It’s Friday and the Hogs are playing some church school out at War Memorial tomorrow. So I have to lay in some cocktail wienies and some Old Milwaukee so I can sit in my backyard and hear the roars from the stadium while listening to the call on radio, just like in the old days. Otherwise:
* YOU CAN’T TELL YOUR HOG FANS WITHOUT A SCORECARD: I reported earlier today on the 39 legislators who enjoy benefits worth thousands of dollars in bargain tickets to Hog football games, plus free parking, courtesy of the University of Arkansas.
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Here’s another way to look at that list.
I went through and found how many of the favored 39 will be in the room next Friday when the University of Arkansas comes before the Legislative Joint Auditing Committee to answer questions about the special audit due to be released early next week on the budget disaster in the UA advancement division, which raises money for the university.
Here’s how it goes: Among the 39, there are four senators with cut-rate tickets on Joint Audit: Michael Lamoureux, Bruce Holland, Eddie Joe Williams and Keith Ingram. From the House side there are six: John Walker, Prissy Hickerson, Charlie Collins, Mary Lou Slinkard, Richard Womack and John Hutchison.
Will these 10 bite the hand that feeds them great football seats way below cost charged the average fan? Stay tuned.
* COMING SOON: THE NORTH POINT FORD LATINO FOOD AND MUSIC FESTIVAL:
You might have noticed mention of this elsewhere on the website, but next Saturday,, from 6 to 10 at the Argenta Farmers Market Plaza is another Arkansas Times food-and-fun event. For $15 in advance and $20 day of the event, you get mariachi, Cuban and Latino rap music, plus booths selling beer and a Pan-American lineup of food: Lonchera El Jarocho, Argentinean ice cream by Luis Bea, Brazilian cuisine by Cafe Bossa Nova, Colombian grub by Luis Gaudet, and Mexican food from Casa Manana, Las Palmas, the Jalisco Food Truck and Cotijas. The local grocery chain Edwards Food Giant also will be on hand.
* M&M: OR, MORE FOOD AND MUSIC NEWS:
* MAVIS STAPLES: Check it out on Rock Candy. The soul diva is set to perform at Christ Church Oct. 12.
* MYLO COFFEE CO. FINDS A HOME: Eat Arkansas has the news of a permanent home for Mylo, a sidewalk hit at the Hillcrest and other markets. The plan is for the business to move into the space currently occupied by River City Coffee by the first of the year.
* PUBLIC DEFENDER COMMISSION PICKS FINALISTS: The state Public Defender Commission met today and narrowed to four the finalists to be the agency’s executive director. to succee Didi Sallings, who stepped down to a staff job recently. They are Mark Fraiser, Gregg Parrish, Lloyd Warford and Phyllis Worley