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story.lead_photo.caption Bishop Woosley, Arkansas Lottery director, said Tuesday that it was “probably safe to assume” ticket sales will be about $89 million to $90 million this fiscal year. - Photo by Stephen B. Thornton

The Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship Program will “go into the red and... never come back” if the scholarships for new recipients aren’t cut back sharply soon, the acting head of the state Department of Higher Education warned Tuesday.

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Front Section, Pages 1 on 11/21/2012

Print Headline: Trim scholarships or go in red, panel told

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  • LevyRat
    November 21, 2012 at 6:40 a.m.

    Surprise, surprise less people are falling for this scam lottery and the State of Arkansas can't scam as much money as before. If you want to screw something up, let the government run it.

  • MenLR2
    November 21, 2012 at 7:06 a.m.

    All you fools who wanted this lottery...geeezzz. Remember the promises of a better educated Arkansan .... The band marching on TV telling about all the folks who would be able to go to school and being better jobs to Arkansas? The first thing that happened was all the schools went up in price to get a bigger part of the pie...surprise! And now they say there is not as much money to go it was all a sham to give the Srate a chance to get more or your money and not call it a tax. Next we will have to have a bond issue to support the Lottery.

  • JIMBOB47
    November 21, 2012 at 7:49 a.m.

    Just like the infamous 'tobacco tax'.... where did all those funds go??? You can't set definites on 'wishes'.. Like LevyRat says, if you want something done incorrectly, just give it to the government - any government - they're all the same..

  • Got2Kids
    November 21, 2012 at 9:20 a.m.

    If the lottery grossed $480 million, why was only $95 million available for scholarships? Seriously? Where the hxll did the other $385 million go? Please don't tell me capital expenses for the dispensers, etc. Just how much are we paying "consulting" firms?