• Issue Archive for
  • Sep 18-24, 2008
  • Vol. 6, No. 36


  • Hotel parley

    Central Arkansas Library Director Bobby Roberts, hotel developer John McKibbon and architects huddled Tuesday to see if a compromise could be reached on the design of the 7-story aloft hotel McKibbon wants to build in the River Market adjacent to library
  • Smart talk, Sept. 18

    A note to ASU fans: be sure to root, root, root (or howl, howl, howl) for the Red Wolves this weekend, but – for the sake of a local small business – don’t root TOO hard.
  • The Observer, Sept. 18

    In the Bush Legacy Museum on Wheels, a visitor can push buttons on a touch panel and learn how much money his state has paid for the war in Iraq, and what that money could have been used for otherwise.
  • Sept. 10-16, 2008

    It was a GOOD week for … HYSTERIA. Arkansas motorists reacted worse than most in the U.S. at news of rising gasoline prices due to refinery closures forced by Hurricane Ike. They swarmed gas stations to save a few pennies, prompting some temporary shortag
  • Fouling the Natural State

    I’ve recently moved to Arkansas from Wisconsin for a job relating to natural resources. I was excited to move to the self-proclaimed “Natural State.”


  • OA safe

    So says Sabin; pub working toward solvency.
  • Already Prejudiced

    The Liberal Media is like Sasquatch. Believers see it lurking behind every tree, yet no evidence of its existence is ever found.
  • Money talks

    If pending applications are approved, the state will be one shy of the legislative cap on 24 charter schools next year.
  • What? This is about policy?

    Let’s put aside for the moment our prevailing political conversation about gender, race, pigs, pit bulls, lipstick and vice presidentially imposed change, whatever in the world that could possibly be.
  • Speech of the year

    The speech of the year, maybe of the decade, was beyond doubt the one written by Matthew Scully, the avenging wordsmith for George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Dan Quayle, and recited marvelously at the Republican National Convention by Sarah Palin.
  • At the fair

    I should warn you at the start that this week’s topic is the county fair.


  • To-do list, Sept. 18

    John Paul Keith and the One-Four-Fives, Mosiac Templars Cultural Center Grand Opening, 'Opening Night with Firebird,' Pop! in the Park, American Classics Festival, 'Pop Doo Wop,' Leon Russell, Secondhand Serenade and 'The Pajama Gang' are among this week'
  • In brief, Sept. 18

    At On the Rocks, popular local indie-rock acts Grand Serenade and Big Boots perform, 8 p.m., $5.



  • What's cooking, Sept. 18

    The North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce’s 15th annual “Taste of the Town” will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 24, at Alltel Arena.


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