What A Rip

Football ticket prices go up for the masses

By Amber Kruth

SEC Hike

Once $35 in 2008, Razorback football tickets will be $45 for nonconference games and $55 for SEC league games this season. Games played at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock will tack on an extra $10, making the last game of the season against LSU a base price of $65. As reported by Arkansas Online’s Brandon Marcello, the War Memorial Stadium Commission recommended the charge “to decrease the revenue differential between home games in Fayetteville and Little Rock.” So here’s the deal: the UA is in Fayetteville. There aren’t many teams that have to travel three hours to a “home stadium.” If you’re privileged with seating in Hog Heaven, Pig Heaven or suites or clubs, you will be spared the increased cost. Yet, the new revenue will be used to construct a new press box, Hog Heaven suite seats, a Letterman’s clubroom, recruiting room and media interview room. How about using some of that revenue to get lids for the drink cups or keeping the hot dogs hot?

Bye-Bye Opal Fly’s

Opal Fly’s Feel Good Lounge has closed after only two months. All the positive reviews and nonstop schedule of events, from music to yoga to drum lessons, was not enough to fund the overhead expenses. A promising venue perfectly fit for Fayetteville, it still comes down to economics that will sink or swim a business.

More Giving

Philip Zweig, a Fayettevillian and inventor of the game Wordigo, has donated 3,600 copies of the game to Fayetteville School District. The Scrabble/Bananagrams style game will be given to each fifth- and sixth-grade student. In December, Zweig donated net earnings to the NWA Food Bank. For the month of February, all profits from the iPhone app version of Wordigo will go to Doctors Without Borders.

School’s Out In June

Due to snow days, the Fayetteville School District announced the last day of school will be June 7. Asbell and Happy Hollow will be in session until June 17. If more snow days are required, Saturdays or spring break days may be considered.

In addition, the third semester grading period will be extended one week, and the final semester will begin March 29.

Spring Cleanup

The city of Fayetteville has posted its spring bulky waste cleanup schedule. New this year, the cleanups will not accept electronics for disposal, however one Freon-bearing appliance is accepted per household. The drop-off dates are March 20, April 10, April 24 and May 1 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. For locations visit www.accessfayetteville.org. Fayetteville residents can visit any of the sites, but must bring proof of residency, such as a current water bill.

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