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Beating the odds: Cheers for Cooper

posted: 07/27/2014 1:51 a.m. Discuss

Lots of folks across our state have been anxiously following (and cheering for) young Cooper Lair of Little Rock as he's used his considerable intellect to steadily march into the semifinals of the hit TV game show Jeopardy (Teen Tournament version).

A needless law

posted: 07/26/2014 2:12 a.m. Comments 2

One might rightly say I write today to discriminate against a proposed anti-discrimination ordinance in the city of Fayetteville.

Vitamins and groundwater

posted: 07/22/2014 3:15 a.m. Comment 1

Dr. John Van Brahana, the widely respected professor emeritus and specialist in hydrology from the University of Arkansas, must be taking mega-vitamins.

A call for talent

posted: 07/20/2014 1:56 a.m. Comments 2

I recently found myself across the table at historic Herman's in Fayetteville sharing lunch with Chamber of Commerce Director Steve Clark.

Eureka needs the deck

posted: 07/19/2014 2:15 a.m. Discuss

The downtown parking problem in touristy Eureka Springs has been like a chronic fever blister that's caused pain in town every now and then for over 40 years.

Leaving memories

posted: 07/15/2014 3:21 a.m. Discuss

Lives lived well

Benton County beast: Don't fear MRAP

posted: 07/13/2014 1:56 a.m. Comments 3

An armored Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle that, if a dinosaur would be a cross between a wide-bodied Styracosaurus and a Bradysaurus, is now officially held and nurtured by the Benton County sheriff's office.

Third 'pitch' coming

posted: 07/12/2014 2:09 a.m. Comments 5

Lots of folks across the Ozarks are wondering just why it is, after more than a year of arguing the supposed need for its proposed mega-voltage transmission line, SWEPCO has asked the Arkansas Public Service Commission to suspend its final reconsideration on approval for another six months.

Surviving our gaps

posted: 07/08/2014 3:13 a.m. Comments 6

We each share the chaotic gaps in familiarity and security this uncertain world invariably brings us.

On expectations

posted: 07/06/2014 1:53 a.m. Discuss

Editor's note: The original version of this column was published in April 2002. As one who came kicking and screaming into the middle of the War Baby generation, and the eldest of a career military officer, I was raised mostly on one Army base after another.

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