Daily Flyer: Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013

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Recent News

Washington County Fair

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The Washington County Fair opens today on the fairgrounds at 2536 N. McConnell Ave. in Fayetteville. Gates open at 10 a.m. daily through Saturday. Carnival rides start at 5 p.m. (noon on Saturday) and close at about 10 p.m.

University of Arkansas Police announced the arrest of a Springdale man in connection with the rape of a student that occurred last September on campus. Using DNA evidence collected during an investigation, police identified Cesar Michael Figueroa, 22, as a suspect in the incident which took place in a parking lot.

It’s been two years since Dunkin’ Donuts first announced plans to build seven restaurants in Northwest Arkansas. Fort Smith was first, but it looks like the next two will be built in Bentonville and Fayetteville.


Arkansas head football coach Bret Bielema met with the media Monday to preview the team’s season-opening matchup against Louisiana on Saturday. Here are some of the highlights from the press conference.

Arkansas is the only SEC program without a dedicated basketball practice facility, but not for long.

Planning a tailgate party this weekend? The Family & Friends pack from Penguin Ed’s feeds 24 people for $109. That news and more are in this week’s Flyer Sponsor post.

Tuesday Events

7 a.m.  Fayetteville Square: Farmers’ Market
6 p.m.  JJ’s Grill: Keith Nicholson
6 p.m.  Maxine’s Tap Room: Dumptruck Boys
7 p.m.  Jose’s: Mike and Grady
7 p.m.  Tanglewood Branch Beer Co.: The Vine Brothers
7 p.m.  Pesto Cafe: Jed Clampit

Tuesday Meetings

4:30 p.m.City Council Agenda Session * (agenda)City Hall, Room 326

Tuesday Birthdays

Locals/Expats: Stephanie Stephens, Wayne Smith, Lynn Townsend, BJ Elkins, Rebecca Miles, Donald Upton, Laura Polaski, Benjamin Gibson, Micah Blackmon, Lea Glasscock and Dana Gieringer.
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Others: Bluegrass singer-banjo player J.D. Crowe is 76, actor Paul Reubens (Pee-Wee Herman) is 61, guitarist Alex Lifeson of Rush is 60, bassist Glen Matlock of The Sex Pistols is 57, bassist Mike Johnson of Dinosaur Jr. is 48, percussionist Bobo of Cypress Hill is 45, country singer Colt Ford is 44, bassist Tony Kanal of No Doubt is 43, rapper Mase is 36, actor Shaun Weiss is 34 and actress Alexa Vega is 25.