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Dear Abby: Woman becoming nun needs friend's interest, not concern

posted: 09/01/2015 1:57 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: I was best friends with "Joanne" after we met in middle school. She comes from a conservative Christian family and has three successful siblings. This has made her quirky, media-driven pursuits and city life a disappointment to her family.

Dear Abby: Daughter deep in debt needs counseling, not more money

posted: 08/31/2015 1:53 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: Three years ago I gave my adult daughter, married with a child, more than $16,000 to help pay off her debts because she couldn't pay her bills. She and her husband maintain separate accounts, which I find odd.

Timothy Dean Langford

posted: 08/30/2015 4:16 a.m. Comment 1

There's a story that former Arkansas State football coach Larry Lacewell tells about Dr. Tim Langford. It concerns an afternoon in the fall of 1982 that Langford, then a quarterback in ASU's wishbone offense, spent being chased around and knocked down by an Alabama team coached by Paul "Bear" Bryant.

Campus food pantries once-hungry grad's goal

posted: 08/30/2015 4:14 a.m. Discuss

Brandon Mathews has an offering for student services director Michelle Anderson, who runs the food pantry at Pulaski Technical College: hamburger and hot dog buns from his wife's work picnic.

OUTDOOR HALL OF FAME: 100 years on record

posted: 08/30/2015 4:11 a.m. Gallery Discuss

For 100 years the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has worked to conserve the state's wildlife resources. Its successes were celebrated Aug. 21, as were five Arkansans who have contributed to enhancing outdoor life, conservation education and protecting wildlife habitat at the Arkansas Outdoor Hall of Fame Banquet in the Statehouse Convention Center.

RIGHT TIME RIGHT PLACE: She drew a line in the sand: Her or her neighbor

posted: 08/30/2015 4:10 a.m. Discuss

Sarah Orme and her best friend, Carol, had just moved to Tennessee from Kentucky in 1976. They didn't really know anyone and were passing the time playing jacks in their Nashville apartment one evening when, who should come rap-rap-rapping at their door?

MALE CALL: Cuff links, pocket squares establish style on a budget

posted: 08/30/2015 4:09 a.m. Discuss

I'm a young guy who cares about clothes. I work in an office with men who dress well, but my budget is not unlimited. I'm hoping to spend a little and create a personal style by adding pocket squares and French cuff shirts with cuff links. Are these appropriate or do I need $1,000 suits to pull them off?

ROCKIN' BLUE RIBBON BASH: Women talk, men live

posted: 08/30/2015 4:07 a.m. Gallery Discuss

The Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation threw another big bro-hug hoedown Aug. 20 at Temple B'Nai Israel, this one honoring University of Central Arkansas president Tom Courtway.

CHOREOGRAPHED PLAY: Dancers mix, make merry at pre-contest get-together

posted: 08/30/2015 4:06 a.m. Discuss

At a casual wine and hors d'oeuvres party at Good Food by Ferneau, company dancers from Ballet Arkansas and a handful of visiting choreographers mingled three days before the Visions competition on Aug. 22 at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Vicarious online vacation worse than no vacation

posted: 08/30/2015 4:05 a.m. Discuss

And how was your summer? Have you been frolicking in the Hamptons with an Academy Award-winning actress? No? Then you have clearly not been having as good a time as Amy Schumer.

Cringe-inducing wedding rituals

posted: 08/30/2015 4:03 a.m. Discuss

Cue the urge to leave a wedding; bathroom break, anyone? These moments are ones brides, grooms, guests and wedding planners all told us they encounter with a roll of their eyes. Among their most dreaded ceremony or reception moments:

Millennials seek gift cards, money as wedding presents

posted: 08/30/2015 4:03 a.m. Discuss

When it comes to registering for gifts, a generational change has developed, with more and more millennial couples asking their guests to consider holding the gravy ladles and shelving the dishes in favor of gifts of a very different sort.

Laura Carrolyn Bryan - Russell Byron Curtner

posted: 08/30/2015 3:58 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Laura Carrolyn Bryan became the bride of Russell Byron Curtner at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, in Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. The Rev. Christoph Keller III officiated.

TASTE OF THE FINEST: Savoring success

posted: 08/30/2015 3:56 a.m. Gallery Discuss

If you spotted someone wearing a purple ribbon Aug. 20 at the Metroplex, you knew that person was one of 30 young professionals being honored that evening at Little Rock Taste of the Finest.

WELCOME STUDENTS: Clinton School introduces 11th socially conscious crop

posted: 08/30/2015 3:52 a.m. Gallery Discuss

The Clinton School of Public Service, which admitted its first class in 2005, welcomed 39 new students Aug. 20 at a reception at Trapnall Hall.

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