updated: 05/02/2016 11:49 a.m.
We did our best to be a bug on the wall this past Tuesday at the Wyndham Riverfront hotel in North Little Rock, scene of a public meeting about the 30 Crossing project, a fancy name for the biggest interstate highway project in Arkansas.
posted: 04/23/2016 5:45 a.m.
Dear Mahatma: I recently saw a license plate that read "Ta Ta, God." What do you think this was saying? -- J.H. in Sherwood
updated: 04/18/2016 5:45 a.m.
Mahatma: My husband and I were walking in the Heights the other day. We were on Hawthorne Street when a golf cart came toward us. A boy who looked about 10 was driving while his father and another child rode along. They stopped at a nearby house and I asked the father, in my best innocent voice, "Is it legal for a child of that age to drive on the street?" He replied, "No, but I allow it." What say you? -- Perambulatory Person
updated: 04/11/2016 5:45 a.m.
Mahatma: Here's a random thought. Install signs on Interstate 40 between North Little Rock and Conway that say TRUCKS USE RIGHT 2 LANES. -- Pat
posted: 04/03/2016 2:14 a.m.
She likes to talk, Brenda Fulkerson admits. She did as a child, when her grandmother promised her a quarter if only she’d stop talking for 15 minutes.
posted: 04/02/2016 2:24 a.m.
Dear Mahatma: Is it legal for passengers to be in a travel trailer while moving? Much more comfortable than cramped up in a vehicle. — George
updated: 03/31/2016 4:28 p.m.
RICHMOND, Va. — A gunman shot a Virginia state trooper Thursday at a busy bus terminal in the capital city of Richmond before he was shot dead by two other troopers, police said. Two civilians were hurt, though it was not clear if they had been shot.
posted: 03/26/2016 2:12 a.m.
Mr. Mahatma: I wrote in a couple of years ago about a traffic circle for the wonderful intersection of Kavanaugh Boulevard, Pine Valley and McKinley Street. There was a public meeting in the neighborhood and then ... nothing. Was it not feasible? Maybe because it would put a body shop out of business? -- Help Me Out Here
posted: 03/19/2016 5:45 a.m.
Mahatma: With all the fatalities on U.S. 70 between Interstate 30 and Hot Springs, why does the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department think spending millions to redesign the road, instead of putting up proper signage, will reduce those fatalities? Also, could the Arkansas State Police assign more troopers to patrol rather than control traffic at Oaklawn Park? -- Disgruntled Taxpayer
posted: 03/12/2016 2:50 a.m.
Mahatma: If bicycles have the same rights on city streets as autos, they should be licensed. -- Merlin
posted: 03/05/2016 2:38 a.m.
Dear Mahatma: Question for Mr. Scott Bennett. Where were the inspectors when the elastromeric bearing pads were installed incorrectly? -- Weary of Excuses
posted: 03/05/2016 2:02 a.m.
Like all men, I could draw up a prodigious list of personal mistakes committed over a lifetime of trying to do the right thing but frequently failing. My wife would no doubt be happy to help. Her memory, for sure, is much better on these things than mine. There was the time I cleaned out the garage and threw away ... oh, never mind.
posted: 02/27/2016 2:41 a.m.
Dear Mahatma: My son, almost 4, is absolutely convinced that the Broadway Bridge will be blown up by a giant volcano after it's closed. I'm not sure where he got that idea, but I'm pretty sure that won't happen. How and when will the bridge come down? -- Rebecca
posted: 02/20/2016 2:43 a.m.
In this space two weeks ago the three-foot rule was discussed. Bicyclists were asked: Would a bicyclist prefer a motorist to swing three feet around and cross a double-yellow, or follow slowly behind until a passing lane was reached?
posted: 02/16/2016 5:45 a.m.
Homer fit right in at a January gathering at WordsWorth Books & Co., given that he's named for the Greek poet and has a brother named Virgil. He was also a very good boy, keeping to himself and a chewy treat while the rest of the group discussed Straight Man, a novel by Richard Russo about despair in academia.