• Jackson, Cronkite among ’09 deaths

    (AP) It was only a rehearsal, and he was twice the age of the dancers accompanying him. But the video doesn’t lie: Michael Jackson was looking ahead to a smash opening in London — and giving it his all.
    And then he was gone.
    With his thrilling music and dance, enigmatic personality and worldwide reach, Jackson led the list of notables in the worlds of art, entertainment and popular culture who died in 2009.
    Some, like Jackson, departed without warning. Some, like actor Patrick Swayze, waged a very public struggle with illness.

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  • Rams top Pioneers with buzzer beater

    HARRISON — Chance Sugg hit a buzzer-beating, 16-foot jumper to lift the Paragould Rams past the Batesville Pioneers for a 44-42 victory in a consolation game of the Lendel Thomas Classic here Wednesday afternoon.
    The Pioneers led most of the game and were up seven with five minutes and 30 seconds to go, Batesville Coach Jeff Morrow said. “But then we gave up a 3-point play. From there we made three bad decisions and Paragould got up by one with about two mintues to go,” he added.

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  • Cavewomen win second straight NEA crown

    JONESBORO — The Cave City Cavewomen showed no mercy as they collected their second straight Northeast Arkansas Invitational Tournament championship here Wednesday evening.
    Cave City, the top seed in the 65th edition of the tournament, dominated the second-seeded Bay Lady Yellow Jackets 61-38.
    The Cavewomen were stellar on defense once again. Bay didn’t score until Tressa Jenkins hit a 3-pointer with 1:50 to play in the first quarter. Cave City led 11-7 at the end of the quarter.

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  • Ramblers hit free throws, fend off Pirates

    CONCORD — The Rose Bud Ramblers hit 16 of 18 free throws in the fourth quarter to defeat the Concord Pirates 66-64 and collect the Greers Ferry Lake Classic high school basketball championship here Wednesday night.
    “Our free-throw shooting was huge,” Rose Bud Coach Matt Porter said. “We’ve struggled at the free-throw line most of the season. We’ve talked about it, worked on it and tonight it showed. Heck, it won the game for us.”

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  • We have a winner! Ark. lotto is top story of 2009

    By Jill Zeman Bleed
    Associated Press Writer
    LITTLE ROCK — At the stroke of midnight on Sept. 28, Arkansas’ lottery became a reality.
    Years in the making, Arkansas’ new lottery has seen smooth sailing in its first three months, after a year’s worth of legislative wrangling and public outrage over six-figure salaries paid to new lottery hires.

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  • 2009 deaths in Arkansas included political leader

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A longtime leader of efforts in the Legislature to improve the state’s education system, a pioneering black judge, a former baseball player who enjoyed a long career as a sportscaster, and an author of whimsical novels with serious subtexts were among prominent Arkansans who died during 2009.
    Former legislator Jodie Mahony, 70, of El Dorado died Dec. 5, ending a bout with cancer. He had served in the Legislature from 1971 through 2006, gaining election to both the state House and the state Senate.

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  • News of other days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 15, 1997.

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  • Robert Long Jr.

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — Robert Edward Long Jr., 81, of Cherokee Village died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009, at his home.
    He was the son of Robert and Florance Ganger Long. He was a retired music teacher. Before he entered the U.S. Army, he had professional experience as a member of an orchestra. He played clarinet in the U.S. Army Band from 1946 to 1949.
    Survivors include his wife, Susan Carr Long; a son, Mark Long of Camp; a daughter, Diana Crayne of Ypsilanti, Mich.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by his parents.

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  • Daisy Johnson

    HARDY — Daisy Dathine Johnson, 88, of Hardy died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009, in an Ash Flat nursing home.
    Born Aug. 26, 1921, at Hardy, she was the daughter of Elmer and Iona Armstrong Thompson. She married David Sidney Johnson on Nov. 17, 1939. She was a factory worker. She was a member of Hardy United Methodist Church.

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  • Daisy Johnson

    HARDY — Daisy Dathine Johnson, 88, of Hardy died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009, in an Ash Flat nursing home.
    Born Aug. 26, 1921, at Hardy, she was the daughter of Elmer and Iona Armstrong Thompson. She married David Sidney Johnson on Nov. 17, 1939. She was a factory worker. She was a member of Hardy United Methodist Church.

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  • Carol Cook

    Carol Cook, 53, died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009, in Missouri.
    Born March 10, 1956, in Batesville, she was the daughter of Lloyd and Betty Ruth Birrer Perry. She was of the Baptist faith.

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  • Henry McComas

    HARDY — Henry O’Neal McComas, 73, of Hardy died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009, in an Ash Flat nursing home.
    He was the son of Robert and Madge Prevo McComas. He served in the U.S. Army. He was a retired truck driver and oil field worker.
    Survivors include three sons, Kevin McComas, Jason McComas and Jackie McComas; a daughter, Trisha McComas; two brothers, Robert McComas and Orville McComas; and two sisters, Linda McCarty and Glenda Smith; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by his parents.

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