Favorite

It was a good week for Bret Bielema 

It was a good week for...

BRET BIELEMA. He'll be paid $3.2 million per year for six years to coach the Arkansas Razorbacks football team. That puts him in the top tier of SEC coaches, behind only Alabama's Nick Saban ($5.36 million), LSU's Les Miles ($3.75 million) and South Carolina's Steve Spurrier ($3.55 million).

BOBBY PETRINO. After losing his job and a $3.5 million salary in the wake of a scandal involving a motorcycle crash and a mistress, Bobby Petrino is making a comeback. The former head football coach of the Arkansas Razorbacks was named head coach of Western Kentucky. He'll be paid $850,000 annually before incentives. (John L. Smith money!) If (when?) he leaves, there's a $1.2 million buyout.

PORTENTS OF THE COMING APOCALYPSE. The water ran red in the ditches in the Plateau Street area south of Markham (due to a leak from UAMS' hot water circulation system; the color, UAMS said, was caused by a dye and isn't toxic or otherwise harmful). Meanwhile, crystal lovers gathered at a convention at the DoubleTree Hotel in Little Rock for the Cosmic Crystalline Completion. Organizers billed the event as "Our Final Process in the Crystal Vortex" and "the Completion That Triggers the Transformation."

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION. The Arkansas Supreme Court upheld the state's Freedom of Information law, overturning last year's ruling from Sebastian County Circuit Judge James Cox, which found criminal penalties for FOI violations unconstitutional.

It was a bad week for...

A LANGUAGE BARRIER. The Centers for Disease Control released a report saying that a Tyson poultry plant worker who poured a solution into a 55-gallon drum, releasing chlorine gas, could not read the English label on the drum that would have alerted him to its contents. Tyson disputes the findings. Six hundred workers were evacuated from the plant after the incident, on June 27, 2011, and of those, 195 told the CDC they sought medical treatment, 152 were hospitalized and the plant nurse said five were admitted to intensive care units.

Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

  • Poor Tom

    Love and affection (not so much), School Inc., Rapert revealing God's plan, a cancer sniffin' dog and more.
    • Mar 10, 2015

Most Shared

  • Defense for Suhl asks judge to dismiss bribery indictment, citing Supreme Court decision in McDonnell case

    Attorneys for the businessman argue that his cash payments to a former deputy director of DHS, Steven Jones, did not constitute corruption. They say prosecutors cannot prove the money was given in exchange for any particular "official act" from Jones.
  • Nursing home bribery case details suspect judicial fund-raising

    Plaintiffs' lawyers made their case today to continue to trial with the civil suit over then-Judge Mike Maggio's reduction of a $5.2 million jury verdict in a nursing home negligence case to $1 million, a reduction he said he made in return for campaign contributions from the nursing home's owner.
  • Arkansas Heirloom Tomatoes at Edwards Food Giant for the Fourth of July weekend

    We are receiving 200-pounds of large heirloom tomatoes Friday morning from Times publisher and farmer Alan Leveritt. We have dark, brick red Carbons, Goldies (large, high acid golden tomatoes) and Annis Noire, a delicious French heirloom that is green with red marbling when ripe.
  • When America was great

    Donald Trump is right. There was a time when America was great and it didn't pussyfoot around to avoid offending people who thought they were victimized by discrimination. It was, let's see, the period after World War II, when everyone prospered and America was kicking butts, at home and abroad, and Arkansas's leaders were at the center of it.
  • Resistance grows nationally to freeway expansions

    The U.S. Public Interest Research Group has issued a news release about freeway expansion with relevance in Little Rock. It's about wasting money to widen freeways that only create more congestion. Sound familiar?

Latest in The Week That Was

Event Calendar

« »

July

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 Viewed

Most Recent Comments

 

© 2016 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation