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I'll bet they couldn't shimmy like my sister Kate:

"Minden said that both escapees had somehow gotten outside of the 'security door' connecting the B-Unit to the outside 'activity area' undetected by Wilcox. They shimmied up a chain-link covering, ran across the roofs of the jail buildings and shed their jail uniforms before completing their escape, Minden said."

To shimmy up anything would be difficult; I doubt even Kate could do it. More likely, these escapees shinnied up.

Eminent domain decisions are imminent:

"And the mayor made it clear imminent domain decisions in the future don't rest with the city but with the newly constituted Central Arkansas Technology Park Authority consisting of 7 members appointed by UAMS, UALR, the city of Little Rock and the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce."

Evidently the mayor didn't make it clear enough to the reporter that the decisions would concern eminent domain, that is, the city's power to take private property for public use with payment of compensation to the owner.

The daily pap-er has been using rhyming headlines lately. "Judge: Senator sped, fled, lucky none dead," and "Man shot in spat over who'd get hat." I kind of like them, but they make me want to add and revise, to keep the music coming. "Judge: Senator sped, fled, lucky none dead; legislator thought to have rocks in his head." Could the rhyming headline be the salvation of the vanishing newspaper? Probably not. A cartoonist who signs himself "Bors" has proposed a more promising way to save the daily paper, based on a proven successful rip-off. He'd put a 50-cent newspaper in a plastic bottle, then charge $4 for it. "Print will be saved and loyal readers will swear bottled is better." It just might work.

"If there are ants in the house, that means there's a space somewhere where they can get in ... Phelps suggests spraying the jams of exterior doors." Ants love jam.

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