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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Little Rock rated 'super cool'; but its daily newspaper?

Posted By on Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 9:36 AM

SUPER COOL: Thats Little Rock, new website says.
  • 'SUPER COOL': That's Little Rock, new website says.

A new website, TravelorMove.com, touts Little Rock as a "super cool" city, one of five dozen of the best places in the WORLD to visit or live. And that's even before the tech park is built. Snark.

The website grew from the Center for a Better South think tank founded by Andy Brack of Charleston, S.C., who's made some appearances in our pages before.

TravelorMove says it is building an "algorithmic engine based on lots of data points" to guide people to ideal communities based on such factors as political climate, weather, economy and culture. The first listings are based on communities now in that database.

Without further ado, the link to Little Rock:

Little Rock, the capital city of Arkansas, sees itself as America's newest destination, a vibrant city that offers exciting nightlife, a fun downtown convention and entertainment district, and a cradle of the American civil rights movement.

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The city features several historic and livable neighborhoods. Headquartered in the city are Dillard's Department Stores, Windstream Communications, Acxiom, Bank of the Ozarks and Stephen's Inc. Other companies with a large presence are Dassault Falcon Jet and Raytheon Aircraft. International nonprofits headquartered in Little Rock include Heifer International, Lions World Services for the Blind, Clinton Presidential Center and Winrock International. The largest employers in the community include AT&T Mobility, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Baptist Health Medical Center, Dassault Falcon Jet, Entergy, Raytheon, Siemens and the University of Arkansas for Medical Services.

Really. How can you knock a city that's headquarters for a former president's library, a world relief organization, a historically famous high school and the American Taekwondo Association? Not to mention the birthplace of the "cheese dog."

Missing is a comprehensive assessment of media, which would include more extended remarks on four hustling TV news operations, the doughty Arkansas Times and a statewide-circulated daily newspaper that still invests a significant amount in news coverage.

But about that newspaper. How super cool is it that the newspaper continues to carry stories such as this:

One punk protester freed in Russia

MOSCOW - An appellate court Wednesday in Moscow set free one of three jailed members of a punk protest band but upheld the two-year prison sentences of her band mates, issuing a split decision in a case that has drawn international condemnation of Russia over the suppression of political speech.

That "punk protest" band is, of course, better known as Pussy Riot. And if they ever play in that big city on India's west coast, it will be "punk protest band" plays Bombay, at least in the DOG.

I'm told by a former Arkansas Gazette copy editor that the P word also was banned from that late newspaper. I'm not sure I believe him when he says the stylebook added that "clam in a fright wig" was acceptable.

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