Raising goldfish by the numbers in Lonoke County.
Vol 37 • No 50
Aquaculture in Arkansas.
Hints on keeping your goldfish belly-down and happy.
The chain of events that brings a goldfish to your bowl.
We'll keep an eye on it for ya.
Boom! This might be the point where Jeff Nichols moves from indie darling to mainstream auteur.
Jack Schnedler, long-time Democrat-Gazette staffer, will retire at the end of this week. He says in an email to colleagues that his retirement was forced.
A belated Tuesday night open line for you. Free soapboxes.
Chipotle Mexican Grill, which is putting in a new location in Little Rock's Pleasant Ridge Towne Center, has some more crowing to share.
Plus, Geoffrey Canada, Amasa Hines and Charity Vance.
It was a good week for heat, Randy Wagner, Johnny Cash's legacy and Arkansas film. It was a bad week for financial markets, Kevin Lewis, Cargill and Mike Huckabee.
City growth driving hospital expansions.
Is there a state that you can drive, border-to-border, and find more residents with the name emblazoned across their chests? Do people in Minnesota or Wyoming get the outlines of their state tattooed on their person?
Conservatives who claim to love the Constitution are forever wanting to change the Constitution. One might almost question the sincerity of their affection.
The organized campaigns for and against the tax proposals to be voted on Sept. 13 by a small subset of Little Rock kicked off this past week.
East Little Rock fixture is popular for good reason.
Also, Browning's Mexican Grill still only open for dinner.
Also, Delta Classic 4 Literacy Old Skool Concert and Gucci Mane coming to Little Rock.
Through the friends, family and fans who celebrated his legacy at the Johnny Cash Music Festival in Jonesboro.
With the sweat-hammer of summer falling on our brows with exceptional fury (did it really get up to 114 in Little Rock this week?) this is the season when all warm-blooded mammals begin to seek out the cool and the dark.
Republican Reps. Rick Crawford, Tim Griffin and Steve Womack, and Republican. Sen. John Boozman toed a Tea-Party line during the recent Washington gridlock. Yet none of the four is on the membership list of the Tea Party Caucus, as of March 31.
Just in time for the 10th anniversary of 9/11, Mike Huckabee is hawking a new "history" DVD on the terror attacks as part of his "Learn Our History" series.
While the South has long been seen as something of a fiscal parasite on the rest of the country, hogging more federal tax dollars than the Southern states collect, it turns out Arkansas did pretty well in that regard over the past two decades.
Plus, the origin of the term 'licklog.'
Plus, The Observer gets a lesson in strength of materials at UALR.
We are on the cusp of discovering whether Michele Bachmann's party can achieve what Dick Cheney's could not, which is to induce a depression.
Henceforth, if you get a hankering to try to make money by putting out merchandise adorned with the phrase "we didn't come to paint," you will need to get permission from the University of Arkansas athletic department, which probably will turn you down.
"Too many journalists today arbitrarily decide what the public should know, instead of simply providing what the public wants to know. When I read a crime story in a paper I immediately want to know race."
'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' is surprisingly subtle.
Plus, Red Octopus Project's improv comedy, Three Bad Jacks and Big Silver
The Times' Aug. 3 cover story about the conning of a man with dementia by a woman who posed as a widow and was later convicted of mail fraud, has an update.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Deputy Managing Editor for Features Jack Schnedler will retire on Aug. 12 along with his wife, HomeStyle Editor Marcia Schnedler. But in an e-mail to the Democrat-Gazette newsroom with the subject line "The Unvarnished Truth," Schnedler, 68, portrayed his departure as forced retirement.
Moron wants to know if it's hot enough fer me and I'm like yeah, yeah it is, it's sho nuff hot enough fer me, thanks for asking.
Richard Morehead, president of the Little Rock Firefighters Local 34, will launch the union's campaign in support of the city's proposed penny sales tax at a press conference at noon at the Central Fire Station.
Geoffrey Canada, CEO of Harlem Children's Zone, will discuss his approach to education reform at The Statehouse Convention Center.
The Gould City Council met last night and repealed three unconstitutional ordinances.
CNBC reports that Arkansas ranks as the fourth most dangerous city in the U.S. for vehicular deaths.
Montel Williams, a 15 year old Gurdon High School football player, collapsed and died yesterday during practice.
Rep. Linda Collins-Smith of Pocohontas is switching parties and becoming a Republican, according to an Associated Press report.
Ashley McBryde plays Dugan's Pub Thursday night.
Gov. Mike Beebe's staff photographer snaps a great shot at the State Capitol.
Mark Martin's Review and Implementation Committee met for the first time this morning.
Greg Dee will move to mornings, from the weekend meteorologist shift at KARK.
The Arkansas Times will once again take busloads of blues lovers to the King Biscuit Blues Festival.
Two arrests made in connection with the attack on Gould Mayor Earnest Nash.
Be sure to check out a couple of great things that came along with this week's issue.
Coffee cups as pixels.
100 different pies — cream pies, fruit pies, nut pies, icebox pies — in one showing. Who's crazy enough to make all those pies? Take a guess.
The pie originally sought on the trip to the North Little Rock eatery is discovered to be an extraordinary piece of work, guaranteed to surprise and delight.
If my Facebook feed is any indication, country music superstar Brad Paisley has managed to piss off a good-sized number of folks out in the hinterlands of Arkansas by posting a video to Youtube in which he sets fire to an Arkansas Razorback door mat as a prank (see above).
You’d think with such a quiet opening that the new David’s Butcher Boy Burgers at Markham and Bowman here in Little Rock wouldn’t be seeing much business yet. You'd be wrong.
John Brummett takes a look at the Secretary of State's office, and the blunders of its leader.
Minority Leader John Burris says more politicians are likely to switch parties.
Charlie Robison plays Revolution Friday night.
Actually, Mayor Stodola says tonight's "debate" before the Downtown Neighborhood Association (6 p.m., Pettaway Alert Center, 500 E. 21st St.) won't be anything of the kind.
A handout from a Tim Griffin town hall event is aimed at harassment and intimidation, an activist says.
This is a great story: Volunteers, including historians, gathered recently at the the Smithsonian Institution's Archives of American Art for an "edit-a-thon" to improve Wiki entries on the Armory Show.
Red Octopus Theatre's "Caged Heat" opens Friday night.
Amasa Hines plays White Water Tavern Friday night.
Unemployment benefit applications fell below 400,000 for the first time in four months.
John Beachboard confirms, the new burger concept restaurant from the guys behind Za Za will open August 22nd.
Figurative artist Hugo Urlacher of Argentina is showing oils on linen at Boswell-Mourot, 5815 Kavanaugh Blvd., today through Aug. 21.
Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney told an Iowa crowd earlier today that the U.S. government shouldn't raise taxes because "corporations are people" too.
The Little Rock Film Festival is giving away 100 tickets to see "Redemption Road," Mario Van Peebles' latest film.
Rick Perry will announce a presidential run on Saturday.
A $99,637 fine was issued to the Arkansas Lottery due to late payments of taxes withheld from lottery winners
The state's two competing watermelon festivals are underway. Which do you prefer, big Hope melons or sweet Cave City melons?
Could you believe those early morning temperatures? Enough about the weather, how about an open line?
Great homemade pies are just about enough to cause anyone to drive way out west for dessert.
Federal District Judge Susan Webber Wright ruled Thursday that Central Arkansas Transit Authority and its advertising agency, On the Move Advertising, had violated the free speech of a group of atheists by refusing to sell them advertising on CATA buses except under restrictions not imposed on other advertisers.
You got to hand it to Mayor Stodola and Jim Lynch and the Downtown Neighborhood Association.
A round-up of political news from across the state.
An open line for the GOP debate
Casting Crowns plays Magic Springs' Timberwood Amphitheater Saturday night.
Charity Vance plays Wildwood Park for the Performing Arts Saturday night.
And all the Hog fans say: Noooooooooooooooooo! Knile Davis, last year's leading rusher in the SEC, is expected to miss the season with an ankle injury, according to the AP.
Tonight's 2nd Friday Art Night event at the Historic Arkansas Museum features two new exhibits.
The Maumelle collaborative artists' group brings their work to the Courtyard Marriott.
Initial autopsy reports indicate Montel Williams died of an undiagnosed heart condition.
The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the individual mandate portion of the health care reform law is unconstitutional.
Volkert puts iconic art in a new context. Go see it.
Reception tonight 5-8 p.m.
In Hot Springs.
This week, with special guest Gabe Gentry, who shot the video above for the Times, we talk more about Danny Pool, AKA the Goldfish King of Arkansas, and the highs and lows of goldfish farming.
An open line for you to do with as you please. But before I go, I would like to say a couple of words about Lake Maumelle.
Making one last e-mail check before heading to the airport, I found this link to a conservative blog that says two Arkanarsas Republican legislators are backing away from runs for Mike Ross' 4th District seat because they fear their support for some sensible tax measures (giving the people a vote on highway improvement taxes) might poison their primary candidacies.
Happy birthday, Mr. President.
It's been a day of exercise and catching up on work for me. The big news of the day is old news really: Rick Perry's officially thrown his name into the ring.
That was quick. The Iowa straw poll, dominated as always by right-wing evangelicals, made quick work of Tim Pawlenty.
This may have been noted elsewhere already, but a reader alerts me to a news article in the Washington Post on Shannon Beebe, who grew up in Arkansas and died recently in a Virginia small plane crash.
Kathy Wells forwarded to me the summary of written comments on developer John Burkhalter's push to change rules in the Capitol Zoning District so he can build a six-story office building at Sixth and Woodlane across from the Capitol.
Thanks to Michael Cook for noting Alice Stewart's role in applying some sharp elbows to a CNN reporter pressing for comment from her boss Michele Bachmann at the Iowa straw poll.
Billy Joe Shaver plays Revolution Monday night.
Sorry. Jet lag jumped me. Not much appears to have happened today.
Republican Party messaging is so rigid it's probably worth a note whenever one or another of the Stepford legislators strays from the party line.
To mark the state of another school year, I offer some links to a blog, the Lolly Diaries, by Laura Cartwright Hardy, former newspaper writer and school teacher, who has significant first-hand experience with classroom life, particularly in the era of No Child Left Behind.
Billionaire Warren Buffett laments, again, in a New York Times op-ed how the rich don't share the sacrifices made by others in the U.S..
The Little Rock police report burglaries at two AT&T phone stores last night. Some $15,000 worth of goods (smart phones, Blackberries, Bluetooth headsets and a stereo) were stolen from a store at 11520 Financial Center Parkway.
The Arkansas Travelers take on the San Antonio Missions tonight at 7:10 p.m.
From the Little Rock police: On August 13, 2011, at approximately 2028 hours, Officers responded to a Pedestrian Accident involving a train at the 7600 block of Mann Road.
Chamber of commerce shills (see Arkansas Business publisher Jeff Hankins) are busily deriding those skeptical about putting a $38 million economic development slush fund in the Little Rock $500 million sales tax proposal.
The Magnolia Reporter brings news of the death of former newspaper editor Randy Kemp in a motorcycle crash Sunday night in Van Buren County.
Pop artist Peter Mars presents "Signs of the King" Tuesday at the Clinton Center's Sturgis Hall.
The Village Voice picks some low-hanging fruit in a column today by pointing out that Fox News and the war it's waging with rappers and hip-hop culture is ill-informed and racist (duh).
Exhibit by African-American women printmakers pays homage to their forebears.
James Tisdale's terra cotta figures go on exhibit today in Gallery II of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
Gerard Matthews will be back with more details later, but he reports that the Lottery Commission has voted to hire a tax attorney to try to straighten out its federal tax troubles — that big penalty for failing for the second year in a row to remit taxes owed on time.
Circuit Judge Tim Fox ruled from the bench after a hearing today that Arkansas law giving the Arkansas Correction Department leeway to use drugs other than sodium thiopental was unconstitutional.
The line-up for the Harvest Music Festival, the annual music and camping festival on Mulberry Mountain near Ozark, has been announced.
On the whole, a very civil meeting at the Arkansas Studies Institute this afternoon to discuss the draft land use plan for the Lake Maumelle watershed.
Walmart is headquartered in Bentonville, after all. So it's not too surprising that U.S. Sen. John Boozman came out strongly today in a Talk Politics interview in favor of a law that would allow states to collect sales taxes on Internet sales.
Another Monday done. And that's all I have to say about it.
The much awaited Chipotle Mexican Grill opens today in Little Rock at the Pleasant Ridge Towne Center.
I'm led to believe Little Rock National Airport will have an announcement today on a selection of a director of public affairs and government relations, a job that could pay up to $135,000.
Worth reading: A New York Times analysis of Gov. Rick Perry's responsibility for Texas' relatively prosperous economic condition (though its unemployment rate is higher than Arkansas's, it's beggaring education because of state spending cuts and the poor can expect less of a safety net there than in most other states.)
Judge Price Marshall, newly in charge of the Pulaski County school desegregation case, made a bundle of rulings yesterday, mostly maintaining the status quo while the 8th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals considers whether the previous presiding judge, Brian Miiller, went too far in summarily calling an end to state desegregation payments.
The hacking scandal that imperils the Rupert Murdoch media conglomerate just won't go away. The News of the World reporter who went to jail in the now-shuttered paper’s hacking scandal wrote in a 2007 letter that the illegal practice was “widely discussed” at editorial meetings and he conducted his hacking with “full knowledge and support” of his bosses, according to a bombshell report in the Guardian Tuesday.
I sometimes come up with some really off-the-track thoughts, but this one might have a little merit.
A recent split appellate court decision was described in media as a big loss from President Obama's health care legislation.
Here's a new $14 million listing in Fayetteville, a little dear even for a football coach.
A Waste Management garbage truck driver got a careless driving ticket and police reported some $10,000 in damage when the truck, carrying an uplifted dumpster, struck the skywalk over Spring Street from Regions Bank on Capitol Avenue.
Gov. Mike Beebe rolled out today a pilot project aimed at turning out more students prepared in science, technology, engineering and math.
Swishahouse CEO/co-founder and and chopped-and-screwed legend Michael "5000" Watts is coming to Revolution next week with Badbwoy BMC, a Houston DJ with whom Watts has created something they're calling "trill-step," which is, best I can tell, Houston rap remixed dub-step-style or, as Steady Bloggin' suggests "remixed with Transformer noises."
Bobby, AKA as one half of the local duo Ear Fear with his brother 607, has a new release available.
The video above is a trailer of sorts for a web TV series called "The Cautionary Tales of Jack and Justin."