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Week in Review (May 26-June 1)

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Week in ReviewIt’s the start of a new week, so that means it’s time to take a look at what went on last week here at First Arkansas News through our Week in Review series. It would be an outright tragedy if our tens of fans missed a post or two, so we rehash revisit our most resent stories as a matter of convenience. And, oh yes, we covered a lot of ground last week — we did a little something to honor veterans on Memorial Day, paid a visit to the New Duncan Imperials, finished a Wikipedia Brown adventure, caught up with the state’s most famous pie fan and a whole lot more.

So, here we go with the Week in Review — sit back and click a few links, pilgrim:

* Memorial Day OTR: Fibber McGee and Molly — the great comedy team of Fibber McGee and Molly did a heck of a lot to raise morale around the nation during World War II. Click the link, listen to the attached old time radio file and find out why.

* Awesome Site of the Week: The New Duncan Imperials — we visit the home of one of greatest live bands on the planet. The site is an absolute hoot, too.

* I’m back too, but like a writer without a pen… — Teresa Komor is back and writing after a long illness.

* Wal-Mart pleads guilty in hazardous waste case — the headline says it all.

* The untamed tongue: a weapon of mass destruction — Christian insights from Bonnie Lyda.

* Your credit history and tightening lending standards — good credit is more important than ever.

* Motorola to make smartphone in the U.S. — yes, the Android-based Moto X should be out around October and will be made in Fort Worth. Awesome!

* Benton Matters scheduled Edison Avenue cleanup for June 8 — volunteers needed.

* Arkansas sales improve again in April — some good news from the real estate industry (for a change).

pie!* Judge rejects Shoffner’s plea — former Arkansas State Treasurer Martha Shoffner tries to plead guilty to a count of extortion but doesn’t admit that she did any wrong. The judge was not impressed. Oh, and Shoffner is probably the most famous pie fan in the state of Arkansas. If she is charged and found guilty of criminal charges, perhaps someone will put a file in a pie and sneak it to her so she can spring herself from prison. This case just gets more entertaining with each passing week.

* Weekend OTR: Crime Does Not Pay — another great tale from the Golden Age of Radio.

* Wikipedia Brown: ‘Rue Britannica’ (conclusion) — one Wikipedia Brown adventure is in the can and we’ll start a new one on Friday. Be here!

* The veiled Gospel — Pastor Steve Ellison shares some wisdom.

* Whole Hog Cafe: great barbecue, ho-hum sides — review of a restaurant in Bryant, Ark.

* Lum and Abner starts its third yearFirst Arkansas News has given up its ownership interest in this comic strip, but we’re still running it. Click the link to find out what’s going on down in Pine Ridge this week.

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