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Hanging on to history: Trial by Jury Dinner gives state park visitors a taste of jurisprudence past

posted: 01/17/2017 5:45 a.m. Discuss

HISTORIC WASHINGTON STATE PARK -- On a frigid Hempstead County night earlier this month, gawkers from near and far packed the dimly lighted courthouse here to learn the fate of Henry H. Skaggs, the local man accused of capital murder in the death of his friend, Will Oakes, with a single shot from a .50-caliber pistol.

DEAR ABBY: Mom and ex at loggerheads over daughter's cellphone

posted: 01/17/2017 5:45 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: I bought my 11-year-old daughter a cellphone. My ex does not approve. We have been divorced for six years, and he still can't get over it. He despises me. He refuses to listen to why I want her to have a cellphone.

Tell Me About It: Keep bigoted friends so you can work to change them

posted: 01/17/2017 5:45 a.m. Discuss

DEAR CAROLYN: Two friends have recently expressed bigoted views, and I have been left devastated and confused. These people have been truly great and supportive friends, and we've been through a lot when it comes to raising our kids.

What's in a Dame: You have got to go, Mister Roboto

posted: 01/17/2017 1:47 a.m. Discuss

I've been feeling so popular lately.

Listen Up: La La Land's music perfectly scores film

posted: 01/17/2017 1:46 a.m. Discuss

B Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Powerhouse singing trio Wildflower Revue to celebrate debut album

posted: 01/17/2017 1:45 a.m. Discuss

It started with "Just a Closer Walk With Thee."

The TV Column: History Channel debuts action-packed SEAL drama

posted: 01/17/2017 1:45 a.m. Discuss

TV, it seems, is always looking for rugged all-American heroes to get us through the tough times.

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES

posted: 01/17/2017 1:44 a.m. Discuss

Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts:

Gun violence in kid films rising

posted: 01/17/2017 1:44 a.m. Discuss

In the climatic battle scene in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, basically everyone has a gun. The rebels dodging enemy blaster beams along the sand. The stormtroopers emerging from the water in their shiny white armor. The long-legged armored walkers knocking down palm trees.

Super Quiz: Groups of four

posted: 01/17/2017 1:43 a.m. Discuss

1. Lennon, McCartney, Starr and Harrison

Helpful Hints

posted: 01/17/2017 1:42 a.m. Discuss

DEAR HELOISE: Can you explain why receipts should be scanned into a computer file or even on a mobile phone?

Horoscopes by Holiday

posted: 01/17/2017 1:41 a.m. Discuss

Happy birthday. Your best strategy is to come up with one single goal for the year. Commit yourself and tell everyone. The more public pressure the better. Next month brings a wealth of helpful people. Your family will grow in late summer.

On Christianity

posted: 01/17/2017 1:41 a.m. Discuss

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: A friend of mine likes to argue with me about religion, but no matter how often I answer one of his questions, he immediately comes back with another question. Am I wasting my time talking to him about Jesus?

PHOTOS: Exploring tunnel beneath downtown Hot Springs is dark, steamy adventure

updated: 01/17/2017 5:45 a.m. Comments 2

HOT SPRINGS -- When I was young, I told people I longed to go on eccentric adventures, like bicycling across the nation or floating down the Mississippi River to New Orleans in a homemade raft. They told me I would outgrow such yearnings. They were wrong.

DEAR ABBY: Photo of mom in body bag infuriates grieving daughter

posted: 01/16/2017 5:45 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: I am a 58-year-old female. My mother passed away in my home almost exactly a year ago. I took care of her for the last three years of her life. After she died, my brother and his wife came to my home at 1:30 p.m. The funeral home didn't arrive to pick her up until 8:30 that night.

OLD NEWS: Teenage artist had prize spot on Page 1

posted: 01/16/2017 1:49 a.m. Discuss

I had planned to tell you today about a goofy tribute (of sorts) to William F. Cody that I stumbled across in the 1917 Arkansas Gazette archives. Humorist William F. Kirk devoted one of his Little Bobbie's Pa columns to Buffalo Bill, who had died that January.

WATCH YOUR LANGUAGE!: Farewell, on fleek: It's on the ban list

posted: 01/16/2017 1:49 a.m. Discuss

Lake Superior State is a small university in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., on the Canadian border. One annual mission of the school is compiling a list of words that are so overused they almost hurt.

Happy Trails: Allsopp Park North

posted: 01/16/2017 1:48 a.m. Discuss

ALLSOPP PARK NORTH

PRACTICALLY ACTIVE: Diabetes complicates treatment for cold, flu

posted: 01/16/2017 1:47 a.m. Discuss

I've finally caught a cold. People all around me are sick and silly me thought I could keep the germs at bay.

Slim Pickings

posted: 01/16/2017 1:47 a.m. Discuss

WHAT: Smart Made frozen entrees

MASTER CLASS: Miniband Jack a good start on that vital warmup

posted: 01/16/2017 1:46 a.m. Discuss

Warmup exercises may be the most important element of a workout. A proper warm-up provides many benefits that translate into better performance, fewer injuries and greater results.

Unnoticed, tunnel big part of history

posted: 01/16/2017 1:45 a.m. Discuss

1877 Col. Samuel George Hamblen, a white surveyor and lawyer from Maine who had led the 10th U.S. Colored Troops Heavy Artillery regiment during the Civil War, began working on a design to build walls and an arch over Hot Springs Creek. Later he became the second superintendent of the Hot Springs Reservation (now Hot Springs National Park).

OPPORTUNITIES: Endurance Run 50K will kick off Saturday

posted: 01/16/2017 1:44 a.m. Discuss

David's Trail Endurance Run 50K and 25K will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Rocking Chair Resort in Mountain Home.

Super Quiz: Cities

posted: 01/16/2017 1:44 a.m. Discuss

1. Largest city on the Great Lakes

Helpful Hints

posted: 01/16/2017 1:41 a.m. Discuss

DEAR READERS: Today's Sound Off comes from a reader whose frustrations center on the bags inside breakfast-cereal boxes.

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