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Frank Fellone

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Drivetime Mahatma: Waited six light cycles on LR road

posted: 09/20/2014 2:51 a.m. Discuss

Dear Mahatma: What is with the red lights at the new overpass and the one south of it on Shackleford? We were headed north on Shackleford, were stopped at Hermitage and it took us six (6) lights to get through. Can't these lights be synchronized? Would appreciate some help here. -- Stuck in Traffic

Drivetime Mahatma: Get permit for corner fundraising

posted: 09/13/2014 2:40 a.m. Discuss

Dear Drivetime: The intersection of Markham and Chenal has "youth" out on most weekends fundraising. Some would say panhandling. Does the city allow this? Sometimes they have signs or wear uniforms, but sometimes there is no identification. Sometimes they're aggressive. -- Flabbergasted

James Randolph Zook

posted: 09/07/2014 2:27 a.m. Discuss

Let's find the right buzzwords for Randy Zook, president and chief executive officer of the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce.

Drivetime Mahatma: Ferry idea water over dam, sorry

posted: 09/06/2014 2:16 a.m. Discuss

Dear Mahatma: Can a sharp entrepreneur get a permit to operate a ferry in lieu of the Broadway Bridge? -- Nautical Man

Drivetime Mahatma: Never fear, project end ever nearer

posted: 08/30/2014 2:48 a.m. Discuss

Dear Mahatma: Is there a target completion date for the Big Rock Exchange? I'd heard mid-2015, but every day I drive through I hope the project is ahead of schedule. Will it open in phases or all at once? -- Big Rock is a Big Pain

Drivetime Mahatma: On flashing to warn of speed traps

posted: 08/23/2014 3:26 a.m. Discuss

Dear Dudeness: Back in the 1950s and 1960s, even us kids knew the two rules of the road: All trash had to be thrown out the window, and the driver had to flash his headlights at oncoming traffic to warn about the policeman ahead. It's obvious the trash rule is still followed. Is the flashing still OK? -- Flashy Trasher

First pitches are hit or miss

posted: 08/19/2014 2:21 a.m. Discuss

It's tough being a celebrity. You put yourself out there, and all people do is laugh and point and mock.

Drivetime Mahatma: On big rigs the noise is exhausting

posted: 08/16/2014 2:48 a.m. Discuss

Dude: After tiring of having 18-wheelers wake me up with their extremely loud exhaust, I looked up the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. It seems to me that the Arkansas Highway Police doesn't enforce the standards of Part 325.91 about exhaust systems and which covers mufflers and noise. Could you check with them and let the citizens of this great state know? -- Rattled Panes

Drivetime Mahatma: Who yields at crossing? Polite folks

posted: 08/09/2014 2:50 a.m. Discuss

Dear Mahatma: Our three generations of family disagree on who has the right of way in the following hypothetical scenario. Driver A heads north on First Street. He arrives at Universe Street, stopping at a stop sign. His intent is to turn left. Driver B heads south on First Street and arrives at a stop sign on Universe Street immediately after Driver A. Driver B's intent is to go straight across. Who has the right of way? Our older generation says the driver going straight. The younger generation says the driver who arrived first. The middle generation is split. We have a new 16-year-old driver, so this is important. -- Patriarch

Drivetime Mahatma: Take trip down busy roads list

posted: 08/02/2014 3:33 a.m. Discuss

A couple of weeks ago there appeared here a list of the most traveled stretches of highway in Arkansas, data compiled by the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department.

Drivetime Mahatma: Called 311, 2 potholes vanished

posted: 07/26/2014 2:45 a.m. Discuss

Dear Mahatma: A comment about "Pothole City." I called the city's 311 number and reported two potholes in front of our home. They were filled the next day. Way to go, Public Works Department. -- Happy on Skyway

Drivetime Mahatma : Turn lanes not islands for walkers

posted: 07/19/2014 2:43 a.m. Discuss

Dear Mahatma: I live in a neighborhood off one of the main streets in Benton. Military Drive has five lanes.

A man and his dog

posted: 07/19/2014 2:14 a.m. Comment 1

Once upon a time, a wise and famous editor wrote a book about writing for newspapers. The title and author escape me at the moment, but the cover had a big pencil on it.

For record setters, the mile outpaces all other competitors

posted: 07/14/2014 2:26 a.m. Discuss

Jose Castelano was flying along, looking cool in shades and an Oregon shirt, spectators cheering for him and the rest of the elite runners on the course near the soccer fields at Burns Park in North Little Rock.

Drivetime Mahatma: Crews race to fill passel of potholes

posted: 07/12/2014 2:52 a.m. Discuss

Mahatma: We should rename Little Rock to "Pot Hole City." Chenal Parkway has potholes that haven't been fixed in two years. Our mayor doesn't need a pothole hotline -- he needs to fix them. I need to send the city a bill for front-end alignment. -- Pothole Dodger


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