House OKs naming city world's poultry capital

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Why did SB949 cross the Arkansas Capitol? To get to the governor's desk.

    A proposal to name Springdale the "Poultry Capital of the World" is poised to become law in Arkansas after winning final approval from the Legislature Monday. The House approved the measure on an 85-0 vote.

    The Senate unanimously approved the bill last week. A spokesman for Gov. Mike Beebe said he'll likely sign the bill into law.

    Sen. Jon Woods of Springdale has said he proposed the bill as a way to help promote the city where Tyson Foods Inc. is headquartered.

    The name would be written into a section of state law that names Arkansas' official flower, motto and bird, among other matters. It does not require any state funding.

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