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HUSBAND'S 'EDUCATIONAL' DVDS GET FLUNKING GRADE FROM WIFE

Subscriber onlyDEAR ABBY: I am a full-time mother of three young children and have been married for nine years. Since the beginning, my husband has pushed to have things "his way." He struggles with his temper and has yelled at me over little things. Continue reading...

READERS TAKE ABBY TO TASK FOR ANSWER TO OBESE WOMAN

Subscriber onlyDEAR ABBY: Your response to "Offended Daughter" (Aug. 10), whose mother didn't like her lounging in a bikini top at her house because of her weight, was inconsiderate, irresponsible and, frankly, offensive. You started off well, advising her to consider her mother's preference because it's her house, but your second paragraph took a wrong turn. Continue reading...

Lawrence Edward Stang

United Cerebral Palsy’s Larry Stang is reminded of how far his clients have had to come to get invited to the party.

Subscriber onlyHis voice is soft as footfalls in snow, a mix of Queens brogue and Southern drawl. Along with Larry Stang's goatee and frontier stare, he doesn't exactly look the part of a Molly Maguire for disabled Arkansans, but he's been out front for four decades. Continue reading...

Helping patients live with MS

Subscriber onlyMarla Murphy was a newlywed and 19 when multiple sclerosis dimmed the vision in her left eye. Continue reading...

Miss America contestants wear Arkansan's designs

Subscriber onlyThere she is ... Miss Texas, Miss Wyoming, Miss Florida, and yes, Miss Arkansas -- each wearing a gown designed by a native Arkansan. Continue reading...

Foundation Hall Call

Conservation, trapshooting, retailing, memorial highlight induction

Subscriber onlyIf there's one pastime that dominates all others this time of year, it's Razorbacks football. But if there's another pastime that dominates all others, why, it'd have to be the great outdoors. Continue reading...

It took him two U-turns to pull up beside her

Subscriber onlyNeely Cassady had long been able to identify Nina Ponder on sight. Continue reading...

Principal should deal with blabbermouth

DEAR ABBY: I have overheard a person who works as an aide at the local elementary school talking about the pupils -- discussing their special needs, behavioral issues, etc. I think it is appalling that she's relaying confidential information to others in the community. The rule for employees here is, "What happens in the school stays in the school." Continue reading...

Return to the runway

Komen Arkansas refashions annual fundraiser after two-year respite

Subscriber onlyJudging from the capacity crowd at Runway for a Cause, it was sorely missed during its two-year absence from Little Rock social calendars. Continue reading...

New lighting system shines on opening night festivities

Subscriber onlyThe cast and crew of Memphis The Musical joined theatergoers in the Arkansas Repertory Theatre lobby for a champagne toast Sept. 5 in honor of the musical's opening night. Continue reading...

Social Calendar

Subscriber onlySeptember 14 Camp Aldersgate Annual Fish Fry noon-3 p.m., Camp Aldersgate, 2000 Aldersgate Road. Activities include music, cupcake walk, face painting, country store, carousel rides and kids fishing derby, Arkansas Game and Fish Mobile Aquarium, bingo and more. Tickets: $15, kids 6 and under free. Continue reading...

Envision being at destination to pack, travel light in style

Subscriber onlyQ. I remember George Carlin joked about how everyone is obsessed with his own "stuff" and needs "special stuff" when traveling, and then the "best of that stuff" when traveling for a weekend. I had trouble enough packing as a college kid for a weekend; I am completely at a loss as to what to bring now, as an adult. I have two long weekend trips ahead of me, in which I should look presentable. Is this within your areas of expertise? Continue reading...

Partygoers, rowers mingle at pavilion by the riverside

Subscriber onlyOn Aug. 29, the evening before the inaugural Six Bridges Regatta on the Arkansas River, members of the Arkansas Boathouse Club, rowers and sponsors gathered at the River Market pavilions overlooking the river for a Pasta Party. Continue reading...

'Big Rascal' Betty Fowler celebrates 89th with friends

Subscriber onlyAround the same time Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Club made its debut nationally, Betty's Little Rascals premiered on Little Rock television. It, too, was for children and it, too, bore a club theme. Betty Fowler, the host of the show where "every Little Rascal wears a smile," garnered further statewide fame as a TV entertainer, pianist, performer, bandleader, voice coach and teacher. Continue reading...

Feeling peaceful and easy part of Cocktails for a Cause

Subscriber onlyGraphing social change, it doesn't look like concentric ripples unfurling from a splash, or even a spider web. They're not 360-degree visuals. They're more like constellations. Asymmetrical, with long tails. Continue reading...

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