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High Profile: Laurence Benedict Alexander

posted: 08/21/2016 5:16 a.m. Discuss

Laurence Alexander recalls feeling uneasy as he started a summer job working for his hometown newspaper, The Times-Picayune of New Orleans, in 1981.

Shakespearean sprites twirl in SoMa for ballet fundraiser

posted: 08/21/2016 2:11 a.m. Discuss

South on Main -- that cool, hip purveyor of upscale Southern food, drinks and music -- takes a little turn into the fantastical today, as it's invaded by a small army of fairies and other mystical woodland creatures.

YOUTH DEFENDERS: Creating a 'safe place'

posted: 08/21/2016 2:10 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Safe. That is a word that, sadly, isn't part of the reality of the lives of abused and neglected children.

RIGHT TIME RIGHT PLACE: NYC chaperones become in-laws to future bride

posted: 08/21/2016 2:07 a.m. Discuss

Tommy Diaz, in a roundabout way, asked Lakresha Gray to go out with his parents before he asked her to go out with him. His parents, it turned out, made great chaperones.

MALE CALL: Men's core wardrobe starts with one blue, one gray suit

posted: 08/21/2016 2:06 a.m. Discuss

Q. At my office, we still wear suits. Not all the time, but often enough that I need more than the two I have. And I think in my late 20s I should start looking at the positions I want to move up to. Beyond my one blue and one gray, what should I buy? If you can keep it under $1,000, that'd be good.

CHAMPIONS OF WILDLIFE: 3 luminaries of outdoors join Arkansas Hall of the wild

posted: 08/21/2016 2:05 a.m. Gallery Discuss

The Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation celebrated its 25th year of honoring Arkansans involved in hunting, fishing and wildlife conservation by inducting three more individuals into the Arkansas Outdoor Hall of Fame. The banquet was Aug. 12 at the Statehouse Convention Center.

DEAR ABBY: Child's coach should be told about bullying baseball dad

posted: 08/21/2016 2:04 a.m. Comment 1

DEAR ABBY: I need some words of wisdom from you. This past weekend I went to see my 7-year-old nephew play baseball. These are all young kids just learning the game.

Wedding season a blow to millennials' wallets

posted: 08/21/2016 2:04 a.m. Discuss

Devin Jones is awash in flowers, formal attire and houseware registries.

Being a good guest on a stricter budget

posted: 08/21/2016 2:03 a.m. Discuss

Wedding industry experts offer the following tips for people who are spending much of the summer watching friends and relatives get hitched.

ENGAGEMENT PARTY: Diamond Chef polishes main dish, wedding ring

posted: 08/21/2016 2:02 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Donnie Ferneau, who took top honors at this year's Diamond Chef Arkansas competition, showed sponsors he is ready to defend his title at the 2017 contest in April. The culinary battle is put on by and benefits the Pulaski Technical College Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute.

Pen pals' correspondence keeps going after 70 years

posted: 08/21/2016 2:01 a.m. Discuss

They say absence makes the heart grow fonder, but this is ridiculous.

ANGELS OF HOPE: New set of volunteers ready to start earning their wings

posted: 08/21/2016 1:59 a.m. Gallery Discuss

The 2017 Angels of Hope met for the first time Aug. 14 at the 20th Century Club's Lodge, which provides temporary housing for cancer patients who are receiving outpatient chemotherapy or radiation treatments at a central Arkansas hospital.

Lucy Amber Cyphers - Tyler George McGhee

posted: 08/21/2016 1:58 a.m. Gallery Discuss

The bride is the daughter of Lucy and Will Cyphers IV of Camden. She is the granddaughter of Dr. William and the late Mary Cyphers, both of El Dorado, and the late Jo and Charles Jackson of Monticello.

STROKES OF CREATIVITY: Birth of an Artist

posted: 08/21/2016 1:58 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Anthony Tidwell, a Hot Springs educator and onetime assistant basketball coach, wanted the children in his city to have the same access to art education that he received during his childhood. So he started a program that would allow them to do just that. And he started a fundraiser to help pay for that program.

LET ME CALL YOU SWEETHEART: 72 sophomore girls prepared to offer 'healthy' assistance

posted: 08/21/2016 1:57 a.m. Gallery Discuss

The American Heart Association's Sweethearts program in Arkansas ushered in its 20th year with a welcome reception Tuesday for new sweethearts and their parents. The event took place at the Country Club of Little Rock.

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