by Max Brantley
The line is open. Final words:
* WILLARD GATEWOOD DIES: Dr. Willard Gatewood, a former chancellor of the University of Arkansas and one of the founders of the UA Press, died Sunday. A memorial service is scheduled at 2 p.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church in Fayetteville.
* BUDDY COLEMAN DIES AT 83: Another well-known name in the obituary column — Walter "Buddy" Coleman of the Coleman Dairy family has died at 83.
* HERMAN CAIN A HOT TICKET: The Arkansas Republican Party says it has sold out the 1,500 tickets for presidential candidate Herman Cain's appearance for a fund-raising dinner in Springdale. What'll he say next?
* BLITHERING HYPOCRITICAL DICKS: Get an attack mailer in behalf of U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin, by chance? If you do, and the mailer is the American Action Network, be aware of this explanation of the towering hypocrisy of REPUBLICANS claiming Democrats want to balance the budget on the backs of the elderly when its Republicans that have repeatedly made clear a desire to wreck Social Security and Medicare. Tell the big lie often enough ....