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RIGHT TIME RIGHT PLACE: He kept buying gas but she knew his tank was full

posted: 04/26/2015 2:47 a.m. Discuss

It was all fun and games when Jimmie Scott and Vera Pate first met outside his daddy's grocery store as kids. But later, when he decided she was the girl for him, he knew he had to get serious.

ROCKSTAR LOUNGE: Institute parties down

posted: 04/26/2015 2:47 a.m. Discuss

"Party like a rock star" is a popular catchphrase. Well, guests of RockStar Lounge took it literally. Not that they weren't encouraged by organizers, who describe this happening as "a rock 'n' roll event where 'groupies' of the [University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences] Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute 'band' together to raise 'fans and funds' for cancer research."

DISTINGUISHED DOCTORS: Children's Hospital honors five who make a difference

posted: 04/26/2015 2:46 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas Children's Hospital raised a glass for four doctors and a nonprofit director at its ninth annual Ruth Olive Beall and Betty A. Lowe, M.D., Awards on April 16 at Chenal Country Club.

MALE CALL: Shirt and tie combos extend 1-suit wardrobe

posted: 04/26/2015 2:45 a.m. Discuss

Q. As a researcher I have never needed a suit, but my new position is research for a law firm. Clearly this is a suit office in which I would stand out too much by avoiding suits. That said, I cannot, at least yet, afford too many suits, or particularly expensive ones. How can I acquire the right look for under $1,500 (preferably under $1,000)?

Jennifer Marie Imbro - John Scott Crosby

posted: 04/26/2015 2:44 a.m. Discuss

Kristi and Ray Imbro, 589 Valley Club Circle, are the parents of the bride. She is the granddaughter of Raymond Imbro of Vero Beach, Fla., the late Jean and Robert Powell and the late Alice C. Imbro, all of Baldwin, N.Y.

Ashley Nicole McGehee - Kyle Edgar Stoner

posted: 04/26/2015 2:43 a.m. Discuss

Ashley Nicole McGehee became the bride of Kyle Edgar Stoner at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 18, in the chapel at Fellowship Bible Church. Ben Parkinson officiated.

Anna Elisabeth Pentecost - Mason Blaine Morgan

posted: 04/26/2015 2:42 a.m. Discuss

Anna Elisabeth Pentecost and Mason Blaine Morgan exchanged marriage vows at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 18, in Skyline Church of Christ in Jackson, Tenn. Danny Walker officiated.

Melissa Lynne Cornett - Martin Radzio

posted: 04/26/2015 2:41 a.m. Discuss

Melissa Lynne Cornett and Martin Radzio were united in marriage at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 18, in the Cathedral of St. Andrew. Monsignor Lawrence Frederick officiated.

INDIAFEST: Many fine folks enmeshed in culture, customs of India

posted: 04/26/2015 2:41 a.m. Discuss

One thing quickly became obvious at IndiaFest, the April 19 festival celebrating the culture, customs and food of the country projected to overtake China as the most populous in the world. The event was too populous for its venue, the River Market pavilions in Little Rock.

THE VOICES OF ST. JOSEPH: St. Joseph Center fundraiser takes guests on Joey's Journey

posted: 04/26/2015 2:41 a.m. Discuss

The former St. Joseph's Orphanage, a massive, three-story Colonial Revival structure built in 1910, sits on a hill surrounded by large oak trees in North Little Rock. It was the setting April 18 for the fundraiser Joey's Journey, a Drama and Dinner.

Hunt happy to stay a country act

posted: 04/26/2015 2:38 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- Rising country star Sam Hunt may be finding success on the pop charts, but he says he won't pull a Taylor Swift.

TRAVEL IN EUROPE: Eschewing motors to see Europe as a local

posted: 04/26/2015 2:38 a.m. Discuss

Whether you're a serious athlete or a weekend warrior, those who like to keep their heart pumping while sightseeing have plenty of great options in Europe. From scenic jogs through Stockholm and paddling a boat in Hyde Park to biking through bustling Amsterdam, active travel can be better travel.

Intimate reflections

posted: 04/26/2015 2:37 a.m. Discuss

NEW ORLEANS -- When Tennessee Williams showed up early afternoons at David Wolkowsky's home near Key West, Fla., he would have three things to help get him to nightfall: "A bottle of red wine, Billie Holiday tapes and paint," his friend recalls.

CONSUMER TRAVEL: Visiting abroad? Plastic in paradise

posted: 04/26/2015 2:36 a.m. Discuss

If you're heading outside of the United States this summer, get your plastic ready. There have been some changes -- some to your benefit, some not so good.

Critical Mass: The mysterious Mr. Dylan

posted: 04/26/2015 2:35 a.m. Discuss

People like to talk about the new image of America, but to me it's still the old one -- Marlon Brando, James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, it's not computers, cocaine and David Letterman, we gotta get off that -- Hedy Lamarr, Dorothy Dandridge, that's my idea of America ... who's improved on it?

Spin Cycle: Father's taste buds need to 'ketchup'

posted: 04/26/2015 2:32 a.m. Discuss

I discovered something about my father during his recent trip to Little Rock.

'30 Americans' is jaw-dropping, thoughtful

posted: 04/26/2015 2:31 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Arts Center's latest exhibition, "30 Americans," comes with a warning regarding its content. Patrons are advised it contains mature themes -- those that could be deemed harmful to one's tender sensibilities.

The TV Column: Food Network heats up with competition shows

posted: 04/26/2015 2:30 a.m. Discuss

Attention, foodies! Your next culinary competition has arrived.

TV on DVD: MacGyver boxed set a gem

posted: 04/26/2015 2:29 a.m. Discuss

What is it? MacGyver, Complete Series, 139 episodes on 39 discs from CBS Home Entertainment

Tell Me About It: Childless pair stung by rant

posted: 04/26/2015 2:29 a.m. Discuss

DEAR CAROLYN: Two weeks ago, my sister and brother-in-law said some horrible things about childless people -- apparently forgetting that my husband and I, who have no children, were in the same room.

LET'S TALK: What's this fire? Ah, 'personal summer' has arrived

posted: 04/26/2015 2:28 a.m. Discuss

It sneaked up on me before I realized what it was.

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES: Modern country's Simpson will sing at Hendrix College

posted: 04/26/2015 2:27 a.m. Discuss

Sturgill Simpson, a modern country music artist whose second album, Metamodern Sounds in Country Music, was nominated for the Best Americana Album Grammy Award, is coming to Conway. Oxford American and Hendrix College's radio station, KHDX 93.1, have partnered to present the concert, 8 p.m. Wednesday in Staples Auditorium, 1600 Washington Ave., Conway. Admission is free, no reservations are required and doors open at 7 p.m. Call (501) 450-1291.

Horoscopes by Holiday

posted: 04/26/2015 2:25 a.m. Discuss

Happy birthday. Your life is your song, and this year the melody is soaring. Changes to your living environment lead to better health. You have the gusto to demand something outrageous, and you'll get it in May. June shows you as a classic overachiever. In July, you'll use media to your advantage and benefit financially. Love intensifies in August. Libra and Leo people adore you.

Dear Abby: Nonstop talkers take a toll on those stuck listening

posted: 04/26/2015 2:25 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: I have noticed that some people in my age group (60s) are becoming compulsive talkers. These people don't ask questions of those around them. When someone begins to speak, the compulsive talker interrupts, usually in a louder voice and returns to dominating the conversation. Some of them continue to ramble on even when no one is listening anymore.

Clash of faiths

posted: 04/25/2015 2:50 a.m. Discuss

In the United States, which has been referred to as the "great melting pot" for generations, it should come as no surprise that with all these different kinds of people has come practically as many ways of believing in a higher power.

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