• Grow up, already

    This country needs an enema. I paraphrase, of course, from Jack Nicholson’s take on Gotham City in his turn at The Joker. But when it gets to the point where we ignore the true absurdities our kids are witnessing every day and freak out over …

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Dear editor: I would like to thank Larry Stroud for running the story abut me putting up the American flags in Cave City. I thank Arch Westmoreland for his kind words in the May 2 letter to the editor that was published. I would also …

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  • Margaret Loranger

    CALICO ROCK — Margaret Mary Sherry Loranger, 90, of Calico Rock died Sunday, May 12, 2013, in Calico Rock. Born Nov. 1, 1922, in Yakima, Wash., she was the daughter of Arthur Joseph Sherry and Josephine Matilda Nevue Sherry. She was united in marriage to …

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  • Popular psychologist Joyce Brothers dead at 85

    Joyce Brothers, the pop psychologist who pioneered the television advice show in the 1950s and enjoyed a long and prolific career as a syndicated columnist, author, and television and film personality, has died. She was 85. Brothers died Monday of respiratory failure in New York …

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  • Bill Buchanan

    Charles A. “Bill” Buchanan, 79, of Batesville died Sunday, May 12, 2013, at his home. Born May 22, 1933, in Sitka, he was the son of Marshal B. and Minnie Faye Causbie Buchanan. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He graduated …

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  • Seniors help Hogs to romps over Vols after Friday’s loss

    FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas finished with a flourish Saturday and Sunday in the final SEC series at Baum Stadium that began so badly for the Razorbacks against Tennessee Friday night. Flogged 8-3 on a fizzling Friday Fireworks Night when Volunteer pitcher Zack Godley hurled a complete-game …

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  • Cox resigns after 26 years as Razorbacks tennis coach

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — University of Arkansas tennis Coach Robert Cox is resigning after 26 years as head coach. The university said Monday that Cox will move into administration and work with the facilities and event management divisions. Cox played for the Razorback tennis team in …

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  • Goldencents arrives first at Pimlico

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Just like last year, Doug O’Neill was the first trainer to bring his Kentucky Derby entrant to Pimlico Race Course for the Preakness. The similarity ends there. During the third week of May in 2012, O’Neill was the talk of the horse …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro hockey CHICAGO (AP) — The family of a National Hockey League player who died of an accidental overdose of pain medication and alcohol has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the NHL, blaming it for brain damage he suffered as an enforcer and for his …

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  • Former No. 1 upset in Rome

    ROME (AP) — Former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki was upset in the first round of the Italian Open by 48th-ranked Bojana Jovanovski 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (5) this morning. Wozniacki wasted a 5-2 lead in the third-set tiebreaker. The Dane has struggled on clay this season, …

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  • Dozier, others to perform in concert

                      Artistry of the Guitar, an instrumental guitar series, will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Fox Creek Barbecue at 129 Lawrence St., Batesville. The concert will feature Danny Dozier, Steve Davison and Muriel Anderson. …

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  • Sobriety checkpoint yields arrest of alleged dealer

    MELBOURNE — A late afternoon sobriety checkpoint last week resulted in the arrest of a suspected drug dealer, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Arkansas State Police was conducting the checkpoint on Wednesday in conjunction with the Izard County Sheriff’s Department and the 16th …

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