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John Deering Editorial Cartoon 4/23/13

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Federal agents wearing hazardous material suits and breathing apparatus inspect the home and possessions in the West Hills Subdivision house of Paul Kevin Curtis in Corinth, Miss., Friday, April 19, 2013. Curtis is in custody under the suspicion of sending letters covered in ricin to the U.S. President Barack Obama and U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss.

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Craig Lee Balderee, 29.

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Members of the Arkansas House of Representatives applaud as the current legislative session is recessed at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., Tuesday, April 23, 2013.

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Charles Fuller and Dr. Jonathan Bates, president and CEO of Arkansas Children's Hospital, speak to reporters after the Fuller family announced a $1 million donation to the hospital's burn center.

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This screenshot of the Little Rock police crime map shows the locations of crime reports in the latest update.

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Gov. Mike Beebe signs "private option" bills into law Tuesday.

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Thomas McDonald gets into a vehicle after a court hearing the morning of April 23, 2013 in Little Rock.

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Lufthansa Airplanes are parked during a warning strike of employees of the German airliner Lufthansa in Duesseldorf, Germany, Monday, April 22, 2013.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

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Liz Kapsner, Sales and Marketing coordinator for War Eagle Mill, shows off the new packaging concept for their products Friday afternoon at their Rogers store. The new packaging replaces the old cloth style bags with re-sealable bags that incorporate see through windows, photos and original art work.

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Beware of Darkness

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Roger Knox Stranger in My Land

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New York Mets' Ruben Tejada leaps for the ball during a baseball game with the Philadelphia Phillies, Wednesday, April 10, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)

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Casey Legler in Vogue

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FILE - In this Thursday, April 18, 2013 file photo provided by the Hern family, first lady Michelle Obama, right, visits with Aaron Hern, lower left, his parents Alan and Katherine, and sister Abby, all of Martinez, Calif., at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. The 11-year-old boy was one of more than 180 people injured in Monday's explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. One week after the bombings, all of the people injured in the blasts who made it to a hospital alive now seem likely to survive. The remarkable, universal survival of those injured is a testimonial to fast care at the scene, on the way to hospitals, then in emergency and operating rooms. (AP Photo/Hern Family, File)

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BENJAMIN KRAIN --04/22/2013-- Makayla Shakir, center, Teresa Coney, left, Renita Bennett, center right, and others participate in a rally against child abuse outside the Arkansas state Capitol on Monday.

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Don Humes guides his four-wheeler through the flooded streets of Dresser Ind. Monday April 22, 2013. The Wabash River was expected to crest Monday at over 27 feet. (AP Photo/Tribune-Star, Jim Avelis)

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International Atomic Energy Agency mission team leader Juan Carlos Lentijo speaks during a press conference in Tokyo Monday, April 22, 2013. The U.N. nuclear watchdog team said Japan may need longer than expected 40 years to decommission its tsunami-crippled nuclear plant and urging its operator to improve plant stability. Lentijo said damage at the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant is so complex that it is “impossible” to predict how long the cleanup may last. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

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NWA Media/MICHAEL WOODS --03/15/2013-- University of Arkansas head football coach Bret Bielema speaks to reporters during a press conference Friday afternoon at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Bielema spoke about the players on the team and answered questions about the expectations of this years football team.

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Arkansas State Rep. Nate Bell, R-Mena, speaks from his desk in the House chamber at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., Friday, April 19, 2013. Bell posted on Twitter comments about weapons and the search for a suspect in Monday's Boston Marathon bombing. Bell's comments rapidly spread online. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BENJAMIN KRAIN --04/22/2013-- Quay Allen-Smith, left, Jakeisha Wells, second from left, and other UALR students wait their turn to show off their outfits made of newspapers during a Newspaper Fashion Show. The event was one of serval Earth Day Activities happening on the UALR campus Monday.

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NWA Media/MICHAEL WOODS --04/20/2013-- University of Arkansas players Demetrius Wilson (left) and Julian horton celebrate after scoring a touchdown during Saturdays Red White Scrimmage at Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville.

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Rescue workers stand in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building following an explosion in this April 19, 1995 file photo, in downtown Oklahoma City. One hundred sixty-eight people died as a result of the explosion. Timothy McVeigh was convicted Monday June 2, 1997, of blowing up the building. (AP Photo/David Longstreath, File)

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New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith (8) is shown watching a free thrown in the second half of Game 1 of the NBA basketball playoffs in New York, Saturday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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NWA Media/ANDY SHUPE 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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New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) reacts as he runs down court in the second half of Game 1 of the NBA basketball playoffs in New York, Saturday, April 20, 2013. The Knicks defeated the Celtics 85-78. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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FILE - In this March 27, 2013 file photo, Southern California quarterback Matt Barkley passes during NFL Pro Day at the University of Southern California, in Los Angeles. When the NFL Draft rolls around, the second-guessing officially begins as some of college football's highest-profile quarterbacks find out if an extra year in school cost them millions of dollars. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

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Arkansas quarterback Tyler Wilson during warm-ups before playing Ole Miss at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock. Special to the Arkansas Democrat Gazette/Jimmy Jones

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NWA Media/MICHAEL WOODS --04/22/2013-- Jeffi O'Kane, an artist from West Fork, works on outlining her painting over a drain cover on the corner of West Ave and Spring street in Fayetteville Monday afternoon. O'Kane and other local artists are creating the storm drain art as part of the upstream art project designed to raise awareness of storm water pollutants that can flow into the local rivers and streams.

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NWA Media/MICHAEL WOODS --04/22/2013-- University of Arkansas Junior Rachael Pellegrino from Hot Springs (right) chats with Sophia Gill (left) and Rachel Spencer with Food Corps Monday afternoon during the University of Arkansas Earth Day Fair in the University of Arkansas Union International Connections Lounge. Local businesses and individuals had an opportunity to showcase their environmental products, services, research efforts and ideas.

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Diane Fowler and her son, Carter, attended the signing of Carter's Law at the state Capitol on Friday. Governor Beebe signed Carter's Law ( originally HB 1492 now to be known as Act 1208 - Carter's Law ) Friday at the Capitol in Little Rock. The main purpose of Carter's Law is bring awareness and education of Shaken Baby Syndrome.

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology student Hajar Boughoula of Bizerte, Tunisia, writes a message on the ground with chalk near a makeshift memorial for fallen MIT police officer Sean Collier on the school's campus in Cambridge, Mass., Monday, April 22, 2013. Collier was fatally shot on the MIT campus Thursday, April 18, 2013. Authorities allege that Boston Marathon bombing suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were responsible. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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A moment of silence in honor of the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing is observed on Boylston Street near the race finish line, exactly one week after the tragedy, Monday, April 22, 2013, in Boston, Mass. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

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A man squats near the collapsed remains of a building destroyed by Saturday's earthquake in Lushan county in southwestern China's Sichuan province, Monday, April 22, 2013. Saturday's earthquake in Sichuan province killed at least 186 people, injured more than 11,000 and left nearly two dozen missing, mostly in the rural communities around Ya'an city, along the same seismic fault where a devastating quake to the north killed more than 90,000 people in Sichuan and neighboring areas five years ago in one of China's worst natural disasters.(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

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Sen. Paul Bookout, D-Jonesboro, left, speaks with Sen. Larry Teague, D-Nashville, in the Senate at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., after Teague presented budget legislation Monday, April 22, 2013. The budget won approval days after lawmakers passed a plan to use federal Medicaid dollars to purchase private insurance for thousands of low-income residents. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STATON BREIDENTHAL 2/27/09 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette editorial writer David Barham.

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People gather on the campus of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Cambridge, Mass., Monday, April 22, 2013, before observing a moment of silence for victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. MIT police officer Sean Collier was fatally shot on the schools campus Thursday, April 18, 2013. Authorities allege that Boston Marathon bombing suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were responsible. The school's Stata Center is seen behind. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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From: "Natasha Burroughs" To: "Natasha Burroughs" Subject: Glen Campbell Scheduled to Perform at Walton Arts Center Date: Wed, Aug 11, 2004, 1:07 PM The attached press release announces the newly scheduled performance of Glenn Campbell on September 17, 2004. Please Release on Friday, August 13.

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NWA Media/DAVID GOTTSCHALK 4/22/13 Daniel Foster, 3, runs ahead of his family on the yellow dashes of the Lake Fayetteville trail near the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks Monday morning in Fayetteville. Daniel, of Fayetteville, was walking with his mother Lindsay Foster, his brother Joshua, 1, and the family dog Bo.

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A man carrying boxes of water walks on the remains of a wall that had collapsed onto a vehicle after an earthquake struck the county seat of Lushan in southwestern China's Sichuan province, Monday, April 22, 2013. Saturday's earthquake in Sichuan province killed at least 186 people, injured more than 11,000 and left nearly two dozen missing, mostly in the rural communities around Ya'an city, along the same seismic fault where a devastating quake to the north killed more than 90,000 people in Sichuan and neighboring areas five years ago in one of China's worst natural disasters. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

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Special to theArkansas Democrat-Gazette - 04/22/2013 - artist rendering of downtown Clinton Center pedestrian bridge with LED lighting scheme donated by Entergy at a press conference in Little Rock, April 22, 2013.

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Special to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/COREY JOHNSON --04/22/13- A small airplane that was perfroming landings and take offs crashed at Arkavalley Airport in Greenbrier Monday, killing the the pilot. No one else was with him.

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FILE - This May 31, 2003 Cherokee County Sheriff's booking photo shows Eric Robert Rudolph in Murphy, N.C. Rudolph has published his autobiography from prison with the help of his brother. Eric Rudolph pleaded guilty to setting off a bomb during the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, and he also admitted to bombing a Birmingham abortion clinic in 1998. Two people died in the blasts. A prosecutor says authorities will look into seizing any money Rudolph might make from the book. The work explains his motive for the bombings and recounts his capture after more than five years on the run. (AP Photo/Cherokee County Sheriff's Dept., ho)

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NWA Media/JASON IVESTER Camila Aldana, 3, chases bubbles on the playground on Monday, April 22, 2013, at Lake Atalanta in Rogers. Camila was at the park with her parents, Jose Aldana and Sol Arellano, all of Rogers.

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NWA Media/DAVID GOTTSCHALK 4/22/13 Hailey White (center), 7, clutches her hair along with her sisters Kaitlin, 12, and Alyssa, 5, as the wind blows Monday morning in front of crushed aluminum cans at the Fayetteville Transfer Station and Recycling Center in Fayetteville. The girls, from Farmington, were with a group on an Earth Day tour of the facility led by Brian Pugh, waste reduction coordinator solid waste and recycling. The tour included the treatment of collected goods, operation of the recycling trucks and a description of the composting and mulch operations.

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STAFF PHOTO ANTHONY REYES Weldon Artman of Springdale washes a Springdale school bus Monday, April 22, 2013 in front of his home in Springdale. Artman drives routes for the Springdale school district and takes the bus home during the day between his morning and afternoon routes to save gas and time.

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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bahsar Assad, center, shakes hands with one of the Iran's parliamentary committee on national interest and foreign policy, in Damascus, Syria, Monday, April 22, 2013. Assad said during the meeting that the Middle East is being subjected to plans that targets its stability and unity of its territories. (AP Photo/SANA)

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President Barack Obama pedals bicycle-powered emergency water-sanitation station for Payton Karr, 16, left, and Kiona Elliott, 18, center, both from Oakland Park, Fla., to help demonstrate their invention, Monday, April 22, 2103, in the East Garden of the White House in Washington, where the president hosted the White House Science Fair to celebrate the student winners of a broad range of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competitions from across the country. The bicycle filters E. Coli and other harmful pathogens from contaminated water. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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Travelers stand in line at Los Angeles International airport in Los Angeles Monday, April 22, 2013. It was a tough start to the week for many air travelers. Flight delays piled up Monday as thousands of air traffic controllers were forced to take an unpaid day off because of federal budget cuts. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

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FILE - This undated file photo originally released by the U.S. Marshal's Service on May 19, 2010, shows Faisal Shahzad. A dramatic videotape of the FBI-staged test blast has become a key piece of evidence against Shahzad, who faces a mandatory life prison term at his sentencing Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010. (AP Photo/U.S. Marshals Service, File)

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In this photo provided by the Turkish Prime Minister's Press Office, Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas pose for cameras before a meeting in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, April 22, 2013. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Abbas Sunday in Istanbul, in an effort to re-launch Mideast peace efforts, one of President Barack Obama's foreign policy priorities.(AP Photo/Kayhan Ozer, Turkish Prime Minister's Press Office)

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Artist rendering of downtown Junction pedestrian bridge with LED lighting schemes donated by Entergy at a press conference in Little Rock, April 22, 2013.

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4/22/13 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEPHEN B. THORNTON First Christian Church children's youth minister Jessie Griffith teaches preschoolers from the church the technique for removing plants from a container as they plant a flower bed Monday morning at the Little Rock church .

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File-- This evidence photo of Oklahoma City bombing suspect Timothy McVeigh was introduced at his trial in Denver on Monday, May 19, 1997. It was taken April 19, 1995, just hours after the Oklahoma City bombing, at the Noble County Jail in Perry, Okla., when McVeigh was booked on a firearm charge. Timothy McVeigh was executed Monday, June 11, 2001 by lethal injection, at the U.S. Penitentiary in Terre Haute, Ind. He was pronounced dead at 8:14 a.m. EDT, becoming the first federal prisoner executed in 38 years. (AP Photo, File)

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Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones answers a question during a news conference in Norman, Okla., Monday, Oct. 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

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Dr. Charles Robinson from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville delivered a speech called ‘When I Have a Dream meets Yes We Can’ in the Northwest Arkansas Community College Student Center in Bentonville on Thursday.

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Legislators empty chairs outnumber occupied ones in the House chamber at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., Monday, April 22, 2013. The 2013 legislative session is scheduled to wrap up on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

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4/22/13 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEPHEN B. THORNTON Connie Trent, left, and Diana King, center, laugh with former Sherwood city clerk Amy Sanders Monday afternoon during a 65th birthday party for the city at the Jack Evans Senior Citizens Center. King was reminding Sanders that in the early 1950's Sanders had the only television in their Sherwood neighborhood and King and other children would invader her home on Saturday mornings to watch The Howdy Doody Show.

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Actress Reese Witherspoon attends the premiere of "Mud" hosted by The Cinema Society with FIJI Water & Levi's at the Museum of Modern Art on Sunday April 21, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/InvisionAP)

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A trader works on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Monday, April 22, 2013. Stocks edged lower on Wall Street at the start of a big week for company earnings. About a third of the companies in the S&P 500, including Exxon Mobil and Apple, are reporting earnings this week. Analysts currently expect earnings to rise by 2 percent in the first quarter, down from the 7.7 percent increase in the fourth quarter, according to S&P Capital IQ. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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A Caterpillar Inc. front-loader bulldozer moves garbage across the South East New Territories (SENT) Landfill site in the Tseung Kwan O area of Hong Kong, China, on Friday, April 12, 2013. Hong Kong will spend at least HK$31 billion ($3.9 billion) building infrastructure to handle waste through 2021, as it seeks to alleviate a space shortage at Landfills. Hong Kong's current landfill space is predicted to run out in seven years. Photographer: Lam Yik Fei/Bloomberg

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FILE - This May 5, 2012 file photo shows crowds at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans. Despite heat, humidity, crowds and costs, music festivals are more popular than ever, attracting millions of fans, with 270 festivals of various types annually in the U.S. and more than 800 in 57 countries. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, file)

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FILE - This May 6, 2012 file photo shows audience members dancing the 'Sissy Bounce' during the 'Bounce Shakedown' at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans. Despite heat, humidity, crowds and costs, music festivals are more popular than ever, attracting millions of fans, with 270 festivals of various types annually in the U.S. and more than 800 in 57 countries. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, file)

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Sheila Bernard of Little Rock meets Susan Lucci, longtime star of the daytime drama All My Children when the pair appeared on The Nate Berkus Show in the spring of 2011.

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Batesville, 1908 The image shows Pfeiffer’s Stone Quarry near the Independence County seat. Mailed to Newton, Ohio, the message reads, “Hello Grandma, This is the place where they take them big rocks out. Does it look natural? I rode old Nellie to town today. We are all well today. Bob is on the way. He is in Arizona. This is all for now. Helen.” Stone from the quarry made up much of what went into the state Capitol then under construction in Little Rock. Send questions or comments to Arkansas Postcard Past, P.O. Box 2221, Little Rock, Ark. 72203.

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Joe Jacobsen as Flynn and Kendra Moyle as Rapunzel in the "Tangled" portion of Disney on Ice presents Dare to Dream, Verizon Arena, April 24-28

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The Music Is You A Tribute to John Denver

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Handout Photo for Style 9/12/00 Dallas The Ewings are a Texas-sized part of TNN's "Dysfunctional Family Week" at 8, 9 and 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.

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"90210" -- Pictured: Dustin Milligan, AnnaLynne McCord, Jessica Walter, Shenae Grimes, Tristan Wilds, Lori Loughlin, Ryan Eggold, Jessica Stroup and Michael Steger star in 90210 on The CW. Photo Credit: Frank Ockenfels/ The CW ©2007 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng (9) celebrates near the end of the second half of Game 2 of their first-round NBA basketball playoff series as Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Johnson (7) walks away, Monday, April 22, 2013, in New York. The Bulls won 90-82. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Johnson, left, tries to drive past Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng in the first half of Game 2 of their first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Monday, April 22, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette editorial page editor Paul Greenberg in 2012.

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In this file photo steam rises off the water as an unidentified man fishes in a cove on Lake Hamilton.

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Cody Scroggins, Bentonville starting pitcher, delivers a pitch against Springdale Har-Ber on April 19 at Bentonville.

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Zach Thompson of Springdale Har-Ber pitches against Rogers April 9 at Veterans Park in Rogers.

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Carson Shaddy, left, of Fayetteville gets a high five from teammate Brett Price on March 27 as he scores a run on a solo home run in the third inning against Rogers Heritage at Fayetteville High School.

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