• One author’s tribute to spam — of the email kind

    I attended a math conference for three days in Washington, D.C., and chose not to take any electronic device for checking my email. When I came back, my email account had almost reached its quota, and there were hundreds of unread messages. Almost all of …

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  • Lyon’s Farris named to coaches’ honor roll

    Lyon College junior Aaron Farris has been named the National Association of Basketball Coaches 2011-12 Honors Court, according to a news release from the school. Farris, a 6-4, 225-pound forward for the Scot basketball team, was named Lyon’s freshman of the Year for the 2010 …

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  • University of Arkansas to host softball tryout Aug. 22

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Anyone interested in joining the University of Arkansas softball team will get a chance to step up to the plate next month. Coach Mike Larabee announced Monday that a one-day walk-on tryout will be held at 4 p.m. Aug. 22 at Bogle …

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  • Points racing returns with ‘Lucky Friday the 13th Night’

    LOCUST GROVE — The Batesville Motor Speedway presents “Lucky Friday the 13th Carload Night” tonight as Isle of Capri Points racing resumes for the last time in July. Fans can load their cars, trucks or vans and pay only $15 for admission. Also on tap …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sport events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, July 13 – Saturday, July 14, 2012.

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  • Hamlin says he’s ready to roll in New Hampshire race

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Denny Hamlin said Thursday his back is feeling fine and he doesn’t expect any issues this weekend at New Hampshire. Hamlin missed practice last week at Daytona and sat out the Nationwide Series race while receiving treatment for back spasms. He …

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  • No doubt, Paterno loses benefit of doubt

    There is no benefit of the doubt any longer because, well, because there should no longer be any doubt. Joe Paterno called his failure to do more to stop Jerry Sandusky’s serial child abuse “one of the great sorrows of my life.” When he made …

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  • US Olympic basketball team starts slow

    LAS VEGAS — LeBron James was stretched out against a wall Wednesday, answering a few questions before lacing up his Nikes. Carmelo Anthony was doing the same thing in the corner of the gym, while Kobe Bryant went about his business across the way. Talent …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro baseball NEW YORK — Reggie Jackson says he made a mistake by disparaging specific players in recent remarks. The New York Yankees released a statement Thursday from Jackson. He is a special adviser with the Yankees and was told by the team to stay …

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  • Maggie Wilson

    CALICO ROCK — Maggie Lee Reeves Wilson, 85, of Calico Rock died Tuesday, July 10, 2012, in Calico Rock. Born May 18, 1927, in Calico Rock, she was the daughter of Herman Reeves and Molly Rhoades Fitzhugh. In 1946, she was united in marriage to …

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  • Tom McFadden – Paid Obituary

    Tom McFadden, 53, of Batesville died Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at a local hospital. Born March 13, 1959, in Little Rock, he was the son of Thomas Irvin and Betty Ann (Harrison) McFadden. He graduated in 1977 from Little Rock McClellan High School and continued …

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  • Child killed when SUV flips on I-10

    BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) — A 10-year-old girl was killed when a sport utility vehicle carrying members of two Arkansas families flipped over on Interstate 10 in Mississippi. The accident happened Thursday morning. Authorities identified the young victim as 10-year-old Taliyah McGhee of Donaldson, …

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