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Governor Beebe's Schedule for June 20 - 25

Governor Beebe's Schedule for June 20 - 25

Thursday, June 20

11:00 a.m.

Governor Beebe hosts a Legion of Honor presentation with French officials

Governor's Conference Room, State Capitol, Little Rock


Friday, June 21

9:00 a.m.

Governor Beebe addresses the Disabled American Veterans State Convention

Wyndham Riverfront Hotel, 2 Riverfront Place, North Little Rock


12:00 p.m.

Governor Beebe addresses the Leadership Greater Little Rock Class Graduation

Embassy Suites, 11301 Financial Centre Parkway, Little Rock


Tuesday, June 25

10:15 a.m.

Governor Beebe appears on the "Young Arkansans Ask:  Governor Mike Beebe" television program

Staples Auditorium, Hendrix College, Conway

LR Mayor gives state of the city address

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola, focused the state of the city address on crime, economic development, and future enhancements of the city.

Stodola said while overall crime was slightly down in 2012 from the previous year, more work needed to happen to curb the city's criminals.

"I hear from citizens daily whose homes have been broken into, their cars have been broken into, they've broken out the windows of convenient stores, and things have been taken. And, people feel violated and frankly people are mad," said Stodola.

Stodola said failures in the justice system allow criminals back on the streets.

"76 percent of the people that we arrested in the last six months of 2012 had a prior felony conviction," said Stodola.

House bill would require kids under 14 to wear bike helmets

LITTLE ROCK (KTHV) - Wearing a helmet while you're biking may no longer be an option for some riders if a proposed bill gets approved this session at the Capital. If House Bill 1997 passes, by spring break next year, all kids under 14 would have to wear a helmet.

"Today is a good day in North Little Rock on the trail to have a nice bike ride," DeAngelo Smith said, as he enjoyed a little time in the park with his children.

But, before the fun even started, this father of four made sure everyone had a helmet.
"Always, definitely. At their age, we as parents should make that decision for them to be safe by being out around traffic," Smith said.

The decision is left to parents now, but it could soon be made by Arkansas lawmakers under House Bill 1997 or the Child Bicycle Safety Act. It would require kids under 14 years old to wear helmets when riding on public roads and bike paths.

This Week in Argenta

This Week in Argenta

Now - March 16: "For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights" at Laman Library, Main Branch. Through a compelling mix of photographs, television clips, and other historic artifacts, For All the World to See traces how images disseminated in popular magazines like LIFE, JET, and EBONY, and real-time events brought into homes via television coverage helped transform public opinion about racism and racial justice in America.

The Argenta Film Series Presents Academy Award Winner UNDEFEATED

The Argenta Film Series Presents Academy Award Winner UNDEFEATED

The Argenta Film Series Presents Academy Award Winner UNDEFEATED, Febuary 21st, 7p.m., Argenta Community Theater with special guest Bill Courtney, coach of the Manassas Tigers football team.

Set against the backdrop of a high school football season, Dan Lindsay and T.J. Martin’s documentary UNDEFEATED, winner of the Academy Award® for Best Documentary Feature, is an intimate chronicle of three underprivileged student-athletes from inner-city Memphis and the volunteer coach trying to help them beat the odds on and off the field.

Founded in 1899, Manassas High School in North Memphis has never seen its football team, the Tigers, win a playoff game. In recent decades, the last-place Tigers had gone so far as to sell its regular season games to rival schools looking to chalk up an easy win.

Fertle Family Comedy Laughing All the Way in Argenta

Fertle Family Comedy Laughing All the Way in Argenta

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Don’t miss the original comedy that chronicles the Fertle Family’s trouble-ridden holiday reunion in the tiny town of Dumpster, Arkansas. The Main Thing comedy trio brings the quirky family to life by portraying all the relatives and and townspeople needed to create the illusion of a bustling Christmas get-together.

Playing every Friday and Saturday at 8:00, November 23, through January 12.

The Joint’s cabaret-style theatre offers beer, wine, European-style coffees, snacks, and desserts at your table throughout the show. Admission is $20. For reservations call the theatre box office at 372-0205, or stop by The Joint at 301 Main, Downtown North Little Rock.

Governor Beebe discusses White House visit

Governor Beebe discusses White House visit

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Governor Beebe will be discussing his recent meeting with President Obama regarding the fiscal cliff Wednesday, December 5, at 10:30 a.m. at the Governor's Conference Room in the State Capitol. Beebe was invited to meet with the President as a member of the National Governors Association Executive Committee.