• Sports Briefs

    Golf VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — Sergio Garcia apologized to Tiger Woods for saying he would serve fried chicken if they were to have dinner at the U.S. Open, an ugly addition to nearly two weeks of verbal sparring. What had been a celebration of …

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  • Raising a generation of snowflakes

    I’m so excited that it’s baseball season again! I wasn’t always a huge fan but being married to a former sports photographer and sports editor will change one’s views on ballgames pretty quick. Now football does have its moments (namely, the Super Bowl, or any …

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  • Keep those catalogs a-comin’

    What America needs is a good Productivity Boosting Nap Pod, a device that looks like a dentist chair with a roof. As luck would have it, this 310-pound unit, that “provides optimal ergonomics for napping,” is available from Hammacher Schlemmer for $16,000. Dagwood Bumstead take …

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  • Nearly all US states see drop in teen births

    NEW YORK  — The nation’s record-low teen birth rate stems from robust declines in nearly every state, but most dramatically in several Mountain States and among Hispanics, according to a new government report. All states but West Virginia and North Dakota showed significant drops over …

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  • For Philadelphia bicyclist, a cat is his co-pilot

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — For bicyclist Rudi Saldia, you could say a cat is his co-pilot. Saldia often buzzes around Philadelphia with his year-old feline Mary Jane perched on his shoulder. Their urban adventures have turned heads on the street and garnered big hits on YouTube. …

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  • Sandi Brasuell

    BEEBE — Sandra Elyse “Sandi” Brasuell, 58, of Beebe died Tuesday, May 21, 2013. Born May 23, 1954, in Denver, she was the daughter of Joseph Barksdale and Virginia Lee Riley Hudson. She enjoyed all children, her grandchildren, the outdoors and beauty of the land, …

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  • Youngest Okla. tornado victims remembered by kin

    MOORE, Okla. (AP) — Nine-year-old Sydney Angle was “everywhere at once” when she was out on the softball field. Kyle Davis, 8, was nicknamed “The Wall” because of his size and presence on the soccer field. JaNae Hornsby, also 9, was the life of the …

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  • John Kirkley

    EVENING SHADE — John W. Kirkley, 89, of Evening Shade, formerly of Reno, Nev., died Tuesday, May 21, 2013, in a Cave City nursing home. Born July 3, 1923, at Reno, he was the son of John Morgan and Lola Bell Goff Kirkley. He was …

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  • Fort Smith to crack down on red-light runners

    FORT SMITH (AP) — Fort Smith police say the streets are about to become safer and some bad drivers are going to have to come up with some fine money. The agency is starting a campaign on Monday called “Operation Seeing Red,” in which officers …

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  • Music industry figure to lecture

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Longtime music industry figure and Arkansas native Bill Carter is set for a speaking engagement in Little Rock. Carter is to speak June 5 as part of the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies’ Legacies and Lunch series. Carter grew up in …

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  • 2 sentenced in election fraud

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Two men who pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge in an election fraud case involving a former east Arkansas lawmaker have been sentenced to home confinement and probation. Federal court records show that Phillip Wayne Carter was sentenced Wednesday to five …

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  • Confession – Police: Teacher admits downloading pre-teen pornography

    One hundred thousand in cash will get a Batesville teacher out of jail, but it won’t get him his job back. Grant C. Rader, 34, resigned from the Batesville School District this morning while still incarcerated at the Independence County Jail. On Tuesday, Special Agents …

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