Daily Flyer: Monday, Feb. 6, 2012

5-day Weather Forecast

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News Briefs

Fire crews destroyed the former Mary Maestri’s restaurant in a controlled burn training exercise Saturday morning.

Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer

The former Mary Maestri’s restaurant at 992 E. Henri De Tonti Blvd., in Tontitown was burned to the ground this weekend to clear the way for a planned shopping center.

Fayetteville police are investigating a fatal shooting that took place at 2769 Ida Lindsey Dr. inside The Greens at Lakeside Village apartment complex early Sunday morning.

Fayetteville Mayor Lioneld Jordan and Fort Smith Mayor Sandy Sanders will soon announce a ‘unified proposal’ that aims to strengthen the economies of the two cities and help businesses thrive.

Jammin’ Java owner Brandon Karn last week announced plans for a third Fayetteville location set to open later this month in the AR Research and Technology Park, 534 W. Resarch Center Blvd.

The Arkansas men’s basketball team continued its road game losing streak after a 71-65 loss to LSU Saturday in Baton Rouge. The Hogs, who are now 0-7 away from Bud Walton Arena, face the Georgia Bulldogs Wednesday night in Athens, Ga.

Monday Events

Railroad Earth

Folk/jam band Railroad Earth is back in town tonight. The New Jersey group plays George’s Majestic Lounge at 9 p.m. Tickets are $20 and are available at the door or through George’s ticketing website.

Also tonight, political humorist and singer/songwriter Roy Zimmerman will perform at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Fayetteville. Tickets are available at the door with a suggested donation of $18.

The full list:

Fayetteville Public Library: BookTalk @ Night
JJ’s Grill: Mendy Johnsen
Pesto Cafe: Darren Ray
The Perk: Open acoustic jam
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship: Roy Zimmerman
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Monday Night Jam
George’s Majestic Lounge: Railroad Earth

Monday Public Meetings

3:45 p.m.Board of Adjustments *City Hall, Room 111
5:30 p.m.Parks and Recreation Advisory Board *City Hall, Room 111

» View all of this week’s public meetings
* Meetings scheduled to be televised by the Fayetteville Government Channel

Monday Birthdays

Locals: Blythe Moore McCauley, Lauren French, Shelton Crocker, Steven Brooks, Tara Adams, and Virginia Mock.
*Send us your local birthday shout-outs.
Others: Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor is 95, journalist Tom Brokaw is 72, singer Natalie Cole is 62, singer Axl Rose is 50, singer Rick Astley is 46, musician Sean Tillman (Sean Na Na, Har Mar Superstar) is 34, and singer Jens Lekman is 31.

Railroad Earth – Long Walk Home