Daily Flyer: Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012

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News Briefs

Bret Bielema celebrates after a 70-31 Wisconsin win over Nebraska on Saturday in the 2012 Big Ten title game.

Photo by David Stluka, Wisconsin Athletics

After a nearly eight-month-long coaching search, Arkansas has hired Bret Bielema as its new head football coach. Bielema, 42, comes to the Razorbacks after seven years as head coach at Wisconsin.

Mayor Lioneld Jordan held his final Town Hall Meeting of the year Monday night at the Fayetteville Boys and Girls Club. Here’s what was discussed.

A planned downtown parking deck will be built on the southeast corner of the Walton Arts Center campus at Spring Street and School Avenue. Fayetteville City Council members voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the site, which was recently recommended by Mayor Lioneld Jordan and a committee of hired consultants and city staff.

For more info on each item passed during Tuesday night’s council meeting, see our City Council recap post.

Looking to have a deck built in the spring? CMI Construction does great work. Here are some photos of one built in Bella Vista recently. That and more in this week’s Flyer Sponsor post.

Wednesday Events

5:30 p.m.  First United Presbyterian Church: Celebration of Light
6 p.m.  Greenhouse Grille: Candy Lee
6 p.m.  Legacy Blues Lounge: Russ Hutchison
7 p.m.  Unitarian Universalist Fellowship: Think Tank: To Forgive Is Human
7:30 p.m.  Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Guest Trio, Cactus Truck
7 p.m.  Walton Arts Center: Billy Elliot The Musical
8 p.m.  Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Drive-In Speakerbox presents Tavern Trivia

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Wednesday Meetings

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* Meetings scheduled to be televised by the Fayetteville Government Channel

Wednesday Birthdays

Locals: Heather Miley, Caleb Clark, Stephanie Humphreys, James Funderburk, Cary Hague, Pam O’Connor Smith, Adrienne Engle, Bill Dugan and Diane Cook.
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Others: Singer Little Richard is 80, guitarist J.J. Cale is 74, model and actress Lisa Marie is 44, actress Tamara Feldman is 32, actor Frankie Muniz is 27, actor Ross Bagley is 24.