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Darren McFadden: Injury from slip near pool, not from dropped cellphone June 25, 2016 at 10:18 p.m.

Let me guess: He slipped at poolside while reaching for that cellphone. Only a spin doctor cares which one it was...

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Signs point to tall tale in warning June 25, 2016 at 10:15 p.m.

Yep, sounds like it came from the same mentality as "Beat the Rush -- Hate Texas Early" in my Fayetteville days. In reality, most of the folks on the old Southwest Trail were already bent on going to Texas; unless they were already inclined to pick Arkansas by their travels, no silly sign at the Red River was gonna stop them. Besides, in much of the Southwest Trail's day the border between Arkansas & Texas was undefined; while some may have thought they were in Texas when they crossed the river, towns as far west as present-day Clarksville, Texas were sending representatives to both the Arkansas and Mexico/Texas legislatures until the present boundary was surveyed in 1843. (Texarkana, and thus State Line Avenue, didn't exist till the 1870's.)

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Hope to save historic Arkansas bridge revived June 23, 2016 at 7:53 a.m.

They had a picture earlier in the week, NRC. My question is, if they're trying to save Clarendon's bridge why is the fundraiser in Brinkley? Same county, yes; but not same town. Might be a "carpet job" -- rolling in "grass roots" from elsewhere (as in LR or Memphis) is easier in Brinkley thanks to I-40.

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Trustees: Meager increase in Social Security benefits next year June 22, 2016 at 6:40 p.m.

Those "IOUs" are actually Treasury securities -- currently the safest investment there is, since the Federal government has never defaulted on its debt in over 200 years. (They were chosen because Congress did NOT want the trust fund put into riskier investments like stocks.) It would take a government default to make those securities worthless, and that would lead to a crash even bigger than 2008 just from private investors' losses. Social Security & Medicare have enough problems already without falsehoods and oversimplification like the "IOU" meme...

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Bentonville man sentenced for role in Publishers Clearing House scam June 22, 2016 at 5:15 p.m.

Winfield, these people are pumped up by the scammers saying they won (nowadays Facebook is worse with this than the phone), then told afterwards that they have to pay. They don't know that sweepstakes operators like PCH cannot legally demand money to win a prize (that makes it illegal gambling; even legal gambling operations only ask for money BEFORE you win). They also don't know the real PCH *never* notifies winners by phone or Facebook; smaller prizes are paid by mail (or email for some minor online contests), while big prizes are always delivered in person by the Prize Patrol (yes, real people) with NO advance notice.

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Iowan says innocent of throwing ex-lover into Arkansas river June 22, 2016 at 11:19 a.m.

The headline writer should have just said "Spring River". Even making "river" lowercase does NOT prevent the false impression that the incident happened on the Arkansas River (presumably in Central Arkansas), which IMO outweighs the potential of readers not knowing the Spring River is in North Arkansas.

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'Eye of the Tiger' artist sues Huckabee campaign, gets $12,500 June 22, 2016 at 11:12 a.m.

I wonder if LSU is paying the band for the "eye of the Tiger" version of its mascot on Death Valley's 50-yard line. (Probably not, but I'm sure they would gladly cash the check if they get one.)

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WHAT'S IN A DAME: 'GI Jane' has whole new slant June 21, 2016 at 8:53 p.m.

There's simply no reason to distinguish between men & women anymore. Either require all 18-year-olds to register regardless of sex, or do away with Selective Service altogether. To me the need for a registration list doesn't seem as great today as it was during the Cold War; though I understand others may disagree, that still doesn't justify this outdated sex-based rule. IF we need to register kids for a possible draft, it should be ALL kids -- NOT just boys.

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Spanning history June 21, 2016 at 5:40 p.m.

Actually, there's another historic bridge at Memphis between the Harahan Bridge and the Memphis & Arkansas (I-55) Bridge (which actually opened in 1949, not 1955): The Frisco Bridge was the very first bridge of any kind over the Lower Mississippi when it opened in 1892. Though primarily designed for rail traffic, its deck was made wider & flatter so it could accommodate wagons & pedestrians when trains weren't using it; but growing rail traffic and the automobile forced it to be supplemented by the Harahan in 1916-17. (Today, BNSF owns the Frisco; UP owns the Harahan.) Still, the Frisco Bridge is one of only two structures in Arkansas to be designated National Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks by the American Society of Civil Engineers (the Ruthven Bridge at Cotter is the other).

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Brewery says more than 78,500 bottles of beer stolen June 21, 2016 at 5:06 p.m.

Someone wanted a marathon round of "99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall"?

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