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Saturday, June 28, 2008

Saturday, June 28, 2008 - 10:23:22

Country clubbing: No girls allowed

This amusing little story should have at least a touch of resonance among those admitted to, or familiar with, the inner sanctum of the Country Club of Little Rock known as the men's grill.

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Saturday, June 28, 2008 - 08:00:57

Crossword/sudoku alert UPDATE

Ah, a rainy day. Good day to re-run a notice I'd posted earlier in the week.

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Saturday, June 28, 2008 - 07:17:30

Anatomy of a smear

For your reading pleasure: A deep piece in the Washington Post about scholar Danielle Allen's investigation into the origins of the Barack Obama-is-a-Muslim-terrorist-etc. e-mail smear campaign.

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Today's headlines: From monument compromise to fraud

Saturday, June 28, 2008 - 07:06:27

Oh, Arkansas

This photo making the web rounds was shot last week in Morrilton, at the drive-through window of a tobacco store.

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Saturday, June 28, 2008 - 06:53:04

The price of publicity

John Brummett engages in every columnist's favorite pastime -- mopping up the wounded that linger after a bruising battle, this one the quick flap over a city-paid profile of a city director, Stacy Hurst, in Soiree, the high society magazine.

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Saturday, June 28, 2008 - 06:53:04

The price of publicity

John Brummett engages in every columnist's favorite pastime -- mopping up the wounded that linger after a bruising battle, this one the quick flap over a city-paid profile of a city director, Stacy Hurst, in Soiree, the high society magazine.

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Friday, June 27, 2008

Friday, June 27, 2008 - 23:04:17

Warrant issued on animal abuse?

That's what Andrew Bagley's blog is reporting exclusively from Helena-West Helena. He says a judge has signed off an animal cruelty charge against the mayor, James Valley, for cutting stray dogs loose in the national forest rather than caring for them properly at a city animal shelter.

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Friday, June 27, 2008 - 22:22:05

There Huckabee goes again

Mike Huckabee, newly minted TV commentator, needs to remember: The TV camera never blinks. And somebody out there might hold you to account for your bodacious B.S.

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Friday, June 27, 2008 - 22:13:01

O'Brien caves on S.S. numbers

Just in from an evening out I find a news release from County Clerk Pat O'Brien on the recent discovery that public records he's put on-line include some old real estate records that carry Social Security numbers, as was the custom for many years.

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Friday, June 27, 2008 - 17:03:38

Friday night fun

It's an open line. But, if you're not among the quarter-million or more who've already viewed this video, I think you'll get a kick of out this young fellow's spoof on George Bush and global warming.

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Friday, June 27, 2008 - 16:23:14

The rest of the boondoggle

Boondoggle? You know the words "Pulaski County government" are about to follow, don't you?

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Friday, June 27, 2008 - 12:44:54

Big track shoes to fill

Arkansas Sports 360, the ever-growing sports colossus across the street from us, reports that the UA today will name Chris Bucknam, currently at Northern Iowa, to succeed John McDonnell as coach of the men's track team.

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Friday, June 27, 2008 - 12:44:54

Big track shoes to fill

Arkansas Sports 360, the ever-growing sports colossus across the street from us, reports that the UA today will name Chris Bucknam, currently at Northern Iowa, to succeed John McDonnell as coach of the men's track team.

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Friday, June 27, 2008 - 12:27:55

Ahhh, love that carbon dioxide UPDATE

The laughingly named state Pollution Control and Ecology Commission today slam-dunked the effort by conservation groups to get carbon dioxide defined as a contaminant.

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Friday, June 27, 2008 - 12:27:55

Ahhh, love that carbon dioxide UPDATE

The laughingly named state Pollution Control and Ecology Commission today slam-dunked the effort by conservation groups to get carbon dioxide defined as a contaminant.

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Friday, June 27, 2008 - 12:04:57

Where's the love on 'Guru'? UPDATE

Even as the DOG was dissing us in the news section, the Arkansas Times sustained a few nips, by name this time, in the Democrat-Gazette feature section. There, film critic Philip Martin contributed still further to the dialogue we mentioned earlier about his 85 rating of "Love Guru," which has been widely panned.

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Friday, June 27, 2008 - 12:04:57

Where's the love on 'Guru'? UPDATE

Even as the DOG was dissing us in the news section, the Arkansas Times sustained a few nips, by name this time, in the Democrat-Gazette feature section. There, film critic Philip Martin contributed still further to the dialogue we mentioned earlier about his 85 rating of "Love Guru," which has been widely panned.

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Friday, June 27, 2008 - 12:01:38

A bipartisan energy bill

U.S. Sens. Mark Pryor and Blanche Lincoln say they have joined a bipartisan effort to come up with energy legislation.

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Friday, June 27, 2008 - 11:48:14

The ledge and the sex offender

OK, sex offender is harsh. Then-state Rep. Dwayne Dobbins copped a plea bargain to a harassment charge and thus isn't classified as a sex offender.

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Friday, June 27, 2008 - 09:20:33

Fayetteville High feuding

Between The Iconoclast's own insightful commentary and the well-informed readers of his NWA-centered blog, you get a good deal more texture about the bizarre machinations underway over the future of Fayetteville High School.

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