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Slim Chickens announced on their Facebook page today that the newest link in their chicken chain is now open at 301 N. Shackleford Rd., near I-430.
Whatever it takes to get some—snowmobile, dog sled, snowshoes—try this hot chocolate. Your holiday season will be infinitely brighter because of it.
Todd Mills, who launched a Facebook group that resulted in an iconic fast food product has passed away at 41.
Aprons by dozens of contributing artists.
Christmas shopping opportunity.
"Study No. 2 for Trout and Reflections" on exhibit in the atrium.
A University of Arkansas employee put it simply: "Why can't they tell the truth?" /more/
Republicans and other enemies of President Obama have a real chance this month to achieve their dream of sabotaging the president's legacy and do good for the nation at the same time, but it is not by denying health insurance to as many Americans as they can or by encouraging as many people as they can not to buy it. /more/
Due to the forecast of sleet and freezing rain over most of the state, the Arkansas Activities Association issued a release yesterday cancelling all high school football games in the state scheduled for Friday and Saturday. The decision will extend the football season in the state by one week, and will change the dates for the many of the finals games.
“This decision was based on a safety issue,” director Lance Taylor writes in the release. “We wanted to make sure everyone could travel to Little Rock or the other semifinal locations without hazardous driving conditions. We talked with several of our member schools involved in the playoffs, and we checked with the (War Memorial) stadium. This appears to be the best route to take by extending the season one week."
Hit the jump for the full release and details on the schedule change.
Nearly 30 of the nation's largest corporations, many of which have close ties to the Republican Party, have incorporated the expectation that they will be forced to pay a tax on the carbon pollution as a means of controlling climate change, reports the New York Times.
“Ultimately, we think the government will take action through a myriad of policies that will raise the prices and reduce demand” of carbon-polluting fossil fuels, said Alan Jeffers, an ExxonMobil spokesman.
Internally, ExxonMobil now plans its financial future with the expectation that eventually carbon pollution will be priced at about $60 a ton, which Mr. Jeffers acknowledged was at odds with some of the company’s Republican friends.
“We’re going to say and do what’s in the best interest of our shareholders,” he said. “We won’t always be on the same page.”
It remains unlikely that any climate policy will move in today’s deadlocked Congress, but if Congress does take up climate change legislation in the future, Mr. Jeffers said ExxonMobil would support a carbon tax if it was paired with an equal cut elsewhere in the tax code — the same policy that Mr. Gore has endorsed. “ExxonMobil and many other large companies understand that climate change poses a direct economic threat to their businesses,” said Dan Weiss, director for climate policy at the Center for American Progress, a liberal research group with close ties to the Obama administration. “They need to convince their political allies to act before it’s too late.”
The Center of Artistic Revolution, a Little Rock non-profit that helps LGBT folks all over the state in various ways, will be hosting their 4th annual "Big Gay Variety Show" fundraiser on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. Tickets are on a sliding scale, based on income, from $8 -$15.
The Tennessee edition of the Oxford American magazine’s annual Southern Music issue and CD combo is out on newsstands now, and it’s full of music from and writing about Arkansans.
In the warm spring before I was born, my mother told me that she would sit on the porch with a washbasin of cherry tomatoes in her lap and eat the entire bowl, staring out onto bleak Tutwiler Street, missing her parents, trying to fit into her new life.
My parents were poor, and during her pregnancy my mother had only two dresses that fit. When I was born, my mom’s younger sister, my Aunt Sylvia, came straight from her high school graduation in San Antonio to help out. She said that there was so little money that she had to use her graduation money to pay for groceries.
Everything changed so drastically in the next three years that my parents, only twenty-one and twenty-three years old, must have been dizzy from trying to understand their own lives. Our little family grew quickly. When my mother went to the doctor for her six-week checkup after giving birth to me, she was already pregnant with Kathy, who came along ten months and twenty-three days after me. Cindy was born two years later. Meanwhile, my father had a hit record on his very first release and was suddenly a sensation, performing around the South, gathering fans, including, to my mother’s great alarm, hordes of young women who fawned and swooned from his very first performance at the Overton Park Shell in Memphis. By 1958, my dad, with his sultry good looks, had offers to appear in movies, so we left Memphis for Southern California. Three years later, Tara was born.
Let's see, a buncha schools closed tomorrow, football games put off -- who knows what…
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I got up and put my teeth in and headed for Harp's to stock up…
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