Monday, April 29, 2013

Monday night line

Posted By on Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 4:53 PM

The comment line is open. Final words:

* TOM COTTON STATEMENT ON OBAMA: 'MOSTLY FALSE': Politifact has reviewed U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton's overhyped statement on the House floor on terrorism during the administration of President Obama versus what he claimed were zero events under George W. Bush (not counting that little 9/11 thing). "Mostly false," the fact-checking service concludes.

* NO S***: Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor says the ruling she joined in Bush v. Gore perhaps was a mistake.

* WLR APARTMENT FIRE: Twelve apartments burned but no one was hurt in an early morning fire today at the Town Oaks Village complex on Treasure Hill Road. KARK has a report and video.

* STILL THE ATVS TEAR UP PARK: Update on the Section 13 city of Little Rock park, some 600 acres off Garrison Road west of Little Rock and south of Highway 10. It's mostly forested and offers some good mountainbike trails. Some acreage also was cleared for playing fields. Unfortunately, we noted in March 2011, the open area in a remote location has proved an attractive nuisance to truck and ATV drivers who carve deep ruts and thousands of dollars worth of damage.

Two years later, no change, an unhappy neighbor reports. She says the property is no longer marked by a sign. She writes:

I have just been in a shouting match with the people you see in the photos attached. I wish I'd taken more pictures, but I was afraid they'd beat me up. ... The woman on the 4-wheeler screamed that she had no idea it was a park and she did not realize she wasn't supposed to be there. ... The environment has been ruined and nobody takes any interest. I am angry that Little Rock is spending money on fancy bridges for bicyclists - yet has abandoned a piece of property out in the sticks because it's too rocky for ball fields.

The city says it is still searching for a solution to keeping motorized vehicles off the playing fields.

CITY PARK IN A RUT: At the Section 13 park.
  • CITY PARK IN A RUT: At the Section 13 'park'.

Tags: , , ,

Favorite

Speaking of...

Comments (45)

Showing 1-45 of 45

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-45 of 45

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • Monticello preparing for KKK rally

    Drew County authorities are taking precautions, but also watching their words, about apparent plans for a Ku Klux Klan meeting Saturday.
    • Jul 22, 2015
  • Speaking of the Clinton Foundation: Returns in maize and beans

    A reporter for Politifact, the Pulitzer Prize-winning fact-checking organization, sent a reporter to Africa to see where money given to the Clinton Foundation has been put to work. He found tangible results.
    • Sep 6, 2016
  • In defense of Planned Parenthood and abortion rights

    An op-ed in today's New York Time by Katha Pollitt says what I've been struggling to say about the reaction to the attack on women's reproductive rights launched by means of the undercover videos made by anti-abortion activists.
    • Aug 5, 2015

Most Shared

  • Architecture lecture: Sheila Kennedy on "soft" design

    Sheila Kennedy, a professor of architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and founder of Kennedy & Violich Architecture Ltd., will give the June Freeman lecture tonight at the Arkansas Arts Center, part of the Architecture + Design Network series at the Arkansas Arts Center.
  • Petition calls for Jason Rapert Sewage Tanks in Conway

    A tribute is proposed for Conway's state senator Jason Rapert: naming the city's sewage sludge tanks for him. Petitioners see a similarity.
  • Health agency socked with big verdict, Sen. Hutchinson faulted for legal work

    A former mental health agency director has won a default judgment worth $358,000 over a claim for unpaid retirement pay and Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson is apparently to blame for failure to respond to pleadings in the case.
  • Religious right group calls for compromise on damage lawsuit amendment

    The Family Council, the religious right political lobby, has issued a statement urging its followers to oppose the so-called tort reform amendment to limit attorney fees and awards in damage lawsuits.
  • Constituents go Cotton pickin' at Springdale town hall

    Sen. Tom Cotton, cordial to a fault, appeared before a capacity crowd at the 2,200 seat Pat Walker Performing Arts Center at Springdale High tonight to a mixed chorus of clapping and boos. Other than polite applause when he introduced his mom and dad and a still moment as he led the crowd in a recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance — his night didn't get much better from there.

Visit Arkansas

Little River County gears up for Sesquicentennial

Little River County gears up for Sesquicentennial

Historical entertainment planned for joint celebration of three Southwest Arkansas milestone anniversaries

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation