EPA sues LA over sewage spills

January 9, 2001 LOS ANGELES (AP) - The city violated state pollution laws by spilling sewage more than 2,000 times over the past five years, a lawsuit filed by two environmental agencies charged.

Ease in teacher firings sought

January 9, 2001 LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The state Education Board voted Monday to seek a change in the law to make it easier for a teacher to be fired.

Property rights are key for Interior pick

January 9, 2001 WASHINGTON (AP) - Gale Norton, President-elect Bush's choice to head the Interior Department, once suggested government recognize property owners' "right to pollute" and that they be compensated fo

Three jurors seated in trial’s first day

January 9, 2001 FORREST CITY (AP) - The two Memphis police officers who arrested a man charged with killing his two young sons by leaving them in an Arkansas swamp denied Monday they manipulated the defendant duri

Democrats not alone in researching Chavez

January 9, 2001 WASHINGTON (AP) - President-elect Bush was standing behind his embattled pick for labor secretary amid revelations she housed and provided money to an illegal immigrant.

Park offers films, food tasting

January 9, 2001 SCOTT - A film series, "500 Nations," will be presented at Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park near Scott on Saturdays and Sundays during January, said park interpreter Brandy Ballard.

Board reviews charter school plans

January 9, 2001 LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Charter school applicants from Maumelle and Rogers got good news from the state Board of Education on Monday.

Newport woman gains undergrad fellowship

January 9, 2001 FAYETTEVILLE - Melissa Kathryn Huitt of Newport is among a record number of 30 University of Arkansas students receiving State University Undergraduate Research Fellowships this year.