Having a milk cow has many challenges, but the one that I like the least is the lack of freedom I have. She has to be milked twice each day no matter what, and not just anyone can milk her.
I was reminded of this when summer came and I could wear short sleeve shirts while I was teaching. The first day I dressed that way, a young man came to the front of the room after class and timidly asked, “Professor Howard, did you get bit on your arms or something?”
Rupert Murdoch’s media empire, News Corporation, which includes American TV’s Fox News, is extensive to the point of global and is coming unraveled. At first the fallout from the phone and email tampering scandal seemed like it was going to be contained to a few people getting fired across the Atlantic pond. Perhaps there would even be some collateral damage to a handful of underlings, but something different is afoot here.
WALNUT RIDGE — Lawrence County sheriff’s officers have been busy lately investigating cases ranging from aggravated assault to theft of property and fleeing, said Sheriff Jody Dotson.
On Thursday, officers arrested Cody Reynolds, who will turn 19 on July 26, for aggravated assault following an incident at a Black Rock convenience store during which Reynolds allegedly held a penknife to the throat of a male juvenile.
Information gathered was used to obtain a warrant for Reynolds, who lives in Black Rock, Dotson said.
Lyon College Pipe Major Jimmy Bell and student piper Elliot Smith recently competed at the 88th annual Round Hill Highland Games in Norwalk, Conn.
Smith was second overall with a win in the strathspey and reel, and third in the piobaireachd (PEE-brook) and third place in the 2/4 march. Bell was the overall winner of the professional class.
Smith also traveled this month to the Governors Academy in Newburyport, Mass., to receive tutelage from piping instructors visiting from the Scotland-based College of Piping.
Obscenities written on the wall, books in the toilet and a room used as a bathroom were just some of the damages at the Cedar Ridge Elementary School, according to a report from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office.
Officer Brad Smith said when he arrived at the school Monday he met with Elementary Principal Kathy Magness who said she was notified by other school employees that the school had been vandalized.
Smith said he also learned three children, ages 5, 6, and 7 admitted to entering the building but claimed they did not do the damage.
LITTLE ROCK — Two Salado men have pleaded guilty in a cross burning incident last year.
Tony Branscum, 25, and James Bradley “Brad” Branscum, 23, who are first cousins, entered the guilty pleas Monday to criminal violations of housing rights related to their role in the Aug. 28, 2010, cross burning in front of an African American man’s apartment in Salado, the Department of Justice announced.
Starting on a Monday night was something new for the Independence County Fair, but officials hope it’s a sign of good things to come the rest of the week.
The newly-established junior fair board kicked off the first night with various activities, a dog show and even a petting zoo. There was a treasure dig in a wagon full of hay for kids as well as a water balloon toss and sack race.
Among the many educational booths were “Peer Pressure Pitfalls,” sponsored by Diamond T 4-H, with Casey Fox and Brianne Reed putting on the finishing touches.
LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A Little Rock police officer has shot a suspect who pulled a gun after a traffic stop.
The man was shot at about 1 p.m. Monday on Butler Road in southwest Little Rock.
Police did not name the officers involved or the suspect, who was taken to a hospital. He was wounded in the torso. It wasn’t known how serious the gunshot wound was.
The driver of the vehicle took off when the officers tried to stop the car. Police say a passenger pointed a gun at the officers, prompting one of officers to shoot.
TEXARKANA (AP) — A 20 year old man and his girlfriend searching for scrap metal in a field in Texarkana found the body of a man.
Officer Kristi Mitchell told the Texarkana Gazette the man is believed to have been homeless and appeared to have been dead a few hours when found Monday afternoon. She said his identity has not been confirmed.
Mitchell said the body had signs of injuries and the death is being investigated as a homicide. She said the body was sent to the state crime lab in Little Rock to determine the cause of death.
MAGNOLIA (AP) — The mother of man killed in what prosecutors have said was a gang-related shooting is upset that a capital murder charge is being dismissed in the case.
Columbia County prosecutor David Butler dropped the charge against Colby Curtis in exchange for Curtis pleading no contest to a charge of taking part in a criminal gang and being sentenced to 40 years in prison. Curtis had been charged with capital murder in the death of Jamal Davis.
MOUNTAIN VIEW — Randy Morrison and Judy Garcia will provide music for a dance from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the Mountain View American Legion, located near the Stone County Fairgrounds, according to a news release. The music will be country and 1950s rock.
Admission is $4 per person. Concessions will be available. No drinking or smoking will be allowed. For more information call (870) 307-2660.
LITTLE ROCK (AP) — State officials are preparing for the filing of final proposals to redraw Arkansas’ House and Senate boundaries.
More proposals were expected with today’s deadline for final legislative redistricting maps with the Board of Apportionment. The panel is made up of Gov. Mike Beebe, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel and Secretary of State Mark Martin.