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The AP has the following stories planned for the weekend:


NOTE: The Arkansas Perspective staff feature has been discontinued.



FOR USE Sunday, July 15 and thereafter:


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The LatinX Theatre Project and Hamlet Grupo de Teatro are two Arkansas groups striving to meet the demand for Latino-influenced theater by gaining nonprofit status and applying for grants with the Walton Family Foundation. Joining the LatinX Theatre Project allowed Dena and other locals to create and perform plays that reflect their diverse experiences in Northwest Arkansas, company members said. Most of the group's performers identify as Latino or Latina, and characters are based on the actors and actresses, increasing visibility for Latino performers not often seen onstage. By Andrea Johnson, The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1147 words.


FORT SMITH, Ark. — Visitors to the historical museum in Fort Chaffee will soon get to witness history straight from the pockets of former servicemen. Museum personnel and researchers at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith are working to preserve contents in more than 20 wallets discovered in the barracks at Fort Chaffee from the 1950s and late 1940s. Along with military IDs, each wallet contains personal effects such as photos and other forms of identification. By Max Bryan, The Southwest Times Record. SENT IN ADVANCE: 461 words.


FOR USE Monday, July 16 and thereafter:


PINE BLUFF, Ark. — Perlina Brasfield is among five current tutors, at various stages in their own education, who work with students on a range of subjects in the SEARK Library and Center for E-Learning. Brasfield's work is supported by the federal TRIO program, which funds some of the tutoring at the college. Receiving tutoring from someone who's successfully completed a course — or a program — can be inspirational to students, said Librarian Kimberly Williams. By Michael Neary, The Pine Bluff Commercial. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1009 words.


JONESBORO, Ark. — Cybercrime sounds like something done in a dark room by a group of hackers. But according to the law, using a fraudulent account number to buy something on Amazon is a cybercrime, and the 2nd Judicial District Prosecutor's Office is making sure people pay for their crimes. Assistant Prosecutor Grant DeProw told The Jonesboro Sun his office is looking at establishing a circuit court cybercrime fee that could be as much as $500. By Stephen Simpson, The Jonesboro Sun. SENT IN ADVANCE: 561 words.


The AP, Little Rock