• Letters to the Editor

    What the cross represents Dear Editor: In response to Lacy Mitchell’s Sept. 15 opinion column that appeared in the Batesville Guard, let me say that I understand her confusion of what intolerance means. Just as I believe that God exists, I also believe that Satan …

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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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  • Quit shooting the messenger; let’s make the world better

    If you are against everything, how can you be for anything? Those who are working to make the world better can take one step forward only to find they are being shoved two steps back by those who find fault in every direction. I am …

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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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  • Osage orange goes by many names

    When my dad handed me a small, orange-colored fruit and said he’d only seen one other like it ever — I wondered what the heck is it? Bodark, Osage orange, horse apple, hedge apple. I was clueless. Since nearly 200 round bales of his hay …

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  • Letters to the Editor

    ‘Majority rules’ doesn’t feel fair Response to Mrs. Margarett Henley, Batesville City Council member: First off, larger cities do not get more government grants than small ones unless they are entitlement cities (metropolitan areas over 50,000 population). They have funding set aside for them. They …

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  • Let women serve in combat

    There was joke that made the rounds when Bill Clinton was trying to figure out how to allow gays in the military without upsetting morale. “Gays in the military,” the joke went. “Next thing you know they’ll want to be interior decorators!” Of course, gays …

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  • Where to put the purse down?

    Ladies, I have a purse problem. It’s not life or death, and to some it may seem silly, but I am having trouble finding not just a spot, but the spot to put my purse at home. Many may wonder why this should even worry …

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  • Baseball drinks up and dumbs down

    On the road in Atlanta, the Pirates learned they were among 10 teams to make it to baseball’s postseason. Reporter Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette described what followed: “The center of the visiting clubhouse turned into a fountain of champagne and beer. Everyone wore …

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  • Republicans need to think bigger and smarter

    Fred Barnes of The Weekly Standard is really on to something with his call for Republicans to “Go Big or Go Home.” Fred reminds us that Republicans have won big with big ideas in the past, such as “1978, when the Kemp-Roth tax cut was …

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  • Life unedited

    She had a death grip on the manila envelope. Permission to read the contents meant she was letting me into her heart and soul, and as much as she wanted to hand it over removing an internal organ would have been easier. The adult woman …

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