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Gravette's Aaron means throws a pitch in play against Farmington on Thursday (April 4, 2013) in the Gravette Lions' baseball complex.

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Gravette's Lindsee LaBrecque throws a pitch while a Farmington baserunner looks for an opportunity to advance from second base on Thursday (April 4, 2013) in Gravette.

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Arkansas' Barrett Astin pitched 4 1/3 innings in the Razorbacks' game at Alabama on Thursday.

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Michigan's Trey Burke (3) passes the ball to Tim Hardaway Jr. (10) in front of Florida's Casey Prather (24) during the second half of a regional final game in the NCAA college basketball tournament, Sunday, March 31, 2013, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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Arkansas has made a strong push to recruit Ohio under Coach Bret Bielema, and the Hogs are taking advantage of the connections of cornerbacks coach Taver Johnson, shown, and graduate assistant Nick Caley, who are from Cincinnati and Canton, Ohio, respectively.

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Arkansas assistant Charlie Partridge works with the Razorbacks during practice Saturday morning in Fayetteville.

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Houston Texans' J.J. Watt reacts after recovering a fumble during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, in Houston. Watt, who played at Wisconsin, sent Arkansas defensive line coach Charlie Partridge an iPad after winning the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year award.

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Arkansas junior defensive lineman Robert Thomas; photographed during practice on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, inside Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville.

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FILE - This undated file photo originally released by Disney-ABC Domestic Television, shows movie critics Roger Ebert, right, and Gene Siskel. Roger Ebert died on Thursday, April 4, 2013. He was 70. Ebert and Siskel, who died in 1999, trademarked the "two thumbs up" phrase.

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The Arkansas House convenes April 4, 2012.

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VIDEO: Vigil honors MLK on anniversary of death

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A North Korean soldier watches the South Korean side at the border village of Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone (DMZ) in South Korea Thursday, April 4, 2013. South Korea's defense minister said Thursday North Korea has moved a missile with "considerable range" to its east coast, but said it is not capable of hitting the United States.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/JOHN SYKES JR. - Photographs by Mike Disfarmer of Heber Springs at The Museum of Contemporary Art in Hot Springs. 040413

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Republican Party of Arkansas Chairman Doyle Webb speaks at a news conference Thursday, April 4, 2013, beside state Sen. Bryan King, R-Green Forest, and Secretary of State Mark Martin.

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Benjamin Peirce.

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This map provided by the U.S. Geological Survey shows the location of six earthquakes recorded near Clinton in recent days.

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FILE - In this March 20, 2007 file photo, Joss Stone performs on the NBC "Today" television program in New York. A British jury convicted two men on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 of plotting to rob and kill soul singer Joss Stone. Junior Bradshaw and Kevin Liverpool were arrested in June 2011 close to the singer's house after suspicious neighbors reported them to police. They never reached her house. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

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Former Arkansas Razorback Jason Peters works out in the Philadelphia Eagles training facility Tuesday. The left tackle ruptured his right Achilles tendon twice within a month last year.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/JOHN SYKES JR. - D'Carlo Ristorante. The Pizza Special. 031913

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Capital Hotel pastry chef Tandra Watkins is up for another award, this one from Food & Wine magazine.

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Chicken Tenders & Popcorn Shrimp with onion rings are served at Buffalo Wild Wings in Sherwood.

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Volunteers sort canned food for needy families in the Cypriot capital Nicosia on Wednesday. The International Monetary Fund on Wednesday announced $1.3 billion in aid for Cyprus to help it during its fi nancial crisis.

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Monte Hodges State Representative District 055 Democrat 02/23/2012

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Bryant Police Department Officer Scott Johnson From: Todd Crowson crowson@cityofbryant.com Date: April 3, 2013 2:42:12 PM CDT To: Chelsea Boozer

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UAMS College of Medicine Dean Debra Fiser

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Headshots taken at Ballet West. Michael Bearden, Ballet Arkansas artistic adviser and director of their "Spring Into Motion" show, April 5-7 at Arkansas Rep

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Montrose - circa 1920 The Ashley County community's Montrose Drug Co. was a typical small town pharmacyof the era but likely owned by the doctor also having his office in the building. Note the cigar counter on the left and the stationary counter in the center. Photo courtsey of Jack Edwards of Montrose.

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An Israeli soldier moves in during clashes with Palestinian protesters Wednesday in the West Bank city of Hebron.

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President Barack Obama, sitting next to Denver Police Chief Robert White, participates in a meeting Wednesday at the Denver Police Academy with law enforcement officials and community leaders to discuss Colorado’s new measures to reduce gun violence.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BENJAMIN KRAIN --04/03/2013-- Public School superintendents, from left, Steve Anderson, from Lake Hamilton, Nancy Anderson, from Cutter Morning Star, and Darin Beckwith, from Fountain Lake, discuss school security recommendations given in a National School Shield Task Force Report and how they might impact Arkansas.

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Bill Scovill, 1955 Photograph of Norman Rockwell with preliminary studies for Art Critic in his Main Street, Stockbridge, Massachusetts, studio Norman Rockwell Museum Digital Collections 1955: NRELC

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UNDATED HANDOUT PHOTO Trinity Presents ... Collegiate Performance Showcase, Sunday, April 7, at Trinity United Methodist Church Masura Sakuma, piano, UCA

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Sen. Johnny Key, R-Mountain Home, presents a bill dealing with school choice during a meeting of the Senate Committee on Education at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., Wednesday, March 27, 2013. The measure passed. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

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UNDATED HANDOUT PHOTO Trinity Presents ... Collegiate Performance Showcase, Sunday, April 7, at Trinity United Methodist Church Caitlin Secrest, soprano, OBU

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Ray Tarantino

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Cellist Sebastian Baverstam will perform April 4, 2013, under the auspices of the Chamber Music Society of Little Rock.

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Former U.S. Rep. Asa Hutchinson (left), director of the National School Shield initiative, talks with Boone County Sheriff Mike Moore on Wednesday about recommendations in a report by the initiative financed by the National Rifle Association.

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Chuck Hagel

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NWA Media/ MICHAEL WOODS --11/03/2012-- University of Arkansas receiver Julian Horton is pushed out of bounds by tulsa defenders John flanders and Demarco Nelson as he makes a catch in the first quarter of Saturday afternoons game at Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/RICK MCFARLAND --04/03/13-- Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel makes comments at Mayflower City Hall Wednesday after he toured the area affected by a crude oil spill last Friday.

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The Whigs

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/RICK MCFARLAND --11/19/12-- Tom Kimbrell (right), state Education Commissioner, comments on the 2012 school ESEA accountability report in Little Rock Monday.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STATON BREIDENTHAL --4/3/13-- Brandon Burkes of Russellville walks along the fourth floor hallway Wednesday afternoon during his visit to the state Capitol.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/JOHN SYKES JR. - Buffalo Wild Wings - buffalo and caribbean jerk wings

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEVE KEESEE 2/22/10 State Rep. Jonathan Dismang, D-Beebe, seeking a delay on the state's lottery scholarship act vote in the House Select Committee on Rules Monday.

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Austin Porter Jr. (left) of the W. Harold Flowers Law Society speaks Wednesday afternoon at the state Capitol along with Dale Charles, president of the Arkansas chapter of the NAACP, during a news conference calling on U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor to select more black lawyers as candidates for federal judgeships.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/RICK MCFARLAND --04/03/13-- An oil-covered beaver peers from an animal carrier Wednesday after it was rescued by an Arkansas Game and Fish officer and some men involved in the clean-up of last Friday's crude oil spill in Mayflower. The beaver was found in a marshy area of a cove that feeds into Lake Conway. The oil has not reached the lake.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/RICK MCFARLAND --04/03/13-- Water from the cove is pumped into Lake Conway in Mayflower Wednesday. Clean-up and containment crews are lowering the water level in the cove in case the area gets a lot of rain and causes the cove to flood over state Hwy. 89 into Lake Conway. No oil from a crude oil spill last Friday has reached the lake. The cove has several rows of containment booms in place.

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1/29/13...Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEPHEN B. THORNTON...Big River Steel CEO John Correnti speaks Tuesday morning at the State Capitol during the announcement of the $1.1 billion Big River Steel plant to be built in Osceola. The "superproject" which could begin construction as early as August, will create 525 high paying jobs.

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New Arkansas Travelers Manager Tim Bogar said there are plenty of adjustments he must make coaching in the minor leagues. Bogar, 46, spent the past four seasons on the Boston Red Sox coaching staff. “It’s like a new beginning for me,” he said.

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NWA Media/JASON IVESTER Ken Dawson hangs a banner on a lamppost along NE John Deshields Blvd on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, in Bentonville. Dawson and Justin Oliver, both with Bentonville Parks & Recreation, were putting up the banners in advance of the third annual Bentonville Running Festival on Saturday.

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Rory McIlroy watches his tee shot on the 12th hole during the Texas Open Pro-Am on Wednesday in San Antonio. Play was stopped because of severe weather.

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NWA MEDIA/SAMANTHA BAKER Donna Goodnight, from right, and Judge Stacey Zimmerman laugh as Judge Frank Weaver declares Friday, March 29, 2013, as Donna Goodnight Day at the Madison County courthouse in Huntsville. Goodnight was celebrating her retirement from working for Madison County for 29 years. She began working with the sheriff's office in the jail and dispatch before becoming a juvenile probation officer in 1999.

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NWA Media/ANDY SHUPE Jerry Patnoe of Elkins, a retired University of Arkansas professor of criminal justice, explains the process he uses to design quilts Wednesday, April 3, 2013, in the workroom in his home in Elkins. Patnoe was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in 2007, but continues to make quilts. One of his designs was selected for the 2013 Creativity and Parkinson's Calendar by the Parkinson's Disease Foundation.

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Philadelphia Eagles' Jason Peters speaks during a news conference at the team's NFL football training facility, Tuesday, April 2, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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STAFF PHOTO ANTHONY REYES Northwest Arkansas Naturals outfielder and former Arkansas Razorback Brett Eibner during the team's media day, Monday, April 1, 2013 at Arvest Ballpark in Springdale. Opening days is 6 p.m. Thursday with a game against Midland Texas.

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STAFF PHOTO MICHAEL WOODS --09/01/2012-- University of Arkansas receiver Javontee Herndon catches a pass for a touchdown in the 3rd quarter of Saturday nights game at Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BENJAMIN KRAIN --3/9/2013-- Hall's Tyler Scaife celebrates winning the MVP after Hall's victory over Parkview in the Class 5A girls high school championship game on Saturday.

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Workers rescue an oil-covered beaver that was found Wednesday in a marsh area of a cove that feeds into the 6,700-acre Lake Conway.

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Louisville sophomore Kevin Ware answers questions during a news conference Wednesday afternoon at the KFC Yum! Center practice facility in Louisville, Ky. Ware was released from an Indianapolis hospital Tuesday, two days after he broke his right leg against Duke in the Midwest Regional final.

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FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2012, file photo, Rutgers coach Mike Rice reacts to play during an NCAA college basketball game against Connecticut in Piscataway, N.J. The airing Tuesday, April 2, 2013, of a videotape of Rice using gay slurs, shoving and grabbing his players and throwing balls at them in practice over the past three seasons has Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti reconsidering his decision not to fire the coach. Pernetti was given a copy of the video in late November by a disgruntled former employee, and he suspended Rice for three games, fined him $50,000 and made him undergo anger management classes for inappropriate behavior after investigating it. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

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NWA MEDIA/SAMANTHA BAKER Arkansas' Dominic Ficociello tosses the ball to first base Sunday, March 31, 2013, during game three of the series against Mississippi State at Baum Stadium in Fayetteville. Arkansas won the game, 3-1, and the series, 2-1.

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NWA Media/ANDY SHUPE Jerry Patnoe of Elkins, a retired University of Arkansas professor of criminal justice, speaks about his favorite quilt that he made Wednesday, April 3, 2013, in his home in Elkins. Patnoe was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in 2007, but continues to make quilts. One of his designs was selected for the 2013 Creativity and Parkinson's Calendar by the Parkinson's Disease Foundation.

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STAFF PHOTO MARC F. HENNING Bentonville Electric Department employee Damon Gormly guides a 22-foot lamp post Wednesday, April 3, 2013, as it is lifted into position in front of the Harp's Marketplace along North Walton Boulevard. Crews installed six of the ornate lamp posts around the new store as an initial step in Bentonville's North Walton Boulevard Corridor Enhancement Plan. The lamp posts will eventually line both sides of North Walton Boulevard between Central Avenue and Ridgefield Drive.

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Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said he would draft Baylor’s Brittney Griner if she were available in the NBA Draft.

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Stacy Lewis (Arkansas Razorbacks) will compete in the Kraft Nabisco Championship this weekend in Rancho Mirage, Calif.

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FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2013 file photo, Rutgers head coach Mike Rice reacts to play during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against South Florida in Piscataway, N.J. Rutgers has fired Rice after a videotape aired showing him shoving, grabbing and throwing balls at players in practice and using gay slurs during practice. With mounting criticism on a state and national level, the school decided to take action on Wednesday, April 3, 2013. relieving Rice of his duties after three largely unsuccessful seasons at the Big East school. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

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UNDATED HANDOUT PHOTO Anna Keyes of Ballet Arkansas. The company performs April 5-7 at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre.

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A sign for DeKalb seed corn, a brand of Monsanto Co., stands near a corn field in Princeton, Illinois, U.S., on Wednesday, June 27, 2012. Monsanto Co., the worlds largest seed company, posted third-quarter earnings that exceeded analysts estimates as U.S. farmers bought more of the companys genetically modified corn. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

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A Palestinian protester throws a Molotov cocktail towards Israeli soldiers, not pictured, during clashes in the West Bank city of Hebron, Wednesday, April 3, 2013. Palestinian prisoners have been rioting and hunger striking since a 64-year-old prisoner died of throat cancer on Tuesday. The Palestinians have blamed Israel for the man's death, saying he was not given proper medical care. The prisoner, Maysara Abu Hamdiyeh, had been serving a life sentence for his role in a foiled attempt to bomb a busy cafe in Jerusalem in 2002. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)

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Sen. Jason Rapert, R-Conway, speaks to a reporter after a meeting of the House Committee on Public Health, Welfare and Labor at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., where his bill dealing with abortion received the committee's recommendation Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

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Members of the Marine Honor Guard carry the casket of U.S. Marine Corporal Aaron Ripperda into St. Paul Catholic Church in HIghland, Ill. for the funeral service April 3, 2013. Ripperda was one of seven Marines killed last month during a Nevada training exercise.(AP PHOTO/BELLEVILLE NEWS-DEMOCRAT, DERIK HOLTMANN)

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A bus is seen upside down after falling from a viaduct into Avenida Brasil, the largest avenue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, April 2, 2013. A passenger bus plunged from a 10-meter-high (30-foot) viaduct in central Rio de Janeiro killing at least seven people and closing a major thoroughfare. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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Leslie Dodge (left), Sean Porter and Anna Kirkes in Mobile.

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Farmer Matt Wiggeim unstraps a load of Monsanto Co. DeKalb brand seed corn at a farm in Princeton, Ill., on Wednesday. Monsanto on Wednesday reported a $1.48 billion quarterly profit.

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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2013 file photo the cruise ship Carnival Triumph is towed into Mobile Bay near Dauphin Island, Ala. The Triumph, which has been docked in Alabama since an engine room fire left it disabled for days in the Gulf of Mexico, broke away from its mooring in a Mobile, Ala. shipyard on Wednesday, April 3, 2013. The U.S. Coast Guard tweeted Wednesday afternoon that high winds were likely to blame. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)

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RTB2 and Daniel Markham, who'll be playing at Maxine's DanielMarkham RTB2 by ErinRambo

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NWA Media/DAVID GOTTSCHALK 4/3/13 Thomas Jetton, of Morrow, moves into position to continue cutting a felled tree Wednesday morning off of Crossover Road in Fayetteville. The trees being cleared by Kettle Springs Custom Sawmill of Hog Eye will be reclaimed for working lumber by the mill.

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Bill Gaither & the Gaither Homecoming Tour

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UNDATED HANDOUT PHOTO Trinity Presents ... Collegiate Performance Showcase, Sunday, April 7, at Trinity United Methodist Church Amy Frenzel, piano, UA Fayetteville

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A World War II bomb lies inside a transporter after it was defused in Berlin, Wednesday, April 3, 2013. Allied airplanes dropped huge quantities of ordnance on Germany during World War II in efforts to cripple the Nazi war machine. Tens of thousands of unexploded bombs are believed still to be in the ground. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

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UNDATED HANDOUT PHOTO Trinity Presents ... Collegiate Performance Showcase, Sunday, April 7, at Trinity United Methodist Church Rachel Herman, violin, UALR

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Hot Springs police talk with Lakeside school officials Wednesday after a lockdown was prompted by a man school officials suspected of being armed. Police said the man was later located and no weapon was found.

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A sale pending sign marks a house in Mt. Lebanon, Pa., in March. U.S. home prices jumped in February by the largest amount in seven years, according to real estate data provider CoreLogic.

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South Korean army soldiers gesture to turn back vehicles as they were refused to enter to Kaesong, North Korea, at the customs, immigration and quarantine office in Paju, South Korea, near the border village of Panmunjom, Wednesday, April 3, 2013. North Korea on Wednesday barred South Korean workers from entering the jointly run factory park just over the heavily armed border in the North, officials in Seoul said, a day after Pyongyang announced it would restart its long-shuttered plutonium reactor and increase production of nuclear weapons material. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

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UNDATED HANDOUT PHOTO Trinity Presents ... Collegiate Performance Showcase, Sunday, April 7, at Trinity United Methodist Church Bethany Swiontek, musical theater major, OBU

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The undated photo provided by German TV broadcaster ZDF shows a scene of the wartime drama 'Our mothers, our fathers' (Unsere Muetter, unsere Vaeter). With the wartime generation rapidly disappearing, the television drama about five young Germans in World War II has revived debate in Germany about the role ordinary men and women played in the Nazis' murderous campaign to conquer Europe. Millions tuned in last week to watch the three-part series "Our Mothers, Our Fathers," which follows five young Germans _ two brothers, a nurse, an aspiring female singer and a Jewish tailor _ as they struggle through one of the bloodiest conflicts in history. (AP Photo/ZDF, David Slama)

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/ERIC HARRISON - Thai Taste in Jacksonville Pork Satay appetizer at Thai Taste in Jacksonville.

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FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2012 file photo, Jon Stewart speaks during a taping of "The Daily Show with John Stewart", in New York. The U.S. Embassy in Cairo has at least temporarily shut down its Twitter feed following an unusual diplomatic incident involving "The Daily Show" host Jon Stewart and the Egyptian government. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, file)

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A pedistrian walks past some old wagon wheels at Young's Trading Center, 106 West Grand Ave., on Wednesday, April 3, 2013. Rain is likely for Thursday, mainly before 11 a.m., according to the National Weather Service at Little Rock. Skies will be cloudy with a high near 52. Chance of rain is 70 percent. (The Sentinel-Record/Mara Kuhn)

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The Twangtown Paramours are Mike Lewis and MaryBeth Zamer

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Phat Thai Combo includes shrimp, beef and chicken at Thai Taste in Jacksonville.

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Grant Tennille, executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, discusses the Big River steel project Tuesday in a Senate committee meeting. On Wednesday, Tennille said that every precaution has been taken “to protect the state.”

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Jay Leno, host of The Tonight Show, (left) and Jimmy Fallon, host of Late Night, in Los Angeles are shown in this undated promotional image released by NBC. NBC announced Wednesday its long-rumored switch at Tonight, replacing incumbent Leno with Fallon and moving the program to New York.

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An Air Force F-22 Raptor takes off from the U.S. air base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, on Wednesday during military exercises.

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The undated photo provided by German TV broadcaster ZDF shows a scene of the wartime drama 'Our mothers, our fathers' (Unsere Muetter, unsere Vaeter). With the wartime generation rapidly disappearing, the television drama about five young Germans in World War II has revived debate in Germany about the role ordinary men and women played in the Nazis' murderous campaign to conquer Europe. Millions tuned in last week to watch the three-part series "Our Mothers, Our Fathers," which follows five young Germans _ two brothers, a nurse, an aspiring female singer and a Jewish tailor _ as they struggle through one of the bloodiest conflicts in history. (AP Photo/ZDF, David Slama)

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Hot Springs National Park Rangers Mark Scott and Josie Fernandez talk about some of the improvements under way at Hot Springs National Park.

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Kippy Woods, left, and Mike Osborn play a few tunes outside Woods’ RV in Mountain View. Woods spends several weeks in Mountain View each year to play guitar and fiddle with musicians who come into town for the Arkansas Folk Festival. This year’s festival is scheduled for April 19-21 in Mountain View, marking the 50th anniversary of the event.

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Kim Scott, a kindergarten teacher at Stagecoach Elementary School in Cabot, teaches her class about the days of the week. Scott will be among the presenters at the Cabot PAWS Ed kindergarten readiness class.

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Big Sister Autumn Hunter of Batesville and her Little Sister, Debra, have been matched for three years through Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Central Arkansas. The chapter is looking for additional volunteers to partner with area children.

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Linda Chandler, a member of the Keep Bryant Beautiful Board, picks up trash during the organization’s citywide cleanup day last fall. Keep Bryant Beautiful strives to beautify the community and reduce the amount of litter found on the city’s streets.

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Fresh asparagus and spinach give Spring Vegetable Risotto its bright color and the sweet taste of spring.

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This recipe for The Farmer's White Pizza can be doubled for a group.

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Briana Moore makes soap for her business, Larkmartin & Co. She uses natural ingredients to make her soap, along with the hot spring water in Hot Springs.

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An employee of United States Environmental carries some of the 20 pizzas the company ordered Monday from Yogo City in a Mayflower shopping center. The company also bought 30 footlong sandwiches from Subway. Oil-spill cleanup crews have been frequenting restaurants in the center, boosting business, managers said.

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Mayflower Street Superintendent Jimmy Johnson, left, oversees Mayflower Water Department employee Brad Lawrence as he works Friday on a retention pond on Highway 89 in Mayflower, following a nearby crude-oil spill. Culverts were plugged to keep oil from entering Lake Conway, and dikes were built Friday shortly after authorities were alerted to an Exxon Mobil underground pipeline that ruptured at Shade Tree Lane and North Starlite Road in the Northwoods subdivision, less than a mile from Lake Conway. Faulkner County Judge Allen Dodson said workers are vacuuming water and oil from ditches and yards and placing the mixture into “frac tanks.”

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A notice placed on the Mayflower Medical Clinic door Friday let patients know that offices were being temporarily moved to the Conway Medical Clinic because of fumes from the crude-oil spill in Mayflower.

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Scott Smith, right, talks with two Exxon Mobil officials who said they were not allowed to give their names to the media. Smith, of Cape Cod, Mass., was questioned about putting a foam product in the oily stormwater ditch on U.S. 365 in Mayflower. Smith said he used his product in another oil spill with Exxon Mobil’s blessing, but company officials said they did not give him permission to do so in Mayflower.

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Fresh asparagus and spinach give Spring Vegetable Risotto its bright color and sweet taste of spring.

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