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Drivetime Mahatma: Texters do get tickets, police say

posted: 05/02/2015 2:32 a.m. Comment 1

Dear Mahatma: Why don't the Arkansas State Police write tickets for texting while driving? Every day on the commute to and from Little Rock and Conway on Interstate 40, texting fools weave, go too slow or shift unexpectedly into adjacent lanes. The common factor is fingers flying over cellphones. -- Frustrated with Knuckleheads

Sacred keepsakes

posted: 05/02/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

As years go, 1848 was a big one.

History Commission unveils mural

posted: 04/28/2015 3:17 a.m. Discuss

LITTLE ROCK -- The Arkansas History Commission has about a half-million photographs. On Monday, it unveiled a mural featuring nine to commemorate the agency's 110th anniversary.

Drivetime Mahatma : On I-430, lane tape is sticky issue

posted: 04/25/2015 3:06 a.m. Discuss

O Mahatma Who Finds Answers to Simple Questions: The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department has recently tried to re-stripe the north and south lanes of Interstate 430. A huge mess was made. Why choose to use marking tape instead of the thermoplastic paint used elsewhere in our great state? -- Concerned Taxpayer

Drivetime Mahatma: Placard, disabled indivisible

posted: 04/18/2015 2:35 a.m. Discuss

Dear Mahatma: I am sending this as I have become aware of people using Grandma's handicap placard when she's not with them. I recently had to get one of these hangers myself and know that the handicapped person must be in the vehicle. There are never enough handicap places, so this is very hard on people who really need them. -- Sheila

Drivetime Mahatma: I-630 exits at hospital weave area

posted: 04/11/2015 3:22 a.m. Discuss

Dear Mahatma: It's time to address a dangerous problem with Interstate 630 exits to Baptist Medical Center. I exit from I-630 west and have to immediately get into the far right lane. Never have I had a car yield exiting from eastbound I-630. I think there needs to be a stop sign for cars exiting from I-630 eastbound since they have a longer exit lane. -- Throw on My Brakes

Drivetime Mahatma: Idea fills potholes to the gills

posted: 04/04/2015 2:19 a.m. Discuss

Dear Mahatma: What do you think of stocking our potholes with fish? Probably a cheaper and quicker alternative. Plus a new source of municipal revenue. -- Choking and Jolting in Little Rock

Old times not forgotten

posted: 03/29/2015 2:08 a.m. Discuss

The Civil War ended 150 years ago. Its ghosts linger on aluminum.

Drivetime Mahatma: Oversize load a legal annoyance

posted: 03/28/2015 2:29 a.m. Discuss

Dear Mahatma: The other day I was stuck in traffic for 20 minutes because an escort truck had the road blocked. No police, but someone with the escort company was there with an orange vest. What is their right to stop traffic? Do I have to obey the escort company personnel? There also have been times when I was unable to pass on the interstate. -- Rotary Phone in a Cellphone World

Sacred keepsakes

posted: 03/28/2015 2:02 a.m. Discuss

As years go, 1848 was a big one.

Drivetime Mahatma: 'Murder,' or prudent pruning? or Myrtles' 'murder' defended

posted: 03/21/2015 3:22 a.m. Comments 2

Dear Mahatma: Please pass along to whoever decided to prune the crape myrtles along Interstate 630 that there's no need to top them. This practice, crape murder, destroys their natural shape and beauty. It also encourages home owners to follow suit. -- Crape Myrtle Fan

Ebola survivor: Diagnosis surreal

posted: 03/18/2015 3:15 a.m. Discuss

It's hard to imagine a diagnosis worse than Kent Brantly's.

Drivetime Mahatma: Radar site on private land is OK

posted: 03/14/2015 2:17 a.m. Discuss

Dear Mahatma: I've been told that it's unlawful for cops to sit on private property while waiting to cite drivers for speeding. But I often see Sherwood police perched in gas stations and church parking lots waiting to pounce. Am I uninformed or are they crossing legal boundaries? -- Justin

The magic of words

posted: 03/09/2015 2:57 a.m. Comment 1

Once upon a time, still the best way to start a story, a few journalism students were discussing the power of words. It was a graduate class, which made the talk especially serious, or deep, or compelling. Or maybe the right word is gazing, as in navel.

Drivetime Mahatma: Bus stop perplexes motorist

posted: 03/07/2015 3:40 a.m. Discuss

Oh Great Mahatma: I travel on Brockington Road from Kiehl Avenue to Arkansas 107 in Sherwood. The road is divided. I see school buses stop to pick up children, red lights blinking. Am I supposed to stop if I am on the oncoming traffic side? The kids on the bus are not crossing Brockington. -- Concerned Grandma


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