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Here we go again.
Readers, thousands of them, have spoken in our annual voting on the Best of Arkansas in 100 or so categories of commerce, entertainment and other interests.
We published paper ballots in our print edition in May. But balloting was also open during the month on-line.
Some old, some new faces appear.
(Talk about old. David Bazzel has been tabbed the best-looking guy by readers since we started this contest back in the 20th century. His staying power seemed to merit a return cover shot, this year with his his companion winner, KATV's Beth Hunt.)
The results, with winners in the Little Rock area unless noted:
Goods & Services
RUNNERS-UP: Pleasant Ridge, Midtowne Little Rock
RUNNERS-UP: Fresh Market, Whole Foods, Hestand's.
Morris Antiques of Keo
RUNNERS-UP: Fabulous Finds, Midtowne Antique Mall.
RUNNERS-UP: Ashley's, IO Metro.
RUNNERS-UP: Laurie McFarland, Larry West.
MUSIC (CDs) STORE
RUNNERS-UP: Barnes and Noble, Hastings.
RUNNERS-UP: Best Buy, Jack's of Conway, Jacksonville Guitar..
RUNNERS-UP: Solemates, Warren's.
RUNNERS-UP: Best Buy, Movie Gallery, Hastings
Barnes and Noble
RUNNERS-UP: Wordsworth, Books-a-Million.
RUNNERS-UP: Kohl's, Belk, Chico's.
RUNNERS-UP: Bauman's, Evolve, Mr. Wick's.
RUNNERS-UP: Evolve, Forever 21.
Poor Little Rock Girl
RUNNERS-UP: Savers, Goodwill
RUNNERS-UP: Children's Place, Cupcakes and Caterpillars.
RUNNERS-UP: Barbara Graves, Cupid's.
RUNNERS-UP: Custom Audio, Wal-Mart
RUNNERS-UP: Sports Authority, Gene Lockwood's, Ozark Outdoors.
Toys R Us
RUNNERS-UP: Toy Up, Heights Toy Store.
Tipton and Hurst
RUNNERS-UP: About Vase, Friday's, Empty Vase.
Russell and LeMay
RUNNERS-UP: Ray Lusk, Associated Plumbers.
RUNNERS-UP: Crown Shop, Full Moon.
RUNNERS-UP: Staples, Pettus.
Hillcrest Animal Hospital
RUNNERS-UP: Allpets, Pleasant Valley Veterinary Clinic.
RUNNERS-UP: Shickel, Moose.
RUNNERS-UP: Arvest, Bank of America.
RUNNERS-UP: Sports Clips, Morrison's.
RUNNERS-UP: Joel's, Caracalla.
RUNNERS-UP: Caracalla, Quy's Salon and Span.
RUNNERS-UP: Mary Healey's, Sissy's Log Cabin.
RUNNERS-UP: Walgreens, USA Drug, Cornerstone Pharmacy
RUNNERS-UP: Best, Razorback Car Wash of Bryant.
RUNNERS-UP: Bale, North Point.
RUNNERS-UP: Landers, Donnie's Foreign Car Service.
RUNNERS-UP: Auto Audio.
RUNNERS-UP: Sue Smith Vacations, Goodwin Travel.
RUNNERS-UP: Capital Hotel, Embassy Suites.
Lutheran High School
RUNNERS-UP: Pulaski Academy, Episcopal Collegiate School.
Central High School
RUNNERS-UP: Joe T. Robinson High School, Fulbright Elementary, Forest Park Elementary.
The Links of Sherwood
RUNNERS-UP: Rivercliff, Westside Creek.
The Good Earth
RUNNERS-UP: Hocott's, Cantrell Gardens.
Fuller and Sons
RUNNERS-UP: Kraftco, Home Depot.
RUNNERS-UP: Wal-Mart, Success Vision.
RUNNERS-UP: Fresh Market, Argenta Farmers Market, Kroger.
RUNNERS-UP: Academy Sports, Gene Lockwood's
RUNNERS-UP: Arkansas Cycling and Fitness, Orbea.
RUNNERS-UP: Don's, Gander Mountain.
RUNNERS-UP: Heights Gallery, Gallery 26.
RUNNERS-UP: Alltel (Verizon), Sprint
RUNNERS-UP: Aristotle, Comcast.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY
RUNNERS-UP: Crye-Leike, Charlotte John.