The slate is clean. Final notes:

* STRUTTIN’ WITH SOME ARKANSAS BARBECUE: That YouTube above is an interview with Robert Craig of Craig’s Barbecue in DeValls Bluff. It was conducted by the Southern Foodways Alliance, which is promising more Arkansas bbq news.

* BIKE BANDIT: An armed man robbed a Valero on Stagecoach then escaped on his bicycle.

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* ADVENTURES IN AGGIELAND: Rick Perry admits he wasn’t much of a student at Texas A&M. His record included a D in “Meats.” On the other hand …. maybe every reporter who writes a snarky item about a candidate’s transcript should also have to produce his own. Be back to you on that sometime. But I’d just like to add that, where I went, a C was considered an excellent mark. Or so I told my parents.