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CapRocq closes buy of Wells Fargo site

Dear Abby: Ex-military couple can't agree on a continent to call home

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DEAR ABBY: My husband recently retired from the military. We have four school-aged children. The youngest is starting kindergarten, and I would like to go back to work and finally use my college degree. My husband wants to take a job overseas, but I would likely be unable to work due to the language barrier.

LIVE! in NWA

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Today

History Comes Alive

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Fans of theater and fanciers of Fayetteville history will have a unique chance to celebrate both in an Artist's Laboratory Theatre production called "History Comes Alive," presented Saturday in collaboration with the Evergreen Cemetery Association.

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TODAY (12/9)

Upon A Midnight Clear

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Saturday

Running On A Full Heart

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As Miss America, Savvy Shields has seen most of the country, along with Kuwait and Germany, where she visited with US troops at Thanksgiving.

Seeing Past The Illusion

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"I paint the things people sort of walk past without stopping," says artist Kenneth Lee Davis. Davis is a student at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith in the 60-plus program -- which allows Arkansas residents age 60 and over to enroll in classes with a waived tuition -- and has a collection of urban landscape paintings now on display in the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center through January.

Strutting Some Street Cred

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Chad Burris says don't measure the merit of the Young Actors' Guild by his success.

ACO sets new ritual

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'Twas the night before Christmas, when all thro' the house

Fenix Rising

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Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, "an association of artists" has come together to create a pop-up show and sale for the holidays. It took them just weeks to bring to fruition a plan they didn't expect to need after a situation they didn't expect to face.

Ponying Up

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"Painting donkeys evolved out of my political activism in Little Rock," admits Jaquita Ball of one of her favorite subjects to create. "But I also grew up with horses and donkeys, and I just love the animal. They've been around for thousands of years; they've always served man; you always find a burro or a donkey in mythology. I love painting them. And nature just inspires me."

Seeing With New Eyes

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"The most important thing to me was when I started painting, I started seeing things I had not seen before," says Judy Chatterton, one of the 28 artists that call Heartwood Gallery in Fayetteville home. "You look at a landscape and just see a bunch of trees and clouds. But when you're trying to learn to paint clouds, you notice all the clouds. When I'm out driving, I just notice things -- like the sun coming up over the mountain -- that people who don't paint might not notice."

Listen Here: Fresh And Full Of Life

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Preparing to speak to an iconic artist who has shaped generations of music and touched millions with his words can be intimidating -- particularly when he's as intelligent and inquisitive as Art Garfunkel. How do you bring fresh questions to a man who's been a legend for more than 40 years? I already knew -- because I'd read other interviews with him -- that Garfunkel has an aptitude for asking plenty of his own questions and turning the conversation to what interests him.

Keeping The Faith

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Chad Burris has lived his whole life in Alma. He saw his first professional theater production at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville, cementing his dream of one day performing at the front of its 1,200-seat house. That night may finally come as Burris returns to Fayetteville next week as the understudy for one of the lead characters in a touring Broadway musical. The show? A little comedy Entertainment Weekly calls "the funniest musical of all time."

Actor Judge Reinhold arrested at Dallas airport checkpoint

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DALLAS — Actor Judge Reinhold has been arrested on a disorderly conduct charge after a confrontation with security agents at Dallas Love Field.

2nd Georgia officer dies day after being shot; suspect found dead

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A second Georgia police officer has died a day after being shot alongside a fellow officer while responding to a domestic dispute report.

Arkansas man wins $220,000 in state lottery

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A Conway man has won nearly a quarter-million dollars in the state lottery.

Police investigating racist graffiti in NFL player's home

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MOONACHIE, N.J. — Police are investigating a break-in and the scrawling of racist graffiti at the New Jersey home of a New York Giants player.

COLONEL GLENN ROAD: How a Little Rock road came to be named after astronaut John Glenn

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COLONEL GLENN ROAD: How a Little Rock road came to be named after astronaut John Glenn

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