Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Pollinators on World Peace Wetland Prairie on September 30, 2008

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Friday, September 26, 2008

Northwest Arkansas Times reports on failed developer's second arrest on allegations of drunken driving

FAYETTEVILLE : Developer Barber faces charges including DWI
Posted on Friday, September 26, 2008
URL: http://www.nwanews.com/adg/News/238398

Fayetteville police arrested a Springdale developer Thursday on a charge of drunken driving, prompting him to settle a year-old gambling debt out of Las Vegas.
Brandon L. Barber, 32, was arrested after a Fayetteville officer reported finding him shortly before 5 a. m. stopped in the middle of the intersection of Joyce Boulevard and College Avenue.
Barber was booked into the Washington County jail at 8: 18 a. m. on charges of driving while intoxicated, violating the impliedconsent law, running a red light, driving too fast for conditions and not having proof of insurance.
By 9: 45 a. m., Barber had been released on bond. Before he bonded out, his attorney had to take care of a felony warrant out of Las Vegas charging that Barber bounced a $ 16, 000 marker with the Venetian Casino.
Bernie Zadrowski, chief deputy of the check fraud unit of the Clark County (Nev. ) district attorney’s office, said he had planned to extradite Barber on the charge, which carries a prison term of one to years. Zadrowski said that under Nevada law, bad debts of more than $ 250 qualify as felonies.
Zadrowski said the marker was from June 22, 2007, and against Chambers Bank of Northwest Arkansas. A representative for Barber paid the debt and an additional 10 percent fee before noon Thursday, Zadrowski said, which means the charge will be dropped.
A marker in such an instance is essentially a check and processed the same way, Zadrowski said.
“When a person goes to the table and is gambling on credit, they sign a marker,” Zadrowski said. “They say ‘I’m good for this amount’ and are given chips or cash in exchange.”
Barber is scheduled to appear in court on the local charges next month.
The arrest is Barber’s second on a charge of DWI. The first was in September 2006 and involved three mailboxes being run down.
As chief executive officer of The Barber Group and a member of other development groups, Barber is facing legal and financial troubles. His company, Lynnkohn, has filed bankruptcy and he is facing the possibility of having to sell the Legacy Building in central Fayetteville to satisfy debts.
The sale of the building was postponed by the filing of the $ 31. 62 million bankruptcy.
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Thursday, September 25, 2008

The Morning News reports that school-board supports new high school on old site

The Morning News

Local News for Northwest Arkansas

New High School Gets Green Light On Current Site

By Rose Ann Pearce
FAYETTEVILLE -- A 21st century high school will be built on the current site of Fayetteville High School.
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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Mayoral candidates to face public at 6:30 p.m. today at city library

Fayetteville Mayoral Candidate Forum and Membership Meeting
Wednesday, September 24
Fayetteville Public Library, Walker Room
Co-sponsors: The League of Women Voters and the Fayetteville Public Library
6 to 6:30PM: League recruitment reception for anyone interested in membership
6:30-8:00PM: Fayetteville Mayoral Forum
Candidates: Mayor Dan Coody, Alderman Lioneld Jordan, Walt Eilers,
Steve Clark, and Sami Sutton
Moderator: Mary Alice Serafini, President of the League of Women Voters of Arkansas
8 to 8:30PM: reception with the candidates
The forum will be televised on the Fayetteville Government Channel.

Check Fayetteville Government Channel 16 schedule for broadcast times for these and other candidate forums. For more information about any of the forums,
contact Bettie Lu Lancaster at 521-4069.

DUcks Unlimited Banquet October 2, 2008

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Monday, September 22, 2008

Candidate forum at law school on Thursday sponsored by Sierra Club's Ozark Highlands Group

Sierra Club Candidate Forum this Thursday‏
From: owner-nw-ar-list@nw-ar.com on behalf of Stephen Smith (libertas72701@yahoo.com)
Sent: Mon 9/22/08 5:36 PM
Reply-to: libertas72701@yahoo.com
To: nw-ar-list@nw-ar.com
The Ozarks Headwaters Group of the Sierra Club will host a local Candidate Forum this Thursday, September 25th, 6:00-8:00 pm in the Courtroom (WATR 240) at the UA Law School. Candidates for City Council and Mayor will address environmental issues related to Fayetteville city government and take questions on the topic.

Public invited. Free parking in the deck south of the Arkansas Union after 5:00. Enter from Stadium Drive.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Big, blue hose takes water beyond nasty construction site

Please click on image to ENLARGE photo of view northeast from W. Center Street where Sweetser crew members are rapidly replacing an old rock-walled storm drain with a new concrete culvert. The big, blue plastic hose is designed to collect water flowing from the Dickson Street area to be pumped across the street to reenter Tanglewood Branch downstream. This reduces the load of mud from the construction site and thus the load of silt flowing toward Beaver Lake.

Clear water pumped from upstream of the construction site enters Tanglewood Branch to thin out the silt-laden yellow water that escaped the site on Monday and Tuesday. The 70- or 80-year-old rock-lined tunnel recently collapsed under the north lane of West Center Street, creating an emergency repair need on a busy street near the University of Arkansas.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Google interactive map starting in south Fayetteville but capable of being scrolled all over town!

USE THIS LONG LINK to imbed google map of Town Branch neighborhood in Web sites with LABELS:

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