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J.W.’s News Update:Friday July 1, 2011

Good Friday, Here are some stories making headlines today:

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The Month of June was just as hot as you thought it was.  Dave Hall, the emergency managment coordinator for Texarkana says according to the National Weather Service June was the second highest  since records began be kept back in 1892. The average temerature was 84.2, with the record being 84.6 set in 1953.

June was also the 11th driest month on record dating back to 1852. Only 3/4 of an inch of rain fell officially at the airport. That is 3.70 inches of rain below normal. The extended forecast for the rest of summer still looks hot and dry.

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The Arkansas Congressional Delegation has announced that nine Arkansas airports will receive a combined over $3 million dollars in F.A.A. grants for new construction and improvements at their facilities. It includes over$293,00 to rehabilitate and expand the apron at the Howard County Airport in Nashville. The funds will also be used to install a vertical/visual guidance system, which will make the airport more accessible to pilots.

Also the Magnolia Municipal Airport will receive $480,000 to construct an apron to provide aircraft parking for pilots.

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In Sports:

The NBA has joined the NFL in locking out its players. The players and owners in both professional sports are working on new Collective Bargaining Agreements.

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