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Red Ribbon Rally at Clinton Center

 

Here's a schedule of events:

11:00 - Welcome - THV's Craig O'Neill
11:05 - Presentation of Colors - Catholic High School ROTC Color Guard
11:07 - Pledge of Allegiance - El Dorado PRIDE representative
11:08 - Star Spangled Banner - Genine Perez-Porche
11:10 - Red Ribbon Week Proclamation - First Lady Ginger Beebe
11:13 - Letter from President Clinton - State Drug Director Fran Flener
11:15 - Performance - El Dorado PRIDE Group
11:20 - Keynote Address - Geneva "Mika" Camarena
11:30 - Performance - El Dorado PRIDE Group

Vendor booths will open at 10 a.m., and the Parkview Magnet High School band will play before and after the program.

Capital City Cold Case: Man shot to death in 2001

In tonight's Capital City Cold Case, the cases may be old, but not forgotten. That's why Today's THV has partnered with Little Rock police to try and solve them.

Officer Bruce Jones with the Little Rock Police Department joins Dawn Scott to tell her about the case. The victim was shot in 2001 at 5511 Baseline Road. He was later identified as Alberto Viveros, 22.

If you know another about this cold case call Little Rock Police. You can remain anonymous.

Ark. high court hears proposed amendment challenge

The high court heard oral arguments Thursday morning in a voter lawsuit that seeks to block the proposal from coming to a vote. In addition to raising the ceiling on interest rates for consumer and government loans, the proposal would allow bond financing for energy efficiency projects.

April Forrester of Jacksonville sued, claiming the measure exceeds the Legislature's limit on items it can refer to the ballot. The state argues that the proposal deals with economic development and thus should be allowed.

The court held an expedited hearing so it can decide the issue in advance of the Nov. 2 general election.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Halloween costumes at Goodwill for under $15

If you think you have to break the bank to have a ghoulishly good Halloween, Goodwill of Arkansas begs to differ. They have plenty of costume ideas that won't cost you an arm and a leg.

Susan Crossley, Director of Marketing for Goodwill, joined us in the studio with several options that are all under $15.

-For $11 you can go as a baseball player, complete with glove.

-For $7 you can go as a cheerleader.

-For $10.50 you can go as a farmer or a scarecrow.

-For $7 you can go as GI Joe.

-For $6 you can go as a nurse, doctor, or surgeon in scrubs.

-For $7 you can go as a flapper girl.

For lots more costume ideas, visit your nearest Goodwill of Arkansas.

New health clinic to serve hispanic population

The brand new Esperanza Hope Clinic is a low cost neighborhood health center in Southwest Little Rock that will serve the hispanic population in that area. It's located on 83rd Street, just off of Geyer Springs Road.

The clinic is a collaborative effort between six local churches; Central Christiana Hispana Church, Mosaic Church, Longley Baptist Church, Second Baptist Church, Geyer Springs First Baptist Church and St. Andrew's Anglican Church.

According to Dr. Douglass Blackall, there is a huge need for affordable healthcare in the southwest area of town.

"If you look at other free or low cost clinics around the city, there are clinics pretty much everywhere except in the 72209 zip code," says Dr. Blackall.

Esperanza Hope Clinic will be holding an open house this Sunday, October 24 from 4-6 p.m. Everyone is welcome to stop by and check out the clinic. 

Police cover up graffiti

The cops are part of "Project Cover-Up." They're going into 15 different neighborhoods to tackle a national problem.

"When you have people write graffiti, gang signs, slangs and cuss words, you get all that, it brings the neighborhood down," says Officer Robert Hinman.

The U.S. Department of Justice estimates $12 billion is spent a year cleaning and painting graffiti. Fortunately, area businesses and paint shops donated paint to the Little Rock Police Department to cover it up.

Painting graffiti is a serious charge. If there is more than $500 worth of damage, you could be charged with a felony.

Ray Brown lives across the street from an abandoned house with graffiti.

"I hate looking at it; it's embarrassing for me and people riding through the neighborhood," says Brown.

Travel Advisory: LRAFB says Highway 107 gate closed until Friday

A news release from the base Wednesday said the gate that admits people from Arkansas 107 was being closed so workers can make repairs.

The release said that, because those who normally use the Highway 107 gate will be using the main gate or Harris Road gate instead, drivers should expect delays entering the base during the morning rush hour.

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