• New release not for unfamiliar fans

    Putting the CD into the player, I was excited about hearing the never-before released tracks of Jerry Lee Lewis. By the album’s end I understood why the “The Knox Phillips Sessions: The Unreleased Recordings of Jerry Lee Lewis” had never been heard until now. A …

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  • New bullying problem for schools: Parents

    When you visit Brooklyn, you have to be amazed at the number of stoops. They’re scenic and historical. These graceful old stairways were often built steep because they were constructed during the era when Grand Pianos thrived, and when people would gather on the stoops …

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  • Does your school want a grenade launcher? Some campuses receiving military equipment

    There’s been a lot of uproar over what is being called the militarization of police departments who have been receiving used military surplus, but what a lot of people may not realize is that school districts have been beefing up their security as well with …

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  • Letters to the Editor

    What they’re against Dear editor: I was going to write a long letter about how Batesville bit off more than it can chew in building the ballparks that we didn’t need, the water park that we didn’t need (or want) and the mess they made …

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  • Rocktober

    Welcome to Rocktober, Baby. That’s what all the rock and roll radio stations call this, the 10th month of the year. Doesn’t require more than a casually cocked ear to realize the airwaves are flooded with concerts and giveaways and promotional tie-ins. All in the …

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  • Are you giving enough to charity?

    Was F. Scott Fitzgerald scouring through IRS data when he wrote about the differences between the very rich and the rest of us? Using statistics from itemized returns (2006-12), the Chronicle of Philanthropy (a Washington-based newspaper covering the nonprofit world) recently revealed that poor and …

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  • Hunters are very valuable

    Pretty amazing. A blogger added up the deer license sales in just a handful of states and arrived at a striking conclusion: There were over 600,000 hunters during a recent deer season. Just. In. The. State. Of. Wisconsin. He restated the number, just in case …

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  • 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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