Talk about spin masters galore... This entire week thus far has been filled with "double speak," misunderstandings and "what you heard is not exactly what I meant." However, we will deal with trying to sort it all out over the next few post, but for now let's catch up with what' really going on here, there and a bit of everywhere...
Capitol Watch: Earlier this year, while the brouhaha over Senate Bill 959 was taking center stage, there was another bill (HB 2615) that was passed instituting the Arkansas HIV-AIDS Minority Task force sponsored by Willie Hardy (District 5). This legislature was created to address issues of the disease within the minority community with a board to be appointed by Gov. Beebe. After contacting the Gov's office and a lengthy wait for the info, we were contacted (9/12) by "Paco" an aide whom informed us that nominees were being sought and would be announced soon. However, to submit an online application it would have to be filed by, 9/14/07. More info can be found at http://www.arkansas.gov/ Hopefully, when the appointments are ready, maybe we can get them to you hot off the presss.
MGA 2008: The Annual MGAA pageant will be held this weekend (9-14-16) at the Backstreet complex. 20 statewide contestants will be vying for the coveted title as well as representing at MGAmerica in Memphis, TN later this year. Doors open at 9 p.m. with showtime 10 p.m. For cover info call, 501.664.2744 or click it to http://www.backstreetdanceclub.com/ Look for us, we just might have our face in the place!
Help Wanted in NWA: The Northwest Arkansas GLBT Community Center has secured new office space (130 E. Popular Street Suite B) and is seeking a variety of items to help equip the space. If you have any contributions they would appreciate your efforts. Also according to their website the non-profit group is soliciting candidates for open board positions to help with organizational task and is in need of replinishing their food pantry which they state is "empty." Cash donations can be forwarded through the site or reach out an touch them at 479.527.0414 Tell em you heard about it here while you hit em up at: http://www.nwaglbtcc.org/
Here Comes the Judge!: Move over Judge Joe, Judy, Hatchett and all you other TV judicial talking heads, here comes, Judge David Young, the "gay " judge. Say what, yes it's true, coming to a flat screen near you will be the next verdict slinging, robe wearing, juris prudence dealing with real cases. Young, (pictured) who was apart of Miami's Judicial Probation Monitoring system and has 15 years experience in the legal field said that his courtroom will have an atmosphere of fairness. The show bio info states that there will be no "shutdowns or belittling folks", but there will be therapeutic justice and maybe some colorful commentary. Dont' be fooled, Judge Young is no shrinking violet, he can dispense some serious bench hurt to those who deserve it. Locally you can see some "Justice with a Snap! (yes, that's the tag line!) on KASN/CW at 9 a.m. and KLRT-FOX at 3 a.m. Online Judge Young can be found at http://www.judgedavidyoung.com/ Check it out and let me know what you think. Sounds like a hoot!
DSRA gets webby: The Diamond State Rodeo Association has updated it's website with a fresh new look and loads of information. If you haven't had a chance to check it out, do so. Get your bowl on 9/15 at the Professor Bowl and so much more is going on at the Hoffman street club house. Don't know the link, here it is: www.dsra.org As always tell em you heard about here!!
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