Arkansas Business' 25 Great Whispers (25th Anniversary)

by Arkansas Business Staff  on Monday, Mar. 23, 2009 12:00 am  

Aug. 14, 2006
Meet Geno
It's one thing when an obscure Ohio blogger who specializes in officers and directors liability issues scolds Little Rock lawyer Gene Cauley for his indiscreet personal Internet page.

It's another thing entirely when The Wall Street Journal picks up on it.

Last Wednesday, Kevin LaCroix of Beachwood, Ohio, posted a link to Cauley's My Space page on his blog, dandodiary.blogspot.com, with this admonition:

"Dude, think about it – your site is only accessible to, like, the ENTIRE FREAKING UNIVERSE (judges, clients, opposing counsel, bloggers, God, etc.)."

The next day, a link to the same showed up on WSJ.com's Law Blog, which copied and pasted descriptions of "Geno" Cauley's social interests ("single women who are funny, smart, fun, sexy, spontaneous and have their [expletive] together") and other similar material directly from the page.

Cauley's page features lots of photos and other artwork, the unifying theme of which seems to be cleavage. Its URL is – or was last week – profile.myspace.com/71128437.

As LaCroix noted, "Readers will form their own judgments, but should also be forewarned that viewer discretion is advised."

Cauley did not respond to a call requesting comment on the media attention to his online profile. However, he did post this message on it:

"arkansas business is a rag gossip sheet that i line my cat box with. its editor gwen moritz is an angry middle aged overweight woman."

Jan. 22, 2007
Currying Favor
Who just returned from a trip to India last week?

Five Little Rock men involved in economic development went to the Asian nation to work with an India-based corporation that manufactures pipes. The company is looking to locate a $60 million to $80 million plant at the Little Rock Port that could employ up to 250 workers.Making the journey were Paul Latture, executive director of the Little Rock Port Authority; Jay Chesshir, president and chief executive officer of the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce; Mike Maulden, director of external affairs for Entergy Arkansas and chairman of the LR Port Authority; Mitch Chandler, communication section leader for the Arkansas Department of Economic Development; and Joey Dean, vice president of economic development for the Little Rock chamber.

So, was the trip successful? We're told to expect an announcement "sooner than later."

 

 

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