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Viola teen to make broadcast premiere

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Ethan Houghtaling has a story.

The Viola School District eighth grader was the subject of a KTHV Channel 11 (Little Rock) story recently in its series "Everyone Has a Story," hosted by news anchor Liz Massey.

The segment told of the 14-year-old's music -- he plays drums in a band -- and his dream -- to train dogs for the military.

Both Houghtaling's grandfathers served the United States in war. His inspiration is Staff Sgt. Jason Hurtt, a soldier in Iraq who trains dogs for missions.

Houghtaling was chosen as the subject for the segment after Channel 11 selected his community, Wild Cherry, at random.

The story, entitled "The Beat Goes On," can be seen online at the KTHV Web site: www.todaysthv.com. On the left side of the home page is a list of subjects. One can get to the segment on Houghtaling by clicking on News & Extras, then Everyone Has a Story, then The Beat Goes On.

The video segment can be viewed as it aired on Channel 11, and a text and still photo version is also on the site.

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