PSC Chairman Paul Suskie
will take a leave of absence to serve a tour with the National Guard's 39th Infantry Brigade in Iraq, Gov. Mike Beebe announced today. In the interim, former Supreme Court Justice David Newbern
will serve in Suskie's position. Good pick. Newbern was in the minority on the 2-1 decision to approve the SWEPCO coal-fired power plant. Colette Honorable
will be interim chairman.