This enjoyable, lighthearted science fiction film about futuristic good guys warring in the universe has been promoted as "best picture of the year," but falls short of that because of poor characterization and a weak plot. It plays more like a cartoon, and it is obvious more time was devoted to advertising and promotion than to directing.
-- Arkansas Times review of "Star Wars," January 1978.
Since the release of this spacegoing oat-opera, Star Wars has grossed over $1 billion in box office ticket sales, not counting video, DVD, and merchandising sales, or the box office success of its five sequels.
Bob Scoggin, 50, the Department of Arkansas Heritage archeologist whose job it was to review the work of agencies, including DAH and the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department, for possible impacts on historic properties, resigned from the agency on Monday. Multiple sources say Scoggin, whom they describe as an "exemplary" employee who the week before had completed an archeological project on DAH property, was told he would be fired if he did not resign.
Reforms promised by the Division of Children and Family Services are "absolutely necessary," the president of DCFS's independent consultant told a legislative committee this morning. But they still may not be enough to control the state's alarming growth in foster care cases.
Fake news is a new phenomenon in the world of politics and policy, but hokey economic scholarship has been around as long as Form 1040 and is about as reliable as the news hoaxes that enlivened the presidential campaign.