Favorite

April 16-22, 2008 

April 16-22, 2008

It was a good week for …

REDEMPTION. Steve Clark, who lost his job as Arkansas attorney general for felony expense account fraud, announced he'd run for mayor of Fayetteville.

OPEN GOVERNMENT. With an ethics complaint by Jim Parsons pending, former Gov. Mike Huckabee finally revealed the people — quite a few of them recipients of gubernatorial appointments — who pitched in $32,000 to pay for his official portrait.

ELEVATIONS. A federal judge turned down the city of Little Rock's effort to close the after-hours club as a common nuisance. 

CITY DIRECTOR ERMA HENDRIX. A petition drive to set an election to recall Hendrix fell short.

DUMB CRIMINALS. Police arrested men responsible for a string of home burglaries with the help of photos of the celebrating criminals found on a stolen camera they had pawned.

It was a bad week for …  

The UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS. Coach John McDonnell announced his retirement after a career marked by dozens of conference and national championships in cross country and track and field. 

NORTH LITTLE ROCK MAYOR PAT HAYS. He wants to raise the sales tax to temporarily lower electric bills (as if they'll eventually go down of their own accord). Also, he wants to siphon some of the money for a mayoral slush fund for economic development (read: more Navy scrap  for the riverfront and welfare payments to developer Bruce Burrow). Nobody seems to be saluting the cockamamie plan. 

WORKING PEOPLE. Gov. Mike Beebe complained that the federal government had cut back workforce training money that trains the unemployed or underemployed for new jobs.

SEN. JACK CRUMBLY. Yes a Senate committee recommended that he be allowed to keep his seat, despite an opponent's allegation of election fraud. But the margin was a scant 4-3 vote and the committee said flagrant fraud had occurred in the election, though there was no evidence Crumbly was personally responsible. Can you say “tainted”?

Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Arkansas Times Staff

Readers also liked…

  • Eligible voters removed from rolls

    Arkansas Times reporters contacted election officials around the state to see how they had handled flawed felon data from the secretary of state. Responses varied dramatically.
    • Aug 11, 2016
  • Real Republicans don't do pre-K

    Also, drifting away from trump, Hudson's downfall at ASU and more.
    • Aug 11, 2016
  • Asa on pre-K

    • Aug 17, 2016

Most Shared

  • Sarah Huckabee Sanders to be deputy White House press secretary

    Donald Trump announced additional White House staff today, notably including Sarah Huckabee Sanders, deputy assistant to the president and principal deputy press secretary.
  • Legislation filed for $10 million school voucher program

    The legislation to vastly expand transfer of state tax dollars to private schools came before the school choice day event I mentioned earlier.
  • Pork and more

    Some notes on disparate topics before I take a vacation break.
  • Trumpeting

    When President-elect Trump announced he would, in a few days, force Congress to enact comprehensive health insurance for everyone, poor or rich, that would provide better and cheaper care than they've ever gotten, you had to wonder whether this guy is a miracle worker or a fool.
  • Putin and Trump

    Here's a thought exercise: What do you suppose would happen if Russian strongman Vladimir Putin decided to clarify remarks he reportedly made about Donald Trump during the election campaign?

Latest in The Week That Was

Visit Arkansas

1.73-carat diamond found at Crater of Diamonds State Park

1.73-carat diamond found at Crater of Diamonds State Park

Jack Pearadin and Doug Nelsen found a 1.73-carat diamond after nearly a year of searching the park's field.

Event Calendar

« »

January

S M T W T F S
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31  

Most Recent Comments

  • Re: Inconsequential News Quiz: Trumpocalypse Now Edition

    • PLEASE READ!!! Celebrate this season with joy and gladness in your heart, Do you know…

    • on January 20, 2017
  • Re: Profile of a plant

    • I have been diagnosed with COPD for over 7 years. A couple of months ago…

    • on January 19, 2017
  • Re: Profile of a plant

    • There is plenty of studies out there, which fill in the holes in this story…

    • on January 19, 2017
 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation