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: , ,


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

  • Trump's gift to newspapers

    What would a Monday morning be without Donald Trump in the White House? Among the stories we'd lack today:
    • Nov 19, 2018
  • Prosecutor-elect suggests murder charge in Dallas police shooting

    ohn Creuzot, district attorney-elect in Dallas County, says a murder charge would be appropriate in the fatal shooting of Botham Jean in his apartment by Dallas police officer Amber Guyger.
    • Nov 19, 2018
  • Video: Shootout in Washington County

    After a bystander's video of a shootout Nov. 11 between Washington County deputies and a suspect, the county sheriff released dash cam video of the event.
    • Nov 19, 2018
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • Among the last words from Kenneth Williams: 'Finger Lickin' Good Fried Chicken'

    What's purported to be a final-words essay from condemned prisoner Kenneth Williams was distributed today by Deborah Robinson, a freelance journalist in Arkansas.  He reflects on his execution, his victims, reactions of inmates and big servings of fried chicken, which he says are given to all inmates on execution days.
    • Apr 27, 2017
  • Police identify two women found fatally shot on Chicot Road

    Little Rock police have identified two women found dead of gunshot wounds in an SUV parked next to a vacant trailer in a mobile home park at 11500 Chicot Road.
    • May 16, 2017
  • Today in Trump: Obstruction of justice anyone?

    It's the New York Times with the news today. Fired FBI Director James Comey kept notes of his talks with Donald Trump. A memo he wrote in February after a meeting with Trump said the president asked him to shut down the investigation into Michael Flynn, his former national security adviser.
    • May 16, 2017


  • Arkansas vs Ole Miss at War Memorial stadium in Little Rock, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. After leading for much of the game, Arkansas lost 37-33 when Ole Miss scored the game winning Touchdown with less that 2 minutes left. 
  • Margaret Clark Adventure Park
    New sculptures, preschoolers play area dedicated in Riverfront Park in Little Rock.

Most Recent Comments


© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation