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Linda Haymes

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Paper Trails columnist

Paper Trails columnist/Feature Reporter

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PAPER TRAILS: 'Green' talk; 'The Price is Right Live!' in Little Rock; Tucker Carlson's new show

updated: 12/05/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

LOCAL CONNECTION: At least one of the seven panelists set to visit the Clinton School of Public Service for a forthcoming roundtable discussion on corporate sustainability has local roots. Marianna native Rodney Slater, former U.S. secretary of transportation, first became director of the Federal Highway Administration and was appointed secretary of transportation in 1997. He currently works as an attorney with the Washington, D.C.-based Patton Boggs LLP law firm and as a partner in former Federal Emergency Management Agency Director James Lee Witt's risk management firm.

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posted: 11/26/2016 1:56 a.m. Discuss

Now that the winter holiday season is here, I am wondering about the best ways to keep my home safe from burglars while I'm away shopping, attending parties, visiting with friends and family or taking a winter vacation.

PAPER TRAILS: North Little Rock grad gets book recognition; grant sought for live music in Argenta

updated: 11/21/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

MARCH BOOK AWARD: Former North Little Rock resident Nate Powell, along with U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., and Andrew Aydin, recently won the National Book Award for young people's literature for the third installment of their trilogy of books, March.

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posted: 11/19/2016 2:05 a.m. Discuss

As a recent college graduate, I am about to begin living on my own and am wondering what type of precautions I should take, first as a renter and eventually a homeowner, to be prepared for any threats to life and property I might encounter during various types of unexpected situations.

Auditorium echoes: Late promoter’s scrapbook a revealing look at long-ago acts at 76-year-old Robinson Center

posted: 11/15/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Robinson Center in downtown Little Rock, originally dubbed the Joseph T. Robinson Memorial Auditorium, often made headlines before, during and after its recently completed 28-month, $70.5 million renovation. Meanwhile, a few miles west, Joyce Oliver of Little Rock has been perusing the venue's earliest newspaper mentions in now-yellowed clippings -- articles and advertisements collected in her late father-in-law's vintage but never completed scrapbook.

PAPER TRAILS: For school, 2016 vote a fall class

posted: 11/13/2016 2:59 a.m. Discuss

INTERESTING ELECTIVE: The Clinton School of Public Service's fall 2016 class, Trump vs. Clinton: Follow the Numbers, is a for-real reality show. The hourlong course is the first one to be live-streamed at the Clinton School. It began Aug. 25 and meets at 9 a.m. Thursdays. The class has studied voter turnout; voters by race, ethnicity and age; and the Electoral College.

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posted: 11/12/2016 1:52 a.m. Discuss

While tree trimming sounds easy enough, I worry there are certain things I need to know before I tackle such a project, or would it be better to let a professional handle it?

PAPER TRAILS: Musician who went missing in Little Rock still absent; 'The Bachelor' in Arkansas

updated: 11/07/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

MISSING: Little Rock native Joe Cripps, a drummer who earlier performed with the Little Rock-based Gunbunnies and the Grammy-winning band Brave New Combo of Denton, Texas, hasn't been seen in more than two weeks, reported The Associated Press recently. Little Rock police asked Tuesday for the public's help in finding Cripps, who moved back to Little Rock last year but regularly returns to north Texas. Word of Cripps' disappearance first spread via his friends on Facebook, where the drummer was active online and his latest posts appear to have been made Oct. 18 or 19. He was last seen Oct. 19 leaving White Water Tavern in Little Rock's Stifft Station neighborhood, where he asked someone in the bar to call a cab for him. Cripps' brother James said the missing musician was scheduled to perform Oct. 21 but missed the gig, which, he added, wasn't like Cripps. He added that he doesn't believe Cripps left town in a vehicle; his is not running and is in the shop.

Sisters team up to lead gala for Make-A-Wish chapter

posted: 11/06/2016 1:43 a.m. Discuss

Sisters Lorey Phillips and Dawn Bailey, co-chairmen for Evening of Wishes, the annual Make-A-Wish Foundation fundraiser for the Mid-South chapter, have wishes of their own -- that this year's event meets its goal of $115,000, topping last year's donations of $106,000.

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posted: 11/05/2016 2:03 a.m. Discuss

I am ready to build a fence around my new house but was wondering, when it comes to my neighbors, what rules of etiquette apply?

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