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February 28, 2008

Vol 6 • No 7

Stirring the ashes

Fourteen bodies lie side by side and unmarked in a mass grave at Haven of Rest Cemetery on Twelfth Street. The only proof of their burial is a page from the graveyard’s 1959 records.

Riiiiiight

From Stephens Media: Communications industry officials were urged by Gov. Mike Beebe's office Tuesday to put Arkansans, not profits, first while working to extend broadband into rural areas of the state.

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.

Arkansas Tech feels the heat

Arkansas Tech University President Robert Brown is apparently feeling the heat for his rash decision to cancel a student production of the "Assassins," nominally on account of his fear for public safety from the use of blank gunshots.

Who played the race card?

It's mostly academic now, but Sean Wilentz deserves a read on the issue. He says the race card has been played -- repeatedly and adroitly -- by Obama.

Crooks and liars

How could you possibly guess the subject was Dick Cheney?

Shooting at UALR -- UPDATE

A male student was shot at 2:20 p.m. today in a parking lot at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and has been taken by ambulance to an area hospital, a spokesman for the school said.

Bins, boxes and things

At most stores, the phrase “tax time sale” wouldn’t come into play for another month or so, when they’d mark down big-ticket items just in time to tempt us all out of the fat refund checks we should be direct-depositing into our Roth IRAs.

This modern World, Feb. 28

Thrills a-plenty

Given that most of you may not have seen "Rashomon," the Akira Kurosawa crime thriller that was twisting character viewpoints into pretzels all the way back in 1950, the best way to describe the new film "Vantage Point" is to invoke th

Coming into focus

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art drew back the curtain on three more pieces in its collection recently, in a news release about loans to venues across the country.

Race for judge

Phil Wyrick, the former Republican state senator from Mabelvale and head of Livestock and Poultry in the Huckabee administration, will make the race for Pulaski County judge.

God’s picks

Word from inside the Hucka-sanctum is of great disillusionment that God has run such a pisspoor presidential campaign for the man from Hope.

Obama shrugged

Days after he’d been nominated by Democrats for president in the summer of 1988, while enjoying a double-digit lead in the polls, Michael Dukakis took what he fancied as a Trumanesque whistle-stop train tour.

Words, Feb. 28

Andy Borowitz writes in Funny Times: “Gay tiger attacks Huckabee” “Animal ‘taunted’ by bestiality remarks”

A new Conway concept

Undoubtedly, there is a contingent in Conway that sees the growing number of private club liquor licenses in restaurants in dry Faulkner County as further proof that we're sliding towards Gomorrah.

‘U2 3D’

Perhaps it was just the time when I went to see “U2 3D” (noon on a Sunday), but the audience seemed to skew a bit too mature for my comfort — hairlines that had not receded so much as suffered a follicular holocaust.

Editorial cartoon, Feb. 28

Run, Huck, run

Forrest Gump was the name of a very successful 1994 film that earned $67 million. The movie begins with a feather falling to the feet of Forrest sitting at a bus stop in Savannah, Ga.

State goes easy on Toughman

When the Original Toughman competition comes to the Statehouse Convention Center Friday and Saturday, it will bring controversy. After a series of ring deaths over the last few years, the 29-year-old boxing tournament has faced new criticism because of a

Media accountability

Who’s the most unaccountable player in the political process?

Now for the finals!

If you missed the culmination of the semi-finals, you blew it. Everyone else was there.

Those kids

We were looking at the adorable cover of the Feb. 14 Arkansas Times at work, and were wondering about the babies.

The Observer, Feb. 28

On Monday of this week, the North Little Rock Animal Shelter had to put down seven pit bull terrier puppies.

To-do list, Feb. 28

Mike Farris, Joe Lally, Bakari Kitwana, Fresh, Toughman contest, Lucero, Rascal Flatts, "Eroica", Little Rock Marathon and Cirque Du Soleil are all happening this week.

Feb. 20-26, 2008

It was a good week for … COMEDY. Mike Huckabee went on a Saturday Night Live skit as the candidate who stayed for dinner. In real life, he vowed to stay in the presidential race and hope for a miracle.

Smart talk, Feb. 28

Hanna Roisin, a contributing editor at The Atlantic, wrote an article for Slate, the on-line magazine, last week about her fruitless effort to obtain copies of videotapes of Mike Huckabee preaching while pastor at Immanuel Baptist Church in Pine Bluff and

Clintons are for kicking

“Yellow journalism at the Times” the headline said (referring to the New York Times, not the Arkansas Times, conspicuously yellow-free), and you wondered where such headlines were when the New York Times was recklessly maligning President Bill Clinton and

D.I.Y. folk

Joe Lally is probably the third most famous member of Fugazi, the most famous DIY band ever (which is to say, in relatively small circles). In the four years since Fugazi began its indefinite hiatus, the bassist has occupied himself with a burgeoning solo

Orval, Feb. 28

The clock’s ticking for the Razorbacks

Every story needs a villain. Fans both Hog and otherwise find a compelling bad guy in Billy Gillespie.

In brief, Feb. 28

High-voiced progressive rockers Coheed and Cambria hope to pack them in at the Clear Channel Metroplex, 7 p.m., $19.99.

What's cooking, Feb. 28

Vintage Eateries, the restaurant group that recently acquired Browning’s, is expanding its holdings, according to managing partner Richard Harrison.

One who lived

Roy Davis was 16 years old when he escaped from the burning dormitory at the Negro Boys Industrial School in 1959.

That gas tax

I sometimes think only about six people -- outside of those directly affected -- care about the gas severance tax.

That gas tax

I sometimes think only about six people -- outside of those directly affected -- care about the gas severance tax.

That leaves Arkansas

If Louisiana -- Louisiana! -- can pass tough new ethics legislation, why can't Arkansas?

Slowdown in NWA?

The picture varies from city to city on sales tax collections, a measure of the economy, in NW Arkansas  -- down in Fayetteville and Springdale; up in Rogers and Bentonville -- but the best indicator of the times it seems to me is the countywide sales tax, which is unaffected by a Sam's Club moving from one city to another, unless it jumps the county line.

Will they overcome?

Little Rock lawyer John Walker, co-chair of the squabbling state Martin Luther King Jr. Commission, has called a meeting of the commission on personnel matters at noon Tuesday.

This could be your office

  The horror.

Thursday To-Do: Bakari Kitwana

BAKARI KITWANA6 p.m., UALR, Donaghey Student Center, rooms A, B and C. Free. Bakari Kitwana doesn't flinch in the face of controversy.

Thursday To-Do: Joe Lally

JOE LALLY8 p.m., Vino's. $8 adv./$10 d.o.s. Joe Lally is probably the third most famous member of Fugazi, the most famous DIY band ever (which is to say, in relatively small circles).

Trailer gazing: "Step Brothers"

  In "Step Brothers," the new movie by the guys behind "Talladega Nights" (Adam McKay, Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly), Newport native Mary Steenburgen plays Will Ferrell's mom.

Thursday To-Do: Mike Farris

MIKE FARRIS9 p.m., Juanita's. $12 adv./$15 d.o.s. In his official bio, former Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies lead singer Mike Farris talks about God a lot.

John Pugh is laughing maniacally in Free Blood

  This is the project Little Rock native John Pugh left !!!

New job for Chamber head

The Arkadelphia Daily Siftings Herald reported today that Paul Harvel has been picked to be CEO of the Clark County Economic Development Corp. Harvel, former head of the Little Rock Chamber of Commerce, is currently head of the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce.

Thursday: Coheed and Cambria, the Redwalls, Josh Stoffer, the Can Kickers and more

The Redwalls. SXSW is a little more than a week away.

Wyrick is running

Shame on you. Some of you read the Arkansas Blog but not the print and on-line edition of the Arkansas Times.

Wyrick is running

Shame on you. Some of you read the Arkansas Blog but not the print and on-line edition of the Arkansas Times.

All's quiet at UALR

UALR held a news conference this morning to assure everyone that all was well on campus following the shooting of a 33-year-old student yesterday afternoon by campus tennis courts.

Last Night: Hurt, Seether, Breaking Benjamin and Three Days Grace at Alltel

Seether. Point/Counterpoint review, featuring curmudgeonly yet indulgent boomer dad and alt-metal indoctrinated teenage son.

Oy vay OA!

That embezzling bookkeeper at the Oxford American, mentioned here previously? It was worse than originally thought.

Legislative race UPDATE

A veteran Capitol observer says Little Rock lawyer John Edwards will join the Democratic race for the District 38 House seat.

Niche journalism -- storms

E-mail tells of this niche website -- tornadowitness.com It's what it says -- tornado accounts.

Today I am an Obamaist

Barack Obama released a letter to the LGBT community today. He's a candidate for president, perhaps soon to face a Republican attack machine that has feasted off this very issue for years.

Arkansas Tech hearts drama

News release today after an Arkansas Tech Board of Trustees meeting announces a $7.7 million academic building.

Presidential library transparency

Yes, it's best to know who contributes to presidential libraries. So far, G.W. Bush is dodging.

The show must go on

More news from Arkansas Tech: The production of "Assassins," apparently mock gunfire and all, will go on.

Let's Discuss Happier Times

I think we can all agree that it's time for a break from the current unpleasantness of Razorback basketball, so with that in mind let's discuss a more appealing subject: which ex-Hogs should have their numbers retired and jerseys hung from the rafters at Bud Walton?

State goes easy on Toughman

When the Original Toughman competition comes to the Statehouse Convention Center Friday and Saturday, it will bring controversy. After a series of ring deaths over the last few years, the 29-year-old boxing tournament has faced new criticism because of a recent death in Texarkana.

Court: get serious on hate crime

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is no liberal redoubt. But, it said yesterday, if the federal hate crime law provides significant penalties for people who, for example, conspire to burn crosses, they should be imposed when the law is violated.

Looking gift horse in mouth

Mike Huckabee spoke and received a fee at the San Antonio church of televangelist John Hagee, a notorious purveyor of Catholic bigotry.

School supt. booted

Thanks to the Under the Dome, I learn the Texarkanas School Board booted its superintendent, Paul Dee Human, for mismanagement.

Gas pains

UCA President Lu Hardin has been trying to arrange a debate between Sheffield Nelson and representatives of major gas producers over Nelson's proposal to raise the severance tax on natural gas.

Friday To-Do: FRESH

Rockst*r and friends FRESH8 p.m., Vino's. $5.

Is McCain Eligible To Be President ?

The New York Times raises some interesting questions whether McCain is eligible to be president because he was born in the Panama Canal Zone.     February 28, 2008

Another dishonest Bushie

It's shooting fish in a barrel to find dishonesty in the White House, I know.

Trailer gazing: "The Love Guru"

  Ugh.

Friday To-Do? Toughman

ORIGINAL TOUGHMAN COMPETITION8 p.m., Statehouse Convention Center. $16-$25.

Friday: Damn Bullets, Silverton,

Damn Bullets. At White Water, Silverton and the Damn Bullets do varieties of weird old-time/folk/Americana/whatever you want to call it.

Last Night: The Pine Hill Haints, The Can Kickers, and Counterclockwise

The Pine Hill Haints, the Huntsville, Alabama, band that played at White Water last night, caught my eye because they’re on K Records, the Washington State outfit that’s given us the Microphones and other lo-fi heroes.

Catholic retreat?

Catholic officials in Arkansas will meet with Susan G. Komen Foundation representatives next week to discuss their instruction to the faithful to withdraw their support from the foundation, which works to prevent and educate about breast cancer.

Catholic retreat?

Catholic officials in Arkansas will meet with Susan G. Komen Foundation representatives next week to discuss their instruction to the faithful to withdraw their support from the foundation, which works to prevent and educate about breast cancer.

More pay for Hays?

Word has been going around North Little Rock that Mayor Pat Hays wants a hefty salary boost.

The rest of the Arkansas Tech story

As I suggested last night, Arkansas Tech's announcement that the play "Assassins" would be staged on campus after all was a product of negotiations and the ACLU played a role.

Shannon Wurst is a talented 20something, says Garrison Keillor

Shannon Wurst atop a heifer in a Ft. Smith Christmas parade. Photo by katographic.

"Blank" contracts in Conway?

The latest cost-cutting move in the financially strapped Conway School District has sparked a protest from the Arkansas Education Association, which says the district has essentially asked 136 teachers and administrators to sign blank contracts for the 2008-09 school year and waive their right to appeal any changes to the school board.

House candidate

I can't keep up with them all, but I'll note significant legislative entries from time to time.

Glasgow case

Arkansas Business goes on-line with a long summary piece on the case of John Glasgow, the missing chief financial officer of CDI Contractors.

Glasgow case

Arkansas Business goes on-line with a long summary piece on the case of John Glasgow, the missing chief financial officer of CDI Contractors.

Hillary 70, Obama 26

That's the final official presidential primary vote in Arkansas, released today by Secretary of State Charlie Daniels.

Post no bills

Your turn. But this just in: Northwest Medical Center's Willow Creek Women's Hospital in Johnson has distributed a news release about a baby boom Thursday -- 22 babies in under 18 hours, or a delivery every 47 minutes on average.

A vote for the lottery

Whatever argument you might have against a state lottery to support college scholarships, don't argue that the state shouldn't endorse gambling.

Overheated crime reporting

I don't want to minimize the fact that somebody was gut-shot in broad daylight at UALR this week.

That immigrant crime wave

From today's Morning News: Fewer than 2 percent of those booked at the Washington County Jail on state and local charges are in the country without proper documentation, according to a recent study.

Who do you want on the phone?

Presidential race coverage today seems mostly about the Clinton middle-of-the-night phone call ad and Obama's quick comeback.

Who do you want on the phone?

Presidential race coverage today seems mostly about the Clinton middle-of-the-night phone call ad and Obama's quick comeback.

Huck's SNL skit was no joke

Now Mike Huckabee is indicating that a sweep by John McCain Tuesday won't drive him out of the presidential primary race.

Saturday To-Do: Rascal Flatts

RASCAL FLATTS / KELLIE PICKLER8 p.m., Alltel Arena. $49-$63.

Saturday To-Do: 'Eroica'

‘EROICA'8 p.m., Robinson Center Music Hall. $16-$55.

Saturday To-Do: Lucero

LUCERO8 p.m., the Village. $13-$15.

McGovernites rally for Clinton

Best hope for a better outcome. A related topic: Do male Democratic primary voters hate Hillary (and the gender gap is huge) because she's a woman or because she's Hillary?

McGovernites rally for Clinton

Best hope for a better outcome. A related topic: Do male Democratic primary voters hate Hillary (and the gender gap is huge) because she's a woman or because she's Hillary?

Your turn

We're having web problems I have noticed. But on the off-chance we're back up, here's an open line.

Stirring the ashes

Fourteen bodies lie side by side and unmarked in a mass grave at Haven of Rest Cemetery on Twelfth Street. The only proof of their burial is a page from the graveyard's 1959 records.

They like Mike

The Dallas Morning News, on the eve of the Texas primary, reiterates its endorsement of Mike Huckabee, though the newspaper acknowledges he won't win the nomination.

Pity the bingo operators

They are moaning loudly about the state penny-a-card tax on bingo cards. The state thinks the take has been unusually high on account of early stocking up of cards for the newly legal games.

Support your local blogger

David Manes, a Harding University junior, is one of three national finalists in a scholarship contest for political bloggers.

Memories of a misspent youth

BREAKING NEWS: The Morning News discovers that a lot of college kids don't go to class on Friday.

At the presidential library

It's been good campaign theater to make noise about release of documents from the Clinton Presidential Library.

Your tax dollars at work

Credit where due. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette was a gold mine of important enterprise reporting today.

Your tax dollars at work

Credit where due. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette was a gold mine of important enterprise reporting today.

LR Marathon winner -- UPDATE

The Times' Brian Chilson provides a photo and this report from today's Little Rock Marathon, which attracted thousands to the streets of the city on a day that was probably, for the runners, a touch warmer than optimum.

Anybody but Hays for mayor

You gotta love the activism in North Little Rock. LR is far behind in blogging -- and dogging -- local government.

A Rocky Start But Plenty of Potential for Kopan...

...if the Cabot community will support it long enough for it to find its feet, anyway.

Hillary: The new Huckabee UPDATE

Of course Obama backers are saying Hillary Clinton should exit the presidential race. But you'll excuse me if I don't look to John Kerry for sound political advice.

Hillary: The new Huckabee UPDATE

Of course Obama backers are saying Hillary Clinton should exit the presidential race. But you'll excuse me if I don't look to John Kerry for sound political advice.

Cirque, with a message

Give it up for French-Canadian contortionists in really bizarre costumes! The oldest major touring show of Cirque du Soleil, “Saltimbanco,” opens tonight at Alltel.

Sushi arrives in Cabot

Swing over to Ninja Poodles for a full report with lots more of her sharp photos, but Cabot has welcomed a new sushi and bulgogi restaurant with big crowds -- crowds that apparently overwhelmed the ability of the kitchen and wait staff to promptly deliver.

We repeat: No gas rate increase UPDATE

Stephens Media today has its own story on a subject that we mentioned was reported in depth Sunday by the Democrat-Gazette's Seth Blomeley.

Wal-Mart starts blogging

NY Times feature today reports on a new blog established by Wal-Mart on which its buyers give unvarnished assessments of products competing for floor space at the retailer.

Pryor and politics UPDATE

A New York Times editorial today gives a kind word to U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor's consumer product safety work.

Lyon College's 'experience'

Lyon College in Batesville is announcing today some additions to the college's offerings. All incoming students will receive a laptop computer loaded with software tailored to the campus and its course offerings; it will begin offering an 'experential transcript' detailing experience outside the classroom; and there's an international travel program that will provide two weeks of overseas travel to students, who'll be responsible only for the costs of meals and incidentals.

Too little, too late UPDATED

NOW they tell us that Obama will slice and dice the truth just like any other politician.

Too little, too late UPDATED

NOW they tell us that Obama will slice and dice the truth just like any other politician.

Party discipline

Here's an opinion column from the UA student newspaper on a student forced to resign from student Democratic Party organizations because of his criticism of U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor's record and his endorsement of the Green Party candidate for U.S. Senate.

Saturday Night: Rascal Flatts and Kellie Pickler

Gary LeVox. Photo courtesy of Nelson Chenault.

Women are stupid

Don't shoot me. That headline is the premise of a conservative writer who appeared in the Washington Post over the weekend.

Just When We're Ready to Give Up...

Last year, with the help of two thrilling victories over Vanderbilt, the Razorbacks constructed a late-season, five-game winning streak that propelled them (barely) into the NCAA Tournament.

Monday: Ginsu Wives and Western Meds get psychedelic

Art by Cameron Holifield. Thick Syrup presents a night of weirdo electronic music at Sticky Fingerz with avant wizards the Western Meds opening and noise pirates* Ginsu Wives closing down with awesomely titled songs like "Robot John Lithgow" and "Paula Abdul Jabbar."

Issue advertising

Whoopie ti yi yo

Wonkette's headline on Texas campaign event: "Mike and Janet Huckabee's sick roping fetish" There's something in the Bible about this, isn't there?

Filing opens

The secretary of state is trying to stay current on the web with candidate filings.

LR lawyer faces Bermuda gun charge

First I'd heard of this from U.S. Rep. Vic Snyder: United States Representative Vic Snyder will hold a press conference today at 4 p.m.

40 minutes of hell

No, that headline is not what somebody said after spending five minutes in Jonesboro. (Rim shot.)

Turns out, legislators were right

Forget all that pie in the sky about a legislative resolution of a gas severance tax increase.

Where We Stand: March 3

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

Device Allows You To Retrieve Deleted Text Messags

As an occasional divorce attorney - I have been made very aware of the importance of email and text message security when it comes to divorce issues.

So long, Huck

So ends our former governor's national stand-up tour. For more on that and news of actual import, check the Arkansas blog.

The morning Huck

The LA Times political blog has an interesting roundup on Mike Huckabee: * He zings John McCain for holding a barbecue for the media in Arizona rather than debating him in Texas.

Tonight's presidential primary

Brummett calls Rhode Island and Ohio for Clinton, Vermont for Obama and Texas split down the middle, with the caucus voting eventually giving Obama the advantage on Texas delegates.

Tonight's presidential primary

Brummett calls Rhode Island and Ohio for Clinton, Vermont for Obama and Texas split down the middle, with the caucus voting eventually giving Obama the advantage on Texas delegates.

Iraq-bound casualties

Arkansas National Guard troops headed to Iraq were in peril last night close to home.

Hillary Clinton on the Daily Show

Above is Part I.   And here's Part II.

Congressional power rankings

Lisa sends along an interesting link to congress.org's power rankings of members of Congress. Don't start at the top for Arkansas members.

JP suspicious about global warming

Thanks to eLWood for an early look at a Democrat-Gazette article on Pulaski County JP Doug Reed, who's apparently not happy that JPs led by Pat Dicker are backing a resolution for a moratorium on coal-fired generating plants.

JP suspicious about global warming

Thanks to eLWood for an early look at a Democrat-Gazette article on Pulaski County JP Doug Reed, who's apparently not happy that JPs led by Pat Dicker are backing a resolution for a moratorium on coal-fired generating plants.

Whose woods these are ...

--Brian Chilson photo Yes, it snowed this morning, but it was like Robert Frost said, of "easy wind and downy flake."

Snow day?

You know I woke up this morning and said, ummm, no that snow outside is a dream, this is a dream, I'm going to take a shower and when I wake up, dream.

Hope for the gas severance tax?

A settlement is still possible.   That’s the take of Sheffield Nelson, who called me back this morning with his reaction to Gov. Mike Beebe’s statement Monday that negotiations appeared to be at an impasse with major gas producers on legislation for an increase in the severance tax on natural gas.

HOAX: Sympathy for the devil

According to Page Six, Mike Huckabee thought he'd invited Mick Jagger to sing at a recent campaign event.

Willie Oates dies at 90

--Photo by Nancy Nolan Willie Oates died this morning. She was 90 and had been mostly out of the public eye in recent years.

State money report

The state's February revenue report shows the money (gross revenue) is still coming in ahead of forecast and above last year, but net revenues in February dropped behind the amount available in the same month last year.

Foster care: not so hot

Arkansas Advocates released a report today on the state's foster care system. It's not good enough.

Last Night: Western Meds

The blur of experimentation. I approached last night's Western Meds show with a fair amount of trepidation.

The Dickson St. Music Fest featuring Charlie Daniels, .38 Special, Little Feat and...Sonic Youth?!?

The WTF line-up of the year. Majestic Concerts, a promotional group affiliated with George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville and based in Fayetteville, Springfield, Mo., and Wellington, New Zealand (?!), presents the festival as part of Fayetteville's 26th annual Spring Fest, which will also feature UA Math and Science Booths, bed races, a dog parade and a pancake breakfast.My mind is blown.Friday and Saturday, April 25 and 26.

Should she stay or go?

Hmmm. It would appear that the Obamaists are not in the majority -- nearly -- on whether Hillary Clinton should drop out of the race forthwith if she doesn't win both Texas and Ohio.

Tuesday Hodge Podge

Links to enjoy while you're pondering the NCAA Selection Committee tea leaves: * Careful readers of this blog will know that I'm mildly obsessed with the 1994 basketball team.

Best press release of the day: The PickleSickle

A pickle pop-ice. Mmmm.

Tuesday: Rebirth Brass Band, State Radio, the Weisenheimers

The supremely awesome NOLA group Rebirth Brass Band is at Sticky Fingerz tonight, 9:30 p.m., $8.

Angry journalist?

There's a new website, angryjournalist.com, in which news types around the country post remarks about their work.

Linkage: Malkmus, R.I.P. E. Gary Gygax, dwarf strippers, etc.

The new Stephen Malkmus album is out today. It's meandering and nonsensical and great.

Who runs Pulaski County?

Silly question. It ain't the people.

Lawyers are talking about ...

Federal Judge Bill Wilson's response to an eager young lawyer, trying his first case in federal court, and trying the heck out of it.

Election night open line

Put your primary night nattering -- or anything else -- rat cheer. EARLY DEVELOPMENT: Turn out the lights, Mike Huckabee's party is over.

Same Ole, Same Ole

Before tonight's game, I just knew the Hogs were going to win. I felt it in my bones.

Party switcher in filings UPDATE

Can somebody explain what's the deal with former Republican senator Bill Walters of Greenwood filing today as a Democrat for the House seat currently held by his wife, Shirley, a term-limited Republican?

Clinton's big night

Just as the TV networks delayed until late giving Hillary Clinton her obvious double-digit win in Ohio, news media were reluctant to call the popular vote in Texas for the senator, though with far better reason.

LRSD to be on 'list'

A tipster tells me the Little Rock School District will appear on the state's "school improvement" list today for failing to have enough students making sufficient academic progress.

Yes, that's our Dr. Parker

The Democrat-Gazette today reported on a case that has been bubbling in Murfreesboro for sometime, about a conflict over the hiring of a doctor, Lonnie Joseph Parker, with a federal conviction for possession of child pornography, to run the local hospital.

Superdelegates Will Likely Decide Democratic Candidate

So to win, apparently Hillary needs 97% of remaining delegates, Obama needs 77% - and so it looks like the super-delegates are going to pick the candidate.   I'm not sure I like that outcome but it's great drama.

Huckabee: Ain't dead yet

Wow. Just caught this column by Roger Simon on Politico.

The race ahead for Democrats

Josh Marshall at Talking Points Memo has been shading things pretty consistently in favor of Barack Obama in recent weeks.

The race ahead for Democrats

Josh Marshall at Talking Points Memo has been shading things pretty consistently in favor of Barack Obama in recent weeks.

Make plans: "Kanye West was a Neuroscientist" at the Clinton School

Jonah Lehrer, Rhodes Scholar, author and Seed magazine editor, comes to the Clinton School Tuesday, March 18, at 6 p.m., to give the talk, "Kanye West was a Neuroscientist,” which might be a preview of his next book.

A "Pet" Pet Peeve

I don't know if this is a purely Southern phenomenon, but I see it all too often around here, and when I do, it makes me feel stabby.

Wednesday: Buzz Cason, g-force, Adam Faucett, Mermaid Police and more

Mermaid Police. Nashville singer/songwriter Buzz Cason has written songs for Jan & Dean, Gloria Estefan, the Oak Ridge Boys, Martina McBride and dozens more.

UALR ALERT!

UALR has demonstrated sufficiently to me that it has a pretty good campus alert system, if students choose to sign up for it.

UALR ALERT!

UALR has demonstrated sufficiently to me that it has a pretty good campus alert system, if students choose to sign up for it.

A rerun of West Wing?

The 1978 Final Four, Part 2: A Regular Season to Remember

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

Thursday To-Do: Cirque

Still swinging... CIRQUE DU SOLEIL ‘SALTIMBANCO'3:30 and 7:30 p.m., Alltel.

Thursday To-Do: Libras do Bob Dylan

THE LIBRAS10 p.m., White Water Tavern. $5.
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