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The Arkansas Times Craft Beer Festival is upon us, and we've compiled a list of beers we think everyone should try.
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Three Fold Noodles and Dumpling Co., a new restaurant specializing in traditional Chinese food, is planning to open in downtown Little Rock in mid-December in the former home of Your Mama's Good Food, according to assistant manager and business development manager Rebecca Yan. The menu will include handmade dumplings, steamed buns and hand-stretched noodles. Service will cafeteria style, similar to Chipotle, where diners travel along a line and pick a base, a protein, a spice-level and among various sides of vegetables — likely including taro chips, pickles and slaw — that will change with the seasons.
If the Democratic Party of Arkansas has a future, it is in people like Clarke Tucker, the Democratic nominee to succeed term-limited John Edwards in representing House District 35 — the Heights and northwestern Little Rock. /more/
Good news was once a valued commodity, even in an election year — especially in an election year. But now the sky has to be falling every day. Barack Obama needs to be seen leading the country to ruin (elections in the South and Midwest depend upon it) so every news cycle somehow lends credence. /more/
The State Police report the fatal shooting of a man who'd been running from police after a car chase. The report:
An Arkansas State Trooper on patrol duties in Pope County last night (Friday, October 24th, 8:35 PM) attempted to stop a passenger vehicle in Russellville along Arkansas Highway 7 (north).
The driver, later identified as Bobby Shane Patrick, 27, refused to stop the vehicle and fled from the State Trooper traveling about ten miles east along State Highway 27 where he abandoned the car. Patrick was seen fleeing the area on foot with a handgun.
Inside the vehicle State Police found a passenger identified as Brooke Haley Beard, 24, of Russellville. Beard is presently on probation from Yell County for drug possession and hindering apprehension or prosecution. Beard was taken into custody and turned-over to Pope County authorities.
The vehicle driven by Patrick had been reported stolen one month ago in Dardanelle.
During the course of the search for Patrick, State Police learned Patrick was wanted on warrants for parole violation, drug possession and failure to appear.
Shortly after 2 AM today State Troopers and officers of the Arkansas Department of Correction (Calico Rock Unit) tracking dog team spotted Patrick in tall grass not far from where he had abandoned the stolen car.
As the search team confronted Patrick he raised a handgun at officers who then fired their weapons killing him.
No State Troopers or ADC personnel were injured.
A State Police investigation of the shooting is underway involving both the department’s Criminal Investigation Division and Office of Professional Standards.
An investigative file will be presented to the prosecuting attorney to consider if the use of deadly force by law enforcement officers was consistent with Arkansas laws.
As prescribed by State Police policy, State Troopers involved in the shooting incident have been placed on administrative leave with pay while the review by Special Agents of the Office of Professional Standards is underway.
The names of the Troopers involved will be released upon completion of the OPS review.
In the early years of my journey as an artist, I was content to apply paint to canvas, somewhat indiscriminately. If there was anything I took away from my university art education in the 70’s and 80’s, it was that there are no rules. But over the years, I found myself stagnating as an artist. As a young writer might discover that a superb vocabulary is only as brilliant as the sentence structure that contains it, I came to realize that my lack of knowledge and discipline with regard to the basic elements of design were holding me back as an artist. This realization led to a lengthy course of self-study, which has included a lot of reading, a close examination of the master works of yesterday as well as the work of those who have followed in their footsteps today, watching demonstration footage over and over, attending painting workshops, taking figure classes, and of course, countless hours of practice in the studio. ... My creative inclinations have suffered no loss. Rather than being restricted by these timeless principles, I feel I have been liberated by them.
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