Smart Talk Feb. 23 

Beaming up baby

A nursery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Medical Center has been outfitted with five web-linked cameras so parents can keep an eye on infants in critical care via the Internet.

ANGEL Eye will allow families (who are provided with a password) to see live feeds of video of their babies. A doctor may choose to have a baby on camera while talking to parents by phone.

The critical care nursery, which takes care of babies born at just over a pound, has as many as 10 babies on any given day. UAMS plans to expand ANGEL Eye (named for the Antenatal and Neonatal Guidelines, Education and Learning System program) to all beds in
the neonatal intensive care unit at some point.
Dr. Curtis Lowery, a professor and director of UAMS’ Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, said ANGEL Eye eventually will become part of a research project on bonding. “We believe the ability of a mother to see her infant, even from a computer screen 100 miles away, will help her bond with her baby, and it may improve lactation,” Lowery said in a news release. “This would be an extraordinary benefit to both mother and child.”


In case you missed it on TV, KTHV ran results of a poll last week that indicates Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton enjoys some residual good feeling in Arkansas.
For a story on the potential for three Arkansans to contend for the presidency in 2008 (Clinton, Wesley Clark and Gov. Mike Huckabee), KTHV, using the automated polling of Survey USA, asked questions of 583 registered Arkansas voters Feb. 11-12.
Among the results, some of which we reported last week:

Percentage who thought the three were qualified to be president:
Clinton 55 percent.
Huckabee 39 percent
Clark 33 percent

The candidate most likely to be elected:
Clinton 50 percent
Huckabee 32 percent
Clark 14 percent

If the choice was Huckabee or Clinton:
Clinton 52 percent
Huckabee 43 percent
Undecided 5 percent

If Bill Clinton could run again, would you vote for him:
Definitely 43 percent
Never 32 percent
Depends 25 percent


Nobody says more about the Bush administration in fewer words than syndicated cartoonist Tom Tomorrow, whose strip appears in the Times each week. Here’s a roundup of his work, a new book, "Hell in a Handbasket," that will set you laughing all over again, when you’re not crying for our beloved country. It’s from Penguin Group and costs $14.95.


Comments (2)

Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

  • Thursday's open line and the daily video

    Here's the open line and the daily video.
    • Oct 27, 2016
  • UPDATE: Ted Suhl gets seven years, $200,000 fine for bribery

    Ted Suhl was sentenced this morning by federal Judge Billy Roy Wilson on four counts of attempting to bribe a state official to help his mental health business supported by Medicaid money. He received 84 months and a $200,000 fine and is to report to prison in early January. He will appeal.
    • Oct 27, 2016
  • Question raised on Dallas Cowboy gift to NLR cops

    Blogger Russ Racop raises an interesting question, as he sometimes does, about Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones' gift of free tickets for North Little Rock cops to attend a Dallas Cowboy football game.
    • Oct 27, 2016
  • More »

More by Arkansas Times Staff

Most Shared

  • Issue 3: blank check

    Who could object to a constitutional amendment "concerning job creation, job expansion and economic development," which is the condensed title for Issue 3 for Arkansas voters on Nov. 8?
  • Little Rock police kill man downtown

    Little Rock police responding to a disturbance call near Eighth and Sherman Streets about 12:40 a.m. killed a man with a long gun, Police Chief Kenton Buckner said in an early morning meeting with reporters.
  • From the mind of Sol LeWitt: Crystal Bridges 'Loopy Doopy': A correction

    Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is installing Sol Lewitt's 70-foot eye-crosser "Wall Drawing 880: Loopy Doopy," waves of complementary orange and green, on the outside of the Twentieth Century Gallery bridge. You can glimpse painters working on it from Eleven, the museum's restaurant, museum spokeswoman Beth Bobbitt said
  • Ted Suhl loses another bid for new trial; faces stiff sentencing recommendation

    Ted Suhl, the former operator of residential and out-patient mental health services, has lost a second bid to get a new trial on his conviction for paying bribes to influence state Human Services Department policies. Set for sentencing Thursday, Suhl faces a government request for a sentence up to almost 20 years. He argues for no more than 33 months.
  • Football and foster kids

    It took a football stadium to lay bare Republican budget hypocrisy in Arkansas.

Latest in Smart Talk

  • Better than Texas

    Arkansas's tax system is slightly more friendly to the poorest people, but only slightly.
    • Aug 24, 2011
  • Small-school champions

    Two Arkansas congressmen are among the 14 sponsors of a bill that would "correct" a provision of the federal school-funding formula they say favors large school districts over small districts.
    • Aug 24, 2011
  • Bipartisan race

    The rise of Republicanism in Arkansas has brought a rare two-party race to the state Senate in Southeast Arkansas, traditionally a Democratic stronghold.
    • Aug 24, 2011
  • More »

Visit Arkansas

Jodi Morris's lifelong ties to the National Park Service

Jodi Morris's lifelong ties to the National Park Service

"History is always happening" at Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site

Event Calendar

« »


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