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Frank Fellone

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Drivetime Mahatma: Misplaced placard nets ticket

posted: 01/24/2015 3:31 a.m. Discuss

Dear Mahatma: I got a ticket for unauthorized parking in a handicapped spot. Our sedan, which I was driving, doesn't have a plate, but I carry the rear-view mirror placard. I forgot to display the placard when my wife and I went to lunch. Is the offense a failure to display, or parking in the spot without a permit? If the former, I will plead guilty to my second ticket in 55 years of driving. -- Somewhat Aggravated

Drawing on history

posted: 01/18/2015 2:18 a.m. Discuss

This story begins with a box. In a museum. In Chicago.

Drivetime Mahatma: Granddad waiting for new road

posted: 01/17/2015 2:33 a.m. Discuss

Ol' Great One of the Roadways: My granddaughter Zoe lives in Pollard and wants Nana and Pawpaw to visit often. We live in Vilonia and travel U.S. 67 to Walnut Ridge and then cut across to Pollard. When will the new section of 67 North from Arkansas 226 to Walnut Ridge be opened? -- A Needed Pawpaw

Our Freedom : A precious thing

posted: 01/12/2015 3:01 a.m. Comments 3

This column originally ran Feb. 7, 2006, and remains timely in light of events in France.

Drivetime Mahatma: Job started 15, 20 years ago in 2013

posted: 01/10/2015 2:22 a.m. Discuss

Dear Mahatma: They've been working on Arkansas 18 between Blytheville and Jonesboro for what seems like 15 to 20 years. When might it be finished? -- Forgotten NE Corner

Drivetime Mahatma: Witnessing street-level just deserts

posted: 01/03/2015 2:18 a.m. Discuss

Dear Folks: The following happened the other day. It is a true story.

Drivetime Mahatma: All bumps not created equal in LR

posted: 12/27/2014 3:17 a.m. Discuss

Dear Sultan of the Asphalt: A neighbor passed around a petition a few years ago to put speed bumps on Sanford Drive. They were put in. Very shallow. Drivers cross them once and quit slowing down. I see other speed bumps around town that create the opposite effect. Go over too fast, and replace your vehicle. If the street folks start parsing the difference between humps and bumps, please deliver some thumps on my behalf. -- Devoted Follower

Drivetime Mahatma: Dangerous distractions beset drive

posted: 12/20/2014 3:17 a.m. Discuss

Dear Mahatma: Driving to Lonoke on Interstate 40 recently, I came upon a car being driven somewhat erratically. Passing, I looked over at the driver and saw him scratching off lottery tickets in the center of his steering wheel at 70 mph. I have witnessed distracted drivers before, but this guy wins the prize. -- Little Rock Mike

Drivetime Mahatma: Lit-up signs too bright in the dark

posted: 12/13/2014 2:20 a.m. Discuss

Dear Mahatma: Does the city regulate the brightness of electronic signs? There's one on Chenal Parkway that is insanely bright -- blindingly bright -- whenever I drive past it at night. Seems dangerous to me. -- He Who Plies the Parkway

Dear reader. . . : Man for all reasons

posted: 12/08/2014 3:18 a.m. Comment 1

Dear Madam:

Drivetime Mahatma: LaHarpe's crosswalks for the bold

posted: 12/06/2014 2:33 a.m. Discuss

Dear Guy: Drivers should yield to pedestrians at marked crossings. What gives me a problem are the two non-intersection, but clearly marked, crossings on four-lane LaHarpe Boulevard between State and Cumberland streets. The speed limit is 40, which most drivers take as a minimum. It's not safe to come to a complete stop there, no matter how many pedestrians languish. -- Perplexed

Drivetime Mahatma: Safe driving is expected of lawmen

posted: 11/29/2014 3:45 a.m. Comments 2

Dear Mahatma: I make a daily commute to North Little Rock, and I am often passed by a police car going well over the speed limit, no lights or sirens. How can they do this while riding herd on the rest of us? More often than not it's a sheriff's car. -- Puzzled Senior

Restoring memories

posted: 11/29/2014 2:02 a.m. Discuss

Fueled by memories and TV dinners, Terry Shipman is slowly restoring the house he loved so much as a child.

Replacement parts located across country and border

posted: 11/29/2014 1:45 a.m. Discuss

A house that was built in the 19th century has needs that can't be met by modern big-box home-improvement stores.

Listing on registry an honor to attain

posted: 11/29/2014 1:44 a.m. Discuss

The T.H. Dearing House in Newark was nominated to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975, and added to the register in 1976. It shares that honor with 2,550 other places of all kinds in the state, including Titan II ICBM launch complex 374-7 in Van Buren County.

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