Shortcuts are hand-picked bits of news, commentary and info from around Northwest Arkansas, the rest of the state and even from places much further away.
Here are today’s Shortcuts:
Terry (‘s Towing) Hayes sneaks out of court
After being convicted of holding a gun to his son’s head and threatening to kill a witness, the owner of Terry’s Towing fled the courtroom and disappeared into the Bikes, Blues & BBQ traffic.
Wrong Bernice Young
Bernice Young Elementary School in Springdale has been receiving angry calls about a video that is circulating showing students singing about President Obama. The students are actually from B. Bernice Young Elementary in New Jersey.
Low odds of winning
Arkansas News has a piece on the approximate odds of winning the Arkansas Lottery which began today.
Arkansas Parks & Tourism budget increase
According to the AP, the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism saw an increase in its budget to try and bring more tourists to the state.
The United States of Wal-Mart!
Nearly half of respondents to a “60 Minutes”-Vanity Fair Poll released Sunday say Wal-Mart is the institution that best symbolizes America today.
Shorter summer vacations?
If President Barack Obama has his way, students will spend more time in school and less time on summer vacation. Maybe an agrarian economy-based calendar isn’t the best idea anymore?