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Browning, McKinney strike back at Yanks in book

Browning, McKinney strike back at Yanks in book

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (April 12, 2012) – The story of how one Arkansan took on a five-year legal battle with one of the most powerful sports franchises in the world: the New York Yankees, will be featured at the upcoming Arkansas Literary Festival April 12-15.

Mitchell Williams attorney Jason Browning’s discovery of under-the-table dealings in professional baseball scouting and his subsequent legal battle has been detailed in a book titled Pinstripe Defection by a fellow Arkansan — Clay McKinney of Fort Smith.

On Friday, April 13, as part of the Arkansas Literary Festival, Browning and McKinney will discuss Pinstripe Defection at 6 p.m. on the first floor of the Main Library at 100 Rock St. in Little Rock.

The Theba Thing: Biking Bliss

The Theba Thing: Biking Bliss

"The Theba Thing" is about stepping out of my comfort zone, meeting new people and trying the things that have been on my mind and heart.

In the fall of 2011, I was bitten by the bike-riding bug. I went biking at Two Rivers Park with my brother and his family visiting from Fayetteville. I knew I was going to “have to” go, because they’re big into outdoor activities.  So I rode one of their extra bikes and I absolutely had the time of my life.

I had no idea these wonderful scenic trails existed so close to where I lived. I sure have been living in a comfortable bubble, which usually means to me, where there are no bugs, no potential for bumps and scratches and plenty of air conditioning.

Nevertheless, I was hooked. I started planning how both my mother and I could enjoy bike riding together, and get my friends in on the action as well.  But first I had to convince mom that she would enjoy it as much as I did.

Dr. Fitz Hill to release book on football, race

Dr. Fitz Hill to release book on football, race

Dr. Fitz Hill to Release Profound Book

“CRACKBACK! How College Football Blindsides the Hopes of Black Coaches”

 

Special-needs children finish 2012 Little Rockers Marathon

Special-needs children finish 2012 Little Rockers Marathon

The Therapeutic Recreation Division of Little Rock Parks & Recreation making sure special needs children take part in the Little Rock Marathon.

WHO:           Truman Tolefree, Director of Little Rock Parks & Recreation; Sherrie Shinn, Therapeutic Recreation Division, Little Rock Parks & Recreation

WHAT:         Special needs students will complete their final mileage and earn their finisher’s medals

WHEN:         Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 9:30 am

WHERE:       McClellan High School Track, 9417 Geyer Springs Road, Little Rock, AR 72209

 

'Laxin in the Rock'

'Laxin in the Rock'

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - (February 25, 2012) - More than 400 youth lacrosse players, parents and fans are expected to participate in the annual "Laxin in the Rock" Lacrosse Tournament, sponsored by Little Rock Lacrosse Club (LRLC), February 25th-26th, at Burns Park in Little Rock, AR.  Participating teams include players aged ten to 19 from Arkansas, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Louisiana.

"Laxin in the Rock" is sponsored by LRLC (Little Rock Lacrosse Club).  The day will kick-off at 12pm Saturday and end on Sunday afternoon.  A total of 36 games are planned on three fields featuring over 22 teams.  A complete schedule is below.

Participating teams include:

Arkansas

NWA Youth Boys

NWA Youth Girls

NWA High School Girls

NWA High School Boys

Little Rock Catholic High School Boys

 

Oklahoma

Edmond Youth Boys

Edmond High School Boys

Edmond High School Girls

 

Tennessee

The Theba Thing: Women who like MMA

The Theba Thing: Women who like MMA

"The Theba Thing" is about stepping out of my comfort zone, meeting new people and trying the things that have been on my mind and heart.

I have watched Mixed Martial Arts for years now.  How did this happen?  Well, I was channel surfing one night and caught two men in this cage-like thing - called The Octagon - not just boxing; but kicking, wrestling and engaged in all of these other creative and amazing maneuvers.  I’m sure my interest to stop on this channel also had something to do with these incredibly-built, bare-chested men. I’m not going to lie.  
 


Nevertheless, I was amazed by the sport itself, because it’s so action packed. You couldn't count anyone out.  A guy could be taller or smaller; have major muscles or look like he’s never lifted a barbell. You just never knew who was going to win with a punch, a submission, a kick, or a leg-lock.