Favorite

Feb. 4-10, 2009 

Feb. 4-10, 2009

It was a GOOD week for …

 

ARKANSAS. Toyota, battered by a sales slump, may never open a new assembly plant in Mississippi that was once thought headed for Arkansas. Bad news for workers. Good news for the state that didn't lay out millions for a plant that isn't coming.

 

JAIL SCANDAL. Police accuse a jail dispatcher, wife of the Clarendon police chief, with providing sex and a cell phone to a state inmate assigned to the Monroe County jail.

It was a BAD week for …

 

VIOLENCE. A bomb, apparently hidden in a tire, critically injured Dr. Trent Pierce of West Memphis, the chairman of the state Medical Board. Investigators quickly turned to cases of doctor discipline for potential suspects in the crime.

 

HOUSE SPEAKER ROBBIE WILLS. He marred his huge victory on the tobacco tax legislation by grumping about the bad manners of the losers. It's bad manners not to be magnanimous in victory. Then he unveiled an outline of lottery legislation that seems likely to create an even more unwieldy and incomprehensible college scholarship program than the state has now.

 

SWEPCO CUSTOMERS. The power company must think they are dumb. It has sent letters asking ratepayers to support a request for a rate increase between 18 and 22 percent, much of it to pay for a poison-spewing proposed coal-fired power plant in Hempstead County.

 

UCA STUDENTS. Fees and room rates will rise to help the college cover a cash flow deficit. Ever wonder where the college would be today if the problems of a past UCA administration had not been uncovered, more or less by chance as a result of controversy over a bonus for former president Lu Hardin?

 

DISASTER VICTIMS. Emergency meals sent to Arkansas ice storm victims were recalled because of fear of contaminated peanut butter.

 

NORTH LITTLE ROCK MAYOR PAT HAYS. Blatant disregard for a dumpster screening ordinance – including by Hays' own government – prompts the mayor to propose delayed implementation.

Favorite

From the ArkTimes store

Comments

Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

More by Arkansas Times Staff

Readers also liked…

  • Eligible voters removed from rolls

    Arkansas Times reporters contacted election officials around the state to see how they had handled flawed felon data from the secretary of state. Responses varied dramatically.
    • Aug 11, 2016
  • Real Republicans don't do pre-K

    Also, drifting away from trump, Hudson's downfall at ASU and more.
    • Aug 11, 2016
  • Asa on pre-K

    • Aug 17, 2016

Most Shared

Latest in The Week That Was

Event Calendar

« »

December

S M T W T F S
  1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31  

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

  • Re: Banker signs on for Rx accounts

    • Pain relief, sleeping better, people reducing AND even eliminating opiate use. Have yet to find…

    • on December 14, 2017
  • Re: Banker signs on for Rx accounts

    • So "outside of those four states, consumers must put their trust in the manufacturer"? OR…

    • on December 14, 2017
  • Re: The class of 2016

    • Government by the People means we have to be active citizens. I am greatful for…

    • on December 14, 2017
 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation