Daily Flyer: Thursday, April 26

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News Briefs

Police sit atop the Garland Center parking deck on the University of Arkansas campus Wednesday evening while attempting negotiations with an apparently suicidal man.

Staff photo, Fayetteville Flyer

An apparently suicidal man who sat on the fourth-level ledge of a campus parking deck last night was finally convinced to climb down after over seven hours of attempted negotiations.

Walkers, joggers and bicyclists on Scull Creek Trail will soon be required to stop and activate a traffic signal button before crossing North Street.

A grocery store is open, and two new restaurants are soon coming to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Here’s what we know about them.

The League of Women Voters of Washington County and the City of Fayetteville will present a panel discussion of the proposed 0.25 percent sales tax to help fund public transit on Wednesday, May 2.

Flying Possum Leather owner Robert (Bob) Walker, 64, was arrested earlier this week, and faces felony charges for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

Thursday Events

Hayes Carll

Fayetteville Square: Farmers’ Market
Rowdy Beaver Den: Ruckus
JJ’s Grill: Tim Meitzen
Walton Arts Center: Bourbon Tasting
Legacy Blues Lounge: Jones and Leah
Jammin’ Java: Acoustic jam
Dickson Street Pub: Klint Bohannon / Lindyn Hughes / Lee Zodrow
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: UA Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble Concert
Nadine Baum Studios: TheatreSquared’s The Fall of the House
Powerhouse Seafood: Travis Kidd Band
Foghorn’s on College: Jeff Fox
George’s Majestic Lounge: Hayes Carll
UA University Theatre: UA Theatre presents Cabaret
Fresco Cafe & Pub: Anthony Ball
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Keith Nicholson
Rogue: Vagabond Swing / Real Live Vikings

Thursday Public Meetings

10:00 a.m.Land Commissioner Deed PresentationCity Hall, Room 219
3:00 p.m.Firemen’s Pension and Relief Fund Board of Trustees *City Hall, Room 326
5:00 p.m.Fayetteville School Board * (agenda PDF)Adams Leadership Center
5:30 p.m.Special Parks and Recreation Advisory Board *1725 S. Smokehouse Trail
6:00 p.m.Fayetteville Council of Neighborhoods * CancelledCity Hall, Room 326
6:00 p.m.Housing Authority Board of Commissioners *City Hall, Room 111

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

Thursday Birthdays

Locals: Amy Kryzanowsky, Angela Belford, Chris Boggs, Christi Baldwin, Connie Taylor, Eric Sherwood, Gregory Wilke II, Hawley Woods, Jeremy Battjes, Josh Horn, Michael Williamson, Mitchell Dingman, Morgan Godfrey, Ted Beilby, and Tracy Underwood.
*Send us your local birthday shout-outs.
Others: Actress-comedian Carol Burnett is 79, guitarist-songwriter Duane Eddy is 74, actor Giancarlo Esposito is 54, actor Jet Li is 49, actor-comedian Kevin James is 47, singer T-Boz of TLC is 42, actor Tom Welling is 35, actress Jordana Brewster is 32, and actor Channing Tatum is 32.