Journalists used to be easy to identify, in life, in the law — heck, even in the movies.
Not that many years past, journalists were the people carrying notebooks and pencils and maybe wearing a “Press” badge or card. They were newspaper reporters, magazine writers and the occasional wire service correspondent.
On the big screen, they often wore a trench coat and almost always were “on deadline.”
According to the Vancouver Sun, researchers at Baylor University may have good news for sufferers of Alzheimer’s and other degenerative mental illnesses. They’ve isolated a gene in mice that works to give them “super memories.”
The scientists knew they were onto something when the mice began to solve memory problems on their first try, instead of taking days like the control group. Unfortunately, one mouse was overheard whispering, “We gotta slow this down. Somebody call cousin Mickey and see how we can UNIONIZE.”
Another year older, but not necessarily another year wiser.
I always look forward to Christmas (at least the lights, decorations, music and of course, food), but by the time it gets here, I’m also ready for the holiday to be over. Usually every year, there is some drama or conflict within either my family or Gary’s (or both), and it can put a damper on the holiday. I have wondered more than once why we even bother getting everyone together if someone is going to complain, but maybe the drama is as much of the tradition as the tree, dinner and presents.
Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on July 13, 1992.
95 YEARS AGO
A deal was consummated a few days ago through which R.L. Smith acquired the interest of George H. Hogan in the Weaver-Dowdy Co. Mr. Hogan is at present in Texas, where he will probably choose a location and move his family in a short time.
Jacob and Victoria Stubbs and Ashlyn of Mountain View have announced the birth of a son and brother at White River Medical Center on Dec. 17, 2011. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and has been named Gavin Hunter Stubbs.
Grandparents of the child are Tabitha Lancaster, Lisa Stubbs and John Stubbs.
Great-grandparents are Kenneth and Kathy Pannell and Lateka Smith.
Chuck and Lori Driver and Jasmine of Batesville have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on Dec. 16, 2011. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 9.5 ounces and has been named Madison Ann Driver.
Grandparents of the child are Ken and Teresa McCollum of Evening Shade, Janice Westbrook of Batesville and Charles Driver of Arizona.
Great-grandparents are Anita Tubbs of Mississippi and Sue Driver of Osceola.
Eric and Amber Boozer, Hayden and Scarlett of Pleasant Plains have announced the birth of a son and brother at White County Medical Center on Dec. 16, 2011. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces and has been named Carson Lane Boozer.
Grandparents of the child are Crystal Baker of Fayetteville and Carl and Beckie Boozer of Cord.
Great-grandparents are Louice Kallenbach of Moline, Ill., and Ann Walls and Sally Boozer, both of Batesville.
Cody Treadway and Becky Miller and Kylee of Batesville have announced the birth of a son and brother at White River Medical Center on Dec. 5, 2011. The baby weighed 8 pounds and has been named Brylen Cade Treadway.
Grandparents of the child are Bill Miller and the late Barbara Miller of Cave City and Lynn Treadway Jr. and the late Sandra Hoggard, both of Batesville.
Great-grandparents are Hairl and Lorena Anderson of Southside and the late Bobby Jay Hoggard and Lynn Sr. and Bonnie Treadway, all of Batesville.
Mark and Heather Harris, Cheyanne, Melayne, Elijah, Gideon and Samuel of Batesville have announced the birth of a son and brother at White River Medical Center on Dec. 19, 2011. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and has been named Isaac Daniel Harris.
Grandparents of the child are Christine Patterson, Ben and Alexandra Harris and Bill and Tami Patterson.
Hunter and Emily Gates and Kloey have announced the birth of a son and brother at White River Medical Center on Dec. 19, 2011. The baby weighed 9 pounds, 3 ounces and has been named Sawyer Hunter Gates.
Grandparents of the child are Larry and Michelle Gates and Steve “Chuck” and Tammie Caldwell.
Great-grandparents are AnnaMae Brinkley, Sam Gates, Judy Gates and Tony and Barbara Crider.
NEWARK — Newark Elementary first-graders from Bekah Hyslip’s class share their letters to Santa Claus with the Batesville Daily Guard.
I like you, becos you giv pepol prensent and wiy I like becos I like your radeer.
From Stryder to Santa
Will you cep my famley safe? Will you get a horse for Christmas ples.
My name is Ty. Did you knoe that pepl woch you? How much elfs do you have? I want Far Cry the game for XBox.
The Independence County Shooting Sports Complex, a public range which offers archery and shotgun facilities at 3600 N. St. Louis, recently received a $5,000 grant to help in its operations and improvements for the coming year.
Range manager Larry Pinkston said the facility’s five-man commission applied for and was awarded the money through a General Improvement Fund dispersed through state Rep. James McLean’s office.