Mark Webre, deputy Little Rock parks director, said that a sculpture of a crouching Labrador retriever, poised to spring into water in pursuit of waterfowl, had been moved farther from the rear of the Peabody Hotel.
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee was among the first to pile on long-time White House correspondent and columnist Helen Thomas, 89, who was widely criticized and ultimately retired for saying Jews should "get the hell out of Palestine."
Not until the national pundits told us, after the election, did we know that the conventional wisdom had been that Sen. Blanche Lincoln would lose to Bill Halter, what with him having all that labor support.
Arkansas followed South Carolina out of the union 150 years ago in a fit of sympathy over the attack at Fort Sumter and we have been yoked to the Palmetto State ever since. After South Carolina's political behavior the past year, especially in the primaries that we shared with the state last week, it is time that Arkansas re-examined the relationship.
Also, Swearin' in Russellville, 'Pagans on Bobsleds' at the Public Theater, Cool Shoes at Downtown Music, Kacey Musgraves at Juanita's, Kingsdown Toys for Tots Benefit at Revolution and the Final Show at Downtown Music.
"We have just enough religion to make us hate," wrote Jonathan Swift "but not enough to make us love one another." A lifelong religious controversialist, the 18th century Irish satirist definitely knew whereof he wrote. After all, it's fewer than 20 years since Protestants and Catholics in Northern Ireland quit dynamiting each other's gathering places.
Juanita's, the venerable Tex-Mex restaurant and music venue, is leaving the South Main Street location it's called home since 1986 for the River Market and the former home of Bill St., 614 President Clinton Ave.