Favorite

It was a good week for celebrity visits to Little Rock 

It was a good week for ...

Celebrity visits to Arkansas. Chelsea Clinton came to Arkansas to be honored by Ballet Arkansas and to moderate a panel for Global Youth Service Day, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the NBA's all-time leading scorer, talked about the value of education at Hot Springs High School and the Clinton Presidential Center. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi will be in Little Rock on Thursday at the Clinton School of Public Service to talk about current affairs.

De-ducktions. The Peabody Hotel ducks' days were numbered as the hotel was to officially become a Marriott on May 1, with a new reservation system, signage, linens and televisions. A larger renovation is still in the design phase.

It was a bad week for ...

U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor. Criticism and a bit of ridicule continued to rain down on the Arkansas Democrat for standing with the NRA and his Republican colleagues against expanding buyer background checks to gun show sales.

Lottery reporting. Net revenue from sales of lottery tickets is down 10 percent from its peak this year, the Lottery Commission reported. The scholarships the sales fund have dropped from $5,000 in the initial year of the lottery to $2,000 this year for entering freshmen. Arkansans are wising up to the odds. Sure bet: While lottery sales will keep sliding, college tuition will continue to go up.

Animal survival in an oiled marsh. Exxon reports that the number of animals suffocated and poisoned by the Mayflower oil spill is about 700. That's just the bodies the company can account for, of course; the number of animals living in the despoiled Lake Conway cove is exponentially larger. None of the former human inhabitants of the Mayflower subdivision slick have chosen to return home, no matter the cosmetic changes made to the neighborhood.

Breaking into cars. Police fatally shot an 18-year-old suspected of stealing from cars near Forest Heights Middle School after the suspect opened fire on an officer pursuing him on foot, a police spokesperson. Two accomplices were arrested and charged with capital murder, theft by receiving, auto breaking and entering and fleeing.

Favorite

Comments

Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

Most Shared

  • Cotton speech draws protest

    Protesters greeted Tom Cotton today at an event held by the Foreign Policy Initiative, the neocon think tank founded by Cotton cheerleaders Bill Kristol and Robert Kagan, called (of course) "Will Congress provide for the Common Defense? National Security priorities in an increasingly dangerous world."
  • Cruz and Cotton in the country of country

    Tea Partier than thou: When it comes to record collections, Ted Cruz can't keep up with Tom Cotton.
  • Nothing to show for making nice

    I'm at anchor on a ship lying off Grand Turk Island, and I should have known better than to pick up the digital Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, particularly given the painfully slow download time on the ship's satellite Internet. But I did and began a slow burn.
  • Stop presses: Clintons ambitious

    Here are a couple of earthshaking developments: It turns out that Hillary Clinton is obsessed with privacy and that across the years former U.S. Sen. Dale Bumpers detected ethical failings in other politicians, even friends like Bill and Hillary Clinton.
  • The loss of skepticism

    The manufacture and dissemination of didactic fables pleasing to the viewing audience is what many journalists do. And that's becoming almost as true at MSNBC as at Fox News. Particularly in stories involving race and sex, that is to say, a lot of them.

Latest in The Week That Was

  • Hard to watch the ledge

    Also, Justin Harris reemerges to tweet about the wicked and the Lord, a bad bill falls in the General Assembly and the court battle over the Little Rock School District is put on hold.
    • Mar 26, 2015
  • Mark Martin identifies the real problem

    What's the point of public comment, marriage is so sacred in Arkansas we do it over and over again, Bookout booked, Glasgow remained and the daily newspaper business by the numbers.
    • Mar 17, 2015
  • Poor Tom

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

Event Calendar

« »

March

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

  • Five reasons why an LGBT protection ordinance is a good thing for Little Rock

    The Little Rock Board of Directors will soon consider an ordinance to extend protections to our LGBT neighbors. Why it matters.
  • Capital area houses safe

    Neighbor to renovate Third Street manse; cottages get demolition reprieve.
  • Hard to watch the ledge

    Also, Justin Harris reemerges to tweet about the wicked and the Lord, a bad bill falls in the General Assembly and the court battle over the Little Rock School District is put on hold.
  • A Harvard man

    Like Tom Cotton, I have served in a war. I have four medals, none terribly important, to show for it. Perhaps he has more.
  • The 'Doors'

    Carolyne Adkins of southeast Arkansas walks away after viewing V.L. Cox's art installation "Doors" on the steps of the state Capitol Tuesday, March 24.

Most Recent Comments

 

© 2015 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation