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AT EASE: Air Force marks its 70 years as military branch with gala

posted: 09/24/2017 2:07 a.m. Gallery Discuss

About 800 military personnel from Little Rock Air Force Base turned out in full dress uniform the night of Sept. 16 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Air Force becoming its own military branch. The formal affair for the easy-going bunch was presented by the Little Rock AFB Community Council with the theme "Breaking Barriers Since 1947."

DEAR ABBY: Mom miffed over party exclusion

posted: 09/24/2017 2:05 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: Our daughter is celebrating her 50th birthday next month. Her husband, "Ben," is throwing her a surprise party at a restaurant. We know because he has asked us to watch and feed the grandkids, who are in their teens.

Jessica Jill Alley - Adle Nayef Haddad

posted: 09/24/2017 2:04 a.m. Discuss

Jessica Jill Alley and Adle Nayef Haddad were united in marriage at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, in Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. Officiating were Bishop Nicholas Ozone of Antiochian Orthodox Churches in Brooklyn, N.Y., and Washington, and the Rev. Nicholas Verdaris of Annunciation.

Monica Lauren Miller - Samuel Thomas Clark

posted: 09/24/2017 2:03 a.m. Discuss

St. Edward Catholic Church was the setting at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, for the marriage of Monica Lauren Miller and Samuel Thomas Clark. Monsignor Lawrence Frederick officiated.

Jamille Ja'Net Rogers - Korey Tremaine Thomas

posted: 09/24/2017 2:02 a.m. Discuss

Jamille Ja'Net Rogers and Korey Tremaine Thomas were united in marriage at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, in Saint Mark Baptist Church. The Rev. Earnest Thomas officiated.

Music City

posted: 09/24/2017 1:59 a.m. Discuss

EL DORADO -- This place knows booms. Oil booms, mostly. This week, another kind of boom will happen.

Artbeat: Criswell's newest works dazzle

posted: 09/24/2017 1:57 a.m. Discuss

It has been two years since a sizable showing of works by Warren Criswell, one of our region's best painters, has appeared in central Arkansas.

Critical Mass: No trivial bullets: Shooting Herzog

posted: 09/24/2017 1:56 a.m. Discuss

"I believe the common denominator of the universe is not harmony but chaos, hostility and murder."

LET'S TALK: Move it, move it, move it ... for health

posted: 09/24/2017 1:54 a.m. Discuss

So, even if we exercise, sitting around all the time can lead to early death.

The TV Column: CBS premieres Young Sheldon, others Monday

posted: 09/24/2017 1:53 a.m. Discuss

The highly anticipated Big Bang Theory spinoff Young Sheldon premieres at 7:30 p.m. Monday on CBS. I found it charming family fare and have added it to our weekly DVR list.

TV on DVD: Messing another's roomie before moving in with Will

posted: 09/24/2017 1:52 a.m. Discuss

What is it? Ned and Stacey, complete series, 46 episodes on six disks from Shout! Factory

Spin Cycle: Theft of cactus 'son' jabs Little Rock man in the heart

posted: 09/24/2017 1:52 a.m. Discuss

William D. Gould is having a tough month. The University of Arkansas at Little Rock sophomore just got finished sorting things at the bank after someone stole his identity.

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES: CALS Banned Books Week and fall film series this week

posted: 09/24/2017 1:51 a.m. Discuss

Central Arkansas Library System is offering more than 20 programs at several locations during Banned Books Week 2017, today-Saturday, including "Edible Books" and writing contests, a cooking workshop with Rosalia Monroe of Cafe Bossa Nova, a romance/erotica writing workshop, a trivia contest, a First Amendment discussion, two play discussions, multiple films, Banned Books displays in six library system locations (Ron Robinson Theater and the Main, Maumelle, Milam, Rooker, and Thompson libraries) and a chocolate tasting.

Horoscopes by Holiday

posted: 09/24/2017 1:51 a.m. Discuss

Happy birthday. Your year will bring three spikes in popularity (October, February and July) and accompanying financial increases with the added attention. An event in December will start a fortunate string of events. Let those with means help you in January; it will take the best efforts of many to get a project off the ground.

Tell Me About It: His phone habit causing rift

posted: 09/24/2017 1:50 a.m. Discuss

DEAR CAROLYN: My husband has an annoying habit of picking up his phone the second he gets a text message, even midconversation, and then dropping everything else to respond right away. This irks me.

Verdant views

posted: 09/24/2017 1:49 a.m. Discuss

Walking along with my guide, Gundela, through what was undoubtedly one of the most spectacular wine trails I have ever experienced, I had to wonder how, nearly a thousand years ago, the Lavaux terraced vineyards were planted on these dizzyingly steep slopes along Switzerland's Lake Geneva.

Fountain's wet display 90 years on

posted: 09/24/2017 1:48 a.m. Discuss

CHICAGO -- A bit after dawn Eric Kelmar and his team of engineers arrive for their routine check of Chicago's Buckingham Fountain for the day.

Travel in Europe: Amalfi Coast playground of the rich for a reason

posted: 09/24/2017 1:47 a.m. Discuss

Serene Sorrento, wedged on a ledge under the mountains and over the sea, is a great springboard for sightseeing along Italy's Amalfi Coast. Just an hour south of wild and crazy Naples, calm and genteel Sorrento makes an ideal home base for day-tripping around the region (Pompeii, Positano and Capri are well within reach). And every night, you can return "home" to Sorrento, to enjoy its elegant vibe while sorting through its fine restaurant options.

The Sooner Saint

posted: 09/23/2017 1:58 a.m. Discuss

The road to sainthood can last many years, but an Oklahoma priest and the first American-born male martyr will take the final step required before canonization today when the rite of beatification is performed in his honor before an audience of thousands.

After Irma, Florida Jews mark holy days

posted: 09/23/2017 1:55 a.m. Discuss

During Hurricane Irma, Temple Shalom served as a sanctuary of a different kind.

On Religion: Left-leaning group takes issue with 'Statement'

posted: 09/23/2017 1:51 a.m. Discuss

On the Christian left, the Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber is known for her blasts of profane theology, a wit honed in stand-up comedy, the 6-foot-1 tattooed frame of a bodybuilder and confessions about her old life of drugs and sleeping around.

Pop that doesn't shock

posted: 09/23/2017 1:51 a.m. Discuss

Interior designers are masters of light and color, but even they have blind spots when it comes to picking paint.

Treasure hunt

posted: 09/23/2017 1:50 a.m. Discuss

DEAR HELAINE AND JOE: Please review this photograph of a 1787 Brasher Doubloon and give us your opinion of the value. Any information you can provide would be appreciated.

Calendar

posted: 09/23/2017 1:50 a.m. Discuss

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posted: 09/23/2017 1:49 a.m. Discuss

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