Jamie Farr, famed for his Corporal Klinger role on the TV show “M*A*S*H” and most recently in Little Rock last October for the touring play “Say Goodnight, Gracie,” will return as host of the 77th Academy Awards Ceremony Viewing Party benefit for the Wolfe Street Foundation on Sunday, Feb. 27.
The local black-tie Oscar party will be held at the Embassy Suites on Financial Centre Parkway in West Little Rock beginning with the red-carpet walkup at 6:30 p.m. KATV, Channel 7, reporter Julia Grayson and morning radio personality David Bazzel will join Farr as the local emcees. The KATV telecast begins at 7 p.m. Dinner is served at 7:30 p.m.
Showing the live 77th Annual Academy Awards telecast on KATV Channel 7, the Little Rock black tie event matches the glamour of Hollywood with red carpet walks, live TV interviews, participant photographs, a silent auction, awards from the “Predict the Winners” contest, and more throughout the evening.
The gala is a sanctioned participant in Oscar Night‚ America 2005, an exclusive recognition from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Tickets are $100; call 372-5662.
Bob Scoggin, 50, the Department of Arkansas Heritage archeologist whose job it was to review the work of agencies, including DAH and the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department, for possible impacts on historic properties, resigned from the agency on Monday. Multiple sources say Scoggin, whom they describe as an "exemplary" employee who the week before had completed an archeological project on DAH property, was told he would be fired if he did not resign.
Jones was "Minority Outreach Coordinator" for Hutchinson's 2014 gubernatorial campaign. The governor first named him as policy director before placing him over the labor department instead in Jan. 2015, soon after taking office.
A former inmate who claims she was sexually assaulted over 70 times by former McPherson Womens' Unit chaplain Kenneth Dewitt has filed a federal lawsuit against Dewitt, several staff members at the prison, and officials with the Arkansas Department of Corrections, including former director Ray Hobbs.
Sen. Jason Rapert (R-Conway) was on "Capitol View" on KARK, Channel 4, this morning, and among other things that will likely inspire you to yell at your computer screen, he said he expects someone in the legislature to file a bill to do ... something about changing the name of the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport.