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Sunday, October 2, 2011

The Sunday night line

Posted By on Sun, Oct 2, 2011 at 5:04 PM

AFTER THE PARTY: This is one of several photos a Markham Street traveler encountered at the noon hour today on Markham Street, lots of trash from yesterdays Clinton anniversary celebration. Maybe with the new tax money, he commented, the city of Little Rock will be quicker on future cleanups.
  • AFTER THE PARTY: This is one of several photos a Markham Street traveler encountered at the noon hour today on Markham Street, lots of trash from yesterday's Clinton anniversary celebration. Maybe with the new tax money, he commented, the city of Little Rock will be quicker on future cleanups.

Post comments here. A closing note:

* DEATH OF A NEWSPAPER LEGEND: I was told this afternoon of the death of George Bentley, who retired more than 20 years ago as the county courthouse reporter for the Arkansas Gazette. He was legendary for his knowledge, sources and diligence, an ever amiable but persistent inquisitor of officials from Arch Campbell to Tommy Robinson. When the Gazette gave him a retirement party, it was an occasion for an equally legendary city editor, then-retired Bill Shelton, to deliver a not-so-subtle speech on the direction newspapering had taken under Gazette ownership by the Gannett Corp., away from the news-of-record reporting of people like George. I remember that George Bentley loved, in addition to his family, Bing Crosby, his fine old Jaguar sedan and the Baptist Church.

* SCHOOL "REFORM": Thanks to Jake for a link to a takedown of the latest so-called research to issue forth from Jay Greene and Co. at the Walton School of Teacher Union Busting and Charter School Promotion in Fayetteville. The work was touted on the front page of the D-G (which did at least carry a brief mention of another critic of the "study".) This also reminded me of this. But Bob Somerby, who contributed to the previous link and whose Daily Howler is a constant source of iconoclastic education reporting, also acknowledges shortcomings in American education at the top and bottom, if not so much in the middle.

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