• Meet the employees of the future: Robots

    As if the competition for jobs weren’t bad enough, one author claims many jobs will be lost in the future to robots. Ben Way, author of “Jobocalypse: The End of Human Jobs and How Robots Will Replace Them,” said recently in an interview with www.dailymail.co.uk, …

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Concern for babies Dear editor: I appreciate the Batesville Guard printing the article on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, about birth defects in Arkansas. I feel we should all be concerned for little babies. They don’t ask to be brought into this world. They should be given every …

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  • The Beatles: 50 Fab Years

    We can work it out, we can work it out. I wasn’t quite 4 years old at the time, so I cannot say with dead certainty that I was one of the 73 million Americans watching The Beatles make their historic first appearance on “The …

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  • Sex trafficking behind the scenes of the Super Bowl

    On Feb. 2 of this year, thousands will gather at Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., to watch the Seattle Seahawks battle the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII. As the athletes take the field and the fans cheer, they will be oblivious to …

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  • Story about origin of ‘Taps’ is false

    Those who rewrite history must think it needs the help to make it more interesting. But it doesn’t — history is quite fascinating just as it actually happened. A myth is going around the web about the origin of “Taps,” the hauntingly beautiful bugle piece …

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  • No double standards

    Once again I turn on the news only to hear about the latest sexual predator out there preying on children. Only this time, for a change, it was a woman perpetrator. A 33-year-old mother in Sherwood and former “Cheer Perfection” reality star has been accused …

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Convenience not needed Dear editor: Mr. Finch, I would like to ask you a question. But first, I live in the Southside-Desha area. If I wanted to, I could drive five minutes and get a drink of liquor. We have restaurants, pizza places, VFW and clubs that …

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  • Smartphones making good judgment obsolete

    The Huffington Post is onto something. In a recent report, the website listed seven things that the iPhone, first released to the public only seven years ago, has made obsolete — though there are surely plenty more than seven. Up first, says the website: roadmaps. …

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  • Hookworm held back progress in Arkansas

    At the dawn of the 20th century, many Arkansas business and political leaders had high hopes for progress and prosperity for the state in the coming years. But as Arkansas attempted to move forward, it faced an old scourge that steadily held back its progress. …

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  • RSV: Three little letters can mean big trouble for wee ones

    To hear a baby struggling to breathe is one of the worst sounds a parent can hear. It breaks your heart to see your child experiencing troubled breathing; I know it saddens me to see a little one with these issues in clinic. The telltale …

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  • Invasion of the parent snatchers

    My parents have been replaced by pod people. That, or Stepford parents. They have become unrecognizable to me as the parents I had a child. Gone are the stern disciplinarians that ferreted out spankings and groundings for various infractions. Now, they are all about spoiling …

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Health care and insurance Dear Editor: As I read the article about Brantley Frazier in the January 16th edition of the Batesville Guard my heart just went out to this amazing child and his family. I had trouble getting my head around all of the medical issues he …

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