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February 21, 2008

Vol 6 • No 6

A long way to fall

On June 22 last year, Brigit Dollar, 26, of Fort Smith told police that Ron Fields had raped her.

Another sexy teacher for cable TV

A 32-year-old female Bentonville teacher has been arrested for having sex with an 18-year-old male student.

Barack: Your vessel

Now we know why Huck fights on

Don't you think Mike Huckabee had to know the panty posse was hard at work on John McCain?

In brief, Feb. 21

If you happened to skip over our lead feature, here’s another reminder: The fourth and final semi-final round of the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase is tonight at Sticky Fingerz!

Feb. 13-19, 2008

It was a good week for … MIKE HUCKABEE. He had a payday for making a speech at a young leaders conference in the Cayman Islands. It was unclear who paid how much. But given his declining popularity among Republican leaders on account of his quixotic qu

Still a man’s world

Barack Obama’s inroads among white voters are explained, in part, by a gender divide.

The Observer, Feb. 21

Being a bit of a record hound, The Observer dropped into Been Around this past weekend to sift through the store’s stock.

The Musicians Showcase rolls on

The fourth and final semi-final round of the Showcase is at 9 p.m. tonight, featuring 4X4 Crew, Natural State, Damn Bullets and Kyoto Boom (pictured, photo by Matthew Martin). $5.

What’s missing?

By now, you’ve probably heard the story from one source or another: On Jan. 28, John Glasgow, the chief financial officer of Little Rock’s CDI Contractors, drove away from his home on South Lookout and hasn’t been seen since.

A boy called Herself:

“LOS ANGELES — Democrats Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton sought common ground Thursday on basic Democratic policies on immigration, health care and tax relief in their first one-on-one debate, but grew testy at times as each tried to distinguish h

Still a man’s world

Barack Obama’s inroads among white voters are explained, in part, by a gender divide.

The Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase keeps going!

Three down and one to go. Round three of the Showcase was the weirdest, wildest yet.

Bleak

I wish I knew something new to tell you but all my sources are sullen and flu-wrung here in bleak midwinter.

To-do list, Feb. 21

Lula Washington Dance Theatre, "Dancing at Lughnasa", The Good Fear, "Going to See the Elephant", Mark Olson, Cashvegas, Das Gift, and Ryan Bingham are all happening this week.

Orval, Feb. 21

White devils

I see that the Arkansas Times is operating on the white devil theory of history (“The Perfect Racial Storm,” Feb. 7).

Blow off steam

The downtown lunch scene has picked up a bit recently: The Capital Grill and Velo Rouge have all opened within the last year, and a new brew pub and hamburger joint are expected soon.

A & E news, Feb. 21

Jeff Nichols’ debut film, “Shotgun Stories,” is up for an Independent Spirit Award on Saturday, Feb. 23.

The Little Rock Promise

The El Dorado Promise it ain’t, but a similar, smaller program in the Little Rock School District has provided college scholarships to more than 100 minority students since its inception seven years ago as part of the district’s desegregation settlement.

Wilson helping out

Former state Sen. Nick Wilson, who was convicted and served a prison sentence for defrauding government programs, is now spending time in the office of companies that receive hundreds of thousands of dollars in Medicaid funds from the state Department of

What's cookin'

Boulevard Bread’s Scott McGehee and Sonia Schaefer have signed a letter of intent on a space in the Riviera building in Riverdale where they plan to house Big Orange, a new restaurant concept that Schaefer, who’s long been McGehee’s bakery chef, will run.

‘Annie’

I’m always skeptical of traveling shows, the same way I am of certain off-brand or generic foods.

This modern world, Feb. 21

Big comfy chairs

Not even the upbeat Shannon Light can deny the River Market is looking a little shabby these days.

Gun rights: A loaded issue

News about school shootings has become passé, even if the shootings themselves are multiplying.

Art notes, Feb. 21

There is an untold number of ways to make pots. They can be thrown, hand-built, smoked, glazed, painted and inscribed.

Editorial cartoon, Feb. 21

Old-time forbearance

There are none blinder than those who claim to see discrimination against Christians in American politics.

Take this job, etc.

Marilyn Mitchell, a Magnolia native who returned to Little Rock last year to be state editor of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette after stints as a top editor at papers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, left the newspaper last week, but not quietly.

Obama-Clinton: One man’s analysis

The stirring contest between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton cries out for considered analysis.

‘Jumper’ looks cool, but falls flat

Given how thrilling a great sci-fi concept can be in the right hands, it’s sad to see a promising idea like “Jumper” go off the rails.

This. Is. Baseball.

This weekend the Diamond Hogs take the field to open the season against Wright State University, a tough opponent commensurate with the quality non-conference scheduling we’ve grown to expect of the university’s baseball program.

A minor courtroom triumph

Ron Fields was tough on crime.

Taxing gas production

There's a compelling argument for taxing the withdrawal from Arkansas of a finite resource, natural gas, largely sold in other states.

Vacation home

Philip Besonen, a retired UA faculty member, is a featured essayist in the New York Times today on the getaway cottage he built for himself -- in his backyard.

Don't tug on Superman's cape

Now The Huckster's gone and done it -- he's started picking on St. Barack. Obamaists: to the defense!

Sexy teacher, Day II

The Morning News seizes the moment, leading its website with vast details from court filings in the case of Melissa Monroe, the 32-year-old Bentonville school teacher charged with having sex with an 18-year-old student.

What the Huck?

Bro. v. Bro.

McCain's lovely lobbyist

I didn't see the NY Times story mentioned in D-G this morning. For fair or foul, the days when daily newspaper editors could harrumph stories they don't like out of existence are long gone.

Crystal Meth: Friend or Foe?

Correspondent Matt Reed points us to 41 Hilarious Jr. High Science Projects. Oh, the nostalgia.

Ark. Times Musicians Showcase Round 4: Natural State

The internet is not flush with pictures of Natural State. Here's Blake Lefler.

Meet the guest judge: Jana DeGeorge

Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase round four guest judge: Jana DeGeorge Who? Director of marketing for Alltel arena.Claim to fame: Associating with the press.

Thursday To-Do: Lula Washington Dance Theatre

LULA WASHINGTON DANCE THEATRE7:30 p.m., Reynolds Hall, UCA, Conway. $23-$35.

Ark. Times Musicians Showcase Round 4: 4X4 Crew

4X4 CrewFormed: June 15, 2005. Precision!From: Little RockMembers: SJ, Burna Boi, Truuf Tha Nusence and Koop Da Villain and DJ Fatality.Sounds like: Hip-hop.Multi-tasking: 4X4 isn't just a rap crew.

Janet Huckabee does Hooters

  SF Chronicle discovers that Janet Huckabee bunked at the Hooters Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas when she flew in to watch Jermain Taylor attempt to regain his middleweight boxing title.

Who'll speak for the chickens?

PETA will, that's who. The animal protection organization is objecting to a proposal in Springdale to name a new bypass the Don Tyson Parkway, after the former CEO of the poultry processor.

Meandering French Candians in scary costumes

Best press notice of the day. From the NLR Visitors Bureau: We have had several calls regarding where the Cirque du Soleil Saltimbanco performers will be walking around.

It's a Big Weekend for John Pelphrey

Something tells me that when John Pelphrey was hired as the Arkansas basketball coach last spring, he quickly circled February 23, 2008 on his calendar.

Statehouse to courthouse?

I mentioned the other day that Democrat Kathy Lewison would be trying to regain the Quorum Court seat she lost two years ago to Republican Allen Kerr, who's running for an open legislative seat.

Huckabee on McCain

From NBC: Mike Huckabee was asked this morning about the McCain-NYT story.

UA tuition to buy high school

The Iconoclast has a smoking UA memo here: It outlines an idea to charge an additional $9 per credit hour -- for the next 30 years -- to support bonds to buy the Fayetteville High School.

UA tuition to buy high school

The Iconoclast has a smoking UA memo here: It outlines an idea to charge an additional $9 per credit hour -- for the next 30 years -- to support bonds to buy the Fayetteville High School.

Arkansas schools: better but ....

Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families and others today released a report on the state's efforts to improve education since the 2002 Lake View ruling.

Sports slate

Two Rock Candy homies and semi-regular contributors to the Times have articles on Slate.com. David Ramsey writes about falling in love with the New Orleans Hornets (he lives and teaches in NOLA) in the midst of dwindling attendance and talk of relocation.

Yes!

We're breathing deep over here at AT HQ. After a gloomy post-strike forecast, the newsroom's favorite show looks now like it'll return for a 3rd season, possibly in an arrangment similar to "Law and Order SVU," where a cable network like TNT, the CW or USA broadcasts new episodes and then several months later NBC re-airs the episodes.

The Glasgow case

This week, David Koon's media column addressed a question many have raised about the scant Arkansas Democrat-Gazette coverage of the case of missing CDI construction executive John Glasgow.

The Glasgow case

This week, David Koon's media column addressed a question many have raised about the scant Arkansas Democrat-Gazette coverage of the case of missing CDI construction executive John Glasgow.

Ark. Times Musicians Showcase Round 4: Kyoto Boom

Photo by Paul Michael Dellostritto. Kyoto BoomFormed: July 07.From: Little RockMembers: Duke Boyne, Scott Cook and Dave Raymond.Sounds like: New wave/post-punk goodness.

Last call for 'Doubt'

A reminder: This is the last weekend for the "Doubt" at the Rep. ‘DOUBT'8 p.m., the Rep. $20-$35.

Ark. Times Musicians Showcase Round 4: Damn Bullets

Damn BulletsFormed: Fall 04.From: Little Rock/Conway.Members: Paul Morphis (guitar, vocals), Joe Sundell (guitar, banjo, harmonica, vocals), DJ Bennett (bass, vocals) and Graeme Higgins (drums).

Charter school lawsuit settled

After a long period of acrimony, a lawsuit between the Academics Plus Charter School and its former director, Caroline Proctor, has been settled.

Charter school lawsuit settled

After a long period of acrimony, a lawsuit between the Academics Plus Charter School and its former director, Caroline Proctor, has been settled.

'Arkansas Twist' writer dies at 74

Bobby Lee Trammell, a former state legislator and Craighead County Quorum Court member, died Wednesday. He was 74.

Bloodsuckers bloodied

The state Supreme Court dealt the payday lending industry another defeat today, though it's still on a narrow bonding issue.

Bloodsuckers bloodied

The state Supreme Court dealt the payday lending industry another defeat today, though it's still on a narrow bonding issue.

Obama v. Clinton

Anybody watching? Reports welcome.

Q&A: Bantering with Big Blue

When it comes to college basketball, it's hard to find a school with more tradition and fan intensity (ask Tubby Smith) than Kentucky.

Public welfare? Hah.

Some day the New Madrid Fault will rumble again and the earth will buckle. Property will be savaged.

The missing Huckabee tapes

Great story in Slate. It's about a reporter's dogged effort -- unsuccessful -- to see the dozens of tapes Friar Huck made as pastor of churches in Pine Bluff and Texarkana.

NY Times stoops to conquer

My, how the world has changed. The NY Times is going to offer up reporters and editors today to answer questions on its hotly controversial story on John McCain's relationship with a lobbyist.

Bill Halter is governor

Mike Beebe is at a governor's conference.

Death at the zoo

One of my Little Rock Zoo favorites, a male sloth bear, has died of kidney failure.

Arkansas Times live!

I did this a while back and the subject of press accountability below suggests I should try it again.

Arkansas Times live!

I did this a while back and the subject of press accountability below suggests I should try it again.

Breaking Down the UA-UK Matchups

Following up from our Q&A post yesterday, Kentucky blogger Truzenzuzex has put together a really excellent statistical breakdown of how the Hogs and Wildcats stack up.

Friday To-Do: Good Fear

THE GOOD FEAR10 p.m., White Water Tavern. $5.

Tab's Take: In Need of Therapy

It's been too long since we've heard from one of our favorite commenters, Tab Prewett, who provided heroic work with his pre- and post-game analysis for the LSU football game and the Cotton Bowl, which can be found here, here, here and here.

Huck's brokered convention dream

Mike Huckabee is elaborating now on the strategy Ed Rollins mentioned earlier -- to carry the conservative banner into the Republican Convention if the outcome isn't already decided.

Huck's brokered convention dream

Mike Huckabee is elaborating now on the strategy Ed Rollins mentioned earlier -- to carry the conservative banner into the Republican Convention if the outcome isn't already decided.

Friday To-Do: 'Going to See the Elephant'

Likely not to be seen. ‘GOING TO SEE THE ELEPHANT'7:30 p.m., Historic Arkansas Museum.

Friday To-Do: '‘Dancing at Lughnasa''

‘DANCING AT LUGHNASA'7:30 p.m., the Weekend Theater. $10-$14.

Huck's expenses

The Mike Huckabee campaign has filed its campaign spending report for January. He spent about $4.9 million, or about $1 million more than he took in, leaving him with $929,000 cash on hand going into February.

The 10-lb. plate lunch

My man, the Leachville Flash, has been to lunch. His report:

FLASH: Glasgow case

You can now revise one puzzling piece of the mystery of the disappearance of John Glasgow, the chief financial officer of CDI Contractors, who disappeared after leaving home early Monday, Jan. 28.

FLASH: Glasgow case

You can now revise one puzzling piece of the mystery of the disappearance of John Glasgow, the chief financial officer of CDI Contractors, who disappeared after leaving home early Monday, Jan. 28.

Showcase recap

Round four winner Kyoto Boom (L-R: Dave Raymond, Scott Cook and Duke Boyne) Photo by Brian Chilson.

Friday To-Do: CashVegas

Jason Witt of CashVegas. CASHVEGAS9 p.m., Cajun's.

Friday To-Do: Mark Olson

MARK OLSON9 p.m., Sticky Fingerz. $10.

"Shotgun Stories" up for an Independent Spirit Award on Saturday

UPDATE: He didn't win, but looked dapper and pensive — like a filmmaker — during his three-second moment on TV.Jeff Nichols' film “Shotgun Stories,” on which we've written volumes, is up for an Independent Spirit Award on Saturday.

Because Jazzy asked for it

... an open mic The Arkansas Times Live! line is hereby closed, except for whatever additions anyone might wish to make. But I have retired from the fray.

Because Jazzy asked for it

... an open mic The Arkansas Times Live! line is hereby closed, except for whatever additions anyone might wish to make. But I have retired from the fray.

The Clinton rules -- UPDATE

Compare and contrast: The McCain story and Clinton sex coverage. Brummett today says he'd have spiked the NY Times' McCain story.

The Clinton rules -- UPDATE

Compare and contrast: The McCain story and Clinton sex coverage. Brummett today says he'd have spiked the NY Times' McCain story.

Gun nuts rule

Gail Collins in NY Times notes the silence of the candidates on gun control and the effort by most -- Hillary Clinton's hoary Arkansas duck hunting story included -- to establish gun cred.

Browning's breakfast report

A friend took note of Browning's new breakfast hours and ambled over Saturday morning. His report:

Phantom quote

The Democrat-Gazette carried this correction in its sports section today: A story Friday about Arkansas State University’s search for a basketball coach incorrectly attributed this statement to former University of Arkansas basketball Coach Nolan Richardson: “My first thought is that ASU might be wise to hire a good assistant from an SEC or Big 12 school.

Phantom quote

The Democrat-Gazette carried this correction in its sports section today: A story Friday about Arkansas State University’s search for a basketball coach incorrectly attributed this statement to former University of Arkansas basketball Coach Nolan Richardson: “My first thought is that ASU might be wise to hire a good assistant from an SEC or Big 12 school.

Arts talk

Rumor out of a big shakeup at a major LR arts institution. A well-known name let go?

Huckabee stand-in

Mike Huckabee thinks Brad Pitt would be a natural to play him on Saturday Night Live because so many people think they look alike. Joke, I think.

Feel-good story of the day

Baxter Bulletin has it. Pongo, a nine-year-old bassett hound, lost or blown away when Gassville was struck by a tornado Feb. 5, survived and was reunited with family this week.

Open line Saturday

An invitation to make your best guess on Academy Awards  is as good a way as any to open up the lines for any and all comments.

A long way to fall

Fort Smith police and federal agents investigate Ron Fields, once one of Arkansas’s most distinguished prosecuting attorneys

Welcome back, Asa

John Brummett welcomes Asa Hutchinson's recent re-emergence, particularly as something of a shadow government to Gov. Mike Beebe's so-far wildly successful reign.

Draft: Huckabee for Senate UPDATE

Noted: A boolmet boomlet of conservative voices calling for Mike Huckabee to forsake his presidedntial quest and oppose U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor.

Obama and the red states

Does Obama's wide margins in Democratic caucuses and primaries in red states like Kansas predict red-state success in the general election?

Obama and the red states

Does Obama's wide margins in Democratic caucuses and primaries in red states like Kansas predict red-state success in the general election?

'Worth more dead than alive'

Funny anecdote in Washington Post about former Hog basketball star Joe Kleine, who reaped a $1.2-million windfall some years ago thanks to a complicated pro basketball rule on salary caps. After he got the money, he sent the Portland Trailblazers some Corky's ribs in gratitude.

David Shuster says ...

"I was thrown under the bus to pay for the sins of the father." Is that like being pimped out?

Unelectable in any year

Ralph Nader. Ho-hum. He won't match his .3 percent of 2004.

Unelectable in any year

Ralph Nader. Ho-hum. He won't match his .3 percent of 2004.

The other bit on SNL

  "Bitches get stuff done." (Link updated.)

The other bit on SNL

  "Bitches get stuff done." (Link updated.)

Free speech at Arkansas Tech

You've perhaps seen items here and there about the decision by the president of Arkansas Tech in Russellville to stop production of a play, "Assassins," supposedly because gunshots were fired in the production.

Free speech at Arkansas Tech

You've perhaps seen items here and there about the decision by the president of Arkansas Tech in Russellville to stop production of a play, "Assassins," supposedly because gunshots were fired in the production.

Huckabee's hypocrisy

A Cayman Islands newspaper reiterates earlier criticism of Mike Huckabee and of the circumstances that brought him as a paid speaker to the islands, particularly after he'd criticized the off-shore banking industry there.

The electability thing

Obama has been able to stay above it all in his battle against Hillary Clinton. He may not so easily shrug off Republican attacks, says Brummett. He must be able to fight.

Judicial perspective

Sen. Mark Pryor has gotten his share of abuse from readers here for being part of the Gang of 14 that continued a way for a minority of the Senate to block judicial nominations.

Combing the Clinton archives

Newsday reports chapter, verse and more of Hillary Clinton's court-appointed representation of a man accused of rape in Fayetteville in -- 1975.

Combing the Clinton archives

Newsday reports chapter, verse and more of Hillary Clinton's court-appointed representation of a man accused of rape in Fayetteville in -- 1975.

Hogs seek Texas breather

Don't look for an Arkansas-Texas football game in 2009. It appears the Horns will grant an Arkanas request for forbearance until 2014 so they can substitute a cupcake in 2009.

Argumentum Argentum

Levy Project alleges that the city of NLR, presumably to tighten a budget stretched by the mayor's grandiosity and calamitous electric rates, wants to put firefighters and cops to work answering telephones.

Round four video recap

  Round four winner Kyoto Boom.Natural State.4X4 Crew.Damn Bullets.

D-Mac Runs Fast

The NFL Draft Combine (also known as the annual opportunity for GM's to let 40-yd dash times and bench press amounts overrule evidence from, you know, real football games) was held over the weekend, and D-Mac fans will be pleased (but not surprised) to know that he did very, very well.

Oscars 2008

So the Oscars have come and gone.  I thought all in all, not too shabby.  Some of the live performances were badly put together and the sound was off.  And did anyone have a lag between sound and video for awhile?  I hate that.  So here's some quick thoughts, completely biased, I haven't seen all the movies, I don't get paid to watch movies... if only.

County judge race

Bail bondsman Buddy York, beaten by Pulaski County Judge Buddy Villines in 2006, is going to make another race for the office.

The not-so-friendly skies UPDATE

Ghastly airline death report. I hope this means American will be topping off oxygen bottles and checking defibrillators before I board my coming flight to China.

The not-so-friendly skies UPDATE

Ghastly airline death report. I hope this means American will be topping off oxygen bottles and checking defibrillators before I board my coming flight to China.

Huckabook

 I believe this signifies Mike Huckabee's rewrite and expansion of his "Character Makes a Difference" book is ready for your purchase.

Huckabook

 I believe this signifies Mike Huckabee's rewrite and expansion of his "Character Makes a Difference" book is ready for your purchase.

Homeless in LR

gell7 is our neighborhood's very own homeless video journalist. Ever wanted to get in the face of City Hall, such as City Manager Bruce Moore?

Hog tickets going up

You knew this was coming. General admission tickets at Razorback football games will rise to $45 next year.

Those super delegates

I wouldn't want to confuse any of the faithful with the facts, but Geraldine Ferraro offers some useful ones in an op-ed on the subject of history and duties of Democratic super delegates.

Monday To-Do: Chris Denny - You & Us

I don't know where that white spot came from. It says Mikal Childers underneath.

In the name of M.L. King

This is an embarrassment. (And not for the first time.)

Henderson State's new president

Announced today: Dr. Charles Welch, who has been chancellor of the University of Arkansas Community College at Hope.

Huckabee's gay outreach

The Huckster is about as friendly as he can get on the issue in a Tyra Banks interview.

Anti-Radio or Anti-DJ ?

I've been listening to "Magic 105.1"  as long as I remember so it I was a little shocked to hear it was changing stations and formats.

Where We Stand: Feb 25

With Selection Sunday just around the corner, it's time to see what kind of shape the Hogs are in for March Madness.

Grocery Prices Are Going UP; It's Time To Learn The Ropes

If you know me even a little bit, you know that the coming of Spring every year is not heralded with glee in my household.

Election 2008: Early returns

Diebold Accidentally Leaks Results Of 2008 Election Early

The morning Huck

RUN FOR SENATE?: "No way." LIFE BEGINS: Mike Huckabee in Colorado endorsed a proposed constitutional amendment that would "define personhood as a fertilized egg."

Hillary's soft side

In the last debate, Brummett concludes, it was calculated. As was the next day's rage against the man. Hardly matters, it would appear.

Coal: A full and fair review?

I'm not expecting one from the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality in the matter of a poison-spewing coal-fired generating plant next to one of the state's most exquisite natural areas.

Tough on crime

What must the law-and-order crowd in Benton County think of this apparent plea bargain accepted by Circuit Judge Tom Keith?

Catholic Diocese nixes Race for the Cure

Through the office of Msgr. Gaston Hebert, who leads the Catholic Diocese of Arkansas until a new bishop is named, the diocese has told Catholics not to participate in the Race for the Cure, which raises money to fight breast cancer.

Catholic Diocese nixes Race for the Cure

Through the office of Msgr. Gaston Hebert, who leads the Catholic Diocese of Arkansas until a new bishop is named, the diocese has told Catholics not to participate in the Race for the Cure, which raises money to fight breast cancer.

Dogtown puts on airs

Welcome to our world, Argenta. A tipster this morning said Commodore Pat Hays was sorely PO'ed that he'd agreed to put money into a day center for the homeless.

Signing up for judgeships

Secretary of State Charlie Daniels says 61 candidates for judgeships took advantage of the petition alternative for qualifying for the ballot.

Building smart in Fayetteville

I like the ongoing debate over whether to expand Fayetteville High School or build a brand-new school farther out.

On the attack

NO MORE MR. NICE GUY: Huckabee goes after McCain on campaign finance, demands debate. Not that many in the press cared.

Cutbacks at the Rep

Three staffers of the Rep have been laid off. Artistic Director Bob Hupp described the cutbacks as a reaction to lower than expected ticket sales of recent productions in the context of broader economic trends.

Leslie Basham leaves Landers ...

... not willingly. Leslie Basham, the TV talent for nearly two decades for the mega-car dealer Landers Auto, has been cut loose.

Leslie Basham leaves Landers ...

... not willingly. Leslie Basham, the TV talent for nearly two decades for the mega-car dealer Landers Auto, has been cut loose.

Anticipating: The Libras

Poster creator Paul Dellostritto always seems to bring it for Libras gigs, and we suspect the Libras always bring it when playing Bob Dylan songs.

Tonight: State Radio, Free Micah, Big John Miller and Canucks!

  Vaguely, jam-ish rockers State Radio (above) are at Revolution, 8:30 p.m., $12.

Pork express sidetracked

The Arkansas State Athletic Commission met this morning to decide whether to roll over to Sen. Gene Jeffress demand that $100,000 in general improvement money appropriated for the commission go only to two boys' and girls' clubs in his district or go to 33 clubs statewide.

Magic Springs announces Timberwood Concert Series

So tough. So babyfaced.

Linkage: David Gordon Green, the nadir of reality TV, the best free mixtape, etc.

The not blurry one: David Gordon Green L.A. Times has a nice profile on Little Rock-born filmmaker David Gordon Green today.

We're all Matt Drudge UPDATE

I've been resisting, but the Daily Howler provides some needed commentary on the Obama-in-turban story.

We're all Matt Drudge UPDATE

I've been resisting, but the Daily Howler provides some needed commentary on the Obama-in-turban story.

'Leave Mike Huckabee alone'

Lewis Black does for Huck what an earlier YouTuber did for Britney.

Shooting in Boyle Park -- UPDATE

Early police reports say seven teens were shot today in Boyle Park, an incident that begin when a mother picking up a child found her car surrounded.

The last debate UPDATE

Everybody's saying tonight's will be the last primary season matchup, on the presumption that both the primary races are all but over.

The last debate UPDATE

Everybody's saying tonight's will be the last primary season matchup, on the presumption that both the primary races are all but over.

Bull-riding makes it sound better

Ryan Bingham sings of world-weariness with a raspy, world-weary voice that belies his age. The young Texas singer/songwriter (and ex-bull-rider) performs at Sticky Fingerz tonight at 9 p.m., $7.

Dumas off this week

Ernest Dumas is taking this week off. Check back March 6.

Who's got the spaghetti?

St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Tontitown made it official yesterday that it would end a nine-year tradition of hosting a pre-race pasta party for the Race for the Cure.

Death on his mind

ALSO TODAY: A columnist explains why Huck's candidacy is doomed. He's a bass player.

LRSD back channel UPDATE

A fight Tuesday between two female Little Rock high school students that grew into a melee that left several wounded by gunshots prompted sometimes tense group e-mail communications yesterday among Little Rock School Board members.

30th Anniversary Celebration: The 1978 Final Four, Part 1

Awhile back, it dawned on us here at RazorbackExpats.com that the Razorback basketball program has a very special anniversary coming up this spring.

Tonight: Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace, Seether

Breaking Benjamin It's a night of crunchy post-grunge and alt-metal at Alltel with Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace and Seether (they're South African), 7 p.m., $35.At the Afterthought, jazz pianist Dell Smith performs, 8 p.m., free.Cooper's Orbit lead singer Chris Henry does an acoustic set at Flying Saucer, 9 p.m., free.Juanita's hosts the Working Man Musician's Jam, 9 p.m.On the Rocks puts on a flock of DJs at REHAB — Michael Shane, Platinumb, Jiminy Kick It, Fogle (wow, "Superbad" referencing already) and Justin Sane.

Wednesday To-Do: Ryan Bingham and Dead Horses

RYAN BINGHAM & DEAD HORSES9 p.m., Sticky Fingerz. $7.

Ride 'em Cowboy

Cliff Harris endorses Mike Huckabee. You have to ask?

Andina's does plate lunches

Andina Café in the River Market is now serving plate lunches, with rotating options Monday through Friday.

Dick's American Cantina

A good excuse to put up a great Brian Chilson photo of Browning's. Vintage Eateries, the restaurant group that recently acquired Browning’s, is expanding its holdings, according to managing partner Richard Harrison.

Is a missing person news?

No, I have little concrete to report on the case of John Glasgow, the construction company executive now missing more than a month.

What a loser

Daniel Nasaw of The Guardian (formerly of the D-G) blogs that there's at least one bright spot in Mike Huckabee's run for the president -- he's become a pop culture reference.

Grand Gulf III

Talk Business: Entergy moves toward a new nuclear unit in Mississippi.

NIT Fever - Catch It

It sure looks like the Hogs have. The game wasn't broadcast here in Atlanta.
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