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Governor Beebe's schedule for June 4 – 12

Governor Beebe's schedule for June 4 – 12

Sunday, June 5

6:30 p.m.

Governor Beebe addresses the Little Rock Film Festival Gala

Great Hall, Clinton Presidential Center, 1200 President Clinton Avenue, Little Rock


Monday, June 6

10:30 a.m.

Governor Beebe addresses the Delta Regional Authority's Mission Razorback news conference

MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History, 503 East Ninth Street, Little Rock


Wednesday, June 8

10:00 a.m.

Governor Beebe travels from Bald Knob to North Little Rock on the Union Pacific Steam Train (Little Rock Express)

Union Pacific, 603 East 1st Street, Bald Knob

Union Pacific, 1000 West 4th Street, North Little Rock


Friday, June 10

9:00 a.m.

Governor Beebe addresses the Ar

Ark. Tech professor, OBU alum gives statehood lecture

Ark. Tech professor, OBU alum gives statehood lecture

Wednesday, June 1

Brown Bag Lunch Lecture: "The Rights and Rank to Which We Are Entitled": A Retrospective on Statehood
Noon - 1 p.m.

Dr. Thomas A. DeBlack will look back on the people and events associated with the statehood movement in Arkansas and try to place it in the context of the times.

Dr. DeBlack is an associate professor of history at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, Arkansas. He holds a B. A. from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas (1973), an M.S.E. from Ouachita Baptist University (1979), and a Ph. D. from the University of Arkansas (1995).

Governor makes 70 appointments to state offices

Governor makes 70 appointments to state offices

LITTLE ROCK - Governor Mike Beebe Tuesday announced the following appointments to boards and commissions:

Lillian Arnold, Pine Bluff, reappointed to the Home Health Care Service Agency Advisory Council. Appointment expires June 30, 2013.

Bill Booker, Little Rock, reappointed to the Arkansas Cemetery Board. Appointment expires January 15, 2015.

Dorathy Boulden, El Dorado, to the Arkansas History Commission. Appointment expires January 14, 2013. Replaces Shelia Lampkin.

Eric Burnett, Fort Smith, to the Arkansas Tech University Board of Trustees. Appointment expires January 14, 2016. Replaces Dean Wilburn.

Una Carroll, North Little Rock, to the Universal Newborn Hearing, Screening, Tracking and Intervention Advisory Board. Appointment expires January 14, 2013. Replaces Debra Goldman.

Joan Cash, Jonesboro, to the Arkansas Agriculture Board. Appointment expires August 15, 2014.

Sound off at public hearing

Sound off at public hearing

What: Priority Needs Public Hearing

When: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 – 6:00 p.m.

Where: Northwest Police Sub-Station – 1001 Kanis

Residents of the City of Little Rock will be able to learn more about our community’s priority needs by attending any one of six (6) remaining public hearings that will be held at various locations. The second is tonight, at the Northwest Police Sub-Station on Kanis. Mayor Mark Stodola, City Directors, City Manager Bruce Moore and Department Directors will be on hand to answer any questions.

A schedule of all meetings, venues and times is available at www.littlerock.org.

Schools bill to keep pants off the ground passes

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- The House has approved a bill that would require schoolboys to keep their pants off the ground. The bill by Rep. Tracy Steele of North Little Rock passed Thursday on a 73-19 vote.

House Bill 1936 calls for school districts to ban revealing clothing. No more baggy pants, worn low, exposing undergarments. Bill sponsors say it's intended to improve grades and discourage fighting.

Cloverdale Aerospace Technology Conversion Charter Middle School, has a long name with a short dress code.

Author discusses "guerilla diplomacy"

Author discusses "guerilla diplomacy"

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Daryl Copeland will discuss his book, “Guerrilla Diplomacy: Rethinking International Relations,” an analysis of the linkages between diplomacy, security and international relations in the globalization era.

Copeland is an analyst, author and educator specializing in diplomacy, international policy, global issues and public management. He is adjunct professor of international studies and a senior fellow at the University of Toronto's Munk Centre, and in 2009 was appointed as a research fellow at the University of Southern California's Center on Public Diplomacy.

The lecture is Monday, February 28, at noon in the Clinton Library Sturgis Hall. A book signing is set to follow.

"Young Guns" seek to help young local politicians

"Young Guns" seek to help young local politicians

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Newly-elected Saline County Justice of the Peace and University of Arkansas at Little Rock college student Justin Meeks has teamed up with University of Central Arkansas student and Little Rock native Caleb Lites to form the Arkansas Young Guns (AYG PAC), a new political action committee whose purpose is to help other young conservatives get elected in the state.

“We feel that young people have a vested interest in current political issues such as entitlements and government spending and that there are young potential candidates out there who would bring valuable input to those conversations if elected,” said Meeks, who will serve as the organization’s President and CEO.

Their goal is to help raise money for conservative candidates 18-30 years old in order to help ease the financial cost of campaigning.

“Most young people, especially college students, don’t have the connections or personal wealth needed to raise the necessary finances