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Obama unpopular in Arkansas, but legacy hazy

LITTLE ROCK -- For Arkansas Republicans, he was the face of a national Democratic Party that they argued had become out of step -- and helped the GOP sweep into power in what had once been solidly blue territory. For Democrats, he was a trailblazer and the reason why hundreds of thousands of Arkansans now have health insurance, many for the first time ever.

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Dangerous situation

Dear editor: A dangerous situation exists at the intersection of Highway 270 and Mountain Pine Road. I have reported it twice during the past six months, but nothing has been done to correct it. Perhaps I was calling the wrong place.

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Hypocrisy at the Vatican

Dear editor: So the Roman Catholic Church, and the Vatican more specifically, are apparently exorcised (pun intended) about a McDonald's restaurant opening in close proximity to the Holy City. To be more precise, and to quote Cardinal Elio Sgreccia, "Selling mega sandwiches (near the Vatican) is a disgrace."

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Costlier bureaucracy working, future unclear

NEW ORLEANS -- Self-styled reformers and advocates of charter schools can take heart in research that has shown improvements in student performance following the overhaul of New Orleans public education amid the rubble of Hurricane Katrina. But that doesn't mean all the maxims about what reform would bring have proven true.

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City has priorities wrong

Dear editor: Letters written by Cliff Jackson and also in Wednesday's paper, Raymond H. Allen, sure hit the nail on the head! I agree with both -- Hot Springs city board members have their priorities all wrong. To spend our tax money to pay people to decide what to do with property that they continue to tell our city what should be done with is so wasteful! I'm sure we have many qualified citizens with great ideas on how to use this property.

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Missing Obama

Dear editor: I'm going to miss Barack Obama, I'm going to miss him a whole lot. I'm going to miss his family and I'm going to miss Michelle. I'm really going to miss Michelle. there are some within this reading radius who don't feel the same, but that's how it goes.

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Ineffective leadership

Dear editor: Mr. Obama has just told us that his administration had produced the least amount of scandals in recent history. Now if he had reminded us that he has played more golf than any president that has ever held the office, perhaps we could believe him. Apart from being a proven liar, he also possesses the great ability to simply discard from his memory any thing that he feels uncomfortable with.

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HSHS reunion set

Dear '53, '54, '55 graduates of Hot Springs High School: A group of us have been meeting one time a month for lunch and would like to have you join us for the fellowship and good time. Believe it or not, it's fun to reminisce.

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Correction

A letter by Lloyd Hoffman published in Wednesday's edition contained a typographical error.

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