Smithville July fest set

July 3, 2001 SMITHVILLE - The Smithville Historical Preservation Society has scheduled its annual Smithville July Celebration for Saturday at the Community Center grounds, according to a news release.

Teen dies at boot camp

July 3, 2001 PHOENIX (AP) - Police are investigating the death of a 14-year-old boy and allegations he was abused at the youth disciplinary camp where he died.

Eastman names new general manager

July 3, 2001 Dr. Steven A. McNeely has been appointed general manager of Eastman Chemical Company's Arkansas Operations in Batesville, effective Aug. 1, according to a press release. He will succeed Roger L.

ACLU questioning surveys

July 3, 2001 DALLAS (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union is questioning the use of cameras along the borders to record license plate numbers of motorists for a survey state transportation officials use to

Congress ignoring Bush home-district spending

July 3, 2001 WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawmakers are ignoring President Bush's call to cut spending for home-state projects, stuffing the year's first spending bills with $500,000 for swine manure research in Iowa, $5

Nashville musician Chet Atkins dies

July 2, 2001 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Chet Atkins, whose guitar style influenced a generation of rock musicians even as he helped develop an easygoing country style to compete with it, died Saturday. He was 77.