• The five Bailey brothers of World War II

    Every Memorial Day I attend a parade in the little town of Mercer, Pennsylvania. It’s pure Americana: flags, kids, a snow-cone stand, marching bands and veterans of wars past processing down the street. Every year, one exhibit always strikes me: a car with a placard …

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  • These reminders may save a child from being left in a hot car

    No parent wants to believe they could accidentally leave their kid in a hot car during the summer. But it happens every year, and it happens to good parents who love their children very much. This is a hard topic to discuss. Last summer alone, …

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  • Dogs: Here we go again

    Call us nuts, but the Nesler family is once again going to venture into the world of dog ownership. Yeah I know, we all hear about how great it is to have a dog and how lovable they are and what a great companion and …

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  • 25 Arkansans have earned Congressional Medal of Honor

    On the last Monday of every May, Americans pause to pay tribute to those who gave their lives in the defense of their country.  It was a tradition that began as Decoration Day just after the Civil War in which families would place flowers at …

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  • How dementia patients can avoid unnecessary suffering in final days

    One day in April 2004 my husband of 45 years, L. Howard Moss III, laid down for a nap, woke up, did not know who I was, and never knew again. This was our abrupt entrance into the world of dementia. Not Alzheimer’s, with its …

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  • The ultimate sacrifice: Remembering American heroes

    Last year on Memorial Day, my wife, daughter and I were touring Cambridge, England. We took a bus ride three miles out of the city to the U.S. military cemetery there, one of 25 American burial grounds administered by the U.S. government on foreign territory. …

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  • A very special gun and a day to remember

    As Memorial Day approached, memories flooded Randall’s mind. He lifted the polished gun down from its place on the wall. It reminded him of a fateful decision. Rounding a bend in the small valley, he and his men had come under enemy fire, and found …

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  • Politically correct 9/11 museum ignores truth

    The National September 11 Memorial and Museum, recently dedicated by President Obama, has been fraught with controversy from the beginning. As one cultural historian summed it up, the museum has too many stakeholders trying to achieve too many irreconcilable goals. Among the cross purposes are …

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  • About Town

    This week, About Town stayed close to home and traveled around the world from the comfort of the seats at Independence Hall, the auditorium at UACCB. This past Tuesday night, we had the opportunity to attend the West Magnet spring dance performance. West Magnet is …

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  • Galileo and climate change deniers

    Future historians will rightly compare the climate change deniers of the 21st century to the science-hating reactionaries who jailed Galileo in the 17th century. But at least the truthers of yore had an excuse, because science was a fairly new concept. Our deniers have no …

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  • Bugging out: Protect kids this summer

    It’s tick season. And mosquito season. And chigger season. Is there any bug that isn’t causing us trouble these days? If we’re soaking up the summer sun, we’re also easy targets for all sorts of disease-carrying insects. Parents wonder what they should do to protect …

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  • Working on garden of my dreams

    Spring is finally here and I for one am thrilled. While I’m not a fan of tornado season, I absolutely despise the winter months. There is nothing about ice, sleet or snow that appeals to me, not even during the Christmas holiday. The only way …

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