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Ouachita County judge to be released to home incarceration

posted: 01/28/2013 5:27 p.m. Discuss

The Ouachita County judge accused of fraud and bribery charges has been ordered released on home detention pending a trial scheduled for later this year.

Arkansas Senate passes guns in church bill

posted: 01/28/2013 2:56 p.m. Comments 23

The Arkansas Senate approved Senate Bill 71 on Monday, which would allow concealed guns in churches.

Fire at White Hall plant prompts evacuations

posted: 01/28/2013 2:41 p.m. Discuss

A fire at a plant in White Hall forced evacuations Monday afternoon.

House OKs resolution supporting 2nd Amendment

posted: 01/28/2013 1:55 p.m. Comments 7

The Arkansas House of Representatives has endorsed a nonbinding resolution urging the federal government to not infringe on the 2nd Amendment.

LR man shot by hitchhiker; police investigating

posted: 01/28/2013 12:16 p.m. Comments 2

Little Rock Police are investigating a shooting that happened Saturday night at a store on Asher Avenue.

U.S. durable goods orders rise 4.6% on aircraft

posted: 01/28/2013 11:11 a.m. Discuss

U.S. demand for long-lasting manufactured goods rose sharply in December, helped by a strong gain in volatile aircraft orders.

Artistic anniversary

posted: 01/28/2013 11:09 a.m. Discuss

The “18th Anniversary Show” at Greg Thompson Fine Art in North Little Rock is a rich display of works from the gallery’s roster of artists, Ellis Widner writes in the Artbeat column in Tuesday’s Style section.

Trooper hired last year fired by State Police commission

posted: 01/28/2013 10:58 a.m. Comments 4

An Arkansas State Police trooper hired last year has been fired for an unspecified violation of agency rules and conduct.

Museum to exhibit George Washington's inaugural Bible

posted: 01/28/2013 10:14 a.m. Comments 3

A unique piece of history from America's first president has made its way to Little Rock.

Fire at Little Rock house extinguished

posted: 01/28/2013 9:56 a.m. Discuss

Crews have extinguished a fire that damaged a house in Little Rock.

Pedestrian hit, killed in Cabot

posted: 01/28/2013 9:56 a.m. Discuss

Authorities are investigating after a pedestrian was struck and killed while walking on a road in Cabot.

Meeting set for updates on 12th Street revitalization plan

posted: 01/28/2013 9:50 a.m. Discuss

A meeting has been scheduled for Thursday on the 12th Street Corridor Revitalization Plan's progress, the city of Little Rock said Monday.

2.0 earthquake hits near Guy

posted: 01/28/2013 9:42 a.m. Discuss

A 2.0-magnitude earthquake struck three miles southeast of Guy in north-central Arkansas on Saturday afternoon, the U.S. Geological Survey said Monday.

Insurgents flee Timbuktu, torch ancient scrolls

updated: 01/28/2013 10:58 a.m. Discuss

French and Malian military forces closed in on the fabled city of Timbuktu on Monday with armed Islamist extremists having fled into the desert after setting a library holding ancient manuscripts ablaze.

Al-Qaida-linked group claims deadly Syria blast

posted: 01/28/2013 8:59 a.m. Discuss

An al-Qaida-linked group fighting alongside Syrian rebels claimed responsibility Monday for a suicide car bombing that reportedly killed dozens of President Bashar Assad’s loyalists last week.

History, culture, humor on new U.K. citizenship test

posted: 01/28/2013 8:56 a.m. Discuss

What does it mean to be British? Monarchs, Margaret Thatcher and Monty Python are all important parts of the nation’s heritage, according to a new guide for immigrants introduced Monday.

Arrests made in Brazil fire; funerals begin

updated: 01/28/2013 10:57 a.m. Comment 1

Brazilian police officials said Monday that they’ve made three detentions and are seeking a fourth person in a blaze that ripped through a nightclub in southern Brazil over the weekend, killing more than 230 people.

State lawmakers return for 3rd week of session

posted: 01/28/2013 8:50 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas lawmakers are returning for the third week of this year’s legislative session with a vote on a proposal to allow guns in church expected in the state Senate.

Saline County shooting victim identified

updated: 01/28/2013 12:33 p.m. Comment 1

A man found shot to death in Saline County has been identified, the sheriff's office said Monday.

'Argo,’ Lawrence, Day-Lewis win at SAG

posted: 01/28/2013 8:08 a.m. Discuss

The CIA thriller Argo continues to steamroll through awards season, winning the top honor for overall cast performance at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Severe storms possible this week

posted: 01/28/2013 7:56 a.m. Comments 2

The entire state is under a slight risk for severe weather in a storm system set to move through Arkansas on Tuesday.

Experts: New clues to sinking of Confederate sub

posted: 01/28/2013 7:54 a.m. Discuss

Scientists say a pole on the front of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley designed to plant explosives on enemy ships may hold a key clue to its sinking during the Civil War.

Senators reach agreement on immigration overhaul

posted: 01/28/2013 7:53 a.m. Comments 2

A bipartisan group of leading senators has reached agreement on the principles for a sweeping overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws, including a path to citizenship for the 11 million already in this country illegally.

Russia tries whistleblower, despite his death

posted: 01/28/2013 7:50 a.m. Comments 2

Russia is preparing to put lawyer Sergei Magnitsky on trial, even though he died in 2009, in the latest twist in a case that has become a byword for rampant Russian corruption and has severely strained U.S.-Russian relations.

Egypt violence persists despite emergency moves

updated: 01/28/2013 10:36 a.m. Discuss

Protesters and riot police clashed in Cairo and the riot-torn city of Port Said as Egypt’s political violence stretched into a fifth day Monday, despite efforts by the Islamist president to contain the crisis by imposing a state of emergency in three provinces.

LR police: Man shot after picking up hitchhiker

posted: 01/28/2013 7:35 a.m. Comments 5

Authorities are investigating after a man was reportedly shot by a hitchhiker in Little Rock.

Interstate 540 lanes to shut today

posted: 01/28/2013 7:25 a.m. Discuss

Lane closures are starting on Interstate 540 in Arkansas to make way for rehabilitation work.

Human remains found near Tulsa at river

posted: 01/28/2013 7:21 a.m. Discuss

People hiking near the Arkansas River west of Tulsa found human remains and authorities are investigating.

Angry Morsi imposes curfew

posted: 01/28/2013 4:50 a.m. Discuss

Egypt’s president declared a state of emergency and curfew in three Suez Canal provinces hit hardest by a weekend wave of unrest that left more than 50 dead, using tactics of the ousted regime to get a grip on discontent over his Islamist policies and the slow pace of change.

Syrian chemicals pose risk, Netanyahu warns

posted: 01/28/2013 4:48 a.m. Discuss

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel must prepare for the threat of a chemical attack from Syria as the army deployed its new Iron Dome anti-missile system near the border with its northern neighbor.

Landslides kill 16 in Indonesia

posted: 01/28/2013 4:34 a.m. Discuss

Rescuers found four more bodies Sunday, bringing the death toll to 16 in two separate landslides triggered by torrential rain in western Indonesia, officials said. That toll includes five geothermal workers.

Venezuela officials put prison toll at 58

posted: 01/28/2013 4:33 a.m. Discuss

Venezuelan authorities on Sunday finished evacuating inmates from a prison where the government said 58 people were killed in one of the deadliest prison clashes in the nation’s history.

Have deal on immigration, senators say

posted: 01/28/2013 4:32 a.m. Discuss

A bipartisan group of leading senators has reached agreement on the principles of sweeping legislation to rewrite the nation’s immigration laws.

Pentagon to expand cyber-security force

posted: 01/28/2013 4:31 a.m. Discuss

The Pentagon has approved a major expansion of its cyber-security force over the next several years, more than quadrupling its size to bolster the nation’s ability to defend critical computer systems and conduct offensive computer operations against foreign adversaries, according to U.S. officials.

A road by any other name

posted: 01/28/2013 4:30 a.m. Discuss

As many state and local governments across the nation deal with the aftermath of severe budget cuts prompted by the 2008 recession, a Washington state lawmaker has put forth a plan to increase revenue without raising taxes: Allow the sale of naming rights to publicly owned facilities.

Fatal nightclub fires in past century

posted: 01/28/2013 4:29 a.m. Discuss

A fire that swept through a crowded nightclub in southern Brazil early Sunday and killed more than 230 people appears to be the deadliest in more than a decade.

Brazil blaze is latest reminder of R.I. fire

posted: 01/28/2013 4:27 a.m. Discuss

Argentina, a year later. Thailand in 2008. Russia in 2009.

In Mali, coalition heads for Timbuktu

posted: 01/28/2013 4:26 a.m. Discuss

French and Malian forces pushed toward the fabled desert town of Timbuktu on Sunday, as the two-week-long French mission gathered momentum against the Islamist extremists who have ruled the north for more than nine months.

Holocaust victims remembered

posted: 01/28/2013 4:22 a.m. Discuss

Holocaust survivors, politicians, religious leaders and others marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Sunday with solemn prayers and the oft-repeated warnings to never let such horrors happen again.

In Portugal, bus crashes, killing 11

posted: 01/28/2013 4:16 a.m. Discuss

A bus crashed and fell into a ravine near the eastern Portuguese town of Serta, killing 11 people and injuring 32, officials said Sunday.

The world in brief

posted: 01/28/2013 4:14 a.m. Discuss

QUOTE OF THE DAY “There was so much smoke and fire. It was complete panic, and it took a long time for people to get out.There were so many dead.” Luana Santos Silva, a survivor of a Brazilian nightclub fire that killed more than 230 people Article, 1A

The nation in brief

posted: 01/28/2013 4:14 a.m. Discuss

QUOTE OF THE DAY “Let’s be very clear: Having a pathway to earned legalization is an essential element. And I think that we are largely moving in that direction as an agreement.” Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., on a bipartisan plan for a comprehensive overhaul of the nation’s immigration system Article, this page

Names and faces

posted: 01/28/2013 4:12 a.m. Discuss

J.J. Abrams calls getting assigned to direct the seventh live-action Star Wars film “as surreal as it is exciting.” The director-producer-writer spoke with a handful of media outlets on the red carpet before darting into the Producers Guild Awards on Saturday night.

In the news

posted: 01/28/2013 4:11 a.m. Discuss

Linda Phiel said her father, David Kime Jr., “lived by his own rules,” so she arranged for the Pennsylvania World War II veteran’s funeral procession to stop at his favorite Burger King, where each mourner got a sandwich for the road from the staff of restaurant manager Margaret Hess, who said, “It’s nice to know he was a loyal customer up until the end — the very end.”

PB deadlocks on residency rule

posted: 01/28/2013 4 a.m. Discuss

Since she became mayor, Debe Hollingsworth and the Pine Bluff City Council have faced one public dispute: the interim police chief’s residency.

Third UAPB finalist to visit

posted: 01/28/2013 3:59 a.m. Discuss

This is one in a series of profiles on the UAPB chancellor candidates. Laurence Alexander, one of four candidates for the chancellorship at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, said he has admired UAPB from afar for many years.

LR church seals up its 2nd time capsule

posted: 01/28/2013 3:58 a.m. Discuss

After a year of drawing from the past, a Little Rock church is reaching out to the future.

Accused county official faces bail hearing today

posted: 01/28/2013 3:56 a.m. Discuss

A detention hearing is scheduled today on whether County Judge Mike Hesterly will be released from jail, where the Ouachita County administrator has been held since being indicted on federal corruption charges.

Lake Hamilton asks for 3.9-mill increase

posted: 01/28/2013 3:55 a.m. Discuss

Lake Hamilton School District residents will vote Feb. 12 on a proposed 3.9-mill increase and debt restructuring to support a $36 million building plan.

PB police looking into shooting death

posted: 01/28/2013 3:54 a.m. Discuss

Pine Bluff police are investigating a Saturday night homicide.

Pedestrian killed on Cabot road

posted: 01/28/2013 3:52 a.m. Discuss

A woman died after she was hit by a vehicle in Cabot late Saturday night.

El Dorado names new police chief

posted: 01/28/2013 3:51 a.m. Discuss

The Civil Service Commission has selected an El Dorado police captain as the city’s next police chief.

Education notebook

posted: 01/28/2013 3:51 a.m. Discuss

NLR School Board OKs settlement The North Little Rock School Board voted 6-0 last week to an $87,500 settlement of costs to the monitors of the district’s desegregation efforts in past years.

Other days

posted: 01/28/2013 3:49 a.m. Discuss

100 YEARS AGO Jan. 28, 1913 A complete inspection of the business section of Argenta will begin this morning, under the direction of the Arkansas Fire Prevention Association, which is seeking to prevent fires in many Arkansas cities through the elimination of avoidable causes.

Today’s radar speed checks

posted: 01/28/2013 3:49 a.m. Discuss

Little Rock and North Little Rock police, and the Pulaski County sheriff’s office will use radar to detect speeding at these locations.

Obituaries

posted: 01/28/2013 3:48 a.m. Discuss

OBITUARIES Information for the obituaries and funeral notices below was supplied to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Advertising Department by funeral homes.

COLUMNISTS: The president unbound

posted: 01/28/2013 3:47 a.m. Comment 1

The media herd is stunned to discover that Barack Obama is a man of the left. After 699 teleprompted presidential speeches, the commentariat was apparently still oblivious. Until last Monday’s inaugural address, that is.

EDITORIALS: Not to call names, but . . .

posted: 01/28/2013 3:47 a.m. Comments 17

SOMEWHERE in our president’s short inaugural address last week (it only seemed long), our newly re-elected chief executive paused to deliver a pious little sermon on the evils of name-calling—and for good measure, the evils of delay, spectacle and absolutism, too.

Banished

posted: 01/28/2013 3:46 a.m. Discuss

It’s not hard to think of people we might like to see exiled from the District of Columbia on the grounds that they are dangerous, obnoxious or universally regarded as nuisances. Drunken drivers, to start with; dog owners who don’t clean up after their pets; pickpockets; possibly even politicians.

OTHERS SAY: Climate gets a mention

posted: 01/28/2013 3:44 a.m. Discuss

As much as last week’s bone chilling temperatures might offer cold comfort to those who deny its existence, the threat of climate change earned a prominent spot in President Barack Obama’s inaugural address last Monday. That was welcome, if overdue, given how little discussion this enormous challenge to the nation’s well-being received during last year’s campaign.

What Obama wants

posted: 01/28/2013 3:44 a.m. Comments 9

Are-elected, puffed-up Barack Obama has dropped the mask of moderation and is now energetically pursing the agenda that his ideologue nature dictates.

Guest writer: Hope for the future

posted: 01/28/2013 3:43 a.m. Discuss

School choice has made it possible for many mothers (and fathers and grandparents) raising children to feel hope for the future. Their children have a chance to embark upon an educational journey that opens doors for them and provides a real glimpse of a successful future.

LETTERS

posted: 01/28/2013 3:42 a.m. Comments 5

Kids’ rights trampled I think that our founding fathers would roll over in their graves if they were here today. They did not imagine how the Second Amendment would be misinterpreted and abused by an absolutist gun organization to deprive American children of their rights.

SEC WOMEN: Arkansas comes up just short

posted: 01/28/2013 3:34 a.m. Comments 4

The Arkansas women’s basketball team was stuck on a season-low 40 points Sunday as the final seconds ticked down in its game with 18th-ranked South Carolina.

ARKANSAS BIG BUCK CLASSIC: Gift helps Miller snag big prize

posted: 01/28/2013 3:31 a.m. Discuss

Mike Miller of Marion won a crossbow in a bass tournament, and he used it to arrow the only buck that won the Arkansas Big Buck Classic.

AUSTRALIAN OPEN: 4th title doesn’t inspire theatrics

posted: 01/28/2013 3:27 a.m. Discuss

No shirt ripping or bare chested flexing this time.

PGA TOUR: Woods’ victory held up a day

posted: 01/28/2013 3:23 a.m. Comment 1

Due to the fog that wiped out an entire day of golf, the Farmers Insurance Open was never going to end on Sunday.

COMMENTARY: Cameron’s bond reaches John, Jim

posted: 01/28/2013 3:22 a.m. Discuss

After his first season as Indiana head coach in 1997, Cam Cameron took a bittersweet phone call from then-Eagles director of pro personnel Michael Lombardi.

Oaklawn Park report

posted: 01/28/2013 3:18 a.m. Discuss

Lukas filly injured in accident HOT SPRINGS — The horse involved in Saturday morning’s training accident at Oaklawn Park was the promising 3-year-old filly Boustierre, Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas said Sunday morning.

TOP 25 MEN: Oladipo sparks crowd, Indiana

posted: 01/28/2013 3:15 a.m. Discuss

Victor Oladipo wasted no time getting Indiana’s fans riled up Sunday.

Lukas colts break into Derby’s top 10

posted: 01/28/2013 3:12 a.m. Discuss

Will Take Charge earned 10 points for his victory in last Monday’s $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes at Oaklawn Park to move into a fourth-place tie in the “Road to the Kentucky Derby” standings.

NBA: Rondo news dampens Celtics’ victory

posted: 01/28/2013 3:08 a.m. Discuss

A double overtime victory against LeBron James and the defending NBA champions was difficult to celebrate for Paul Pierce and the Celtics.

PRO BOWL: Points, pranks make it livelier

posted: 01/28/2013 3:06 a.m. Discuss

A handful of shenanigans and plenty of points — yet still another ho hum Pro Bowl.

TODAY’S GAMES

posted: 01/28/2013 3:01 a.m. Discuss

UAPB men at Jackson State WHEN 7:30 p.m. Central WHERE Lee Williams Athletics & Assembly Center, Jackson, Miss. RECORDS UAPB: 8-12, 7-1 SWAC; Jackson State: 3-14, 1-6

NBA summaries

posted: 01/28/2013 2:59 a.m. Discuss

CELTICS 100, HEAT 98, 2OT MIAMI (98) James 14-31 3-5 34, Haslem 1-2 0-0 2, Bosh 7-12 2-2 16, Chalmers 0-3 0-0 0, Wade 6-20 5-6 17, Allen 7-17 5-7 21, Battier 1-3 0-0 2, Anthony 0-0 0-0 0, Cole 3-6 0-0 6, Lewis 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 39-96 15-20 98.

Second thoughts

posted: 01/28/2013 2:58 a.m. Discuss

Fans, refs players go bat crazy A bat caused some anxious moments during Saturday’s basketball game between Providence and Marquette, sending coaches, players and referees scrambling and delaying the game on a number of occasions at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee.

Off the wire

posted: 01/28/2013 2:56 a.m. Discuss

FOOTBALL Source: Titans, Williams talk Gregg Williams may be a step closer to returning to the NFL after being suspended indefinitely for his role in the New Orleans Saints’ bounty program.

State sports briefs

posted: 01/28/2013 2:53 a.m. Discuss

BASKETBALL OBU coach to speak at Tip-Off Club Ouachita Baptist men’s coach Dennis Nutt will be the guest speaker today at the Downtown Tip-Off Club at the Wyndham Riverftont hotel in North LItlte Rock.

Uranium push raises dissent in Virginia

posted: 01/28/2013 2:52 a.m. Comment 1

Geologist Patrick M. Wales held a Geiger counter as he walked the fence line of a field in the area of Virginia known as Southside.

Apple seen as a value stock

posted: 01/28/2013 2:46 a.m. Discuss

Apple Inc., after years of rapid growth that made it the world’s most valuable company, is starting to look more like a value stock, according to some analysts reacting to the iPhone maker’s financial results.

Lithium cells’ FAA approval under scrutiny

posted: 01/28/2013 2:44 a.m. Discuss

In December 2006, the Federal Aviation Administration allowed Airbus, the European plane maker, to use 14-ounce lithium-ion batteries to provide standby power for the emergency lighting system of its new A380 jumbo jet.

Experts: Don’t phone in photos

posted: 01/28/2013 2:42 a.m. Discuss

Smart-phone owners often use their phones to take lots of pictures rather than pulling out a stand-alone digital camera.

ON COMPUTERS: Bluetooth sticker will track car keys,TV remotes

posted: 01/28/2013 2:40 a.m. Discuss

We lose keys and television remotes constantly. With SticknFind, you can put a Bluetooth sticker on something and then page it.

Idea dawns: Use satellites for parts

posted: 01/28/2013 2:38 a.m. Discuss

Call it space grave robbery for a cause: Imagine scavenging defunct communication satellites for their valuable parts and recycling them to build brand new ones for cheap.

Belkin to buy router maker from Cisco

posted: 01/28/2013 2:36 a.m. Discuss

Belkin, a maker of smart-phone cases and computing accessories, said that it is buying the home networking business unit of Cisco, including the Linksys router brand.

French litigate to unmask Twitter users

posted: 01/28/2013 2:31 a.m. Discuss

A French court last week told Twitter to identify people who had posted anti-Semitic and racist entries on the social network. Twitter is not sure it will comply in a case marking yet another dust-up in the struggle over speech on the Internet and which countries’ laws prevail.

Technology news in brief

posted: 01/28/2013 2:30 a.m. Discuss

Canada keeps eye on tech-firm courting Canada would closely examine any proposal for a tie-up between Chinese computer maker Lenovo Group Ltd. and Black Berry maker Research in Motion Ltd., Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said.

Bankruptcy watch

posted: 01/28/2013 2:28 a.m. Discuss

ALEXANDER Lynn Kinsey, 17102 N. Alexander, No. 401, Jan. 21, 2013, Chapter 13. ALMA Chris J. Horn, 2014 Wilder Lane, Jan. 18, 2013, Chapter 7.

Palm placement is a powerful push-up parameter

posted: 01/28/2013 2:17 a.m. Discuss

Push-ups seem easy enough. Just place your hands out in front of you, make like a plank, down, up, rinse and repeat.

Happy trails: Highland Trail at Emerald Park

posted: 01/28/2013 2:14 a.m. Discuss

HIGHLAND TRAIL AT EMERALD PARK Location: The trailhead parking lot is on Marge Gardner Lane just west of the intersection of West Scenic Drive and First Street on the campus of North Little Rock’s Pulaski Technical College.

MASTER CLASS: Bike, ball combo is 2 workouts in 1

posted: 01/28/2013 2:12 a.m. Discuss

Combining cardiovascular training with strength exercise can provide an exciting new twist to your workout routine.

Don’t push it doing push-ups

posted: 01/28/2013 2:08 a.m. Discuss

Whether you’re just starting out with push-ups against the wall or you have worked your way up to diamond push-ups, it’s important to keep a few simple tips in mind, trainer Ana Girth says.

New workouts: Valerie Rogers Chogaflow — A Unique Chair Yoga Practice

posted: 01/28/2013 2:06 a.m. Discuss

Title: Valerie Rogers Chogaflow — A Unique Chair Yoga Practice What’s the goal? To provide a comprehensive yoga class without your knees touching the floor.

ASK THE TRAINER: Workaholic also likes working out

posted: 01/28/2013 2:05 a.m. Discuss

Q: I am a young adult from Little Rock who works 10 to 12 hours [daily ] five days a week along with two hours of commute time. I have enjoyed reading your columns and have applied some of your advice, such as eating consistently throughout the day to maintain my energy levels and taking time to get out of my chair and stretch when I have breaks.

PRACTICALLY ACTIVE: Fitting what my foot needs into my mouth

posted: 01/28/2013 2:03 a.m. Discuss

In my last column I wrote about exercises and activities I could do after I have surgery on my broken foot. This week I’m addressing eating and hydration.

Park seeks critter mugs

posted: 01/28/2013 2:01 a.m. Discuss

Maryanne Stansbury, an interpreter at Pinnacle Mountain State Park, is creating a display for the park visitor center of wildlife photographs by park visitors.

Pump up punch of flu vaccination

posted: 01/28/2013 2:01 a.m. Discuss

Exercise can be used to amplify the effects of flu vaccine, according to several recent reports. But for maximal potency, the exercise should be undertaken at the right time and involve the right dosage of sweat.

Do gym test run before signing up

posted: 01/28/2013 1:59 a.m. Discuss

Employees of fitness centers anticipate your new resolve to become a new person in this new year. They see you and your mile-long list of resolutions coming down the highway.

REALLY?

posted: 01/28/2013 1:59 a.m. Discuss

Is being pear-shaped less risky than being apple-shaped ?

HOROSCOPES BY HOLIDAY

posted: 01/28/2013 1:55 a.m. Discuss

Happy birthday. The year is spiced with “blessons” (blessings that are also lessons), and you’re a grade-A learner. You’ll plunge into a different culture.

HELPFUL HINTS

posted: 01/28/2013 1:52 a.m. Discuss

DEAR READERS: Here is this week’s sound off, about stores mixing and matching egg cartons: “The date on egg cartons must not mean very much. In a grocery store, I saw an employee adjusting the eggs according to the breakage. He would remove the broken or cracked eggs from one carton and fill it from another carton that had empty spaces.

ON CHRISTIANITY

posted: 01/28/2013 1:51 a.m. Discuss

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: I suppose I ought to apologize to someone I’ve hurt, but I can’t bring myself to do it. Should I just forget about it, since I know she’s still angry at me and I’m sure it won’t do any good to apologize ? — D.T.

Super Quiz: Myths and legends

posted: 01/28/2013 1:49 a.m. Discuss

1. The burial place of King Arthur 2. He had a blue ox named Babe. 3. He was a “steel-driving man.” 4. Who was the leader of the Argonauts? 5. Who or what was Mary Celeste?

233 die in Brazil club blaze

posted: 01/28/2013 12:56 a.m. Discuss

Flames raced through a crowded nightclub in southern Brazil early Sunday, killing 233 people as panicked party goers gasped for breath in the smoke-filled air, stampeding toward a single exit partially blocked by those already dead. It appeared to be the world’s deadliest nightclub fire in more than a decade.

Assault-weapons ban hard to pass, Sen. Feinstein says

posted: 01/28/2013 12:51 a.m. Comments 2

A proposed ban on sales of assault weapons would likely be an “uphill fight” and it’s possible such a ban will not be part of gun legislation that reaches the floor of the Senate, a leading advocate of the ban said Sunday.

TECH SPOTLIGHT: Windows Phone weak in Nokia 822 but contender in the Nokia 920

posted: 01/28/2013 12:48 a.m. Comment 1

I admit, I’m a bit of a Windows Phone skeptic, and last week’s review of Nokia Lumia 822 from Verizon didn’t do much to shake that skepticism. Sure, it had some nice features, but a so-so effort on some of its features left me less than impressed.

Jockey, 52, teams with Lukas, steps forwardly on Derby trail

posted: 01/28/2013 12:38 a.m. Discuss

Talk about a small world.

Sales of guns and ammo surge

posted: 01/28/2013 12:09 a.m. Comments 14

A surge in gun and ammunition sales in the wake of proposals for stricter gun laws have led many retailers across the nation and in central Arkansas to put limits on how much ammunition their customers can buy.

Gunshot victim found dead in home

posted: 01/28/2013 12:06 a.m. Comment 1

Little Rock are investigating a homicide after a man was found shot in his downtown home early Sunday afternoon.

Pact relaxes rules on kids of servicemen

posted: 01/28/2013 12:04 a.m. Discuss

The state Senate passed a bill last week that would add Arkansas to a 43-state compact that waives state-specific academic requirements for the children of active-duty military members who have met similar requirements in other states.

Zip lines to get state rules tailored to their operations

posted: 01/28/2013 12:02 a.m. Discuss

When he opened Arkansas’ first commercial zip line in 2010, Mike Mills said he called several state agencies asking if the Buffalo River Canopy Tour needed to be inspected.

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