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Columnists: Views of Reconstruction

posted: 08/02/2015 3:12 a.m. Discuss

This week I continue to look at the period following the Civil War known as Reconstruction. Last week I presented a defense of Reconstruction, though noting that it offered far more than it accomplished.

UP AND COMING: It’s only natural these four would be in Outdoor Hall

posted: 08/02/2015 3:10 a.m. Discuss

Another Arkansas Outdoor Hall of Fame induction ceremony — the 24th! This year’s a peach of a class — the writer/television producer Steve Bowman, the bladesmith Jerry Fisk, Ducks Unlimited president George Dunklin, and the late wildlife officer Joel Campora, who was helping two women trapped in their Y City home during a flood when it collapsed. (Campora, Scott County Sheriff Cody Carpenter and the two women were killed.)

Columnists: Who's downstairs?

posted: 08/02/2015 3:08 a.m. Discuss

How much do millennials love their parents? Do they enjoy basements? These are not questions that a new Pew Research Center report seeks to answer. But it may shed some light on millennials nonetheless.

Column One: The age of the supersized

posted: 08/02/2015 2:58 a.m. Discuss

Bigger is better. It’s the mantra of our times, whether we’re talking about skyscrapers, superstores, fast food, all-you-can-eat buffets, lottery jackpots, the national debt, presidential campaign kitties, The Donald’s impressive mane . . .

Drivetime Mahatma: Dealer tag redefines temporary

posted: 08/01/2015 3:29 a.m. Comment 1

Dear Mahatma: I see a car weekdays on Cumberland Street, LaHarpe Boulevard, Cantrell Road and Riverfront Drive. The temporary dealer tag is several months expired. I resent this deadbeat.

When we least expect

posted: 08/01/2015 2:27 a.m. Discuss

It is evening last Monday; 31-year-old Jason Alan Adcock reportedly speeds away from a domestic dispute just south of Branson. Sheriff's deputies responding to a call about that argument catch sight of his 2004 GMC truck and try to stop him.

IN THE GARDEN

posted: 08/01/2015 1:49 a.m. Discuss

Q We have something growing in our front yard, and it is spreading. It just started this summer, and we have no idea what it is. Right now, it is mostly around the part of the yard that is nearest the shrub bed. Can you tell what it is? And if so, how do we get rid of it? I'm afraid it is going to take over our whole yard if we don't get it stopped. We have a service that sprayed for weeds, but that didn't kill whatever this is.

Hog Calls: Offseason work must show up on field

posted: 08/01/2015 1:48 a.m. Discuss

Like about every other college football team approaching preseason practice, the Arkansas Razorbacks recently posted video of some of their strongest players lifting maximum weights.

Dear Abby: Jail is just punishment for dui even though no one got hurt

posted: 08/01/2015 1:39 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: I am normally a law-abiding citizen. I was pulled over a half-block away from picking up my son and charged with DUI.

Rural life matters

posted: 07/31/2015 1:51 a.m. Comments 3

I had my first visit to Eudora on Saturday.

Dear Abby: Boyfriend reveals that his soul mate died years ago

posted: 07/31/2015 1:42 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: I have been close to my best friend for three years. A year ago we decided to date. We have a wonderful relationship on almost every level. The only issue I have is that he's reluctant to open up about his past.

The Arkansas Special

posted: 07/30/2015 2:51 a.m. Comments 19

Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin, assigned by Gov. Asa Hutchinson to finagle a way out of this Common Core imbroglio, says we must change the name and tinker.

Like It Is: Patriots turning up the fire on Goodell

posted: 07/30/2015 2:40 a.m. Comments 2

New England quarterback Tom Brady went on Facebook on Wednesday to defend himself after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell upheld Brady's four-game suspension for his alleged role in Deflategate.

Arkansas Sportsman: Amazing shades of brown on White

posted: 07/30/2015 2:24 a.m. Discuss

When it's hot enough to fry eggs on the pavement, there's no better place to be in Arkansas than on a cold trout stream.

The TV Column: SpongeBob movie is a nice summer diversion

posted: 07/30/2015 1:53 a.m. Discuss

It's hot. It's nasty. You've seen all the reruns, and are desperate for something to watch on Friday night next to the air conditioner. What to do?

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