• The tempestuous life of James P. Clarke, governor and U.S. senator

    As a youngster, friends all described James P. Clarke as “determined.” He was angry, passionate, and obsessive about ideas. Clarke’s passions would create many enemies in an up-and-down political career. He was born in Mississippi in 1854. He briefly edited a newspaper before earning a …

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  • Why doing the right thing makes you money, if you go first

    CVS kicked the cigarette habit in October 2014. They were generating $2 billion in revenue annually selling tobacco. But they quit, cold turkey. They gave up $2 billion a year because selling tobacco was out of alignment with their true purpose. The announcement read: “Ending …

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  • The real meaning of the 1914 Christmas truce

    One hundred years ago last week, on Christmas Eve 1914, German and British soldiers emerged from the horrors of World War I trench warfare to greet each other, exchange food and gifts, and to wish each other a merry Christmas. What we remember now as …

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  • Dealing with post-holiday e-waste

    Finding the perfect Christmas gift for many people this year will mean buying new electronics, which includes televisions and other video equipment, computers, assorted computer accessories, audio equipment and mobile phones. Those who receive these gifts will be responsible for properly disposing of their outdated …

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  • Some near-sure bets for new year

    Sure, we humans like to think of a new year as a blank slate; but deep down we know that history repeats itself. We know that along with the unexpected revelations and unpredictable fads, 2015 will bring us more NFL rap sheets, Facebook privacy settings …

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  • Arkansan Dee Brown earned fame from writing

    Dorris Alexander Brown, known as “Dee” to his friends, grew up surrounded by adventure, tragedy and incredible tales. Coming from such a background, it was natural that he would become a renowned storyteller in his own right. As the author of 42 history books and …

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  • Forget a 2014 recap: Let’s try a 2015 precap

    The year gone by was marked by a tangle of stories involving midterm elections, grand juries and scandalous outfits worn by Sasha and Malia Obama. No need for a tedious yearend recap. Here instead is a precap of news certain to break in 2015: JAN. …

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  • State Capitol Week in Review

    When the Legislature convenes in regular session on Jan. 12, Arkansas will have a new governor for the first time in eight years. Asa Hutchinson is replacing Mike Beebe. The Senate will have four new members: Senators Scott Flippo of Bulls Shoals, District 17; Terry …

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  • Getting St. Nicholas right

    St. Nicholas is in fact the greatest saint in the history of Christianity. Forget Peter, Paul, or Mary; St. Nicholas has them all beat. No other saint enjoys his unique relationship to all three branches of Christianity — Orthodox, Roman Catholic and Protestant — nor …

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  • No stupid deed should go unpunished

    By now I’m sure everyone has heard of the duck woman’s story making headlines around the world. If not, let me fill you in. A Canadian woman who parked her car right in the middle of a busy highway to help a group of ducklings …

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  • Dance of death: The Robert Lancaster story

    Editor’s note: The following is is a reprint from an 1879 issue of the Batesville Guard.   Batesville Guard, September 12, 1879 Robert Lancaster, the murderer of Thomas Johnston, was born in Izard County, now Stone, in the neighborhood of Round Bottom, is about 33 …

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  • A doll for Christmas

    The winter of ’34 in the valley below the Gravely Spur was an especially hard one. A Christmas snow had blanketed the valley, making travel through the mountain passes treacherous, even on foot. With one false step, even those who knew the routes by heart …

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