Daily Flyer: Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013

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News Briefs

Pedestrians cross Dickson Street Monday on both sides of a newly restricted traffic area near the University of Arkansas.

Photo: Todd Gill

In an effort to increase pedestrian safety near the University of Arkansas campus, university officials have closed a section of West Dickson Street to unauthorized vehicles.

The 2012 Bikes, Blues and BBQ rally generated nearly $200,000 for local charities and organizations, it was announced last week.

Tonight’s City Council meeting includes a resolution to authorize Mayor Lioneld Jordan to sell about two acres of the former Tyson Mexican Original plant property on Huntsville Road for $900,000 to Kum & Go. Here’s a full list of items on the agenda.

ODC/Dance presents two shows at Walton Arts Center this Saturday: “The Velveteen Rabbit” and “Unplugged.” That and more in this week’s Flyer Sponsor post.

Tuesday Events

6 p.m.  Fayetteville Public Library: The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pen
6 p.m.  JJ’s Grill: Jeff Fox
7 p.m.  Pesto Cafe: Jed Clampit
8 p.m.  Rogue: Ozark Poetry Slam

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Tuesday Meetings

6:00 p.m.City Council Meeting * (agenda)City Hall, Room 219

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* Meetings scheduled to be televised by the Fayetteville Government Channel

Tuesday Birthdays

Locals: Micah Laney, Will Collins, Susan Bolding, Greg Conley, Jesse Dean, Mark Wagstaff and Angie Ellington.

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Others: Actress Phyllis Coates is 86, actor-director Mario Van Peebles is 56, actress Regina King is 42, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is 34, rapper Pitbull is 32, actress Jessy Schram is 27 and electronic musician Skrillex is 25.