DEAD BEATLES NIGHT 9 p.m., White Water Tavern. $5.
There will be lots of “If you're going to stab a Beatle, STAB PAUL!” shouting on Wednesday night, predicts Jason Weinheimer, spokesman, sometimes singer and guitarist of the Libras, Little Rock's favorite theme-night-obsessed cover band. After memorable nights covering the songs of Neil Young, Bob Dylan and Elvis Costello, the Libras dip into the canon to pay tribute to the songs of John Lennon and George Harrison. Joining Weinheimer onstage will be Isaac Alexander, Chris Michaels, Greg Spradlin, Dylan Turner and Charles Wyrick, who're moonlighting from regular duty in bands like the Big Silver, the Boondogs, the Easys and Western Meds. New Orleans native Dave Easely, who plays the pedal steel hauntingly and often without shoes, will open the show and perform as the Libras' special guest. A well-placed whiskey shot or seven is sure to coax the dudes into just about anything you want to hear, maybe even something from Paul or Ring
Bob Scoggin, 50, the Department of Arkansas Heritage archeologist whose job it was to review the work of agencies, including DAH and the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department, for possible impacts on historic properties, resigned from the agency on Monday. Multiple sources say Scoggin, whom they describe as an "exemplary" employee who the week before had completed an archeological project on DAH property, was told he would be fired if he did not resign.
Donald Trump, the president-elect of the United States, this morning made a public statement, via Twitter, that the flag burning should be disallowed by law: "there must be consequences — perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!"
Reforms promised by the Division of Children and Family Services are "absolutely necessary," the president of DCFS's independent consultant told a legislative committee this morning. But they still may not be enough to control the state's alarming growth in foster care cases.
Fake news is a new phenomenon in the world of politics and policy, but hokey economic scholarship has been around as long as Form 1040 and is about as reliable as the news hoaxes that enlivened the presidential campaign.
Robocalls -- recorded messages sent to thousands of phone numbers -- are a fact of life in political campaigns. The public doesn't like them much, judging by the gripes about them, but campaign managers and politicians still believe in their utility.