by Max Brantley
And the Friday night line is open. Final words:
* KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: Perhaps inspired by the Occupy Wall Street and similar demonstrations, the ACLU of Arkansas has prepared materials to arm those about to embark on free speech, assembly and demonstration of grievances.
* GAZETTE GATHERING: Former employees of the Arkansas Gazette will meet up at 4 p.m. tomorrow at the bar in the Legacy Hotel to mark the 20th anniversary of the newspaper's closing. Cash bar. Several notable names from out of town are expected.
* MILITARY DISPATCHED: President Obama has sent 100 soldiers to Central Africa.
* JAIL TIME FOR GROCERY EXEC: Lex Martinez, former CFO of Affiliated Foods, was sentenced to a year and a day in prison for his role in a check kiting scheme.