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John Deering Editorial Cartoon 4/7/13

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Crews continue the cleanup of the oil spill in Mayflower

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Searcy police say one man is dead following a shooting Sunday afternoon at the Searcy Apartments at 801 N. Pine St.

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Designers Choice Fashion Preview Show 2013

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FILE - In this May 6, 2010 file photo, Rutgers University Athletic Director Tim Pernetti, right, presents Mike Rice with a jersey after being introduced as the new men's head basketball coach at Rutgers during a news conference in Piscataway, N.J.

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, speaks during a news conference with his Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu, unseen, in Istanbul, Turkey, Sunday, April 7, 2013. Kerry is in the Middle East, his third trip to the region in two weeks, in a fresh bid to unlock long-stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

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A South Korean soldier closes a military gate in Paju, north of Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, April 7, 2013. A top South Korean national security official said Sunday that North Korea may be setting the stage for a missile test or another provocative act with its warning that it soon will be unable to guarantee diplomats' safety in Pyongyang.

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Greenwood’s Megan Hartness’ ability to score from a variety of positions makes her difficult to guard, Lady Bulldogs Coach Clay Reeves said.

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Had his mother not offered encouragement and advice in junior high, Little Rock Hall center Bobby Portis might not have been a part of four state championship teams with the Warriors. Portis, who signed to play at Arkansas, averaged more than 20 points and 10 rebounds per game as a senior.

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Little Rock Hall’s girls team had not won a conference game in four years, but Tyler Scaife still chose to be a Lady Warrior. “I like to do things that the normal person wouldn’t,” she said. She averaged 23.7 points per game as a senior, led Hall to the Class 6A state title and signed to play at Rutgers.

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KeVaughn Allen helped lead North Little Rock to the Class 7A state title with little fanfare and by not making mistakes.

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With new Libyan flags in the background, Libyan minister of oil and finance, Ali al-Tarhouni, center talks to supporters after his arrival in the desert city of Sabha, Libya Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011. Libya's transitional government has delivered 20 million dinars ($16 million) to this remote southern city beset by fighters loyal to Moammar Gadhafi, hoping to bolster support for revolutionary forces. The 20 boxes of 20-dinar notes, each weighing 116 pounds (78 kilograms), were delivered to the Sabha central bank. (AP Photo/Rami Raki)

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Rep. John Burris, R-Harrison, questions state finance officials during a meeting of the Legislative Council-Joint Budget Committee at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012. State finance said Tuesday that Arkansas' Medicaid program will face a nearly $200 million shortfall next year. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

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People gather inside the Conference Center during the 183rd Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Saturday, April 6, 2013, in Salt Lake City. The Mormon church is planning to build two new temples in Rio de Janeiro and Cedar City, Utah. The faith's president, Thomas S. Monson, announced the new temples on Saturday during the 183rd semi-annual general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. More than 100,000 members of the church have gathered in Salt Lake City to hear words of inspiration and guidance for daily living from the faith's senior leaders. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

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Jeane Gilboy, left, and Berni Trapp both of Kewaskum both discuss some of the art on display including "The Falgellants" by Carl von Marr during the grand opening for the new building of the Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend on Saturday, April 6, 2013. (AP Photo/West Bend Daily News, John Ehlke)

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STATON BREIDENTHAL --4/5/13-- Biologist Kevin Church (left) and Jessica Johns use cooking oil to dilute the crude oil covering a female mallard Friday afternoon at a facility in Sherwood before bathing the bird to try and remove the oil.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STATON BREIDENTHAL --4/5/13-- Biologist Kevin Church (left) and Jessica Johns use a towel to dry a female mallard Friday afternoon at a facility in Sherwood after bathing the bird to try and remove the oil. The process will be repeated on a daily basis until the bird is clean.

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3/29/13 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEPHEN B. THORNTON A yellow and black pole marks the site of the Exxon Mobile pipeline about two blocks from the site of its rupture last Friday Afternoon in Mayflower. (this was shot on the day of the rupture)

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STATON BREIDENTHAL --4/6/13-- Linda Underwood (left) and Paula Chanicka (cq) plant trees Saturday morning at the Reed's Bridge Battlefield Homestead as part of a cleanup of the site that coincided with National Park Day.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STATON BREIDENTHAL --4/6/13--Daniel Danielson cleans signs Saturday morning at the Reed's Bridge Battlefield Homestead as part of a cleanup of the site that coincided with National Park Day.

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4/6/13 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEPHEN B. THORNTON A cleanup worker, upper right, runs an oil skimmer in a drainage ditch next to the Shannon Square shopping center along Mayflower's Hwy. 365 Saturday afternoon. The drainage ditch carried the bulk of the oil flow from the Northwood subdivision to a cove which feeds into Lake Conway during last month's pipeline rupture.

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Sen. David Burnett, D-Osceola, listens to discussion on his bill dealing with incentives and state bonds for a proposed Arkansas steel mill during a meeting of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Economic Development at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., Tuesday, April 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

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Arkansas House Speaker Davy Carter, R-Cabot, is interviewed after an afternoon meeting of the House Committee on Revenue and Taxation at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., Tuesday, March 26, 2013. The committee passed Carter's amended bill reducing the amount of income tax on capital gains. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEVE KEESEE 2/22/11 State Rep. Eddie Cheatham (left), chairman of the House Committee on Education, and Mark Hudson on the role call vote Tuesday to take HB1008, that requires a U.S. citizenship for a person to be eligible for in-state-tuition, off the table so a vote could be taken.

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Sen. Bryan King, R-Green Forest, gestures during a meeting of the Senate Rules Committee at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., Tuesday, March 19, 2013. Arkansas Senate later passed King's bill that would require voters to show photo identification before casting a ballot. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

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A worker in protective gear walks along the Exxon Mobile pipeline at the rupture site between homes, left, and right, last Friday Afternoon in Maylfower. The red and white marker pole and the yellow and black pole are indicators of the pipeline presence. (this was shot on the day of the rupture)

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ASMSA student achieves top ACT score HOT SPRINGS Yeongwoo Hwang, a student at the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts, recently accomplished something very few people do he earned the top score on the ACT test. Hwang, a junior from Jonesboro, scored a composite 36, the highest score a student can earn on the test.

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Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Season 1

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House Majority Leader Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-Hot Spring, listens to proceedings in the House chamber at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., Monday, March 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

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NWA Media/Marc F. Henning Mike Bedford talks about the Singing Men of Arkansas' upcoming benefit concert for Habitat for Humanity of Benton County during an interview Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at his home in Cave Springs.

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Hifazat-e-Islam activists hold up their footwear and shout slogans during a rally to demand authorities enact an anti-blasphemy law punishing people who insult Islam, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Saturday, April 6, 2013. Saturday's rally is taking place amid heightened security in Dhaka and elsewhere after the Hifazat-e-Islam members targeted a group of bloggers who they say are atheists. The bloggers, who deny they're atheists, are seeking capital punishment for those found guilty of war crimes during the nation's 1971 independence war and also want a ban on Jamaat-e-Islami, the country's largest Islamic party. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)

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Chinese First Lady Madame Peng Liyuan (left) waves as she is accompanied by Tanzanian First Lady, Salma Kikwete at Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam, Sunday, March 24, 2013.

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Arkansas voters will need to take photo identification with them to the polls under a new law passed by the 2013 Arkansas Legislature. During the legislative session, lawmakers overrode Gov. Mike Beebe’s veto of the measure. He called it “an expensive solution in search of a problem” that “is not supported by any demonstrated need.”

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Jill Wagar, promoted to director of the newly created division of advancement for Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. courtesy photo

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The star of Salzburg’s Mozart Residence is one of Mozart’s pianos, seen here near the windows.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/RICK MCFARLAND --03/30/13-- Dogs greet each other and play Saturday during the opening of the MacArthur Park Unleashed Dog Park. The park has two areas, one for smaller dogs and the other for larger ones that also has a water spray pad.

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Jefferson Memorial at dusk in Washington, D.C., USA.

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National Day of Service Honorary Chair, Chelsea Clinton, participates service project with Addison Rose, 8, of Washington, on the National Mall as part of the Inaugural event Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 in Washington,. The two made cards for the Sunshine Mail Foundation that sends the cards along with care packages to the ill and disadvantaged people. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

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Rain reduced attendance at the recent opening of Unleashed in Little Rock’s MacArthur Park. But wet dogs are often happy dogs.

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Stata Center at MIT by Frank Gehry

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A cast of a woman, one of more than 70 people who died in the basement of a villa in Oplontis, near Pompeii, is seen during a photo call for the upcoming exhibition entitled 'Life and death Pompeii and Herculaneum', at the British Museum in central London, Tuesday, March 26, 2013. The void her body left in the ash was filled with clear epoxy resin, and he resulting cast reveals her skeleton and the jewelry she was wearing. The exhibition about the two Roman cities, buried by a catastrophic volcanic eruption of Mount Vezuvius in 79 AD, will run at the museum from March 28 to Sept. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis) pom - woman in villa travel

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A cast of a man who died in Pompeii, made by filling plaster in the void left by his body, is seen during a photo call for the upcoming exhibition entitled 'Life and death Pompeii and Herculaneum', at the British Museum in central London, Tuesday, March 26, 2013. The exhibition about the two Roman cities, buried by a catastrophic volcanic eruption of Mount Vezuvius in 79 AD, will run at the museum from March 28 to Sept. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis) pom - woman travel

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A South Korean Army soldier walks on Unification Bridge in Paju, South Korea, near the border village of Panmunjom, Saturday, April 6, 2013. More South Koreans on Saturday began to leave North Korea and the factory park where they work, four days after Pyongyang closed the border to people and goods. (AP Photo/AhnnYoung-joon)

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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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Mad Men, starring Jon Hamm and Jessica Pare, returns with a two-hour season premiere at 8 p.m. today on AMC.

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Serena Williams serves during a semifinal match against her sister Venus Williams at the Family Circle Cup tennis tournament in Charleston, S.C., Saturday, April 6, 2013. Serena won 6-1, 6-2. (AP Photo/Stephen Morton)

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George Strait performs for the crowd at the Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas, Saturday Feb. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/The Wichita Eagle/Kansas.com, Fernando Salazar)

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Anything Goes Tour Rachel York and Company2

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NWA MEDIA/SAMANTHA BAKER Jeff Davis, executive vice president and treasurer for Walmart Stores, Inc., sits Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at one of his favorite spots in his home in Rogers. Davis joined Walmart in 2006 and current serves on the board of directors for Massmart Holdings, First Tee of Northwest Arkansas, and the Washington Regional Hospital Foundation.

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Arkansas legislators meet in the House chamber during a rare Saturday session of the Legislature at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., Saturday, April 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

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Lady is a 7-year-old silver and black miniature poodle.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BOBBY AMPEZZAN — 3/28/13 — at state Supreme Court Justice Donald Corbin's surprise 75th birthday party at Whole Hog Cafe.

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Ghost of the Ozarks: Murder and Memory in the Upland South by Brooks Blevins

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A fresco showing the baker Terentius Neo and his wife, found in the ruins of Pompeii, is seen during a photo call for the upcoming exhibition entitled 'Life and death Pompeii and Herculaneum', at the British Museum in central London, Tuesday, March 26, 2013. The exhibition about the two Roman cities, buried by a catastrophic volcanic eruption of Mount Vezuvius in 79 AD, will run at the museum from March 28 to Sept. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis) pom - baker travel

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In this handout photo made available on Thursday April 4, 2013, provided by the City of Tallinn, a woman is seen placing her transit pass on an electronic reader on a city bus in the Estonian capital. Tallinn this year became the worlds first capital to introduce free public transport for all of its residents. (AP Photo/City of Tallinn)

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This 2013 publicity photo provided by courtesy of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. shows calligraphed paper lemon wedges, perched on rims of glass goblets, that serve as placecards in place settings from the Real Weddings spread, originally published in the spring issue of Martha Stewart Weddings magazine. Combining rusticity and elegance is a modern trend in wedding receptions. Flowers can have a less formal presentation, and seating can be more casual. (AP Photo/Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc.)

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BOBBY AMPEZZAN — 3/28/13 — at state Supreme Court Justice Donald Corbin's surprise 75th birthday party at Whole Hog Cafe.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BOBBY AMPEZZAN — 3/28/13 — at state Supreme Court Justice Donald Corbin's surprise 75th birthday party at Whole Hog Cafe.

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NWA MEDIA/SAMANTHA BAKER Jeff Davis, executive vice president and treasurer for Walmart Stores, Inc., talks about building his home and the tile in a dome in the center of the house Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at his home in Rogers. Davis joined Walmart in 2006 and current serves on the board of directors for Massmart Holdings, First Tee of Northwest Arkansas, and the Washington Regional Hospital Foundation.

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At state Supreme Court Justice Donald Corbin's surprise 75th birthday party at Whole Hog Cafe.

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Patterning a turkey load to your shotgun is a critical but often overlooked component of turkey hunting preparation. The author’s shotgun produced this pattern with a 3-inch, 2-ounce blended load of Hevi-Shot through a factory Invector Plus full choke at 40 yards.

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NWA MEDIA/SAMANTHA BAKER Jeff Davis, executive vice president and treasurer for Walmart Stores, Inc., talks about his time coaching his daughter in basketball Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at his home in Rogers. Davis joined Walmart in 2006 and current serves on the board of directors for Massmart Holdings, First Tee of Northwest Arkansas, and the Washington Regional Hospital Foundation.

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NWA MEDIA/SAMANTHA BAKER Jeff Davis, executive vice president and treasurer for Walmart Stores, Inc., sits Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at one of his favorite spots in his home in Rogers. Davis joined Walmart in 2006 and current serves on the board of directors for Massmart Holdings, First Tee of Northwest Arkansas, and the Washington Regional Hospital Foundation.

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NWA Media/Marc F. Henning Mike Bedford of Cave Springs is music director of the Singing Men of Arkansas which will be performing a benefit concert for Habitat for Humanity of Benton County on April 13 at the Arend Arts Center in Bentonville.

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Contract workers are shown on March 14 during construction of a formic acid plant at the BASF Geismer chemical plant in Geismer, LA. A natural gas boom in the United States has sent manufacturing prices plummeting, boosting new investments from European companies. Illustrates EUROPE-ENERGY (category i), by Michael Birnbaum (c) 2013, The Washington Post. Moved Monday, April 1, 2013. (MUST CREDIT: Photo by Lori Waselchuk for The Washington Post)

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/JOHN SYKES JR. - Janet Alley, High Profile cover subject. 032113

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Submitted — 4/1/13 — The mansaf, a traditional Middle Eastern food, Janet Alley served at her family's Christmas dinner.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STATON BREIDENTHAL --4/1/13-- House at 5 Greymoss Cove for top 6.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STATON BREIDENTHAL --4/1/13-- House at 5 Durance Court for top 6.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STATON BREIDENTHAL --4/1/13-- House at 4801 Country Club Blvd. for top 6.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STATON BREIDENTHAL --4/1/13-- House at 3314 Montrose Drive for top 6.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STATON BREIDENTHAL --4/1/13-- House at 21 Foxfield Cove for top 6.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STATON BREIDENTHAL --4/1/13-- House at 14 Racquet Court for top 6.

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Contract workers are shown on March 14 during construction of a formic acid plant at the BASF Geismer chemical plant in Geismer, LA. A natural gas boom in the United States has sent manufacturing prices plummeting, boosting new investments from European companies. Illustrates EUROPE-ENERGY (category i), by Michael Birnbaum (c) 2013, The Washington Post. Moved Monday, April 1, 2013. (MUST CREDIT: Photo by Lori Waselchuk for The Washington Post)

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Casts of a family of two adults and two children who died together in an alcove in Pompeii, made by filling plaster in the void left by their bodies, are seen during a photo call for the upcoming exhibition entitled 'Life and death Pompeii and Herculaneum', at the British Museum in central London, Tuesday, March 26, 2013. The exhibition about the two Roman cities, buried by a catastrophic volcanic eruption of Mount Vezuvius in 79 AD, will run at the museum from March 28 to Sept. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis) pom - family travel

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-Forest Ferguson's letter to FDR -Boyhood photograph of Forest Ferguson -Missy LeHand's reply to Forest Ferguson They came from the President's Personal File on Namesakes (also known as PPF 15), and we ask that you credit the FDR Library in your caption (Image courtesy of the FDR Library). The archival citation in case you need it is: Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Papers as President - President's Personal File 15 - Namesakes - F, 1940-1945.

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UNDATED HANDOUT PHOTO Courtesy of The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his private secretary, M.A. LeHand

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Little Freddie King gave a lively performance at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in 2010. This year’s festival will feature more than 80 acts on 12 stages over seven days.

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Jewelry found in the ruins of a house in Pompeii is back dropped by the casts of a family with two adults and two children. The casts were made by pouring plaster in the void left by their bodies.

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Erich Bergen and Rachel York share a shipboard moment in Anything Goes, onstage this week at Fayetteville’s Walton Arts Center.

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Midori, the acclaimed classical violinist, brings her Orchestra Residencies Program to Arkansas this week and will perform with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra.

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Forest Delano Roosevelt Ferguson holds a framed letter and photo he received from President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and a copy of the letter he sent to the president at age 8 in 1941.

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NWA Media/ANTHONY REYES Shaw Elementary School students dance Friday, April 25, 2013 at Shaw Elementary School's benchmark celebration at the school in Springdale. The celebration helped to excite the students as they prepare to take the benchmark exams next week. The event featured games, songs, videos and a parade later in the day.

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Members of the McCafferty Irish Dancers perform for the audience at Ross Pendergraft Park during Saturday's Fifth Annual Heritage Festival in downtown Fort Smith. The festival featured a number of attractions including petting zoo, bus tour of historic sites, wagon rides and dancing horses.Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/DAVE HUGHES

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Special to the Democrat-Gazette/MATT MEYER...The 21st Street Bridge over the Arkansas River in Tulsa is shown in this courtesy photo. An effort is underway to put more water in the river.

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2/20/13 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEPHEN B. THORNTON Arkansas State University head football coach Bryan Harsin speaks during an ASU athletics department press conference at War Memorial Stadium Wednesday afternoon.

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Louisville's Luke Hancock, left, and Louisville's Stephan Van Treese celebrate after the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game against Wichita State Saturday, April 6, 2013, in Atlanta. Louisville won 72-68. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

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Syracuse's Brandon Triche (20) shoots against Michigan's Tim Hardaway Jr. (10) during the first half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game Saturday, April 6, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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NWA Media/MICHAEL WOODS --04/06/2013-- University of Arkansas players Keon Hatcher (left) and Tiquention Coleman run drills during practice Saturday morning at Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville.

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New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) looks for an open teammate past Miami Heat small forward Shane Battier during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, April 2, 2013 in Miami. The Knicks defeated the Heat 102-90. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

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NWA Media/MICHAEL WOODS --04/06/2013-- University of Arkansas coach Bret Bielema watches the Razorbacks warm up during practice Saturday morning at Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville.

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This image made from AP video shows Afghan National Army soldiers rushing to the scene moments after a car bomb exploded in front the PRT, Provincial Reconstruction Team, in Qalat, Zabul province, southern Afghanistan, Saturday, April 6, 2013. Six American troops and civilians and an Afghan doctor were killed in attacks on Saturday in southern and eastern Afghanistan as the U.S. military's top officer began a weekend visit to the country, officials said. (AP Photo via AP video)

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Dezmond Stegall (14), Stephen Hogan (8), Fredi Knighten (12) and Phillip Butterfield (11) are competing for the Arkansas State starting quarterback job this spring.

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Fans cheer as Louisville guard Kevin Ware takes the court before Louisville’s victory over Wichita State on Saturday at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Ware was injured in Louisville’s regional semifinal victory over Duke, but was able to join his teammates to see the Cardinals’ victory over Wichita State to advance to Monday’s national championship game against Michigan.

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Louisville’s Luke Hancock rebounds over Wichita State’s Malcolm Armstead during the Cardinals’ victory Saturday night. Louisville advanced to the national title game for the first time since 1986.

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Guard Tim Hardaway Jr. (right) and his Michigan teammates celebrate following the Wolverines’ 61-56 victory over Syracuse on Saturday at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. They will face Louisville on Monday for the national championship.

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NWA Media/Marc F. Henning Jamie Humble, right, of Hot Springs gets his number pinned onto his back Saturday, April 6, 2013, by his wife Lesley before the start of the inaugural Walk Like MADD event at Ward Nail Park in Lowell. The event, held to raise awareness about the consequences of drunk driving and victim support, included a 5K walk, live DWI crash rescue reenactment, entertainment, local vendors and food. The Humbles attended the event in memory of their friend Catherine Wallace who was killed by a drunk driver in Hot Springs on May 6, 2012. Her husband Jon Wallace survived the accident and also attended the event.

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NWA MEDIA/SAMANTHA BAKER University of Arkansas pole vaulter Sandi Morris, left, reacts to hearing Olivia Engle, 4, say her favorite animal is a razorback Saturday, March 6, 2013, while coloring pictures at the Fayetteville Public Library during the Reading with the Razorbacks event. The Reading with the Razorbacks event was co-sponsored by Kappa Delta Pi, an international honor society for education. Athletes from the men's basketball team and women's track and field read, played games and colored pictures with kids and children who attended the event went home with a free book.

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Special to the Democrat-Gazette/MATT MEYER...A photograph taken looking downstream (south) from the 21st Street Bridge in Tulsa shows how dry the Arkansas River has become in the Oklahoma city. Efforts are being made to add water to the river in Tulsa.

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Ray Shelley of Mena portrays 19th Century deputy marshal Paden Tolbert as he demonstrates how striking flint with steel would make a spark needed to ignite gunpowder. Shelley was one of several volunteers in period dress to show visitors at Saturday's Fifth Annual Heritage Festival what life was like in Fort Smith in the frontier days.Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/DAVE HUGHES

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NWA Media/ANTHONY REYES Avery Ferguson, 9, right, talks with Jose Rodriguez, 9, as they watch a video Friday, April 25, 2013 at Shaw Elementary School's benchmark celebration at the school in Springdale. The celebration helped to excite the students as they prepare to take the benchmark exams next week. The event featured games, songs, videos and a parade later in the day.

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CORRECTS DATE TO SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 2013, NOT SUNDAY APRIL 7, 2013- Louisville's Wayne Blackshear (20) misses a dunk against Wichita State during the first half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game Saturday, April 6, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

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Inbee Park shot a 5-under-par 67 Saturday and leads by three strokes in the LPGA Kraft Nabisco Championship in Rancho Mirage, Calif.

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Rescue workers stand amid the debris of a building that collapsed on the outskirts of Mumbai, India, Saturday, April 6, 2013. Police arrested two builders as rescue workers on Saturday finished a two-day search for survivors in the collapse of a residential building being constructed illegally in India's financial capital. At least 72 people were killed in the accident, the worst house collapse in the country in recent decades. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)

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Eagle Scout Garrett Lawson

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Eagle Scout Jack Lawlor

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Eagle Scout Joesph Lambert

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eagle scout Austin Beck

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EAgle Scout Barrett Sanders

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eagle scout Brian Cundall

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Eagle Scout Michael Caleb Kersten

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eagle Scout Patrick Hughes

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eagle Scout R Connor Greene

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eagle scout thomas hodges

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In this handout photo made available on Thursday April 4, 2013,l provided by the City of Tallinn, a public bus and a tram move side by side in the Estonian capital. Tallinn this year became the worlds first capital to introduce free public transport for all of its residents. (AP Photo/City of Tallinn)

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eagle scout ethan beard

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEVE KEESEE 1/25/11 State Rep. David Meeks, R-Conway, before the House Committee on Public Health, Welfare and Labor Tuesday to present HB1053, that would prevent the federal government from forcing involuntary enrollments in the health care insurance programs. The bill was voted down by the committee.

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Troops shoot during the reconstruction of a Battle at the 200th anniversary of the first winning encounter of Russian and Prussian troops against the French army of Napoleon during the wars of liberation (1813-1815) near Vehlitz, central Germany, on Saturday, April 6, 2013. More than 500 members of military-historic associations take part in this event. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

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Bobby Portis (left) and Tyler Scaife helped lead Little Rock Hall to state championships this season and were named the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s Mr. Basketball and Miss Basketball for 2013. Complete coverage of the All-Arkansas Preps teams on Pages 6C-7C.

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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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A police officer stands at the site of a building that collapsed on the outskirts of Mumbai, India, Saturday, April 6, 2013. Police arrested two builders as rescue workers on Saturday finished a two-day search for survivors in the collapse of a residential building being constructed illegally in India's financial capital. At least 72 people were killed in the accident, the worst house collapse in the country in recent decades. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STATON BREIDENTHAL --3/6/13-- Eagle Scout Keilon L. Jackson Jr. of Little Rock.

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Secretary of Irans Supreme National Security Council, Saeed Jalili prepars to listen to a question during his news conference after the high-level talks between world powers and Iranian officials in Almaty, Kazakhstan, Saturday, April 6, 2013. Iran and six world powers failed to reach agreement Saturday on a common approach to reducing fears that Tehran might misuse its nuclear technology to make weapons, with the EUs foreign policy chief declaring that the to sides remain far apart on substance. (AP Photo/Pavel Mikheyev)

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EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton listens to a question during her news conference after the high-level talks between world powers and Iranian officials in Almaty, Kazakhstan, Saturday, April 6, 2013. Iran and six world powers failed to reach agreement Saturday on a common approach to reducing fears that Tehran might misuse its nuclear technology to make weapons, with the EUs foreign policy chief declaring that the to sides remain far apart on substance. (AP Photo/Pavel Mikheyev)

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his wife Teresa Heinz Kerry board a second plane after their original aircraft had mechanical problems on April 6, 2013, at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. Kerry heads to the Middle East, his third trip to the region in two weeks, in a fresh bid to unlock long-stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. And in Istanbul, the first leg of a six-nation trip that goes on to Europe and East Asia, Kerry will coordinate with Turkey's Prime Minister and other Turkish officials on efforts to halt the violence in neighboring Syria's civil war. (AP Photo/Paul J. Richards, Pool)

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4/6/13 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEPHEN B. THORNTON Clint Smith, center, helps Kristi Vice, left, and her son Tyler, 5, with a tangle issue Saturday morning during Benton's annual Kite Festival at the old Saline County Airport. The event offered free kites, popcorn and water and a demonstration from a professional kite flyer.

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Tyler Surly makes his way south along N. Main Street on Saturday, April 6, 2013, to finish first in the Bentonville Half Marathon.

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Rogers' Danny Garcia (10) and Springdale's Alan Garcia vie for the ball Friday, April 5, 2013, during the first half of play at Jarrell Williams Bulldog Stadium in Springdale.

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Brayden Mayo, a triple jumper on the Springdale High School track and field team, and Kyle Rill, a high jumper, are also involved with the schools culinary arts program.

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Lynne Slater of rural Pope County, founder of the HAWK (Helping Arkansas Wild “Kritters”) Center, uses Dawn dishwashing liquid to clean crude oil off a duck following a major oil spill in Mayflower.

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Mayflower Mayor Randy Holland, right, talks with Police Chief Robert Satkowski while dealing with the cleanup activity after an oil pipeline burst. The cause of the pipeline rupture is under investigation.

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Dr. Joe Bates, deputy director of the Arkansas Department of Health, speaks during the Conway Regional Women’s Council’s inaugural State of Health luncheon on March 28 at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway.

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Ross Moore of Clinton, executive director of the Greers Ferry Lake and Little Red River Association, was named Arkansas Tourism Person of the Year. Moore said he started coming to the lake when he was a boy, “when Highway 92 between Drasco and the town of Greers Ferry was gravel.”

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When crappie move shallow to spawn, panfish fans often catch them by wade fishing in the shallows. Josh Sutton of Wynne caught this nice fish in Lake Dardanelle near Russellville.

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A group of artists from Maumelle recently added a new coat of paint and a fresh set of paintings to the Ellen Hobgood & Associates Gallery in Heber Springs. The updates came just in time for 2013 Springfest, scheduled for April 26 and 27.

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Cast members in the upcoming Conway Community Arts Association’s production of Hats! The Musical are, from the left, Velda Lueders as Mary Ann, Claudia Davis as Lady, Becca Keith as Baroness, Sherry Norrell as Princess, Donna Hutchinson as Contessa, Wendy Shirar as Dame and Cindy Romeo as Duchess. The musical, which is a tribute to the Red Hats Society, will be presented April 19-21 and April 26-28 at The Lantern Theatre in downtown Conway.

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Harding Academy has experienced double success this school year. The Wildcats won the Class 3A state championship in football last fall and more recently captured the school’s first boys basketball state title.

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A group of artists from Maumelle recently added a new coat of paint and a fresh set of paintings to the Ellen Hobgood & Associates Gallery in Heber Springs. The updates came just in time for 2013 Springfest, scheduled for April 26 and 27.

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Alan Laughy is the new fire chief in Jacksonville. For the past two years, he has served as assistant chief for the Little Rock Air Force Base Fire Department. Prior to his time as assistant chief, he served as a department captain.

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In oxbow lakes like those in the White River National Wildlife Refuge, crappie often spawn in water so shallow it’s difficult to get a boat to them. In this situation, anglers like Patrick Stone of Grenada, Miss., often don some waders and get wet to catch their quarry.

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Marvin and Shawna Lewis of Benton fish bass tournaments all across the state. They’ve been fishing together competively for about four years and were married a couple of years ago.

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Valerie Derryberry, a member of the Hot Springs Village Trails Committee, takes a rubber stamp from a letterbox placed along a lakeside trail. The stamp is one of nine that residents are asked to find during April. Participants will record the stamps on a contest form. Those who collect all nine will be invited to a picnic in May.

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The McAfee family — Kim, played by Suzanne Atwell; Father, played by Frankie Pitts; and Lindsey Warner as Mother — sing a reverent tribute to Ed Sullivan in the Bryant High School production of Bye Bye Birdie. The cast will offer a public performance of the musical at 2 p.m. April 14.

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Steve Honeycutt is the general manager of Magic Springs and Crystal Falls in Hot Springs. He has worked at various theme parks for much of his life. Honeycutt graduated with a criminal justice degree and said he “never thought he would be in the theme-park business.”

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In oxbow lakes like those in the White River National Wildlife Refuge, crappie often spawn in water so shallow it’s difficult to get a boat to them. In this situation, anglers like Patrick Stone of Grenada, Miss., often don some waders and get wet to catch their quarry.

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Ross Moore of Clinton, executive director of the Greers Ferry Lake and Little Red River Association, was named Arkansas Tourism Person of the Year. Moore said he started coming to the lake when he was a boy, “when Highway 92 between Drasco and the town of Greers Ferry was gravel.”

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Courtney Dunn, a UCA graduate student, uses Dawn dishwashing liquid to clean crude oil off a duck following a major oil spill in Mayflower.

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