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News 2014 February 11

Stories for February 11, 2014

Voters reject Benton County rural ambulance plan

Subscriber onlyBenton County's plan to fund a rural ambulance service district through an $85 annual fee was failing in early voting results released in a special election Tuesday. Continue reading...

Forestry officials: Missing plane found; pilot did not survive

The 12-day search for a missing Arkansas Forestry Commission pilot and his plane ended Tuesday, with the commission confirming that both the plane and the pilot's body have been located. Continue reading...

Arkansas Music Pavilion now Walmart Amp

A name was unveiled for the new Arkansas Music Pavilion building in Rogers on Tuesday: Walmart Amp. Continue reading...

Rogers man sentenced for beating of neighbor

A Rogers man was sentenced to 15 years in prison Tuesday for beating a neighbor. Continue reading...

Report: Arkansas students improve on Advanced Placement exams

Arkansas students have shown continued improvement in scores on Advanced Placement exams. Continue reading...

Doctors Say Woman Fit To Stand Trial in Plot to Kill Ex-Husband

A West Fork woman, accused of building a bomb as part of a plot to kill her husband is fit to stand trial, according to doctors at the Arkansas State Hospital. Continue reading...

Arkansas sets spring game for April 26

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas will play its annual Red-White Spring Game on April 26 at Razorback Stadium. Continue reading...

Fayetteville Officer's Termination Appeal Hearing Canceled

Subscriber onlyAn appeal hearing for a Fayetteville police officer's termination was cancelled Tuesday. Continue reading...

Arkansas lawmakers return for 2nd day of session

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas lawmakers are gathering for the second day of a legislative session focused on the state's budget, with questions remaining about the future of a compromise Medicaid expansion approved last year. Continue reading...

Gravette Holds Off Ozark For Road Win

Subscriber onlyOZARK — There was almost no noticeable rust for Terence Pierce despite a pushed back game date and a pushed up start time. Continue reading...

Lawsuit Dismissed

GODDARD, HIGGINS NAMED PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Subscriber onlySiloam Springs needed a big lift Friday, and Reece Goddard provided it. Goddard scored 11 of his game-high 17 points in the third quarter to help the Panthers past Springdale Har-Ber, 56-52. Continue reading...

7A/6A-WEST CONFERENCE LEADERS

Subscriber onlyBOYS TEAM OFFENSE * G * PTS * AVG Springdale High 8 505 63.1 Continue reading...

FOR THE RECORD

Subscriber onlyJUNIOR HIGH BASKETBALL GIRLS FAYETTEVILLE WOODLAND 37 SPRINGDALE CENTRAL 22 Continue reading...

Rogers, Greenland Girls Deny Elkins

Subscriber onlyGREENLAND — Anna Rogers wasn’t going to let Elkins clinch the top seed in next week’s 3A-1 West District Tournament on Greenland’s home court. Continue reading...

Educator faces trial, accused of child porn

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH — A University of Arkansas at Fort Smith assistant professor pleaded innocent Monday in federal court to receipt and possession of child pornography charges. Continue reading...

Compassion Plays A Role In Communities

Subscriber onlyIn 2009, when newly elected Mayor Lioneld Jordan wanted to chart a course for his administration, he devoted about $39,000 in taxpayer dollars toward a community collaboration effort he deemed Fayetteville Forward. He described it as a stage-setter for his economic development efforts. Continue reading...

The Bible Says All You Need To Know

Subscriber onlyWell, here we are with another election year upon us. The Primaries are in May and I really don’t like too many of our choices. Continue reading...

Constitutional ‘Crisis’ Bubbles Over

Subscriber onlyIn a bloodless coup the leader of the Arkansas Senate occupied the office of the lieutenant governor last week, just in time for the fiscal session of the General Assembly, which started Monday at the state Capitol. Continue reading...

Proceedings Suspended In Rogers Woman’s Rape Case

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE — Proceedings were suspended Monday in the criminal case of a Rogers woman accused of raping a boy. Continue reading...

Benton County Road Department Official Details Winter Storm Costs

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE — This winter’s snow and ice storms have already cost Benton County an estimated $332,505.45, according to Terry Nalley, the head of the county’s Road Department. Continue reading...

Republican Women Of Bentonville Hosting Candidates

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE — The public is invited to meet four people running for state representative at Thursday’s meeting of the Republican Women of Bentonville. Continue reading...

Former Gravette Firefighter Faces Rape, Sexual Assault Charges

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE — A former Gravette volunteer firefighter pleaded not guilty to charges that accuse him of sexually abusing two children. Continue reading...

Records

Subscriber onlyJason Drew Dean, 25, of 13410 E. 41st Place in Owasso, Okla., was arrested Monday in connection with possession of a controlled substance and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. Dean was being held Monday in the Benton County Jail with no bond set. Continue reading...

Springdale Students Show Projects At Library

Projects To Be On Display Throughout The Month

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE — Nicholle Pierce said her project and photo about child abuse have inspired her to want to help children as part of her future career. Nicholle, 13, is in seventh grade at J.O. Kelly Middle School and a photo she took of her 6-year-old sister posed under a chair is hanging in the gallery at the Springdale Public Library. Continue reading...

Washington County Sheriff's Office Renovations Completed

Subscriber onlyMore than 50 Washington County law enforcement officers and detectives now share a larger, more interconnected work area after renovations to the Sheriff’s Office east annex that cost about half a million dollars. Continue reading...

Early Voting Ends In Benton County Ambulance Election

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE — Early voting on Benton County’s proposed rural ambulance plan closed Monday with 899 people casting ballots in the special election. Continue reading...

Golden Eagles Bounce Back

Subscriber onlySILOAM SPRINGS — Sierra Shipley, Lauren Rogers and the John Brown women’s basketball team bounced back in a big way Monday night. Continue reading...

Shiloh Selects Volleyball Coach

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE — Shiloh Christian turned to one of its own to take over the Lady Saints’ highly successful volleyball program. Continue reading...

Fayetteville Advertising And Promotion Commission Tweaks Grant Process

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE — Advertising and Promotion commissioners decided Monday to tweak how they hand out tax money. “Our intention is to encourage new events,” said commissioner Matthew Petty. Continue reading...

NorthWest Arkansas Community College President Addresses Nursing Students

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE — The president of NorthWest Arkansas Community College recently met with nursing program students to discuss an anonymous complaint made last month about the techniques and behavior of their instructors. Continue reading...

Terrain added to missing-pilot search

Limits pushed to Lake Greeson, Oklahoma line on possible sightings

Subscriber onlyAs the search for missing Arkansas Forestry Commission pilot Jake Harrell continues, organizers are expanding the boundaries of the search area to include a growing number of possible sightings, a commission spokesman said Monday. Continue reading...

Schools skip snow days with limited bus routes

Sticking to paved roads gets most to class

Subscriber onlyIcy patches on dirt roads that cross mountains kept at least two Northwest Arkansas school districts out for another day Monday, but some superintendents avoided taking an additional snow day by offering limited bus routes. Continue reading...

In the news

Subscriber onlyMayor Bill de Blasio of New York used his first State of the City address to press government to marshal its power to battle income inequality by increasing taxes on the rich to pay for pre-kindergarten, raising the minimum wage and providing ID cards for people in the country illegally. Continue reading...

Fiscal session rolls; biggie is private option

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Legislature launched its third-ever fiscal session Monday amid uncertainty about the future of the state’s fledgling program using federal funds to purchase private health insurance for poor Arkansans. Continue reading...

Bid for bill filed to delay filling Darr’s empty post

Subscriber onlyState lawmakers filed a resolution Monday that would allow consideration of legislation keeping the lieutenant governor’s office vacant for the rest of the year. Continue reading...

Small firms get health respite until ’16

Subscriber onlyEmployers with fewer than 100 workers won’t have to provide health insurance until 2016 under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as President Barack Obama’s administration said it will again delay a key requirement of the federal health law. Continue reading...

State’s 41st flu death is wife, 29

Subscriber onlyFor nearly 30 minutes a team of doctors and nurses worked on Leslie Creekmore, 29, as her blood pressure spiked and her body started to shut down, said Chris Creekmore, her husband. She died early Monday morning in a St. Louis hospital. Continue reading...

Snow, ice forecasts soften, don’t disappear

Subscriber onlyA weather system originally forecast to drop up to 6 inches of snow on Arkansas on Monday became “disorganized” and lost much of its pep during the day, causing meteorologists to scale back on accumulation amounts. Continue reading...

Early deadlines

Because of the threat of icy weather, deadlines were earlier than usual for today’s editions, and some late news and sports scores may not be included. Continue reading...

Names and faces

Subscriber onlyActor Shia LaBeouf hit the Berlin Film Festival in memorable style Sunday, first walking out of a news conference for the film Nymphomaniac Volume I and then wearing a paper bag over his head at the red carpet premiere. The actor posed for photographers in a stylish tuxedo — and a paper bag with eyeholes and the words “I am not famous anymore” written across it. Continue reading...

The nation in brief

Subscriber onlyQUOTE OF THE DAY “We’re not looking back; we’re looking forward.The next three days are going to be challenging.We want to make sure we are as prepared as possible.” Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, who declared a state of emergency for 45 counties before the arrival of a winter storm that’s expected to drop 1 to 3 inches of snow on the region Continue reading...

GOP works on vets’ pension angle

House leaders see linking cuts’ reversal to raising debt limit

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON — House Republican leaders were pursuing a plan Monday to reverse a recently passed cut to military pensions as the price for increasing the government’s borrowing cap, but it received a rocky reception from skeptical conservatives. Continue reading...

Gay spouses sue Ohio on birth listings

Subscriber onlyCINCINNATI — Four legally married gay couples filed a federal civil-rights lawsuit Monday seeking a court order to force Ohio to recognize same-sex marriages on birth certificates despite a statewide ban, echoing arguments in a similar successful lawsuit concerning death certificates. Continue reading...

The world in brief

Subscriber onlyQUOTE OF THE DAY “The negotiations cannot continue while the regime is stepping up its violence against the Syrian people.” Louay Safi, spokesman for the Syrian opposition groups engaged in peace talks in Geneva, after meetings with United Nations-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi Continue reading...

Congress prods military for sex-crime data

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON — The Pentagon is coming under pressure to give Congress detailed information on the handling of sex-crime cases in the armed forces after an Associated Press investigation that found a pattern of inconsistent judgments and light penalties for sexual assaults at U.S. bases in Japan. Continue reading...

Other days

Subscriber only100 YEARS AGO Feb. 11, 1914 Criticizing Attorney General William L. Moose’s opinion holding the Going law unconstitutional, Gustave Jones, an attorney at Newport, yesterday addressed a letter to Judge Moose. The writer suggests that the attorney general’s line of reasoning would also make the “Jim Crow” and other similar acts unconstitutional. Continue reading...

Two arrested, one shot during robbery attempt

Subscriber onlyA Benton Police Department officer shot a parolee accused of breaking into a hotel construction site early Monday, striking him once, according to a department spokesman. Continue reading...

An Arkansas moment

Why we love the Natural State

Subscriber onlyTHE COP working the accident looked frustrated. He wasn’t angry. He wasn’t scared. He wasn’t reaching for a nightstick, and who would have blamed him if he had? As we skidded by him, window open, crying out for help, we caught the look in his eye—and it was nothing more than understandable frustration. Continue reading...

Health, work, untruths

Subscriber onlyOn Wednesday, Douglas Elmendorf, the director of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, said the obvious: losing your job and choosing to work less aren’t the same thing. If you lose your job, you suffer immense personal and financial hardship. If, on the other hand, you choose to work less and spend more time with your family, “We don’t sympathize. We say congratulations.” And now you know everything you need to know about the latest falsehood in the mendacious campaign against health reform. Continue reading...

A dreamer’s nightmare

Subscriber onlyTatiana Vertiz, 26, was brought to this country when she was 3. At the end of this year, circumstances could dictate that she return to Mexico, a country in which she’s a foreigner, be deported or remain here without documents. Continue reading...

Syria’s horrific war

Subscriber onlyFor some children in Syria, the civil war is a particular kind of hell. The details of a United Nations report released last week are chilling and gut-wrenching. Continue reading...

Let firemen rule

Subscriber onlyIt would be a gross exaggeration to say the house known as the tumultuous Tontitown government is continually burning itself down. But for me, some comparisons are just too, well, hot to pass up. Continue reading...

Welcome to the sideshow

Subscriber onlyWe will confront an interesting sideshow at the fiscal legislative session. It will center on whether to appropriate money to sustain the staff for no one. Continue reading...

LETTERS

Subscriber onlyAppealing to one side Your newspaper’s purported policy on its opinion pages is to attempt to represent both sides of our nation’s bitterly contested political issues. However, I believe this goal is made impossible when Paul Greenberg’s editorials are consistently designed to appeal only to a conservative readership. Continue reading...

Shannon, new coordinator audibled before hiring

Subscriber onlyPart of Arkansas Coach Bret Bielema’s vetting process for Robb Smith, Arkansas’ new defensive coordinator, included a face-to-face discussion between Smith and linebackers coach Randy Shannon. Continue reading...

Arkansas eager for thaw ball

Subscriber onlyIt’s been anything but baseball-friendly weather in Fayetteville the past couple weeks, but Arkansas Coach Dave Horn said the Razorbacks have been trying to make the best of an icy situation. Continue reading...

Hall turned relevant, vibrant under Tucker

Subscriber onlyDelayed by last week’s weather and national signing day, the “short” meeting Ray Tucker asked for didn’t happen until Thursday. Continue reading...

Collins in Bielema’s doghouse

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas Coach Bret Bielema announced Monday he has suspended star tailback Alex Collins from team football activities for this week. Continue reading...

Second thoughts

Subscriber onlyPettys united: Danica good, Danica bad Danica Patrick’s chances of winning a NASCAR Sprint Cup race are slim, according to Hall of Fame driver Richard Petty. Continue reading...

Off the wire

Subscriber onlyBASEBALL Twins GM has cancer Minnesota Twins General Manager Terry Ryan said Monday he has been diagnosed with cancer and he will not be with the team for the start of spring training so he can focus on treatment and recovery. Continue reading...

Sam goes from football star to pioneer

Subscriber onlyHe is now Michael Sam, the most prominent active male athlete on the major American sports scene to tell the world he is gay. He is now Michael Sam, pioneer, and the best part about this is the way this news came about. Continue reading...

State sports briefs

Subscriber onlyBASEBALL ASU, UALR tabbed seventh, ninth in Sun Belt Arkansas State and UALR were picked to finish seventh and ninth, respectively, in the Sun Belt Conference’s preseason poll. The poll and conference teams were picked by the league’s head coaches. ASU first baseman Zach George was named to the preseason All-Sun Belt team. Continue reading...

High school basketball

Subscriber onlyTODAY’S GAMES 7A/6A-CENTRAL Fort Smith Southside at Greenwood Little Rock Hall at Conway Little Rock Parkview at Catholic Russellville at Fort Smith Northside 7A/6A-EAST Cabot at Marion Jonesboro at Little Rock Central Searcy at Mountain Home West Memphis at North Little Rock 7A/6A-SOUTH Benton at Sheridan Bryant at Little Rock Fair El Dorado at Texarkana Lake Hamilton at Pine Bluff Continue reading...

College basketball

Subscriber onlyMEN EAST Georgetown 83, Providence 71 Quinnipiac 83, Marist 78 Siena 77, Fairfield 75 West Virginia 102, Iowa St. 77 SOUTH Alabama A&M 91, MVSU 82 Bethune-Cookman 72, NC A&T 71 Delaware St. 79, Savannah St. 59 Grambling St. 95, Alcorn St. 80 Hampton 71, Md.-Eastern Shore 65 James Madison 59, Hofstra 53 Miami 77, Florida St. 73 Morgan St. 82, Coppin St. 77 Continue reading...

NBA

Subscriber onlyCELTICS 102, BUCKS 86 BOSTON (102) Green 11-22 6-7 29, Bass 5-10 2-2 12, Sullinger 6-13 1-2 13, Pressey 5-10 0-0 13, Wallace 3-3 1-2 8, Bayless 2-10 0-0 4, Johnson 2-5 0-0 5, Humphries 2-4 0-0 4, Olynyk 6-11 1-1 14. Totals 42-88 11-14 102. MILWAUKEE (86) Middleton 2-6 3-4 8, Henson 8-12 0-0 16, Pachulia 3-8 2-2 8, Knight 7-18 6-8 22, Wolters 2-9 2-4 7, Antetokounmpo 1-5 1-2 4, Udoh 0-0 0-0 0, Continue reading...

UA intent on Alabama lineman

Subscriber onlyArkansas offensive line coach Sam Pittman has extended a scholarship offer to junior offensive lineman Tyler Carr, who’s on CBS Sports Network Tom Lemming’s early list of top 2015 prospects in the nation. Continue reading...

Wildcats’ stars lead road charge

Subscriber onlyCABOT — North Little Rock needed every one of its offensive weapons Monday night. Continue reading...

North Little Rock rallies for victory

Subscriber onlyCABOT — Sophomore Kyra Collier scored 19 points and junior Malica Monk blocked a key shot in the final 15 seconds as North Little Rock rallied for a 48-46 victory over Cabot in a 7A/6AEast Conference game Monday night. Continue reading...

Roundups

Subscriber onlyBOYS ENGLAND 69, CUTTER MORNING STAR 40 Devonta Patterson led host England (21-2, 11-0 ) with 23 points in a 2A-5 victory over the Eagles. Tyrek Harris and Lawrence Tatum both finished with 13 points for England which led 18-8 after the first period, 38-23 at halftime and 61-30 after three quarters. Continue reading...

Portis shows maturity with fewer points at Vandy

Subscriber onlyBobby Portis didn’t feel the need to carry Arkansas’ offense on Saturday at Vanderbilt the way he did the previous game against Alabama. Continue reading...

Long layoff doesn’t hamper Red Wolves

Subscriber onlyJONESBORO — Arkansas State needed tenacious defense and Melvin Johnson III’s efficient offense to shake off the rust of a nine-day layoff Monday night against Western Kentucky. Continue reading...

Donovan not fazed by streak

Subscriber onlyFlorida’s 10-0 SEC record will be put to its sternest test yet this week, with the Gators taking on Tennessee and Kentucky on the road. Continue reading...

Razorbacks to honor Final Four teams

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas will honor its six Final Four basketball teams as well as former President Bill Clinton during a halftime ceremony at Saturday’s game against LSU in Walton Arena. This season marks the 20th anniversary of Arkansas’ 1994 national championship team. The Razorbacks returned to the national title game in 1995, when they lost to UCLA. Continue reading...

Sochi scene

Subscriber onlyFashion report Super-combined skier Macarena Simari Birkner of Argentina was certainly easy to spot on the race hill Monday in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia — she was the one decked out in lots and lots of polka dots. Continue reading...

Hoefl-Riesch strikes gold again

German wins as expected; Mancuso 3rd

Subscriber onlyKRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — In Alpine skiing, there are speed specialists and there are technical specialists, and then there’s Maria Hoefl-Riesch. Continue reading...

On the podium

Subscriber onlyMonday’s medalists in Sochi, Russia: ALPINE SKIING Women’s Super Combined GOLD Maria Hoefl-Riesch, Germany SILVER Nicole Hosp, Austria BRONZE Julia Mancuso, United States Continue reading...

U.S. scoreboard

Subscriber onlyHow Americans fared Monday in Sochi, Russia: ALPINE SKIING WOMEN’S SUPER COMBINED Final Ranking (Downhill; Slalom in parentheses) 3. Julia Mancuso, Squaw Valley, Calif., (1, 1:42.68; 13, 52.47) 2:35.15. — BRONZE NR. Stacey Cook, Mammoth, Calif., DNF. NR. Laurenne Ross, Bend, Ore., DNF. NR. Leanne Smith, North Conway, N.H., DNF. Continue reading...

U.S., Canada move on to semifinals

Subscriber onlySOCHI, Russia — The United States and Canada clinched spots in the Olympic women’s hockey semifinals Monday, remaining unbeaten through their first two games of pool play. Continue reading...

OLYMPIC TV SCHEDULE

Subscriber onlyAll times Central and subject to change TODAY NBC 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Men’s and Women’s Cross-Country - Individual Sprint Gold Medal Finals; Women’s Luge - Gold Medal Final Runs; Women’s Freestyle Skiing - Slopestyle Competition 7 p.m.-10 :30 p.m. Men’s Snowboarding - Halfpipe Gold Medal Final; Figure Skating - Pairs’ Short Program; Women’s Freestyle Skiing - Slopestyle Gold Medal Final; Continue reading...

Yellen’s strategy on rates desired

Fed chief speaks in House today

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON — As Janet Yellen prepares to deliver her first testimony to Congress as Federal Reserve chairman, the central bank’s tactics for guiding the recently more turbulent financial markets need reworking, economists say. Continue reading...

CEO lined up, says Allens bidder

Subscriber onlySager Creek Acquisition Corp., the likely new owner of bankrupt Allens Inc., says the reorganized company is financially sound, intends on keeping most of its employees and has a CEO on tap to run it, according to documents filed with the court. Continue reading...

Reports: 150 errors on airports

FAA says wrong landings rare; review spans 20 years

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON — On at least 150 flights, including one involving a Southwest Airlines jet last month in Missouri and a jumbo cargo plane last fall in Kansas, U.S. commercial air carriers have either landed at the wrong airport or started to land and realized their mistake in time, according to a search by The Associated Press of government safety databases and media reports since the early 1990s. Continue reading...

Apple investor Icahn ends push for bigger stock buyback plan

Subscriber onlySAN FRANCISCO — Activist investor Carl Icahn is retreating from his battle with Apple’s board of directors, ending a high-profile campaign to pressure the iPhone maker into spending more money to buy back its own slumping stock. Continue reading...

Latest TV fee fight stirs up storm

DirecTV’s switch to WeatherNation draws criticism

Subscriber onlyDirecTV replaced The Weather Channel with WeatherNation TV on Jan. 13 in a dispute over fees, giving Denver-based WeatherNation a major opportunity. Continue reading...

NEWS IN BRIEF

Subscriber onlyBuilding to start on Argenta apartments Construction of Argenta Flats, a 78-unit apartment complex in North Little Rock’s Argenta Arts District, is scheduled to begin today, according to Salter Properties. Continue reading...

Business news in brief

Subscriber onlyQUOTE OF THE DAY “You’ve got these runway lights, and you are looking at them, and they’re saying:‘Come to me, come to me. I will let you land.’ They’re like the sirens of the ocean.” Michael Barr, University of Southern California aviation safety instructor Continue reading...

Stocks rise slightly in slow trading

Subscriber onlyNEW YORK — The stock market ended up more or less where it began Monday in a quiet day for investors who had little economic data or company earnings to ponder. Continue reading...

If colors clash, so will you, love bug

Subscriber onlyHey, baby, what’s your color? Continue reading...

Droll Dunham is no dummy

Subscriber onlyBeing away from home on Valentine’s Day is no problem for comedian/ventriloquist Jeff Dunham. At least not any more. Continue reading...

Dum Dum Girls add gleam of ’80s to pop

Subscriber onlyDum Dum Girls Too True Sub Pop B The first thing you notice on the latest from Dee Dee Penny’s Dum Dum Girls is that an ’80s new wave glimmer is beginning to edge out the garage-pop fuzz of earlier Girls albums like I Will Be and Only in Dreams. It’s subtle, perhaps, but is a pleasant development. Continue reading...

Rollin’ out the bottles

Volunteers help get Little Rock-made beer, booze from vats to store shelves

Subscriber onlySherry Caldwell of Little Rock can say she was there when the first bottle of barrel-aged rum was born at Rock Town Distillery. As evidence, she took home a souvenir inscribed with “batch 1, bottle 1.” She’ll set it next to her bottle of Arkansas Young Bourbon — batch 3, bottle 101 — the spirit that originally piqued her interest in the brand. Continue reading...

PBS gives fans of daring feats Olympics options

Subscriber onlyWild West buffs looking for a respite from snowboarding and speed skating have two good docudramas tonight. Continue reading...

ON CHRISTIANITY

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: I’m facing an important decision, and I’d do whatever God wants me to do — if I only knew how to find out. How do you discover what God wants you to do? — D.McC. Continue reading...

HOROSCOPES BY HOLIDAY

Subscriber onlyHappy birthday. The ground rules you establish with family are upheld beautifully this year. March brings excitement and travel.April advances your role in a project that has the potential to help many in your community. The most romantic times are May and September. Continue reading...

That exit door is unlocked

Subscriber onlyDEAR CAROLYN: I was in a relationship that ended (mostly mutually) almost a year ago. I have made peace with its ending because it was bad for both of us. She took me for granted and I became a version of myself that I really hated (a doormat, to be blunt). We both acted in unhealthy ways. Continue reading...

HELPFUL HINTS

DEAR READER: If you order products online or by phone, are you aware of your legal rights? Sellers can face penalties due to the Federal Trade Commission’s “Mail/ Telephone Order Merchandise Rule.” Here are some things you should be aware of so you don’t get taken: The date the seller advertises for delivery of the product is the date by which it must be delivered. Continue reading...

Super Quiz: Seven-letter words that end in “-age”

Subscriber only1. Waste material that you are throwing away 2. The ability to do something that frightens you Continue reading...

Hank, Dylan, Roxy kindled Moot’s love of music

Subscriber onlyMoot Davis admits he was all fired up over completing his latest CD, but he was not expecting flames to almost consume his music. Continue reading...