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Whooping cough makes comeback despite vaccine

Subscriber onlyWhooping cough, a potentially life-threatening childhood illness, all but disappeared in the 1940s after a vaccine was developed. But in recent decades, the illness has been making a comeback. Continue reading...

Slim Pickings

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Nana gets creative with butterfly boy

Subscriber onlyBribery is not, I admit, the best way to motivate a child. But sometimes, a nana's gotta do what a nana's gotta do. Continue reading...

The empty stomach rule varies by drug, tummy

Subscriber onlyQ: Many medications should be taken on an empty stomach. How do you know when your stomach is empty? Continue reading...

Helpful Hints

Subscriber onlyDEAR READERS: Today's Sound Off is about people who choose to remain childless: Continue reading...

Super Quiz: Rivers and their tributaries

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Horoscopes by Holiday

Subscriber onlyHappy birthday. You're a problem-solver, and you'll handle at least a dozen problems of various sizes before the year is over. You'll reach a new level of honesty in a relationship and that's when things get really interesting. Continue reading...

DEAR ABBY: Military husband returns home only to ship out with his mom

Subscriber onlyDEAR ABBY: My husband, "John," recently returned from his fourth Middle East tour after having been gone for a year. As soon as he got back, his mother invited him and his two sisters on a vacation cruise for a week. He said yes, and they'll be leaving in a couple of weeks. The downside is -- no spouses allowed. Continue reading...

Jennifer Sue Gerber: Filmmaker and executive director of the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival

She’s not only a successful filmmaker, Jen Gerber is also executive director of the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, set to start Friday.

Subscriber onlyWhen Jennifer Gerber was a little girl growing up in Kansas, she organized and directed many outdoor projects staged by neighborhood children, from a bicycle parade to digging a “hot tub-sized” hole in the ground. Continue reading...

Partners Card volunteers, buyers aid cancer institute

Subscriber onlyWith the holidays approaching, how does a 20-percent discount on your next shopping trip sound? Even better, what if buying a card that guarantees the discount helps patients at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute? Continue reading...

Continuing education: Guests party to benefit Single Parent Scholarship Fund

Subscriber onlyA Night of Hope -- benefiting the Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Pulaski County -- was held Oct. 2 at the Governor's Mansion. Continue reading...

Helping cowgirl in distress leads to rodeo romance

Subscriber onlyIt wasn't until Bud Grant proposed marriage to Marsha Rochelle that she conceded to go on a date with him. Continue reading...

Child's therapist crosses line with visits, wooing of mother

Subscriber onlyDEAR ABBY: I am conflicted about boundaries being crossed between my family therapist and me. My 7-year-old son and I have been seeing someone we both bonded with and felt comfortable with. That is, until the therapist and I found each other on an online dating site. Continue reading...

Black shoes, blue suit rule remains for formal setting

Subscriber onlyQ I've always been told that men should not wear brown shoes with a blue or a black suit, that you should wear only black shoes. Yet I see a lot of guys wearing brown shoes with them. Which is right? Continue reading...

Cups runneth over: American Heart Association’s Festival of Wines fundraiser at ballpark a home run

Subscriber onlyGuests were greeted by Cindle and Ryan Meyer as they entered Dickey-Stephens Park on Oct. 4 for the Festival of Wines: Cocktails and Cuisines. The Meyers served as event chairmen for the American Heart Association's annual fundraiser. Continue reading...