• New trick for this old ‘newshound’

    The recent inclement weather gave this old dog (or “newshound” — sounds better) a chance to learn new tricks. The Batesville Guard staff’s geographical makeup is probably pretty close to our actual coverage area, considering we live in all directions from the Guard office, just …

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  • Letters to the Editor

    Increased revenue will not combat alcoholism Dear Editor: I read the article in the January 10, 2014 edition of the Batesville Guard on the efforts to get a wet/dry vote on the November ballot. As I read what transpired during the meeting, it struck me …

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  • Piracy as market correction

    For years, advocates of strict enforcement of intellectual property law on the Internet and elsewhere have said that the single largest detriment to the music and film industry is piracy: Namely, the unauthorized downloading of music, movies and other pieces of entertainment, mostly for free. …

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  • Pinterest makes me popular

    It doesn’t require money, just an imagination. It’s like window shopping without a pocketbook, but most importantly it means I appear to be a lot cooler than I really am. Pinterest.com, a pinboard-style photo-sharing website that allows users to create and manage theme-based image collections …

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  • Ernest Hemingway’s visits to Arkansas

    Pauline Pfeiffer introduced Ernest Hemingway to the Piggott area following their wedding in May 1927. It was his second marriage and her first. Since they met and married in Paris, France, Hemingway didn’t actually visit Arkansas until June 1928. At that time, Hemingway was a …

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  • Brain chip ­— no thanks! Google, other companies look to implant technology into humans

    While I was in college one of my professors made a remark that has never left me. He said in the next 10 years we would see more technology than there has been throughout all of history. I thought it was an odd statement and …

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Veterans deserve more respect To the Editor: I look at the money spent by the Veterans Administration for a pair of conferences and think that the money could have done more good directly spent on veterans. Just think, the VA spent $863 for an employee …

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  • Computer privacy becoming less of a reality, techies say

    Tech aficionados and privacy advocates took notice in late 2013 when Microsoft rolled out an attack on Google’s Chrome OS computers. For one thing, it’s unusual for any company to spend its advertising dollars attacking its competitors rather than promoting its own products. For another, …

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  • Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump shares some secrets over decades

    When archaeologists started digging in earnest at the foot of Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump in Canada five decades or so ago, they kept their attention right there at their feet. Finding buffalo hides studded with hundreds of small arrowheads — “delicate” arrowheads is the way one …

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  • Baby, it’s (crazy) cold outside!

    Wow. I don’t know about you but this chick is not too happy with the crazy low temps we’ve been having. There’s a reason I live in a southern state and in fact if I had my way about it I’d be even farther south. …

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  • Illegal immigrant granted law license

    With the California Supreme Court’s decision to allow illegal immigrant Sergio Garcia to practice law, the state has hit the nadir of insanity in eliminating distinctions between those here legally and those who are not. Garcia first passed the California bar examination in 2009. His …

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  • The infamous Crittenden-Conway duel of 1827

    A confrontation had been brewing for a long time. But when a duel resulted in the death of a congressional representative, it would shock Arkansas. The duel would take place years before Arkansas statehood between Territorial Secretary Robert Crittenden and Territorial Delegate Henry W. Conway. …

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