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Lorraine Quinn Frazier

posted: 08/31/2014 3:32 a.m. Discuss

The medical profession couldn’t cure Lorraine Frazier’s father and daughter.

UP AND COMING: Trapshooting duo target of foundation fundraiser

posted: 08/31/2014 3:28 a.m. Discuss

Who doesn't love a hall of fame? They're walk-through list­icles. And the more recondite, the better. Someday I'll get to the Mascot Hall of Fame in that quintessentially hall-of-fame state, Delaware.

Hearts & Hooves kicks off polo event

posted: 08/31/2014 3:26 a.m. Discuss

Sometimes -- not always, not even often -- an event goes out in search of a charity.

TASTE OF THE FINEST: Elegance and honorees

posted: 08/31/2014 3:25 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Chandeliers hanging from the tall ceiling, dramatic blue up-lighting on the draped walls and tables covered in black cloths centered with tapered white candles in clear wine bottles. These touches and more helped transform The Metroplex into an elegant setting for Taste of the Finest on Aug. 22.

Her dad raised roof, but her mom lowered boom

posted: 08/31/2014 3:24 a.m. Discuss

Merl Richerson wasn't exactly worldly when her new neighbors invited her to join them for church one Saturday night in 1947.

MONEY SHOTS: Roasting Richardson

posted: 08/31/2014 3:23 a.m. Gallery Discuss

It was a match made in heaven: the man who introduced the phrase "40 minutes of hell" into Razorbacks basketball lingo, and the 40th annual Toast & Roast benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas. The former -- Nolan Richardson, who led the Razorbacks to their 1994 national championship -- was honored during the latter, a dinner held Aug. 21 in a packed Embassy Suites ballroom in west Little Rock.

MALE CALL: Branded clothing is usually the canvas of status seekers

posted: 08/31/2014 3:22 a.m. Discuss

Q. I believe you generally oppose "writing" on clothes, not just designer or brand names, but interesting names like your yacht club or boat name, your tennis or golf club, or even your company or ex-military affiliation. Do you have specific reasons for this and are there some guidelines about when such identification is appropriate? The reason I ask is that my experience has been they often engender some interesting conversations and new acquaintances; that has been the case a few times this summer at casual-dress parties and during a great week on a casual-dress cruise ship.

ATTENDING PHYSICIANS: Dozens of healers convene for UAMS alumni checkup

posted: 08/31/2014 3:21 a.m. Discuss

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine opened its 2014 Alumni Weekend at the Arkansas Arts Center, and what filled the Alice Pratt Brown atrium is every mother's dream -- a horde of graduated doctors.

WHERE CREDIT IS DUE: LR leaders from all walks get Neighborhood Awards

posted: 08/31/2014 3:20 a.m. Discuss

Little Rock has its own version of the BET (Black Entertainment Television) awards: the Arkansas Neighborhood Awards, which recognize minority-owned businesses organizations, religious and neighborhood leaders, churches and others "for their contributions and excellence within their own neighborhoods."

It takes a pro to tame curls, girls

posted: 08/31/2014 3:20 a.m. Discuss

When Claire Mazur married this summer, she did her own hair. "Everyone seemed really surprised, but nobody else can be trusted with styling my curly hair," she said.

DANCING ON AIR: Ballet artistry in abundance at Midsummer's fundraiser

posted: 08/31/2014 3:19 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Several tiny winged fairies flitted through the crowd at South on Main on Aug. 24. Dressed in iridescent yellow and purple costumes, these ballerinas were the youngest dancers at A Midsummer Night's Dream, a benefit for Arkansas Festival Ballet.

Dear Abby: Friendship goes beyond normal period of mourning

posted: 08/31/2014 3:18 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: My neighbor was very ill with diabetes and an amputee with other health problems. Her husband worked long hours to pay for her health care and keep food on the table. They also had custody of a 3-year-old granddaughter.

Getting it straight

posted: 08/31/2014 3:17 a.m. Discuss

The Democrat-Gazette wants its news reports to be fair and accurate. We correct all errors of fact. If you know of an error, write: Frank Fellone Deputy Editor P.O. Box 2221 Little Rock, Ark. 72203 or call 378-3475 during business hours Monday through Friday.

Sarah Rebekah Dinsmore - Samuel Rice Baxter

posted: 08/31/2014 3:15 a.m. Discuss

The bride is the daughter of Deborah Elaine and Brian Keith Dinsmore, 1410 Mellon St. Her grandparents are James Dalton Hamer and the late Beverly Ann Hamer and Carolyn Sue and Harry Dinsmore, all of Little Rock.

Hard, cold facts

posted: 08/31/2014 3:12 a.m. Discuss

Nothing has had a greater impact on modern Arkansas and the South than air conditioning. As historian Raymond Arsenault wrote: "Air conditioning has changed the Southern way of life, influencing everything from architecture to sleeping habits.''

LET'S TALK: Adjusting attitudes a lifesaver

posted: 08/31/2014 3:10 a.m. Discuss

Count me as one of those mourning the dead ... friends and loved ones who have died, those who have died at the hands of terrorists or law enforcement and those who have died by their own hand.

Critical Mass: Cash's Tears: A voice crying in the wilderness

posted: 08/31/2014 3:09 a.m. Discuss

"Cash, in narrative and song, documents the tragic history of the American Indian."

On Books: Author uses real name on No. 5 in Red series

posted: 08/31/2014 3:08 a.m. Discuss

There are any number of reasons a writer might decide to write under a pseudonym, and some of them are innocent. Just over a year ago I wrote about Holy Orders, a faux genre mystery written by distinguished English author John Banville under the pen name Benjamin Black.

The TV Column: Weekend telethon now 2-hour Show of Strength

posted: 08/31/2014 3:06 a.m. Discuss

If you're in between ice bucket challenges, you might try squeezing in the Muscular Dystrophy Association concert at 8 p.m. today on ABC.

TV on DVD: Full run of Kotter on DVD a nostalgic Sweathog buffet

posted: 08/31/2014 3:05 a.m. Discuss

What is it? Welcome Back, Kotter, the Complete Series, 95 episodes on 16 discs from Shout! Factory

Spin Cycle: Readers offer icy opinions on last week's ALS column

posted: 08/31/2014 3:04 a.m. Discuss

Last week, I shared my thoughts about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, headline: "Facts toss cold water on grouch."

Tell Me About It: Family auction aids mother

posted: 08/31/2014 3:03 a.m. Discuss

While I'm away, readers give the advice.

Horoscopes by Holiday

posted: 08/31/2014 3:03 a.m. Discuss

Happy birthday. Your personal greatness will fluctuate, but because you are focused on the greatness of others, a reflective beauty follows you. Your experience will be enriched because what you really care about is their experience. Someone goes all out for you next month.

Entertainment notes: Mixing of politics, religion is topic of lecture at library

posted: 08/31/2014 3:02 a.m. Discuss

Charles Kimball, author of When Religion Becomes Lethal: The Explosive Mix of Politics and Religion in Judaism, Christianity and Islam, will present the Central Arkansas Library System's Rabbi Ira Sanders Distinguished Lecture at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Ave., Little Rock.

Camping out ...

posted: 08/31/2014 3 a.m. Discuss

One son's conquering a water slide. The other's at the soccer pitch leading French, British and Dutch teammates to victory. Mom's getting a massage. Dad's poolside chatting to his new European neighbors and plotting a barbecue.

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