of the nine city precincts, with their totals reflecting how things turned out in the overall numbers. Voters choose council members at-large, though each alderman holds one of two positions from each of the city’s wards.

Voters embrace several tea party candidates in U.S. WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters embraced the tea party’s conservative throw-the-bums-out anthem in key races across the country, with the movement’s favored candidates taking more than a dozen House seats held by Democrats, three Senate races and the South Carolina governorship. The movement commanded widespread vic-

tories but did not make a complete sweep, with the most prominent losses coming from Senate hopefuls Christine O’Donnell of Delaware and Sharron Angle of Nevada. Angle couldn’t overcome Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and O’Donnell was soundly defeated after old videos emerged of her discussing witchcraft, masturbation and mice

with human brains. But tea party stars Rand Paul of Kentucky and Marco Rubio of Florida were elected to the Senate, while Sarah Palinbacked Republican Nikki Haley was elected South Carolina governor. All were longshots when they declared their candidacies. Tea Party Patriots cofounder JennyBeth Mar-

tin said local activists from across the country would host a meeting for freshmen tea party lawmakers Nov. 14 to remind them that the movement’s continuing support depends on their performance. “We’ve watched what’s happened in the past — Republican or Democrats promise things when they are running, and then they

get to Washington and they do what their party leadership wants them to,” she said in a telephone interview from a tea party victory party at a Washington hotel. “We’re not going to let that happen this time. If they uphold our core values and the Constitution, then they will have political backing from us. If not, we’ll do this again in two years.”

HOUSE: Gaskill wins re-election to seat in Legislature in Paragould CRAWFORD: Crowd euphoric FROM PAGE A1


certainly happy and grateful to the voters,” Lenderman said. “I’m looking forward to going to Little Rock and representing the people of District 76. I’m very proud to have won three times this year (the May Democratic primary and June runoff prior to the general election). It feels great.” The race was injected with controversy last week when Martin alleged that Lenderman had used a National Rifle Association logo and endorsement of his candidacy in a Sun advertisement, even though both candidates received an equal rating from the group. The Sun had erred in running the logo and wording. The district encompasses a sliver of Jonesboro and the eastern half of Craighead County.

added “The Lord had everything to do with this.” Supporters at Causey’s headquarters appeared dejected as the tallies came in from across the district. Crawford won Craighead County with 11,986 votes, while Causey garnered just 8,479. In Greene County Crawford received 5,291 votes, almost 2,000 more than Causey, according to unofficial figures released by the county. Crawford also showed surprising strength in western rural counties where Democrats have dominated local politics for generations. He scored surprising wins in Sharp, Fulton, Stone, Cross, Randolph and Clay counties. A euphoric crowd greeted Crawford as he spoke from the podium about his victory. “We made history to-

Around NEA

Competitive races for several other House seats dotted the ballot, including one pitting state District 78 Rep. Billy Gaskill, D-Paragould, against independent hopeful Ronnie Spence, also of Paragould. Gaskill won the battle, totaling 3,848 votes, or 61 percent, to Spence’s 2,429 votes, 39 percent. The district covers most of Greene County. In District 56 (Poinsett County), with four out of 10 precincts reporting, state Rep. Buddy Lovell, D-Marked Tree led with 1,925 votes to Donnie Scroggins’, R-Trumann, 1,111 votes.

Graycen Colbert | The Sun

Arkansas House of Representative winner for District 75, Republican Jon Hubbard, talks with guests during his victory party Tuesday at the Jonesboro Hilton Garden Inn.

Curt Hodges | The Sun

Linda Collins-Smith, who was elected to the state House of Representatives for District 80, speaks with supporters in the Randolph County Courthouse on Tuesday night.

BOOZMAN: Incumbent supported by former President Clinton FROM PAGE A1

ocratic spending would bankrupt the country. The 5-term congressman from the Republican stronghold of Northwest Arkansas trailed Lincoln in fund-raising throughout the campaign yet consistently held

double-digit leads in polls. Lincoln, who enjoyed the support of former President Bill Clinton throughout her campaign, criticized Boozman for signing on to a bill that would replace the federal income tax with a national sales tax, a measure she says would raise taxes on all but the wealthy.

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BEEBE: GOP takes 3 House seats

Complete unofficial totals:

Voters in District 73 (Greene, Independence and Lawrence counties) chose Democrat James Ratliff of Imboden with 3,868 votes to Republican Chad Moseley of Walnut Ridge’s 2,911 votes. District 80 (All of Randolph and half of Sharp counties) saw Democrat Linda Collins-Smith of Pocahontas garner 4,137 votes, ahead of Republican nominee Keith Sloan, also of Pocahontas, with 3,803 votes. Republican Lori Benedict of Salem claimed the District 82 seat (parts of Baxter, Fulton and Sharp counties) with 4,141 votes to Democrat Robert Hutchison of Evening Shade’s 2,839 votes. Another GOP candidate, Missy Thomas Irvin of Mountain View, took the state Senate District 10 seat (parts of Fulton, Independence, Izard, Randolph, Sharp and Stone counties) with 14,169 votes to state Rep. Curren Everett, D-Salem, who wound up with 10,100 votes.

night,” Craighead County Republican committee chairwoman Billie Sue Hoggard said. “It’s about time after 140 years.” Crawford’s wife, Stacy, said her husband will work in Washington, D.C., but the family will remain in Jonesboro. When Crawford arrives in Washington in January, he’ll be part of a new House, one controlled by the Republican Party. A wave of discontent across the country flipped at least 50 seats in Congress, giving the Grand Old Party control. Voter disenchantment may have elected many Republicans into office but retaining these seats will be hard work, and Crawford said he hopes his new colleagues are ready. “We have to earn this,” he said.

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She also argued that her influence as chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee was too important for Arkansas to lose. She said that while she was fighting for projects that benefited Arkansans, Boozman was choosing his party over the people of his state by joining a Republican moratorium on earmarks. Boozman claimed Lincoln’s support of earmarks showed she was on the wrong side of the issue of wasteful government spending. Also on the ballot were independent candidate Trevor Drown and Green Party candidate John Gray.

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FROM PAGE A1 ered the economic downturn better than most states. The state’s unemployment rate is lower than the national average, and the state has avoided the massive cuts and layoffs faced elsewhere. The state also cut its sales tax on groceries while Beebe was governor. Before he took office, Beebe had been a state senator and attorney general. Beebe had turned his re-election bid into a referendum on his handling of the state’s economy. He regularly touted 25,000 jobs that were announced during his time in office but acknowledged that the state has also lost thousands of jobs. Conceding defeat, Keet congratulated Beebe and invited the governor to eat at his Little Rock restaurant. In central Arkansas Republican Tim Griffin defeated Democrat Joyce Elliott for the 2nd Congressional District seat being vacated by retiring Democratic Rep. Vic Snyder. In the race to replace Boozman in the 3rd Congressional District, Republican Steve Womack defeated Democrat David Whitaker. The state’s only incumbent congressman seeking re-election, Democratic Rep. Mike Ross defeated Republican Beth Anne Rankin in the 4th Congressional District in south Arkansas. Ross, who had distanced himself from Obama and other national Democratic leaders in his run, said the White House should take the election as a sign to work more with moderates.

Republicans in 2011 will hold at least 35 seats in the Arkansas House — their most since Reconstruction — and could pick up more. In the state Senate, Democrats appeared headed toward a 22-13 edge — a loss of five seats. Other races pitting Democrats against Republicans for lieutenant governor, secretary of state and land commissioner remained tight late Tuesday.

At a glance | Lieutenant governor 2,066 of 2,406 precincts — 86 percent Shane Broadway (D) 339,575 — 50 percent Mark Darr (R) 337,412 — 50 percent Attorney general 2,091 of 2,406 precincts — 87 percent Dustin McDaniel (D) (i) 470,185 — 73 percent Rebekah Kennedy (G) 168,692 — 26 percent Secretary of state 2,084 of 2,406 precincts — 87 percent Mark Martin (R) 339,720 — 50 percent Pat O’Brien (D) 337,156 — 50 percent Treasurer 2,084 of 2,406 precincts — 87 percent Martha Shoffner (D) (i) 426,797 — 68 percent Bobby Tullis (G) 202,500 — 32 percent Auditor 2,084 of 2,406 precincts — 87 percent Charlie Daniels (D) 451,104 — 71 percent Mary Hughes-Willis (G) 184,517 — 29 percent Land Commissioner 2,084 of 2,406 precincts — 87 percent John Thurston (R) 344,571 — 52 percent L. J. Bryant (D) 320,958 — 48 percent


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Attacks kill 76 in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — Rapid-fire bombings and mortar strikes killed 76 people and wounded more than 200 across Baghdad’s myriad neighborhoods Tuesday, demonstrating the insurgents’ ability to carry out coordinated strikes from one side of the capital to the other. The attack — blasts in at least 13 separate neighborhoods — was clearly designed to hit civilians at restaurants and cafes where many Iraqis were gathered to enjoy the warm evening. The sophistication and the targets — Shiites — suggested that al-Qaida-linked Sunni militants were responsible for the deadliest day in Iraq since May. The strikes, two days after the bloody siege of a downtown church, were stunning in their scope — indicating a high degree of coordination and complexity from an insurgency that just a few months ago U.S. and Iraqi officials were saying was all but defeated. “They say the situation is under the control. Where is their control?” said Hussein al-Saiedi, a 26-year-old resident of Baghdad’s sprawling Sadr City slum, where 21







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people were killed when a parked car blew up near a market in Tuesday’s deadliest bombing. “We were just standing on the street when we heard a loud noise and then saw smoke and pieces of cars falling from the sky,” al-Saiedi said. “People were fleeing the site in panic, frantically calling the names of their relatives and friends.” The bombings began at about 6:15 p.m. and lasted for hours. The assailants used booby-trapped cars and a motorcycle, roadside bombs and mortars. Though 10 neighborhoods targeted were home to mostly Shiites, a couple of strikes hit Sunni communities as well. In addition to the 76 dead, 232 people were wounded, according to police and hospital officials who spoke on condition of


anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki called the string of blasts and the church siege crimes by terrorists and former members of the Baath Party — which once ruled Iraq under Saddam Hussein — against innocent civilians designed to provoke sectarian strife and destabilize the government. “The criminal acts that targeted the Christians at the Lady of Salvation church and the civilians in Baghdad are political blasts intending to halt the forming of the government,” he said in a statement. Iraq has been without a new government since the March 7 elections, leaving a political vacuum that many fear insurgents are trying to exploit.

Mail bombs showing up in Germany

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Suspected Greek terrorists unleashed an unprecedented 2-day wave of mail bomb attacks in Athens and abroad, with one package reaching the office of German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday. Greek militant groups are suspected of mounting the attacks targeting embassies in Athens and international organizations and foreign leaders abroad. If that is confirmed, it would mark a dramatic escalation for organizations that have never before attempted to strike targets abroad. The campaign used small devices that only caused one injury and minimal damage. But it highlights the difficulty of keeping bombs out of the international delivery system — also a target of Yemen-based militants armed with more powerful and potentially deadly explosives. Security at all embassies in Athens has been increased, and authorities suspended all international mail deliveries from Greece for 48 hours for further checks. By Tuesday evening, at least 11 mail bombs had been detected in the Greek capital — one addressed to French President Nicolas Sarkozy and eight to the embassies of Bulgaria, Russia, Germany, Switzerland, Mexico, Chile, the Netherlands and Belgium. Two more were destroyed in controlled explosions at Athens’ international airport — one addressed to the European Union’s highest court in Luxembourg and the other to law enforcement agency Europol in the Netherlands. A suspicious package addressed to Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi was also found on board a private mail courier company plane that took off from Athens airport late Tuesday. The plane landed at Bologna airport, where the package was being checked, Greek police said. It was unclear whether the bomb sent to Germany was delivered by land or air. If sent by plane, it would highlight the potential limitations of air cargo security that remain.


WASHINGTON (AP) — Even after a suspected test run in September, last week’s attempted mail bombings from Yemen were a shot in the dark for alQaida, which could not have known exactly where its packages were when they were set to explode, U.S. officials said Tuesday. When investigators pulled the Chicago-bound packages off cargo planes in England and the United Arab Emirates Friday, they found the bombs wired to cell phones. The communication cards had been removed, and the phones could not receive calls, officials said, making it likely the terrorists intended the alarm or timer functions to detonate the bombs. “The cell phone probably would have been triggered by the alarm functions, and it would have exploded mid-air,” said a U.S. official briefed on the investigation, who like other officials spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the case. The official also said Tuesday that each bomb was attached to a syringe containing lead azide, a chemical initiator that would have detonated PETN explosives packed into each printer cartridge. Both PETN and a syringe were used in the failed bombing last Christmas of a Detroit-bound airliner. Officials on three continents thwarted last week’s mail bomb plot, the culmination of more than a month of intelligence-gathering, officials said. The Obama administration, which has been monitoring intelligence on possible mail plots since at least early September, was preparing new secu-

rity rules for international cargo in response to the attempted attack. In response, the Obama administration intends to tighten security on U.S.-bound cargo. Security officials are considering requiring that companies provide information about incoming cargo before planes take off, one U.S. official said. Currently, the United States doesn’t get that information until four hours before a plane lands. A second official said the United States will also expand its definition of high-risk cargo, meaning more cargo will be screened from countries known as hotbeds of terrorism.

Obama’s thoughts

President Barack Obama stressed the need for stronger security for air cargo in a telephone conversation Tuesday with Ali Abdullah Saleh, Yemen’s president, the White House said. Investigators believe al-Qaida mailed three innocent-looking packages from Yemen to Chicago in midSeptember to watch the route they took. One of those packages contained a copy of British author George Eliot’s 1860 novel “The Mill on the Floss.” Authorities were investigating whether it was a subtle calling card from Anwar al-Awlaki, the U.S.-born Yemeni cleric who has inspired a string of attempted attacks against the West. The militant cleric is now a fugitive, targeted by a U.S. kill or capture list. Yemeni authorities put him on trial in absentia Tuesday, charging him as a new defendant in the October killing of a French security guard.



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Nordex CEO outlines potential for local plant EDITOR’S NOTE: This following is a text of the keynote address made by Ralf Sigrist, Nordex USA president and chief executive officer at the grand opening Friday of the company’s nacelle production facility in Jonesboro. I know many of you are excited about the jobs and the opportunities we are creating. And I thank you for celebrating this with us. Creating jobs, for Nordex is one of the greatest benefits of what we do — and what we have done over the last 25 years. And we can do it here, thanks to the great potential of wind in America. But potential is like an empty glass — it has to be filled. And since we are in this together, I think it’s important that we understand our opportunities and the challenges we face together. Let me start off by saying that I know the wind and energy business is not widely understood. I live in a suburb of Chicago, and one of our neighbors recently asked my wife: “Aren’t wind turbines powered by generators to keep them turning when there’s no wind, so that they look like they’re still operating?” Others tell me that wind is certainly a very exciting industry. But they wonder whether it’s really viable without subsidies, and then ask how long we’re going to rely on government money. We can also see that our industry isn’t understood because, otherwise, the competitive landscape in America would look very different. Many do not realize how much taxpayers have been subsidizing conventional energy sources since 1923. From 2002 to 2008 subsidies for conventional energy cost the American taxpayer about $70 billion. All across America utilities require that wind farms commit to a firm price for 20 years. They do not have the same requirement for conventional power plants. In fact, an operator of a coal, natural gas or nuclear plant receives the actual cost of the plant plus the actual cost of the fuel, plus a fixed percentage as mark-up on the fuel cost. This means that the more the fuel costs, the more the utility earns, which is only one of the reasons why many utilities do not embrace the opportunity to stabilize prices by buying power at a fixed cost. And, yes, we hear that electricity from nuclear power plants can be generated for as low as 2 cents per kilowatt hour. This is true — once a nuclear power plant is completely paid off. Once a wind farm is completely paid off, it can generate power for half that cost. There are a great many myths and misunderstandings about wind and the power markets, and I am passionate about setting the record straight. But it’s been my keen observation that when I start talking about the intricacies of the wind business and electricity markets, an interesting phenomenon occurs. People’s eyes take on a unique sheen. You have a phrase for this in English — it’s called “glazing over.” It may be my hypnotic charm. Or, it may be that words like “megawatt,” “kilowatt,” “power purchase agreements,” “feed-in tariffs,” “wheeling charges” — well, many just

that it is in our national interest? don’t find these as fascinating as I do! There is another enormous challenge So let’s suppose that instead of talking about watts and kilowatts, we talk about facing the whole world. Energy. We food and crops. That isn’t really much of have a free and abundant energy source blowing across the whole country. Will a stretch, especially here in Arkansas. you help us get it to market and flourAfter all, what do we call a collection ish? Will you ask your leaders to make of wind turbines? A wind farm. And we sure of it? Do you believe it is in our naalso say that wind farms harvest wind. tional interest? We consume electricity, much like we See, when it comes to food, we all consume bread and cereal. know what to do. With energy, not so. So let’s suppose that America has disWhy do I say that? In the span of two covered a new, abundant food source. It years, Nordex announced, planned, grows wild and is completely built, staffed and fired up this disease-resistant. It just plant. But in that same two needs to be harvested and years Congress has stood still delivered to the market. on a national energy strategy. To deliver our oldA sound policy framework is style farm crops we still missing. The will to set built roads, highways national energy goals that and railroad — a vast can secure a new harvest is infrastructure. Our new anemic; the resolve to invest crop also requires an inin infrastructure is weak. frastructure — the transHow will our crop, with all its mission grid. Unfortunatepotential, flourish? ly over the past 50 years Two years ago the Unitwe haven’t maintained this ed States was the largest, grid very well or invested fastest-growing wind enmuch in its expansion. As a reergy market in the world. sult, our new crop might have No longer. China knows difficulty moving from it will have an energy the places where problem in the future if it grows in the it does nothing. So it set a wild to the citnational goal to meet the ies and popuchallenge. Meanwhile, lation centers John Flora | Special to The Sun the U.S. exchanged its that are hungry Ralf Sigrist global lead for layoffs, for our food. for dropped orders, for And let’s conpostponed projects and for investors tinue the analogy. Let’s suppose that the with cold feet. cost of this new crop is at the moment This happened at a time when (a) new more — not a lot, but sometimes a bit jobs were sorely needed and (b) evmore — than the old-style crop. There eryone knows clean energy can create are many reasons for this, including them. This doesn’t make sense. subsidies for the old-style crop going Many people have asked me why we way back and that put our new crop didn’t experience layoffs like our comsometimes at a price disadvantage. But petitors here in the United States. Well, if we can level the playing field through it’s easy — when you have only 10 emsound policies that help “retrofit,” so to ployees, it’s not really an issue. In other speak, a centuries-old farming market words, our timing was lucky — we had to make room for our new crop, we can be even more cost competitive — in fact, not yet ramped up, and so didn’t have to ramp down. we can boom! But we are not immune — neither is And suppose that by supporting the growth of this new food source we could our plant, and neither is our work force. We make the machines that harvest a replace imports, eliminate health risks new crop of energy. But we can only and stave off hunger all while creating flourish if the greater market flourishes. high-quality jobs and growing GDP. I recently read that Arkansas indusNow you might be wondering what trial jobs have declined by 9 percent will happen to our old-style crops if our over the past two years. That’s more wild variety really establishes itself than 20,000 manufacturing jobs. Soberin the market. Will they be replaced? ing. The report called Nordex a “bright Leave barren fields and bankrupt farmspot” for the state. I strongly believe ers? Certainly not! In part, because there are more bright spots to come. Did there are more and more mouths to feed, and no single food source can feed you know that this year we convinced them all! Just like mama said, we need a our steel components supplier — a company by the name of Beckmann Volmer variety of foods to keep us healthy and — to also build a factory in neighboring strong. But we should all eat more vegOsceola? They will invest $10 million inetables! It just so happens, for the convenience to a plant that will employ up to another 500. Just one example. of my analogy, that food security is one Arkansas has become a success story of the biggest challenges facing the for the wind industry. Your state leadworld right now. In light of this reality, ers, and I mean Gov. Beebe and his what would you do? Would you help our team, have not stood back watching new crop get to market and flourish? Arkansas lose jobs. They have actively Would you expect government to make gone out to bring in the most promising sure of it? Would you take the position

industry of the next generation. But it’s not a done deal. Now we have to water what we’ve planted. We have to ensure that the industry you have worked so hard to establish takes firm root in the national market via strong, sound renewable energy policies. What does that look like? Well, to start, we need an energy strategy. I do not mean a tax credit here, a grant there, disconnected from anything. I mean a vision for future energy security. Because what else will the country run on if not electricity? From strategy flows policy — that’s the second thing. Policy is the tool that gets us where we want to go. And because the energy market is highly regulated at every level imaginable, any new energy source must have a long-term regulatory framework in order to get traction in the market — and also to secure financing to build power plants. An interesting fact: Demand for electricity in the U.S. is projected to grow by around 30 percent by 2030 — 20 years from now. If we set a goal to provide that growth amount from renewable resources such as wind, solar and geothermal (which we are using here to heat and cool our plant), we could create new businesses, lower energy costs, reduce dependence on foreign sources — without threatening the jobs and income of conventional suppliers. Such a goal: in policy language it’s called a Renewable Electricity Standard, or “RES.” Producing 20 percent of our electricity from renewables is imminently doable — if we set the goal and create the policy. Congress has not managed to do this. And Arkansas? Besides Arkansas there are three other states that have established themselves as regional wind manufacturing hubs. Those are Colorado, Iowa and Pennsylvania. Arkansas is the only one out of the four that does not have a statelevel RES. If RES is not the best policy tool for Arkansas, a feed-in tariff would, of course, also encourage the market, as discussed in the last legislative session in Little Rock, in early 2009. One of my favorite American symbols is the bald eagle. The bald eagle has many admirable attributes, but its core strength, I believe, is its perspective. It soars high above the earth and can see the full situation, judging wisely where to go. In my view, the reason the nation is stuck in a tar pit when it comes to finally and boldly enacting a true energy strategy is due to lost perspective — the perspective to embrace the opportunity at hand and lay the groundwork for generations to come. I recently learned that Arkansas is a favorite wintering ground for bald eagles. And that the eagles can be seen in nearly every part of the Natural State. You’re also now a favorite ground for wind turbine manufacturers. What happens on the national market happens here. So let’s have an eagle’s perspective and make it happen!

Custodian of the blowtorch

The mind of the demagogue is a foreign country. It has a strange culture, enemies that only the natives can see, a passion about the ridiculous and a blowtorch kind of sincerity that incinerates logical thinking. On Sunday the custodian of one such blowtorch was on Fox News. I am speaking, of course, of Sarah Palin. She was charming, amusing and believable. Richard When Chris Wallace Cohen | asked her about any presidential ambitions, she did not coyly say that she had not given the matter any thought. Instead, she said that if her party needed her, if her country needed her, if the need for her was truly great, then she would sacrifice her freedom of movement, the privacy she enjoys with her family — never mind their tabloid lifestyle and addiction to publicity — and give it all up and run for president. All over the nation, a fair number of Republicans reached for the antacid. Oy! A Palin presidential candidacy, Politico tells us, gives the GOP establishment a near-fatal case of hives. The leadership generally considers her to be both unelectable and uneducable. (She seems hardly better informed than when she was a lone sentry, binoculars trained on nearby — and forewarned — Russia.) A recent Washington PostABC News poll showed that only 39 percent of voters viewed her favorably and a still lower figure, 27 percent, con-

if that is not done, then I can’t see how you can ever find one. Do sex offenders wear special uniforms? No. It’s obvious then that these staffers were joking — playing into the Palin stereotype of them as liberal hacks who would do anything to destroy her. This is what she believes, and she recited the story with such obvious conviction that when she ended with the “corrupt bastards” tag, it seemed downright appropriate. The fierce stupidity of this woman is hard to comprehend. It is the well from which she draws her political sustenance. It explains why she did not pause to wonder about the tape and the sheer impracticality of finding a sex offender in a crowd. This sincerity, uncomplicated by any sophistication whatsoever, is what fuels her considerable charisma. The fact that KTVA is only a CBS affiliate and the staffers not CBS employees

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sidered her qualified to be president. (Who are these people?) But as Republican leaders know, Palin’s numbers are much higher among their own rank and file. With conservative Republicans, 55 percent think she’s qualified to be president — and among tea party types, she wins by acclamation. The nomination, please. John McCain’s little joke is turning out not to be so funny. In choosing Palin as his running mate, he set a standard for political recklessness that I hope will never be bettered. Still, it would be reckless in itself to transfer McCain’s cynicism to Palin. This is the constant mistake made with all demagogues. We think that they cannot be serious or sincere — that if we could be a fly on the wall we would hear them mocking their own followers as imbecilic. History teaches otherwise. Palin’s performance Sunday on Fox News was instructive. This was the show in which she said that the CBS affiliate in Anchorage, KTVA, is staffed by “corrupt bastards.” This demure protest from the Evita of the North was a response to a tape in which the station’s staffers were overheard saying they would look for a child molester at a campaign stop for senatorial candidate Joe Miller, whom Palin endorsed. “You know that of all the people that will show up tonight, at least one of them will be a registered sex offender,” one of the staffers said. Case closed. But hold on. How do you find a sex offender in a crowd? Do you go from person to person asking, “S’cuse me, but are you a sex offender?” Because

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did not give Palin pause. To her, this was Katie Couric’s CBS, the network she thinks so unfairly skewered her by asking, for instance, what newspapers she reads. It’s all a seamless conspiracy of them — they and them and those and them and all those elites who ... she’ll show ’em. The Republican establishment, so supine when McCain made his choice and so gleeful when Palin attacked Democrats, cannot get this particular genie back in the bottle. Palin has become a force, and anyone who watched her Sunday had to conclude that she might well run for president. The polls say she can’t win. I betcha Palin thinks she can’t lose. Cohen’s e-mail address is cohenr@washpost. com. © 2010, Washington Post Writers Group

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State revenues up in Oct. for sixth consecutive month BY ROB MORITZ STEPHENS MEDIA GROUP

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas tax collections for October were above the monthly forecast and above collections from a year ago, the state’s top fiscal officer said Tuesday. “All of the categories, the real economic indicators of individual income ... gross receipts, we are

up,” said Richard Weiss, director of the state Department of Finance and Administration. “It’s not any kind of huge robust growth, but it is very comfortable growth.” October marked the sixth consecutive month that gross receipts, mostly from sales tax revenue, topped collections from a year ago. Gov. Mike Beebe said

last month that if the state’s revenues continue to be above forecast, he may propose that the Legislature further reduce the state sales tax on groceries next year.

4 percent reduction Since taking office in 2007, Beebe has pushed measures in the Legislature that have reduced the

food tax from 6 percent to 2 percent. The Legislature is currently holding budget hearings in advance of the 2011 regular session. The Beebe administration is to present its Fiscal 2011-12 revenue forecast and the governor’s balanced budget proposal Nov. 10. Net available general revenues in October were

Gross receipts totaled $434.1 million, up $41.8 million or 10.7 percent from last year and $3.7 million or .09 percent above forecast.

Body found in Beaver Lake identified SPRINGDALE (AP) — Washington County authorities said a body found in a sport utility vehicle in Beaver Lake is that of a Springdale woman missing for about two-and-a-half years. Sheriff’s Sgt. Bret Hagan told The Springdale Morning News that a medical examiner at the Arkansas State Crime Lab has confirmed the remains are those of 47-year-old Kelly Lockhart. Lockhart’s body was found by divers on Oct. 15. Authorities said the case is being investigated as a homicide. No arrests have been made. Lockhart had been missing since April 2008.


LITTLE ROCK — The number of Arkansas public schools failing to meet adequate yearly progress continued to grow in the 2009-10 school year, state education officials said Monday. Forty-one percent, or 446, of Arkansas public schools were classified as “achieving,” meaning they made adequate yearly progress under the federal No Child Left Behind Act for at least the second consecutive year. That’s down from 505 in the 2008-09 school year. Education officials said 209 Arkansas schools were placed on “alert” status for failing to make adequate yearly progress after having made adequate progress the previous year. The remaining 420 schools were in some phase of school improvement, meaning they have failed to make adequate yearly progress for at least two consecutive years. That’s up from 402 the previous year. The state Education Department said last October that 407 schools were in some phase of school improvement, but five schools successfully appealed their classifications. The number of schools in school improvement for five or more years was 78 in 2009-10, up from 57 the previous year. Schools’ progress is based on students’ scores on benchmark exams. No Child Left Behind requires all children to score proficient on state benchmark exams by 2013-14. In Arkansas, the bar for making adequate yearly progress moves higher each year. “Obviously it has become more and more difficult to make adequate yearly progress,” state Education Commissioner Tom Kimbrell said Monday. “However, we know our school districts and schools are working hard to make sure children have the best opportunity to achieve proficiency.” Last year the state Education Department instituted the Smart Accountability system for identifying schools that need help meeting adequate yearly progress. The system allows the state to identify schools that failed to meet standards because of low test scores among specific subgroups of students, so those schools can receive targeted help. Education officials also said 211 Arkansas public school districts made adequate yearly progress in the 2009-10 school year for at least the second consecutive year. Another 27 districts are on alert status, and the remaining 25 are in some phase of district improvement. Complete lists of schools and districts and their classifications are available on the Education Department’s Web site.

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3 indicted in cross burning

LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Three men have been indicted on civil rights charges for allegedly burning a cross at the home of a black man in Northeast Arkansas. U.S. Attorney for the state’s Eastern District Jane Duke said the cross was set aflame at on Aug. 28 at a home in Salado. Duke said 22-year-old James Bradley Branscum and 24-year-old Tony Branscum, both of the town of Salado, and 18-year-old Curtis Coffee of Batesville are named in the 3-count indictment. They’re charged with interfering with housing rights, conspiring to interfere with housing rights and using fire in the commission of a felony. If convicted, each could face 30 years in prison and a $750,000 fine. Salado is about six miles south of Batesville.

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Alexia Crow adjusts a bumblebee costume on Sadie before the pet costume contest at the Iron Mountain Festival in Walnut Ridge on Saturday.

Judge rules amendment on rates is OK for ballot BY ROB MORITZ STEPHENS MEDIA GROUP

LITTLE ROCK — A Pulaski County circuit judge Tuesday declined to disqualify a multifaceted constitutional amendment proposal addressing interest rates from the general election ballot. In an 11-page ruling, Judge Mary McGowan rejected arguments that Issue 2 was confusing and misleading to voters. She ruled that the measure does not violate a constitutional provision limiting the Legislature to referring three amendments to voters because its three separate issues have “a common theme.” Eugene Sayre, the Little Rock lawyer who sued on behalf of Jacksonville resident April Forrester to have the measure stricken from the ballot, said he would wait to see the results of Tuesday’s election before deciding whether to appeal to the state Supreme Court. If the measure passes, “we will, before the week is out, meet with my client and other counsel involved and decided whether to appeal or not,” Sayre said.

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10.7 percent increase

Individual income tax collections totaled $206.3 million in October, $5.4 million, or 2.7 percent, above forecast, and $14.4 million or 10.7 percent above last year. Corporate income tax collections totaled $23.2 million in October, up $13.1 million, or 13.7 percent, from last year and $5.5 million, or 19.3 percent, above the monthly forecast.


List of schools failing to meet standard up

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An October survey of supply managers in nine Midwestern and Plains states suggests that the regional economy will continue to grow, but at a slower pace. The Mid-America Business Conditions Index dropped for the fourth time in the past five months, to 52.3 last month from 56.3 in September, according to a survey report released Monday. The new figure was the lowest for the region since December. “Even so, surveys are

$354.5 million, up 41 million, or 13.1 percent, from last year and $4.2 million, or 1.2 percent, above the monthly forecast.

not pointing to a double-dip recession,” said Creighton University economist Ernie Goss, who oversees the survey. But Goss repeated the note of caution he sounded following the September survey: Increasing federal income taxes on Jan. 1 would hinder economic growth in the United States and the region. Congress has been debating extending income-tax cuts for families making less than $250,000 and individuals making less than $200,000. Other tax cuts also are being debated.

The survey and report use a collection of indexes ranging from zero to 100. Organizers say any score above 50 suggests economic growth in the next three to six months, while a score below 50 suggests a contracting economy. States in the survey are Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma and South Dakota. Looking ahead six months, the survey’s index on economic optimism jumped to 62.0 in October from 51.6 in September and 52.4 in August.

The proposal would remove an interest rate cap of 5 percent above the federal discount rate, now 0.75 percent, on consumer loans but would leave a 17 percent cap in place. Lenders are currently limited to whichever cap is lower. It also would repeal an interest rate cap of 2 percent above the federal discount rate on bonds issued by or loans issued by or to governmental units, and would allow governmental entities to issue bonds to finance energy-efficiency projects and use savings from the projects to repay the loans. Last month, after hearing oral arguments, the high court said it lacked jurisdiction to hear the case and ordered that it be considered by a circuit judge. On Monday McGowan heard arguments from Sayre, Betsy Murray, representing the Committee for Arkansas’ Future, a ballot committee backed by the Arkansas State Chamber of CommerceAssociated Industries of Arkansas; and Assistant Attorney General Scott Richardson.

TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — A southwest Arkansas woman has pleaded guilty to a federal charge of forging a bankruptcy judge’s signature in order to finance a car. Court documents say Terah Mumau forged the signature of U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Richard Taylor on a document indicating her bankruptcy case had been dismissed. She was accused of presenting the document in November 2009 to a salesman at CarMax in Irving, Texas. CarMax then sold her a 2005 Ford Mustang. The Texarkana Gazette reports she pleaded guilty last week in federal court in Texarkana as part of a plea bargain in which one count of bankruptcy fraud will be dismissed.

About 40% of schools fail standards LITTLE ROCK (AP) — About 40 percent of Arkansas 1,075 public schools have failed for at least two years to meet minimum student achievement requirements. Arkansas students take Benchmark and End-ofCourse exams to measure proficiency. The state reports 420 schools had insufficient numbers of students scoring proficient. This year at least 64.5 percent of students at each school had to score proficient or better in literacy and math for the school to receive a passing grade. The minimum rises to 73 percent next year. The schools are across the state — including Pulaski County, Fort Smith, Springdale, Rogers and Blytheville.

Plant expansion planned in Conway CONWAY (AP) — Economic development officials in Conway said Kimberly-Clark Corp. plans is moving up its plans for expansion at its plant in Conway. A news release from the Conway Development Corporation on Monday said the company will add about 100 new full-time positions and invest about $65 million in the plan during the next three years. The company had said it July it would invest about $25 million and add about 40 jobs during the next 18 months. The CDC said the new plans are due to improved business conditions. Kimberly-Clark produces feminine and adult-care products at the Conway plant and currently has about 450 employees.

Entergy says electric rates to drop in ’11 LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Entergy Arkansas, the state’s largest supplier of electricity, said its rates will drop in January because of a reduction in what the company pays to get power from the Grand Gulf nuclear plant in Mississippi. Entergy said in a news release Monday that the average residential customer using 1,000 kilowatthours a month would see a reduction of about $1.40 a month. According to the release, that will drop the typical Entergy Arkansas residential customer’s monthly bill below $90 per month — basically, the same rate customers were paying 12 years ago.

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FONTAINE — Farrell L. Bass, 64, passed away Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, at his residence in Fontaine. He was born May 23, 1946, at Walnut Ridge to the late Lee Dimpsey Bass and Helen Prock Ward. He was the owner and operator of Bass Construction and served his country proudly in the U.S. National Guard. Farrell also Bass enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing softball, watching his girls play ball, shooting pool and spending time with family and friends. Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Bonnie Naydeane Kennedy Bass; five daughters, Leann (Shannon) Coleman, Terrie (Billy) Pruitt, Sonya (Wade) Sharp, Misty (Wesley) Moon and Shan (Eric) Strope; 14 grandchildren, Kristina Wilson, Cortney, Ashley and Nitichia Lee, Justin Gifford, Felishia, Aubrey, Colton and Zachery Moon, Casey and Tyler Pruitt, Tanner Bass, and Blake and Shyann Strope; five great-grandchildren, Brooke Wicker, Makenzy Hargett, Madilynn Gifford, Havyn Copper and Luke Murry; six siblings, Pat Bass, Linda (Ralph) Cook, Marsha (Thomas) Rieney, Joyce (Bruce) Arnold, Marilyn (Jackie) Sharp and Wesley (Samantha) Bass. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Sarah Noell and Lorretta Colburn, and one brother, Larry Neal Bass. A celebration of his life through a memorial service, will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at the Lorado Baptist Church on Arkansas 168 in Lorado with Wayne Bass officiating and under the guidance of Gregg Funeral Home in Jonesboro. Memorial donations may be made directly to the family. Personal condolences may be sent to the Bass family at www.gregg

Atha Lucille Bell

SALEM — Atha Lucille Bell, 86, of Salem, formerly of Jonesboro, died Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010, at Southfork River Living and Therapy Center in Salem. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Barker Funeral Chapel in Salem with Kenneth Gossett officiating. Interment will be in Morriston Cemetery under the direction of Barker Funeral Home. No visitation planned. Memorials are preferred to the Washington Avenue Church of Christ in Jonesboro or Children’s Homes in Paragould.

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Clinton Calvin Fields

POCAHONTAS — Paula M. Bennett passed away Monday, Nov. 1, 2010. Born July 23, 1929, in Mendez Capote, Provincia of Matanzas, Cuba, to the late Pedor and Andrea Suarez, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Freddie Wiseman; her second husband, William Bennett Jr.; and three siblings. She is survived by four children, Andria Allen of Biggers, Freddie Wiseman Jr. of Fairfield, Calif., Sandra Richmond of Dexter, Mo., and Willburn “Webbie” Wiseman of Pocahontas; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and seven siblings. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the McNabb Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Athansius Okeiyi officiating. Burial will follow in Masonic Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday.

HEBER SPRINGS — Clinton Calvin Fields, 51, of Heber Springs journeyed with the heavenly angels to God’s loving arms Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010, after a courageous battle against brain cancer lasting more than 15 years. He was preceded in death by his father, Calvin Fields. Clinton is survived by his wife, Cynthia Fields; mother, Melissa Fields; p a r e n t s - i n - l a w, F r e d and Pat Holk; siblings, Dale Fields, Jim Fields, Lougean Fraser and Betty Johnson; nieces, nephews and many extended family members and friends. Clinton’s cheerful heart, loving and generous nature, and terrific sense of humor will be deeply missed by his family and friends. Should friends desire, memorial donations can be made to the humane society. They are invited to share their thoughts, condolences and fond memories with Clinton’s spouse and family by visiting Heber Springs Funeral Home this evening between the hours of 5-8. A celebration of life will be announced at a later date by the family. The family wishes to extend a sincere thank you for all the help received from their community of friends and neighbors over the years. Please sign an online guest book at www.heber springsfuneralhome .com.

Lorene Parker Edwards FAIRFIELD BAY — Lorene Parker Edwards, 95, of Fairfield Bay, formerly of Piggott, passed away Monday, Nov.1, 2010, at Clinton. Survivors include two daughters, Carlene Barra of Fairfield Bay and Betty Tabor of Overland Park, Kan.; three sons, John Tate, Joe Tate and Charles Tate, all of Piggott; and brother, Finis Stewart of Atlanta. Visitation will be at Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Piggott beginning at 10 a.m. today with funeral services to follow at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Piggott Cemetery. Online registry: www

Gordon Gustus Ellington PARAGOULD — Gordon Gustus Ellington, 83, of Paragould died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, at his home. He was born March 11, 1927, in Greene County, the son of the late Chester A. and Susan Aedliah Woolverton Ellington. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Alton and E.D. “Cotton” Ellington. Gordon was retired from Paragould City, Light, Water and Cable, a member of East Side Baptist Church, led singing at Clark’s Chapel and at East Side Baptist Church, led singing in revivals all over the Greene County Baptist Association and was a former Kiwanian. Gordon served his country in the Army during World War II. Survivors include his wife, Verbadean Dial Ellington of the home; daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Barry Reddick, Karen and David Greene, all of Paragould; sons and daughters-in-law, Curt Ellington of Blytheville, Dennis and Lisa Ellington of Paragould, Danny and Melinda Ellington of Mountain Home; sister, Alma Jean Perry of St. Louis; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Heath Funeral Home. His life will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday in Heath Colonial Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Scudder officiating. Burial will follow in Clark’s Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers will be his grandsons — Bryan Reddick, Bret Ellington, Mike Miller, Brent Ezell, Corey Balentine, Nate Herget and Shain Finley — with nephews Scott, Chris and Allen Ellington being honorary pallbearers. Memorials may be sent to Clark’s Chapel Cemetery Fund or East Side Baptist Church. Online registry: www

Delores Harris WALNUT RIDGE — Delores “Dee” Smallwood Harris, 61, died Monday. Preceding her in death were her parents; first husband, Thomas Smallwood; three brothers; and grandson, Cody T. Cross. Survivors include her husband, Walter “Butch” Harris; daughters, Michelle Cross, Wanda Taylor and Margaret Piatz; sisters, Faye Newman, Gloria Sheets and Carolyn Crace; brother, George Crace; 16 grandchildren; and one greatgrandchild. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Gethsemane Baptist Church of Walnut Ridge with Derek Collins officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Forrest Cemetery at Black Rock under the direction of House-Gregg Funeral Home of Walnut Ridge. Visitation is Thursday evening from 6-8 at the church.

Elvis R. Jones JONESBORO — Elvis R. Jones, 59, of Jonesboro passed away Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, at St. Bernards Medical Center. He was born Dec. 27, 1950, at Des Arc into the family of Jonah “Pud” and Alma Jones. He subcontracted detail on tractors. He was a Baptist and loved racing and truck driving. Survivors include his father, Jonah “Pud” Jones; a son, Brandon Jones of Jonesboro; two daughters, Ashley Nichole Stevenson of Jonesboro and Wendy M. of Oregon; four grandchildren; and three brothers, Tim Jones, Jerry Jones and Doyle Jones. He was preceded in death by his mother, Alma Jones; sister, Delana Jane Jones; a daughter, Angela Marie Jones; a granddaughter, Bailey Nichole Stevenson; and a brother, Ed Jones. Pallbearers will include Jerry Jones, Tim Jones, Brandon Jones, Eldon Shaw, Shane Crutchfield and Jason Stevenson. Graveside funeral services and burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Old Enterprise Cemetery under the direction of Roller-

Farmers Union Funeral Home. Lasting memorials may be donated to Arkansas Children’s Hospital, 1 Children’s Way, Little Rock 72202. Online registry: www

Floyd Maxwell III WASKOM, Texas — Floyd Marvin Maxwell III, 59, of Waskom, Texas, formerly of Memphis, died Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010, in Waskom. Floyd was born March 31, 1951, at Memphis to the late F.M. Maxwell II and Movitta Spurlock Maxwell. He is survived by his wife, Christine of the home; one daughter, Stephanie Maxwell Priddy of Waskom; one son, Jessie Maxwell of the U.S. Navy stationed at Great Lakes, Ill.; two grandchildren, Joe and Phoenyx Priddy of Waskom; his mother, Movitta Maxwell of Lexington, Tenn.; three sisters, Glenda Cox of Lexington, Ella Pointer of Millington, Tenn., and Melody (Glenn) Mann of Wildersville, Tenn.; and one brother, Andrew (Doris) Maxwell of Memphis. He is also survived by his mother- and fatherin-law, Marie and Jeff Bartow of Washington; five aunts, Nell Maddox of Bowman, Nettie (Bill) Holmes of Jonesboro, Betty (Marva) Shoe of Greenbriar, Jewel Lawrence of Brookland, Dorris (R.D.) Lemons of Jonesboro; and a host of nieces and nephews. A memorial service and visitation will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Brookland Church of Christ, 9664 U.S. 49B North with John Mark Wilson officiating.

Bobby Neal WALNUT RIDGE — Bobby Neal, 68, of Walnut Ridge passed away Tuesday. Survivors include sisters, Irene Milgrim of Jonesboro, Christine Nees of Black Rock and Lucille Humphrey of Oklahoma; many nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Lawrence Memorial Park with Harold Russell officiating. Burial will be under the direction of Bryan Funeral Home of Hoxie. Pallbearers will be, Bill Hulen, Leonard Neece Jr., James Milgrim, Loretta Decker, David Decker and James Eubanks. Visitation will be from 1:30 p.m. till time of service Thursday at the cemetery.

Thomas Robinson TRUMANN — Thomas Dewey Robinson, 65, of Trumann died Monday evening at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Thompson Funeral Home of Trumann in charge of arrangements.

Charles W. Speer PIGGOTT — Charles W. Speer, 77, of Piggott died Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, at General Baptist Nursing Center in Campbell, Mo. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie of the home; one son; three daughters; nine grandchildren; many other neighbors, friends and family. Visitation will be this evening, beginning at 5:30, at Irby Funeral Home in Piggott. Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday in Irby Chapel. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery with full military honors.

Eva M. Spencer NESBIT, Miss. — Eva Spencer, 79, of Nesbit, Miss., died Monday, Nov.

1, 2010. She was born June 27, 1931, at Cherry Valley to James and Elzie Woolbright Robertson. Eva was a member of Bridgetown Baptist Church and a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, William “Bill” Spencer; daughters, Deborah and Pam; son, Jeff; one sister and brother; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at ThompsonWilson Wynne Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6-8 this evening at the funeral home. Online registry: www

James Elvis Swafford PARAGOULD — The Rev. James Elvis Swafford, 86, of Paragould died Sunday at his residence. Rev. Swafford was a retired Baptist minister and member of Immanuel Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Zelma Nadgerine Swafford; parents, James Marshall and Gertrude Hinton Swafford; and brother, Charles Swafford. Rev. Swafford pastored many different churches, Cornoa Road Baptist Church in Flint, Mich., Walcott Baptist Church, Imboden First Baptist Church, Immanuel Baptist Church in Doniphan, Mo., F o rrest City Second Baptist Church, Rosewood Swafford B a p t i s t Church, St. Bethlehem First Baptist Church in Bethlehem, Tenn., Big Creek Baptist Church and was interim pastor of Vines Chapel Baptist Church until April 2010. Survivors include daughters and son-inlaw, Gloria and Jim McMillon of Paragould and Cindy Whiteside of Campbell, Mo.; son and daughter-in-law, James E. Swafford Jr. and wife Kaye of Rossville, Ga.; special friend, Euva Witcher of Paragould; grandchildren, Royce and Amanda McMillon, Rusty and Vanessa McMillon, Richard Whiteside, Cordellia Whiteside Risley, Brian and Lavanda Swafford; and great-grandchildren, Talon and Tenley McMillon, Bryson Swafford, Grifen and Silas Whiteside. Visitation will be Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. at Heath Funeral Home. Graveside services will follow at 1:30 Thursday in Memorial Gardens Cemetery with the Rev. Charles Abanathy officiating. Memorials may be made to the Greene County Baptist Association. To sign the online register, go to www.heath

Eddie Turner Jr. OSCEOLA — Eddie Turner Jr., 62, of Osceola died Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010. He was born Oct. 9, 1948. Survivors include his wife, Mattie Turner of Osceola; children, Albert Brown and Marketta Turner, both of Osceola, Angela Thomas of Pennsylvania, Rhonda Kenney and Shala Jones, both of Indianapolis; siblings, Lonnie, Louis, Nathaniel, Larry, Patrick, Marie and Lois Turner, Lilly Fletcher and Felecia Houston; 30 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 5-7 Friday evening at Wilson Funeral Home with services at 3 p.m. Saturday in Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church and burial in Whiteside Cemetery.

Norman Wayne Ulrey

JONESBORO — Norman Wayne Ulrey passed away Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010, at his residence. He was born July 11, 1925, in Yale, Ill., to the late Wayne and Mary Purcell Ulrey and was the eldest of five children. Norm graduated from Casey High School in 1943 and enlisted in the Air Force as a ball-turret gunner on a B-17. On his first mission he was shot down over Germany, where he served as prisoner of war in World War II. After returning home from the war, Norman married Ruth Ann Garner. They had one child who they loved dearly, Phillip Lee Ulrey. Norm was retired from Northern Propane, where he was employed for 25 years. He was a hard worker and proud of his many accomplishments with the company. He was also a member of the Masons in Casey, Ill., and of the First United Methodist Church in Jonesboro. Norm was a loving “GiGi,” Grandpa, father, husband, uncle and brother, who loved to spend time with his family especially his “Baby Doll” Kaira. He was a devoted sports fan and enjoyed watching the Arkansas State University Red Wolves, University of Arkansas Razorbacks and the Dallas Cowboys. Norm was an avid golfer, which he loved to play with his son, grandson and many friends. Norm touched a lot of people’s lives over the years, and his memories will live on through those of us who were fortunate enough to know him. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Ruth Ann Garner Ulrey; one daughter-in-law, Carolyn Sue Holsapple Ulrey of Jonesboro; two grandchildren, Wade Ulrey of Southaven, Miss., and Jill (Nick) Ditto of Jonesboro; two greatgrandchildren, Kaira and Bennett of Jonesboro; two sisters, Helen (Gerald) Hurt of Tuscola, Ill., and Joann “Joker” Walter of Paris, Ill.; two sisters-inlaw, Joann Ulrey of Plainfield, Ind., and Wanda Gregg of Casey-Westfield, Ill., as well as his nieces and nephews. Norman was also preceded in death by his son, Phillip Lee Ulrey, and two brothers, Lee Ulrey and Donnie Ulrey. The family wishes to give a special thank you to La Tosha Clark and the caregivers at Hospice of NEA for the loving care given to Norm by all of them. A celebration of his life through a memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church in Jonesboro with the Revs. Patty Soward and John Miles officiating. Norm’s family graciously requests that in lieu of flowers, please send donations to the First United Methodist Church of Jonesboro in care of the Building Fund and the Disabled American Vets. Personal condolences may be sent to the Ulrey family at www.gregg

Jackie Wilder

JONESBORO — Jackie Wilder, 79, of Jonesboro, formerly of Paragould, died Thursday at Ridgecrest Nursing Home in Jonesboro. Jackie was a retired bank teller and member of First United Methodist Church in Paragould. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Mattie Houston Lee; son, Robbie BaldPLEASE SEE OBITUARIES, A7

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JONESBORO — It doesn’t appear that Rodney Sharp will be welcomed back home. Sharp, 44, was arrested Monday on misdemeanor warrants at 217 Cedar St., Apt. B, in Jonesboro. Later, his girlfriend called the owner of the apartment complex and told him there were components of a methamphetamine lab in the residence. Landlord Jeffery Cook called police. On Tuesday Craighead County District Judge Keith Blackman found probable cause to charge Sharp with manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of pseudoephedrine with the intent to manufacture meth and possession of drug paraphernalia with the intent to manufacture meth. He set bond at $25,000 and ordered Sharp to appear in Craighead County Circuit Court on Dec. 28. Investigator Blake Bristow of the 2nd Judicial District Drug Task Force told the judge Sharp is wanted in Mississippi for jumping bond on similar charges. Sharp said his girlfriend had nothing to do with manufacturing the drug, although she admitted she was a user, Bristow said in a probable cause affidavit. According to regulations adopted by the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality, Cook can’t make the apartment available for occupancy again until an ADEQ-certified contractor completes decontamination. —Keith Inman

Vandals destroy Italian grave marker

JONESBORO — Vandals toppled a statue in a Jonesboro cemetery, causing an estimated $75,000 in damage, police said. The incident occurred some time between Saturday

afternoon and Monday morning at Jonesboro Memorial Park, 3910 Harrisburg Road, Patrolman Gary McClard said. The marble statue broke off the pedestal at its knees, McClard said. Melissa McDonald, an owner of the cemetery, said the statue was imported from Italy. “She estimated the replacement cost at $75,000 conservatively,” McClard said. Other incidents reported to Jonesboro police: • Ericson Bacsa, 2603 Skyline Drive — someone burned his Halloween display of hay bales, flowers and a scarecrow sometime between 9 p.m. Sunday and 7 a.m. Monday, also resulting in damage to yard lights, a tree and grass. • Patrick Haggenmacher, 1708 Merrill Cove — residential burglary and theft of $1,350 in property, including a .22-caliber handgun, 32-inch TV and a video projector • Christopher Clark, 1610 Arrowhead Farm Road, No. 40 — residential burglary and theft of more than $1,100 in property, including two DVD players, several video games and a baseball card collection. • Roger Soles, 2610 Diane St. — theft of a red 2007 Suzuki motorcycle, valued at $4,500 from 2400 Commerce Drive. • Success School, 613 North Fisher St. — vandals broke two windows, causing an estimated $700 in damage. • Arkansas Forestry Commission, 2301 Fox Meadow Lane — theft of $800 in property, including two fire extinguishers, a handheld digital radio and headset from the back of trucks on the property. • Aretha Cook, 2207 West Sutton Drive — theft of a wallet containing $150 and three debit cards from her vehicle parked at 1025 West Johnson Ave. • Ricky Wayne Monroe — theft of electric wiring, a faucet and shower head and thermostat wire from a

house under construction at 2101 Sweet Gum Drive. • Aaron Owens, 4204 Chula Drive — theft of a bow and arrows from the back of his truck. • Christopher Posey, 311 South Main St. — someone scratched the sides and hood of his vehicle. • Najee Hassell — theft of a purse and wallet containing $180 cash, a $50 money order and a $250 check from 612 Warren St. • Murphy Oil, 1601 Stadium Blvd. — theft of theft of two cartons of cigarettes and a baseball cap. • Shirley Basinger, 610 Melody Lane — someone threw a piece of asphalt through a window of her residence. • Best Buy, 3000 East Highland Drive — detained for police a 12-year-old boy accused of stealing two Go phones, valued at $200. —Keith Inman

Jonesboro firefighters answer 10 alarms JONESBORO — The Jonesboro Fire Department responded to the following alarms during the 24-hour period ending at 6 p.m. Tuesday. • At 5:45 p.m. on Monday, intersection of Dan Avenue and Henson Road, brush fire. • At 8:52 p.m. on Monday, 3515 Viking St., gas leak. • At 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday, 3529 Barbara Ann St., false alarm. • At 4:27 p.m. on Tuesday, 2723 Curtview Drive, vehicle fire. • At 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday, 217 Olympic Drive, vehicle fire. • At 5:16 p.m. on Tuesday, South Culberhouse Street, brush fire. • At 5:39 p.m. on Tuesday, intersection of Airport Road and Hickory Lane, vehicle accident. Firefighters also responded to three medical assists.


OBITUARIES | FROM PAGE A6 win; and sister, Florence White. Survivors include her son, Mike Baldwin of Valley Village, Calif.; stepdaughters, Cathy Lattus and Holly Sullivan, both of Paragould; sister, Shirley Moss of Jonesboro; niece and nephew, Marian and Andy Peeler; grandchildren, Matthew and Joshua Baldwin, Angela Pigue, Bo Lattus, Heidi Cohn, Shannon Tripod and Sheri South; and 20 great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tom Letchworth officiating. The family has requested that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society. To sign the online register, go to www.heath

Geanett Williams

BLYTHEVILLE — Geanett “Tee” Williams, 53, of Blytheville died Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010. She was born Sept. 22, 1957, at Blytheville to the late Jay and Dovetta Taylor Nelson. Survivors include her children, Carla Williams of Killeen, Texas, Sherrice Williams and Bobby Bohannon, both of Blytheville; siblings, Shirley (David) Evans of Arizona, Carolyn Campbell, Robert Lee (Maylean) Taylor, Vincent Butler, and Luther (Patricia) Butler Jr., all of Blytheville; and eight grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Wilson Funeral Home with burial in Memory Gardens. Visitation will be Friday evening from 5-7. Satisfy your craving for more news. Call to subscribe today!

Look to billboards for winning poster JONESBORO — Kayla Wilcox, a Westside Elementary fourth-grader, won the Craighead County 2010 Red Ribbon Week Poster Contest sponsored by the Craighead County Chapter of Arkansas for DrugFree Youth for fourth grade students in Craighead County. Each district’s winner will receive a $50 U.S. Bond from the ADFY. Wilcox will receive an additional $50 bond, and her poster will become this year’s ADFY Drug-Free Schools outdoor advertisement. Other winners are: Thomas Dunnam, Bay; Hannah Seats, Brookland; Katie Fletcher, East Elementary-Buffalo Island Central; Maggie Xu, Visual and Performing Arts School, Jonesboro; Seth Gage, Nettleton Intermediate Center; and Abbigail McGee, Valley View.

Schweitzer lectures Thursday at WBC WALNUT RIDGE — Dr. George Schweitzer will talk about the relationship between science and religion at 7 p.m. on Thursday at Williams Baptist College in room 101 of the Sloan Center. The lecture, “The Power of Presupposition,” is part of the Mondy-Carroll Lecture. A professor at the University of Tennessee, Schweitzer holds doctorates in the fields of chemistry, philosophy of religion and history of science. The Mondy-Carroll Lectureship deals with the natural sciences and was endowed by the late Dr. Nell Mondy of Ithaca, N.Y. There is no charge, and the public is encouraged to attend.

Ravenden Springs fund-raiser planned RAVENDEN SPRINGS — A Ravenden Springs Community Center fund-raiser will be held Nov. 13 at the old Ravenden Springs School. A meal will be served at 5 p.m. The cost will be $7 for adults with children younger than 6 free. An auction will follow the meal. Funds will be used for the continued restoration of the building. For more information contact Carl Wells at 869-2720.

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Penpal: Suspect wrote of ‘dead girl’

WASHINGTON (AP) — While in prison, the man charged with murdering Washington intern Chandra Levy wrote a penpal admitting that he was involved in a crime that involved a “dead girl,” a witness testified Tuesday, though her memory of the letter came under scrutiny in cross-examination. Ingmar Guandique, 29, a Salvadoran immigrant, is accused of murdering and attempting to sexually assault Levy back in 2001. Levy’s disappearance became a national sensation at the time after she was romantically linked with then-Rep. Gary Condit, D-Calif. He was once the main suspect, but police no longer believe he was involved.

Man in bomb plot withdraws appeal

DALLAS (AP) — The Jordanian man sentenced to 24 years in prison after pleading guilty to trying to blow up a Dallas skyscraper has withdrawn his appeal of the sentence. Twenty-year-old Hosam Smadi filed a motion to withdraw his appeal Tuesday in a Dallas federal court. Last week, acting as his own counsel, he had appealed the sentence even though he had faced up to 30 years under the conditions of his plea bargain. Smadi pleaded guilty in May to attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction. That was after an FBI sting caught him trying to blow up a 60-story office tower. The charge carries a maximum sentence of life in prison.

Lawyer asks bail be set for ‘hiccup girl’

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A young Florida woman known for unstoppable hiccups who is now charged with murder is asking a judge to set her bail. Jennifer Ann Mee and her attorney John Trevena appeared before a judge Tuesday and asked him to set $50,000 bail. The judge said he will issue a ruling Friday.

Future teachers must show skills BY CHRIS WILLIAMS ASSOCIATED PRESS

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Standing at the edge of a pond surrounded by her class of fourth-graders, Jasmine Zeppa filled a bucket with brown water and lectured her pupils on the science of observing and recording data. Many of the children seemed more interested in nearby geese, a passing jogger and the crunchy leaves underfoot. Zeppa’s own professor from St. Catherine University stood nearby and recorded video of it all. “I think it went as well as it possibly could have, given her experience,” said the professor, Susan Gibbs Goetz. Her snap review: The 25-year-old Zeppa could have done a better job holding the students’ attention but did well building on past lessons. Zeppa is among the first class of aspiring teachers who are getting ready for new, more demanding requirements to receive their teacher licenses. A new licensing system is being tested in 19 states that includes filming student teachers in their classroom and evaluating the video; also candidates must show they can prepare a lesson, tailor it to different

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The assessments also place responsibility for grading the would-be teachers with teams of outside evaluators who have no stake in the result. Currently, the teachers-in-training are evaluated by their colleges, which want their students to get their teaching licenses. “It’s a big shift that the whole country is going through,” said Misty Sato, a University of Minnesota education profes-

sor who is helping adapt the assessments for Minnesota. “It’s going from ‘What has your candidate experienced?’ to what your candidate can do.” Minnesota is scheduled to be the first state to adopt the new system when it implements it in 2012. Four other states — Massachusetts, Ohio, Tennessee and Washington — plan to implement it within five years. Fourteen more states are running pilots.

U.S. judge: No Argentine extradition in killings MIAMI (AP) — A federal judge has denied Argentina’s extradition request for a former military officer accused of taking part in a 1972 massacre of leftist guerrillas in his homeland. The decision released Tuesday means, for now, that Roberto Bravo will not be returned to Argentina to face 16 murder charges arising from the killings at a military base near the southern Argentine city of Trelew. U.S. prosecutors said no

decision had been made on a possible appeal. U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert Dube ruled there are doubts about “the credibility, reliability and truthfulness” of statements made by three survivors shortly after the shootings. The three died in the 1970s, Dube noted, and “there has never been any way to test their allegations or subject them to cross-examination.” Dube also ruled that Bravo, now 68, had been cleared by a military in-

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Court hears arguments on violent video games BY JESSE J. HOLLAND ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed sympathy for a California law that aims to keep children from buying ultra-violent video games in which players maim, kill or sexually assault images of people. But justices seemed closely split on whether the restrictions are constitutional. The high court has been reluctant to carve out exceptions to the First Amendment, striking down a ban on videos showing graphic violence to animals earlier this year. California officials argue that they should be allowed to limit minors’ ability to pick up violent video games on their own at retailers because of the purported damage they cause

to the mental development of children. Some justices appeared to agree. “We do not have a tradition in this country of telling children they should watch people actively hitting schoolgirls over the head with a shovel so they’ll beg with mercy, being merciless and decapitating them, shooting people in the leg so they fall down,” Chief Justice John Roberts said. Roberts decried that one game lets a player “pour gasoline over them, set them on fire and urinate on them. We protect children from that,” he said. “We don’t actively expose them to that.” California’s 2005 law would prohibit anyone under 18 from buying or renting games that give players the option of “killing, maiming, dismembering or sexually assaulting

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This image shows a scene from “Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned.” an image of a human being.” Parents would be able to buy the games for their children, but retailers who sell directly to minors would face fines of up to $1,000 for each

game sold. That means that children would need an adult to get games like “Postal 2,” the first-person shooter by developer Running With Scissors that features the

ability to light unarmed bystanders on fire. It would also apply to the popular “Grand Theft Auto IV,” a third-person shoot-’emup from Rockstar Games that allows gamers to por-

tray carjacking, gun-toting gangsters. Some Supreme Court justices wondered where the regulation would stop if they allowed California’s law to go forward. “What about films?” asked Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. “What about comic books?” Justice Antonin Scalia wondered if movies showing drinking and smoking might be next. “I am concerned with the First Amendment, which says Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech,” he said. “It has never been understood that the freedom of speech did not include portrayals of violence. You are asking us to create a whole new prohibition which the American people never ratified when they ratified the First Amendment.”

Audit wonders if U.S. is overselling diplomacy in Iraq free free BY ROBERT BURNS AP NATIONAL SECURITY WRITER

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration could be overstating what U.S. diplomats can do to contain Iraq’s ethnic and sectarian tensions without U.S. military forces, a State Department audit concluded Tuesday, raising fresh concerns about the planned pullout of American troops next year. The auditors also questioned whether American diplomats who remain behind will be adequately

protected against insurgent violence, and their report faulted Washington for its planning of the transition from a U.S. military-led mission in Iraq to one run by American civilians in 2011. The audit’s findings echo worries expressed by some U.S. defense analysts and former diplomats. They say hardwon security gains in Iraq could crumble if U.S. forces leave on schedule. In the latest outbreak of violence, bombings and mortar strikes killed dozens and wounded scores

across Baghdad’s mostly Shiite neighborhoods Tuesday. The bloodshed came just two days after gunmen in the Iraqi capital held a Christian congregation hostage in a siege that ended with 58 people dead. State Department spokesman Mark Toner said the United States condemns the bombings and stands ready to “assist as requested” by Iraqi authorities in pursuing those responsible for the attacks. “These are reprehensible attacks by extrem-

ists attempting to stoke tension between people from different religious and ethnic backgrounds in Iraq who seek to live in peace,” Toner said. In its report, the State Department’s office of inspector general said stability in Iraq may be years away. It warned that the failure of Iraqi political leaders to form a unity government has interfered with the “urgent task” of planning for Washington’s post-2011 diplomatic role. Stephen Biddle, an Iraq watcher at the Council on

Foreign Relations, said it will be difficult for U.S. diplomats to keep a lid on Sunni-Shiite and ArabKurd rivalries in the absence of a sizable American military presence. “Normally, stabilizing a situation like this requires peacekeepers,” he said. “Peacekeepers are soldiers. That doesn’t say there aren’t important and valuable things that government civilians can do. But ... security protection is important in this environment, and that’s not something State Department civilians do.”

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SAN’A, Yemen (AP) — Faced with mounting U.S. pressure to do more in the fight against al-Qaida after the thwarted mail bombs plot, Yemen on Tuesday took the surprise move of putting on trial a fugitive U.S.-born radical Islamic cleric wanted for his part in terror attacks on American soil. The move is largely symbolic, since Anwar alAwlaki was being tried in absentia. But it appeared to be an attempt by Yemen’s government to show its American allies that it takes the cleric as a serious threat — something it has wavered on in the past. Al-Awlaki, born in New Mexico to Yemeni parents, is one of the most prominent English-lan-

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Yemeni policemen stand alert outside the state security court in San’a, Yemen, on Tuesday where the trial of a U.S.-born radical cleric, Anwar al-Awlaki, was taking place in absentia, accusing him and two other men with plotting to kill foreigners and of being members of alQaida. guage radical clerics, and his sermons advocating jihad, or holy war, against the United States have influenced militants involved in several attacks or attempted attacks on U.S. soil. Yemeni officials

say he may have blessed the recent mail bomb plot, though not necessarily took an active part in it.

Possible U.S. charges The Obama administra-

tion is considering its own terror charges against the 39-year-old al-Awlaki. But even without charges, it put him on a list of militants the CIA is authorized to capture or kill, after the Christmas attempt to bomb a U.S. passenger jet by a young Nigerian whom al-Awlaki may have helped recruit in Yemen. Al-Awlaki is thought to be hiding in the mountains of Yemen, enjoying the protection of family and his large tribe, while facing what some analysts describe as only a half-hearted effort by the Yemeni authorities to capture or kill him. Yemeni officials had until now privately insisted that they had no legal justification to detain him and that, if captured, the country’s constitution prevents his extradition to the United States because he is a Yemeni citizen.

U.K., France ditch rivalry, sign defense deal BY DAVID STRINGER ASSOCIATED PRESS

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SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — An American singer suspected of trying to smuggle cocaine in his stomach was detained as he tried to board a U.S.-bound flight at a Dominican airport, authorities said Tuesday. Ramon Alcides Rodriguez, spokesman of the country’s drug control agency, said that New Yorkborn bachata singer Jimmy Bauer became sick at Santo Domingo’s international airport on Monday when a couple of pellets of cocaine he had swallowed apparently burst. Bauer, whose real name is Jaime Vargas, was trying to board a flight to the United States when customs and drug authorities stopped him for “strange behavior,” and an X-ray examination of his abdomen allegedly showed dozens of pellets in his stomach, Rodriguez said.

EU expresses concerns over vote ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — European Union observers raised concerns Tuesday about ballot counting in Ivory Coast’s first election since civil war erupted eight years ago, criticizing authorities for delaying the release of results and barring monitors from some centers where votes are being tabulated. The head of the European Union’s 120-strong observer mission, Cristian Preda, said the failure to release any significant tally so far was fueling tension among a nervous electorate. However, Preda said the EU had detected “no indications of fraud” in Sunday’s poll and praised it for having been carried out peacefully. Yves Tadet, an electoral commission official, said he was unaware of any observers being denied access to counting centers but said they could have been turned away for failing to have proper paperwork.

Colombia, Venezuela seek improved ties CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Hugo Chavez and his Colombian counterpart Juan Manuel Santos sought to improve relations Tuesday despite ideological differences and recent bitter disputes between the neighboring South American nations. Santos said that although Caracas and Bogota have had their differences, “we need to work together.” “We will be brothers forever,” Chavez said of the two nations after receiving Santos at the presidential palace, where a military band played both national anthems and soldiers in colonial-era uniforms stood at attention. Santos was making his first visit to Venezuela since taking office Aug. 7. Chavez feuded for years with Santos’ predecessor, Alvaro Uribe, and severed diplomatic ties in July in response to allegations that Venezuela’s socialist-oriented government has provided safe haven to leftist Colombian rebels.

Turkey: Suicide bomber PKK member ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey on Tuesday identified the suicide bomber who blew himself up in Istanbul, wounding 32 people, as a member of the country’s main autonomy-seeking Kurdish rebel group. Sunday’s attack targeted riot police stationed at Istanbul’s busiest square, and 15 of the wounded were police officers.

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Earthquake survivors gather around a bonfire at a makeshift camp in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Monday.


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — It was the jewel of Haiti’s post-earthquake recovery: an organized relocation camp with thousands of tents billed as hurricane-resistant, lined up evenly on graded mountain soil. Now, staring down an expected hit later this week from a hurricane, officials say Corail-Cesselesse is not safe. On Tuesday, the government advised the estimated 7,850 residents of its primary relocation camp to ride out the storm somewhere else. “We’re asking people in Corail to voluntarily move from where they are and go to the houses of family or friends. The places the government has identified are churches and schools that are available for shelter from the storm,” civil protection official Abel Nazaire told The Associated Press. Camp managers held a “loudspeaker meeting” with megaphones to tell residents about the evacuation order, said Bryant Castro, the American Refugee Committee staffer managing the camp. Residents were told to seek any home they could find with relatives, friends or lovers. A hurricane over the weekend, Tropical Storm Tomas was meandering its way through the central Caribbean on Tuesday

with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami. Its center was about 385 miles south-southwest of quake-devastated Portau-Prince and moving west near 14 mph. Forecasters predicted it will soon veer north toward Haiti and regain hurricane strength as it approaches, perhaps by Friday. A hurricane watch was issued for Jamaica, and the center said the storm could dump up to 8 inches of rain on Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao. Aid workers are scrambling to prepare for a possible direct hit in Haiti but are already short of supplies after dealing with the catastrophe of the Jan. 12 quake that left more than 1 million people with only a plastic tarp or tent to protect them. Haiti has issued its highest-level storm warning to inform people they may need to evacuate — though most have nowhere to go. Tomas would be the first big storm to strike Haiti since the earthquake killed as many as 300,000 people and forced millions from their homes. It would also be the first tropical storm or hurricane to hit since 2008, when the storms Fay, Gustav, Hanna and Ike battered Haiti in the space of a month, killing nearly 800 people and wiping out 15 percent of the economy.


Today is Wednesday, Nov. 3, the 307th day of 2010. There are 58 days left in the year. Today’s highlight in history: On Nov. 3, 1900, the first major U.S. automobile show opened at New York’s Madison Square Garden under the auspices of the Automobile Club of America. On this date: In 1839, the first Opium War between China and Britain broke out. In 1852, Japan’s Emperor Meiji was born in Kyoto. In 1936, President Franklin D. Roosevelt won a landslide election victory over Republican challenger Alfred M. “Alf” Landon. In 1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 2, the second manmade satellite, into orbit; on board was a dog named Laika who was sacrificed in the experiment. In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson soundly defeated Republican Barry Goldwater to win a White House term in his own right. In 1960, the Meredith Willson musical “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” opened on Broadway with Tammy Grimes in the title role. In 1970, Salvador Allende was inaugurated as president of Chile. In 1979, five Communist Workers Party members were killed in a clash with heavily armed Ku Klux Klansmen and neo-Nazis during an anti-Klan protest in Greensboro, N.C. In 1986, the Iran-Contra affair began to come to light as Ash-Shiraa, a proSyrian Lebanese magazine, first broke the story of U.S. arms sales to Iran. In 1990, Broadway musical actress Mary Martin died in Rancho Mirage, Calif., at age 76. Ten years ago: Four days before Election Day, Texas Gov. George W. Bush

found himself being peppered with questions about the revelation that he’d been arrested for driving under the influence in 1976. Bush supporters accused Democrats of “dirty tricks,” prompting a denial of involvement from Vice President Al Gore’s campaign. (Tom Connolly, a Portland, Maine, lawyer and Democratic activist, said he was the source of the disclosure.) Five years ago: Vice President Dick Cheney’s former chief of staff, I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, pleaded not guilty to a 5count felony indictment in the CIA leak case. (Libby was later convicted but had his 30-month prison sentence commuted by President George W. Bush.) Merck and Co. won its first court battle over its Vioxx painkiller when a New Jersey state jury found the drugmaker had properly warned consumers about the risks of the medication. One year ago: In the 2009 elections, Republicans in New Jersey and Virginia unseated Democratic governors while Maine residents narrowly voted down a samesex marriage law. German Chancellor Angela Merkel marked the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall by exhorting the world in a speech to the U.S. Congress to “tear down the walls of today” and reach a deal to combat global warming. Actor-comedian Carl Ballantine (“McHale’s Navy”) died in Los Angeles at age 92.

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Republicans win House majority; Senate still Demo BY DAVID ESPO AP SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Resurgent Republicans won control of the House and cut deeply into the Democrats’ majority in the Senate in momentous midterm elections shadowed by recession, ushering in a new era of divided government certain to complicate the final two years of President Barack Obama’s term. House Speaker-in-waiting John Boehner, voice breaking with emotion, declared shortly before midnight Tuesday that the results were “a repudiation of Washington, a repudiation of big government and a repudiation of politicians who refuse to listen to the people.” Obama monitored returns at the White House, then telephoned Boehner with congratulations in a call that underscored the power shift. On a night of triumph, Republicans fell short in their effort to gain control of the Senate and take full command of Congress, although they picked up at least six seats. They failed in an attempt to defeat Majority Harry Reid in Nevada, winner in an especially costly and brutal race in a year filled with them. Boehner and his Republicans needed to gain 40 seats for a House majority, and they got them. They led for 11 more. The victories came in bunches — five Democratic-held seats each in Pennsylvania and Ohio and three in Florida and Virginia. Among the House Democrats who tasted defeat was Rep. Tom Perriello, a first-termer for whom Obama campaigned just

before the election.

News conference today Obama was at the White House as the returns mounted, a news conference on his schedule today. In Senate races, tea party favorites Rand Paul in Kentucky and Marco Rubio in Florida coasted to easy Senate victories, overcoming months of withering Democratic attacks on their conservative views. But Christine O’Donnell lost badly in Delaware, for a seat that Republican strategists once calculated would be theirs with ease. Democrats conceded nothing while they still had a chance. “Let’s go out there and continue to fight,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi exhorted supporters in remarks before television cameras while the polls were still open in much of the country. But not long after she spoke Democratic incumbents in both houses began falling, and her own 4-year tenure as the first female speaker in history seemed near an end. With unemployment at 9.6 percent nationally, interviews with voters revealed an extraordinarily sour electorate, stressed financially and poorly disposed toward the president, the political parties and the federal government. Sen.-elect Paul, appearing Tuesday night before supporters in Bowling Green, Ky., declared, “We’ve come to take our government back.”

What voters said About four in 10 voters said they were worse off financially than two years

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Kentucky Republican Sen.-elect Rand Paul address supporters at his victory party in Bowling Green, Ky., on Tuesday night.

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ago, according to preliminary exit poll results and pre-election surveys. More than one in three said their votes were an expression of opposition to Obama. More than half expressed negative views about both political parties. Roughly 40 percent of voters considered themselves supporters of the conservative tea party movement. Less than half said they wanted the government to do more to solve problems. The preliminary findings were based on Election Day and pre-election interviews with more than 9,000 voters. All 435 seats in the House were on the ballot, plus 37 in the Senate.


An additional 37 governors’ races gave Republicans ample opportunity for further gains halfway through Obama’s term, although Andrew Cuomo was elected in New York for the office his father once held.

6 Senate seats picked up Republicans were certain of at least six Senate pickups, including the seat in Illinois that Obama resigned to become president. Rep. Mark Kirk won there, defeating

Alexi Giannoulias. Democratic Sens. Russell Feingold in Wisconsin and Blanche Lincoln in Arkansas were turned out of office. In addition, Republicans scored big in races for Democratic seats without incumbents on the ballot. Former Rep. Pat Toomey won a close race in Pennsylvania, North Dakota Gov. John Hoeven won easily there, and former Sen. Dan Coats breezed in a comeback attempt for the Indiana seat he voluntarily gave up a dozen years ago.

Democrats averted deeper losses when Gov. Joe Manchin won in West Virginia — after pointedly distancing himself from Obama — for the unexpired portion of the late Sen. Robert C. Byrd’s term, and Attorney General Richard Blumenthal was victorious in Connecticut, dispatching Linda McMahon, former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment. Sen. Barbara Boxer was elected to a fourth term in California, overcoming a challenge from Carly Fiorina.

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Craighead County Judge winner Ed Hill receives a congratulatory phone call Tuesday during his victory party at the Jonesboro Holiday Inn.

JONESBORO — Justice of the Peace Ed Hill will be the next Craighead County Judge. Hill, a Democrat, defeated Mark Hogan, Emergency 911 coordinator and independent candidate, by 11,958 votes to 8,676, according to uncertified results from the county clerk’s office. Hill said when he takes office there will be no hard feelings about the election or race to succeed outgoing County Judge Dale Haas, who did not seek an-

other term. “I will have no friends or foes when I take office. I want to work together with all the departments and do what is best for the county,” Hill said. Hill worked for the Craighead County Road Department for 33 years and served as road superintendent for almost a decade — nine years. Hogan said he will continue to support Craighead County and wishes Hill the best of luck in his coming term. “I hate it more for the PLEASE SEE CRAIGHEAD, B4

County judge returned to position in Randolph BY CURT HODGES SUN STAFF WRITER

POCAHONTAS — Randolph County voters followed national and state trends in casting their ballots in Tuesday’s general election and at the same time returned County Judge David Jansen to office, elected a new mayor of Pocahontas and nixed a sales tax issue. Randolph County voters turned down the half-cent sales tax question by a percentage spread of 56.6 to 43.4. The vote total was 2,477 against the tax to 1,896 for. Jansen, a Democrat, was returned to office by slightly more than 75 percent majority over challenger Joey Ray Self, an independent. Jansen polled 3,308 votes to 1,078 for Self. Pocahontas businessman Frank Bigger, also a Democrat, defeated independent candidate Ben Pond in the mayor’s race by 1,057 to 393 for a 72.9 to 27.1 percentage spread. Pocahontas business woman and civic leader Linda Collins-Smith, a Democrat, led by a slim margin in Randolph County as she sought the state representative District 80 seat in the Arkansas House of Representatives. Collins-Smith received 2,299 votes to 2,134 for Keith Sloan, Republican, in Randolph County. Voters in Sharp County also cast ballots in that race. Another state race on the Randolph County bal-

Curt Hodges | The Sun

Randolph County Judge David Jansen talks to supporters on his cell phone on Tuesday night. lot was for Senate District 10. In that, Missy Thomas Irvin, a Republican, received 2,504 votes to Curren Everett, a Democrat, who garnered 1,890 votes. Voters in Fulton, Izard, Independence, Sharp and Stone also vote in the Senate District 10 race. Voters chose Democrat Scott Baltz as justice of the peace for District 5 with 353 votes to Republican Garry Palmer’s 296. In Maynard Donald R. Sikes was voted to be mayor with 64 votes over Clifford Pierce’s 55. The vote totals for Maynard City Council were: Dennis Cole, 66; Everett Songer, 65; Theresa D. Sikes, 50; Terry E. Songer, 55; Linda Rainwater, 55; Ida May Weatherford, 66 and Lynn Ewing, 83. The vote totals for Biggers City Council were: Bridget Hennings, 60; Da-

vid Edington, 64; Larry D. High, 54; Bryan Martin, 52; William “Bud” Martin, 53; Johnie T. Arant, 18. The top five vote getters will be seated, and Arant will not. In state ballot issues, Randolph voters supported Issue No. 1 by 3,488 for and 791 against, supported Issue No. 2 by 2,274 for and 1,737 against, and supported Issue No. 3 by 2,297 for and 1,676 against. Following are the unofficial vote totals in the county for federal and state races: U.S. Senate John Boozman — 2,265 Blanche Lincoln — 1,886 Trevor Drown — 199 John Gray — 99 Write-ins — 3 District 1 Congress Rick Crawford — 2,233 Chad Causey — 1.926 Ken Adler — 264 Write-ins — 4 Governor Mike Beebe — 3,078 Jim Keet — 1,274 Jim Lendall — 125 Write-ins — 6 Lt. governor Shane Broadway — 2,437 Mark Darr — 1,926 Attorney general Dustin McDaniel — 3,352 Rebekah Kennedy — 848 Write-ins — 23 Secretary of state Pat O’Brien — 2,275 Mark Martin — 2,078 State treasurer Martha Shoffner — 3,015 Bobby Tullis — 1,074 State auditor Charlie Daniels — 3,073 Mary Hughes-Willis — 1,065 Land Commissioner L.J. Bryant — 2,347 John Thurston — 1,985 Supreme Court justice 6 Karen Baker — 2,339 Tim Fox — 1,558

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Sen. Blanche Lincoln (center), D-Ark., hugs her mother Martha Lambert after the senator conceded her race to Rep. John Boozman on Tuesday in Little Rock.


LITTLE ROCK — Blanche Lincoln’s defeat in Tuesday’s election brings to a close her 12-year career in the U.S. Senate and begins what she called in her concession speech “a new chapter.” In an interview after her speech Lincoln said she hasn’t thought about what that chapter will be. “My focus has been on winning the campaign,” she said. Lincoln, 50, has devoted virtually all of her adult life to Washington politics, either as an elected official, a political aide or an employee of lobbying firms. After graduating from college, Lincoln took a job as staff assistant to then-U.S. Rep. Bill Alexander, a position she held until 1984. She went on to work as a research assistant for Washington lobbying firms Dutko and Associates, Broadhurst Brook, and Pagonis and Donnelly. In 1992 Lincoln challenged her former boss, Alexander, in the Democratic primary as Alexander sought a 13th term representing Arkansas’ 1st District. She won the primary, aided

by controversy over sitting House members’ then-common practice of overdrawing their House checking accounts. Alexander was among 77 House members who either lost re-election bids or resigned amid the scandal. Lincoln defeated Republican Terry Hayes in the general election to win the 1st District seat. She was re-elected two years later, and then in 1996 she was pregnant with twins and chose not to run for a third term. In 1998 Lincoln defeated Republican Fay Boozman to win the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Democrat Dale Bumpers. She won re-election in 2004, but on Tuesday lost her bid for a third term to Republican John Boozman, a congressman from Rogers and brother of Fay Boozman, who died in a farm accident in 2005. Now Lincoln is the veteran lawmaker facing life after Congress. Hal Bass, a political science professor at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, said Lincoln likely will stay in the Washington area. “I think a likely outcome would be a lobbyist in the D.C. area,” Bass said. “She’s young, and she’s ... connected.”

Poinsett races remain uncertain BY MICHAEL WILKEY SUN STAFF WRITER

Michael Wilkey | The Sun

Amanda Rinehart of Marked Tree casts her ballot Tuesday at the National Guard Armory in Marked Tree.

HARRISBURG — A strong election day turnout and questions over ballots provided the backdrop Tuesday as voters in Poinsett County went to the polls to elect federal, state, local and county candidates. An above-average turnout was reported throughout the county, Poinsett County election commissioner J.C. Lassiter of Lepanto said. By 2:30 p.m. nearly 500 people had voted at the National Guard Armory in Marked Tree, election workers there said. The ballot in Marked Tree featured a race for mayor between incum-

bent Dixon Chandler and challenger Wayne Nichols, along with several city council races. In nearby Trumann, at least 1,100 had voted as of 3 p.m., election worker Ron Taylor said. Taylor said he saw a steady stream of voters move into the historic building to cast their ballots. As balloting ended around 7:30 p.m., at least 40 people, including a dozen or so candidates, filed into the Poinsett County Courthouse in Harrisburg to watch returns come in. H o w e v e r, P o i n s e t t County Clerk Fonda Condra said the county had received reports of about 90 provisional ballots.

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Caubble triumphs in Cross County WYNNE — Republican Jack Caubble beat out independents Kenneth Witcher and Rhonda Cummings for Cross County judge in Tuesday’s elections. Caubble received 2,690 votes; Witcher, the incumbent, got 1,790 votes; and Cummings came out with 574. “I feel humbled with the outcome of the election. This is the first time a Republican has been elected to this office,” Caubble said. “What I want to see done is, economically, we look for development to come in to Cross County. I want to see more of the roads taken care of,” Caubble added. He also bragged on the county’s development so far, such as working with the state to maintain a golf course and a veterans’ center. Caubble would like to attract more business to the county, he said. Caubble added that Cross County has been in existence for 149 years, and he will have the privilege of celebrating its 150th year as county judge. Democrat Melanie Winkler was elected county clerk, gaining 2,903 votes to independent opponent Brenda Shempert’s 2,140 vote total. Sherri Williams, also a Democrat, was given 2,694 votes to win the position of tax assessor over Claude Brawner, who received 2,312 votes. For Quorum Court positions, independent Douglas Kennon was elected justice for District 1 with 340 votes. His opponent, Rosemary Proctor, received 107 votes, and Ray Stokes had 145 votes. For justice in District 7 Mike Curtner won against his opponent, Bobby Hess, with 526 votes. Hess received 345 votes. Danny Thomas was elected justice for District 8 with 297

votes, a 40-vote lead over opponent Vince Guest, who received 257 total votes. Paul Nickols was elected mayor of Wynne with 1,401 votes to beat his opponent, Philip Bankston. The office of mayor of Parkin went to Charles Patterson with 189 votes. Opponent Allen Christian Sr. received 88 votes. Theresa Harris received 60 votes, and David Lopez was given 59 votes. Mary Ann Whitlock beat out Tammy White for clerk-treasurer. Whitlock received 232 votes, and White got 160 votes. Calvin Green was elected to Ward 1, Position 2 on the City Council with 216 votes. His opponent, Sherry Wooten, received 168 votes, a 48-vote difference. Following are the unofficial vote totals in the county for federal and state races: U.S. Senate Blanche Lincoln — 2,279 John Boozman — 2,628 Trevor Drown — 119 John Gray — 62 District 1 Congress Rick Crawford — 2,508 Chad Causey — 2,337 Ken Adler — 154 Write-ins — 1 Governor Mike Beebe — 3,600 Jim Keet — 1,435 Jim Lendall — 73 Lt. governor Shane Broadway — 2,723 Mark Darr — 2,240 Attorney general Dustin McDaniel — 3,685 Rebekah Kennedy — 1,056 Write-ins — 7 Secretary of state Pat O’Brien — 2,488 Mark Martin — 2,466 State treasurer Martha Shoffner — 3,367 Bobby Tullis — 1,308 State auditor Charlie Daniels — 3,615 Mary Hughes-Willis — 1,117 Land Commissioner L.J. Bryant — 2,520 John Thurston — 2,401 Supreme Court justice 6 Tim Fox — 2,509 Karen Baker — 1,962

—Krystin Phillips

Saundra Sovick | The Sun

Electoral instructions Tim Ritter (left), a Craighead County election official, gives Eugeene Wittlake instructions about how to use an electronic voting machine at the Earl Bell Community Center polling site in Jonesboro on Tuesday.

Incumbents prevail in Jackson County BY JUDY BEARD SPECIAL TO THE SUN

NEWPORT — Incumbents prevailed in all three justice of the peace races on the ballot in Jackson County. In the race for District 2 justice incumbent Tommy Young won a second term by defeating Anthony Turner and Kenny Miller. Young, a Tuckerman farmer, received 324 votes, to Turner’s 89 and Miller’s 72. In the District 4 race incumbent Jerry Hulett, co-owner of Jackson’s Funeral Homes, defeated John Casteel by 265 to 146 to secure a second term. In the District 6 race incumbent Robert Bob Harris, a retired rancher, defeated write-in candidate Thomas Sanford by 346 to 84. This will be Harris’ third term. In the race for Tuckerman mayor Larry Bowen, a Democrat, soundly defeated Ryan Sykes. Bowen defeated current Mayor Everett King in the May primary. Jackie Ivy narrowly defeated June Lloyd in the race for Grubbs mayor. Ivy received 75 votes to Lloyd’s 66. The final contested mayor’s race

in Jackson County pitted Jackson County Chief Deputy Charles Vaughn against Eugene Willard. Vaughn defeated Willard, 29 votes to 12. There were several contested city council races in Jackson County. David Platt soundly defeated Anthony Turner in the Ward 1 race in Tuckerman. Platt received 347 votes compared to Turner’s 163. There were three aldermen positions open in Grubbs; two were decided by one vote. In the position 1 race Anthony Ivy defeated Voncelia Calhoun by 70 to 69. In the position 3 race Shirley Campbell defeated Charles Hockaday by an identical count of 70 to 69. In the position 4 race Jimmy P Phillips defeated Marilyn Anschultz by 9 to 69. Phillips’ son Jeff will assume the position of Jackson County judge in January. Just over 42 percent of the county’s registered voters went to the polls; 1,393 voters took advantage of early voting, while 2,399 voters went to the polls on Election Day. Following are the unofficial vote totals in the county for federal and state races: U.S. Senate

Blanche Lincoln — 1,890 John Boozman — 1,849 Trevor Drown — 104 John Gray — 91 District 1 Congress Chad Causey — 2,048 Rick Crawford — 1,651 Ken Adler — 189 Write-ins — 8 Governor Mike Beebe — 2,993 Jim Keet — 891 Jim Lendall — 65 Write-ins — 1 Lt. governor Shane Broadway 2,331 Mark Darr — 1,504 Attorney general Dustin McDaniel — 3,071 Rebekah Kennedy — 668 Write-ins — 12 Secretary of state Pat O’Brien — 2,344 Mark Martin — 1,530 State treasurer Martha Shoffner — 2,897 Bobby Tullis — 908 State auditor Charlie Daniels — 2,919 Mary Hughes-Willis — 843 Land Commissioner L.J. Bryant — 2,622 John Thurston — 1,256 Supreme Court justice 6 Karen Baker — 2,022 Tim Fox — 1,479

Sharp County Demo incumbent Brown re-elected as county judge

SHARP COUNTY — Incumbent Larry Brown was reelected as Sharp County judge Tuesday with 1,264 votes, turning back a challenge from Philip Hood, a Republican, who received 2,689 votes. Brown, a Democrat, said he wants to see Sharp County get more medical care options to reduce the transport of patients across long distances and help the ambulance service out of financial jeopardy. Brown earned a bachelor of science degree in business and economics from Lyon College and a master of science in education degree in educational leadership from Arkansas State University. Mark Counts, a detective sergeant with the Sharp County Sheriff’s Department, won the sheriff’s office by a landslide against James Estes, an independent. Counts, a Democrat, received 4, 019

votes to Estes’ 1,605 votes. The incumbent sheriff, Dale Weaver, did not run for re-election. Sharp County voters endorsed Robert Hutchinson of Evening Shade for state representative of District 82 with 1,264 votes, a 271-vote lead over his opponent, Lori Benedict of Salem, who received 993 votes total. The district also includes Fulton County. Hutchinson is a Democrat, Benedict a Republican. Everett McGuire won the race for justice of the peace in District 6 with 350 votes. His opponent, Bartus Allen, received 279 votes. The justice for District 7 is Bart Schulz of Cave City, who received 192 votes in a 6-way race. Dave Dougherty, received 173 votes; David Croft, 145; Jimmie Kunkel, 96; Joe Adam; and Marvin Cossey, 16. The constable for District 1 will be Mike Zeiger, who won with 428 votes to

opponent Scottie Runsick’s 233 votes. The constable for District 6 will be Clint Madison. Madison won with 384 votes against Dennis Black Hawk, who received 205 votes.

Mayoral races Danny Traw was elected mayor of Ash Flat with 181 votes and will take office in January. Kelly Newcome received 96 votes, and Jason Hale got 24 votes. The mayor of Cave City will be Daniel Wilson, who won with 249 votes against Kathy Wooldridge, who received 152 votes. Lana Hamilton was elected recorder-treasurer of Cherokee Village. Hamilton won with 679 votes against Phyllis Endrihs’ 562 votes. For alderman of Ward 1, Position 2, Cherokee Village residents elected Pamela Rowland with 571 votes. Her opponents, Tom Thone

and Ron Evance, received 496 and 195 votes, respectively. Richard Huff was elected mayor of Evening Shade with 124 votes over Martha Abderholden, who had 48 votes. The mayor of the City of Hardy will be Nina Thornton, who won with 170 votes against Greg Bess, who had 111 votes. Melanie Dietsche was elected Ward 1, Position 1 alderman in Hardy with 101 votes, defeating Amy Hussung with 97 votes and Gene Jones with 84. The position 2 alderman will be Margaret Harness with 167 votes. Her opponent, David Clayton, had 102 votes. The Ward 2, Position 2 alderman’s race went to Sherri Groves with 185 votes. Her opponent, Louie Seibert, got 89 votes. The mayor of Highland will be Richard Smith, who received 233 votes. Opponent Clyde Fisher

received 100 votes. The Ward 1, Position 2 alderman’s race in Highland went to Lynda McGuire, who had 250 votes over W.W. Pardue’s 66. The Ward 2, Position 1 will be Danny Taylor, who won with 186 votes. Russel Truitt received 142 votes. Wayne Lester will be mayor of Williford, winning with 25 votes to Glenda Baskin’s 10 votes. Jimmy Russell will fill position on the City Council. He had 22 votes, twice as many as Chris Baskin’. The position 3 alderman will be Leonard Wiles, who won with 21 votes against Linda Benson, who had 16. Position 4 will be filled by Ambie Lester, who had 23 votes to 13 for Jesse Couch. Following are the unofficial vote totals in the county for federal and state races: U.S. Senate John Boozman — 3,262

Blanche Lincoln — 1,962 Trevor Drown — 328 John Gray — 139 Write-ins — 2 District 1 Congress Rick Crawford — 3,211 Chad Causey — 2,053 Ken Adler — 393 Write-ins — 1 Governor Mike Beebe — 3,413 Jim Keet — 2,151 Jim Lendall — 162 Write-ins — 3 Lt. governor Mark Darr — 3,058 Shane Broadway — 2,527 Attorney general Dustin McDaniel — 3,672 Rebekah Kennedy — 1,524 Write-ins — 35 Secretary of state Mark Martin — 2,996 Pat O’Brien — 2,632 State treasurer Martha Shoffner — 3,242 Bobby Tullis — 1,836 State auditor Charlie Daniels — 3,499 Mary Hughes-Willis — 1,661 Land Commissioner John Thurston — 2,978 L.J. Bryant — 2,561 Supreme Court justice 6 Karen Baker — 3,188 Tim Fox — 1,730

—Krystin Phillips

State Rep. Gaskill re-elected to third term BY HOLLY MORSE AND WENDY MILLER PAXTON NEWS BUREAU

PARAGOULD — State Rep. Dr. Billy Gaskill was reelected to serve his third term in office Tuesday night. In unofficial numbers, Gaskill had a total of 3,755 votes, while independent candidate Ronnie Spence had 2,356 votes. “I plan to keep on working,” Gaskill said. “I have a bill in the works that will make it a felony to flee from a police officer and one that will make it mandatory for people who receive welfare to be drug tested.” The Democrat also said he plans on doing all he can to protect senior citizens. “I feel like if you have lived your life and served your town, your community, your family and your country, then you are entitled to have decent food,

decent clothes, a roof over your head and a little change in your pocket,” he said. Gaskill said he also plans to continue to support the strides in education Arkansas has made over the past few years. Spence said he is thankful for the opportunity to run and for the people who supported him. The independent candidate also said he believes Gaskill will do a good job. “I would like to say congrats to Dr. Gaskill on his win; he ran a good campaign and focused on the issues at hand, and I think he will continue to do good work,” Spence said, adding that he may run for office again. Diane Simons was reelected as Greene County’s tax assessor Tuesday night. According to unoffical numbers, the Democratic incumbent had 5,141 votes, and Republican candidate Boyd Bai-

ley had 3,305 votes. Democratic incumbent Tommy Kueter lost his justice of the peace District 7 seat to Republican Wesley Eddington by 22 votes. According to unofficial numbers, Keuter had 273 votes, while Eddington had 295 votes. “I’m going to start coming to the meetings and want to start work on the roads,” Eddington said. He said road issues in his district were a key platform in his campaign and will be the main thing he plans on working on while in office. District 9 Justice of the Peace Dave Tierney, a Democrat, was defeated by seven votes. In unofficial numbers Tierney had 440 votes, while Republican candidate Jerry T. Brown had 447 votes. Ralph “Huck” Oglesby will continue to fill the Lafe mayoral position PLEASE SEE GREENE, B3

Saundra Sovick | The Sun

Scanning ballots Linda Morris inserts her ballot into the ballot scanner on Tuesday at the Bono Senior Citizens Center.










Morris elected mayor of Piggott

CLAY COUNTY — Gerald Morris, an independent, will take the office of mayor of Piggott in January after carrying a close victory over opponent Danny Brown, also an independent. Morris had 618, and Brown had 607 votes. The alderman for north Piggott, Position 2, will be independent Mike Cook, who won against opponent Carl Birmingham. Cook had 644 votes. Birmingham had 520 votes. For South Piggott, Position 2, the alderman will be Jamey Parks. Parks won with 627 votes against Tommy Risinger, who had 568. Both are independents. Set to take the office of mayor of Rector is David Freeman, who ended the 3-man battle for the position with 288 votes. Opponent Kenny Burns had 162 votes, and Tommy Baker had 61 votes. All three candidates ran as independents. The next mayor of McDougal will be Cindy Roberts, who ran unopposed as an independent. Peach Orchard will welcome independent Stephen Holder as its next mayor. Holder won with 38 votes against Linda Gilland, who had 30 votes.

Gilland also ran as an independent. Filling position 2 on the Peach Orchard City Council will be Harmond Malding, who beat Dannie Daughhetee. Both independents, Malding had 35 votes and Daughhetee had 31. Ethel Gillean received 35 votes to take position 3 on the City Council, defeating Brian Cannon, who had 29. The next mayor of Corning will be Dewayne Phelan, who won with 481 votes against Jerry Sharpe, who had 313 votes. Both candidates ran as independents. Filling the North Ward, Position 1 for Corning City Council will be F.B. Manatt, an independent, who had 587 vote to 199 for Sterling Kersey. The mosquito reduction fee passed in Rector with 276 votes for it and 193 votes against it. Following are the unofficial vote totals in the county for federal and state races: U.S. Senate John Boozman — 3,262 Blanche Lincoln — 1,962 Trevor Drown — 328 John Gray — 139

Write-ins — 2 District 1 Congress Rick Crawford — 3,211 Chad Causey — 2,053 Ken Adler — 393 Write-ins — 1 Governor Mike Beebe — 3,413 Jim Keet — 2,151 Jim Lendall — 162 Write-ins — 3 Lt. governor Mark Darr — 3,058 Shane Broadway — 2,527 Attorney general Dustin McDaniel — 3,672 Rebekah Kennedy — 1,524 Write-ins — 35 Secretary of state Mark Martin — 2,996 Pat O’Brien — 2,632 State treasurer Martha Shoffner — 3,242 Bobby Tullis — 1,836 State auditor Charlie Daniels — 3,499 Mary Hughes-Willis — 1,661 Land Commissioner John Thurston — 2,978 L.J. Bryant — 2,561 Supreme Court justice 6 Karen Baker — 3,188 Tim Fox — 1,730

Saundra Sovick | The Sun

High hopes Mark Hogan and his wife Sandy wave to voters entering the Northeast Arkansas District Fairgrounds in Jonesboro on Tuesday.

—Krystin Phillips

Carney wins MissCo judge race New mayors for Walnut Ridge, Hoxie

BLYTHEVILLE — An Osceola man won the Mississippi County judge race Tuesday, and three towns will have runoffs later this month for their mayor’s job. In unofficial numbers, Randy Carney, D-Osceola, had a 3,100-vote margin to victory over independent Steve Stallings, also of Osceola, for county judge. Carney won each of the county’s precincts, picking up victories in Blytheville, Osceola, Manila and Leachville among other towns. Carney will replace outgoing County Judge Steve McGuire, D-Blytheville, who did not seek re-election. In local races both Tommy Abbott and James W. Sanders will advance to a Nov. 23 runoff in the Blytheville mayor’s race. Abbott finished first with 1,761 votes, followed by Sanders with 1,421. A third candidate, Carol Ann White, had 652 votes, while another candidate, R.L. Jones, had 46. In Osceola incumbent Mayor Dickie Kennemore avoided a runoff as he defeated three other candidates for another term. Kennemore had 1,148, while challengers Ronald Mahan had 1,001, Denise Douglas Williams had 84 and Jimmy Cook had 18 votes. In Gosnell a pair of candidates led in voting for the mayor’s job. Tammie Fulks had 297 votes, or roughly 40 percent. Fulks will be joined in the runoff by Don Marshall, who had 214 votes. Fred Roberts had 116 votes, while Glenn Green picked up 40 votes, Robert Charles had 34 and Willard Mosley brought up the pack with 26 votes. The winner of the Fulks-Marshall contest will replace outgoing Mayor Dick Reams, who is retiring after 24 years in office. A pair of candidates also advance to a runoff in the Dyess mayor’s race. Incumbent Larry Sims will face Gene Williams later this month. Sims had 37 votes, or 35.9 percent, while Williams had 34 votes or 33 percent. A third candidate, Rodney Sparks, had 32 votes. A former state representative also won the mayor’s race in Manila on Tuesday. Wayne Wagner defeated challengers Debra Joni Isebell and Terry W. Vassar in figures released. Wagner had 482 votes, or 56.5 percent of the vote. Isebell had 320 votes, or 37.5 percent, while Vassar had 51 votes or 6 percent. In nearby Leachville incumbent Shelia Spurlock defeated challenger Tommy Stone by 295 to 198 for a second term in office as mayor.

Other city races

The following are unofficial numbers on other city races: Bassett • Mayor — Nicole Griggs 8, Jimmy “Bo” Brown 32. • City Council, Position 1 — Susan Coburn 22, Debra F. Griggs 18. Birdsong • Mayor — Willie V. Greenwood 10, Robert Johnson 13. Blytheville • City clerk — Nina Watson 1,362, Connie S. Mosley 2,124. • City treasurer — James C. Gregory 401, Gary F. Perry 1,216, Terry L. Hollingsead 790, Burton Furlow 1,078. • City Council, Ward 1, Position 2 — Shirley A. Watson 144, Louise Heard 162, Scott Edwards 213, Vera James 456, Stan Parks 365. • City Council, Ward 2, Position 2 — Missy Jerome Langston 793, Dale R. Hinson 673. • City Council, Ward 3, Position 2 — Dewayne Culp 122, Joe H. Lewis 215, Henry L. Mays Sr. 165, Howard Smith III 174, John Musgraves 236.

Dell • City Council, Position 5 — Regina J. Johnson 38, Bill Huddleston 69. Dyess • Recorder-treasurer — Sheila D. Griffin 38, Lisa Wroten 63. • City Council, Position 1 — Misty Bryan 38, Charles Stoner 32, Connie Garey Harrison 30. Gosnell • City Council, Ward 1, Position 1 — Eric Blount 145, Lisa Sellers Holifield 42, Joey L. Crawford 61. • City Council, Ward 2, Position 1 — Melissa Sellers 144, Joshua W. Shelton 119. • City Council, Ward 3, Position 1 — Terry Byrd 91, Nita Reams 95. Joiner • Mayor — Wilton J. Goudeax 7, Susie Winford Ross 98, Lonzie W. Griffin 10, Kevin Love 63. • City Council, Ward 2, Position 2 — Brenda Edings 95, Barbara Sharon McLaughlin 67. • City Council, Ward 3, Position 1 — Opal Lindley 59, Elizabeth McCullum 63, Florene Washington 44. Keiser • Mayor — Anthony McLean 102, Jerry LaRue 118. • City Council, Ward 1, Position 1 — Laura Brock Smith 102, Sandra M. Smith 115. • City Council, Ward 1, Position 2 — Kerrie M. Weathers 94, J.P. Ragan 120. • City Council, Ward 2, Position 1 — Jerry Sellars 98, Roy Worsham 118. • City Council, Ward 2, Position 2 — Billy LaRue Sr. 71, Gary Gardner 108, Lisa Skaggs 41. Leachville • City Council, Ward 1, Position 1 — Bruce Wilson 278, Tommy Oliver 204. • City Council, Ward 1, Position 2 — Michael D. Burrier 111, Cindy Brown 95, Ethel Lee Hetler 179, Brenda S. Robins 102. • City Council, Ward 3, Position 2 — Johnny R. Hawkins 267, Michael Webster 226. Luxora • Mayor — Dianna C. Walker 88, Jasper Jackson 130, Lonnie Joe Harvell 21. Manila • City Council, Ward 2, Position 2 — Geraldine (Squirrel) Cherry 213, Thomas W. Jaco 91, William E. Barnhart 108, Jason Baltimore 340, Tony Bunch 95. • City Council, Ward 3, Position 1 — Jim Mills 237, Dwight Booth 272, Dale Murphy 326. • City Council, Ward 3, Position 2 — Leroy Douglas 402, Tony Hawkins 438. Osceola • City Council, Ward 1, Position 1 — Luther Whitfield 242, Christopher Minor 334. • City Council, Ward 3, Position 1 — Garry Armstrong 80, Jeanette Walker 513, Gary Cooper 271.

The following are unofficial numbers for federal and state races. U.S. Senate Blanche Lincoln — 5,609 John Boozman — 4,391 Trevor Drown — 298 John Gray — 316 District 1 Congress Chad Causey — 5,759 Rick Crawford — 4,332 Ken Adler — 355 Governor Mike Beebe — 7,868 Jim Keet — 2,549 Jim Lendall — 257 Lt. governor Shane Broadway — 5,903 Mark Darr — 4,319 Attorney general Dustin McDaniel — 7,881 Rebekah Kennedy — 2,072 Secretary of state Pat O’Brien — 5,950 Mark Martin — 4,364 State treasurer Martha Shoffner — 7,577 Bobby Tullis — 2,264 State auditor Charlie Daniels — 7,763 Mary Hughes-Willis — 2,115 Land commissioner L.J. Bryant — 6,372 John Thurston — 3,865 Supreme Court justice 6 Karen Baker — 6,562 Tim Fox — 2,823

—Michael Wilkey


WALNUT RIDGE — The people of Walnut Ridge and Hoxie have elected new leadership to run their cities with incumbents losing both elections. Don R. House and Lanny Tinker will assume their new positions as mayors of Walnut Ridge and Hoxie, respectively. House won the mayor’s race in Walnut Ridge with 59.5 percent of the votes, while his opponent, incumbent Michelle Rogers, trailed with 40.5 percent of the votes. “Mayor Rogers was a worthy opponent and ran a clean campaign,” House said. “The people of Walnut Ridge voted for a change for what they believe will be for the betterment of Walnut Ridge. They voted for teamwork and recruitment of jobs. We are going to do our best to live up to their expectations.” In this race, House generated 837 votes, while Rogers had 569 votes. Several candidates competed against Hoxie incumbent Mayor Donnie Roberts in this year’s election. Christie Watson, Juanita Viola Madden, Charlie Cook, Dennis Coggins and Lanny Tinker all vied for the mayor’s office in Hoxie. Lanny Tinker won 50.5 percent of the votes, winning the election. Roberts came in second with 23.5 percent of the votes. Cook, Coggins, Watson and Madden trailed with 11.6, 11.3, 2 percent and 1.1 percent of the votes respectively. In this race, Tinker secured 361 votes while Roberts had 168 votes and the other candidates trailed behind. Of the 10,300 eligible voters in Lawrence County, 4,712 individuals cast their ballots. A total of 1,519 voted early. “Luckily, we’re only going to have one runoff election, and that is an alderman race for the City of Walnut Ridge,” County Clerk Tina Stowers said. “Even with the 6-way race for Hoxie mayor, it appears we’ll have no runoff there. Things ran smoothly, and we appreciate all the help we get.” Other cities in Lawrence County had mayor elections. In Minturn Ronnie Brown and Loyce Tinker competed for the position of mayor. Brown won the seat in Minturn, receiving 72.2 percent of the votes, while Tinker had 27.8 percent of the votes.

‘The people of Walnut Ridge voted for a change for what they believe will be for the betterment of Walnut Ridge.’ Don R. House Walnut Ridge mayor-elect Incumbent Sue Smith Dry faced Don Hillhouse and Carl Herring in this year’s mayoral election for Portia. Dry won the election with 58.7 percent of the votes, while Herring grabbed 29 percent and Hillhouse had 12 percent. In Sedgewick incumbent J. Stanley Debow won reelection for mayor with 57 percent of the votes. Debow’s opponent, Sam Vance, had 43 percent. Paul Rhoads championed the mayor election in College City with 69.2 percent of the ballots. Rhoads’ opponent, Blair Stowers, trailed with 30.8 percent of the votes. After winning the Democratic primary in May, JP District 9 candidate Alex A. Latham faced Republican candidate Lloyd Clark. Latham won this election with 66.6 percent of the votes, while Clark took 33.4 percent of the votes. “I’ve been county judge for 22 years, and my platform is fair, honest and consistent with my constituents. That’s how you continue to get re-elected,” Latham said. “My opponent was a very qualified candidate and ran a clean campaign and is an outstanding citizen of our county.” After winning the Democratic nomination in the June 8 runoff election, District 73 state representative candidate James Ratliff of Hoxie faced Republican candidate Chad Mosley in the general election. “We started this campaign with the goal to create more jobs in Northeast Arkansas, and that’s what we are going to try to do,” Ratliff said. “We have a good governor, and I think we can work with the governor to get things done.”

Other local races Walnut Ridge Alderman Ward 1, position 1 — Wendell S. Jones, 57.9 percent ; Corbet L. Clark III, 42.1. Alderman, Ward 1 position 2 — Paula Haskins, 63 percent;

Rickey Ditto, 37.. Alderman, Ward 2, position 1 — Rob Combs, 57.1 percent ; Ty Callahan, 42.9 percent. Alderman Ward 4 position 1 — Michael “Button” Wallin, 59.5; Daniel Abbott, 40.5 percent. Alderman,.Ward 4, position 2 — Ed Lawson, 47.7 percent; Gary Kearby, 29.2; Johnnie Fears , 24.1 percent. Lawson will face Kearby in a runoff election Nov. 23. Hoxie Hoxie City clerk-treasurer — Katie Smith Welch, 78.7 percent; Brenda Israel, 21.3 percent. Alderman Ward 1, position 2 — Tim Taylor, 67.1 percent; Blaine Davis, 32.9 percent. Alderman Ward 2, position 1 — Richard Combs, 66.3 percent; David Watson, 33.7 percent. Alderman Ward 2, position 2 — Karen Williams , 61.6 percent ; Charles Hendrix, 38.4 percent. Alderman Ward 3, position 2 — Adam Pratt, 62.8 percent; Harold L. Hayes, Jr., 37.1 percent. City of Black Rock Alderman Ward 1, position 1 — Vesta K. Smith, 64.7 percent; Darlene Hall Johann, 35.3 percent. Constable Black Rock Township — Bryan Smith, 66.1 percent; Tommy Milgrim, 33.9 percent. City of Imboden Alderman, position 5 — Douglas Allen Swink, 51 percent; Joe Chappell, 49 percent. City of Lynn Alderman, position 1 — Coty Powers, 61.5 percent; Harold Morgan, 38.5 percent.

Here’s how Lawrence County voted on issues on the ballot: Issue 1 — for, 3,772; against — 669 Issue 2 — for 2,502; against, 1,696 Issue 3 — for, 2,644; against, 1,542

Following are the unofficial vote totals in the county for federal and state races: U.S. Senate Blanche Lincoln 2,197 John Boozman 2,170 Trevor Drown 189 John Gray 75 District 1 Congress: Chad Causey 2,211 Rick Crawford 2,122 Ken Adler 265 Governor Mike Beebe 3,405 Jim Keet 1,156 Jim Lendall 102 Lt. governor Shane Broadway 2,838 Mark Darr 1,711 Attorney general Dustin McDaniel 3,602 Rebekah Kennedy 850 Secretary of state Pat O’Brien 2,654 Mark Martin 1,916 State treasurer Martha Shoffner 3,157 Bobby Tullis 1,173 State auditor Charlie Daniels 3,364 Mary Hughes-Willis 1,017 Land commissioner L.J. Bryant 2,818 John Thurston 1,698 Supreme Court Justice 6 Karen Baker 2,545 Tim Fox 1,697

GREENE: City council, mayoral races in Greene County communities reflect voters’ wishes in election FROM PAGE B2 with a 59-43 win over opponent Bill McBride. Oglesby, a 30-year resident of Lafe, told the Paxton News Bureau in an earlier interview he wishes to complete projects he began during his first term as mayor. Both candidates ran as independents. The position 2 seat on the Lafe City Council was also

up for grabs in Tuesday’s election. Roxie Ellis received 62 votes against opponent Susanne Agee, who received 40 votes , according to unofficial totals. The Oak Grove Heights City Council also had two city council positions listed on the ballot Tuesday. Ward 1, position 1 went to Jeff Easley, who defeated opponent James Huffstetler in a 49-43 unofficial count.

In Ward 1, position 2, incumbent Marilyn Fuller defeated former Mayor Dewayne Terry with 58 votes to his 40, according to unofficial results. Former County Judge Jesse Dollars ran unopposed for the Oak Grove Heights mayor’s position and received 80 votes. The Ward 1, position 1 on the Marmaduke City Council was decided by 14 votes. Keith Defries re-

ceived 96 votes, while his opponent, Robert Dowler, received 82. Marmaduke Mayor Steve Dixon also ran unopposed and received 171 votes. Following are the unofficial vote totals in the county for federal and state races: U.S. Senate John Boozman — 5,386 Blanche Lincoln — 3,313 Trevor Drown — 232

John Gray — 194 District 1 Congress Rick Crawford — 5,291 Chad Causey — 3,194 Ken Adler — 472 Write-ins — 112 Governor Mike Beebe — 6,209 Jim Keet — 2,807 Jim Lendall — 168 Write-ins — 2 Lt. governor Shane Broadway — 4,534 Mark Darr — 4,463 Attorney general Dustin McDaniel — 6,589 Rebekah Kennedy — 1,980

Write-ins — 24 Secretary of state Mark Martin — 4,801 Pat O’Brien — 4,209 State treasurer Martha Shoffner — 5,603 Bobby Tullis — 2,744 State auditor Charlie Daniels — 5,740 Mary Hughes-Willis — 2,684 Land Commissioner John Thurston — 4,530 L.J. Bryant — 4,361 Supreme Court justice 6 Karen Baker — 5,193 Tim Fox — 2,788










Arkansas voters approve right to hunt, other items BY CHUCK BARTELS ASSOCIATED PRESS

LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas voters on Tuesday gave their approval to a trio of constitutional amendments, including one that ensures the right to hunt and fish. A measure that gives the Legislature the power to issue bonds to help lure companies to the state was approved, as was an amendment to raise the state interest-rate limit for business and government loans. Included in that proposal was a provision to allow bond financing for energy- efficiency projects. Providing constitutional protection to the right to hunt and fish became an issue because Arkansas has approved an animal cruelty law that allows prosecutors to charge the offense as a felony. State Sen. Steve Faris, D-Malvern, was a key backer of the proposal. Backers wanted to draw a clear line

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that would prevent hunters and anglers from being accused of cruelty. The animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said the amendment was unnecessary but didn’t campaign against it.

Bond requirement change House Speaker Robbie Wills, D-Conway, advocated allowing the General Assembly to issue bonds to attract employers. The amendment lifts a requirement that projects include a $500 million investment and create at least 500 jobs. Backers say the state has lost major projects because of the high threshold. The interest rate and energy efficiency measure has been the target of a court challenge by a voter who claimed the proposal improperly combined two issues. A circuit judge issued an order Tuesday denying a request to block certification of the vote. The lawsuit could ultimately be decided in the Arkansas Supreme Court. The state has defended the proposal in court, saying both measures deal with economic development. The current law limits interest rates to 5 percentage points above the Federal Discount Rate. The new cap would be 17 percent.

POINSETT: Winners still in question at press time FROM PAGE B1 election officials. Early and absentee figures had not been announced. The race for county judge was close as challenger Doyle Hillis of Payneway led incumbent Charles Nix of Harrisburg 1,591 to 1,433. Condra led independent challenger Terry Kevin Long 1,945 to 1,094 for the county clerk’s job, while incumbent Coroner Butch Davis of Harrisburg led challenger Robert Fox of Tyronza 1,446 to 1,192. A third candidate, Kevin Wade Caldwell of Harrisburg, had 629 votes. In a justice of the peace seat in District 6, incumbent Gene Terry, D-Trumann, led his Republican challenger, Darrell Rains, by 371-to-265. In local races election-day totals were announced for Fisher, Marked Tree, Trumann and Tyronza. In Marked Tree Nichols led Chandler by 347 to 230 in the mayor’s race. Incumbent Cleo John-

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son Jr. led challenger Herman Island, 415 to 156, in Ward 1, Position 2 on the Marked Tree City Council. There was a 5-vote margin in Ward 2, Position 2 as challenger Shane Glenn led incumbent Waylon Dunn, 283278. In Trumann incumbent Mayor Sheila Walters led six other challengers Tuesday night to seek a 4year term in office. Walters had 526 votes, or 32.6 percent of the vote. Former Mayor Ronnie Harrison had 399 votes, or 24.7 percent. Gerald Smith had 348 votes, while Terry Benson had 143, Danny McClelland 142, Braden Byrd 29 and Russell Cravens 22. It was a 5-vote margin in the Trumann City Council Ward 1, Position 1 race as Mark Randall led incumbent Bonnie Winkles, 131-126. For Ward 1, Position 2 incumbent Rick Atkins led Charles Goza, 152 to 104, and Donnie England led Brett Parker, 361 to 107, for Ward 2, Position 2. For Ward 3, Position 1 Kevin Baxter led incumbent Floyd “Sonny” Moon, 98 to 77. A third candidate, Cleo Williams, had 45 votes. Carl Wilson led Roy Kilgore, 129 to 93, for the Ward 3, Position 2 seat. Bill Francis led incumbent Don Cole, 146 to 54, for Ward 4, Position 1, and incumbent James L. Baker Sr. led Kim Watkins for Ward 5, Position 1, by 307 to 113. For Ward 5, Position 2, Jason Stewart led incumbent Letha Owens by 170 to 147, while Cecilia Parker had 103 votes. Incumbent Marion

Bearden led three other c h a l l e n g e r s Tu e s d a y night in the Tyronza mayor’s race. Bearden had 128 votes, while challenger Jerry Organ had 92 votes. A third candidate, Tommy Haley, had 21 votes and John H. Higgins Sr., who dropped out of the race but remained on the ballot, had two votes. Tommy Baine led incumbent Linda S. Hall 122-to-114 for Ward 1, Position 2, while Billy Joe Hood led Shirley Hindman 133-to-106 in Ward 2, Position 1. The following are results from four out of 10 precincts in the county for federal and state races: U.S. Senate John Boozman — 1,526 Blanche Lincoln — 1,341 Trevor Drown — 113 John Gray — 75 Write-ins — 10 District 1 Congress Chad Causey — 1,418 Rick Crawford — 1,407 Ken Adler — 212 Write-ins — 5 Governor Mike Beebe — 2,249 Jim Keet — 752 Jim Lendall — 68 Write-ins —2 Lt. governor Shane Broadway — 1,731 Mark Darr — 1,278 Attorney general Dustin McDaniel — 2,369 Rebekah Kennedy — 602 Write-ins — 11 Secretary of state Pat O’Brien — 1,674 Mark Martin — 1,337 State treasurer Martha Shoffner — 2,104 Bobby Tullis — 807 State auditor Charlie Daniels — 2,142 Mary Hughes-Willis — 788 Land Commissioner L.J. Bryant — 1,782 John Thurston — 1,203 Supreme Court justice 6 Karen Baker — 1,797 Tim Fox — 1,033

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FROM PAGE B1 people who supported me than for myself,” Hogan said. “I think I did really well for an independent who ran in this county. I know Ed [Hill] way too well not to like that he will be judge. It’s not like I lost to a total stranger. Maybe I should have run with a party, but I didn’t feel at the time like that was something I wanted to do. There are no hard feelings what-so-ever, and I wish Ed [Hill] the best when he’s in office.” Hogan said he will likely run again in 2012 and that he maybe should have started campaigning and putting signs out earlier.

Craighead sheriff Sheriff Jack McCann, a Democrat, defeated challenger Paul Culbreath, a Republican, by 14,413 votes to 6,632. McCann has been sheriff for 12 years. “I’m very grateful to the voters and to the people who support what we are trying to do out here [at the sheriff’s office],” McCann said. “It’s hard to say how I feel, but I’m very happy to be able to be the sheriff another term. I appreciate everyone very much.” McCann said he will continue his fight against drugs and gun violence in Northeast Arkansas. “Drugs are still the No. 1 problem in my eyes. I want to continue to fight it and solve as many of those problems as I can,” McCann said. For the future, McCann said, he hopes to receive more funding to implement another division under his arsenal. “I’d like a warrant division here to help serve papers and handle those sort of things,” he said. “If the money is available, that’s something this growing county needs. Other than that, I think we’re doing really good.” Attempts to reach Culbreath were unsuccessful.

Lake City sales tax A 1-cent sales tax issue in the Eastern District County Seat of Lake City won by a close margin,

according to unofficial results from the county. A push for the tax saw 272 votes to 257. Proponents of the Lake City tax measure have said half of the money will go toward water and sewer improvements and half will go toward street work and repair. Mayor Billy Anderson said that work was especially important after damage caused by the 2009 ice storm. A runoff for Lake City mayor will be held Nov. 23. Jon Milligan received 247, and Gail E. Carner received 109 votes. Three other people vied for the spot. They were Doug Stone, Toby Rand and Jimmie R. Turner, who received 55, 88 and 48 votes, respectively. For Issue No. 1 Craighead County voted 16,273 for the proposal and 4,034 against. For Issue No. 2, Craighead voted 11,788 for the proposal and 7,316 against it. For Issue No. 3, Craighead voted 12,037 to 6,891 against it. Following are the unofficial vote totals in the county for federal and state races: U.S. Senate John Boozman — 12,003 Blanche Lincoln — 8,551 Trevor Drown — 466 John Gray — 375 Write-ins — 6 District 1 Congress Rick Crawford — 11,986 Chad Causey — 8,479 Ken Adler — 852 Write-ins — 20 Governor Mike Beebe — 14,556 Jim Keet — 6,572 Jim Lendall — 301 Write-ins — 10 Lt. governor Shane Broadway — 11,135 Mark Darr — 9,880 Attorney general Dustin McDaniel — 16,394 Rebekah Kennedy — 3,997 Write-ins — 91 Secretary of state Mark Martin — 11,044 Pat O’Brien — 10,006 State treasurer Martha Shoffner — 13,429 Bobby Tullis — 6,160 State auditor Charlie Daniels — 13,628 Mary Hughes-Willis — 6,020 Land commissioner L.J. Bryant — 10,433 John Thurston — 10,206 Supreme Court justice 6 Karen Baker — 11,655 Tim Fox — 7,029


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JONESBORO — How’s it feel? Now Middle Tennessee State knows. Blackout night turned into payback night. Arkansas State took out years of frustration on an opponent that’s handed it more than a fair share of lopsided losses as the Red Wolves got a little revenge and crushed Middle Tennessee 51-24 in front of a national television audience Tuesday night at ASU Stadium. Arkansas State coach Steve Roberts, whose teams had lost six of seven to the Blue Raiders, declined to say beating MTSU meant any more considering the series history. He was just happy the Red Wolves performed well on the national stage of ESPN2. “I’m certainly very proud of our football team,” Roberts said. “It was a great night for Arkansas State University and a great night for our program. I’m very proud of the efforts that went into this, the way our kids prepared, and the way they took that preparation to the field. I thought we played well in all phases of the game for most of the game.” Through the years, Middle Tennessee has handed Arkansas State numerous lopsided beatings. But with both teams battling for position in the Sun Belt Conference race, it was ASU that handed out a beatdown. Asked if it meant something more to beat the Blue Raiders bad, ASU linebacker Javon McKinnon kept the win in perspective. McKinnon is a fifth-year senior whose been on the short end of a couple of bad losses to MTSU. “There’s nothing specific against them,” McKinnon said. “It’s just a win for the program, really. It’s more about having a major win for the program, really, and for us to be televised on TV and just coming out and dominating like we did.”

Sun Belt Conference Football Standings SBC Overall W-L W-L Troy 3-1 4-3 Arkansas St. 4-2 4-5 Florida Int’l 2-1 2-5 La.-Monroe 3-2 4-4 Middle Tenn. 2-2 3-5 La.-Lafayette 2-3 2-6 North Texas 2-3 2-6 Florida Atlantic 1-3 2-5 W. Kentucky 1-3 1-7 Tuesday’s game Arkansas St. 51, MTSU 24 Saturday’s games FAU at W. Kentucky Troy at North Texas La.-Lafayette at Ole Miss La.-Monroe at FIU On a chilly, wet night, Arkansas State played like there were perfect conditions. ASU rolled up 493 yards, had its first 100-yard rushing effort, and punted just once. Middle Tennessee, on the other hand, started well but could hardly do anything right after halftime. The Blue Raiders turned the ball over seven times, including six in the second half. Four of the turnovers led to touchdowns, and Arkansas State turned a tight game into a blowout. ASU linebacker Demario Davis picked off MTSU quarterback Dwight Dasher twice, including the first possession of the game and the first possession of the second half. Each led to a touchdown and sparked a night of big defensive plays. Roberts said the Red Wolves wanted to keep Dasher hemmed up and pressure him into mistakes. They used a 3-man front, had a spy defender assigned to Dasher and kept their pursuit disciplined. Dasher was 19-of-37 passing for 146 yards and was intercepted four times. “I thought the key there was the three guys getting him (Dasher) to move his feet and have to move around in the pocket,” Roberts said. “When you’re PLEASE SEE ASU, C3

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Arkansas State’s Demario Davis (left) and Elroy Brown team up to bring down Middle Tennessee State quarterback Dwight Dasher during the first half on Tuesday.

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Arkansas State’s Jermaine Robertson pulls away from Middle Tennessee’s Jeremy Kellem to score a touchdown during the first half on Tuesday.

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JONESBORO — Defensive coordinator Kevin Corless described Tuesday night’s game plan as perhaps the most simple he’s had at Arkansas State. It worked just as the Red Wolves planned. ASU forced seven turnovers during a nationally televised 51-24 rout of Middle Tennessee at ASU Stadium. Blue Raiders quarterback Dwight Dasher threw four interceptions to match a career high, and MTSU also lost three fumbles to finish with its highest turnover total since moving to the Football Bowl Subdivision in 1999. The focal point was Dasher, the versatile MTSU senior quarterback who was the Sun Belt Conference’s Preseason Offensive Player of the year. “We had a straight game

plan,” said defensive lineman Dorvus Woods, who had nine tackles. “It was mainly containing Dasher and trying to make him beat us with his arm, and he couldn’t do it. We know he’s a good runner and we didn’t want him to run all over us.” Dasher finished with 96 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries, but he struggled mightily with ASU’s pass coverage. He finished the night 19-of-37 passing for only 146 yards, threw four interceptions and was sacked four times. Corless said the players deserved all the credit, but head coach Steve Roberts gave some of it to ASU’s defensive coaches, too. “The job that our defensive staff did, coming up with the different wrinkles this week to contain their offense, I thought was pivotal,” Roberts said. “I thought they did a PLEASE SEE DEFENSE, C3

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NEW YORK (AP) — The 175 players who became free agents Tuesday (c-pending club option; ppending player option; m-pending mutual option): AMERICAN LEAGUE BALTIMORE (7) — Mark Hendrickson, lhp; Cesar Izturis, ss; Julio Lugo, 2b; Kevin Millwood, rhp; Corey Pattterson, of; Koji Uehara; Ty Wigginton, 1b. BOSTON (7) — p-Adrian Beltre, 3b; c-Bill Hall, 2b; Felipe Lopez, 3b; Mike Lowell, 1b; Victor Martinez, c; c-David Ortiz, dh; Jason Varitek, c. CHICAGO (7) — Freddy Garcia, rhp; Andruw Jones, of; Paul Konerko, 1b; Mark Kotsay, dh; A.J. Pierzynski, c; J.J. Putz, rhp; Manny Ramirez; of. DETROIT (6) — Jeremy Bonderman, rhp; Johnny Damon, of; Gerald Laird, c; Magglio Ordonez, of; Jhonny Peralta, 3b; Bobby Seay, lhp. KANSAS CITY (1) — Bruce Chen, lhp. LOS ANGELES (2) — Hideki Matsui, dh; Scot Shields, rhp. MINNESOTA (10) — Jesse Crain, rhp; Randy Flores, lhp; Brian Fuentes, lhp; Matt Guerrier, rhp; Orlando Hudson, 2b; Ron Mahay, lhp; Carl Pavano, rhp; Nick Punto, 3b, Jon Rauch, rhp; Jim Thome, dh. NEW YORK (10) — Lance Berkman, of; Derek Jeter, ss; Nick Johnson, dh; Austin Kearns, of; Chad Moeller, c; Andy Pettitte, lhp; Mariano Rivera, rhp; Marcus Thames, dh; Javier Vazquez, rhp. Kerry Wood, rhp. OAKLAND (5) — c-Eric Chavez, 3b; c-Coco Crisp, of; Justin Duchscherer, rhp; c-Mark Ellis, 2b; Ben Sheets, rhp. SEATTLE (5) — Josh Bard, c; m-Erik Bedard, lhp; m-Russell Branyan, 1b; Chris Woodward, ss; Jamey Wright, rhp. TAMPA BAY (11) — Rocco Baldelli, dh; Grant Balfour, rhp; Joaquin Benoit, rhp; Randy Choate, lhp; Carl Crawford, of; Brad Hawpe, of; Gabe Kapler, of; Carlos Pena, 1b; Chad Qualls, rhp; Rafael Soriano, rhp; Dan Wheeler, rhp. TEXAS (7) — Jorge Cantu, inf; Frank Francisco, rhp; m-Vladimir Guerrero, dh; Cristian Guzman, inf; Cliff Lee, lhp; Bengie Molina, c; Matt Treanor, c. TORONTO (5) — John Buck, c; Scott Downs, lhp; Jason Frasor, rhp; c-Kevin Gregg, rhp; Lyle Overbay, 1b. NATIONAL LEAGUE ARIZONA (5) — Kris Benson, rhp; Mike Hampton; lhp; Aaron Heilman, rhp; Adam LaRoche, 1b; Rodrigo Lopez, rhp; Brandon Webb, rhp. ATLANTA (5) — Rick Ankiel, of; Kyle Farnsworth, rhp; Troy Glaus, 1b; Eric Hinske, of; Derrek Lee, 1b. CHICAGO (2) — Xavier Nady, of1b; p-Aramis Ramirez, 3b. CINCINNATI (10) — c-Bronson Arroyo, rhp; Willie Bloomquist, of; m-Orlando Cabrera, ss; Miguel Cairo, 3b; Jim Edmonds, of; c-Aaron Harang, rhp; Ramon Hernandez, c; Mike Lincoln, rhp; Arthur Rhodes, lhp; Russ Springer, rhp. COLORADO (8) — Joe Beimel, lhp; Jorge De La Rosa, lhp; m-Octavio Dotel, rhp; c-Jeff Francis, lhp; Jason Giambi, 1b; Melvin Mora, 3b; c-Miguel Olivo, c; Jay Payton, of. FLORIDA (3) — Will Ohman, lhp; Jorge Sosa, rhp; Chad Tracy, 3b. HOUSTON (2) — Geoff Blum, inf; Brian Moehler, rhp. LOS ANGELES (8) — m-Brad Ausmus, c; Rod Barajas, c; Jay Gibbons, of; Reed Johnson, c; Hiroki Kuroda, rhp; Vicente Padilla, rhp; c-Scott Podsednik, of; Jeff Weaver, rhp. MILWAUKEE (6) — David Bush, rhp; Chris Capuano, lhp; Craig Counsell, ss; Doug Davis, lhp; Trevor Hoffman, rhp; Gregg Zaun, c. NEW YORK (6) — Henry Blanco, c; Elmer Dessens, rhp; Kelvim Escobar, rhp; Pedro Feliciano, lhp; c-Jose Reyes, ss; Fernando Tatis, inf-of. PHILADELPHIA (5) — Jose Contreras, rhp; Chad Durbin, rhp; c-J.C. Romero, lhp; Mike Sweeney, 1b; Jayson Werth, of. PITTSBURGH (1) — Chan Ho Park, rhp. ST. LOUIS (9) — Pedro Feliz, 3b; Jason LaRue, c; Mike MacDougal, rhp; Aaron Miles, 2b; Brad Penny, rhp; Dennys Reyes, lhp; Jeff Suppan, rhp; Jake Westbrook, rhp; Randy Winn, of. SAN DIEGO (8) — Kevin Correia, rhp; David Eckstein, 2b; m-Jon Garland, rhp; Jerry Hairston Jr., ss; Matt Stairs, of; Miguel Tejada, ss-3b; mYorvit Torrealba, c; Chris Young, rhp. SAN FRANCISCO (6) — Pat Burrell, of; Jose Guillen, of; Aubrey Huff, 1b; Guillermo Mota, rhp; c-Edgar Renteria, ss; Juan Uribe, ss. WASHINGTON (5) — Miguel Batista, rhp; Adam Dunn, 1b; Willie Harris, of; Adam Kennedy, 2b; c-Kevin Mench, of.

BASKETBALL | National Basketball Assn.

By The Associated Press All times CDT EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct Boston 3 1 .750 New Jersey 2 1 .667 New York 1 2 .333 Toronto 1 2 .333 Philadelphia 0 4 .000 Southeast Division W L Pct Atlanta 4 0 1.000 Miami 4 1 .800 Orlando 1 1 .500 Washington 1 2 .333 Charlotte 0 3 .000 Central Division W L Pct Chicago 2 1 .667 Indiana 2 1 .667 Cleveland 1 3 .250 Milwaukee 1 3 .250 Detroit 0 4 .000 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct New Orleans 3 0 1.000 Dallas 2 1 .667 Memphis 2 1 .667 San Antonio 2 1 .667 Houston 0 3 .000 Northwest Division W L Pct Portland 4 1 .800 Denver 2 1 .667 Oklahoma City 2 1 .667 Utah 1 2 .333 Minnesota 1 3 .250 Pacific Division W L Pct L.A. Lakers 3 0 1.000 Sacramento 3 1 .750 Golden State 2 1 .667 Phoenix 1 2 .333 L.A. Clippers 0 4 .000 Tuesday’s games Atlanta 100, Cleveland 88

GB — 1 ⁄2 1 1 ⁄2 1 1 ⁄2 3 GB — 1 ⁄2 2 21⁄2 1 3 ⁄2 GB — — 11⁄2 11⁄2 21⁄2 GB — 1 1 1 3 GB — 1 1 2 21⁄2 GB — 1 ⁄2 1 2 31⁄2

Washington 116, Philadelphia 115, OT Boston 109, Detroit 86 Miami 129, Minnesota 97 Orlando at New York, ppd. Portland 90, Milwaukee 76 Memphis at L.A. Lakers, (n) Today’s games Detroit at Atlanta, 6 p.m. Charlotte at New Jersey, 6 p.m. Minnesota at Orlando, 6 p.m. Indiana at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Milwaukee at Boston, 7 p.m. New Orleans at Houston, 7:30 p.m. Dallas at Denver, 8 p.m. Toronto at Utah, 8 p.m. San Antonio at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Memphis at Golden State, 9:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Sacramento, 9:30 p.m. Thursday’s games New York at Chicago, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at Portland, 9:30 p.m.

USA Today-ESPN Women’s Top 25 The top 25 teams in the preseason USA Today-ESPN Women’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, 2009-10 final record, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and 2009-10 final ranking: Record Pts Pvs 1. Connecticut (27) 39-0 765 1 2. Baylor (2) 27-10 724 4 2. Stanford (1) 36-2 724 2 4. Tennessee (1) 32-3 674 8 5. Duke 30-6 619 6 6. Xavier 30-4 602 5 7. Ohio State 31-5 522 15 8. Texas A&M 26-8 512 14 9. Oklahoma 27-11 506 3 10. Kentucky 28-8 497 9 11. West Virginia 29-6 454 16 12. Notre Dame 29-6 419 11 13. Georgetown 26-7 380 17 14. Florida State 29-6 298 9 15. UCLA 25-9 283 23 16. St. John’s 25-7 262 18 17. Iowa State 25-8 226 13 18. North Carolina 19-12 206 — 19. Georgia 25-9 196 19 20. Texas 22-11 182 25 21. Vanderbilt 23-11 151 24 22. Gonzaga 29-5 106 12 23. Nebraska 32-2 95 7 24. Michigan St. 23-10 91 — 25. Iowa 20-14 86 — Others receiving votes: TCU 70, Maryland 62, Wisconsin-Green Bay 48, LSU 46, Dayton 38, DePaul 33, Georgia Tech 30, Virginia 23, San Diego State 22, Oklahoma State 19, Hartford 17, California 16, James Madison 10, Arkansas-Little Rock 9, Auburn 9, Mississippi State 7, N.C. State 6, Temple 5, Marist 4, Rutgers 4, Gardner-Webb 3, Purdue 3, Southern Cal 3, Bowling Green 2, Fresno State 1, Liberty 1, Louisville 1, Michigan 1, Princeton 1, Western Kentucky 1.

FOOTBALL | National Football League By The Associated Press All times CDT AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA New England 6 1 0 .857 205 154 N.Y. Jets 5 2 0 .714 159 110 Miami 4 3 0 .571 133 149 Buffalo 0 7 0 .000 131 211 South W L T Pct PF PA Indianapolis 5 2 0 .714 193 142 Tennessee 5 3 0 .625 224 150 Houston 4 3 0 .571 170 197 Jacksonville 4 4 0 .500 165 226 North W L T Pct PF PA Baltimore 5 2 0 .714 149 129 Pittsburgh 5 2 0 .714 147 102 Cleveland 2 5 0 .286 118 142 Cincinnati 2 5 0 .286 146 163 West W L T Pct PF PA Kansas City 5 2 0 .714 163 122 Oakland 4 4 0 .500 212 168 San Diego 3 5 0 .375 210 174 Denver 2 6 0 .250 154 223 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA N.Y. Giants 5 2 0 .714 175 153 Philadelphia 4 3 0 .571 172 157 Washington 4 4 0 .500 155 170 Dallas 1 6 0 .143 154 187 South W L T Pct PF PA Atlanta 5 2 0 .714 169 133 Tampa Bay 5 2 0 .714 136 163 New Orleans 5 3 0 .625 167 148 Carolina 1 6 0 .143 85 150 North W L T Pct PF PA Green Bay 5 3 0 .625 176 136 Chicago 4 3 0 .571 126 114 Minnesota 2 5 0 .286 129 144 Detroit 2 5 0 .286 183 165 West W L T Pct PF PA Seattle 4 3 0 .571 123 140 St. Louis 4 4 0 .500 140 141 Arizona 3 4 0 .429 133 198 San Francisco 2 6 0 .250 137 178 Sunday’s games Chicago vs. Buffalo at Toronto, noon N.Y. Jets at Detroit, noon Miami at Baltimore, noon San Diego at Houston, noon Tampa Bay at Atlanta, noon New Orleans at Carolina, noon New England at Cleveland, noon Arizona at Minnesota, noon N.Y. Giants at Seattle, 3:05 p.m. Kansas City at Oakland, 3:15 p.m. Indianapolis at Philadelphia, 3:15 p.m. Dallas at Green Bay, 7:20 p.m. Open: Denver, Washington, St. Louis, Jacksonville, San Francisco, Tennessee Monday’s game Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 7:30 p.m.

NFL team statistics By The Associated Press Week 8 TOTAL YARDAGE American Football Conference OFFENSE Yards Rush Pass San Diego 3415 893 2522 Oakland 2928 1348 1580 Denver 2908 538 2370 Indianapolis 2820 676 2144 Houston 2569 952 1617 Jacksonville 2494 1043 1451 Cincinnati 2488 707 1781 Tennessee 2485 984 1501 Kansas City 2484 1333 1151 Miami 2406 779 1627 Baltimore 2382 804 1578 N.Y. Jets 2365 1074 1291 New England 2312 789 1523 Buffalo 2097 801 1296 Pittsburgh 2083 821 1262 Cleveland 2044 708 1336 DEFENSE Yards Rush Pass San Diego 2080 665 1415 Pittsburgh 2114 412 1702 N.Y. Jets 2151 621 1530

Miami 2166 711 1455 Baltimore 2197 765 1432 Kansas City 2329 675 1654 Indianapolis 2355 932 1423 Cincinnati 2394 845 1549 Oakland 2480 1019 1461 Cleveland 2488 779 1709 New England 2688 711 1977 Buffalo 2690 1321 1369 Tennessee 2753 840 1913 Houston 2829 733 2096 Denver 2872 1237 1635 Jacksonville 3090 953 2137 National Football Conference OFFENSE Yards Rush Pass New Orleans 2921 678 2243 N.Y. Giants 2721 1018 1703 Green Bay 2687 776 1911 Dallas 2669 566 2103 Philadelphia 2608 905 1703 Washington 2604 757 1847 Atlanta 2596 962 1634 San Francisco 2527 789 1738 St. Louis 2421 849 1572 Detroit 2330 576 1754 Minnesota 2321 942 1379 Tampa Bay 2252 734 1518 Chicago 2033 620 1413 Seattle 1926 620 1306 Arizona 1823 650 1173 Carolina 1760 599 1161 DEFENSE Yards Rush Pass N.Y. Giants 1843 598 1245 Carolina 2112 833 1279 Chicago 2137 625 1512 Philadelphia 2212 769 1443 Minnesota 2212 717 1495 Dallas 2291 853 1438 New Orleans 2298 869 1429 Detroit 2452 913 1539 Atlanta 2493 671 1822 St. Louis 2511 782 1729 Tampa Bay 2519 1046 1473 Seattle 2578 704 1874 Arizona 2619 1002 1617 San Francisco 2651 802 1849 Green Bay 2729 989 1740 Washington 3146 899 2247 AVERAGE PER GAME American Football Conference OFFENSE Yards Rush Pass San Diego 426.9 111.6 315.3 Indianapolis 402.9 96.6 306.3 Houston 367.0 136.0 231.0 Oakland 366.0 168.5 197.5 Denver 363.5 67.3 296.3 Cincinnati 355.4 101.0 254.4 Kansas City 354.9 190.4 164.4 Miami 343.7 111.3 232.4 Baltimore 340.3 114.9 225.4 N.Y. Jets 337.9 153.4 184.4 New England 330.3 112.7 217.6 Jacksonville 311.8 130.4 181.4 Tennessee 310.6 123.0 187.6 Buffalo 299.6 114.4 185.1 Pittsburgh 297.6 117.3 180.3 Cleveland 292.0 101.1 190.9 DEFENSE Yards Rush Pass San Diego 260.0 83.1 176.9 Pittsburgh 302.0 58.9 243.1 N.Y. Jets 307.3 88.7 218.6 Miami 309.4 101.6 207.9 Oakland 310.0 127.4 182.6 Baltimore 313.9 109.3 204.6 Kansas City 332.7 96.4 236.3 Indianapolis 336.4 133.1 203.3 Cincinnati 342.0 120.7 221.3 Tennessee 344.1 105.0 239.1 Cleveland 355.4 111.3 244.1 Denver 359.0 154.6 204.4 New England 384.0 101.6 282.4 Buffalo 384.3 188.7 195.6 Jacksonville 386.3 119.1 267.1 Houston 404.1 104.7 299.4 National Football Conference OFFENSE Yards Rush Pass N.Y. Giants 388.7 145.4 243.3 Dallas 381.3 80.9 300.4 Philadelphia 372.6 129.3 243.3 Atlanta 370.9 137.4 233.4 New Orleans 365.1 84.8 280.4 Green Bay 335.9 97.0 238.9 Detroit 332.9 82.3 250.6 Minnesota 331.6 134.6 197.0 Washington 325.5 94.6 230.9 Tampa Bay 321.7 104.9 216.9 San Francisco 315.9 98.6 217.3 St. Louis 302.6 106.1 196.5 Chicago 290.4 88.6 201.9 Seattle 275.1 88.6 186.6 Arizona 260.4 92.9 167.6 Carolina 251.4 85.6 165.9 DEFENSE Yards Rush Pass N.Y. Giants 263.3 85.4 177.9 New Orleans 287.3 108.6 178.6 Carolina 301.7 119.0 182.7 Chicago 305.3 89.3 216.0 St. Louis 313.9 97.8 216.1 Philadelphia 316.0 109.9 206.1 Minnesota 316.0 102.4 213.6 Dallas 327.3 121.9 205.4 San Francisco 331.4 100.3 231.1 Green Bay 341.1 123.6 217.5 Detroit 350.3 130.4 219.9 Atlanta 356.1 95.9 260.3 Tampa Bay 359.9 149.4 210.4 Seattle 368.3 100.6 267.7 Arizona 374.1 143.1 231.0 Washington 393.3 112.4 280.9

AFC individual leaders By The Associated Press Week 8 Quarterbacks AttCom Yds TDInt V. Young, TEN 122 72 998 9 2 P. Manning, IND 299 197 2184 15 2 P. Rivers, SND 306 198 2649 15 7 Garrard, JAC 149 101 1098 13 7 Brady, NWE 225 147 1602 12 4 Orton, DEN 316 195 2509 12 5 Fitzpatrick, BUF 176 105 1200 12 5 Cassel, KAN 179 105 1196 10 3 Schaub, HOU 235 149 1739 10 6 S. Wallace, CLE 100 63 693 4 2 Rushers Att Yds Avg LG TD A. Foster, HOU 130 737 5.67 74t 7 Chr. Johnson, TEN178 721 4.05 76t 8 D. McFadden, OAK122 668 5.48 57t 4 Charles, KAN 103 666 6.47 56t 2 Jones-Drew, JAC162 645 3.98 24 1 Mendenhall, PIT146 603 4.13 50t 6 Benson, CIN 143 545 3.81 22 2 Tomlinson, NYJ 108 544 5.04 31 5 T. Jones, KAN 118 538 4.56 70 3 Rice, BAL 131 523 3.99 30 2 Receivers No Yds Avg LG TD Wayne, IND 49 641 13.1 42 3 B. Marshall, MIA 47 588 12.5 46 1 T. Owens, CIN 45 629 14.0 78t 5 Gaffney, DEN 45 516 11.5 28 1 Collie, IND 44 503 11.4 73t 6 B. Lloyd, DEN 42 878 20.9 71 4 Gates, SND 40 663 16.6 48t 9 Welker, NWE 40 319 8.0 27 3 And. Johnson, HOU39 594 15.2 48 3 Ochocinco, CIN 39 458 11.7 42 2 Punters No Yds LG Avg Scifres, SND 27 1353 67 50.1 Lechler, OAK 36 1793 68 49.8 Sepulveda, PIT 32 1502 62 46.9 Weatherford, NYJ 37 1671 61 45.2 McAfee, IND 24 1072 66 44.7 Hodges, CLE 38 1690 57 44.5 Kern, TEN 37 1646 68 44.5 B. Colquitt, DEN 43 1910 63 44.4 Moorman, BUF 35 1551 61 44.3 Podlesh, JAC 27 1188 63 44.0 Punt Returners No Yds Avg LG TD Parrish, BUF 11 125 11.4 33 0 Mi. Thomas, JAC15 170 11.3 49 0 Leonhard, NYJ 12 135 11.3 32 0 E. Royal, DEN 14 155 11.1 32 0 Mariani, TEN 13 142 10.9 38 0 Bess, MIA 11 119 10.8 18 0 Arenas, KAN 15 149 9.9 36 0 N. Miller, OAK 17 147 8.6 46 0 Cribbs, CLE 9 77 8.6 17 0 Jac. Jones, HOU 13 108 8.3 39 0 Kickoff Returners No Yds Avg LG TD Bra. Smith, NYJ 18 566 31.4 86 0 Br. Tate, NWE 25 723 28.9103t 2 E. Sanders, PIT 11 303 27.5 48 0 Mariani, TEN 28 746 26.6 98t 1 Dem. Thomas, DEN11 282 25.6 65 0 Spiller, BUF 30 763 25.4 95t 1 Karim, JAC 19 476 25.1 51 0 T. Underwood, JAC 19 473 24.9 53 0

Jac. Jones, HOU 10 248 24.8 35 0 Carroll, MIA 9 218 24.2 37 0 Scoring Touchdowns TDRushRecRetPts Gates, SND 9 0 9 0 54 A. Foster, HOU 8 7 1 0 48 Chr. Johnson, TEN 8 8 0 0 48 Britt, TEN 7 0 7 0 44 Marc. Lewis, JAC 7 0 7 0 42 Tolbert, SND 7 7 0 0 42 Bowe, KAN 6 0 6 0 36 Collie, IND 6 0 6 0 36 Green-Ellis, NWE 6 6 0 0 36 Hillis, CLE 6 5 1 0 36 Kicking PAT FG LG Pts Janikowski, OAK 21-21 19-25 54 78 Bironas, TEN 23-23 15-16 55 68 D. Carpenter, MIA11-11 18-20 54 65 Vinatieri, IND 22-22 13-15 48 61 Scobee, JAC 18-18 13-13 59 57 Folk, NYJ 16-16 13-16 56 55 Gostkowski, NWE25-25 10-13 43 55 Nugent, CIN 12-12 14-16 54 54 Prater, DEN 16-17 12-13 59 52 J. Reed, PIT 15-15 12-17 52 51

NFC individual leaders By The Associated Press Week 8 Quarterbacks AttCom Yds TDInt Romo, DAL 213 148 1605 11 7 Brees, NOR 331 234 2334 16 11 M. Ryan, ATL 252 156 1714 12 5 E. Manning, NYG 239 157 1785 14 11 Freeman, TAM 224 135 1533 8 3 Kolb, PHL 153 97 1035 6 4 Rodgers, GBY 269 165 2011 12 9 Cutler, CHI 181 111 1483 7 7 Sh. Hill, DET 208 127 1309 9 7 McNabb, WAS 277 159 1971 7 8 Rushers Att Yds Avg LG TD A. Peterson, MIN 165 776 4.70 80t 6 Bradshaw, NYG134 708 5.28 45 3 Gore, SNF 164 691 4.21 64 2 S. Jackson, STL 172 676 3.93 42t 2 M. Turner, ATL 131 587 4.48 55 3 L. McCoy, PHL 105 477 4.54 46t 5 Bra. Jackson, GBY 95 418 4.40 71 2 Torain, WAS 91 391 4.30 36 3 DeA. Williams, CAR 87 361 4.15 39t 1 Forte, CHI 90 352 3.91 68t 3 Receivers No Yds Avg LG TD R. White, ATL 54 747 13.8 46 5 Sa. Moss, WAS 48 604 12.6 56 2 Colston, NOR 46 527 11.5 30 2 H. Nicks, NYG 45 525 11.7 31t 8 Amendola, STL 45 379 8.4 36 2 Austin, DAL 43 641 14.9 69t 2 St. Smith, NYG 43 471 11.0 45 2 Witten, DAL 42 462 11.0 31 3 Cooley, WAS 39 440 11.3 35 2 Ca. Johnson, DET 38 538 14.2 87t 8 Punters No Yds LG Avg Rocca, PHL 35 1647 63 47.1 Morstead, NOR 28 1317 58 47.0 A. Lee, SNF 46 2140 60 46.5 Dodge, NYG 28 1295 69 46.3 McBriar, DAL 27 1238 63 45.9 Donn. Jones, STL 42 1918 63 45.7 N. Harris, DET 38 1681 66 44.2 Kluwe, MIN 32 1412 59 44.1 J. Baker, CAR 38 1653 57 43.5 Masthay, GBY 34 1476 58 43.4 Punt Returners No Yds Avg LG TD D. Hester, CHI 17 284 16.7 89t 2 D. Bryant, DAL 12 198 16.5 93t 2 B. Banks, WAS 17 234 13.8 53 0 Logan, DET 14 184 13.1 71 0 G. Tate, SEA 14 161 11.5 63 0 Amendola, STL 21 208 9.9 42 0 Munnerlyn, CAR 12 111 9.3 31 0 Tra. Williams, GBY 16 145 9.1 52 0 Ginn Jr., SNF 13 112 8.6 20 0 Camarillo, MIN 14 109 7.8 22 0 Kickoff Returners No Yds Avg LG TD L. Washington, SEA 19 640 33.7101t 2 Logan, DET 23 678 29.5105t 1 Dev. Thomas, WAS12 336 28.0 42 0 B. Banks, WAS 16 436 27.3 96t 1 Ste.-Howling, ARI32 862 26.9102t 1 Ginn Jr., SNF 16 419 26.2 61 0 Harvin, MIN 21 547 26.0 95t 1 D. Manning, CHI 17 433 25.5 62 0 Weems, ATL 20 506 25.3 55 0 Roby, NOR 23 568 24.7 39 0 Scoring Touchdowns TDRushRecRetPts Ca. Johnson, DET 8 0 8 0 50 H. Nicks, NYG 8 0 8 0 48 Forte, CHI 6 3 3 0 36 Maclin, PHL 6 0 6 0 36 A. Peterson, MIN 6 6 0 0 36 Harvin, MIN 5 1 3 1 32 R. White, ATL 5 0 5 0 32 Best, DET 5 4 1 0 30 D. Bryant, DAL 5 0 3 2 30 Jacobs, NYG 5 5 0 0 30 Kicking PAT FG LG Pts M. Bryant, ATL 17-17 14-17 49 59 Gano, WAS 14-14 15-20 49 59 Jo. Brown, STL 14-14 14-18 48 56 Crosby, GBY 20-20 12-16 56 56 Ja. Hanson, DET 17-17 12-14 52 53 Akers, PHL 19-19 11-15 49 52 Gould, CHI 12-12 12-14 53 48 Barth, TAM 13-13 11-14 53 46 Buehler, DAL 17-17 9-12 51 44 Mare, SEA 13-13 10-12 51 43

College scores By The Associated Press Tuesday’s college football SOUTHWEST Arkansas State 51, Middle Tennessee 24

AP Top 25 schedule By The Associated Press All times CDT Thursday’s game No. 20 Virginia Tech vs. Georgia Tech, 6:30 p.m. Saturday’s games No. 1 Oregon vs. Washington, 2:30 p.m. No. 2 Boise State vs. Hawaii, 2:30 p.m. No. 3 Auburn vs. Chattanooga, noon No. 4 TCU at No. 6 Utah, 2:30 p.m. No. 5 Alabama at No. 12 LSU, 2:30 p.m. No. 7 Wisconsin at Purdue, 11 a.m. No. 9 Nebraska at Iowa State, 2:30 p.m. No. 10 Stanford vs. No. 13 Arizona, 7 p.m. No. 11 Oklahoma at Texas A&M, 6 p.m. No. 14 Missouri at Texas Tech, 7 p.m. No. 15 Iowa at Indiana, 11 a.m. No. 16 Michigan State vs. Minnesota, 11 a.m. No. 17 Arkansas at No. 18 South Carolina, 6 p.m. No. 19 Oklahoma State vs. No. 22 Baylor, 11:30 a.m. No. 23 North Carolina State at Clemson, 11 a.m. No. 24 Florida State vs. North Carolina, 2:30 p.m. No. 25 Nevada at Idaho, 4 p.m.

HOCKEY | National Hockey League By The Associated Press All times CDT EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Philadelphia 12 7 4 1 15 37 29 N.Y. Rangers 11 6 4 1 13 34 32 Pittsburgh 12 6 5 1 13 35 28 N.Y. Islanders 11 4 5 2 10 31 37 New Jersey 13 3 9 1 7 20 42 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Montreal 12 7 4 1 15 29 28 Boston 8 6 2 0 12 24 11 Toronto 11 5 5 1 11 25 26

Ottawa 12 5 6 1 11 29 37 Buffalo 12 3 7 2 8 30 38 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Tampa Bay 10 7 2 1 15 35 30 Washington 11 7 4 0 14 34 25 Atlanta 11 5 4 2 12 36 40 Carolina 11 5 6 0 10 27 33 Florida 9 4 5 0 8 24 21 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Chicago 14 7 6 1 15 41 40 St. Louis 9 6 1 2 14 26 17 Columbus 11 7 4 0 14 27 29 Detroit 9 6 2 1 13 30 24 Nashville 10 5 2 3 13 23 25 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Vancouver 11 6 3 2 14 31 27 Colorado 11 6 4 1 13 39 39 Calgary 11 6 5 0 12 33 34 Minnesota 11 5 4 2 12 27 27 Edmonton 10 3 5 2 8 31 37 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Los Angeles 11 8 3 0 16 34 25 Dallas 10 6 4 0 12 32 27 San Jose 10 5 4 1 11 29 26 Phoenix 10 3 4 3 9 23 29 Anaheim 12 4 7 1 9 29 42 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Tuesday’s games Ottawa 3, Toronto 2 Columbus 3, Montreal 0 Minnesota 1, San Jose 0 Vancouver 4, Edmonton 3 Today’s games Boston at Buffalo, 6 p.m. Toronto at Washington, 6 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Carolina, 6 p.m. Atlanta at Florida, 6:30 p.m. New Jersey at Chicago, 7:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Detroit at Calgary, 8:30 p.m. Nashville at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Tampa Bay at Anaheim, 9 p.m. Thursday’s games N.Y. Rangers at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Columbus at Atlanta, 6 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Ottawa, 6:30 p.m. San Jose at St. Louis, 7 p.m. Vancouver at Colorado, 8 p.m. Tampa Bay at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m.

SOLUNAR PERIODS | Periods begin at the times shown. Major periods last for an hour-anda-half or two hours thereafter. Minor periods are of somewhat shorter duration. A.M. P.M. Today...........2:45 8:55 3:05 9:20 Thursday .....3:35 9:40 3:50 10:10 Friday ..........4:25 10:30 4:40 11:00 Saturday ......5:15 11:25 5:35 11:55 Sunday ........5:10 11:25 5:35 --Monday .......6:15 12:05 6:45 12:30 Tuesday .......7:20 1:10 7:45 1:30

TRANSACTIONS | BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES—Declined their 2011 option on LHP Mark Hendrickson. BOSTON RED SOX—Named Curt Young pitching coach. CHICAGO WHITE SOX—Agreed to terms with SS Omar Vizquel on a 1year contract. DETROIT TIGERS—Declined their 2011 option on SS Jhonny Peralta. NEW YORK YANKEES—Assigned RHP Chad Gaudin and LHP Royce Ring outright to Scranton/WilkesBarre (IL). Gaudin refused assignment and elected free agency. Selected the contract of OF Melky Mesa from Tampa (FSL). OAKLAND ATHLETICS—Sent OF Matt Carson outright to Sacramento (PCL) and signed him to a oneyear minor league contract. Announced RHP Boof Bonser declined an outright assignment to Sacramento and elected free agency. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS—Declined their 2011 option on 1B Adam LaRoche. ATLANTA BRAVES—Exercised their 2011 options on INF Alex Gonzalez and INF Omar Infante. Agreed to terms with RHP Scott Proctor on a one-year contract. Reinstated RHP Jairo Asencio to the 40-man roster. MILWAUKEE BREWERS—Claimed RHP Justin James off waivers from Oakland. Selected the contract of C Martin Maldonado from Nashville (PCL). Declined 2011 mutual options on LHP Doug Davis and RHP Trevor Hoffman and their 2011 option on C Gregg Zaun. NEW YORK METS—Named J.P. Ricciardi special assistant to the general manager. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS—Named Derek Lilliquist bullpen coach. Named Greg Hauck trainer and Barry Weinberg assistant trainer. SAN DIEGO PADRES—Exercised their 2011 option on 1B Adrian Gonzalez. WASHINGTON NATIONALS— Named Bo Porter third-base coach. BASKETBALL National Basketball Assoc. MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES—Signed G Mike Conley to a multiyear contract extension. NBA Development League RIO GRANDE VALLEY VIPERS — Traded G-F Robert Vaden to Tulsa for G Mustafa Shakur. FOOTBALL National Football League CINCINNATI BENGALS—Signed DE James Ruffin to the practice squad. DALLAS COWBOYS—Released LB Jason Williams. GREEN BAY PACKERS—Released DE Michael Montgomery. HOUSTON TEXANS—Waived DE Adewale Ogunleye. Signed DE Tim Jamison. PITTSBURGH STEELERS—Signed LB Chris Ellis to the practice squad. SAN DIEGO CHARGERS—Waived LB Shawne Merriman. Placed WR Craig Davis. Re-signed OT Adam Terry. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS—Placed C Eric Heitmann on injured reserve. Signed LB Thaddeus Gibson. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS—Placed DT Red Bryant and G Ben Hamilton on injured reserve. Released RB Quinton Ganther and CB Nate Ness. Signed DT Frank Okam. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS— Placed DT Brian Price on injured reserve. Arena Football League PITTSBURGH POWER — Signed QB Anthony Morelli, PK Paul Edinger, DE Neil Purvis, WR Mike Washington, DB Carlos Campbell, OL Michael Byrne, CB Kenny Lewis, DE Terrance Carter, C Steven Brazzle, DL Demetrius Taylor, OL Richi Anderson, OL Peter Fields, DL Callahan Bright, OL Sione Ohauafi and S Tyrrell Herbert. COLLEGE CLEMSON—Announced women’s basketball coach Itoro Coleman is taking a temporary leave of absence for the birth of her child. Named women’s assistant basketball coach Karleen Thompson interim coach. MINNESOTA —Suspended DB Michael Carter and DL Ra’Shede Hageman indefinitely for academic issues. Suspended DT Brandon Kirksey one game. ROANOKE—Named Nick Jones assistant baseball coach.

Bay rips BIC

MONETTE — Bay jumped out to a 48-37 halftime lead and never looked back as the Yellowjackets rolled past Buffalo Island Central 79-48 Monday in senior boys’ basketball. Tristan Shelley led Bay with 19 points, while Brad Craft had 16 and Damien Holt and Zach Carmer each scored 10. Ben Cole scored 13 and Daniel Davis 10 for BIC (3-3). BIC won the junior boys’ game 38-25 as Nick Bollinger scored 12 points for the Mustangs (6-1). Brett Nelson led Bay with 12 points.

Riverside 61, Ridgefield 39

JONESBORO — Alteeno Sain had 22 points as Riverside blew past Ridgefield Christian 61-39 in senior boys’ basketball. Jacob Reeves led the Warriors (0-2) with 22 points, and Cam McKinney added 14 points. Ridgefield won the junior boys’ game 37-36 on Landon Crews’ buzzerbeater. Andy Newman led Ridgefield (1-1) with 10 points.

Armorel 68, Marmaduke 61

ARMOREL — LaVonta Smith scored 22 points and Zach Skelton added 19 as Armorel slipped past Marmaduke 68-61 Tuesday in senior boys’ basketball. Chris Clark had 12 points and Jason Lawrence 10 for the Tigers (3-2). Morgan Hawley scored 21 points for Marmaduke, and Kasey Reagans had 15. Armorel also won the junior boys’ game 50-26.

Hillcrest 56, Mam. Spring 53

MAMMOTH SPRING — Hillcrest outscored Mammoth Spring 7-4 in overtime to claim a 56-53 win Tuesday in senior boys’ basketball. The game was tied at 49 at the end of regulation. Zach Doyle led the Screamin Eagles (4-1, 1-0 1A-2 North) with 22 points, and Dylan Wooten scored 18. Houston Cooper and Garrett Wooldridge led Mammoth Spring as each scored 15 points. Hillcrest also won the junior boys’ came 40-24.

Maynard 68, Sloan-Hendrix 64

MAYNARD — Jeff Skudlark’s 21 points and 10 rebounds helped Maynard to a 68-64 win over SloanHendrix on Tuesday in senior boys’ basketball. Bryan Venson added 15 points for the Tigers and Clint Vandergriff had eight assists. Chase Dejournette scored 19 points for the Greyhounds, Daniel Rowsey added 17 and Tyler Gillean had 14.

Maynard 61, Sloan-Hendrix 53

MAYNARD — Freshman Micaela West poured in 34 points and nearly recorded a quadruple double as Maynard edged SloanHendrix 61-53 Tuesday in senior girls’ basketball. West added 13 steals, 10 assists and eight rebounds, and Sarah West chipped in 11 points for the Lady Tigers (2-3). Shayla Dickson led the Lady Greyhounds with 15 points. Sloan-Hendrix won the junior girls’ game 41-30.

Hillcrest 39, Mam. Spring 25

MAMMOTH SPRING — Lindsey Crews scored 15 points as Hillcrest’s senior girls beat Mammoth Spring 3925 on Tuesday. Mackenzie Nunnally and Samantha Blevins each added 10 points for Hillcrest.

Riverside 45, Ridgefield 36

JONESBORO — Riverside used a 16-6 fourth quarter to rally for a 45-36 win over Ridgefield Christian in senior girls’ basketball. Ridgefield led 30-29 after three quarters. Tara Campbell scored 14 points, and Meagan Goza scored 13 points and pulled down 11 rebounds for Riverside (1-3). Morgan Lawson scored 12 points to lead Ridgefield.

CBC tops Williams

CONWAY — Williams Baptist was dealt a 73-61 men’s basketball loss at Central Baptist College on Tuesday. Kyle Harvey had 21 points and nine rebounds for WBC (1-1), and Wes Livingston had 15 points and seven rebounds.










ASU: Red Wolves roll up 493 yards of offense in 27-point, nationally televised win over Middle Tennessee FROM PAGE C1

able to get pressure with your front four, and contain them with your front four, then you can play coverage, and I thought our guys did a great job in coverage.” Davis, who also had seven tackles, hardly moved on both passes he picked off. It was a matter of staying home and letting Dasher self-destruct. “He was my best friend tonight,” Davis said. ASU assumed control early in the second half when Dasher and MTSU imploded. Davis intercepted Dasher on a pass over the middle, and Arkansas State scored with a trick play on the next snap. Tailback Derek Lawson took a handoff from Dwayne Frampton at quarterback, pitched it to backup quarterback Phillip Butterfield, and Butterfield threw a 33-yard touchdown to Frampton, who was wide open down the sideline. MTSU receiver Malcolm Beyah fumbled at the ASU 25, and McKinnon recovered to set up another score. The Red Wolves drove 72 yards, and Jeff Blake pulled in a 5-yard touchdown pass from Aplin for a 37-17 lead. Aplin, who was 16-of27 passing for 245 yards and two TDs, said the Red Wolves were clicking from the start. “The O-line man did a great job tonight I must say,” Aplin explained. “They (MTSU) brought the funk. I mean, they brought every blitz you can imagine, and those guys did a great job picking up blitzes and opening up holes for our running backs.” Lawson finished with 106 yards on 15 carries. He had a 17-yard touch-

ASU 51, MTSU 24 |

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Arkansas State quarterback Ryan Aplin carries the ball during the first half of Tuesday’s 51-24 win over Middle Tennessee State at ASU Stadium. down run midway through the fourth quarter that put ASU up 44-17. He crossed the 100-yard barrier a few minutes later. It was the first time all year an ASU running back reached the century mark. “They key to the runs were definitely the line,” Lawson said. “Those guys did a good job of opening up holes. There was a couple of times you could have drove a truck through the holes.” Arkansas State (4-5 overall, 4-2 Sun Belt Conference) scored the first three times it had possession of the football. The

only mishap was a pooch kick the Red Wolves failed to cover in between scores. Davis picked off Dasher on the third play of the game, returning it 10 yards to the MTSU 21 to set up the first score. Three plays later, Aplin ducked through the middle and dove across the goal line for a 6-0 lead. Running back Jermaine Robertson, who had 79 yards and two TDs, scored on a 7-yard run on ASU’s next possession less than 7 minutes in. MTSU placekicker Alan Gendreau made a 27-yard field goal, and Ben Cun-

ningham scored on a 2yard run to make it 13-10 late in the first quarter. ASU took a 20-10 lead early in the second quarter when Aplin found Taylor Stockemer for a 37yard touchdown pass. But MTSU responded with an 80-yard drive that included 14 rushing plays and Dasher’s 29-yard TD run. The Red Wolves added a 22-yard field goal by Brian Davis for a 23-17 lead at the break. The victory moved Arkansas State closer to the top of the Sun Belt, behind Troy and Florida International. The Red Wolves understand many

possibilities remain. “We will continue this,” McKinnon said. “There’s no slacking at all. I feel we are just going to keep the ball rolling now. Everybody is just coming together. We’re just cohesive now. Everything is in motion.” M i d d l e Te n n e s s e e turned the ball over on its first five possessions of the second half. The seven turnovers were the most by the Blue Raiders since joining Division I in 1999. It was a tough night, according to MTSU coach Rick Stockstill. “Nobody played good,”

TEAM STATISTICS MTSU ASU First downs 26 26 Rushes-yards 60-236 38-205 Passing 146 288 Comp-Att-Int 19-37-4 18-29-1 Return Yards 17 34 Punts-Avg. 2-44.5 1-43.0 Fumbles-Lost 4-3 0-0 Penalties-Yards 6-59 3-25 Time of Possession 34:47 25:13 A—13,589. SCORE BY QUARTERS Middle Tenn. 10 7 0 7 — 24 Arkansas St. 13 10 14 14 — 51 SCORING SUMMARY First Quarter ASU—Aplin 4 run (kick blocked), 12:21. ASU—Je.Robertson 7 run (Zalud kick), 8:20. MTSU—FG Gendreau 27, 4:27. MTSU—Cunningham 4 run (Gendreau kick), :52. Second Quarter ASU—Stockemer 37 pass from Aplin (Zalud kick), 14:54. MTSU—Dasher 29 run (Gendreau kick), 9:24. ASU—FG B.Davis 22, :13. Third Quarter ASU—Frampton 33 pass from Butterfield (B.Davis kick), 9:24. ASU—Blake 5 pass from Aplin (B.Davis kick), 2:24. Fourth Quarter ASU—Lawson 17 run (B.Davis kick), 9:35. MTSU—Andrews 14 pass from Dasher (Gendreau kick), 7:21. ASU—Je.Robertson 6 run (B.Davis kick), 4:48. INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Middle Tennessee, Dasher 23-96, Cunningham 11-40, Tanner 12-38, Kyles 8-28, Beyah 2-20, Jefferson 3-19, Team 1-(minus 5). Arkansas St., Lawson 15-104, Je.Robertson 13-79, Aplin 5-11, Fleming 1-10, Butterfield 1-7, Team 3(minus 6). PASSING—Middle Tennessee, Dasher 19-37-4-146. Arkansas St., Aplin 16-27-1245, Butterfield 2-2-0-43. RECEIVING—Middle Tennessee, Jefferson 5-27, Andrews 3-51, Beyah 3-16, Drake 2-15, Mason 2-13, J.Brown 1-16, Blissard 1-6, McDonald 1-6, Kyles 1-(minus 4). Arkansas St., Frampton 6-138, Stockemer 4-85, Lawson 2-21, Muse 214, Robinson 1-11, Fleming 1-10, Blake 1-5, A.Smith 1-4.

Stockstill said. “Nobody on defense played well enough to point a finger, and nobody on offense played good enough to point a finger. We couldn’t stop them, and we were very inconsistent on offense.” Aplin believes the Red Wolves have a lot they can still accomplish. “We hold our own destiny,” Aplin said. “We can go as far as we want to go. It’s right there in our hands for us to go out and win out and go to a bowl game.”

DEFENSE: Arkansas State forces seven Middle Tennessee State turnovers on its way to Sun Belt victory FROM PAGE C1 great job.” Woods and Justin Robertson, who is normally an end, played the nose positions in a stand-up alignment. That enabled the Red Wolves to defeat cut blocks on the interior line, Corless said, and Woods and Robertson served as spies on Dasher in the passing game to keep him from scrambling for big gains. Tackle Bryan Hall moved to a perimeter position when ASU used a 3-man line, giving him a one-on-one matchup with an offensive tackle. Hall had seven tackles and a sack, while end Brandon Joiner finished the night with two sacks. Tackle Amos Draper also had a sack. MTSU shifted to a runheavy approach in the second quarter, running the ball on its final 26 plays of the first half, but Corless said the Red Wolves made a halftime adjustment to stop the Blue Raiders’ speed sweeps. “The first thing was to try to stop Dasher,” Corless said. “We committed some people to stopping him in the run game, and they started getting us with some perimeter runs. That’s where the adjustments came in at halftime. “In the pass game, sometimes we were only rushing two. In fact, the scramble that he had at the end of the ballgame, I think that might have been the only time we really rushed four playSaundra Sovick | The Sun

ers. We were always spying on Dasher in passing situations with one or two defensive linemen, and rushing two or three.” Dasher’s troubles began on the third play from scrimmage, when he threw a pass over the middle directly to linebacker Demario Davis. That put ASU on the MTSU 21-yard line, and the Red Wolves scored four plays later. Early in the third quarter, Davis came up with a sliding interception at the MTSU 33. The Red Wolves scored on the next play for a 30-17 lead. “He’s a great football player. I just think he didn’t see me a couple of times,” Davis said of Dasher. “My guy on the end, Javon (McKinnon), he’s been telling me to stay patient and do your job, and it will come your way. I was in the right place at the right time, I guess.” Corless said both of Davis’ interceptions came in ASU’s dime package, where the Red Wolves use six defensive backs. “He’s responsible for that back, and in fact the first interception he was a pretty good distance from the back, but I think they felt like protectionwise they had to keep that back in as good as our defensive line was getting off the football,” Corless said. “Those were really instinctive plays by Demario. He was dropping into space and reading the quarterback’s eyes.” Then other Red Wolves started taking the ball away from MTSU.

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Middle Tennessee’s Derrick Crumpton (right) tackles Arkansas State’s Derek Lawson on Tuesday night. Rolling to his right on the next possession, Dasher tried to throw across his body into the middle of the field. Safety Kelcie McCray picked off the pass at the MTSU 46. ASU’s only turnover of the game gave the ball back to the Blue Raiders, but Hall ripped the ball loose from Malcolm Beyah and McKinnon recovered at the Red Wolves’ 28. ASU scored seven plays later for a 3717 lead. MTSU running back Phillip Tanner lost a fumble after the Blue Raiders reached the ASU 11 in the fourth quarter. Dasher threw a pass that cornerback Darryl Feemster intercepted and returned

28 yards to the MTSU 17, setting up another touchdown. The Blue Raiders’ last offensive snap ended in a turnover. Hall jarred the ball loose with a sack of Dasher, with Draper recovering and rumbling 35 yards to the MTSU 39

with 1:47 to play. “The expectations for us as a defensive staff were for our players to go out and play hard, and execute a very simple game plan,” Corless said. “They got us some times when we couldn’t get them on the ground on some of

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LAKE CITY — Meagan Goza had a basketball scholarship offer from Division I Arkansas-Pine Bluff, and had received interest from several other schools before she began her senior season at RiverGoza side. Instead of waiting to see what other offers would materialize, Goza ended her recruitment on Tuesday by staying close to home. During a ceremony in the high school gym, the Riverside senior signed a letter of intent with Williams Baptist College. “Williams is close to home, and I really want to be close to my family,” Goza said. “It’s just a good environment. There’s good people there; coach (Carol Halford) is a good person and a good coach. I think that’s what I needed. I needed good people around me.” The 6-1 Goza was a double-double machine for Riverside as a junior last season. She averaged 25 points, 12 rebounds and four assists and shot 48 percent from the field. Goza can play with her back to the basket and face up and hit shots — qualities that intrigued Halford and led to an early offer. “She is a local post player, and it’s hard to find post players,” Halford said. “You spend a lot of your time recruiting post players, and here was a local girl that ... has the ability to score and has a real nice touch around the basket and can shoot from the perimeter too. She has some real good qualities that we like.” Riverside coach Carrie Redman offered similar praise, and added that Goza is a good student and a hard worker. Now in her second season with the Lady Rebels since arriving from Tuckerman, she has made a tremendous impact. “Meagan will be a great asset to Williams Baptist,” Redman said. “I hate to lose her off my team. She’s a scoring threat, very good about seeing the floor and making good passes. She can score inside and outside ... which is hard to find in a post. Not only a great ball player on the floor, she is a great kid off the floor. “She’s very coachable and she works hard. I would call her a gym rat.” Goza, who is a 2-time all-state selection, credits her mother Merry Holden for helping her develop as a young player and thanked Redman for working hard to promote her during the recruitment period. Her goal this season is to put up bigger numbers than last year and help Riverside reach the state tournament. Then she’ll gladly fight for playing time at Williams. “I know I’ll have to work for my spot, and I like to work for my spot, beat out other people,” Goza said. “It makes me feel good that I can do that in college, because I know a lot of people don’t get to do what I’m doing right now.”

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Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett passes the ball as Vanderbilt defensive tackle Adam Smotherman (59) pursues in the backfield during Saturday’s game in Fayetteville.


FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett glanced up at the scoreboard in the fourth quarter last Saturday night and was surprised by what he saw. It had nothing to do with Arkansas’ point total, its passing yards, or, even how few yards Vanderbilt had compiled. Instead, Mallett noticed the penalties. “That’s a lot of penalties,” Mallett said. “I didn’t realize we had that many penalties. That’s the little things that we always talk about we can’t do because it’s going to hurt us. So we’ve just got to look at it and see what we did and work on that. “We’ve definitely got to eliminate them, though.” Arkansas finished with 13 penalties, which tied a season-high set previously in the win against Texas A&M. The mistakes totaled 130 penalty yards as well, drawing obvious disappointment from coach Bobby Petrino after an otherwise solid night. Petrino said after the game it was the team’s “number one” negative. He added more Monday, when asked how Arkansas planned to eliminate the mistakes. “We just work at it,” Petrino said. “Work on our discipline, our communication and practice hard.” Arkansas is the most penalized team in the Southeastern Conference, committing 71 infractions for 593 yards. Its penalty yards a game (74.3) is 20 more than Auburn, which ranks 11th in the league (53.8). The Razorbacks’ offense was responsible for nine of the 13 mistakes against the Commodores. The penalties didn’t hamper the Razorbacks most of the night, though, something Petrino noted about his offense after it posted 42 points and 555 yards. “The one thing we did a nice job of was we were in a couple situation with penalties and came back and got first downs,” Petrino said. All three units were penalized in a variety of

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SEC football standings Western Division SEC Overall W-L W-L Auburn 6-0 9-0 Alabama 4-1 7-1 LSU 4-1 7-1 Miss. State 3-2 7-2 Arkansas 3-2 6-2 Ole Miss 1-4 3-5 Eastern Division SEC Overall W-L W-L S. Carolina 4-2 6-2 Florida 3-3 5-3 Georgia 3-4 4-5 Vanderbilt 1-4 2-6 Kentucky 1-5 4-5 Tennessee 0-5 2-6 Saturday’s games Arkansas at S. Carolina Florida at Vanderbilt Idaho St. at Georgia Charleston So. at Kentucky Chattanooga at Auburn Alabama at LSU La.-Lafayette at Ole Miss Tennessee at Memphis

ways last Saturday, including two chop blocks on linemen, three false starts, an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty and offensive pass interference. In addition, linebacker Jerico Nelson was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct after diving into the end zone on his interception return for a touchdown. Tight end D.J. Williams was caught leaving the field out of the back of the end zone while trying to avoid a substitution infraction penalty before an extra point. Defensive end Damario Ambrose said the mistakes must be controlled before the road trip to South Carolina. “We have to be more disciplined,” Ambrose said.

Two-minute drill • Arkansas receiver Joe Adams (high ankle sprain) took part in portions of Tuesday’s practice and estimated he was roughly “80 percent.” Adams, the team’s second-leading receiver, believes he should be ready to play at South Carolina after missing the Vanderbilt game. “I think he feels the urgency he needs to get back out there so he tried to do something,” offensive coordinator Garrick McGee said. “We’ll continue to evaluate him and see what happens.” • A report in Tuesday’s edition of The Tennessean said Vanderbilt’s ball boys were “verbally abused and physically pushed” by a member of the Arkansas support staff on the sideline in the early part of last Saturday’s game. The report said the ball boys required protection in the second half to ensure they were not bothered the rest of the game.

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Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long responded with a statement Monday, saying the school was not aware of any incident that may have occurred. He added that Arkansas hasn’t heard from Vanderbilt, either. “I have not been contacted by anyone from Vanderbilt University regarding any aspect of last weekend’s game and our staff is not aware of any sideline issues,” Long said. “If, at any time, an issue arises involving another institution, we will work directly with the appropriate officials at the institution to address the matter in a professional manner.” • Defensive tackle Byran Jones (ankle) was not on the field during the portion of practice open to the media. Defensive tackle D.D. Jones, who was suspended last week after his arrest for possession of a controlled substance, did practice with the Razorbacks, though. D.D. Jones was working with the second-team defense, while Alfred Davis and Lavunce Askew were manning first-team spots Tuesday.

LITTLE ROCK — Reviewing Bobby Petrino’s list of candidates to make plays in lieu of Greg Childs, one image kept getting in the way. It was Childs, as graceful as Texas shortstop Elvis Andrus going behind second base to field a grounder, reaching down to snag a zinger from Ryan Mallett at the Ole Miss goal line. For someone who is 6-3 like Childs, grabbing a knee-high pass while in full stride is difficult. The junior receiver has become so adept at his craft Harry that you King | expect him to catch everything and he does. A year ago, Childs led Arkansas with 48 catches, but he occasionally dropped one that he should have caught. This year, he has been brilliant and consistent. And, on passes over the middle, he could be counted on to turn upfield in pursuit of additional yardage. In fact, he was doing just such a thing when he was injured against Vanderbilt. With 46 catches so far and five games to play, Childs had dead aim on J.J. Meadors’ school record of 62 catches in one season. The question is whether Cobi Hamilton, or Chris Gragg, or one of Arkansas’ promising freshmen can get the job done against South Carolina on Saturday night. Addressing Childs’ status on Monday, Petrino was highly complimentary of the receiver from Warren and admitted that Arkansas will have to replace him “with a number of people.” The speedy Hamilton made a spectacular catch against the sideline in the fourth quarter of the Ole Miss game, but it is Childs’ catches in traffic for 10 or 12 yards that are so valuable. A secret

weapon of sorts, Gragg has caught three passes all year for a total of 111 yards. Childs was the starter for a reason. Like everybody else on the first unit, he is better than the player on the second unit. His absence might prompt Petrino to make adjustments. If so, the coach can and will. One of the subplots on Saturday was going to be Childs vs. Alshon Jeffery, the leading receiver in the Southeastern Conference with 52 catches for 935 yards. It was Jeffery who turned a short pass into a 70-yard touchdown that broke a 24-24 tie with Tennessee last week. “That’s what impact, game-changing players do,” said Tennessee coach Derek Dooley. Jeffery suffered a slight knee sprain against the Vols but is expected to play. For Arkansas, the one consolation about losing Childs is that pass defense is not a strength of South Carolina. For instance, in the Gamecocks’ 31-28 loss at Kentucky, the Wildcats had fourth-and-7 at the South Carolina 24 in the final minutes when Mike Hartline faked a slant to Chris Matthews. The defense bit and Randall Cobb was wide open at the goal. Hartline does not have Mallett’s arm nor Mallett’s receivers, but he was 32-of-42 for 349 vs. the Gamecocks. Three times in the last four games, South Carolina opponents have thrown for more than 300 yards, including Tennessee’s 312 last week. Twice, backup quarterback Tyler Bray completed passes of more than 60 yards. Cornerback Chris Culliver, a senior starter, will miss the Arkansas game with a shoulder injury. South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier said Mallett and his teammates “have got to be licking their chops when they see tape of our last several games.” For sure, if Childs was available.


ASU ranked regionally in cross country JONESBORO — On the heels of its highest-ever finish at the Sun Belt Conference Cross Country Championships, the Arkansas State women’s cross country team entered the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association poll ranked at No. 13 in the South Central Region. The Red Wolves finished in third place at the Sun Belt Championships on Saturday in Bowling Green, Ky., placing three runners among the race’s top 16 finishers. Freshman Kristina Aubert led the Red Wolves with a fourth-place individual finish and was named Sun Belt Conference Freshman of the Year and to the all-conference team at the race’s conclusion. Senior Dawn L’Heureux finished 14th, junior Chelsea Weaver placed 16th, junior Sydney Foreman finished 28th and sophomore Sam Salinas finished 32nd in the 77-runner field. “We are very happy to get the recognition after our performance at the conference meet,” ASU coach Lon Badeaux said. “It’s been one of our goals all year to break into the regional rankings, and I definitely believe we belong there. We feel like we can move up a couple spots at the regional meet in Waco.” The Red Wolves will now advance to the South Central Regional, which will be run Nov. 13 in Waco, Texas, and hosted by Baylor University.

Mississippi State player dies from cancer

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State defensive end Nick Bell died Tuesday at the University of Alabama-Birmingham Hospital after a short battle with cancer. Bell, a 20-year-old from Bessemer, Ala., was diagnosed in late September after experiencing headaches during football practice and had surgery on Oct. 1 to remove a mass from his brain. He had emergency surgery on Monday morning after it was found Quotable that the cancer had aggressively spread throughout “Of course he’s disap- his body. “Nick was a son and he was a brother to everyone pointed because he’s a competitor and he wants to in this football family,” a somber Mississippi State help the team. But we also coach Dan Mullen said Tuesday night. “I know he’s talk about this is a contact looking down on us right now and I’m sure he’s alsport and that’s the risk ready been picked for a team up in heaven to play you take when you play football again — the game that he loved.” this sport. He’s not going to be a distraction. He’s Correction | going to be something positive here and help In Tuesday’s editions, the winner of Monday’s girls’ these younger kids get basketball game between Bay and Riverside was incorprepared to play and unrectly reported. Bay defeated Riverside 53-46. derstand the intensity it’s going to be when he’s out The Sun endeavors to make all stories accurate. However, in there. I talked with him the event that an error of significance occurs, we will make a (Monday). He’s in good correction promptly. Call the writer of the story, the editor of spirits. He understands the page where the story appeared or Managing Editor Maria that’s the game we play.” Flora at 935-5525, 1-800-237-5341 outside the Jonesboro — McGee on Childs. area.












The Libra moon paints the sky with her glow, inspiring us to take an artistic approach to our own lives. We don’t have to write poetry or play an instrument to live artfully. ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19). You demonstrate success with your every move. This includes your move to relax this evening and do as little as possible. Successful people know how to pace themselves. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20). You will take initiative and do the things that excite you. This evening, you’ll be surrounded by people who are not only interesting, but also excellent company. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 21). You are careful of how you go about things. By practicing the right actions accompanied by the ideal thoughts and feelings, you will achieve the results you desire. CANCER (JUNE 22-JULY 22). You’ll spend time doing activities that will reinforce a loving, supportive family dynamic. Whatever makes


your loved ones smile is worthwhile to you. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22). You’ll mix and mingle with very important people, and there is an opportunity for you in this connection. These types appreciate how you get right to the point. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (NOV. 3). You will be venturing into unknown territory and sharing fun with the loving people who surround you. January features new friends. Cancer and Aries people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 5, 21, 24, 7 and 19. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22). Part of you loves pressure and challenges — they are what push you to the level of greatness. You don’t know what you can do until someone squeezes you. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 23). Your activities are right in line with your heart’s desire. What’s more, you have as much time as you need. Doing the things you enjoy without interference — this is true happiness. SCORPIO (OCT. 24-NOV. 21).



Instead of worrying about what others are doing, you’ll focus on being the best you can be. You are no longer worried about who is ahead. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21). Your energy levels will be high, and the ideas just keep coming. The question becomes where to put your attention and which impulses are worthy of your action. SHOE CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19). Though you have made some conservative choices, deep down inside, you are an adventurer. You’ll be drawn to like-minded people — risk-takers who, like you, will go for broke. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18). Take measures to separate yourself from the influence of others for a while. The shift in perspective will help you home in on what you think and feel. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20). GARFIELD You don’t quite buy the so-called “official story.” And though you want the truth, you may also decide to leave well enough alone.























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Homeownership at lowest level in decade Expert says it makes sense for a lot of people to rent BY ALAN ZIBEL AP REAL ESTATE WRITER

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s homeownership rate remained at its lowest in more than a decade, hampered by a rise in foreclosures and weak demand for housing. The percentage of households that owned their homes was unchanged at 66.9 percent in the JulySeptember quarter, the Census Bureau said Tuesday. That’s the same as the April-June quarter. The last time the rate

was lower was in 1999, when it was 66.7 percent. For decades, 64 percent of American homes were owned by their occupants. That began to climb in 1995, with strong encouragement from President Bill Clinton and later on from President George W. Bush. Democrats, including Rep. Barney Frank, DMass., pushed for mortgage buyers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to purchase more loans targeted toward low-income Americans. Republicans

encouraged subprime lending to borrowers with weak credit and fought off regulation of the industry, despite warnings that many of those loans had predatory terms. Homeownership hit a peak of more than 69 percent in 2004 at the height of the housing boom. But the housing bubble burst in 2006, and the rate has dinclined gradually since. “They just assumed: The more homeownership the better,” said Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy

Research, a liberal Washington think-tank. A record number of foreclosures and tight lending standards are expected to keep pushing the homeownership rate down and it will eventually return to pre-1995 levels, said IHS Global Insight economist Patrick Newport. The housing troubles have brought the government’s role in promoting homeownership into question. Most analysts agree that both the Clinton and Bush administrations placed too much emphasis on encouraging homeownership — promoting and enabling loans to bor-

rowers with poor credit and those with small down payments. “The consensus is, in a lot of cases, it just makes sense for a lot of people to rent,” Newport said.

14.4 percent vacancies About 18.8 million homes, or 14.4 percent of all houses and apartments, were vacant, according to the government survey. Without vacation homes, that rate would be 11 percent. The number of vacant homes has soared over the past four years from about 16 million at the

start of 2006. It has been hovering around 19 million since the end of 2008. There are around 131 million housing units nationwide, according to the Census Bureau. About 2.5 percent of all primary residences were vacant and for sale, and 10.3 percent of all yearround rental units were listed as vacant and for rent. Banks have seized more than 816,000 homes through the first nine months of the year and are on pace to seize more than a million, according to foreclosure listing service RealtyTrac Inc.

BP won’t lead move back into Gulf BY JANE WARDELL ASSOCIATED PRESS

LONDON (AP) — Oil company BP PLC shied away from spearheading any industry rush back into the Gulf of Mexico as it revealed Tuesday that the cost of its devastating oil spill has jumped to $40 billion — taking the shine off a return to profit in the third quarter. Chief Executive Bob Dudley was forced to raise the likely cost of the worst accidental spill in U.S. history by $7.7 billion because of delays to the final capping of the busted Macondo well. That dragged down third quarter net income by more than 60 percent compared to a year ago, to $1.79 billion from $5.3 billion. But underlying replacement cost profit — a key industry benchmark that excludes the one-time cost of the spill — came in at $5.5 billion, beating forecasts of $4.6 billion. Several residents along the Gulf Coast were happy to see BP turning a profit, keeping the company afloat so it can live up to its promise to compensate those affected by the spill.

hoods destroyed.” Thousands are suffering from a summer of lost revenue after the April 20 explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig that killed 11 workers. Oil kept gushing until July 15, and it took BP another two months — until Sept. 19 — to completely seal the well. More than six months after the spill, tar balls continue to wash up on some beaches across the coast, while BP contractors have begun a large-scale effort to clean remaining oil buried in sand. Most beaches are open, but businesses who depend on tourists have lost their muchneeded summer revenue that carries them through the slower winter months. They are now struggling to get by as they wait on their compensation checks from BP. BP has pledged to make

amends, promising certain Gulf assets as collateral for a $20 billion fund — overlooked by the U.S. government — to pay claims, but the Londonbased company’s longer term plans for the Gulf remain open to speculation.

Committed Dudley, who was presenting his first quarterly earnings report since taking over from gaffe-prone Tony Hayward a month ago, said BP was committed to operating in the Gulf following the lifting last month of a U.S. government moratorium on drilling. But he said the company would “step back” and look at its equipment and rigs in those waters before attempting to jump back in, suggesting it may turn to its ventures else-

where in the world to provide growth for a while. “It wouldn’t be sensible for us to be the first one to raise our hand and rush in with a permit,” Dudley said. “We are still embedding the lessons from this incident ... we are going to take our time and be absolutely thorough and rigorous about this.” Chevron and Shell have both submitted requests for projects since President Barack Obama lifted the drilling moratorium on Oct. 12, but new regulations, which include more rig inspections, are expected to make it harder for companies to obtain offshore drilling permits. “Broadly, I expect the industry to get back to work sometime in 2011,” Dudley said, noting that new regulatory requirements for licenses were still under discussion.

Livelihoods destroyed

“I don’t think it’s to anyone’s advantage to see BP go broke or go out of business,” said Byron Encalade, the president of the Louisiana Oystermen Association whose oyster beds are all dead or dying. “We want them to stay right and keep making money. All we want is for them to take care of the people who have been affected and their liveli-

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BP PLC Chief Executive Bob Dudley speaks at a press conference at their headquarters in London on Tuesday. BP PLC returned to profit in the third quarter.

Stocks rise election day; tech at 2010 high BY STEPHEN BERNARD AP BUSINESS WRITER

NEW YORK (AP) — Major stock indexes rose Tuesday as investors awaited the results of Congressional elections, putting the Dow Jones industrial average near its highest point of the year. The Dow Jones industrial average rose more than 60 points. The Dow has now traded above its 2010 closing high of 11,205 four times over the past two weeks but failed to close above that level each time. Eric Thorne, an investment adviser with Bryn Mawr Trust Wealth Management, said many traders have been using the end of the day to take short-term profits. A Republican gain of at least one house of Congress is most likely already reflected in stock prices. The slide of the dollar, which fell against the euro and the yen, helped push stocks higher

Richard Drew | AP

Thomas Bishop (left) talks with a fellow specialist on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Monday. on Tuesday as investors bought riskier assets. Small companies performed especially well. The Russell 2000, the index that tracks the performance of smaller corporations, jumped 2 percent to 712.89. The index is up nearly 14 percent for the year, roughly double the return of the Dow and the broad Standard and Poor’s 500 index.

The Dow rose 64.10, or 0.6 percent, to close at 11,188.72. It reached its closing high of 11,205.03 on April 26. The broader Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 9.19, or 0.8 percent, to 1,193.57. The S&P 500, more closely watched than the Dow by professional investors, is also still below its 2010 high of 1,217.28, reached April 23.

The technology-focused Nasdaq composite index reached a new high for the year, as tech titans like Apple Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Inc. all gained more than 1.2 percent for the day. The Nasdaq rose 28.68, or 1.1 percent, to 2,533.52. Its previous high for the year was 2,530.15, which came in late April. Uncertainty over the size of the Federal Reserve’s expected stimulus program due today has kept the market from ending with big gains or losses in recent days. Traders are waiting for the Federal Reserve to announce plans to buy bonds to spur spending, a process known as quantitative easing. The Fed’s purchase of Treasurys hurts the value of the dollar, which fell 0.7 percent today against an index of six other currencies. A weaker dollar, in turn, drives the price of gold, oil and other commodities higher. Companies tied to commodities, including Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc., ExxonMobil Corp. and Alcoa Inc., rose more than 1 percent. Broad stock market indexes are up approximately 12 percent since the Fed began hinting that it would begin buying bonds. The size of that rally has some traders anticipating that stock prices will fall after the Fed makes its announcement, regardless of what action it takes.

Carlos Osorio | AP

The General Motors logo is seen outside the company’s headquarters in downtown Detroit on Dec. 12, 2008.

Government stake in GM set to drop BY TOM KRISHER AP AUTO WRITER

DETROIT (AP) — The sale of General Motors stock is expected to raise about $10 billion in an initial public offering that will reduce the U.S. government’s stake in the automaker below 50 percent, three people briefed on the sale said Monday. GM common stock is expected to sell for $26-$29 a share when the IPO takes place around Nov. 18, according to the three sources, who asked not to be identified because they are not authorized to speak on the matter. That would value the company at more than $46 billion — roughly on par with crosstown rival Ford Motor Co. Taxpayers who bailed out GM last year would see their ownership stake drop from 61 to about 43 percent, not including any extra shares bankers could offer to satisfy strong demand, the sources said. GM wants to shed government control, claiming it hurts the company’s sales and image. The government will get much of the $10 billion and recoup another chunk of the cost of bailing out the automaker. GM will not make any money from the sale of the 365 million common shares that make up the IPO. Instead, it will sell roughly $3 billion worth of preferred stock that will convert to common stock in 2013, the people said. Preferred shares pay a set dividend and are considered more like bonds. GM will use the money from the sale of preferred stock to repay loans and make pension payments. Terms of the sale are not final because GM’s board could still change them, one of the people said. GM and its bankers will begin a “road show” to woo investors in the IPO later this week. The show, which could begin as early as today, will be aimed at hedge, pension and mutual funds, but presentations are expected for individual investors. Common shares worth roughly $2 billion would be sold to investors in the Middle East, Europe and Asia, one of the people said. The expected price range of the IPO is higher than a forecast given by GM Chairman Ed Whitacre last month. He said each share would sell for about $20 to $25.


LONDON (AP) — The U.S. Federal Reserve is poised to pump more dollars into the economy, shadowing imminent decisions by other big central banks wary about what the Fed’s move might do to the dollar. The European Central Bank, the Bank of England and the Bank of Japan will all hold meetings this week, amid concerns the Fed’s monetary injection may send the dollar down against the euro and the yen, potentially holding back exports and harming shaky recoveries in Europe and Japan. While Jean-Claude Trichet, head of the European Central Bank, has voiced concern about excessively volatile exchange rate shifts, the Bank of Japan is particularly worried about what the Fed do. It has brought forward its policy meeting to Thursday and Friday to respond quickly if the Fed’s policy leads to more dollar selling. Many suspect the Japanese monetary authorities, grappling with anemic growth, will intervene in the markets again to push down their currency’s exchange rate

by selling yen for dollars, should the dollar drop below 80 yen for the first time since 1995. Driving down the yen gives exporters a boost. “It is possible that the BoJ will announce more stimulus measures especially after the downgrading of GDP growth forecasts for this fiscal year and next,” said Neil MacKinnon, global macro strategist at VTB Capital. “The strength of the yen remains an issue for the Japanese authorities especially as the dollar is probing the 80 yen level.” Though the Bank of Japan intervened in the markets in September to stem the rise, the yen still advanced, hitting a 15-year high Monday, with the dollar trading as low as 80.25 yen. The key question in the markets is how much the Fed and chairman Ben Bernanke are planning to splash out, with most analysts expecting the central bank to announce monthly asset purchases of around $100 billion a month over the next six months. The purchases are intended to boost growth because they create new money, a move that could also undermine the dollar.



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YESTERDAY: Sales: 304,317 Open Interest: 1,619,741, 0 +8619.00

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YESTERDAY: Sales: 101,328 Open Interest: 528,684, 1 -2636.00

YESTERDAY: Sales: 26,348 Open Interest: 240,588, 0 +2956.00

2,000 CWT- dollars per CWT

YESTERDAY: Sales: 1,879 Open Interest: 18,735, 1 -344.00 MONTH OPEN HIGH LOW

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Investors also seemed less interested in stocks that are considered safe and pay a big dividend. So telecommunications and utilities, two of the S&P 500’s 10 industries, lagged in October. Telecom stocks dropped 0.1 percent and utilities rose less than 1 percent. Apollo Group was the biggest loser. The for-profit education company said new government regulations would hurt its earnings. October’s big winner was King Pharmaceuticals, which is being bought by Pfizer. October’s gains extended the market’s big September advance. The S&P 500 has had an average gain of 0.62 percent in November, just above its average of 0.58 percent for all months. Today’s election may determine whether stocks can beat that performance.


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Investors are getting comfortable with riskier stocks. The Nasdaq led the stock market’s major indexes in October with a 6 percent gain. The index is dominated by technology and small-cap stocks seen as most vulnerable during a bad BEST INDUSTRY: economy. The Dow rose about 3 percent and the S&P 500 Raw rose almost 4 percent. materials WORST producers NASDAQ MUTUAL S&P 500 WORST FUND: Dow WORST STOCK: INDUSTRY: Z Seven


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King Pharma. (KG)





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Serbian police search sites for war criminal Mladic BY DUSAN STOJANOVIC ASSOCIATED PRESS

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbian authorities conducted another unsuccessful hunt for Europe’s most-wanted war crimes fugitive Tuesday, pledging to meet a European Union demand for the arrest of Ratko Mladic. Heavily-armed police sealed off a mountain tourism center in central Serbia and searched a restaurant and an apartment in the capital, Belgrade. Serbia’s deputy war crimes prosecutor Bruno Vekaric said the action focused on finding clues that could lead to the arrest of the wartime Bosnian Serb army commander who has been evading justice since 1995, when a U.N. tribunal indicted him with genocide. “The action was focused

on the search for material evidence that could lead to his location and arrest,” Vekaric said, adding it was one in a series of such searches recently. He said one person was detained during the searches. The official Tanjug news agency said two restaurants that were searched — one in Belgrade and one on the mountain near the capital — belong to the same owner, who was detained for questioning. Tanjug said that four police cars and one van with masked passengers left the health-food restaurant on the forested mountain some 30 miles south of Belgrade. Serbia’s antiterrorist police wear black woolen masks during such actions to hide their identities. The chief U.N. warcrimes prosecutor for the former Yugoslavia, Serge

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A dog passes by graffiti that depicts Ratko Mladic, the former Bosnian Serb army commander and a war crimes fugitive, and reads “Serbia” in Belgrade, Serbia, on Ot. 26. Brammertz, plans to visit in two weeks to evaluate if Serbia is doing its best to apprehend Mladic. The EU said last month that Serbia must bring Mladic to justice if it wants to join the bloc.

Mladic is believed to be hiding in Serbia under the protection of his hardline wartime comrades. He is wanted for the massacre in 1995 of some 8,000 Muslims from the Bosnian town of Srebreni-

ca — the worst carnage in Europe since World War II — and the three year shelling and sniping of Sarajevo by his troops during Bosnia’s 1992-95 war. Security analyst Zoran Dragisic said Tuesday’s

action was just a show for the media ahead of the Brammertz visit. “I think this is more a performance for the media that cannot lead to Mladic’s arrest,” Dragisic said.

Medvedev visit leads to anger in Japan BY ERIC TALMADGE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Belgian Archbishop Andre-Joseph Leonard addresses the media in Brussels on April 23.

Bishop’s spokesman resigns in Belgium BY ROBERT WIELAARD ASSOCIATED PRESS

BRUSSELS (AP) — The spokesman for Andre Leonard, Belgium’s ultraconservative archbishop, quit Tuesday, saying he can no longer speak for a “loose canon,” who has shocked Catholics by sympathizing with priests accused of pedophilia and condemning homosexuals. The resignation of spokesman Juergen Mettepenningen reflected turmoil in Belgium’s Catholic Church that began with a June 24 police raid on church offices, part of an investigation into hundreds of cases of sexual abuse of children by Roman Catholic priests. Aggravating matters — at a time when the church needed public support — Leonard has aired conservative views, calling AIDS “immanent justice” for homosexuals and saying that prosecuting retired priests for child abuse cases would be “vengeful.” Mettepenningen said Leonard is out of touch with Belgium’s Catholic base. “At times, he behaved like a loose cannon who thinks everybody else is wrong,” Mettepenningen said at a news conference. “I was his GPS for three months. But it is the driver who has his hands on the wheel and sets the course.” In recent weeks, mainstream Catholic organizations have publicly spoken out against Leonard’s conservative views.

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On Tuesday, socialist legislator Jean-Marie de Meester filed a complaint against him with Belgium’s anti-racism center for his “homophobic” viewpoints. Mettepenningen said Leonard has ignored an agreement between the two of them to refrain from controversial statements until Christmas. At an All Saints Mass in Brussels on Monday, Leonard spoke publicly — and unapologetically — about his conservative views. “I understand your concerns,” he told the congregation, but added: “There you have it. Think of this as you may, with the help of God.” In an interview with the Brussels daily De Standaard last weekend, Mettepenningen first signaled he had had enough. “Many people wonder, ‘How does he (Mettepenningen) keep this up?’ Well, I ask myself the same question,” the spokesman was quoted as saying. The sex abuse scandal involving Belgian priests is part of the broader one that engulfed the Catholic Church in Europe and beyond, with reports of abuse of youths at seminars, schools and other church-run institutions. In Belgium, at least 500 people have filed sex abuse cases against priests with the Brussels’ prosecutor’s office. The most notable one involves Roger Vangheluwe, the former bishop of Bruges who resigned in April after admitting he sexually abused a nephew for years.

TOKYO (AP) — Japan temporarily recalled its ambassador from Moscow on Tuesday but left the door open for a possible summit despite growing anger in Tokyo over the Russian president’s visit to a disputed island off Japan’s northern coast. Dmitry Medvedev’s trip to Kunashiri island on Monday — the first by a Russian leader — put Tokyo in a difficult position, especially with regard to conservatives in the opposition, and came as the government is embroiled in another heated territorial dispute with China over islands in the south. Tokyo on Tuesday said it was temporarily bringing its ambassador to Moscow back to Japan to discuss the issue. It did not say how long the ambassador would remain. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov called the reaction “unacceptable” and told reporters in Oslo on Tuesday that the president would visit three other islands in the disputed chain. Despite the spat, earlier in the day, Japan’s top government spokesman told reporters that Prime Minister Naoto Kan intended to go ahead with plans to

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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visits one of the Russian-held islands claimed by Japan in the southern Kurils on Monday. arrange a meeting with Medvedev on the sidelines of a regional summit to be held in Japan on Nov. 13-14. “We are trying to decide what is the most effective course of action,” chief Cabinet spokesman Yoshito Sengoku said Tuesday. Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara said the move to bring back the ambassador was not intended to be antagonistic. He added that Japan’s overall policy to strengthen economic

ties with Russia has not changed, though he stressed that Medvedev’s visit was highly regrettable. The dispute over the chain of islands to which Kunashiri — Kunashir in Russian — belongs is one of the major issues that has held up a peace treaty between the two powers, which fought on opposite sides in World War II. The chain — called the Northern Territories by Japan and the southern Kurils in Russia — is sur-

rounded by rich fishing waters and is believed to have promising offshore oil and natural gas reserves, plus gold and silver deposits. But the islands have suffered neglect, and the population has plummeted since the fall of the Soviet Union. During his visit, Medvedev vowed to improve infrastructure on the islands and raise their standard of living to one commensurate with the rest of Russia.

U.S., Mexico probe Americans’ deaths on border BY OLIVIA TORRES ASSOCIATED PRESS

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — Mexican and U.S. authorities are probing the killings of four U.S. citizens who were shot in Ciudad Juarez over the weekend, the Chihuahua state prosecutor’s office said Tuesday. U.S. authorities arrived in Ciudad Juarez, across the border from El Paso, Texas, on Monday night to “collaborate and inquire about any advances in the cases,” prosecutors’ spokesman Arturo Sandoval said. Sandoval said he couldn’t reveal which U.S. authorities are involved because of the ongoing investigation. But he said two of the victims, Giovanna Herrera, 26, and Luis Araiza, 15, had criminal records. He would not specify what offenses. The two were shot Saturday along with a Mexican man traveling with them just after they crossed an

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People hang a banner that reads “No more death” in Spanish outside the federal attorney general office in commemoration of Day of the Dead in Mexico City on Monday. international bridge from El Paso, Sandoval said. Edgar Lopez, 35, of El Paso, Texas, was killed Sunday along with two Mexican men when gunmen opened fire on a group standing outside a house. Authorities also identified a 24-year-old woman killed Friday inside a tortilla shop as Lorena Izaguirre, a U.S. citizen and El Paso resident. A Mexican

man was also found dead in the store. Sandoval did not provide any information about possible motives in any of the slayings. Ciudad Juarez has become one of the world’s deadliest cities amid a turf war between the Sinaloa and Juarez drug cartels. More than 2,000 people have been killed this year in the city.

The attacks represented the deadliest weekend for Americans in Mexico since Feb. 1, when four U.S. citizens were killed in different parts of the country. The largest previous single-city death toll for Americans was in June 2009, when three U.S. citizens were murdered in Tijuana. State department figures show a steady rise in the number of Americans killed in Mexico. In the first six months of 2010, the latest figures available, 49 Americans were victims of homicide, up from 37 for the same period in 2009 and 19 in the first half of 2008. The vast majority were in border cities such as Ciudad Juarez, Tijuana and Mexicali, which have also been the hardest hit by drug violence. In some of the killings, the Americans apparently were in the company of Mexican friends, relatives or acquaintances who were the targets.

Lord’s Resistance Army rebel fighter numbers dwindling in Uganda, officials say BY JASON STRAZIUSO ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The number of soldiers in the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army has dwindled to the low hundreds, and without external support the ultraviolent group could soon cease to exist, Uganda’s military spokesman said Tuesday, echoing the findings of a new report. The Lord’s Resistance Army, or LRA, has about 400 fighters, less than half

the number the group had two years ago, according to a report from the Enough Project, which was based on interviews with more than five dozen former LRA troops. Uganda’s army spokesman, Felix Kulayigye, told The Associated Press on Tuesday he thinks the current LRA strength is even lower — 200 fighters. That’s far below the strength the LRA had at its height in 2003, when it had 3,000 armed troops and 2,000 people in sup-

port roles. Still, the group is extremely dangerous. As recently as May, the LRA killed 36 people and drove 10,000 from their homes in Central African Republic, the U.N. said. The LRA’s leader, Joseph Kony, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court, entered the Darfur region of Sudan last month, said Kulayigye. Ugandan forces have been pursuing Kony across central Africa since the launch of a U.S.supported operation in

December 2008, but Ugandan troops cannot follow Kony into Sudan. Uganda believes that Sudanese officials know Kony is there but don’t know whether he is receiving support from the Khartoum government. Khartoum once backed Kony but severed the relationship in 2005 at the signing of a peace agreement between north and south Sudan. Darfur, Kulayigye said, is a difficult place to operate for Kony, and “he can

only stay there if he gets support from the Sudan Armed Forces.” In late 2008 the Ugandan government launched Operation Lighting Thunder, a hunt for Kony’s group that forced LRA fighters to scatter in small groups. Pockets of fighters are believed to be operating in Sudan, Congo, and Central African Republic. The new report, “The Lord’s Resistance Army of Today,” said that Kony no longer has complete and direct command and

control over each LRA unit because they scattered. The LRA is now at its weakest point in 15 years, and Kony has less influence over his troops than ever before, said the report, which was released Monday. The Ugandan army says its forces have killed almost 400 LRA fighters since the start of Operation Lightning Thunder, according to the report, while warning that “the LRA’s propensity for violence remains undiminished.”



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OFFICE HELP needed. Must have clean driving record and Love Children. Fax resume to THE JONESBORO Sun 870-930-9336 or call currently has a delivery EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT: route available in the Candidate must be a 870-932-0090. If you've got the drive, Brookland, Ar area. This motivated, self-starter. OFFICE MANAGER route is approximately we've got the opportunity. Proficiency of Microsoft We are looking for 50 miles long, takes beSoftware is a must as someone with excellent tween 2.5-3 hours, and SEASONAL DRIVER well as written/verbal written and oral comprofits between $800 & You will be employed and paid by a communication skills. m u n i c a t i o n staffing agency while on temporary s k i l l s . $900 per month. Degree p r e f e r r e d . Knowledge of Word, Exassignment to FedEx Ground. It's This route is a country extra cash and a chance to work Please send your re- cel, and experience route with a consider- with an industry leader. You will s u m e t o with accounts payable able amount of gravel. be supplied with a truck and and receivables proBefore applying please everything you need to pick up and for consideration. grams. Strong data en- keep in mind you must deliver our customer's packages. try and customer rela- have a reliable vehicle QUALIFICATIONS tions skills are required. and be available to de- *21 years old or older Please send resume to, liver the papers by 6:00 *clean driving record EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT Job Box 310, 2504 Alex- A.M. each morning. *drug screen, background checks Non-profit organization ander Dr., Jonesboro, All interested parties and physical required has opening f o r AR 72401 or Call may call 870-935-5525 x *Customer Service skills full-time Executive 870-810-1208 between 277 or come by The Sun *CDL not required Assistant. Applicant the hours of one and and ask for a carrier *No equipment necessary should be friendly & three pm. questionnaire. *Minimum of six months able to work with a experience driving a like- sized STUDENT SERVICES wide range of individucommercial vehicle within the 0240 Skilled Trade SPECIALIST als. Proficiency with word & excel is impor- Arkansas State Univer- METAL STUD Framer, Dry last three years is required tant. Benefits available. sity-Newport is seeking Wall Hanger needed. 5 *One year commercial driving Please send resume a Student Services Spe- Years experience. Drug experience strongly preferred with a cover letter to: cialist to work at the testing required. Jobs Bring work history documentation ASU-Technical Centers Executive Assistant, for immediate consideration! in Lake City and PocaJonesboro and P. O. Box 10100, Jones- i n hontas, Call Marked Tree. The posiPlease inquire in person, boro, AR 72403 870-919-1976 Monday- Friday, 10 am- 3pm: tion is a full-time grant 3400 Monroe Rd. funded position. Night NORTHEAST ARKANSAS Jonesboro, AR 72401 and week-end work Company is currently may be required as well accepting applications as2010 occasional travel. for an Experienced LOCAL COMPANY looking FRIDAY NOVEMBER 5, 10:00 A.M. For minimum qualifica- Large Lathe Operator. for office personnel, Trumann School has completely remodeled one of tions and application in- The ideal candidate equipment operators their cafeterias, installing all new equipment. All the visit must have developed and qualified dump structions, please equipment is in good working andState will be the condition Arkansas lathe machining skills truck drivers. To apply sold to the highest bidder University-Newport regardless of price. Sale capable of holding very call 870-799-2338. to be conducted in the oldwebsite Trumannat High School tight tolerances on large parts, capable of Agri building next football field. Resources/. AA/EOE part and machine tool NEW EQUIPMENT comset up, good math skills, ing soon. Needing OTR rigging and material Drivers- Home Every Mixers, Friers, Ovens, Garbage Disposal, Dishwasher, handling experience, Weekend!!! King ServBooster heat, Kettle, Range, Washer, Dryer, Table good verbal and written ices, Inc. Rock, Walk in Freezer, Freezer Shelving, Chest communication skills, 870-483-2380 Freezer, Cafeteria Tables, Carts, Steam Table. For experience in inspec- phillip@transportking.c more information about the above equipment call tion, developed blue- om print reading skills, with Joe Waleszonia at 870-483-6444 or Bob Stotts at a desire to learn new 870-483-3736. skills. SALE CONDUCTED BY BOB SCOTTS AUCTION COMPANY, eds... Insurance The and Classifi 401k, AR LICENSE #1999. with 6% employer Just a Phone Call Away TRUMANN, AR 870-483-2271 match, available on first 870-935-5525 day of hire. Send resume to: Job #130 PO Box 1249 Jonesboro, AR 72403





LVgZ]djhZHeVXZ6kV^aVWaZ Prime Location One Block Off Stadium

3302 Malibu Drive 4 Units Available with 1,600 sq.ft. each

0320 Cats/Dogs/Pets FREE TO good home. 4 yr. old miniature Italian Greyhound. Good family pet. Call for details 870-897-7433

Misc. Items for 0563 Sale


$$$ FOR gold, any condition, in-house repairs. 0610 Unfurnished Apartments Robertson's Jewelers, robertsonsjewelers # 1 $425-$525, 1- 3 room, all utilities paid. GERMAN SHEPHERD 972-1666. Puppies. AKC Regis# 1 & 2 Bedroom aparttered. Good bloodline. ments, some 2 bath, Parents on site. $300. for Diamonds & Gold prices, pictures. Loca870-275-8446. tion at: www.magictouchcorp. FARM com 935-4800 24 hour info FRONT OFFICE person 935-5051 wanted for busy PediatFarm ric Practice. Good Bene- 0470 Equipment A WINNING MEMORY! fits, 401k , Health and Preserve that Special 1 & 2 bedrooms, Dental Insurance, etc. 480 INTERNATIONAL Disc day! Reprints of pub- washer/ dryer hookup, Hours 8-5, some Satur- 22' blade on 9' spacing. lished or unpublished pet friendly, HUD acday mornings required. $1900 870-897-5231 photos are available cepted. Move-in special Send resume's to 1150 E BUY AND SELL Equip- now at our web site: available. Call 935-9018 Matthew Suite 101, Jon1811 Self Circle ment. Any condition. esboro 72401. You call we haul. m in our Photo Gallery 1 AND 2 bedroom availunder Features Call us Businesses for 870-926-2298 able. Central heat and at 935-5525 or email us 0280 Sale FOTON T R A C T O R S - at photo@jonesboro- air. No Hud, Pet policy. 25-40-50-70-82HP 4x4 for more infor- Call 932-1457 Stratford TANNING SALON for Sale Manor Apartments is an Cab & Air- Extremely mation. 11 beds. $55,000 OBO. equal opportunity dependable! Making 870-926-7103 room for 2011 models*. ACCEPTING CONSIGN- housing Big price increase com- MENTS, Many Splendid 1 BEDROOM - 1 Bath stuPETS ing in 2 0 1 1 * . Things Consignment dio, $375. All utilities in870-239-5367, 706 Hwy Shop, 3529 E. Nettleton, cluded, No HUD, pet 49 North, Paragould, AR 271-9873. 50% Off Sale friendly. 1901 E. JohnContinues! 0320 Cats/Dogs/Pets son. 316-1353 MERCHANDISE ANTIQUE BRICKS for sale. 1 ADORABLE teacup Chi100,000 or more stacked 1 BEDROOM, 1 Bath- All huahua puppy, male and cleaned on a pallet. utilities included, $460 month, 4005 East Net$250. No checks. 870-810-3630/ Auction Sales 0503 870-243-0597 870-810-1465 Call any- tleton. Call 316-1353 AUCTIONS AND MORE- time. 1 BR 1 BA, single level, 9 MO. fawn boxer $100, Sale Saturday, Novemcentral location, utilities 1 yr Yorkie $100. both AVAILABLE TO the pubber 6, 408 South Illinois paid, $495 month. males 870-219-6908 lic: Newsprint roll ends. (on Hwy 1), Harrisburg. 935-7377 Only $0.40 per pound. CHIHUAHUA DACHSHUND Furniture, Collectibles, Great for packing, ship- 1 BR water and sewer mix, Males and females, Tools, Decor, Misc. Visit ping, school projects, furnished, security deborn in August, shots www.auctionsandcrafts, pets. Stop by the posit, references, $325 and wormed. $150 Lake for partial list Jonesboro Sun office at per month. No pet Polof items. aalb# 2110 City 563-676-5605 518 Carson St. icy. 870-972-5002

Top $$$ PAID


ENGLISH BULLDOGS- 0533 Furniture Ready to go now. 870-934-1587 o r ANTIQUE FULL Size BedSuite, Bed, www.devildawgkennels. r o o m Dresser, Chest. $900. com Call 870-530-2701 FREE ADORABLE kittens HIDE A bed couch and to good home. All cook top stove for sale. colors. 897-0647 870-275-1175 FREE TO GOOD HOME! Cocker Spaniel Mix, Male, 6 months old. Very sweet, and shy. Good with Children, almost potty trained. 870-212-1095.

COIN COLLECTOR inves- 1 BR/ 1 BA, $450 tor paying big money Monthly. 726 Southwest for any kind gold/ silver. Drive. 316-1353 870-268-9557 1019 SOUTH CulberFOR SALE 60' Panasonic house, Upstairs apartfloor model TV with re- ment, 1 bedroom, 1 mote, $500 and Golds bath, appliances furTotal Gym, $180. Call nished, covered parkCarolyn at 870-931-0186 ing, near downtown. 870-761-4761 Wanted to BILLS Military 0554 Rent/Buy/Trade MAJOR Surplus, buy, sell, trade. 1751 W. Nettleton-2/3 6217 E. Highland Dr. bedrooms, HUD OK. ATTENTION!!! JIM'S Pawn 870-934-1358 870-933-7303. Shop, 20 years of buying your scrap gold @ top S A L O N E Q U I P M E N T . 2 BEDROOM, 1 Bathdollar. Leave with cash Shampoo chairs, stylist $550 month, 726 Southin hand! 3711 E. High- c h a i r s and m a t s . west Drive, onsite ofland. 870-243-4626 fice. Call 870-316-1353

FREE TO good home. 3 kittens, 3 female cats, and 1 male that is fixed. WANTED JUNK cars & WE TRANSFER old 8MM 2 BR 1 BA, dishwasher, Call 870-277-4451 ask for Trucks! Top dollar paid Film or Slides to DVD. washer/ dryer, stove, (870)897-0646 870-926-6638 refrigerator. 932-7883 Char.

Friendly Hope Cove, Jonesboro Beautiful 5 Bedroom home complete with 3 full baths, 3 living areas, plus a sun room on a wonderful large lot. Call James today to see this beautiful property! Call James today to see this beautiful property!

James McDaniel

Extras include Office Space 24 HR Gas & Electric ACCESS Hookups Available & Bathroom Facilities

870-919-3838 Residential, Commercial, and Investment Real Estate

Call 870-243-0849 for More Information 1605 West Main Street, Trumann, AR • $138,573



FSBO, Lake view Norfork home.

Available Now!


Furnished, Executive Suite Available

1605 Shady Grove Road


A Must See!

Crystal Cove area, 4 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 living areas, 2,100 sq. ft., fully furnished. Catwalk overlooking lake. 2 minute walk to lake. One mile to Henderson Marina, new plumbing, roof, and wiring. $210,790. 972-0281, 761-3238.

Enjoy Our 2 or 3 bedrooms, 2-2½ Baths Covered Parking Available. No HUD.

©Jonesboro Sun

1,876 sq ft low maintenance brick and energy efficient brick house located on .59 acre corner lot includes an additional 525 sq ft of insulated hobby/storage space and a 1,200 square foot detached 2 bay shop building. 4 BR, 2 baths, vaulted LR/Dining, large porch, enclosed rear porch. Try it, you’ll buy it. Call 870-284-6602 or 870-284-3276.

Rent Starting at $650 to $825 a month.


NEW PRICE!!! • $139,900


77 HWY. 230 E. - Brookland 3BR/2BA, LR, 12x25 Family Room on Beautiful 1-Acre Lot, Across from Brookland Golf Course

4717 Lochmoor Circle • $168,500

Located in Sage Meadows, 1915 Sq. Ft., 3 BR 2 BA, His & Hers Walk In Closets, Jacuzzi Tub, Tiled Shower, Gas Fire Place, 2 Car Oversized Garage, New Paint, Privacy Fence, Built in 2007, Immediate Possession.



Single Level- Brick Veneer, 3 Bedroom, 1 1/2 Bath, Living Room, Kitchen, Den, Laundry Room, Fireplace, Approx. 1892 sq. ft., Fenced With Storage Unit.


Priced For Quick Sale

330 CR 379

FSBO Brick 3 BR/ 2 Bath/ 2 Car Garage 1.82 Acres, Approx 1850 Sq. Ft. Under Roof, Westside School NE of Bono 330 CR 379 off CR 333 Price Reduced $97,000 870-935-0033 or 870-932-2727

PRICE REDUCED! 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bath, LivingDining Room, Den, Laundry Room, Office, 2 Car Garage, 1780 sq. ft., H&C All Electric, 20x36 Shop Building, on One Acre Lot. Valley View School District in Jonesboro City Limits. Southview Acres.

5901 Southwick Dr. Call 870-761-5084

Call 932-5206


4 Bedroom, 3 Bath, nestled near the 18th green in Sage Meadows. Granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, iron fence, sprinkler system, large master suite & bathroom with tiled shower! 2850 Sq. Ft. 870-219-8983 Pictures online

Beautiful one owner 4 bedroom home. Three years old, complete with office, 3 full baths, garage, dual sided fireplace w/gas logs, formal dining. Located in quiet cove in NE Jonesboro. 870-935-3543 Asking $236,500.00.



207 Hall St. Bay


2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, New- Roof, Insulation, Electrical, Windows, & Siding. 1425 Sq. Ft. Living Space with Large Fenced Yard, 2 Car Detached Garage. $94,100 870-935-7463 or 870-243-2567

3BR 1 BA Completely renovated home with new kitchen, floors, lights, appliances. For more pictures and information visit www. or call 870-761-3280

2 Pinal Trace, Cherokee Village AR 280’ Lake frontage on sea wall.

5409 Wilderness Run $239,900 OBO

Lovely Renovated Vintage Home

G N I D N E P FSBO- Newer, 2650 sq, ft. 3BR/2BA, Owner Fin. available 4%. Garage, work area, Gazebo, CH/A, hardwood, tile, carpet flooring, Nutone, digital disc audio, tape room to room. Security system.

$285,650 870-257-3088/712-540-4798

870-761-0353 • 870-761-0354

3313 Prestwick Circle • $269,000

901 W. Matthews - Great Central Location!



4 BR/ 3 BA, 2762 Sq. Ft., 1.1 Acre, Large Deck. Near Nature Center and Craighead Forest V.V. Schools, FP, Formal DR, 28x33’ Shop


Open Sunday (2 p.m. - 5 p.m.)

2308 Redbud Drive- Jonesboro, AR 5BR/ 2.5 BA, Gilmore kitchen, in ground 18/36 pool, double landscape privacy fenced yard, heated/cooled shop, double garage, safe room, den, living room, dining room.

$242,900 870-972-5002 Shown by appointment.

2 Story Cedar/Brick, 2300 sq ft, Fireplace, 4 BDs, Walk-in Closets, 2.5 Baths, Wood Floors/Plantation Shutters Downstairs, New Paint/Carpet Upstairs, Front Porch/Deck $ 170,000 • Call 870-932-3460 Pictures Online

190 CR 781 • JONESBORO

2008 INDIAN TRAILS/ Jonesboro


1620 SF, 3bed/2bath, 2 car garage, 1 acre lot, security system, fireplace, jacuzzi tub, storage building, Bill of Assurance, Brookland schools.


870-931-2447 • 870-931-6760

4BR, 3BA, 2,500+ sq. ft, .3 Acres, Central Heat & Air, Fenced Back Yard, Large Patio, Very Motivated Seller, 1 Year Home Warranty. $157,600 OBO. 1-417-293-7323









2 BR/ 1 BA, all appliances including Washer / Dryer, Utilities paid, no HUD. $800 monthly. 870-623-2692. 2 BR/ 1.5 BA Townhouse, $595 month, HUD OK. 726 Southwest Drive. 316-1353

209 E. Nettleton, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments, very nice, weekly and monthly rent. Utilities paid. Onsite manager, with laundromat. Please call 897-0573, 219-0579

GRAND OPENING 3700 S. Caraway

© Jonesboro Sun

870-934-0885 870-934-0878(Fax)

Call 870-972-8200 & ask for Ray Moody! BONO/ JONESBORO 1- 3 Bedroom Apts $375$675/ month Houses 24 bedrooms Some Hud Accepted. Some based on income. Some pet friendly. 336-0112 J. A. Whitley Invest.,LLC

SPACIOUS, 2 BR 1-1/2 BA, Town House, Bono, $445. 935-4236

Park Lake


• Fitness Center • Swimming Pool • Basketball & Tennis • Washer & Dryer • On-Site Management

Carports 2 or 3 Bedroom One or Two Levels Senior Citizen


(55 & Over)



JONESBOROLUXURYRENTALS.COM GREAT CENTRAL location, all electric, 2 bedrooms, $525 month, $300 deposit. NO HUD. 870-926-1749.

CORNER OF Southwest Drive and South Culberhouse. Over 1000 sq. ft., Great Visibility. Large windows. Utilities included. $800 monthly. Contact 870-219-1604.

OFFICE A N D Retail Space- 500 to 5,000 sq. ft. Starting at $350 per Please call #1 2 bedroom, nice month. quiet neighborhood, 870-275-4223. washer, dryer, dishwasher, stove, frig. all OFFICE BUILDING. 1914 E. electric, ch&a, $400 Mattews. Former Shelmonth, No H u d . ter Insurance. Very nice 870-932-0923. building, large parking lot. Lease/ Deposit. ATTRACTIVE APART - 870-932-3419/ 761-3419

Furnished 0615 Apartments

MENTS- Utilities paid/ unpaid, $295-$425. Also houses. (870)935-7620

Mobile Homes 0675 for Rent

LUXURY LOFT Apart- 1 AND 2 Bedrooms, ments Located Down- starting at $200, detown, $1,200-$2,400/ posit, no pet policy. 870-930-8137 month. (870)935-3555

CENTRAL LOCATION. 2 BR/ 1 BA, all appliances, sewer paid, quite loca#3504 PREAKNESS $925. tion. Application/ Lease. Very nice, 3BR/ 2BA, 870-972-1375. double garage, fenced CHATEAU APARTMENTS yard. 870-974-1403 taking applications for 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom apartments. Days houses, Clean, quiet, 935-8378, nights some utilities paid, 972-6637. lease/ deposit. No Pet policy. CRAIGHILL TOWNHOMES H U D / off Forest Hill Road- 2 870-932-3419/ Bedroom duplexes, pri- 870-761-3419 vate, quiet, washer 1100 WILKINS, 4 beddryer, kitchen appliroom, 2.5 bath, $1400, ances. Call 870-934-0885 deposit $1400..935-5799. between 10:00 am- 5:00 p.m. Monday- Friday 1208 HALTOM, $600, Web site: arkansasapart- 2 BR/ 1 BA, Students welcome.

1 & 2 Bedroom Apts.

Professionally Managed by Lindsey Mgmt.Co.,Inc

NICE 2 Bedroom Townhouse, HUD OK. Krystal Drive, (870)351-9966.

Homes for 0620 Rent

The Meadows • Luxury 1, 2 & 3 bedrooms • Washer & dryer • Central air & heat • Fitness Center • Playground Basket/ Volley Ball • Tight Security • No Pet Policy • W&S Paid • Handicap Accessible Units

• Gated Community • 1 Block from ASU Campus • All Electric Apartments • Central Air & Heat • Dishwasher, Garbage disposals & Dining area •Swimming Pool • Onsite Laundry • Onsite Manager, Maintenance & Security

700 FT.-OFFICE Space $675. Denver Dudley Coldwell Banker 870930-4042

2 BEDROOM in Bay- Appliances furnished, near factories, starting at $70 weekly, 926-5667 2 OR 3 Bedroom- Weekly or monthly. 870-932-5981 or 870-268-9952


Homes for 0710 Sale -FREE SERVICE, Wonder what your house would sell for? Call Mike Childs Remax Real Estate 974-7352.

3 BEDROOM, 2 bath, 2 1704 WARNER, 4 BR, 2 story, 4.67 acres, JonesBA, $400 deposit, $895 boro Schools, $160,000. per month. 761-4321 870-316-4409. 2 BEDROOM Brookland beautiful corner lot. 4 BEDROOM, 2 Bath$525/ mo no pet policy. Freshly remodeled, Net870-932-5235 tleton Schools, $88,900.00 (870)931-8048, 2 BR Brookland $460/ (870)243-1298 mo. No pet policy. 870-932-5235 4BR/ 3.5 BA, Nettleton 2 BR/ 1 BA, 1 Car car- or Valley View Schools, port, Fox Meadows move in ready, wonderSubd. $625 Month. ful neighbor. House for 935-7377 sale or lease. $1650 month. 870-932-7930 2 BR/ 1 BA, new carpet, HUD accepted. $400 monthly. 935-7377 2008 INDIAN Trails in Jonesboro. 4BR/ 3BA, fenced back yard. $1200.00/mo. 417-293-7323

870-932-5465 Affordable Luxury Living on a 9-Hole Golf Course!

Spacious 1 & 2 Bedroom Apts Amenities Include: Full Size Kitchen Appliances W/D Included * Golf Privileges Fitness Center * Swimming Pool Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball Courts & MORE! On-Site Management-7 Days A Week Fully Furnished Options & Executive Suites Available! Apply Online, View Photos, Rates & Floorplans: Professionally Managed by Lindsey Mgmt. Co., Inc.

SAME AS new 3 bedroom/ 2 bath, Bono. No pet policy $600/ mo. 870-932-5235

Business 0670 Places/Offices


2000 DIESEL Allegro Coach, 40 ft, 43,195 miles, Excellent condition. $65,000. 870-530-2735

0832 Motorcycles




04 Ford F350 6.0 TD Lariet Crew Cab. 03 Lance P/U Camper Short Bed Self Contained.


Jerry 278-13811

2003 BMW Z4 3.0i silver exterior/ black interior, 52000 mi, new tires, 6-speed, all electric

SALE PRICE $13,750 Alan Walls: (870) 450-2288 (870) 476-2180

$13,750.00 Harrisburg 417-293-7323

2003 HARLEY DAVIDSON Heritage Softail

2004 BMW Convertible

2005 CHEVY Anniversary Edition

Extra Chrome, 17K Miles.

1 TO 4 Acres, near 351. Hills, trees, electric, water, cable, owner financing, 870-935-5411, 870-935-7863

Like New!

$12,750 870-897-6139

35 ACRES for sale by 2006 Yamaha FZR 600 owner. Prime Ozark hunting ground, some pasture, all utilities, year around creek. Call 870-404-3128 APPROX. 32 acres on Bono Hill. Wooded and pasture. CR352 (702)683-0607


TWO HILL Hunting Tracts For Sale. Call Steve at Prudential 530-0826


Mobile Homes 0741 for Sale $0 DOWN Rent to own, 2-3-4 Bedrooms, each on 1 acre lot. 870-935-7525

4K adult driven miles. Like new.

870-972-1684 or 870-897-4816 07 Yamaha V-Star Classic

HUGE DOUBLEWIDE on 5 acres. Call 501-368-8601

500-3000 SQ. Ft. Office/ Retail/ Restaurant Space Available. 935-3555.


4x4, Crew Cab, Red, Grey cloth bench seats, 103K miles, $14,500 870-243-5027

$5,000 OBO




870-926-4842 Heavy 0852 Equipment

1994 International, 350 Cat

3.7L V6, 4x4, 83K miles, all power, CD, Khaki color, Excellent condition.

$10,550 870-217-1319 2007 GMC Sierra Ext Cab 4wd Z71 Steel Gray Slt 59k Miles Loaded H&m Seats $25,950 Call 930-7787 Ronnie Nichols Central Gmc.

2008 CHEVY Silverado Crew Cab Z71 4wd 1-owner 54k Miles Brown New Tires Nice $26,500 Call 930-7787 Ronnie Nichols @ Central GMC.


870-483-5428 0868 Cars for Sale

2007 Ford Explorer


2009 ALOHA Tropical 708-B Windover, Jonesboro Sundeck Pontoon- 25 Ft, Mercury 115 HP 4 stroke motor, Full mooring cover, excellent condition, no trailer, $20,000. Quarry VALLEY VIEW School Dis- Marina/ Lake Norfork trict, 3 Bedroom, 2 (870)499-5388. Bathroom. 2300 square feet on a one acre lot in LOW, 14 ft. long, 38' botCountry Lake Estates. tom, heavy gauge Many updates in the m e t a l . $350 OBO last two years including 870-316-0736/ heat pump, insulation, 870-316-0333 windows, roof, flooring, Campers/ stainless steel appliances, and solid surface 0820 Trailers counter tops. 67 CR 457 $166,999 Call 934-0056 for more information. EQUAL HOUSING


870-931-3943 2008 BUICK Enclave Cxl Nav, Sunroof, Leather, 43k Miles Factory Warranty $28,599 Call Johnny Shelton 375-0122 - 935-2142 @ Central GMC. 2010 GMC Terrain Sle Suv Silver 1-owner 24k Miles Looks New $24,500 Call 930-7787 Ronnie Nichols @ Central GMC.

1993 DODGE Motor Home

SEVERAL HOUSES 1450-1800 sq. ft. on Lexee, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, fireplace. Nettleton Schools. Possible lease purchase financ“GREAT SHAPE” 50X80 $400 plus tax, CR ing available. We take 402, HWY 1 South (past trades. 243-1298 or 190 Versatile, 88,600 Miles, Bed, Commode, Sink, Stove, Fridge, Lawson Rd. on the left). 931-8048. AC&DC, Gas, Non-smokers. Deposit required. 25x30, $ $150 plus tax. 1 month LOOKING FOR a new free with 6 month house? Visit us at 1-901-326-4429 1-901-351-7032 lease! 972-5002 1-870-935-3042 m "Find a Home" #1 THREE Shopping Centers- Jonesboro 1,50025,000 sq. ft., 870-972-6042 or 870-935-0494 nights.


2009 Honda

Sport Fit Hatchback Excellent ConditionExtra Clean!!! 4DR, Blue, Under 8K Miles.

$14,800 870-926-7679

1986 MERCEDES 300E

125,000 miles, Great little car. $3,900 870-931-0673

0860 Vans for Sale

1992 FORD VAN V8, LWB, New transmission, good cold air conditioner, runs good & looks good. $3215 870-483-5428

2004 TOYOTA Camry Xle 4dr Black 1-owner 107k Miles Sunroof, Leather, Heated Seats Extra Nice $8,900 Call 930-7787 Ronnie Nichols @ Central GMC. 2005 CHEVROLET Cavalier. 4 DR, auto, power, $3495. 870-932-1022.

2005 LINCOLN Ls Leather, Sunroof, Excellent Condition, Only $8,850 Call 930-7787 Ronnie Nichols @ Central GMC.


4 Door, HB, Grey, Excellent condition, 64k miles.

$7,900 870-219-8362


27,500 870-930-8283

2007 CHRYSHLER 300 4 Dr Pearl White 88k Miles New Tires Nice Only $10,500 Call 930-7787 Ronnie Nichols @ Central GMC.

2007 MUSTANG Convertible- Silver w/black top, gray cloth interior, V6, 33K miles. Excellent condition. $15,000 870-761-7262.

0804 Boats for Sale 2003 STARCRAFT StarFish 24 Ft Pontoon Mercury 90 HP 4- Stroke motor, double bimini, trolling motor, 2- bank battery Charger, fishing Eddie Bauer, great condition, seats front and back, 2 well maintained, white w/ gold trim, depth sounders, Excelbeige leather interior, many extras, lent Condition, No 51,000 miles. trailer, $12,000. Quarry Marina/ Lake Norfork 870-499-5388


Black with hardtop, automatic, 17,111 miles, loaded, tan interior with heated seats. Like New!!

V8, 16’ Box truck with roll 17,500 870-919-0097 up rear door. Sport Utility 0856 Vehicles



1986 FORD

9 Speed, 16 Ft. Bed, Air Ride $

Under Warranty

$10,900 OBO 870-932-7883 or 870-273-9651

4door 4X2 SuperCrew Silver. 20,000 miles. Excellent condition. Well-equipped. One owner. $18,900.

Showroom Condition.




White diamond paint. Never wrecked, Michelin tires, 62K Miles, wife’s car

2006 Jeep Liberty

684 miles,, windshield, saddle bags & crash bar.

Excellent Condition 52,000 Miles

2006 Ford F150 XLT

219-3312 / 933-8579

GOT LAND? 3, 4, 5 Bedroom homes, starting at $29,995. Will move to your land. (870)935-1708

Business 0760 Properties

Jelena Prichard Joann Gillihan 870-932-3562

$12,750 obo

22,500 Miles, Custom paint job: TwoTone Federal Gray Pearl & Polar White Pearl. COMPLETELY chromed out. Over $35,000 invested

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT Insured • FREE Estimates OF CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, ARKANSAS WESTERN DISTRICTPROBATE DIVISION IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF CRAIG WARD, Deceased No.P-2010-364 Last known address of decedent: 3103 Kingsbury DriveJonesboro, AR 72401Date of death: August 13,2010An instrument dated May 9, Public Auction 1986, was on the 21st Craighead County will day of October, 2010, admitted to probate as have a Surplus Property Auction Saturday, Nothe last Will of the & maintenance home improvements • custom cabinets 20, 2010 at 10:00 above named antique decedent, restoration vember • finish carpentry tops • cabinet AM installations at the Craighead and the counter undersigned County Highway Dehas been appointed partment, 4108 Stadium Personal Representative thereunder. A con- Blvd., (Ark. Hwy #1 South), Jonesboro, test the probate of 0955ofLegals 0955 Legals the Will can be effected Arkansas 72401. only by filing a petition Merchandise will be sold to the highest bidwithin the time provided by law.All persons der as is. All sales, registration, and finances having claims against the estate must exhibit will be handled and processed through the them, duly verified, to the undersigned within auction company. Some six (6) months from the of the items to be sold date of the first publica- include dragline, dump truck, pickup trucks, tion of this notice, or cars, bachhoe/ loaders, they shall be forever computer equipment, barred and precluded from any benefit in the office equipment and estate. This notice first furniture, and published the 27 day of miscellaneous items. October, 2010.Bruce The Poinsett County Ward, Personal RepreConservation District is sentative administering a Pipe By: Keith A. Aiken Drop Cost Share Pro(2010036)THE PERKINS gram (SGA301) for eroLAW FIRM, P.A.G. S. sion control and is curBrant Perkins rently accepting bids. (89166)P.O. Box 4054JonAnyone that would like esboro, AR to place a bid for the 72403-4054(870) pipe and supplies can 931-5800 do so upon request. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT The deadline for the OF CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, sealed bids to be back in the District office is ARKANSAS PROBATE November 18, 2010 no DIVISION later than 12:00 p.m. IN THE MATTER OF THE Sealed bids will be ESTATE OF opened at 2:00p.m. on ROBERTA ALDRIDGE, November 18, 2010. DECEASED Your final bid will be on NO. PR-2010-359 all pipes and supplies. NOTICE OF APPOINTThe District has the MENT OF PERSONAL right to reject any and REPRESENTATIVE AND all bids. Contact Brandy FILING OF CLAIMS Gardner at 505 Brooks in Last known address of Harrisburg or call decedent: 1400 Stone 870-578-2444 ext.3 to reSTREET quest a bid packet. DATE OF DEATH:


OCTOBER 21, 2008 The undersigned was appointed personal representative of the estate of the abovenamed decedent on October 18, 2010. All persons having claims against the estate must exhibit them, duly verified, to the undersigned within six (6) months from the date of the first publication of this notice, ot they shall be forever barred and precluded from any benefit in the estate. This notice first published 27 day of October, 2010. /s/Ginger Sturgeon IN THE CIRCUIT COURT Personal RepresentaOF CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, tive ARKANSAS WESTERN P.O. Box 511 DISTRICTPROBATE Munfordville, KY DIVISION 42765-0511 IN THE MATTER OF THE Attorneys for Estate: ESTATE OF CRAIG WARD, /s/ Catherine C. Lewis, Deceased No.P-2010-364 Bar #99079 Last known address of HUMPHRIES & LEWIS decedent: 3103 Kings- P.O. Box 20670 bury DriveJonesboro, White Hall, Ar 71612 AR 72401Date of death: Telephone NO. (870) August 13,2010An in247-7035 strument dated May 9, Public Auction 1986, was on the 21st Craighead County will day of October, 2010, admitted to probate as have a Surplus Property Auction Saturday, Nothe last Will of the above named decedent, vember 20, 2010 at 10:00 AM at the Craighead and the undersigned County Highway Dehas been appointed partment, 4108 Stadium Personal Representative thereunder. A con- Blvd., (Ark. Hwy #1 South), Jonesboro, test of the probate of the Will can be effected Arkansas 72401.



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Festival to offer international flavors gap between Hispanics and their neighbors through English classes, employment assistance and support services, according to a brochure. Following is a sample of some of the dishes to be served Saturday evening.


JONESBORO — Good cooks and professional chefs are preparing for the fifth year of the Multicultural Food and Dance Festival scheduled for Saturday at St. Bernards Auditorium, 505 East Washington Ave. This year the buffet will feature foods from 10 countries, Gina Gomez, executive director of the Hispanic Community Services center, said. The countries include the United States, Mexico, Gambia, Greece, Italy, Spain, Costa Rica, Argentina, Dominican Republic and Colombia. Tickets for the dinner and dance may be purchased at the Hispanic Center, 311 West Huntington Ave., BancorpSouth and other locations in Jonesboro. The cost for an adult ticket is $25. Children under age 12 are admitted free, but the cost of the meal for the youngsters is $6. Arkansas State University students will be admitted at a special rate with a current student identification card. A flyer promoting the event labels it as a “tour of international foods.” “People from various countries will prepare popular native dishes. Prepare your taste buds for a wide array of flavors. Each dish is authentic homemade,” Gomez said. The dinner will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., and fellowship among attendees is expected. In addition to having individuals make the food dishes, this year chefs from local restaurants will provide some of the foods. Participating restaurants include Casa Maya representing Mexico; Piero’s making an Italian dish; Omar’s featuring a dish from Gambia; and Andy’s Frozen Custard dessert.

Pageant From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., an international pageant for girls 6 to 12 will be held. Approximately a dozen girls will be featured in the pageant, Gomez said.

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Romaine or mixed greens including spinach, arugula, mache, for a salad bowl to serve four 2 ripe tomatoes, chunked 1 medium sweet onion, sliced thinly 1 bell pepper, any color or combination 1 cucumber, unpeeled and very thinly sliced 2 Tbsp. capers 1 good-sized slab of Feta cheese crumbled in generous chunks and sprinkled decoratively over the salad bowl. Kalamata olives Dressing: 1 Tbsp. lemon juice or wine vinegar 3 Tbsp. olive oil Salt and pepper to taste Sprinkle with fresh oregano, dill or mint. Combine all salad ingredients. Serve with dressing. Tip — To this basic salad, you may also add articoke hearts, thinly sliced radishes, chopped parsley, anchovies, sliced beets and even flat white beans if you are short of some of the other ingredients.

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Dance Audience members can become dancers through demonstration and instruction. The dance team Salsa Memphis will provide salsa demonstrations and instruction, followed by dancing, beginning at 7:30 p.m. and continuing until midnight, she said. While the event is designed as a fund-raiser to provide operating expenses for the center, it also serves

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to integrate the Hispanic community into Jonesboro, Gomez said. “It shows the positive aspects we have and the different cultures represented in Jonesboro,” she said. Organizers hope to expand the event to include more cultures in coming years. The center is a non-denominational volunteer organization that primarily serves the Hispanic community and has as its goal to bridge the

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Public library programs to focus on job seekers

JONESBORO — November is job seekers month at the Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library, 315 West Oak Ave. The library will have free computer classes throughout the month of November to assist patrons in job searches. The library offers a resume review service to help critique resumes and offer suggestions for improvement if needed. Each Tuesday in November at 3 p.m., the library will offer a free introduction to e-mail class for those who need to learn how to compose, send or respond to emails. A free computer class to learn basic computer skills will be taught on Wednesdays at 3 p.m. To help job seekers find databases and Web sites to find job listings, a free class on Internet searching will be given on Thursdays at 10 a.m. For anyone needing to build their resume, a free class called Riveting Resumes will be taught each Friday at 10 a.m. Pre-registration for all classes is required and can be done by calling 935-5133, ext 1121, or online at


Jackson Andrew is the name chosen by James “Andy” and Hollie McCammon of Blytheville for their son, who was born Sunday, Oct. 24, at 12:45 a.m. at The Women’s Center at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital, weighing 8 pounds. Grandparents are Randy and Leann McCammon of Drummonds, Tenn., and Patsy and Donald Delk of Covington, Tenn. Great-grandparents are Jack and Sue Sudduth and Shirley Lusby, all of Drummonds.

Cameron and Jaesha Quarrels of Jonesboro are the parents of a daughter, Courtney LaShae. The 8-pounder arrived Saturday, Aug. 28, at 10:18 p.m., at The Women’s Center at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital. Courtney has a sister, Nicole, and a brother, Cameron Jr. Grandparents are Melvin and Denise Isom and Arther and Cynthia Quarrels. Great-grandmothers are Pearlene Smith and Cozetta Mathis.

Grace Lillian is the name chosen by Brian and Ginger Hyneman of Jonesboro for their daughter, who arrived Tuesday, Oct. 12, at St. Bernards Medical Center, weighing 5 pounds, 15 ounces. Grace has a 4-yearold sister, Hannah, and a 1-year-old brother, Ben. Grandparents are Ben and Janet Hyneman of Jonesboro and Rickey and Jeanne Clem of Strawberry. Greatgrandparents are Alfred and Virginia Herget of Paragould. Beckham Stephen is the name chosen by Steven and Ashley May of Jonesboro for their son, who arrived Friday, Sept. 24, at St. Bernards Medical Center, weighing 7 pounds, 7 ounces. Grandparents are Barry and Karen Tripod of Paragould and Larry and Audry Springer of Hornersville, Mo. Great-grandparents are Don and Madge Bost of Senath, Mo., and Wayne Springer of Hornersville.

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Humane Society to offer holiday pet photos JONESBORO — The Northeast Arkansas Humane Society and Joey Glaub Fine Art Portraits will join forces for Holiday Pet Photos on Nov. 16, 18 and 20 at Glaub’s studio, 677 Arkansas 91 West, Bono. This is the 17th year for this event and the fourth year for Glaub’s participation. “I love animals and want to support a great cause,” Glaub said of his participation. “And we have a lot of fun.” The NEAHS continually works to make Holiday Pet Photos a unique experience that patrons will want to revisit year after year. By changing various features of the event the or-

Today Pat Dickson Group of the United Methodist Women of Cornerstone United Methodist, 11:30 a.m., by Mrs. Joyce Box, 3610 Augusta Cove. Cohostesses, Mrs. Ann Garner and Mrs. Shelia Garner. Harvest dinner, sponsored by Fisher Street United Methodist Church, 5 to 7 p.m., church fellowship hall. Twentieth Century Club, 2:30 p.m., Round Room of the Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library. Mrs. Donn Mixon and Mrs. Joe Stallings, hostesses. Games Club (Bridge), 9 a.m. to noon, Harlin Henry Senior Citizens Center. Handquilters, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Nettleton United Methodist Church. Christian Women’s Fellowship of Otwell Christian, 7 p.m., church fellowship hall.

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ganization has been able to keep it as one of its top three fund-raisers. This year, because of many requests for non-seasonal portraits, background choices will not only include holiday backgrounds but a neutral set for non-holiday prints. It is also not required that a pet be included in the photo. “This is a great opportunity to reach more people and allow them to have family portraits that can be displayed year-round,” Glaub said. Other sets will include a traditional Christmas tree and Christmas at the cabin. Hours for the event will be from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and

Jonesboro Women of Moose, 7:30 p.m., Moose Lodge. Senior Citizens Exercise Group, 2 to 4 p.m., Harlin Henry Senior Citizens Center. Jonesboro Masonic Lodge No. 129, 6 p.m. dinner and practice session, Jonesboro Masonic Lodge, 2206 West Washington Men’s Club breakfast meeting, 7 a.m., Walk fit class, 8 a.m., Strong Women, 9:30 a.m., music program, 10 a.m., PACE exercise class and chair exercise class, 10:30 a.m., Wii games, 11:30 a.m., computer basics class and COACHES Memory Class, 1 p.m., and Tai Chi class, 1:30 p.m., St. Bernards Senior Life Center, 700 East Washington.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Shannon Tavarez, the 11year-old who starred on Broadway in “The Lion King” and whose battle with leukemia won the hearts of many, including Alicia Keys, Rihanna and 50 Cent, has died. Shannon died Monday afternoon at Cohen Children’s Medical Center in New Hyde Park, on Long Island, of acute myelogenous leukemia, a common type of leukemia among adults, but rare among children. “She was a remarkable and talented young lady who touched the lives of those she entertained, as well as those who cared for her over the past several months,” the medical center said Tuesday in a statement.

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Shannon, who played the young lion Nala, had received an umbilicalcord blood transplant in August. The procedure was performed as an alternative to a bone marrow transplant. Her doctor, Dr. Larry Wolfe, said that a perfect bone marrow match for Shannon could not be found. The search for a match was especially daunting because Shannon’s mother is African-American and her father is Hispanic, from the Dominican Republic. For bone marrow transplants, minorities and those of mixed ancestry have a more difficult time finding good matches because there aren’t as many people from those groups signed up as potential donors. Right now, 83 percent of African-American patients who need marrow transplants don’t find matches after six months of searching, according to the National Marrow Donor Program, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping patients receive transplants. On her Web site, which includes a photo of Shannon as Nala and a video of her singing “The Circle of Life,” the 78-pound actress said, “Some people think that the test for compatibility is scary! ... All it really takes to get started is a cotton swab of the inside of your cheek. “So please get tested today. Who knows? You might be my match. Or you may be able to help other young people with similar illnesses. And remember... ‘One swab will do the job.’” Shannon was forced to quit the show in April. She beat out hundreds of other hopefuls last year to earn her spot playing Nala, the childhood pal and girlfriend of Simba, hero of “The Lion King.” She split the role with another girl, performing four shows a week for six months.

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Actress Shannon Tavarez is seen backstage at the Minskoff theater in New York where she was playing the part of Young Nala in the Broadway musical “The Lion King” on March 25. Harf, co-founder of the bone marrow donor center DKMS, said the donor center registered 10,000 people as potential donors. Keys skyped with Tavarez while she was at the hospital, Harf said, and the singer, Rhihanna and 50 Cent urged their fans to sign up as potential donors. Child performers from “The Lion King” and other shows also sold bracelets and key chains that read, “Shine for Shannon,” to raise money to help pay for her medical bills. “It’s rare that you meet such a spirited girl at

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It’s hard to fathom the vastness of the Amazon River, which from the air can look more like an endless water web crisscrossing patches of jungle and from the shore can seem like the edge of an eerily calm ocean. Stretching nearly 4,000 miles from the Peruvian Andes before disgorging around one-fifth of the world’s freshwater into the Atlantic Ocean from an estuary large enough to contain the Switzerland-sized island of Marajo in Brazil, the Amazon is in reality a vast network of rivers comprising a river basin larger than Western Europe. Faced with the enormous task of recounting the river’s history, myth and legend, Marshall De Bruhl chooses a prudent course in “The River Sea: The Amazon in History, Myth, and Legend” focusing on the stories of several of the most important expeditions into the largely untamed wilderness and summing it up with an overview of the issues facing the river and rain forest today. There’s Francisco de Orellana, who finding himself stranded in the Peruvian jungle, chooses to ride the river out to the sea rather than bushwhack his way back. In this way, Orellana became the first European to travel the length of the river he would later dub the Amazon. And there’s the mutineering conquistador Lope de Aguirre, whose misadventures in search of the mythical city of El Dorado were notable mostly for their incredible cruelty and provided the basis for the Werner Herzog 1972 film “Aguirre, the Wrath of God.” Also on hand is Maria Isabel de Jesus Grameson y Godin, a surprisingly sturdy woman of European stock who managed to survive alone for over a



In a hospital interview with The Associated Press after being diagnosed, the young actress talked about her love for the theater. “It’s an indescribable feeling, being on stage,” she said. “I portray this character with fears, but who is so tough. I feel like that’s who I am.” Her long, curly brown hair was gone because of chemotherapy, but the sixth-grader said the most difficult part was being away from acting and her friends. Keys, Rihanna and 50 Cent campaigned to help Tavarez find a bone marrow donor, and cast members held bone marrow donor registration drives outside the play’s Minskoff Theater. Katharina

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DEAR ABBY: A male cousin sent me an invitation to his wedding. I have met his fiancee a few times at family reunions and weddings, and she seems very sweet. The problem is my cousin sexually abused me for many years when I was younger. I have no desire to attend his wedding. Am I obligated to send a card or a gift? I don’t want his fiancee to think I don’t like her, but it makes me sick to think of celebrating his marriage after what he did. What do I say when other fam-


ily members ask why I’m not going? Am I obligated to tell her what he did? — Needs To Know In Abigail Texas DEAR NEEDS Van Buren | TO KNOW: A young man who sexually abuses someone “for years” is a predator. And while the news may not be greeted warmly, you should say something to your cousin’s fiancee before she marries him.


You could benefit from talking to a counselor who specializes in sexual abuse to make sure that what happened to you doesn’t affect you in the future. The counselor can help you decide what to do from there. If you don’t attend the wedding, you are under no obligation to send a gift or a card. DEAR ABBY: I could never figure out why “Margaret,” my wife of 20 years, married me. After our wedding she tried to give me an image makeover. She’d buy me clothes I left hanging in the closet. She’d contradict and correct me in public. In general, she’d find fault with almost everything

I did. She put me down often, and if I reacted, she would either claim it wasn’t what she meant to say or tell me, “You do it, too.” I finally gave up and left her. Margaret has an excellent reputation, so people try to pry into why I left her. When I tell them I won’t badmouth her, they tell me she says plenty about me. My response is, “Then you know all there is to know, don’t you?” Two women close to my age, plus one college-age girl, are trying to pursue me. I’m afraid if I don’t leave this area, Margaret will allege that I left her for one of them. Your thoughts, please. — Keeping Mum In

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nor does he know the names of all of my siblings. He doesn’t think it’s a big deal. What is your opinion? — Name Game In Knoxville, Tenn. DEAR NAME GAME: Either your husband is not much of a family man or he’s not detail-oriented. Remembering someone’s name is a sign of respect, and it appears your husband of two years has little of that for your family. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby .com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles 90069. © 2010, Universal Uclick

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