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Gloria Mead

December 18, 2014

Gloria Mead, 60, of Pine Bluff passed away Dec. 14, 2014. She was born Aug. 22, 1954, in Manchester, New Hampshire, to Theresa and William Curtis Jr..
Gloria loved her church, Pine Bluff First Assembly of God. Her granddaughter, Tina, was her pride and joy.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Esther Stephens; and three brothers, Bobby, Tommy, and Harold Curtis.

December 17th

Arkansas St. names Shane Broadway vice president

December 17, 2014

LITTLE ROCK — The director of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education was named Wednesday as vice president for governmental relations for the Arkansas State University System.

ASU System President Charles Welch said Shane Broadway, a former member of both the Arkansas House and Senate, will succeed Robert Evans, who is retiring.

Top theater chains, including Cinemark and Regal, cancel 'The Interview' showings

December 17, 2014

NEW YORK — The top theater chains in North America have dropped "The Interview" after hackers threatened terrorist attacks at theaters showing the comedy, effectively squashing the Christmas Day release of the film.

Regal Cinemas, AMC and Cinemark have each pulled the movie. In a statement, Regal said it was delaying any showings of "The Interview" because of "the ambiguous nature of any real or perceived security threats."

Hackers calling themselves Guardians of Peace on Tuesday threatened moviegoers with violence reminiscent of the terrorist attacks of September 11th.

 

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