BEFORE THE STORM: This picture was taken inside the new Bass Pro Shops destination sporting good store at the Otter Creek exist from I-30. This afternoon, a line of eager customers was forming for the doors to be unlocked.
The Wednesday night line is open. Final notes:
* TECH PARK TALKS:
Leslie Peacock will be covering the Little Rock Technology Park Authority board
meeting today. The agenda includes renting some temporary space for a business accelerator and other programs. They'll need some money from the city to do that. Its current budget report shows about $53,000 on hand.
* A GOOD DAY FOR HISTORIC PAPERS:
The University of Arkansas Library has announced the acquisition of the papers of Ray Thornton, a UA grad and former president whose many public offices including as a congressman who served on the committee that drafted articles of impeachment against President Richard Nixon. And, from the University of Central Arkansas, comes word from archivist Jimmy Bryant that UCA had received the papers of Betty Pickett of Conway, whose years in public service include three terms in the Arkansas House and a term as a member of the state Board of Education.
* GRIFFIN ENDORSES:
U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin
announced his endorsement of Asa Hutchinson for governor. No love for Republicans Curtis Coleman
and Debra Hobbs.
* BANK ROBBER SOUGHT
: Little Rock police circulated the photo above of a man they say robbed the Bank of the Ozarks at 101 N. Rodney Parham about 1:30 p.m. today. He gave a teller a note demanding money and was last seen walking north on Rodney Parham.
AFTER THE DOORS OPEN: It was crazy tonight at Bass Pro.