• Issue of
  • Jul 28 - Aug 3, 2005
  • Vol. 3, No. 28

News

  • The Insider
  • The Insider July 28

    Rick Calhoun will run for lieutenant governor. He said his campaign offices will officially open Aug. 2 above the Flying Fish restaurant, although he will not announce his candidacy until later.
  • Smart Talk
  • Smart Talk July 28

    Remember when New York Post gossip columnist Cindy Adams complained about the amenities in Little Rock during a trip to see the Clinton Library? This is from her July 7 column:
  • The Week That Was
  • The week that was July 20-26

    IT WAS A GOOD WEEK FOR … ARKANSAS SCHOOL KIDS. The 2005 Iowa tests showed kids in grades K-9 scored above the national median in virtually every grade and category of reading and math. Just call us Lake Woebegone.
  • Letters
  • Letters July 28

    I enjoyed Max Brantley’s comments about the banning of “Angels in America” at Arkansas Governor’s School. This is probably the one area that fundamentalist governors can affect public education the most. Whereas we used to challenge our high school stud

Columns

  • Editorials
  • Editorials July 28

    A courageous middleweight from Little Rock wins the world championship. His defeated opponent, who spent the weeks before the bout sneering at Jermain Taylor’s home state, petitions boxing officials to overturn the decision. A fabulous bird, long thoug
  • Max Brantley
  • Booze news

    We witnessed a bit of power politics last week. After more than four hours of testimony, the state Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission did as expected. Led by a couple of the Rev. Gov. Huckabee’s chief money men — J. J. Vigneault and Ron Fuller — the C
  • John Brummett
  • Making sense of legislative divides

    The politics of the Arkansas legislature surely makes little sense to the casual observer. Republican senators vote against one of their own for president pro tem, and for a Democrat, because the senior Republican who is in line for the largely hon
  • John Brummett
  • Making sense of legislative divides

    The politics of the Arkansas legislature surely makes little sense to the casual observer. Republican senators vote against one of their own for president pro tem, and for a Democrat, because the senior Republican who is in line for the largely honor
  • Ernest Dumas
  • Forget the tax cut

    With the state government suddenly sitting on a surplus of $125 million, about 2 percent of the state budget, there was the inevitable cry for tax cuts or for sending part of the money back in tiny checks to lots of taxpayers.
  • Bob Lancaster
  • How hot is it?

    It’s so hot I was out fishing and the worms started volunteering. It’s so hot that I’ve been thinking that Nixon, on the whole, was not that bad a president. It’s so hot the tree frogs only sigh.
  • Words
  • Words July 28

    Mauzel Beal of Conway writes: “I continually hear people using the nominative case of personal pronouns when it should be the objective case. Many newspaper articles make the same mistakes. Examples: They invited Tom and I (should be Tom and me). Here
  • Warwick Sabin
  • Exact change

    It was a “Lord God” moment. Even rarer than a sighting of the ivory-billed woodpecker (called the “Lord God” bird for the reaction it inspires) is a politician who changes his mind, admits doing so and does it for the right reasons.
  • Bob McCord
  • For the ballpark tax

    Polls indicate that next week North Little Rock people will vote to build a modern baseball stadium on their waterfront for the Arkansas Travelers. If so, voters will be raising their sales tax by 1 cent for two years, but will create an attraction th

Entertainment

  • Art Notes
  • Students’ work on display at Presidential Center

    Eight students from Marvell who are participating in the One Shot art program will have their visions of life in the Delta exhibited at the Clinton Presidential Center on Tuesday, Aug. 2, from 6-8 p.m.
  • More picks July 28-Aug. 4
  • Picks
  • More picks July 28-Aug. 4

    The week's highlights include cardboard boat races in Heber Springs, an Asia Festival in Little Rock, chuckwagon races near Mayflower, a grape festival in Altus, Twisters football at Alltel, super cars at the Fairgrounds and Little Rock Zoo fun.
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  • Jim Harris
  • A little girl, a big voice

    Folks who attended the “Wings and Wishes” benefit auction, dance and dinner for the Make-A-Wish Foundation on Sunday night were treated to a performance by an up-and-coming Little Rock talent, Bailey Hefley.
  • The Rep goes hip-hop
  • Best Bets
  • The Rep goes hip-hop

    The Arkansas Repertory Theatre’s main stage will be jumping with “The Hip Hop Project,” opening Saturday, July 30, and also running Aug. 3-6.
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  • TV highlights

    BEING BOBBY BROWN 9 p.m. Thursday, July 28 Bravo (Comcast Ch. 50) The reality show genre marches on. This time, someone said: “If we can’t get a famous person to do our reality show, let’s get a famous person’s spouse!”

Cartoons

Dining


 

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