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Updated on September 27, 2012 at 1:34 PM

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Re: “Burge's Turkeys and Hams

Smoked meat is the draw here, but they also make great fried catfish and fried fruit pies. The menu is huge. But this is the single best thing in the place: Containers of smoked turkey salad. You can pretend there's only a touch of mayo along with the ground up turkey and seasoning. It's healthy, see?

Posted by Max Brantley on 07/09/2010 at 1:47 PM

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Re: “The Thanksgiving eve open line

Thanks all.

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Posted by Max Brantley on 11/22/2017 at 9:10 PM

Re: “Fayetteville City Council fills vacancy by appointment of Kyle Smith, leader of For Fayetteville

AOAT: We reported that lawsuit several days ago and the links to the documents in the lawsuit, including Long's response, may be found there. Find it at length above about Long's resignation with three years remaining.

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Posted by Max Brantley on 11/22/2017 at 10:25 AM

Re: “Fayetteville has a City Council opening thanks to Alan Long's resignation

Two links amended.

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Posted by Max Brantley on 11/21/2017 at 11:23 AM

Re: “CORRECTION: Downtown gets spruced up with lighting ceremony MONDAY

Corrected. Sorry about that.

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Posted by Max Brantley on 11/18/2017 at 8:28 AM

Re: “Rapping Saturday at Little Rock City Hall as protest of music show crackdown

If I leave, it's for Denmark and due to larger issues than exist in Little Rock.

Amen on police response time -- too much territory for too few officers for too many calls. After my second burglary, I got ADT. The sign in my yard didn't prevent the third, the day after Christmas. They were in and out in minutes with two TVs, two laptops, two iPads, one iPod and two iPhones and my beer mug full of quarters. I had left the security system off. Going to a movie at noon on a Sunday the day after Christmas? Burglars working? Who knew? Nonetheless, had the alarm been on, they could have made the same haul and been out the door before the ADT callback, I'm sure.

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Posted by Max Brantley on 11/17/2017 at 11:09 AM

Re: “Rapping Saturday at Little Rock City Hall as protest of music show crackdown

Durango,

Fair point. But the only way we resemble indentured servitude at the Times is in the level of pay. I hope he rethinks it. But I feel his pain. I don't live many blocks from him and I've been burgled three times and had cars on the street hit more times than I can recount. I never lock cars so the thieves will not break windows. And I don't leave anything valuable in them. Famously, one thief stole my prized wooden discus that I presumed safe from thievery, probably to use to break into locked cars. One morning, when snow fell on the homeless camp in the park near my house, one of them took refuge in the backseat of our old wagon. I was as surprised as he was when I opened the door to drive to work. Nonethless, taxpayers aren't paying The Observer a salary to protect the city and we certainly won't be providing him a car to drive home to Paron, Tull, Palarm, Otto or wherever he decides to flee. And, demonstrably, he won't be doing so to avoid the public schools that so many cops and Waltons hate, having sent his only offspring to them for 12 years.

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Posted by Max Brantley on 11/17/2017 at 9:36 AM

Re: “Fayetteville lawyer will challenge Rep. Charlie Collins

JB,

Thanks. My mistake. Event is Thursday.

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Posted by Max Brantley on 11/15/2017 at 3:39 PM

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