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No bond for Buffington in prison escape

PINE BLUFF — Making his first court appearance after surrendering to authorities following his escape from the Pine Bluff unit of the Arkansas Department of Corrections in June, Timothy Buffington was told he would be held with no bond pending a trial next February.

Trade battle over cotton subsidies ended

WASHINGTON — The United States and Brazil signed an agreement Wednesday ending a bitter trade dispute over subsidies the U.S. government has paid to cotton growers in 17 states including Arkansas.

Beebe appoints special justice in gay marriage case

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Mike Beebe has appointed a special justice to replace a member of the Arkansas Supreme Court who has disqualified himself from hearing a challenge to Arkansas’ same-sex marriage ban.

Jeb Bush stumps for Hutchinson

SHERWOOD — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush praised the education proposals of Republican gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson during a visit Tuesday to Central Arkansas.

Sports

Bielema Expecting Bounce Back After Rough Loss

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas coach Bret Bielema was still frustrated about his team’s 35-28 overtime loss to Texas A&M on Sunday night, but the second-year coach got a quick glimpse of the respect his Razorbacks are earning while on a recruiting trip.

Four Downs: Arkansas Opening Kicking Competition

1. Open Kicking Competition: Arkansas coach Bret Bielema said the Razorbacks will open the place-kicking competition during the bye week after senior John Henson missed a 44-yard field goal in the 35-28 loss to Texas A&M last Saturday.

Opinion

Editorial: Banned books remind us of freedom

Each year, during the last week of September, the American Library Association celebrates our First Amendment rights with Banned Books week. One of the event’s center points is publication of a list that enumerates those books that have received the most challenges during the past year.

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