Good luck, guys.
This week’s Arkansas Business, available now. Among the highlights:
Haven’t you heard? Today’s the lottery! Let’s all go buy a ticket and become millionaires! Before that, though, read George Waldon’s story on all the security surrounding the lottery and the insane levels of security on each of its tickets.
Media mogul Mike Huckabee signs a deal with Redlasso, a Philadelphia-based media firm that will bring all of the former governor’s media content to the Web.
Fear not. The next time you choke on a chicken bone at your desk, there’s likely to be someone in your office who knows CPR or, for the fun of it, can use one of those electronic defibrillators on you.
Jeffery Scott Rand of North Little Rock is getting closer and closer to having federal charges filed against him. The Securities Department has already accused him of using millions of investors’ well-drilling dollars to buy a duck-hunting club and indulge a racehorse hobby.
U.S. Rep. Mike Ross’ deal to sell his pharmacy to USA Drug has given Arkansas Business a whole new outlook on just how much the Stephen LaFrance company takes in per year.
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The local chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (the people who brought you this) is taking you bloggers seriously. So seriously, in fact, that they’re ready to help you learn the tricks of the trade in an earnest bid to encourage a new crop of citizen journalists to raise up, start their own WordPress blogs, hopefully do some actual reporting and lure you away from time-wasting vanity projects like these!
That’s right: This Saturday, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., SPJ is putting on the SPJ Blogging Academy, billed on its Facebook events page as
For any current or aspiring bloggers, an intro to community journalism. We’ll tell you about how to avoid ethical and legal pitfalls, how to get better access to government entities, and how to make the best use of fresh reporting on your blog.
Check it out Saturday at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law School, Room 305. Get more info on the Facebook page right here.
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Holy crap, was that a week that just when by? No, that was two weeks! Who’s running this show around here, anyway?
But thanks for remembering us! We’re about to ramp things back up around here, for what’s it worth. Regular posting, such as it is, begins again soon.
Meanwhile, enjoy this latest slice of wonderful weirdness from the new newness that is St. Vincent. Help me, indeed.
This week’s Arkansas Business is online. Among the highlights:
Dillard’s Inc. of Little Rock board member R. Brad Martin of Memphis is just pleased as punch to see J.C. Watts back on the board.
Developer Jim Strode wants to jump-start his new Park Avenue development in midtown so bad that he’s given prospective anchor tenant Target Corp. an 8.5-acre section of land for free.
Construction costs have fallen so low that you’d think everyone and their mother would be lining to building something. So far, only the government is biting. And that’s done little to spur the construction sector and offset its job losses.
Remember all those condos and townhouses in central Arkansas? All that’s left to do now is sell them.
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