(Random image of the week, by Laura.)
Frank Robins III, the former publisher of the Log Cabin Democrat, died on Saturday at the age of 80. You can read his obituary on the Web site of the newspaper he once owned here. The newspaper’s article on Robins appears here.
Robins was my wife Laura’s uncle. I didn’t get to spend much time with him in the years since she and I married, but it was great to talk to him during our brief moments together. I remember us talking about newspapers and journalism and how so much has changed about the business.
But a few things about journalism that should always endure are what Robins’ colleagues say he exemplified: accuracy, high standards, innovation and a desire to serve the reader first.
From Joe Mosby, who worked for Robins as a reporter at the Log Cabin.
“Where Frank stood out was making and keeping the Log Cabin a people’s paper. It moved and breathed and reflected what was going on in Conway and Faulkner County. It wasn’t perfect; no publication is. But the Log Cabin under Frank for all his years as publisher was dependable, reliable and respected.”
Farewell, Frank. You’ll be missed.
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No rest for the narcissistic! Not content with the Internet, we’re also on the airwaves this weekend, aiming for Paris Hilton levels of overexposure. To wit:
Arkansas Week, 8:30 p.m. Friday, AETN – Catch myself, host Steve Barnes and Hoyt Purvis of the University of Arkansas as we tag-n-bag the week in business and politics. Tonight’s topics: Economic recovery, a Democratic challenger for Blanche Lincoln and Ted Kennedy’s Arkansas ties.
Arkansas Sunday Edition, 7 a.m., 103.7 The Buzz – David Kinkade and I are bringing up the rear in the 8 a.m. hour, filling time for host Blake Rutherford, who’ll be spent after talking Razorbacks with super-fan James Roberts and politics with Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel.
Tune in if you can take it!
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And there you have it. Another week in the can, another Kennedy cast off this mortal coil. Other stuff happened too, and there were blogs that wrote about it. Let us reminisce …
Another week, another poll claiming Blanche Lincoln will be run out of town on a rail. Zack Stovall is unmoved. And the Tolbert Report makes like Matt Drudge with the unflattering photos.
Someone else is running for Congress! But not against Blanche!
Robert Blake talks about Tumblr and how he plans to marry Tumblr one day, he loves it so much.
Freeman Hunt has more on protests against government-run health care.
Some blogger with ESPN said something about the Hogs or whatever.
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We don’t usually get too involved in sports on the blog — except when it helps pay the bills! To that end, we’d like to call your attention to an event our employer is putting on, with the help of our friends at 103.7 The Buzz: It’s ArkansasSports360.com‘s first annual Arkansas High School Football Classic, taking place Monday and Tuesday at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock.
From the news release:
Eight Arkansas high school football teams will open the 2009 season on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 at the site where they hope to end it – War Memorial Stadium.
Four games will be played during the two-night Arkansas High School Kickoff Classic as the teams begin their quest for a state title game at War Memorial in December. The event is presented by KABZ-FM, “103.7 The Buzz” and ArkansasSports360.com, and is sponsored by the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau.
On Aug. 31, Fayetteville will play Little Rock Central at 5 p.m., and Dollarway will take on Central Arkansas Christian Academy at 7:30. On Sept. 1, Watson Chapel meets Warren, and Pulaski Oak Grove plays Little Rock Christian Academy.
… Seven of the eight teams competing over the two days were state playoff teams in 2008.
It’s a two-night event packed with top-notch high school football that will help football fans fight off the shakes until other high school games start later in the week and — heaven help us — the Razorbacks kick off their season on Saturday, Sept. 5, in Little Rock. At War Memorial. See, it all comes full-circle!
Tickets are $7. Read more about the Kickoff Classic here, and see video interviews with some of the coaches here, here and here. After the jump, Justin Kramer of Little Rock Christian talks about the games and the running back Arkansas can’t get enough of, Michael Dyer.
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Tonight: The Fourth #LRTweetup at Cajun’s in Little Rock, underway at 5:30 p.m. Come socialize (in person!) with local Tweeters on the bank of the Arkansas River. RSVP here (lots of you already have!), roll the dice for a free Mini-Card here and learn about the upcoming Little Rock Twestival to benefit Reach Out and Read Arkansas here.
And after the jump, let the Baz give you a video taste of tonight’s delicious venue.
See you at 5:30!
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