Daily Flyer: Tuesday, July 31

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News Briefs

Installation is nearly complete on a new HD video screen at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. The new screen measures 167 feet wide and 38 feet tall, nearly doubling the size of the original display which was installed in the middle of the scoreboard 12 years ago.

Photo: Todd Gill, Flyer staff

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory and a hazardous weather outlook for parts of western Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma. Temperatures of around 105 are expected in Fayetteville with heat index values reaching 108 today.

Robert Walker, owner of Flying Possum Leather, is set to serve two years in prison after pleading guilty to a felony marijuana charge with intent to deliver. Walker could be released in nine months if he completes a drug treatment program and is paroled.

It’s time to fill some open board, commission and committee positions here in Fayetteville. Anyone interested has until 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24 to apply.

The Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo show scheduled for the Arkansas Music Pavilion on Sunday, Aug. 19 has been moved to the Walton Arts Center.

Several Flyer sponsors will qualify to sell items without sales tax during Arkansas Sales Tax Holiday weekend Aug. 4 and 5. That and more in this week’s Flyer Sponsors post.

Tuesday Events

Fayetteville Square: Farmers’ Market
Rogue: Twisted Tuesdays – DJ night
Fayetteville Public Library: Free Flix Before 6: New Year’s Eve
JJ’s Grill: Chris Jerry
Pesto Cafe: Jed Clampit
Jose’s: Jones ‘n Leah
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Jazz jam
LIT: Ugly Lion

Tuesday Public Meetings

4:30 p.m.City Council Agenda Session * (agenda)City Hall, Room 326
5:15 p.m.Equipment Committee *City Hall, Room 326
6:15 p.m.Street Committee *City Hall, Room 326

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

Tuesday Birthdays

Locals: Mark Wilson, Stephanie Sellers, Barb Clark, Jeremy Johnson, Todd Hoffarth, Aaron Bleidt, Paige Frost, Lauren Dech, Jerry James, Jim Beard, Robbie Neiswanger, Eric Gubert, John Miller, Vickie Martin and James Harvey.
*Send us your local birthday shout-outs.

Others: Drummer Bill Berry (R.E.M.) is 54, actor Wesley Snipes is 50, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is 47, country singer Zac Brown is 34, actor B.J. Novak is 33 and actor Rico Rodriguez is 14.