by Max Brantley
The line is open on another crazily mild August day. Final notes:
* SECURITY IN FAULKNER COUNTY: Before Sheriff Andy Shock spends too much time arming up rural school administrators in Faulkner County with guns for security purposes, he might need to do a security audit at the Faulkner County jail. Three escaped there today. (Channel 7).
* ONE DEAD IN NORTH LITLE ROCK: Channel 4 reports that a man was found shot to death behind Los Guanacos Beer Bar on Pike Avenue in North Little Rock early this morning. This is the third homicide in NLR in seven days.
* AMERICAN IDOL DRAWS A CROWD: The American Idol bus tour drew a huge crowd today to local auditions. Austin Kellerman of Channel 4 provides the shot below. More photos here.