• MLB to review security measures

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stadium operations officials from the 30 big league baseball teams will meet this week and are expected to discuss whether to make any security changes in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings. Major League Baseball said the session Thursday in …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Lance Armstrong AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Justice Department laid out its case in a lawsuit against Lance Armstrong on Tuesday, saying the cyclist violated his contract with the U.S. Postal Service and was “unjustly enriched” while cheating to win the Tour de France. The …

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  • Donald Eads

    MARCELLA — Donald B. Eads, 70, of Marcella died Monday, April 22, 2013, in Batesville. Born May 19, 1942, in Birmingham, Ala., he was the son of Brodie and Ruth Pennington Eads. Survivors include his wife, Carole Ann Reid Eads; three daughters, Rhonda Barnhill of …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sports events in Batesville and the surrounding areas for Wednesday, April 24 – Saturday, April 27, 2013.

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  • James McDonald

    CALICO ROCK — James Hayden McDonald, 44, of Calico Rock died April 17, 2013, in Calico Rock. Born Feb. 16, 1969, in Portland, Ore., he was the son of Henry Alfred McDonald and Sharon Hedrick. Before becoming disabled, he was employed at Champion Boats. He …

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  • Buddy Bradley

    CAVE CITY — Claude “Buddy” Bradley, 63, of Cave City died Tuesday, April 23, 2013, in a Batesville hospital. Born Jan. 3, 1950, at Newport, he was the son of Marilton and Lola Mae Guthrie Bradley. He was a truck driver for many years and …

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  • Mildred Gay

    SEARCY — Mildred Gay, 92, died Monday, April 22, 2013, in a Searcy hospital. Born July 12, 1920, in Tyler, she was the daughter Oby and Pearl Taylor Waters. She was a Christian and a member of First General Baptist Church in Searcy and a …

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  • Martha Parks

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — Martha Jean Parks died April 3, 2013, in Cherokee Village. Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Verlon Earl Parks; a son, Bruce Parks; four grandchildren; two brothers, Bob Coleman and Edward Coleman; and many nephews and nieces. She was preceded in …

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  • Boots in Boston

    Riveted to our screens, we learned last week of the enormous value of social media and surveillance video when tragedy strikes. But — and this second point is as significant as the first — we were also reminded of the importance of established, well-funded, conventional …

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  • Is the public wearing blinders on economic tax?

    Isn’t it amazing how some people, many of them in prominent public positions can be so ignorant of what is really going on around them. In particular the number of people/businesses that don’t have a clue what the Independence County Economic Development Commission is all …

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  • If you Enron-ize public schools, expect cheating to happen

    The Ohio state auditor is investigating the practice of “scrubbing,” or dropping students from attendance rolls so they don’t count against test scores. The former El Paso superintendent is in prison for using truant officers to encourage at-risk students to drop out. Other testing scandals …

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  • Hornets hand Mustangs second straight loss

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The Midland Mustangs fell to their 1A 2-South District rivals, the South Side Bee Branch Hornets 8-4  here Tuesday, finishing the season with a 5-3 district mark and second behind the Hornets. This was the second district loss in a row for …

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