Week in Review — April 11-17
Yes, First Arkansas News turned one-year-old on April 16. What’s next for us? There are a lot of things in the work and we’ll announce them as they pan out. Stay tuned, and thanks to everyone who has made this site a regular stop.
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Here are the stories you might have missed over the past week:
* Joan Jett and Rick Springfield coming to Hot Springs. OK 1980s fans — Magic Springs has spent some bucks and has two of the largest acts of the decade coming to town. Don’t miss them.
* Happy Easter. Rev. Larry Davis reflects on the upcoming holiday.
* Big Lots returns to Benton. It’s back!
* Jerry Lawson, video game pioneer, dies at 70. Who was he? He led the team that created the Fairchild Channel F, the first video game system to use cartridges.
* ABF Decision Pending. ABF filed suit against the Teamsters over some concessions that were given to a competing trucking company. That lawsuit was dismissed, ABF appealed and now awaits the decision on a hearing that was held before the Eighth Circuit last week.
* John Pelphrey back at Florida. Because you can’t keep a good man down.
* Domestic violence, child custody seminar. The seminar was held last week, but you’ll find some good resources there. The event was held by Legal Aid of Arkansas and First Arkansas News was the media sponsor.
* Another Fight Brewing over the Mortgage Interest Deduction. Yes, that fights starting again.
* Last Year for the Friends of Old-Time Radio Convention. That’s right — they’re calling it quits.
* April 16 is National Healthcare Decisions Day. That event is over, too, but have a look at the article, anyway — plenty of resources there.
* Weekend OTR: Wings to Victory — Lt. Roddy Johns (Howard Duff). World War II drama starring Howard Duff. Yeah!
* The Farm Hosting First Planting Celebration. Here’s a group looking at ways to help people become self sufficient. Good cause, good event.
* I Don’t Know how Much My House is Worth and I don’t Care. The title says it all.
* Victory Walk to Host June Golf Tournament in Cave Springs. Another worthy cause.
* Best Mustang Yet? The 2011 Ford Mustang is truly something else.
Benton resident. Rogue journalist. Recovering attorney. Email = Ethan@FirstArkansasNews.net.