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Beauties, politicians thumped in diaries

Arkansans’ talks ‘boring,’ ‘tedious’

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Former U.S. Sen. Dale Bumpers was critical of beauty queens, long-winded politicians and Ronald Reagan, in particular, according to diaries in the University of Arkansas library. Continue reading...

UA says 'deed of gift' for Bumpers' papers allows access cutoffs

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- The family of former U.S. Sen. Dale Bumpers can restrict access to his papers in the University of Arkansas library's special collections department, according to a 15-year-old agreement between the family and the university. Continue reading...

Skeptical, Bumpers' son has UA pull Clinton-critical diary

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- The family of former U.S. Sen. Dale Bumpers had a diary attributed to him "temporarily pulled" from the University of Arkansas library Wednesday after discovering that it contained comments critical of Bill and Hillary Clinton. Continue reading...

Bumpers diary calls Clintons 'obsessive'

Ex-senator’s son doubts ’82 wording

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Former U.S. Sen. Dale Bumpers described Bill and Hillary Clinton as "the most manic obsessive people I have ever known in my life, and perhaps even the most insensitive to everybody else's feelings," according to papers on file at the University of Arkansas library. Continue reading...

Eureka Springs anti-bias rally draws 200

Subscriber onlyEUREKA SPRINGS -- The anti-discrimination battle in this tourist town isn't a God vs. gays issue, Jayme Brandt told a crowd of about 200 gathered Wednesday night at KJ's Caribe Restaurante. Continue reading...

Eureka Springs closes city limits to circus animals

Subscriber onlyEureka Springs has banned traveling circuses that feature wild or exotic animals, but a pro-circus group plans a petition drive to force a citywide referendum on the issue. Continue reading...

Passion Play director opposes anti-bias law

Subscriber onlyEUREKA SPRINGS -- The chief executive officer of The Great Passion Play said he's against discrimination, but he said this city's anti-discrimination ordinance is a bad law that needs to be repealed. Continue reading...

Passion Play CEO plans to 'take back' Eureka Springs

Subscriber onlyEUREKA SPRINGS -- The chief executive officer of the Great Passion Play said he's against discrimination, but he said this city's anti-discrimination ordinance is a bad law that needs to be repealed. Continue reading...

UA's Coon is selected for Honors College job

Subscriber onlyA history professor at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville has been named dean of its Honors College. Continue reading...

Coon named dean of UA Honors College

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- A history professor at the University of Arkansas has been named dean of its Honors College. Continue reading...

State covered in snow, ice; temperatures dive

Subscriber onlyA cold front came slower into Arkansas than expected Wednesday, bringing rain followed by heavy snow, sleet and gusty winds. At least one Arkansan died in a traffic accident. Continue reading...

Cancer killed Missouri gunman's mom before rampage

Subscriber onlyA 74-year-old Tyrone, Mo., woman died last week from cancer, a Missouri coroner said Monday. Continue reading...

Anti-bias law letter shakes up chamber

Eureka Springs business group fires CEO after statement; chairman resigns

Subscriber onlyThe president and chief executive officer of the Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce was fired Monday, and its board chairman resigned Friday after backlash from the chamber's opposition to the city's anti-discrimination law. Continue reading...

3 victims identified in Missouri slayings

Subscriber onlyPolice on Saturday identified three victims of a mass shooting in Tyrone, Mo., on Thursday night that resulted in eight deaths, including that of the gunman. Continue reading...

Man kills 7, himself in Missouri

Bad feelings in family said to lead up to shooting rampage

Subscriber onlyTYRONE, Mo. -- A gunman who shot and killed seven people Thursday night had been feuding with one of them -- a cousin -- for more than a year, the shooter's uncle said Friday. Continue reading...

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