A vehicle pursuit involving Rogers police officers ended early Friday morning with the driver dying from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot, according to a news release from the Rogers Police Department.
Syrian President Bashar Assad said in an interview broadcast Thursday that he is “confident in victory” in his country’s civil war, and he warned that Damascus would retaliate for any future Israeli airstrike on his territory.
Officials in Iraq are growing increasingly concerned over an unabated spike in violence that claimed at least another 33 lives on Thursday and is reviving fears of a return to widespread sectarian fighting.
Insurance companies are showing interest in providing coverage under the new health-care law, a development likely to increase market competition and give uninsured people more choices, the White House said Thursday. Many of the 14 million people who currently buy their own insurance plans could also benefit.
QUOTE OF THE DAY “We are confident and sure about victory, and I confirm that Syria will stay as it was, but even more than before, in supporting resistance fighters in all the Arab world.” Syrian President Bashar Assad in an interview broadcast Thursday on Lebanese TV station Al-Manar Article, 1A
QUOTE OF THE DAY “In terms of the processes and procedures that are in place now we think they worked. This is sort of an effect of the post-9/11 world that we live in that these checks
and facilities are in place and the system worked.” New York City Police Department Commissioner Raymond Kelly on a ricin-laced letter sent to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg that was intercepted before it reached Bloomberg’s office Article, 2A
David Petraeus, 60, who resigned as CIA director after acknowledging an extramarital affair with his biographer, will take a position with investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. to run a new unit for public policy, economic research and emerging-market due diligence.
In the dark times in sports, when serial doping, cheating, greed, bad sportsmanship and corruption make you want to switch off for good, there has always been an unfailing rock of good hope to cling to this millennium: the sight of Roger Federer turning tennis into art four times a year at the Grand Slam tournaments.
The Arkansas men’s golf team’s season ended Thursday when the Razorbacks finished one stroke shy of being in a playoff at the NCAA Championships to decide the final three spots in an eight-team match play format that begins today
If Taylor Mahone and Alexis Rolle used their track and field accomplishments to determine who is the better runner, the final result would be just as close as if the two Bentonville sophomores were in a race against each other.
100 YEARS AGO May 31, 1913 The state’s official ghost will stalk throughout the marble corridors of the new state capitol today on his regular monthly visit, but once more there will be only a few officials and employees who will receive real money as a compensation for their May labors.
Vocal priest, author, columnist Greeley CHICAGO — The Rev. Andrew Greeley, an outspoken Roman Catholic priest, best-selling author and longtime Chicago newspaper columnist who even criticized the hierarchy of his own church over the child sex-abuse scandal, has died.
“WE WERE in a battle for this expansion. . .” That was Governor Mike Beebe celebrating Dassault Falcon’s decision to expand its already sizable stake in its Little Rock plant rather than choose another location for it.
We have truly entered the world of Alice in Wonderland when the CEO of a company that pays $16 million a day in taxes is hauled up before a congressional subcommittee to be denounced on nationwide television for not paying more.
Chilly weather aside, most of the Jersey Shore’s towns were back in business for the Memorial Day weekend, which was capped by another joint appearance of President Barack Obama and Gov. Chris Christie.
Japan, Asia’s second-largest wheat buyer, suspended some imports of the grain from the U.S. on Thursday after the discovery in an Oregon field of gene-altered crops developed by Monsanto Co. that never won approval for consumption.
The Little Rock metropolitan area ranks next-to last among 11 comparable regional metropolitan areas in 14 economic and quality of-life issues, a University of Arkansas at Little Rock economist said Thursday.
Sony Corp. is working with Morgan Stanley and Citigroup as it considers adopting billionaire Daniel Loeb’s proposal for an initial public offering of its entertainment unit, people familiar with the matter said Thursday.
QUOTE OF THE DAY “Little Rock has such a stable industrial base in the public sector and health care that it gives a stability to the economy but it doesn’t make it such a dynamic place in terms of job creation.” Greg Hamilton, a senior UALR economist Article, 1D
Life Is Sweet (1990), Directed by Mike Leigh (R, 105 minutes) Life Is Sweet, released in 1990 and now available on Blu-ray, is the first internationally recognized film by British director Mike Leigh, whose reputation is built on reflections of sometimes bleak, gritty realism constructed not with a script but with premises developed through improvising with actors.
At area theaters 88 AIN’T IN IT FOR MY HEALTH: A FILM ABOUT LEVON HELM, not rated Documentary director Jacob Hatley spent time with the late Levon Helm at his home in Woodstock, N.Y., while Helm was creating his first studio album in 25 years. With Billy Bob Thornton, Libby Titus, Larry Campbell. (83 minutes)
(opening dates are tentative) Hello Herman, not rated In a not-so-distant future, a 16-year-old e-mails clips of himself shooting up his suburban school (killing 39 students, two teachers and a police officer) to his idol, a famous journalist, asking to tell his story on the air.
New this week At Any Price 88 R Despite the wishes of his ambitious magnate father that he help expand the family farming empire, a rebellious son is determined to become a professional race car driver until a high-stakes investigation into their business threatens their livelihood.
Happy birthday. Your creativity is pronounced through June, and you’ll get attention for the way you use it. You’ll be involved with strong personalities in July, which makes it even more satisfying when you get your own way.
DEAR REV. GRAHAM: I’ve always heard that “God hates the sin but loves the sinner,” but is this really true? How can God love someone who abuses children, kills innocent people, or things like that? I know I sure can’t. — L.H.
1. The Deerslayer, by James Fenimore Cooper. Pearl S.———2. Rabbit Run, by John Updike. Robert Penn ————3. The Man With the Golden Gun, by Ian Fleming. Nevil ———4. On the Beach, by Nevil Shute. George ———
QUOTE OF THE DAY “Band members worked hard to raise enough money to pay for a trip to Hawaii, and this travel agent left them without the promised trip and without their money.” Attorney General Dustin McDaniel, on a tour operator who was fined $3.9 million Thursday for cheating more than 200 Arkansas high school students out of “once in a lifetime” Hawaiian vacations Article, 1B
Arkansas crashes leave three dead Three Arkansans died after separate accidents on state roads this week, including a Greenbrier woman who died of injuries she suffered last week, according to preliminary Arkansas State Police fatality accident reports released Wednesday.
A Jacksonville Boy Scout troop lost its charter Tuesday when First Baptist Church of Gravel Ridge revoked it, becoming the first organization in Arkansas known to revoke a charter since the Boy Scouts of America’s decision last week to accept openly gay Scouts.
Arkansas’ medical school has been able to play matchmaker to more than 1,100 patients for potential clinical trials in the four years since it received a multimillion-dollar federal grant designed to speed up drug development, officials said this week.
The Arkansas Department of Health is working with federal agencies to investigate reports of infections among patients treated with steroid injections distributed by a Tennesee compounding pharmacy to clinics in at least 15 states, including Arkansas.
A tour operator who cheated 232 Arkansas highschool students out of “once in a lifetime” Hawaiian vacations was fined $3.9 million on Thursday and ordered to repay them and their families the $407,004 they spent to book the trips last year.
A suspicious letter mailed to the White House and intercepted this week was similar to two threatening, poison-laced letters on the gun-law debate sent to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, one of the nation’s most potent gun-control advocates, officials said Thursday.
An Iranian-American used-car salesman from Texas who was accused of plotting to hire assassins from a Mexican drug cartel to murder Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the United States was sentenced to 25 years in prison Thursday.
It’s hard to say specifically what will be on the menu on any given day at Oscar’s Cafe in Eureka Springs. Still brand new, the White Street eatery is finding its footing under the direction of chef Hana Mause.
JUNE 1 Art and Culinary Festival — Celebration of the arts in all forms, including special culinary events, visual art shows, live music performances, children’s activities, film workshops and chef demonstrations. June 1-30 in Bentonville. Schedule of events at downtownbentonville.org. JUNE 5 Commas — Exhibit by Sam King, featuring digital photographs strung in a series to form stop motion videos, drawings and paintings in loosely built layers, and improvised melodies, cut apart and stacked together. On display June 5-28 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks in Springdale. Reception 6-8 p.m. June 13. 751-5441 or artscenteroftheozarks.org.
Neil Simon’s “Barefoot in the Park” arguably has some of the funniest exchanges between a man and a woman ever written, as newlyweds Paul and Corie Bratter adjust to life in a one-room New York apartment that’s five flights up.
Arrests Arkansas Department of Community Correction Theron Blake Henson, 21, of 12 Thaxted in Bella Vista was arrested Thursday in connection with revoke of a suspended sentence or probation. Henson was being held Thursday in the Benton County Jail with no bond set. Fayetteville Aaron Samplawski, 28, of 513 E. Parks. St. in Prairie Grove was arrested Thursday in connection with felony possession of drug paraphernalia, theft by receiving, driving while intoxicated and violation of implied consent. He was in the Washington County Detention Center without bond Thursday.
State Treasurer Charles Robinson said Thursday that he’ll write a check back to the state at the end of the year for what’s left over from his $54,305 salary after deductions for what he owes in state and federal taxes.
The Arkansas Lottery Commission is entitled to immunity from a lawsuit filed by a company alleging that the lottery infringed on years-old trademarks in its advertising, the Arkansas Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
An Elkins woman was arrested Wednesday in connection with attempting to hire someone to kill her ex-husband.
Teri Lea Baber was booked into the jail at 4:50 p.m. Wednesday on a charge of solicitation of murder in the first degree, a Class A felony, which is punishable with a prison sentence ranging from six to 30 years.
Syria’s foreign minister laid out a hard line Wednesday, saying Bashar Assad will remain president at least until elections in 2014 and might seek another term, conditions that will make it difficult for the opposition to agree to U.N.-sponsored talks on ending the civil war.
Michele Bachmann, the Minnesota representative whose sharply conservative views on social and fiscal issues elevated her to a leader of the Tea Party movement, announced Wednesday that she will not seek a fifth term but insisted the decision was unrelated to ethics inquiries or her near loss in November.
QUOTE OF THE DAY “That depends on when the patience of those conspiring against Syria will run out.” Walid al-Moallem, Syria’s foreign minister, after being asked when the country’s civil war will end Article, 1A
QUOTE OF THE DAY “We spend that money locally to help energize the local economy … and it allows us to spend it on items we need.” Salvation Army spokesman Jennifer Dodd, who urged people who want to aid those affected by the tornado in Moore, Okla., to send money instead of clothes or household items Article, 2A
Larry King is returning to TV next month with a political talk show. The new program, Politics With Larry King, will air on the RT America network, a global, English-language channel based in Russia, the network announced Wednesday.
Lincoln Chafee, a former Republican senator from Rhode Island who became a political independent in 2007 and then was elected as the nation’s only independent governor in 2010, will announce his decision today to join the Democratic Party ahead of his 2014 bid for a second term.
Free Fishing Weekend On Tap Arkansas’s free fishing weekend will begin at noon on June 7 and run through June 9. Residents or nonresidents do not need a fishing license or trout permit to fish during this time.
Mayor Greg Hines will ask aldermen to give the green light for the city to spend up to $500,000 in infrastructure improvement around the Arkansas Music Pavilion stie scheduled to open next year in Rogers.
The new Springdale chapter of the Arkansas State Teachers Association will give teachers another option if they don’t want to be in the local chapter of the Arkansas Education Association, said Ronnie Flowers, Northwest Arkansas regional director of the teachers association.
As Walmart shareholders and employees from around the world prepare to jet or drive to Bentonville for the annual meeting next week, Walmart will share with the community its love for another mode of transportation — biking.
Editor’s Note: Exploring the entire floatable length of the Kings River in a single trip is a great paddling and camping adventure on one of Northwest Arkansas premier streams. Flip Putthoff, outdoor editor, floated the Kings River from the Marble access, northeast of Kingston, to the Romp Hole access where the Kings River joins Table Rock Lake near the Missouri state line. The trip covered 65 miles in four days, May 23-26, on the stretch of river that is commonly floated.
100 YEARS AGO May 30, 1913 An ordinance recently passed by the City Council which prohibits drivers of motor cars from using their cut-outs without a muffler hereafter will be enforced rigidly, and all persons found violating the ordinance, will upon conviction, be fined, according to an announcement made by Police Judge Fred A. Isgrig in Police Court yesterday morning.
Recently, my colleagues, Bill McComas and Chris Goering, wrote a thoughtful essay questioning the rationale for the nationally respected Teach for America (TFA) as well as spinoffs such as our own Arkansas Teacher Corps (ATC), developed in the past year to serve Arkansas students and schools.
If we’re going to have a state treasurer as a constitutionally independent elected office, which we shouldn’t, then Gov. Mike Beebe made the perfect choice Wednesday in filling the vacancy with Charles Robinson.
Several times around the start of these playoffs, Miami Heat Coach Erik Spoelstra insisted that the postseason path his team would wind up navigating had the potential to be more challenging than the route they took to the NBA championship a year ago.
Brent Seabrook sent a wrist shot past Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard’s glove 3:35 into overtime to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 2-1 victory over the Red Wings in Game 7 of their NHL second-round playoff series Wednesday night.
Pinch hitter Daniel Descalso hit a two-run single with the bases loaded to snap an eighth-inning tie and the St. Louis Cardinals rallied past the scuffling Kansas City Royals with a 5-3 victory on Wednesday night.
The life and hard times of Ned Yost Kansas City Royals Manager Ned Yost is having an interesting week, and that’s not even considering that his team had lost 10 consecutive home games entering Wednesday night’s game against St. Louis.
FOOTBALL UCA-Colorado game time announced The Pacific-12 Conference announced Wednesday that the Central Arkansas-Colorado game on Sept. 7 will be played at 7 p.m. Central and will be televised on the Pac-12 Network.
The battle for a 7A/6A-West Conference softball championship came down to the wire this season. In the end, it was one team’s refusal to quit and constant competitiveness that made the difference in a title.
The European Union softened its demands for austerity Wednesday when it gave France, Spain and four other member states more time to bring their deficit levels under control, so that they can support their ailing economies.
Shuanghui International Holdings Ltd., China’s biggest pork producer, has agreed to acquire Smithfield Foods Inc. for about $4.72 billion to increase supplies for the nation that’s the biggest consumer of the meat.
Exxon Mobil Corp. shareholders rejected several proposals presented at the company’s annual meeting Wednesday, including a measure calling for the company to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Russia’s thirst for modern rigs able to drill in shale oil deposits is a potential $9 billion bonanza for manufacturers including National Oilwell Varco Inc. of the U.S. and China’s Honghua Group, oil field analysts say.
QUOTE OF THE DAY “China is a large and growing market. Asia as a whole is a tremendous and growing export opportunity for Smithfield.” C. Larry Pope, Smithfield Foods Inc. chief executive officer Article,1D
ABF Freight, union extend labor pact FORT SMITH — ABF Freight System Inc. and the Teamsters union have extended their current labor contract until June 30 as they wait for union workers to vote on a new labor proposal, the trucking company said Wednesday in a federal filing.
Happy birthday. Relationships change, and the new way suits your lifestyle and goals beautifully. In June, you move forward in less than perfect conditions, and you make something great out of the circumstances.
DEAR HELOISE: I am a retired engineer from a water-system company. Recently, I met with my fellow workers, who are still employed, for lunch. They complained that baby wipes coming into the plant are causing a huge problem.
DEAR REV. GRAHAM: Are there bad angels, as well as good angels? If they do exist, can they hurt us? And where did they come from? I thought God created the angels, but maybe Satan also created some. Is that possible? — C.P.
The summer movie season has already brought moviegoers Iron Man 3 and Star Trek Into Darkness, the 12th film in that series. Still to come are second installments of Grown Ups, Despicable Me, The Smurfs, Red, Kick-Ass, 300 and Percy Jackson.
GO & D0 ‘Listen to Your Mother’ When: 7 p.m. today Where: Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville Tickets: Sold out; for wait list information, call (479) 443-5600 Information: listentoyourmother show.com/nwa or waltonartscenter.org Eileen Jennings found out she had breast cancer the first week of December 2012, but she said she wasn’t surprised to find it was happening to her.
EVERYDAY SUPERHERO 5K/1 MILE WALK MORGAN NICK FOUNDATION AND COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATES CRAWFORD COUNTY 1 7 a.m. — The Morgan Nick Foundation and Court Appointed Special Advocates Crawford County will hold the Everyday Superhero 5 K/1 mile walk at Lee Creek/Mike Myers Park in Van Buren.
The Arkansas Court of Appeals released opinions Wednesday. The court’s ruling and the names of the cases are reprinted here. The full opinions and other court proceedings, including per curiam decisions, orders and submissions, can be found on the Internet at courts.state.ar.us.
QUOTE OF THE DAY “It’s going to make Madison County a more desirable place to come and live. We’re just expecting in the years to follow some economic prosperity for the area.” Mayor Kevin Hatfield, on road improvements along U.S. 412, between Huntsville and Hindsville Article, 1B
Each year, several hundred attorneys and judges in Arkansas end up on a delinquency list for not paying their annual dues or other fees to the Arkansas Supreme Court clerk’s office to maintain their legal licenses.
More than 16 hours before doors open, organizers estimate that about a dozen people will line up to receive free dental care in Arkadelphia at the Arkansas Mission of Mercy dental clinic Friday and Saturday.
A Sebastian County sheriff ’s deputy was justified in shooting and wounding a man earlier this month who had beaten his mother and was holding a knife to her chest, the prosecuting attorney ruled Wednesday.
Sixty-four Mayflower residents are suing the Exxon Mobil Pipeline Co., Exxon Mobil Corp., and the planners and developers involved in building the Mayflower subdivision where a 22-foot rupture in the Pegasus Pipeline spilled almost 150,000 gallons of oil into a residential neighborhood and a cove of Lake Conway on March 29.
The only qualifications a person in Arkansas needs to take responsibility for the management of $3 billion of the state’s investments are to be an eligible voter and be able to win a statewide election.
Train operator CSX Transportation on Wednesday pointed to a hazardous chemical in a rail car as the source of an explosion on a derailed train near Baltimore that sparked a fire, rattled homes and damaged buildings.
Donations are pouring into Oklahoma as people around the country look to help residents affected by last week’s violent tornado outbreak, but charities also are receiving plenty of items they don’t need: tons of used clothes, shoes and stuffed animals that take up valuable warehouse space and clog distribution networks.
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• Zachary Sheffield, 25, of 1755 N. Garland Ave. in Fayetteville was arrested Wednesday in connection with felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. He was in the Washington County Detention Center without bond Wednesday.
Under the glare of television lights Wednesday, Little Rock seventh-grader Chythanya Murali spelled two words correctly in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, but she did not score high enough in the competition’s written test to proceed beyond the preliminary round.
Dassault Falcon Jet announced Wednesday that it will spend $60 million to expand its completions center in Little Rock by about 250,000 square feet by 2016, though the French manufacturer would not say how many jobs will be created because of it.
Gov. Mike Beebe has appointed former Legislative Auditor Charles Robinson of North Little Rock as state treasurer until January 2015 to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Martha Shoffner last week.
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe is naming his pick to replace the state treasurer who resigned over accusations she accepted cash payments in exchange for steering business to an investment broker.
In “Yonder Mountain: An Ozarks Anthology,” new from University of Arkansas Press, Anthony Priest presents a contemporary version of the 1983 “Ozark, Ozark: A Hillside Reader,” by Miller Williams, a professor emeritus at the University of Arkansas, who also helped found University Press.
It fell to the women then. It falls to the women now. On May 25, 1872, The Fayetteville Weekly Democrat published a long article titled, “The Dead,” noting that while Union soldiers were preparing to decorate the graves of their dead for Memorial, Day, “we have been thinking what a shame it is to the Southern people here that the Confederate dead lie around and about us in weed-covered and forgotten graves.”
WASHINGTON — Home prices are surging, job growth is strengthening and stocks are setting record highs. All of which explains why Americans are more hopeful about the economy than at any other point in five years.
NEW YORK — The founder of an online currency-transfer business was indicted in the United States along with six other people in a $6 billion money-laundering scheme described as “staggering” in its scope, authorities said Tuesday.
Maria Alekhina, a jailed member of a Russian punk group whose members were convicted last year over a protest against President Vladimir Putin in Moscow’s main cathedral, was hospitalized on the seventh day of a hunger strike that she held to protest what she calls a persecution campaign against her.
There was a time when Jessica Walter couldn’t get Arrested. In 2003, the Emmy-winning actress read the script for Arrested Development and wanted the role of Lucille Bluth, the monstrous matriarch of the quirky sitcom’s decidedly dysfunctional family. “But they weren’t seeing me,” Walter said, referring to the show’s producers. “Yeah, tragic, isn’t it?” she continued, with a sly smile. Walter eventually got the gig, and Arrested Development would go on to win a 2004 Emmy for outstanding comedy series. “It exposed me to a demographic of people who thought I was sick or dead,” said Walter, 72, who previously was probably best known for playing the stalker in Clint Eastwood’s 1971 thriller Play Misty for Me. Arrested Development was never a ratings hit, and Fox canceled it in 2006. But now the show is back with 15 all-new episodes, which just debuted exclusively on Netflix. Walter also gets prestigious enterprise billing (“… and Jessica Walter” ) on another current series, the FX toon Archer. With Arrested Devel
QUOTE OF THE DAY “We look forward to the day the preliminary injunction in this case becomes permanent.” Betty Cockrum, president of Planned Parenthood of Indiana, after the Supreme Court refused to hear Indiana’s defense of a blocked law banning all Medicaid funds to organizations that perform abortions Article, this page Motions denied in Trayvon Martin case MIAMI — Defense lawyers for George Zimmerman, who is charged with second-degree murder in the killing of Trayvon Martin, will be barred from mentioning Martin’s marijuana use, fighting or high school suspension during opening statements in Zimmerman’s trial, which begins June 10.
QUOTE OF THE DAY “You cannot declare the wish to stop the bloodshed, on one hand, and continue to pump armaments into Syria, on the other hand.” Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, who said the European Union’s decision to allow arms sales to Syrian rebels endangers the prospects for a peace deal, even as he defended the delivery of missiles to the Syrian regime Article, 1A Report: Chinese hack Australia spy plans CANBERRA, Australia — Australian officials Tuesday refused to confirm or deny whether Chinese hackers had stolen the blueprints of a new spy agency headquarters as a news report claims.
100 YEARS AGO May 29, 1913 Little Rock women who know the right way to get off a street car have a chance at a series of prizes to be given on each of the Little Rock Railway and Electric Company cars. This is part of its campaign for public safety and one of the difficulties to contend with is the fact that the great majority of women habitually get off a car the wrong way. Nearly all women grasp the rear railing with the right hand and swing off with their back toward the car. The right way is to always face the direction the car is going. One reason that women so uniformly adopt the wrong way is that they usually carry their purses, bags or bundles in the left hand.
PLEASE DO yourself a favor this morning, Gentle Reader. Sit down. Push your coffee back a bit. Try to stay calm. We’re about to say something nice about Rahm Emanuel. Yes, this president’s former chief of staff and chief enforcer. Naturally, he’s now mayor of Chicago, Ill., in the great tradition of the Bosses Daley, father and son.
Arkansans soon will have one of the best systems in the nation to help at-risk children during their critical early years through voluntary home visiting. This is good news for families, and an example of sound state investment during these financially difficult times.
The National Council of the Boy Scouts of America took a step into the 21st Century last week by approving a resolution that reads: “No youth may be denied membership in the Boy Scouts of America on the basis of sexual orientation or preference alone.” About 61 percent of the 1,400 members who voted were in favor. In 2000, the Supreme Court ruled that the organization could block gays from becoming Scouts. On Thursday, the Boy Scouts proactively voted to drop their discriminatory ban. Left unaddressed was the prohibition on openly gay Scout leaders. Under the new rules, the gay Scouts who come out or who join will be drummed out once they become adults. GLAAD spokesman Rich Ferraro sounded a hopeful note when he said that the vote is “a clear indication that the Boy Scouts’ ban on gay adult leaders will also inevitably end.” It must. The Boy Scouts have set up an untenable situation.
In the 1890s, what was perhaps the top resort in the state was located in the rolling hills seven miles east of Hot Springs. Known as Potash Sulphur Springs, the resort attracted thousands of visitors each year. They arrived by stagecoach from the Lawrence Station of the Hot Springs Railroad and were amazed to find a resort with a two-story hotel, a large dining hall, swank guest cottages, a bowling alley, a shooting gallery, a fishing lake, tennis courts, a billiard hall, a bathhouse and a riding stable.
Smell not quite ripe Regarding the recent hog farm and Buffalo River tour by legislators, Rep. Homer Lenderman was quoted saying that from 30 feet away, he “could barely smell the hog operation.” At this date, the farm is just beginning operation, and there are very few hogs and piglets producing waste at this time, and the spreading of detention pond waste has not begun yet. I’m anxiously awaiting Rep. Lenderman’s return to the farm in August when the farm is nearly at capacity with thousands of hogs and piglets, and when detention ponds are full, and when the waste is being spread all over the 650 acres of the farm. I’d like to hear what he says about odor then.
FOOTBALL SEC coaches discuss schedule Commissioner Mike Slive emerged from the first day of the SEC spring meetings on Tuesday in Destin, Fla., and said he expects the conference will retain its eightgame league schedule in the 6-1-1 format for 2014 and most likely for 2015. Future conference scheduling is perhaps the hottest topic at the meetings, with the possibility of a nine-game league schedule under debate. The 6-1-1 format means teams will play all six members of their own division, one permanent opponent from the other division and one rotating crossover opponent. Arkansas is wrapping up its 22-year run with South Carolina as its permanent opponent from the East Division after next season, with Missouri taking that role in 2014. The Razorbacks play at Florida for its rotating opponent next season and its rotating opponent for 2014 has not been determined. Alabama Coach Nick Saban said Tuesday that he would like to see the SEC expand from eight to nine games, but he was the only league coach to publicl
FAYETTEVILLE —Arkansas junior pitcher Ryne Stanek and sophomore outfielder Brian Anderson earned All-SEC honors for the first time when voting by the conference coaches was announced Tuesday. Stanek (9-2, 1.40 ERA) was one of two first-team All-SEC starting pitchers along with LSU sophomore Aaron Nola (10-0, 1.94 ERA), who was voted the league’s pitcher of the year. “It’s a great honor to be thought of highly like that,” Stanek said. “There are a lot of really good pitchers and players in this conference, and it’s just pretty cool to be selected for something like that.” Stanek was 7-1 with a conference-best 0.97 ERA in 10 SEC starts. He was even better in four starts in the second game of an SEC series after Arkansas lost the opener, going 4-0 with a 0.33 ERA while allowing 1 earned run in 27 1/3 innings. Anderson, voted to the All-SEC second team, is batting.338, including.371 in conference games. He has four home runs and 33 RBI. “It’s really an honor, especially with the league we’re playing in,” Anderson
BOSTON — Phillies manager Charlie Manuel couldn’t resist bringing in Jonathan Papelbon to face his former team, even though Cliff Lee needed just 95 pitches to shut the Boston Red Sox down for most of the first eight innings.
YANKEES Injured Yankees on mend TAMPA, Fla. — Injured New York Yankees infielders Mark Teixeira and Kevin Youkilis are ready to start minor-league rehab assignments. Both players took part in extended spring training game Tuesday, then said they were leaving the Yankees’ minor league complex in Florida to join Class AA Trenton. Teixeira has been sidelined since early March by a right wrist injury. Youkilis has missed almost 30 games with a lumbar spine sprain. Left-hander Andy Pettitte threw 75 pitches during a five-inning simulated game, his first game-type action since going on the 15-day disabled list May 17 because of a strained muscle in his upper back. Third baseman Alex Rodriguez, coming back from hip surgery in January, has resumed taking on-field batting practice as he moves into his fourth week of baseball activities.
1916 Christy Mathewson defeated the Boston Braves 3-0 for the New York Giants’ 17th consecutive road victory. 1922 The U.S. Supreme Court ruled organized baseball was primarily a sport and not a business, and therefore not subject to antitrust laws and interstate commerce regulations. The suit had been brought by the Federal League’s Baltimore franchise. 1928 Bill Terry hit for the cycle to lead the New York Giants to a 12-5 victory over Brooklyn at Ebbets Field. Terry became the first player in major league history to include a grand slam as part of the cycle. 1942 New York’s Lefty Gomez — self-described as the worst-hitting pitcher in baseball — banged out four hits while pitching a four-hitter in a 16-1 victory over Washington. 1946 In a reverse integration role, Edward Klep became the first white to play in the Negro leagues in a game played in Grand Rapids, Mich. Klep pitched seven innings for the Cleveland Buckeyes against the American Giants in his debut with the Negro American League team. 1956 Dale L
LOS ANGELES — Justin Williams scored two goals in the second period, and the Los Angeles Kings advanced to the NHL Western Conference finals with a 2-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks in Game 7 on Tuesday night.
The Arkansas men’s golf team fired a 6-over-par 286 on Tuesday and is tied for 14th place after the opening round of the NCAA Championships at the Capital City Club’s Crabapple Course in Alpharetta, Ga.
Wal-Mart settles 3 disposal cases Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has settled a 10-year case with the U.S. attorneys’ offices in the Northern and Central Districts of California. At issue was the handling and disposal of damaged containers of products such as pesticides, bleach and hair spray.
WASHINGTON — Federal regulators are widening an investigation into whether the nation’s biggest banks used flawed documents and incomplete records to collect on delinquent credit card debts, according to four people familiar with the investigation. The scope of the inquiry is unclear, but those familiar with it say the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is expanding an ongoing investigation that began in 2011 with allegations that JPMorgan Chase was using error filled documents in lawsuits against debtors.
NEW YORK — Sears Holdings Corp., which reported a quarterly loss more than four times analysts’ estimates last week, will exhaust its cash within five months at its current burn rate, endangering a turnaround plan based on asset sales.
Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest crude exporter, is content with current conditions in the oil market, the kingdom’s petroleum minister said three days before OPEC members meet to assess the group’s output policy.
SHANGHAI — Pernod Ricard SA, France’s biggest distiller, forecast weaker growth in China as slower economic growth weighs on demand and the government’s austerity campaign affects spending on entertainment.
NEW YORK — A rally that brought the stock market to record highs this year came back to life after U.S. home prices rose the most in seven years and consumer confidence reached a five year high. As stock prices rose, investors sold bonds, sending interest rates higher.
QUOTE OF THE DAY “We now have to rescue an entire generation of people who are scared.We have the bestever educated generation in this continent, and we are putting them on hold.” Enrico Giovannini, Italian labor minister, on youth unemployment in the European Union Article,1D 3-month T-bills flat, 6-month notes fall WASHINGTON — Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills were mixed in Tuesday’s auction with rates on three-month bills unchanged while rates on six-month bills dropped to the lowest level in three weeks.
Homemade pizza is a regular, if not weekly, menu item at my house. And when I say homemade, I really do mean homemade. From the crust and the sauce to the unique combination of toppings, my husband, Joe, and I create each element ourselves.
DEAR REV. GRAHAM: Our daughter (who’s in her late 20s) seems to be suffering from deep depression, and we don’t know what to do. She even talks about ending her life. She says she’s a follower of Jesus, and we pray a lot for her, but it doesn’t seem to help. Could you ask people to pray for her? — N.G. DEAR N.G.: I’m sure many people reading this column will pause to pray for your daughter, for they can sense your deep concern for her as she bears this heavy burden. The Bible commands us to “pray for each other so that you may be healed” (James 5:16).
Cilantro gives this slaw an exotic Southeast Asian flavor, which can be further amplified by replacing the lemon juice with lime juice and adding a dash of crushed red pepper flakes. But don’t let the cilantro keep you from trying this dish. Parsley is a fine substitute if you’re in the cilantro-haters camp. Cashew butter adds a twist.
The Art of Wine is one of my favorite wine events in Arkansas, and this year it’s celebrating 13 years of success. This Northwest Arkansas gathering draws guests from across the country, with proceeds supporting the Walton Arts Center’s award-winning arts and education programs. What started as a simple affair has grown into one of the largest in the region, featuring hundreds of wines, food from dozens of restaurants and entertainment.
Happy birthday. You are vivacious, and you’ll live large this year. In matters of love, you look for freedom while someone wants your commitment. You’ll come to a happy arrangement in July. In August, a strong male will influence the action. He may be a mentor, but make your own choices. You have luck with money in September and December. ARIES (March 21-April 19): There’s a time to think and a time to act. Today represents the latter. Instead of thinking about life and how it should work, make a move and see how it really does work. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You may feel pangs of envy for the frolicking lightness of being that is youth, but you wouldn’t want to go back there. Knowing what you know, there’s too much to love about where you are now. GEMINI (May 21-June 21): The odds may be against completing the thing you wanted to do with this day,
SUNDAY: The family won’t be able to resist Glazed Lamb Chops (see recipe) today. Serve them with fresh green beans and Mediterranean Market Salad. In a large skillet, cook 1 ½ pounds fresh broccoli florets, 1 ½ tablespoons minced garlic and 1 teaspoon pepper in 1 ½ tablespoons vegetable oil over medium heat 5 to 6 minutes or until broccoli is softened. Add 3 cups water and the seasoning packets from any 2 (6.5-ounce ) packages wild mushroom (or another flavor) couscous; bring to boil. Remove from heat; stir in couscous from the packages and cover. Let stand 7 minutes. Sprinkle with ½ cup quartered kalamata olives. Buy bread pudding for dessert. Plan ahead: Save enough lamb, Mediterranean salad and bread pudding for Monday. MONDAY: Make Stuffed Pitas from Sunday’s leftovers. Chop leftover lamb and combine with the leftover Mediterranean Market Salad. Mix with plain yogurt. Line whole-grain pitas with lettuce leaves and fill with lamb mixture. To accompany the pitas, make this Cucumber Salad: Peel, halve length
1. Simon and ————2. Sonny and ————3. Captain and ————4. Gilbert and ————5. Hall and ————6. Rodgers and ————7. Seals and ————8. Ian and ————9. Sandler and ———— Answers 1. Garfunkel 2. Cher 3. Tennille 4. Sullivan 5. Oates 6. Hart or Hammerstein 7. Crofts 8. Sylvia 9. Young
I’ve never been a big fan of Combos baked snacks, but I recently jumped on the bandwagon. The company just introduced its newest flavor — 7 Layer Dip. The baked snacks are made with stone-ground corn and the flavors of cheddar cheese, sour cream, avocado, tomato, refried beans, onion and jalapeno peppers. I got the opportunity to try them, and I’ll have to say, they really do taste a lot like a seven layer dip.
WHAT: Weight Watchers Smart Ones oatmeal STATS: Vary by flavor. The Apples & Cinnamon, for example, contains 180 calories and 2 fat, 5 fiber and 5 protein grams (4 Points Plus if following Weight Watchers plan). We found them at Target, 420 S. University Ave., Little Rock.
Celebrities shine at coming up with unique baby names, such as Nicolas Cage’s son, Kal-El (Superman’s name on planet Krypton), and Uma Thurman’s daughter, Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence Thurman-Busson, or “Luna” for short.
Since I adopted my dog — Sasha, a mixed breed — a few weeks ago, several people have told me I need to teach her who’s the alpha dog and make sure she doesn’t dominate me. She’s a sweet dog. What can you tell me about dominance and dogs?
DEAR JEANNE & LEONARD: I don’t want any wedding gifts. I’m a fifty something woman marrying a sixtysomething guy, we both have nice homes, and we both have more than enough money to buy anything we need. So “Mark” and I are thinking of asking our wedding guests to skip the presents and instead to make donations in our names to a charity we really care about. What do you think? — Karen DEAR KAREN: Congratulations on your forthcoming nuptials. We commend you for not wanting gifts.
Q: Our son’s fifth birthday is in August. He did just fine, socially and academically, in preschool, but the counselor at the school he’s slated to attend has recommended that we hold him back a year because of his late birthday. She says that kids with late birthdays, especially boys, do better if they’re given an extra year of maturation before starting school. What do you think?
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• Jaret Seals, 29, of 2660 W. Wedington Drive No. 17 in Fayetteville was arrested Tuesday in connection with felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and possession of a controlled substance. He was in the Washington County Detention Center without bond Tuesday.
Soft-Bank Corp.’s $20.1 billion takeover of Sprint Nextel Corp., the third-largest U.S. wireless carrier, is close to passing a national-security review by U.S. officials, according to a person familiar with the matter.
A five-run seventh inning lifted the Corpus Christi Hooks to a 6-3 victory over the Northwest Arkansas Naturals on Tuesday night before an announced crowd of 3,738 fans at Arvest Ballpark in Springdale.
Opponents of Arkansas’ ban on abortions after 12 weeks if a fetal heartbeat is detected argued against a crisis pregnancy counseling center’s attempt to intervene in its lawsuit filed against the state, contending in a response filed late Tuesday afternoon that the organization does not meet any of the necessary requirements for a party to legally intervene in a case.
QUOTE OF THE DAY “It’s just fair.There’s no way I couldn’t have done this. It’s not stressful. I’m not sleepless. … I just think we have the community support, not to be all Pollyanna.We can be austere if we have to.” Mary Pat Boian on purchasing the Eureka Springs Independent newspaper Article, 1B Today’s meetings Fayetteville Technical Plat Review, 9 a.m. Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport Authority, 11 a.m.
The Arkansas Legislative Council decided to proceed with a $16.47 million federal grant Tuesday to help the Arkansas Insurance Department pay for hundreds of people to provide one-on-one assistance to the half-million people eligible to join the new health insurance exchange.
Public meetings on water plan set The Arkansas Natural Resources Commission has scheduled public meetings around the state next month to provide residents a chance to learn about the updated Arkansas Water Plan, the group announced.
Albert Larson, president of the Eureka Springs School Board, hopes to name a new superintendent by the time outgoing Superintendent Curtis Turner leaves next month to run a financially troubled district in Howard County.
The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville has announced its selection of five incoming freshmen for its Bodenhamer Fellowship, a program that has received a boost from its benefactor within the past year to increase the award’s value.
A CSX cargo train crashed into a trash truck and derailed Tuesday in a Baltimore suburb, and the explosion that followed rattled homes at least a half-mile away and collapsed nearby buildings, setting them on fire, officials and witnesses said.
President Barack Obama tried his hand at arcade football and joked Tuesday with Gov. Chris Christie, declaring the Jersey Shore is back seven months after superstorm Sandy bore down on its famed boardwalks and seaside towns.
Pakistani authorities suspended a four-day polio vaccination program Tuesday after gunmen shot dead a female polio worker and wounded another, officials said, in a blow to the U.N.-backed campaign aimed at eradicating the crippling disease from the violence-torn country.
A Marine killed after going on a shooting rampage that left one person dead and several hospitalized in Texas also is suspected of fatally stabbing his wife, whose body was found in a North Carolina motel room hours after the shootings, police said Tuesday.
Arkansas State hasn’t officially announced any opponents for the 2014 football season, and Coach Bryan Harsin didn’t make any definite proclamations Tuesday during a stop in Little Rock, but he did let slip a bit of what could be coming.
MOSCOW — Delivery of long-range anti-aircraft missiles to Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces “is a stabilizing factor,” Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said, even as Israel denounced the decision.
With Medicaid spending growing at its slowest pace in 25 years, Arkansas Department of Human Services officials have scrapped plans to cut reimbursement rates to doctors and hospitals, and they no longer expect the program’s trust fund to be exhausted when the state’s fiscal year ends June 30.
A few net economic losses in bond investments by the Arkansas treasurer’s office didn’t alarm legislative auditors as much as the lack of documented reasons for selling bonds before they matured, one auditor said Tuesday.
Defense lawyers for George Zimmerman, who is charged with second-degree murder in the killing of Trayvon Martin, will be barred from mentioning Martin's marijuana use, fighting or high school suspension during opening arguments in Zimmerman's trial, which begins June 10.
A southwestern Illinois probation worker has told investigators he snorted cocaine with two judges and repeatedly sold them the drug, including on the eve of the jurists' trip to a hunting cabin where one of them collapsed and died from an overdose, an FBI agent said.
Nike Inc., which helped Lance Armstrong build his Livestrong cancer charity into one of the nation's best-known brands, will cut ties with the organization more than seven months after dropping the cyclist for his links to performance-enhancing drug use.
As an eighth-grader last spring, Aldair Umana sat in the stands of Siloam Springs soccer games watching his older brother, Yosi, play for the Panthers and dreaming of this year when he would be eligible to play varsity soccer as a freshman.
WASHINGTON — Chinese hackers have compromised designs for many of the nation’s most sensitive advanced weapons systems, according to a report prepared for the Pentagon and to officials from government and the defense industry.
BAGHDAD — A coordinated wave of car bombings tore through mostly Shiite areas of Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 66 people and maiming nearly 200 as insurgents step up the bloodshed roiling Iraq. The attacks in markets and other areas frequented by civilians are the latest sign of a rapid deterioration in security as sectarian tensions are exacerbated by anti-government protests and the war in neighboring Syria grinds on.
WASHINGTON — When he talks to Republicans in Congress, Scott DeFife, a restaurant industry lobbyist, speaks their language: President Barack Obama’s health-care law is a train wreck well down the track. There will be collateral damage if changes are not made. Friends of the industry cannot sit back and let that happen.
LONDON — British police arrested a 10th suspect Monday in connection with the street killing of a soldier in London, an apparent Islamic extremist attack that has horrified the country and heightened racial tensions.
Thomas Menino, the 70-year-old mayor of Boston, will undergo surgery on an enlarged prostate Friday, the latest in a series of health problems he’s faced, including a bone fracture and a serious respiratory infection.
Paul McCartney made his first visit Sunday to the one-time home of the king of rock ’n’ roll in Memphis and left a gift behind. According to the official Twitter account of the former Beatle, McCartney dropped a personal guitar pick on Elvis Presley’s grave and said, “This is so Elvis can play in heaven.” McCartney, a lifelong Elvis fan, also toured Graceland. He was in Memphis to play a show on the North American leg of his “Out There” tour. The Sunday show at FedExForum marked McCartney’s first visit to the Bluff City in two decades.
QUOTE OF THE DAY “Let it be our task, every single one of us, to honor the strength and the resolve and the love these brave Americans felt for each other and for our country. Let us never forget to always remember and to be worthy of the sacrifice they make in our name.” President Barack Obama, addressing Memorial Day crowds at Arlington National Cemetery Article, 1A Sale deal reached for Bausch & Lomb Bausch & Lomb, the eyecare company, agreed Monday to sell itself to Valeant Pharmaceuticals International of Canada for about $8.7 billion, sidestepping the lengthier process of an initial public offering.
QUOTE OF THE DAY “The EU should hold the line.We are a peace movement and not a war movement.” Austrian Foreign Minister Michael Spindelegger, initially holding back an EU decision to lift the arms embargo on the Syrian opposition before later relenting Article, 1A Japan mayor: Sorry for U.S. sex advice TOKYO — An outspoken Japanese politician apologized Monday for saying U.S. troops should patronize adult entertainment businesses as a way to reduce sex crimes, but defended another inflammatory remark about Japan’s use of sex slaves before and during World War II.
100 YEARS AGO May 28, 1913 CAMDEN — The famous cannon, “Old Betsy,” which was captured from the Federals during the Civil war and later thrown into the Ouachita river to prevent its being recaptured, is being mounted on a stone pedestal by the Mary Graham Chapter of the Children of the Confederacy. “Old Betsy” lay in the bottom of the river for about 15 years after the war closed. Then a negro diver found it and it was hauled to the surface. Bronze tablets will be placed on each side of the stone pedestal setting out the history of this famous gun.
THERE they were. On stage. For the year-end concert. Their parents and grandparents and brothers and sisters and friends and neighbors had all packed into the big auditorium at their school. It happens all over Arkansas, and America, this time of year. Like the flowers, some things have their returning seasons in the midst of all that distracts us, and thank goodness for that.
President Barack Obama has taken a lot of heat over America’s targeting of terrorists overseas with lethal drone strikes. Critics argue that the secret CIA-run program provokes political backlash in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia, outweighing the value of the terrorists killed. That the attacks too often go awry and inadvertently kill innocents. That there’s no effective oversight. And that Obama hasn’t given Congress sufficient legal rationale for the aerial strikes.
“The decline of a language must ultimately have political and economic causes,” George Orwell wrote in “Politics and the English Language,” a prescient 1946 essay that anticipated the political correctness that would befall the English language half a century later.
On this day after Memorial Day, count me among those waiting to see what reforms are implemented in the management of the Fayetteville Veterans Home in the wake of chronic scandals that have rocked that facility.
Who can oppose the concept of creating what some call affordable, and others call attainable, housing? Home ownership is a life-changing experience, developing within the owner a sense of permanence, of security, of belonging. While there are plenty of renters who are outstanding residents in every community, owners help create a strong foundation of people who become more invested in their community. eye of the beholder, but the basic concept of this sort of housing is to make the purchase price well below what’s available in the open market so that it introduces to traditionally has been excluded the possibility of ownership.
MEMPHIS — The San Antonio Spurs are back in the NBA Finals for the first time since they won their last championship back in 2007, and this trip feels even more special for a team counted out as too old to contend anymore.
BASEBALL Auburn fires coach Auburn fired Coach John Pawlowski on Monday just hours after the Tigers missed the NCAA regionals for the third consecutive season. “Coach Pawlowski worked extremely hard throughout his time here, and he has been a great representative for Auburn University,” Athletic Director Jay Jacobs said in a statement. “I have concluded it is time for our baseball program to move in a new direction. We have a rich baseball heritage, and our goal is to compete for championships. I believe a change is necessary to help us achieve that goal.” Auburn is searching its fourth coach since Hal Baird retired after the 2000 season. Baird led the Tigers to the College World Series twice in 16 seasons but they haven’t been able to approach that success since. Pawlowski went 167-126 in five seasons with the Tigers but posted a 71-79 record in SEC games. Auburn went 33-23 this season and lost to Alabama in the first round of the SEC Tournament.
In the middle to late summer, some 25 years ago, it became customary for one of the younger employees at the University of Arkansas to drive Coach Wilson Matthews to a reunion of his former high school athletes on a Saturday evening in Little Rock.
A weak non-conference schedule doomed Arkansas’ chances to be one of 16 NCAA baseball regional hosts and offset the Razorbacks’ run to the semifinals at the SEC Tournament in the eyes of the NCAA Tournament selection committee.
DETROIT — The Chicago Blackhawks extended their season for at least one more game, scoring three goals in the first half of the third period to beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-3 in Game 6 of their second-round series Monday night.
TOLTEC MOUNDS ARCHEOLOGICAL STATE PARK — Archaeological sites call for a vivid imagination. To a non expert’s eye, they’re generally just piles of stones — or in the case of Toltec Mounds, a grassy expanse of green with a few verdant hillocks and the scant remains of an earthen wall set amid the flatness.
Where do you find road-warrior jam bands, electronica newcomers, gangsta rap godfathers, Americana bands, soul crooners, alternative hip-hop acts, country groups, Latin rock, DJs, reggae and gonzo bluegrass all in one long phantasmagoric weekend of musical mash-ups?
DEAR REV. GRAHAM: My children are upset because I’ve moved in with a widower friend in our retirement village. We’re not married, but we enjoy each other’s company, and anyway, it’s cheaper to share a unit, so what’s wrong with that? I got angry and told them to mind their own business, but maybe I shouldn’t have done that. — S.J. DEAR S.J.: Getting angry with your children wasn’t wise, because they love you and have your best interests at heart. And someday you’ll probably need their help, so why alienate them? The Bible rightly warns, “stirring up anger produces strife” (Proverbs 30:33).
Happy birthday. You don’t want things to come too easily, because you like who you become when you have to earn your benefits. Seize a professional opportunity in August. September sends you on a journey. Libra and Aquarius people adore you. ARIES (March 21-April 19): You have an excellent sense for what matters, but that doesn’t always keep you in line. Sometimes you chase down lesser opportunities. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): There’s something very timely in your heart. Don’t wait until the right place and moment to express it.You’re in the right place, and the expression itself will create the moment. GEMINI (May 21-June 21): When you do your best, you may not produce the greatest result, but you’ll create the best possible result for the moment, and that’s good enough. CANCER (June 22-July 22):You don’t want to be considered special and therefore treated better than everyone else.You’d rather understand the common experience and bond with people because you really do know how they feel. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22
DEAR HELOISE: I am retired and live in an upstairs walk-up. I sort laundry upstairs and pour a capful of liquid detergent onto a towel or other very absorbent item in each batch rather than carry the detergent to the laundry room.
1. Leatherneck 2. “Hi-yo, Silver” 3. “The Lone Eagle” 4. Enola Gay 5. Tom Joad 6. Bert Parks 7. Hex signs 8. Betty Boop 9. The Chisholm Trail Answers 1. Nickname for a U.S. Marine 2. The Lone Ranger’s call to his horse 3. Nickname for Charles A. Lindbergh 4. B-29 that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima 5. The hero of The Grapes of Wrath 6. Longtime host of the Miss America Pageant 7. Circular symbolic designs on Pennsylvania Dutch barns 8. Cartoon character (film and comics) 9. Major cattle trail from Texas to Abilene, Kan.
You’ve seen them on the street, looking like Pebbles Flintstone running late for ballet practice. They’ve sat in front of you at the movies, their giant, messy hairdos obliterating your view of the screen. Their chunky buns have brushed against your chin on the subway. They’ve invaded your television screen, from Girls to Bunheads, which is named for dancers who pile their hair high up on the crown of their heads in a defiant challenge to gravity.
• Joshua Lee McMillon, 33, of 400 Old Forge Drive was arrested Monday in connection with forgery, attempted forgery and breaking or entering. McMillon was being held Monday in the Benton County Jail with no bond set.
Reymond Fuentes provided all of the scoring for the San Antonio Missions in a 2-1 victory over the Northwest Arkansas Naturals before an announced crowd of 3,302 fans Monday afternoon at Nelson Wolff Municipal Stadium in San Antonio.
Nadal survives Rafael Nadal got off to a slow start before beating 59th-ranked Daniel Brands 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-4, 6-3 on Monday in the first round of the French Open. It was Nadal’s return to Grand Slam action after missing seven months with knee trouble. 2C Monday’s results NHL PLAYOFFS Chicago 4, Detroit 3 Series tied 3-3 BASEBALL INTERLEAGUE Baltimore 6, Washington 2 Detroit 6, Pittsburgh 5 Cincinnati 4, Cleveland 2 Houston 3, Colorado 2, (12) Minnesota 6, Milwaukee 3 St. Louis 6, Kansas City 3 Tampa Bay 10, Miami 6 Arizona 5-5, Texas 3-4 Oakland 4, San Francisco 1 Seattle 9, San Diego 0 Toronto 9, Atlanta 3 Chi. Cubs 7, Chi. White Sox 0 NY Mets 2, NY Yankees 1 Boston 9, Philadelphia 3 LA Dodgers 8, LA Angels 7
QUOTE OF THE DAY “We have schools in fiscal distress.When you’ve got a school in fiscal distress, I don’t see them making this a priority.They have other issues to handle.” Mike Galligan, planner for the Northwest Arkansas Economic Development District, on reasons why there are no public school safe rooms in the counties of his region Article, 1B Today’s meetings Fayetteville City Council agenda session, 4:30 p.m. Walton Arts Center Council, 4:30 p.m. Fayetteville Equipment Committee, 5:15 p.m. Fayetteville Planning Commission, 5:30 p.m. Bentonville City Council, 6 p.m. Farmington Planning Commission, 6 p.m. Rogers Public Works Committee, 6 p.m. Springdale City Council, 6 p.m. Tontitown Planning Commission, 6 p.m. Fayetteville Street Committee, 6:15 p.m. Rogers Transportation Committee, 6:15 p.m. Rogers Finance Committee, 6:15 p.m. Rogers City Council, 6:30 p.m.
Stressing the importance of protecting vital pieces of the state’s heritage, the Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas on Thursday released its 2013 listing of “most endangered places,” which includes structures in five counties.
Crawford County Judge John Hall said that when his justices of the peace asked him what could be done about raising funds for additional safe rooms around the county during Thursday night’s Quorum Court meeting, he wasn’t surprised.
John Q. Hammons’ first business went bust, saddling him with debt. Yet the son of a poor Missouri dairy farmer paid it off within two years and turned his sights to hotels, the cornerstone of what would become a national real-estate empire.
For farmers, business owners and government officials up and down the West Coast, Washington’s bridge collapse on Interstate 5 represents much more than a close brush with tragedy. As much as $20 billion in freight travels to and from Canada and along the busy north-south corridor each year.
Gunmen abducted two South African citizens Monday in Yemen’s second largest city, Taiz, and police said a lawmaker was behind the kidnapping to pressure the government to hand over a disputed piece of land.
The European Union said its member states within days will be able to send weapons to help Syria’s outgunned rebels, seeking to pressure President Bashar Assad’s regime ahead of planned peace talks mediated by the United States and Russia.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama paid homage to the nation’s military — especially troops serving in Afghanistan — on Monday, using his traditional Memorial Day address at Arlington National Cemetery to exhort Americans to honor their “sacred obligation” to veterans and to remind the country that “our nation is still at war.” Obama’s remarks, delivered under warm, sunny skies after he participated in a somber wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns, came on the heels of his address last week on counter terrorism policy, in which he said he hoped to move the nation off a war footing.
Obese mothers tend to have kids who become obese. Now provocative research suggests weight-loss surgery may help break that unhealthy cycle in an unexpected way — by affecting how their children's genes behave.
Researchers and archaeology students are getting ready to break new ground this summer at Camp Lawton, a Civil War prison camp that stayed virtually undisturbed for nearly 150 years before it was discovered in southeast Georgia.
Americans planned to gather at cemeteries, memorials and monuments nationwide to honor fallen military service members on Memorial Day, at a time when combat in Afghanistan approaches 12 years and the ranks of World War II veterans dwindles.
Two rockets hit Hezbollah strongholds in Beirut on Sunday, tearing through an apartment and peppering cars with shrapnel, a day after the Lebanese group’s leader pledged to lift President Bashar Assad to victory in Syria’s civil war.
A suspect in last week’s savage killing of a British soldier on a London street was arrested in Kenya in 2010 while apparently preparing to train and fight with al-Qaida-linked Somali militants, an anti-terrorism police official said Sunday.
QUOTE OF THE DAY “The Syrians helped Lebanon a lot. We should help them and rid them of the conflict in their country.” Tamam Alameh, a Shiite in Lebanon who agrees with Hezbollah’s decision to fight alongside Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces Article, 1A
Information is from state Health Department records. Restaurants are listed in order of inspection date. All reports are from regular food service food store inspections unless otherwise noted. Priority violations are defined as items relating directly to factors that lead to food-borne illness and must be corrected immediately. Priority foundation violations are defined as items relating directly to factors that lead to food-borne illness such as training, equipment plans and documentation and must be corrected immediately.
Juan Antonio Aleman-Arrue, 30, and Maria Isabel Bravo-Rodriquez, 23, both of Siloam Springs
Joshua Kyle Baker, 24, Rogers, and Allison Jane Gaither, 22, Springdale
Myron Amor Frazier, 32, Bentonville, and Tiffany Decole Gunn, 30, Centerton
QUOTE OF THE DAY “This is a strong community with strong character.There’s no doubt they will bounce back. But they need help.” President Barack Obama as he toured the rubble of former Plaza Towers Elementary School in tornado-hit Moore, Okla. Article, 1A
Internal Affairs officers Saturday were looking into allegations made by actress Amanda Bynes that New York Police Department officers sexually assaulted her when she was charged with heaving a marijuana bong out the window of her 36th-floor Manhattan apartment.
President Cristina Fernandez of Argentina rallied a huge crowd celebrating the 10-year government that she and her late husband, Nestor Kirchner, began in 2003, calling it a victorious decade “won not by a government but by the people.”
100 YEARS AGO May 27, 1913 CONWAY — Conway baseball enthusiasts will have an opportunity of witnessing the latest novelty in the baseball world Saturday afternoon and night, when the Cherokee Indians of Carlisle University meet the Conway team on Hendrix field.
Kevin Harvick pulled away from Kasey Kahne on a restart with 11 laps left to win the Coca-Cola 600 for the second time in three seasons, a race stopped for nearly 30 minutes Sunday night when a TV camera support rope snapped.
Canseco still gets swings in Jose Canseco hasn’t played in a Major League Baseball game in more than a decade. He’s not a manager or a coach, or an employee of any kind in baseball. But still, the former slugger manages to stay in the public eye.
It seemed like a typical dinner party: eight women talking over glasses of wine at a lavish West Hollywood, Calif., home. But the conversation delved into mobile app strategies and the latest tech companies to score millions of dollars in venture capital funding.
Tokyo Electric Power Co., the utility that runs the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant that melted down in March 2011 after being hit by a tsunami, is struggling to find enough workers to keep the three broken reactors cool while fighting power outages and radiated water leaks, said current and former nuclear plant workers and others familiar with the situation at Fukushima.
ALEXANDER Audrey Ann Armstrong, 3523 Centark Circle, May 20, 2013, Chapter 13. Heather M. Hudson, 14207 Cherry Hill Drive, May 20, 2013, Chapter 7. Jamie L. and Brenda L. Bell, 4505 Hollow Bend Drive, May 17, 2013, Chapter 7.
Ronald Bank escaped from Alcatraz Island on May 19, powering his way past any sharks that might or might not have been lurking in San Francisco Bay and splashing ashore at Fisherman’s Wharf — alive and in first place for his age division.
Sometimes innovative science requires innovative machinery, like a four-legged robotic sled that can wear shoes, a contraption recently developed and deployed by researchers at the University of Calgary to test whether grippy athletic shoes affect injury risk.
Northwest Arkansas swimmers who’ve trained for today’s Ozark Open Water Swim at Hickory Creek Park in Lowell but who forgot to register can still sign up this morning — if you make it to the park before entries close at 8 a.m.
DEAR REV. GRAHAM: Our son was killed in Iraq three years ago, and I don’t think we’ll ever get over it. It was his second tour of duty, and we were proud of him for wanting to serve his country. But now it all seems so hopeless. — E.McC.
For the misfortunes that No. 2 ranked Texas A&M suffered at the NCAA Men’s West Outdoor Track and Field Preliminary meet in Austin, Texas, and that No. 1 Florida suffered at the NCAA Men’s East Outdoor Preliminary meet in Greensboro, N.C., the fourth-ranked Arkansas Razorbacks’ chances enhanced toward winning the NCAA Outdoor Men’s Track and Field Championship June 5-8 in Eugene, Ore.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette staff won a first place Green Eyeshade Award in sports reporting for its coverage of the motorcycle crash and subsequent firing of University of Arkansas football coach Bobby Petrino in 2012.
QUOTE OF THE DAY “Education is how you get out of poverty, it’s how you get out of delinquency, it’s how you get out of a lot of things.” Randy Bridges, director of student services with the Fort Smith School District Article, 1B
State representatives have to wait until June 16 before they can begin accepting campaign contributions, though state senators have already been given the green light to start taking contributions, as a result of differing interpretations of House and Senate rules.
Four years ago, as a new al-Qaida affiliate in Yemen was proving itself a potent adversary, the Obama administration made plans to attack it with airstrikes just as the United States had been doing to the terrorist network’s core in Pakistan.
Fayetteville City Council — Room 326, City Administration Building, 113 W. Mountain St.
Walton Arts Center Council — Starr Theater, Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville
• Scott Michael Wayson, 25, of 901 Bliss St. in Centerton was arrested Sunday in connection with felony domestic battering in the third degree. Wayson was being held Sunday in the Benton County Jail with no bond set.
When Southside High School graduate and former Fort Smith resident Greg Karber saw what he calls "a social ill," he was appalled. So he grabbed his cell phone, hopped into his car and dove into film-making action.
President Barack Obama walked among 10-foot-tall piles of tornado debris littered with children’s schoolbooks Sunday as he offered the condolences of a nation to a town that was nearly wiped off the map by a storm.
The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah militant group vowed to help propel President Bashar Assad to victory in Syria’s bloody civil war, warning that the fall of the Damascus regime would give rise to extremists and plunge the Middle East into a “dark period.”
LONDON — British police investigating the killing of Lee Rigby, a 25-year-old soldier who was run over by attackers, then butchered with knives, arrested three more men in the murder investigation Saturday. Stun guns were used on two of the men, ages 24 and 28, police said.
Even before the FBI conducted 550 interviews of officials and seized the phone records of Associated Press reporters in a leak investigation connected to a 2012 article about a Yemen bomb plot, agents had sought the same reporters’ sources for two other articles about terrorism.
PARIS — A 23-year-old French soldier was assaulted Saturday from behind with a blade while patrolling near some shops at the metro station in La Defense, a business district on the western edge of Paris.
QUOTE OF THE DAY “One’s person’s atrocity does not excuse another’s.” Secretary of State John Kerry, urging Nigeria to uphold human rights as it steps up its fight against Islamic extremists Article, this page
QUOTE OF THE DAY “There seems to have been a shift in attitude. The latest revelations indicate that reporters’ communications are now fair game.” Steven Aftergood, with the Federation of American Scientists, on the government’s recent efforts to go after journalists’ e-mail and phone records without warning their news organizations Article, 1A
MEMPHIS — Tim Duncan scored the first five points of overtime, and the San Antonio Spurs rallied from an 18-point deficit to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 104-93 Saturday night and move a win away from the NBA Finals.
Lineup of guests for today’s TV news shows: ABC’s This Week — Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.; Reps. Peter King, R-N.Y., and Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla.; retired Gen. John Allen, former commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan. 9 a.m., KATV, Channel 7, Little Rock.
The Stone Temple Pilots have accused former frontman Scott Weiland of misusing the band’s name to further his solo career, and the band wants a judge to strip the rocker of his ability to use the group’s name or songs.
CINCINNATI — Todd Frazier drove in two runs with a sacrifice fly and a single, and the Cincinnati Reds used another big inning to beat the Chicago Cubs 5-2 on Saturday for their fifth consecutive victory.
Jake Davidson, a Southern California teen who made a popular YouTube video asking Sports Illustrated model Kate Upton to his high school prom, showed up with 21-year-old Danish model Nina Agdal after Upton’s work schedule prevented her from going.
Who’s hot JAMES McCANN (Arkansas Razorbacks) saw his average rise to.329. In 16 at bats during 5 games, McCann scored 4 runs on 6 hits, including a double and a home run, with 4 RBI. MIKE BOLSINGER (Arkansas Razorbacks ) picked up a victory and saw his ERA drop 0.09. The victory came at Pensacola on May 20, in which Bolsinger allowed 2 runs (both earned) on 8 hits in 5 2/3 innings. He is 3-0 this season with a 3.54 ERA.
Drought conditions across the state have abated as lower temperatures and rainfall have prevailed this spring — a far cry from this time last year when 94 percent of Arkansas was considered in drought.
Rebecca Ann Catcher, 37, of 2525 D.J. Duvall Drive in Pea Ridge was arrested Saturday in connection with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia in furtherance of a felony drug violation and possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. She was being held at the Benton County Jail Saturday with no bond set.
The following state, federal and local government offices’ schedules may be affected by the Memorial Day holiday Monday. Note: Federal law — 4 US Code 1, section 7(m) — addressing the display of the U.S. flag on Memorial Day requires that the flag stay at half-staff until noon, when it should be raised to its peak.
Sell vacant school, district leaders say Leaders of the Pulaski County Special School District have recommended that the vacant Oak Grove High School be sold to a church organization for use as a community center.
FIREWORKS DISPLAY AT 9:00 P.M. Miller Lite – Arkansas Federal Credit Union Amphitheatre Stage 6:00 p.m. Paul Thorn 7:30 p.m. Drive-by Truckers 9:30 p.m. Peter Frampton Bud Lite Stage 6:30 p.m. Cody Belew 7:45 p.m. Florida Georgia Line 9:45 p.m. Dierks Bentley Stickyz Music Stage 6:00 p.m. Tyrannosaurus Chicken 7:45 p.m. Toubab Krewe 9:45 p.m. Richie Spice Yarnell’s Kidzone Stage 6:15 p.m. REALentertaining 7:00 p.m. Jamiah on Fire & the Red Machine 8:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Trout Fishing in America
100 YEARS AGO May 26, 1913 ARKADELPHIA — The Hermesian and Corinnean societies of Ouachita College last evening presented a senior program in their hall, which consisted of prophesies, histories, sketches, music, debates and was featured by an impressive ceremony called the burial of logic and ethics. In this latter feature, a small casket was borne into the hall by four pallbearers, and the last rites were said over the deceased by T. Dwight Crawford, president of the Senior class. Refreshments were served at the conclusion of the program and the remainder of the evening was spent in a social.
Sergio fallout finds Monty in the middle Colin Montgomerie called the Sergio Garcia “fried chicken” controversy a “mountain out of a molehill.” The Scottish player spoke Friday about the controversy surrounding Garcia and George O’Grady, the European Tour CEO who used the term “colored” during a live television interview in which he was reacting to the spat between Garcia and Tiger Woods.
CONCORD, N.C. — Kyle Busch has shown repeatedly he can win at Charlotte Motor Speedway on the Nationwide and Truck series. The question remains whether he can capture that elusive first Sprint Cup victory.
“Roll over, Kerouac, and tell Woody Guthrie the news …” — Steve Earle, “Down the Road I Go, Pt. II” It is by some lights a measure of the success of the American Experiment that so many of us are free to live a historically — unconcerned with, or frankly dismissive of, the past.
The Arkansas Track and Field Hall of Fame will induct seven new members next month in North Little Rock, including former decathlete Greg Culp and Elbert Stinson, a top sprinter during the mid-1960 s at Arkansas AM&N (now Arkansas-Pine Bluff) Also scheduled to be inducted at 6:30 p.m. June 8 at the Wyndham Riverfront Little Rock hotel in North Little Rock are Glenn Babb (middle distances), Wayne Beadles (sprints, jumps), Byron “Bear” Bryant (coach, official), Jack Nelson (distance) and Milton Williams (throws, coach).
Scooby Doo and the Mystery Inc. Gang take on a trouble making ghost that’s haunting a local theater in Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries. The touring show from Warner Bros. and Life Like Touring will be onstage at 6 p.m. Tuesday and 3 and 6 p.m. and Wednesday in Baum Walker Hall at Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville.
What is it? Dirk Gently, four hour-long episodes on two discs from Acorn Media How much? $39.99 When? Now I’m not sure what to make of that name. You probably won’t be sure what to make of the character either.
DEAR CAROLYN: I’m having trouble dealing with my violent niece and nephew, 5 and 7. I have two children a little older. We are a tight family that (mostly, despite this big issue) enjoys hanging out together quite often. It’s common for the 5-year-old to hold my 7-year-old down and just swing punches.
Happy birthday. You’ll be drawn to endeavors that expand your spiritual awareness, intuition and artistic sensibility. Accepting authority will be challenging in July, and you’ll have some mischievous fun, too. The physical work you do in August makes you strong and attractive. Fall will be marked by optimism and romantic adventures.
The woman in the wheelchair and headphones is watching pictures go by and hearing a narrator speak about a place and a moment long ago. On the screen a typewritten love letter appears and the words scroll down and you can imagine the woman when she first laid eyes on those words.
When I was 18, I wrote a postcard to my grandmother from Austria, describing how I slept for free on the porch of a hostel in Innsbruck. While I wouldn’t do that now, it’s fun to reminisce about my backpacking days.
After dinner and a walk around their Viking River Cruises ship on Russia’s Volga River last May, Charles and Cecilia Ford went back to their cabin. Charles, 82, was in a good mood, his wife said, cracking jokes and singing during their walk.
Your best chances of scoring a “free” frequent-flier domestic seat are on Southwest and JetBlue, concludes the latest Switchfly Reward Seat Availability Survey. You’ll have the toughest time on Delta and US Airways.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Voters in the southwest Missouri college town of Springfield will decide in August whether to repeal zoning for a 6-acre property where Wal-Mart Stores Inc. wants to build a Neighborhood Market, the fifth in the city.
The most vivid memories aren’t those carved in stone but the ones etched in the mind. Memory deepens with the years the way a river carves through rock, slowly creating canyons, revealing old layers, unveiling pain you’d kept decently covered before, bringing it all back.
For four years, Deborah managed to not think much about her brother. Then, when watching Rectify, it all flooded back. Rectify is a compelling fiction, created by former Arkansas resident Ray McKinnon, that airs on the Sundance Channel.
A global effort to tighten corporate tax rules is gaining momentum as politicians in Europe and the United States take aim at American tech giants whose savvy use of international tax laws has provoked a public backlash.
“Art is a struggle to give meaning to experience. It is a lie which helps us picture the truth.”—Charles Banks Wilson Truth emerges time and time again in the revealing portraits of American Indian life by Charles Banks Wilson.
NEW YORK — When Martin Rawls-Meehan started making adjustable beds in 2004, it was a foregone conclusion that key parts would be made overseas. It was cheaper to manufacture in Taiwan than in the United States. And from Taiwan it was easier to ship to customers in Asia.
The Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission last week issued 29 drilling permits and 15 well completions. By county, they were: DRILLING PERMITS CLEBURNE — SEECO Inc. of Houston for Green Bay Packaging No. 10-08 6-11 H2 to TVD: 2,900 ft. and MD: 11,200 ft. in Fayetteville Form. of B-43 Fld. Loc. SHL: 1,949 ft. FSL & 1,941 ft. FWL of Sec. 11-10 N-8 W and PBHL: 800 ft. FNL & 2,562 ft. FEL of Sec. 2-10 N-8 W. Contractor: Pense 3; work begins May 31.
U.S. patents issued to Arkansans May 21 Patent D682,560 S. Dual View Hanging Picture Frame. Issued to Aaron Gschwandegger of Melbourne. Patent D682,680 S. Box. Issued to Robert J. Terlesky of Rogers and Debra K. Mabry of Clinton Township, Mich.
My wife and I recently had the pleasure of hosting friends from Little Rock, Carolyn Gray LeMaster and her sister Ellen Gray, during their foray to Northwest Arkansas. Carolyn, who is the author of the highly regarded history of Jews in Arkansas, A Corner of the Tapestry (1994), gave me a copy of her 1995 book The Ottenheimers of Arkansas.
IT’S CALLED deniability. By keeping a president out of the loop, his loyal aides can hope to insulate him against any accusation that he knew of the dirty tricks being played on his opponents. That doesn’t make the tricks any cleaner, or that the chief executive is any less responsible for what is done by his administration.
I know it’s been hard to hear anything over the cacophony of the White House roof falling over Benghazi, the IRS and spying on reporters. But still, I was surprised there wasn’t more fuss about the Obama administration’s war on Shakespeare.
Scores of visiting demonstrators were welcomed to the town of Jasper last week by constant noise and debris tossed from a weed-trimmer and lawnmower after they’d peacefully convened on the grassy Newton County courthouse square.
If it wasn’t for the story of Mike Beebe and the Detroit Tigers, we’d have nothing but bad news. So in honor of the holiday weekend, let us divert our attention momentarily from petty corruption, killer storms, scandals and rumors of scandals.
Very chilly reception Attention managers of stores, theaters, churches, libraries, senior citizen centers (I didn’t include beer joints because those customers are swilling enough antifreeze to keep them comfortable.): This is a message to the controllers of the air-conditioning thermostats in all the places I spend my time, money and honor by my presence.
Military honors Arkansas employers The Arkansas employers named state semifinalists for the 2013 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award are the Gravette Public School District, Littlefield Co. of Fort Smith and Windstream Communications of Little Rock.
The May Festival of the Arts continues through May 31 in Eureka Springs, but the weekend of May 17-19 was a big part of the annual celebration. On May 17, the artists of White Street — plus about 40 guest artists — welcomed visitors to the White Street Studio Walk.
Friends ‘Hobnob’ for state park “Hobnob” at Hobbs State Park — Conservation Area east of Rogers is a yearly celebration of the Friends of Hobbs’ undertakings in support of the park’s many programs and activities.
Hill N Dale Hikers The Hill N Dale Hikers will hike the Pea Ridge Horse Trail on Friday. They will meet at Harps in Bella Vista in the upper parking lot at 8 a.m. and have lunch in Pea Ridge. This is the last hike for spring.
Summer camp starts Tuesday The Northwest Arkansas Mercy Family YMCA is encouraging parents to help keep their kids physically active and mentally engaged by signing them up for the Y’s Day Camp Tuesday through Aug. 12.
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Northwest Arkansas Regional Chambers of Commerce and the NorthWest Arkansas Community College Foundation hosted a reception May 9 at Arvest Ballpark in Springdale in honor of Becky Paneitz as she retires after a decade as president of the Bentonville-based community college.
TRACK AND FIELD UA men load up for nationals with 20 entries The Arkansas men’s team will have 20 entries spread among 17 athletes and two relay teams and the women’s team will have 11 entries among nine athlete and one relay team at the NCAA Outdoor Championships.
A look at 10 things you need to know heading into the French Open, the clay-court Grand Slam tennis tournament that begins today and ends June 9: No. 1 Why stop at seven? Answer Rafael Nadal already owns a record seven French Open titles — he broke a tie with Bjorn Borg by winning last year — and is widely considered the favorite to add No. 8.
In the moments immediately following her stunningly early exit from the 2012 French Open, as her eyes welled with tears and she bemoaned how she had been through so much in her life, Serena Williams could not possibly find anything positive to take from the experience.
SOCCER Bayern beats Dortmund Arjen Robben scored in the 89th minute Saturday to give Bayern Munich a 2-1 victory over German rival Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League final in London, ending four years of frustration for his team in Europe’s biggest tournament.
Donny and Janice Russell haven’t been to Riverfest since 2002. That year, the sweltering heat and rain made the Russells’ Riverfest experience hot, wet and uncomfortable. But Saturday, more than 10 years later, the Benton couple is back.
In an attempt to bring a light-hearted feel to his campaign for state treasurer, Saline County Circuit Clerk Dennis Milligan has accepted two unconventional endorsements from a singer and a comedian and said there may be more celebrity approvals to come.
QUOTE OF THE DAY “We’re producing more jobs than anyone in the state by a pretty good number. Northwest Arkansas has grown as a whole. It looks like it’s going to continue.” Doug Sprouse, Springdale Mayor Article, 1B
A legislative subcommittee Thursday endorsed the state Department of Human Services’ proposal to pay $110,000 a year to the department’s top choice to be the next director of the Behavioral Health Services Division.
Haynes Johnson, a pioneering Washington journalist who won a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the civil-rights movement and who migrated from newspapers to television, books and teaching, died Friday.
The budget director who was one of two employees blamed for a multimillion budget deficit at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville won’t be able to keep her job after the fiscal year ends June 30, a spokesman said Friday.
At least seven Filipino marines and five militants were killed in a clash Saturday as the military launched an offensive against al-Qaida linked gunmen who have been blamed for recent kidnappings and of trying to sabotage a road project in the southern Philippines.
The African Union on Saturday marked 50 years since the founding of a continentwide organization that helped liberate Africa from colonial masters and is trying to stay relevant on a continent regularly troubled by conflict.
The bridge collapse on Interstate 5 north of Seattle last week highlighted the nation’s aging infrastructure and the lack of significant improvements in the six years since 13 people died when a Minnesota span fell.
The second-highest official in the Archdiocese of Newark is stepping down in the wake of a sex scandal involving a former priest accused of violating an agreement with law enforcement barring him from working with children.
One patient with a history of substance abuse and suicidal thoughts was left alone in a waiting room inside Atlanta VA Medical Center, where he obtained drugs from a hospital visitor and later died of an overdose.
Nearly 70,000 suburban residents of Little Rock’s metropolitan area live in poverty, an increase of more than 50 percent over the past decade as revealed in a new book detailing how America’s suburbs are becoming the primary home of the nation’s poor.
9:30 a.m.: Bella Vista Memorial Garden Cemetery, north of the intersection of Lancashire Boulevard and Buckston Drive. Attendees are asked to carpool and bring lawn chairs, if possible. Display: 22 large flags line cemetery roads. Speakers: ROTC cadets from the University of Arkansas. Music: Choir from the United Lutheran Church of Bella Vista, the Persnickety Singers and Sandy O’Neal. Ceremony at 10 a.m. led by VFW Post 9063.
Arkansas has long been among the poorer states in the Union, but as Southerners, residents have prided themselves as people who do the right thing, who know how to treat others and who live up to their obligations.
On May 9, the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii measured for the first time a daily average carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration surpassing 400 parts per million. In other words, out of every million air molecules, an average of 400 were CO2. The last time CO2 concentrations were this high was probably during the Pliocene geological epoch, during 5 to 2.5 million years ago. CO2, of course, warms the planet.
Hey bro! I know, I know, it’s been a long time. Sorry. I could say that I’ve been too busy to chat, what with raising a family and building a career and all, but there’s no good excuse for waiting nearly 31 years to reach out to my best friend.
The final death toll from the collapsed eight-story Rana Plaza building in Savar, Bangladesh, stands at 1,127, making it one of the worst industrial disasters in recent times. Housing several factories producing garments for major western companies, the building had been declared dangerous just days before the catastrophic collapse. Yet the owner and managers refused to shut down operations and reportedly threatened workers with pay cuts if they didn’t show up to work. Sadly, this tragedy is neither new to Bangladesh nor to the rest of South Asia.
Like past Obama administration scandals, the Benghazi incompetence and cover-up, the Department of Justice’s anti-media activities, and the IRS’s political targeting and suppression of conservatives reveal the administration’s contempt for Constitutional limitations on the powers a sovereign people grant central government.
Dear Mitchell, Hey bro! I know, I know, it’s been a long time. Sorry. I could say that I’ve been too busy to chat, what with raising a family and building a career and all, but there’s no good excuse for waiting nearly 31 years to reach out to my best friend.
The final death toll from the collapsed eight-story Rana Plaza building in Savar, Bangladesh, stands at 1,127, making it one of the worst industrial disasters in recent times. Housing several factories producing garments for major western companies, the building had been declared dangerous just days before the catastrophic collapse. Yet the owner and managers refused to shut down operations and reportedly threatened workers with pay cuts if they didn’t show up to work. Sadly, this tragedy is neither new to Bangladesh nor to the rest of South Asia.
On May 9, the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii measured for the first time a daily average carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration surpassing 400 parts per million. In other words, out of every million air molecules, an average of 400 were CO2. The last time CO2 concentrations were this high was probably during the Pliocene geological epoch, during 5 to 2.5 million years ago. CO2, of course, warms the planet.
Like past Obama administration scandals, the Benghazi incompetence and cover-up, the Department of Justice’s anti-media activities, and the IRS’s political targeting and suppression of conservatives reveal the administration’s contempt for Constitutional limitations on the powers a sovereign people grant central government.
Arkansas has long been among the poorer states in the Union, but as Southerners, residents have prided themselves as people who do the right thing, who know how to treat others and who live up to their obligations.
GOLF BELLA VISTA GOLF ASSOCIATION MEN’S 18 HOLE PAIRINGS WHEN: Tuesday TIME: 8 a.m. shotgun WHERE: Scotsdale FLIGHT A 1A: Jim Good, Steve Munch, Doug Buchanan, BLIND DRAW 2A: Harry Tiffany, Dennis Reinig, Jim Dinwoodie, Terry Predl 4A: Mike Jett, Donny Black, Tom Alger, Peter Larsen 5A: Dean Hilker, Rick Guptil, Tom Freytag, BLIND DRAW FLIGHT B 7A: Don Conrad, James Reeves, Charles Beveridge, James Prather 8A: Don Teague, Pat Patton, Larry Pike, BLIND DRAW 9A: John Schmitt, Jake Jacobson, Dan Burmester, James Belcoff: 10A: Ed Morgan, Jim Davis, Richard Hartman, BLIND DRAW 12A: Gregg Rusch, Don Berke, Bob Mathis, Ron Barloon 13A: Jim Mitchell, Bill Wenzel, John Franklin, BLIND DRAW FLIGHT E 14A: Arlan Schulz, Harold Schneider, Bryce Anderson, Fred Ely 15A: Peter Knipp, Voyle Mitchell, John Lear, Blind Draw 16A: Carl Rumsey, Bill Trautner, Roger Pierson, Bob Mierendorf 17A: Michael Dwyer, Lowell Davis, Milt Binford, Don Fenton 18A: Richard Kramer, Charley Hill, Larry Lamar, Glenn Yeo TIME: 1 p.m. shotgun WHERE:
SPENCER BOUDREY SCHOOL: Farmington CLASS: Senior POSITION: Shortstop NOTABLE: An all-conference and all-state selection, Boudrey led the Cardinals with a.500 batting average. … His 33 RBIs and 40 total hits were also team highs. … Also led team with 22 stolen bases.
Brittney and Scott Metcalf of Siloam Springs, a boy, Owen Parker Metcalf, born April 29, 2013, at Siloam Springs Regional Hospital Karisa Burneson and Brad Smithson of Fayetteville, a girl, Alexis Peighton Smithson, born May 20, 2013, at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville GO TO NWAONLINE.COM/SUBMIT/BIRTH, BRING OR MAIL INFORMATION TO YOUR LOCAL NEWSPAPER OFFICE.
Arrests Benton County Sheriff’s Office Angelia Lynn Whitehorn, 29, of 1707 Taylor Road in Springdale was arrested Saturday in connection with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia in furtherance of a felony drug violation and poassession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. She was being held at the Benton County Jail Saturday with no bond set. Springdale Brian Vancleave, 41, of 1007 N. Mill St. was arrested Saturday in connection with felony third-degree domestic battery. Vancleave was being held Saturday in the Washington County Detention Center. No bond had been set. Washington County Sheriff’s Office Mario Doolittle, 28, of 663 S. Cowan St. in Hughes was arrested Friday in connection with felony failure to register as a sex offender. Doolittle was being held Saturday in the Washington County Detention Center on $2,500 bond.
The National Transportation Safety Board has launched an investigation into the cause of a cargo train collision that partially collapsed a highway overpass in southeast Missouri, injuring seven people.
A female suicide bomber identified as a widow of two killed Islamists blew herself up in the southern Russian region of Dagestan on Saturday injuring at least 12, including two children and five police officers, police said.
Where I live: I live right behind Susie Q Malt Shop in Rogers. I really like it because it’s so close to downtown. I live in a cute, quaint neighborhood with all the more historical houses in Rogers. It’s actually a mother-in-law apartment, so it’s built on top of a garage. I like that it’s an upper-level apartment. I painted all the walls and put in hardwood floors. It’s very shabby chic.
The police and the security services will face inquiries into their previous handling of two men accused of hacking a British soldier to death on a busy London street, a government minister said Friday.
British police arrested two men aboard a diverted Pakistani airliner on Friday after Britain’s Royal Air Force scrambled Typhoon fighter jets to escort the airplane that was flying from Lahore to Manchester, in the north of England, according to defense ministry officials and the police.
Jean Ramirez didn’t freak out when he learned in batting practice before Arkansas’ SEC Tournament opener against Ole Miss on Wednesday that he’d be the Razorbacks’ starting catcher because junior Jake Wise was too ill to play.
Gun owners in the only state still banning concealed weapons would win that right under a plan approved by the Illinois House on Friday, but the governor and other powerful Democrats oppose the plan because it would wipe out local gun ordinances — including Chicago’s ban on assault weapons.
QUOTE OF THE DAY “This opportunity should not be missed.” Alexander Lukashevich, a spokesman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, who announced the Syrian government has agreed to participate in an international peace conference to seek an end to its civil war Article, 1A
He is the hometown hope, the Butler University alum and die-hard Indiana Pacers fan who has put his modest, one car program on the pole for the Indianapolis 500 ahead of powerhouse programs from Penske Racing and Andretti Autosport.
QUOTE OF THE DAY “He looked in the mirrors and it just dropped out of sight. I spoke to him seconds after it happened. He was just horrified.” Cynthia Scott, the wife of truck driver William Scott, whose oversized load hit a bridge girder in Washington, sending a section of Interstate 5 into the river below Article, this page
Actress Amanda Bynes appeared disheveled in a long, blond wig and sweats Friday in a criminal court, where she was charged with reckless endangerment after police said she heaved a marijuana bong out of her Manhattan apartment building.
Lance Deleon, a police officer in the south Texas city of Boerne, has been put on administrative leave after being charged in the shooting of an arrow into Bobby, a neighbor’s 2-year-old male cat who was treated for a punctured lung and broken front right leg but is expected to recover.
Arkansas senior left-hander Randall Fant can’t match the velocity of teammates Ryne Stanek and Barrett Astin, but the Razorbacks’ No. 3 starter has been effective with his change up and slider and located his fastball well most of the season.
Mayors Against Illegal Guns, backed by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, launched a television ad Friday alluding to the death of former Arkansas Democratic Chairman Bill Gwatney and criticizing Sen. Mark Pryor for opposing criminal background checks for firearms purchased online or at gun shows.
Anibal Sanchez took a no-hitter into the ninth inning before Minnesota’s Joe Mauer broke it up with a one-out single, and that was the only hit the Detroit right-hander allowed in the Tigers’ 6-0 victory over the Twins on Friday night.
If you were responsible for permitting an industrial hog farm in the Buffalo River watershed along Big Creek, would you ask an expert to analyze what kind of drainage to expect from tons of swine waste applied atop the porous limestone of what geologists know as the Boone Formation?
Southern California capped its dominating performance at the NCAA women’s golf championships with a flourish Friday, finishing a record 19 under par to rout the 24-team field at the University of Georgia Golf Course in Athens, Ga.
BASKETBALL Allen fined $5,000 for flop The NBA has fined Grizzlies guard Tony Allen $5,000 for violating the league’s anti-flopping rule during Game 2 of the Western Conference finals against the San Antonio Spurs.
TRACK AND FIELD Hendrix’s Krug wins Division III heptathlon Hendrix College junior Elizabeth Krug used a fifth-place finish in the heptathlon’s final event, the 800-meter run, to win Friday at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships at Roger Harring Stadium in La Crosse, Wis.
The former head of the Centerton Area Chamber of Commerce was arrested earlier this month after board members accused him of stealing about $18,000 from the chamber and altering board meeting minutes to cover his tracks.
The following state, federal and local government offices’ schedules may be affected by the Memorial Day holiday Monday. Note: Federal law — 4 US Code 1, section 7 (m) — addressing the display of the U.S. flag on Memorial Day requires that the flag fly at half-staff until noon, when it should be raised to its peak.
In the distraction of the scandal fever swirling through Washington and the news media, you might have missed the announcement the other day that one of the great puzzles of number theory had been solved.
State Department: Anti-Semitism rises WASHINGTON — The State Department has appointed a special envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism as a new report documents a global increase in incidents of anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial.
Bentonville-based America’s Car-Mart reported net income of $8.8 million for its fiscal fourth quarter, down from $9.6 million for the corresponding period last year, but it met analysts’ estimates on a per-share basis.
U.S. meat and livestock groups this week sharply objected to newly implemented U.S. Department of Agriculture requirements on country-of-origin labeling, saying the changes violate World Trade Organization rules and could cost meat packers, such as Tyson Foods Inc., as much as $47.3 million collectively to implement, based on the regulations published in the Federal Register.
QUOTE OF THE DAY “This report is consistent with the economy continuing to recover, but just at a moderate pace.We’re not getting much demand from the rest of the world, but we are getting growth domestically.” Scott Brown, Raymond James & Associates Inc. chief economist, on Friday’s durable-goods report Article, 1D
Paul Cantrell Occupation: Retired certified public accountant Where I live: I live in Little Rock’s historic Hillcrest neighborhood with my wife, Mary, and our dog, Bear, who is a 70-pound standard poodle /great schnauzer mix.
I recently had a TV cable repairman at my house and when he was checking the outlet and cable line running into my daughter’s room, he told me they were “hot” and I needed to have an electrician come out.
Choosing a paint color is difficult. I could study paint chips for days, weeks or even months and not be able to make a decision. So after all the deliberation, it seems like it would be nearly impossible for me to forget the catchy name of the color.
DEAR TOM AND RAY: My uncle owns a 2001 Lincoln Town Car. A few days ago we had a real bad storm, and the tree that was about 7 to 10 feet away from the car was hit by lightning. The bolt grazed the tree and hit down on the ground on a root that was only 4 feet from the car. After the lightning hit, we found the headlights on. We were unable to turn the headlights off using the switch.
Finish Power Up All-in-1 Booster Your dishwasher cleans on a regular basis, but all kinds of build-up can accumulate in there and it’s a good idea to give it a little cleaning of its own every now and then.
DEAR HELOISE: How do I go about telling people that I do not want them to bring their dog into my house without hurting their feelings? The dog is very well-behaved, but I am not a dog lover. He eats people food, and they feed him the food I cook, from the table, while we are eating a meal. Don’t you think it is rude for them to expect others to “enjoy” their dog as much as they do?
Dear Abby: I’m a 21-yearold nursing student in college. I’m a “people person” and everyone says I’m easy to talk to. According to my friends, I am pretty, smart, funny, etc., but I have never had a boyfriend.
When the kids are gone, things change. Fayetteville is a city of two seasons: summer and the school year. There’s a slower pace in the summer when most of the students are out of town. It’s hard to imagine in September, but College Avenue actually becomes pleasant to drive after Mother’s Day, and the music on Dickson Street re-orients for an older demographic from mid-May through mid-August. The “adults” come out to play when the “kids” are gone, taking over restaurants dominated by the college crowd during the school year. While I’m confident that stores and restaurants miss the dollars the students bring in, the natives in Fayetteville enjoy the calmer dynamic of summertime.
DEAR REV. GRAHAM: Why does the devil keep fighting against God? Hasn’t he figured out that he’s going to be defeated someday, so why does he bother? Or is the “devil” just a symbol for evil, so that what we call “the devil” isn’t actually real? — T.N.
SPORTS CALENDAR BASEBALL ! The American Legion AAA Fayetteville Lindsey Dodgers will hold a tryout at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Bulldog Field. Must be 16-18 years old. For more information contact Tim Carver at 790-2965.
Benton County Sheriff’s Office Brent Dean Fletcher, 26, of 1802 Pine Apt. 1 in Siloam Springs was arrested Friday in connection with possession of a controlled substance, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession with purpose to deliver a controlled substance. Fletcher was being held Friday in the Benton County Jail with no bond set.
The neon brights that peppered the 1980s are back, in fashion and decor. Highlighter hues and glow-in-the-dark tints provide a shot of adrenaline after a few seasons of mellow, mushroom-y color palettes.
Accounting regulators in the United States and China announced Friday in Beijing that they had reached an understanding that could give U.S. fraud investigators access to work papers of Chinese audit firms. Until now, U.S. efforts to see such papers have been rejected.
Countries around the world, including U.S. allies, have used laws on blasphemy and apostasy to suppress political opponents, the State Department said this week in an annual report chronicling a grim decline in religious freedom that has resulted in rising bigotry and sectarian violence.
While under court-ordered home detention on federal fraud charges, former Fayetteville developer Brandon Barber spent money at restaurants, a wine bar and stores, according to a filing Thursday in U.S. District Court.
With the help of French special forces, Niger’s military Friday killed the last two jihadists holed up inside a dormitory on the grounds of a military garrison in the desert town of Agadez, and freed at least two soldiers who had been held hostage by the extremists, according to French and Nigerien officials.
A lawsuit seeking class-action status against the Whirlpool Corp. for property damages from a spilled hazardous chemical is one of three civil suits filed against the corporation in Sebastian County Circuit Court this week.
Two Korean former sex slaves demanded the resignation of an outspoken Japanese mayor and canceled a meeting with him Friday for justifying Japan’s wartime practice of forcing tens of thousands of Asian women into prostitution for its military.
Chinese leader Xi Jinping told a North Korean envoy Friday that his country should return to diplomatic talks designed to rid North Korea of its nuclear weapons, according to a staterun Chinese news agency.
The engineer of the commuter train that derailed last week in Connecticut observed an “unusual condition” on the track before the wreck, federal officials said Friday without explaining what the condition was, though they did say repair work was done last month in the area of the crash.
Federal officials were searching the country for a possible temporary replacement for a bridge that collapsed along the crucial Interstate 5 corridor, but Washington Gov. Jay Inslee cautioned Friday that major disruptions will last for weeks, if not months.
President Barack Obama used a commencement speech before Naval Academy graduates Friday to urge them to follow an “inner compass” and to warn that rising numbers of sexual assaults in the military threatened to erode America’s faith in the armed forces.
A day after she refused to answer questions at a congressional hearing, Lois Lerner was replaced Thursday as director of the Internal Revenue Service division that oversaw agents who targeted Tea Party groups.
Two Muslim hard-liners said the man seen wielding a bloody butcher’s knife after the killing of a British soldier is a Muslim convert who took part in demonstrations with the banned radical group al-Muhajiroun.
QUOTE OF THE DAY “It’s hateful, it’s horrific and upsetting. But it doesn’t seem to have made much of a difference. Londoners are used to living in a city where life is complicated.” Christian White, a London resident, speaking about a deadly attack on a British soldier near a military barracks in the city Article, this page
QUOTE OF THE DAY “Today we finally have some justice for me and others. But gay youths will still be told they are no longer welcome when they turn 18.” Matt Comer, who was forced out of the Boy Scouts after he started a Gay-Straight Alliance as a teen, on the vote to allow gay youths to participate in scouting Article, 1A
In the new film Behind the Candelabra, veteran entertainer Debbie Reynolds has just three major scenes to flesh out one of the most complicated figures in piano-playing showman Liberace’s life: his loving but sometimes manipulative mother, Frances.
U.S. Rep. Jo Bonner, a six-term Alabama Republican, said he is resigning from Congress, effective in August, to become vice chancellor of government relations and economic development at the University of Alabama System.
Brandon Waroff, 29, of 2313 W. Meadow Drive was arrested near 24th and Olive streets Wednesday in connection with felony aggravated assault and misdemeanor public intoxication after police say he threatening Don Smith, manager of Rivendale Apartments, with a 3-inch pocket knife. Waroff knocked down a sign and was yelling before pulling the knife on Smith, according to police.
100 YEARS AGO May 24, 1913 A permanent organization to raise funds with which to erect a memorial to David O. Dodd, Arkansas’ boy hero, was perfected yesterday afternoon at the Chamber of Commerce, at a meeting of the Daughters of the Confederacy, veterans and sons of veterans.
Dwight Eisenhower didn’t coin the phrase “military-industrial complex,” but he solidified its presence in our national vocabulary when he warned us to guard against its influence during his farewell address in 1961.
Salesmen of the year As an avid Second Amendment defender, I want to say a hearty “thank you” to President Barack Obama, Vice president Joe Biden, Dianne Feinstein, New York’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the national media and any other gun-control supporters for their being solely responsible for arming more people in this country than ever before in history.
The NFL is free to twist arms, just like anybody else. So maybe it’s just coincidence that all five of the new stadiums that will come on line during Roger Goodell’s brief tenure as NFL commissioner have been awarded Super Bowls.
It was hard to tell whether the Pittsburgh Pirates were heading on a road trip or getting ready for a Stanley Cup playoff game after beating the Chicago Cubs 4-2 on Thursday for their fourth consecutive victory.
A day after struggling to get hits in its Sun Belt Conference Tournament opener, Arkansas State scored nine runs in the middle innings Thursday to avoid elimination at M.L. “Tigue” Moore Field in Lafayette, La.
This series has potential to be a fight The Miami Heat’s 103-102 overtime victory over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday in Game 1 of the NBA’s Eastern Conference final felt like the playoffs had started for real, according to columnist Greg Cote of The Miami Herald.
TRACK AND FIELD UA qualifies 6 men, 1 woman at NCAA prelims The Arkansas men’s track and field team had six national qualifiers and the women’s team qualified one athlete Thursday on the opening day of the NCAA West Preliminary meet in Austin, Texas.
Japan’s financial markets gyrated wildly Thursday, underscoring the vulnerability of its economy to a loss of investor confidence as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attempts shock monetary easing to end two decades of stagnation.
Ford Motor Co. said Thursday that it will stop making cars in Australia, nine decades after founder Henry Ford first began building the Model T in the country, as a surge in the currency undermines the local industry’s ability to compete with imports.
QUOTE OF THE DAY “We’re definitely moving in the right direction. If we can get back to 330,000 or lower, that’s going to be an early sign that the economy is accelerating into the second half of the year.” Carl Riccadonna, U.S. economist at Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., on the number of applications last week for unemployment benefits Article, 1D
Labor group files against Wal-Mart The labor group Organization United for Respect at Walmart (OUR Walmart) on Thursday filed 30 counts of unfair labor practices with the National Labor Relations Board in Washington, alleging “widespread and egregious attempts” by the retailer to quell workers who have been calling for change in the way the company treats employees.
You wouldn’t think the producers of a hit comedy franchise that has already grossed more than $1 billion worldwide would take their third and final film and use it as an opportunity to refute those critical of the second one, but don’t go underestimating the wounded pride of Hollywood bigwigs.
Star Trek Into Darkness, the second film in J.J. Abrams’ reboot of the venerable film franchise, was the top movie at U.S. and Canadian theaters last weekend, taking in $70.2 million for Paramount Pictures.
At area theaters 67 THE BIG WEDDING, R Robert De Niro and Diane Keaton, long divorced, must play the happy couple for their adopted son’s wedding once they discover that his ultraconservative biological mother is flying halfway across the world to attend. (90 minutes)
(opening dates are tentative) After Earth, PG-13 A teenager (Jaden Smith) embarks on a perilous journey to bring help to his critically injured father (Will Smith) after a crash landing strands them on Earth 1,000 years after cataclysmic events forced humanity’s escape.
DEAR READERS: Women should have a mammogram. When you go for the exam, here are some hints from the American Cancer Society: Have the dates of your previous mammograms and locations where they were done (if going to a different facility).
DEAR REV. GRAHAM: Is it true that God cursed one of Noah’s sons, who became the founder of the black race? My uncle is very prejudiced against people of other races, and he uses this to defend his position. — P.L.
A series of meetings with teachers and parents will begin later this year as work begins to move freshmen to Fayetteville High School in 2015, according to a timetable laid out for the School Board on Thursday.
QUOTE OF THE DAY “The things that are important are for parents to talk with their kids about sex education, as well as what they’re going through.That kind of communication has proved to be the most influential in a teen’s life – even if they pretend they’re not listening.” Bradley Planey, associate branch chief for Family Health at the Arkansas Department of Health Article, 1B
Arkansas will use Medicaid money to hire an additional 100 “in-person assisters” to help enroll people for coverage under the expansion of the insurance program for the poor approved by the Legislature during this year’s session, state officials said Thursday.
Residents and property owners of the neighborhood north of the closed Whirlpool Corp. plant filed two lawsuits against the company Thursday seeking damages for the groundwater under their properties that is tainted by the hazardous chemical trichloroethylene, one of the landowners said.
Boards of trustees for the state’s two largest university systems voted unanimously Thursday to opt out of a new state law that would allow qualified, full-time faculty and staff members to carry concealed handguns on their campuses.
Arkansas ranked highest in the nation in teenage birthrates in 2011 despite posting a substantial decline since 2007, according to a report released Thursday by the National Center for Health Statistics.
The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality is standing by its 2012 decision to issue an operational permit to C&H Hog Farms, the large-scale concentrated animal-feeding operation in Mount Judea.
Suicide bombers in Niger detonated two car bombs simultaneously Thursday, one inside a military camp in the city of Agadez and another in the remote town of Arlit at a French-operated uranium mine, killing a total of 26 people and injuring 30, officials in Niger and France said.
Authorities on Thursday recovered the body of a second child killed when a rockslide hit a group of fourth-graders in a St. Paul park a day earlier and announced that the popular fossil-hunting area would be closed indefinitely.
Three days after one of the most destructive tornadoes to strike Oklahoma in decades, people filed into a mortuary chapel Thursday morning amid heavy rain and flashes of lightning for the first of two dozen funerals.
MAY 30 — Wheeler Brothers, Rock, folk, roots, Americana and blues, Austin, Texas JUNE 13 — Sarah Hughes Band, Folk-rock singer/songwriter, Fayetteville JUNE 27 — Rosco Bandana, Blues/Americana style music blended with modern folk and a hint of gypsy fanfare, Gulfport, Miss.
How will Wakarusa celebrate its 10th birthday? By inviting all of its friends, of course, including those who make music and those who just appreciate it. The 10th Wakarusa is the fifth in Arkansas; the festival spent the first half of its life in a park outside Lawrence, Kan.
FAYETTEVILLE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS The annual summer writing camps sponsored by the Northwest Arkansas Writing Project based in the College of Education and Health Professions are scheduled for June and July.
Dear Abby: My husband and I attended the wedding of the son of some old friends in another state. Rather than buy the young couple a gift, we instead gave them a check for $1,000. Imagine our astonishment when a month later the following arrived in our mailbox: “Dear ‘Loretta’ and ‘Evan,’ “Thank you for the generous donation. We really enjoyed spending that money. If ever you feel like you have too much of it, we would gladly take it off your hands.
The (Bentonville) school board has spoken again. They agreed 7-0 to build a new high school in Centerton as opposed to southwest Bentonville. That idea failed in last year’s millage attempt. So they eliminated athletic facilities and “other components” and are asking for 2.91 mills as compared to 6.7 mills last year.
Arrests Rogers Brandon Waroff, 29, of 2313 W. Meadow Drive was arrested near 24th and Olive streets Wednesday in connection with felony aggravated assault and misdemeanor public intoxication after police say he threatening Don Smith, manager of Rivendale Apartments, with a 3-inch pocket knife. Waroff knocked down a sign and was yelling before pulling the knife on Smith, according to police. Springdale Wilbur Andrade-Zavaleta, 26, of 3208 Waterstone Drive in Springdale was arrested Wednesday in connection with felony interference with custody and misdemeanor violation of a no-contact order. Police said Andrade-Zavaleta took his son without permission. Andrade-Zavaleta was in the Washington County Detention Center on Thursday in lieu of $10,000 bond.
President Barack Obama on Thursday announced new restraints on targeted killings and narrowed the scope of the long struggle with terrorists as part of a transition to a day he envisions when the nation will no longer be on the war footing it has been on since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
In a step its chief executive called “compassionate, caring and kind,” the Boy Scouts of America on Thursday ended its long-standing policy of forbidding openly gay youths to participate in its activities.
Boards of trustees for the University of Arkansas System, the Arkansas State University System and Arkansas Tech University approved increases in tuition and fees Thursday, raising the cost of attendance for students at seven of the state’s public four-year universities, eight of its community colleges and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
Because he illegally possessed stolen frozen Tyson game hens in 1979, Searcy County Sheriff Kenny Cassell is prohibited by the Arkansas Constitution from serving as Searcy County sheriff, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
WASHINGTON — A day after she refused to answer questions at a congressional hearing, Lois Lerner has been replaced as director the Internal Revenue Service division that oversaw agents who targeted tea party groups.
This week we’ve got your franchises in MovieStyle — the vroom, vroom, vroom of the Fast and the Furious franchise continues with this sixth entry, returning director Justin Lin and all the usual suspects (Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez), with at least some of the action set in London.
The Internal Revenue Service official who first disclosed that the agency had targeted conservative groups denied Wednesday that she had ever provided false information to Congress. She then invoked her Fifth Amendment right not to testify.
President Barack Obama plans to open a new phase in the nation’s long struggle with terrorism today by restricting the use of unmanned drone strikes that have been at the heart of his national security strategy and shifting control of them away from the CIA to the military, according to people briefed on White House plans.
A brutal attack in broad daylight near a military barracks in London left one man dead and two suspects hospitalized Wednesday after police shot them. British Prime Minister David Cameron said the attack appeared to be terror related.
The U.S. and several key allies looked again Wednesday for a strategy to end Syria’s civil war, their united efforts unable at the moment to stem the Assad regime’s military gains and Washington still unwilling to join those providing the rebels with lethal military aid.
QUOTE OF THE DAY “We have suffered these attacks before, we have always beaten them back. We will not be cowed, we will never buckle.” British Prime Minister David Cameron, after a man was killed near a London military barracks in an attack that Cameron said appeared to be terror-related Article, this page
QUOTE OF THE DAY “I have not done anything wrong. I have not broken any laws.” Lois Lerner, the official who first disclosed the IRS had targeted conservative groups, just before invoking her Fifth Amendment right not to testify about the case Article, 1A.
Anthony Weiner, 48, the Democratic former representative whose political career collapsed after lewd online relationships with women forced him to resign from Congress, entered New York’s mayoral race with promises to make the city “the middle-class capital of the world.”
The Kermit Gosnell trial was a story resembling a cheap horror film. The monster and his minions worked in a house of horrors and were covered in the blood of innocents. Because the story was so connected to the abortion industry the media elected to ignore it completely or to minimize reporting the details.
Peanuts and Cracker Jacks might have been replaced by snow cones and funnel cakes, but the Northwest Arkansas Naturals played ball Monday with a special group of fans in Arvest Ballpark. Roughly 4,800 students from the region attended the game.
Spending spring break in the high desert isn’t every teenager’s idea of a big time. That’s where Elisa Daniel of Rogers elected to spend her spring break, hunting wild turkeys in New Mexico with her dad, Jim Daniel.
As Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Tyson Foods Inc. pledged aid to the residents of Moore, Okla., affected by Monday’s tornado, other organizations began collecting non-perishable food, household items and even pet supplies to help the cause. Here are some of the organizations accepting donations.
Shoppers in Northwest Arkansas will be able to choose from a wider variety of natural and organic foods when Akin’s Natural Foods Market opens the first week of June in Rogers, said Eric Hinkefent, company president.
100 YEARS AGO May 23, 1913 Hope was borne in the hearts of more than 200 working girls and women of Little Rock yesterday, when the proprietors of the six laundries of Little Rock and Argenta and the owner of one factory agreed to pay a minimum wage of $6 instead of $4, and to require nine hours work daily instead of 10 hours, beginning June 1.
GOODNESS, what now? The latest excuse in the IRS mess is that a lone bureau in Cincinnati is to blame. Along with lax supervision. And that’s how the federal government came to target conservative groups with names like Tea Party and Patriot in their names? Really?
Recently, a community activist, minister and businessman told me how frustrated he gets when he attempts to encourage more people in closest proximity to black children to accept responsibility and accountability for children’s current failures, as well as for their future outcomes.
Graham Rahal and Marco Andretti have all the ingredients the IndyCar Series has been craving. They have famous family names, have reached Victory Lane and seem to enjoy playing up their growing rivalry.
The University of Arkansas women’s golf team improved its second-round score by three shots Wednesday but fell further behind surging leader Southern California at the NCAA Championships in Athens, Ga.
Central Arkansas stranded 11 runners on base in a 5-3 loss to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Wednesday in the first round of the Southland Conference Tournament at Constellation Field in Sugar Land, Texas.
Ron Mathieu, executive director of the state’s largest airport, is urging U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to let US Airways keep all its slots at Reagan National Airport as a way to ensure the daily direct flight between Little Rock and Washington, D.C., continues as scheduled.
A proposed system to allow farmers and city wastewater plants to trade pollution credits with one another would likely improve water quality, but U.S. Sen. John Boozman of Arkansas on Wednesday warned that “a spirit of mistrust” between farmers and federal regulators would make such a system difficult to run.
FOOTBALL UA-LSU to play on Friday again The Arkansas-LSU football game this fall has been picked up for a Friday broadcast again, with the Nov. 29 game set for a CBS national telecast at 1:30 p.m. from Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, La.
Former Bush aide hired by Wal-Mart BENTONVILLE — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Wednesday that Dan Bartlett, who counseled former President George W. Bush and worked on both his presidential and gubernatorial campaigns, will start as the retailer’s new executive vice president of corporate affairs late next month.
DEAR CAROLYN: My lovely, 23-year-old daughter is a romantic and wants to marry the young man she is dating. They have “officially” dated two years, but were friends for years before that. They did not attend college together, so are just recently back in the same town.
DEAR HELOISE: This hint is for mothers and fathers walking on hiking or biking trails with their children — or walking anywhere, really. Please remind them to keep their children in front of them, where they can see them, and not let them trail behind. Little ones have trouble keeping up. I see this all the time on the trail in front of my house.
DEAR REV. GRAHAM: When my grandfather died, he willed the old family Bible to me (we have a large family, and none of us got much of value). I don’t know what to do with it. It’s too big for me to read (although I know he read it every day), and the language is very old-fashioned.
Rylee donates $1,000 to Lions The third annual Kent Rylee Automotive Solutions Car Show and Swap Meet benefiting the Lion’s Club of Rogers brought almost $1,000 to the Lion’s Club. Music was provided by Paper Jam.
BY THE NUMBERS Hartzell Jones 47 years as an educator 44 years in Springdale schools 12 years as a teacher 5 years as a building administrator 30 years in the central office Source: Staff Report Gentle giant.
Sony Corp. and three other companies that helped invent Blu-ray movie discs have sued Imation Corp., claiming the data-storage company broke patent laws by selling blank, recordable versions of the discs.
Northwest Arkansas got off to a good start in its opener of a three-game series at Corpus Christi on Wednesday by scoring in the top of the first inning, but the Hooks scored in the next five innings on their way to an 8-2 victory at Whataburger Field.
A Huntsville man faces a charge of negligent homicide in a crash that resulted in the death of a 17-year-old Huntsville High School senior in March, according to a probable cause affidavit filed this week by Billy Allred, deputy prosecuting attorney for Madison County.
QUOTE OF THE DAY “I was amazed at the air quality. From 30 feet away, you could barely smell the hog operation. It looked to me that they had gone above and beyond the call as far as making sure they were in compliance with all current environmental regulations.” State Rep. Homer Lenderman, D-Brookland, after a tour of C&H Hog Farms in Mount Judea Article, 1B
Not long before she was found on fire, writhing in her yard, Jessie McFadden was on the phone with a friend and could be heard arguing with her boyfriend, the man now charged in her slaying, according to an arrest affidavit.
The Arkansas Court of Appeals released opinions Wednesday. The court’s ruling and the names of the cases are reprinted here. The full opinions and other court proceedings, including per curiam decisions, orders and submissions, can be found on the Internet at courts.state.ar.us.
Alcohol, excessive speed and driver inattention contributed to a May 14 boating accident on Oklahoma’s Grand Lake that killed two people, according to a report released Wednesday by the Grand River Dam Authority Police Department.
A consultant retained by Arkansas highway officials to assess the feasibility of making all or parts of Interstate 40 between North Little Rock and West Memphis a tollway to pay to widen the highway is surveying motorists on why they use the route and their willingness to pay a toll.
Fort Smith and Sebastian County will use a construction manager to assist with the planning of an aquatics center in the hope that the manager’s participation will keep the project’s cost within budget.
About two dozen state legislators concluded a two-day tour Wednesday of what have become the two of the most discussed features of Newton County in recent months: the Buffalo National River and C&H Hog Farms.
The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville is asking trustees to approve a budget of $513.2 million today for the coming fiscal year, an increase of 5.9 percent, after several years of shrinking state increases that campus leaders say force them to shift more financial burden to students.
As Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Tyson Foods Inc. pledged aid to the residents of Moore, Okla., affected by Monday’s tornado, other organizations began collecting non-perishable food, household items and even pet supplies to help the cause.
A civil-liberties group filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday on behalf of an ex-Marine who was detained in a psychiatric facility after posting anti-government messages on Facebook, using the case to criticize a program that looks for veterans who have become extremists.
When a small anti-abortion group in Iowa sought nonprofit status, the Internal Revenue Service asked its board to promise not to organize protests outside Planned Parenthood and demanded to know how its prayer meetings and protest signs were educational.
It is exceptionally welcome news, as we approach the annual observance of Memorial Day, that the Fayetteville Veterans Home will be allowed again to accept clients whose services are covered in whole or in part by Medicaid or Medicare.
w Ricky G. Swift, 46, of 144 S. Holland Drive was arrested Tuesday in connection with felony false imprisonment in the second degree, assault on a family or household member in the third degree and robbery. He was in the Washington County Detention Center with $7,500 bond Wednesday.
Arkansas finally got the big hit it had been needing Wednesday against Ole Miss, but Eric Fisher’s ground ball with the bases loaded hit teammate Jacob Mahan in the foot for the final out of the eighth inning instead of going into right field and giving the Razorbacks a two-run lead.
Broker Steele Stephens, from whom the state treasurer’s office purchased $1.69 billion in bonds during the past several years, resigned Tuesday night from his job with St. Bernard Financial Services, the firm’s chief said Wednesday.
WASHINGTON — Wind, humidity and rainfall combined to create the killer tornado in Moore, Okla. And when they did, the amount of energy released over the city dwarfed the power of the atomic bomb that leveled Hiroshima.
WASHINGTON — Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma wants disaster-relief aid for victims of Monday’s tornado in his state to be covered by cuts elsewhere in the federal budget, a stance drawing little support from fellow lawmakers.
Prime Minister David Cameron of the United Kingdom won passage through the House of Commons of a bill legalizing gay marriage in England and Wales that must next be approved by the upper unelected House of Lords before becoming law.
Carol Burnett, who became famous for playing a variety of characters in sketch comedy routines on her namesake television show, was named the winner of the nation’s top humor prize on Tuesday. The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts said Burnett will receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Oct. 20 in Washington. A gala performance featuring top names in comedy will be taped and broadcast nationally Oct. 30 on PBS. The 80-year-old Burnett said she can’t believe she is receiving the prize from the Kennedy Center. “It’s almost impossible to be funnier than the people in Washington,” she said in a statement. Burnett had her breakout on Broadway in Once Upon a Mattress, performing at night in 1959 while also appearing in the mornings on TV’s The Garry Moore Show. She is best known for her own long-running variety show, The Carol Burnett Show. It ran from 1967 to 1978, averaging 30 million viewers a week on CBS. Her guest stars included Lucille Ball, Jimmy Stewart, Ronald Reagan and Betty White. Kenne
QUOTE OF THE DAY “We are serious about having negotiations that would lead to a political solution. But if Assad is not serious, we are not going there for a photo op.” Louay Safi, of the opposition Syrian National Coalition, on an international conference aimed at making peace between rebel groups and Syrian President Bashar Assad Article, this page Paris cathedral evacuated after suicide PARIS — Some 1,500 visitors were cleared out of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris after a man put a letter on the altar of the 850-year-old monument Tuesday, pulled out a gun and shot himself in the head.
KABUL — A coordinated Taliban assault on checkpoints in southern Afghanistan killed four policemen before a counterattack drove the insurgents back, Afghan officials said Tuesday. Also, at least 10 other policemen died in two attacks in the country’s west.
100 YEARS AGO May 22, 1913 FORT SMITH — The Board of City Commissioners dealt a death blow to fortune tellers and clairvoyants today by adopting an ordinance prohibiting them from plying their trade in this city. It is said to be the most drastic ordinance of its kind in operation in the United States, and goes into effect tomorrow.
When a city, or a state, loses its daily newspaper, something of its soul is lost with it. It’s as if ancient Athens had lost its agora, the forum at its center where scholars taught and great debates were held. Or if Jerusalem lost its Western Wall, its last standing connection with the ancient Temple where sacrifices were offered and prayers still fill the air.
Our thanks to Alert Reader, who asked if Abraham Lincoln really did say that the difference between using the right word and the almost-right word is as big as that “between the lightning bug and the lightning.” We attributed it to Mr. Lincoln in our editorial Friday, A.R. noted, but wasn’t it really Mark Twain who said that?
One of the biggest questions hanging over the health-care system is how many young Americans will sign up for coverage once the Affordable Care Act begins to phase in this October. If too few buy insurance on the markets that the government is creating, insurance companies would be stuck covering primarily the the old and the sick. They would have to pay out more per customer. Their customers, in turn, would have to pay more to those companies for coverage. The stakes for the Health and Human Services Department, which is overseeing the transition, are tremendous.
The average Arkansan probably could not tell you how the electricity we rely on every day at home, work or play is produced. The power company somehow gets it to an outlet, and as long as it keeps coming that’s all we tend to care about.
97th Indianapolis 500 WHEN Sunday. Green flag at 11:12 a.m. WHERE Indianapolis Motor Speedway TV ABC, pre-race coverage begins at 10 a.m. DEFENDING CHAMPION Dario Franchitti ON THE POLE Ed Carpenter INDIANAPOLIS — Carlos Munoz’s initiation to Indianapolis went relatively smoothly.
SAN ANTONIO — Tony Parker had 15 points and a career playoff-high 18 assists, Tim Duncan scored San Antonio’s first six points of overtime and the Spurs bounced back after squandering a 13-point lead in the fourth quarter to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 93-89 in overtime Tuesday night.
As would be expected, some of my closest friends got in some really good jabs about the picture that ran in Monday’s paper of me with Arkansas Coach Bret Bielema at a reception before the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame dinner Sunday at Chenal Country Club in Little Rock.
NEW YORK — Daniel Paille snapped a tie with 3:31 remaining, and the Boston Bruins put the New York Rangers on the brink of elimination with a 2-1 victory in Game 3 of the NHL Eastern Conference semifinal series on Tuesday night.
Emily Kaitz claims that she has “Fayetteville’s smallest lawn, which I trim with scissors.” “Since I don’t have that big of a yard, I’ve taken every square inch of it and made it some kind of garden,” she said.
A special prosecutor has been named to review evidence from a bar fight involving two off-duty police officers and report his findings and recommendations to Washington County Circuit Judge William Storey.
Today Tales and Tunes for Toddlers — 9:30 a.m.; Preschool Stories — 10:30 a.m., Bentonville Public Library. 271-3192. Preschool Story Time — For ages 3-5 with caregiver, 10:30 a.m. Rogers Public Library. 621-1152 ext. 26. Preschool Story Time — 10:30-11 a.m., Fayetteville Public Library. 856-7120. Spring Carnival — 6-10 p.m., Rodeo of the Ozarks. Tickets onsite. 756-6582.
There will be no class rank for 2017 graduates of Rogers schools.
Beginning with the class of 2017 students can qualify for three levels of honors graduation through completing graduation requirements; two levels of a foreign language; maintaining a minimum 3.3, 3.75 or 4.0 grade point average; taking two, four or five Advanced Placement classes; and earning 92, 105 or 112 quality points.
Today I saw a little girl in Target have a meltdown while her mother and grandmother tried desperately to talk her out of it. I felt bad for them because, as a fellow mom, I’ve been on the receiving end of a toddler tantrum, so I know how it feels.
At A Glance
Bentonville's Planning Commission met Tuesday and approved:
w Property line adjustments at 1202 S.W. A St., 2309 S.E. 14th St., 402 Magnolia Drive, the corner of Southwest Been Road and Southwest 28th Street and the corner of East Central Avenue and Northeast E Street
June 6 Amateur draft. July 12 Deadline for amateur draft picks to sign. July 16 All-Star game, Citi Field, New York. July 28 Hall of Fame induction, Cooperstown, N.Y. July 31 Last day to trade a player without securing waivers. Sept. 1 Active rosters expand to 40 players. Oct. 23 World Series begins. November TBA Deadline for teams to make qualifying offers to their eligible former players who became free agents, fifth day after World Series. November TBA Deadline for free agents to accept qualifying offers, 12th day after World Series. Dec. 2 Last day for teams to offer 2014 contracts to unsigned players. Dec. 9-12 Winter meetings, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
BALTIMORE — The shaving cream was still glopped on Chris Dickerson’s head and shoulders long after the final pitch, a tell-tale indicator that the Baltimore Orioles had finally returned to celebratory mode at Camden Yards.
INDIANS No Tweets from Perez CLEVELAND — Indians closer Chris Perez deactivated his Twitter account following two rough outings, and after receiving a slew of negative comments. Perez took down @chrisperez54 on Monday, not long after the two-time All-Star gave up a ninth-inning home run to Seattle’s Endy Chavez. It was the second consecutive poor performance by Perez, who allowed back-to-back home runs in the ninth inning Saturday. The Indians won both games. Several fans sent Perez harsh comments, and there were a few profane remarks made toward him following Monday’s victory, which completed a four-game sweep by the first-place Indians, who entered Tuesday’s game against Detroit leading the American League Central by 2½ games over the Tigers. Although he was one of the AL’s top closers last season, Perez became a target for some fans when he criticized them for not supporting the Indians. Perez has always been active on Twitter, posting a daily favorite song and interacting with his followers.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL UA’s Swanson on Rimington watch list Arkansas center Travis Swanson was named to the Rimington Trophy spring watch list Tuesday for the third consecutive season. The senior from Kingwood, Texas, has started all 38 games of his college career and served as a team captain in 2012. Swanson, 6-5, 305 pounds, is one of 44 players on the watch list for the Rimington, which is named after the former Nebraska great Dave Rimington and is awarded each year to the nation’s top center.
Arvest’s $45 million profit best in state Arvest Bank of Fayetteville, the largest bank in Arkansas, was the state’s most profitable financial institution in the first three months of the year, according to statistics from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
New-vehicle registrations in April rose almost 8 percent in Arkansas, the first increase in titles since January, according to Cross-Sell of Lexington, Ky., which provides market analysis for the automotive industry.
MINNEAPOLIS — Best Buy Co. on Tuesday reported a loss for its fiscal first quarter as it sold its stake in Best Buy Europe and works on a turnaround plan that includes cutting costs and closing some stores.
WASHINGTON — The farm bill the Senate is considering this week would cut some farm subsidies but also expand government-subsidized crop insurance, a safety net used by many farmers in case of bad weather or lost revenue.
QUOTE OF THE DAY “It turns out Joe Camel’s nose has been under the tent this whole time in terms of crop insurance subsidies.” Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., referring to $33 million a year in insurance policies for tobacco farmers Article, 1D Saks hires firm to explore possible sale Saks Inc. has hired Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to explore strategic alternatives, including a sale of the company, said two people with knowledge of the matter.
Teamsters union groups released details of the tentative contract approved Monday by local union representatives. Members are expected to vote in June. Details include : 7 percent wage reduction, to be restored in increments over the next five years.
Giddy from a shopping trip that resulted in a six pack of a limited-edition, locally produced beer and the discovery of a (semi) locally produced olive oil, I headed to the kitchen with my bounty in tow.
For some cooks, deviled eggs require no recipe. Just cook the eggs, peel, cut in half, mash the yolks with your family’s secret mixture (often mayonnaise, a little mustard, a dab of pickle relish, a bit of finely minced onion or celery), fill the whites and sprinkle on some paprika, chill and serve in Grandma’s deviled egg platter.
Once we got past the reverse action (using a downward motion, rather than an upward pull) we really liked using Trudeau’s Bottle Opener and Cap Catcher. What makes this bottle opener stand out is its convenient cap catching feature. As bottle caps are pried off they automatically fall into the chamber below. The chamber holds up to 30 bottle caps and the removable bottom makes emptying a breeze. (To see the opener in action, visit shoptrudeau.com.) $12.99
DEAR REV. GRAHAM: I’m graduating from college in a few weeks, and I’ve already been offered a very good job, at least as far as pay is concerned. But a former employee of this company told me I’d be pressured into doing things that aren’t honest or ethical. How can I know what to do? — S.D. DEAR S.D.: The most important thing you can do is seek God’s will for your future, including His will about this job (or any other opportunities you may have).
Happy birthday. You are clear about what you desire. You’ll put out as much physical energy and enthusiasm as you can muster next month, and this boomerangs back to you in the form of all the support you need to launch your project. In July, much will depend on whose side you’re on. ARIES (March 21-April 19): Is experience the best teacher? For today, the manual will have her beat. Don’t fumble around trying to figure it out when someone else has already written down exactly how to do it. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You will devote yourself to investigations of the unknown, and not because you want to uncover the mysteries of life, but because you want to enjoy them. You appreciate the fascinating magic of unanswered questions. GEMINI (May 21-June 21): Usually a social buttery, today you’ll be more like the ower: a stationary attraction that has all the other butteries ittering about and occasionally landing for a visit. CANCER (June 22-July 22): Don’t expect yourself to know everything already. Even if you thi
In the past, wine, not food, was considered the culprit when it came to unsuccessful food and wine pairings. But realistically, almost every wine produced today will work with food. Of course there will still be the occasional horrible combination, not unlike having your morning orange juice after brushing your teeth.
WHAT: Lean Cuisine Honestly Good entrees STATS: Vary by flavor. The Roasted Red Pepper Chicken, for example, contains 270 calories and 7 fat, 29 carbohydrate, 5 fiber and 25 protein grams. For complete nutrition facts, visit leancuisine.com. We found them at Target, 420 S. University Ave., Little Rock.
SUNDAY: Treat the family to Oven-Fried Barbecue Chicken. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Pour 1 ½ cups buttermilk into large shallow dish. In a medium bowl, mix 1 ½ cups flour, 1 teaspoon coarse salt and 1 teaspoon pepper. Dip 4 thighs, 4 legs and 3 breasts (all parts bone in and skinless) in buttermilk and drain excess liquid, then dip in flour, shaking off excess. Place meaty-side down in an ungreased 15-by-10-inch rimmed baking pan. Coat both sides of chicken with cooking spray. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until chicken is crisp and internal temperature is 165 degrees. Meanwhile, mix ½ cup barbecue sauce and 2 tablespoons honey. Five minutes before chicken is done, brush with sauce. Make your own potato salad and buy delicatessen coleslaw as accompaniments. Add wholegrain rolls. For dessert, enjoy a big bowl of fresh strawberries with whipped cream. Plan ahead: Save enough chicken and potato salad and buy enough coleslaw and strawberries for Monday. MONDAY: Planning a Memorial Day picnic today will be easy because t
DEAR HELOISE: A couple of weeks ago, I attempted to boil some baby lima beans, but I let them boil dry and then burn. The bottom of my pot looked beyond cleaning. I remembered that I had your book Heloise From A to Z. I found the following hint for pots and pans: “Cleaning aluminum: Put about 3 tablespoons of cream of tartar and about 1 quart of water in the gunky pot. Bring the mixture to a boil, and let it continue to boil for about 10 minutes. Wash and rinse the pot well.” Worked perfectly! Thanks.
1. A deep, cylindrical depression formed in road pavement 2. A pit for individual shelter against enemy fi re 3. The galactic center of the Milky Way 4. The bar in a golf clubhouse 5. A depression formed from the collapse of the underlying rock or soil 6. Assign to a category in some orderly system 7. The hole at the top of a cetacean’s head 8. A pool where animals come to drink 9. An exploratory oil well that produces no oil Answers 1. Pothole 2. Foxhole 3. Black hole 4. Nineteenth hole 5. Sinkhole 6. Pigeonhole 7. Blowhole 8. Watering hole 9. Dry hole
Fruttare is a line of frozen fruit bars that is making its way into Arkansas. There are two versions: Fruit and Milk bars made with milk and real fruit. They come in strawberry, coconut, banana and peach flavors.
We have just adopted a kitten. The people at the shelter said Tidbit was 7 or 8 weeks old. They told us she still needs to be socialized. What does that mean and how do we socialize her? She’s real sweet and we want to keep her that way.
Q I went into my 17-yearold’s bedroom to wake him this morning. After some urging, he eventually got up and then told me he hated me. What is the appropriate consequence for this sort of disrespect? A Actually, I don’t consider that a form of disrespect. Strictly speaking, your son simply informed you of how he feels about you, or felt about you at that moment. His tone of voice may have been disrespectful, but the statement “I hate you” is not. It’s all about him, his feelings. It’s not about you.
Q: My wife died in a car accident and, after four years of trying to get over it, I have recently met someone I am interested in dating — however, she wears the exact same perfume as my wife. I know she really likes it because she’s mentioned it by saying it was her “signature fragrance.” I really like this woman and don’t want to put her off, but I can’t handle this perfume. Would it be rude to ask her not to wear it anymore?
Harper Named All-Star Coach
CONWAY — Farmington baseball coach Jay Harper was named the head coach of the West All-Star baseball team for the upcoming Arkansas Army National Guard/Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star Baseball, Softball and Soccer games on June 18-19 in Conway.
At Hoover Metropolitan Stadium, Hoover, Ala. All times Central TUESDAY’S GAMES Single elimination No. 6 Ole Miss 4, No. 11 Kentucky 1 No. 7 Alabama 6, No. 10 Auburn 3 No. 9 Texas A&M 6, No. 8 Florida 3 GAME 4 No. 5 Mississippi State vs. No. 12 Missouri, (n) TODAY’S GAMES Double elimination GAME 5 No. 3 Arkansas vs. Ole Miss, 9:30 a.m. GAME 6 No. 2 LSU vs. Alabama, TDB GAME 7 No. 1 Vanderbilt vs. Texas A&M, 4:30 p.m. GAME 8 No. 4 South Carolina vs. Winner Game 4, TBD THURSDAY’S GAMES GAME 9 Loser Game 5 vs. Loser Game 6, 9:30 a.m. GAME 10 Loser Game 7 vs. Loser Game 8, TBD GAME 11 Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6, 4:30 p.m. GAME 12 Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8, TBD FRIDAY’S GAMES GAME 13 Winner Game 9 vs. Loser Game 11, 3 p.m. GAME 14 Winner Game 10 vs. Loser Game 12, TBD SATURDAY’S GAMES Single elimination GAME 15 Winner Game 13 vs. Winner Game 11, noon GAME 16 Winner Game 14 vs. Winner Game 12, TBD SUNDAY’S GAME CHAMPIONSHIP Winner Game 15 vs. Winner Game 16, 3:30 p.m.
QUOTE OF THE DAY “We’re showing the rest of the world what we’re made of here.We owe it to the people who lost their lives in the storm to move on and make it better.We got a clean slate to start from.We have an obligation to make something better out of it.” C.J. Huff, superintendent of Joplin, Mo., schools, on the city’s progress two years after an EF5 tornado that killed 161 people Article, 1B Today’s meetings Fourth Judicial District Drug Task Force, 1:30 p.m. Northwest Arkansas Regional Planning Commission, 1:30 p.m. Bentonville Board of Adjustments, 5 p.m. Washington County Regional Ambulance Authority, 5 p.m.
Jewish insurgent in Warsaw ghetto revolt
WARSAW, Poland — Boruch Spiegel, one of the last remaining survivors of the 1943 Warsaw ghetto uprising by poorly armed Jewish insurgents against the powerful Nazi German force that occupied Poland, has died. He was 93.
The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and the Walton family have formulated a plan to establish a $5 million endowment for the university’s Arkansas World Trade Center using proceeds from a $300 million gift made more than a decade ago, officials said this week.
University of Arkansas System President Donald Bobbitt has recommended that the board of trustees opts out of a new state law that would allow faculty and staff members to carry concealed handguns on its 11 campuses.
A newly created teacher corps program will send 21 recent college graduates with degrees in fields such as chemical engineering, biology, English, studio art and international studies into some of the state’s high-need school districts to teach for three years.
Despite the Legislature’s attempt this year to shore up the state’s health-insurance plan for public school employees, the plan will face a $61 million shortfall next year unless premiums are raised or benefits are cut, according to preliminary projections presented to a state board Tuesday.
A Burmese court sentenced seven Muslims to prison Tuesday — one of them to a life term — in the killing of a Buddhist monk amid deadly sectarian violence that was directed against Muslims but has not led to any criminal trials against members of the country’s Buddhist majority.
Defenders of New Hampshire’s enviable role in presidential politics paid tribute to the past Tuesday while warning other states not to interfere with its future as the first-in-the-nation primary state.
The nation’s electric utility companies are under constant attack from cybercriminals and vulnerable to terrorist groups that might try to disrupt the transmission of electricity on the country’s energy grid, national security experts, utility company representatives and computer technology experts told a House panel Tuesday.
Jodi Arias begged jurors Tuesday to give her life in prison, saying she “lacked perspective” when she told a local reporter in an interview that she preferred execution to spending the rest of her days in jail.
Tea Party activists waving flags and signs, singing patriotic songs and chanting anti-Internal Revenue Service slogans held rallies outside federal buildings across the country Tuesday to protest the agency’s extra scrutiny of conservative groups.
The man who led the Internal Revenue Service when it was giving extra scrutiny to Tea Party and other conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status told Congress on Tuesday that he knew little about what was happening while he was still commissioner.
Our federal tax code is broken. It is more than 72,000 pages long and has had more than 5,000 code changes in just the past 11 years. It is so complicated even IRS employees can’t explain it. There is a bill in Congress, HR-25 and S-122, that provides a solution to this complex and convoluted tax code. It is called the Fair Tax.
• Richard Dale Williams, 41, of 18352 Beaver Hollow Road in Garfield was arrested Tuesday in connection with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and theft of leased, rented and entrusted personal property. Williams was being held Tuesday in the Benton County Jail with no bond set.
Pea Ridge Primary School May 22 — Second-grade field trip, Pea Ridge City Park May 24 — Awards assembly, classrooms May 29 — 9 a.m. Kindergarten graduation, high school gym Pea Ridge Intermediate School May 22 — 1:20 p.m. Fifthgrade recorder concert May 23 — 5-7 p.m. International Day May 24 — Awards assembly : 8:30 a.m. third grade; 9:30 a.m. fourth grade; 10:30 a.m. fifth grade Pea Ridge Middle School May 22 — Academic awards: 9:30 a.m. eighth grade; 1 p.m. seventh grade; 2 p.m. sixth grade May 23 — Sixth-grade AR field trip
Honor the many community scholarship donors On Thursday, May 16, the 37th annual Siloam Springs High School Scholarship Awards Program was held in the High School Theater for the graduating Class of 2013.
A University of Arkansas board of trustees committee recommended on Tuesday denying the tuition and fee proposals of four of the system’s four-year universities and asking chancellors of those campuses to cap their student-cost increases at lower levels.
FORT SMITH — ABF Freight System Inc.’s tentative contract with the Teamsters — if approved by union members — “would allow us to restore the profitability of our company and allow our employees to have the bestpaying jobs in the industry,” parent company Arkansas Best Corp. chief executive Judy McReynolds said Tuesday.
MOORE, Okla. — Helmeted rescue workers raced Tuesday to complete the search for survivors and the dead in the Oklahoma City suburb where a tornado razed block after block of homes, cleared lots down to bare red earth and claimed 24 lives.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Starbucks Corp. are among 19 companies opting out of a $7.25 billion antitrust settlement with Visa Inc. and MasterCard Inc. over fees charged to merchants to process credit-card transactions.
MOORE, Okla. — Emergency crews combed the sticks and rubble remains of an Oklahoma City suburb Tuesday morning less than a day after a tornado slammed through the community, flattening homes and demolishing an elementary school. At least 24 people were killed, including at least seven children, and those numbers were expected to climb.
A Springdale man originally charged with murder in the death of his infant stepson pleaded guilty last week in a deal with prosecutors to a lesser charge of failing to seek medical care for the child after a crime lab report failed to support the murder charge.
The Walmart Supercenter and the Peel Mansion on South Walton Boulevard will go before the Planning Commission with a rezoning request at today’s meeting at 5 p.m. at the Community Development Building.
MOORE, Okla. — A monstrous tornado at least a half-mile wide roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods and destroying an elementary school as children and teachers huddled against winds of up to 200 mph. At least 51 people were killed, including at least 20 children, and officials said the death toll was expected to rise.
TULSA — Deadly tornadoes that have raked communities in middle America over the past week, including Monday’s twister that carved a path of destruction through the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore, contradict what had been a relatively quiet start of the 2013 tornado season.
WASHINGTON — By late this summer, the U.S. State Department plans to send dozens of additional diplomatic security agents to high-threat embassies, install millions of dollars’ worth of advanced fire-survival gear and surveillance cameras in those diplomatic posts, and improve training for employees headed to the riskiest missions.
The following is a summary of the criminal complaint fi led Monday against Arkansas State Treasurer Martha Shoffner. Shoffner, 68, is accused of accepting cash payments from a bond broker in exchange for transfering a large portion of the State’s investment activity to the broker.
In the criminal complaint filed Monday against state Treasurer Martha Shoffner, a confidential informant told federal investigators that one of two cash campaign contributions “he or she” made to Shoffner’s 2010 re-election campaign was $4,700 to be used to cover the cost of a campaign watch party.
Steele Vincent Stephens, an investment broker who has sold bonds to Arkansas’ treasurer’s office, has had one major client in the past five years — the state of Arkansas — the head of the state’s Securities Department said Monday.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s chief of staff was told an investigation had found that Internal Revenue Service employees improperly scrutinized Tea Party and small-government advocacy groups seeking tax-exempt status before the report was made public, White House press secretary Jay Carney said.
WASHINGTON — In a long-awaited White House visit, President Barack Obama on Monday told Burma’s president that he appreciates the Asian leader’s efforts to lead the country in “a long and sometimes difficult, but ultimately correct, path to follow” toward democracy.
A couple of stars from TV’s Chuck and Smash will soon be dating on Broadway. Producers said Monday that Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez will headline the new romantic musical comedy First Date by Gossip Girl writer Austin Winsberg. The music and lyrics are by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner. First Date centers on an uptight young investment banker who meets a serial dater at a local bistro. A chorus of diners become various characters — family members, clergy and old lovers. The show will be seen at The Longacre Theatre beginning July 9 with an opening set for Aug. 8. The show, co-produced by The 5th Avenue Theatre, played at A Contemporary Theatre in Seattle last year. Levi, who will be in the film Thor: The Dark World, follows fellow Chuck alumna Yvonne Strahovski to make his Broadway debut. Rodriguez, who plays Ana Vargas on Smash, was last on Broadway in The Addams Family, originating the role of Wednesday Addams.
QUOTE OF THE DAY “It seems to be the answer of the administration whenever they’re caught doing something they shouldn’t be doing is ‘I didn’t know about it.’” Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, on the White House’s statement that President Barack Obama was unaware of the IRS targeting Tea Party and anti-tax groups Article, this page Judge: Arizona killer’s lawyers must stay PHOENIX — Defense attorneys for murderer Jodi Arias asked the judge to remove them from the case and declare a mistrial Monday, arguing the frenzy surrounding the case has created a modern-day witch hunt.
QUOTE OF THE DAY “Whenever we have hope and start to build our life again, whenever we feel healing from our wounds, a shock hits us and we feel that we lose again.” Haider al-Musawi, an Iraqi shop owner who witnessed one of Monday’s deadly bombings in a Baghdad market Article, this page N. Korea test-fires projectiles a 3rd day SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea continued firing short-range weapons over its own eastern waters Monday after a weekend of what it called “rocket launching tests” intended to bolster deterrence against enemy attack. South Korean officials were investigating exactly what it was that the North was testing.
BAGHDAD — A wave of attacks killed at least 95 people in Shiite and Sunni areas of Iraq on Monday, officials said, pushing the death toll over the past week to more than 240 and extending one of the most sustained bouts of sectarian violence the country has seen in years.
KABUL — A suicide bomber dressed in a police uniform killed 14 people including a prominent provincial council chief outside the council headquarters in northern Afghanistan on Monday, authorities said. The Taliban insurgency quickly claimed responsibility.
100 YEARS AGO May 21, 1913 Mistaking a can of gasoline for a can of water, an employee of the Y.M.C.A. yesterday added a spectacular finish to a small fire which was blazing merrily in a pile of trash in the basement of the institution. He threw the gasoline onto blaze and narrowly escaped serious injury when the highly inflammable liquid exploded. The sudden flash of the burning oil, however, attracted the attention of passersby, and incidentally served to call the assistance of the Fire Department.
THE JURISPRUDENCE of Her Honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, may be only mediocre at best, but her candor deserves the highest praise. Every few years she’ll pull back the judicial curtain and tell the rest of us what she thinks is really going on at the court. And shock anybody who can still be shocked at the court’s motivations.
An all too familiar scene was enacted on the campus of Swarthmore College during a meeting on May 4 to discuss demands by student activists for the college to divest itself of its investments in companies that dealt in fossil fuels.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. It’s high school graduation season, a fresh opportunity to offer an (earnest/snide) address for the occasion. Dear high school graduates: As your commencement speaker today, I intend to make my remarks as (inspiring/brief) as possible, knowing full well that my words here today will (resonate/compete) with your (dreams/ mobile devices) that you cherish and carry deep within your (hearts/graduation gowns.) I can see by your (smiles/ear buds) that your (future/Wi-Fi ) is (bright/working) and you can’t wait to start (flexing/texting) your (wings/ friends).
President Obama may be engaging in political damage control in proposing that Congress resurrect legislation to protect the confidentiality of journalists’ sources. Although described as a “reporter’s privilege,” protection for confidential news sources actually benefits the public by making it easier for journalists to obtain information about wrongdoing in government and elsewhere. That’s why most states, including California, provide some protection for journalists who have promised confidentiality to their sources.
Most Arkansas wouldn’t know 81-year-old John Williams if they saw him strolling Fayetteville’s Dickson Street. Yet they really do know him very well in their hearts and minds through his gifts of enduring and endearing music that virtually everyone across the planet recognizes.
Former Arkansas quarterback Brandon Mitchell wrote on his Facebook page Monday that he has decided to transfer to North Carolina State.
Mitchell, a 6-4, 230-pound senior, and Arkansas Coach Bret Bielema said on May 6 that Mitchell elected to transfer after finishing spring No. 2 on the depth chart behind sophomore Brandon Allen.
FOOTBALL Johnson violates probation Former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson has been arrested on charges that he violated probation stemming from an altercation with his now exwife, TV reality star Evelyn Lozada.
Brooks Robinson has spent the past several years recovering from several grim injuries and illnesses, but in the middle of last week, he said confidently in a phone interview, “I’m coming around, I’m getting better. I’m on the way.” He has never been an athlete who rested on the bench. From 1960-1974, for example, his averaged nearly 157 games per season. He has been a Hall of Famer since 1983.
DETROIT — The young Detroit Red Wings have made the mighty Chicago Blackhawks look vulnerable, beating them two consecutive times to gain an advantage in their last playoff match-up as Western Conference rivals.
NEW YORK — Pat Williams is pretty good at being lucky, and he’s got a hunch. “I got a funny feeling that this could be another Magic year, here. For some reason, I’ve just got the feel,” Williams said. Orlando sure could use it. Following a difficult first season after trading Dwight Howard, the Magic are hoping Williams can bring them more lottery luck. Armed with the best odds and their three-time winner back on stage, the Magic will try to jumpstart the rebuilding process today by landing the rights to the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft. Williams has won four times, including victories in 1992, 1993 and 2004 with the Magic. They used the most recent one to draft Howard, and no team since has entered with the best odds and won the lottery. The Magic were back in the lottery the next two years but were busy playing in the postseason every spring since until this one, when they finished an NBA-worst 20-62 after sending Howard to the Los Angeles Lakers last August in a four-team deal. That gives them a 25 percent
PHILLIES Ruiz to DL MIAMI — Philadelphia Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz is headed to the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring and first baseman Ryan Howard is day to day with a sore left knee. Both players had magnetic resonance imaging scans Monday before Philadelphia’s game against Miami. Ruiz has a Grade 2 hamstring strain. He has played in 16 games and is hitting.235 with two RBI. “Right now he’ll probably be out three to four weeks — relative time frame,” Phillies trainer Scott Sheridan said. “That’s kind of what we’re thinking right now based on the size of the tear and location.” Howard has had symptoms for the past couple of weeks and is hitting.179 in 16 games this month. “He’s got some changes in his meniscus in his knee and also has some inflammation in his knee that concerns us,” Sheridan said. “We did a cortisone injection with him [Sunday] and he’s not available to play tonight and we will just treat him day to day right now and go from there.” Howard is batting.245 with 6 home run
Highly-recruited receiver Malachi Dupre, who reports more than 50 scholarship offers, is a major Arkansas prospect and is being recruited by his second cousin, Razorbacks receivers coach Michael Smith.
Arkansas Coach Dave Van Horn said the Razorbacks plan to use the same pitching rotation for the SEC Tournament they used their final nine conference series. That means junior right-hander Barrett Astin (4-4, 2.02 ERA) will start Arkansas’ 9:30 a.m. opener Wednesday when the No. 14 Razorbacks (35-19, 18-11 ) will play either Ole Miss (36-20, 15-15 ) or Kentucky (30-24, 11-19 ). Ole Miss and Kentucky are playing a first-round elimination game today with the winner advaning to play Arkansas. Van Horn said junior right-hander Ryne Stanek (8-2, 1.54 ERA) will start for the Razorbacks on Thursday. If Arkansas is still playing on Friday, senior left-hander Randall Fant (5-1, 2.08) will start. Astin went 6 1/3 innings in Arkansas’ 3-0 loss at Auburn last Thursday night and threw 94 pitches. Stanek went 7 2/3 innings with 124 pitches in the Razorbacks’ 1-0 Friday night. “He’s obviously our freshest pitcher,” Van Horn said of Astin. “So he’ll be good to go. He wants to pitch.” Fant lasted 2 1/3 innings a
USA Truck’s board of directors has rejected the conditional resignation of Chairman Robert Peiser — overriding concerns by a shareholders’ advisory group about the date stockholders will be allowed to vote on the company’s shareholders’ rights or “poison pill” provision.
QUOTE OF THE DAY “They need to show that this aircraft is truly ready for prime time.You can get customer confidence back pretty quickly in this business if you can show a consistent pattern of no glitches.” Richard Aboulafia, Teal Group vice president, on the Boeing 787’s return to service in the United States on Monday Article, 1D Wal-Mart program to focus on state firms Wal-Mart projects that sales by Fayetteville-based Hanna’s Candle Co. will increase from $4 million in 2012 to $30 million this year, then to $45 million in 2017.
NEW YORK — In the weeks leading up to the recent release of Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, I suffered from many of the same symptoms that the institutionalized Nick Carraway exhibits in the film: nervousness, irritability, insomnia — perhaps even a heightened propensity for drink. My anxiety level rose incrementally with each departmental meeting and office discussion that focused on the film. As my colleagues giggled with glee at their Gatsby video game, I cowered self-consciously in my cubicle. What was this stupid green light they were going on about, and why was that poor rower forever being borne back into the past?! You see, I had a terrible secret: I have never read The Great Gatsby.
Cesaria Evora Mae Carinhosa Lusafrica A It’s all about the voice. This Cape Verde diva, who died in December, 2011, was one of the world’s great singers. Cesaria Evora’s husky contralto, rich and imbued with deep emotion, seemed to embrace and embody all the pain in one’s life and set it free. In the songs, which are not sung in English, she embodies loss and longing and, in her performance, she can break your heart as she liberates it.
In the quiet radio sound booth during a commercial break, “Angry” Patrick Beam is pleased with the Michael Jackson joke he’d just told on air — “He did a ‘Reverse Pinocchio.’ He started out as a real boy but wanted to be a puppet” — but he wants validation from his Clear Channel co-host Corey Deitz.
DEAR REV. GRAHAM: I know this isn’t a spiritual question, but how should we deal with someone who talks all the time? We have a family reunion coming up, and our aunt always dominates the conversation (talking mostly about herself). — J.McD. DEAR J.MCD.: In reality, you’ve asked a spiritual question, because God is concerned about everything that concerns us, including our relationships with other people (including difficult ones). The Bible says, “God is with you in everything you do” (Genesis 21:22).
Happy birthday. It’s not about being the most talented or outstanding; heaven’s will is carried out through your simple, unassuming ways.You will be praised, paid and rewarded, but that won’t matter to you nearly as much as the good that comes from your loving actions ARIES (March 21-April 19): The person pressuring you believes thathis personal agenda is more important than your comfort. When none of the options please you, you can always decide not to decide.
Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts: Ham, jam, Spamalot The Weekend Theater, West Seventh and Chester streets, Little Rock, is seeking knights, peasants, dancing girls, demigoddesses, vorpal bunnies, black knights, enchanters and, of course, a grail as director John Haman holds auditions for Monty Python’s Spamalot (music and lyrics by Eric Idle and John Du Prez, book by Idle, “lovingly ripped off” from the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail), 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday and 6-9 p.m. Sunday.
DEAR HELOISE: I’ve read many hints that help when a purse or wallet is lost or stolen. Most are about keeping a list of credit-card names and numbers. This might not be useful if the event happens while traveling.
1. Jesus and his disciples prayed at this site before the crucifixion. 2. These “standing stones” had religious significance in Neo-Druidry. 3. This “cube” in Saudi Arabia is one of Islam’s most sacred sites. 4. This Cambodian site is the world’s largest religious site. 5. The largest temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 6. Shrine at the site from which Muhammad is said to have ascended into heaven 7. The Sikh temple Harmandir Sahib is informally referred to as the —————. 8. The site of this church is venerated as Golgotha. 9. Lumbini in Nepal is a pilgrimage site of what faith? Answers 1. Garden of Gethsemane 2. Stonehenge 3. Kaaba 4. Angkor Wat 5. Salt Lake Temple 6. The Dome of the Rock 7. Golden Temple 8. Church of the Holy Sepulcher 9. Buddhism
We’ve all played the role of class clown or cracked up co-workers with a story by the office copier, but what are some of the signs that you should take that show on the road and go into standup comedy? The experts attempt to answer that question.
Dell said Monday that it needs more information about billionaire Carl Icahn and Southeastern Asset Management’s alternative buyout offer before it could give two of its biggest shareholders more information about the PC maker.
Georgia Coach David Perno resigned Monday, Athletic Director Greg McGarity announced. Perno served 17 years on the Bulldogs staff, including the past 12 as the head coach. He led the program to three College World Series appearances (2004, 2006, 2008), including the 2008 finals and six NCAA regional appearances. Perno finshed 390-335-1, winning two SEC titles in 2004 and 2008. Georgia went 21-32 overall and 7-20 in the SEC and did not qualify for the league tournament.
QUOTE OF THE DAY “Whether you’re for or against it, it makes no difference to me — I just wanted people to get a chance to see these things.” State Rep. David Branscum, R-Marshall, on his reasons for organizing meetings during which legislators will float the Buffalo River and tour C&H Hog Farms, an operation near Mount Judea that environmental advocates have said could pollute the river Article, 1B Today’s meetings Washington County Election Commission, 10:30 a.m. Springdale Advertising and Promotion Commission, 4 p.m. Rogers Planning Commission, 4:30 p.m. Bentonville Planning Commission, 5 p.m. Tontitown Area Fire Department interlocal session, 5:30 p.m. Botanical Garden Society of the Ozarks Board, 6 p.m. Elkins School Board, 6 p.m. Fayetteville City Council, 6 p.m. Rogers School Board, 6 p.m. Tontitown Committee of the Whole, 6 p.m. Lowell City Council, 6:30 p.m. Rogers Library Board of Trustees, 6:30 p.m. Pea Ridge City Council, 7 p.m. Prairie Grove City Council, 7 p.m.
The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts, a residential school in Hot Springs for the state’s talented juniors and seniors, is one of the nation’s best public high schools, ranking 13th in a newly published list of the country’s top 2,000 schools.
A 28-year-old North Little Rock man who inflicted brain-damaging and paralyzing injuries on a motorcyclist in a September drunken-driving hit-and-run collision was sentenced to 25 years in prison on Monday.
Man convicted in pedestrian’s death
HOT SPRINGS — A man who fatally struck a pedestrian while driving drunk last year was convicted late Thursday of charges including negligent homicide after a two-day trial in Garland County Circuit Court.
State Crime Laboratory examiners have identified a body found in the Black River near Pocahontas on Saturday as that of a 14-year-old girl missing since March 10, Walnut Ridge Police Chief Richey Thacker said Monday.
Politicians, activists and farmers are expected to convene this afternoon in Marshall for a two-day meeting that will include a closer look at two pillars of a recent controversy : the Buffalo National River and C&H Hog Farms, a large-scale concentrated animal feeding operation located within the river’s watershed in Newton County.