• 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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  • Rocktober

    Welcome to Rocktober, Baby. That’s what all the rock and roll radio stations call this, the 10th month of the year. Doesn’t require more than a casually cocked ear to realize the airwaves are flooded with concerts and giveaways and promotional tie-ins. All in the …

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  • Are you giving enough to charity?

    Was F. Scott Fitzgerald scouring through IRS data when he wrote about the differences between the very rich and the rest of us? Using statistics from itemized returns (2006-12), the Chronicle of Philanthropy (a Washington-based newspaper covering the nonprofit world) recently revealed that poor and …

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  • Dodd was 17 when he was executed for spying during Civil War

    It was a freezing cold day in Little Rock in January 1864. The hangman’s noose hung over a rickety wagon in a makeshift gallows. A large crowd had braved the bitter weather to witness the sad spectacle. The condemned was accused spy and Camden resident …

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  • Take some responsibility, please

    Recently the University of Wisconsin has made the news due to allegations that members of a fraternity put “date rape” drugs into women’s drinks at a recent party. Police have stated that several women who attended a Sept. 12 party hosted by the Tau Kappa …

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  • Stay alive!

    Last week, I was obsessed with breaking news on Little Rock Realtor Beverly Carter. I followed it from the moment I heard she had been abducted. When I was a young reporter meeting people I didn’t know in weird places for interviews, my mother worried …

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