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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Craig here with another edition of Winners and Losers!

    We start off with a sentimental loser who was really a winner. Shelly, the mascot for the Arkansas Travs, is retiring this year. I loved him even though I regarded him as a moose, but there's a bigger picture here.

    The Travelers have become the biggest sports winners over the last few days, but with all the football, no one has noticed. The Travs have won six games in a row, and last Friday, clinched a spot in the Texas League playoffs.

    Our political loser is Lieutenant Governor Mark Darr. Questions surrounding expenses listed on campaign finance reports were enough to chase. Darr is now out of the race for the fourth Congressional District seat, left open with the Senate campaign of Tom Cotton.

    The city of Sherwood is a winner. Their unemployment rate is at 5.4, which is two points lower than the rest of the state. They get bragging rights in Central Arkansas.

    Those companies having to repay Arkansas because they didn't hire as many employees as they told the state they would are all loser. Allied Wireless, Nice-Pak and Pinnacle Foods had to pay back incentive money the state gave them to come here.

    Russellville is our final winner of the day. The school system now has a safe room on every campus. Each room can withstand wind speeds over 250 miles per hour, and each room is also multifunctional-they are used for different activities by different organizations.

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