Favorite

The week that was Feb. 23-March 1, 2005 

IT WAS A GOOD WEEK FOR … POLITICS. Lt. Gov. Win Rockefeller said he definitely would run for governor in 2006, thus adding a little urgency to fellow Republican Asa Hutchinson’s decision-making. Thought won’t be required for whatever Sen. Jim Holt ultimately does in this regard. GOV. MIKE HUCKABEE. He was all over the national prints, on Bill Maher and angling for Oprah on the strength of his rising position in the National Governors Association and his declining waistline. A second library for Little Rock? U.S. REP. VIC SNYDER. He forthrightly, in the clinical fashion of the physician he is, defended Medicare coverage of drugs that combat male impotence for their wide-ranging health benefits. It was a welcome response to the sniggering schoolboys like Rep. John Boozman who think this is strictly about codger sex. ILLEGAL ALIENS. The House passed a bill to allow undocumented aliens to receive in-state college tuition and scholarships, once they have established residency. A crank’s objection slowed the bill in the Senate. PENGUINS. The Little Rock City Board will pledge $600,000 to match private money to build a penguin exhibit at the Zoo. (Someone will shortly be asking the city to compare expenditures on penguins and the homeless.) IT WAS A BAD WEEK FOR … CENTRAL ARKANSAS WATER. The utility seemed in danger of having its own commission go wobbly in a fight with Deltic Timber over environmentally dangerous development in the Lake Maumelle watershed. Reason: Business community pressure on commissioners, applied through Deltic’s friends at the chamber of commerce.
Favorite

From the ArkTimes store

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

  • Trump launches attack on 'SOBs' of the NFL

    Donald Trump led a rally for Alabama Senate candidate Luther Strange Friday night and the resulting news coverage (if not in our local newspaper) is giving great attention for his rant against the NFL, including but not limited to players who have made political statements by taking a knee during the National Anthem.
    • Sep 23, 2017
  • Driver killed in crash with Maumelle officer

    Maumelle police report the death early this morning of a motorist who crashed head-on with a Maumelle police officer. The officer and two passengers in the other vehicle were injured.
    • Sep 23, 2017
  • Walmart lawyer picked for U.S. attorney in western Arkansas

    Donald Trump has nominated Duane "Dak" Kees,  director of global ethics and compliance at Walmart Stores, to be U.S. attorney for the western district of Arkansas. It has been filled on an interim basis by a career lawyer in the office.
    • Sep 22, 2017
  • More »

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

  • ASU to reap $3.69 million from estate of Jim and Wanda Lee Vaughn

    Arkansas State University announced today plans for spending an expected $3.69 million gift in the final distribution of the estate of Jim and Wanda Lee Vaughn, who died in 2013 and 2015 respectively.
  • Bad health care bill, again

    Wait! Postpone tax reform and everything else for a while longer because the Senate is going to try to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act one more time before September ends and while it can do it with the votes of only 50 senators.
  • Sex on campus

    Look, the Great Campus Rape Crisis was mainly hype all along. What Vice President Joe Biden described as an epidemic of sexual violence sweeping American college campuses in 2011 was vastly overstated.
  • The inadequate legacy of Brown

    LRSD continues to abdicate its responsibility to educate poor black students.

Latest in The Week That Was

Event Calendar

« »

September

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

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

 

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