Those thousands of kids you see wrapped in white robes this weekend, June 17-19, are in town for the the American Taekwondo Association (ATA) World Championships at the Statehouse Convention Center.
At an opening ceremony at 8 p.m. Friday at Alltel Arena, 35 people will attempt to become Taekwondo masters and G.K. Lee will seek his eighth-degree black belt. Tickets are $10 through Ticketmaster.
Competition in the Top 10 Tournament of Champions will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at the convention center and the ATA Songahm children’s championships will be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. ATA adult championships in all ranks, including X-Treme competition, will run from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Tickets to Saturday and Sunday competitions are $8.
Ted Suhl has arrived at federal court for his sentencing this morning by federal Judge Billy Roy Wilson on four counts of attempting to bribe a state official to help his mental health business supported by Medicaid money. He was not in a good mood.
More groups will announce opposition to Issue 3, the corporate welfare constitutional amendment that would allow millions in taxpayer underwriting of wealthy corporations and also legalize taxpayer subsidies of the corporate lobbyists who work for chambers of commerce (and often against the broader public interest.)
Little Rock police responding to a disturbance call near Eighth and Sherman Streets about 12:40 a.m. killed a man with a long gun, Police Chief Kenton Buckner said in an early morning meeting with reporters.
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is installing Sol Lewitt's 70-foot eye-crosser "Wall Drawing 880: Loopy Doopy," waves of complementary orange and green, on the outside of the Twentieth Century Gallery bridge. You can glimpse painters working on it from Eleven, the museum's restaurant, museum spokeswoman Beth Bobbitt said
Ted Suhl, the former operator of residential and out-patient mental health services, has lost a second bid to get a new trial on his conviction for paying bribes to influence state Human Services Department policies. Set for sentencing Thursday, Suhl faces a government request for a sentence up to almost 20 years. He argues for no more than 33 months.
Also, 'The Halloween Tree' at Ron Robinson, Arkansas Times Craft Beer Festival, Fourche Creek Discovery Day, Halloween on the River, Chanticleer at Christ Episcopal Church and Andrew W.K. at Revolution.