IT WAS A GOOD WEEK FOR …
THE LITTLE ROCK SCHOOL DISTRICT. Teachers and administrators reached agreement on a new contract for the teachers, avoiding a delay in the start of classes, scheduled for Aug. 21.
BASEBALL IN ARKANSAS. The Wichita (Kan.) Wranglers said they’ll move to Springdale and begin play there in 2008. A member of the class AA Texas League and an affiliate of the Kansas City Royals, the Wranglers will have an in-state rival in the Arkansas Travelers of Little Rock, also a member of the Texas League.
JANET HUCKABEE. The first lady announced she’s taken a job with the American Red Cross, primarily to be liaison with the state Department of Emergency Management. She declined to reveal her salary.
IT WAS A BAD WEEK FOR …
THE HOGS. The team’s best running back, Darren McFadden, a pre-season all Southeastern Conference selection, injured his toe in a fight outside a Little Rock nightclub. He’ll probably miss the opening game against Southern California, and maybe more.
TREES IN DOWNTOWN LITTLE ROCK. City government said that seven willow oak trees on Capitol Avenue would be cut down to protect cars and pedestrians.
PAUL EELS, the voice of the Razorbacks for 28 years and one of the truly nice guys in the Arkansas media, died in a head-on crash on Interstate 40. He was 70. The driver of the other vehicle, Billie Jo Burton of Dover, died also.
The Huckster Watch
Only 22 weeks to go. Now that his wife is working, will he become a go-get-her?