PRESIDENT CLINTON, who trekked to Arkansas for such pleasant pastimes as a stroll in Hillcrest, a duck hunt, a hubcap burger at Cotham’s in Scott, a road trip to Hope and being guest of honor at the dedication of a school named for him. It certainly beat dealing with the Republican Congress.
LITTLE ROCK MAYOR JIM DAILEY, whose inaugural address included a vow to put the city staff to work on winning federal support for a visitor’s center to commemorate the 1957 desegregation of Central High School. This most-visited Little Rock site is overdue for a Park Service interpretive center.
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RANDY JOHNSON, the new Pulaski County sheriff, who was blocked by federal Judge George Howard from firing two top jail administrators. If ever a house cleaning was needed, it’s needed at the jail, but Howard said he wanted to hear their racial discrimination claim first.
INDEPENDENT COUNSEL KENNETH STARR, who, according to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, absentmindedly left his briefcase in the Capital Hotel bar after a recent round of evening drinks. The report indicated that Starr was snippy with the folks who jocularly said they had enjoyed looking through the bag he left at their table.
CATS, as many as eight of which have disappeared from homes near Allsopp Park in the past year. Kenneth Starr and other conspiracists take note: The most recent disappearances all were logged within shouting distance of the Hillcrest home of the First Mother in Law, Dorothy Rodham.
PROSECUTING ATTORNEY DAN HARMON of Benton, whose estranged wife, Holly, complained that the Saline County sorehead broke into her apartment, took some property and later returned and roughed her up. Days later, Benton cops were still dithering about whether to file charges.
LITTLE ROCK TEENAGERS, who, thanks to the City Board of Directors, now live under both nighttime and school hour curfews. Heck, why not finish the job and put everybody under 18 under full-time house arrest.
Hog fans just can't quit blaming the refs for the NCAA men's basketball tournament loss to North Carolina. Now the Arkansas Senate has gotten in on the act, with this resolution introduced by Democratic Sen. Keith Ingram and getting bipartisan co-sponsorship from that brutish and short sandlot roundball player, Republican Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson.
IndieWire breaks news long whispered downtown — a more ambitious successor to the Little Rock Film Festival is in the works, with backing from writer/director Jeff Nichols, a Little Rock native. His "Loving" has won wide acclaim recently.