Lawmakers refuse to speak same language

March 9, 2001 LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Legislation requiring high schools to offer two years of Spanish instruction was defeated in the House Education Committee today.

Angler snags record 92-pound black buffalo

March 9, 2001 LITTLE ROCK (AP) - You could tell from the lightweight fishing equipment he was using that Kenny DeLuca of Paron wasn't expecting to catch a big one when he went white bass fishing on Lake Maumelle

Local missionary returns home

March 9, 2001 A 21-year-old resident of Mount Pleasant has returned home after serving a 24-month voluntary mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Alaska.

Peace talks attract support

March 9, 2001 LOS POZOS, Colombia (AP) - Signaling an expanding international peace role in Colombia, rebels and the government welcomed diplomats from two dozen countries and the United Nations for talks today

Postal Service halts future plans

March 9, 2001 WASHINGTON (AP) - Moving to block massive losses as costs rise and business slips, the Postal Service is freezing hundreds of new construction and leasing projects across the country.

Women have less HIV than men early on

March 8, 2001 Women newly diagnosed with HIV have far less virus in their blood than men at the same stage, a study found. The difference disappears later, according to the study at Johns Hopkins University.

Kapelle Trio set to perform

March 8, 2001 A chamber music group, the Kapelle Trio, will perform March 15 at Lyon College as part of the Batesville Concert Association's ongoing 2000-01 concert series.

Bill rejects liquor issue

March 8, 2001 LITTLE ROCK (AP) - A House committee rejected legislation today that would have made it easier for voters in dry counties to approve certain liquor sales.

Soldiers open fire

March 8, 2001 DEBELDE, Yugoslavia (AP) - U.S. soldiers in Kosovo opened fire today on gunmen near the Macedonian border, where American troops have been working to contain an ethnic Albanian insurgency.