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The city Board of Directors on Tuesday will vote on whether to accept the annexation of about 180 acres in western Pulaski County. The chunk of land is along the north side of Kanis Road, west of Iron Horse Road, according to city documents. Much of the acreage is wooded and undeveloped. The acreage is owned by PotlatchDeltic Corp. The El Dorado-based Deltic Timber Corp. and Potlatch Corp. of Spokane, Wash., merged in early 2018. The annexation would allow the property, which is zoned for single-family housing, to get city services such as sewer and water. … [Read more...] about Annexation of about 180 acres in Pulaski County on Little Rock board’s agenda
1 Comments By Suzanne Kapner Suzanne Kapner The Wall Street Journal BiographySuzanne Kapner [email protected] Aug. 19, 2018 10:00 a.m. ET For years Edward Lampert has called the shots at Sears Holdings Corp. SHLD -9.62% as its chief executive, largest shareholder and biggest lender. But his latest play to keep the struggling chain afloat is out of his hands. The hedge-fund manager turned CEO said earlier this year that he would be interested in buying the Kenmore appliance business and other assets, after a two-year strategic review by the company failed to result in a deal for the units. Frustrated by the pace of deliberations, Mr. Lampert stepped in last week with a $400 million offer to buy Kenmore himself. Now the Sears board’s four independent members must decide whether to sell one of the company’s prized brands to its controlling shareholder or hold out at a time that Sears’s business has deteriorated and a major debt payment looms. … [Read more...] about Sears CEO Puts His Own Board on the Spot
The Sewerage & Water Board claimed it had to resume bill collections on overdue accounts this month because it was losing money. So, even though the agency still hasn't proved it can calculate a bill accurately, even though thousands of people have been overcharged in the past two years, and even though the New Orleans City Council argued against it, the S&WB started shutting off customers' water again. Now it turns out that the interim director of the troubled agency gave top executives generous pay raises in July -- and made the increases retroactive to Jan. 1. The deputy director in charge of human resources got a $45,000 annual raise to $175,000. She is listed as authorizing the document for her own pay. Two other deputy directors saw their pay jump from about $130,000 to $150,000 a year. Those are hefty raises, especially given how poorly the Sewerage & Water Board is run and the fact that New Orleanians are on the hook for the money. Giving the raises now is … [Read more...] about Why on earth are Sewerage & Water Board executives getting raises?
Updated 4:47 am CDT, Sunday, August 19, 2018 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Four members of the Bethune-Cookman University's board of trustees have resigned amid a financial crisis that has alumni and others calling for their ouster. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reported Saturday that about 40 students and employees staged a protest at a recent board meeting. The four resignations came after a letter from Bethune-Cookman National Alumni Association President Robert Delancy citing the board's failures to protect the school's finances and calling for several members to step down. More resignations are possible. One key issue is the fallout over a deal to build new dormitories that school officials have since said they can't afford. The school has filed a lawsuit against former president Edison O. Jackson and other top former administrators, alleging corruption and fraud in the dorm deal. … [Read more...] about 4 trustees resign from Bethune-Cookman University board