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IN THE GARDEN

Subscriber onlyQ [Last] summer some of my azaleas showed white specks on black branches. Now it has spread to other bushes, and they don't look too good. One of the small ones lost a lot of leaves, and the mulch underneath it turned black. Summer 2015 I sprayed with a fungus and insect killer, but it didn't help. I try not to use too many pesticides because I don't want to harm the birds that eat insects. Should I remove the bushes? Continue reading...

Trump summarily hijacks Washington's Birthday

Subscriber onlyDear Otus, Every year I assign my senior social studies class to write a paper on your annual column on Presidents' Day, its cultural implications and how the public can be influenced by market forces. It has made for many lively discussions. Continue reading...

Mix parsley, sage, rosemary & thyme

Subscriber onlyAfter seeing some incredible mixed containers, I told my young horticulturist son I had a vision of writing a column called Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme, a play on words from Simon and Garfunkel's famous album by the same name and of course the lyrics from "Scarborough Fair." The idea being to encourage gardeners to use these herbs in mixed containers. Continue reading...

CAR TALK

Subscriber onlyDEAR CAR TALK: My 16-year-old son has been driving my mother's 1997 Honda Accord for a couple of months now, with the intent to buy it from her once he has saved enough money. The car was bought new, and has always been very reliable. Recently, though, he has had some starting problems. Sometimes when he turns the key in the switch, the car not only will fail to start, but the horn will sound. The horn stops as soon as he turns the switch back off. Sometimes when he tries again, it starts, but other times it keeps doing the same thing, and he has to find other transportation. At first I thought he must be doing something wrong. But last week, we were in the car together (he was driving), and it did the same thing. I didn't see him do anything incorrectly, and the car started on the second try. I can't imagine what might be causing this, and it has had several mechanics scratching their heads. It happens only when the car is warm. It has never failed to start first thing in the morning or when it has been sitting for a few hours. This car has been a great one, and my son is excited to own it, but this problem needs to be addressed before I feel good about turning it over to him. I hope you can help us. Continue reading...

Take care of home as if it's on market is advice of agents

Subscriber onlyHome sellers need to understand that buyers today have access to more information and are more educated and savvy than ever before. Continue reading...

Super Quiz: Films

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Helpful Hints

DEAR HELOISE: Our older dog takes several medications. Giving him the pills in cheese or covered with a little peanut butter worked for a while, but added extra calories he did not need. Continue reading...

Horoscopes by Holiday

Subscriber onlyHappy birthday. Family business booms this year. Aesthetic choices will matter more than you might have guessed over the next 10 weeks. As you make your environment lovelier and better suited to you, you attract fascinating people. The opportunities in July and September will pay double on the investment. Continue reading...

On Christianity

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: Is heaven real? How do you know? Maybe someone just dreamed up the idea of heaven because they couldn't face the fact that this life is all there is (which is what I believe). Continue reading...

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Eight places in state to visit for Black History Month

February's annual celebration of Black History Month can inspire an Arkansas road trip related to that sometimes contentious topic -- spanning the eras of slavery, Reconstruction, Jim Crow, the civil rights movement and into the 21st century. Continue reading...

Recipes for revolution: Professor’s book tells how food nourished the civil-rights movement

Subscriber onlyMuch of the civil rights movement was fueled and powered by food. Continue reading...

FRONT BURNER: Feel like stew but it's 70 degrees? Go ahead

Subscriber onlyThe day food editor Kelly Brant made this stew it was nearly 70 degrees outside. Decidedly not stew weather. But as luck would have it, the temperature steadily dropped overnight and into the next day, when temperatures were in the 40s. Decidedly stew weather. Continue reading...