• Issue Archive for
  • Dec 24-30, 2009
  • Vol. 7, No. 50


  • Blow to health care?

    A ruling this week by a Lee County Circuit Court judge has left in question whether a clinic founded in Marianna 40 years ago that serves Lee, Phillips and St. Francis counties will survive.
  • Smart Talk, Dec. 24

    Help. We’re looking for ideas for a feature in our Best Restaurants issue in February.
  • The Observer, Dec. 24

    Though The Observer usually avoids the mall around this time of year like it’s a swine flu convalescence ward, the need for a gift card that we could only get there drew us to the church of consumerism last week.
  • Dec. 16-22, 2009

    It was a GOOD week for: AMERICA. The tyranny of the teabaggers and angry just-say-no Republicans failed to derail health legislation.
  • Cut the Chamber subsidy

    A hearty second to Robert Johnston’s suggestion to end the city of Little Rock’s subsidy of the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce.


  • Unblue Christmas

    The final vote has not been taken as we write, but it appears the historic health-care reform bill will be approved by the Senate.
  • Season of sacrifice

    The Little Rock Board of Directors finished a painful round of budget cutting last week in response to a drop in tax revenue.
  • Health bill winners

    We won’t know who in the political firmament are the winners and losers in the health-care wars until the 2010 election, but it is easy to identify the logical winners: the Arkansas Democrats who will vote for the final bill in late winter.


  • To-Do List, Dec. 24

    Holidays at the Social Lounge, American Princes / Love Ghost / the See, the Listening, Fair to Midland, the Big Cats / the Reds and Arkansas vs. Baylor are this week's top picks.
  • In Brief, Dec. 24

    Local nightlife perks up post-Santa on Saturday, with Times Showcase winner Velvet Kente turning White Water into a dance club, 9:30 p.m., $5.
  • Mosaic Templars to unveil art collection

    The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center will unveil on New Year’s Eve the first pieces in its collection of art by African Americans, 19 works purchased with grant funds from the state Natural and Cultural Resources Council.



  • What's Cookin', Dec. 24

    Sue Khoo, the longtime owner of Unique Furniture in Jacksonville, has opened an Asian grocery in the Broadmoor Shopping Center at 3002 S. University.


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