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Drivetime Mahatma: Night din, doughnuts irk at park

posted: 05/30/2015 3:16 a.m. Discuss

Dear Mahatma: I live near Murray Park, where there are many incidents of people doing doughnuts. It's also common to have loud motorcyclists speeding on Rebsamen Park Road. Why are police officers regularly stationed along Rebsamen in the day when there is little evidence of law enforcement late at night when the real problems occur? -- Proud City Taxpayer

Tribute on the river

posted: 05/30/2015 2:49 a.m. Discuss

Low, fast-moving rain clouds punctuated by intermittent showers couldn't keep nearly 100 people and Channel 10 television from Springfield, Mo., from attending the memorial rally and float for the late 3rd District Rep. John Paul Hammerschmidt along the Buffalo National River near Pruitt last weekend.

Hog Calls: It's not all doom, gloom for Anderson

posted: 05/30/2015 2:35 a.m. Discuss

Nobody can sugar-coat what the Arkansas Razorbacks lost for their 2015-2016 basketball season.

IN THE GARDEN

posted: 05/30/2015 1:46 a.m. Discuss

Q I recently heard that having cedar trees around can cause your peach trees to not produce fruit. Is this true and how much distance should be between the trees?

Dear Abby: Teenager in a hurry to grow up wonders about slowing down

posted: 05/30/2015 1:38 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: I'm a teenager and I want to grow up fast. My boyfriend, "Jared," and I are very serious, and we want to have a baby. I know that sounds crazy, but we talk about it all the time and we're ready for it.

Gender hate by the numbers

posted: 05/29/2015 2:47 a.m. Comments 8

Back in 2009, the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act expanded victimization to include gender and gender-identity bias, and required the FBI to track statistics on those categories.

Like It Is: Warriors have to find a way to offset James

posted: 05/29/2015 2:38 a.m. Discuss

Everyone who likes basketball can now get excited about the NBA.

The Recruiting Guy: UA eyes 6-10 shot-blocker from Kennesaw State

posted: 05/29/2015 2:08 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas Coach Mike Anderson and his staff are expected to host center Willy Kouassi for an official visit June 5-7.

On Film: Movie Man hates the numbers game

posted: 05/29/2015 1:48 a.m. Discuss

Q. Whatever happened to Mr. Big Shot Movie Man? We haven't heard from the old boy in quite some time and I rather enjoyed his occasional drawings back of the curtain to expose the sausage factory-esque workings of the MovieStyle section. What have you done to him? I suspect that he was a little too frank and transparent for the powers what be.

Dear Abby: Politics served with profanity makes dinner hard to swallow

posted: 05/29/2015 1:38 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: My sister-in-law and her live-in boyfriend, "Bud," get together with us for dinner and outings. We enjoy each other's company, but over the last couple of years he has been making disparaging remarks on the subject of politics. We do not belong to the same political party, and his remarks make our blood boil.

Joining the South

posted: 05/28/2015 2:47 a.m. Comments 39

The state Legislature meets in supposedly "special" session this week to do decidedly ordinary things simply because other largely unreconstructed Southern states do them.

Like It Is: More emphasis on concussions smart move

posted: 05/28/2015 2:31 a.m. Discuss

When Nick Saban speaks, the college football world listens.

Arkansas Sportsman: Bass won't play at Lake Barnett

posted: 05/28/2015 2:13 a.m. Discuss

Since streams and rivers are so high and swift, I'm fishing small lakes around the state this spring and summer.

The TV Column: CW announces one new show for fall season

posted: 05/28/2015 1:50 a.m. Discuss

I have a co-worker who asked me last week what I was working on and I said, "The new fall schedule for The CW."

Dear Abby: Mom seeks detour to safety around in-laws' driving habits

posted: 05/28/2015 1:39 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: My in-laws are fabulous. They love me and think the world of our 2-year-old daughter, "Hayley." They do anything to support us.

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