• Issue Archive for
  • Sep 4-10, 2008
  • Vol. 6, No. 34

News

  • Hussman, Walton money fuel e-Stem

    It’s taken nearly $8 million to open the doors to the three e-Stem charter schools, $1.495 million in outright grants and the rest in loans from the Walton Family Foundation and Walter Hussman
  • The Observer, Sept. 4

    The Observer has always loved our gadgets, but we’ve never quite had the courage to dive headlong into the shiny, complicated innards of modern digital goodies — all those plugs and wires and circuit boards.
  • The Observer, Sept. 11

    He knew a lot of things, did Titanic Thompson, and he learned a lot of them in Arkansas, his home state. How proud we should be of him is a question for debate.
  • AUG. 27 — SEPT. 2, 2008

    It was a GOOD week for … CRUELTY TO ANIMALS. A 16-year-old Wynne boy confessed to setting fire to a kitten. The kitten was euthanized, the boy was charged under Arkansas’s toothless animal-cruelty law. Special-interest groups like the Farm Bureau and the
  • Drilling away

    I just returned from a trip to Wyoming where I heard presentations about the environmental destruction from natural gas well drilling in that wildlife rich state.

Columns

  • AETN pumps up the digital

    Fans of AETN who have been bemoaning the channel’s low signal strength (or absence from the dial, depending on how far you are from their makeshift analog transmitter) since their tower fell back in January should have reason to smile by the time you read
  • Chosen lady

    So the Religious Right wing of the Republican Party won’t accept a woman in the pulpit but will accept a woman in the White House.
  • The forgotten ones

    My vacation was a busy news week, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t devote this small space to a story that all but the Arkansas Times seemed inclined to ignore.
  • Female Agnew? Female Quayle?

    History says Democrats ought to worry whenever they find themselves blessed with an able U.S. senator on the ticket and get word of a Republican vice presidential nominee they’ve never heard of and whose selection seems an affront to responsible governing
  • Palin: A problem

    Sarah Palin, the former Alaska beauty queen who had been the governor for 20 months when John McCain tapped her as his running mate, is the living embodiment of McCain’s enduring weakness.
  • Bobsolete

    My theme song, “Poor Poor Pitiful Me” playing in the background, I was just sitting here on deadline feeling obsolete.

Entertainment

  • In brief, Sept. 4

    New York punks Love or Parish perform at White Water with local garage-rock band the Weisenheimers, 9 p.m., $5.

Dining

  • What's cooking, Sept. 4

    Chef Donnie Ferneau reports that he’s ending lunch service at his upscale Hillcrest restaurant Ferneau and adding a late-night menu, which he’ll offer from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Thursday through Saturday.
  • What's cooking, Sept. 4

    Chef Donnie Ferneau reports that he’s ending lunch service at his upscale Hillcrest restaurant Ferneau and adding a late-night menu, which he’ll offer from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Thursday through Saturday.
  • What's cooking, Sept. 4

    Chef Donnie Ferneau reports that he’s ending lunch service at his upscale Hillcrest restaurant Ferneau and adding a late-night menu, which he’ll offer from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Thursday through Saturday.

Cartoons


 

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