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USING MOTHER TONGUE MAKES FAMILY CONVERSATION DIFFICULT

Subscriber onlyDEAR ABBY: My son married an educated professional woman from another country. When their twins were born, my daughter-in-law immersed them in her native language so it would become their mother tongue. Although I understand and respect the benefits of being bilingual, this caused a lot of communication gaps and frustration between us and the grandkids during their early years. Continue reading...

DAY CARE OPERATOR NEEDS A TIMEOUT FOR HER MOUTH

Subscriber onlyDEAR ABBY: My neighbor has a registered day care business, and every day I hear her screaming at young children and infants. They are all 4-year-olds and younger. We live in a rural area outside a small town. She uses profanity and says mean things to them. It makes me want to cry when I think of how scared those kids must be. Continue reading...

Lorraine Quinn Frazier

On her path from Ireland to Texas to Arkansas, Lorraine Frazier has always loved studying, and though she has seen great success as dean of the nursing college at UAMS, she is still a dedicated resear

Subscriber onlyThe medical profession couldn’t cure Lorraine Frazier’s father and daughter. Continue reading...

Trapshooting duo target of foundation fundraiser

Subscriber onlyWho doesn't love a hall of fame? They're walk-through list­icles. And the more recondite, the better. Someday I'll get to the Mascot Hall of Fame in that quintessentially hall-of-fame state, Delaware. Continue reading...

Hearts & Hooves kicks off polo event

Subscriber onlySometimes -- not always, not even often -- an event goes out in search of a charity. Continue reading...

Elegance and honorees

26 professionals applauded for work with Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Subscriber onlyChandeliers hanging from the tall ceiling, dramatic blue up-lighting on the draped walls and tables covered in black cloths centered with tapered white candles in clear wine bottles. These touches and more helped transform The Metroplex into an elegant setting for Taste of the Finest on Aug. 22. Continue reading...

Her dad raised roof, but her mom lowered boom

Subscriber onlyMerl Richerson wasn't exactly worldly when her new neighbors invited her to join them for church one Saturday night in 1947. Continue reading...

Roasting Richardson

Former players help toast their coach to benefit mentoring program

Subscriber onlyIt was a match made in heaven: the man who introduced the phrase "40 minutes of hell" into Razorbacks basketball lingo, and the 40th annual Toast & Roast benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas. The former -- Nolan Richardson, who led the Razorbacks to their 1994 national championship -- was honored during the latter, a dinner held Aug. 21 in a packed Embassy Suites ballroom in west Little Rock. Continue reading...

Branded clothing is usually the canvas of status seekers

Subscriber onlyQ. I believe you generally oppose "writing" on clothes, not just designer or brand names, but interesting names like your yacht club or boat name, your tennis or golf club, or even your company or ex-military affiliation. Do you have specific reasons for this and are there some guidelines about when such identification is appropriate? The reason I ask is that my experience has been they often engender some interesting conversations and new acquaintances; that has been the case a few times this summer at casual-dress parties and during a great week on a casual-dress cruise ship. Continue reading...

Dozens of healers convene for UAMS alumni checkup

Subscriber onlyThe University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine opened its 2014 Alumni Weekend at the Arkansas Arts Center, and what filled the Alice Pratt Brown atrium is every mother's dream -- a horde of graduated doctors. Continue reading...

LR leaders from all walks get Neighborhood Awards

Subscriber onlyLittle Rock has its own version of the BET (Black Entertainment Television) awards: the Arkansas Neighborhood Awards, which recognize minority-owned businesses organizations, religious and neighborhood leaders, churches and others "for their contributions and excellence within their own neighborhoods." Continue reading...

It takes a pro to tame curls, girls

Subscriber onlyWhen Claire Mazur married this summer, she did her own hair. "Everyone seemed really surprised, but nobody else can be trusted with styling my curly hair," she said. Continue reading...

Ballet artistry in abundance at Midsummer's fundraiser

Subscriber onlySeveral tiny winged fairies flitted through the crowd at South on Main on Aug. 24. Dressed in iridescent yellow and purple costumes, these ballerinas were the youngest dancers at A Midsummer Night's Dream, a benefit for Arkansas Festival Ballet. Continue reading...

Friendship goes beyond normal period of mourning

DEAR ABBY: My neighbor was very ill with diabetes and an amputee with other health problems. Her husband worked long hours to pay for her health care and keep food on the table. They also had custody of a 3-year-old granddaughter. Continue reading...

Getting it straight

Subscriber onlyThe Democrat-Gazette wants its news reports to be fair and accurate. We correct all errors of fact. If you know of an error, write: Frank Fellone Deputy Editor P.O. Box 2221 Little Rock, Ark. 72203 or call 378-3475 during business hours Monday through Friday. Continue reading...

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