NFL Briefs

October 21, 2008 SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers fired coach Mike Nolan on Monday night, seven games into the fourth consecutive dismal season.

Mom accused of smuggling for death row son

October 21, 2008 HOUSTON (AP) - The nation's second-largest prison system is enforcing a lockdown after authorities learned a condemned killer had made threatening calls to a Texas state senator from a cell phone

Grandfather, woman held as witnesses in kidnapping

October 21, 2008 LAS VEGAS (AP) - A grandfather and a woman in California were ordered detained as witnesses Monday in the investigation of the kidnapping of a 6-year-old boy in Las Vegas, but little was disclosed a

Fed to buy commercial paper from mutual funds

October 21, 2008 WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve announced today it will start buying commercial paper - a crucial short-term funding mechanism many companies rely on for day-to-day operations - from money

News of other days

October 21, 2008 Editor's note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 1, 1995. 73 YEARS AGO

State News Briefs

October 21, 2008 Beebe heads to NY to promote state's economy LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Gov. Mike Beebe is heading to New York to pitch Arkansas' economy and tourism market.

S & H earns Bronze Sales Award

October 21, 2008 SOUTHSIDE - S & H Industrial Services, Inc., located at 134 Camp Tahkodah Road, was recently honored a Bronze Sales Award by the North American division of TGW Logistic Group.