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While I'm here: Roby Brock has an item in Talk Business on FCC filings that suggest reshuffling of telcom industry could preserve some current Alltel holdover workers in new ventures in Little Rock.

ALSO: Ricky Hinton, Maurice Clemmons' half-brother and also a former Arkansan known to authorities here, may be among those charged for assisting Clemmons while he was on the run following the slayings of four police officers. Two others in custody as part of that investigation, Eddie and Douglass Davis, also apparently have Arkansas juvenile records.

AND LET'S TALK ABOUT FOOD: AETN will air a search for a great hot tamale tomorrow night at 6:30 p.m. Delta maven Rex Nelson is the leader of the expedition and is joined by Bill Vickery and Kane Webb. Read all about it:


CONWAY, Ark. (AETN) —“AETN Presents: On the Tamale Trail” – featuring three Arkansans in search of the best tamales – will air on the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 6:30 p.m.

   Culture, region, tradition, personal history, and a sense of place are all must-have ingredients for satisfying soul food. They simmer together over the decades to become one distinctive dish, in this case, tamales.

   “On the Tamale Trail” follows Kane Webb, teacher at Little Rock Catholic High; Rex Nelson, senior vice president for government relations and public outreach at The Communications Group; and Bill Vickery, political consultant and radio talk show host on KABZ FM Little Rock, as they search for some of the best tamales the Arkansas and Mississippi deltas have to offer.

   “AETN Presents: On the Tamale Trail” features Arkansas’s own restaurants Pasquale’s Tamales located in West Helena, owned by Joe and Joyce St. Columbia; and Rhoda’s Famous Hot Tamales located in Lake Village, owned by Rhoda Adams. Other featured restaurants include: Hicks’ World Famous Hot Tamales & More, University of Mississippi’s Southern Foodways Alliance, Abe Bar-B-Q, John’s Homestyle Hot Tamales, White Front Café, Doe’s Eat Place, and Maria’s Famous Hot Tamales.

   “AETN Presents” features a variety of arts and cultural subjects. Previously included in the series have been the Arkansas Acoustic Festival; performances by the Cate Brothers, Trout Fishing in America, Dale Hawkins, The Claudia Burson Trio, The Salty Dogs and Epiphany; and “On the Same Page” with authors Buzz Bissinger, Billy Collins, John T. Edge and Kenneth L. Smith.

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