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News Minute: Here is the latest Arkansas news from The Associated Press

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Abortion opponents are urging Democratic U.S. Senator Mark Pryor to support banning the procedure 20 weeks into a woman's pregnancy, an effort by conservatives to move social issues to the forefront of a race that has focused more on the federal health overhaul. A coalition of groups rallied at the state Capitol on Friday in favor of the measure.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A proposal that would end dry counties in Arkansas has been approved for inclusion on the November ballot. The secretary of state's office said Friday that backers surpassed the 78,133 signatures needed to put the proposed constitutional amendment before voters. At present, 37 of Arkansas' 75 counties are dry.

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - Entergy Arkansas says the annual drawdowns of water levels in Lake Hamilton and Lake Catherine will begin November 1st. Lake levels will be reduced by about 6 inches per day through November 9th. The water released at the dams will be used to generate hydroelectric power.

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Heavily recruited receiver K.J. Hill of North Little Rock says he intends to play for the Razorbacks. Hill announced his choice on Friday at the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame. Oral commitments aren't binding, and Little Rock television station KATV reports Hill saying he may still take official visits to four other schools from which he had offers: Alabama, Florida, Notre Dame and Ohio State.

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