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posted: 08/14/2014 1:52 a.m. Discuss

DEAR HELOISE: I saw the article about not using fabric softeners when washing bath towels. I have been using fabric softener for some time, and I have noticed the problem and wondered why (Heloise here: Jim is referring to towels not being absorbent when too much liquid softener is used, or when dryer sheets are used every time).

Horoscopes by Holiday

posted: 08/14/2014 1:51 a.m. Discuss

Happy birthday. You ride in with a comfortable, confident feeling. Because you are not driven to prove your importance, people will feel an affinity for you, and they'll promote you. By September, you'll be making more money.

On Christianity

posted: 08/14/2014 1:51 a.m. Discuss

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: I thought I'd be happy once my divorce went through, but I just can't get over my anger and bitterness over the way my ex-husband treated me as our marriage fell apart. I know you'll tell me to forgive him, but I just can't. Will I ever get over this?

Super Quiz: No. 1 Hit Artists

posted: 08/14/2014 1:50 a.m. Discuss

1. "Love Will Keep Us Together"

Ray's gets a loud, 'Ole, y'all!'

posted: 08/07/2014 2:32 a.m. Discuss

"We won't have to sneak food in our purse anymore!" It was our first thought when we heard an actual restaurant had opened near the Cinemark Colonel Glenn 18 + Xtreme theater. Finally.

THE WEEKEND TEN

posted: 08/07/2014 2:30 a.m. Discuss

1 TAYLOR Smooth baritone and guitar will fill Verizon Arena when legendary singer/songwriter James Taylor brings hits like “Fire and Rain” and “You’ve Got a Friend” to North Little Rock at 8 p.m. Friday.

CALENDAR

posted: 08/07/2014 2:24 a.m. Discuss

Events are free unless otherwise noted. Art & Exhibits Central Arkansas ARGENTA ART WALK 5-8 p.m. third Friday of the month, downtown North Little Rock. Music, art, food. (501) 993-1234.

Fast Forward

posted: 08/07/2014 2:18 a.m. Discuss

Things to do next week and next month Next week Heroes: Superheroes, villains and the people who draw them will be celebrated at the River City Comic Expo, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 16, at the Metroplex, 10800 Colonel Glenn Road, Little Rock.

The TV Column: Arkansan continues his fantasy on ABC’s Quest

posted: 08/07/2014 2:14 a.m. Discuss

Did you tune in to see Little Rock native Jim Curry's debut on ABC's The Quest last week? Catch up with Curry and the fascinating new reality show tonight.

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES

posted: 08/07/2014 2:11 a.m. Discuss

Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts: History walk The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program's latest "Walks Through History" tour of the Ozark Courthouse Square Historic District in Ozark, one of the two Franklin County seats, starts at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Franklin County Courthouse, 211 W. Commercial St., Ozark.

Special Event: Homeless get time to shine with Shakespeare

posted: 08/07/2014 2:09 a.m. Discuss

Many people pretend the homeless don’t exist. But when they’re standing on a stage, reciting familiar, 500-year-old words, they’re hard to ignore.

Music: Bonnie Montgomery debuts album at White Water Tavern

posted: 08/07/2014 2:08 a.m. Discuss

At long last, Bonnie Montgomery has an album that she can talk about.

Music Scene: Taylor to shower the people with love at Verizon

posted: 08/07/2014 1:59 a.m. Discuss

James Taylor, a performer for whom the term singer-songwriter could have been invented, returns to central Arkansas for a Verizon Arena show at 8 p.m. Friday, accompanied by his All-Star Band.

Are We There Yet?: Buffalo River waterway is a joy in any season

posted: 08/07/2014 1:57 a.m. Discuss

By the time Buffalo National River reaches Buffalo Point, the popular waterway is in full flow on its meandering last stretch to the White River. Canoeing and kayaking are generally possible year-round on the lower river here, while the cool waters beneath rugged bluffs are a summer magnet for swimmers.

TRANSITIONS

posted: 08/07/2014 1:56 a.m. Discuss

Michael Chaffin, the chief operating officer of Little Rock's Capital Hotel, says the hotel's restaurant that used to be Ashley's at the Capital will reopen for dinner Friday as One Eleven at the Capital, reflecting the hotel's 111 W. Markham St. address. The restaurant has undergone a complete physical makeover that Chuck Magill, the hotel's marketing director, described in May as designed to make the place feel more "convivial" but still classy.

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