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Saturday, September 30, 2006

Saturday, September 30, 2006 - 17:11:51

Tonight and tomorrow

First thing's first. Here's another open line.

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Saturday, September 30, 2006 - 12:44:41

Dogtownius

Greet another blog to our lineup of community bloggers -- Dogtownius. As the name implies, it's about North Little Rock, written by a resident of the city who uses the once-hated nickname lovingly for his scrappy hometown. You should know Dogtownius as a frequent Arkansas Blog contributor.

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Saturday, September 30, 2006 - 12:34:44

Big Dam Bridge

Mayors Dailey and Hays pedal across the new bridge over the Arkansas River, which opened today to a bike ride, foot race and many gawkers.

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Saturday, September 30, 2006 - 12:25:18

Editing watch

An El Dorado reader notes differences in handling wire copy on an important passage in the story about the resignation of Rep. Mark Foley.

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Saturday, September 30, 2006 - 06:36:14

Crime IS an issue

Barbara Graves doesn't appear to get it. That's the only conclusion that can be drawn after reading the Democrat-Gazette's account of mayoral candidates' response to Mark Stodola's new TV ads, which emphasize his experience as a prosecutor and in shutting down drug houses, still a real and present danger in many neighborhoods, if not in serene West Little Rock.

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Saturday, September 30, 2006 - 06:31:24

And the attendance was ...

Yes, he's praised Mike Beebe effusively. Yes, A$a would tear down his praiseworthy school initiatives.

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Saturday, September 30, 2006 - 05:32:46

Brutality R Us

The New York Times examines the Deep South's continued preference for whipping school children, a practice that apparently causes some discomfort for newly settled suburbanites from places with more enlightened child-rearing policies.

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Saturday, September 30, 2006 - 05:26:09

The Northwest miracle

People are still flowing into Northwest Arkansas, but there's evidence of some cooling of the boom, if home sales are a measure.

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Saturday, September 30, 2006 - 05:18:32

Say goodbye to the tarpaper shack

Image stuff was fine before Republican attack groups took after Mike Beebe. Now, Brummett says, with Swibt Boats lurking, it's time for Beebe to fire back on misrepresentations of his record.

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Friday, September 29, 2006

Friday, September 29, 2006 - 20:21:17

Open line

Have at it.

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Friday, September 29, 2006 - 19:37:24

Free at last -- or not so long last

Gov. Mike Huckabee issued a batch of commutations and pardons today, some to shorten dramatically the sentences of meth manufacturers.

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Friday, September 29, 2006 - 16:50:09

Snyder, Lincoln push benefits for Guard, Reservists

U.S. Rep. Vic Snyder gets attention from a prominent military affairs columnist for urging defense officials during a contentious congressional hearing to increase benefits for National Guard and Reserve soldiers under the Montgomery G.I. Bill (MGIB).

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Friday, September 29, 2006 - 16:10:23

Two can play that game

As we all know by now, the major-party gubernatorial candidates Mike Beebe and Asa Hutchinson signed an agreement for three debates that exclude Green Party nominee Jim Lendall and independent candidate Rod Bryan.

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Friday, September 29, 2006 - 15:09:46

Who you calling little?

Somebody asked the other day whatever happened to the Little Rock nickname contest. The city will announce preferences in balloting on six finalists at 10 a.m.

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Friday, September 29, 2006 - 15:08:11

Open seat

A Republican family values congressman bites the dust. Sexually explicit texting with underage pages appears to be the last straw.

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Friday, September 29, 2006 - 15:08:11

Open seat

A Republican family values congressman bites the dust. Sexually explicit texting with underage pages appears to be the last straw.

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Friday, September 29, 2006 - 12:49:11

No holiday for crime ...

Not with a mayoral race to be decided. Mark Stodola is the latest to attempt to capitalize. His  new ads apparently are designed to scare the pants off voters about Little Rock's murder rate, then offer voters the reassuring prospect of electing a man with crime-fighting credentials as a former prosecutor.

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Friday, September 29, 2006 - 11:29:51

Teachers like ...

Woody Anderson, Democratic candidate for Third District Congress. He's won the National Education Association endorsement.

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Friday, September 29, 2006 - 11:17:07

Leech protection

U.S. Rep. Vic Snyder reports that Congress is about to provide a measure of protection for service people from blood-sucking payday lenders.

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Friday, September 29, 2006 - 11:01:14

Will you be packing?

A$a gets some rare Arkansas campaigning from Gov. Mike Huckabee tonight. The Huck headlines a $100-a-head "sportsmen's" event at the Peabody.

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