NOTE: We went to press before polls closed Tuesday, Nov. 7. Otherwise:
IT WAS A GOOD WEEK FOR …
VOTERS. At last, the onslaught of political advertising came to an end. Also, Republican protests to the contrary, early voting appeared to proceed fairly smoothly.
CASEY DICK. The sophomore Hog quarterback, rudely sidelined on account of a popular outcry for freshman phenom Mitch Mustain, got the call against South Carolina after another Mustain interception and led the Razorbacks to their eighth victory.
DOWNTOWN. Jimmy Moses and Rett Tucker announced yet another high-rise development — the $80 million River Market Place, which will include a hotel, condos and retail.
The LITTLE ROCK SCHOOL DISTRICT. Enrollment was at a record high, an indication, Superintendent Roy Brooks told the Democrat-Gazette, that customers are “beginning to believe in us again.”
IT WAS A BAD WEEK FOR …
GOV. MIKE HUCKABEE. In office 10 years and his administration still can’t operate a humane treatment center for troubled juveniles. The latest operator, Cornell Companies, was fired for doping kids as a disciplinary measure.
SALINE SHERIFF PHIL MASK. Outed for selling contraband weapons to raise money he spent outside legal channels, he accused Prosecutor Robert Herzfeld of “grandstanding” for reporting on Mask’s dubious activities.
THE HUCKSTER WATCH
He misrepresented Mike Beebe’s role in the Nick Wilson scandal (and overinflated his own goodness), then slunk off to New York on the final weekend before the election to grab some headlines by running in the New York City Marathon. Nine weeks to go.