• Issue of
  • Aug 5-12, 2010
  • Vol. 36, No. 48
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  • The Insider
  • Union strife

    A vigorous race is developing for a seat on the Little Rock School Board between incumbent Micheal Daugherty and Michael Nellums, who ran unsuccessfully for the seat three years ago.
  • A deficit hawk's deficits
  • Smart Talk
  • A deficit hawk's deficits

    The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported last week that Rick Crawford, the Republican candidate for First District Congress, had declared bankruptcy in 1994 to discharge more than $12,000 in personal debt, including credit card charges and medical bills.
  • The Observer
  • The Observer, Aug. 5

    The Observer's Rich Uncle Alan, also known as El Jefe around the Arkansas Times, plants a big ol' garden every spring — a virtual Eden, chock full of heirloom tomatoes, peppers and other goodies. We're kind enough to take some of that off his hands every year, just so it doesn't go to waste, of course.
  • Letters
  • Assigned reading

    It has not been my honor to drop you a few words in many moons and Graham Gordy has inspired these.


  • Editorials
  • Good work

    We've always thought of Dr. William F. Harrison as the Gary Cooper of Northwest Arkansas, but unlike Cooper, whose townspeople wouldn't come to his aid in "High Noon," Harrison had friends and patients standing with him against the villains.
  • Max Brantley
  • The third-party threat

    Democratic U.S. Sen. Blanche Lincoln faces an uphill re-election fight against Republican challenger John Boozman, but it's made tougher still by the presence of Green Party candidate John Gray.
  • Ernest Dumas
  • Advice for Lincoln

    Sen. Blanche Lincoln needs fresh political advice in the worst way, better advice in fact than she can get here, but there is little chance that she will get it or take it.
  • Bob Lancaster
  • Slow train stops

    For those of you Seeing Arkansas First this summer, here are some of the don't-miss attractions, with notes.


  • To-Do List, Aug. 5-11
  • To-Do List
  • To-Do List, Aug. 5-11

    The Crystal Method, Lamanpalooza, Strongest Man National Championship, The Reds, Top of the Rock, The Rocketboys, Built to Spill, AA Bondy.
  • Fame and food and new noir
  • Books
  • Fame and food and new noir

    North Little Rock natives Mark and Matt Jacobs have written a new book of food-related factoids that looks promising.




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