Technology not idiot proof

July 19, 2004 Just when I had gotten used to the self-flushing toilets and self-starting water spigots at the airport, I went to Wal-Mart and found myself standing at a self-checker.


July 19, 2004 On Wednesday, July 14, I learned of the Batesville City Council's decision to pass an ordinance regarding paving (hard surfacing) of business parking lots.

Trickle down

July 16, 2004 With all the rich guy candidates in the current presidential election - all the candidates in the current presidential election - there's an old cliché that's being used more and more.

COMPUTERS Modern technology

July 13, 2004 911 sees personnel, equipment changesComputers are either getting smarter, or we are getting dumber. That's all there is to it. They're going to make things too easy for us.

Marriage and marijuana

July 13, 2004 LITTLE ROCK - In November, Arkansans will vote on three ballot issues referred by the legislature and perhaps on two other referendums submitted by the people.

Old and dirty

July 12, 2004 When my co-workers and I read comments about the Best Western Benchmark Hotel in downtown Memphis, we should have taken them a bit more serious as one said, "Spend the extra money to go elsewhere."