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Rock around the clock

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JASPER -- The entrance to the ranch -- a high sign between two posts -- perches atop a hill. The road is narrow and rutted, overhung, claustrophobic at night. If you're approaching by car, bats cut through headlights, and it seems there's an abyss just beyond that sign.

Hours of sitting are bad for kids, too

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Children who sit too much face adult-size health consequences, a new study of healthy girls suggests. The study found that after a single session of prolonged inactivity, the children developed changes in their blood flow and arteries that, in grownups, would signal the start of serious cardiovascular problems.

Happy Trails

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Heads up! Injuries to walkers on rise

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Zombie-like creatures walk among us, moseying along with their eyes fixed on a tiny screen that rests in the palm of a hand.

OPPORTUNITIES: 30,000 ready and set to go in Race for the Cure

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The 22nd annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure begins at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, but the tens of thousands of pin-clad people who are expected to participate will take over downtown Little Rock about sunup.


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Spotted: new flavors of some of our go-to brands on grocery store shelves.

MASTER CLASS: Exercise mixes movements to challenge form

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In any training program, how well you repeat yourself is a make-it-or-break-it variable. If you perform great repetitions, time after time, you're likely to achieve your goals. If you don't, more than likely, you won't.

Horoscopes by Holiday

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Happy birthday. Success depends on a methodical approach to even whimsical and nonsensical endeavors. Love develops out of a shared adventure. A strange turn in February proves lucky later.

Super Quiz: Hands and Fingers

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1. The Black Hand society contributed to the start of what major conflict?

Helpful Hints

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DEAR READERS: Here is this week's Sound Off, about frozen vegetables:

On Christianity

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DEAR REV. GRAHAM: Our doctor just told us we'll never have any children, and it's about to break our hearts. Why would God do this to us? It seems so unfair, since we've always looked forward to being the kind of loving family that children need today.

Sleep studies agree: Six hours is minimum

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If a person hasn’t slept well for a long time — for years — can changing that habit and getting more sleep correct any damage that’s been done?

Thomas Layton Walton

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Each time teen-aged Tom Walton passed through the downtown Bentonville square, he drove it backwards, entertaining his friends as they drove the empty streets.

Golf tournament hits 25 years

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The Centers Classic Golf Tournament benefiting Centers for Youth and Families, an event celebrating its silver anniversary this year, truly is a classic. For the 25th annual tournament hosted by The Centers for Youth and Families Foundation, volunteers from the past and present are joining forces.

UP AND COMING: Recipients flip the script, help host Night of Hope

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Here's something heartwarming. On Tuesday, the Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Pulaski County has its annual A Night of Hope, this time at Pulaski Technical College's Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute. (Tickets are $100.) For the first time, scholarship alumnae have pitched in to "sponsor" the event at the $1,000 level.

DRIVE AWAY HUNGER: Fun at the Foodbank

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It was difficult to tell whether the adults or the children were having the most fun at Arkansas Foodbank's second annual Drive Away Hunger, a family-oriented benefit that took place Sept. 26 at the agency's southwest Little Rock warehouse. There were plenty of opportunities inside and out for all.

RIGHT TIME RIGHT PLACE: Sister's little dance teammate becomes his bride

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Jim Hopkins doesn't remember seeing Angela Pacello before she showed up at his house near the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville with some other people from his hometown in 1996.


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"This is a celebration not only for the honorees but for Arkansas," state Parks and Tourism Department Executive Director Richard Davies said by way of introducing the guests of honor at the Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame dinner and induction ceremony Sept. 29 at Noah's Event Center.

BUFFET ON BROADWAY: Sliders reach lofty status for Potluck Food Rescue

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Food -- not just the promise of tasty dinner that evening, but rescuing leftover food to feed the hungry -- was the focus of Buffet on Broadway at Potluck Food Rescue on Sept. 25.

PROVISIONAL PROCEDURES: Southern hospitality on tap at NLR Junior League tea

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The North Little Rock Junior League invited its six new provisional members over to Debbie Horton's house in the Indian Hills neighborhood Sept. 27 for a proper tea, Southern-style (a full lunch spread).

MALE CALL: Tall men seeking longer ties have 3 options, 1 foolproof

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Q. I have a problem. If I don't buy my ties at a big and tall shop, they end well above my belt buckle, and many of the ones I find there leave much to be desired. I cannot find the ties I like a lot by Hermes or others that will fit me. (I'm 6 feet 3 inches, which isn't so tall that it should be such a problem.)

Brigid Colleen DeCoursey - Ely Pua Bondoc

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Parents of the bride are Sandra and Dennis DeCoursey, 7 Scarlet Maple Court. Her grandparents are Ann and Warren Smith of Little Rock and the late Ann and William DeCoursey of Overland Park, Kan.

Audrey Anne Fier - Sean Michael Morell

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Wedding vows were exchanged by Audrey Anne Fier and Sean Michael Morell at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, in First United Methodist Church. Donna Hankins-Hull officiated.

Lauren Rebekah Smith - Samuel Dennis Raney

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Lauren Rebekah Smith became the bride of Samuel Dennis Raney at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, at Bobrook Farms in Roland. William Tollett of Parkway Place Baptist Church officiated.

Angela Marie Simmen - Brian Patrick Kelley

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Dr. Angela Marie Simmen and Dr. Brian Patrick Kelley were united in marriage at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at The Little Nell Wedding Deck atop Mount Aspen in Aspen, Colo. Drew Taylor officiated.




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