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Friday night lights



  • Arkansas Department of Emergency Management

The readers take over. (Watching "Friday Night Lights?" I got the whole seaon on Netflix and gorged on it in about two sittings. I may rewatch.) Other notes:

* ELIZABETH WARREN: My favorite member of the Obama administration is coming to town May 5 to speak at the Clinton School. She deserves a bigger room and I hope response merits it. The consumer financial protection chief is smart, righteous and tough. Reserve your seats by emailing, or calling 501-683-5239.

* FLOODING: KAIT in Jonesboro continues to cover Northeast Arkansas flooding (photo above) like, well, like the Black River is covering formerly dry land.

* VAN HORN HOMERS: UA baseball coach Dave Van Horn got a rollover of his five-year contract, which includes additional compensation for athletic and academic performance. Here are the specifics on the incentives..
Comparison desired? Van Horn makes more than $560,000 and should move up over $600,000 in two years. The president of UA System currently makes under $300,000.

* THIRD TERM FOR BEEBE?: Bobby Tullis, the former state legislator from Mineral Springs, has an idea. He wants to change the Arkansas Constitution so Mike Beebe could run for a third term, but then revert back to a two-term limit. Since it's Friday night and all, I just thought I'd mention it for fun. Write him at if you want to join his so far one-man parade.

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