Tuesday talk | Arkansas Blog

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Tuesday talk

Posted By on Tue, Jul 10, 2012 at 4:06 PM

The line is open. Final words:

* NEWS UPDATE: Please note, if you haven't already, the update on this morning's item about the supposed release of criteria for location of the Technology Park. The news release was in error and misleading, as were followup comments from the Chamber of Commerce. The criteria have not been released. If this is running government like a business .....UPDATE: The chamber of commerce sent out a corrected news release in early evening.

* INDICTMENT IN TEACHER TEST SCAM: The Commercial Appeal says an indictment today will charge a Hughes, Ark., man with charging aspiring teachers from Memphis, Arkansas and Mississippi from $1,500 to $3,000 so that he'd have others take teacher licensing exams for them. Clarence Mumford was named in a 45-count fraud indictment, the paper reported. The indictment noted one case in which an impostor took a PRAXIS exam in 2009 at Arkansas State in Jonesboro for a would-be teacher whose registration fee was paid by Mumford's credit card.

* PUT BEEBE DOWN AS A NO: Casinos, medical marijuana, gas severance tax increase. If any or all of those proposals make the November ballot, Gov. Mike Beebe said he'd vote against them, he told questioning reporters today. Ditto those opinions for 2014 Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dustin McDaniel.

* ARKANSAS MAN DIES SNORKELING IN FLORIDA: An Arkansas man, James Faulkner, 55, died while snorkeling with a Scout group in the Florida Keys. His son found him floating and unresponsive while snorkeling on a sailboat outing.

* $12 MILLION MAN: Attorney General Dustin McDaniel was quoted today as saying the 2014 governor's race could cost him alone $10 to $12 million. Really? That would double Mike Beebe's 2006 race. It presumably presumes McDaniel survives a primary against Bill Halter, John Burkhalter and perhaps others.

* THIS IS A STICKUP: GIVE ME YOUR KC MASTERPIECE: 40/29 reports a Fayetteville Walmart parking lot robbery in which a man demanded cash and barbecue sauce. Key detail — brand of sauce — not given.

Tags: , ,

From the ArkTimes store


Comments (16)

Showing 1-16 of 16

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-16 of 16

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • LR speakers blast state board for double standard

    A series of speakers, beginning with Sen. Joyce Elliott, denounced what they saw as a hidden agenda favoring charter schools at the state Department of Education and asked the state Board of Education for return of local control.
    • May 12, 2016
  • Hospitality, restaurant groups oppose bathroom bill

    Add the restaurant and hospitality association to those opposed to Sen. Linda Collins-Smith's bill to keep transgender people out of public restrooms that match their gender identity.
    • Mar 16, 2017
  • Kenneth Starr: A comment from Betsey Wright

    Betsey Wright, former President Bill Clinton's chief of staff when he was Arkansas governor, responds bitterly to a New York Times article today quoting Whitewater Prosecutor Kenneth Starr's warm words about Clinton. She can't forget the lives Starr ruined in Arkansas.
    • May 24, 2016

Most Shared

  • Industrial hemp pilot program coming soon to Arkansas

    One of the booths at this week's Ark-La-Tex Medical Cannabis Expo was hosted by the Arkansas Hemp Association, a trade group founded to promote and expand non-intoxicating industrial hemp as an agricultural crop in the state. AHA Vice President Jeremy Fisher said the first licenses to grow experimental plots of hemp in the state should be issued by the Arkansas State Plant Board next spring.
  • The prayers of Rapert

    Sen. Jason Rapert is keeping a close eye on the Alabama Senate race.

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

  • Re: Open line

    • And Trump loses another nominee to his administration-- Trumps EPA chemical safety nominee withdraws nomination…

    • on December 13, 2017
  • Re: Open line

    • You're right about those markers, Steven. I'm one lucky s.o.b. and I know it. As…

    • on December 13, 2017
  • Re: Today in Tom Cotton's clothes

    • I think you're all wrong. The Koch brothers have been playing with Rotten Cotton, and…

    • on December 13, 2017



© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation