• Issue of
  • Feb 7-13, 2008
  • Vol. 6, No. 4


  • Cover Stories
  • The perfect racial storm

    Crittenden County’s troubles -- including the 2007 shooting of 12-year-old DeAunta Farrow by a West Memphis policeman -- are rooted in its racist past.
  • The Insider
  • Gall, in several parts

    Full and half-page ads the new charter school eStem has run in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette since Sunday have public high school teachers gagging.
  • Smart Talk
  • Bang

    Arkansas scores near the bottom of the Brady bunch thanks to its lax gun control laws.
  • The Observer, Feb. 7
  • The Observer
  • The Observer, Feb. 7

    The Observer, inspired by the Times’ cover story this week on the history of racial strife in Crittenden County, was yearning to lay our hands on images from that county’s past.
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  • The Week That Was
  • Jan. 30-Feb. 5, 2008

    It was a good week for … POLITICS. Uncommonly interesting races commanded huge attention for the Super Tuesday presidential primary voting. (Alas, we went to press before the polls closed. Mike Huckabee and Hillary Clinton seemed likely to win Arkans
  • Letters
  • Severance tax

    The biggest problem some people have in understanding the severance tax debate is in its name: severance tax.


  • Editorials
  • Knavery

    If wanting to raise the severance tax to a fair level is “clownery,” as Sen. Bob Johnson calls it, what is the proper name for Senator Johnson’s position, resisting any attempt to make rich special interests pay their fair share of taxes? Stealery? Whorer
  • Ernest Dumas
  • Rebate an empty gesture

    President Bush and congressional leaders put aside their acrimony long enough to agree to send a check to nearly everyone in America with a regular job and a tax cut for every company that is so prosperous that it plans to expand.
  • Bob Lancaster
  • More cowbell

    We’ve decided what we’ll spend our stimulus-package windfall on: more cowbell.


  • To-do list, Feb. 7
  • To-Do List
  • To-do list, Feb. 7

    'Doubt,' Jim Mize and Isaac Alexander, the ASO does Andrew Lloyd Weber, Cross Canadian Ragweed, David's Pegasus, H.A.P.S. Live, Victor Wooten and 'Annie.'
  • In Brief
  • In brief, Feb. 7

    Just in case you’ve breezed through the paper and landed on this section, the ARKANSAS TIMES MUSICIANS SHOWCASE, round two, is tonight, featuring the Reds, Bryan Frazier with Action Figures, Notion and Epiphany and One Night Stand.
  • Reviews, Feb. 7
  • Music Reviews
  • Reviews, Feb. 7

    In the words of David Lee Roth, “three originals and one inevitable” came to town last week and, as I saw it, they kicked some ass.
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  • What's Cookin'
  • What's cooking, Feb. 7

    Roger and Missy Tucker, who owned Paul’s Restaurant in the Park Hill neighborhood of North Little Rock from 2000 to 2005, have returned to the business.


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