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No nukes for Iran

posted: 03/30/2015 2:38 a.m. Comment 1

Barack Obama appears intent upon concluding an agreement with Iran that, according to critics from both parties, could allow it to become a nuclear power on the installment plan. About which, several observations:

Columnists: Bored with school?

posted: 03/30/2015 2:37 a.m. Discuss

The London newspaper The Independent recently published a sensational story about Finnish plans to abandon subject teaching in public schools. No more math, history and geography as separate lessons, it reported. Instead, students will study topics such as the European Union, picking up language and math skills and knowledge about geography and history as they go along. Even though that's not exactly what's happening in Finland, the article took off on social networks. Apparently, adjustments to rigidly compartmentalized learning sound good to a lot of people.

Columnists: The GOP racing form

posted: 03/30/2015 2:36 a.m. Comments 2

With Ted Cruz announcing and Rand Paul and Marco Rubio soon to follow, it's time to start handicapping the horses and making enemies.

Hog Calls: Pitchers stepping up for Hogs

posted: 03/30/2015 2:10 a.m. Discuss

A week ago, this column referenced the Arkansas Razorbacks pitching staff as "three and a half men."

Tech Spotlight: Skylink protects home without monthly fees

posted: 03/30/2015 2:06 a.m. Discuss

Summer vacation plans are likely in the works, with the end of school rapidly approaching. Security of the home often is an issue for potential vacationers.

On Computers: Singalong passwords keep hackers tuned out

posted: 03/30/2015 2:05 a.m. Comment 1

Most people use a simple English word as their password, like "potato." But real words are easy for hackers to crack -- once the first couple of letters are found, the hacker's computer can immediately fill in all the words that start with those letters. Here's a better way:

Helpful Hints

posted: 03/30/2015 1:48 a.m. Discuss

DEAR READERS: Many of you wrote in regarding a recent Sound Off about people not waiting their turn when lanes merge. Here is what one reader had to say:

On Christianity

posted: 03/30/2015 1:46 a.m. Comments 2

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: I've lived a pretty rebellious life, but now I'm older and I'd give anything to be able to erase the past and know God has forgiven me. But I can't believe God will ever do that. He might forgive some people, but not someone who's done all the things I've done. Is there any hope for me?

Like It is: Time out: We didn't ask for 'media' timeout

posted: 03/29/2015 2:50 a.m. Discuss

As the commercial telethon commonly known as the NCAA Tournament wraps up its second weekend, it seems too much time has been spent watching folks pitch something for sale rather than seeing actual basketball action.

Paper Trails: New book gives space to architect

posted: 03/29/2015 2:45 a.m. Discuss

BUILDING RECOGNITION: Reese Rowland, an architect with Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects in Little Rock, is included in a recently released book, South: What it Means to be Here in Heart or in Spirit, by author Wendy Nilsen Pollitzer of Beaufort, S.C.

Arkansas Sportsman: Crawfish boil raises big bucks for turkey conservation

posted: 03/29/2015 2:21 a.m. Discuss

Turkey hunting bore the sweet aroma of boiled crawfish Thursday at Fisher Armory in North Little Rock, or was it the sweet aroma of turkey conservation?

UP AND COMING: Chef cookoff, swanky parties, everybody give!

posted: 03/29/2015 2:17 a.m. Discuss

Here are a couple of hot tickets this week. Pulaski Technical College hosts its Diamond Chefs preliminaries Tuesday at its Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute. On Thursday, inside its Jack Stephens arena, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock holds its 12th Taste of Little Rock.

Dear Abby: Dear Abby: Good manners scarce these days

posted: 03/29/2015 2:13 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have two daughters whom we have taught to use good manners. We are proud that they always remember to use their "pleases" and "thank yous" and many people have commented how polite they are.

Spin Cycle: News is getting harder to stomach

posted: 03/29/2015 2:06 a.m. Discuss

Let's chew on some of the curious recent developments in food news.

The TV Column: Book-based Killing Jesus examines historical side

posted: 03/29/2015 2:06 a.m. Discuss

Easter is just around the corner and that brings a flurry of Jesus-themed TV programming.

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