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Driving History

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Johnny Burger knows just how to get the attention of high school boys. When they weren't sure they cared about visiting the Tired Iron of the Ozarks living museum in Gentry, Burger pointed out a collection of hit-and-miss engines.

FYI

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TODAY (9/4) Homeschool Friday Fun -- Create pop art inspired by "Warhol's Nature," 2-3:30 p.m., Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. For ages 5-12. $45 includes sessions Sept. 11 & 18. Register at crystalbridges.org.

COMING MOVIES Northwest Arkansas

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(opening dates are tentative) The Perfect Guy, PG-13 Michael Ealy plays a guy, fueled by rage and jealousy, seeking revenge against the woman (Sanaa Lathan) who ended their budding relationship. With Morris Chestnut, Charles S. Dutton, Kathryn Morris; directed by David M. Rosenthal. Sept. 11

PREVIEWS Northwest Arkansas

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New this week A Walk in the Woods 89 R Robert Redford plays a celebrated travel writer who, instead of retiring to enjoy his loving and beautiful wife (Emma Thompson) and large and happy family, challenges himself to hike the rugged Appalachian Trail, accompanied by his long-lost former friend (Nick Nolte), a down-on-his-luck serial philanderer who sees the trip as a way to sneak out of paying some debts and sneak into one last adventure before it's too late.

LIVE! IN NWA

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TODAY CRESCENT CITY COMBO — The Big Chill, Rogers. JUNCTION 80 — 7-9 p.m., Brick Street Brews, Rogers. MOUNTAIN SPROUT — 9:30 p.m., Chelsea’s Corner Cafe, Eureka Springs.

Names and faces

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Alek Skarlatos, the National Guard specialist who made headlines for being one of three friends who overpowered a gunman on a train from Amsterdam to Paris, will be partnered with Lindsay Arnold for the 21st season of Dancing with the Stars. ABC released its latest list of cast members Wednesday.

THE WEEKEND TEN

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1 COWBOYS Horses will run, weave and plunge across the Bar Of Ranch near Clinton during the annual National Championship Chuckwagon Races.

Skinny J's choices are wide

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The "J" in Skinny J's is chef James Best, whose first eatery, opened in 2009 in the Jonesboro "suburb" of Cash, was such a hit that the Johnson and Wales Culinary School graduate moved it about a year later to downtown Jonesboro and reopened it as a private club.

Weekend Calendar

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Events are free unless otherwise noted. Art & Exhibits Central Arkansas ARKANSAS ARTS CENTER MacArthur Park, East Ninth and Commerce streets. “Start With Building,” a talk by Alex Gilliam, 5:30 p.m. Sept. 15.

Fast Forward

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Things to do next week and next month Next week Murder and mayhem: Ambition and prophesy lead to treachery and murder in Shakespeare's Macbeth. The Arkansas Repertory Theatre's first production of the 2015-16 season starts with preview performances and pre-show talks with Director Bob Hupp at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday and Sept. 10.

The TV Column: Former co-host Behar, 2 newbies to share View

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Time to clean out the overstuffed "in" box with a passel of TV tidbits.

Special Event: Chuck wagon races give a taste of the old days

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Attending the annual National Championship Chuckwagon Races in Clinton is like entering a time warp, or stepping into an old Western movie, surrounded by horses and mules rattling by in wagons and buggies or racing across natural landscapes.

Music scene: Clarkson to deliver hits; Cohen kicks off jazz series

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Pop singer Kelly Clarkson will bring her "2015 Piece by Piece Tour" for a 7 p.m. show today at Verizon Arena that will open with sets by Pentatonix, Eric Hutchinson and Abi Ann.

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES

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Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts: Hispanic heritage Norteno band Los Invasores de Nuevo Leon will perform at 8 p.m. Sunday at the Timberwood Amphitheater at Magic Springs Water & Theme Park, 1701 E. Grand Ave. (U.S. 70 East), Hot Springs.

ARE WE THERE YET?: Wisequacks set tone of Hot Springs Duck tour

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In his boyhood hometown, Bill Clinton gets no respect on a sunny summer day as 15 tourists take a Hot Springs Duck Tours ride across the Spa City and on Lake Hamilton.

TRANSITIONS

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This showed up just as we were wrapping up this week's column, so the details are still kind of sketchy, but Dave & Buster's has applied for a building permit for a 30,000-square-foot Little Rock location at 10900 Bass Pro Parkway, near the meeting of Interstates 30 and 430, in or in the vicinity of the Gateway Shopping Center, where Bass Pro opened in 2013, and next to where the Outlets of Little Rock will open next month. The status of the permit wasn't available by our deadline.

Tell Me About It: Mother worries daughter is blind to boyfriend's abuse

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Carolyn Hax is away. In her absence, we are offering columns from her archive.

Helpful Hints

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DEAR HELOISE: Take an old, washed jelly jar, poke holes in the lid and put several tablespoons of vinegar in it. Set it on the counter, and it will soon fill up with those tiny gnats or "no-see-ums" that plague a lot of us in the kitchen, especially during hot weather!

Horoscopes by Holiday

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Happy birthday. After you've said and done what you needed to say and do, you'll do more. More matters. Your willingness to go the extra mile is what will form tighter bonds and forge new relationships. November and May are your best months to invest your time and energy in a new business.

On Christianity

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DEAR REV. GRAHAM: Is it possible to lead a sinless life, if we just try hard enough? I hope so, because I want to please God and go to heaven someday. But I'm not sure I can measure up, at least not right now.

Super Quiz: D.C.

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1. The location of the White House

Dear Abby: Man is devastated to learn of wife's long-ago affair

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DEAR ABBY: My wife and I are in our 60s and have been married more than 40 years. It hasn't always been great, but we've made it.

My Roots Are Showing: My Roots Are Showing: Farm life fails to charm

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My lifelong love of animals is no secret to anyone who knows me even a smidgen. Growing up an only child in a valley between two hills, miles from other folks, animals became my companions. I'd climb a tree or sit near the edge of the valley, quietly watching as deer, fox and other critters resumed their activities and viewed me as part of their environment. That is, of course, until I could no longer resist talking to them or reaching out to scratch an ear, which made them flinch and sound the danger alert which, in turn, resulted in a few unfortunate multi-species stampedes. But over time, I was generally accepted as the scrawny, talkative furless one, and I accepted them for their genuine and loyal natures, traits I found scarce in those of my own kind.

Remembering Rogers: Remembering Rogers: From cars to news to history

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In 1935, Newt Hailey bought the Ford dealership in Rogers at 314 S. First St. (now a vacant lot) when he purchased the Davis Motor Co. Hailey introduced the Mercury car line into the company in 1939. In 1947, Hailey built a new home for Hailey Motor Co. that was one of the most beautiful business buildings in Rogers. The building at 313 S. Second St. (most recently The Morning News) housed the Ford/Mercury automobile and truck sales and service departments.

Good hair day

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Rhonda Ceola walked into the wig shop, still stunned by how she got there.

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