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Along Skyline Dr. sits a quaint little bakery named Julie’s Sweet Shoppe—I was immediately drawn to the place. Owner, Julie Goodnight, formerly churned out popular baked goods at Ed’s Custom Bakery for more than 20 years until she decided to open her own place in the fall of 2013. Seeing they are open rather early to serve breakfast (and having often found myself crossing this stretch of road before the sunrise) I determined to make a stop here recently to see what they’ve got coming from their ovens.
Chef Dempsey has got a really special operation in this corner of North Little Rock. It’s probably safe to say that it hasn’t really gotten the attention it deserves at this point, but hopefully it’s getting there. And although I’ve become increasingly ornery about crossing the river to Dogtown to grab a bite to eat, I would not hesitate for an instant to sample the dynamic and extremely well-executed menu at E’s Bistro.
William S. Paley's collection includes more than 60 works; the exhibition opens March 15.
Will talk about his blown glass creations.
They'll talk about the work on March 12, the day before the opening.
Blue Hog Report's Matt Campbell this week uncovered Circuit Judge Mike Maggio's prolific posting under the pseudonym "geauxjudge" on an LSU fan website, Tiger Droppings. Maggio gave away his identity with personal references. Much of his writing was juvenile. It was sexist, racist, homophobic and outlandishly scornful of Arkansas, too. /more/
Its multitude of critics have two big objections to Obamacare, the health insurance reform otherwise known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. /more/
Recently, I had the disconcerting experience of seeing Lady Mary Crawley on a Boeing 747. Costumed as a flight attendant, she was, and looking rather alarmed at the spectacle of that great Irish lout Liam Neeson heroically rampant in the passenger cabin with a pistol. /more/
The Ready for Hillary Super PAC had a fund-raiser in North Little Rock last night and old Clinton hand Craig Smith made the media rounds beforehand about the group's effort.
Newell Gill and three hunting companions, Mackie Edmonds, Lee Edward McGriff, and Darrel McGee, all of Star City, were coon hunting in late 2012 on the North Branch of White River National Refuge in Monroe County when their dogs crossed over onto private property and treed a raccoon.
The dogs had trailed and treed raccoons that were attracted to corn dispensed by deer corn feeders on the landowner’s property, according to Gill’s attorney, Charles Sidney Gibson of Dermott.
Gibson said coon dogs cannot be called off once they tree; they have to be pulled off by hand and leashed.
Though there were posted signs on the property, there was no phone number to call for permission to retrieve the dogs. “The hunters rightfully put away their guns and went to retrieve the dogs,” Gibson said.
When they did so, they encountered an irate man armed with a rifle.
The man, Frank Newby of Holly Grove, threatened to shoot the dogs and the hunters if they attempted to retrieve the dogs.
Over Newby’s objections, Gill retrieved his dog, a 4-year-old treeing walker named Buck, and leashed him.
Newby then ordered Gill to back away from the dog so he could shoot him. Gill refused and the man shot the leashed dog.
The Friday night line is open. Finals words:
* WHO'S AT THE FRONT OF THE LINE FOR STATE DOLLARS: The Legislative Digest's Benji Hardy does a thorough job here of recapping the Legislative Joint Budget deal yesterday to spend about $22 million in surplus and save $100 million for some rainy day. About half goes to correction-related costs, a high irony against the refusal to provide a little money to shore up pre-K education. Spend now or spend later to lock them up. Interesting at the front of the line was $5 million for charter school construction. The Billionaire Boys Club's money does talk. The Waltons will match that amount to continue their drive to create dual education systems around the state, along with junking the move toward fewer school districts and less administrative duplication.
* WHO'S POLITICKING?: Interesting and unsettling story about how the Koch-backed Americans for Prosperity spent $350,000 to influence — successfully — school board elections in Colorado. No disclosure of the spending was required, the AFP said, because the spending was educational, not political. Decide for yourself.
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