Editors: Here is the planning digest for newspapers of Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012. We welcome your questions or comments. You may reach the Arkansas News Bureau at 501 374-0699, or by fax at 501 374-0860. Cellular phone numbers for Little Rock staffers are as follows: Dennis Byrd, 501 912-3739; James Jefferson, 501 766-5342; Rob Moritz, 501 912-6397; Harry King, 501 912-0750; John Lyon, 501 786-4306.

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MONDAY, Aug. 20

Arkansas News Bureau

Lottery off to slow start in new fiscal year

LITTLE ROCK — The first month of newly begun fiscal year was a slow one for the state lottery, with net proceeds for college scholarships $2.4 million lower in July than the same month a year ago, Lottery Director Bishop Woosley said Monday.

Woosley told the state Lottery Commission the lottery grossed $33.8 million and collected net proceeds of $4.75 million last month, compared to a gross revenue of $36 million and net proceeds of $7.15 million in July 2011.

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By John Lyon

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Roy Ockert’s column

TUESDAY, Aug. 21

Jason Tolbert’s column

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 22

Rick Fahr’s column

THURSDAY, Aug. 23

Joe Mosby outdoor feature

Micki Bare feature column

Steve Brawner column

FRIDAY, Aug. 24

Roby Brock’s business column

Arkansas News Bureau