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Saturday, May 31, 2008

Saturday, May 31, 2008 - 21:27:51

Let's eat

New food porn on Eat Arkansas. I forgot to mention -- ice cold Moretti beer in frozen mugs, on draft, and rosso di montalcino by the glass at absurdly fair markups.

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Saturday, May 31, 2008 - 16:12:26

Back to you

I may check in. But maybe not.

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Saturday, May 31, 2008 - 16:12:26

Back to you

I may check in. But maybe not.

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Saturday, May 31, 2008 - 10:58:57

Mike Beebe's parsing

Another good weekly column by Andrew DeMillo, this one on Gov. Mike Beebe's triangulation of the hot-button question (for some hotheads anyway) of giving in-state tuition to Arkansas high school graduates and residents who might lack a Social Security number.

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Saturday, May 31, 2008 - 07:17:14

Bush moves to cement 'legacy'

Check it out. Another finagle by the Bush administration, an early deadline for rules changes that will make it harder for the next administration to disturb rules Bush has put in place.

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Saturday, May 31, 2008 - 07:10:04

Whither the farm vote

Come November, Brummett writes, the East Arkansas farm vote will ponder change (Obama) versus fear (McCain) and, given race and culture, Obama faces an uphill climb.

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Friday, May 30, 2008

Friday, May 30, 2008 - 18:50:07

Take it away

You're up.

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Friday, May 30, 2008 - 16:42:51

The sweet spell of success

Samia Nawaz, a student at Little Rock's Anthony School, has reached the finals of the National Spelling Bee.

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Friday, May 30, 2008 - 15:55:11

Fire victim: 'I laid there scared to death.'

Aaron Jones, the lawyer and real estate developer who says he was bound by armed intruders in his Chenal Circle home early this morning and managed to escape the fire intruders set, said he can think of no one with a reason to do him harm.

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Friday, May 30, 2008 - 11:19:09

Ask the Blog UPDATE

Another edition of Ask the Blog, for a reader who requested more information about Central Arkansas Water's contract with a new ad/PR adviser, Advantage Communications, and, for policy work, with Cranford Johnson Robinson Woods.

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Friday, May 30, 2008 - 11:19:09

Ask the Blog UPDATE

Another edition of Ask the Blog, for a reader who requested more information about Central Arkansas Water's contract with a new ad/PR adviser, Advantage Communications, and, for policy work, with Cranford Johnson Robinson Woods.

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Friday, May 30, 2008 - 11:15:22

Houston of the Ozarks

Hmmmm. From the Memphis paper.

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Friday, May 30, 2008 - 09:03:40

Supreme Court lauded

The Arkansas Supreme Court has been ranked second-best in the country among state supreme courts in a University of Chicago Law School study that gave numerical grades on productivity, independence and opinion quality.

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Friday, May 30, 2008 - 09:03:40

Supreme Court lauded

The Arkansas Supreme Court has been ranked second-best in the country among state supreme courts in a University of Chicago Law School study that gave numerical grades on productivity, independence and opinion quality.

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Friday, May 30, 2008 - 08:52:42

Hot story UPDATE

Blog reader CS alerts me to an out-of-the-ordinary house fire story on Channel 4. A house at 43 Chenal Circle burned last night.

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Friday, May 30, 2008 - 07:25:41

End of an error

I can't take credit for the headline, it was suggested by a motorist who tipped me to the following development: A crane was at work on Jennings Osborne's Cantrell Road spread yesterday as workers disassembled the giant light display on his yard.

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Friday, May 30, 2008 - 07:20:48

The gender issue

Here's a male columnist, E.J. Dionne, not ready to write off the idea that Hillary Clinton has endured criticism of a sort a male wouldn't have encountered.

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Friday, May 30, 2008 - 06:53:41

Huckabee: fire from the right

Mike Huckabee governed as a big government Republican (and that's not criticism.) But it continues to rankle committed movement conservatives who hate "activist government."

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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Thursday, May 29, 2008 - 21:07:14

Alien immersion

The AP is bulldogging the story it created about the enrollment of students without citizenship or student visa papers in Arkansas colleges at in-state tuition rates.

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Thursday, May 29, 2008 - 21:07:14

Alien immersion

The AP is bulldogging the story it created about the enrollment of students without citizenship or student visa papers in Arkansas colleges at in-state tuition rates.

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