• Issue Archive for
  • Sep 5-11, 2012
  • Vol. 38, No. 53
  • Influential Arkansans
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  • Save the puppies

    Arkansas has been identified by the Humane Society of the United States as one of the top 10 puppy-producing states, but that's not as warm and fuzzy a statistic as it sounds. It means, among other things, that Arkansas needs a state dog-breeder law to protect these puppies, according to the HSUS.
  • Little dog lost

    The Observer headed to Lower Arkansas over the long holiday weekend to visit the in-laws, who live in the thickets outside of Strong, pretty much as hard up against the Louisiana border as you can get without dipping a toe over the line.
  • Unfair to Rapert

    As a longtime reader of the Arkansas Times, it is rare that I feel compelled to comment on the content of your publication.


  • Aggressors

    The Amish we see at the Little Rock Farmers Market every week, selling their baked goods and produce, are a perpetually pleasant, unargumentative group, but some of their faithmates in Ohio are of a different temperament, evidently.
  • No degrees of separation

    The other day someone mentioned Razz Poe, a colorful character in these parts some years ago, whose handle won him a spot on the list I used to keep of interesting and unusual Arkansas names. Razz Poe wasn't as good a name as Norvel Gooley or Duford Lafoon, but it beats a hacking cough.
  • The race beat

    The epiphany came while disking a field in 1984. "Journalist" would be a great job. "Sportswriter" would be even better — getting paid to go watch games would be the ultimate cush career.
  • Dropping the French

    The Aug. 29 column mentioned that St. Louis is sometimes referred to as St. Looey, as in the song "Meet me in St. Looey, Looey." I asked the Times' Brian Chilson, a former resident of the Gateway City, if the people who live there call it St. Looey. He said no.
  • Lyons: Paul Ryan doesn't need facts

    Back in my college days, a fellow from my hometown went around telling people he'd been an all-state high school football player. In reality, he'd been a benchwarmer. He was a big strong kid, but you could watch him walk down the stairs and see he was no elite athlete.


  • Arkansas Black Independent Film Festival

    Also Glen Campbell at Robinson, 'Electile Dysfunction' at the Joint, Ralphie May at Robinson, 'Good People' at the Weekend Theater, Arkansas football at War Memorial and Little Feat at Revolution.




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