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Manhattan church offers bathroom ministry

Subscriber onlyNEW YORK -- St. Paul's Chapel, the tour guide explained to the guests in its sun-dappled churchyard, was built in 1766, making it the oldest building in continuous use in Manhattan. George Washington prayed there. When the twin towers of the World Trade Center collapsed across the street in 2001, the chapel suffered not even a broken window. Continue reading...

News Briefs

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Asbury UMC develops fire safety plan

Subscriber onlyToward the end of worship services at Asbury United Methodist Church on Aug. 10, the fire alarm sounded. Instead of a panicked rush to escape, almost 200 worshippers quickly exited via predetermined routes and met up again outside. Continue reading...

West fails to grasp suffering of Eastern church

Subscriber onlyAt first glance, there was a bizarre gap in the proclamation Islamic State of Iraq leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi issued as his forces rolled to victory after victory in their rush to rebuild a caliphate in Iraq, Syria and beyond. Continue reading...

Religion Calendar

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Now you see it ...

… but how long will that digital photo last?

Subscriber onlyResearchers at ancestry.com estimate that in the 1930s, people took approximately 1 billion photographs. That number grew to about 3 billion in the 1960s and 86 billion by the year 2000 after digital cameras became readily available in the 1990s. Today, they say the number has skyrocketed to more than 380 billion. Facebook reports that its users have uploaded more than 250 billion photos, and estimates that the site receives 350 million new photos each day. Continue reading...

Ask the Expert

Subscriber onlyI enjoy spending a lot of my free time outdoors and am looking for new ways to incorporate my love of nature into the interior of my home to reflect my passion and would appreciate any design tips you could share. Continue reading...

Personal Space

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Tools and Toys

Subscriber onlyAvantek 5-Port Car Charger Continue reading...

IN THE GARDEN

Subscriber onlyQ I live in Pine Bluff and have a beautiful, taller than 60-foot white oak (beautiful shape) in my front yard that provides substantial shade on the south side of the house. It has mushrooms growing in the soil against the base of the tree, and one or two actually on the base. I would appreciate your opinion as to whether it is too late to save this tree; do you think that the disease, if it is Armillaria fungi, has it already caused root rot and rot on the inside of the tree? Continue reading...

Hercules beetle a bigger threat than kissing bug

Subscriber onlyDear Otus, All I hear about lately is this so-called kissing bug that's come up from Texas. What's all the fuss about and why isn't anybody alarmed over the giant Colombian beetles that have taken over South Arkansas?All I hear about lately is this so-called kissing bug that's come up from Texas. What's all the fuss about and why isn't anybody alarmed over the giant Colombian beetles that have taken over South Arkansas? Continue reading...

Arkansas postcard past

Subscriber onlyBlevins, April 15, 1921 Continue reading...

Getting organized

Subscriber onlyGetting Organized Continue reading...

Click & Clack's Car Talk

Subscriber onlyDEAR TOM AND RAY: My stepson recently discovered something dangling under his 1997 Ford Escort wagon. He took it to some mechanics, who looked underneath and found it to be the rear sway bar. Their solution: Remove the sway bar, because it's not really necessary. Not knowing any better, he took their advice. This does not sound right to me. What do you think? Continue reading...

Crystal chandeliers get modern touch

Subscriber onlyTrying to maneuver through the rules of the design world can sometimes feel like walking across a minefield. We want to categorize every product as traditional, contemporary, rustic, lodge, industrial, modern or French country. We are so concerned about those labels that we often second-guess our design decisions. Continue reading...

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