Carnival time again

August 3, 2004 The White River Water Carnival is upon us, and here it is a week and three days since the county fair closed. Having the fair, then carnival seems strange, but so far it's working pretty well.

City mouse vs. country

August 3, 2004 Honking horns, whizzing cabs and Manola Blanik stilettos were replaced by the fluttering of birds' wings, freshly-picked berries and the rare sound of serenity.

Spending to increase

July 30, 2004 LITTLE ROCK - This year Medicaid spending nationwide is expected to grow by 13.4 percent, a faster rate of growth than in any other spending category in state government.

Talent plus TV, works

July 29, 2004 OK, I'll be the first to admit that the music industry is a mystery to me. Maybe that's why my musician son calls me his "mis-manager" instead of his manager.

Everybody needs a hero

July 28, 2004 Everybody needs a hero, and to my four-year-old grandson, Zach, I'm a her-o. Well, that's what he told me last week when I told him he was a hero for rescuing a cat.