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COOPERATIVE PROTEST. After occupying the Clinton Presidential Park on Friday with tents and tables, the Occupy Little Rock group agreed to move to a city-owned parking lot on Fourth and Ferry, near I-30. City ordinance bars camping in a city park.
THE CENTRAL ARKANSAS JOB MARKET. Little Rock National Airport announced that it had extended its lease agreement with Dassault Falcon, for its aircraft finishing operation, through 2040, with an option to extend. The promise of an extended presence of the plant, said to employ 1,800, is nothing but good news, but not a guarantee of the jobs. Dassault has laid off hundreds in Little Rock in recent years.
NEW BLOOD AT THE LOTTERY. The Arkansas Lottery Commission hired Jerold K. Fetzer as CFO. Unlike pervious CFO Philip Miley, Fetzer, 61, is a certified public accountant. He will be paid $98,000 a year.
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'LAST SHOT WITH JUDGE GUNN.' W.H. Taylor, a Fayetteville lawyer, has sued producers of "Last Shot with Judge Gunn" to seal videos and other records of the state drug court Mary Ann Gunn once ran in Washington County. Three former drug court participants said they agreed to be in the program in hopes of clearing their records and believed that those court records would be sealed.
MARK PRYOR. Arkansas's Democratic senator was one of three Democrats who joined with all Republicans to block a jobs bill to pay to hire teachers and emergency workers.
LIVING HIGH ON THE HOGS. Rep. James McLean of Batesville raised questions about the coincidence — and expense — of holding legislative committee meetings in Fayetteville on Hog football game weekends.