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LET'S TALK: Dollars and sense: Study says if you touch it, you buy it

posted: 05/21/2017 1:45 a.m. Discuss

So I wonder if this explains not only why I tend to come out of certain chain stores with about five times the amount of merchandise I went to buy in the first place, but why I tend to buy the stuff I fondle while shopping?

OPINION: If Buffalo flounders

posted: 05/21/2017 1:43 a.m. Discuss

I've known and respected Gov. Asa Hutchinson for decades, ever since he occupied the 3rd District seat held for 13 terms by my late uncle John Paul Hammerschmidt of Harrison.

OPINION: Prepare for a slap fight

posted: 05/21/2017 1:42 a.m. Discuss

You might think that the Justice Building west of the Capitol housing the offices of state Supreme Court justices and Court of Appeals judges would be a no-drama workplace.

COMMENTARY: Saluting the Class of 2017 in high school sports

posted: 05/21/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

Cheering in the press box by journalists is unprofessional and absolutely prohibited at many sporting events throughout the country.

Drivetime Mahatma: Readers put brakes on 75 mph

posted: 05/20/2017 2:50 a.m. Discuss

Last week's column was about the idea of raising the state's speed limit to 75 mph on rural interstates. A bill passed in the recent legislative session says the state Highway Commission "may" do so, "Upon an engineering and traffic investigation."

Hog Calls: Bucknam's men having solid season

posted: 05/20/2017 2:35 a.m. Discuss

Other than Lance Harter, all coaches likely envy where Chris Bucknam's men finished at the SEC Outdoor Championships.

OPINION: A noble crusade

posted: 05/20/2017 2:13 a.m. Comments 8

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is on a noble crusade of sorts. She (and 37 other state attorneys general) wants the federal government to expand its Medicaid support for investigating potential elder abuse in unconventional care facilities such as private homes.

IN THE GARDEN

posted: 05/20/2017 1:52 a.m. Discuss

Q Due to my holly bushes being full of bees, I didn't get my liriope under the bushes trimmed early and then forgot about them. Is it too late to trim it now?

DEAR ABBY: Old friend's sudden withdrawal causes a crisis of confidence

posted: 05/20/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: My best friend, "Ann," abruptly ended our friendship seven years ago and I still can't get over it. We were friends from the time we were in first grade until we were 48. We were inseparable as children; she was the maid of honor in my wedding; and though we've lived 3,000 miles apart for most of our adult lives, we maintained a close friendship through phone calls and yearly visits.

The Recruiting Guy: Oklahoma OL gives Hogs thorough look

posted: 05/19/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas target Owen Condon has visited Fayetteville twice and plans to make a third trip before he makes his college decision this summer.

OPINION: DANA D. KELLEY: The parallel tragedy

posted: 05/19/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

Normally tranquil Jonesboro was rocked in the first minutes of Mother's Day when gunfire erupted at a private party in a popular downtown venue. Two suspects are in custody, accused of killing one person and wounding six others when they fired into the crowd.

Like it is: Derby winner sapped; Empire strikes back

posted: 05/19/2017 2:09 a.m. Comments 2

The good news for Saturday's Preakness Stakes in Baltimore is there is no forecast for rain. For now.

DEAR ABBY: Reluctant grandparents veto couple's plan to start a family

posted: 05/19/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: I have been married for almost five years, and my husband and I recently decided to try to have a baby. I am really excited about the possibility of being a mom. My problem is, my parents and his parents don't want to be grandparents.

OPINION: JOHN BRUMMETT: The rush to outrage

posted: 05/18/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 13

Donald Trump is surely the right president for the digital era.

Like it is: An Oaklawn horse may supply trivia answer

posted: 05/18/2017 2:41 a.m. Discuss

It has become well-documented that Oaklawn Park is a major player in the world of horse racing, especially as the home of prep races for the Triple Crown.

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