• Issue of
  • Dec 31, 2009 - Jan 6, 2010
  • Vol. 7, No. 51

News

  • Another line of work

    David Sanders, the former Stephens Media columnist and AETN public affairs program host, found himself abruptly out of work recently when Stanley Reed of Marianna dropped a week-old campaign for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate on account of health concerns.
  • Smart Talk, Dec. 31
  • Smart Talk, Dec. 31

    Mike Huckabee’s new collection of Christmas memories, “A Simple Christmas,” was on the New York Times hardcover nonfiction bestseller list for the fifth week last week, at No. 14, in a virtual tie for 13th.
  • Dec. 23-29, 2009

    It was a GOOD week for: AMERICA. The Senate passed health reform legislation on Christmas Eve, a small but important step toward universal care. Sens. Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor voted in the majority.

Columns

  • King Chamber

    "Evening shadows make me blue …” an old song begins, but in Little Rock, it’s Chamber shadows that make us blue.
  • The city’s shame

    City Manager Bruce Moore should have been ashamed to join the Christmas party last week at the city landfill.
  • Judge Burnett’s blunders

    It says so in the state Constitution. A sitting judge who seeks a non-judicial political office automatically vacates the judgeship when he files for the other office.
  • Nixon’s plan revived

    SAN FRANCISCO — The rheumy-eyed fellow at the end of the brunch table at the Tivoli inn on Christmas morning sounded more and more like a noisy Forrest Gump.
  • Words, Dec. 31

    President Obama, during the debate over his health-care reform bill:

Entertainment

  • To-Do List, Dec. 31
  • To-Do List, Dec. 31

    Underclaire, Ashtray Babyhead, Alejandro Escovedo, Auto Extravaganza, 'The Bloodstone Diaries," Whale Fire, Lil Wayne and Midlake are this week's top picks.
  • In Brief, Dec. 31

    At Denton’s Trotline in Benton, Michael Shipp, who was a member of Tres Hombres along with Billy Bob Thornton, plays a tuneful blend of Southern rock and blues, 8 p.m., free.

Cartoons

  • Eye On Arkansas, Dec. 31
  • Eye On Arkansas, Dec. 31

    SLOGGING ON: A flooded-out car didn't stop another from attempting the same perilous passage on Arch Street Pike on Christmas Eve. The week's downpour pushed Little Rock well over the record for annual rainfall, nearly 80 inches, with more coming.

Dining

  • What's Cookin', Dec. 31

    Guillermo’s Coffee House at 10700 Rodney Parham Road (next door to Chili’s) will add homemade soups to the menu after the first of the year, owner Hans Oliver says.

 

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