Daily Flyer: Wednesday, April 11

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News Briefs

Bobby Petrino waves to the crowd during a Razorback basketball game in January 2011.

Staff photo

After four seasons with the Razorbacks, Bobby Petrino was fired as the head football coach at Arkansas on Tuesday, said athletics director Jeff Long.

Regardless of where you stood on the Petrino situation, our own Seth Gunderson says it’s time to move on and figure out what’s going to happen with the football program.

Fayetteville Springfest won’t return in 2012 for its 30th anniversary. Festival organizers say that a combination of factors contributed to the decision to shelve the 29-year event.

The National Park Service will hold a public input session regarding the suitability and feasibility of designating the Butterfield Overland Trail as a national historic trail on Wednesday, April 11.

The Lightbulb Club Stage lineup was recently released for the 2012 Block Street Block Party.

Wednesday Events


JJ’s Grill: Jeff Fox
Legacy Blues Lounge: Mo Brothers
Greenhouse Grille: Richard Burnett
UA Global Campus: Ozark Historic Trees
George’s Majestic Lounge: Paul Mitchell Fashion Show
Tanglewood Branch Beer Co.: Old time fiddle jam
UA Student Union: UA Jazz Ensemble Concert
Rogue: 1 oz. Jig

Wednesday Public Meetings

10:00 a.m.Butterfield Overland Trail Special Resource StudyCity Hall, Room 326
2:00 p.m.Bid Opening: Bid 12-25, Construction – Garland Ave. Water & Sewer ImprovementsCity Hall, Room 326
3:30 p.m.Fayetteville Board of Health *City Hall, Room 326
4:00 p.m.Urban Forestry Advisory Board *City Hall, Room 111
5:30 p.m.Active Transportation Advisory Committee *City Hall, Room 326

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

Wednesday Birthdays

Locals: Anna VanHorn, Ashley Ann Royal, Clay Nichols, Crystal Whelchel, Greg Blubaugh, Jill Rohrbach, Joshua Petree, Julie Gabel, Kathy Ball, Lauren Pickens, Michael Terry, Mike Emery, Philip Rusk, and William Gunkel.
*Send us your local birthday shout-outs.
Others: Actress Louise Lasser is 73, actor Bill Irwin is 62, singer Lisa Stansfield is 46, rapper David Banner is 38, actor Brett Claywell is 34, and singer Joss Stone is 25.