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PAPER TRAILS: Arkansan returns to 'Big Brother'; new biography on Helen Gurley Brown

updated: 06/27/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

BOOKING IT: Enter Helen, a new biography of Arkansas native Helen Gurley Brown, the longtime editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, has hit the shelves.

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posted: 06/25/2016 1:58 a.m. Discuss

My wife and I are planning to enclose our carport and convert it into a garage. That has us wondering how to proceed from here. What different choices are available to us?

Gap year uncommon, but growing

posted: 06/20/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

The game of life has been a well-worn, but limited, path after completing high school for many generations.

PAPER TRAILS: Science guy on 'Tonight Show'; Little Rock man wins big at Poker Tournament; Loblolly Ice Cream

updated: 06/20/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

THE SCIENCE OF SUCCESS: Kevin Delaney, director of visitor experience at the Museum of Discovery in Little Rock, is set to make his fifth appearance on NBC's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon this Tuesday. He made his first appearance on the show in 2014 and since then has served as the show's "science expert," occasionally sharing science demonstrations with Fallon as his assistant.

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posted: 06/18/2016 2:01 a.m. Discuss

I have a small room I'd like to convert into a home office. What tips do you have?

Higher education hiatus

posted: 06/14/2016 4:55 a.m. Discuss

Beyond the classic board game created by Milton Bradley Co., for generations, the game of Life has been a well-worn but limited path after completing high school. The next move? Find a job, join the military, marry and become a full-time homemaker, or enroll in some form of higher education or trade school.

Paper Trails: New book focus: UA; signing set

posted: 06/12/2016 3:37 a.m. Discuss

BOOKING IT: John Diamond, the former chief media relations officer for the University of Arkansas, will hold a signing of his new book at Wordsworth Books in Little Rock's Heights. The book, Please Delete: How Leadership Hubris Ignited a Scandal and Tarnished a University, recounts the level of financial mismanagement discovered by senior officials at the university in 2012. Diamond is set to appear at the bookstore for an hour beginning at 5 p.m. tomorrow.

Ask the Expert

posted: 06/11/2016 1:51 a.m. Discuss

I am decorating my first home and want a style that's unique to me. I'm a creative, artistic type. I am also a young professional on a modest budget, so I'll need to do the work myself re-using materials instead of buying new. I'd like to start with my bedroom, specifically the headboard, and move on to the rest of the decor.

Paper Trails: NLR show on tour list for Parton

posted: 06/05/2016 2:48 a.m. Discuss

HELLO DOLLY! Country Music Hall of Fame member Dolly Parton is set to bring her Pure & Simple 2016 tour to Verizon Arena in North Little Rock on Aug. 13.

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posted: 06/04/2016 1:56 a.m. Discuss

I need to clean out the home of my father who just moved into an assisted living facility and had to leave most of the household items, a mixture of valuable things, useful items and junk. The house will be sold once I've cleaned it out but I'm overwhelmed and at a loss about where or how to begin. What's the best way to go about maximizing profit for him and minimizing the time commitment for me?

Paper Trails: Pitcher from Arkansas hits big leagues; former Little Rock resident scales Mount Everest

posted: 05/29/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

CATCHING HIS BIG BREAK: That's exactly what Ashur Tolliver, 28, of Sherwood, a left-handed pitcher with the Baltimore Orioles' Class AA affiliate the Bowie Baysox, recently had when he caught a ball hit up the middle with his barehanded pitching hand. Big deal considering Tolliver, in the spring of 2012, underwent a major labrum surgery that could have ended his career. The Sylvan Hills graduate was called up to the Baltimore Orioles last Tuesday.

Pair set to Bash prostate cancer

posted: 05/29/2016 2:40 a.m. Discuss

Betsey and Joe Mowery, both 51, have experienced a lot of life's ups and downs since they met 25 years ago. They've shared joys such as the birth of daughters Sarah and Katie, now 23 and 20 respectively, and heartaches such as when their fathers -- Jim Mowery of Piggott and Charlie Crow of Rector -- were each diagnosed with prostate cancer. Both men battled and survived their illnesses.

Paper Trails: Adventure at sea calls Little Rock teacher; beloved local bakery sets closing date

updated: 05/23/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

DIVING IN: Dennis Pevey, a science facilitator at eStem Public Charter School in Little Rock, has been selected to be a lead science communicator and sail aboard Exploration Vessel Nautilus' expedition this year. The research vessel is led by Robert Ballard, best known for discovering the Titanic. Pevey took part in this program last year.

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posted: 05/21/2016 1:45 a.m. Discuss

I understand that the two colors of the year for 2016 chosen by Pantone are Rose Quartz and Serenity. These pastels of pink and blue are usually found in a baby or small child's room, but I like the calm, soft hues and was wondering where and how I might use them in the rest of my home.

Paper Trails: Arkansans' first film to premiere; John Tesh in Little Rock; Def Leppard meets Deaf Leopards

updated: 05/16/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

TAKING FLIGHT: Brothers Miles and Joshua Miller will hold the world premiere of their first feature film, All the Birds Have Flown South, at the Seattle International Film Festival next month. The Southern Gothic film, shot in central Arkansas in early 2014, stars North Little Rock native Joey Lauren Adams, Paul Sparks (Boardwalk Empire, Midnight Special, Mud) and Dallas Roberts (The Walking Dead, Dallas Buyers Club). Most of the cast and crew are Arkansans. It was produced by Little Rock native Kathryn Francis Tucker (daughter of downtown real estate developer Rett Tucker), who's previously been an assistant director on major films shot in Los Angeles.

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