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Week in review (1/23-1/30)

By: 31 January 2011 No Comment

My, but last week was busy here at First Arkansas News.

We’ve had everything from the announcement of the formation of a new adversing group to some big news about Linux to some political wrangling. If you missed out on some of those stories, here’s your chance to play a bit of catch up so you can be on top of the stories that we’ve covered this week.

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At any rate, here are the stories that we covered last week.

* FDIC wants more loan modifications, fewer foreclosures. There’s a hot-button topic, for sure. You’ll find another post about this issue here.

* Arkansas unions riled up over illegal immigrants. The title really says it all.

* Central Arkansas housing market down for December, year. Fortunately, the Mortgage Bankers Association predicts a better 2011. The National Association of Realtors predicts one, too, but when has the NAR ever predicted a decline?

* Online Education in Arkansas for free? It might be hard to believe, but an online academy is part of the state’s public school system.

* Rock Town and Arkansas Lightning. A Little Rock distillery releases some high-octane liquor.

* Sega CD — good idea or a complete mess? Yes, it had it’s problems, but there were some good things about the Genesis add-on, too.

* Captcha enabled and we’re really, really sorry. Blasted spammers force a change to our comment form.

* Linux and ‘Microsoft Trained Brain Syndrome.’ Linux might not be for everyone, but more people could possibly warm up to the operating system if they realize there are some great tools for it.

* Kind of like the iPhone store, but for Linux. Major Linux distributors getting together and promoting a central place for software? Believe it.

* A few iPhone apps worth buying. And speaking of the iPhone App Store…

Weekend OTR: It Pays to be Ignorant — Married Men Live Longer. Fun and games.

* Big Thermos Media is Launched. A new venture and some high hopes.

About: Ethan C. Nobles:
Benton resident. Rogue journalist. Recovering attorney. Email =

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