Former Razorback football coach Lou Holtz, whose conservative politics caused a bit of friction during his days in Arkansas, is back in the limelight again for political activities at the Republican National Convention. /more/
Joseph Steinmetz, the new chancellor at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, is making a bus tour around Arkansas and perhaps a measure of the thoroughness of his effort was a stop of nearly an hour yesterday at the Arkansas Times.My impressionistic take: Good. /more/
The University of Arkansas distributed at 5:23 p.m. today answers assembled by Athletic Department officials and others to questions raised by UA Board of Trustees member David Pryor about a proposed $160 million expansion of Razorback Stadium and other athletic facilities. /more/
From The Advocate in Baton Rouge, a report on efforts beginning on campus to reduce student binge drinking at LSU football tailgate parties. Good thing nobody drinks in public at Razorback games, right? /more/
A health problem has kept David Pryor away from this week's University of Arkansas Board of Trustees, but it has not kept him from submitting a detailed list of 33 questions about a proposed expansion of Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, a $100 million project. /more/
The University of Arkansas Board of Trustees will meet next week and its agenda includes a proposal to hire a project manager for UA Athletic Director Jeff Long's proposal for a $100-million-plus addition to the north end zone of Razorback Stadium. UA Trustee David Pryor has questons. /more/
On news that the University of Aransas football coaching staff now has a payroll of almost $8 million, a question: What are the staff salaries by department of academic arms of the University of Arkansas? /more/
Layoffs at the Welspun pipe plant in Little Rock are a reminder of the folly of corporate welfare and the inability of Arkansas to separate itself from global economic forces. See the Fayetteville shale. And keep a watchful eye on that Sun Paper pulp mill proposed near Arkadelphia.
Melinda Gwin, 49, of Hamburg has been sentenced to 21 months in federal prison and ordered to repay $210,875 stolen from the First National Bank of Crossett. She was sentenced in El Dorado federal court, according to a Justice Department news release.
Lawyers in Little Rock and Fayetteville have filed federal suit in the Western District against Walmart, Target and Walgreens stores for selling herbal products that an investigation in New York discovered contained little or n one of the ingredients advertised on the bottle.
Little Rock School Board member Jim Ross has sent me a copy of the letter sent by six of the seven members of the board to the state Board of Education Committee deciding what to do about the district, which has six schools judged in academic distress.
Governor Hutchinson said yesterday that he plans to call a special election to fill the Arkansas House of Representatives District 9 seat left vacant by the death of Rep. Sheilla Lampkin (D-Monticello). Retired brigadier general LeAnne Burch has announced that she'll seek the Democratic nomination for the seat.