Monthly Archives: September 2010

Changes in Arkansas’ veterinary laws?

Rep. Jim House, of Fayetteville, wants  to make a few changes in the state’s veterinary laws – he believes current laws seem to ban professional horseshoers and horse dentists, reports the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. House, who is a part-time farrier who … Continue reading

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What’s in today’s paper?

Why, the news, of course! In today’s print edition of the Banner-News, you’ll find out who was arrested for attempting to steal a car on Stadium Street early Sunday morning, and you’ll learn what was reported to the Columbia County … Continue reading

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Get a real job . . . and real gun

More odd news for the Banner-News Blog readers: Two women who tried to rob an adult book store in Pennsylvania yesterday were told to “Get a real gun” after their toy gun failed to convince the clerk, reports the Associated … Continue reading

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Did you see the scores last night?

If you visited Sports with Chris Gilliam last night, you knew the scores of Thursday’s Cubs game against Texarkana before anyone else! If you haven’t visited our new sports blog, check it out: www.bannernews.net/sports

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Today’s odd news . . .

A Massachusetts restaurant has reported something missing: a three foot tall, 75 pound ceramic statue of Bart Simpson. The statue once sat on a bench outside of Leggos in Holbrook, reports the Associated Press. Owner Astrit Gorezi says the statue … Continue reading

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Dems try to deflect voter anger toward Wall Street

Patty Murray was stuck. Down in the polls for months and facing a well-known Republican challenger, the three-term Democrat was finding a difficult market for her hard-working-senator sales pitch, reports the Associated Press. Then she started bashing Wall Street and … Continue reading

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Troubles of US education get big screen close-up

The troubles of the U.S. education system are getting a big screen close-up, reports the Associated Press. There are no fewer than four education documentaries slated for release by the end of this year, including “Waiting for ’Superman,”’ a poignant … Continue reading

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Guess who endorsed Beth Anne?

The Tea Party has officially endorsed Fourth Congressional District candidate Beth Anne Rankin (R), who faces incumbent Congressman Mike Ross in the November general election. Want to know what Ross’ reaction to the endorsement was? You’ll have to pick up … Continue reading

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Arkansas one of eight states accepted to academy

Arkansas higher education leaders will join representatives from seven other states in a strategically-focused exchange of information at the Complete College America (CCA) Fall Academy. Work begins this Friday with a legislative sub-committee meeting in Bentonville with national representatives from … Continue reading

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Fighting off bears with zucchini and other odd news

The morning’s array of odd news articles on the Associated Press wire includes one about an unidentified Montana woman who fought off a 200-pound black bear that attacked her border collie late last night. Her weapon of choice: a 12-inch … Continue reading

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