• Nadal, Djokovic meeting in Paris looks semi terrific

    PARIS (AP) — The French Open showdown between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic is semi terrific. Seven-time champion Nadal vs. No. 1-ranked Djokovic carries the heft of a final, even if both players need two more victories to claim the championship. Nadal bids to become …

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  • Cloning mammoths: Shades of ‘Jurassic Park’

    An Associated Press story, confirmed by other news sources, that broke last week states that a well-preserved woolly mammoth carcass containing liquid blood has been found on a remote Arctic island. Russian scientists said the discovery fuels their hopes of cloning the Ice Age animal. …

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  • Court: Girls can buy morning-after pill for now

    NEW YORK (AP) — Girls of any age can buy generic versions of emergency contraception without prescriptions while the federal government appeals a judge’s ruling allowing the sales, a federal appeals court said Wednesday. The order, the latest in a series of rulings in a …

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  • Denmark can keep its philosophy

    Recently I read an article by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in which he praised the social and economic system in Denmark and talked about how the United States could learn a huge lesson from them. You’re all familiar with Denmark, right? That little country southwest …

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  • 6 dead in Pa. building collapse

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Buoyed by the discovery of a woman buried in rubble nearly 13 hours later, rescue workers today were digging through the debris from a building collapse that killed six people a day earlier, even though they believed no one else was trapped. …

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  • Henry Day

    Dr. Charles “Henry” Day, 92, of Batesville died Tuesday, June 4, 2013, in a Batesville hospital. Born March 5, 1921, in Decatur, Ala., he was the son of William and Elizabeth Sibley Day. After completing high school, he graduated from the University of Alabama in …

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  • Mary Brightwell

    JAMESTOWN — Mary Jane Brightwell, 80, of Jamestown died Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at her home. Born April 29, 1933, at Cave City, she was the daughter of Roy Elvin and Belvie Victoria Milligan Girtman. She was a homemaker and was a member of Jamestown …

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  • Karen Begalske

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — Karen L. Begalske, 59, of Cherokee Village died Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at her home. Born Oct. 30, 1953, in Chicago, she was the daughter of Malcolm E. and Lila P. Marcheschi Davis. She was a waitress at Lakeview Dinette for 25 …

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  • Geneva Beshears

    Geneva Mae Beshears, 81, of Batesville, formerly of Wynne, died Sunday, June 2, 2013, in Batesville. Born Feb. 2, 1932, in Parkin, she was the daughter of Elmer and Katie Harris Bramlett. She married Thurman Beshears Sr. on July 11, 1947. She was a member …

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  • Larry Ray Wood – Paid Obituary

    Larry Ray Wood, 61, of Cushman died Monday, June 3, 2013, at White River Medical Center. He was born November 26, 1951, in Batesville, the son of Boyce Ray Wood and Lavon Baxter Wood. He loved being at home surrounded by his family that he …

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  • The buzz on beekeeping: It’s the bee’s knees

    There’s not many people willing to go to work and get stung by bees and lose over half their crop every year, but for Matt Fleetwood and his father, Karrell Fleetwood, it’s just part of the business when you make honey. For the last 12 …

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  • Woman Tased after fleeing; man accused of battery

    No seat belt and fleeing citations were issued to 24-year-old Brandi N. Calhoun of Batesville after a traffic stop by Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy James R. Woods. According to the report, Calhoun was a passenger in the stopped car when she fled and crawled underneath …

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