• Apple: Rotten to the Core?

    Up-front disclaimer: I’m a long-time Apple fanboy. I bought my first Macintosh in 1994, and ever since then I’ve defaulted to Macs versus Windows PCs and even Linux boxes when I’ve been able to get one. To my mind, Apple’s design ethos is top-notch. Their …

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  • Trials, tribulations as only boy at all-girl school

    The Daily Beast article brought back several painful memories of my experience as the only boy at an all-girls school. According to the article, a public middle school in West Virginia is being sued by the American Civil Liberties Union for separating boys and girls …

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  • REMEMBER – A day etched in our memory

    September 11, 2001 is a day that will forever be etched in our nation’s memory. This week America will mark the eleventh anniversary of the tragic terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, Pentagon and the crash of Flight 93 in Pennsylvania. None of us …

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  • At ground zero, can there be a politics-free 9/11?

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Sept. 11 anniversary ceremony at ground zero has been stripped of politicians this year. But can it ever be stripped of politics? For the first time, elected officials won’t speak today at an occasion that has allowed them a solemn …

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  • Hello, my name is Lacy and I am a klepto of pens

    I’m a kleptomaniac of pens and I’ve only come to realize it in the last few months. Never would I have imagined I would be one of those people, you know, who walk away from a bank teller’s booth or doctor’s office window after filling …

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  • Dale Evans lived in Arkansas as a child

    Dale Evans was born Frances Octavia Smith in 1912 near Uvalde, Texas. Her parents, Betty Sue and Walter Smith, were farmers and storekeepers. At age 7, Dale and her parents moved to Osceola, Ark., because of its reputation for cotton farming. Dale started to public …

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  • State Capitol Week in Review: Property reappraisals

    Almost all Arkansas counties reappraise property values every five years. However, if the market value of real property in a county increases by 25 percent during that five-year period, future reappraisals would be done every three years. Counties with rapid growth in market values will …

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  • Is medical ‘pot’ coming this fall, y’all?

    According to the Associated Press, on Nov. 6 Arkansas will become the first southern state to let voters decide whether they want to legalize medical uses for marijuana. Backers hope success in the Razorback State will lead to a domino effect of resistance fading in …

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  • Are you prepared to die?

    I’m sure it’s because of all the death I’ve dealt with lately that I have felt the pressure to get my things in order. There are a lot of things that people don’t think about when it comes to death and it’s just because I …

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  • Why Romney should lose

    There are four basic reasons I think Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney should and will lose this year’s election. First, Mitt Romney is a two-faced opportunist. He told Massachusetts voters they should elect him governor because he’s pro-choice, pro-gay rights, and “progressive”. Now he says …

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  • Civil War acts of violence

    One hundred fifty years ago, two opposing armies were ravaging the resources of Arkansas and the citizens of the state were increasingly weary of the acts of violence against them by soldiers. In Curtis’ march from north Arkansas to Helena, he left a wake of …

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  • Magazine offers story on James Gang, great ads

    The September issue of True West magazine contains a 12-page (not counting the cover) article or, rather, a series of articles about the Jesse James-Frank James-Younger brothers gang’s Sept. 7, 1874 raid on a bank in Northfield, Minn. It’s a must for those interested in …

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