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January 24, 2008

Vol 6 • No 2

Orval, Jan. 24

What's cooking, Jan. 24

Rumored to become a restaurant for years, the long dormant building adjacent to the east of the Clinton Museum store, on President Clinton Ave., appears to be on its way.

Editorial cartoon, Jan. 24

To-do list, Jan. 24

Against Me!, Isaac Alexander, Christopher Denny and the Old Soles, Monster Jam, Jampire's CD release show and Van Halen.

Hogs with a week to think it over

Last season, the Hogs made a late-schedule run that put them in the NCAA tournament by the skin of their knees.

Words, Jan. 24

Kelley Bass asks, “It’s bald-faced, right?” It’s both, and it could be barefaced too. Bald-faced and its alter ego barefaced meant “without concealment; with the face uncovered” when they entered the language around the 16th century.

Sis boom BAH!

A Little Rock School Board retreat last Saturday left little to cheer about.

Cloverfield

Though things have gotten better since 9/11 — no more week-long media crying-jags on the anniversary; only around 30 percent of us ready to blindly follow the Marlboro Man’s idiot brother into whatever horrendously expensive quagmire he tells us the terr’

‘Inspired’ pairing

Forty etchings and woodcuts by two of the most renowned artists in Western culture go on exhibit Sunday, Jan. 27, at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock when it opens “The Inspired Line: Selected prints of Albrecht Durer and Rembrandt van Rijn from

Huckabee’s Waterloo?

A charity function put me at lunch Friday in Conway with a group that included Lu Hardin and Gilbert Baker. These are probably the brightest lights in the state Republican Party. They’re also among Mike Huckabee’s closest allies in Arkansas.

The people get it

Adlai Stevenson, who had reason to be skeptical of voters, said the contest between agreeable fancy and disagreeable fact was so unequal that the truth was apt to be terribly unpopular, especially in economic matters.

The candidates

Because Fred Thompson is most representative of true conservative principles, it is imperative that Republicans and independents rally to his support.

'Urinetown'

By the middle of Scene One of “Urinetown,” the Weekend Theater had morphed from a civilized room into a rowdy circus tent.

The observer, Jan. 24

The Observer took a spin through Chester, a wee town in Crawford County, last Sunday, trying to remember what it was we’d once known about it.

Air war

In my experience, public access television is almost wholly made up of “Wayne’s World” rip-offs, discussion groups with more awkward silences than actual discussion, long discussions about city affairs and wannabe Larry Kings interviewing people you’ve ne

Smart talk, Jan.24

Spooked by Mike Huckabee’s popularity with the Religious Right, Mitt Romney was moved to give a speech about how he’s a Christian too and he too wants less separation of church and state.

When are speaking fees the same as royalties?

Speaking fees and a salary of $40,000 from a communications business he created to manage his book sales were not disclosed on former Gov. Mike Huckabee’s statement of financial interest filed February 2007 with the Secretary of State.

About time

Those who want state government to operate like a business should wholeheartedly support proposals to raise the shamefully low severance tax on natural gas.

Enduring comfort food

Cock of the Walk won’t knock your socks off, but you could do worse.We have vague memories of our parents going out to eat there, without us.

Gas pains

Rep. Robbie Wills, recently tapped to be House speaker in 2009, is from Conway, the heart of the Fayetteville Shale play. So what does he think of Sheffield Nelson’s proposed ballot initiative to raise the severance tax on natural gas?

Calendar, Jan. 24-30

The week that was, Jan. 16-22

It was a good week for … SHEFFIELD NELSON. The former gas company executive filed a proposal to raise the severance tax on natural gas. If a petition drive is successful, it will be on the 2008 ballot. Unless his action prods Gov. Mike Beebe into a s

This modern world, Jan. 24

Hip-hop couture

Gone are the days of one mic and a stage and a crowd. Increasingly, local hip-hop has gone concept happy, with the scene’s most prolific and entertaining rappers regularly offering themes and contests and extra amenities at their shows.

A wacko masterpiece

“There Will Be Blood,” Paul Thomas Anderson’s nightmare vision of an oil tycoon’s rise and fall, is an unwieldy and tonally spastic film. It is at times ponderous and almost always laughably over the top. It’s also terrific.

Huckabee’s Waterloo?

A charity function put me at lunch Friday in Conway with a group that included Lu Hardin and Gilbert Baker. These are probably the brightest lights in the state Republican Party. They’re also among Mike Huckabee’s closest allies in Arkansas.

God’s standards

Candidate Huckabee said last week he favors amending the U.S. Constitution to bring it in line with “God’s standards.”

In brief, Jan. 24

Texas country singer Kevin Fowler headlines a big concert at Revolution, 9 p.m., $10. At the new French bistro Velo Rouge, where a reverse happy hour from 10 p.m. until midnight has recently been instituted, pianist Dell Smith provides free entertainment,

Against Me!

The grit is gone, but Against Me! hasn't gotten any less defiant. Long the standard-bearers for quick-strummed punk-folk, the Gainesville four-piece last year put out a polished rock record that was of 2007's most critically acclaimed albums. They're at J

They also served Arkansas

Many other Arkansans were important to the life of the state in 2007, for good and ill. Among them:

This is a test.

This is a test.

Yesterday morning's Huck

It's 4 a.m. Thursday.

More of yesterday's news

As I mentioned in the previous post, I am catching up after 24 hours off-line because of a crashed server.

Truth teller

Brummett concludes Obama was wronged by the Clintons in the exchange over Reagan and Republican ideas.

The shale's downside

The D-G's NW edition covered a conference up in Fayetteville yesterday on the environmental impact -- significant -- of exploring the Fayetteville shale.

Huck: No party builder

The Washington Times has done the most definitive article yet on Mike Huckabee's rocky relationship with Arkansas Republicans.

Thursday To-Do: Flat-Top Tony

ISAAC ALEXANDER FLAT-TOP TONY AND THE PURPLE CANOES9 p.m., White Water Tavern. $5.

Court gets full house

A disappointed spectator reports that the Arkansas Supreme Court chamber was filled to capacity and many were turned away this morning on account of busloads from West Memphis who came to hear arguments over the Grand Jury called by Circuit Judge Victor Hill to look into the fatal shooting of a black child by a white West Memphis police officer.

The night before last: Souljah Boy

Souljah Boy and A-Rab. Photo by Chach Bursey.

LR is for young people

For the third year, Little Rock has been named one of the country's 100 best communities for young people to live and grow up.

Thursday Hodge Podge

* Carolina on His Mind: After less than three weeks on the job, Razorback defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson has resigned to take the same position at South Carolina.

The bug man

Readers will want to make plans now to hear Tom DeLay, the former Houston exterminator and House bully, who'll be speaking at the Clinton School at 6 p.m.

Tough luck, Chuck

Rambo backs McCain. Cage match, anyone?

Like being back in the womb

Resident webtroller David Koon points us to THE BEST COUCH EVER. For sale now on Craigslist.

OMG, y'all gotta vote!

OMG! So one of my friends, (who is 30!)

Severance tax accelerates

Sooner rather than later on the severance tax? Asked by reporters again today about a timetable, Gov. Mike Beebe allowed as how a special session on a severance tax increase could be possible in March, should a consensus emerge, so that legislators worried about May primary elections could get it out of the way speedily.

Two bits

The great Central High cheerleader saga is played out at the LRSD School Board meeting tonight.

Test

This is a test.

The Faubus defense

Mike Huckabee: Just because nobody found any weapons of mass destruction doesn't mean Saddam didn't have them.

‘We’re coming here to pick the country up’

Perceptions of The Immigrant vary, to say the least. Merchant and restaurateur Eduardo Martinez of Little Rock sees himself a few years ago — ambitious, hard-working, law-abiding, soon to become a pillar of the community.

The morning Huck

HOW DUMB: Digby gets it right: Republicans on the war (featured above). If there is even one person out there who has developed doubts that any Democrat would be better than any Republican in the Oval Office, this should dispel them.

Bad cop

The New York Times works over the obvious -- the Hillary Clinton campaign sees, on balance, a political benefit from using Bill Clinton to aggressively challenge Barack Obama.

Lowering standards

From the Morning News: Fayetteville had been the only high school in the state with a grade standard (2.0) for graduation.

Friday To-Do: Christopher Denny and the Old Soles

CHRISTOPHER DENNY AND THE OLD SOLES9 p.m., White Water Tavern. $5.

Cheer, cheer for old Central High

A little more on the Central High cheerleader controversy, in which former Sen. Bill Walker’s daughter sued over her failure to make the squad last year. "Wonder Doe," who's on the team this year and the source of continuing friction according to multiple accounts before the School Board last night, contended that she wasn’t afforded accommodations required on account of a disability, attention-deficit disorder.

Cheer, cheer for old Central High

A little more on the Central High cheerleader controversy, in which former Sen. Bill Walker’s daughter sued over her failure to make the squad last year. "Wonder Doe," who's on the team this year and the source of continuing friction according to multiple accounts before the School Board last night, contended that she wasn’t afforded accommodations required on account of a disability, attention-deficit disorder.

Heifer scores Microsoft bucks

Big news today from Heifer International: Heifer International today announced a four-year $42.8 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to fund a project to help poor rural farmers in East Africa double their incomes by increasing their production of high quality raw milk to sell to dairies.

Weather hysteria

Do you think the fact that it's Friday has had any impact on the escalating list of weather closures?

Weather hysteria

Do you think the fact that it's Friday has had any impact on the escalating list of weather closures?

It Was 16 Years Ago Today...

...that the Hogs taught the Wildcats how to play. One of my favorite all-time Razorback memories, a great moment in a pretty disappointing year.

Suzi Parker on 'Dr. Phil'

Best cover ever. For all y'all playing the inclement weather card this afternoon, tune in to "Dr. Phil" at 3 p.m. on KTHV channel 11 to see local journalist Suzi Parker talk about suburban swingers in Arkansas.

Trailer Gazing: 'Snow Angels'

  Finally. After debuting a year ago at Sundance to largely rave reviews, Little Rock native David Gordon Green's film "Snow Angels" has a theatrical release date: March 7.

Republicrats for Huckabee

Is Mike Huckabee's problem that he's just on the early cutting edge of a Republican transformation?

Chancellor named

As expected, and by unanimous vote, the UA Board of Trustees invited Vice Chancellor David Gearhart to be the new chancellor at Fayetteville, succeeding John White come July 1.

Idle gossip

The gas drillers might -- might, mind you -- be willing to accept a severance tax of about half the 7 percent on market value proposed by former gas company executive Sheffield Nelson, who's threatening to crank up an initiative campaign.

A Paris review

Beth Arnold, a former Arkie now living in Paris, writes on the Huffington Post that she once was a Clintonite, but is no more.

Let 'er rip

My drive home was uneventful. But there was ice on overpasses.

Let 'er rip

My drive home was uneventful. But there was ice on overpasses.

Just Resign, Baby

In an odd footnote to the Lane Kiffin-to-Arkansas rumors from the Great Football Coaching Search of 2007, it seems that Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis is asking Kiffin to resign.

The Chill returns

Local rap collective Conduit revives its "Chill" concept concert series tonight at Revolution. The fashion-themed showcase features Epiphany and One Night Stand, Suga City, 607 and more.

Mike Huckabee's blood money

Remember "Kids Who Kill?" This was one of the sleaziest episode of the grab-for-cash reality show known as the Mike Huckabee gubernatorial administration.

Battling Baptists

The Washington Post studies the political dimensions (including Mike Huckabee's refusal to attend) of a coming meeting in Atlanta of moderate Baptist groups.

UA eyes high school -- UPDATE

University of Arkansas officials say they are willing to pay a premium to buy the Fayetteville High School campus, adjacent to the university.

How to prevent abortion?

Don't get pregnant. Sound sex education helps.

Smart car arrives in Ark.

Seen any of these around LR yet? A couple in Cotter are early adopters, after a year on a Tulsa dealer's waiting list.

Obama wins S.C.

Actually, the headline was written and posted long before the polls were scheduled to close. But I thought I might as well join the conventional wisdom early.

Not so bigheaded

OK. First thing's first. Big Head Todd does not have an abnormally big Elephant Man-sized head. Lest you be disappointed. Formed in Colorado in the late '80s, rock outfit BHT&TM built their audience the old fashioned way — they toured ceaselessly and self

The morning Huck

NETWORKING: Mike Huckabee campaigned in Birminghan yesterday, on the campus of Samford University, a Baptist school headed by Huckabee friend and former OBU president Andrew Westmoreland.

So long Mama Bea's

News release (on jump) says Mama Bea's, the burger place that got its start as an adjunct to an Asher Ave. tire repair shop, is closing on 12th St. and moving to Dallas for possible franchising.

Pryor's record

An utter lack of Arkansas Republicans with any stature or vote-pulling power outside the Shiite sector is another explanation, but this Stephens lead puts senatorial politics in a nutshell.

Better early than unimportant

Democratic leaders are probably right. Though Arkansas is just one of almost two dozen states with primary or caucus votes Feb. 5, it's better to be voting before the race is over, even if the state won't be a highlighted early predictor as was discussed when the legislature acted.

All we need is Kenneth Starr

Frank Rich perfects the controlling media and Republican narrative that a president who presided over peace, prosperity and a shrinking budget deficit is an unalloyed detriment to his wife's candidacy.

Racial profiling?

The U.S. attorney for western Arkansas insists that the bust of a Mexican family for hiring unauthorized immigrants was not a product of racial profiling, merely part of a consistent pattern of targeting those who knowingly hire people who aren't in the U.S. legally.

Spotted: an issue

The LA Times gives us a welcome break from personality politics with a survey of what candidates are saying about retirement savings -- and their utter lack among the American electorate.

UA and Fayetteville High

I put this on an earlier link, but The Iconoclast's slashing post on the secret machinations between the UA's John White and Fayetteville school nabobs to acquire the Fayetteville High School campus -- at an almost certain tuition cost to UA students -- is worth a plug at the top of the blog.

Angling for veep

Don't you suppose that's The Huckster's game in dissing Romney and building up McCain on a Sunday talk show?

Presidential news

Hillary Clinton will be in Arkansas (city not yet specified) for a public event at 9:30 a.m.

The year of the immigrant

While perceptions of The Immigrant vary, all agree that he is numerous and growing in number, and that in one way or another, he's changing the face of Arkansas.

THE contest

Brummett sees it as Bill vs. Barack. MEMORY LOSS: Paul Krugman reminds readers (Krugman link fixed) what happened to candidates who preached inclusiveness in the past.

THE contest

Brummett sees it as Bill vs. Barack. MEMORY LOSS: Paul Krugman reminds readers (Krugman link fixed) what happened to candidates who preached inclusiveness in the past.

Peeping Tom cam

  Argenta News isn't happy about the city of North Little Rock's new downtown surveillance camera, which you can pan and zoom from the city's webpage.

State of the Union

News coverage of G. Bush's State of the Union speech recalls Jan. 2001 and The Onion's famous story and headline: Bush: 'Our Long National Nightmare Of Peace And Prosperity Is Finally Over' No kidding.

Flu Fighters

Tonight's Foo Fighter's concert at Barnhill in Fayetteville has been postponed due to illness. Ditto for the Ok. City concert in case you NWA folks were hoping to get a double helping of the Foos.

Last weekend: You tell me

I spent the better part of the weekend doped up on cough suppressants, watching what HBO gave me. In the thickest part of the haze: "She's the Man." On the road to recovery: "The Wire."

LRSD legal work

There's been some buzzing about the fact that ongoing discussions of settlement of a variety of legal cases involving the Little Rock School District didn't come up at the School Board meeting last week.

Early voting

Early presidential primary voting begins Tuesday -- Democrat, Republican, Green. Voters in Jacksonville also have an annexation question on the ballot The Pulaski County Election Commission website has polls, hours, etc.

Big tax attack

Sheffield Nelson, the former Arkla gas CEO and leader of a developing organization to pass a fair severance tax on natural gas in Arkansas, isn't letting the gas grow under his feet.

Hillary news

Sen. Hillary Clinton will drop into North Little Rock Wednesday for a town hall meeting on "Solutions for the American Economy."

More work for Huck's lawyer

A usually reliable source says rabblerouser Jim Parsons has filed a complaint with the state Ethics Commission on the Democrat-Gazette's recent discovery that Mike Huckabee and the state Department of Finance and Administration had connived on a secret fund to raise money for special purposes, such as the Huck's official portrait.

Finger-lickin' stuff

The Huckster makes fun of Mitt Romney for pulling the skin off fried chicken before eating it.

Monday Hodge Podge

Tough Love: Charles Thomas was suspended indefinitely today. Pelphrey isn't saying why, but, according to Chris Bahn's article on ArkansasSports360.com, the coach said of Thomas, "As a head coach, I've never been more disappointed in a young man's choices."

The boys of Hope

I missed this earlier. A Washington Post writer swung through Hope, Ark., to get the measure of the birthplace of one president and, perhaps, of a second.

The boys of Hope

I missed this earlier. A Washington Post writer swung through Hope, Ark., to get the measure of the birthplace of one president and, perhaps, of a second.

Rush hour madness

Heard from somebody caught in the downtown traffic jam? Here's a partial report: An LR cop on the scene tells me they found a cell phone, maybe two, wired to a pedestrian crossing light at the corner of Markham and Scott in front of the Statehouse Convention Center.

Rush hour madness

Heard from somebody caught in the downtown traffic jam? Here's a partial report: An LR cop on the scene tells me they found a cell phone, maybe two, wired to a pedestrian crossing light at the corner of Markham and Scott in front of the Statehouse Convention Center.

The morning Huck

EXPECTATIONS GAME: He says he'd be happy with a "close fourth" in today's Florida primary.

High-speed rail

This is pie-in-the-sky stuff, I'm afraid, but I'm sure some will be interested in a coming conference in Texas this week on construction of a high-speed rail corridor linking cities in Texas as well as spurs to Oklahoma and Texarkana and Little Rock.

Jonesboro shooter on trial

I understand the very real concerns about the Jonesboro school shooter arrested in Fayetteville last year.

Jonesboro shooter on trial

I understand the very real concerns about the Jonesboro school shooter arrested in Fayetteville last year.

Severance tax dickering

If anybody can forge a legislative compromise on a severance tax, Gov. Mike Beebe can, Brummett figures.

Meanwhile, back in Arkansas ...

Lawrence Tynes, the kicker whose field goal in Green Bay put the New York Giants in the Super Bowl, has an Arkanas connection.

Do I Agree With "Banning" Children? In This Case, YES.

I just posted my "review" of the fabulous (AAA 5-diamond rated) Victoria & Albert's restaurant, located in Disney World's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, in Orlando, over on my personal blog.  Check it out, if you're considering a trip to Orlando sometime in 2008--it's well worth the necessary 180-days-in-advance reservation and the hefty price tag per meal.

Class act

State of the Union vignette. (Updated with photo, though not the one I've seen from behind Kennedy's back, which is more striking.)

Enthusiastic voters

--Brian Chilson photo Early voting began today. A report from the county courthouse, where voting began at 8:30 a.m.: By 8:40 a.m., 10 minutes after the poll opened, 20 people had voted -- 17 of them Democrats.

What is conception?

Tough question above. But, Rep. Steve Harrelson points out very helpfully on his Under the Dome blog, it need not be answered by a riotous legislative religio-scientific debate in the course of plugging holes in inheritance laws written before advances in reproductive medicine.

Dead air

Item in Talking Points Memo says no Republican candidates have ads up in Super Tuesday states.

Arkansas Promise

As I mentioned yesterday, the Southern Good Faith Fund announced a proposal today to use any increase in the gas severance tax to pay for higher education for needy students.

Record heads

In between making radio spots and duplicating the Ark. Times Showcase CD, our homies at Lucky Dog Audio Post have a new photo project going that's pretty hilarious.

Fort Chaffee's burning

-- Photo by Brent Webb  I know a lead evening news story when I see one.

The Great Emancipotater

You need a laugh. George Bush thinks he's Abraham Lincoln.

Eugene Nash Update

Last week we announced that we were unleashing the awe-inspiring full power of this blog and its readers on the project of tracking down legendary basketball walk-on Eugene Nash.

First in

We mentioned his interest previously, but he had to re-establish a residence in the district first.

First in

We mentioned his interest previously, but he had to re-establish a residence in the district first.

The first couple

Slate is doing a series of stories on potential first mates (ladies plus Bill). Today, Janet and Mike Huckabee get the treatment, with the accompanying illustration.

Ninja puts on the dog

Community blogger Ninja Poodle, who also does some fine independent blogging, has been to Victoria and Albert's, the ritzy restaurant at Disney World and she says the three-hour gourmet repast was swell, if a little uncomfortable for a woman who maintained proper posture on the edge of her seat throughout.

Dogging Dillard's

Hedge fund investors that now own more than 5 percent of Dillard's stock are continuing their criticism of management, which apparently has-- surprise -- ignored their request for discussions about ways to improve performance of the Little Rock-based department store chain.

Shooter update -- Verdict UPDATE

The prosecution has rested the dubious case against the Jonesboro school shooter -- the federal crime of being in possession of a gun while "being an unlawful user of or addicted to" a controlled substance.

Ask the Hoglawyer: What rules govern the adult entertainment industry?

Ask the Hoglawyer:Mike H. from Hope, Arkansas asks:The last time I was at my favorite strip club in LittleRock, I noticed the dancers had on pasties on their breasts?They don't have to do that in Iowa, New Hampshire or South Carolina.What are the rules in Arkansas that regulate adult entertainment?I'm glad you asked Mike.

Early Voting Has Started In Pulaski County

You can early vote for the February 5 primary starting today.   I usually go to the courthouse - usually there isn't a line at all.      I'm voting for Hillary.

On to Super Tuesday

Have at the Florida vote. Republicans: McCain finishes ahead of Romney.

Nolan Calls the Hogs and Everything Is a Bit More Right With the World

As reported by a great series of articles on Arkansas Sports 360, Nolan Richardson spoke at the Northwest Arkansas Tip-Off Club earlier today, and his remarks indicated that he's put a lot of the bitterness from the last several years behind him.

Van Halen returns

For the first prolonged tour since 1985, David Lee Roth is fronting Van Halen. For dyed-in-the-wool VH fans, who include most everyone raised on late-'70s rock radio, this is the best news to hit reunion rock shy of Led Zeppelin announcing a world tour.

The first man

Joe Conason brings a balanced outlook to Bill Clinton's campaigning in recent days and his impact on Hillary.

The morning Huck

BLOODIED BUT UNBOWED: He predicts victories next week in Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia.

Mad Methodists

Methodists unhappy about the plans to put the George W. Bush library on the SMU campus -- particularly on account of a policy institute planned there -- are pressing for the deal to be approved by a regional delegates council that includes Arkansas delegates.

Swing state blues

NY Times surveys Arkansas and Tennessee, anecdotally, and finds little enthusiasm for the the leading Democratic candidates, particularly against John McCain.

Edwards out

Yesterday, his campaign said  he'd stay in until the convention. Today, the Washington Post reports, John Edwards will announce in a speech in New Orleans that he's quitting his bid to be the Democratic presidential nominee.

The beginning

Meet the judges: Razormack.com

Ark. Times Musicians Showcase judge Lil Mack AKA Razormack.com AKA the Prodigal Don Who? Local hip-hop impresario.Claim to fame: Managing his eponymous website, running a record label and publishing company, rapping, acting and multi-tasking.Next up: An album project, tentatively, we hear through sources, titled "Google Me." Like Backyard's "Supertight" project, this is bound to be a multimedia affair — CD, DVD, internet components.

Meet the judges: Indy Grotto

Ark. Times Musician's Showcase judge Indy Grotto Who? Singer/songwriter with the Boondogs.Claim to fame: Won a quarter million dollar record contract in the garageband.com battle of the bands and recorded with Jerry Harrison and Jim Dickinson.

Meet the judges: Ben Jones

Ark. Times Musicians Showcase judge Ben Jones Who? Booking agent for Porter-Jones Entertainment.Claim to fame: Your cousin's wedding.Next up: Helping book Riverfest.

Meet the judges: Davis Clement

Ark. Times Musicians Showcase judge Davis Clement Who? Editor of Localist magazine.Claim to fame: Tastemaking.Next up.

Meet the guest judge: Zach Holland

Ark. Times Musicians Showcase guest judge Zach Holland Who? Singer/guitarist with the Good Fear and White Whale.Claim to fame: Leading the Good Fear and playing guitar and singing with Merge Record's White Whale.Up next: The Good Fear's own "Chinese Democracy."

Howl out

It's the Wolves for ASU, if the Chancellor and the Board of Trustees go along with the Mascot Selection Committee's nominee.

Hounding Hillary

Our crew hasn't filed yet, but this just in: Belvis the Black Elvis greeted the presidential hopeful this morning at her stop at the Kitchen Express en route to her talk at North Little Rock High School this a.m.

UPDATE: Diamond Dave wails and strong feelings about Michael Anthony

Please say Diamond Dave is still attempting the splits.Still limber. What's David Lee Roth without Van Halen?

g-force takes it up a notch

    Always on the innovation tip, DJ g-force takes a break from music blends to twiddle the knobs on video.

Clinton, Part 2 UPDATE

President Clinton -- we're talking about Bill -- MAY stump for Hillary in Hot Springs on Friday.

Yellow dog report

I don't want to make too much of this, but I hate to dampen the enthusiasm of the true-blue (or should I say yellow) Democrat who's monitoring early voting in Fortress Benton County, so Republican that it was the only county in Arkansas carried (barely) by Janet Huckabee in her 2002 race for secretary of state.

VH pics

Brian Chilson got some nice shots from the show. 9,368 showed up.How was it?
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