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Linda Haymes

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Paper Trails: Bee poem generates bit of buzz

posted: 08/02/2015 3:36 a.m. Discuss

SWEET EXPOSURE: “Dumpster Honey,” a poem by Davis McCombs, associate professor of English at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, appears in The New Yorker magazine issue dated Monday. The poem was inspired by a colony of bees that set up a hive on an outer wall of the building where his office is located. The bees became territorial when people walked nearby.

Forgotten LR spotlights history

posted: 07/26/2015 3:35 a.m. Discuss

Ellen and Tom Fennell of Little Rock have turned to what's new, social media, to spread the word about what's old, historic houses.

Paper Trails: Mathus in thriller on big screen

posted: 07/26/2015 3:20 a.m. Discuss

ROLL 'EM!: This time about two years ago, Paper Trails was sharing the scoop about Jonesboro native and actress Jennifer Pierce Mathus having snagged a supporting role in the thriller Dark Places, based on Gillian Flynn's novel.

Ask the Expert

posted: 07/25/2015 1:46 a.m. Discuss

I have several antiques in my home -- some that were passed down through my family and others that I've bought through the years. I have a little bit of everything, from wooden and upholstered furniture to textiles, paintings, and items made of porcelain, glass and metal. What are some of the basic guidelines for protecting these unique and often difficult-to-replace objects? I live with them and enjoy them every day.

Paper Trails: 2 linked to spacecraft Arkansans

posted: 07/19/2015 3:03 a.m. Discuss

OUT OF THIS WORLD! At least two Arkansans were involved with the recent New Horizons spacecraft's Pluto-Kuiper Belt mission, which last week sent back close-up images of the dwarf planet Pluto. And both of them previously attended college in Conway -- one at Hendrix College and the other at the University of Central Arkansas.

Ask the Experts - Redecorating on a budget

posted: 07/18/2015 1:52 a.m. Discuss

I'm a first-time homeowner living on a tight budget, and I would like to make improvements and redecorate my home. What simple and cost effective projects do you suggest?

Brief test can spot early stages of Alzheimer’s

posted: 07/13/2015 3:06 a.m. Discuss

It's always there. Lurking around the corner. In the back of my mind. Alzheimer's. Will I get it?

Cognitive test spots conditions other than Alzheimer's

posted: 07/13/2015 2:57 a.m. Discuss

The Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) can identify cognitive impairments caused by conditions other than Alzheimer's disease.

Exercising, diet can delay onset of Alzheimer's

posted: 07/13/2015 2:56 a.m. Discuss

When worried people make normal scores on a cognitive assessment like the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA), Dr. Mark Pippenger will discuss things they can do to try to lower their risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.

Paper Trails: 10 in state toasted for wine lists

posted: 07/12/2015 3:33 a.m. Discuss

UNCORKED: The August issue of Wine Spectator listed its 2015 Restaurant Awards for those around the world offering the best in wine selections. The 10 Arkansas ones chosen as the best for wine lovers?

Ask the Expert

posted: 07/11/2015 1:47 a.m. Comment 1

I am middle-aged and about to be married for the second time. The problem? My future husband and I both have modest-size houses and have just the right amount of things in them. We can't afford to buy a house any bigger than the ones we each currently own, and even if we could, we don't want or need any more square footage. How do we merge our lives -- and the contents of our two homes -- as fairly and as painlessly as possible?

Paper Trails: Campbell's care focus of dispute

posted: 07/05/2015 4:51 a.m. Comment 1

Glen Campbell's golden years have been dimmed by his struggle with Alzheimer's disease, diagnosed in 2011. But the Country Music Hall of Fame member and native Arkansan sought to bow out of the limelight with dignity and grace.

Bonnie Spencer Swayze

posted: 07/05/2015 2:31 a.m. Comment 1

As president of Alliance Rubber Co. since 2008, Bonnie Spencer Swayze is like the product her family-owned, privately held company produces -- rubber bands. She's strong, steadfast, reliable, and can be stretched without breaking.

Paper Trails: Benton trio fans called for filming

posted: 06/28/2015 3:03 a.m. Discuss

FAN FARE: Triple Threat, the Benton-based singing trio that wowed judges and the audience during this season's auditions for NBC's America's Got Talent reality show, is looking for some Arkansas love.

Ask the Expert: When should I have my trees inspected, trimmed?

posted: 06/27/2015 2:18 a.m. Discuss

The recent storms have me wondering about the trees around my home. I have a large pine in my front yard, an oak in the back and my neighbor has a massive oak tree with branches directly over my home.



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