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Let the arrows fly

posted: 09/02/2014 2:48 a.m. Comments 12

Political traditions are dying rapidly in Arkansas. That includes the one about campaign politics beginning in earnest on Labor Day.

A life lived: Leaving a mark

posted: 09/02/2014 2:45 a.m. Discuss

Comedian George Carlin, who died in 2008, reminded us that life isn't measured in the number of breaths we take, rather by the intangible moments that take our breath away.

Columnists: But don't let the feds do it

posted: 09/02/2014 2:43 a.m. Discuss

There are good reasons for financing roads through tolls instead of federal fuel taxes, but there is no case for the federal government to collect such tolls.

Columnists: Open those toll roads

posted: 09/02/2014 2:43 a.m. Discuss

The United States faces a transportation infrastructure dilemma. According to recent estimates from the Reason Foundation, reconstruction and needed capacity enhancements to the Interstate Highway System will cost approximately $1 trillion over the next two decades. If no new lanes are added, reconstruction will still cost nearly $600 billion.

The recruiting guy: Oklahoma tight end is a gem despite 3-star rating

posted: 09/02/2014 2:24 a.m. Discuss

Tight end Austin Cantrell of Roland, Okla., is a consensus 3-star prospect by national recruiting services, but that ranking might have more to do with Cantrell not attending any combines or camps with regional or national writers in attendance than it is a reflection of his ability and potential..

What's in a Dame: Quartet of souls hearten a sister

posted: 09/02/2014 2:16 a.m. Discuss

Girlfriend Intervention.

The TV Column: Duggar daughter's wedding airs tonight on TLC

posted: 09/02/2014 2:13 a.m. Discuss

Hang onto your hankies, boys and girls, Season 9 of 19 Kids & Counting kicks off at 8 p.m. today on TLC. It promises to be overflowing with tears of happiness.

Columnists: Lower the rates--now

posted: 09/01/2014 2:41 a.m. Comments 15

The Obama administration is highly exercised about "inversion," the practice by which an American corporation acquires a foreign company and moves its headquarters out of the U.S. to benefit from lower tax rates abroad.

Hog calls: One half won't be enough for Hogs

posted: 09/01/2014 2:38 a.m. Discuss

Halfway respectable also meant half bad.

Paper Trails: Brickell to visit state, sign books

posted: 08/31/2014 5:09 a.m. Discuss

PAGER-TURNER: Former Camden resident Beth Brickell, now a filmmaker, author and former actress living in Los Angeles, will hold five talks and book-signings in Arkansas for her new book, The Disappearance of Maud Crawford. The book is based on the true account of the unsolved mystery surrounding the March 2, 1957, disappearance of the Camden-based prominent attorney and civic leader. The events will be held Sept. 26-30 in Camden, Hot Springs, Little Rock and Blytheville.

Like it is: Hogs in it to win it before second-half slog

posted: 08/31/2014 4:39 a.m. Comments 6

On Friday night in Montgomery, only Maxwell Street separated the Arkansas Razorbacks and Auburn Tigers.

ARKANSAS SPORTSMAN: Shoot, new complex an ideal site for charity event

posted: 08/31/2014 4:09 a.m. Discuss

With dove season approaching, the Baptist Health Foundation Charity Clays event at Jacksonville last Friday was a timely opportunity to sharpen the shotgunning skills.

The Recruiting Guy: Texas running back tries to decide if Hogs are fit

posted: 08/31/2014 4:04 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas became the first SEC school to extend a scholarship offer to Charles West in June after the running back from Coppell, Texas, impressed Coach Bret Bielema during a camp.

UP AND COMING: Trapshooting duo target of foundation fundraiser

posted: 08/31/2014 3:28 a.m. Discuss

Who doesn't love a hall of fame? They're walk-through list­icles. And the more recondite, the better. Someday I'll get to the Mascot Hall of Fame in that quintessentially hall-of-fame state, Delaware.

LET'S TALK: Adjusting attitudes a lifesaver

posted: 08/31/2014 3:10 a.m. Discuss

Count me as one of those mourning the dead ... friends and loved ones who have died, those who have died at the hands of terrorists or law enforcement and those who have died by their own hand.

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