• Federer advances, Williams falls in Australia

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer moved on and Serena Williams fell to an American teen in quarterfinal matches of the Australian Open on Wednesday Federer reached the semifinals here for the 10th consecutive year with a 7-6 (4), 4-6, 7-6 (4), 3-6, 6-3 victory …

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  • Anniversary of Paterno’s death marked with candlelight vigil

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Hundreds of candles created a dull glow at the base of the mural that contained a likeness of Joe Paterno, each flame flickering to commemorate the year since the death of Penn State’s Hall of Fame coach. Time hasn’t erased …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Baseball JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A campaign to name a new Mississippi River bridge at St. Louis for the late Cardinals great Stan Musial is already gaining momentum. Musial died Saturday at age 92 and will be laid to rest this week. The career Cardinal …

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  • Butch Colton

    David “Butch” Colton, 67, of Batesville died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at his home. Born Aug. 19, 1945, at Chicago, he was the son of William Fred and Catherine Mae Hagler Colton. He retired from the U.S. Army after 20 years of service as a  …

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  • Carl Barrett

    Carl A. Barrett, 75, of Batesville died Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, in a Batesville hospital. Born May 22, 1937, in Batesville, he was the son of Fred B. and Myrtle Lee Allen Barrett. He graduated from Batesville High School, then attended Eaton Barber College in …

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  • Lisa Barnett

    Lisa Michelle Hatfield Barnett, 35, of Batesville died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. Born Oct. 3, 1977, in Batesville, she was the daughter of Mike Hatfield and Linda Gardner Hatfield. Survivors include her father; her stepmother, Vonda Hatfield; two daughters, Jaysa Barnett of Batesville and Carissa …

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  • Ida Juanita Roach Baxter – Paid Obituary

    Ida Juanita “Ida Bell” (Roach) Baxter, age 98, of Batesville died Monday, January 21, 2013. She was a resident of Mountain Meadows Nursing Center (Batesville Southside). She was born April 4, 1914, in Sandtown, Arkansas, in Independence County to Edwin W. and Eva L. Carter …

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  • Jack Banks

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — Doyle Jackson “Jack” Banks, 73, of Mountain View died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at his home. Born July 28, 1939, he was the son of Andrew Jefferson Banks and Maudie Hulsey Banks. He was united in marriage to Lenora Johnson on Dec. …

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  • ’Nova deals No. 5 Cards their second straight loss

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Achraf Yacoubou hit the tiebreaking 3-pointer late in the second half to help Villanova upset No. 5 Louisville 73-64. The Wildcats (12-7, 3-3 Big East) led by as many as 10 points in the first half and rallied late in the second …

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  • Family clings to hope, each other

    A few years ago Sharon and Jeff Wood were living the American dream. They both had good jobs, had purchased their first home and were enjoying their son Austin who took four years to conceive. Then the bottom fell out. Sharon was diagnosed with an …

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  • White River Country Club burglar jailed

    Taking items from the White River County Club and later attempting to take more from Walmart has landed a 32-year-old Batesville man with one felony and another misdemeanor. According to the affidavit for arrest, Sgt. Colby Markum arrived at the country club after an alarm …

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  • Students lead by example to help others

    SOUTHSIDE — Monday was a “day on,” not a day off at the Southside School District where students and staff celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day by helping others. Students not only participated in lessons about the leader whose accomplishments are celebrated this month, they …

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