Sunday, January 20, 2013

The stick 'em up open line

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IN THE DISTRICT: The Arkansas King Commission buscapade to the inaugural has reached Washington, where souvenir vendors were ready to greet them.
  • Brian Chilson
  • IN THE DISTRICT: The Arkansas King Commission buscapade to the presidential inaugural has reached Washington, where souvenir vendors were ready to greet them.

Lovely day, except maybe if you work in a C-store:

LRPD Sgt. Cassandra Davis has been mass-blasting crime reports:

* Robbery of Mapco on 65th about 5 a.m. Saturday. At knifepoint.

* Robbery of Shell at 4111 S. University just before 6 a.m. Saturday. At knifepoint.

* Robbery of Valero at 6421 S. University about noon Saturday. At gun and knifepoint.

* Robbery of Superstop at 6828 Col. Glenn about 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Again with a knife.

I think I detect a theme.

Also there was a tangled report of a shooting at midday Saturday in the 4400 block of Washington Street in which two men, a Cadillac and a Chevy Lumina suffered gunshot wounds. It was Gun Appreciation Day, remember.

UPDATE: NBC Nightly News had a great feature on Central High School and its band's visit to the inaugural, tied naturally to the school's landmark role in the civil rights struggle. Footage of the 1957 crisis and photos of the Little Rock Nine then were paired with interviews with Central students today and the legacy they carry, plus an extended interview with Terrence Roberts, one of the Nine. Here's the link.

PRACTICING: Central band shown on NBC.
  • PRACTICING: Central band shown on NBC.

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