Advertisement
← Back to issues
2004 Arkansas Times Academic All-Stars

2004 Arkansas Times Academic All-Stars

April 13, 2006

Vol 32 • No 34

2006 Academic All-Star finalists

These students made the final round of judging for our Academic All-Star Team.

The 2006 Academic All-Star nominees

Here's the list of the high school seniors nominated for the Arkansas Times Academic All-Star Team.

The 2006 Arkansas Times Academic All-Star team

These 20 students — 10 males and 10 females — are living proof that good things are accomplished in Arkansas schools.

AEA endorsements

We have the AEA endorsements that several readers mentioned yesterday. Beebe, Hathorn, Suskie, Daniels and Campbell in the statewide races.

Jimmie Lou hospitalized

Jimmie Lou Fisher was admitted to St. Vincent Infirmary this morning after suffering an apparent stroke.

Rutherford named Clinton School dean

Sources at both the Clinton School and public relations firm CJRW have confirmed that Skip Rutherford will be the next dean of the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service.

Rutherford named Clinton School dean

Sources at both the Clinton School and public relations firm CJRW have confirmed that Skip Rutherford will be the next dean of the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service.

The income gap

Columnist Steve Lopez in the LA Times writes about the haves and have nots and the pressure put by illegals on wages at the low end of the scale.

Coming to ASU Thursday ...

Colin Powell, shakedown artist.          

Serving homeless

A recent letter to the editor criticized the location of a breakfast center for the hungry and homeless in a storefront at 1307 W. Markham St.

Words April 13

I hear those gentile voices calling: “Senate Energy Chairman Pete Domenici recently praised the Department of the Interior for promoting ‘environmentally-gentile’ oil development in America’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge."

Qs for the A

More reader inquiries for Swami Assmunch.

This Modern World April 13

Disaster relief

Two major disasters have struck in wide swaths of the Southern region. Both have wrought havoc with the economy, ruined people’s lives and caused mass exodus of people and resources. One took place over several hours and provoked a national outpouring

Bang for bucks

A peripatetic River Market denizen ran into a producer for the HGTV cable show on homes, gardening and decorating this week. The show “What You Get With the Money,” which compares real estate prices in towns across the country, is putting together a show

A full House race in Little Rock

With some of the most liberal voting precincts in the state, House District 37 typically attracts candidates who match the voting profile. This year is no different, as four Democrats meet in the May 23 primary for a nomination that likely will mean e

The blue state of Arkansas

The Arkansas legislature met last week and the overwhelmingly Democratic body did just about everything the Republican governor had hoped.

Editorial cartoon April 13

Smart Talk April 13

Subjects this week: Preserving a church building; the North Little Rock Travelers; bad timing: Asa Hutchinson sex offenders.

A good week's work

Arkansas’s legislators made the members of the U.S. Congress look helpless last week.

Orval April 13

Government for the rich

This is Tax Week, when ritually for at least the past 75 years editorial writers, columnists and conservative foundations have moaned about tax rates and sent up columns of statistics on the growing tax burden on households and businesses.

The Observer April 13

The egg creams were good, the corned beef was tasty and Peter Miller had a smile plastered on his face the entire time he was on stage with the Meshugga Klezmer band at Sunday’s Jewish Food Festival. A teen-ager recognized Miller by that toothy smile, mad

Pretty well done

In their recently completed special session, Arkansas legislators mostly confronted issues of relevance to real people. This is more remarkable than it sounds.

The week that was April 5-11

IT WAS A GOOD WEEK FOR … GOV. MIKE HUCKABEE. He asked for a short legislative session to put more money in education, raise the minimum wage and ban smoking in most workplaces. He got all his wishes.

Rep on ‘Retreat’

“The Retreat From Moscow,” a drama by William Nicholson that played Broadway’s Booth Theatre for four months in 2003-04, opens on the Arkansas Repertory Theatre’s Second Stage Friday, April 14, and runs through April 30.

'I'm no liberal'

Says Gov. Mike Huckabee. Stephens Media.

Jesus as politician

Brummett follows up today on the Garry Wills op-ed that drew so much comment here, about how the people who try to appropriate Jesus for political purposes -- on either end of the spectrum -- have missed the point.

Will a toll road pay for itself?

We're about to find out Bella Vista way. Stephens Media.

Fighting the censors

From the Morning News: The Springdale Library resists efforts to strip shelves of some PG-13 movies.

The Wal-Mart Effect

Here's a good long read for the day and worth a look even if the Wash. Post now requires free registration.

We miss Bill

Wash. Post's Dana Milbank covers a Clinton visit to Washington and his not-so-subtle digs at the quality of leadership currently in evidence at the White House.

Air America landing in Arkansas

Roby Brock's Talk Business blog reports that Air America is close to finding an broadcast radio affiliate in Little Rock to carry its programming.

Air America landing in Arkansas

Roby Brock's Talk Business blog reports that Air America is close to finding an broadcast radio affiliate in Little Rock to carry its programming.

Is baptism on the wane?

USA Today finds a decline in baptism, both dunking and sprinkling. But an NLR pastor leads the story.

Golfers' alert

Our resident golf nut had to be resuscitated this morning, his excitement was so great on getting the latest issue of Golf Digest and its article on best public courses.

Why does Joe Klein hate liberals?

Eric Alterman raises the question in a post yesterday about Joe Klein (that's him in photo), the "Primary Colors" author who'll be at the Arkansas Literary Festival just in time to talk about his new book, "Politics Lost." Alterman writes that he was enjoying a recent talk on global politics until ....

That dog don't hunt

Field and Stream says in an editorial that the Bush administration is no friend of hunters and fishermen.

Peabody RiverTop Parties are just 'round the corner

We were reminded this morning that the Little Rock party and music scene is going to get a boost starting May 5 when the Peabody Hotel's RiverTop Party returns.

Mission Accomplished

Those damned American media. Why don't they write about the Iraqis who HAVEN'T fled their homes?

Where's Lee?

A reader alerts us to Morning News article today about Wal-Mart CEO H. Lee Scott. He's taking a months' paid vacation.

Take your dog Easter egg hunting

This arrived too late for our print edition, but check out this fun opportunity for families with dogs, in a benefit for Angels' Care Animal Rescue on Saturday:

Tickets on sale for Weekend Theater's gala

The Weekend Theater has begun taking reservations for its annual gala, scheduled for Saturday, April 22.

Suskie bets on vets

Democratic attorney general candidate Paul Suskie today announced that he secured the endorsement of Hershel Gober, who was the U.S. secretary of veterans' affairs during the Clinton administration.

Twisters soar in coach's poll, add two famliar names

After a team record start and some impressive offense to boot, the Arkansas Twisters moved to No. 2 in the Arena Football 2 league coaches' poll this week after starting the season No. 12.

Debt just got more expensive

The first sentence of this article says it all: The era of cheap money may finally be nearing its end.

Debt just got more expensive

The first sentence of this article says it all: The era of cheap money may finally be nearing its end.

State trooper indicted

Arkansas State Trooper Larry Norman, who last month shot and killed Joseph Erin Hamley on a Benton County highway, was indicted today by a grand jury on a misdemeanor count of negligent homicide.

The Democratic message

Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack's political action committee, Heartland PAC, several weeks ago challenged Democrats to define their party's message in ten words or less.

Gloves come off in Dem. a.g. race (UPDATED)

Democratic attorney general candidate Robert Herzfeld, currently the Saline County prosecuting attorney, today unveiled his comprehensive drug proposal that includes the creation of an anti-drug planning council, additional measures to combat methamphetamine dealers and users, expanding drug courts and educating citizens about the dangers of crack cocaine and prescription drug abuse.

Gettin' Out: Thursday

AmyB's got the plan, and here it is, after the jump:   

Arkansas Derby: Kingmaker

SI.com columnist Tim Layden today touts the Arkansas Derby as the kingmaker race: In each of the last two years, the path to the Kentucky Derby has gone straight through Hot Springs, boyhood home of Bill Clinton (signs around town trumpet this fact).

Big brother

Has AT&T secretly been helping the feds monitor Internet traffic (including phone customers in Ark.?)

Rumsfeld under fire

The departure of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld from the Pentagon has been predicted many times before.

Lt. gov. anyone? (UPDATE)

Democrat Mike Hathorn isn't smiling at the moment. He says opponent Bill Halter has gone negative on him.

Lt. gov. anyone? (UPDATE)

Democrat Mike Hathorn isn't smiling at the moment. He says opponent Bill Halter has gone negative on him.

Ready for a ‘Blast’?

The Tony and Emmy Award-winning “Blast,” a loud celebration of movement and music, will appear for four shows over three days at Robinson Center Music Hall beginning Monday, April 17.

Baseball, with Ernest Withers

Ernest C. Withers, the photojournalist known for his pictures of Memphis, musicians and the civil rights movement, will exhibit his pictures of athletes in the “Negro League Baseball” exhibit opening Friday, April 14, at Hearne Fine Art.

TV highlights April 13-19

TEN DAYS THAT UNEXPECTEDLY CHANGED AMERICA: EINSTEIN’S LETTER 9 p.m. Friday, April 15 The History Channel (Comcast Ch. 70) NATURE: THE GIRAFFE 7 p.m. Sunday, April 16 AETN (Comcast Ch. 3, Broadcast Ch. 2) AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: THE GREAT

What’s cooking-Capsule reviews April 13

What's cooking: The Hop. Capsule reviews: Mama Bea's Big Burgers, 65th Street Diner.

Skynyrd in Spa City

Hot Springs’ annual Hot Springs Springfest is this week, and the Summit Arena will play host Thursday, April 13, to recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Lynyrd Skynyrd in the headlining music event of the festival.

Lulav has lots to love

Lulav, conceived as Little Rock’s only kosher (“California” kosher, to be exact) restaurant, is kosher no more. But local Orthodox Judaism’s loss is everyone else’s gain.

Sweeping ‘Dust’

It’s no accident that there aren’t that many movies about writers, much less many GOOD movies about writers. Hemingway’s Marlboro Man lifestyle aside, an honest depiction of the writing process onscreen would pretty much be: Writer stares into space for a

Travs support falls well short

Travelerocity has become one of my everyday must-browse weblogs (travelerocity.blogs.com). The local site is run anonymously, but the fellow only appears to be a fan, not an Arkansas Travelers official or local sportswriter, and knows his baseball, writes

Slave to the rhythm

Jay Vance, the only warm-blooded entity in San Francisco-based Captured! By Robots, was enslaved by the very artificially intelligent beings he created. The freaky, clamorous, highly entertaining performance band will be Hot Springs on Wednesday, April 19

Busting out all over

Spring’s in full fling these days, and so are spring fashion shows. So if you’re not too embarrassed to be seen in last year’s camisole top and white jeans, head on out and get some inspiration.

The lying liars

Krugman today in NYT: Now it can be told: President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney based their re-election campaign on lies, damned lies and statistics.

And if they're not lying, they're screwing up

Washington Post: Nearly eight months after Hurricane Katrina triggered the nation's largest housing crisis since the Second World War, a hastily improvised $10 billion effort by the federal government has produced vast sums of waste and misspent funds, an array of government audits and outside analysts have concluded.

Peep peep

Thanks to Eschaton, with whom we agree: Listen to the song. Buy the CD.

The one-party system

The Benton County Farm Bureau had a candidate's forum last night. Damnedest thing.

To do Friday: Rep's "The Retreat From Moscow," the Big Cats

If you've never taken in a show at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre's "small box" of its Second Stage, on the second mezzanine level, "The Retreat From Moscow" would be a nice first show to see there.

Free speech at UA

Gary Bowman, a street preacher who stirred a bit of controversy at UA-Fayetteville back in 2002 with his frequent campus rants, prompted rules on campus speech by outside speakers.

Skynyrd rocks the Spa

One of our Hot Springs correspondence files this report on Lynyrd Skynyrd's concert at Summit Arena last night: Lynyrd Skynyrd put the hot in Hot Springs last night in the Hot Springs Springfest's headline concert at Summit Arena.

Huckabee's stock drops

On the heels of U.S. Sen. John McCain's Monday visit to Arkansas to campaign for Republican gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson, a conservative pundit says Gov. Mike Huckabee pales in comparison to the so-called "straight talker."

Cheney directed leak

Murray Waas, the National Journal correspondent who is a former Arkansas Times contributor, has been breaking a lot of the news surrounding the Valerie Plame leak investigation.

Cheney directed leak

Murray Waas, the National Journal correspondent who is a former Arkansas Times contributor, has been breaking a lot of the news surrounding the Valerie Plame leak investigation.

'Impeach the president'

Editor and Publisher reports that Neil Young has been in the studio recording such a song with a 100-voice choir.

What would Ol' Roy say?

Wal-Mart reportedly is dropping gun sales in about 1,000 of its more than 3,000 U.S. stores on account of demand in those communities.

Gettin' Out: Friday

AmyB's got a ton of fun outlined for you, from the Amy Garland Band at White Water  to Sugar and the Raw at Sticky's, all after the jump:

Hannah Blaylock's band on KABF at 5:45 today

Check out the members of Russellville's Hannah Blaylock and Eden's Edge when they're interviewed on KABF-FM, 88.3, beginning at 5:45 p.m. today. Later tonight, you may even catch the group enjoying a meal at Trio's Restaurant, one of their prizes for winning the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase in March.

Rockin' the Rock tips off

Little Rock and Fayetteville both are the national hotbeds of amateur teen-age boys basketball, with Rockin' the Rock Spring Classic being held for three days in Little Rock and the "Real Deal on the Hill" being held in Fayetteville over the same period.

A tortured defense

Now they've pinned abusive techniques at Guantanamo (read torture) on Rumsfeld. But he ain't qutting. And, of course, Dummy expresses full support for Rummy.

An early Democratic presidential primary in '08?

Arkansas is in the hunt.

Veto override

The leaders of the House and Senate have called the legislature back next week, on Friday, for a vote to override Gov. Huckabee's veto of an appropriation for an elementary science specialist program.

Veto override

The leaders of the House and Senate have called the legislature back next week, on Friday, for a vote to override Gov. Huckabee's veto of an appropriation for an elementary science specialist program.

J.R. and Henry's Sports Column: How to seek the right coach

J.R. and Henry: N.C. State Coaching Search a Lesson for the Razorbacks When University of Memphis head basketball coach John Calipari turned down $2 million a year earlier to become the head coach at North Carolina State, few were surprised.  Calipari has never been on our short list of favorite coaches, long before he cancelled the entertaining Arkansas-Memphis series saying that he favored playing “national” programs like Villanova and Purdue, instead of “regional” teams like Arkansas and Tennessee (UT pulled the football card and Calipari was forced to keep playing the Vols).  Come on, John.

Save our inadequate schools

A pressure group has formed to continue the fight to preserve a stand-alone high school in Paron, now part of the Bryant School District.

Save our inadequate schools

A pressure group has formed to continue the fight to preserve a stand-alone high school in Paron, now part of the Bryant School District.

The trooper shooting

The Morning News today examines the job future of state trooper Larry Norman indicted on a misdemeanor charge in the fatal shooting of a disabled man in Northwest Arkansas.

Huckabee: The end of history

With Gov. Huckabee, everything he does or experiences is always a first or a superlative.

The check cashers' bill

The Asa! forces have been making much of a 1999 Senate vote in which Mike Beebe was recorded as a vote for the blood-sucking legislation that enabled the usurious check-cashing industry in Arkansas.

Toyota eyes Arkansas

Here's the NY Times report that puts Arkansas among four Southern states in the running for a new Toyota assembly plant, perhaps with an announcement by summer.

Toyota eyes Arkansas

Here's the NY Times report that puts Arkansas among four Southern states in the running for a new Toyota assembly plant, perhaps with an announcement by summer.

Miss Manners sez: You're under arrest

NY Times article on civic efforts to legislate good manners. That is, fines for putting your feet on a bus or subway seat.

Open line Saturday

Why do they call it open mic night anyway? What's Mick got to do with it?

Open line Saturday

Why do they call it open mic night anyway? What's Mick got to do with it?

And speaking of loose lips

You never have to worry about Travs' GM Bill Valentine keeping his lips buttoned. The Travelerocity blog can direct you to choice comments from Valentine about the sorry state of local media coverage and the lack of respect the city of LR has accorded the now-NLR (at least on travel jerseys) Travelers.

The road to the Derby

Haven't heard a crowd figure, but with a day like today, Oaklawn Park should have been bursting at the seams and the infield should have been a fun place to be.

$30 million for what?

A statewide radio system that has cost $30 million so far is still fll of holes, Arkansas News Bureau reports.

Asa! bobs and weaves

Brummett talks to Asa! about immigration and Brummett finds him Clintonian.

Shamateur athletics

The NY Times is again looking at former pros in college athletic ranks, leading with the 20-year-old Lithuanian woman, Aurelija Miseviciute, who's a freshman tennis star at the University of Arkansas.

Speaking of immigration

I just ran across these interesting figures in a Saturday article on the NWA D-G website:

Blight fighting

Bentonville, you may recall, is one of the state's most prosperous cities and thus one of the cities best situated to avail itself of the TIF scam, in which school tax revenue is diverted to shopping center and other commercial developers.

And speaking of blight

The  Los Angeles Times has a national overview of the wildfire of state legislation to trim eminent domain power in the aftermath of a Supreme Court ruling in a Connecticut case.

And speaking of blight

The  Los Angeles Times has a national overview of the wildfire of state legislation to trim eminent domain power in the aftermath of a Supreme Court ruling in a Connecticut case.

The latest on the race for governor

Somebody asked about the latest Rasmussen poll on the race for governor. Here it is:

The latest on the race for governor

Somebody asked about the latest Rasmussen poll on the race for governor. Here it is:

Humane death

The emerging debate on the death penalty -- is lethal injection really so humane as supposed -- occupies John Brummett today, along with the larger question:

Camp Walton

The Morning News features today Camp War Eagle, a multi-million-dollar creation of Alice Walton through the family foundation.

A good day for Fred Phelps

The nut from Kansas gets national attention in NY Times for coming federal legislation targeting his funeral protests.

A good day for Fred Phelps

The nut from Kansas gets national attention in NY Times for coming federal legislation targeting his funeral protests.

A Bush blowback?

Hopeful news from the Washington Post: Intense and widespread opposition to President Bush is likely to be a sharp spur driving voters to the polls in this fall's midterm elections, according to strategists in both parties, a phenomenon that could give Democrats a turnout advantage over Republicans for the first time in recent years.

A Bush blowback?

Hopeful news from the Washington Post: Intense and widespread opposition to President Bush is likely to be a sharp spur driving voters to the polls in this fall's midterm elections, according to strategists in both parties, a phenomenon that could give Democrats a turnout advantage over Republicans for the first time in recent years.

Pryor an 'up-and-comer'

Time magazine includes U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor among five Senate "up-and-comers' it names in its Apr. 24 issue.

Sunday in the park

Easter Sunday was no day for a walk in the dog area at Murray Park.

Lifehouse joins Riverfest lineup

Count Lifehouse among the bands committed to play Riverfest in Little Rock and North Little Rock along the Arkansas River this Memorial Day weekend.

What a great opening day at Ray Winder Field

The Arkansas Travelers opened their last season in Ray Winder Field under perfect conditions Sunday afternoon.

The Fayetteville shale

Here's a Houston Chronicle article on the big natural gas play in Arkansas's Fayetteville Shale.

Dems call one-night karaoke truce

Even as the Democratic primary campaigns get more heated as the May 23 voting day approaches, staffers and party officials are joining together tomorrow night for a karaoke party at Sticky Fingerz called the "First Annual Democratic Fling 'n Sing."

Suskie pledges Entergy challenge

Democratic attorney general candidate Paul Suskie announced a plan to fight the electricity rate hikes imposed by Entergy on Arkansas customers who will foot the bill for higher energy production costs in Louisiana.

Ryan convicted for corruption

Former Republican Illinois governor George Ryan today was convicted on federal corruption charges stemming from bribery and racketeering.

State GOP hits Beebe on taxes

It was only a matter of time before we got to see this, and today is the day.

State GOP hits Beebe on taxes

It was only a matter of time before we got to see this, and today is the day.

No clowning around

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is plying LR with news releases again, but this time without the added allure of chicks in skimpy bathing suits.

The good news: daycare

Here’s some from today’s Harrison newspaper, by reporter Ginger Shiras. BERRYVILLE - Nine years ago, First Baptist Church of Berryville splintered when the preacher closed the church's day care center, saying God wanted mothers to stay home with their children.

Money talks

We never connected last night with the Beebe campaign on their response to Republican Party criticism of the candidate's record on tax votes.

American Idol: Southern-fried

The Washington Post notes a lack of diversity in "American Idol." For five years, the most wildly popular talent contest on American television has been dominated -- thoroughly, totally and completely -- by kids from Southern Hicksville, USA.

Jonesboro: Developer friendly

Jonesboro, which already has signed off on funneling school taxes to developer Bruce Burrow's mall (which helped put another mall out of business) will consider tonight a sales tax to pay up to 75 percent of the cost to attach a convention center to a John Q. Hammons hotel.

Concert promoter in trouble over investments

Jack Utsick, a Florida-based promoter who has financed a few shows in Central Arkansas (such as Hootie and the Blowfish at the amphitheater back in 2000), has run afoul of the Securities and Exchange Commission, according to the Dow Jones news service.

DOA

Chalk up another LR homicide. Police say Charleston Bonds, 28, was found dead in the 2500 block of Broadway about 2 a.m. today.

DOA

Chalk up another LR homicide. Police say Charleston Bonds, 28, was found dead in the 2500 block of Broadway about 2 a.m. today.

Beebe's response on tax votes

A power outage apparently prevented Mike Beebe's campaign from promptly responding to yesterday's blog item about the state Republican Party's attack on Beebe's legislative tax votes.

A.G. opinions

Gunner DeLay, the Republican candidate for attorney general, isn't content to wait for the general election.

CEO's health, wealth insured

All you need to know about our dysfunctional health care system is contained in today's Wall Street Journal article headlined, "As patients, doctors feel pinch, insurer's CEO makes a billion."

Telephone TV

The Maumelle Council had a brief discussion last night of a franchise ordinance to allow AT&T to get into the TV business, delivering a choice of TV channels, much as cable TV does, by broadband phone lines.

Review: It's a 'Blast'

 It’s a ‘Blast’   There is definitely a Broadway sheen on “Blast,” a fun musical and visual adventure based around the traditional outdoor marching band.

Start thinking 'Movies in the Park'

If the "Movies in the Park" trend for 2006 holds up, it's going to rain tomorrow.

Condemnation controversy eminent

Sen. Ruth Whitaker and Rep. Rick Green, both Republicans, have scheduled a news conference at the Capitol Thursday morning to unveil legislation for 2007 to curb eminent domain powers.

Pritt to challenge Halter -- UPDATE

Drew Pritt, who mounted a campaign for the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor but never ultimately filed as an official candidate, today announced he is challenging Bill Halter's eligibility to run for that position, citing residency requirements.

Pritt to challenge Halter -- UPDATE

Drew Pritt, who mounted a campaign for the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor but never ultimately filed as an official candidate, today announced he is challenging Bill Halter's eligibility to run for that position, citing residency requirements.

Gettin' Out: Tuesday

  AmyB checks in with tonight's must-do musical romp:

Renaud bros. win award

Little Rock natives Brent and Craig Renaud on Thursday night will receive the Carl Spielvogel Award from the Overseas Press Club of America for their Discovery Times channel documentary series "Off to War."

Nutt to address Touchdown Club next Tuesday

The Little Rock Touchdown Club just announced its spring meeting, which will feature Arkansas head football coach Houston Nutt speaking next Tuesday at Keith Jackson's P.A.R.K. facility at 6915 Geyer Springs Road in Southwest Little Rock.

Filmmaking winners

Check out our Arkansas News Blog, where there's a report on documentary filmmakers Craig and Brent Renaud having won the Overseas Press Club Award for their film of the Iraqi war, "Off to War," which they filmed for the Discovery Times Channel.

Wal-Mart schmoozing -- UPDATE

Wal-Mart had the press into NWA today (no, critical pipsqueaks like us didn't rate an invite; though we did rate a notice from a Wal-Mart watch group about a competing news conference by Wal-Mart employees urging the company to treat its employees better).

Sports Column: J.R. and Henry's final UA spring thoughts

J.R. and Henry Some lessons from Hogs’ spring game    After Saturday’s spring practice-ending Red-White game, many observers wondered why Arkansas’s highly touted “new” offense looked so much like its “old” one.

Polluters: I'll do better for you

Asa Hutchinson slammed Mike Beebe yesterday for not doing a better job of protecting Arkansas farmers who are polluting Oklahoma waterways with poultry crap.

More chicken****

There are no atheists in foxholes and no environmentalists in the crowd when politicians appear before farmers.

Huck's slush fund -- UPDATED

Stephens Media's Washington bureau joins us in tracking The Huckster's Virginia-based slush fund, otherwise known as the Healthy America PAC (we got the name wrong in the initial post).

Listen to 'The Boss' and his new album

Bruce Springsteen is offering a "sneak peek" of his new album "We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions" via Clear Channel and locally through Magic 105's website.

Galactic fan checks in on last night's show

The Juanita's crowd danced hard and dripped sweat on the (pleasantly) not-too crowded dance floor last night as one of the best live funk and jam acts this or the other side of the river, New Orleans' Galactic, got us all moving right from the very first set.

Bikers, start your pedals

A friend says she heard County Judge Buddy Villines say today that the new bike/pedestrian bridge over Murray Lock and Dam (shown here under construction) would open with a big celebration Sept. 20.

More than karaoke

That karaoke party was just a beginning for a coming weekend of activities by Arkansas Democrats, including the Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner with speaker Max Cleland and a veterans rally with Cleland and Gen. Wesley Clark at the Vietnam memorial on the state Capitol grounds.

UAMS move?

Dr. Albert Reece, UAMS’ dean of the College of Medicine, declined to comment today on talk that he is on the short list for a job at the  University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore.

Gettin' Out: A wacky Wednesday

Amy Brawner checks in with Wednesday's what-to-do in the club music scene, after the jump:

Basketball Hogs add a shooter - finally!

Patrick Beverly, a high school phenom who according to his coach shot 55 percent from beyond the 3-point line during his completed senior season for Chicago Marshall High School, has signed with the Razorbacks, giving Stan Heath and the Hogs that much-needed outside bomber.
Advertisement