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Magellan Pipeline Seeks Eminent Domain on Slice of Property
Jayvian J. Johnson owns the Pulaski County lot shaded above in red. | (Image courtesy Pagis)

Magellan Pipeline Seeks Eminent Domain on Slice of Property

Magellan Pipeline Company LP, a subsidiary of Magellan Midstream Partners LP of Tulsa, says it's willing to chip in $468 for 0.17 of an acre in Pulaski County. The company has filed a petition in Pulaski County Circuit Court to condemn the land, owned by Jayvian J. Johnson, after he declined to respond to its original offer of $3,065, according to court documents submitted earlier this month.
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Trial Set for Former ThermoEnergy Exec Andrew Melton on Fraud Charges

Melton's facing allegations that he used almost $110,000 of ThermoEnergy's money to pay a personal judgment against him and then doctored the company's financial statements to make it appear that the payments were legitimate business expenses.
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Good Luck With That (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

The news that new vehicles, especially SUVs, are flying off the dealers' lots fills me with mixed emotions. If people were using the fuel savings to replace an older car with a more fuel-efficient model, it could make sense even when fuel prices inevitably rise again.
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Landowners Seek Ruling On Oil Firm's Eminent Domain Powers

A group of Arkansas landowners has a filed a petition in Johnson County Circuit Court asking a judge to find that Plains All American Pipeline can't use eminent domain to obtain easements for its planned, $900 million crude oil pipeline.
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