Daily Flyer: Wednesday, Aug. 22

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News Briefs

This week’s featured pets available at the Fayetteville Animal Shelter include Ken, a 1-year-old Pitbull Mix pup.

Photos: Todd Gill, Flyer staff

The Fayetteville Public Library’s top executive wants to build an IMAX theater on the old City Hospital property in downtown Fayetteville.

Fayetteville police seized 34.5 pounds of marijuana and arrested one man on drug charges last week.

Here’s a brief overview of action taken at last night’s City Council meeting including links to PDF documents for each item.

It’s been a countrified season at the Arkansas Music Pavilion, and that trend will continue on Oct. 12 when country music star Brantley Gilbert and his ‘Hell on Wheels’ tour arrives in town for a show.

Arkansas’ 2012 football season-opening game against Jacksonville State will be televised through pay-per-view for $34.95 ($39.95 for DirecTV and Dish Network).

Speaking of the Razorbacks, fans will soon be able to munch on ‘Razorback Red’ flavored Pop-Tarts. No, seriously.

Wednesday Events

JJ’s Grill: Tim Meitzen
Greenhouse Grille: John Elliot
Jose’s: Karaoke
Legacy Blues Lounge: Matt and Gus Smith
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Video game tournament
Tanglewood Branch Beer Co.: Chooch and The Side Hill Gougers
Foghorn’s on College: Effron White
George’s Majestic Lounge: Josh Abbott Band / Rob Baird

Wednesday Public Meetings

10:00 a.m.Pre-Bid Meeting: Bid 12-67, Construction – 2012 Tree Planting ProjectCity Hall, Room 326

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

Wednesday Birthdays

Locals: Rich Moore, Kim O’Donnel, Meghan Placek, Matt McCoy, Judy Williams, Mendy Craig, Brad Williams, Collin Miles, Teddy Sablon, Sara Tumlison and James Hoelscher.
*Send us your local birthday shout-outs.

Others: Actress Valerie Harper is 73, actress Cindy Williams is 65, guitarist David Marks of The Beach Boys is 64, country singer Collin Raye is 52, singer Tori Amos is 49, rapper GZA of Wu-Tang Clan is 46, actor Ty Burrell is 45, singer Howie Dorough of the Backstreet Boys is 39, comedian Kristen Wiig is 39, actress Jenna Leigh Green is 38, keyboardist Bo Koster of My Morning Jacket is 38.