September 28, 2001

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The Little Rock Zoo regained its national accreditation in early September and celebrated by offering free admission Saturday morning along with education programs and forums throughout the day.  Tara, Jason, and I visited the zoo on this occasion.

September 22, 2001

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We celebrated my birthday on several occasions this week including:

  • Thursday crew with dinner and cake at Kyle’s house.
  • Sunday lunch and cake at the Brocks
  • Lunch and rice krispy cake at Dana’s house with the Dennies

September 15, 2001

Arkansas vs. North Texas
September 15, 2001

By Arkansas Business staffThur 9/13/2001 3:18 PM

SEC Postpones Games

The Southeastern Conference said Thursday it has postponed its game schedule for the weekend.
The announcement means the University of Arkansas will not play Saturday at Reynolds Stadium as previously announced.

On Wednesday, the Southeastern Conference said all conference athletic events would be played as scheduled, including football games on Saturday, Sept. 15.

The Sun Belt Conference, meanwhile, had yet to say whether it would play its games, as it said it would on Wednesday.

Officials at Arkansas State University, an SBC member, on Thursday were awaiting word about whether its teams would play. The university said Wednesday its football game scheduled for Saturday in Jonesboro would continue.

The PGA, Major League Baseball and the National Football League had previously said they would not play games this weekend after terrorist attacks Tuesday in New York and Washington, D.C.

In a brief statement, the SEC said: "The Conference continues to believe this country must begin the healing process following the horrendous events of this past week and will evaluate all future schedules at an appropriate time.

"The Southeastern Conference reaffirms its commitment of $1,000,000 to the funds that will assist the victims of this event."

September 14, 2001

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Tara and I decided to paint our master bedroom this weekend.  We had painted it only a year ago, but the color was a little different than we expected.  We finally found a khaki we liked hoping we wouldn't have to redo the trim.  We did end up having to redo it though.  We're pleased with the finished project.

September 8, 2001

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Game Sketch
Wet, wet, definitely how you would describe the September 8th ballgame.  As we set up for tailgating, we knew there was a chance for rain but didn't expect a monsoon. After moving the tailgate tent, the thunderstorms rolled in and dumped inches of rain.  We persevered and cooked up a great supper of spaghetti, salad, and great desserts.

The first game, in the newly renovated Reynolds Razorback stadium, was about as wet as the tailgate. In fact, the start of the game was delayed as well as a portion of the game due to the storms in the area. Arkansas scored first and remained in the lead until the 4th quarter, but with no real offense Tennessee scored 2 field goals and a touchdown to claim victory over the Hogs.

from Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
RECORDS Arkansas 1-1, 0-1
SEC; Tennessee 2-0, 1-0.
STARS Arkansas defense holds shutout more than three quarters. Tennessee TB Travis Stephens 41 rushes, 206 yards, 1 TD.
TURNING POINT An Arkansas drive went backward and was followed by a 16-yard punt, giving Tennessee field position at the UA 24-yard line to set up UT’s first field goal.
KEY STAT Tennessee time of possession 36:57
OVERHEARD “We can play with any team in the country if we play with that kind of effort and turn it loose.”
— Arkansas Coach Houston Nutt
UP NEXT North Texas, 6 p.m. Sept. 15, Fayetteville
— Scott Cain

Instructions from the Head TailgaterTue 9/4/2001 10:35 PM via e-mail 

OK, it may not have looked very good...well, it may have looked pretty bad....OK, it looked nasty. BUT we won. I won't make any predictions for this Sat...except to say, that we will be tailgating at the Ole Main location about 5:30. Our goal is to be there between 5:00 and 5:30. I know some of you won't get to be there. Please let us know if you will join us...and as always, friends are welcome. Just let us know so we will have enough food. 

The menu is Italian.  I am making spaghetti sauce and will bring the noodles. Robby and Tara will bring the meat…ground beef and sausage.

We will need others to bring:
* salad
* dressings
* bread
* desserts
* sturdy plates and napkins, forks

Everyone bring your own drink.

Be sure to wear RED and not orange. GO HOGS! BEAT TENNESSEE! (Todd doesn't want to hear Rocky Top ALL night!)


September 1, 2001

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We visited Fayetteville and got a sneak peek at the new club level seating in Reynolds Stadium. We also visited David’s Greystone mansion.  It was Tara’s first visit to their house.