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Work is play

Subscriber onlySELF PORTRAIT Date and place of birth: June 6, 1974, in West Memphis Occupation: director, Bentonville Parks and Recreation Family: Wife Marilyn My favorite memory as a Razorbacks fan is: Arkansas’ 45-39 victory over the University of Houston in 1989. As a baseball player, my scouting report would have said: “below average talent, very scrappy, high on-base percentage, good base runner, leads team in games with a dirty uniform.” Continue reading...

Tyson’s chef de cuisine

Subscriber onlySELF PORTRAIT Date and place of birth: Dec. 23, 1974, Modesto, Calif. What I loved about growing up in California was the “California Dreamin’” image, fruits and vegetables during the seasons, the beach being so close and San Francisco in our backyard. Continue reading...

The state/region in brief

Subscriber onlyLR man says guilty to July 2012 killing A Little Rock man who once claimed self-defense in a fatal shooting pleaded guilty to first-degree murder for the July 2012 killing on Thursday. Continue reading...

Making strides

Subscriber onlySELF PORTRAIT Date and place of birth: July 20, 1956, in Beverly, Mass. Family: Wife Cindy, son Eric, daughter Kate The best advice I ever received was from my dad, “Money is replaceable, but time isn’t. So do what you love doing, because you never get the time back.” Something you may be surprised to learn about me is I was a ski instructor in college. Favorite movie: Cinderella Man. My tip for people who love to run, don’t run in broken-down running shoes. Replace them often. My second best tip, be coachable. Continue reading...

Polo in the Ozarks gives clients better Life Styles

LIFE STYLES, INC.

Subscriber onlyWith the help of Life Styles, Inc., Andrea Sharp is pretty independent. Continue reading...

The state/region in brief

Subscriber only3 killed in crashes on state roadways Three Arkansans died in separate accidents on state roads Wednesday, according to preliminary Arkansas State Police fatality accident reports. Continue reading...

Triathlete’s MS inspires aim to aid research, push fitness

TRIFEST FOR MS

Subscriber onlyJust getting to the finish line was triumph enough. Continue reading...

The state/region in brief

Subscriber onlyHomicide charge filed in fatal crash A Little Rock man was arrested Tuesday night and charged with negligent homicide in an April crash that killed a motorcyclist. Continue reading...

Grandmother inspires Alzheimer’s volunteer

Subscriber onlyIt’s increasingly easy to find people with a loved one afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease. Continue reading...

Barns to berries

Subscriber onlySELF PORTRAIT Date and place of birth: April 13, 1957, Jackson, Miss. Occupation: University Professor, University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences Family: Wife Sharon, son Johnathan In my garden at home, my best crop is sweet corn, though I grow an assortment of other vegetables. Continue reading...

The state/region in brief

Subscriber onlyMan slits wrist, dies after return to jail An inmate recently sent back to prison for a parole violation died Thursday evening after slitting his right wrist with a razor blade. Continue reading...

Neys enjoy taking swing at heading hospital gala

Subscriber onlyIn a sense, part of Marshall and Richalle Ney’s work is easy. Continue reading...

The state/region in brief

Subscriber onlyQuikTrip: New pact on tobacco needed OKLAHOMA CITY — A Tulsa-based convenience store chain is welcoming negotiations on tobacco compacts between the state and Oklahoma tribes. Continue reading...

The state/region in brief

Subscriber onlyWoman, 83, dies from crash injuries An 83-year-old Siloam Springs woman involved in an accident Sunday has died in a Joplin, Mo., hospital, according to an Arkansas State Police preliminary accident report released Tuesday evening. Continue reading...

Liquidation of dehydration is goal of Fincher foundation

Subscriber onlyEvery death from heat illness is avoidable. Continue reading...

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