Library "turning point" for Little Rock

(November 16, 2004) - LITTLE ROCK - Little Rock Mayor Jim Dailey says the opening of the Clinton Presidential Library will be a turning point for the city. Dailey was among about 75 civic leaders of Little Rock and North Little Rock who showed up for a reception honoring them yesterday evening. The reception was hosted by Clinton Foundation president Skip Rutherford. He said it was intended as a tribute to community leaders who stood by the project through court battles over land acquisition and development. Among others attending were members of the Little Rock City Board and the city's convention and tourism bureau. Rutherford said the National Archives and Records Administration had seen the tourism model established by the Clinton Library, and made it a focus of the agency's entire library system.