Tuesday, July 29, 2014

RAZORBACK FANS TO PAY FOR HOG CALL USE



University of Arkansas at Fayetteville Athletic Director Jeff Long announced today that a $100.00 fee would be added to each ticket for all sporting events to cover use by fans of the recently trademarked hog call. 

Long stated that this price increase was necessary because "we don't have the resources to have trademark police at each event and personally collect the necessary fees from each fan that yells out the protected phrase". 

When asked where the funds from the added trademark fee would be used, Long stated that "we will use the funds for exciting entertainment at the football games to retain the fanbase as we don't expect to win many games this year"..

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

LITTLE ROCK UPDATES CROSSWALK SIGNS


Little Rock Public Works has upgraded the sofware for crossing lights that will allow more messages than "Walk" and "Don't Walk".

Jon Honeywell, Public Works Department Director said that "it was time for us to take advantage of 21st Century technology and use more appropriate language". Other new phrases such as "Stop Fool" and "Look Out" are in the message cue as well.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

LITTLE ROCK CITY DIRECTORS CHECK OUT LATE NIGHT CLUBS



Little Rock City Directors Brad Cazort and Gene Fortson made fact finding visits to all of Little Rock’s 5 a.m. Clubs this past week. 

Cazort and Fortson, accompanied by several dancers from Paper Moon, arrived at Midtown Billards at around 4:30 a.m. this past Saturday. 

City Director Joan Adcock has introduced an ordinance before the board that would close all establishments at 2 a.m. Industry representatives worked with City Manager Bruce Moore to present a different ordinance that wouldn’t change the hours, but would require the clubs to keep the number of off-duty police officers they have now and give the police chief authority to require more if there are problems at a particular club. 

Cazort stated that "we couldn't get that old -censored- Adcock to come along to see for herself what is happening at this time of day at these places". 

Neither Cazort nor Fortson were ready to say whether they support Adcock’s recommendation to close the clubs at 2 a.m. or whether they will have a counterproposal to offer in August. They are still going over their research, they said. But Fortson did have a general takeaway. “What this trip confirmed to me is I ain't dead yet” he said.

Friday, July 18, 2014

MISS IDAHO REMOVED DUE TO DISABILITY



Sierra Sandison who was crowned Miss Idaho 2014 last weekend was stripped of her crown today due to her Type 1 diabetes. Miss Idaho pageant officials stated that Sandison filed a fraudulent application for the contest as she did not reveal that she was handicapped and because of her deception she must forfeit her title and crown, but she can keep the year’s supply of Idaho potatoes that were part of her prize package.

When reporters questioned pageant officials about not being aware of her condition and the insulin pump that Sandison wore during the competition, state pageant chairwoman Sadie Klackenbacher said “I thought it was a Walkman and she was just jamming to some tunes”.

Sandison has retained an attorney is contemplating legal action against the Miss Idaho organization.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

BREAKING NEWS...ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS SAYS CHILD CREATED IMAGES OF ESCAPED INMATE



Breaking Story - ADC Warden admits grandson was photoshop artist that created photos of escapee Timothy Buffington. ADC announces new program called "Etch-an-Escapee" based on the success of the photos.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

ARKANSAS LOTTERY COMMITTEE BLAMES POOR FOR LOW SALES



The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery’s revenue dropped in fiscal 2014 by $29.5 million from fiscal 2013 to $410.6 million as the amount raised for college scholarships slipped by $8.9 million to $81.4 million. 

It’s the second consecutive year that the lottery’s revenue and net proceeds for college scholarships have dropped. The lottery projects that net proceeds will drop again in fiscal 2015, which began July 1st.

State Sen. Robert Thompson, D-Paragould, who is co-chairman of the lottery oversight committee, said Tuesday night that the lottery’s final figures for fiscal 2014 “were not great, but that was expected as poor people are not buying scratch off’s like we thought they would.” Lottery Director Bishop Woosley has proposed that bake sales be held to help offset the loss in revenue.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

COMEDIAN TRACY MORGAN SUES WALMART



Former Saturday Night Live star Tracy Morgan has sued Wal-Mart over a highway crash involving one of its drivers that left him seriously injured and a fellow comedian dead. 

The lawsuit, filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in New Jersey, claims Wal-Mart was negligent when a driver of one of its tractor-trailers rammed into Morgan’s limousine van June 7. 

The complaint claims the retail giant should have known that its driver had been awake for more than 24 hours and that his commute of 700 miles from his home in Georgia to work in Delaware was “unreasonable.” It also alleges the driver fell asleep at the wheel and while dreaming began to use his feet to drive the truck. 

Photos obtained by the New Jersey State Police from a video system in the truck show the driver at times standing in his seat and then steering the truck with his feet moments before the crash. Morgan’s lawsuit seeks a jury trial and punitive and compensatory damages.

TIMOTHY BUFFINGTON PLACED PERSONAL AD BEFORE ESCAPE



Confidential source says Arkansas Department of Corrections has issued a subpoena to the Arkansas Democrap Gazette for information regarding a personal ad allegedly placed by escaped inmate Timothy “Bo” Buffington.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

LEAKED VIDEO FROM ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS 2014 INMATE FOLLIES

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Leaked video from the Arkansas Department of Corrections 2014 Inmate Follies. An annual fundraising event to fund escape attempts.

Monday, July 7, 2014

TOM COTTON REPORTS SHARK SIGHTING AT LAKE MAUMELLE

ACTORS PORTRAYING COTTON'S FAMILY POINT AT SHARK IN LAKE MAUMELLE


Rep. Tom Cotton, the Republican Senatorial candidate, filed a report this morning with the Pulaski County Sheriff's Department and the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission regarding a purported shark sighting on Lake Maumelle over the 4th of July weekend. 

Cotton’s report claims that while boating with his wife and two children that his publicist procured for a photo shoot, the boaters saw a shark fin protruding from the water which was heading directly at their craft. 

Cotton stated that the shark submerged just before it reached the boat and it was not seen again. Cotton was able to snap a photo of the shark before it went below the surface of the water. 

When reached for a comment Cotton stated “When I saw that fin I thought of that Jaws movie and started praying and thinking about how I have so much more faith than Senator Pryor, that is why we survived”.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

ARKANSAS ESCAPEE RECEIVES METAL OF FREEDOM AND PRESIDENTIAL APPOINTMENT





Escaped Arkansas Department of Corrections inmate Timothy "Bo" Buffington was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom today by President Barack Obama at a White House ceremony. 

Obama congratulated Buffington on his escape and evasion tactics and issued a Presidential Pardon. Buffington will be starting his new job with the Federal Bureau of Prisons after completing a media tour.