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The Recruiting Guy: Louisiana linebacker, safety check out Arkansas

posted: 01/30/2015 2:14 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas is expected to host two Louisiana prospects on official visits this weekend.

A matter of seconds

posted: 01/30/2015 2:03 a.m. Comments 6

Most Americans have jobs that require interaction with people. A great many occupations involve dealing with the public at large, which usually means a mix of familiar folks and strangers.

Dear Abby: Seizure in classroom prompts lesson on reaction for kids

posted: 01/30/2015 1:43 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: Last week, I had a seizure in front of my fourth-grade students. This has never happened to me before, so I had never spoken to my students about such a thing. I want to write them and their families a letter expressing my apologies, thanking them for their kind thoughts and giving basic advice on how to handle a seizure. Is this appropriate? If so, how do I start the letter?

That pesky cipherin'

posted: 01/29/2015 3:02 a.m. Comments 26

There has been a little confusion on the fringe right at the state Legislature on the question of whether we are raising or cutting taxes.

Like It Is: Seahawk's silent treatment stirs up a ruckus

posted: 01/29/2015 2:44 a.m. Discuss

We are supposed to believe Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch wanted no publicity.

Arkansas Sportsman: Readers recall favorite .22 pistols

posted: 01/29/2015 2:28 a.m. Discuss

Sportsmen are deeply attached to certain firearms, and several shared testimonials about their favorite .22-caliber pistols in response to a Christmas column about my Ruger Mk. II.

The TV Column: In late show, Wilmore looks for toes to stomp on

posted: 01/29/2015 1:55 a.m. Discuss

I knew I was going to like Larry Wilmore's new panel talk show the minute he opened his mouth on the Jan. 19 premiere of The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore.

Dear Abby: Woman's love for boyfriend doesn't spill over to his son

posted: 01/29/2015 1:44 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: I am in a great relationship with a wonderful man, "Kevin." He loves me very much and we get along well. I have three kids -- two with special needs -- and Kevin loves them and treats them like his own. He also has a son, age 6, who has cystic fibrosis.

Columnists: Lost words, lost worlds

posted: 01/28/2015 3:08 a.m. Comment 1

It's a slim little book that had a powerful impact as this country and the rest of the world hovered on the edge of war in 1939: Mrs. Miniver by Jan Struther, which began as a collection of short newspaper columns in the Times about the daily life of an English household in suburban London. Then it became a popular novel, and eventually a classic movie. (Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon.) The movie was soon recognized by both British and American leaders--Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill--as an invaluable aid in mobilizing American opinion in favor of entering the war on the Allied side.

Dear Little House

posted: 01/28/2015 3:05 a.m. Discuss

Margaret Moore Jacobs was a fascinating Arkansas character. Born in 1900 as the oldest daughter of John Burton Moore of Clarendon, she contracted tuberculosis as a teenager and was confined to bed in a sanatorium in Denver.

Like It Is: Mental, physical exams best thing for Taylor

posted: 01/28/2015 2:50 a.m. Comments 2

It took less than 10 minutes for Pulaski County Circuit Judge Leon Johnson to say the words every person who cares about Jermain Taylor wanted to hear.

FRONT BURNER: Chocolate fiends, this one's for you

posted: 01/28/2015 2:11 a.m. Discuss

Serious chocolate cravings call for intensely chocolatey treats. These double chocolate brownies definitely fit that bill. The dark, almost black brownies are rich without being too sweet. Espresso sugar gives them a depth of flavor that accentuates the deep, toasty chocolate flavor without making the brownies taste like coffee.

Hog calls: Arkansas pole vaulters already on track

posted: 01/28/2015 2:05 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas track coaches Chris Bucknam and Lance Harter expect more than just the janitors to be watching Friday when current All-Americans/2016 U.S. Olympic pole vault candidates Andrew Irwin and Sandi Morris compete in the 12-team Razorback Invitational.

Uncorked: Aging in oak lends complexity to wine

posted: 01/28/2015 2:04 a.m. Discuss

The use of oak is an often misunderstood topic in winemaking. Simply put, there is no correlation between quality and oak.

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