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Travel in Europe: Italy's sights still lure, despite security line waits

posted: 01/22/2017 1:47 a.m. Discuss

Italy -- with more culture, crowds and chaos per square kilometer than anywhere else in Europe -- is most enjoyable when you're current on its sightseeing and infrastructure news.

Tell Me About It: Re-examine slacker marriage

posted: 01/22/2017 1:45 a.m. Discuss

DEAR CAROLYN: I married an aimless man. He is six years my junior and I love him more than anything in life; he is, in many ways, the man of my dreams. We married in the summer of 2015 so we're still figuring things out and I'm hoping this is just a bump.

Horoscopes by Holiday

posted: 01/22/2017 1:45 a.m. Discuss

Happy birthday. Your intensity turns up a bit. People around you will take notice and move in response to your energy, which is pleasantly effective. You'll get a hard job done quickly in February, and the rewards come in March. Your family expands, and home life becomes beautifully efficient to accommodate the changes.

Spotlight: Spotlight: Literacy Council teaches reading, life lessons

posted: 01/22/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

Vickie Ronald, executive director of the Literacy Council of Benton County, can't quite remember the exact word that holds the record as the Scrabble word with the highest score at the organization's yearly "Scrabble Wars" fundraiser. It's complicated and impossible to pronounce, she says, and she had never heard of it before -- but she remembers how impressive it was.

King remembered

posted: 01/22/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

Ozark Plantation Band came together Jan. 13 at Mermaids in Fayetteville for a one-night-only reunion concert to benefit Arkansas Support Network.

Getting it straight

posted: 01/22/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

As a matter of policy, the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette will publish corrections of errors in fact that have been printed in the newspaper.

Giving back

posted: 01/22/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

Cornerstone Bank

Club news

posted: 01/22/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

Kingsdale Squares

Local notes

posted: 01/22/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

Red Cross seeks donors

Recalled to life

posted: 01/21/2017 2:53 a.m. Discuss

When a magnitude-7.8 earthquake rocked Nepal in 2015, villagers in Changu Narayan ran up the steep rocky path that cuts through their town to their renowned temple. Seeing the piles of rubble, they figured their lives were over.

Church of Nativity restoration half done

posted: 01/21/2017 2:52 a.m. Discuss

The Italian firm restoring one of Christianity's holiest sites -- the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem -- says it's more than halfway finished with the $14.9 million project, which has already uncovered a Crusades-era mosaic angel hidden under plaster.

Deaf Jew on a quest at college

posted: 01/21/2017 2:51 a.m. Discuss

Jacob Salem speaks six languages. Yet if he walked into a typical synagogue service in either of the countries where he grew up -- the United States or Israel -- he might still get lost.

On Religion: Martin Luther goes on trial in off-Broadway play

posted: 01/21/2017 2:50 a.m. Discuss

The drama unfolds in a Gothic sanctuary in a limbo zone between heaven and hell.

Theater preserves Yiddish culture

posted: 01/21/2017 2:49 a.m. Discuss

Just a few minutes on foot from the bustle of downtown Bucharest, the State Jewish Theater, down a small side street in the Romanian capital, cuts a forlorn figure.

Religion calendar

posted: 01/21/2017 2:49 a.m. Discuss

MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT

COMMENTARY: Wasted!

posted: 01/21/2017 2 a.m. Discuss

Children raised in the 1960s were told to clean their plates and think about starving children in Africa.

Personal space

posted: 01/21/2017 1:59 a.m. Discuss

Karen Hayes

IN THE GARDEN

posted: 01/21/2017 1:58 a.m. Discuss

Q Can you tell me a product-ive way to keep my house cats from wreaking havoc on my house plants? Every day when I come home from work, it seems there is potting soil on the floor and half of the plant is uprooted. They aren't eating the plants, but I think they may be trying to use the pots as litter boxes. I really want some houseplants.

Ask the Expert

posted: 01/21/2017 1:57 a.m. Discuss

My husband and I are preparing to put our house on the market so we can buy a new one. What's the best way to make our house more attractive to buyers?

Tools and Toys

posted: 01/21/2017 1:57 a.m. Discuss

Indow Window Inserts

Car Talk

posted: 01/21/2017 1:54 a.m. Discuss

DEAR CAR TALK: Today, as I released the clutch, I noticed that my car would start driving away like normal, even though my foot was never on the gas pedal. Instead of stalling out, as it normally would do if I didn't give it gas, it just started moving, as if it had an automatic transmission. Any idea what's going on? It's a 2009 Subaru Outback.

Travelers can still water their plants

posted: 01/21/2017 1:54 a.m. Discuss

Winter, especially early winter, is a good time of year for gardeners to travel. Right now, houseplants are most tolerant of neglect and, if we plan a little, they can even thrive in our absence.

Select chairs to fit home's scale, add some personality

posted: 01/21/2017 1:52 a.m. Discuss

I've found that the world is divided into two groups: sofa people and chair people. Since you most likely have both kinds of people in your life, you will need both kinds of seats in your home. Here are my six tips to help you select the right chairs for every room in your home.

Helpful Hints

posted: 01/21/2017 1:51 a.m. Discuss

DEAR HELOISE: Another birthday has gone by, and I'm looking at my gifts. They're pretty, they're nice, but I couldn't possibly keep them all for the past 84 years.

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