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The Recruiting Guy: Hogs' use of TE intrigues Aggies' commitment

posted: 07/29/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Texas A&M tight end commitment Camron Horry likes how Arkansas uses his position, and he also is good friends with Hogs defensive end commitment Ryder Anderson.

Lizzie Warren took an axe

posted: 07/29/2016 2:08 a.m. Comments 2

It's not unusual during ultra-partisan quadrennial political conventions for the truth to get bludgeoned. The "rah rah" pep-rally nature of things essentially guarantees the highest degree of shrill spin and sensationalism, especially for whoever draws the "hatchet job" spot to beat up the other party's nominee.

On Film: Sitting in a theater is still worthwhile

posted: 07/29/2016 1:52 a.m. Discuss

There is a sense that we're losing touch with a lot of our traditional forms of interaction. A lot of the things that used to pull people out into the streets to mill around with strangers have been replaced by things we do in our homes, alone or with people we see every day. Absent a professional obligation, I don't go out to the movie theater much in the evenings anymore. That's kind of a shame, but there are too many options at my fingertips -- in addition to cable TV and Netflix there's a library of DVDs I'll never work my way through.

DEAR ABBY: Mom fights feelings of guilt over son being an only child

posted: 07/29/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: I am the mother of a 13-year-old son, my only child. For the past 10 years I have been living with mounting guilt over the fact that he doesn’t have a sibling. It’s not because my husband and I haven’t tried, we have. But fertility issues took us down an empty road, and adoption discussions were just that -- discussions.

Like It Is: Arkansas faces difficult road, even at home

posted: 07/28/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

At least one preseason college football magazine has the Arkansas Razorbacks playing the nation's ninth-toughest schedule.

JOHN BRUMMETT: The challenge for Hillary

posted: 07/28/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 29

Hillary Clinton's challenge of a lifetime tonight is more daunting than Michelle Obama's in Hillary's behalf Monday evening.

DEAR ABBY: Sweet man sours marriage by calling his wife fat

posted: 07/28/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: I am a large, overweight woman. I have been in the process of losing weight for more than five years. I got married three years ago to an amazing guy. He’s the sweetest man I have ever met.

ARKANSAS SPORTSMAN: Filthy facilities reflect poorly

posted: 07/28/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 2

Visiting public boat ramps makes me question the value of public access, and I remind myself that slobs are merely a visible minority.

THE TV COLUMN: Shark Week lurks, offers respite from politics

posted: 07/28/2016 1:58 a.m. Discuss

Tonight is the final night of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, so I can't say with certainty what will happen.

Like it is: Red Wolves vs. Hogs as unlikely as ever

posted: 07/27/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 8

It is an ageless debate, one that comes up numerous times a year on radio talk shows, and recently it was on The Show With No Name on The Buzz, KABZ-FM, 103.7, in Little Rock.

DEAR ABBY: Single mom craves family’s embrace of her daughters

posted: 07/27/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: I am a single mother of two biracial daughters ages 2 and 4. They fill my life with joy and I am thankful to be their mother. My problem is, I haven’t been

REX NELSON: The centenarian

posted: 07/27/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 2

They came from across the Delta on a hot, humid Saturday earlier this month to celebrate the 100th birthday of legendary Helena attorney David Solomon. Some came from even farther away. Stopping on the way east for my favorite barbecue sandwich at Craig's in DeValls Bluff, I ran into Helena native Dick Hatfield, who starred alongside his brother Ken on the great University of Arkansas football teams of the early 1960s. He was making the trip from his home in Fayetteville for the reception.

FRONT BURNER: Squash overload? Try it with chicken

posted: 07/27/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

It happens every summer.

Columnist: What’s in a name?

posted: 07/27/2016 2:58 a.m. Comments 3

The name games continue. Consider just one example: Arkansas Works, which is what Governor Asa Hutchinson calls his plan to switch more Arkansans to Medicaid. The state was hooked when the Feds agreed to pay the full cost of expanding Medicaid--but only until next year. Then the state's taxpayers will have to pay first 5 percent, then 10 percent of the cost over the next five years. It turns out that the much ballyhooed Private Option was always a public one--and not optional at all. The cost to Arkansas taxpayers will mount every year. Just as skeptics warned when Arkansas accepted this sucker's deal.

Hog Calls: Morris' form secondary to clearing the bar

posted: 07/27/2016 1:58 a.m. Discuss

Good thing for Sandi Morris that pole vaulting is performance based on clearing heights and not on form.

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