• Meet the Comedy Central Press

    In what has been a season of jaw-dropping news, the largest bombshell seems like it was ripped from the pages of Mad Magazine. First, the terrorist group ISIS has now unquestionably emerged as a territory-gobbling group offering the same kind of brutal, merciless murder of …

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  • It’s time to politicize Ebola

    “Politicize” is a jab meaning the other side is trying to capitalize on a news topic. “The Republicans have tried to politicize the border crisis,” says Nancy Pelosi. Reince Priebus says Democrats are trying to politicize Benghazi. Jay Carney says Republicans are trying to politicize …

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  • Pine Bluff man influenced film technology

    America started a new love affair as the 20th century dawned. The affair took place in darkened rooms filled with strangers and a flickering light and made millions laugh and cry and fall in love over and over again. It was the motion picture. And …

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  • Nylon hose: Celebrating a 75-year ‘run’

    A garment that has elicited a lot of wolf whistles is turning 75 years old. Nylon stockings were sold for the first time on a trial basis in a Wilmington, Delaware department store on Oct. 27, 1939. The original purchasers of those hose can remember …

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  • For better or worse: Marriage and murder, March 1921

    Over the last year I’ve received several questions from descendants on all sides of this murder, which occurred on March 5, 1921 in the north part of Stone County. I’d kind of let it go to the bottom of the pile until recently when a …

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  • Leave zoo cats alone

    I’ve written several columns before expressing my opinion on the sanity of people who risk their lives to save the life of an animal. While I adore my pets and understand the connection folks have with four-footed members of their family, I still believe the …

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  • Alert! The links are broken

    I don’t know about you, but I want to be alerted when there is impending danger in my area. Whether it is a tornado, chemical spill or any other disaster, I want to know when I should take cover or evacuate. The tornado sirens in …

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  • Jeff Foxworthy, more than a comedian

    After our show “In the Heat of the Night” went off the air, I was looking for an opportunity to move on to another show. There weren’t many opportunities for Southern actors at that time, “Walker, Texas Ranger” was on the air; comedian Brett Butler …

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  • Argument may be on right side, but using wrong tactic

    The Arkansas State Supreme Court is considering whether or not Arkansas voters will be able to decide the fate of local option alcohol sales. It’s something that dates back to the repeal of Prohibition in 1933. Arkansas banned the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages …

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  • Scary masks

    Hey everybody. The Midterms Are Coming! Or rather: the midterms are coming. To be most precise: themidtermsarecoming. Because the general response of the majority of Americans who aren’t stifling yawns is “yeah, whatever. Isn’t there a baseball game on?” The suspense is … non-existent. Passion …

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  • Why we get frantic, then burn out

    How many times have you worked like a fiend on something and then found yourself so burned out you couldn’t bear to even look at it again? You’re not alone. The up down cycle of intense work followed by a sloth-like period of no results …

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  • New bullying problem for schools: Parents

    When you visit Brooklyn, you have to be amazed at the number of stoops. They’re scenic and historical. These graceful old stairways were often built steep because they were constructed during the era when Grand Pianos thrived, and when people would gather on the stoops …

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