American Masters covers short life of Basquiat

I don't know about you, but I'm scrounging around the TV listings these days just waiting for the new fall season to begin on Sept. 24. There are the tail ends of some series dribbling out and a few odds and ends popping up, but the smorgasbord of good stuff is still a week and a half out. Continue reading...

4 ways to get a sale price when there isn't a sale

If you don't see a sale sign, it doesn't mean you can't get a deal. Here are four ways you could save money the next time you shop online or in person. Continue reading...

Parents' lack of concern could go deeper than realized

DEAR CAROLYN: My parents (mom and stepdad) are in their 70s, retired, healthy, and doing well financially. They spend their money on traveling the globe and constantly remodeling their new Florida McMansion. That's fine. They can spend their money on whatever makes them happy. Continue reading...

Helpful Hints

DEAR READERS: With kids back in school, it means good hand-washing is a must. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (cdc.gov) suggests the following: Continue reading...

Horoscopes by Holiday

Happy birthday. All these years on the planet and you really have little idea of all you can do with this magnificent set of inner and outer powers and abilities you've been given. Optimism, mischief, play, experimentation, boldness... all qualities that will be employed during this solar return to surprising and often very pleasing results. Continue reading...

Super Quiz: Book titles beginning with numbers

1. One ... Nest Continue reading...

Moral versus legal dilemma

Be supportive of your children’s time with their father

Subscriber onlyQ A year ago my ex had an affair and left me and our two children to live with her. He has always wanted to see the kids, but because of his bad judgment I think I should supervise his visits and they should be in the home I now share with my parents. He agreed for a while, but now says he feels awkward visiting at my parents' home and doesn't believe his visits should be supervised. The kids don't know why he left and he wants to introduce this woman to them! He's threatening to take me to court. What's good ex-etiquette? Continue reading...

Charlie's all-nighter

Subscriber onlyIt happened again. Charlie, the 6-year-old beagle whose mission in life is to make me a crazy person, escaped the fence at dusk yesterday. Continue reading...

Pirates, Monopoly, Janis Joplin

Luck finds man in prison cell

Subscriber onlyLUCKY ENOUGH Continue reading...

Iraqi students spend part of summer at UA

Subscriber onlyOn a recent weekday in July, nearly 30 young Iraqi college students sat quietly in the City Council chambers at Fayetteville City Hall, listening carefully as Mayor Lioneld Jordan talked about the challenges and triumphs of running a mid-size, southern city in the United States. Continue reading...

Long dogs race for shelter

Subscriber onlyWieners and wiener wannabes will be off to the races Oct. 6 at the 12th annual "Wiener Takes All" benefit races for the Bella Vista Animal Shelter at Loch Lomond softball complex in Bella Vista. Continue reading...

Local pyramid holds mysteries of another age

Subscriber onlyThe eccentric William Hope "Coin" Harvey built an amazing amphitheater -- or Pyramid as known to local folks -- at Monte Ne in the late 1920s. Continue reading...

Special looks behind the scenes at horrific 9/11

It's hard to believe that it has been almost 17 years since the al-Qaeda attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, when 19 terrorists hijacked four airliners and caused panic across the land. Continue reading...

She needs to look inside herself, not 'dud' of a boyfriend

Carolyn is away. The following first appeared in 2004. Continue reading...

Helpful Hints

DEAR HELOISE: Thought you might like a hint I got from my mom. We always had lots of fresh tomatoes. Mom said that to get the peel off easily, just use the dull side of a paring knife and press it against the skin as if peeling. Continue reading...

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