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Kings of the Lake

posted: 10/24/2016 1:54 a.m. Discuss

"They race sailboats in Arkansas?" was my immediate, unfiltered response when my friend, Eric Bernheisel, asked if I was interested in joining a crew for a sailboat race.

OLD NEWS: Exchanges broke the chains of poverty

posted: 10/24/2016 1:52 a.m. Discuss

One hundred years ago today, a little news item out of Minneapolis appeared on the front page of the Arkansas Gazette:

WATCH YOUR LANGUAGE!: Highfalutin words, paring pretension

posted: 10/24/2016 1:50 a.m. Discuss

I decided to write a column about highfalutin words and phrases, so I thought I had better look up "highfalutin" in the dictionary. I had never used the word in writing before. I'm a little embarrassed because I always thought the word was highfalutin'. I thought it was really "highfaluting," but that people pronounced it in a folksy way, without the "g." So I'm happy to have learned something today (though undoubtedly I'll forget a half dozen other things).

Happy Trails

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OPPORTUNITIES: Weekend marathons scheduled for Conway

posted: 10/24/2016 1:49 a.m. Discuss

The Soaring Wings of Conway Marathon will make its second outing Saturday. While the marathon distance is brand new, there also is a half-marathon distance that has been held annually in Conway since 2008. Both distances will begin at 7 a.m. at the McGee Center at 3800 College Ave. in Conway.

Practically active: Menopause poses risks for diabetics

posted: 10/24/2016 1:48 a.m. Discuss

A week or so ago an email came from with a link to an article titled "Should 'No' Be the New 'Yes' for Women?"

Slim Pickings

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WHAT: Kroger Greek Yogurt

Licks, smells and puppy dog tails

posted: 10/24/2016 1:47 a.m. Discuss

Today, I let him win.

MASTER CLASS: Body weight training: Functional vs. 'gym' strength

posted: 10/24/2016 1:46 a.m. Discuss

Body weight training is such a fantastic way to stay in shape while creating functional strength, rather than "gym" strength. This week, I'll present some of the many advantages of body weight training and why it may be a more appealing option than traditional machines and free weights. Plus, I'll introduce a new body weight exercise that will challenge people of all fitness levels.

Super Quiz: Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune

posted: 10/24/2016 1:45 a.m. Discuss

1. Who took over as host of Jeopardy! in 1984?

Helpful Hints

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DEAR READERS: Today's Sound On is related to the "sweets day" at the end of this month. While there are many people who don't care for Halloween, it's nonetheless a time that many children look forward to with great anticipation.

Horoscopes by Holiday

posted: 10/24/2016 1:43 a.m. Discuss

Happy birthday. What was once the message of your secret heart will now be something you shout from the mountaintop, giving your wishes their best chance to come true.

On Christianity

posted: 10/24/2016 1:42 a.m. Discuss

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: A friend is always borrowing money from me (usually less than $50 at a time), but in spite of his promises he never pays it back. We're on a tight budget and can't really afford to do this, but he says it's my Christian duty. Is he right?

Dear Abby: Supportive friend should leave therapy to an expert

posted: 10/24/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: I am a college student on the East Coast. A dear friend of mine who attends the same university goes home on break to the West Coast.

Chadwick Taylor Rodgers

posted: 10/23/2016 2:14 a.m. Discuss

Dr. Chad Rodgers might have become a family physician like his father except for one small problem.

Trees on streets pretty and practical, group says

posted: 10/23/2016 2:12 a.m. Discuss

John Baker doesn't exactly hug trees, but he does plant them.


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Marilyn and Greg Brown left their home in Park City, Utah, to return to the alma mater to which they've been so generous throughout the years.

He found lifelong love by Fair Park Ferris wheel

posted: 10/23/2016 2:10 a.m. Discuss

Leonard Zemp went out with Juanita Johnson the first time he ventured into Little Rock. He would only have one more date with her before they began planning their wedding.

Male Call: Consider complexion, hair when choosing shirt colors

posted: 10/23/2016 2:09 a.m. Discuss

Q. You write about suits and ties and colors/rules for them, and then you mention polos only for weekends. My work (with a construction company) is almost exclusively in polos in my more "senior" position with my son, who just started as an assistant. Can you give some thoughts on what we need to know and perhaps what colors to go with? If it is related, I am tall, dark and ... old (salt and pepper hair), my son has his mother's fair skin and hair.

DEAR ABBY: Wannabe-granny advised to find ways to help others

posted: 10/23/2016 2:08 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: I have two wonderful children (28 and 30). Both are married and have great spouses.

REWRITING ENDINGS: Inspiring hope for kids

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There were many showstoppers at the 2016 Arkansas Woman of Inspiration Luncheon, held Oct. 13 in the Wally Allen Ballroom of the Statehouse Convention Center.

MARTINA McFABULOUS: Big Brothers, Sisters real star of dinner, show for Hatcher

posted: 10/23/2016 2:06 a.m. Discuss

A diverse crowd filled the Governor's Halls of the Statehouse Convention Center the night of Oct. 13 to first honor health insurance guru Greg Hatcher and then rock it out to country singer Martina McBride's top hits and new material. Some 800 people attended, raising $370,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas.

BLUE PLATE SPECIAL: Thea scholarship fund fed with chefs' creations

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There's an art to plating food and local chefs served up provisions pleasing to the eye as well as the palate at Thea's Blue Plate Special. The celebration of the culinary arts, held Oct. 17 at the Capital Hotel, was a fundraiser for the Thea Foundation, which promotes and supports the creative arts in schools.

MIRACLE BEGINNING: Cocktail reception leads up to foundation's Miracle Ball

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The Arkansas Children's Foundation rewarded some of the stalwart supporters of its Miracle Ball with a cocktail reception the night of Oct. 10 at the Capital Hotel.

TIGER PRIDE: Central High nonprofit gala honors alumni, raises funds

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The Little Rock Central High Tiger Foundation jumped into the fundraising arena recently with its first Award of Excellence event honoring Julie and the Very Rev. Christoph Keller III and the late Roosevelt Thompson. The dinner and program were held Oct. 13 in the Great Hall of the Clinton Presidential Center.




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