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10 things you should know about the new Facebook

UNDATED (USA TODAY) -- The social network has made its most aggressive set of changes ever in the last few weeks.

New features like the Ticker, a real-time feed of activity from your friends, have raised eyebrows among Facebook users.

And then last week Facebook unveiled Timeline, which brings long-forgotten archived posts to the surface and makes them easier to see.

As with any major change, there has been a significant amount of misinformation out there about what the new Facebook means for its users.

Here is a look at the 10 things you should know about Facebook's changes.

Central Arkansas Ducks Unlimited Banquet

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- The annual Little Rock Ducks Unlimited Membership Banquet will be held at Clear Channel on Thursday, Oct. 20 at 5 pm.

This year's event will be catered by Corky's BBQ starting at 7 pm, followed by silent and live auctions and raffles. You can call (501) 680-5582 for Early Bird tickets, which includes a Ducks Unlimited Magazine subscription, a meal from Corky's BBQ and all the beverages you can drink.

Ticket prices are $40 for single tickets; couple $60; Greenwing (age 17 and under) $20. Early Bird tickets are $25. Corporate tables are also available starting at $500 for 8 tickets. You can also sponsor a Gun for $250. All corporate tables include a Bronze Sponsor membership and preferred seating.

 

 

Tuesday forecast

A few storms will continue over south Arkansas through the morning hours, then skies will become partly cloudy to sunny and a little warmer today. A surface trough will move through this afternoon with drier air in its wake. Warmer temperatures are in store for Wednesday and Thursday with high's in the mid-80s.

Tuesday: Partly Cloudy, High 84. Wind W 5-10mph.

High numbers of malnourished children

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Going to bed hungry is a reality for children around the world, and Little Rock is no exception.

Doctor Patrick Casey is a pediatrician at Arkansas Children's Hospital and a clinical researcher who helped compile this report.

"There are real effects on children that can affect them for a lifetime...negative effects on their health, on their developmental progress, on their cognitive development and in their school achievement and behavior," said Dr. Casey.

Not just in Little Rock, but other cities like Boston, Philadelphia, Minneapolis and Baltimore have seen the numbers of malnourished kids double in the last two years.

Doctors believe it's because of the recession.

"We've been doing this survey since 1998, and it was the first time it spiked like that," Dr. Casey said.

Monday forecast

A cold front moved through the state Sunday with strong storms producing large hail, and damaging wind in eastern Arkansas.  Monday looks a lot better with a fresh batch off cool Autumn air and sunshine. We will have a few changes and a slight warming trend through the rest of the week before another front blows through Thursday.

Monday:  Mostly sunny and pleasant. High 78. Wind NW 5-10mph.

Little Rock gas prices fall 8.5 cents last week

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Average retail gasoline prices in Little Rock have fallen 8.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.28/g Sunday.

This compares with the national average that has fallen 7.1 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.53/g, according to gasoline price website LittleRockGasPrices.com.

Including the change in gas prices in Little Rock during the past week, prices yesterday were 77.3 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 13.3 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 7.2 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 82.9 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

HUD grants $769K for job training

HUD grants $769K for job training

Grants to 18 Arkansas public housing authorities are part of nearly $60 million HUD awarded nationwide

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