Shortcuts: Thursday 6/25

Shortcuts is a new experimental post here on the Flyer featuring handpicked stories from around the city, the region and even from beyond the state line. We’ll keep it brief. We know you’re busy.


Veterans want time, money and support
The sale barn is closing and the neighbors want the land. But can/should the owner hold off for a year while they raise money?
Read it here

Fayetteville superintendent retires
Superintendent Bobby New’s last day with the Fayetteville Public School District is today. New has served 13 years. His successor, Vicki Thomas, starts Wednesday.
Read it at Northwest Arkansas Times

Dive-In Movie series gets some cashola
Local firemen donated $2500 to help fund the free evening movie series at the Wilson Park Pool.
Read it at The Morning News


Keno or no Keno?
Should Keno be allowed in the Arkansas State Lottery? Governor Beebe doesn’t seem to think so.
Read it at Arkansas News

Central Arkansas woman can drink like a fish
Note to self: Don’t drink 13 beers the night before a child custody evaluation regardless of ability to “drink like a fish.” Probably won’t be granted parental rights.
Read it at The Morning News


Hey Shaq, “is it true u a CLEVELAND CAVALIER”
Lots of news is breaking on the internets lately. Apparently Shaquille O’Neal found out he’d been traded via Twitter.
Read it at TechCrunch

The United States soccer team pulled a gigantic upset at the Confederations Cup beating Spain 2-0 to end their 35-match unbeaten streak. Wow.
Read it at ESPN

In non-sports news
South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford’s trip to Argentina was not funded by public money.
Read it at Politico

Disclosure: The owner of the sale barn property, Billy Joe Bartholomew, is our own Dustin Bartholomew’s grandfather. Read our full disclosure policy here.