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DEAR ABBY: Gay man doesn't welcome attention from female friend

posted: 05/31/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: I'm a 51-year-old gay male. I have a sweet, dear friend I'll call "Samantha" who is slightly older. The problem is, she wants more than friendship. She insists on spending time with me and calls me daily. She hugs me repeatedly when she goes to leave, and kisses my neck or cheek -- whichever she can get to.

The Recruiting Guy: Deep-thinking Texas defensive back considers Hogs

posted: 05/31/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas defensive backs coach Paul Rhoads' resume of being a head coach or defensive coordinator the past 16 years has impressed cornerback Timarcus Davis of College Station, Texas.

JOHN BRUMMETT: The kid's all right

posted: 05/31/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Once I was speaking in Conway at a roast of former state Sen. Gilbert Baker, at the time my favorite Republican, a designation I always try to keep in my collection.

The TV Column: America's Got Talent back, so is crusty Cowell

posted: 05/31/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Have you missed Simon Cowell? Well, he's baaaaack!

MIKE MASTERSON: On the hog factory

posted: 05/31/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

It's become apparent in light of two editorials published by the newspaper that a number of my valued readers are confused by the difference in tone and approach between what I express in my column and the newspaper's opinions about coverage of the controversial C&H Hog Farms in Mount Judea.

Columnists: Notes on the Waco Horror

posted: 05/31/2016 2:24 a.m. Discuss

"One of the most important assets Coach Briles has brought to Baylor is the moral character that he built into the football program."

DEAR ABBY: Woman sees herself as abuser after couple's stormy breakups

posted: 05/30/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: After reading some of your columns concerning abusive, controlling relationships, I realize that I am in one, but not in the way you assume. I am the abuser.

Read, watch, listen

posted: 05/30/2016 2:35 a.m. Discuss

To paraphrase the Dos Equis commercial, I don't listen to rock music much anymore, but when I do it's often after reading an intriguing essay or book about a band I grew up with. I'll then go back to their best albums and perhaps even watch film clips or movies about them.

Hog Calls: NCAA Preliminary track meets waste time, money

posted: 05/30/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

If last week's lightning in Lawrence, Kan. doesn't strike NCAA bigwigs that it's wastefully idiotic conducting a three-day track meet with a 12th-place finish equal to a first, then nothing will.

Paper Trails: Pitcher from Arkansas hits big leagues; former Little Rock resident scales Mount Everest

posted: 05/29/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

CATCHING HIS BIG BREAK: That's exactly what Ashur Tolliver, 28, of Sherwood, a left-handed pitcher with the Baltimore Orioles' Class AA affiliate the Bowie Baysox, recently had when he caught a ball hit up the middle with his barehanded pitching hand. Big deal considering Tolliver, in the spring of 2012, underwent a major labrum surgery that could have ended his career. The Sylvan Hills graduate was called up to the Baltimore Orioles last Tuesday.

BUSINESS MATTERS: Owner of Little Rock's new 1836 Club says it fills privacy void for members

posted: 05/29/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 7

Mark Camp's search for an executive chef at Little Rock's recently opened 1836 Club further confirmed his belief that the town was lacking an appropriately private place for politicians and business people to meet.

The Recruiting Guy: Anderson, Cleveland return home seeking guard

posted: 05/29/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas basketball Coach Mike Anderson and assistant T.J. Cleveland are going back to their hometown of Birmingham, Ala., in hopes of luring highly regarded guard Jamal Johnson.

Like it is: WALLY HALL: Baylor should put focus on assisting victims

posted: 05/29/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 5

When the rumblings began early last week that Baylor University President Ken Starr was to be fired and head football coach Art Briles would not be, it was a bit troubling.

Spin Cycle: Wookiee's contagious joy is good for health

posted: 05/29/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Candace Payne still has me cackling.

DEAR ABBY: His unduly long fingernails are giving gal pal the creeps

posted: 05/29/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: I am a 65-year-old widow and recently started dating a 66-year-old man. I really like him and enjoy his company. However, one thing about him drives me up a wall. He has long fingernails on both hands. He is neat and tidy and otherwise well groomed. I am quite sure he is not a coke user (which some have suggested could be the reason).

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