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John Deering Editorial Cartoon 4/21/13

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Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn walks to the dugout Saturday, April 20, 2013, before the start of play against Texas A&M at Baum Stadium in Fayetteville.

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Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn walks to the dugout. His team will play its final regular-season series at Auburn on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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Searchers in protective suits walk through the blast zone of the fertilizer plant that exploded Wednesday night in West, Texas Thursday April 18, 2013. Rescuers searched the smoking remnants of the Texas farm town for survivors of a thunderous fertilizer plant explosion, gingerly checking smashed houses and apartments for anyone still trapped in debris or bodies of the dead.

Published on April 21, 2013

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FILE - Sports commentator Al Michaels in 2000. Michaels was arrested Friday, April 19, 2013, on suspicion of drunken driving in California.

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Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, third from left, meets with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, third from right, on Sunday, April 21, 2013, in Istanbul, Turkey. Kerry is wrapping up a 24-hour visit to Istanbul with talks aimed at improving ties between Turkey and Israel and pushing ahead with Mideast peace efforts.

Published on April 21, 2013

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Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick speaks as Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis, middle, and FBI Special Agent in Charge Richard DesLauriers, far right, listen at a news conference in Boston Monday, April 15, 2013 regarding two bombs which exploded in the street near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing three people and injuring more than 130.

Published on April 21, 2013

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Mai Ito of Japan, left, Yoko Shibui of Japan, fourth left, and Remi Nakazato of Japan, right, start the elite women race during the London Marathon in London, Sunday, April 21, 2013. The London Marathon started as planned on a glorious sunny morning Sunday despite concerns raised by the bomb attacks on the Boston Marathon six days ago.

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Joy Arcolano, whose home was near where a gunbattle occurred during the arrest, hugs a neighbor Saturday.

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Investigators in Watertown, Mass., work Saturday near the location where Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, was arrested Friday.

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Auburn quarterback Kiehl Frazier makes a throw in practice as offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee watches. Frazier, the former Shiloh Christian standout, struggled last season, but is hoping the new coaching staff, led by former Springdale High and Shiloh coach Gus Malzahn, will help revive his career.

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Rogers High senior Samantha Warren looks to send the ball up the pitch against Fayetteville on Friday, April, 12, 2013, at Rogers High School.

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Bentonville senior Hector Ramos tries to work the ball through the Springdale defense during the first half on Friday, April 19, 2013, at Bentonville.

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Barbara Rose Preston

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Madison Paige White

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Police guard the entrance to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center on Saturday. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of the suspected Boston Marathon terrorists, is hospitalized in serious condition at the facility.

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A man shakes the hand of Spc. Adam Filewicz (left) as Pfc. Mark Mahoney looks on Saturday at Kenmore Square in Boston.

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Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe is interviewed in a hallway at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., Monday, March 4, 2013, after vetoing legislation that would have banned abortions 12 weeks into a pregnancy. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

Published on April 21, 2013

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In this image provided by the Prestonwood Baptist Church, former NFL football player, head coach and sports commentator John Madden speaks during a memorial service for veteran sportscaster Pat Summerall at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas, Saturday, April 20, 2013. Summerall died Tuesday at age 82 of cardiac arrest at a Dallas hospital.(AP Photo/Prestonwood Baptist Church)

Published on April 21, 2013

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NWA Media/MICHAEL WOODS --04/20/2013-- University of Arkansas running back Nate Holmes beats defenders Tiquention Coleman (left) and Ray Buchanan Jr. to the end zone as he scores a touchdown during Saturdays Red White Scrimmage at Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville.

Published on April 21, 2013

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NWA Media/MICHAEL WOODS --04/20/2013-- University of Arkansas quarterback Brandon Mitchell drops back to pass during Saturdays Red White Scrimmage at Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville.

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In these undated file photos, top men tennis players at Wimbledon, are shown. They are, top row from left, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Andy Murray, bottom row from left, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Juan Martin del Potro, John Isner and Milos Raonic. (AP Photo/File)

Published on April 21, 2013

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NWA Media/ANDY SHUPE Arkansas starter Ryne Stanek throws to first base Saturday, April 20, 2013, during the third inning of play against Texas A&M at Baum Stadium in Fayetteville.

Published on April 21, 2013

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NWA Media/ANDY SHUPE Arkansas second baseman Jordan Farris, right, is congratulated at the plate by catcher Jake Wise after hitting a 2-run home run Saturday, April 20, 2013, during the third inning of play against Texas A&M at Baum Stadium in Fayetteville.

Published on April 21, 2013

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Denver Nuggets guard Andre Miller (left) drives to the basket against Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson on Saturday at the Pepsi Center in Denver.

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NWA Media/ANDY SHUPE Arkansas third baseman Brian Anderson reacts after scoring on a 2-run RBI single by Jordan Farris Saturday, April 20, 2013, during the first inning of play against Texas A&M at Baum Stadium in Fayetteville.

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James and Kathryn Shuffield

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Peter Kenny

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Mary Vincint Hendricks

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BENJAMIN KRAIN --4/15/2013-- HP top six house 4422 Kenyon Dr. Little Rock

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Jax - POTW photo

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Arvest Bank is pleased to announce that Ruthanne Whitehead has accepted a position as a commercial lender. Whitehead will work in the downtown Bentonville location of Arvest Bank.

Published on April 21, 2013

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Customers crowd inside the Hua Seng Heng Gold Shop as they wait to buy gold in the Chinatown area of Bangkok, Thailand, on Thursday, April 18, 2013. From Zaveri Bazaar in Mumbai to Australia's Perth Mint, consumers headed to shops after gold entered into a bear market last week. Photographer: Dario Pignatelli/Bloomberg

Published on April 21, 2013

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NWA Media/MICHAEL WOODS --04/04/2013-- Dr. Al Gordon, the physical physician for the Arkansas Razorbacks, shows some of his sports memorabilia that he has collected over the years on display in his Fayetteville office.

Published on April 21, 2013

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Elizabeth Wooley Dearing

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BOBBY AMPEZZAN 4/13/13 These four executive mannequins never put on a pair of pants that don't match. On this matter, they're footloose and hands-free.

Published on April 21, 2013

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NWA Media/MICHAEL WOODS --04/04/2013-- Dr. Al Gordon, the physical physician for the Arkansas Razorbacks, at Baum Stadium in Fayetteville.

Published on April 21, 2013

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NWA Media/MICHAEL WOODS --04/04/2013-- Dr. Al Gordon, the physical physician for the Arkansas Razorbacks, shows some of his sports memorabilia that he has collected over the years on display in his Fayetteville office.

Published on April 21, 2013

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NWA Media/MICHAEL WOODS --04/04/2013-- Dr. Al Gordon, the physical physician for the Arkansas Razorbacks, shows some of his sports memorabilia that he has collected over the years on display in his Fayetteville office.

Published on April 21, 2013

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BENJAMIN KRAIN --4/17/2013-- Joe Caylor is one of the 31 civilian aircraft machanics working alongside military Airmen at a C-130 inspection station at the Little Rock Airforce Base.

Published on April 21, 2013

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BENJAMIN KRAIN --4/17/2013-- Brooks Hoffman, left, and Paul Sandoval, right, are some of the 31 civilian aircraft machanics working alongside military Airmen at a C-130 inspection station at the Little Rock Airforce Base

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Deering for perp

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Dale and Virginia Thompson

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BENJAMIN KRAIN --4/17/2013-- Brooks Hoffman, left, and Paul Sandoval, right, are some of the 31 civilian aircraft machanics working alongside military Airmen at a C-130 inspection station at the Little Rock Airforce Base.

Published on April 21, 2013

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4072_D001_00008: Ryan Gosling stars as Luke in Derek Cianfrance's sweeping emotional drama, The Place Beyond the Pines, a Focus Features release.

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Andrea Peel

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NWA Media/JASON IVESTER Emily Reynolds, Northwest Arkansas Children's Shelter board member; photographed on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, inside the center in Highfill for nwprofiles spotlight on the Starlight Gala

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BENJAMIN KRAIN --3/30/2013-- Terry Mullenax, center, instructs students at a gun range in Mayflower while teaching them gun safety and control during a concealed carry hangun law class.

Published on April 21, 2013

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BENJAMIN KRAIN --3/30/2013-- Michelle Herzog, Jennifer Kenley and Garland Butler hang targets at a gun range in Mayflower during a concealed carry hangun law class.

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Amber Mitchell Varaman

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Bill and Donna Ferguson

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mad season above

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NWA Media/JASON IVESTER Emily Reynolds, Northwest Arkansas Children's Shelter board member; photographed on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, inside the center in Highfill for nwprofiles spotlight on the Starlight Gala

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Melody Trimble, President of the Southern & Western Group, for NW biz gallery

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NWA Media/MICHAEL WOODS --04/04/2013-- Dr. Al Gordon, the physical physician for the Arkansas Razorbacks, at Baum Stadium in Fayetteville.

Published on April 21, 2013

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Rep. John Burris, R-Harrison, walks in a hallway at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

Published on April 21, 2013

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Side Street Strutters featuring Meloney Collins to Perform in Bentonville, Ark. on April 21, 2013

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HANDOUT PHOTO Memphis at Walton Arts Center Felicia Boswell (Felicia) in the National Tour of MEMPHIS - photo by Paul Kolnik M1-838

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BET ON YOUR BABY - "Episode 103" - Can the adorable Rivera quadruplets navigate through a kiddie obstacle course carrying cups of water? Can Remy's parents correctly predict which toy their son will select when presented with four choices -- but none of them his favorite? Will toddler Kya be coaxed by Mom into blowing milk bubbles out of her cup and onto a table in the allotted time? Find out when Melissa Peterman (ABC Family's "Baby Daddy" and Dancing Fools") hosts "Bet on Your Baby," SATURDAY, APRIL 20 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Nicole Wilder) MELISSA PETERMAN, CONTESTANT

Published on April 21, 2013

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Bill Bowden Bob King of Edgewood, Wash., carves a deer head Saturday at Carving in the Ozarks, a chainsaw carving festival that took place Friday and Saturday in Eureka Springs. King was honored by the Carvers Walk of Fame in 2010 for winning more chainsaw carving competitions than anyone else in the world.

Published on April 21, 2013

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BENJAMIN KRAIN --3/30/2013-- Jennifer Kenley and other students check their targets after learning the basics of gun safety and control during a concealed carry hangun law class.

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John Deering illustration

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Watergate reporters Carl Bernstein, left, and Bob Woodward in Woodward's office at the Washington Post, Tuesday, May 31, 2005 the day Deep Throat was outed by Vanity Fair. (AP Photo/Katherine Frey, Washington Post)

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Mary Masding Bell

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NWA Media/MICHAEL WOODS --04/20/2013-- University of Arkansas coach Bret Bielema watches the Razorbacks warm up as they prepare for the start of Saturdays Red White Scrimmage at Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville.

Published on April 21, 2013

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Prince’s Park in Burntwood, Staffordshire, England, has a little room to move.

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One Life

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/RICK MCFARLAND --04/03/13-- Jane Phillips in the 2013 Symphony Designer House at 9 Bella Rossa Ct., in Little Rock April 3.

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Jane Phillips in the 2013 Symphony Designer House at 9 Bella Rossa Ct., in Little Rock April 3.

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Dr. Roverst and Beverly Sullenger

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NWA Media/MICHAEL WOODS --04/04/2013-- Dr. Al Gordon, the physical physician for the Arkansas Razorbacks, at Baum Stadium in Fayetteville.

Published on April 21, 2013

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NWA Media/MICHAEL WOODS --04/04/2013-- Dr. Al Gordon, the physical physician for the Arkansas Razorbacks, at Baum Stadium in Fayetteville.

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The television tower, completed in 1992, is a dominant and controversial landmark of the city of Prague.

Published on April 21, 2013

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Employees inspect drill core samples in the core shed at the G-Resources Group Ltd. Martabe gold and silver mine in Batang Toru, North Sumatra province, Indonesia, on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013. G-Resources is scheduled to announce financial results on Feb. 28. Photographer: Dadang Tri/Bloomberg

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BENJAMIN KRAIN --4/15/2013-- HP top six house 4 Timberlake Dr. Little Rock

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BENJAMIN KRAIN --4/15/2013-- HP top six house 13150 Rivercrest Dr Little Rock

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BENJAMIN KRAIN --4/15/2013-- HP top six house 13609 Fox Field Ln. Little Rock

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BENJAMIN KRAIN --4/15/2013-- HP top six house 16 Margeaux Dr Little Rock

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BENJAMIN KRAIN --4/15/2013--HP top six house 296 Valley Club Cir Little Rock

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David Davis and the Warrior River Boys will perform a concert of bluegrass music on Monday, April 22, at 7:00 p.m. at the Collins Theatre, 120 West Emerson Street, in downtown Paragould, Arkansas. The concert is part of the Bluegrass Monday concert series presented by KASU 91.9 FM.

Published on April 21, 2013

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Tiger Woods holds up his ball after putting out on the 18th hole during the third round of the Masters golf tournament Saturday, April 13, 2013, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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Special to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Kelsey B. Thornton Jennifer McCalmont giggles with her daughter Kate, 3, as they watch fish inside the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission 1500 Gallon Traveling Aquarium during Arkansas Earth Day festivities Saturday at Heifer International in Little Rock.

Published on April 21, 2013

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This picture taken March 6, 2013, shows the inside of a hotel room at the Zizkov television tower in Prague, Czech Republic. Seventy-three meters above the ground, the six-star luxurious room is available for 1,000 euro (US $1,305) per night since its opening on Feb 13. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek) Prague Tower travel tub

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Bill Bowden Bob King of Edgewood, Wash., carves a deer head Saturday at Carving in the Ozarks, a chainsaw carving festival that took place Friday and Saturday in Eureka Springs. King was honored by the Carvers Walk of Fame in 2010 for winning more chainsaw carving competitions than anyone else in the world.

Published on April 21, 2013

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NWA Media/MICHAEL WOODS --04/19/2013-- Southwest Junior High School Principal Brice Wagner uses an iPhone app called Teachscape as he checks in with Southwest Junior High 9th grade teacher Steve Price and his students during class Friday afternoon in Springdale. The new software helps school officials evaluate teachers.

Published on April 21, 2013

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NWA Media/MICHAEL WOODS --04/20/2013-- Razorback fans Cindy Pineda (left) Tommy Whittington, age 8, and Jan Kelly, all from Fayetteville get their items autographed by former Razorback athletes Saturday afternoon at the autograph tent during the Razorfest festivities at Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville. The annual celebration included several activities for Razorback fans to enjoy before the start of the annual Red White football game.

Published on April 21, 2013

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Bill Bowden Luke Harris of Alton, Ill., carves a sailor Saturday at Carving in the Ozarks, a chainsaw carving festival that took place Friday and Saturday in Eureka Springs.

Published on April 21, 2013

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BENJAMIN KRAIN --3/30/2013-- Dan Singletary and Charlotte Ballard hang targets while learning the basics of gun safety and control during a concealed carry hangun law class.

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A visitor looks at the painting After Lunch (La Pergola), 1868, by Silvestro Lega, at the Orangerie Museum in Paris.

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The terrace of the Anglesea Arms in South Kensington area of London thrives with activity on balmy evenings.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BENJAMIN KRAIN --3/30/2013-- Jennifer Kenley, left, and other students check their targets while learning the basics of gun safety and control during a concealed carry hangun law class.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BENJAMIN KRAIN --3/30/2013-- Jennifer Kenley and Michelle Herzog learn how to aim and fire a handgun at a gun range in Mayflower during a concealed carry hangun law class.

Published on April 21, 2013

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BENJAMIN KRAIN --3/30/2013-- Instructor Terry Mullenax demonstrates self defense tactics during a concealed carry hangun law class.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Bill Bowden Jim Denkins of Cooks, Mich., carved this sculpture of a man on a peer, with dog, out of a 5-foot-long, 2-foot-wide log on Friday at Carving in the Ozarks, a chainsaw carving festival in Eureka Springs.

Published on April 21, 2013

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Bill Bowden Luke Harris of Alton, Ill., carves a sailor Saturday at Carving in the Ozarks, a chainsaw carving festival that took place Friday and Saturday in Eureka Springs.

Published on April 21, 2013

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Bill Bowden Bob King of Edgewood, Wash., carves a deer head Saturday at Carving in the Ozarks, a chainsaw carving festival that took place Friday and Saturday in Eureka Springs. King was honored by the Carvers Walk of Fame in 2010 for winning more chainsaw carving competitions than anyone else in the world.

Published on April 21, 2013

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Bill Bowden Bob King of Edgewood, Wash., carves a deer head Saturday at Carving in the Ozarks, a chainsaw carving festival that took place Friday and Saturday in Eureka Springs. King was honored by the Carvers Walk of Fame in 2010 for winning more chainsaw carving competitions than anyone else in the world.

Published on April 21, 2013

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Iraqi election officials begin counting the results Saturday after polls closed in the country’s provincial elections.

Published on April 21, 2013

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FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2013 file photo Italian President Giorgio Napolitano arrives for a meeting with German President Joachim Gauck at Bellevue Palace in Berlin, Germany. With a heavily polarized Parliament unable so far to agree on a new president for Italy, 87-year-old President Giorgio Napolitano yielded on Saturday to pleading from political leaders to be a candidate for a second term and quickly end an impasse which has thwarted efforts to form a government in the recession-mired country. Napolitano, citing his advanced age, had repeatedly refused to be a candidate for an unprecedented second seven-year term. But he said in a statement after lobbying from the leaders that he "cannot help but take on the responsibility toward the nation." (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)

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4/20/2013 Special to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Kelsey B. Thornton Luna Grace Rogers of Little Rock caresses the snout of a goat during Arkansas Earth Day festivities Saturday at Heifer International in Little Rock.

Published on April 21, 2013

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Michelle Herzog, Jennifer Kenley, Veronica Tyler and other students learn how to aim and fire a handgun at a gun range in Mayflower during a concealed carry hangun law class.

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Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci, right, and Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic, left, pose with EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Friday, April 19, 2013. The prime ministers of Serbia and Kosovo closed a tentative deal to normalize the relationship between the Balkan neighbors and end years of acrimony. EU negotiator Catherine Ashton said Friday that the deal culminated months of tense negotiations and showed determination of both Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic and Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe, Pool)

Published on April 21, 2013

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Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, right, a candidate for ruling party National Front, shakes hand with his challenger, Fariz Musa, candidate for opposition People's Justice Party after their nomination in Pekan, Pahang state, Malaysia, Saturday, April 20, 2013. Malaysians will go to the polls on May 5. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)

Published on April 21, 2013

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Photo submitted by Logan Bass Angie Cooper of Little Rock caught this 43-inch redfish March 22 while fishing with Logan Bass of Little Rock in the marsh near Venice, La. The fished weighed about 40 pounds.

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George Cochran of Hot Springs hoists two of the bass he and the writer caught Wednesday on Lake Hamilton.

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Pakistan’s former president and military ruler Pervez Musharraf arrives at an anti-terrorism court Saturday in Islamabad.

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Lawmakers and senators applaud Saturday after Giorgio Napolitano was re-elected Italian president at the Lower Chamber in Rome.

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Photo submitted by Chris Fuller Rheanna Morgan of Elkins caught this 101-pound, 6-ounce blue catfish March 20 on Wheeler Lake in Alabama. It took Morgan 45 minutes to land the fish. A year ago to the day, her stepfather Chris Fuller caught one that weighed 104.7 pounds. Fuller said, "It was awesome to see her face when she got that beast in the boat."

Published on April 21, 2013

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Photo submitted by Pat Hopkins Madi West, 7, left and Sam West, 12, both of Jefferson, killed these Rio Grande gobblers during a youth hunt March 20 near Elk City, Okla. Sam's turkey had a 10-inch beard and 1 1/4-inch spurs. Madi's turkey had a 6-inch beard and 1/2-inch spurs. It was her first turkey. They hunted in a blind together. Their parents are Jerry West and Kim West of Jefferson.

Published on April 21, 2013

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NWA Media/MICHAEL WOODS --04/20/2013-- University of Arkansas receiver Mekale McKay tries to shake defender Will Hines during Saturdays Red White Scrimmage at Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville.

Published on April 21, 2013

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Golden State Warriors forward David Lee, left, drives the lane against Denver Nuggets center Kosta Koufos, right, in the first quarter of Game 1 in the first round of the NBA basketball playoffs on Saturday, April 20, 2013, in Denver. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

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Grant Haley for recruiting column

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Johnathen Thomas for recruiting column

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Bill Bowden Bob King of Edgewood, Wash., carves a deer head Saturday at Carving in the Ozarks, a chainsaw carving festival that took place Friday and Saturday in Eureka Springs. King was honored by the Carvers Walk of Fame in 2010 for winning more chainsaw carving competitions than anyone else in the world.

Published on April 21, 2013

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A village woman reacts after her house was damaged by an earthquake in Lushan county, Ya'an, southwest China's Sichuan province on Saturday, April 20, 2013. The powerful earthquake struck the steep hills of China's southwestern Sichuan province Saturday, nearly five years after a devastating quake wreaked widespread damage across the region. (AP Photo) CHINA OUT

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Austin Krajicek advanced to the championship of the St. Vincent Tour De Paul tournament with a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Darian King on Saturday. Krajicek will face Luke Saville in today’s championship at Pleasant Valley Country Club.

Published on April 21, 2013

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This 2013 photo provided by Old South Church show the church, where it has stood in Boston since 1975. The church owns two 1640 copies of the Bay Psalm Book, and is selling one copy of the hymnal which experts believe to be the first book ever printed in what is now the United States. Shortly after arriving at Plymouth Rock in 1620, the Separatist Congregationalist Pilgrims set about to translate and produce a version of the Book of Psalms that was a closer paraphrase of the Hebrew original than the one they had carried from England. The first edition of the resulting Bay Psalm Book was printed in Cambridge, Mass. in 1640. The copy being sold at auction by Sotheby's in New York has, Brian Phillips an estimated value of $15/30 million. (AP Photo/Old South Church in Boston)

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People try to get across a road blocked by a landslide following a powerful earthquake in Lushan county in southwest China's Sichuan province Saturday, April 20, 2013. The powerful earthquake shook China’s Sichuan province Saturday morning, nearly five years after a devastating quake jolted the province. (AP Photo) CHINA OUT

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The Bay Psalm Book, published in Cambridge, Mass., in 1640 by Puritan leaders of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, was meant as a faithful translation of the original Hebrew psalms.

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After donning his newly created cape "Super Chase", Chase Hill, 2, launches into the air with the help of his father David Hill during a superhero activity at Saturday's Arkansas Literary Festival at Little Rock's main library downtown. Children made their own capes and masks with their own made up superheroes.

Published on April 21, 2013

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In this April 18, 2013 photo Tad Taube poses during an interview with The Associated Press in the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, Poland. Taube, 82, who narrowly escaped the Holocaust fleeing from Poland in 1939, is one of the main donors for the new partially opened Polish Jewish history museum. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

Published on April 21, 2013

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2/27/13 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEPHEN B. THORNTON Little Rock School District superintendent candidate Dexter Suggs Sr., currently the chief of staff at Indianapolis Public Schools , answers questions from the public Wednesday afternoon during a public meeting at the district headquarters. Writer:

Published on April 21, 2013

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Director and actor Robert Redford attends the premiere of "The Company You Keep" at The Museum of Modern Art on Monday April 1, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

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FILE - This May 3, 2012 file photo shows Duncan Sheik at a special screening of "Hick" in New York. The musical based on Bret Easton Ellis's novel “American Psycho” will first try to slay an audience in London. The Headlong theatre company said Friday, April 19, 2013, it will stage the world premiere, which features songs by Tony Award-winner Duncan Sheik, at the Almeida Theatre this winter. Rupert Goold will direct. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, file)

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, right, talks with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu during a "Friends of Syria" group meeting hosted by Davutoglu at the Adile Sultan Palace on Saturday, April 20, 2013, in Istanbul, Turkey. Kerry is expected to announce a significant expansion of non-lethal aid to the Syrian opposition. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Pool)

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Mills End Park in Portland, Ore., is festooned with colorful decorations in this April 11 photo.

Published on April 21, 2013

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Visitors tour the partially opened Museum of the History of the Polish Jews on Saturday in Warsaw, Poland.

Published on April 21, 2013

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer Sean Collier is remembered Saturday during ceremonies at Boston’s Fenway Park before the game between the Red Sox (shown) and the Kansas City Royals.

Published on April 21, 2013

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A worker, right, watches as an excavator with a claw arm lifts oily brush debris to load it into a shredder, left, as Exxon Mobile continues cleanup in a cove east of interstate 40 Saturday in Mayflower. The cove was the last stop for the crude oil which flowed from a ruptured pipeline in a Mayflower neighborhood last month.

Published on April 21, 2013

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NWA MEDIA/SAMANTHA BAKER Arkansas' Barrett Astin pitches during the second inning of the game against Texas A&M Friday, April 19, 2013, at Baum Stadium in Fayetteville for the first of a three game series.

Published on April 21, 2013

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San Antonio Spurs center Tim Duncan celebrates after scoring during the second half in Game 3 of an NBA basketball playoffs Western Conference semifinal against the Los Angeles Clippers, Saturday, May 19, 2012, in Los Angeles. The Spurs won 96-86 for a 3-0 series lead. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Published on April 21, 2013

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3-year-old Xander Kean of Middletown tries to grab his kite while his grandfather, Barry Stine, reels it in during the kite festival at H.M Levitz Park in East Hanover Township, PA.,on Saturday, April 20, 2013. The kite festival was held by the Northern Lebanon Recreation and Parks Commission. (AP Photo/Lebanon Daily News, Ashley Walter) THE PATRIOT-NEWS OUT

Published on April 21, 2013

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Crowds begin to gather at the Denver 4/20 pro-marijuana rally at Civic Center Park in Denver on Saturday, April 20, 2013. Authorities generally look the other way at public pot smoking here on April 20. Police said this week they're focused on crowd security in light of attacks that killed three at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Published on April 21, 2013

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Charley Hoffman walks off the second green after hitting a birdie putt during the third round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament in Hilton Head Island, S.C., Saturday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Stephen Morton)

Published on April 21, 2013

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Charley Hoffman walks off the second green after hitting a birdie putt during the third round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament in Hilton Head Island, S.C., Saturday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Stephen Morton)

Published on April 21, 2013

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STAFF PHOTO JASON IVESTER Charleston High School sophomore quarterback Ty Storey speaks on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, during the Northwest Arkansas Touchdown Club meeting inside Mermaids restaurant in Fayetteville.

Published on April 21, 2013

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Emergency workers patrol the scene in West, Texas, on Saturday, three days after a deadly explosion at a fertilizer plant.

Published on April 21, 2013

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (right) meets with members of the Missouri National Guard as they make flood preparations Saturday in Clarksville, Mo.

Published on April 21, 2013

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President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks to reporters in the White House briefing room in Washington, Friday, March 1, 2013, following his meeting with congressional leaders regarding the automatic spending cuts. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Published on April 21, 2013

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Investigators work near the location, on Saturday, April 20, 2013, in Watertown, Mass., where the previous night a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings was arrested. Police captured Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect, in a backyard boat after a wild car chase and gun battle earlier in the day left his older brother dead. (AP Photo/Katie Zezima)

Published on April 21, 2013

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Investigators work near the location, on Saturday, April 20, 2013, in Watertown, Mass., where the previous night a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings was arrested. Police captured Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect, in a backyard boat after a wild car chase and gun battle earlier in the day left his older brother dead. (AP Photo/Katie Zezima)

Published on April 21, 2013

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This Friday, April 19, 2013 image made available by the Massachusetts State Police shows 19-year-old Boston Marathon bombing suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, hiding inside a boat during a search for him in Watertown, Mass. He was pulled, wounded and bloody, from the boat parked in the backyard of a home in the Greater Boston area. (AP Photo/Massachusetts State Police)

Published on April 21, 2013

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This Friday, April 19, 2013 image made available by the Massachusetts State Police shows 19-year-old Boston Marathon bombing suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, hiding inside a boat during a search for him in Watertown, Mass. He was pulled, wounded and bloody, from the boat parked in the backyard of a home in the Greater Boston area. (AP Photo/Massachusetts State Police)

Published on April 21, 2013

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The Boston Red Sox line up during a tribute to victims of the Boston Marathon bombing and its aftermath, as an image of Massachusetts Institute of Technology Police Officer Sean Collier is displayed on the scoreboard, before a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals in Boston, Saturday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Published on April 21, 2013

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NWA Media/MICHAEL WOODS --04/20/2013-- University of Arkansas running back Kody Walker gets the hand off from quarterback Brandon Mitchell during Saturdays Red White Scrimmage at Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville.

Published on April 21, 2013

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President Barack Obama sent a handwritten note to a Wyoming man praising his support for the local basketball team after hearing the man’s story from Sen. Mike Enzi.

Published on April 21, 2013

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4/20/13 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEPHEN B. THORNTON After donning his newly created cape "Super Chase", Chase Hill, 2, launches into the air with the help of his father David Hill during a superhero activity at Saturday's Arkansas Literary Festival at Little Rock's main library downtown. Children made their own capes and masks with their own made up superheroes.

Published on April 21, 2013

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Motorcycle officers stand guard as people walk at Kenmore Square, Saturday, April 20, 2013, in Boston. A day earlier, the usually busy Kenmore Square was virtually deserted at lunchtime during a call for "shelter-in-place" for Boston and some area communities. Police captured Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect, in a backyard boat, Friday evening, after a wild car chase and gun battle earlier in the day left his older brother dead. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Published on April 21, 2013

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Published on April 21, 2013

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NWA Media/MICHAEL WOODS --04/20/2013-- University of Arkansas quarterback Brandon Allen tries to get the pass off as defender Alan D'Appollonio puts on the pressure during Saturdays Red White Scrimmage at Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville.

Published on April 21, 2013

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A photo from Monday’s Boston Marathon shows Tamerlan Tsarnaev (dark cap) and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (white cap) in the crowd 10 to 20 minutes before two bombs exploded in the area. Authorities believe the brothers were responsible for the bombings.

Published on April 21, 2013

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Ruby and Joe Johnson are officers for Conway’s AARP chapter. Both are the first African-Americans in their respective offices — her as vice president, him as chaplain — in the history of the chapter.

Published on April 21, 2013

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Earlier this year, 10-year-old Maddie Grace Windle of Perryville was diagnosed with a Wilms’ tumor, which is a cancerous growth of the kidneys. Money raised at the first Fourche River Days Grace Race will go to help her family with expenses.

Published on April 21, 2013

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The Kings River in the Arkansas Ozarks serves up some of the state’s most scenic floating and fishing.

Published on April 21, 2013

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From the left, Carolyn Jackson, Linda Bee, Caden Long, Donna Baugh and Traci Tutor of the Arkansas Dream Center-Heber Springs work in Cindy’s Garden. The project teaches gardening skills, as well as how to eat a healthy diet.

Published on April 21, 2013

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Northside Elementary School KKids, from the left, Isabel Carpenter, Lauren Hubbard, Savanna Hamm, Aiden Hamp and Emily Hunt pose with signs during a fundraiser for their Relay for Life team at Larry’s Pizza in Cabot on April 11.

Published on April 21, 2013

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Henry Anderson can often be seen in the hallways of Jacksonville High School, as he makes a point to walk the halls with students.

Published on April 21, 2013

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Mana Matsuyama, right, from Tennoji High School, shares a microscope with Megan Graham of the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts in Hot Springs in 2012, when students from the school in Osaka, Japan, visited Hot Springs. Students from Osaka will make another visit to ASMSA on Monday, while 22 students from the Hot Springs school prepare for a trip to Japan at the end of the month.

Published on April 21, 2013

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The Pottsville boys basketball team won just one of six tournaments this season, but that one delivered the school’s first state boys title. The Apaches, led by coach Shane Thurman, finished 27-6, beating Pine Bluff Dollarway in the Class 4A championship game in March at Little Rock’s Barton Coliseum, 54-50.

Published on April 21, 2013

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Maggie Skinner slides down an inflatable slide during last year’s Fourche River Days. The 2013 festival opens at 11 a.m. Friday.

Published on April 21, 2013

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Brandie Maraziti, owner and operator of Blue Morpho Apothecary, holds a variety of just a few of the products she makes for her natural beauty-product line.

Published on April 21, 2013

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Conway artist Sheila Parsons received the Best in Show award in the Conway League of Artists 2013 Spring Show and Competition at the Faulkner County Library. She won the honor with her watercolor St. Mark’s Square, painted on location in Venice, Italy. The show will remain on display through Friday.

Published on April 21, 2013

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Pastor Ester Bass and his wife, Barbara, stand April 14 by what was left of the Botkinburg Foursquare Church after it was struck April 10 by a tornado. Today, the congregation will meet at the Seventh-day Adventist Church gymnasium in Botkinburg, ninth-tenths of a mile north of the Arkansas 16/U.S. 65 junction. Sunday School will start at 10 a.m., and worship will be at 11.

Published on April 21, 2013

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Ester Bass of Shirley, pastor of the Botkinburg Foursquare Church in Van Buren County, holds the neck of his beloved Taylor guitar, the only part that survived an April 10 tornado. “I loved that guitar,” he said.

Published on April 21, 2013

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From the left, Carolyn Jackson, Linda Bee, Caden Long, Donna Baugh and Traci Tutor of the Arkansas Dream Center-Heber Springs are shown in Cindy’s Garden. The project teaches gardening skills as well as how to eat a healthy diet.

Published on April 21, 2013

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Veronikha Salazar is the new associate dean of students at Henderson State University. A native of Peru, Salazar said she was attracted to the university and Arkadelphia because of the friendly people she encountered when she was interviewing for the position. Those people reminded her of “the friendship and support found in a small town” and provided her with a level of comfort similar to that of her hometown.

Published on April 21, 2013

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Bauxite High School senior Trent Taylor checks a parts diagram while solving an automotive issue on a car at the Pulaski Technical College Saline County Career Center. Taylor is among four Saline County high schoolers practicing for the Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills Challenge competition.

Published on April 21, 2013

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Christian Boekhout, a seventh-grader at Hot Springs Middle School, won the Arkansas Geographic Bee and will represent the state in Washington, D.C., on May 20-22. This is the third consecutive year that Christian has won, setting a state record.

Published on April 21, 2013