The Sunday night line is open. Some news:
* DEPARTURE CONFIRMED AT ARKANSAS HERITAGE: It didn't take long for Martha Miller, the new director of the Arkansas Heritage Department, to oversee changes after her appointment Friday. A blog reader reported to me that Karen Smith was no longer director of the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, having departed the agency after a meeting Friday with Miller. I have been unable to reach Smith. But I received this comment from Miller this afternoon:
Karen Smith is no longer with the Department of Arkansas Heritage. Agency Assistant Director Chris Colclasure has been named Interim Director. We will have no other comment.
* KAVANAUGH HIT AND RUN: An elderly woman was struck while crossing Kavanaugh Boulevard at Beechwood Avenue about 9:30 a.m. this morning. Witnesses gave police description of a truck that hit the woman and then, according to one account, ran over her again before driving off. According to Channel 4, police are looking for a Ford F-150 with an extended cab and military license plates. Sketchy information so far on the woman who was struck and her condition. Lots of discussion at Forbidden Hillcrest.