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Recent Stories by Carolyne Park

Hot Springs man arrested in stabbing

posted: 12/16/2010 2:10 p.m. Discuss

A man told Hot Springs authorities responding to a stabbing that he was the one they wanted and needed to be taken in, according to the sheriff's office.

The Heart of the Matter: Highs, lows mark path of progress

posted: 08/10/2010 5:46 a.m. Comment 1

Five days after his Jan. 16 heart transplant, Christopher Schroeder was puffy and swollen. His chest was covered with a dark bruise. A towel on his head covered a sensor that monitored oxygen to his brain, and various tubes controlled fluids to and from his tiny body.

Gift of organ ‘bigger than life,’ says donor’s mom

posted: 08/10/2010 4:41 a.m. Discuss

For every person saved by an organ transplant, there is an organ donor. And in most cases, the donor has died.

The Heart of the Matter: Hope, fear fill anxious hours

posted: 08/09/2010 5:48 a.m. Discuss

The clock read 2:45 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 16, and the phone was ringing. Shannon Schroeder jerked awake from a deep sleep, her heart racing in anticipation. After five long, tense weeks of waiting, she knew this was the call she and her family had been praying for.

To help sickest patients get organs, rules evolved

posted: 08/09/2010 5:14 a.m. Discuss

Since the first successful organ transplants in the 1950s and 1960s astounded the world, there have been numerous changes in the way donated organs are distributed to waiting transplant patients.

Lifesaving transplants not without risks

posted: 08/09/2010 5:13 a.m. Discuss

Organ transplants make it possible for doctors to save thousands of lives a year. But like all major surgeries, there are risks.

LR School District asks judge: Step in

posted: 05/20/2010 5:57 a.m. Comments 4

The Little Rock School District asked a federal judge late Wednesday to halt approval of new charter schools and stop expansion of existing charter schools in Pulaski County.

Speaker sees education ‘crisis’

posted: 05/05/2010 4:22 a.m. Discuss

High-school dropouts are costing Arkansas new jobs, higher salaries, home purchases and better health care those individuals would bring to the state if they received a diploma, the former governor of West Virginia said Tuesday.

Fall tuition goes up at all UA campuses

posted: 04/17/2010 5:15 a.m. Discuss

University of Arkansas students at the system’s 12 campuses will see larger tuition and mandatory fee bills next fall after the University of Arkansas System board of trustees approved the increases in a 9-1 vote Friday.

Board advances 3 projects at UA

posted: 04/17/2010 4:29 a.m. Discuss

The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville can progress with planning three major building renovations after the University of Arkansas System board of trustees approved architects, engineers and contractors for the projects Friday.

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