Favorite

It was a good week for new Little Rock Mayor Jim Dailey 

THE WEEK THAT WAS
Dec. 30, 1994-Jan. 4, 1995

It was a good week for...

PRESIDENT CLINTON, who trekked to Arkansas for such pleasant pastimes as a stroll in Hillcrest, a duck hunt, a hubcap burger at Cotham’s in Scott, a road trip to Hope and being guest of honor at the dedication of a school named for him. It certainly beat dealing with the Republican Congress.

LITTLE ROCK MAYOR JIM DAILEY, whose inaugural address included a vow to put the city staff to work on winning federal support for a visitor’s center to commemorate the 1957 desegregation of Central High School. This most-visited Little Rock site is overdue for a Park Service interpretive center.

It was a bad week for...

RANDY JOHNSON, the new Pulaski County sheriff, who was blocked by federal Judge George Howard from firing two top jail administrators. If ever a house cleaning was needed, it’s needed at the jail, but Howard said he wanted to hear their racial discrimination claim first.

INDEPENDENT COUNSEL KENNETH STARR, who, according to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, absentmindedly left his briefcase in the Capital Hotel bar after a recent round of evening drinks. The report indicated that Starr was snippy with the folks who jocularly said they had enjoyed looking through the bag he left at their table.

CATS, as many as eight of which have disappeared from homes near Allsopp Park in the past year. Kenneth Starr and other conspiracists take note: The most recent disappearances all were logged within shouting distance of the Hillcrest home of the First Mother in Law, Dorothy Rodham.

PROSECUTING ATTORNEY DAN HARMON of Benton, whose estranged wife, Holly, complained that the Saline County sorehead broke into her apartment, took some property and later returned and roughed her up. Days later, Benton cops were still dithering about whether to file charges.

LITTLE ROCK TEENAGERS, who, thanks to the City Board of Directors, now live under both nighttime and school hour curfews. Heck, why not finish the job and put everybody under 18 under full-time house arrest.
Favorite

From the ArkTimes store

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

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

  • Conspiracy theorists

    Back in 2000, I interviewed Rev. Jerry Falwell on camera in connection with a documentary film of "The Hunting of the President," which Joe Conason and I wrote.
  • The health of a hospital

    The Medicaid expansion helped Baxter County Regional Medical Center survive and thrive, but a federal repeal bill threatens to imperil it and its patients.
  • Virgil, quick come see

    There goes the Robert E. Lee. But the sentiment that built the monument? It's far from gone.
  • Real reform

    Arkansas voters, once perversely skeptical of complicated ballot issues like constitutional amendments, have become almost comical Pollyannas, ratifying the most shocking laws.
  • That modern mercantile: The bARn

    The bARn Mercantile — "the general store for the not so general," its slogan says — will open in the space formerly occupied by Ten Thousand Villages at 301A President Clinton Ave.

Latest in The Week That Was

Visit Arkansas

Paddling the Fourche Creek Urban Water Trail

Paddling the Fourche Creek Urban Water Trail

Underutilized waterway is a hidden gem in urban Little Rock

Event Calendar

« »

May

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

  • Abuse again at Arkansas juvenile lockup

    A guard was fired after choking a child at the Alexander Juvenile Assessment and Treatment Center. It’s the latest in a long history of mistreatment at the facility.

Most Recent Comments

 

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