• Weekend Events

    Weekend events for Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, July 27 – Sunday, July 29, 2012.

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  • Lipstick commentary

    This may not be politically correct, but it’s politically intriguing: Increasingly on television, the more conservative women are in their views, the more liberal they are in flaunting their sexuality. Television favors attractive people, both women and men, regardless of their politics — that’s a …

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  • ‘Snake Doctors’ embedded in folk culture

    As a 4-year-old I became familiar with the term “snake doctors” at my Mam-maw and Pap-paw Farrier’s rural farmstead 10 miles west of Cave City. I distinctly remember Mam-maw saying as she looked out a window, “There sure are a lot of snake doctors flying …

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  • Phelps shows leadership among swimmers

    LONDON (AP) — Michael Phelps is speaking up on the brink of his last Olympics. The 14-time gold medalist, introverted by nature and criticized for acting like a lone wolf, is talking at team meetings and helping younger swimmers deal with the pressures of the …

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  • Other colleges looking to Penn State for players

    If you are a college football coach in need of a player or two, Penn State’s misfortune could turn out to be your team’s lucky strike. There’s a blue-and-white plate special going on right now in Happy Valley, and coaches from all over the country …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Penn State Penn State faced the threat of a 4-year ban on playing football before the NCAA imposed sanctions this week over the school’s handling of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal, a university spokesman said Wednesday. David La Torre said the potential for the …

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  • Mississippi River level dropping

    MEMPHIS (AP) — The Mississippi River’s water level keeps dropping, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Memphis said Wednesday it is using survey boats and dredges to maintain safe navigation. Meanwhile, river barge and tow boat operators are continuing to lose money as …

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  • Arkansas pushing Wilson, Davis into Heisman talk

    Tyler Wilson FAYETTEVILLE — If it seems to the average college football fan that Arkansas quarterback Tyler Wilson and running back Knile Davis have been everywhere this summer, it’s with good reason. The duo has made appearances on national television and radio, and their comings …

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  • AG alerts businesses to deceptive practices by calendar ad salesmen

    LITTLE ROCK — Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued a consumer alert Wednesday to inform business owners about state law regarding those who solicit advertisements for school calendars or schedules, and to encourage advertisers to research the solicitor’s sales pitch before buying an ad. “Sometimes, business …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sport events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, July 26 – Saturday, July 27, 2012.

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  • Actor Chad Everett dies

    LOS ANGELES — Chad Everett, the blue-eyed star of the 1970s TV series “Medical Center” who went on to appear in such films and TV shows as “Mulholland Drive” and “Melrose Place,” has died. He was 75. Everett’s daughter, Katherine Thorp, said he died Tuesday …

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  • Developer of home treadmill dies at 96

    NEWARK, N.J. — William Staub, who took the treadmill — that ubiquitous piece of exercise equipment that is loved and loathed by millions — into homes and gyms, has died. He was 96 and had been spied on a treadmill as recently as two months …

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