A fresh batch of Wednesday morning headlines

Tulsa business leaders have presented a proposal to local government to host the 2020 Olympic games. This includes the use of regional college facilities, including the University of Arkansas.

Private schools will compete against public schools in state competitions after a vote by the Arkansas Activities Association. Rules concerning transfers from public to private schools are also tightened.

State revenues for July have come in below forecast and at lower levels than a year ago, indicating that the recession is still being felt in Arkansas.

Two advertising agencies made pitches for a contract with the Arkansas Lottery, one of which said some of its advertising would target people who are “African American and … low-to-middle range income.” The state lottery director has said the games would not target specific groups.

Department of Higher Edcation Director Jim Purcell tells a state task force he needs recommendations soon on how to prioritize lottery scholarships for nontraditional students.

An architect informs lawmakers it would cost up to $3.5 million to build a pedestrian tunnel-skybridge between the state Capitol and a building west of the Capitol.

The state of Arkansas will receive $35.3 million to support community development and provide housing for the needy, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has a new clinic for adolescents and adults with Down syndrome.

Former Arkansas head coach Lu Holtz is considering a congressional race in Florida.

Fort Smith’s city board has said “no” to zoning for a 12 bed hospice facility next to a local neighborhood.

Frank Holman is back in as Lincoln School District superintendent after a one-month retirement he took to take advantage of an expiring retirement law that allowed him to make more money.

Operating under the protection of the federal bankruptcy court, Pilgrim’s Pride earned a net income of $53.2 million, a long way from the $52.7 million loss reported a year ago.

A $3,000 fine has been imposed on Lion Oil Co. by the federal Environmental Protection Agency for a spill that allowed oil to flow into a creek.

Authorities say the July 23 death of a McNeil man was gang-related and five people have been arrested — including a juvenile.

A 17-year-old Blytheville teen has been arrested in the murder and dismemberment of a man in Sarasota, Fla.

The Jacksonville Jaguars announced the singing of former University of Arkansas at Monticello wide receiver Clarence Denmark.

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About patlynch
I am a broadcaster in Arkansas, a former freelance writer and political columnist in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Writing Coach. Speaker. Director of the Christian Foundations for Ministry program, and presently enrolled in the Anglican School of Ministry Master of Ministry program.

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