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COLUMNISTS: On the nature of evil

posted: 04/23/2014 3:59 a.m. Comment 1

There may be at least as many definitions of the news as there are sections of the paper—from the sports to business to the comic strips to the front page, not excluding the classifieds and all the other ads. News is Man Bites Dog, the unusual.

Downtown revivals

posted: 04/23/2014 3:57 a.m. Discuss

They held the third in a series of public meetings on the future of downtown Hot Springs last week.

LIKE IT IS: It’s more about the green than the cardinal

posted: 04/23/2014 3:41 a.m. Comments 6

The first news release came at 8:59 Tuesday morning with pictures of T-shirts and hats featuring the new Arkansas Razorbacks secondary logo and how you can buy all things in the new and improved cardinal color online.

FRONT BURNER: Leftovers stirred into a cash-saver

posted: 04/23/2014 2:52 a.m. Discuss

When all you have in the fridge are bits and pieces of other meals and a few stray vegetables, coming up with dinner can seem like a daunting, if not impossible task. Those are the nights when I find myself tempted to order takeout or delivery.

UNCORKED: The best wine goes in glass, not the pan

posted: 04/23/2014 2:44 a.m. Discuss

There are countless rules surrounding wine, but one of my least favorites is the old-fashioned guidance, “Always cook with the same wine you will be drinking.” I remember the first time the rule struck me as one I would not be following in my kitchen.

COLUMNISTS: BP, four years later

posted: 04/22/2014 4:29 a.m. Discuss

Four years after the largest offshore oil disaster in U.S. history, scientists are still trying to come to terms with the toll that the Deepwater Horizon tragedy wreaked on the birds, sea life, waters and habitats of the Gulf of Mexico. Multitudes of creatures and habitats were wiped out—and continue to suffer—but outrageously, environmental restoration has barely even begun.

Too-rapid growth

posted: 04/22/2014 4:27 a.m. Discuss

The concept of balle balle! or “quick, quick!” is at the very core of Koreans’ view of themselves. After rising from the ashes of war in the 1950s, bouncing back from financial collapse in the late 1990s, and growing into a technology-and-entertainment powerhouse over the last decade, South Korea has turned its ability to get the job done into a national hallmark.

Earth Day, moving forward

posted: 04/22/2014 4:26 a.m. Discuss

As the nation celebrates Earth Day today, it’s an excellent opportunity to highlight initiatives taken to protect the air, water and land we depend on for life.

Something wonderful: Back on the line

posted: 04/22/2014 4:25 a.m. Discuss

Dr. Merlin Augustine, founder of the M&N Augustine Foundation, was beaming Saturday as he mingled in crowds that came and went from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the cavernous activities hall at Fayetteville’s Central United Methodist Church.

A lasting impact

posted: 04/22/2014 4:24 a.m. Comments 6

On a mild and sunny Friday afternoon on the banks of the White River in tiny St. Charles in Arkansas County, they celebrated a happier time.

LIKE IT IS: SEC West looks to fill holes, even Alabama

posted: 04/22/2014 4:11 a.m. Discuss

As spring football practices have wrapped up, or are wrapping up, here’s one man’s look at the SEC’s Western Division.

THE RECRUITING GUY: Touted lineman: Visit with Hogs ‘bumps them up’

posted: 04/22/2014 4:06 a.m. Discuss

Highly recruited offensive lineman Gabe Megginson said he didn’t know what to expect before making his trip to Arkansas on Saturday.

WHAT’S IN A DAME: You prefer men hairy or bare-y?

posted: 04/22/2014 3:23 a.m. Discuss

Must. Lose. Mustache.

THE TV COLUMN: MTV gets adults’ attention with Awkward series

posted: 04/22/2014 3:14 a.m. Discuss

MTV? Is there anything worth watching on MTV?

When she thinks of Easter

posted: 04/21/2014 7:01 a.m. Discuss

When she thinks of Easter she remembers the mule and the long walk to town, the dirt road and her brothers — all gone now. She thinks of her mother and her father, and how at nearly 80 she is an orphan.

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