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Bill on petition process advances

LITTLE ROCK — A Senate committee on Monday advanced a bill that would impose new restrictions on the petition process for ballot initiatives.

Stolen gauge could be radiation hazard

A Troxler gauge containing radioactive material was reported stolen from a construction site near Interstate 40 West in northwest Pulaski County and could be a radiation hazard if damaged, according to a news release.

Sports

Hoops Season Provides Highs, Questions

FAYETTEVILLE – The mood in the basement level of Bud Walton Arena was chipper Friday. An April visitation would have been preferable for Mike Anderson, but considering the circumstances, the air was lighter than it has been in three previous years in early spring.

Opinion

PATE: From ashes to prosperity

In 79 A.D. Mount Vesuvius near modern Naples, Italy, erupted, burying the city of Pompeii in a thick blanket of volcanic ash. As one witness to the calamity wrote, the dust “poured across the land” like a flood. Nearly two thousand people died; and the city was abandoned for the next 1,700 years.

PATE: Now Serving Student Number Six

Recently, I attended a meeting where an administrator from a small public university treated the audience to a review of his institution’s new “brand identity campaign.” There’s a lot I don’t like about the current direction of higher education in America. This is the thing I despise the most.

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