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Kamiyah Merrick, who with business partner Leila King has been working since the first of December to get her cafe @ the corner open at the corner of Scott and Markham streets, says can't wait to offer "something new to downtown." Now, if the health inspector comes this week, you won't have to wait past Monday, Merrick said, when @ the corner opens in the space formerly occupied by the Hop Diner.
Jeff Trine with Damgoode Pies says that their new River Market outlet at 500 President Clinton Ave. will do a "barely open type scenario" this Sunday starting at 11 a.m. to serve those running and spectating at the Little Rock Marathon.
March is coming in like a lion — we've got a list of events that will make your inner foodie roar.
Is it any wonder the Arkansas legislature thinks you can get something for nothing? /more/
Grandstanding is one of the unwritten constitutional functions of state attorneys general, but it always helps to know who is in the cheering section. /more/
Here's the open line, video roundup and an additional legislative item:
* FIRING SQUAD: Rep. Rebecca Petty, who's already passed a bill expanding the number of family members who can witness an execution (her daughter was a murder victim), tells AP she will introduce legislation to seek alternative methods of execution, including firing squads. Legal challenges have delayed use of lethal injection. It was filed today, in shell form. No word if beheadings will be considered.
* NEW TERMINATION LETTER IN NLR: KTHV appears to have the jump on the new termination letter from the North Little Rock School District to football coach Brad Bolding. An appeal hearings was scheduled today. It was canceled because the district wanted to send a new termination letter with expanded justification for the firing. Bolding's attorney calls it "outrageous." And old news. The letter gets specific about purchasing practices said to run counter to district rules.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson has named Benton County Assessor Bear Chaney as director of the Arkansas Assessment Coordination Department. It's the agency that makes sure property assessment procedures for purposes of assessing the property tax meet statutory and constitutional muster.
Chaney, a Bella Vista resident, has decades of experience in real estate and as an assessor, a Hutchinson release said.
Debra Asbury had been director of the division since 1989. Hutchinson decided to make a change.
The chambers of commerce apparently have their vehicle to restore tax subsidies put in jeopardy by Circuit Judge Mackie Pierce's ruling that the Arkansas Constitution forbids local tax money contributions to private corporations such as chambers of commerce.
TO ALLOW PUBLIC ENTITIES TO FINANCE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES WITH FINANCIAL INCENTIVES
Among the many highlights is Jackson Pollock’s Convergence (1952). It is one of his major drip paintings and is an excellent example of his revolutionary and influential painting style that uses line as an independent subject rather than to define objects and form. Since we don’t have a Pollock drip painting in our permanent collection this will be a great opportunity for our guests to experience Pollock’s energetic application of paint.
This body of work is an attempt to consider and communicate ideas. Specific themes surfaced repeatedly during my travel research: the passage or suspension of time; the strong influence of history in daily contemporary life; and, visual cues contrasting the ancient with the modern. For example, several paintings examine the presence and participation of inanimate objects ... such as religious relics and sculpture, in contemporary life.
In Italy, I began to see the omnipresent visual references to history as beacons of light. Details in stonework, in sculpture, in ancient relics and ruins allow the past to shine on contemporary life by guiding us with ancient clues, philosophy and lessons. This body of work examines visual evidence that seems to contrast modern life but actually surrounds, shapes and embodies today’s inhabitants of Italy.
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