• Issue of
  • May 5-11, 2005
  • Vol. 3, No. 16


  • The Insider
  • The Insider May 5

    Actress Ashley Judd, in town for the filming of Joey Lauren Adams’ movie, “Come Early Morning,” is creating quite a stir. She’s living in a rental in the Country Club neighborhood and venturing out occasionally during off hours. Our witness said diners in
  • Smart Talk
  • Smart Talk May 5

    In a column in the recent Arkansas Baptist News, Emil Turner, executive director of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention, chastised Baptist elected state officials for allowing enactment of a law that expands gambling in Arkansas.
  • The Observer
  • The Observer May 5

    On a rainy Friday last week, The Observer burned a whole tank of $2-and-something-a-gallon gasoline to go hear a guy talk about a unicorn. Not even to SEE the unicorn, just to hear someone who had seen it talk about it, and convince me he wasn’t lying. We
  • The Week That Was
  • The week that was April 27-May 3

    IT WAS A GOOD WEEK FOR … BIRDS. The ivory-billed woodpecker, long thought extinct, has been discovered swooping about the Big Woods of the Cache River basin. Does he have company? These, and many other questions, are now
  • Letters
  • Letters May 5

    I have just read the Dem-Gaz’s opinion on Mark Pryor’s remarks about right-leaning politics and religion. What a joke!


  • Editorials
  • Editorials May 5

    Sen. Edward M. Kennedy described perfectly the federal budget that was submitted by President Bush and approved by Congress on a party-line vote last week: “This budget says the lives of poor mothers and poor children are not that important after all.
  • Max Brantley
  • Meth madness

    Do you read our blog (www.arkansasblog.com)? You should. We often get the jump on local news. And there’s always plenty of visceral, spur-of-the-moment commentary, by us and readers. Last weekend, the subject was legislation that defines a pregnant m
  • John Brummett
  • An obsession, a camera, history

    David Luneau, just on the young side of 50, is — I can personally attest — a very good club-level tennis player. He’s one of those southpaw sonofaguns with sneaky speed that will exasperate you. But he maintains another hobby, and that is where he is now
  • Ernest Dumas
  • Bush's attack on Social Security

    People who said President Bush was out to scrap Social Security, not save it, were prophetic. When Bush last week finally offered a few details about his plan to prevent Social Security’s future insolvency, as he calls it, the historic compact among Ame
  • Bob Lancaster
  • Not gay

    Those pictures of President Bush and the Saudi prince kissing and holding hands doesn’t mean that our president is gay.
  • Words
  • Words May 5

    Molly Ivins collected some of President Bush’s more startling comments for publication in The Progressive magazine, including this one: “Free societies are hopeful societies. And free societies will be allies against these hateful few who have no conscien
  • Warwick Sabin
  • Somebody call a doctor

    Someone recently provided to me an internal UAMS document titled “Healthcare Shortage: Physicians and Nurses.” Organized as a numbered progression of facts and projections, the memorandum leads the reader to infer one inevitable conclusion: Arkansas
  • Bob McCord
  • LRAFB: On the line

    It will be 50 years ago come September when three generals flying three big jet airplanes began circling Pulaski County and then landing on the runway to officially open the Air Force’s newest base. Its name was and still is Little Rock Air Force Ba


  • More picks May 5-11
  • Picks
  • More picks May 5-11

    Saludos amigos. Cinco de Mayo is Thursday, May 5, and the River Market is celebrating with a pub crawl starting at 6 p.m. For $10 (purchased at any of the River Market venues) folks can gain admittance into any of the areas spots all night. Party highligh
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  • Books
  • What's happening in May

    Book signings and other events of note at book stores and other venues in May.
  • 'Red Hot Riley'
  • Arkansongs
  • 'Red Hot Riley'

    Billy Lee Riley, who was born Oct. 5, 1933, in Pocahontas, grew up with a love for music and played harmonica as a child. In the decades since, Riley has been a label owner, session musician and producer, among other roles.
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  • 'Ain't Misbehavin'' returns
  • Best Bets
  • 'Ain't Misbehavin'' returns

    Roberta Thomas, who wowed audiences in “Dreamgirls,” and director/choreographer Ron Hutchins, who put the steps in such Arkansas Repertory Theatre hits as “Anything Goes,” “Cinderella” and “Children of Eden,” are back with the Rep in the new production of
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  • TV Highlights
  • This week's TV highlights

    CINCO DE MAYO 2:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5 The History Channel (Comcast Ch. 70) Why the History Channel chose to stick this one in the middle of the day on Thursday, where only retirees, flu sufferers and kids playing hooky from school will get a chance




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