Governor Calls for Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Memory of Eells

AUGUST 1, 2006 - Posted at 9:04 a.m. CDT

RUSSELLVILLE, AR - Governor Huckabee is calling for state flags to fly at half-staff on the day of Paul Eells' funeral and for prayers for Eells' family.

The popular sportscaster and "voice of the Razorbacks" was killed last night in a head-on collision on Interstate-40.

The governor described Eells as "a great man and true Arkansas icon."  He said Eells was beloved in Arkansas not only for his professional skills but also for his optimism and kindness.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)